Top 44 Shortest Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Shortest Quotes from famous people such as Jean de La Fontaine, Demetri Martin, Pythagoras, Joshua Henry, William Cullen Bryant, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

But the shortest works are always the best.

But the shortest works are always the best.
Jean de La Fontaine
The shortest feedback loop I can think of is doing improvisation in front of an audience.
Demetri Martin
The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.
I’ve been really fortunate to do several shows on Broadway; the longest run I’ve done is nine months, and that was ‘Porgy and Bess.’ The shortest run I’ve done was about a month and a half: my first Broadway lead in ‘The Scottsboro Boys.’
Joshua Henry
Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
William Cullen Bryant
Thanks to our friends at the dot-ME Registry, WordPress is able to offer one of the shortest and most effective URLs available today.
Matt Mullenweg
It’s a big thing now: A lot of people want to be assistants to celebrities. If you’re pursuing that, you’re an idiot. You’re a moron. The shortest distance between two points is not a celebrity, or being next to a celebrity.
Lewis Black
It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line.
Ibrahim Babangida
I heard Skip James, and it pierced me. It felt like punk rock to me, real and raw. It was just one guitar, so simple yet so much expression. I wanted to feel and express like that, to take the shortest path to get to an emotion.
Fantastic Negrito
The shortest answer is doing the thing.
Ernest Hemingway
I grew up Catholic. We went to confession on Saturday, stood in the shortest line, since it led to the priest who gave the easiest penance – usually a few Our Fathers and Hail Marys. We confessed in private, prayed our penance and our souls were clean.
Regina Brett
I became a prime minister within four-and-a-half years, the shortest kind of career ever in Israeli political history.
Ehud Barak
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
I would love to write a screenplay for ‘Badlands’ one day. I don’t think I could ever have the patience to do it; I don’t even have the patience to write songs. I write some of the shortest songs ever because I don’t have the patience.
It is our sacred obligation to eliminate the curse of poverty in the shortest possible time. This is non-negotiable for the Republic.
Ram Nath Kovind
I am the shortest and least funny person in my family.
Heather Donahue
When people talk to me, they want to know about Grandmama, they want to know about UNLV, and how was it playing with Muggsy. You don’t have to be a basketball fan to be a Muggsy fan. The shortest guy to ever play in the league, I get that question all the time.
Larry Johnson
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Recreational shopping is the shortest distance between two points: you and broke.
Victoria Moran
What is it about Iowa? I’m the shortest guy in the state.
Jason Alexander
Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.
George Mikes
There are many crooked lines and one straight line. Which is the line of truth? Why the straight line? Truth is always the shortest distance between two points.
Sun Myung Moon
The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.
Bernard DeVoto
The relation of repetitions for learning and for repeating English stanzas needs no amplification. These were learned by heart on the first day with less than half of the repetitions necessary for the shortest of the syllable series.
Hermann Ebbinghaus
I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world’s shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.
Gene Fowler
Bo Innovation is there for anyone who comes to Hong Kong and wants to learn about Hong Kong in the shortest amount of time.
Alvin Leung
A lot of people say that ‘the best songs fall into your lap’ and that they’re the easiest ones to write and take the shortest amount of time: I wholeheartedly disagree with that.
Lewis Capaldi
Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
James Joyce
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘I am’ is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that ‘I do’ is the longest sentence?
George Carlin
A short story is the shortest distance between two points; a novel is the scenic route.
Robert J. Sawyer
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Yakov Smirnoff
Make it absolutely clear to yourself what you want from other people. That is really half the secret for drawing your desire to you in the shortest possible time and with the least amount of effort.
Vernon Howard
The shortest path to more American jobs is more American energy and more jobs that relate to American energy.
Roy Blunt
Most days, we don’t get to the ‘SNL’ studio until noon. On Monday, we pitch the host, and that’s our shortest, lightest day. Tuesday is our longest day – some people don’t leave until Wednesday night. It’s just a long, long day.
Aidy Bryant
The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody’s word about them.
Henry IV of England
I can be impatient. I can be a bit short sometimes. You’re nearly always shortest with those who are most important to you.
Nigel Farage
The puberty train came late to the station for me. I was the shortest kid in my sixth-grade class – they made me pose for the yearbook with the tallest kid for comedic contrast.
Alex Hirsch
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.
Samuel Smiles
The idea of ‘raw’ music, to me, is honesty: getting people to feel you with the least amount of production possible, the shortest distance traveled emotionally, sonically.
Fantastic Negrito
One of the problems with being famous is people mob you wherever you go. Many of them ask very irritating questions. If I were not the shortest woman in the world, I would not have become famous.
Jyoti Amge
Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.
Warren E. Burger
Smell is the shortest synaptic leap in the brain to our memory, and I’m amazed that people don’t sniff everything.
Richard E. Grant
I’ve always enjoyed playing the shortest form of the game and I relish the opportunity to develop my leadership skills as England’s Twenty20 captain.
Stuart Broad