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Seventeen Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Seventeen

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

I've now been in this country for thirteen years,
since I was seventeen.
So this is my second home.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

I know that I'm inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen.
I thought I was doing the best I could.
I thought I was being idealistic.
- Eric Bogosian

Drill instructors worked seven days a week,
fifteen to seventeen hours a day in many cases,
with no time off in between platoons.
- R. Lee Ermey

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen,
what an idiot I would be today.
Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon,
it can completely ruin your constitution.
- Gustave Flaubert

 

I'd gone professional when I was about seventeen.
- Noel Redding

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball.
I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
- Hank Aaron

Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually,
on an average, ten miserable beings!
- John Foxe

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I had seventeen No.
1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money.
- Mickey Gilley

I've been with Life now for seventeen years and I have
written several articles for them and will be doing
more writing and do at least two assignments a year besides my writing.
- Gordon Parks

When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.
- Max Lerner

At seventeen, I knew the end of a dream...
I would never be a schoolboy again.
- King Hussein

But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books,
especially in the Oxford summer term.
- Mary A. Ward

Folks, I've been straight for seventeen days...
Not all in a row.
- Sam Kinison

I learned the truth at seventeen, That love was meant for beauty queens,
And high school girls with clear skinned smiles,
Who married young and then retired.
- Janis Ian

It was very unusual, because normally the producer
requests the test to determine whether they want to hire someone or not.
Olivia was concerned about playing a seventeen year old.
- Randal Kleiser

I work a seventeen hour day, and I'm personally responsible
for 108 staff members in the embassy.
- Shirley Temple

I've always been fascinated by numbers.
Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses.
In my mind, each of those houses had a number.
- Robert Indiana

I'd get more applause than some because I was just seventeen.
If they didn't clap at the end of my act I would limp
off stage and boy would they feel guilty.
They would all burst into tremendous applause as they
saw this poor cripple kid walking off.
- Jim Dale

I've made seventeen or eighteen films now,
only two of which have been original screenplays,
all the others have been based on short stories or novels,
and I find the long short story ideal for adaptation.
- Satyajit Ray

I've made a career over the last seventeen years of
mostly playing men in uniform,
especially cops.
The one thing for an actor that is death,
is if you're bored.
The boredom will show in your work.
- Benjamin Bratt

Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal.
There are 23 species.
Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered.
They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says,
you know.
- Steve Irwin

Falling little wind, it was five before I could form my line,
or distinguish any of the enemy's motions;
and could not judge at all of their force,
more than by numbers, which were seventeen,
and thirteen appeared large.
- John Byng

Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star.
I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker,
Jimi Hendrix...
I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth,
Texas.
He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old.
When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice.
- Betty Buckley

In No.
1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago,
and spread up it with fearful virulence;
but this year it appeared at the opposite end,
and ran down it with like severity.
- Henry Mayhew

I feel great.
I feel younger.
And I don't feel anything at all.
I don't know who knows, but right now I'm,
how, how many years have I, fifty five,
something like that.
Forty three years old.
And I feel like seventeen, like twenty five years ago.
- Olga Korbut

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I live in the moment, and I live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be here now.
- Ram Dass

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

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

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now.
When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies.
We are seeing what is before us.
- John Bradshaw

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

Okay, so it's a matter of life and death - now are you happy?
Urgency is never a path to joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky


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