Quotations on Waste

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If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library.
- Tony Benn
(Keywords: Public, Waste, Years)

Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Love, Men, Independence, Waste, Woman)

You can't control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere.
- Dave Blood
(Keywords: Control, Energy, Fool, Trying, Vanity, Waste, Will)

Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Time, Production, Waste, Years)

I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste.
- Berke Breathed
(Keywords: Nature, Lady, Waste, Years)

Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Energy, Generations, Luxury, Present, Waste, Worth, Years)

Some otherwise sane scientists have seriously proposed that we tuck this deadly garbage under the edges of drifting continents but how can they be sure the moving land masses will climb over the waste and not just push it forward?
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Land, Scientists, Waste, Will)

I can do whatever I want. They will tell me if what I am doing is stupid or a total waste of time. I may tell them that they are wrong, and we will come to an agreement.
- Bill Budge
(Keywords: Time, Agreement, May, Want, Waste, Will, Wrong)

The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government - from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration - could fill committee agendas for years.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Food, Government, Committee, Stupidity, Waste, Years)

There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Keywords: Disillusionment, Girls, Moments, Pity, Waste, Will)

It is better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.
- Georges Courteline
(Keywords: Nothing, Waste, Youth)

That area environmentally is a waste. You can't do anything. I don't care if the Sierra Club goes out there. It is fully polluted! You're not only going to work to clean up the environment, but also you will put people to work.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: Work, People, Care, Environment, Waste, Will)

Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of their lives before they break through the actual and conventional lies which surround them.
- Isadora Duncan
(Keywords: Lies, Today, Waste, Years)

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
- Thomas A. Edison
(Keywords: Time, Ability, Loss, Question, Waste, Will)

With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Keywords: Men, Arguments, Reason, Waste, Will)

How many times will this Congress waste time on an issue that a majority of Americans do not want?
- Raul Grijalva
(Keywords: Time, Americans, Congress, Majority, Want, Waste, Will)

I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning - organize.
- Joe Hill
(Keywords: Time, Mourning, Waste, Will)

You can look at that by comparing Medicare's growth rates to the private insurance world, to the other Federal programs that we run, by looking at the billions of dollars, not millions but billions of dollars, we waste every year.
- Bobby Jindal
(Keywords: Growth, Waste, World)

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Waste, Will)

Don't waste your time away thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues.
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Keywords: Time, Waste, Yesterday)

I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Hope, American, Religious, Vote, Voting, Waste, Will)

We shall not fight for the preservation of the enemy, which has laid waste with death and desolation the fields and hills of Ireland for 700 years.
- James Larkin
(Keywords: Death, Enemy, Fight, Ireland, Waste, Years)

Strangely enough, through all those school years I decided at 13 or 14 I was going to be a musician and so school was just something to get out of the way, a waste of time and not to bother with it.
- Alvin Lee
(Keywords: Time, School, Waste, Years)

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock
(Keywords: Time, Lie, Clouds, Day, Idleness, Listening, Rest, Sky, Summer, Trees, Waste, Water)

I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it.
- Demetri Martin
(Keywords: Birthday, Christmas, Want, Waste, Wrong)

Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.
- Thomas Nagel
(Keywords: Computers, Time, Man, Mind, Waste, Will)

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Feelings, Actions, Results, Waste, Words)

But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings.
- Robert Peel
(Keywords: Time, Courage, Strength, Man, Prudence, Sense, Waste, Will)

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
- George Bernard Shaw
(Keywords: Children, Crime, Waste, Youth)

The waste basket is the writer's best friend.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Keywords: Friend, Waste, Writer)

Congress must make it clear that common animal waste will not expose farmers to liability under Superfund, while ensuring continued action to clean up legitimate hazardous waste sites around the nation.
- Ike Skelton
(Keywords: Action, Congress, Nation, Waste, Will)

This is mainly because I spend a lot of time writing and so don't have much time to read; I hate to waste that time reading what may turn out to be junk food for the mind, when there's so much real writing to be read.
- John Sladek
(Keywords: Food, Time, Hate, May, Mind, Reading, Waste, Writing)

People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do.
- Thomas Sowell
(Keywords: Time, Work, People, Waste, Will)

You know, I was chubby when I was a little girl. And I have all those issues everyone else has. But I try not to. And I've learned over the years that it's such a waste of time. And people like me whether I'm a little bit fatter or not.
- Gwen Stefani
(Keywords: Time, People, Waste, Years)

It's a national concern, I mean how we dispose of nuclear waste in a safe way, how we deal with this incredible amount of nuclear waste we have created over the years.
- Tom Udall
(Keywords: Concern, Waste, Years)

I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress.
- William Whipple
(Keywords: Time, Congress, Gentlemen, Importance, Waste, Will)

The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
- Frances E. Willard
(Keywords: Life, Waste, Will, World)

The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.
- William Wordsworth
(Keywords: Nature, Waste, World)

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
- William Butler Yeats
(Keywords: Death, Life, Balance, Mind, Waste, Years)

We had two rules growing up in my house: If you're going to take a shower, do it with whomever you're dating so you don't waste water; and if you buy one for yourself, buy six, because everybody's going to want one.
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Keywords: Dating, Growing up, Rules, Want, Waste, Water)

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