Top 100 Quotes About Shorter

#1. Life is fleeting;
your joys make it seem even shorter,
but your sorrows make it seem too long.

Matshona Dhliwayo

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#2. Along a series of lines running from longer to shorter wavelengths the effect of the electric field becomes greater as the serial numbers increase - that is, as the wavelength decreases.

Johannes Stark

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#3. So, are you moving in? Dove tried to look like she was casually leaning against a lamppost. But there was no lamppost, so it looked more like she had injured her back or one of her legs was shorter than the other.

Debra Anastasia

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#4. I think people seem to want to read pieces that are shorter but not as short as the pieces they can read in small bites on the Internet. It may be that the sort of long essays are hitting a sweet spot between the tiny morsels online and the full-length book.

Meghan Daum

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#5. Life in itself is short enough, but the physicians with their art, know to their amusement, how to make it still shorter.


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#6. Smell can conjure up memories for me stronger than any other sense. Especially childhood memories. Perhaps because you were that much shorter and therefore closer to the ground and its smells.

Lilli Palmer

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#7. I was always the tallest girl in my class, and it made me have really bad posture because I wanted to seem shorter than I really was. It really reflected how I felt about myself. I spent most of my youth in school feeling really insecure about the way I looked because I was different.

Katherine Webb

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#8. If God had intended us not to masturbate, He would have made our arms shorter.

George Carlin

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#9. Daytime sleep is not deep black; it's shallow and yellow. Our sleep is restless, the sunlight falls on our pillows. But it does make the day a little shorter.

Herta Muller

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#10. I would rather be old for a shorter time than be old before my time.

Michel De Montaigne

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#11. If my time with my kids is shorter than it was yesterday, it's better than nothing.

Maya Rudolph

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#12. Being a CEO used to be something you did for 15 years. Now you do it for five, maybe. The lifespan is getting shorter and shorter, regardless if you are a man or a woman.

Michel Martin

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#13. This day is going to be awful. It's the sort of day you wouldn't mind losing completely, even if it meant your life would be twenty-four hours shorter.

Alice Hoffman

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#14. If I go back to the beginning, I could start it over again. I could go line by line; try and find a shorter way. I could try to make it ... better.

David Auburn

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#15. Everywhere there is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter it is, the better.

Charles Spurgeon

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#16. Despite the boredom of the infinity, we want life not shorter than the eternity!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#17. Crying makes problems seem longer, and laughing makes problems seem shorter. Therefore in life if you cannot find a way out of your problems just take a short cut through them: that shortcut is

Moffat Machingura

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#18. We of this age have discovered a shorter, and more prudent method to become scholars and wits, without the fatigue of reading or of thinking.

Jonathan Swift

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#19. Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.

George Carlin

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#20. I'm bigger than the typical model, and I'm shorter, too. I really can't say why it's all worked for me.

Suki Waterhouse

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#21. Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

Richard Carmona

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#22. If sensuality be our only happiness we ought to envy the brutes, for instinct is a surer, shorter, safer guide to such happiness than reason.

Charles Caleb Colton

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#23. It is not my intention to make anything comprehensible. I am of the opinion that there are sufficient paintings which one understands after a shorter or longer delay, and that therefore some incomprehensible painting would now be welcome. I am at pains to deliver such, as far as possible.

Rene Magritte

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#24. Jem's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury. His left arm was somewhat shorter than his right;

Harper Lee

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#25. Barely four feet tall back then, at least a foot shorter than him, and yet she'd said, "I won't run anymore. I won't try to leave. I've decided to stay and protect you." "Why?" Midnight black eyes afire in a sun-browned face that was all sharp bones. "Because you don't have a monster inside you.

Nalini Singh

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#26. I often say flippantly that the short story is ... shorter; you can be done with it more easily. It's much less of a commitment of time and energy than a big project like a novel or long nonfiction book.

Bobbie Ann Mason

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#27. The shorter the time, the cooler you have got to be. If you've got only one shot, you've got to make it count. You can't afford to miss because you screwed up the planning.

Lee Child

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#28. One myth that has become established in the self-development arena is that it only takes 21 days to form a new habit. This simply isn't true in all cases. Sometimes it takes a shorter time, sometimes a longer time, and sometimes old habits are so hard to break that new ones never take hold.

Gudjon Bergmann

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#29. To a longer and worse life, a shorter and better is by all means to be preferred.


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#30. Shorter work - personal essays and book reviews - allow me to take a break from working on a book, which is good for the book and for its author.

Kathryn Harrison

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#31. My career was obviously cut shorter than I wanted it to be.

Eliot Spitzer

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#32. You're much shorter than my mom." "Brat," she said, surprised into a giggle. "That's no way to talk to a vampire." "Bloodsucking brat." "Better" he said.

Rachel Caine

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#33. I wish I'd been born with your capacity for wonder. I wouldn't mind living a shorter life if my short life could be as vivid as yours.

Sara Baume

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#34. It seemed to Jahan that, in truth, this world, too, was a spectacle. One way or another, everyone was parading. They performed their tricks, each of them, some staying longer, others shorter, but in the end they all left through the back door, similarly unfulfilled, similarly in need of applause.

Elif Shafak

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#35. In computing, the mean time to failure keeps getting shorter.

Alan Perlis

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#36. His first fall, but the trip was much shorter on a bat. Before he knew

Suzanne Collins

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#37. In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.

Clara Zetkin

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#38. The traveler that resolutely follows a rough and winding path will sooner reach the end of his journey than he that is always changing his direction, and wastes the hour of daylight in looking for smoother ground and shorter passages.

Samuel Johnson

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#39. Common sense solutions to lowering your gasoline bills can go far. Carpooling, taking fewer or shorter road trips, and ensuring that your tires are fully inflated can all help stop the pinch at the pump.

Bob Ney

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#40. The longer and the deeper the thought, the shorter the sentence of wisdom will be.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#41. My writing day has grown shorter as I've aged, although it seems to produce the same number of pages.

Anne Tyler

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#42. I don't think because a story has humor in it means it's brief. For some reason, people think anything that's 30 minutes is a comedy, comedies can be longer or shorter, so can dramas.

Judd Apatow

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#43. In general, Americans would walk a mile uphill in the rain to avoid pain, unless the walk could be shorter and level and the day sunny, which they'd prefer.

Geoffrey Wood

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#44. I have some shorter stories coming out in other books early next year. I might be pitching a re-vamp of Ghost Rider in the spring. We'll see.

Patton Oswalt

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#45. The satyr gave me a sympathetic glance. She was shorter than me by a foot, with large hazel eyes that matched her curly hair. I tried to keep my eyes away from her furry lower half, but it was difficult, especially when she smelled faintly like a petting zoo.

Julie Kagawa

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#46. My whole career strategy has been to build a base so that I could take the roles I want to play. I'd hate to think that a shorter part might not be available because I was worried about my billing.

Jack Nicholson

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#47. In commercial fiction especially, everything in the story usually contributes directly to the plot The shorter the story, the truer this is

Nancy Kress

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#48. Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

Victor Hugo

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#49. 2 And as often as Joseph had anything in his work, to make longer, or shorter, or wider, or narrower, the Lord Jesus would stretch his hand towards it.

John Volz

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#50. The two times I have cut my hair shorter, I've ended up out of work - so short hair is not an option.

Marie Helvin

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#51. It is always the same. Whether you are walking or going by train, the way always seems shorter the second time than the first. (And that is true of distances that are not to be measured in miles and yards.)

Erich Kastner

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#52. It doesn't matter if you never see someone again, I told myself. There are millions of people in the world, and most of them never see each other in the first place. You hoped to know Ellington Feinr forever, but there's no such thing as forever, really. Everything is much shorter than that.

Lemony Snicket

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#53. The assassin crouched atop one of the shorter, thicker pillars, his body a curve of taut muscles beneath nondescript gray clothes. He looked more like a weapon than a person.

Leah Cypess

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#54. I guess I don't really believe in retirement. I believe in shorter days and maybe in weekends!

Alice Waters

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#55. In my game, there are a lot of nine-hour flights here, there, and everywhere for work, so I prefer to take a shorter plane journey somewhere hot - just for fun.

Katie Price

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#56. Let'sss just kill him," said the shorter Ra'zac. "He has caused us much grief."
The taller one ran his finger down his sword. "A good plan. But remember, the king's instructions were to keep them alive."
-from Eragon, Chapter Title: The Ra'zac's Revenge.

Christopher Paolini

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#57. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

Izaak Walton

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#58. Sometimes, I feel my breath coming in shorter, quicker, spastic bursts, feel my heart threaten to thunder through my ribs, feel sweat beading on my brow ... and I know it's time to bust out those "chocolate frogs" from Harry Potter.

Shannon Celebi

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#59. The shorter the hours, the larger the income. Don't get into the habit of putting in long hours or you may be set down into a permanent subordinate position.

George Ade

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#60. From Out of the Darkness (book 2):
Zoe met Eric's eyes. Even in her platforms she was still a few inches shorter than he was. "And what do you do?"
His mouth quirked. "I set people on fire.

Jaime Rush

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#61. I was genuinely starstruck when I met Kermit the Frog. Like many stars here tonight, he's a lot shorter in real life.

Bret McKenzie

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#62. I was very eager to produce an oscillator for short waves. I was doing science with microwaves, and I would get down to a few millimetres in wavelength, but I wanted to get shorter wavelengths; I wanted to get into the infra-red because I saw there was a lot more to be done there.

Charles H. Townes

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#63. Love is selfless! Love is "you before me" decision making. Need it shorter? Love = Ub4me! There it is.

James MacDonald

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#64. for the days of age are not only much shorter than those in youth, but they rush away from you at a frightening rate. Take a day: a day in youth is an experience, and the last hour is as far away as a child's Christmas; a day in age is but a dim memory in a week that is already gone. At

Catherine Cookson

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#65. A drink is shorter than a tale

Omar Khayyam

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#66. I called my cat William because no shorter name fits the dignity of his character. Poor old man, he has fits now, so I call him Fitz-William.

Josh Billings

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#67. I have shaved my head. My flowing locks are now quite a bit shorter.

David Ginola

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#68. Then, in the twentieth century, speed up your camera. Books cut shorter. Condensations, Digests, Tabloids. Everything boils down to the gag, the snap ending.

Ray Bradbury

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#69. As the nicknames get shorter, people come closer.

Mita Jain

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#70. I am not going to live, and I can choose to be as much for her as I can be, to burn as brightly for her as I wish, and for a shorter time, than to burden her with someone only half-alive for a longer time. It is my choice, William, and you cannot make it for me.

Cassandra Clare

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#71. My wife asked me about that: "What happened to your beard?" I said, "What are you talking about?" She said, "Hey, the right side is shorter than the left." I said, "You gotta be kidding me." So I went in there and looked, and I combed it out and I said, "I don't know, that's just the way it grows."

Si Robertson

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#72. Setting aside her needlework, Miss Peregrine rose and hobbled to the window. Her gait was rigid and awkward, as if one of her legs were shorter than the other.

Ransom Riggs

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#73. I don't know if I'm particularly funny, I mean one of my legs is shorter than the other one, it makes everything look very awkward, so I can just pretty much look like an idiot, but I don't know whether I can be like witty. It could be a problem.

Robert Pattinson

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#74. The actual writing time is a lot shorter than the thinking time. I don't do too many notes. I keep it mostly in my head. I usually start writing a new book around January, and it's due October 1.

Harlan Coben

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#75. Everybody knows that I'm shorter, but it doesn't bother me at all.

Dick Van Dyke

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#76. One shorter woman had written 'Gymnast' and another had written 'Mareen Biologest'.
Ten bucks said that she wasn't one - those bif fake breasts would make it impossible for her to stay under the water.

Jessica Clare

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#77. My days keep getting shorter. When I'm a hundred, I'll be going to bed before I get up.

Lilian Jackson Braun

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#78. I fell off a bridge when I was 14, then had surgery when I was 17. Now my left wrist is an inch-and-a-half shorter than my [right one] and doesn't quite have the mobility to wrap around a guitar neck without a bit of pain.

Zach Condon

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#79. The more neurotic and evasive a person is, the shorter the range of his interests.

Ayn Rand

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#80. Larry said that Michelangelo was a poof, so I wondered why he'd sculpted a guy with a really tiny cock. But I know when you go to old houses, the doorways are much smaller, 'cause people were shorter then, so maybe cocks were smaller too. It makes me glad I wasn't born a few centuries ago.

J.L. Merrow

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#81. I am sorry to have made such a long speech, but I did not have time to write a shorter one.

Winston Churchill

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#82. Let's go with the wheat and rye. She's shorter than me so looking up should throw her off her game." "Are you hiding the bread?" "If I don't hide the bread, then she'll think she's won." Morgan pushed the cart over to the produce.

Adrienne Wilder

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#83. I wish I was a bit shorter, as I think shorter people have better walks. Freddie Fox, the actor, is shorter than me and has an amazing gait; and Tom Cruise has a brilliant run. I'm just gangly.

Jack Whitehall

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#84. He could be shorter than Kevin Hart and look like Flavor Flav.

Zuri Day

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#85. Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.

Abraham Cahan

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#86. Years are like candy bars ... We're paying more, but they're getting shorter.

Charles M. Schulz

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#87. Stand out or Fade out! for 'me-too' Brands have a shorter shelf life

Bernard Kelvin Clive

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#88. Did I mention Indian weddings last seven days? There are prison sentences that run shorter than Indian weddings.

Scaachi Koul

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#89. Another of Brother Lawrence's helpful ideas was to pray shorter conversational prayers continually through the day rather than trying to pray long sessions of complex prayers.

Rick Warren

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#90. The greater your wisdom, the shorter the distance to success.

Matshona Dhliwayo

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#91. Reverend Fathers, my letters did not usually follow each other at such close intervals, nor were they so long ... This one would not be so long had I but the leisure to make it shorter.

Blaise Pascal

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#92. The journey back through the house, like all return journeys, felt shorter and less convoluted; the sense of knowing how long the tunnels were and where they ended up was reassuring

Lisa Jewell

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#93. French women will always look up at a man, even if he is four inches shorter than she is.

Alan Furst

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#94. When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches shorter.

Alan Rickman

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#95. With theater, depending on the audience, the show is different every night and really requires your constant concentration. With film, it's more possible to focus for shorter, more intense bits of time.

Andre Holland

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#96. So, this is a rabbit, I thought. He sort of looks like Chester, only he's got longer ears and a shorter tail. And a motor in his nose.

James Howe

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#97. Your body is baggage you carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip. -Arnold Glasow

Brian Mills

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#98. For we have thought the longer thoughts
And gone the shorter way.
And we have danced to devils' tunes, Shivering home to pray;
To serve one master in the night,
Another in the day.

Ernest Hemingway,

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#99. The greater your love,
the shorter the distance to the divine.

Matshona Dhliwayo

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#100. The essay is one of my favourite forms of writing, and I feel like what's inside is really personal, more so than with shorter pieces.

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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