At any given moment, we each face a barrage of obligations, often disparate and distinct from what we thought would happen when we woke up. From the tragic to the common to the extraordinary, life refuses to be divvied up into careful slices of time. No technology can manage to overcome the realities of reality.
At any given period in history the ideas of the common mind are found to antedate the facts. The facts of the twentieth century are approached with the ideas, feelings, prejudices of the tenth.
At any given time I'm listening to the Cory Branan, Leonna Naess, Eve 6, the King's Noyse, Sean Paul, Green Day, the BoDeans, Buddy Holly, Nowell Sing We Clear... the list goes on and on. But I rarely listen to music while I write. I start typing the lyrics.
At any given time, all of us have an empty spot: one that is calling for companionship, for example, or for justice, love, romance, or a belly laugh. When I sit down to write, I look to see what hole needs filling at that particular moment.
At any given time, ninety-nine-point-nine-five per cent of the human race are a confounded nuisance.
At any given time, no matter how deeply you are in love with one person, they're appealing to a very specific side of you.
At any given time, there are a lot of million-dollar luxury charter boats cruising around the Mentawai Islands finding the most incredible waves. And yet the people on shore are suffering. The whole scene is wrong. As a surf community, we have to do something.
At any given time, when there is a Republican president, typically we regard that person as the leader of the Republican Party.
At any given time, when you're walking down the streets, a very small percentage of your brain is focused on the present. The rest is future planning or regretting the past. That's keeping you from an incredible experience. It's keeping you from seeing the beauty in everything and for being grateful for where you are.
At any innocent tea-table we may easily hear a man say, Life is not worth living. We regard it as we regard the statement that it is a fine day; nobody thinks that it can possibly have
any serious effect on the man or on the world. And yet if that utterance were really believed, the world would stand on its head.
At any minute, I am four minutes from a poncho.
At any moment in time, our reality is based on whatever we focus on.
At any moment the decision you make can change the course of your life forever.
At any moment, I could start being a better person...but which moment should I choose?
At any moment, man must decide, for better or for worse, what will be the monument of his existence.
At any moment, one company stands in the spotlight of the middle ring in the stock market's never-ending circus. It may not be the biggest corporation in the world, or the most profitable, but somehow it both mirrors and leads the market's broader action.
At any one time language is a kaleidoscope of styles, genres and dialects.
At any one time the world has a very limited number of Steve Jobs or Winston Churchills or Thomas Watson the firsts. These are wonderful people and we can learn much from them, but praying for a few more of them to solve the world's problems is not a great idea.
At any one time, I'll have 30 to 40 pieces going on in the studio, so this is not economically driven at all.