Top 287 Often Quotes

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“Cats and I have an understanding, but we choose not to interact often.”

― Aaron Tveit

“I don’t really have long days very often.”

― Ad-Rock

“I’ve fallen to make people laugh. Often.”

― Ad-Rock

“Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.”

― Adela Florence Nicolson

“Readers often bring a different set of criteria to the work based on the format.”

― Adrian Tomine

“Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.”

― Aesop

“Persuasion is often more effectual than force.”

― Aesop

“Appearances are often deceiving.”

― Aesop

“My mind is often half-sleeping, like in a daydream.”

― Agnes Varda

“Spoofed robocalls are often used by fraudsters to lure consumers into scams and avoid detection.”

― Ajit Pai

“Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.”

― Albert Camus

“A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“I often shoot with scissors in my eyes.”

― Allan Dwan

“Siblings are often very opposite.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.”

― Amelia Earhart

“Romney is not funny. When he tries to be, it often comes across as awkward.”

― Ana Navarro

“The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.”

― Andre Gide

“Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“Novels often have leisurely openings; a TV drama needs an arresting opening.”

― Andrew Davies

“Disgracefully, the arts have too often borne the brunt of short-sighted cuts to educational budgets.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“For the most part, I do not go out all that often, so it varies.”

― Angie Everhart

“Self-love seems so often unrequited.”

― Anthony Powell

“Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.”

― Antisthenes

“I am not often proud.”

― Antoine Arnault

“I’m a friend of Colin Powell. We talk quite often.”

― Ariel Sharon

“To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“The trouble with boxing is that too often it ends in sadness.”

― Barry McGuigan

“Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?”

― Benjamin Franklin

“The law often allows what honor forbids.”

― Bernard Joseph Saurin

“I think architects are often at their best when faced with restraints.”

― Bernard Tschumi

“The U.S. constitution is an extraordinary document. In my view, it should not be amended often.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Community groups contend that door-to-door loan sales are often followed by foreclosures.”

― Bill Dedman

“The requirements to obtain a concealed license are similar and often times stricter than that of obtaining a standard ID card.”

― Bill Flores

“I often say that I inherited the family’s recessive gene for adult-onset political activism.”

― Bill Foster

“I do love the musical form, although it’s often disappointing.”

― Bill Irwin

“Zealots often carry the day.”

― Bobby Ray Inman

“I often work by avoidance.”

― Brian Eno

“One often makes music to supplement one’s world.”

― Brian Eno

“Composers dialogue – and obsessively, bitterly argue – with other composers, often over the span of several centuries.”

― Brian Ferneyhough

“I wasn’t a very well-behaved girl. I was often in detention for impertinence.”

― Brigitte Macron

“I’m a size 4. In modeling, that’s often too big.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Patients can often be discharged from hospital, then re-admitted a few days later with complications.”

― Chris Toumazou

“My stories are often a little mysterious.”

― Chris Van Allsburg

“The roughest road often leads to the top.”

― Christina Aguilera

“I’m often lost in my dreams.”

― Christine and the Queens

“I most often land up taking up the roles that I most detest.”

― Christine Lahti

“I don’t get called very often to play innocents.”

― Christopher Meloni

“I don’t cry often.”

― CL

“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.”

― Claude Bernard

“Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge.”

― Claude Bernard

“One’s performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors.”

― Cyril Cusack

“Often, directors toss playwrights out of rehearsals.”

― Dakin Matthews

“My story is one of millions, and the others aren’t often told.”

― Dakota Meyer

“I often say, if I wasn’t part of the show I’d be a huge fan of it.”

― Dan Castellaneta

“Progress often masquerades as trouble.”

― Dan Pena

“Our State Department is often wrong and timid.”

― Dana Rohrabacher

“Tilapia have often been represented as the aquatic chicken, and it’s perfectly justified.”

― Daniel Pauly

“Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.”

― Daniel Webster

“I realize that I’m generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don’t care.”

― Dave Barry

“Suburban houses and tin sheds are often the objects of ridicule.”

― David Byrne

“Journalists are often portrayed as cynical. I often think it’s the opposite.”

― David Grann

“I go with my wife Gill to the supermarket, but not often.”

― David Jason

“I often conflate the domestic and the cosmic on a daily basis.”

― David Lowery

“Everybody claims they have relatable, connectable characters, but those claims often aren’t true.”

― David Walton

“Often, marriage was solitude, with company.”

― Deb Caletti

“Though I’m Punjabi, I’m often mistaken to be a Mexican or Spaniard.”

― Deep Roy

“Los Angeles is often described as the nadir of vapidity, a smog-choked space cradle.”

― Diablo Cody

“Outsiders often have an insight that an insider doesn’t quite have.”

― Diane Abbott

“Engineers are often defined by their output.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“Multinational brands, especially those with successful legacies, often struggle in emerging countries.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“I have often been told that I have many of the same mannerisms as Jack Benny and certainly Bob Cummings.”

― Dwayne Hickman

“Square meals often make round people.”

― E. Joseph Cossman

“Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create.”

― Ed Parker

“If you have to forecast, forecast often.”

― Edgar Fiedler

“Washington presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and is often credited with its success. But he had no known part in drafting its provisions.”

― Edmund Morgan

“Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.”

― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“Good is often the enemy of best.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Travel, instead of broadening the mind, often merely lengthens the conversation.”

― Elizabeth Drew

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.”

― Elizabeth Drew

“The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.”

― Elizabeth I

“Evangelicals too often fall short in their actual teachings about Judaism.”

― Elliott Abrams

“U.S.-Israel relations are often depicted as an extended honeymoon, but that’s a false image.”

― Elliott Abrams

“It’s not often that I’m being called femme fatale.”

― Elodie Yung

“Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.”

― Epictetus

“I’m often associated with parallel narratives or dual narratives. The ‘Devil in the White City’ was a fluke.”

― Erik Larson

“I’m often mistaken for a man.”

― Erin O’Connor

“Often, alas, the most detestable kind of bourgeois is the anti-bourgeois kind of bourgeois.”

― Eugene Ionesco

“Anti-Semitism has not disappeared, and European Jews have too often come under attack.”

― Federica Mogherini

“Too often, when Europeans talked of trans-Atlantic ties, we focused on the North Atlantic only.”

― Federica Mogherini

“What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that we have several.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.”

― Franz Kafka

“Often the masses are plundered and do not know it.”

― Frederic Bastiat

“One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I don’t come to London very often.”

― Gail Honeyman

“Too often, campaigns are all flash and no substance.”

― Gary Herbert

“I use circumlocution too often, and instead of getting my point across, I tend to babble.”

― Genevieve Padalecki

“The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many.”

― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“American League teams don’t bunt very often. National League teams bunt a lot.”

― George Brett

“War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.”

― George Orwell

“Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.”

― George Sand

“The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.”

― George Will

“A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.”

― Graham Greene

“Growth in village economies is often ignored. It should not be.”

― Guy Standing

“Religion often is misused for purely power-political goals, including war.”

― Hans Kung

“I don’t often score goals that aren’t with my head!”

― Harry Maguire

“Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.”

― Harry S Truman

“Spectators often express disfavor of fair decisions.”

― Helen Wills Moody

“I’m often criticised for what I wear. That’s my main label in the press now: disastrous dresser!”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“Of course one should not drink much, but often.”

― Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

“Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.”

― Henry Fielding

“In crises the most daring course is often safest.”

― Henry Kissinger

“Canadians are often a friendly bunch.”

― Henry Rollins

“Songs sung under duress are often very powerful.”

― Henry Rollins

“How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.”

― Herbert Spencer

“In Romanian society, I am not particularly well-liked. I don’t often receive invitations.”

― Herta Muller

“Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.”

― Honore de Balzac

“We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.”

― Horace

“I think that words are often extraneous to what I do.”

― Howard Hodgkin

“I’m often accused of being prudish, but the opposite is true.”

― Ian Hislop

“I often don’t read reviews.”

― Ian Mcewan

“It’s not that I can’t be fooled, but I’m not fooled often.”

― Jack Keane

“All too often our leaders shrink from their responsibilities and choose to do what is politically expedient.”

― Jack Schlossberg

“Professional politicians often claim they are not professional politicians. Trump genuinely isn’t one.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“Too often people view idealists as naive.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.”

― James Newman

“Ancelotti is a great coach, and we talk often.”

― James Rodriguez

“Developing countries often have hypertrophied bureaucracies, requiring businesses to deal with enormous amounts of red tape.”

― James Surowiecki

“Companies often become victims of their own mythologies.”

― James Surowiecki

“My characters are often without a significant parental figure.”

― Jamie Bell

“Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance.”

― Janet Frame

“I often feel failed by feminism.”

― Janet Mock

“The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“One often has need of one, inferior to himself.”

― Jean de La Fontaine

“Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Justice in the extreme is often unjust.”

― Jean Racine

“History has shown us all too often the consequences of dreaming poorly or not at all.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“I don’t really watch my moves all that often; I mean, really, I don’t.”

― Jennifer Jason Leigh

“Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.”

― Jerry Brown

“I have often wondered why I was never captain of the Lakers.”

― Jerry West

“The source of one’s joy is also often the source of one’s sorrow.”

― Jessamyn West

“I am often criticised for being rather accessible.”

― Joanna Trollope

“Mastery passes often for egotism.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Songs are often character studies.”

― John Darnielle

“So often we rob tomorrow’s memories by today’s economies.”

― John Mason Brown

“Official truths are often powerful illusions.”

― John Pilger

“Jesters do often prove prophets.”

― Joseph Addison

“Duty is too often what one expects from others and not what one does.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“When markets fail, as they often do, collective action becomes imperative.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“I’m unfortunately very verbose too often.”

― Josh Gad

“Facts are often complicated.”

― Josh Hawley

“For many Americans – many humans – Trump’s presidency can often feel unbearable.”

― Joy Reid

“I don’t collab often.”

― Joyner Lucas

“I miss quite major cultural signposts quite often.”

― Julian Barratt

“The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected.”

― Julian Casablancas

“’Easy listening’ is a term that is often used incorrectly.”

― Julian Ovenden

“Psychoanalytic investigation has shown that in mental patients excessive affection often turns to violent hostility.”

― Karl Abraham

“I don’t listen to my old stuff very often at all.”

― Kate Bush

“I don’t get out to parties often.”

― Kate Bush

“Villains are often attractive.”

― Ken Stott

“When I do a Western, I often wonder what I would have really done in that situation.”

― Kevin Costner

“Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.”

― Kin Hubbard

“Presidents often disappoint, but first ladies rarely do.”

― Kitty Kelley

“I don’t talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular.”

― Kobe Bryant

“The things that frustrate one piece of Trump’s coalition often endear him to or embolden another wing of the coalition.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Black people are not often considered mainstream.”

― Lamman Rucker

“When I’m in a tricky situation I often think: ‘What would Beyonce do?’ It helps.”

― Laura Carmichael

“One of the best and often overlooked traffic sources online is LinkedIn.”

― Lewis Howes

“We speak often of ‘destroying the planet’ when what we mean is destroying its habitability for humans.”

― Lionel Shriver

“Novelists are too often assumed to write veiled autobiography.”

― Lionel Shriver

“I have buckets of sympathy for the obese, often subject to cruelty, ridicule, denunciation, and contempt.”

― Lionel Shriver

“That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Slavery is something that is all too often swept under the carpet.”

― Lupita Nyong’o

“Film can be exciting, but more often, it’s tedious.”

― Mara Wilson

“In a way, the characters often do take over.”

― Margaret Mahy

“When I was young, I drew as often as I wrote.”

― Marie Lu

“Design is an iterative process. One idea often builds on another.”

― Mark Parker

“The problem with smear campaigns is that too often they work.”

― Mark Shields

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”

― Mark Twain

“I don’t go to fancy Michelin-starred restaurants often.”

― Mary Berry

“Journalists know that often you don’t grab stories, they grab you.”

― Mary Pilon

“God often gives nuts to toothless people.”

― Matt Groening

“The offers I get are for grandfathers, uncles – and they often die very quickly in the script.”

― Max von Sydow

“Writers, directors often can get too precious with their words.”

― Michael Pitt

“My template for most songs is ‘Is this inspiring?’ and with the blues it so often is.”

― Mick Fleetwood

“Too often, when people are in trouble they look for scapegoats.”

― Miep Gies

“Honestly, I don’t go to clubs very often.”

― Mike Posner

“Humility is not a trait I often associate with America.”

― Mira Nair

“I don’t mind nudity; I just don’t do it often.”

― Mischa Barton

“Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.”

― Nancy Astor

“I often get too emotionally involved in my cases.”

― Nancy Grace

“Just as readers often turn into writers, novel-writers often become novel-reviewers.”

― Naomi Alderman

“It’s not very often that I like new bands.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“I have been blessed often by Buddha, but equally by America.”

― Nguyen Cao Ky

“Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.”

― Niccolo Machiavelli

“That’s something that’s so often overlooked in this game – the dynamics of the locker room.”

― Nick Foles

“I don’t cook as often as I would like.”

― Nico Santos

“I don’t cook very often. Actually, I’d go further: I can’t cook.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion.”

― Ninon de L’Enclos

“Too often, the landlord-tenant relationship is unbalanced with all the power on the side of unscrupulous landlords.”

― Nydia Velazquez

“Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.”

― Oscar Wilde

“The appeal all too often is to the gallery, hungry for sensation.”

― Otto Hermann Kahn

“The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.”

― Ovid

“Often, a serial killer has no felony record.”

― Pat Brown

“What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.”

― Patrick Kavanagh

“Startups often have to do dubious things.”

― Paul Graham

“Often, when I became a consultant to a federal agency, that precipitated its demise.”

― Paul Samuelson

“The pleasure a reader gets is often equal to the pleasure a writer is given.”

― Paul Theroux

“Politicians often lie.”

― Paul Weyrich

“Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.”

― Periander

“Decisions concerning covert actions are not often easily reached.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“The leads are often the boring part.”

― Peter Dinklage

“I often get recognized on the street.”

― PewDiePie

“To be in the right is often an expensive business.”

― Phyllis Bottome

“One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.”

― Pierre Corneille

“One is often guilty by being too just.”

― Pierre Corneille

“In recounting our woes, we often soothe them.”

― Pierre Corneille

“The things that stand out are often the oddities.”

― Pierre Salinger

“When a Benefit is wrongly conferred, the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.”

― Plato

“I like Arijit Singh and often listen to his tracks.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.”

― Publilius Syrus

“We die as often as we lose a friend.”

― Publilius Syrus

“I’m often compared to Alan Rickman. I wish.”

― Rhea Seehorn

“The simplest things are often the truest.”

― Richard Bach

“Yep, I often lit the barbie with old drafts.”

― Richard Flanagan

“The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.”

― Richard Grant

“I’m often mistaken for Spanish or Latin descent.”

― Rita Ora

“Characters are often revealed by the ways they misapprehend others.”

― Robert Boswell

“Ballerinas are often divided into three categories: jumpers, turners and balancers.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“The finest chroniclers of the great and the near-great have often been courtiers – the Duc de Saint-Simon, for instance, or Lady Murasaki.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“I often tend to think that things are not what they seem.”

― Robert J. Shiller

“The cruelest lies are often told in silence.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt.”

― Robert Sheckley

“We think; therefore, we often talk rubbish.”

― Robert Webb

“I don’t think of myself as the champion too often, honestly.”

― Robert Whittaker

“Often, I allow teammates to take my penalties so they can have goals, but no one talks of that.”

― Roberto Baggio

“The salability of an item can often be improved while the value itself remains unchanged.”

― Roy H. Williams

“All too often, female characters, in particular, aren’t multi-layered enough.”

― Ruth Bradley

“We often fight wars with our young.”

― Ryan Zinke

“Enantiomers often smell and taste differently.”

― Ryoji Noyori

“I don’t often get involved with campaigns at all.”

― Sam Altman

“In the wake of a failed relationship, I’m often flooded with if-onlys.”

― Samin Nosrat

“Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.”

― Samuel Butler

“Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.”

― Samuel P. Huntington

“Women do not often fall in love with philosophers.”

― Samuel Richardson

“The good mamas are often tough mamas.”

― Sandra Bullock

“Dystopian novels, such as Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four,’ often tend to site their despotised or deformed civilisations in urban environments.”

― Sarah Hall

“I should get a manicure more often.”

― Savannah Guthrie

“I often criticized what President Bush did, but President Obama is Bush’s spending on steroids.”

― Scott Garrett

“Generally what I produce is new. Of course, they are often variations on the same subject.”

― Sergio Aragones

“Politicians don’t say no to cameras very often.”

― Seth Meyers

“Brush your teeth often.”

― Sherry Yard

“I don’t very often read novels.”

― Sidney Poitier

“It’s what people don’t say that is often the most revealing.”

― Sophie B. Hawkins

“Despair often breeds disease.”

― Sophocles

“Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.”

― Sophocles

“I have always included minority characters in my stories, often as heroes.”

― Stan Lee

“Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.”

― Stendhal

“It’s often said that life is strange. But compared to what?”

― Steve Forbert

“Mother Teresa was the very embodiment of saintliness: white-clad, sad-eyed, ascetic and often photographed with the wretched of the earth.”

― Steven Pinker

“Too often, we have tended to fall into a trap of creating plain hamburgers.”

― Tadashi Yanai

“My dad is often horrified by what I’ve spent my money on.”

― Tamara Ecclestone

“I often reread books I have written.”

― Taylor Caldwell

“A mob is not, as is so often said, mindless. A mob is single-minded.”

― Teju Cole

“Extreme law is often extreme injustice.”

― Terence

“Americans use the word ‘dream’ as often as psychoanalysts do.”

― Terry Eagleton

“I’ve often felt depressed; everyone feels depressed.”

― Terry Pratchett

“I’m on the university board in Limerick, so I visit the city often.”

― Terry Wogan

“Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.”

― Theodore Parker

“The trappings of lifestyle are often that; traps.”

― Thomas Leonard

“Theatre can be so patronising. So often, it’s just proselytising for the theatre.”

― Tim Crouch

“I am Indian-American, but I often play ethnically ambiguous roles.”

― Tiya Sircar

“Change very often comes to Washington, not from Washington.”

― Tom Perez

“Honesty is seldom ingratiating and often discomfiting.”

― Tom Stoppard

“Protestants so often confuse being Republican with being Christian.”

― Tony Campolo

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

― Vladimir Lenin

“The Russians often took advantage of Lend-Lease.”

― W. Averell Harriman

“Often, there’s an emphasis in my work, and it’s sort of the celebrating of the body.”

― Wangechi Mutu

“The most learned are often the most narrow minded.”

― William Hazlitt

“I often conduct interviews in my truck.”

― William Shatner

“Reporters often forget that athletes are human beings.”

― Willie Stargell

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

― Winston Churchill

“Scamorza, an Italian curd cheese often labelled ‘smoked mozzarella,’ melts fantastically well.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“I often worry that my idea of personhood is nostalgic, irrational, inaccurate.”

― Zadie Smith
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