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Southern Tent

If there is any way you can get colder than you do when you sleep in a bedding roll on the ground in a tent in southern Tunisia two hours before dawn, I don't know about it.

- A. J. Liebling

Love Midnight

Writing is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I write for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight; at times, I start at 11.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Long Story Half

That's what's so great about television. You're able to tell this long story, where you couldn't really do that in a film because you have to tell a story in an hour and a half or two hours.

- Aaron Paul

Only Couple

My only personal time is a couple of hours in the gym in the morning.

- Aaron Schock

Months Freeway

First scenes are super-important to me. I'll spend months and months pacing and climbing the walls trying to come up with the first scene. I drive for hours on the freeway.

- Aaron Sorkin

Doing Half

Coming from a background of being onstage, you're onstage for two and a half hours and you're in it for the whole time no matter what you're doing. Even if you don't have a line, you have to stay in it.

- Aaron Tveit

Passionate Almost

Once I came to acting, it was almost a thing where there weren't enough hours in the day to work on stuff because I was so passionate about it.

- Aaron Tveit

Give Six

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

- Abraham Lincoln

Work Heroes

My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.

- Adam Baldwin

Cut Reduce

One way to reduce the need for layoffs would be to cut back on hours, spreading the available work among more employees.

- Adam Cohen

Actual Amount

If the amount of hours spent on FarmVille were spent on actual farming, imagine what we could achieve.

- Adam Dell

Medical Helping

When medical students focus on helping others, they're able to weather the slings and arrows of long hours and devastating health outcomes: they know their colleagues and patients are depending on them.

- Adam Grant

Doing Six

A good cookout ought to last at least six hours; if you haven't eaten and gotten full and gotten hungry and eaten again, you're doing something wrong.

- Adam Mansbach

Old Shift

I used to spend hours just sitting in an old wreck of a car with a stickshift; I'd just sit there and shift.

- Adam West

Sigh Means

Ineffective substitute teaching is a problem that means thousands of hours of lost learning for America's students. It cannot be dismissed with a sigh and 'Just wait for the teacher to come back on Monday.'

- Adora Svitak

Need Jumping

I have a great tip - I have a jumping rope in the house, and I just do ten minutes of it whenever I can. You don't need to work out for hours, just ten minutes will do.

- Adriana Lima

Audience Figure

At readings, audience members sometimes ask if I keep writing past the two hours if I'm on a roll, but I don't. I figure that if I'm on a roll, it's partially because I know I'm about to stop.

- Aimee Bender

Travel Boredom

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.

- Al Boliska

Game Wait

Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.

- Al Spalding

Doing Films

You do get really exhausted doing films. You work such long hours, and after a while, things can get out of perspective, just like if anyone's tired, things get on top of them.

- Alan Cumming

Cook Made

Everything my mother made had to cook for 80 hours, and when she made matzoh balls she didn't know fluffy. Everything sank.

- Alan King

Big Going

We're plugged in 24 hours a day now. We're all part of one big machine, whether we are conscious of that or not. And if we can't unplug from that machine, eventually we're going to become mindless.

- Alan Lightman

Listening Very

Since I am me, I find it very difficult to judge how fascinating listening to my nasal, heavily-accented drone for two hours would be to somebody who wasn't me.

- Alan Moore

Six Months

In theater, you've got to be aware of your whole body because it involves stamina. It involves two-and-a-half hours and a sustained release of energy, maybe for six months.

- Alan Rickman

Waste Very

I was in London. It's a long way to go for a very long party, sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink. It's a waste of time.

- Albert Finney

Country Give

Enter with the torch in the stadium. 80,000 people screaming. I was waiting downstairs for the start for 10 hours; I was so tired with the torch. I give the torch to the combined ski cross country that they win gold in Lillehammer in 1994.

- Alberto Tomba

Tell Stories

My brother is an electrical engineer and went to computer science grad school at Stanford, and he'd tell me stories about the happy hours he'd organize.

- Alec Berg

Think Over

I think when you have lawyers arguing over whether you can keep a detainee at 46 degrees... for two hours, that's not torture. It may be unpleasant, it may be coercive... but let's say what torture actually is, and that's not it.

- Alex Berenson

My Own Took

One of my sisters is physically and mentally handicapped. She took a lot of my parents' attention, so I grew up in my own world, playing in my room for hours and hours.

- Alex Kingston

Skiing Snowboarding

There are not many places in the world where you can get to the beach in an hour, the desert in two hours and snowboarding or skiing in three hours. You can do all that in California.

- Alex Pettyfer

Focus Eating

I respect people that find writing easy, because I have focus problems. I'll spend five days eating cereal and YouTubing and two hours writing the article.

- Alexa Chung

Very Months

My children have stolen my dreams in a very literal sense. I've lost months in the minutes and hours that Sabine and Zoey have needed me at night, their thin, butterfly-beating hearts pushed against me in the darkness.

- Alexi Zentner

Hour Shape

Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Couple Plane

If I have a day off, I want to get on a plane and go to Paris! If I have a couple hours off work, I want to run to the market and make a four-course meal. I like to do things that are unexpected.

- Ali Larter

Going Minutes

I'm a believer in the nap. I don't care what it is. 15 minutes. Five hours. If you know someone's going to come back and come to work.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Work Makeup

I go into work and get my hair and makeup done, go into wardrobe. I have to do three hours of school a day.

- Alia Shawkat

Everyone Could

How sick one gets of being 'good', how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.

- Alice James

Dress Always

I always knew I wanted to create. I used to sit in my room for hours drawing and making things. I once got into trouble for cutting up my mother's lampshades to make a dress. I was three.

- Alice Temperley

Studying Six

When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.

- Alicia Keys

Week Weeks

It's better to train for 4-5 hours a week than to do ten hours one week then nothing for two weeks. It helps your body adapt and also maintains your fitness.

- Alistair Brownlee

Very Which

I worked in IT, which is all boys, and I was the queen of the boys. That's what I did. I was the one who knew where the paper towels were, which was very important. And I organized happy hours and things like that.

- Allison Tolman

College Through

I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect. Between homework and sports and drama and being social, I slept about four hours a night through high school and college.

- Allison Williams

Movie Spent

I have the best-ever body in 'Badrinath.' I have a six-pack body in this movie. I spent eight hours a day working out for the movie.

- Allu Arjun

Strength Half

I spend around two and half hours on the track every day running and another 2 hours in the weight room lifting weights with my strength coach.

- Allyson Felix

Week Six

I spend around three hours on the track and two hours in the weight room, five or six days a week.

- Allyson Felix

Week Want

I want to be a writer. I do not want to spend 40 hours a week handling e-mails, formatting covers, finding editors, etc.

- Amanda Hocking

Glass Chair

Comfort rules. You want to be able to sit in a good chair comfortably for a few hours and be able to talk and enjoy a glass of wine. There's nothing worse than sitting in an uncomfortable chair.

- Amanda Pays

Time Period

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.

- Ambrose Bierce

I Am Disciplined

I am a disciplined person. When I am writing, I write for 7-8 hours.

- Amish Tripathi

Think Sure

That's the problem with bacterial meningitis: it progresses really fast. You think you have the flu, and they say within 15 hours it's severely deadly - for sure within the first 24 hours - but even the first 15 hours.

- Amy Purdy

Like Still

I would still like to have that luxury, to be able to just sit and draw for hours and hours and hours. In a way, that's what I do as a writer.

- Amy Tan

Measured How

I measured my success by how many clients I had and how many billable hours I had.

- Amy Tan

Own Could

Am I the only person who wishes he could escape his own life for a few hours?

- Andre Aciman

Think Nation

I don't think anyone in that Roc Nation office gets eight hours of sleep; I highly doubt it. They're constantly working, and they're on top of everything, and they have a department for everything.

- Andre Ward

Voice Study

You have to have great passion, because to sing operatic music requires lots of work. I study for at least two hours every day. The voice is like an instrument and requires constant exercise.

- Andrea Bocelli

Thought Midnight

They put me on the shift where they thought I could do the least harm, midnight to eight in the morning. Although the hours were lousy, they were perfect for an apprentice reporter.

- Andrea Mitchell

Like Before

The problem is, when you're working with orchestras, you only get the orchestra for about two hours before the performance to pull it all together, and that doesn't sound like a real collaboration.

- Andrew Bird

Bus Half

But for every hour and a half on stage, you have a five hour long bus ride, waiting for five hours at the airport, five hours of interviews... I know, it's part of the job, but that doesn't imply I have to like it.

- Andrew Eldritch

TV Making

After making a movie, maybe you weren't able to shoot many of your ideas, because a movie is only 1 1/2 or two hours long, but TV gives you space to film a lot of things.

- Andrew Lau

Mind Boxes

Shorter daylight hours can affect sleep, productivity and state of mind. Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, may help. It uses light boxes emitting full-spectrum light to simulate sunlight.

- Andrew Weil

Small Bad

I don't Twitter or blog. I'm bad at small talk, and don't have good 'chat'. Talk to me about publishing, and I can go on for hours.

- Andrew Wylie

Staying Meant

My ever-present mania meant I was never phased by staying up twenty hours a day or by the different time zones. I was Superman.

- Andy Behrman

Other Some

Most nights, I'm good for only four or five hours of sleep. That leaves the other 20. I have to fill them some way.

- Andy Behrman

Which Quick

It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Lucky Feels

Life is hard, but there are moments, sometimes hours - and, if you're really lucky, full days - where everything feels just right.

- Andy Grammer

Doing Song

I tend to be an all-in-type of guy, so I get in a zone to write, and then that's all I do. I'll spend eight hours doing nothing but chasing that one song. That's what works for me.

- Andy Grammer

Excited Couple

Nobody gets excited when they see me. If I put on my wizard outfit and walk around the airport for a couple of hours, I get a couple of puzzled glances.

- Andy Kindler

Sleep Night

Normally I sleep for 9, 10 hours a night.

- Andy Murray

See Full Time

Tennis is a full-time job and not just the two hours that people see when we're on the court.

- Andy Roddick

Play Might

When I'm DJing for two hours, I might play two or three Smiths songs.

- Andy Rourke

Practice Play

I really tried to play more intensely in practice and not play like maybe two, three hours just like that. I just go to court and spend a lot of hours as well on gym, or just make a lot of sprints and movement.

- Angelique Kerber

Longer Maybe

On clay, you know that you have much longer rallies, and you must run for maybe two or three hours.

- Angelique Kerber

Work Week

I work 90 hours a week. I work 5 to 9, it's not 9 to 5.

- Angie Harmon

Cave Six

When I'm on stage the savage in me is released. It's like going back to being a cave man. It takes me six hours to come down after a show.

- Angus Young

New Agent

Somebody said, 'Get your agent to call the new Bob Cummings show. They're looking for a funny lady.' Within three hours, I had the job. That was January 1955. I had such fun with that show.

- Ann B. Davis

Voice Like

I can write for any magazine now, in any voice. I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep, it's like writing a grocery list.

- Ann Patchett

Last Set

You noticed from last night, we only did two from the 80s. And our set's two hours long.

- Ann Wilson

Here Hundred

I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed... here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars.

- Anna Akhmatova

Always Like

Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours.

- Anna Freud

Homework Come

If you're working 12-hour days, then you come home to do three hours' homework, it's quite a lot on your plate.

- Anna Popplewell

Some Months

The writing day can be, in some ways, too short, but it's actually a long series of hours, for months at a time, and there is a stillness there.

- Anne Enright

Most Four

At most I'll spend three or four hours daily, sometimes less.

- Anne Tyler

Work New

I'll work thirteen hours at a time producing a new track. Not a lot of people understand that - not girlfriends, friends, family.

- Ansel Elgort

Mine Some

About once a year, I do these long-distance relays with some friends of mine, and it takes about 27 or 28 hours to complete it.

- Anson Mount

Passengers Stranded

It is unacceptable for passengers to be stranded in planes on the tarmac for hours on end.

- Anthony Foxx

Spain Recover

I'll get seven hours sleep a night, but after breakfast, I'll have an hour just resting, to recover. In Spain they all have siestas, even businessmen.

- Anthony Joshua

Equal Which

There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it.

- Anthony Trollope

Man Will

Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.

- Anthony Trollope

Through Till

This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world: that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty hours will have elapsed since it was written.

- Anthony Trollope

Living Brazil

Brazil is living the last hours of Pompeii.

- Antonio Ermirio de Moraes

Bad Like

I am severely distracted these days. It's hard to sit in front of the computer, uploading bad music for hours, when you have a wonderful boyfriend who treats you like a Goddess.

- April Winchell

Movie Festival

Usually, when I'm at a festival with a movie that I'm in, I'm in and out in 24 hours.

- Ari Graynor

Happen Expelled

What would happen in the U.S. to terrorists who are not citizens? In less than 24 hours, they would be rounded up, taken to the airport and expelled.

- Ariel Sharon

Year Half

Don't sleep too much. If you sleep three hours less each night for a year, you will have an extra month and a half to succeed in.

- Aristotle Onassis

Lucky Week

When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.

- Armand Hammer

Waiting Midnight

You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours - as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Last Degradation

Judging by my degradation in the last 24 hours, I'll be surprised if I make it to Tuesday.

- Aron Ralston

Pretty Been

What you're looking at there is my arm, going into the rock... and there it is - stuck. It's been without circulation for 24 hours. It's pretty well gone.

- Aron Ralston

Politics Week

I was crushingly bored talking about politics 30 hours a week.

- Art Bell

Sleep His

His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours.

- Arthur Baer