Curves quotes

  • You throw a perfectly straight line at the audience and then, right at the end, you curve it. Good jokes do that.
    -- Abe Burrows

    #Curves #Lines #Ends

  • to become aware of the ineffable is to part company with words...the tangent to the curve of human experience lies beyond the limits of language. the world of things we perceive is but a veil. It’s flutter is music, its ornament science, but what it conceals is inscrutable. It’s silence remains unbroken; no words can carry it away. Sometimes we wish the world could cry and tell us about that which made it pregnant with fear--filling grandeur. Sometimes we wish our own heart would speak of that which made it heavy with wonder.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Lying #Heart #Curves

  • God grades on the Cross not on the curve.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Curves #Crosses #Grades

  • There is the desire of a consumer society to have no learning curves. This tends to result in very dumbed-down products that are easy to get started on, but are generally worthless and/or debilitating.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Curves #Desire #Easy

  • Everyone wants to be young and skinny. This is awful. Curves are marvelous. Wrinkles are hypnotizing. Why not just be happy with who you are?
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Wrinkles #Curves #Why Not

  • It [RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE] has definitely been the biggest learning curve for me. As an actor, whenever I start on a movie, different things that I perform in ask for different skill sets. And this one is definitely the technological side of it. You have to hit your mark. You can't weave back and forth because your nose is jutting at you in 3-D. It's really been learning how to do that and also it's exciting to be on the forefront of this technology.
    -- Ali Larter

    #Technology #Curves #Skills

  • I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick. I like my body.
    -- Alicia Keys

    #Curves #Body #Ashamed

  • When you're young your mother shields you from the world because she thinks you're too young to understand, and when she's old you shield her because she's too old to understand - or to have any more understanding inflicted upon her. The curve of life goes: want to know, know, don't want to know.
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Mother #Thinking #Curves

  • The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking.
    -- Alvin Dark

    #Mistake #Curves #Want

  • What's so kind of beautiful about the whole thing was that everything that made me not right for all of those hundreds of commercial auditions that I went on and no one ever wanted me for is what made me perfectly right for 'Real Women Have Curves'.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Beautiful #Real #Curves

  • I was just so lucky with 'Real Women Have Curves.' At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Real #Curves #Lucky

  • Salma and I had run into each other once or twice at film festivals because I was doing the press for Real Women Have Curves at the same time she was doing the press for Frida. She had seen Real Women Have Curves, and when the idea of Ugly Betty came up, she thought of me. Her enthusiasm about the project was so infectious-she spoke of it with such expectation. Everyone that was involved was really excited about the project. I really wanted to be a part of it.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Running #Real #Curves

  • A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of problems.
    -- Ana Ivanovic

    #Curves #Tennis #Problem

  • I became CEO at the beginning of the hit on old economy stocks. When something like that occurs in your first six months as a CEO of a more traditional branded firm, it makes for a fast learning curve.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Curves #Months #Firsts

  • You're gonna get thrown curve balls left and right, and that's just the way it goes.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Curves #Balls #Way

  • The learning curve is 'The Hobbit' is being shot in 3D.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Curves #Shots

  • We can sharply deflect the curve of HIV incidence.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Curves #Hiv

  • The soul consists of two parts, one irrational and the other capable of reason. (Whether these two parts are really distinct in the sense that the parts of the body or of any other divisible whole are distinct, or whether though distinguishable in thought as two they are inseparable in reality, like the convex and concave of a curve, is a question of no importance for the matter in hand.)
    -- Aristotle

    #Reality #Curves #Hands

  • When a chess player looks at the board, he does not see a static mosaic, a 'still life', but a magnetic field of forces, charged with energy - as Faraday saw the stresses surrounding magnets and currents as curves in space; or as Van Gogh saw vortices in the skies of Provence.
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Stress #Player #Curves

  • My work is based on a tradition quite distinct from the Eckersberg tradition, a Nordic line of development that had never been clearly and consistently defined in the literature on art. This line is not a straight one; it has the strangest and most fascinating twists and curves, and includes such artists as Edvard Munch, Ernest Josephson, Hill , Hansen Jacobsen, Johannes Holbek, Jens Lund, and Emile Nolde. Not all of them equally well known.
    -- Asger Jorn

    #Art #Curves #Development

  • There's gonna be a time when I'm way curvier, and that'll be sexy too. What defines sexy is not someone's weight. Personally I like curves. I wanna look good for me. I wanna feel good.
    -- Ashlee Simpson

    #Sexy #Curves #Feel Good

  • I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too. There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt,
    -- Ashley Graham

    #Sexy #Curves #Want

  • I am on the cusp of change and the curve is shifting fast.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Change #Curves #Shifting

  • The curve and the fast one are important; the change of pace and the other trick deliveries are great but they're not worth a plugged nickel unless you have control to go along with them. And by control I don't mean the ability to put the ball over the plate somewhere between the shoulders and knees. I mean the ability to hit a three-inch target nine times out of ten, the sort of control that lets you put the ball in the exact spot you want it, and to play a corner to the split fraction of an inch.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Mean #Yankees #Curves

  • At that moment I had a thrilling sharp intuition. I knew it as if I held it in my hands: In the gloom of death that surrounded the two of us, we were just at the point of approaching and negotiating a gentle curve. If we bypassed it, we would split off into different directions. In that case, we would forever remain just friends.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Curves #Hands #Two

  • He felt warm and familiar. He felt solid and safe. I wanted to cling to his shirt, bury my face into the warm curve of his neck, and never let go.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Letting Go #Curves #Faces

  • I don't have the body for this," I quipped, lifting my chin to a voluptous woman nearby who shook her hips zealously to the beat. "No curves." Jev's eyes held mine. "Are you asking my opinion?
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Eye #Curves #Asking

  • I've finally learnt how to say, 'No comment'. To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.
    -- Ben Affleck

    #Real #Learning #Curves

  • I'm convinced that had I not changed my name, I don't think I would have had quite the same career curve that I eventually had.
    -- Ben Kingsley

    #Thinking #Curves #Names

  • The normal curve is a distribution most appropriate to chance and random activity. Education is a purposeful activity and we seek to have students learn what we would teach. Therefore, if we are effective, the distribution of grades will be anything but a normal curve. In fact, a normal curve is evidence of our failure to teach.
    -- Benjamin Bloom

    #Teaching #Curves #Facts

  • Without difficulties, life would be like a stream without rocks and curves – about as interesting as concrete. Without problems, there can be no personal growth, no group achievement, no progress of humanity. But what mattes about problems is what one does with them.
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Curves #Rocks #Interesting

  • It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched so that a tree will rot where it falls, a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water - and moderns may at least see what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood.
    -- Bernard DeVoto

    #Fall #Swans #Curves

  • One day the stars will be as familiar to each man as the landmarks, the curves, and the hills on the road that leads to his door, and one day that will be an airborne life.
    -- Beryl Markham

    #Stars #Men #Curves

  • With a stretch belt, anything can be a dress - a dinner napkin, a tablecloth, even a towel. Just wrap and snap, and away you go in an incredible outfit. Another plus is that the belt will pull all eyes to your lovely curves, and they even look good around a coat or a jacket.
    -- Beth Ditto

    #Eye #Curves #Lovely

  • I'm cooler than a polar bear's toenails... bend corners like I was a curve, I struck a nerve.
    -- Big Boi

    #Curves #Nerves #Toenails

  • There will always be people who are ahead of the curve, and people who are behind the curve. But knowledge moves the curve.
    -- Bill James

    #Moving #Curves #People

  • There's always a learning curve, where you've got to learn what your subject is all about.
    -- Brad Gilbert

    #Curves #Subjects

  • Einstein comes along and says, space and time can warp and curve, that's what gravity is. Now string theory comes along and says, yes, gravity, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism - all together in one package, but only if the universe has more dimensions than the ones that we see.
    -- Brian Greene

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Curves

  • For girls, something that accentuates the curves looks sexy. It can be a dress, it can be jeans, it can be a tank top, who cares!
    -- Brody Jenner

    #Girl #Sexy #Curves

  • I feel it's my job to continue being a student of music if I want to continue being an artist and a producer of other artists. You have to keep filling your mind with other music. You have to be ahead of the curve.
    -- Bruno Mars

    #Jobs #Artist #Curves

  • One day he [Wagner] was batting against a young pitcher who had just come into the league. The catcher was a kid, too . The pitcher threw Honus a curve ball, and he swung at it and missed and fell down. Looked helpless as a robin. I was kind of surprised, but the guy sitting next to me poked me in the ribs and said, 'Watch this next one.' Those kids figured they had the old man's weakness, you see, and served him up the same dish - as he knew they would. Well, Honus hit a line drive so hard the fence in left field went back and forth for five minutes.
    -- Burleigh Grimes

    #Kids #Men #Curves

  • I want to be a big, fleshy voluptuous woman with curves. I want a big bum, but I don't have one.
    -- Cameron Diaz

    #Curves #Want #Bigs

  • I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up.
    -- Cameron Diaz

    #Fun #Taken #Curves

  • I definitely have curves. I dont intend on losing them.
    -- Camilla Luddington

    #Curves #Losing

  • Two bubbles found they had rainbows on their curves. They flickered out saying: "It was worth being a bubble, just to have held that rainbow thirty seconds.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Curves #Two #Rainbow

  • Look at me and tell me if I dont have Brazil in every curve of my body.
    -- Carmen Miranda

    #Curves #Looks #Brazil

  • But life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I've come to understand these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current.
    -- Carre Otis

    #Beautiful #Karma #Curves

  • You have to change the set, stay ahead of the curve.
    -- Carson Daly

    #Curves #Stay Positive

  • For people who have... had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest change in other people. Change only scares the small-minded. The small-minded and me
    -- Casey Affleck

    #Change #Curves #People

  • Heat radiated off Henry's face. Salty snot ran down his upper lip. A majestic fart propelled him to the top of Section 12, just at the springing of the stadium's curve. He slapped the sign as if high-fiving a teammate. It gave back a game shudder. He was crusing now, darkness be damned, stripping off his sweatshirt and his long underwear top without breaking stride.
    -- Chad Harbach

    #Running #Curves #Games

  • Grandeur . . . consists in form, and not in size: and to the eye of the philosopher, the curve drawn on a paper two inches long, is just as magnificent, just as symbolic of divine mysteries and melodies, as when embodied in the span of some cathedral roof.
    -- Charles Kingsley

    #Eye #Two #Curves

  • The street curves in and out, up and down in great waves of asphalt; at night the granite tomb is noisy with starlings like the creaking of many axles; only the tired walker know how much there is to climb, how the sidewalk curves into the cold wind.
    -- Charles Reznikoff

    #Tired #Night #Curves

  • Where I come from, there were traditions with my race and whenever you faced a curve in life, there was always a tradition.
    -- Chaske Spencer

    #Curves #Race #Tradition

  • The road to democracy may be winding and is like a river taking many curves, but eventually the river will reach the ocean.
    -- Chen Shui-bian

    #Ocean #Rivers #Curves

  • I've got a fastball, change-up, forkball, curve, slider, knuckle-slider, knuckle-curve, I had about seven pitches I could have used at any time.
    -- Chili Davis

    #Curves #Knuckles #Seven

  • I wanted to be considered a good craftsman. I wanted my dresses to be constructed like buildings, molded to the curves of the female form, stylizing its shape.
    -- Christian Dior

    #Curves #Female #Shapes

  • A house is very much like a portrait. I cannot disconnect houses from people. The thought of arrangement, the curves and straight lines. It gives an indication of the character at the heart of it.
    -- Christian Louboutin

    #Heart #Character #Curves

  • I thought, well, you might see curves there, but that's just a bone - so even if I lose weight that's not going to change anything. That's how I look. That's my shape. Do the math.
    -- Christina Hendricks

    #Math #Curves #Looks

  • Don't talk like one of them. You're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve. -The Joker
    -- Christopher Nolan

    #Dark #Curves #People

  • Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
    -- Claude Debussy

    #Curves #Expression #Swag

  • Jimmy Connors likes the ball to come at him in a straight line, so that he can hit it back in another straight line. When it comes to him in a curve, he uses up half of his energy straightening it up again.
    -- Clive James

    #Curves #Tennis #Energy

  • The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?
    -- Dag Hammarskjold

    #Strength #Curves #Law

  • We aren't upset when Paramount makes a $200 million movie that flops, but if a charity experiments with a $5 million fundraising event that fails, we call in the attorneys. So charities are petrified of trying bold new revenue-generating endeavors and can't develop the powerful learning curves the for-profit sector can.
    -- Dan Pallotta

    #Powerful #Curves #Fundraising

  • To create a usable piece of software, you have to fight for every fix, every feature, every little accommodation that will get one more person up the curve. There are no shortcuts. Luck is involved, but you don't win by being lucky, it happens because you fought for every inch.
    -- Dave Winer

    #Fighting #Winning #Curves

  • Punctuationally speaking, wonder is a period at the end of a statement we've long taken for granted, suddenly looking up and seeing the sinuous curve of a tall black hat on its head, and realizing it was a question mark all along.
    -- David James Duncan

    #Taken #Curves #Long

  • I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water. I set up my own label and publishing, etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago.
    -- David Knopfler

    #Fun #Curves #Two

  • My lines all curve. I tend to connect the wrong dots.
    -- David Levithan

    #Curves #Individuality #Lines

  • I'm not a model - I have curves. I find things that accentuate my body, a woman's body, and I always wear things that I feel comfortable in.
    -- Demi Lovato

    #Curves #Body

  • So we live in an accelerating possibility curve.  Perhaps we can't control it, but we can learn to ride it like a surfer on a wave or a bird on a thermal, to use its power to take us where we want to go - to live in uncertainty and yet act with confidence.
    -- Dewitt Jones

    #Curves #Bird #Use

  • I wept bitterly, surrendering momentarily to my fear and heartbroken confusion, but slowly I began to quiet a bit, as Jamie stroked my neck and back, offering me the comfort of his broad, warm chest. My sobs lessened and I began to calm myself, leaning tiredly into the curve of his shoulder. No wonder he was so good with horses, I thought blearily, feeling his fingers rubbing gently behind my ears, listening to the soothing, incomprehensible speech. If I were a horse, I'd let him ride me anywhere.
    -- Diana Gabaldon

    #Heartbroken #Horse #Curves

  • When you hold a child to your breast to nurse, the curve of the little head echoes exactly the curve of the breast it suckles, as though this new person truly mirrors the flesh from which it sprang.
    -- Diana Gabaldon

    #Children #Echoes #Curves

  • I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier.
    -- Dick Schaap

    #Sports #Curves #Balls

  • The dumber a pitcher is, the better. When he gets smart and begins to experiment with a lot of different pitches, he's in trouble. All I ever had was a fastball, a curve and a changeup and I did pretty good.
    -- Dizzy Dean

    #Smart #Curves #Pitching

  • The unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy.
    -- Djuna Barnes

    #Curves #Joy #Unendurable

  • When I throw a curve that hangs and it goes for a hit, I want to chew up my glove.
    -- Don Drysdale

    #Curves #Gloves #Want

  • Vagisil. Any one of them will give you another two to three inches drop on your curve ball. Of course if the umps are watching me real close I'll rub a little jalapeno up my nose, get it runnin', and if I need to load the ball up I just... (wipes his nose)
    -- Eddie Harris

    #Real #Two #Curves

  • Mathematics directs the flow of the universe, lurks behind its shapes and curves, holds the reins of everything from tiny atoms to the biggest stars.
    -- Edward Frenkel

    #Stars #Curves #Atoms

  • I have been photographing our toilet, that glossy enameled receptacle of extraordinary beauty. Here was every sensuous curve of the human figure divine but minus the imperfections. Never did the Greeks reach a more significant consummation to their culture, and it somehow reminded me, in the glory of its chaste convulsions and in its swelling, sweeping, forward movement of finely progressing contours, of the Victory of Samothrace.
    -- Edward Weston

    #Home #Curves #Imperfection

  • (knitting while on a motorcycle) "For several years she knitted in secret (my father would not approve; she was to concentrate on motorcycling and LEAN into the curves, etc), and used a small circular needle (socks and mittens) in order to keep the knitting in her pocket until they were under way; then she leaned back slightly so Gaffer couldn't feel the movement of her hands. On the interstate one day, they were slowly passing a semi and my father happened to see the truck driver laugh and point out my mother's knitting to his passenger. Whoops-
    -- Elizabeth Zimmermann

    #Mother #Father #Curves

  • You just have to keep driving down the road. It's going to bend and curve and you'll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.
    -- Ellen DeGeneres

    #Curves #Driving #Speed

  • I have worked to free shape from its ground, and then to work the shape so that it has a definite relationship to the space around it; so that it has a clarity and a measure within itself of its parts (angles, curves, edges and mass); and so that, with color and tonality, the shape finds its own space and always demands its freedom and separateness.
    -- Ellsworth Kelly

    #Curves #Color #Space

  • Someday when peace has returned to this odd world I want to come to London again and stand on a certain balcony on a moonlit night and look down upon the peaceful silver curve of the Thames with its dark bridges.
    -- Ernie Pyle

    #Dark #Night #Curves

  • For me, it's a compliment to be compared with Marilyn, the unforgettable actress, the most beautiful one of all. But, curves aside, we have very little in common.
    -- Eva Herzigova

    #Beautiful #Curves #Littles

  • I love my curves and I embrace them.
    -- Eva Mendes

    #Women #Curves #Embrace

  • Modernism, rebelling against the ornament of the 19th century, limited the vocabulary of the designer. Modernism emphasized straight lines, eliminating the expressive S curve. This made it harder to communicate emotions through design.
    -- Eva Zeisel

    #Vocabulary #Curves #Design

  • When implemented, the Complete Lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated… The Complete Lives system justifies preference to younger people because of priority to the worst-off rather than instrumental value.
    -- Ezekiel Emanuel

    #Curves #Years #People

  • he could transform the barest incident into a thing of curve and contour.
    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

    #Curves #Incidents

  • Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied enough mathematics to become confused through the countless number of possible exceptions.
    -- Felix Klein

    #Confused #Math #Curves

  • I organize the opposition between colors, lines and curves. I set curves against straight lines, patches of color against plastic forms, pure colors against subtly nuanced shades of gray.
    -- Fernand Leger

    #Curves #Color #Lines

  • It's not like learning how to hit a curve ball in baseball.
    -- Floyd Abrams

    #Baseball #Curves #Balls

  • Abstraction didn't have to be limited to a kind of rectilinear geometry or even a simple curve geometry. It could have a geometry that had a narrative impact. In other words, you could tell a story with the shapes. It wouldn't be a literal story, but the shapes and the interaction of the shapes and colors would give you a narrative sense. You could have a sense of an abstract piece flowing along and being part of an action or activity. That sort of turned me on.
    -- Frank Stella

    #Simple #Impact #Curves

  • You don't think progress goes in a straight line, do you? Do you recognize that it is an ascending, accelerating, maybe even exponential curve? It takes hell's own time to get started, but when it goes it goes like a bomb.
    -- Frederik Pohl

    #Science #Thinking #Curves

  • [On the Gaussian curve, remarked to Poincaré:] Experimentalists think that it is a mathematical theorem while the mathematicians believe it to be an experimental fact.
    -- Gabriel Lippmann

    #Believe #Thinking #Curves

  • There are some people that we know all our lives and yet never really feel we know them at all. But there are other people—” Unable to resist the temptation, he ran a feather-light caress down the curve of her cheek with one leather-sheathed knuckle. The cobalt depths of her eyes flickered with response, but she said nothing, heeding his every word. “—people we meet in a day, and instantly, it feels as though we’ve known them all our lives.
    -- Gaelen Foley

    #Eye #Curves #Light

  • When you head on out to the Moon, in very short order, and you get a chance to look back at the Earth, that horizon slowly curves around in upon himself, and all of sudden you're looking at something that is very strange, but yet is very, very familiar, because you're beginning to see the Earth evolve.
    -- Gene Cernan

    #Moon #Curves #Order

  • A tree nowhere offers a straight line or a regular curve, but who doubts that root, trunk, boughs, and leaves embody geometry?
    -- George Iles

    #Roots #Curves #Tree

  • The most highly prized curve of all is that of the bosom ...
    -- Germaine Greer

    #Curves #Human Body

  • A virgin a whole virgin is judged made and so between curves and outlines and real seasons and more out glasses and a perfectly unprecedented arrangement between old ladies and mild colds there is no satin wood shining.
    -- Gertrude Stein

    #Real #Curves #Glasses

  • Either it is the fold of the infinite, or the constant folds [replis] of finitude which curve the outside and constitute the inside.
    -- Gilles Deleuze

    #Curves #Infinite #Constant

  • The problem for me is that I've never actually studied photography, so it's quite a steep learning curve. Cameras these days do so much for you automatically but I still think there's a point where you should actually know the technical side.
    -- Graeme Le Saux

    #Photography #Thinking #Curves