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Occasion Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Occasion

Please enjoy these Occasion Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

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May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

 

We don't just borrow words; on occasion,
English has pursued other languages down alleyways
to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
- Booker T. Washington

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge
is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren

I have referred to myself as an accidental activist
on more than one occasion.
- Joan Blades

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This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers.
- the movie Bridget Jones Diary (2001)

I recently did a piece for the Boston Pops and John Williams,
and I hope that it's as well a composed piece as I've
ever done for any other medium or occasion.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
- Albert Camus

The occasion of this sadness is expressed in a word,
but must be considered in many more,
as being the principal concernment both of the Text and Time.
- John Pearson

Us investigators who went out into the field were faced
on occasion with a lot of anger,
by people saying why has it taken you five or six year to come and see me?
- Tony Greig

Let us celebrate the occasion
with wine and sweet words.
- Plautus

I appreciate the people there thinking about me,
and I look forward to coming back to Paris for that occasion.
- Raymond Berry

To have in general but little feeling,
seems to be the only security against feeling too much
on any particular occasion.
- George Eliot

Whenever the occasion arose, he rose to the occasion.
- Jonathan Brown

Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly.
- Ovid

I never had an occasion to question color,
therefore, I only saw myself as what I was...
a human being.
- Sidney Poitier

The Capitol was an occasion where you arrive at a sign
in the road that says you have arrived at a place you
may not have expected to be,
but you know how you got here: Next!
- Peter Garrett

One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
- Thomas Jefferson

I had no occasion for an apron on that morning.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

That dichotomy between the public consumption of the
work and my intent and practice in making it is an uneasy one for me,
on occasion.
- Jock Sturges

I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion.
The hard part of writing is the architecture of it,
getting the story and structuring it.
Not the tweaking of lines.
- William Devane

I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion,
and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some
people use religion to manipulate other people.
- Peter Jennings

Telling the world is the most difficult experience of my life,
but it is very close to having to live through the
experience that occasion this meeting.
- Anita Hill

Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
- Loretta Young

It is refreshing to be able to express my views without
having to toe a party line.
It has got me into trouble on the odd occasion,
but I am not going to stop saying what I think.
- Pauline Hanson

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion
if we can simply learn that as well as giving,
it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Great men of action...
never mind on occasion being ridiculous;
in a sense it is part of their job,
and at times they all are.
- Oswald Mosley

Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail
are suitable to the occasion.
It arises from circumstance, custom,
and nature.
- Marcus V. Pollio

This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope
to visit Korea again if I have the chance.
- Cathy Freeman

Don't worry about it.
Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.
- Walter Annenberg

Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
- Calvin Coolidge

The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent
direct royal prerogative.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

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

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings,
all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.
- Bing Crosby

I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion.
I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
- Brenda Blethyn

One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig,
when I played the tribute song for him.
He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it.
It was a really lovely occasion.
- Joan Armatrading

Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.
- Spike Milligan

We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs.
We write them together; we just get in a room,
or on occasion in Flea's garage.
We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.
- Chad Smith

On one occasion in 1987 the security police came looking
for me because of a drawing that I'd published.
- Jonathan Shapiro

On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian.
- Zebulon Pike

I am a quick study - I can memorize a script in an hour -
but I can't remember a name three seconds.
I've even forgotten my wife's name on occasion.
- Don Adams

I should prefer to die laughing, and,
on more than one occasion, thought I might.
- Joseph Epstein

He is ready, if the occasion presents itself,
to throw the whole English population in the St.
Lawrence.
- Wilfrid Laurier

A lecture is an occasion when you numb one end to benefit the other.
- John Gould

We hope that eventually there would be an occasion
which I can personally prove that game music can in
fact impress many different people and move them.
- Nobuo Uematsu

There's immense fun to be had as long as you can sort of sneak it past DC.
I have been told on occasion that I need to have more
respect for these characters.
- Garth Ennis

On one occasion I shared a bed with about seven other people,
but we were all having a party overnight.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

It appears to suggest that I was removed because I was disabled -
based on one occasion out of hundreds.
- Gerald Walpin

Opposition is not necessarily enmity;
it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.
- Sigmund Freud

Excess on occasion is exhilarating.
It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes
a man when he has occasion for it;
courage which arises from a sense of duty acts;
in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison

The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned,
is that it should be such as to give him but little
occasion to think much about it.
- Richard Whately

These poor wretches were stolen from their homes,
carried to a strange country, and sold to servitude,
from which they sought to escape on the first occasion which offered.
- Philip Hone

True, permanent peace can never be restored,
until slavery, the occasion of the war,
has ceased.
- Gerrit Smith

We should never lose an occasion.
Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I'm not a comedian.
I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion.
- Anthony Anderson

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness,
and their companionship in the saintly life need in
no way occasion surprise.
- William James

I only wish Chet Atkins could be here for this joyous occasion.
- Brenda Lee

It's a very special venue and a very special occasion.
- Matthew Hayden

Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry
and indulge it on every occasion.
- Moliere

When someone came to ask us for help,
it was sacred.
We did not even think twice.
We helped them, even if we had only meagre means;
we offered them arms,
a little bit of money, and in occasion,
men.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

If there is not the war, you don't get the great general;
if there is not a great occasion,
you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace,
no one would have known his name.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election
I received many letters from people representing all
segments of the population and all professions,
especially from the younger generation,
linking my inauguration with great -
far too great -
expectations.
- Gustav Heinemann

Altho that is so, Ireland has always denied and Ireland
still denies that the Union was binding upon her either legally or morally.
And here on this historic occasion we have assembled
to renew our protest and to place it upon record.
- John Edward Redmond

On occasion I have drawn as a release from painting.
The economy in using paper, pencil, charcoal and crayon
can help towards a greater gamble and higher rewards.
I also find that drawing can generate ideas more rapidly than painting.
- William Scott

If, on occasion, the knowledge brought by science leads to an unhappy end,
this is not to the discredit of science but is rather
an indication of an imperfect ability to use wisely
the gifts placed within our hands.
- Polykarp Kusch

One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion
of great amusement on the part of the prisoners,
as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of
ice to show these strangers from the tropics.
- Lewis Tappan

Our plants had now increased to 252:
as they were all kept on shore at the tent I augmented the guard there,
though from the general conduct of the natives there
did not appear the least occasion for so much caution.
- William Bligh

In like manner, if I let myself believe anything on insufficient evidence,
there may be no great harm done by the mere belief;
it may be true after all,
or I may never have occasion to exhibit it in outward acts.
- William Kingdon Clifford


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