It takes a long time to appreciate one's parents.
After a long time with someone, you realise you've been thinking for two.
My mother was a strong-willed and opinionated woman - a Sicilian! - and if she didn't like something, she'd let you know about it. So her undying support of her kids went a long way in proving to us that we were on the right path.
I do think that despite my best efforts to resist it, I am now a grown-up. It's due to lots of very difficult decisions that you make over a long period of time - about motherhood, wifehood, and work, and all the things that one has to make decisions about.
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day.
I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky and I learned, early on, that Habitual Domination was a natural way of life.
The best thing about the Kentucky Derby is that it is only two minutes long. It is the quickest event in sports, except for Sumo-wrestling & Mike Tyson fights. Maybe Drag-racing is quicker, but I have never been attracted to it.
Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.
Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.
There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth.
Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man.
Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers.
Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool, being told how to walk, how to talk, how to sit.
We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it; our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands.
I try to avoid long-range plans and visions - that way I can more easily deal with anything new that comes up.
Bob Dylan did the first really long record - Like A Rolling Stone - I think it was four minutes.
My wife doesn't care what I do when I'm away, as long as I don't have a good time.
There are two things that won't last long in this world, and that's dogs chasing cars and pros putting for pars.
What campaigns are for is weeding out the people who, for one way or another, weren't making it for the long haul.
Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long, and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is very much more valuable.
You learn from your mistakes, and I think it's a good thing as long as you learn something.
I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.
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