Best 240 of August quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Denzel Washington

It just happened that we did [Fences] seven years ago on Broadway. Scott Rudin brought me August Wilson's original screenplay for it, and I realized I hadn't read the play. So I read it. Then I realized that Troy (my character) was 53 - and I was 55 at the time. I realized I better hurry up! I might be too old!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The children would remember for the rest of their lives the august solemnity with which their father, devastated by his prolonged vigil and by the wraith of his imagination, revealed his discovery to them: 'The world is round, like an orange.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ichiro Suzuki

August in Kansas City is hotter than two rats f**king in a sock.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rick Bass

My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vaclav Klaus

Then in 1969, I spent the spring term at Cornell University in New York. The invasion of August 1968 had already happened, but the hardline regime took several months to crack down on dissidents.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaize Clement

August in Florida is God's way of reminding us who's in charge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeff Bezos

Our alliance with Toysrus.com has proven to be a great win for customers, and we've looked forward to taking the next step by introducing the new Babiesrus.com teamed with Amazon.com store since we forged the alliance last August.

By Anonym 13 Sep

August Strindberg

Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Willard Scott

August depresses me a little. I don't even feel like eating. And when I don't eat, that's a sure sign of stagnation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Liv Ullmann

I had the advantage, that I know Swedish. So I had the Swedish book and I had a lot of English translations, and German translations, and I did everything to make the best English translation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie I could. And then, there I went. "Oh! I think she's thinking this, but I think she should say it!" And so on. It's wonderful to do that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Henry Wilde

My life is like the summer rose That opens to the morning sky, But ere the shades of evening close Is scattered on the ground - to die.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rachel Johnson

I think everyone can recognize the one-upmanship and the competition that go on wherever you are, especially among groups where the women don't have to hold down office jobs and instead get in a total snit about who won the longest carrot contest or took first prize for summer chutney in the August fete.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Charles Rafferty

When you stand on the banks of Penn Swamp Pond in August, those injuries can save your life and keep you picking till the bush is bare.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lea Michele

I have been involved with 'Spring Awakening' for six years. I am 20 now - I just turned 20 in August - and I originally auditioned when I was 14 years old. I auditioned for Michael Mayer, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

Every summer, around late July and into August, I find myself in Europe, performing at any festival that will have me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Didion

Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. The tension broke that day. The paranoia was fulfilled.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ronnie Shakes

My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shana Alexander

Rome's riches are in too immediate juxtaposition. Under the lid of awful August heat, one moves dizzily from church to palace to fountain to ruin, a single fly at a banquet, not knowing where to light.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Sze

Founded in August 2003, MySpace would go on to be the most-visited social networking site in the world from 2005 until early 2008.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Victoria Schwab

People were messy. They were defined not only by what they'd done, but by what they would have done, under different circumstances, molded as much by their regrets as their actions, choices they stood by and those they wished they could undo. Of course, there was no going back - time only moved forward - but people could change. For worse. And for better. It wasn't easy. The world was complicated. Life was hard. And so often, living hurt. So make it worth the pain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sydney Smith

Heat, ma am! It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jeanette Winterson

August. We were arguing. You want love to be like this every day don't you? 92 degrees even in the shade.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Karl Rove

If you look underneath the surface of the Tea Party movement, on the other hand, you will find that it is not sophisticated. It's not like these people have read the economist Friedrich August von Hayek.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Judith Fertig

The flavor that came to me was a luscious Suncrest peach that I once had in California. This heirloom variety needed time to ripen on the tree to achieve its peak flavor. Unlike other peaches that were picked unripe so they would ship more easily. Suncrest peaches had to be eaten right away. But they were worth it- fragrant, luscious, juice-dripping-down-your-chin perfection. The problem was that I didn't have any peach mousse or filling. But I quickly improvised. "You're getting married in August, when peaches are in season," I said. "Taste our browned butter yellow cake with a little apricot and some vanilla-almond buttercream, and see what you think." As they each took a small bite of what I hoped would be their signature cake flavors, I was drawn back into the taste of the peach. It was juicy and sweet, but as I got close to the center of the peach, their was an off flavor of rot. In my mind's eye, I could see a darkened area close to the center that would soon cause the peach to wither. I knew what that meant. I didn't know whose life would be blighted, but these golden days were few. They wouldn't have much time together.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bill Buford

A white truffle, which elsewhere might sell for hundreds of dollars, seemed easier to come by than something fresh and green. What could be got from the woods was free and amounted to a diurnal dining diary that everyone kept in their heads. May was wild asparagus, arugula, and artichokes. June was wild lettuce and stinging nettles. July was cherries and wild strawberries. August was forest berries. September was porcini.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hans Frank

On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve, I had to join my regiment in Potsdam.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Bradbury

If I was ever a rare fine summer person, that's long ago. Most of us are half-and-half. The August noon in us works to stave off the November chills. We survive by what little Fourth of July wits we've stashed away. But there are times when we're all autumn people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint John Chrysostom

If there were no tribulation, there would be no rest; if there were no winter, there would be no summer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Epstein

The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Basil Rathbone

Could you let me have the 3 weeks due to me now and if I work again before August I must of course repay you at the rate of exchange you let me have it at now if you kindly will.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elizabeth Enright

Did you know that a bee dies after he stings you? And that there's a star called Aldebaran? And that around the tenth of August, any year, you can look up in the sky at night and see dozens and dozens of shooting stars?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Emily Dickinson

Further in Summer than the Birds Pathetic from the Grass A minor Nation celebrates Its unobtrusive Mass. No Ordinance be seen So gradual the Grace A pensive Custom it becomes Enlarging Loneliness. Antiquest felt at Noon When August burning low Arise this spectral Canticle Repose to typify Remit as yet no Grace No Furrow on the Glow Yet a Druidic Difference Enhances Nature now.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Douglass

Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reform. The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims, have been born of earnest struggle. The conflict has been exciting, agitating, all-absorbing, and for the time being, putting all other tumults to silence. It must do this or it does nothing. If there is no struggle there is no progress.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Gibson

Friday, August 04, 2006 MONUMENT posted 8:31 AM Silver nitrous girls pointed into occult winds of porn and destiny.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Trimble

We had the IRA ceasefire in August 1994 and a lot of people assumed that a deal had been done - which wasn't right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sue Monk Kidd

Did you know there are thirty-two names for love in one of the Eskimo languages?" August said. "And we just have this one. We are so limited, you have to use the same word.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Victor Hugo

The Parisian is to the French what the Athenian was to the Greeks: no one sleeps better than he, no one is more openly frivolous and idle, no one appears more heedless. But this is misleading. He is given to every kind of listlessness, but when there is glory to be won he may be inspired with every kind of fury. Give him a pike and he will enact the tenth of August, a musket and you have Austerlitz. He was the springboard of Napoleon and the mainstay of Danton. At the cry of "la patrie" he enrols, and at the call of liberty he tears up the pavements. Beware of him!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Didion

On the August night in 1933 when General Gerardo Machado, then president of Cuba, flew out of Havana into exile, he took with him five revolvers, seven bags of gold, and five friends, still in their pajamas.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Wright

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?

By Anonym 13 Sep

August Strindberg

In the old days, one married a wife; now one forms a company with a female partner, or moves in to live with a friend. And then one seduces the partner, or defiles the friend.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Wills

No player can become accustomed to New York's climate in August in a few days. The playing conditions, the courts in New York and France are very different.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Visconti

In August most of Europe goes on holiday.

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. J. Palacio

Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world. Todo el mundo merece una ovación de pie porque todos hemos vencido al mundo.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Lowell

I saw the spiders marching through the air, Swimming from tree to tree that mildewed day In latter August when the hay Came creaking to the barn. But where The wind is westerly, Where gnarled November makes the spiders fly Into the apparitions of the sky, They purpose nothing but their ease and die Urgently beating east to sunrise and the sea.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sylvia Plath

Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: 'After a heavy rainfall, poems titled 'Rain' pour in from across the nation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Viola Davis

I think that's why August [Wilson] named her Rose [in "Fences"]; I really do. She's a rose in her sweetness and her kindness and in everything else, even her anger towards the end.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Letterman

President Bush insisted that there was nothing in the August 6th, 2001 briefing, which was titled 'Bin Laden determined to attack the United States', that hinted what bin Laden was up to. Bush says that he would have moved mountains to stop the attack. Yeah, but he draws the line at reading a memo.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Feller

I went on inactive duty in August 1945, and since I had stayed in such good shape and had played ball on military teams, I was ready to start for the Indians just two days later, against the Tigers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carol Browner

There could be oil coming up until August.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.