„A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.“

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

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„A good speech is like a woman's skirt: short enough to hold your attention, long enough to cover the subject“

—  Jonathan Tropper American writer 1970

Source: This is Where I Leave You

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„If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you.“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

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„I'm like a good cheese. I'm just getting mouldy enough to be interesting.“

—  Paul Newman American actor and film director 1925 - 2008

Quoted in "Saint Paul," interview with John Aldridge, The Guardian (2005-04-10)

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„If the syntax is good enough for the information, it should be good enough for the meta-information.“

—  Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009

Re: XML and lisp http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/4917ba734ce860c4 (Usenet article).
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„A dress should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to prove you're a lady.“

—  Edith Head American film and television costumer 1897 - 1981

Source: The Dress Doctor

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„If English was good enough for Jesus when he wrote the Bible, it should be good enough for Coke.“

—  Michele Bachmann American politician 1956

Similar to a parodical Bachmann quote in * 2011-10-05
Top 10 upcoming Michele Bachmann gaffes
The Wacky Deli
http://thewackydeli.com/top10mbgaffes: “If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for every child in America to speak.”, likely based on an apocryphal quote attributed to Governor Miriam A. Ferguson, “If the King's English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for the children of Texas!”
regarding a 2014 Coca-Cola television advertisement featuring Americans of various ethnicities singing "America the Beautiful" in various languages.
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„It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough.“
Non exiguum temporis habemus, sed multum perdidimus. Satis longa vita.

—  Seneca the Younger, Moral Essays

De Brevitate Vitae ("On the Shortness of Life", trans. John W. Basore), Ch. 1
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„And if it's good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings.“

—  Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961

As quoted in "Portrait of Mr. Papa" by Malcolm Cowley in LIFE magazine (10 January 1949)
Context: It's enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if it's good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings.

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„What we offer is good enough. It's like my haircut: It ain't pretty, but it's good enough.“

—  Scott McNealy American businessman 1954

Sun CEO: We're "good enough", 2006-08-25, 2002-10-08, Ricciuti, Mike, CNET News.com, http://archive.is/4UmxS, 2013-06-28 http://news.com.com/2100-1001-961216.html,

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„If you hear nonsense like that often enough for long enough, you begin to believe it.“

—  Octavia E. Butler, book Parable of the Talents

Source: Parable of the Talents (1998), Chapter 15 (p. 291)

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„I'm short enough and ugly enough to succeed on my own.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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