Yards quotes

  • Being a giver is not good for a 100-yard dash, but it’s valuable in a marathon.
    -- Adam Grant

    #Yards #Marathon #Giver

  • Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Sports #School #Yards

  • They say Australians get that ten-yard stare. It comes from the land and the horizon. You can see all around you for as far as you can see. So you just stare. I do it all the time.
    -- Anna Torv

    #Land #Yards #Horizon

  • I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Art #Moving #Yards

  • At the outbreak of the war it was found very difficult to raise infantry in Texas, as no Texan walks a yard if he can help it. Many mounted regiments were therefore organized, and afterwards dismounted.
    -- Arthur Fremantle

    #War #Texas #Yards

  • The 880-yard heel and toe walk is the closest a man can come to experiencing the panges of childbirth.
    -- Avery Brundage

    #Inspirational #Men #Yards

  • I love my blocks of marble, always piling up in the yard like a flock of sheep.
    -- Barbara Hepworth

    #Block #Sheep #Yards

  • When I breathe down my nose to say how do you do to a horse, it can hear that breath at anything up to twenty yards, for horses have the most acute sense of hearing.
    -- Barbara Woodhouse

    #Horse #Twenties #Yards

  • Don't neglect the gold in your own back yard.
    -- Ben Okri

    #Gold #Yards #Neglect

  • I got this grave yard woman.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Yards #Graves

  • Many shots are spoiled at the last instant by efforts to add a few more yards.
    -- Bobby Jones

    #Golf #Effort #Yards

  • They did the Monster Mash, it was a grave yard smash.
    -- Bobby Pickett

    #Dancing #Monsters #Yards

  • He's very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself nobody will catch him.
    -- Bobby Robson

    #Football #Yards

  • An inch of progress is worth a yard of complaint.
    -- Booker T. Washington

    #Progress #Yards #Inches

  • It’s not difficult to coach to just get 10 players right on your 18-yard box.
    -- Brendan

    #Player #Yards #Boxes

  • I had formed a black movement, so I would speak for the Trotskyist movement and then walk about a hundred yards to where the black movement was speaking.
    -- C. L. R. James

    #Black #Yards #Movement

  • Wasn't growing catnip in one's yard the kitty equivalent of giving candy to children?
    -- Caroline Paul

    #Children #Giving #Yards

  • By the time I was twelve, I had started my own theater company and was doing plays in the backyard and the front yard and all over the neighborhood, so, you know, I was definitely a lifer even back when I was 10.
    -- Carrie Preston

    #Play #Yards #Twelve

  • I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Yards #Links #Libertarian

  • I went out in my yard and saw a snake, so I got really scared, and I came back inside to get a shovel, and beat the hell out of that snake. Then I didn't have cable for a week.
    -- Charlie Viracola

    #Snakes #Yards #Saws

  • The awful thing about being fat is you can't get away from it. Everywhere you go, there it is; all round you; hanging and swinging, yards and yards of it, under your arms, everywhere. And everyone else is so thin.
    -- Charlotte Bingham

    #Yards #Weight #Arms

  • When it comes to your marriage, if the grass looks greener somewhere else, it's time to water your own yard!
    -- Craig Groeschel

    #Water #Yards #Looks

  • I absolutely fell in love with Moscow. It's one of those places where you can't help but trip over history at every turn. It's a city of enormous contradictions. Within a few yards of Lenin's Tomb is some of the most expensive shopping in the world.
    -- Daniel Silva

    #Cities #Shopping #Yards

  • I can't hit a ball more than 200 yards. I have no butt. You need a butt if you're going to hit a golf ball.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Golf #Yards #Needs

  • I just show up to the yard, work hard, and play as hard as I can.
    -- Dustin Pedroia

    #Hard Work #Play #Yards

  • Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn't photogenic.
    -- Edward Weston

    #Photography #Car #Yards

  • THE BAD THING ABOUT FEAR Is it requires a reaction. Some hide. Some cry. But, like a dog condemned to a walled yard with no hope of escape or affection, some learn to bite.
    -- Ellen Hopkins

    #Dog #Yards #Affection

  • When you've come face-to-face with the dark side of the school yard, life doesn't hold many surprises.
    -- Eoin Colfer

    #School #Dark #Yards

  • I remember when I first walked into Mayer's cavernous office. You had to walk 50 yards to get to him, and in that time he could really study everything about you.
    -- Esther Williams

    #Office #Yards #Firsts

  • He had mourned each of those great trains as, one by one, they were pulled off the lines and left to rust in some yard, like old aristocrats, fading away; antique relics of times gone by.
    -- Fannie Flagg

    #Fading Away #Yards #Gone

  • My son's 18, 142 pounds and hits it 40 (yards) by me. Instead of to the pin, he's lasering the distance between me and him.
    -- Fred Funk

    #Distance #Son #Yards

  • A junkyard contains all the bits and pieces of a Boeing 747, dismembered and in disarray. A whirlwind happens to blow through the yard. What is the chance that after its passage a fully assembled 747, ready to fly, will be found standing there? So small as to be negligible, even if a tornado were to blow through enough junkyards to fill the whole Universe.
    -- Fred Hoyle

    #Blow #Yards #Pieces

  • Mile by mile, it's a trial; yard by yard, it's hard; but inch by inch, it's a cinch.
    -- Gabrielle Giffords

    #Yards #Trials #Inches

  • The big thing is, everybody says it's being in the right place at the right time. But it's more than that, it's being in the right place all the time. Because if I make 20 runs to the near post and each time I lose my defender, and 19 times the ball goes over my head or behind me - then one time I'm three yards out, the ball comes to the right place and I tap it in - then people say, right place, right time. And I was there *all* the time.
    -- Gary Lineker

    #Running #People #Yards

  • To those who have not yet learned the secret of true happiness, begin now to study the little things in your own door yard.
    -- George Washington Carver

    #Doors #Secret #Yards

  • Let nature be in your yard.
    -- Greg Peterson


  • Well, I don't use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate.
    -- Iggy Pop

    #Garden #Yards #Use

  • Actors, to a certain extent, never grow up, you see. It's an extension of being out in the back yard with a stick, only you're being paid to do it. It's borderline madness,
    -- Ioan Gruffudd

    #Growing Up #Yards #Actors

  • You've got 3 minutes to tell the world something. Are you going to talk to them about being wasted in your front yard because you couldn't park your car, or are you going to talk to someone about something that could actually help them?
    -- Isaac Slade

    #Car #Yards #World

  • The white Aylesbury duck is, and deservedly, a universal favourite. Its snowy plumage and comfortable comportment make it a credit to the poultry-yard, while its broad and deep breast, and its ample back, convey the assurance that your satisfaction will not cease at its death.
    -- Isabella Beeton

    #Ducks #White #Yards

  • As long as I can stay north or south, I'm gaining yards.
    -- Jamal Lewis

    #Long #Yards

  • Global warming has already triggered a sea level rise that could reach from 6 metres (19.69 ft) to 25 metres (27.34 yards).
    -- James Hansen

    #Sea #Environmental #Yards

  • On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids, we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad yards and this went on for about thirty minutes.
    -- James Stockdale

    #Air #Littles #Yards

  • I knew we were going to marry someday, but I was absolutely surprised when he actually proposed. And surprised he had bought a ring. I ran around the yard screaming.
    -- Jennifer Garner

    #Yards #Marry Me #Someday

  • I started by hacking around the back yard in Richmond.
    -- Jennifer Wyatt

    #Yards #Hacking

  • Mulligan: invented by an Irishman who wanted to hit one more twenty yard grounder.
    -- Jim Bishop

    #Golf #Twenties #Yards

  • The great difficulty with large canvases is that they should by right be painted as fast as a sketch. By speed only can you gain an appearance of fleeting effect. But to paint a three yard canvas with the same dispatch as one of ten inches is well-nigh impossible.
    -- Joaquin Sorolla

    #Yards #Three #Fleeting

  • Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard.
    -- John Bytheway

    #Yards #Inches

  • I am not a good shot. Few of us are. To make up for this I hold my fire until I have a shot of less than 20 degrees deflection and until I'm within 300 yards. Good discipline on this score can make up for a great deal.
    -- John C. Meyer

    #Fire #Discipline #Yards

  • The thing about Mumbai is you go five yards and all of human existence is revealed. It's an incredible cavalcade of life, and I love that.
    -- Julian Sands

    #Yards #Mumbai #Incredibles

  • The ref was vertically 15 yards away.
    -- Kevin Keegan

    #Soccer #Yards #Refs

  • As far as I'm concerned ... the Universe is a junk yard, with everything overpriced. I am through poking around in the junk heaps, looking for bargains. Every so-called bargain ... has been connected by fine wires to a dynamite bouquet.
    -- Kurt Vonnegut

    #Wire #Junk #Yards

  • It was hypnotic, and then it was unsettling, and finally I became aware of another entity in my universe, sitting on the shore two hundred yards away, smoking a pipe...
    -- Laurie R. King

    #Two #Smoking #Yards

  • When you're poor, you know nothing about the future, you know nothing about the world, nothing that goes on outside 300 yards around you.
    -- Lee Trevino

    #Yards #Goes On #World

  • she was a little startled by seeing the Cheshire Cat sitting on a bough of a tree a few yards off. The Cat only grinned when it saw Alice.
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Cat #Tree #Yards

  • I'm going to eviscerate you and leave your organs on a pike in the yard as a warning to those who wear large jewelry.
    -- Libba Bray

    #Yards #Warning #Jewelry

  • Wearing a bath towel around the school yard and pretending it's a cape doesn't mean you have magical powers.
    -- Lincoln Peirce

    #School #Mean #Yards

  • I still subscribe to the minority view that all horses are offensive weapons and not to be trusted a yard.
    -- M.M. Kaye

    #Horse #Views #Yards

  • At USC, if you're running back there, and you do gain you over 1,500 yards, people see you as a candidate, but not one of the top ones.
    -- Marcus Allen

    #Running #People #Yards

  • Their voices reach out into the empty yard, plunge deep into the hills, go right through the heart.
    -- Marguerite Duras

    #Heart #Voice #Yards

  • I can tell from about 20 yards away when someone has a manuscript for me. I can just tell - they have that look.
    -- Mark Leyner

    #Yards #Looks

  • Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush. He surveyed the fence, and all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit. Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high. Life to him seemed hollow, and existence but a burden.
    -- Mark Twain

    #Feet #Long #Yards

  • I've hurt you. I've loved you. I've mowed the front yard.
    -- Matthew Dickman

    #Hurt #Yards

  • We all want to thank Emmitt for allowing us to enjoy every yard.
    -- Michael Irvin

    #Sports #Want #Yards

  • Give the enemy an inch, hell take a yard.
    -- Monica Crowley

    #Giving #Enemy #Yards

  • Don't sit back and wait for God to do it all. Ask for His advice, but be prepared to do the hard yards yourself.
    -- Morris Gleitzman

    #Waiting #Advice #Yards

  • That was only a yard away from being an inch-perfect pass.
    -- Murdo MacLeod

    #Football #Perfect #Yards

  • There isn't a ruler, a yard stick or a measuring tape in the entire world long enough to compute the strength and capabilities inside you.
    -- Paul J. Meyer

    #Motivation #Long #Yards

  • Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.
    -- Paul McCartney

    #Yards #Junk #Window

  • The referee was only five or seven yards away from that incident.
    -- Peter Drury

    #Football #Yards #Seven

  • Amarillio, just turn to the left and 500 yards down
    -- Peter Kay

    #Fake People #Yards #Turns

  • Long ago I abandoned my masterpiece a roll of paper thirty yards long which I filled completely with minute handwriting in my dungeon years ago It vanished when the Bastille fell it vanished as everything written everything thought and planned will disappear
    -- Peter Weiss

    #Years #Long #Yards

  • I buried a lot of my ironing in the back yard.
    -- Phyllis Diller

    #Yards #Buried #Housework

  • When they are 50 yards from Parliament Hill, they are no longer honourable members, they are just nobodies.
    -- Pierre Trudeau

    #Yards #Hills #Members

  • A 'For Sale' sign in your yard during the holidays is like a 'kick me' sign. You are telling buyers you are a distressed seller.
    -- Ray Brown

    #Holiday #Yards #Buyers

  • Fabregas literally carries 10 yards of space around in his shorts.
    -- Ray Wilkins

    #Football #Space #Yards

  • I’d like to go out in the front yard and shout something. “None of this is worth it!” That’s what I’d like people to hear.
    -- Raymond Carver

    #People #Yards #Worth It

  • My life, between 22 yards for 24 years... It's hard to imagine that this is coming to an end.
    -- Sachin Tendulkar

    #Years #Yards #Imagine

  • I get the same buzz cleaning up the yard as Leo Tolstoy did from scything hay.
    -- Sergei Lukyanenko

    #Buzz #Yards #Hay

  • The good thing about L.A. is that there's always someone more famous 100 yards away from me.
    -- Seth Rogen

    #Yards #Good Things

  • Women: Can't live with them, can't bury them in the back yard without the neighbors seeing.
    -- Shaun Williamson

    #Women #Yards #Neighbor

  • Luke Willson... I believe will have as many catches and more yards than Rob Gronkowski.
    -- Sterling Sharpe

    #Believe #Nfl #Yards

  • One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards.
    -- Thalassa Cruso

    #Garden #People #Yards

  • Life by the yard is hard; by the inch it's a cinch. Each of us can be true for just one day--and then one more and then one more after that--until we've lived a lifetime guided by the Spirit, a lifetime close to the Lord, a lifetime of good deeds and righteousness.
    -- Thomas S. Monson

    #One Day #Deeds #Yards

  • Life by the yard is hard; by the inch it's a cinch. Decisions Determine Destiny.
    -- Thomas S. Monson

    #Destiny #Decision #Yards

  • I was in the back part of the bunker, so I had to carry the whole bunker. It was probably 20 yards.
    -- Trent Dilfer

    #Sports #Yards #Bunkers

  • Prison service vans that travel 90 miles to take a prisoner 90 yards; paedophiles free to leer at children in the very parks where they have committed horrific crimes.
    -- Trevor Phillips

    #Children #Parks #Yards

  • Undertaker, your yard is right in the middle of my world!
    -- Triple H

    #World #Yards #Middle

  • Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive.
    -- W. C. Fields

    #Nature #Night #Yards

  • There'll be moments when I'm out in the prison yard, chatting with the cast and the crew, getting ready to shoot a scene. And then I'll remember if I were actually an inmate, I'd only be out there an hour. The other 23 hours of the day, I'd be in my cell. It's kind of a downer.
    -- Wentworth Miller

    #Cells #Yards #Inmates

  • My family wasn't terribly affluent and looked upon money very carefully as something that had to be saved, not spent. My father built the ducting that took air into the copper mines and made about 6 d a yard in the Thirties, which was good money back then.
    -- Wilbur Smith

    #Father #Air #Yards

  • I've never had a yard sale, ever, in my life. I don't know if I ever thought about stuff I would get rid of.
    -- Will Ferrell

    #Stuff #Yards #Yard Sale

  • Being the first black Nobel laureate, and the first African, the African world considered me personal property. I lost the remaining shreds of my anonymity, even to walk a few yards in London, Paris or Frankfurt without being stopped.
    -- Wole Soyinka

    #Paris #Black #Yards

  • I've been treated there (Camden Yards in Baltimore) just like everywhere else: you got everyone booing for you. I take that as a compliment.
    -- Albert Belle

    #Yards #Baltimore #Compliment

  • My whole motto is get four yards, and if I get more than four, that's fine.
    -- Corey Dillon

    #Yards #Four #Motto

  • I've always wanted children... not of my own, but for yard work and reaching into tight places to get things I've dropped.
    -- Dov Davidoff

    #Children #Yards #Reaching

  • There won't be any biographies of me because, for only one reason, lives spent between the house and the chicken yard do not make exciting copy.
    -- Flannery O'Connor

    #House #Yards #Biographies

  • Now, it's common knowledge that most towns of a certain size have a witch, if only to eat misbehaving children and the occasional puppy who wanders into her yard.
    -- John August

    #Children #Big Fish #Yards

  • All you've got is the word of a fool dog. It's been my experience that a bloodhound is the foolishest dog that is. I don't remember of anybody ever keeping a bloodhound for a yard dog. They're such dad blasted fools.
    -- Laurence Stallings

    #Dog #Dad #Yards

  • I don't want to be one of these filmmakers that hit you over the head with my agenda or my opinion. I just want to take you down the 50-yard line and let you form your own opinion of what this controversy is about.
    -- Ric Roman Waugh

    #Yards #Agendas #Lines