Time To Quit

Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Time To Quit

“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House.” ~ Donald J. Trump, September 10, 2019

“I offered to resign last night. He never asked for it, directly or indirectly. I slept on it, and resigned this morning.” ~ John Bolton, September 10, 2019

The time to quit is before you wish you had. ~ Kimberly K. Jones, Sand Dollar Summer

Learn to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed. ~ Walter Lippmann

Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts. ~ Ruth Gordon

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it. ~ W. C. Fields

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. ~ Douglas MacArthur

Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do. ~ Baltasar Gracian

All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill. ~ Babe Ruth

Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it. ~ Whitey Herzog

You always say “I’ll quit when I start to slide” – and then one morning you wake up and realize you’ve done slid. ~ Sugar Ray Robinson

I won’t quit to become someone’s old lady. ~ Janis Joplin

If I tell a man he needs to quit his soul-sucking job, he has to go home and fight with his wife or fight with his parents and fight with his in-laws and fight with everybody, because men aren’t supposed to be happy; they’re supposed to do well. ~ Martha Beck

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. ~ George Carlin

I wish I would have a real tragic love affair and get so bummed out that I’d just quit my job and become a bum for a few years, because I was thinking about doing that anyway. ~ Jack Handy

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. ~ Orson Welles

I quit flying years ago. I don’t want to die with tourists. ~ Billy Bob Thornton

Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. ~ John Steinbeck

It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired. ~ Robert Strauss

The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit. ~ David Lee Roth

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ~ Albert Einstein

The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~ Lewis Carroll

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past. ~ Lily Tomlin

Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin. ~ Stanislaw J. Lec

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. ~ Ernest Hemingway

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. ~ Richard Bach

I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing. ~ Paul Cezanne

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It’s a bum’s life. Quitting acting, that’s the sign of maturity. ~ Marlon Brando

I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back. ~ Richard Lewis

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. ~ Henny Youngman

I won’t quit until I get run over by a truck, a producer or a critic. ~ Jack Lemmon

In the end, everything is a gag. ~ Charlie Chaplin

Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave. ~ Baltasar Gracian

Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle. ~ Anna Quindlen

These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition. ~ Douglas Sirk

The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy. ~ John Galsworthy

Man was made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired. ~ Mark Twain

The opposite of the happy ending is not actually the sad ending. The sad ending is sometimes the happy ending. The opposite of the happy ending is actually the unsatisfying ending. ~ Orson Scott Card

Nothing ends nicely, that’s why it ends. ~ Tom Cruise

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. ~ T. S. Eliot

The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead. ~ Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. ~ Dave Weinbaum

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. ~ George Orwell

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky. ~ Solomon Short

Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending sit down. ~ Winston Churchill

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. ~ Oscar Wilde

It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. ~ Frank Zappa

What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death. ~ George P. Baker

In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught. ~ Baba Dioum

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. ~ Lao Tzu

If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. ~ Bill Watterson

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~ Douglas Adams

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? ~ Stephen Wright

Suicide is man’s way of telling God, “You can’t fire me – I quit.” ~ Bill Maher

Could it think, the heart would stop beating. ~ Fernando Pessoa