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Fleeting Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Fleeting

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The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
- Diane Ackerman

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting,
the contingent; it is one half of art,
the other being the eternal and the immovable.
- Charles Baudelaire

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I wonder what kind of lives they will have built for
themselves when they turn 45 and can't really have
any connection with people because they are so used to fleeting sexual.
- Randy Harrison

Victory is fleeting.
Losing is forever.
- Billie Jean King

With me, satisfaction is always very fleeting with our work.
I always get a little restless with it.
- Geddy Lee


 

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile;
virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph.
The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments,
any one of which might say something significant.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet;
a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
- Ann Landers

In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation
prevail are short and fleeting.
- Stefan Zweig

People need to realise what real happiness and success is,
because success as an actor is fleeting.
You can be up there one day and gone the next.
- Chuck Norris

An actor's popularity is fleeting.
His success has the life expectancy of a small boy
who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
- Fred Allen

There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals,
but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away
and you become a fleeting moment in life.
- Pete Maravich

Every day has been so short, every hour so fleeting,
every minute so filled with the life I love that time
for me has fled on too swift a wing.
- Aga Khan III

The elusive nature of love...
it can be such a fleeting thing.
You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone.
- Mick Jagger

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

Discourse is fleeting, but junk mail is forever.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Just the other day, it seems, the kids were running through the house,
slamming doors, breaking glass, making noise.
Time goes by so quickly.
Sometimes everything seems so fleeting.
- Perry Como

It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment,
but not a frozen moment.
- Andrew Wyeth

To photograph is to hold one's breath,
when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.
It's at that precise moment that mastering an image
becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for
something other than life in its conventional sense
and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling
produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.
- Andre Breton

Like everything which is not the involuntary result
of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will,
any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more
interesting than any romance,
however passionate.
- W. H. Auden

To be content with life or to live merrily,
rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting,
superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea,
headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as
for rendezvous with discretion.
- Barbara Tuchman

The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet.
- Jerry Costello

The admirals of his majesty's fleet are classed into three squadrons,
viz.
the red, the white, and the blue.
- William Falconer

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy,
who can be dull in Fleet Street.
- Charles Lamb

Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed,
it is usually divided into three squadrons;
and these,
if numerous, are again separated into divisions.
- William Falconer

I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the
prairies of the far West,
well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed.
- Buffalo Bill

A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of
the sea as exploit a highway.
- Joseph Conrad

I buy newspapers to make money to buy more newspapers to make more money.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

Always think in terms of what the other person wants.
- James Van Fleet

As for editorial content, that's the stuff you separate the ads with.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

I have a magpie mind.
I like anything that glitters.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

After the atomic bombs were dropped,
the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet,
the Missouri and the rest of them, while they signed
the terms of surrender that ended the war.
- Barney Ross

If the British Fleet were lost or captured,
the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany,
a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in
that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe.
- Wendell Willkie

Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet
would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was
kept in order and increasing by staying in port;
but know he finds,
I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth,
that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year.
- Horatio Nelson

When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor
attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise
seems a blessing from Heaven.
It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor,
and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.
- Hideki Tojo

The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals,
and with greater facility form itself into the line
of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view
in every order of sailing.
- William Falconer

Our duty was to try and find the Japanese fleet.
We never did find the Japanese fleet and I am awfully glad,
because they had attacked us there with six carriers,
three battleships, 10 or 15 cruisers,
and about 20 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

I thought Paulie could jump.
I know he's not fleet of foot, but at least have some hops.
I guess we know who is not going to win a gold glove.
I was trying to become a spokesperson for the U.S.
Postal Service.
- Billy Koch

I've got money so I'm a Conservative.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll.
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain.
Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
- Lord Byron

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme
expression of military power and fleets and armies,
however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
- Winston Churchill

If I had been censured every time I have run my ship,
or fleets under my command, into great danger,
I should have long ago been out of the Service and
never in the House of Peers.
- Horatio Nelson

Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind.
In search of this, from realm to realm we roam.
Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
- Shelby Foote

If you want to maintain a sustainable supply of fish
you have to farm the fish,
rather than mine them.
So putting your money into fishing fleets that are
going to exacerbate the problem by over-fishing is
not the way to preserve the underlying asset.
- Maurice Strong

The first condition of success for the League of Nations is,
therefore, a firm understanding between the British
Empire and the United States of America and France
and Italy that there will be no competitive building
up of fleets or armies between them.
- Arthur Henderson

All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest;
All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far
better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

Feeling good about government is like looking on the
bright side of any catastrophe.
When you quit looking on the bright side,
the catastrophe is still there.
- P. J. O'Rourke

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best.
- William Arthur Ward

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the
joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air,
is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
- Erich Fromm

I'm a Mommy's Girl - the strongest influence in my young life was my mom.
- Susie Bright

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible
in bright moments as well as in trouble,
we cannot fully respond to its consolations
because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
- Helen Keller

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art,
a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.
- Madeleine L'Engle

You got to look on the bright side, even if there ain't one.
- Dashiell Hammett

In this bright future you can't forget your past.
- Bob Marley

I think Chris Matthews is a very bright guy.
I'd listen to him even if he didn't shout at people.
- Peter Jennings

I was smart, to tell you the truth.
I'm not really bright, but I'm not stupid.
- Bobby Vinton

Parents are like shuttles on a loom.
They join the threads of the past with threads of the
future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.
- Fred Rogers


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