Being up on something is a way of dismissing it. To espouse any point of view is a danger — it might leave us stuck with last year's cause. Prized for their novelty alone, ideas, gimmicks, trends become equivalent, interchangeable.
There used to be a time when this country's president could have delivered the same New Year's Address he had given a year before, and nobody would have noticed. Fortunately, that time has passed.
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this Year's fashions, even though I long ago cameto the conclusion that I was not a political person and could have no comfortable place in any political group.
Mais o u' sont les neiges d'antan? But where are last Year's snows?
[regarding US conquest of the Philippines] "I turn green in bed at midnight if I think of the horror of a Year's warfare in the Philippines [...] We must slaughter a million or two foolish Malays in order to give them the comforts of flannel petticoats and electric railways."henry adams
"Right now we have Low Thia Khiang, Chiam See Tong, Steve Chia. We can deal with them. Suppose you had 10, 15, 20 opposition members in Parliament. Instead of spending my time thinking what is the right policy for Singapore, I'm going to spend all my time thinking what's the right way to fix them, to buy my supporters votes, how can I solve this week's problem and forget about next Year's challenges?"lee hsien loong
Forbes magazine has named Mel Gibson this Year's most powerful celebrity. ... Forbes' least powerful celebrity? [Miller displayed the widely circulated image from the Lynndie England photographs of a hooded Iraqi prisoner with wires attached to his outstretched arms] You're looking at him. Screw this guy. ... [He's a] bad guy.dennis miller
With engineering, I view this Year's failure as next Year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.gordon moore
But where is last Year's snow? This was the greatest care that Villon, the Parisian poet, took.françois villon
With engineering, I view this Year's failure as next Year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
Live Free or Die Hard may work better for an audience that doesn't know much about the series is than it will for Die Hard die hards, who will be wondering who that impersonator is and what he did with the real John McClane. The original Die Hard came out of nowhere to blitz the 1988 summer box office. The fourth installment arrives with a weight of expectations that Atlas would have trouble shouldering and, when the dust settles in September, it's unlikely that Live Free or Die Hard will be one of this Year's big success stories.james berardinelli
The irrevocable Hand That opes the Year's fair gate, doth ope and shut The portals of our earthly destinies ; We walk through blindfold, and the noiseless doors Close after us, for ever. Pause, my soul , On these strange words for ever whose large sound Breaks flood-like, drowning all the petty noise Our human moans make on the shores of Time . O Thou that openest, and no man shuts; That shut'st, and no man opens Thee we wait!dinah maria mulock
Lithuanian baritone Vytautas Juozapaitis, last Year's devilish, dark-toned Don Giovanni, Teatro Lirico has a powerful singer with an impressive stage presence. Sparks flew because Vasileva and Juozapaitis created such emotional tension: she more nuanced than the usual submissive heroine, he more sympathetic than the stock villain.vytautas juozapaitis
For Time will teach thee soon the truth, There are no birds in last Year's nest!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Success is full of promise till men get it; and then it is last Year's nest from which the bird has flown.henry ward beecher
Spring, the sweet Spring, is the Year's pleasant kingthomas nashe
A thousand Year's time... you won't remember me.