Quotes on threes

If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.
Winston Churchill

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
Jim Rohn

To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we’re trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?
Jimi Hendrix

The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.

He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third.
Thomas Paine

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli

A lifetime contract for a coach means if you’re ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can’t fire you.
Lou Holtz

Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides, peace and prosperity for eight blessed years – and even a third term for his feckless vice president, George H.W. Bush.
Ann Coulter

Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President’s economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation – innovation begins in the classroom – clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform.
Nancy Pelosi

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
Donald Trump

When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
Jackie Kennedy

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Lord Byron

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it.
David Ogilvy

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer

There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third.
Timothy Leary

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
Paulo Coelho

There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can’t think what to do with the long winter evenings.
Quentin Crisp

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
Fidel Castro

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it’s God first, friends and family second and you third, we won’t ever have an argument.
Jeff Foxworthy

When you get to your third millionth frequent flyer mile, I think something snaps in your brain.
Jeff Foxworthy

The new spirituality will also base itself on a third very large spiritual understanding, which is that life is eternal. Most religious people claim to believe that, but very few people actually live as if that were true.
Neale Donald Walsch

It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
Howard Nemerov

Don’t forget Mother’s Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad’s Third Wife Day.
Jay Leno

The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.
Hannah Arendt

On occasion we need to make a second effort – and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve.
Thomas S. Monson

Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.
Knute Rockne

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
Bill Hicks

I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and – I can’t remember what the third thing is.
Fred Allen

As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the second season, it was the activism of the fans that revived it for a third season.
George Takei

His nerve, his memory, and I can’t remember the third thing.
Lee Trevino

Alliance – in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
Ambrose Bierce

Somewhere between a third and a quarter of all people living in America today were born between 1946 and 1965 and if you think you’re tired of hearing about us, you should try being one of us.
Anna Quindlen

Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third.
Bud Abbott

It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up The really tough places were over around Third Avenue where it ran into the Harlem River, but we weren’t far away.
Norman Rockwell

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough.
Ayrton Senna

Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl’s clothes off.
Raymond Chandler

The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium.
Arthur C. Clarke

We kinda look at this as the second or third chapter of our lives. After college, most people figure out what they want to do with their lives. But we already know what we want to do in the future and that is to continue to further our business goals.
Mary-Kate Olsen

In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee – or laugh.
Robert Orben

My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle on the Plank road in retreat, little less than a panic. In a few hours we changed defeat to victory, the broken divisions of the Third Corps rallying in their rear.
James Longstreet

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
Henry James

When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me.
Bob Uecker

One of the most surreal moments in this election was after the third debate, when I heard a talking head say, Al Gore won on substance, on the issues. But you have to give the victory to Bush because he seems presidential.
Bradley Whitford

When it comes to exploring the mind in the framework of cognitive neuroscience, the maximal yield of data comes from integrating what a person experiences – the first person – with what the measurements show – the third person.
Daniel Goleman

Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third.
Thomas Huxley

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
Salman Rushdie

The fat lady hasn’t sung yet. We’ll wait until we get a look at what is in the motion passed on third reading.
Bobby Orr

I’m a writer first and an editor second… or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don’t claim to have all of them at my command.
Lynn Abbey

One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.
Beverly Cleary

I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all.
Beverly Cleary

And a third thing is the understanding of the Church as a community, a communion which is just a hierarchy but the people of God, whose servants are the priests and bishops.
Hans Kung

What the government has to do, if it wants to govern for any length of time, is it must appeal primarily to the third parties in the House of Commons to get them to support it.
Stephen Harper

It’s the government’s obligation to look really to the third parties to get the support to govern.
Stephen Harper

The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance.
Hu Shih

And I have lived since – as you have – in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.
Lester B. Pearson

In heaven there are two distinct loves, love to the Lord and love towards the neighbor, in the inmost or third heaven love to the Lord, in the second or middle heaven love towards the neighbor.
Emanuel Swedenborg

We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part.
Vivienne Westwood

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

I’d love to go back and teach primary school. I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade. I’d love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade.
Jonathan Kozol

The third umpires should be changed as often as nappies and for the same reason.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

The third time you say a thing it sounds like a lie.
Harrison Ford

The third stage was the reaction that came when the body struggled to compensate for its ills – when, for instance, the white count not only returned to normal but increased to much higher than normal levels.
John Hersey

I’ll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.
Noel Coward

And maybe that’s being the third child, although my entire family are very resilient – very, very resilient.
Lynn Redgrave

We are regarded as a Third World country with First World living conditions.
Pauline Hanson

I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it… I always want to see the third dimension of something… I want to come alive with the object.
Andrew Wyeth

Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world.
Hans Hofmann

Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.
Carroll Quigley

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.
George Herbert

The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.

We are now in the Me Decade – seeing the upward roll of the third great religious wave in American history.
Tom Wolfe

The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew’s cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo’s choice to know the truth. It’s a beautiful, beautiful story.
Keanu Reeves

I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar, which was the first thing I ever did.
Ewan McGregor

For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.
Doris Lessing

The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.
Jean de la Bruyere

Third, for people who aren’t doing it already, take classes – they’re worthwhile. Workshops or classes – a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day.
Octavia Butler

I don’t think DIY is something that necessarily comes to mind when people hear Third Eye Blind, but that is completely how we’ve been from the beginning.
Stephan Jenkins

I took five years on the first volume, five years on the second volume, and ten years on the third volume.
Shelby Foote

The third man in the ring makes boxing possible.
Joyce Carol Oates

After I did the first Die Hard I said I’d never do another, same after I did the second one and the third. The whole genre was running itself into the ground.
Bruce Willis

Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?
Stephen LaBerge

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth – and endures all the rest.
Helen Rowland

After a lifetime of world travel I’ve been fascinated that those in the third world don’t have the same perception of reality that we do.
Jim Harrison

I never did say that you can’t be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I’d trip her up.
Leo Durocher

God watches over drunks and third baseman.
Leo Durocher

By that point, I had started taking singing lessons. And after the first session, I mean, I was surprised that the windows didn’t shatter. And after the third session, I really didn’t know where this voice had come from.
Gerard Butler

There’s an alternative. There’s always a third way, and it’s not a combination of the other two ways. It’s a different way.
David Carradine

If I could be a third of the woman that my mom is and have a third of the strength that she has, then I will have done good by this life.
Brittany Murphy

There has been loss of steel manufacturing. Those people need jobs. Where you have to build the third airport is where people are. So you’re right; if his site isn’t playable, then our site is right next to it.
Richard M. Daley

And then for the first time in history a Cook County state’s attorney was reelected for a third time.
Richard M. Daley

You develop a third eye where you kind of know where they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent, at some point, you’ll look around a room and can’t find them and there’s a searing pain that goes through your body.
Jodie Foster

People are naming it the Third Wave, the Information Age, etc. but I would say those are basically technological descriptions, and this next shift is not about technology – although obviously it will be influenced and in some cases expressed by technologies.
Paul Hawken

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
Marge Piercy

I wish my readers took less of my time – about a third of my working time goes to them – but I love and need them all.
Piers Anthony
There is other disturbing facts surround the hideous 911 attacks, which my family and I could see from the third floor bathroom window of our homes!
Amiri Baraka

I have won on Honda and Yamaha so maybe it is interesting to win with a third team, Ducati, who are Italian.
Valentino Rossi

I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize. This is about the third generation for me. And when kids that small recognize me, it really pleases me, very gratifying.
Dick Van Dyke

I think I definitely got scared by the second or third time a doctor told me I was dying.
Daniel Johns

I made my first Australian senior team when I was 16, first Olympics when I was 19, and I retired. I’m 32, I retired four years ago, so a good third of my life or nearly a third of my life has been all about running.
Cathy Freeman

I don’t think that people in America are really given enough information about the Third World.
Martin Sheen

I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren’t neutral.
Laurie Anderson

There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
Boris Yeltsin

The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

There are three things I always forget. Names, faces and… the third I can’t remember.
Italo Svevo

And there are so many people in the third world suffering so horribly right now, and we are so focused on ourselves and our culture that a lot of things are showing up in our culture that are making it impossible for us to focus on others. We’re so self-focused.
Martin Sheen

We did a different show every night. We’d open a show, and then two weeks later we’d open the next show. And two weeks later we’d open the third show until we had all eight running. And it was just one of the richest experiences I’d ever had in my theatrical life.
Mandy Patinkin

We think of violence as being conflict and fighting and wars and so forth, but the most ongoing horrific measure of violence is in the horrible poverty of the Third World… and the poverty in the United States as well.
Martin Sheen

The three main sources of scepticism are first, that not every people desires freedom; second, that democracy in certain parts of the world would be dangerous; and third, that there is little the world’s democracies can do to advance freedom outside their countries.
Natan Sharansky

A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.
Manfred Eigen

I was happy she got it and I have to sort of – and one of the reasons I did Third Watch is because I wanted to break that thing of just being the pretty girl and play it down and let it be about the work.
Nia Long

We are 5 percent of the global population and consume a third of the total resources – on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

If you look internationally over the last 50 years there have been improvements in the third world, but in the last 20 years the reverse has happened, with debt crises and increased poverty.
David Korten

The third point is that for some time the UN has been talking about helping Afghanistan in the reconstruction of the country but there has never been any real commitment by the international community to provide resources for that.
Lakhdar Brahimi

My third appeal is to my fellow citizens in all countries: Help us to establish lasting peace in the world.
Joseph Rotblat

Third issue, and again I think it is important to note, anyone can make a mistake and any administration can make a mistake once in a while, but this is just a long train of abuses, an unbroken chain of following special interests rather than the health of the American people.
Jay Inslee

All I will say is that there are particular features of the American constitutional system that renders a third party futile – at best.
Todd Gitlin

Many of the Europeans who want Israel to go away don’t even know why they do. Nearly a third of those interviewed concede they have no idea what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about. It’s enough to know that Israelis are Jews.
Suzanne Fields

Which suggests something about media and war: it’s not just that events happen and the media documents and presents them. There is a third element: what the public is ready to accept, what the public wants to know.
Bruce Jackson

While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students.
Douglass North

I started trying to write when I was in second or third grade.
Margaret Haddix

Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries’ failure to advance.
John McCarthy

My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection.
Ryszard Kapuscinski

I write easily, let’s put it that way. And in a novel particularly, the characters take over. And they tell me what to say and they tell me what they’re doing. And I’m a third of the way into a novel and then I just let the characters finish it for me.
Andrew Greeley

I think I got spoiled and that writing a short story and getting it published, or writing a novel and getting it published, you pretty much get to do the first, second and third draft yourself without a whole lot of interference.
John Sayles

It’s like the old rule-if you introduce a gun into the first act of a play, it’s going to be used in the third act. So if you do a movie about criminals, you have to accept there’s going to be Some action.
Harold Ramis

I read The Bell Jar, and then I read her memoir and her diaries, and a third book, an outside opinion. Just the way she made the pillows so neat on the oven door. It just seems to be the opposite of, if you’re going to take your life, in a horrible rage it happens.
Paul Westerberg

I’m voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable. Which most of us will probably do. I hope all of us. I’ve always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party, but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable.
Richard Gere

Like all bands, the first two albums are always the ones most written about, and the most covered. When a band gets to their third of fourth album, the story of the band has already been told.
Kelly Jones

Just look at who won the third debate between Bush and Gore. I knew Bush won, because people liked him more. People just didn’t like Gore. But all the journalists thought Gore won big, he cleaned the guy’s clock.
Chris Matthews

One of the regime’s most important tactics is the creation of a third force in the country.
Joe Slovo

The first Halloween was very well made. The second one was also well made, though I didn’t like it as well as the first one. The third one had nothing to do with the series at all and perhaps shouldn’t have been made at all.
Donald Pleasence

The only thing I shall talk about is my sporting achievements at school. My primary sporting achievement at school was that I dodged games for two complete years and was well through the third year before they discovered that I had completely avoided all games.
John Hume

The first step toward liberty is to miss liberty; the second, to seek it; the third, to find it.
Leopold Zunz

There’s more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler’s fascism but won’t examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season.
Suzanne Fields

A portal is a transitionary device of sight or sound that functions as a sort of third gravitating body between the this and the that, pulling us toward itself, allowing us to bridge into the unknown from the known.
Roy H. Williams

I thought I’d better check this third plate, which is another date, see if there’s an image there in the right place that would be consistent with the images on the other plates. That was the final proof.
Clyde Tombaugh

Successful model? That’s a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise.
Jessica Lange

Their Internet usage is growing very rapidly, and even they can do the math: If everyone in China needed an IPv4 address – just one – this country would use up one third of the entire public IP address space.
Vinton Cerf

In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, there’s a generic language that comes out of the more commercial system.
Ralph Fiennes

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Barry Switzer

And, strangely, this one of the few things in life that the third, the latter, the buy with our eyes closed has actually done better than everybody else.
Jim Cramer

Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters.
Norman Ralph Augustine

We don’t want a third party who may or may not have our best interests in mind or our crew members’ best interests in mind because they may be serving a union of one of our competitors. They are trying to equalize us and take away our competitive advantage.
David Neeleman

This is my third ABC show over the last four years, so we were afraid that nobody would find it. ABC was really struggling and so we just weren’t very confident that it would find an audience.
James Denton

If people ask me for the ingredients of success, I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination, and third is sheer luck. You have to have two out of the three. Any two will probably do.
Fred Saberhagen

My own experience in the third world was that even if people started to make more money, the cost of living and housing increased often faster than the wages.
David Korten

According to the Small Business Administration, more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not survive through the second generation, and 8 percent do not make it to a third.
Kit Bond

By the time I did that third solo album, I’d finally learned how to do it, but I’d also learned that I liked being in a band.
Tommy Shaw

When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential.
Christine Gregoire

I did the one concert, and I was not bitten by the conducting bug, and I thought I was done, but then the phone started to ring, and gradually, over time, I started conducting more and more. Now a third of my performances are with orchestras.
Bobby McFerrin

It’s kind of like trying to make straight lines from curves, but involving shapes that sort of dictate what the curves are, if you like, and the difference between two separate pieces creates a third transitional piece if you like.
Sean Booth

That’s what my Dad always told me, on the ballot, they should always have a third choice, like none of the above, then if enough people picked that, they’d have to get new candidates.
Meg White

But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it’s a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public’s reaction. But i think when we’ll play the very first new piece, we will be scared.
Ed O’Brien

As the criminal, sinful war in Iraq enters its third year, the president goes to Europe to heal the wounds between the United States and its former allies, on his own terms of course.
Andrew Greeley

My mother’s studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family.
Emma Bonino

If you go to most third world countries, the older woman dispenses advice to the arguing couple while other members of the family, or even the village, sit around and listen. It is no big deal.
Trisha Goddard

It was like a classic thing with Emma. So I walked in and I slammed the door and everything fell off the wall on the set. It was my second or third scene and I was so embarrassed and scared and so nervous about what everyone would say, but everyone just packed up laughing.
Dannii Minogue

Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third.
Sarah Bernhardt

And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it’s third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it’s much more polite.
Miriam Makeba

One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact.
Alfred de Vigny

On the third stage is used for medicine, it is not known to the public.
Betty Hill

In two years, there were 22 military coups d’etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d’etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path.
Ahmed Ben Bella

Second, a quarter to a third of those who listen to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are liberals.
Paul Weyrich

That was the producer who produced a couple of my solo albums. He produced my second, third and fourth solo albums. It was his project and I just joined him on it. I sang on one and played bass on another one.
John Entwistle

There were loads of plays which were very popular before and after the war, where everybody wore a dinner jacket in the third act and it was in a house that you wished you’d owned with people that you wish you knew. It was life seen through a very privileged way.
Timothy West

It doesn’t really exist; it’s just basically lots of different stages between the two pieces, and you end up with, like, a third shape that doesn’t exist but is suggested to you by the image.
Sean Booth

The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed.
Stephen Cambone

My first year of pro ball I played in the Northwest league and made the all-star team, and the next year I played I led the team in hitting and was third or fifth in the league.
Kurt Russell

Because when we think about the real facts: 44 million Americans without health insurance, millions without jobs, a 50-year high on mortgage foreclosures, an historic high the third year in a row on personal bankruptcies.
Chaka Fattah

When we did Top of the Pops for the third time, we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing, which is not as rude as it sounds.
Neil Innes

It’s just a way of trying to get to a third thing that’s not particular to any quote-unquote genre. It’s been great for me; it’s really opened me up and gotten me to use that part of my imagination. It’s very scary in a lot of ways, and just as exciting.
Charlie Hunter

Cicero, in his treatise concerning the Nature of the Gods, having said that three Jupiters were enumerated by theologians, adds that the third was of Crete, the son of Saturn, and that his tomb is shown in that island.

No, I was talking to the network and Universal about plans for a third season where Buck would go back to Earth and would focus on stories around the planet and show what it was like 500 years later.
Gil Gerard

Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home. While you are building your third story, the two lower ones have already been dismantled.
Franz Grillparzer

The Third Quartet I made the instruments in pairs – Two different pairs – Violin and viola, and violin and cello. They played very different things from each other all through the whole piece.
Elliott Carter

I turned down the first script offered to me, and the second. I lay on my back one day under an umbrella, in the garden, reading the third, and wondered why I had turned down the first.
Conrad Veidt

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem European countries face where second and third generation immigrants still do not consider themselves French, German, or English.
Bobby Jindal

In my third novel there is an actual black hole that swallows everything you love.
Jonathan Lethem

To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed.
Vaclav Klaus

And I remember as a second or third grader having some autonomy to go to the store if I felt like it, walk home, take my time, kick the can. We were on our own schedule after school, so that was cool.
Stone Gossard

The general proposition is that the resources that will be utilized are the ones that contribute most to the overall efficiency of the production system. The third parameter has to do with our commercial world, our search for profits.
Marvin Harris

I liked the way they treated the first, second, and third place finishers equally. It was an amazing year. I only entered two song contests this year; I won one and placed second in the other. And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline.
Arthur Godfrey

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James A. Michener

I pitched a storyline, and as far as I know it’s been picked up. It’s for the third and final episode I’m contracted to do. But I can’t give any spoilers.
Corin Nemec

A third ideal that has made its way in the modern world is reliance on reason, especially reason disciplined and enriched by modern science. An eternal basis of human intercommunication is reason.
Emily Greene Balch

It’s easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate on the subject of the Third World debts.
Roger Moore

But I got a guy on third, I was in a jam the other day in a game, all those situations, when you need a strikeout there, in big spots. But we are very aware of that fact, that these guys put the ball in play.
Roger Clemens

I’ve built a solid career there, but America’s ten times the size. Now that we’re onto the third record, I feel like the stars have aligned and American audiences are embracing my music even more.
Chantal Kreviazuk

The third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse-tung and Mother Theresa – not often coupled with each other, but the two people I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is ‘you’re going to make choices; you’re going to challenge; you’re going to say why not; you’re going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before.
Anita Dunn

I think Operation Smile is in more than 22 countries, mostly Third World. It just happened that my schedule opened up at the time they were heading to Vietnam.
Roma Downey

Osteoporosis, as the third threat, is particularly attributable to women’s physiology.
Gro Harlem Brundtland

We have the Fine Guidance Sensors, one of which we will exchange out of three. Another one we changed on the last servicing mission, and on the fourth servicing mission in 2003 or 2004, the third one will be exchanged.
Claude Nicollier

I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance.
John Entwistle

Shortly afterwards, I did a third one to repair the robotic arm of the station. This arm plays a very important role in the ongoing expansion of the station as well as in the deployment of solar panels.
Philippe Perrin

You can find academic and industrial groups doing some relevant work, but there isn’t a focus on building complex molecular systems. In that respect, Japan is first, Europe is second, and we’re third.
K. Eric Drexler

The other thing is that doctors test only the most common estrogen level. There are three kinds of estrogen in a woman but they don’t test the other two because they are so rare; mine was the third kind of estrogen.
Marie Osmond

It’s not like that often, I mean, I suppose out of a ratio of 10 fans maybe like 1 or 2 of ’em might be Asian, and maybe every second or third time they might bring up something that they’re Asian and I’m Asian.
James Iha

And then, all of a sudden, you’re like, all that’s great and fun, but Arthur Miller’s in my dressing room. This is the third night he’s been here and he sits in my dressing room for an hour after each show, and talks to me for an hour. So I’m pretty spoiled right now.
Peter Krause

I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college.
Ryne Sandberg

Third, we could, while denouncing them both as illegal, have acquiesced in them both and thus remained neutral with both sides, although not agreeing with either as to the righteousness of their respective orders.
George William Norris

If the massive invasion is not stopped, we are going to be flooded to the extent that we will drift into third world status. For our children and for our grandchildren, we cannot fail on this issue.
Virgil Goode

I felt no stigma whatsoever in becoming the third Mrs. Gifford.
Kathie Lee Gifford

I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there. And then he came to a show of mine and we spoke back stage. The third time was at Brian Wilson’s birthday party.
Matthew Sweet

Wanted has gone into second, third and fourth printings of the individual issues and the north American printings of Wanted #1 are now close to 100,000.
Mark Millar

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
Leonard Boswell

When, in the third book, we do learn the identity of the Blue Rose murderer, the information comes in a muted, nearly off-hand manner, and the man has died long before.
Peter Straub

We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached.
Johannes Stark

Now, I learned soon enough, that among the three, two don’t trust the third one – the third one is the government. Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking organization and a spending organization.
Shimon Peres

If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica.
Danny Glover

There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.
Alan Perlis

I wrapped that Monday and started on my third episode for Miss Match on Thursday of that same week and we just wrapped yesterday cause it was split over the holiday.
Charisma Carpenter

The third biggest comic people in America want to make a comic book out of me. It’s unbelievable.
Mark Roberts

It’s also possible to have two third person singular points of view, as represented by two characters through whose eyes the story is told in alternating chapters, say.
Arthur Herzog

In the middle of my third Hollywood picture The Magician, the earthquake hit Hollywood. Not the real earthquake. Just the talkies.
Conrad Veidt

We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come.
Earl Blumenauer

In the third century after Christ the faith continued to spread.
Kenneth Scott Latourette

My first duty to write a gripping yarn. Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel. Only third comes the idea.
David Brin

From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth.
Janet Frame

These companies know that at their current size they’re not going to be big enough to have the necessary capital, and they don’t have enough spectrum to get to the third generation.
Steve Largent

I think it’s good to have competition. Now we have a third country that can launch astronauts, so it’s good for all of us. It makes us a little bit more competitive and wanting to be the leader.
Leroy Chiao

Rendezvous day is the third day of our mission, and that’s a big day for us.
Duane G. Carey

If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.
Franz Boas

Tick is a cartoon character, I don’t know if you’re familiar with him. This is the third step in his evolution. Comic book to cartoon to, now, live-action.
Patrick Warburton

The Monkees were never cancelled for a start. NBC wanted to do a third year.
Davy Jones

It’s a very good idea that we have a third term Labour government led by Tony Blair for a full term.
Peter Mandelson

I have tried to teach people there are three kicks in every dollar: one, when you make it; two, when you have it. The third kick it when you give it away – and it is the biggest kick of all.
William Allen White

My suggestion is that we should first work to ensure the Third World has clean drinking water and sanitation.
Bjorn Lomborg

I’m Chinese-American, of course, and so it’s very interesting to see China actually launch their own astronauts, becoming the third nation, following the United States and Russia, to do so.
Leroy Chiao

We really got a lot of very conservative gay people. You could look at the figures from the last election and realize that a third of the gay movement voted Republican.
Kate Clinton

To have one’s own story told by a third party who doesn’t know that the character in question is himself the hero of the story being told, that’s a technical refinement.
Raymond Queneau

When you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn’t think about, that doesn’t exist.
Shimon Peres

A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the power of gold.
John Lothrop Motley

I used to not stutter any. Oh, I did when I was a kid, I stuttered, I had a bad stutter until I was probably between the second and third grade and a guy got rid of it for me.
Lee Hazlewood

First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot.
George Crook

Chad was in the right spot. He got a little aggressive with the third shot there. He probably didn’t want that putt he had there for the par. And you don’t want to put it back there where Casey and Sergio did because you have 20 feet of break there.
Hal Sutton

I’ve seen a lot of real out-of-line attitudes since I have been in the WWF and those people are still there or are getting a second or third chance or something like that.
Jerry Lawler

One in the third film, I’m looking forward to meeting one of the Dementors.
Rupert Grint

Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries.
Terry Southern

We exercise great caution in airing an audio- or videotape released by a terrorist organization holding a hostage. These are decisions made by CNN’s editorial staff and not by any third party.
Jim Walton

But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich.
Douglas Hurd

The presentation of the Golden Badge of the Movement is the highest honor the Third Reich has to offer.
Hjalmar Schacht

1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves.
Rosa DeLauro

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I’d like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash.
Ruth Ann Minner

The death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation.
Jennifer Dunn

When I first concluded to print the book, I made an honest effort to construct it in the third person.
John Sergeant Wise

But there was no question in my mind that I was gonna still go for it. I was still going for the win. I wasn’t skiing for second or third place today, and in the end I think that’s probably what got me there.
Bode Miller

Alabama seniors all across the Third Congressional District continue facing high drug costs.
Mike Rogers

I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law, probably going back to the second or third century, when it was elaborated on in a legal way.
Norman Lamm

We estimate that humanitarian agencies have access to about 350,000 vulnerable people in Darfur – only about one third of the estimated total population in need.
Jan Egeland

This time all the historical details and things were right. But I’d written it again in third person, and people found it dry. I decided to throw that one away.
Arthur Golden

Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.
Patricia Highsmith

Well, mines was a sub machine gun. That was my personal weapon with being the first person in the patrol. I used to lead the patrol. Used to have a leading scout, a second scout and then the officer. The officer would be third. As I say, it was educational.
David Walker

More live recording. I have missed the boat over my career by not doing every second or third CD live because things happen onstage that don’t happen in the studio.
Al Jarreau

Out of 30 years of Second City I was probably the third African-American with the main stage cast. I was surprised when I first heard that. I think part of the reason that improvisation has never been popular with African-Americans is that it isn’t popular in the inner cities.
Tim Meadows

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars. I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and – I can’t remember what the third thing is.
Fred A. Allen

We’re like a Third World country when it comes to some of our election practices.
Donna Brazile

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
Virgil Thomson

The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
William Temple

The second purchase was my ranch, Mockingbird Hill. The third purchase was Longhorn cattle.
Janine Turner

So it’s mainly a question of helping the Third World overcome the effects of global warming.
Bjorn Lomborg

At such a loving invitation, Pinocchio, with one leap from the back of the orchestra, found himself in the front rows. With another leap, he was on the orchestra leader’s head. With a third, he landed on the stage.
Carlo Collodi

If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.
Gilles Villeneuve

I was the candidate first time a Green or any progressive third party has ever been in a national televised debate. I was in five of them. And the response from the public was overwhelming.
Peter Camejo

Ambient Devices is what I call part of the Third Wave of Internet devices.
David Rose

Most of the doctors in the Tunisian administration, especially those in country districts, contracted typhus and approximately one third of them died of it.
Charles Jules Henry Nicole

Yes, and it’s my third movie with Richard. American Gigolo was my first.
Hector Elizondo

I do remember, though, when I discovered the third! I was about five years old – it was a very pleasing sound. I remembered that if I hit one note, then skipped one and played the next, I could get this really good sound.
Robert Morris

There are three signs of senility. The first sign is that a man forgets his theorems. The second sign is that he forgets to zip up. The third sign is that he forgets to zip down.
Paul Erdos

When I was starting to get noticed as an actor in the 1970s for something other than the third cowboy on the right who ended up dying in every movie or episode, Burt Reynolds was the biggest star in the world.
Bruce Dern

I’m a third done into a new book but sorry – I have a superstition about talking about it!
Joanna Trollope

You look at 2001, we were third in points and no one gave us much of a chance when the season started. We came back last year and had the same team, the same everybody and led points.
Sterling Marlin

Watching the scenes out of New Orleans, if you turn down the sound it could be the Sudan or any Third World country. But it’s not. it’s the United States of America.
Al Roker

The discovery that I soon made that the guinea pig was also susceptible to infection made it possible for me, from the third year on, to preserve the virus on this animal.
Charles Jules Henry Nicole

For the third season, we do a sit around on one episode where we were in character and then we commented on one episode just being ourselves, so – not really. I was comfortable, though. I wasn’t nervous.
Carlos Alazraqui

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