"The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer."
"A successful marriage isn't necessarily one that lasts until you're dead."
"Beauty lasts five minutes. Maybe longer if you have a good plastic surgeon."
"It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it's a failure."
"Every social organisation which is rooted in life still lasts a long time, even after the conditions from which it drew its strength have changed in a manner unfavourable to it."
"The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned."
"The style of ancient Egyptian art is transcendently clear, something 8-year-olds can recognize in an instant. Its consistency and codification is one of the most epic visual journeys in all art, one that lasts 30 dynasties spread over 3,000 years."
"A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life."
"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."
"I appreciate simplicity, true beauty that lasts over time, and a little wit and eclecticism that make life more fun."