Top 100 Quotes About Thinking Quickly

#1. I can have my day carefully planned, but if someone wakes up with a cough or a sniffle, then everything changes. Thinking quickly and adapting without grumbling are essential skills to learn, in my opinion.

Susanna Kearsley

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#2. Life for both sexes is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. More than anything ... it calls for confidence in oneself ... And how can we generate this imponderable quality most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.

Virginia Woolf

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#3. Good works are often spoiled by moving too quickly ... The good which God desires is accomplished almost by itself, without our even thinking of it.

Vincent De Paul

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#4. The wanting was quickly becoming aching. I didn't want to be like this anymore; constantly thinking about and wanting someone that I couldn't have but who my soul seemed to think was mine.

Suzanne Wright

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#5. Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW is only a small step and quickly taken.

Mark Twain

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#6. God doth not promise here to man that HeWill free him quickly from his misery;But in His own time, and when He thinks fit,Then He will give a happy end to it.

Robert Herrick

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#7. At first we didn't have a lot of access to New York City, but very quickly, I think people recognized if you were on the show that was a good thing. We always saw the show as a love letter to New York City.

Josh Schwartz

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#8. It's become important so quickly. Maybe too quickly. I keep thinking it's too good to be true.

Sylvia Day

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#9. That's my way in the very beginning - how to enter it [a role]. Very quickly in the process, I don't think about voice being separate from the way you hold your head or the way you sit or the way you put on lipstick. It's all a piece of a person, and it's all driven by conviction.

Meryl Streep

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#10. The best teachers have shown me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly - we only think it does.

Joseph Bruchac

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#11. And just as he who unwills what he wills and shifts what he intends to seek new ends so that he's drawn from what he had begun, so was I in the midst of that dark land, because, with all my thinking, I annulled the task I had so quickly undertaken.

Dante Alighieri

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#12. The road of negative thinking gets dark, very fast. Turn around, quickly, before the light - your hope,

Charles F. Glassman

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#13. The subconscious ... reacts very quickly to strong emotions or feelings. Whatever it is you vividly imagine, the subconscious thinks is actually happening. The subconscious, if instructed properly, is like a faithful, obedient servant who fulfills your every wish.

John Harricharan

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#14. I reached for his other hand, which he quickly accepted and I pulled him up into a hug. I didn't know what the other kids in the room were thinking or saying or doing. And I didn't care. I had Jamie in my arms, and that was all the mattered.

Madison Parker

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#15. I got a film fairly quickly and felt like I was on a roll. I would walk into auditions sounding like Crocodile Dundee, thinking, 'This is going to be a novelty for them.' Then I realised that there are a million other Australians here, and I should just shut up.

Chris Hemsworth

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#16. If you think you have a good idea, get into the marketplace as quickly as you can, using as little money as possible, and see what happens.

Paul Brown

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#17. The world is changing so quickly, with mobile stuff and different platforms emerging, that I think it's more likely that the biggest competitor for Facebook is someone that we haven't heard of. What that means for us is that we should just really stay focused on what we're doing.

Mark Zuckerberg

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#18. I can think of no faster way to unite the American people behind George W. Bush than a terrorist attack on an American target overseas. And I believe George W. Bush will quickly unite the American people through his foreign policy.

Henry A. Kissinger

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#19. I don't fix anybody, because I don't think anybody's broken. I think what people have are patterns, and those can be changed. People quickly understand that what's controlling their thoughts and emotions are their values and rules, and they learn how to shift those.

Tony Robbins

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#20. Among minor alterations, I may mention the substitution for the name political economy of the single convenient term economics. I cannot help thinking that it would be well to discard, as quickly as possible, the old troublesome double-worded name of our science.

William Stanley Jevons

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#21. Find the gifts of goodness or service you have agreed to bring forth to the world and then start sharing those gifts as quickly as possible with as many souls as possible.

Molly Friedenfeld

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#22. In general, I have found that people who pour their energy into thinking about an approach and insisting that it is too early to act are wrong just as often as people who dive in and work quickly. The overplanners just take longer to be wrong

Ed Catmull

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#23. People very quickly define success due to the amount of money something makes. In the end, I think everyone is searching for that experience. That's why we continue to go to the movies and watch television.

Nicolas Winding Refn

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#24. We judge people by their appearance so quickly, and we form opinions about people, compartmentalize people, and think we know who they are. But if you sit down and talk with someone for more than 10 minutes, you'll find something in common, no doubt whatsoever.

Paul Blackthorne

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#25. Life is not just about getting what we want as quickly and easily as we want it; we must also examine the potential side effects of every action we take.

Fadi Hattendorf

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#26. I think it is very important for you to do two things: act on your temporary conviction as if it was a real conviction; and when you realize that you are wrong, correct course very quickly

Andy Grove

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#27. I wish that after the war against Saddam Hussein we had been more effective at rebuilding Iraq quickly. I think had we done it from the provinces, in, rather than from Baghdad, out, we might have been more successful.

Condoleezza Rice

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#28. The essence of intelligence would seem to be in knowing when to think and act quickly, and knowing when to think and act slowly.

Robert Sternberg

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#29. Technology changing the world so quickly. I think it's even more difficult for older people to keep up in the world. And that's a challenge.

Fisher Stevens

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#30. The thinking of the world leads us to think shallowly and act too quickly.

Marianne Williamson

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#31. We're living in a world where everything moves very quickly. We've become a very visual society, so I think it's a very natural thing that people are captivated with the illustrations in a story.

Stan Lee

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#32. I am like the fish in the aquarium, thinking in a different language, adapting to a life that's not my natural habitat. I am the people in the other cars, each with his or her own story, but passing too quickly to be noticed or understood.

David Levithan

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#33. Magic is the only profession where it's easy to lie about your talent. If you do a trick and you can learn it very quickly, you can fool somebody into thinking you're a great magician.

David Copperfield

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#34. I think one thing that has helped me to be an entrepreneur is being an immigrant and coming to the United States. I had to basically build a new life for myself, and adjust very quickly to a new environment, new culture, learn a new language.

Anousheh Ansari

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#35. Could it be we stifle our children's genius by languaging them too quickly away from their hearts and into the straight and narrow confines of linear thinking?

Victor Villasenor

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#36. Most of the time, I grill over high heat. I like things to move fast. I like the sound and smell of a very hot fire. I gravitate towards dishes that you can get on and off the grill as quickly as possible. After a while, you'll know without thinking about it how hot the fire is.

Bobby Flay

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#37. I think it's very rare, as an actor, that you get to a script, or an idea of a script, and you go, "Oh, I just have to do that!" It fell into place very quickly.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen

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#38. If you listen inside, the brush will want to run toward a color. What you really need and want is very close, and the brush goes to it quickly if you don't think.

Michele Cassou

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#39. I quickly wash my hair and body, keeping my mind on each step required, so I'll stop thinking about Sawyer. Naked. In this shower. Damn it! Well Played, Imagination. Well played.

Tasha Ivey

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#40. At the end of the day, despite all the other great things that literature does in society and in a person's life, I think that we read to escape. And I think that place, more than anything, provides that escape quickly, if an author is engaged with the place.

Tea Obreht

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#41. I'm not making up my mind about anything right now. Things are happening so quickly for me, and I'm still in the thinking stage.

Patsy Cline

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#42. I don't care very much for miniatures. I don't try to beat my opponents quickly because if they are strong, I think I should respect them. It is too risky to play sharply to beat them in 20 moves.

Bent Larsen

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#43. Must I keep thinking about those other people, whatever I am doing? And if I want to laugh about something, should I stop myself quickly and feel ashamed that I am cheerful? Ought I then to cry the whole day long? No, that I can't do. Besides, in time this gloom will wear off.

Anne Frank

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#44. I was oppressed with a sense of vague discontent and dissatisfaction with my own life, which was passing so quickly and uninterestingly, and I kept thinking it would be a good thing if I could tear my heart out of my breast, that heart which had grown so weary of life.

Anton Chekhov

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#45. You can only live on the past for so long, and we kind of stretched our luck on that. We think we're on the way back, but it's just a matter of how quickly things come together. Common sense tells you it's not going to happen overnight because we're trying to catch up.

Richard Petty

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#46. As someone who makes his living as an actor, my routine varies almost every day. There are weeks I'm working and weeks I'm not. People think it must be great to have all that time off, but you'd be surprised how quickly that grass would become greener. The idle brain is the devil's playground.

Eric Lange

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#47. Are you like me? Do you give too much, too quickly? Do you throw yourself blindly at the world, thinking that it will always open its arms up to you?

Lang Leav

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#48. People buy-into what they can understand quickly. If it takes you a long time to make your point, most people think you don't have one!

Garrison Wynn

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#49. It's like a candy store for an illustrator, I connected with Harry pretty quickly and loved the way J.K. described everything; she's such a visually thinking person. You can't pass that up.

Mary Grandpre

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#50. Unfortunately, I don't train enough on an everyday basis to be a black belt, but if I put my mind to it I think I could definitely move very quickly in that world.

Milla Jovovich

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#51. Business is all about learning to balance the short-term, medium-term and long-term and I think it's when things are going well it covers up a lot of mistakes and bad decisions because you're growing so quickly ...

Tony Hsieh

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#52. In the past I've tended to overreact. I was sure I'd be a superstar by the time I was twenty-one. Baseball messed up my plan of life. When I fail I get upset. Sometimes I get upset too quickly, without thinking of consequences.

Albert Belle

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#53. I turn in his arms, thinking how quickly it's become my favourite place in the world. Familiar, foreign, comforting, and thrilling all at once

Nicola Yoon

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#54. Once you become complacent and once you're happy with your performance or whatever it is, I don't think you'll get better as quickly.

Blake Griffin

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#55. I do read very, very quickly. I do process data very quickly. And so I write very quickly. And it is embarrassing because there is a conception that the things that you do quickly are not done well. I think that's probably one of the reasons I don't like the idea of prolific.

Jackie French

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#56. Real life is about reacting quickly to the opportunity at hand, not the opportunity you envisioned. Not thinking and scheming for the future, but letting it happen.

Conan O'Brien

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#57. If I post a selfie, and you like it, it's of little cost to you, but it feels great to me. That becomes addictive, and you see people's narcissism so quickly. I think that's a very dangerous thing for us all to be addicted to.

Kim Stolz

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#58. Christian adults need to think about talking to our own children as a form of cross-cultural missions. Cultural change happens so quickly that teens are exposed to ideas and worldviews very different from those of previous generations.

Nancy Pearcey

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#59. It was a bit on the frantic side, maybe because neither one of us had done the metal preparation, so we were both thinking, Oh, right! Kissing! Quickly! Quickly! More movement! Deploy tongue!

Maureen Johnson

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#60. Manitoba ... Not sure what to do about them. Restock the province with megafauna and encourage tourism, I think. How quickly can we breed back the saber-toothed cats?

James Nicoll

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#61. I think everybody wants to be the best at what they do and for me I was never really there, plus it was in a time that just preceded the insanity of internet promotion around 2005 and 2006. Obviously through the digital revolution things have moved very quickly and a lot of artists got left behind.

Doc Brown

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#62. Nowadays, you really have to make an impression quick and I think this does give people a chance to show off what they've got. It's very difficult these days. You really have to stand out quickly. I think it's also so diverse that there's enough material for everybody.

Julie Halston

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#63. As you focus on calming your breathing, your anxiety will quickly reduce and you will start to think clearly again. This is especially important if you feel a panic attack coming on.

Liz Miller

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#64. Books are totally useless unless you take their advice. If you just keep reading them, thinking "that's so insightful! that changes everything," but never actually doing anything different, then pretty quickly the feeling will wear off and you'll start searching for another book to fill the void.

Aaron Swartz

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#65. While washing the dishes, you might be thinking about the tea afterwards, and so try to get them out of the way as quickly as possible in order to sit and drink tea. But that means that you are incapable of living during the time you are washing the dishes.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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#66. I cannot think on the one without quickly being encircled by the splendor of the three; nor can I discern the three without being straightway carried back to the one.

Gregory Of Nazianzus

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#67. I learned three important things in college-to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes. What I could not learn was to think creatively on schedule.

Agnes De Mille

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#68. Americans are born knowing everything and nothing. Born moving forward, quickly, or thinking they are.

Dave Eggers

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#69. Improvisational things about picture-making ... learned from working with the small camera early on have served me well in being able to think quickly when making [portraits].

Dawoud Bey

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#70. When I think of Spirit, I think of that mysterious force that pulls us into being, into becoming, into love. That can get political rather quickly.

Michael Gungor

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#71. I was between 14 and 15, when I went through my angsty period. I was never very rebellious. I never did things to rebel against society, or against my parents, but I did think I knew everything. Then, one day, I woke up and realized I was a dot in this universe, and that quickly dissipated.

Shailene Woodley

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#72. The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.

Daniel Goleman

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#73. I can reprint it. And ... I was thinking about staying in Virginia permanently after Ellie is back on her feet."
The remorse fled quickly. "Over my dead body."
"Yeah, I thought you'd say that.

Samantha Young

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#74. There is nothing dishonorable about abandoning pain. Sometimes peace is most quickly found when a man simply stops avoiding it." He shifted slightly in the dark. "And you never again lay awake all night, staring at darkness and thinking of them.

Robin Hobb

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#75. The next president of the United States needs to figure one thing out quickly - how to be commander in chief. And I think I could do that.

Lindsey Graham

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#76. The game of football really is more cerebral than most people think. To be successful, it takes more than just strength and speed; it takes versatility, intelligence, and ability to think quickly and calmly, to adapt to every situation.

Ray Rice

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#77. Beauty is on one level pure surface, and on the other hand, it's the most complex subject that we can touch upon because it says everything about us as people. It's a subject we very quickly begin to argue about. I think that's so interesting.

Nicolas Winding Refn

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#78. The minute you hear the word 'share,' you start thinking Twitter and Facebook. These are the places that people can very quickly share something they've just discovered.

David Perry

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#79. People often need to describe things quickly and so they use a shorthand. The problem is that after they use a label, they begin to think only in terms of the label instead of the totality of the experience a novel provides.

Akhil Sharma

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#80. The world is always changed by people who don't listen to conventional wisdom. I think we often set our goals too small and try to accomplish them too quickly.

Rick Warren

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#81. Actually," I said, hesitant to bring it up, "I was thinking along the lines of a curse that can turn you human." "Or witch?" Ivy said, surprising me. There was a soft vulnerability in her and I blinked. "You don't want to be a witch," I said quickly. "Why not? You are.

Kim Harrison

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#82. What could destroy us more quickly than working, thinking, and feeling without any inner necessity, without any deeply personal choice, without pleasure - as an automaton of "duty"? This is the very recipe for decadence, even for idiocy.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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#83. Our computers double in capability on time scales of only a few years. It's hardly outrageous to believe that we will successfully develop thinking machines within a handful of decades, or at most a century or two. If that happens, these artificial sentients will quickly leave us behind.

Seth Shostak

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#84. We grew up quickly, surrounded by guys eighteen and older, in their prime. They lived to surf, drink, raise hell and score heavily with women. I saw these guys going up and down the coast on surf trips, drinking and bagging girls, and all I could think of was 'What a neat life!'

Greg Noll

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#85. Who said that think we should normalize relations with Iran tomorrow? I never said that. I think we should move forward as quickly as we can.

Bernie Sanders

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#86. Starting your own business and thinking about how you can grow something and fulfill both expectations and needs of your retailers and still stay exciting for the runway, you sort of become this left brain-right brain person pretty quickly.

Joseph Altuzarra

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#87. One of my big, big strengths I think early on in my career was that I could learn very quickly. You wouldn't have to tell me the things 10 times or 50 times until I would understand them. You would only have to tell me two or three times.

Roger Federer

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#88. Every day, I am thinking:
'How can I lead all living beings
to enter the unsurpassed way
so as to quickly acquire the body of a Buddha?
(LS 16: 3.23)
Lotus Sutra, Chapter 16, Section 3, Paragraph 23

Gautama Buddha

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#89. All of these things we're talking about now, it will take time to sink in. But when voters begin to realize what we're really up against here, and what he's trying to do, I think you're going to see a sea shift here pretty quickly.

Marco Rubio

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#90. I think it is possible on earth to build a young, new Jerusalem, a little, new heaven of this surpassing love. God, either send me more of this love, or take me quickly over the water, where I may be filled with his love.

Samuel Rutherford

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#91. I believe therapy can be done more rapidly. I'm into your finding the source of what's making you think and feel the way you do and shifting it quickly.

Tony Robbins

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#92. Sometimes great things come from doing things quickly and not over-thinking stuff.

Jamie Bell

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#93. It's an awesome feeling being a father, because you never think you can fall in love with something so quickly. It was almost immediate.

Richard Sherman

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#94. I think good ideas are usually better done quickly than slowly.

Steve Ballmer

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#95. I think Catholicism took root very quickly in Ireland because it's a very superstitious religion, the holy ghost, the holy spirit, it has a goddess, very visual, the music.

Conor McPherson

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#96. My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators ... I think it will go relatively quickly, ... [in] weeks rather than months.

Dick Cheney

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#97. When I first got started in the late '70s, early '80s, and first was thinking about the interactive world, I believed so fervently that it was the next big thing, I thought it would happen quickly.

Steve Case

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#98. In a regular class I don't focus on the form, but I think that focus is helpful for brainstorming and coming up with ideas quickly, especially with autobiographical material.

Bonnie Jo Campbell

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#99. I think 99% of climate scientists would agree that we need to reduce emissions as quickly as possible, and then begin removing greenhouse gasses and carbon from the air. And if we don't do that we are looking at some range of catastrophe.

Margaret D. Klein

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#100. Notes are part of life for any composer for hire. There's no way around it. I think anyone who has done even a small number of films as a professional composer gets used to that idea pretty quickly.

Christophe Beck

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