Teeth quotes

  • No matter what ailed you, you went to see the barber surgeon who wound up cupping you, bleeding you, purging you. And, oh yes, if you wanted, he would give you a haircut and pull your tooth while he was at it.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Giving #Teeth #Matter

  • He put Ben Gay inside my jock strap and filled my tooth paste tube up with glue.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Revenge #Gay #Teeth

  • If you see the teeth of the lion, do not think that the lion is smiling at you.
    -- Al-Mutanabbi

    #Thinking #Teeth #Lions

  • I had to have a brace because I had big teeth. If I'd gone to Africa I would have got poached.
    -- Alan Carr

    #Funny #Teeth #Gone

  • May God keep you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Revenge #Teeth #Cobras

  • Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Teeth #Fairy Tale #Tales

  • Riding trails with your dog restores a bond lost in some evolutionary belch. You travel at the same speed, over the same terrain, neither of you slowing to compensate for the other. You're equal playmates with mud in your teeth.
    -- Allison Glock

    #Dog #Riding #Teeth

  • SACERDOTALIST, n. One who holds the belief that a clergyman is a priest. Denial of this momentous doctrine is the hardest challenge that is now flung into the teeth of the Episcopalian church by the Neo-Dictionarians.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Challenges #Church #Teeth

  • POVERTY, n. A file provided for the teeth of the rats of reform. Its victims are distinguished by possession of all the virtues and by their faith in leaders seeking to conduct them into a prosperity where they believe these to be unknown.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Believe #Leader #Teeth

  • Open-faced sandwiches take risks and live big and smile with all their teeth. These are the people I want to be around.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #People #Risk #Teeth

  • A book is meant not only to be read, but to haunt you, to importune you like a lover or a parent, to be in your teeth like a piece of gristle.
    -- Anatole Broyard

    #Book #Parent #Teeth

  • Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth.
    -- Anatole Broyard

    #Teeth #Sticks #Aphorism

  • The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.
    -- Andres Segovia

    #Piano #Monsters #Teeth

  • Now that I can see it's the queen's new clothes Now that I can hear all your poison prose Now that I can talk with my tongue unfroze I'm not so sure of Santa or the buck tooth fairy There are no words for me inside your dictionary
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Queens #Clothes #Teeth

  • I have never directed. But I think I could. I have thought about it. I'm a bit long in the tooth to start.
    -- Angela Lansbury

    #Thinking #Long #Teeth

  • Ladies: Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let's save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren't advancing the cause.
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Attitude #Feminist #Teeth

  • We all often feel like we are pulling teeth, even those writers whose prose ends up being the most natural and fluid. The right words and sentences just do not come pouring out like ticker tape most of the time.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Teeth #Tape #Pouring

  • When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tail - none of which is easy.
    -- Anne, Princess Royal

    #People #Teeth #Tails

  • Id love to get my teeth into Shakespeare.
    -- Antonia Thomas


  • All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Communication #Teeth #Language

  • Those meaningless and unanswerable questions the minds keep returning to, like a tongue exploring a broken tooth.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Broken #Mind #Teeth

  • Why are the architects of the family-values agenda so eager to punish into the next generation? What is being served by seeking, quite literally, a tooth for a tooth?
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Teeth #Generations #Agendas

  • Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money for the state? Its simply another example of Republicans fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure where she might be able to turn the states budget around.
    -- Bart Stupak

    #Fighting #Example #Teeth

  • I really cut my teeth on off-off-off Broadway shows.
    -- Bea Arthur

    #Cutting #Teeth #Broadway

  • You dress to impress," I said approvingly. "No, Angel." He leaned in, his teeth softly grazing my ear. "I undress to impress.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Angel #Teeth #Dresses

  • An infallible Remedy for the Tooth-ach, viz Wash the Root of an aching Tooth, in Elder Vinegar, and let it dry half an hour in the Sun; after which it will never ach more; Probatum est.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Roots #Teeth #Half

  • She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Laughter #Laughing #Teeth

  • Step to this and get shanked up I knocked out so many teeth the tooth fairy went bankrupt
    -- Big L

    #Hip Hop #Teeth #Steps

  • Dentists tell you not to pick your teeth with any sharp metal object. Then you sit in their chair and the first thing they grab is an iron hook.
    -- Bill Cosby

    #Iron #Teeth #Hook

  • Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Dark #Teeth #Pearls

  • When life kicks you in the teeth and knocks you down to the ground. Are you able to stand up and keep fighting?! That’s what it’s all about.
    -- Bob Harper

    #Fighting #Teeth #Able

  • It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
    -- Bono

    #Sweet #Cynical #Teeth

  • Teeth represent only 10 percent of the surface of your mouth and bacteria live throughout the whole mouth. When you stop brushing, bacteria left behind resettle on your teeth and gums. Oil pulling reaches virtually 100 percent of the mouth, thereby affecting all bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa in the mouth.
    -- Bruce Fife

    #Oil #Teeth #Viruses

  • The oil acts like a cleanser. When you put it in your mouth and work it around your teeth and gums it ‘pulls’ out bacteria and other debris,
    -- Bruce Fife

    #Oil #Teeth #Gum

  • I don't like toast... the black stuff gets in my teeth.
    -- Bud Jamison

    #Black #Teeth #Stuff

  • I think of myself as a character actor, compared to a straight actor. I know a character actor in England is pretty much the same as in the States; youre actually hired to put on terrible teeth and stuff like that.
    -- Burn Gorman

    #Character #Thinking #Teeth

  • Even today, well-brought-up English girls are taught by their mothers to boil all veggies for at least a month and a half, just in case one of the dinner guests turns up without his teeth.
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Girl #Mother #Teeth

  • The woman named Tomorrow sits with a hairpin in her teeth and takes her time
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Teeth #Tomorrow

  • I have a constant sweet tooth, so I like anything from the bakery, like cupcakes, cookies.
    -- Carmen Electra

    #Sweet #Cupcakes #Teeth

  • I don't have false teeth. Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?
    -- Carol Burnett

    #Funny Inspirational #Thinking #Teeth

  • I love to eat an apple after a meal, just to cleanse my teeth - they always look polished afterwards.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Apples #Teeth #Meals

  • I had my two front teeth knocked out by a sixth grader in first grade.
    -- Chad Michael Murray

    #Two #Teeth #Firsts

  • My favorite fantasy? You come down into my daytime resting place stark naked," he said, and I could see the gleam of his teeth as he smiled. "Oh, wait," Bill said. "That's already happened.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Waiting #Teeth #Naked

  • A placebo is a phony cure that works. This is very hard for the medical profession to get their teeth around because they hate placebos, but scientifically, placebos work in about 30% of cases that are psychogenic diseases.
    -- Charles Jencks

    #Hate #Teeth #Disease

  • Where is the man, who, if asked to become a slave, would not hurl back the offer indignantly in the teeth of the oppressor?
    -- Charles Lenox Remond

    #Men #Teeth #Slave

  • What's this? That little red-haired girl dropped her pencil... Gee... It's got teeth marks all over it... She nibbles her pencil... She's human!
    -- Charles M. Schulz

    #Girl #Teeth #Littles

  • You eat meat with your teeth and you kill things that are better than you are, and in the same respect you say how bad and even killers that your children are. You make your children what they are.
    -- Charles Manson

    #Children #Meat #Teeth

  • You can't escape history, or the needs and neuroses you've picked up like layers and layers of tartar on your teeth.... Your every past action and thought have made you what you are.
    -- Charles R. Johnson

    #Past #Teeth #Needs

  • I'm totally opposed to vouchers. I will fight them tooth and nail.
    -- Charles Schumer

    #Fighting #Teeth #Nails

  • As for food, half of my friends have dug their graves with their teeth.
    -- Chauncey Depew

    #Teeth #Dieting #Half

  • You just have to stand and grit your teeth and know your poll numbers are going to go down - and mine have - but you gotta grit through it because the alternative is unacceptable.
    -- Chris Christie

    #Numbers #Teeth #Alternatives

  • I have to brush my teeth before I go on stage otherwise I don't feel smart enough.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Smart #Teeth #Goes On

  • As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen.
    -- Chris Van Allsburg

    #Believe #Teeth #Evening

  • human urine is both nutrient-rich and an effective tooth whitener
    -- Christopher McDougall

    #Teeth #Rich #Humans

  • You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it's just teeth.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Smile #Long #Teeth

  • I'm always worried that lipstick is on my teeth or caked in the corners of my mouth.
    -- Chyler Leigh

    #Teeth #Mouths #Worried

  • Actresses are so spoilt - we have someone who does our hair for us on set, so we don't know how to do it ourselves in real life. I know how to wash my hair and brush my teeth, but that's about it!
    -- Clemence Poesy

    #Real #Hair #Teeth

  • With the inevitability of a tongue returning to probe a painful tooth, we come back and back and back again to our fears, sitting to talk them over with the eagerness of a hungry man before a full and steaming plate.
    -- Clive Barker

    #Men #Teeth #Sitting

  • My fictitious characters will take the bit between their teeth and gallop off and do something that I hadn't counted on. However, I always insist on dragging them back to the straight and narrow
    -- Colleen McCullough

    #Character #Teeth

  • I've always thought the prettiest smiles are the ones that show the most teeth.
    -- D. W. Wilson

    #Teeth #Shows #Prettiest

  • Life is a lone wolf, scratching out a living with teeth and claws and a heart of stone.
    -- Dan Wells

    #Heart #Teeth #Stones

  • I like things that make you grit your teeth. I like tucking my chin in and sort of leading into the storm. I like that feeling. I like it a lot.
    -- Daniel Day-Lewis

    #Feelings #Storm #Teeth

  • Wilshere looks like he's got the grit between his teeth
    -- Darren Gough

    #Teeth #Looks #Grit

  • Let's say you're in a situation where crystal meth can help you. Like, I don't know, you have too many teeth.
    -- Dave Attell

    #Teeth #Crystals #Helping

  • 3. There are bears and there are small dogs. Be strong like bear! If they take out your teeth, sit on the dogs. Bears always forget they can just sit on the dogs. Sit on the dogs.
    -- Dave Eggers

    #Dog #Strong #Teeth

  • I brush my teeth with a Sonicare toothbrush before every show.
    -- David Copperfield

    #Teeth #Toothbrushes #Brushes

  • To leave this life, to me, is a sweet prospect. When you read this I will be quite dead and no answer will be possible. All I can say is that I offered you love, and the best I could. All I got in return in the end was a kick in the teeth. Thus I die alone and unloved. As you sowed, so shall you reap.
    -- David Ferrie

    #Sweet #Teeth #Answers

  • Once you use a toothbrush to clean a pencil sharpener, you should no longer use it to clean your teeth.
    -- David Rees

    #Teeth #Use #Should

  • Every expression of desired friendship has potential bite. Every smile reveals the teeth.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Friendship #Expression #Teeth

  • Literature doesn't matter! The only thing that matters is money and getting your teeth fixed!
    -- Delmore Schwartz

    #Teeth #Literature #Matter

  • Branson, Missouri, is Vegas for people with no teeth.
    -- Dennis Miller

    #Vegas #People #Teeth

  • None of the three great apes is considered ancestral to modern man, Homo sapiens, but they remain the only other type of extant primate with which human beings share such close physical characteristics. From them we may learn much concerning the behavior of our earliest primate prototypes, because behavior, unlike bones, teeth, or tools, does not fossilize.
    -- Dian Fossey

    #Men #Teeth #Doe

  • He picked up the skull and knocked an onion ring out of its eye socket. "I see Sophie has been busy again. Couldn't you have restrained her, my friend?" The skull yattered its teeth at him. Howl put it down rather hastily.
    -- Diana Wynne Jones

    #Eye #Skulls #Teeth

  • I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
    -- Diogenes

    #Dog #Giving #Teeth

  • If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth.
    -- Dmitri Shostakovich

    #Cutting #Hands #Teeth

  • In a world filled with mistrust, armed to the teeth and ready to explode, a realistic attitude might be to consider love as an imperative need.
    -- Dominique de Menil

    #Attitude #Teeth #Needs

  • Normally, we are happy to find a fragment of jaw, a few isolated teeth, a bit of an arm, a bit of a skull. But to find associated body parts is extremely rare.
    -- Donald Johanson

    #Hands #Skulls #Teeth

  • All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, my two front teeth, see my two front teeth!
    -- Donald Yetter Gardner

    #Christmas #Two #Teeth

  • The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
    -- Dorothy Parker

    #Morning #Firsts #Teeth

  • Good looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Strong #People #Teeth

  • My teeth weren't that good to begin with, so hopefully I can get some better ones.
    -- Duncan Keith

    #Hockey #Teeth #Hopefully

  • Just as dogs love to chew bones, the mind loves to get its teeth into problems. That's why it does crossword puzzles and builds atom bombs.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Dog #Mind #Teeth

  • Why, a moral truth is a hollow tooth Which must be propped with gold.
    -- Edgar Lee Masters

    #Gold #Teeth #Moral

  • The teeth on [the viperfish] are so long that if they closed inside the mouth of the fish, it would actually impale its own brain.
    -- Edith Widder

    #Long #Brain #Teeth

  • And what can we expect if we haven't any dinner, But to lose our teeth and eyelashes and keep on growing thinner?
    -- Edward Lear

    #Eyelashes #Teeth #Growing

  • I want a relationship I can finally sink my teeth into.
    -- Ellen Schreiber

    #Teeth #Want #Alexander Sterling

  • I'm a wonderful disaster. So are you. We're all a mess. We're in this culture that says take this pill and you'll be happy, go on this diet and you'll be thinner, have your teeth whitened, people will love you more.
    -- Emilio Estevez

    #Love You #People #Teeth

  • Love is like the lion’s tooth.
    -- Emily St. John Mandel

    #Love Is #Teeth #Lions

  • He [Ma's Tooth] was part of her a minute ago but now he's not. Just a thing.
    -- Emma Donoghue

    #Teeth #Minutes

  • We Robertses have too many teeth for our mouths.
    -- Emma Roberts

    #Teeth #Mouths

  • I have really crooked teeth - they give me character!
    -- Emma Roberts

    #Character #Giving #Teeth

  • I don't have perfect teeth, I'm not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn't want to change anything.
    -- Emma Watson

    #Perfect #Teeth #Body

  • Most actors want to sink their teeth into amazing material.
    -- Emmanuelle Chriqui

    #Teeth #Actors #Want

  • My mouth is a womb. My teeth are my children. My tongue is their babysitter.
    -- Enya

    #Children #Teeth #Mouths

  • But even though there were plenty of teeth in the grin, there was no heart.
    -- Eoin Colfer

    #Heart #Teeth #Plenty

  • Science is now the craft of the manipulation, substitution and deflection of the forces of nature. What I see coming is a gigantic slaughterhouse, an Auschwitz, in which valuable enzymes, hormones, and so on will be extracted instead of gold teeth.
    -- Erwin Chargaff

    #Gold #Manipulation #Teeth

  • If to be great means to be good, then Denis Diderot was a little man. But if to be great means to do great things in the teeth of great obstacles, then none can refuse him a place in the temple of the Immortals.
    -- Evelyn Beatrice Hall

    #Mean #Men #Teeth

  • There was a strange kind of comfort in misunderstandings and differences that were old enough to have lost their teeth.
    -- Faith Sullivan

    #Differences #Comfort #Teeth

  • we dig our graves with our teeth.
    -- Fannie Hurst

    #Teeth #Weight #Eating

  • You just sort of let them go for a while, but it was time to have something done to my teeth. I'm glad. It's going to be good. Tom Cruise has braces now, too. I'm right in style.
    -- Faye Dunaway

    #Style #Teeth #Done