Quotes containing word "thing"

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Sell also: affair, matter

Definitions and meanings of word "thing"

• Noun: a special situation; examples: "this thing has got to end", "it is a remarkable thing"

• Noun: an action; example: "how could you do such a thing?"

• Noun: an artifact; example: "how does this thing work?"

• Noun: an event; example: "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."

• Noun: a statement regarded as an object; examples: "to say the same thing in other terms", "how can you say such a thing?"

• Noun: any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; example: "the thing I like about her is ..."

• Noun: a special abstraction; examples: "a thing of the spirit", "things of the heart"

• Noun: a vaguely specified concern; examples: "several matters to attend to", "it is none of your affair", "things are going well"

• Noun: an entity that is not named specifically; example: "I couldn't tell what the thing was"

• Noun: a special objective; example: "the thing is to stay in bounds"

• Noun: a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; examples: "he has a thing about seafood", "she has a thing about him"

• Noun: a separate and self-contained entity

Featured authors with quotes containing word "thing"

Oscar Wilde
16 quotes about thing
Irish Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Playwright
Monday 16 October 1854 - Friday 30 November 1900
Samuel Butler
11 quotes about thing
British Poet
Friday 4 December 1835 - Wednesday 18 June 1902
Victor Hugo
8 quotes about thing
French Writer, Novelist, Poet, Author, Dramatist
Friday 26 February 1802 - Friday 22 May 1885
Will Rogers
10 quotes about thing
American Actor
Tuesday 4 November 1879 - Thursday 15 August 1935
Shaun White
9 quotes about thing
American Athlete
Born Wednesday 3 September 1986
Ashlee Simpson
7 quotes about thing
American Writer, Actress, Musician, Songwriter
Born Wednesday 3 October 1984
David Herbert Lawrence
8 quotes about thing
English Writer
Friday 11 September 1885 - Sunday 2 March 1930
Steve Jobs
8 quotes about thing
American Businessman, Inventor
Thursday 24 February 1955 - Wednesday 5 October 2011
Mark Twain
8 quotes about thing
American Author
Monday 30 November 1835 - Thursday 21 April 1910
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
9 quotes about thing
American Actor
Born Tuesday 17 February 1981
Gilbert K. Chesterton
8 quotes about thing
English Writer
Friday 29 May 1874 - Sunday 14 June 1936
Kurt Loder
8 quotes about thing
American Critic, Author, Journalist, Editor
Born Saturday 5 May 1945

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

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It's very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it.

Johnny Mathis

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This guy kept telling us that rock was the big thing, everyone's talking about the big thing, our band was the big thing. So he made us change our name to The Big Thing. Can you believe that?!

Terry Kath

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Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.

Alexander Pope

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Now, there are sometimes making a connection between one section and another that sometimes you do want to see the pattern because it helps you to lead into the next thing - it's a rhetorical thing, where you just see how the pattern has to go into the next thing.

Leo Ornstein

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I never fantasized or invented a thing, not one thing. I knew every single thing I ever wrote about.

Marguerite Young

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The important thing isn't the house. It's the ability to make it. You carry that in your brains and in your hands, wherever you go... It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go. Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else.

Barbara Kingsolver

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I've always wanted to make 'Swamp Thing.' I like 'Swamp Thing.' I think it's a good idea, and I thought it would be a good venue for a 3-D movie, but there were rights issues with 'Swamp Thing.'

Joel Silver

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This is a fundamental view of the world. It says that when you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole; and the thing which you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it.

Christopher Alexander

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The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.

Douglas Adams

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Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.

Martin Heidegger

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The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to thing when you have outlived the first interest and not yet the second which comes with a sort of mastery.

Janet Erskine Stuart

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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Stephen Covey

Words: main, thing, keep
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When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don't want to know anything. If it's good I don't want to hear it; if it's bad I don't want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused.

Cicely Tyson

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What is special about VOIP is that it's just another thing you can do on the Internet, whereas it is the only thing - or nearly the only thing with the exception of the dial-up modem and fax - that you can do on the public switched telephone network.

Vinton Cerf

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Standards are a little crazy these days. I think that, when you go to sleep, as long as you're happy with the way you are and the way you look, that's the most important thing. I think it's an internal thing. As long as you feel good with who you are and comfortable with what you're wearing, but not if that's the most important thing.

Ashlee Simpson

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I'm just going to do me; I'm not trying to do the Eminem thing, the D12 thing or the 50 thing.

Obie Trice

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If it's a cocktail party, I generally make five or six different things, and I try to choose recipes that feel like a meal: a chicken thing, a fish or shrimp thing, maybe two vegetable things, and I think it's fun to end the cocktail party with a sweet thing.

Ina Garten

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The accident was a horrible thing - but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It's a happy irony if there is such a thing. I'm proud to have known him.

Morgan Freeman

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The most frustrating thing is that I want to always buy the best thing, the thing that does the most stuff.

Jerry Zucker

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