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Woman Eventually

'All-Star Wonder Woman' would get worked on in what is laughably referred to as my 'spare time.' I just ended up with less and less time to devote to it. Eventually, we all realized that it was taking forever, so we just all agreed to hold off on it 'til the time was right to do it properly. Well, I still have a contract; DC never tore it up.

- Adam Hughes

Year Been

A supreme pragmatist, Kissinger was never interested in the art of the impossible - and nor, as a biographer, am I. That is why, having initially been invited to write his entire official biography, I eventually decided to devote myself to writing just one year in his life: 1973.

- Alistair Horne

Art Imagine

Acquiring a repertoire in these days, when the vocal literature is so immense, so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art.

- Alma Gluck

Average Put

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.

- Andrew Carnegie

Your Anymore

Working long hours being single helps because your time is yours. Once you have a family your time isn't all yours anymore. Most of the Mac team, we were in our mid-20's, most of us were single, and we were able to essentially devote our lives to it.

- Andy Hertzfeld

Health Most

I do not think about being beautiful. What I devote most of my time to is being healthy.

- Ann Bancroft

My Life Through

I haven't lived my life through my daughters. Some parents devote everything to their children, which must be so hard, and it's very beautiful. But I'm a working parent, so I've always kept my own life.

- Annie Lennox

Politics Very

I'm very happy doing what I'm doing; I don't think I'm prepared to devote my time to politics. When I am, I'd like to give it 100%. I'm not in the frame of mind, and I'm too greedy an actor to do that.

- Anupam Kher

Back In My Opinion

It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world.

- Arthur Henderson

Purpose Standard

Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey.

- Charles Edison

People Country

I have a responsibility to devote my energy to my country and my people.

- Chen Guangbiao

Work Hours

If you want to act, you have to devote yourself to it. Send out letters and photos every day, work all the hours under the sun, whatever it takes. If you're not determined, you won't get anywhere.

- Christopher Parker

Need Unattainable

I need to start honing in on projects that I want to devote my time to and not put my energies into the unattainable ones.

- Dan Deacon

My Life Big

I think it's harder than ever to be an artist. I think that you end up, especially as a middle-aged person, you pay such big consequences for saying, 'I'm just going to devote my life to making art,' or 'I'm going to devote my life to writing novels.' You end up with no resources.

- Dana Spiotta

Involved Social

If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy, don't get involved.

- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Own Studio

I try to devote my afternoons to making music in my home studio, but it's a lot more fun hanging out with musicians and friends, and trying subtly to influence a band than making your own stuff.

- David Byrne

Work Medical

Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors. A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching. A few get involved with administrative duties.

- John Cameron

Medical Decided

I decided, as a medical student, to devote myself to a study of the brain.

- John Eccles

Some Spare Time

We would like to carry out 100 percent, or maybe more, of our scientific program; I would like to devote some of my spare time toward extra scientific work.

- John L. Phillips

My Life Rest

I bade adieu to mechanical inventions, determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God.

- John Muir

My Life Aspiring

I have tried to devote my life - with all my husband failures, father failures, pastor failures, friend failures, any other possible failures I'm sure I've done them - to the God-centeredness of God and my aspiring, yearning to join Him in that activity. God is passionate about hallowing the name of God.

- John Piper

Other Use

One of the most delightful parts of being a writer is connecting with people via social media. I devote ten minutes out of every writing hour to Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other sites. I don't use assistants for that. It's me and all of my friends, fans, readers, and colleagues on the crazyboat.

- Jonathan Maberry

Myself About

Without the faintest possibility of finding a job, I decided to devote myself to literature: it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer.

- Jose Saramago

New Move

Well, by the end of the millennium, five, six months from now, we hope to somehow manage to move into a new location where we have the whole building, so we can devote space to all our activities.

- Joseph Jarman

Seller Part

Many entrepreneurs embrace profit-making and charitable purposes. Companies such as shoes seller Toms and eyeglass firm Warby Parker sell products at a profit with a pledge to devote part of their earnings to the needy. The number of for-profit businesses with a built-in charitable dimension has proliferated.

- Josh Hawley

Which Figure

The main thing for me now is figure skating, which I intend to devote more than one year.

- Julia Lipnitskaya

Father Brothers

My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.

- Benjamin Franklin

Law Neglects

A ruler makes use of the majority and neglects the minority, and so he does not devote himself to virtue but to law.

- Han Fei

Prime Minister

I would like to become the prime minister, do the job for two years, and then leave and devote myself to public work.

- Bidzina Ivanishvili

I Think Very

I come personally from a broken family, divorced very early in my childhood, a family with its own share of troubles, so I think that was very influential in both me believing that someday I would consistently devote myself to my own family that I created, but I think it also really affects my view of the world.

- Bill de Blasio

Gift Small

September 11 impressed upon us that life is a precious gift. Every life has a purpose. And I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither America nor the world ever forgets September 11.

- Bill Frist

Always Like

I just feel like bands always need to work harder than the hardest working band. You need to constantly be one-upping yourself and surprising yourself at how hard that you'll work and devote yourself to your craft.

- Hayley Williams

Jerks Scientific

We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.

- Bill Watterson

Important Thing

The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.

- Henry Moore

Level Means

While maintaining our nuclear potential at the proper level, we need to devote more attention to developing the entire range of means of information warfare.

- Boris Yeltsin

Fleet Britain

Although a precise outlook on the international situation is hard for anyone to make, it is needless to say that now the time has come for the Navy, especially the Combined Fleet, to devote itself seriously to war preparations, training, and operational plans with a firm determination that a conflict with the U.S. and Great Britain is inevitable.

- Isoroku Yamamoto

Training Sacrifice

A player cannot become a world champion overnight. To become a champion, a player has to sacrifice a lot and to devote much of his time practising and training.

- Jahangir Khan

Dealing Other

Human beings are social animals; we devote a significant portion of our brain just to dealing with interactions with other humans.

- Jamais Cascio

Single Unreservedly

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.

- James Allen

My Life Always

I didn't devote my life to acting. I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.

- Catherine Deneuve

Works Reader

The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.

- James Joyce

Over Which

The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours.

- Charles Babbage

Country Fiber

We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country.

- Charles Bass

Baggage Around

In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves.

- Dirk Benedict

Pursuit Total

One has to devote oneself to a particular pursuit. To be successful at anything, you have to make a total commitment to it.

- Donald Johanson

Love Country

The basic social contract is that citizens agree to follow the law, pay their taxes, and devote their love and loyalty to their country, and in exchange, the nation commits to preserve and protect and serve their interests, safeguard their freedom, and return to them in kind their first allegiance and loyalty.

- Jeff Sessions

Country Lives

Those who devote their lives to serving our country, children, and neighborhoods are giving back. They have answered the call to serve.

- Jennifer Granholm

Goal All My Time

I wanted to act; that was my one goal. I wanted to devote all my time to acting and not waitressing or anything else.

- Edie Falco

Death My Life

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.

- Elie Wiesel

Young Great Ideas

It is not sufficient for the young to devote their enthusiasm, their courage, their ambition, their self-sacrifice to the great ideas of the time; the young must not only preserve but increase their powers if they are to be really equal to their eternal task: that of drawing the age in advance.

- Ellen Key

Wasting Your

A man's face is not a rich person's lawn; you are wasting resources if you devote that much energy to trimming your beard, sideburns, or mustache just so. Nor is a man's face the woods; there need not be the tangled weeds, shrubbery, and wildlife/eggs benedict that get ensnared in them.

- Ellie Kemper

Medical Beginning

I decided to take two years between finishing undergraduate and beginning medical school to devote fully to medical research. I knew that I wanted to go to medical school during undergraduate, but I was also eager to get a significant amount of research experience.

- Eva Vertes

City Projects

Well, it was one of my most gratifying experiences because I could devote my knowledge and my talent for the good for the City of Washington, and all the Federal projects where the Fine Arts Commission had jurisdiction, and it was a tremendous experience.

- Felix de Weldon

Love Doing

To me, if you love it enough to devote your life to it, then you're doing the right thing.

- Kris Kristofferson

Workman Amount

Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.

- Frederick W. Taylor

Accessible

Every orchid or rose or lizard or snake is the work of a dedicated and skilled breeder. There are thousands of people, amateurs and professionals, who devote their lives to this business. Now imagine what will happen when the tools of genetic engineering become accessible to these people.

- Freeman Dyson

My Life Big

While writing, I'm always so happy in the middle of a book or finishing a book and really hate starting them, so I often think, 'I wish I had a really big book to write to which I could devote seven years of my life.'

- Geoff Dyer

Reason Occasion

I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of.

- George Bentham

My Life Prepared

In my mid-20s, I was directing episodes of 'Alfred Hitchcock' and 'Peter Gunn.' I was pretty much on course and - as I sometimes joke - was prepared to devote my life to become the second best film director in my family.

- George Stevens, Jr.

Which Summers

I hope to devote all of my spare time, which ordinarily would go to research, my summers, and every ounce of strength I can muster to further the project.

- Louis Finkelstein

Wait Least

I devote most of my day to writing, and try to turn out at least four pages a day. As for what triggers the creative process, it's a mystery to me! Characters often just walk on the page, and I wait to see what they do and say while I'm writing them.

- Tess Gerritsen

Love Jealousy

I'm not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I've known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they'd become jealous of the time I devote to my career.

- Milla Jovovich

Existence Taste

It's important for people who criticise architects - whether what they build is or isn't to your taste - to appreciate how they devote themselves and put everything into bringing a building into existence.

- Thomas Heatherwick

Reason Here

My suggestion to newspapers everywhere is to give the public a reason to read them again. So here's an idea: get on a big story with widespread public appeal, devote your best resources to it, say a quiet prayer, and swing for the fences.

- Graydon Carter

Purpose Your

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

- Mitch Albom

Always Been

I've always been fascinated by activists, people who will devote their life to a cause, people who go to India and to Africa and put their life in jeopardy to do what they believe is right.

- Rachel Weisz

Nothing Counts

The time that I devote to painting is not a lot of time, but I do it 100 percent while I am working, and then there's nothing else that counts.

- Margrethe II of Denmark

Always Good Cause

I am always in awe of people who devote their lives to a good cause and are brave enough to take a stance, though it may be controversial in their time.

- Rebecca Pidgeon

Children Myself

I don't have children, and I'm not in a relationship, so I have the time to devote to myself.

- Marie Helvin

Politics Giving Up

Normally, people give up parliament because they want to do more business or spend more time with family. My wife said 'why don't you say you're giving up to devote more time to politics?'. And it is what I have done.

- Tony Benn

Politics I Think

I've got four lovely children, ten lovely grandchildren, and I left parliament to devote more time to politics, and I think that what is really going on in Britain is a growing sense of alienation. People don't feel anyone listens to them.

- Tony Benn

Hang About

I feel more grounded and more settled than I ever have. I don't know whether that is to do with my spirituality or whether I'm wiser about life, but as you age you become more selective about what you listen to, devote your time to and who you hang out with.

- Sharon Stone

Process Will

Scientifically, happiness is a choice. It is a choice about where your single processor brain will devote its finite resources as you process the world.

- Shawn Achor

Study Figure

A working detective has no hope of understanding what even experts who devote their lives to the study of criminal psychology can't figure out.

- Mark Fuhrman

Line Tops

I actually started making tank tops under the name Kitty Moon many, many years ago, but I just didn't have the time to fully devote to it. Now that we don't go on the road as much, I have a better ability to focus on a line; that's why I started Total Skull.

- Sheri Moon Zombie

Other Equally

Business people do two things with their time fundamentally. The first is that they try to create sales, right? Revenue, key to business. But the other thing they devote their time to equally is cost containment. That is to say, how to not create jobs. Because the fewer jobs you can create for the revenue you create, the more profit you make.

- Nick Hanauer

Art Audience

One does not devote one's life in art to shock an audience.

- Richard Foreman

Think I Think

I tend to end relationships, so she can find somebody better than me. Because I want to be fair to people. I cannot devote enough energy and time and devotion to her. I think that is fair, no?

- Nicolas Berggruen

Guarantee Anybody

If you want to devote yourself to the arts, you'd better do it strictly from passion, because there is zero guarantee that you'll get anywhere. The hardest thing is dealing with business people who have nothing to do with your art. They could care less that you're up at 4:30 in the morning writing a joke. Don't expect any sympathy from anybody.

- Richard Lewis

My Life Always

I always wanted to devote a certain part of my life to dance - my true being is to be a dancer.

- Nita Ambani

Flight Some

And so, I will be probably, since I am not involved in all the activity, I will have some spare time to devote to document all this busy part of the flight.

- Umberto Guidoni

Income Stopped

I never stopped making pictures. There were times when more of my income was coming from other sources, and I had to devote more time to television and movies and records.

- Martin Mull

Nation Will

I will devote my body and soul to the service of the people and the nation.

- Norodom Sihamoni

Nigeria Before

Let me make a solemn pledge before all of you, before the whole world and before God, that I will devote all my energy and all I possess in my power to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity.

- Olusegun Obasanjo

Will Nigeria

My joy knows no bounds... I will devote all my energy and all the powers available to me to the service of Nigeria and humanity.

- Olusegun Obasanjo

New Never

I never hanker after the past - I prefer to devote myself to new tasks.

- Steffi Graf

Life Development

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.

- Robert Frost

Deal Reading Books

Four of my children are daughters, and I've watched them devote themselves to reading books about how little girls learn to become women - how they learn to deal with boys and men, and the different hurdles females have to go over.

- Robert K. Massie

Important Lives

The important thing about a sport is the people who devote their lives to it.

- Robert Redford

Pope Questionable

If the Pope wants to devote his life to fighting climate change, then he can do so in his personal time. But to promote questionable science as Catholic dogma is ridiculous.

- Paul Gosar

Play Through

The tricky part of illness is that, as you go through it, your values are constantly changing... You may decide you want to spend your time working as a neurosurgeon, but two months later, you may want to learn to play the saxophone or devote yourself to the church. Death may be a one-time event, but living with terminal illness is a process.

- Paul Kalanithi

Other Concluded

I agree with the Speaker and have concluded that my other activities do not permit me to devote the time that membership of the Lords properly requires.

- Michael Ashcroft

Own Half

Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me.

- Paul Tsongas

Big Shoulders

No one can buy me. It allows me to devote myself completely to what I do. Knowing that I'm comfortable removes a big burden off my shoulders.

- Pauline Marois

Believe Intercourse

I do not believe that God has created us under this dire necessity to toil, like beasts, to sustain life. I believe it is his will that we should hold absolute mastery over time, so as to devote it mainly to intellectual and moral improvement, domestic enjoyment, and social intercourse.

- William Lloyd Garrison

Practice Batting

We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed.

- Willie Stargell

Through However

Certainly, I devote my energy to both telling my personal life story and seeking self- obliteration. However, I will not destroy myself through art.

- Yayoi Kusama

Style Admirable

People who devote themselves to a life of style are admirable.

- Zac Posen