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#1. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. I'll share the formula I learned while forging my way forward as a full-time painter for forty-four years. The steps all break down to one simple sentence: Make art that connects with enough folks for you to earn a splendid living. - Author: Jack White
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#2. Unfortunately, in 1861, when he was forty, Buckle caught typhus while traveling in Damascus. Offered the services of a local physician, he refused because the man was French, and so he died. - Author: Leonard Mlodinow
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#3. So I write melodies - thirty, forty, fifty - then I cast them off until I have just two or three. If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide. - Author: Michel Legrand
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#4. One of the advantages of being over forty is that one begins to learn the difference between knowing and realising. - Author: Gustav Holst
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#5. Buffon said unreservedly, "Genius is simply patience carried to the extreme." To those who asked how he achieved fame he replied: "By spending forty years of my life bent over my writing desk." - Author: Santiago Ramon Y Cajal
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#6. No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#7. Beware of using up your last forty years in being the curator of your first fifty. - Author: Allan Gurganus
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#8. I'll think about things for thirty or forty years before I'll write it. - Author: Richard Brautigan
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#9. My mother was a talker, but there are still so many things I want to ask her. She died when I was forty. But she did teach me to be a talker with my own children. - Author: Susan Shreve
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#10. Forty percent of all electronics sold are assembled by Foxconn. - Author: Charles Duhigg
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#11. McKeon: "You know Hauptman is going to deny they had anything to do with it [smuggling]."
"Forty-three million in illegal peltries? Of course they will, just as Mondragon's captain insists the space fairies must have brought them," Honor said ironically. - Author: David Weber
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#12. When they left the bar, before parting ways in Port Authority, they stood on the corner of Forty-second Street and Seventh Avenue and continued talking; there were between them always an infinite number of subjects to be addressed and dissected, mulled over and mocked and revised. - Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
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#13. Some things cannont possibly happen, because they are both too improbable and too perfect. The U.S. hockey team cannot beat the Russians in the 1980 Olympics. Jack Nicklaus cannot shoot 65 to win the Masters at age forty-six. Nothing else comes immediately to mind. - Author: Thomas Boswell
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#14. For forty years I have been married to one of the greatest women the world has ever produced. All I could produce - small as it may be - was love and loyalty. - Author: Denis Thatcher
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#15. In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations - at least forty years. - Author: Aleksandr Lebed
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#16. I'm forty-nine but I could be twenty-five except for my face and my legs. - Author: Nadine Gordimer
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#17. How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese? - Author: Charles De Gaulle
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#18. Statistical fact: cops will never pull over a man in a sweet van
if he's carrying forty pounds of sinsemilla buds. Another fact:
ninety percent of all statistics are made up. - Author: Daniel Younger
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#19. The assholes took their toll." "Assholes often do." "That's a Billboard Top Forty song waiting to happen." "Sung to the tune of 'There'll Be Sad Songs,'" I suggested, then offered up a lyric. "'There'll be assholes, to make you cry.'" "'Assholes often dooo,'" Mallory sang. - Author: Chloe Neill
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#20. It doesn't bother me," I said. "If you don't mind looking forty years old at twenty, smelling like an ashtray, and getting lung cancer, why should I? - Author: Michelle Hodkin
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#21. Rincewind could scream for mercy in nineteen languages, and just scream in another forty-four. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#22. His whole life was sitting there in front of him. Day after day from dawn till dark until he was dead. All of it cooked down into forty pounds of paper in a satchel. - Author: Cormac McCarthy
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#23. I drink twenty forties, smoke forty blunts,
Say a hundred rhymes, and not sound like you once. - Author: Dres
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#24. The death of a real deer at my hands was just a vaporous, remote presence that hovered over the figure of the paper deer forty-five yards away at target six of our archery range, as I tried to hit the heart-lung section marked out in heavy black. - Author: James Dickey
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#25. I never gave up Christianity until I was forty years of age. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#26. Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said, have determined by people that were elected by the people of that State that marriage is the definition of one man and one woman. - Author: Randy Neugebauer
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#27. A man has more character in his face at forty than at twenty - he has suffered longer. - Author: Mae West
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#28. That's one of the things we learn as we grow older
how to forgive. It comes easier at forty than it did at twenty. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#29. Before a man's forty, girls cost nothing. After that you have to pay money, or tell a story. Of the two, it's the story that hurts most. Anyway I'm not forty yet. - Author: Ian Fleming
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#30. Over the last forty years, many educators, decision-makers, and even some parents have come to regard the arts as peripheral, and let's face it, frivolous - especially the visual arts, with their connotation of "the starving artist" and the mistaken concept of necessary talent - Author: Betty Edwards
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#31. I'd love to spit some Beechnut in that dude's eye and shoot him with my ole forty-five. - Author: Hank Williams Jr.
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#32. Zack shook his head. "I am glad you aren't mine. You're going to be dead before you're forty."
"No," rumbled my husband's soft deep voice from the hallway. "I'm going to be dead before she's forty. - Author: Patricia Briggs
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#33. Once I even took the train to Utrecht, forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star, this star which I still have. Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends. I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane. - Author: Abraham Pais
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#34. An American, a soldier of fortune by profession. Wherever there is trouble in the world the Dwights of all nations foregather. There are not very many of them, thirty or forty perhaps, and they are all supremely competent men because the others have been killed. - Author: Nevil Shute
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#35. it wasn't that the forty-eight-year-old doctor didn't like people; he simply liked being alone better. - Author: James Patterson
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#36. This is your success and this is the magic hour, the golden time before the time. Just be in it. You earned it. Don't spread it and don't pull on it and don't push it and don't share it and don't examine it. This is it. - Author: Caroline Kepnes
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#37. Forty years ago, after many years of successful use of thyroid therapy, leading gynecologists in this country and elsewhere were reporting thyroid had cured more menstrual disorders than all other medications combined. Unfortunately, that lesson seems to have been largely lost. - Author: Broda Otto Barnes
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#38. I'd known him less then forty-eight hours and already I'd seen how he looked when he came, tasted his cooking, and had my ass handed to me playing Dance Dance Revolution, and now I was going to practically be living with him. - Author: Megan Hart
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#39. Pressure? Well it ain't hitting in forty-four straight games, because I done that and it was fun. The playoffs are pressure. - Author: Pete Rose
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#40. I was all, "Oh, dog, Countess gonna crack open a forty of whup-ass on you now. Oh, you in the sh*t now, wigga!" (I am not incline to use hip-hop vernacular often, but there are times when, like French, it just better expresses the sentiment of the moment.) -Abby - Author: Christopher Moore
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#41. Since I was forty and definitely slipping, I have won seven full marathons, got second six times, and third four times ... I'm wondering what I can do after I'm fifty. - Author: Clarence DeMar
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#42. It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now. - Author: Stendhal
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#43. When Margaret and I look back over forty years of marriage, we always remember the eight we spent home-schooling as the best years of our lives. - Author: Renny Scott
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#44. The average American shops six hours a week while spending forty minutes playing with his children. - Author: Randy Alcorn
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#45. All right. I'm corny. But I think there's just about a-hundred-and-forty-million people in this country that are just as corny as I am. - Author: Walt Disney
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#46. My killing a loathsome, harmful louse, a filthy old moneylender woman who brought no good to anyone, to murder whom would pardon forty sins, who sucked the lifeblood of the poor, and you call that a crime ? - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#47. It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required. - Author: Stephen Leacock
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#48. A thousand years ago five minutes were
Equal to forty ounces of fine sand.
Outstare the stars. Infinite foretime and
Infinite aftertime: above your head
They close like giant wings, and you are dead. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#49. But Alfred could not live long. He was already an old man, well past forty years, and now he was looking to the future. He - Author: Bernard Cornwell
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#50. Today, 9 May, exactly forty-nine months and three days after the Fascist attack on Yugoslavia, the most powerful aggressive force in Europe, Germany, has capitulated. - Author: Josip Broz Tito
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#51. Take charge of hidden, sneaky sources of chronic inflammation that can trigger illness and disease by wearing comfortable shoes daily, getting an annual flu vaccine, and asking your doctor why you're not on a statin and baby aspirin if you're over the age of forty. - Author: David Agus
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#52. J.F. McNair reported that Malays in Perak formally built and instituted a mosque whenever a village grew larger than forty houses. - Author: Rosnani Hashim
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#53. When it comes to breaking old habits and starting new ones, remember to be patient with yourself. If you've spent twenty, thirty, or forty years or more repeating the behaviors you're now trying to change, you've got to expect it's going to take time and effort before you see lasting results. - Author: Darren Hardy
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#54. Manicures: Which are basically just holding hands with a stranger for forty-five minutes whilst listening to Enya. - Author: Miranda Hart
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#55. Life begins at forty, but so does arthritis, and the habit of telling the same story three times to the same person. - Author: Sam Levenson
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#56. I'm a woman. Forty-five in female years (which is about a hundred and thirty in male years - bastards). - Author: Debra Webb
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#57. 'The Lion' all began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself, 'Let's try to make a story about it.' - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#58. My high salary for one season was forty-six thousand dollars and a Cadillac. - Author: Duke Snider
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#59. I can't get excited about a man until he's forty-two. I know this idiot girl who keeps telling me I ought to go to a head-shrinker; she says I have a father complex. Which is so merde. I simply trained myself to like older men, and it was the smartest thing I ever did. - Author: Truman Capote
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#60. The secret of happiness is to ignore your reflection in mirrors once you're over forty. - Author: David Mitchell
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#61. Fifty is the new forty. I always thought my best work would come in the years forty to sixty, if I was fortunate enough to hang around - and it is hard to stick around. - Author: Bruce Willis
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#62. Easy to Understand, but profound wisdom for women seeking a deeper understanding of what happens to their bodies and minds as they reach the age of forty and beyond. A must read for every woman! -- Super Health Nation - Author: Ivy Gilbert
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#63. MATTHEW 4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. - Author: Anonymous
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#64. On a trip to Germany, Lange and his entourage were climbing the tower of an ancient castle when they stopped to catch their breath. "How old is this ruin?" someone asked a guide. "Forty-two years," said Lange. - Author: David Lange
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#65. If I had forty wives in the United States, they did not know it, and could not substantiate it, neither did I ask any lawyer, judge, or magistrate for them. I live above the law, and so do this people. - Author: Brigham Young
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#66. As if a man's soul were not too small to begin with, they have dwarfed an narrowed theirs by a life of all work and no play; until here they are at forty, with a listless attention, a mind vacant of all material of amusement, and not one thought to rub against another, while they wait for the train. - Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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#67. Tell me what you wish for, and if it's any part of my body, your wish will come true at the Regency Hotel in forty minutes." She'd giggled and turned her face to the sunlight. "Free, Jonathan. I wish to be free. - Author: C.D. Reiss
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#68. I took acres of fertile ignorance up to that place. And they started to pour preconceptions all over it. Like forty tons of cement. No thanks. I got out before it hardened. I did a year, passed - Author: William McIlvanney
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#69. Surveys suggest that about one third of all women worldwide face beatings in the home. Women aged fifteen through forty-four are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents, and war combined. - Author: Nicholas D. Kristof
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#70. For forty years, I've worn the same Azzaro Uomo fragrance. - Author: Brunello Cucinelli
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#71. If you rewrite a paragraph fifty times and forty-nine of them are terrible, that's fine; you only need to get it right once. - Author: Tana French
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#72. Most of my favorite writers are over forty, and so I suppose I'll only name a few of the writers whose work I find myself constantly returning to: Edward P. Jones, Marilynne Robinson, Kazuo Ishiguro, V. S. Naipaul, Toni Morrison, and Philip Roth. - Author: Dinaw Mengestu
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#73. I did a lot of good work for the rest of the forty years ... science is an incremental thing. Everything builds on everything else, it's a pattern, it's a mosaic. - Author: Gustav Nossal
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#74. It took me until I was almost forty before I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. - Author: Anita Diamant
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#75. I did a play I think my first six months on the show, called Bullpen. Then I got involved with Theater Forty and did this play called Plastic which is about two male models coming to a casting call. - Author: Austin Peck
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#76. Out," I instructed as I began peeling my clothes from my body. "I am going to pee for twenty-seven minutes, and then I'm going to shower for forty-two minutes, followed by scrubbing my teeth for sixty-one minutes. - Author: Robyn Peterman
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#77. That's not bad. I can't get excited by a man until he's forty-two. - Author: Truman Capote
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#78. Maybe it takes forty years of your life to understand how the world seems to work. - Author: Chuck Klosterman
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#79. What was that old story about how women had a better chance of being abducted by aliens than they did getting married after forty? - Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
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#80. Happily, at forty-six I still feel as experimental and on the verge of getting at the truth as ever. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#81. A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#82. In a cab back in Jersey, I finally answered one of thirty-three of Kyle's text messages (he called forty-seven times, I shit you not. Who does that!) - Author: L.D. Davis
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#83. They plummeted toward the volcano as their largest piece of luggage - the forty-foot-tall Athena Parthenos - trailed after them, leashed to a harness on Nico's back like a very ineffective parachute. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#84. Forty for you, sixty for me. And equal partners we will be. - Author: Joan Rivers
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#85. We have all been guilty of complaining, but God does not look at it as lightly as we may think. Complaining was the reason the Jews ended up wandering in the desert for forty years. If we were more grateful for what God has done for us, abasing ourselves would not be a problem. - Author: Monica Johnson
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#86. FORTY YEARS AGO, - Author: Kent Haruf
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#87. I've been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black. - Author: Henri Matisse
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#88. Hezekiah reigned forty-two years and was one of Judah's greatest kings (2 Kings 18 - 20; 2 Chron. 29 - 32). He not only strengthened the city of Jerusalem and the nation of Judah, but led the people back to the Lord. He built the famous water system that still exists in Jerusalem. - Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
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#89. At forty-five degrees, the sky will burn. Fire to approach the great new city; in an instant, a great scattered flame will leap up, when one will want to get evidence from the Normans. - Author: Nostradamus
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#90. Why can't people just learn to live together in peace and harmony?" said Arthur. Ford gave a loud, very hollow laugh. "Forty-two!" he said with a malicious grin. "No, doesn't work. Never mind. - Author: Douglas Adams
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#91. Allow me to put the record straight. I am forty-six and have been for some years past. - Author: Erica Jong
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#92. I was coming back from Tel Aviv recently, and we had forty minutes of bumps. I got so scared I grabbed a paper and pen and put them in my pocket, just in case we crashed and I needed to write a letter from wherever we landed. - Author: Daniela Pestova
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#93. New York is part of the natural world. I love the city, I love the country, and for the same reasons. The city is part of the country. When I had an apartment on East Forty-Eighth Street, my backyard during the migratory season yielded more birds than I ever saw in Maine. - Author: E.B. White
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#94. If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen, she's twelve. If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she's damn near forty. - Author: Chris Rock
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#95. F He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. - Author: Anonymous
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#96. Whoever passes forty without his virtue overpowering his vice, let him get ready for hellfire. This advice contains enough for people of knowledge. - Author: Al-Ghazali
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#97. At any given time, there are forty times in the world. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#98. It's not Life that begans at forty, it's Death
- Victoria - Author: Kathy Lette
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#99. When you die, your soul crosses the Dusk between life and the Blank Sea. The journey takes forty-nine days, - Author: David Mitchell
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#100. One day you gone look up and realize that you will be forty years old still calling on 'options' and the rest of us will have husbands or potential husbands and a few children. - Author: Nat L. Johns
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