Cutting quotes

  • I'm the complete opposite of every clean cut, decent-looking guy you could ever think of. Yet, I have the biggest heart in the world.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Heart #Cutting #Thinking

  • People have their own opinions but sometimes with the media things get chopped up and cut around to make stories out of it.
    -- Aaron Carter

    #Cutting #Media #People

  • Right now I'm doing four shows at a time, trying to read four outlines every week, four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts; it's a lot of good work. It's fun to do it, but it does wear you out.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Fun #Cutting #Trying

  • My voice is the only material thing in which I can still reveal myself. Go ahead and cut off the hand or the testicles of a voice. Try to find the head of a voice, the orifice through which it passes, or even the breasts to which you can attach the clips of your electrodes. Nothing. Resonant tooth.
    -- Abdellatif Laabi

    #Cutting #Hands #Voice

  • There is some help for all the defects of fortune; for, if a man cannot attain to the length of his wishes, he may have his remedy by cutting of them shorter.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Cutting #Men #Wish

  • I am for liberty of conscience in its noblest, broadest, and highest sense. But I cannot give liberty of conscience to the pope and his followers, the papists, so long as they tell me, through all their councils, theologians, and canon laws that their conscience orders them to burn my wife, strangle my children, and cut my throat when they find their opportunity.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Children #Cutting #Opportunity

  • If i get 8 hours to cut a tree i'll spend 7 hours to sharp my knife.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Cutting #Knives #Tree

  • This is my life, I thought...I have excised the cancer from my past, cut it out; I have crossed the high plains, descended into the desert, traversed oceans, and planted my feet in new soil; I have been the apprentice, paid my dues, and have just become master of my ship. But when I look down, why do I see the ancient, tarred, mud-stained slippers that I buried at the start of the journey still stuck to my feet?
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Cancer #Ocean #Cutting

  • In writing, as in medicine, there are no short cuts. You need stamina.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Writing #Cutting #Medicine

  • Every age cuts and pastes history to suit its own purposes; art always has an ax to grind.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Art #Cutting #History

  • I don't think it's fair - you get married, you give your wife a wedding ring. I think you should give her a mood ring. Oh, it may sound crass, but just check the color when you come home. 'Hi honey. Infernal red? Oh boy, I ain't getting laid, and I gotta cut the lawn, I know it.'
    -- Adam Ferrara

    #Home #Cutting #Boys

  • You see, Hansel and Gretel don’t just show up at the end of this story. They show up. And then they get their heads cut off. Just thought you’d like to know.
    -- Adam Gidwitz

    #Cutting #Stories #Ends

  • This is what I find most magnetic about successful givers: they get to the top without cutting others down, finding ways of expanding the pie that benefit themselves and the people around them. Whereas success is zero-sum in a group of takers, in groups of givers, it may be true that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
    -- Adam Grant

    #Zero #Cutting #Successful

  • You can always count on the New York Times to cut your legs off.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #New York #Cutting #Legs

  • A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Fake People #Hypocrite #Cutting

  • Was there any form of filth or crime without at least one Jew involved in it? If you cut into such a sore, you find, like a maggot in a rotting body, often dazzled by the sudden light, a Jew.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Cutting #Light #Holocaust

  • Energy has to be fed from a source. If you don't feed the source, it dissipates entirely.Same is true of liking a boy. If you cut off the thoughts, if you stop pinning, you're free to find a boy who is attainable.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Cutting #Boys #Energy

  • Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves.
    -- Adrienne Clarkson

    #Cutting #Glasses #Pieces

  • Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow are going to blow your funky mind!
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Cutting #Blow #Mind

  • Real evidence is usually vague and unsatisfactory. It has to be examined---sifted. But here the whole thing is cut and dried. No, my friend, this evidence has been very cleverly manufactured---so cleverly that it has defeated its own ends.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Real #Cutting #Defeated

  • There is something fearfully strengthening about cutting free even if the ties bandage the heart itself.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Heart #Cutting #Ties

  • I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow.
    -- Agnetha Faltskog

    #Strong #Children #Cutting

  • While she cut the mushrooms, she cried more than she had at the grave, the most so far, because she found the saddest thing of all to be the simple truth of her capacity to move on.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Moving #Cutting #Simple

  • In general I like a guy who is athletic, somebody who can teach me something. Whether it's teaching me a new way to cut on a wave or teach me a three-point conversion or teach me how to dribble a soccer ball. There's something really cool about that.
    -- Aimee Teegarden

    #Soccer #Teaching #Cutting

  • The best way to deal with excessive thinking is to just listen to it, to listen to the mind. Listening is much more effective than trying to stop thought or cut it off.
    -- Ajahn Amaro

    #Cutting #Thinking #Listening

  • We do not trust the goodwill of the U.S. They have cut the ties.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Trust #Cutting #Ties

  • If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.
    -- Al Bernstein

    #Teenage #Cutting #Want

  • Global warming, along with the cutting and burning of forests and other critical habitats, is causing the loss of living species at a level comparable to the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. That event was believed to have been caused by a giant asteroid. This time it is not an asteroid colliding with the Earth and wreaking havoc: it is us.
    -- Al Gore

    #Inspirational #Cutting #Loss

  • The Pacific Yew can be cut down and processed to produce a potent chemical, taxol, which offers some promise of curing certain forms of lung, breast and ovarian cancer in patients who would otherwise quickly die... It seems an easy choice - sacrifice the tree for a human life - until one learns that three trees must be destroyed for each patient treated.
    -- Al Gore

    #Cancer #Cutting #Sacrifice

  • I'm not a vegetarian, but I have cut back sharply on the meat that I eat.
    -- Al Gore

    #Cutting #Meat #Vegetarian

  • The struggle against poverty in the world and the challenge of cutting wealthy country emissions all has a single, very simple solution... Here it is: Put a price on carbon.
    -- Al Gore

    #Country #Struggle #Cutting

  • Francis Ford Coppola did this early on. You tape a movie, like a radio show, and you have the narrator read all the stage directions. And then you go back like a few days later and then you listen to the movie. And it sort of plays in your mind like a film, like a first rough cut of a movie.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Cutting #Play #Mind

  • Yeah, the cut throats and the pigs. But who wants all that blood spilled, judge, huh? Isn't there a simpler way of not pissing off the big vipers?
    -- Al Swearengen

    #Cutting #Blood #Pigs

  • Are you ready to cut off your head and place your foot on it? If so, come; Love awaits you! Love is not grown in a garden, nor sold in the marketplace; whether you are a king or a servant, the price is your head, and nothing less. Yes, the cost of the elixir of love is your head! Do you hesitate? 0 miser, It is cheap at that price!
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Love #Kings #Cutting

  • In the classic old business cycle, there would be a diminution in sales; it would take a little while for this information to reach corporate headquarters. And there would be an inventory pileup. And then - bam - businesses would react, sometimes violently, by cutting production.
    -- Alan Blinder

    #Cutting #Would Be #Inventory

  • The man is United - cut him and he bleeds red
    -- Alan Brazil

    #Cutting #Men #Red

  • I do not deny that many appear to have succeeded in a material way by cutting corners and by manipulating associates, both in their professional and in their personal lives. But material success is possible in this world and far more satisfying when it comes without exploiting others.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Success #Business #Cutting

  • I cannot conceive of a politically feasible solution to this problem which will overdo cutting the deficit, where overdoing means harming the economy. It might be technically possible, but it is not realistic.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Mean #Cutting #Might

  • Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money. And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years is spending programs with borrowed money, tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the day that proves disastrous. And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Cutting #Thinking #Views

  • We must take away the government's credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Cutting #Government #Credit

  • My brother is the youngest member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. And I wouldn't let him cut my nails.
    -- Alan King

    #Brother #Cutting #College

  • Music is, of course, a universal emotional experience, cutting across cultures and languages. I studied piano for ten years as a child and consider that experience one of the most valuable in my life.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Children #Cutting #Emotional

  • The one thing with writing stories about the rise of fascism is that if you wait long enough, you'll almost certainly be proved right. Fascism is like a hydra - you can cut off its head in the Germany of the '30s and '40s, but it'll still turn up on your back doorstep in a slightly altered guise.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Writing #Cutting #Long

  • You should think about nobody and go your own way, not on a course marked out for you by people holding mugs of water and bottles of iodine in case you fall and cut yourself so that they can pick you up - even if you want to stay where you are - and get you moving again.
    -- Alan Sillitoe

    #Moving #Fall #Cutting

  • Naturally, for a person who finds his identity in something other than his full organism is less than half a man. He is cut off from complete participation in nature. Instead of being a body, he 'has' a body. Instead of living and loving he 'has' instincts for survival and copulation.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Cutting #Men #Survival

  • Billions of years ago you were a big bang. But now you're a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off. And don't feel that we're still the big bang. But you are.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Cutting #Years #Bangs

  • No, that's because there are more interesting things to do." Her grandmother looked at her sharply. "Like cutting into dead bodies" Carmeryn swallowed back her irration. "Yeah-the live one kick too much.
    -- Alane Ferguson

    #Cutting #Grandmother #Interesting

  • Long hair is a security blanket for me. I cut it short a few years ago and I really never want to do that again. When I do cut it, I cut it myself.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Cutting #Hair #Years

  • When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can't eat money.
    -- Alanis Obomsawin

    #Cutting #Rivers #Air

  • Once you sign on as an actor, you know, you don't go to the editing room, you don't see how they cut, you don't see how they score, you don't see how they cast the rest of the movie.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Cutting #Editing #Actors

  • Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves.
    -- Albert Bushnell Hart

    #Cutting #Slave #Legislature

  • To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Believe #Cutting #Men

  • Mon cher ami, let's not give them any pretext, no matter how small, for judging us!!! Otherwise, we'll be left in shreds. We are forced to take the same precautions as the animal trainer. If, before going into the cage, he has the misfortune to cut himself while shaving, what a feast for the wild animals!!
    -- Albert Camus

    #Cutting #Animal #Judging

  • War is possible only if you have a lot of enemies. If all the enemies get together and form one front - if you cut down the number of enemies - there would be no war.
    -- Albert Kesselring

    #War #Cutting #Numbers

  • I've got a lot of cutting and pasting to do, gentlemen, so why don't you please return to your porch rockers and resume whittling.
    -- Albert Rosenfeld

    #Cutting #Gentleman #Return

  • As for me, I used to be a bird with a gentle white womb, someone cut my throat just for laughs, I don’t know. As for me, I used to be a great albatross and whirled over the seas. Someone put an end to my journey, without any charity in the tone of it. But even stretched out on the ground I sing for you now my songs of love.
    -- Alda Merini

    #Song #Cutting #Journey

  • Ultraconservatism is, to me, so illogical. Everywhere you go, conservatives want to cut, cut, cut, cut - cut money for powerless people. So, that's the biggest problem I have with them.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Cutting #People #Want

  • I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Father #Cutting #Men

  • In horror movies today its lots of fast cut shot and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance.
    -- Alejandro Amenabar

    #Cutting #Opposites #Silence

  • My father was a monster. A monster! I cut with my family when I was 23 and I never see them again.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Father #Cutting #Monsters

  • The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Inspirational #Heart #Cutting

  • Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Memories #Heart #Cutting

  • He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Cutting #Opportunity #Men

  • Only the first swath cut by the scythe is difficult.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Cutting #Scythes #Firsts

  • I think he was an angry man. He must have been disturbed for some reason. I think you have got to cut through the venom of it and hopefully he'll reflect and understand what he said was absolutely ridiculous. (On Benitez)
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Cutting #Men

  • Uh... what can I say? Made money. Given a launch pad for a working life. Set a precedent I had no interest in following. Created expectations that I was not cut-out to match. Disappointed virtually all of my readers subsequently. But I like what I've done, and I stand by it all.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Cutting #Expectations #Done

  • If you film a scene in a wide shot, especially a disturbing, distressing moment, I do feel like that helps you feel as though youre the room with these people, instead of cutting it up and getting close - which you wouldnt be doing if you were actually in a room with these people.
    -- Alex Karpovsky

    #Cutting #People #Rooms

  • Before you rip off three feet of toilet paper, consider that each year 500,000 acres of virgin boreal forest in northern Alberta and Ontario are being clear-cut to make the stuff. These forests are home to some 500 First Nation communities, as well as caribou and bears, moose and wolves, and, in the summertime, billions of songbirds.
    -- Alex Shoumatoff

    #Rip #Home #Cutting

  • My dad cut my hair once - I wanted a bob and he gave me a bowl cut. That was a tough few years.
    -- Alexa Chung

    #Dad #Cutting #Hair

  • The retreat of a minor piece to the back rank, where it cuts the lines of communication between the rooks, is permissable only in exceptional cases.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Communication #Cutting #Retreat

  • The trouble with a lot of artists today is that they have too much technique and equipment. They don't know what to do with it all. If you cut down on it, you can work more strongly within narrower limits.
    -- Alexander Calder

    #Cutting #Artist #Technique

  • Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond of daily life without mingling with it, casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen do not know how to fish for it.
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Cutting #Science #Ponds

  • It is only by making the past alive again for a person that a true growth in the present is facilitated. If the past is cut off, the future does not exist.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Cutting #Past #Growth

  • Oh I love gadgets and I pride myself on keeping at the cutting edge of technology.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Pride #Cutting #Technology

  • My editor and I remain very disciplined. It's just sometimes when you're making a film, you get into the cutting room and you see a scene that's slowing you down in a certain section, but if you remove that scene then, emotionally or story-wise, another scene a half-hour later won't have the same impact. You just get stuck with it.
    -- Alexander Payne

    #Wise #Cutting #Impact

  • What nature wants, commodious gold bestows; 'Tis thus we cut the bread another sows.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Cutting #Gold #Want

  • We must continue to liberalise the single market, cut red tape and basically create a digital single market. We have not completed the single market yet, there is not sufficient free movement of goods, labour, services and money. We have to keep on working at that against all the protectionist tendencies that we have right now.
    -- Alexander Stubb

    #Cutting #Tape #Movement

  • A strong pursuit, give no time for the enemy to think, take advantage of victory, uproot him, cut off his escape route.
    -- Alexander Suvorov

    #Strong #Cutting #Thinking

  • When the enemy is driven back, we have failed, and when he is cut off, encircled and dispersed, we have succeeded.
    -- Alexander Suvorov

    #War #Cutting #Enemy

  • Sometimes it's better to stop trying to make sense of things. Life isn't clear cut, there are always gray areas.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Cutting #Trying #Sometimes

  • If, if more stimulus means more tax cuts to small businesses, if, if more stimulus means middle class tax cuts, then I'm for it.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #Mean #Cutting #Class

  • Mark Kirk: Lied about going to war. Opposed middle class tax cuts. And said unemployment's not that big an issue.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #War #Cutting #Class

  • Society was cut in two: those who had nothing united in common envy; those who had anything united in common terror.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Cutting #Two #Envy

  • In some suburban schools, the curriculum is chock-full of rigorous A.P. courses and the parking lot glitters with pricey SUVs, but one doesn't have to look hard to find students who are starving themselves, cutting themselves, or medicating themselves, as well students who are taking out their frustrations on those who sit lower on the social food chain.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #School #Cutting #Frustration

  • It's a cliche, but Americans are puritanical. In their movies, they are scared of sex, but they overindulge in violence. I could have cut a G-rated version of 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' that would have pleased the American ratings board, but it would have been five minutes long.
    -- Alfonso Cuaron

    #Sex #Cutting #Long

  • As a fine artist I was drawn to composition and technique. I would count the cuts.
    -- Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

    #Cutting #Artist #Technique

  • I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Cutting #Perfect #Cures

  • Drama is real life with all the boring parts cut out.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Drama #Real #Cutting

  • We might as well reasonably dispute whether it is the upper or the under blade of a pair of scissors that cuts a piece of paper, as whether value is governed by demand or supply.
    -- Alfred Marshall

    #Cutting #Pieces #Paper

  • The scene fascinated me: a round straw hat; the funnel leaning left, the stairway leaning right; the white drawbridge, its railings made of chain; white suspenders crossed on the back of a man below; circular iron machinery; a mast that cut into the sky, completing a triangle.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Art #Cutting #Men

  • I don't think you can shock an audience anymore. Me cutting my head off is a great illusion, but when you turn on CNN and there's a guy really getting his head cut off, it does dilute what I did.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Cutting #Thinking #Cnn

  • I mean, I could go ahead and cut my head off in the guillotine, and it looks great, ... Well, now you turn on CNN and guys are really getting their heads cut off. ... As insane as our fantasy world gets, it's nowhere near as scary as reality.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Mean #Cutting #Reality

  • I'm a big fan of being able to hold those long shots and use space. I don't know, I think everything's so quick cut these days, as if films are too afraid that the audience is going to get bored instead of relaxing and trusting their work.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Cutting #Thinking #Space

  • Las Vegas is Everymans cut-rate Babylon. Not far away there is, or was, a roadside lunch counter and over it a sign proclaiming in three words that a Roman emperors orgy is now a democratic institution. Topless Pizza Lunch.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Cutting #Vegas #Lunch

  • Deficits must be cut, yes, but the rush to austerity risks undermining the fragile global recovery.
    -- Alistair Darling

    #Recovery #Cutting #Risk

  • Tory plans to cut 'further and faster' would wreck recovery and roll back Labour's many successes.
    -- Alistair Darling

    #Recovery #Cutting #Wrecks

  • Do not make a stingy sandwich; pile the cold cuts high; so you should see salami coming through the rye.
    -- Allan Sherman

    #Cutting #Sandwiches #Cold

  • Southern women can say more with a cut of their eyes than a whole debate club’s worth of speeches.
    -- Allison Glock

    #Eye #Cutting #Southern

  • What?" He cut a grin at Kat when he saw the impressed look on her face. "Corporate espionage is my second greatest passion.' "With your first being..." Kat prompted. "Gelato," Hale said, and turned back to the group.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Passion #Cutting #Looks

  • This is a difficult balance, telling the truth: how much to share, how much to keep, which truths will wound but not ruin, which will cut too deep to heal.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Honesty #Cutting #Balance