No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.
It was Eighty miles away from us, but it stood out sharp and clear on the eastern skyline. ~ John Walter Gregory ... my interest was roused; for its grooved and rounded surface suggested that it had been carried to its present position by ice. ~ John Walter Gregory
Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
Eighty percent of a picture is writing, the other twenty percent is the execution, such as having the camera on the right spot and being able to afford to have good actors in all parts.billy wilder
In a dream you are never Eighty.
Presently I shall be introduced as 'this venerable old gentleman' and the axe will fall when they raise me to the degree of 'grand old man'. That means on our continent any one with snow-white hair who has kept out of jail till Eighty.stephen leacock
But Hitler didn't strive for the annihilation of the Jews - he stressed that fact in public life and in the newspapers. Hitler merely said at the beginning that Jewish influence was too great, that of all the lawyers in Berlin, Eighty percent were Jewish. Hitler thought that a small percentage of the people, the Jews, should not be allowed to control the theater, cinema, radio, et cetera.franz von papen
However, if I shall live to be Eighty I shall probably be the only person left in England who reads anything but newspapers and scientific publications.Matthew Arnold
The haiku that reveals seventy to Eighty percent of its subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of.Matsuo Basho
What have I to do with millions [of people]? The Eighty I know despise me.charlotte brontë
What had really caused the women’s movement was the additional years of human life. At the turn of the century women’s life expectancy was forty-six; now it was nearly Eighty. Our groping sense that we couldn’t live all those years in terms of motherhood alone was “the problem that had no name.” Realizing that it was not some freakish personal fault but our common problem as women had enabled us to take the first steps to change our lives.betty friedan
The grief of the keen is no personal complaint for the death of one woman over Eighty years, but seems to contain the whole passionate rage that lurks somewhere in every native of the island. In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the people seems to lay itself bare for an instant, and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas.john millington synge
Little by little, but steadily as man's march to the grave, we have been giving up the OLD for the NEW faith. Near Eighty years ago we began by declaring that all men are created equal; but now from that beginning we have run down to the other declaration, that for SOME men to enslave OTHERS is a “sacred right of self-government.” These principles can not stand together. They are as opposite as God and mammon ; and whoever holds to the one, must despise the other.
At length Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mam´re, to Kir´i·ath-ar´ba, that is to say, He´bron, where Abraham and also Isaac had resided as aliens. And the days of Isaac came to be a hundred and Eighty years. After that Isaac expired and died and was gathered to his people, old and satisfied with days, and E´sau and Jacob his sons buried him.
How old I am! I'm Eighty years! I've worked both hard and long, Yet patient as my life has been, One dearest sight I have not seen It almost seems a wrong; A dream I had when life was new, Alas our dreams! they come not true; I thought to see fair Carcassonne, That lovely city Carcassonne!gustave nadaud
We know that more than seventy to Eighty percent of women masturbate, and ninety percent of men masturbate, and the rest lie.
The argument [behind climate change] is absolute crap. However, the politics of this are tough for us. Eighty per cent of people believe climate change is a real and present danger.tony abbott