Top 465 Except Quotes

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In battle, you forgive a man anything except an unwilli

In battle, you forgive a man anything except an unwillingness to take risks. Sometimes you have to put it on the line.
Tom Clancy
At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn’t exist except as a part of everything.
Alice Walker
We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.
John Updike
I will not use my legislative powers except in a very limited framework.
Mohammed Morsi
I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired, and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within me real and true devotion.
Franz Schubert
I was making films about American society, and it is true that I never felt at home there, except perhaps when my wife and I lived on a farm in the San Fernando Valley.
Douglas Sirk
I probably would have gone the M.F.A. route except I was a dad at 19, and it made more sense to go to work for a newspaper and support a kid that way. But the funny thing is, that detour became the most important step in my developing as a novelist.
Jess Walter
Women can break down barriers to opportunity, and men, many of them reluctantly, have learned to relate to women as their equals in thought and action. But except for an eccentric few, women do not want to become warriors.
Suzanne Fields
In general, hateful speech and opinions are protected under the Constitution, except to the extent they are deemed to incite violence or otherwise become illegal. But, at the same time, civilized society tends to frown upon it.
Sharyl Attkisson
I have never described the time I was in Doctor Who as anything except a kind of ecstatic success, but all the rest has been rather a muddle and a disappointment. Compared to Doctor Who, it has been an outrageous failure really – it’s so boring.
Tom Baker
What can I tell you about things like Circus of Horrors except that I get killed by the bear?
Donald Pleasence
Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
Mae West
Of what does politics consist except the making of imperfect decisions, many of them unjust and quite a few of them deadly?
Lewis H. Lapham
Supposedly, going to war initiates you into this gnostic priesthood of people who’ve had a liminal experience forever separating them from civilians. Except… you go there, and it is what it is. A form of human activity as varied as any other.
Phil Klay
Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.
Philip Roth
Everything is relative except relatives, and they are absolute.
Alfred Stieglitz
One of the worst of errors would be the general admission of the proposition that a Government has no right to interfere for any purpose except for that of affording protection.
Nassau William Senior
So, who in the media is without sin among us? I am in the media and I am a major league sinner. I don’t know anyone except my wife who isn’t a big time sinner.
Ben Stein
No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves.
Frederick William Robertson
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
Oscar Wilde
No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.
Antonin Artaud
When I was a kid, I was surrounded by girls: older sisters, older girl cousins just down the street… except for an older boy named Vito who threw rocks. Each year I would wish for a baby brother. It never happened.
Wally Lamb
With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species.
Anthony Storr
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
Francis Bacon
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
Winston Churchill
All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession.
William Hogarth
I don’t know what to say about it except Tom Hanks is a great person, a serious person; he’s dissatisfied in a very likeable way, in a very discreet way, and Steven Spielberg is similar in his discretion and drive. But Spielberg is calm. He’s this driven filmmaker and visionary. He really is.
Tom Sizemore
In the seventies, a group of American artists seized the means not of production but of reproduction. They tore apart visual culture at a time of no money, no market, and no one paying attention except other artists. Vietnam and Watergate had happened; everything in America was being questioned.
Jerry Saltz
A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic.
Beatrice Wood
The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser, never any Orchestra. There was never any other player except us on the albums.
Brian May
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
Arnold Bennett
No one comes into my house except family.
There is no uncreated being except God. God has no opposite.
C. S. Lewis
The American people have a right to except that the rule of law will guarantee that even if we don’t like the policy, that it’s done properly.
Darrell Issa
Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.
Gioachino Rossini
Summer I was 13, my grandfather and my father taught me how to play golf. I took lessons that summer, and I played every day that summer. I probably would’ve kept playing, except I realized that girls don’t watch golf; they watch tennis. So I let my golf game go dormant and started playing tennis.
Thomas Gibson
The theory of cultural bias… is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization. It can’t be transplanted except to another variant of that organization.
Mary Douglas
I never stopped believing in us, and I never felt like I was wanting for anything, except for my father, and that was not going to be.
Billy Crystal
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
George Bernard Shaw
I don’t really think about dance except just before rehearsals start. I put it off. I don’t live my life thinking about dance.
Paul Taylor
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Maya Angelou
A dog is a pitiful thing, depending wholly on companionship, and utterly lost except in packs or by the side of his master. Leave him alone, and he does not know what to do except bark and howl and trot about till sheer exhaustion forces him to sleep.
H. P. Lovecraft
Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
Dorothy Thompson
The only real life is the collective life of the race; individual life has no existence except as an abstraction.
Auguste Comte
It doesn’t worry me what anyone says, except when publicity hurts others.
Terry Jones
I put myself on the same level as everyone else around me – from the directrice to the workman, everyone. Except my pets – they are the Kings; you must treat them like royalty.
Azzedine Alaia
You can’t be a strong or cool woman and be represented except in a harsh way, looking mean and cold and hard. It’s like reverse sexism.
Kim Gordon
I have no bad habits, except overeating.
Except for the title ‘father,’ there is no title, including ‘vice president,’ that I am more proud to wear than that of United States senator.
Joe Biden
The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion.
Mary Hunter Austin
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
Ernest Hemingway
It’s one thing to be writing in South or Latin America, where, except for Brazil, every country, however small and hard to find on a map, speaks Spanish, but quite another to be writing in, say, Hungary, a landlocked nation of 10 million people, with a language that very few people outside Hungary can read or speak.
Michael Korda
Today’s society will ignore almost any form of public behavior except getting in the express line with two extra items.
Paul Sweeney
It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain actors they have to live in a way that you think of nobody living anymore except for in small towns. They have such elaborate double lives.
Bill Condon
I forgive all personal weaknesses except egomania and pretension.
Herb Kelleher
We turn off the TV, video games and computer – except for homework – during the week. The TV’s reserved for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday just because that’s the time to do homework, and it makes it that much less chaotic in our house.
Candace Cameron Bure
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
Woody Allen
There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.
Charles Baudelaire
Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.
Billy Graham
Of course no one thought of anything except of attacking the enemy. It lies in the instinct of every German to rush at the enemy wherever he meets him, particularly if he meets hostile cavalry.
Manfred von Richthofen
Our intent will not be to create gridlock. Oh, except m

Our intent will not be to create gridlock. Oh, except maybe from time to time.
Bob Dole
Elvis couldn’t leave the hotel except under heavy guard. It was incredible how they went wild over him.
Minnie Pearl