Done Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Done Quotes from famous persons: Kazuo Ishiguro, Bobby Bones, N. R. Narayana Murthy, Lucille Ball, Samora Machel. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Done Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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We all live inside bodies that will deteriorate. But when you look at human beings, they’re capable of very decent things: love, loyalty. When time is running out, they don’t care about possessions or status. They want to put things right if they’ve done wrong.
2
You can try to make the right decision all the time, but it’s better to just make a decision. I have done wrong so many times, but nine times out of 10, I have learned from my failure. Don’t wait for something; just go for it.
3
When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon.
4
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
5
Of all the things we have done, the most important – the one that history will record as the principal contribution of our generation – is that we understand how to turn the armed struggle into a Revolution; that we realized that it was essential to create a new mentality to build a new society.
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If you listen to nature, all the sounds are done in a confident way. I’m trying to do that.
7
When there’s so much left to do, why spend your time focusing on things you’ve already done, counting trophies or telling stories about the good old days?
8
As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
9
If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.
10
We don’t have to guess what Mitt Romney would have done if he were president. Because he told us. He said we should let foreclosures – and I quote – ‘hit the bottom‘ so the market could – I quote – ‘run its course.’
11
It’s simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they’re done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it’s what they see. That’s where my head is at.
12
I’m not ashamed of anything I’ve ever done in the name of fairness and justice for my people.
13
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pike
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I like the process of pencil and paper as opposed to a machine. I think the writing is better when it’s done in handwriting.
Nelson DeMille
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I like the feeling of making things. It’s very very rewarding. And filmmaking is that type of experience, where you’re forced to collaborate with so many people. You’re involved in the beginning to end, you’re involved with so many elements, and when it’s done, you’re like, ‘I made this movie.’
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I believe that you see something that you want to get done, you cannot give up, and you cannot give in.
17
If I could have worked from the time I was born until I was 18 and never had to work again, I would have done it.
18
Basically, managing is about influencing action. Managing is about helping organizations and units to get things done, which means action. Sometimes, managers manage actions directly. They fight fires. They manage projects. They negotiate contracts.
Henry Mintzberg
19
Every government says they love small businesses, but what have they done for them? We should pull down all the barriers.
20
Let me clear it once and for all: I was never offered ‘Befikre.’ But had I been offered, I wouldn’t have done it.
21
One of the very few things that I do every single day is put on fragrance. If I’m not wearing make-up, if my hair’s not done, if I’m walking around in pyjamas – I still put my fragrance on. I will brush my teeth and put on my perfume.
22
I think that I’m, like, an introverted extrovert. At the end of the day, when I get done doing hair at the salon or shooting a day of ‘Queer Eye’ or whatever, I definitely want to come home and, like, order pasta and sit with my cat or just one person or no people.
23
The season is a beast within itself. It’s not the quickest race; it’s a marathon. In the playoffs – if you’re fortunate enough to make the playoffs – that’s more like a dash. You have to concentrate on one opponent. When they’re done, you have to concentrate on another one.
24
SEALs are human beings. We may all have the same haircuts, but we aren’t robots. Some SEALs are great people. Some are not great people. Some have done unspeakably terrible things. You’re dealing with different people, different dreams, different desires.
25
Certain crimes cannot be prevented unless there is a daily collective work done diligently.
26
I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.
27
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven‘t done.
28
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.
29
Whatever you are is because of what your ancestors have done.
30
I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.
31
When I get bored with something, I’m done with it.
32
Lies can be wonderful things, and when a lie is told artfully, if it’s done with a degree of craftsmanship, I can’t help but admire the liar.
33
I’ve never done work for money ever. If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn’t do well, what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing.
34
I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.
35
All the goodness I have within me is totally from the Lord alone. When I sin, it is from me and is done on my own, but when I act righteously, it is wholly and completely of God.
36
Man is unique in creation because he has a sense of justice and truth. We spend billions of dollars each year to set up court systems to see that justice is done, and we build prisons for those who transgress the laws we enact.
37
I think what makes a woman naturally more beautiful is when she starts believing in herself and starts getting more confident because you can have the most expensive makeup, you can get a lot of services done, but if deep inside you’re still not happy and confident, that’s going to show.
38
What a man does defiles him, not what is done by others.
39
Many people don’t focus enough on execution. If you make a commitment to get something done, you need to follow through on that commitment.
40
To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.
41
If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.
Ernest Rutherford
42
Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
43
I’m not trying to get myself up a notch on the ladder by shoving somebody else down on the ladder, whether it’s a candidate or the president of the United States or anybody else. I just don’t believe that’s the way one oughta campaign, I’ve never done that.
44
In the academic world, most of the work that is done is clerical. A lot of the work done by professors is routine.
45
So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories.
46
Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.
47
I couldn’t do no yodelin’, so I turned to howlin’. And it’s done me just fine.
Howlin’ Wolf
48
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
49
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
John Galsworthy
50
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
51
I’ve worked with a lot of gay and lesbian organizations. I sit on the board of the Empire State Pride Agenda. I’ve also done a lot of work for Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS. I think it’s important because, when we can be of service to others, it only enhances our lives. I’ve been helped a lot in my life.
52
Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
53
Political leaders still think things can be done through force, but that cannot solve terrorism. Backwardness is the breeding ground of terror, and that is what we have to fight.
54
Me, my heart and my soul will always be a fighter. I’m not comfortable with saying, ‘I’m done. I quit. I give up.’ That’s the way I am, and that’s the way I always will be. From the day I was born to the day I die, I am a fighter!
55
Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.
56
Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.
Louis XIV
57
What hasn’t Barbie been? I don’t think I can create an occupation that she has not done yet.
58
Brad Pitt has something about him to where he’s played different characters in all his movies, and every single time after he’s done, I want to be him.
59
I try to just communicate what I want done as clearly and simply as possible.
60
Things don’t always go your way in football: there are always good and bad times. At the end of the day, you have to have a positive attitude and a strong mentality and not let any setbacks get you down. And that’s what I’ve done – I’ve tried to keep my composure, even when things aren’t going the way I’d like.
Giovani Dos Santos
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I’ve got far to go. There’s always more to be done.
62
Every time I get my makeup professionally done, I take a photo.
63
A classic man is a distinguished man. He cares about taste and his craft. He’s all about the simple model that I live by – eat, drink, be swanky, and have fun getting the job done. He makes sure that he’s excellent in all things and that he cares about his neighborhood immensely.
64
This is a great country, but fortunately for you, it is not perfect. There is much to be done to bring about complete equality. Remove hunger. Bring reality closer to theory and democratic principles.
65
You have only to see what became of my father’s will immediately after his death, and the wills of so many other kings. I know it well; but nevertheless, they have wished it; they gave me no rest nor repose, no calm until it was done.
Louis XIV
66
Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.
Bonnie Blair
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I have been constantly telling people to encourage people, to question the unquestioned and not to be ashamed to bring up new ideas, new processes to get things done.
68
And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.
69
I write everything with fountain pens. I don’t know why. I’ve done it since I was bar mitzvahed. I was given a fountain pen, a Parker fountain pen, and I loved it, and I’ve never liked writing anything with pencils or ball-points.
70
In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
71
Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
Dwight L. Moody
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The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
73
They say death and taxes are the only things that are inevitable. The truth is, you can not pay your taxes. I’ve done it, and there’s consequences, but it can be done. Death you’re not going to get out of, and you kind of got to deal with it.
74
If I’m going to portray one of my idols and someone I feel… so strongly about, it has to be done right, and it has to be done 120 percent.
75
Steve Jobs is the most epic entrepreneur of all time. He served as a guiding light for any emerging businessperson who wanted to learn how things should get done. He’ll be looked at as one of the best business leaders of all time, and certainly one of the best tech entrepreneurs.
76
I’ve done a lot of work to get where I’m at, but I have to keep working.
77
Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life.
Ralph Ransom
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So now I’m left with cigarettes, and I’m trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I’ll be done.
79
‘Perfection’ to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.’ I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That’s perfection.
80
To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
81
The hardest thing about winning is to continue to win, and I think human instinct says ‘OK, I’ve done this before. I got it, let’s just keep doing what we’re doing.’
82
For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
83
Success is not about how much money we have in the bank, but it’s about how many peoples’ lives we have impacted through it. Success is experienced when we do things which are never done before.
84
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
85
If I’d not been a coal miner in the past, getting up very early, I wouldn’t have been able to have done what I’ve been doing.
86
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
Alan Paton
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I just want to inspire my fans to be whoever they want to be, because that’s what I’ve always done.
88
Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.
89
Let me show you how it’s done… Loser!
Babe Ruth
90
Sometimes the right thing gets done for the wrong reason and sometimes, unfortunately, the wrong thing gets done for the right reason.
91
I’m totally not against plastic surgery. I’ve tried Botox before. That’s the only thing that I’ve done.
92
In a way, I got away with a lot because a lot of our partying was done behind closed doors. But I don’t ever want to be that person again, who embarrasses my family with my behaviour.
93
When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator; and when you have done so, trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.
94
I often obsess so much about things that I can’t get done, that I ruin other things.
95
I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of, such as getting my girlfriend pregnant when I was 23 and the way I handled that.
96
Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing – if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.
97
After you’ve done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.
Benny Goodman
98
If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.
99
A lot of people think I must be weird because of the films I’ve done. I get that.
100
Enough of these little kitty cats we keep sending to Washington. David Dewhurst will compromise every day in the U.S. Senate… It’s what he’s done every day in state government.
101
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Benjamin Jowett
102
We have one planet in our solar system that’s habitable, and that’s the Earth, and space travel can transform things back here for the better. First of all, by just having people go to space and look back on this fragile planet we live on. People have come back transformed and have done fantastic things.
103
I study a lot of philosophy. I want to be an example of how to enjoy this success, and that’s exactly what I’ve done. I’ve enjoyed every moment.
104
For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.
105
When I was a college student and I got interested in linguistics the concern among students was, this is a lot of fun, but after we have done a structural analysis of every language in the world what’s left? It was assumed there were basically no puzzles.
106
Although at the time I didn’t realize what was happening, I was unable to make a decision that might displease those around me. For years, whatever directive I may have issued ended with the phrase, ‘If it’s all right with you.’ If I thought I’d done anything to make someone unhappy, I’d agonize.
107
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
108
God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.
109
I’m more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I’ve done in my life, including winning an Oscar.
Christine Lahti
110
Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.
111
Years from now, after I’m gone, someone will listen to what I’ve done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they’ll hear my guitars speaking for me.
Chet Atkins
112
While the digital age has done so much to improve our world, it has dramatically changed our social structure, often further isolating us from each other.
113
Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
114
Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.
115
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
116
We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.
117
Discrimination is not done by villains. It’s done by us.
118
Nobody knows what you have in you until you’ve done it, so I just keep pushing those boundaries, and I figure it will all come out in the wash.
119
Most of wars or military coups or invasions are done in the name of democracy against democracy.
120
Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.
121
As Trade Secretary I see the world is waiting. The Australians, the Americans, the Kiwis, the Japanese – they all want us to get Brexit done so that we can begin negotiations and forge new relationships that will open up new markets for British businesses, create jobs and attract new investment.
122
It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.
William of Occam
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When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.
John Lubbock
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God Bless my mother and father for all the hard work they’ve done for our family.
125
I will let the work I’ve done speak for me.
126
How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!
127
Life is too short to hold regrets. Once it’s done, you cannot regret it.
128
The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation. The opening of the stone was far more interesting than the drawing that I had done on it.
129
The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say ‘well done’.
John Ashcroft
130
I’ve done the bad-boy thing. It was fun for a good three months. But the thing about bad boys is, you have to keep in mind, you’re never gonna marry a bad boy.
131
In God’s world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.
Frederick William Robertson
132
Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best.
133
There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
134
I go into the gym and do 75 pullups, 75 dips, 150 squats, 150 pushups, and then 20 minutes of ab work. Done. It takes an hour; I’m in and out. I sweat the whole time.
135
Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.
136
Anything I’ve done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
137
I don’t want nobody to ever say, ‘I coulda done that beat‘ or ‘I know where you got that from.’
J Dilla
138
Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.
139
A couple of years ago I decided that my dream is to dance with J.Lo. She was on top of my dreamboard and I’ve talked about her in almost every interview I’ve done, whenever they ask what my biggest dreams are.
Charli D’Amelio
140
Land on Mars, a round-trip ticket – half a million dollars. It can be done.
141
You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
Chuck Yeager
142
A person who has not done one half his day’s work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
Emily Bronte
143
Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.
144
Even when we’ve been winning, we still look at things that we could have done better, whether it be on the racetrack, on pit road, just little things to maximize our day.
145
I’ve been in the game a long time. I’ve done all sorts of different types of music. From mob music to the G-Funk era.
146
If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God: his Spirit will say in your hearts, Well done, good and faithful servants.
147
Everything important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase.
148
Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage. All these things still matter to hardworking families; they are still the right thing to do; and I will not let up until they get done.
149
I actually do my own renovations. I designed and built a 100-foot split-cedar rail fence to enclose my property. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Don’t recommend doing it alone. I also built a 100-square-foot back porch. Again, don’t recommend doing it alone.
Jeffrey Donovan
150
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
151
I’ve never felt particularly ambitious or driven, that’s for sure, although I like to create stuff, whether it’s a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie or a piece of music, so I suppose I’m driven by that. Everything I’ve done has felt very natural, and it’s happened because it’s happened.
152
When I’m being funny, I try not to offend. I don’t think much of what I’ve done has been in really ghastly taste. I don’t think I have embarrassed many people or distressed them.
153
With success comes complacency if you let it happen. It is human nature; there is that urge to think about how well you have done.
154
To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
Ronald Fisher
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You are so much more than the worst thing you’ve ever done.
156
I love video games. I’m also slightly in awe of them. I’m in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I’m in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we’ve ever invented has quite done before.
157
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.
158
Being in the special forces has really broken a lot of the limitations I thought I had. Thoughts like ‘We’ve done this much, so we should take a break now’ were ones that I had to ignore and overcome in my training. They taught me how to keep going, no matter how difficult a situation can get.
Lee Seung-gi
159
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
160
The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
161
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.
162
If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game.
163
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.
164
In this great country, we celebrate success. We don’t want to penalize those who have done well.
165
I saw ‘Joy Luck Club’ when it came out, so that was early mid-’90s, and I remember seeing it with my long-time collaborator, Mina Shum. We’d just done ‘Double Happiness,’ and we saw this movie, and we were weeping. Like, shuddering weeping. Weeping more than really the film deserved.
166
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
167
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
168
I know I’ve done good things, I know I’ve done bad things.
169
Many believe effective networking is done face-to-face, building a rapport with someone by looking at them in the eye, leading to a solid connection and foundational trust.
Raymond Arroyo
170
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
171
After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
172
What has happened has happened. What is done cannot be undone. There is no point in looking back and ruminating over the past. I am a forward-looking man. I want to look ahead; I want to put my past behind me. I want to make my country proud.
173
A lot of what I’ve done as Nine Inch Nails has been governed by fear. I was trying to keep the songs in a framework that was tough, and I learnt a lot from Jesus and Mary Chain about how to bury nice pop songs in unlistenable noise – the idea being if you can get behind that wall, you find there’s a pearl inside.
174
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
175
I go everywhere quiet – like a ninja. Always have done. Think big, move quiet.
176
There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
Walter Reuther
177
It’s all part of my journey – I’ve done a lot of stupid things, but you learn by your mistakes.
Ozzy Osbourne
178
I sat with him for three hours and we did not exchange a single word. At the end he handed me, as he had done before, an envelope with money in it. It would have been much nicer if he had enclosed a greeting or a loving word. I would have been so pleased if he had.
Eva Braun
179
I was working for a chef a long time ago who told me to not skip steps or be in a hurry. Success in a kitchen is more like a marathon and less like a sprint. Rising up the ranks too quickly isn’t necessarily a good thing. This advice was from a guy who was sorry he had done that and didn’t want me to do the same.
180
I always wanted to show different sides of me, and I’m very happy to have done so.
Kim Bum
181
At midnight every night, I would methodically leave the house for a couple hours’ walk, come back in, and record. And then the sun came up. If I had done something good, then I’d be happy and go to sleep.
182
The man who has done his best has done everything.
183
Beast Mode doesn’t make excuses. It doesn’t complain. Whatever you’re doing, go out there and get it done. Keep pushing. If I have a bad game, I think about what I have to do to return to form. Figure it out, go to sleep, and wake up a new man.
184
I hate letting my teammates down. I know I’m not going to make every shot. Sometimes I try to make the right play, and if it results in a loss, I feel awful. I don’t feel awful because I have to answer questions about it. I feel awful in that locker room because I could have done something more to help my teammates win.
185
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
186
I am Pisces, with Aries on the ascent. I couldn’t have done all I’ve done in my life if it hadn’t been for Aries.
187
He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
188
A busybody’s work is never done.
189
A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done.
190
When you’re in your 20s, your 30s, even, you have – at least, I had – vast ambitions, and you sit around mooning about these things, and you’re depressed, because you haven’t done them. And it takes you a long time to come to the realization that if you can’t be John Updike, well, then, you can’t.
191
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
192
If I can help one person in this world, then it’s enough, and I’ve done my job.
193
There are a lot of things that need to be done to improve communications.
Douglas Feith
194
We Americans sit at the head of the banquet table, as we have done for a century. Our standard of living is luxurious by any measure.
195
Everything we do in our growing up has been done before. But it needs recognition and validation each time for each one of us – public, private, and secret.
196
I know what I’ve done for music, but don’t call me a legend. Just call me Miles Davis.
Miles Davis
197
I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else.
198
The other part of outsourcing is this: it simply says where the work can be done outside better than it can be done inside, we should do it.
199
At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done.
200
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or to the ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin – but it is not of Edward of England that I shall ask pardon.
201
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
202
I believe it matters how you treat people. I believe in Heaven. I don’t believe that this is it, and then we’re done. I have a lovely relationship with God, although when I’ve lost someone or I’ve seen a sick child, I’ve had conversations with Him in which I’ve had to ask, ‘How can that be right?’
203
I am overly ambitious, because I realize it can be done.
204
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
205
When I’ve done gymnastics, ballet or soccer – I was always trying to be the best. I’m really driven. Really driven.
206
Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.
207
What I treasure the most is people coming up to me in the elevator and saying, ‘You really did a great job‘: neighbours who congratulate for a job well done or little fans who hug me and say they want to be like me.
208
The work of healing is not my work, but by faith, healing is done. The work of deliverance, great and mighty deliverance, is not my work but is my faith in Him. It is not the works of righteousness which I have done, but according to His grace. I am a product of His grace.
209
Above everything else I’ve done, I’ve always said I’ve had more guts than I’ve got talent.
210
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.
211
I used to game a lot, you know, back in the day. My gaming time done got so short that my skills ain’t where they need to be to be online, you know what I’m saying? I just got that Xbox One. I gotta get my skills back, up the par to call myself a gamer.
212
The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other.
213
You are done for – a living dead man – not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the mystery of life.
214
It’s easy to play a character who is suffering with a disease or has a psychological problem. ‘Gentleman‘ is completely opposite. There are both positives and negatives in the role, and it is the most challenging role I have done so far.
215
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
216
Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.
David Storey
217
The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
218
The clothes that I design and everything I’ve done is about life and how people live and how they want to live and how they dream they’ll live. That’s what I do.
219
Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.
220
I am not one of those actors who will abandon my flagship serial, my main claim to fame, just because I’ve done a hit movie.
221
Our responsibility in life is not to lie around and wait for things to happen. Our responsibility in life is to work. Life is getting out and getting things done. When people say they’re over-the-hill at age 50, I don’t understand it.
222
After all is said and done, sit down.
Bill Copeland
223
I used to have, and I still do have, really bad acid reflux. I had a surgical procedure done… that repaired a valve at the top of my stomach that had completely burned away.
224
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
225
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
226
Just because you miss shots, you can’t doubt yourself. It’s easier said than done.
227
Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.
228
I may have hurt some people along the way, but I would like to be seen as somebody who has done his best to do the right thing for any situation and not compromised.
229
Why don’t you start believing that no matter what you have or haven’t done, that your best days are still out in front of you.
230
Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.
231
If they had told me I was the janitor and would have to mop up and clean the toilets after the show in order to play, I probably would have done it.
232
Well done is better than well said.
233
I look back on my life like a good day‘s work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.
Grandma Moses
234
My goal in life is to enjoy what I do, and never to look back and say I wish I would have done that, and to go to UCLA, and to become someone great in life!
235
I’ve done community organizing my whole life and I think to myself, as an organizer, we don’t wait for people to come to us and say, ‘Help us organize something.’ We go out into the community, and we bring the skills to a group of people to organize themselves.
236
The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.
237
A true artist is one who, even after doing a lot, he reminds himself that he hasn’t done anything.
238
A Religion of Evolution: that, when all is said and done, is what Man needs ever more explicitly if he is to survive and ‘superlive,’ as soon as he becomes conscious of his power to ultra-hominize himself and of his duty to do so.
239
I learned more about myself by being an RN than anything else I’ve ever done.
Naomi Judd
240
I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten.
241
I don’t like listening to records a lot after they’re done. There’s just no real nourishment there for me.
242
Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.
243
I don’t get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe.
244
Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.
245
I don’t want to run around and look at a shot through a monitor. That doesn’t improve what I’m trying to do. I figure, once I’ve done my job, it’s none of my business.
246
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
247
Hip-hop has done so much for racial relations, and I don’t think it’s given the proper credit. It has changed America immensely. I’m going to make a very bold statement: Hip-hop has done more than any leader, politician, or anyone to improve race relations.
248
Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done.
249
Operation Bluestar was a mischievous blunder, and it should not have been done.
250
Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.
251
Out of profound gratitude for my adopted country, I can only say that I would like in this land to live and die, and while I live to help other people as much as possible, believing that only in service to other people can I possibly express my gratitude for all that America has done for me.
252
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
253
You’ve got to eat while you dream. You’ve got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.
254
Wherever there is interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done.
255
I had one of the best days of my life. I spent the afternoon with my two kids and my ex-wife at Serendipity. Then I came to the theater, and you know, I think I did the play the best I’ve ever done it.
256
I am never out there just jogging for the heck of it. I never do that. I start to run with a goal in mind, whether it’s a certain time or certain distance or a specific heart-rate goal, and then I am done.
257
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
258
Not only is women’s work never done, the definition keeps changing.
Bill Copeland
259
I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I’ve read has taught me something.
260
By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward.
261
If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?
262
I’ve done plenty of daredeviling – from white-water rafting to bungee jumping. But I think the most fearless was hosting the Emmy Awards. It was overwhelming, and I definitely had to leave fear at the door.
263
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
264
Nothing can be done except little by little.
265
I am in love – and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.
266
My dad was a laborer. And he used to get up at 5:30 every morning. He worked for 50 years of his life, in all weathers for, by showbiz standards, petty cash. I remind myself of that when I feel a little bit spoiled or hard done by.
267
Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination.
Henry Knox
268
I’m doing a film called ‘Black Mass‘ where I play James Bulger. The reason to play him is obvious to me. He’s a fascinating character. It’s not like anything I’ve done before on that level. I’m very excited to slide into that skin for a little bit.
269
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
Harry Crews
270
I like a movie that brings out many discussions. From my experience, every time I have done movies, they create this kind of situation. Like ‘Irreversible,’ ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ ‘Malena’; it’s so interesting. I like to explore the dark side of humanity. That’s why I’m an actor.
271
He who has mingled in the fray of duty that the brave endure, must have made foes. If you have none, small is the work that you have done.
Charles Mackay
272
I cannot adequately express the horror I feel for a man who can be so base as to veil his hypocrisy under the cloak of religion, and state the base falsehood he has done.
273
Why should I care about posterity? What’s posterity ever done for me?
274
The horrific cases in Ferguson, in Staten Island with the death of Eric Garner, and all across the country serve as stark reminders that we must have a say in who polices us, and how that policing is done. We must, we must, let our voices be heard on Election Day.
275
One thing I’ve done is surround myself with people who are as good as me or better.
276
Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done.
Charles Wesley
277
It’s important to learn and not repeat the same mistakes. What’s done is done.
278
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.
279
I just like observing people – it’s something I’ve done ever since I was a kid, and I got really good at it. That’s a big part of why I became a comedian. My audience is filled with every kind of person you can imagine, and I love that.
280
Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.
281
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.
282
Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.
George Allen, Sr.
283
You try to be yourself, do only what you’ve always done and like to do, and right away, you’re tagged as an oddball.
284
Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?
285
Virtually nothing Barack Obama has done has left America or the world better since he became president. Nearly everything he has touched has been made worse.
286
An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
287
I have done my time living on the run. I’m British and I want to come home.
Gary Glitter
288
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
289
Had I stayed longer in some primaries, I would have probably done better in states like Nevada, California, and New Mexico – but I ran out of the money after the second primary in New Hampshire.
290
Shoes make an outfit. You can throw on a crazy shirt and crazy pants but you add those shoes – done.
291
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
292
‘ABCD – AnyBody Can Dance’ and ‘ABCD 2’ has succeeded not merely because of dance, but mainly because of its good script. Viewers have loved the story, and that’s why my movies have done well at the box office.
293
Well done is better than well said.
294
I don’t believe in dying. It’s been done. I’m working on a new exit. Besides, I can’t die now – I’m booked.
295
I’ve tried everything. I’ve done therapy, I’ve done colonics. I went to a psychic who had me running around town buying pieces of ribbon to fill the colors in my aura. Did the Prozac thing.
296
Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night’s repose.
297
In my case, I can sincerely say that nothing is impossible… When I was saying I want to be No. 1 of the world, and I was seven or eight years old, most of the people were laughing at me because it seems like I have one percent of chances to do that, and I’ve done it.
298
Yes, we have ruined the Earth and have done an exceptionally good job of it. Yes, we should look at sustainable development. But we cannot afford to do things sequentially, but parallelly and make sure that we do not repeat our mistakes.
299
It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.
300
I got a greater purpose. God put something in my heart to get across, and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.
301
All the real work is done in the rehearsal period.
302
Do all children have some inherent right to live in America if they have done nothing wrong? If not, then why should the children of illegal immigrants have such a right?
303
I never dwell on what happened. You can’t change it. Move forward. Don’t waste your energy on being angry at something that somebody did six months ago or a year ago. It’s over. Done. Move forward.
304
Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world. I love it there. I love Big Sur. It’s stunning and you get a therapeutic experience there. The drive up the coast is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever done. Also, Hong Kong. I could easily live there!
305
Everything people say I couldn’t do I’ve done.
306
Something comes along and you have to jump on and do it. You can’t stop until it’s done.
307
Social class has worked for years. Born into the right family, go to the right schools, even if you’re not super bright to start with, you’ll turn out bright. You go to the right university, you get the right job, you have the right connections, you’ll make it to the top. Job done, very efficient.
308
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.
309
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
310
If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroduction of cholera, it was Haiti – and we knew it. And in retrospect, more should have been done to prepare for cholera… which can spread like wildfire in Haiti… This was a big rebuke to all of us working in public health and health care in Haiti.
311
No Muslim country has ever done as much as Turkey to make itself over in the image of a European nation-state; the country’s westernised elite brutally imposed secularism, among other things, on its devout population of peasants.
312
Before ‘Titanic,’ yes, I had done some things and, yes, I had been nominated for an Academy Award, but I had never been sort of world-famous. And I suppose, yes, I am really famous now. But I feel embarrassed to say that because it’s just a bit daft for me.
313
I feel like whatever you’ve done in your career, good or bad, it’s nothing but preparation for the big events to come.
314
Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.
315
I’ve done my time. I’ve done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can.
O. J. Simpson
316
I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.
317
My legacy doesn’t matter. It isn’t important that I be remembered. It’s important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ I want to finish strong.
318
I think badminton has a real legacy with more youngsters taking up the sport. Badminton has done really well in that regard compared to other sports.
Rajiv Ouseph
319
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond
320
There is an issue of what does the U.S. expect abroad and what does the U.S. give at home. I think there’s a reconciliation there that needs to be done.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
321
The real danger is not inaction. The real danger is when politicians and CEOs are making it look like action is happening when in fact nothing is being done.
322
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
323
You have to understand that every negotiation isn’t about taking everything off the table. It’s cliche, but you have to try and make sure the other side feels good and you feel good. Because in my business, when I make a deal, it just means once we’re done negotiating, we have to go off and work together.
324
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
325
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
326
It’s not a science when you are judging art, but we’d be remiss to say you can’t look at something and say, ‘This is more well done than that.’
327
I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
328
We collectively, to get things done, work together as a team. Because the work really happens horizontally in our company, not vertically. Products are horizontal. It takes hardware plus software plus services to make a killer product.
329
Let us look at Jim Crow for the criminal he is and what he has done to one life multiplied millions of times over these United States and the world. He walks us on a tightrope from birth.
330
It takes leadership to improve safety. And I started off the movement in my time, but the person who has done more over the past 20 to 30 years and who has led it is Professor Sid Watkins.
Jackie Stewart
331
When I was young, an eccentric uncle decided to teach me how to lie. Not, he explained, because he wanted me to lie, but because he thought I should know how it’s done so I would recognise when I was being lied to.
332
It is right and necessary that all should have work to do which shall be worth doing and be of itself pleasant to do, and which should be done under such conditions as would make it neither over-wearisome nor over-anxious.
333
I’ve done everything every fat person ever has. I’ve tried every diet.
334
To join or not to join films was the biggest choice I had to make. I’d done two years of biogenetic engineering, was an economics graduate and a gold medalist. I had also been a Bharatanatyam dancer from age five, always won the best actress award in school. Finally, I decided to do things for my soul, chose to act.
335
Having the tattoo itself is not really for the end result for me. I like having them done.
336
I think the things that everyone can do are small things, but if they’re done, it will eventually help the environment. I think recycling is the biggest effort I’m making.
Jimin
337
‘The L-Word’ was such a great show because of the amazing writing and characters, but maybe because it was such a new concept, people couldn’t pick up on it, but I think it was down to the dynamic characters and how well done it was.
338
After I had done the first ‘Pirates‘ movie and ‘Secret Window,’ I went on vacation to escape with my kiddies and my girl, and someone said that there was an island down the road for sale. I said, ‘Oh well, let’s go see it.’ I looked at it, I walked on it, and I was done. It had to be.
339
See, what you’re meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren’t you? Well, I’ve always had fast cars. It’s not that. It’s the fear that you’re past your best. It’s the fear that the stuff you’ve done in the past is your best work.
340
We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.
341
The man who knows it can’t be done counts the risk, not the reward.
342
It’s not my habit to kiss and tell. I’ve never done it.
343
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
344
As long as I keep it real, I learn something from everyone. And when you view yourself as a student and not as somebody who’s bigger, there is still learning that can be done every day, and that keeps you open-minded and more ready to learn about life and love.
345
I’m more about mind over muscle. My mindset needs to be the fittest, because it drags my body through whatever needs to be done. A lot of people neglect training their mind and their self-belief, but I believe that’s crucial.
346
Tradition is the great misleader because it’s too easy to follow what has already been done – even though you may think you’re giving it a kick. I was really trying to invent, instead of merely expressing myself.
347
There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
348
Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn’t done it.
Evan Esar
349
Every time I’ve done comedy in, like, traditional comedy clubs, there’s always these comedians that do really well with audiences but that the other comedians hate because they’re just, you know, doing kind of cheap stuff like dancing around or doing, like, very kind of base sex humor a lot, and stuff like that.
350
When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.
George C. Marshall
351
My dad said to me growing up: ‘When all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you’re a lucky man.’
Josh Charles
352
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.
353
I’m not drunk onstage, although I’ve done that a couple of times when I was younger. It’s partly just the way I talk – I talk like somebody in a rocking chair. I’m your 150-year-old grandmother.
354
I’m a survivor, man. I done had my ups and downs, but I’ve got get-back skills for real for real. I refuse to fall.
355
When it’s all said and done, I am secure enough with my manhood to say to the world, ‘I am a male actor, and its okay for me to play a gay man.’
356
I think I can always look back and say my mom and dad would have done this or suggested that in a particular situation. I just really feel blessed to have had them as parents.
357
We are not supposed to be all equal. Let’s just forget that. We are supposed to have equal rights under law. If we do that, we have done enough.
358
We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.
359
And lastly, the political revolutions from 1911 to the present time have done more to bring about tremendous social changes everywhere than even the economic and industrial changes and the new schools.
360
I thought my book was done, then we went to Hawaii and the whole last chapter happened.
361
I will be unhappy if I know I have not accomplished something I should have done that was possible.
362
Songs don’t have to be about going out on Saturday night and having a good rink-up and driving home and crashing cars. A lot of what I’ve done is about alienation… about where you fit in society.
363
You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can’t even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know.
364
I have a really strong opponent in Randy Orton. A former multi-time world champion. He’s held just about every title under the sun. And he’s done it all in a major way. He’s basically wreaked havoc and ran roughshod over the WWE for quite some time. Some people might forget that.
365
I have three assistants, but there isn’t a head assistant. All the important drawings I do myself. Every single character is also done by me.
Tite Kubo
366
Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.
367
Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
368
I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadn’t.
369
The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. A huge gap exists between what we know is possible with today’s machines and what we have so far been able to finish.
370
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
371
Since my residence at Tippecanoe, we have endeavored to level all distinctions, to destroy village chiefs, by whom all mischiefs are done. It is they who sell the land to the Americans.
Tecumseh
372
I feel I’ve done everything late in life. Got married late, and I didn’t do my first movie until I was 31. But in this crazy business, you never know what’s going to happen. Maybe after 20 years of making movies I’ll become an overnight sensation.
373
It gave me a lot of pleasure and pride that 90 percent of the crew for ‘Monsoon Wedding,’ and most of my film, are women. We get the work done, you know, much lesser play of ego… And I really believe in harmony, I believe in working in a spirit of egolessness and that the film is bigger than all of us.
374
When the Queen says ‘well done,’ it means so much.
375
I’ve done movies for certain reasons; I did ‘Anaconda’ because the black man lives. Simple. The black man isn’t dead in the first three pages, like Jurassic Park. It’s like, ‘The black man kills the snake with a Latino girl? Damn! I got to do this.’
376
I came off Snapchat. I was done with it… I think I spent too much time on it.
377
I have heard talk and talk, but nothing is done.
378
I’d rather grind slow because when it land in my lap and when I get it, it’s going to last longer than just shooting straight to the top and then the plane crashing because I done shot up too fast. I’d rather grind, figure the steps out and stay up there.
379
I pray to God every day that he makes me the biggest superstar, but before that, I ask God to make me a good actor. Being a star is hard, but being an actor is even harder. I want to be both before I am done.
380
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
381
I loved ‘True Detective‘ so much in Season 1, and then when the Season 2 monstrosity came around, I was like, ‘What is this show? What have you done to this show?’
382
And when it is done, we ought to follow the example by disarming ourselves.
George William Norris
383
Although the French were very friendly and helpful. On one location we were to film at the top of the Eiffel Tower but we couldn’t, as it was so misty with four inches of snow on the ground. We couldn’t see a thing but we finally got it done.
Lalla Ward
384
It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.
Bonnie Blair
385
Being thrown into the fire and getting the thing turned around in a hurry made it more difficult. Things have been done the hard way. I think you learn better when things are done the hard way.
386
I believe that the purpose for which I and my fellow soldiers entered upon this war should have been so clearly stated as to have made it impossible to change them, and that, had this been done, the objects which actuated us would now be attainable by negotiation.
Siegfried Sassoon
387
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
388
The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.
Howard Cosell
389
When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.
Edward Steichen
390
By looking at the questions the kids are asking, we learn the scope of what needs to be done.
391
Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
392
I always try to do as much as I can do. I’m never a person that does not enough, because I’d regret not doing enough and think I probably could have done more. I probably go too far and have to reel myself back in, which works in some things, and other things it doesn’t work.
393
Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do.
394
I think that American women are further along than any other women in the world. But you can’t have peace in a world in which some women or some men or some nations are at different stages of development. There is so much work to be done.
395
A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.
396
I’m thankful for the work that feminists like Gloria Steinem have done. I am a feminist, but the geography for women today is vastly different than it was in the ’60s.
397
What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.
398
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.
399
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
David Joseph Schwartz
400
I sort of set myself really high standards which is good and bad. If I know that I’ve done all I can to prepare, that’s when I race the best and in ’09 I was going through a lot of emotional ups and downs and I was never as fit as I would have liked to have been. So I never felt comfortable.
Stephanie Rice
401
I don’t really know too many designers. I like a lot of what Kanye West has done with Yeezy, but I think it’s a bit too, how you say, elevated; it’s a little bit too special. Like he’s trying to make something that’s kind of a little bit too cool sometimes.
402
Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have.
403
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
404
Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.
Amelia Earhart
405
Getting all of the nutrients you need simply cannot be done without supplements.
406
You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which ‘clicks.’
Florence Scovel Shinn
407
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
408
The Coast Guard has long been known as the armed service that gets more done for less.
409
Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means.
410
He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
411
You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off.
412
What is Apple, after all? Apple is about people who think ‘outside the box,’ people who want to use computers to help them change the world, to help them create things that make a difference, and not just to get a job done.
413
One must work; one must work. I have done what I could.
Louis Pasteur
414
If I can get some student interested in science, if I can show members of the general public what’s going on up there in the space program, then my job’s been done.
415
Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it’s done right. Even a pancake.
416
The idea that to make a man work you’ve got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We’ve done that for so long that we’ve forgotten there’s any other way.
417
Sometimes, you have to get angry to get things done.
418
We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
Alan Turing
419
Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today.
Maxwell Maltz
420
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
421
What keeps me going is a constant sense of disappointment with what I’ve already done.
422
Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us: but how little is spoken of what he is to do in us! and yet all that he has done for us is in reference to what he is to do in us.
423
If you done it, it ain’t bragging.
424
There are a lot of really fabulous things that get done with digital assets and blockchain technologies to reduce friction, to reduce costs, and enable things that weren’t possible before.
425
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
426
So little done, so much to do.
Cecil Rhodes
427
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
428
The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
429
Everything I’ve ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it.
430
In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
431
I gave ’em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I’d have done the same thing.
432
I know I haven’t always done things the right way. I’m just trying to reflect on how to make myself better, how to become a better man, a better father, a better person, a better artist.
Future
433
I wasn’t a dancer learning to play Baby Houseman. I was Baby Houseman learning to play a dancer. I was someone who’d never done any Latin dance. I’d taken jazz classes and ballet growing up in New York, so I had dance in me, and I knew I loved it, but I’d never done a dance audition.
434
One thing I’ve done in my life is train year-round to compete at anything, anything. I’ve got an invitation now to maybe be on the karate team for the Barcelona Olympics. I’m debating whether I want to do that. I just love to compete, and I want to win.
435
I believe that in life, you have to give things your best shot, do your best. You have to focus on what needs to be done, do the right thing, not the popular thing.
436
If the Devil can only make you think that you are abused or ill treated, and you begin to fret about it, and you give the Devil power over you – in the end, it is as bad as though you had done wrong yourself.
Brigham Young
437
Something attempted, something done, Has earned a nights repose.
438
Explorations into chemistry were done in our basement, sometimes with friends, and my parents must have had quite a bit of confidence in my abilities when they allowed me to experiment with explosive mixtures.
439
When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
Dennis Weaver
440
Seven hundred thousand people who have dementia in this country are not heard. I’m fortunate; I can be heard. Regrettably, it’s amazing how people listen if you stand up in public and give away $1 million for research into the disease, as I have done.
441
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
442
I think every album you have, especially if it’s done well, you feel like you’re competing with yourself.
443
The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial look, but the great gift still has to come from Africa – giving the world a more human face.
444
You know, I think the greatest gift in the world is a good employee, you know, or people who can do your work for you and do it well the way you’d like to have it done. And I’ve always been able to surround myself with really good people.
445
Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
446
I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That’s exactly what I’ve done.
447
The most pressing ethical question is to make sure that everything you do from a scientific standpoint is done for the ultimate good and positive issue for the people that you’re caring about.
448
Rather than wait to be discovered, discover yourself. Whatever it is that you intend to do later, start doing it now, get good at it, and show people what you’ve done. Actions speak louder than words.
449
All the scars on my body, all the bumps and bruises, all the muscles – that is a story of everything I have done. And it’s not just my story. My ancestors who came before me gave me this vessel to sculpt and mold.
450
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’
451
I can’t ever imagine going in for short hair. I’m somehow not comfortable in getting a short haircut done.
452
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
453
I have been underestimated for decades. I have done very well that way.
454
I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
455
Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me.
456
Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time.
457
Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
458
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.
459
One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.
460
I get a lot of the ideas when I’m resting – either when I’m meditating or getting some kind of work done on my back, like physical therapy or acupuncture. That’s where I get my best ideas, maybe because I’m balancing my body.
461
I’ve done many rallies and it’s been super-charged, highly charged. People are very receptive.
462
We dragged the National Health Service from the depths of degradation. I’ve got a United Nations heart bypass to prove it and it was done by a Syrian cardiologist, a Malaysian surgeon, a Dutch doctor and a Nigerian registrar.
463
For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it’s time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
464
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
465
Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people simply list everything they’ve ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data.
466
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
467
I haven’t seen about half the movies I’ve done. You know, you’ve got to make a living, but some I don’t get a good vibe with.
468
I find myself evil. I believe in the devil as much as God. You can use either one to get things done.
Peter Criss
469
Revision is the heart of writing. Every page I do is done over seven or eight times.
Patricia Reilly Giff
470
Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.
471
Don’t let what you don’t know scare you, because it can become your greatest asset. And if you do things without knowing how they have always been done, you’re guaranteed to do them differently.
472
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
473
God gave me life to continue to do things that I would never have done.
474
Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.
Archibald MacLeish
475
People with momentum can get so much done. Momentum is easy to lose and almost impossible to fake.
476
I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself.
477
I think it’s important for an actor to see the work they’ve done because every time you revisit a work you come up with a new way of improving it. It’s a good way to brush up your craft and your skills, so I think it’s a good thing to do, keep seeing your films.
478
I’ve done enough running from monsters. It’s time to do some chasing.
479
Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo.
J. Edgar Hoover
480
What we have done, the result of that comes to us whenever it comes, either today, tomorrow, hundred years later, hundred lives later, whatever, whatever. And so, it’s our own karma. That is why that philosophy in every religion: Killing is sin. Killing is sin in every religion.
481
I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do.
482
What is it they want from the man that they didn’t get from the work? What do they expect? What is there left when he’s done with his work, what’s any artist but the dregs of his work, the human shambles that follows it around?
William Gaddis
483
The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
B. C. Forbes
484
No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.
Olive Schreiner
485
I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.
486
One of my big fears is drying up, and the more I create, the more I feel myself shrinking beneath the backlog of work I’ve done.
487
No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.
Booker T. Washington
488
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
489
CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally… Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past.
490
I have a deadline. I’m glad. I think that will help me get it done.
491
Fishing is quite a good metaphor for life. You do your prep, you do your thinking, you put your bait out, and you wait, confident that you’ve done your groundwork. But a lot of life is luck.
492
I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
493
When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over.
494
Sometimes you have to park things you’re not happy with, because there are more important things to be done.
495
The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
496
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
497
Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.
Basil Rathbone
498
Baking can be done with a few simple ingredients, so it’s about simplicity and nostalgia – people are reminded of their childhood.
499
To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that’s all I would be remembered for.
500
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
501
Football is an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art.
502
Deciding not to decide is, of course, among the most important things done by the Supreme Court. It takes a lot of doing, but it can be done.
503
Don’t try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can’t be done except by liars.
504
I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.
505
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
506
Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.
507
Mum had done everything you need to educate a kid. She made me a kid who likes books and she told me about ‘Wind in the Willows’ and read it and I thought this is weird, Rat, Mole, Toad and my first ever Bolshie thought – you know about ‘The Wind in the Willows.’
508
My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty… it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
509
One and done, Home Run Derby champion. It was a cool experience. I enjoyed it all, but I don’t think I really need to go out there and do it again.
510
Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the possum that it could be done.
511
When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that’s Memoirs.
512
I suppose we’ll make money off our album and our singles and stuff, but, like, they were made as we wanted them, exactly with what we had to say, and done exactly how we wanted them, right? And, like, we didn’t put them out to make money. We put them out because we wanted to do them, do you know what I mean?
Sid Vicious
513
The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
514
Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him.
Frank A. Clark
515
There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
Johnny Unitas