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Top 70 Short But Mean Quotes

#1. I'm often asked why I left politics and went to Halliburton and I explain that I reached the point where I was mean-spirited, short-tempered and intolerant of those who disagreed with me and they said 'Hell, you'd make a great CEO', so I went to Texas and joined the private sector. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#2. Of course we have to make a profit, but we have to make a profit over the long haul, not just the short term, and that means we must keep investing in research and development - it has run consistently about 6 percent of sales at Sony - and in service. - Author: Akio Morita
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#3. In taking stock of a politician, the first question is not whether he was a good man who used righteous means, but whether he was successful in gaining power, in keeping it, and in governing; whether, in short, he was skilful at his particular craft or a bungler. - Author: Frederick Scott Oliver
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#4. Tall, aren't you?" she said.
"I didn't mean to be."
Her eyes rounded. She was puzzled. She was thinking. I could see, even on that short acquaintance, that thinking was always going to be a bother to her. - Author: Raymond Chandler
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#5. What is dying? Just what it is to put off a garment. For the body is about the soul as a garment; and after laying this aside for a short time by means of death, we shall resume it again with more splendor. - Author: Saint John Chrysostom
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#6. The word "story" is short for the word "history." They both have the same root and fundamentally mean the same thing. A story is a narrative on an event or series of events, just like history. - Author: James M. Kouzes
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#7. The reason I shift gears constantly, why I'm doing an opera, why I've done essays, why I've written poetry for years that nobody wanted, why I do short stories and novels and screenplays ... is so I will have new ways of failing. This means becoming a student again. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#8. What I do know is that Charlie Hebdo cartoonists have been converted into the closest thing the West has to religious-like martyrs in the war against radical Islam, which means that anything short of pure reverence for them generates tribal rage and vilification. - Author: Glenn Greenwald
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#9. People who say its a long story, mean it's a stupid short one that they are too embarrassed and couldn't be bothered to tell - Author: Cecelia Ahern
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#10. Life is a book. The fact that it was a short book doesn't mean it wasn't a good book. It was a very good book. - Author: Michael Lewis
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#11. Everybody should read something. Otherwise we all fall down into the pit of ignorance. Many are down there. Some people fall in it forever. Their lives mean nothing. They should not exist. (From the short story, "Charity".) - Author: Charles Baxter
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#12. Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great. What I hate is nasty, ugly people ... the worst is ugly, short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life ... they are mean and they want to kill you. - Author: Karl Lagerfeld
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#13. I don't care that you're short. I like lots of things that are short. Little dogs and daffodils. I hate you because you're mean as a snake. Would it kill you to be nice? - Author: Janet Evanovich
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#14. That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson. - Author: Clare Short
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#15. Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever. - Author: Will Self
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#16. It was equally imperative that this chain of reactions should always tend to dampen, to die out. It must not build up, or the uranium mass would explode within a time interval too short to be measured by any means whatsoever. Nor would there be anyone left to measure it. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
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#17. A lot of people believe women can't do tech-y stuff. Becoming nerdy doesn't have to mean the short-haired guy, but can be the woman with very long, beautiful hair. - Author: Weili Dai
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#18. 'Who was your mother?' 'Never had none!' said the child, with another grin. 'Never had any mother? What do you mean? Where were you born?' 'Never was born!' 'Do you know who made you?' 'Nobody, as I knows on,' said the child, with a short laugh ... 'I 'spect I grow'd.' - Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
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#19. If something like one in nine Londoners is a Muslim, then I want one in nine police officers to be a Muslim. Which means we are currently about 2,000 short. - Author: Ian Blair
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#20. The hardest thing about writing a script is you finish it, but it doesn't mean anything. It's not like a novel or short story - a script is meant to be made into a movie. - Author: Maggie Carey
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#21. Jordan, Attached, please find a copy of the schedule for our trip. Best Courtney.
I was really proud of it. The email i mean. Because it was so short and cold.Of course, it took me and my friend Jocelyn about two hours to come up with the perfect wording, but Jordan doesn't know that. - Author: Lauren Barnholdt
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#22. We found evolution will punish you if you're selfish and mean. For a short time and against a specific set of opponents, some selfish organisms may come out ahead. But selfishness isn't evolutionarily sustainable. - Author: Chris Adami
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#23. Temperance, in the nobler sense, does not mean a subdued and imperfect energy; it does not mean a stopping short in any good thing, as in love and in faith; but it means the power which governs the most intense energy, and prevents its acting in way but as it ought. - Author: John Ruskin
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#24. She leans over our table and turns the sign in the window so that it says CLOSED on the outside. But on our side, perfectly positioned between Mabel's place and mine, it says OPEN. If this were a short story, it would mean something. - Author: Nina LaCour
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#25. Don't even try to figure out where that came from. I assure you the logic chain in Bear's head makes sense if you actually know him (and by 'makes sense' I mean in a Bear way), but for a newbie like you, it'll probably just break your mind - Author: T.J. Klune
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#26. We live but a short time, at the longest. How do we make our lives mean something? If we die in glory, with our minds and our hearts fixed on achieving a great goal, we have lived a life that mattered. - Author: Elizabeth Berg
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#27. Children from like 8 and even up to the college age - Spider-Man appeals to a fairly broad demographic but, like I said, a mean age probably of 12 is a good mark - they process information so quickly and it's not because of attention deficit or short attention span. - Author: Thomas Haden Church
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#28. I'm mistaken ... .
for thinking you were someone with a heart worth breaking. - Author: Coco J. Ginger
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#29. Katie: People who say it's a long story mean it's a stupid short one that they're too embarrassed and couldn't be bothered to tell. Why don't you talk to him? - Author: Cecelia Ahern
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#30. Thinking means concentrating on one thing long enough to develop an idea about it. Not learning other people's ideas, or memorizing a body of information, however much those may sometimes be useful. Developing your own ideas. In short, thinking for yourself. - Author: William Deresiewicz
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#31. Wafa Wanaka, our elders say. Not only does this mean that death is the ultimate peace, it also means that we are not to speak ill of the dead. Once a person has crossed over to the real of the spirits, he takes his transgressions with him, and we speak only of the good. - 'Something Nice from London - Author: Petina Gappah
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#32. Managing your emotions doesn't mean you don't express yourself; it means you stop short of hurting others and sabotaging yourself. - Author: Sue Fitzmaurice
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#33. More contact means more sharing of information, gossiping, exchanging, engaging - in short, more word of mouth. - Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
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#34. I feel like that's something the church has done really badly is actually confessing. We are sinners. We are broken, shattered people that do things selfishly, out of arrogance, pride, lust, greed. And all have fallen short. That doesn't mean some we're definitely a part of that inclusive all. - Author: Jon Foreman
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#35. I don't play long parts. They must be short parts, but they've got to be parts that mean something, that matter, where people will notice when I'm on the screen, and people will remember the character after they've seen the film. - Author: Christopher Lee
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#36. That so much of our experience, or the stereotype which passes for it should be dealt with by means of the short story is perhaps a symptom not unnoticeable elsewhere in the public domain of an unlovely cynicism about human character. - Author: Howard Nemerov
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#37. I want nothing. I just want the emptiness to mean something. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#38. She told herself that life is short. This didn't mean that nothing mattered, only that when strange things happened there was often no turning back. - Author: Luke Davies
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#39. I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal. - Author: Clare Short
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#40. Life too short to hold grudges, hate, be negative, be mean, and unfriendly. - Author: Jennifer M. Malone
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#41. Responsibility to yourself means that you don't fall for shallow and easy solutions-it means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short. - Author: Adrienne Rich
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#42. Do you think I don't deserve to grieve as much as someone who lost their son after forty years? Twenty-seven years is a short time to have a son. Just because it was short, it doesn't mean it didn't happen. It was just short. That's all. - Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
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#43. In short, Anarchism means a condition or society where all men and women are free, and where all enjoy equally the benefits of an ordered and sensible life. - Author: Alexander Berkman
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#44. All the jobs I've gotten in the last two years are because directors have seen the work I've done - indie films, plays, short student films, TV - since I moved to the states in 1996. I mean, I have an entire career in Canada that nobody has seen. - Author: Sandra Oh
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#45. The name of God should no longer come from the mouth of man. This word that has so long been degraded by usage no longer means anything ... To use the word God is more than sloth, it is a refusal to think, a king of short cut, a hideous shorthand. - Author: Arthur Adamov
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#46. Currency peg can mean higher volatility in short-term interest rates, as the central bank seeks to keep the price of its money steady in terms of the peg. It can mean deflation, if the supply of the peg is constrained (as the supply of gold was relative to the demand for it in the 1870s and 1880s). - Author: Niall Ferguson
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#47. In short, [Coltrane's] tone is beautiful because it is functional. In other words, it is always involved in saying something. You can't separate the means that a man uses to say something from what he ultimately says. Technique is not separated from its content in a great artist. - Author: Cecil Taylor
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#48. I try not to write jokes that are mean. I try my best to write jokes that are pretty universal and jokes that don't attack anyone. I know I often fall short of that and end up taking unfair swipes at people, but I try not to. - Author: Simon Rich
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#49. How could he mean so much to me in such a short time? - Author: E.L. James
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#50. In short, between men and women you want ... "
"Equality! You can't mean it. Man and woman are two different creatures."
"I said equality. I didn't say identity. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#51. Religion, in India, means realisation and nothing short of that. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#52. Better a long ignoble life of shallow pleasures than a short stab at heroism, ending with a short stab. And just because one man plays another doesn't always mean that it's not the right direction for both of them. - Author: Mark Lawrence
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#53. There are short parts that I as an actor am very right for. Or I just like the part. Or you need someone like me for the movie. By that I don't mean at the box office, I mean in the execution of the material. - Author: Jack Nicholson
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#54. At this age - I'm 44 - I think life's too short. I want it to mean something to me, if I'm going to spend that much time doing it. - Author: David Schwimmer
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#55. The proud man, then, is an extreme in respect of the greatness of his claims, but a mean in respect of the rightness of them; for he claims what is accordance with his merits, while the others go to excess or fall short. - Author: Aristotle.
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#56. Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully.
Of course it must," Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh; "my name means the shape I am - and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost. - Author: Lewis Carroll
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#57. She have to go pick up prescription, so I watch Sophie for short time. And tiny bears are happy when I go in bathroom."
"Hamsters, Mrs. Korjev, not bears."
"I've got her now," Charlie said. "One of you stay with her while I get rid of the H-A-M-S-T-E-R-S."
"He mean the tiny bears. - Author: Christopher Moore
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#58. I mean that the time where we need International agreement more than ever on the environment and the rest, poverty we are breaking up our International Institutions and the rule of law and Tony Blair is part of it. - Author: Clare Short
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#59. Minks are mean little critters. Vicous, horrible little animals who eat their own. They're not beavers. I wouldn't wear beavers. I'd rather have a mink coat made of mean little critters that are killed in a very nice way and treated nicely for their short, mean lives so that I could keep warm. - Author: Valerie Perrine
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#60. Short term, the most important thing is to put people back to work ... If they're working, that means they're paying taxes, that means that they're buying goods and services - and the economy, instead of being on a downward spiral, starts back up on an upward spiral. - Author: Barack Obama
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#61. Loan sharking may mean investment and immediate solutions but desperate loan sharks, who are short of cash, abuse your rights and attack other people's home. ~ Odyssey of a Heart, Home of a Soul - Author: Angelica Hopes
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#62. Just because [butterflies'] lives were short didn't mean they were tragic ... See, they have a beautiful life. - Author: Lisa Genova
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#63. Girls get Screwed. Not that kind of screwed, what I mean is, they're always on the short end of things. The way things work, how guys feel great, but make girls feel cheap for doing exactly what they beg for - Author: Ellen Hopkins
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#64. When, indeed, men speak of Beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect - they refer, in short, just to that intense and pure elevation of soul - not of intellect, or of heart. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#65. I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term? - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#66. Our lives are short and everything sort of regresses to the mean. - Author: Victoria Chang
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#67. I think the only universal thing is one individual. If you talk about a country or a nation or a culture, it's so vague. I mean what is a nation? A nation is full of nice and bad and long and tall and short and thin people. It's not like everybody is the same. - Author: Marjane Satrapi
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#68. We are reminded how short life really is, and how we are just passing through. So, all the people you haven't told you love lately, tell them, and live your days like you mean it. - Author: Hal Sutton
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#69. Life is too short to be mean to people. - Author: Amanda Berry
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#70. Something wrong with short men, is there?" Roger inquired. "They tend to turn mean if they don't get their way," Claire answered. "Like small yapping dogs. Cute and fluffy, but cross them and you're likely to get a nasty nip in the ankle. - Author: Diana Gabaldon
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