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Famous First Quotations

List of First Quotes

We found 4612 quote(s) that contain the word First.



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Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second. Edward Abbey

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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

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The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective. Berenice Abbott

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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

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The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school. Grace Abbott

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For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality. Lascelles Abercrombie

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The first epics were intended for recitation; the literary epic is meant to be read. Lascelles Abercrombie

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I remember saying to the chairman after serving the first year, "Why are we doing this? Why don't the Hawaiians have control?" "Well, we have no mechanism to do it," I was told. Neil Abercrombie

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Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen. F. Murray Abraham

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With Connery, he does act. He is in complete command. He completely trusts the person first, then the instrument. I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia. F. Murray Abraham

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I try to do that in this book without preaching - to try to do as you just said that you really have to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody. Floyd Abrams

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It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on. Floyd Abrams

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There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important. Floyd Abrams

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When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory. Floyd Abrams

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My first vocation was dance. Victoria Abril

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The actress they'd hired had refused to appear naked in front of the camera. I didn't like to appear naked either, but the first thing I did was take off my clothes and jump into the pool completely naked. Victoria Abril

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The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money. Marcel Achard

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The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. Dean Acheson

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First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic. Kathy Acker

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I get nervous around girls for the first time. Once I'm in, I can take the reins and go. It's just the initial approach I'm really bad at. Jensen Ackles

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The last months, weeks and days have seen accelerating discussions, involving the DUP for the first time, about a comprehensive agreement which would see all outstanding matters dealt with and the Good Friday Agreement implemented in full. Gerry Adams

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A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class. Jack Adams

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When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure. Maude Adams

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New Jersey is the first state in the country to agree to treat gay and unmarried couples the same as married couples. Michael Adams

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Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. Samuel Adams