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Maeve Binchy Quotes and Sayings
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I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers.
But I'm not insane - I do realize that I am a popular
writer who people buy to take on vacation.
- Maeve Binchy

I'm an escapist kind of writer.
- Maeve Binchy

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper
is that your guests are so pleased
to feel how very much better they are.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

When you're drowning, you don't say,
"I would be incredibly pleased if someone
would have the foresight to notice
me drowning and come and help me,"
you just scream.
- John Lennon

God has been pleased to prescribe limits to his power
and to work out his ends within these limits.
- William S. Paley

I am pleased that Prince Charles and Mrs Camilla Parker
Bowles have decided to take this important step.
- Rowan Williams

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Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle,
tickled with a straw.
- Alexander Pope

I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist,
it's part of who I am.
- Michael Jackson

I was scared I was going to have some weird shape to
my head and I was pleased that I didn't.
- Edward Furlong

War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
- Cardinal Richelieu

My parents were very pleased that I was in the army.
The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more.
- Barry Humphries

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death,
since it comes from the hand of the same master.
- Michelangelo

I was quite pleased that Prince Philip didn't say anything like,
I hate queers!
He was quite well behaved.
- Allan Carr

No, I was pleased that it is possible for somebody
who makes full disclosure as I've done,
not only of the contributors, but also how the money is spent.
- Bill Scott

Michael was very specific during rehearsals.
When he was pleased, he always had this charming grin.
- Madeleine Stowe

A goal is a goal no matter which end it goes in.
I'm pleased to get off the mark again.
- Robbie Fowler

I am pleased with the direction we are moving in.
- Jim Nussle

Tonight, I am pleased to announce that I have secured
$1 million from the Convention Host Committee to fund
the beautification of Boston's neighborhoods.
- Thomas Menino

I'm rather pleased with the new manuals.
I see Inform now as a gauche young adult,
having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months.
- Graham Nelson

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.
- Helen Rowland

It looks like business, and people are much pleased.
- William Cameron Forbes

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable,
without making it also ridiculous.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs,
but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect.
- Graham Nash

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.
- John Henry Carver

But I can only write what the muse allows me to write.
I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given,
and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry -
still.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
- Lord Chesterfield

The bank told us we ought to sell this house to pay off our overdraft.
Riders saved the day.
I was so pleased when it got to number one,
I went all around the fields crying and crying.
- Jilly Cooper

In those days I was new to covers; merely felt pleased
that a story of mine had been honored.
I later met Rogers who did some of my early covers
and I was impressed with him.
- A. E. van Vogt

The man who seeks to please God is the man who people are pleased with.
The man who seeks to please others won't satisfy anyone.
- Edwin Louis Cole

To conquer the command of the air means victory;
to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance
of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose.
- Giulio Douhet

The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man,
studious of change, And pleased with novelty,
might be indulged.
- William Cowper

You will be pleased to know I stand obediently for the national anthem,
though of course I would defend your right to remain
seated should you so decide.
- Ira Glasser

We have been so pleased with the response to our unique
schools in the Nashville area,
and we are confident that other areas will embrace our concept,
as well.
- Scott Thompson

To be beyond any existing classification has always pleased me.
- Boyd Rice

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort,
some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I don't like Tommy on Broadway at all.
I like the music, I'm pleased with Pete's success but
I don't like what they've done to it.
- Roger Daltrey

Witticism.
A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted;
what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
- Ambrose Bierce

You hear a lot of horror stories about proposing and
things going horribly wrong -
it went really,
really well and I was really pleased when she said yes.
- Prince William

We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious
battle with British Airways...
It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it.
- Richard Branson

We were on the cover of Women's Wear Daily,
which was hardly rock 'n' roll, but it pleased me.
- Gary Kemp

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him,
so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth.
He that follows this rule may be old in body,
but can never be so in mind.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just
signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever.
The bombing begins in five minutes.
- Ronald Reagan

When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn't pleased with.
And when they changed the whole aspect of it,
I just totally lost interest.
- Alonzo Mourning

Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God
to give to man to relieve his sufferings,
none is so universal and so efficacious as opium.
- Thomas Sydenham

I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders
have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle
East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
- Alcee Hastings

I enjoyed working with Peter, I was very pleased when
I heard he was going to be the Doctor.
- Sarah Sutton

If you always do what interests you,
at least one person is pleased.
- Katharine Hepburn

I'm pleased with my life, with the journey.
- Tina Turner

As I have said many times - my father was a great fan
of Bill Dickey's and he certainly loved the Yankees.
I hope that he would be pleased.
- George Steinbrenner

America wasn't founded so that we could all be better.
America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased.
- P. J. O'Rourke

If we take care of the customers and associates and grow the business,
Wall Street will be pleased.
- Lee Scott

I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need
for legislation dealing with the chemical sector.
In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous.
- Susan Collins

I never desired to please the rabble.
What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew
was far removed from their understanding.
- Epicurus

I'm always pleased with my work.
Absolutely.
- Tom Jenkinson

I must say I am not pleased to have to arrange the
Senate schedule around the availability of Senators
who are running for President.
- Arlen Specter

If anyone ever asked me what I had to complain about
it would not have taken long to tell them.
Maybe I was just easily pleased.
- Len G. Murray

I'm very pleased with being a part of the Bean Pole family.
It's a relationship that makes sense to me.
I'm very pleased to have my name associated with Bean Pole Jeans.
- Wentworth Miller

I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years.
This has been an amazing journey.
I hope it continues.
- Keanu Reeves

A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased,
which is more than can be said for human beings.
- Dean Inge

Truth will flourish in fantasy, only to wither and
die in what you are pleased to call reality.
- Bernard Schubert

I'm pleased the committee recommended no action,
as I know I did nothing wrong.
- Karen McCarthy

I am pleased that the President has signed an Executive
Order this week requiring federal agencies to disclose
information about prices and quality of healthcare services.
- Timothy Murphy

I'm very pleased to be here.
Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere.
- George Burns

I am pleased to tell you that he is finally getting
some rest and is regaining his appetite as well.
- LaToya Jackson

I think it's doing very well.
I'm pleased to see the concentration on semiconductors.
I think this will help.
- Jack Kilby

I was condemned to be beheaded, or burnt,
as the king pleased; and he was graciously pleased,
from the great remains of his love, to choose the mildest sentence.
- Sarah Fielding

If God is pleased in making you sick and unhappy,
I hate God.
- Ernestine L. Rose

Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain,
Like other farmers, flourish and complain.
- George Crabbe

For it pleased God, after he had made all things by the word of his power,
to create man after his own image.
- George Whitefield

Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise,
hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose.
- Cullen Hightower


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