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A spiritual 'spurter' is one who is given to short bursts of spectacular effort followed by frequent and lengthy periods of rest.
David A. Bednar
Most people who are writers go through periods when they can't write.
Joyce Carol Oates
Working away from my husband for long periods is good and bad. It stops us taking each other for granted and gives us space, but I miss him terribly.
Having done a lot of theater, I'm used to sustaining characters over long periods of time.
Back in my mid-20s I was told I'd never be able to have children as I wasn't having periods. Doctors tried to start up my monthly cycles, but when nothing worked, they actually offered me a hysterectomy. Without it, they said I might get ovarian cancer in the future. I chose not to have the operation, and am so glad I didn't.
I don't like to leave my children for long periods of time. It's made me more picky about roles that are close, especially on television.
I find it difficult to be in rooms now for long periods of time. I can usually take it for about an hour. Then I stride out.
Periodically over the years I've always taken periods of time away from acting.
Despite the often illusory nature of essays on the psychology of a nation, it seems to me there is something revealing in the insistence with which a people will question itself during certain periods of its growth.
In theater, you sometimes can only do one or two jobs a year because they're long periods. In film, you can shoot so many. It's quite interesting.
I'm inspired by history, different periods.
When you think of how history is revealed, we know certain things to be facts at certain periods of time, which turn out not to be so factual as time marches on.
There have been two periods in my lifetime when the excitement of government and of public issues drew to Washington many of the bright young people graduating from colleges and law schools. These were essentially the Roosevelt and the Kennedy years.
I think, you know, when you're an actor who's had periods of unemployment, it makes you feel really good to have a job - to say that you're expected somewhere, do you know what I mean?
I wear things that kind of can look good for extended periods of time - fabrics that don't wrinkle, things that don't stain very easily.
There were periods when the art market got overheated, but there is no reason it should appreciate dramatically.
Throughout the nineteen-seventies and eighties, especially during periods of recession, employees were moved from offices to cubicles.
I've never really lived with somebody. Only for very brief periods. I learned I'm not a good roommate. I'm better off when we visit each other. I like the mystery.
I've been busy and not busy, and busy is better. I've been busy, but I went through a lot of periods where it was lean for a lot of times.
I've gone through terrible periods of depression. But, at the core of my being, there's a strange, out-of-place optimist. Despite what I'm feeling, I'm always able to get up and do my job. Which means the world to me.
Based on a lifetime of observations and a few decades in the markets, I understand that societies, beliefs and fashions all move in long arcs of time. We call these arcs several things: cycles, periods, eras.
Secular cycles are the long periods - as long as decades - that come to define each market era. These cycles alternate between long-term bull and bear markets.
My work often takes me away from my family for long periods of time, so I've really come to appreciate the time I do spend with them.
Marcia Gay Harden
I don't want to compare myself to Picasso, but he had four or five periods in his life. Any good artist grows and changes and matures.
Long periods of recession, which tend to be self-perpetuating, are usually ended by war, or by preparations for it.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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