Quotations on Worth

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A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Observation, World, Worth, Writer)

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.
- Johnny Ball
(Keywords: Age, Life, Work, Crime, Desire, Discrimination, Living, Worth, Wrong)

You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really.
- Iain Banks
(Keywords: Ability, Saying, Skill, Worth, Writing)

Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Education, Children, School, Violence, Worth, 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)

T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth, Texas. He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old. When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice.
- Betty Buckley
(Keywords: Time, First, Old, Voice, Worth, Years)

There are MAYBE 30 years worth of ideas out there... watch for the feature version of ER in about 25 years... Hollywood has become hopelessly chained to the bottom line.
- Bruce Campbell
(Keywords: Ideas, Hollywood, Worth, Years)

I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about.
- Truman Capote
(Keywords: Talk, Worth, Writing)

Experience alone can give a final answer. The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes of mere assertions and contradictions.
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Experience, Knowledge, Worth, Years)

Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Keywords: Pity, Worth, Writer)

Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science.
- Jared Diamond
(Keywords: Science, Animals, Result, Worth, Years)

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Age, Women, Fear, Living, Middle age, Reason, Worth, Years, Youth)

If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Mother, Ladies, Old, Will, Worth, Writer)

Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Life, Living, Worth, Writing)

I don't know whether you have done your calculations but, about two or three years back, I did a first assessment of what the first successful device would be worth and it came out at about 300 trillion dollars.
- Martin Fleischmann
(Keywords: Successful, Calculations, First, Worth, Years)

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Reading, Worth, Writing)

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Reading, Worth, Writing)

I think the writing of literature should give pleasure. What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics. It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing.
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Keywords: Literature, Nothing, Physics, Pleasure, Worth, Writing)

What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
- Zane Grey
(Keywords: Death, Life, Blood, Forgetfulness, Living, Suicide, Worth, Yield)

Then I found books that were written much later, as late as 15 years ago. It was very superficial material, but enough to tell me that the genesis of this story was worth exploring.
- Charles Guggenheim
(Keywords: Books, Worth, Years)

Any writer worth the name is always getting into one thing or getting out of another thing.
- Fannie Hurst
(Keywords: Name, Worth, Writer)

Some of the money going to the rookies can now be spent on people who have proved their worth. After all, the average playing life of a pro football player is about eight years and it is only fitting that the veterans get something for their efforts.
- Bob Lilly
(Keywords: Life, Money, People, Football, Now, Veterans, Worth, Years)

Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together.
- Roger McGough
(Keywords: Poets, Worth, Writers)

Courses on historical methodology are not worth the time that they take up. I shall never give one myself, and I have observed that many of my colleagues who do give such courses refrain from exemplifying their methods by writing anything.
- Samuel E. Morison
(Keywords: Time, Worth, Writing)

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer
(Keywords: Pleasure, Worth, Years)

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer
(Keywords: Life, Pleasure, Worth, Years)

The question of who is right and who is wrong has seemed to me always too small to be worth a moment's thought, while the question of what is right and what is wrong has seemed all-important.
- Albert J. Nock
(Keywords: Thought, Question, Right, Worth, Wrong)

I grew up in Texas, but that was 20 years ago. Last year, in Fort Worth, they had hail the size of softballs. We're seeing more and more powerful storms, of all types, almost on a biblical level.
- Bill Paxton
(Keywords: Storms, Worth, Years)

Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
- Ross Perot
(Keywords: Action, Being, Contemplation, Living, Man, Worth, Writing)

Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living.
- Harold Pinter
(Keywords: Life, Living, Worth, Writing)

Now, I feel that if somebody looks through all the numbers through all those years, they will find one for Julius Rosenberg, and it is worth finding if it is such an important issue.
- Julius Rosenberg
(Keywords: Now, Numbers, Will, Worth, Years)

I have to have a character worth caring about. I tend not to start writing books about people I don't have a lot of sympathy for because I'm just going to be with them too long.
- Richard Russo
(Keywords: Sympathy, People, Character, Books, Caring, Worth, Writing)

In the range of music that we play - roughly 300 years' worth-there really are more similarities than differences.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Keywords: Music, Play, Worth, Years)

Without the faintest possibility of finding a job, I decided to devote myself to literature: it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer.
- Jose Saramago
(Keywords: Time, Possibility, Job, Worth, Writer)

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
- Walter Scott
(Keywords: Men, Life, Action, Existence, Honor, Observation, Worth, Years)

All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Keywords: Mistakes, Worth, Youth)

To be taken into account were some years of schooling, where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws, and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas; it was worth the while.
- Joshua Slocum
(Keywords: Diligence, Laws, Worth, Years)

We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with.
- Lillian Smith
(Keywords: Flirting, Worth, Zodiac)

I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property.
- William Graham Sumner
(Keywords: Opinion, Property, Worth, Writer)

An approximate answer to the right question is worth far more than a precise answer to the wrong one.
- John Tuley
(Keywords: Question, Right, Worth, Wrong)

'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Keywords: Life, Man, Smile, Song, Will, Worth, Wrong)









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