Twists quotes

  • It’s the glitches and twists, I thought, that make this universe unique and compelling. Without flaws, there would be no depth, no substance.
    -- A.M. Jenkins

    #Unique #Substance #Twists

  • Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects, explored every possibility, every twist. So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed abroad are quite possible.
    -- Ajay Devgan

    #Ideas #Twists #Possibility

  • In the context of general relativity, space almost is a substance. It can bend and twist and stretch, and probably the best way to think about space is to just kind of imagine a big piece of rubber that you can pull and twist and bend.
    -- Alan Guth

    #Thinking #Space #Twists

  • Always take a compliment, Caroline. Always take it for the way it was intended. You girls are always so quick to twist what others say. Simply say thank you and move on.
    -- Alice Clayton

    #Girl #Moving #Twists

  • Eclectic yet classic with a playful bohemian twist is how Id describe my style.
    -- Alice Temperley

    #Style #Twists #Classic

  • Families can be the most detrimental things to have in your life. They are sometimes the most poisonous relationships that people have. Sometimes family is the thing that keeps you from ever achieving what you want to achieve, and yet people hold it and hold it and grab it and try to fix it and twist it and turn it.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #People #Trying #Twists

  • Physical experiences, lacking the joys of love, depend on twists and perversions of pleasure. Abnormal pleasures kill the taste for normal ones.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Joy #Twists #Abnormal

  • Prayer is not trying to twist God’s arm to make Him do something. Prayer is receiving by faith what He has already done!
    -- Andrew Wommack

    #Prayer #Trying #Twists

  • Alternatively you can twist the cylinder round twice clockwise; that turns it into a hand grenade. Five-second fuse. I tested it on one of my assistants. Poor old Bennett... he should be out of hospital in a couple of months.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Couple #Hands #Twists

  • Oh-do be careful with that! That's my Buddha hand grenade. Twist the head twice and throw it and anyone within ten yards can say their prayers.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Prayer #Hands #Twists

  • My writing has always been what you call 'narrative fiction' in the sense that it's got very strong plots and twists at the end.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Strong #Writing #Twists

  • You are mine. I recognize you. We twist our souls around each other's miseries. It is that which makes us family.
    -- Anthony Marra

    #Soul #Twists #Misery

  • We twist our souls around each other’s miseries.
    -- Anthony Marra

    #Soul #Twists #Misery

  • Performance shots are a waste of time, they look like everyone else's. If you want to shoot a performer, then grab them, own them, you have to own people, then twist them into what you want to say about them.
    -- Art Kane

    #People #Twists #Looks

  • Delicious... Everything I'd hoped for in a new Wild Cards book. The character interactions and plot twists have exactly the complexity, surprise, and unsentimental realism I'd expect out of a George R. R. Martin project.
    -- Austin Grossman

    #Book #Character #Twists

  • Oh yeah, just push the knife in further and twist, why doncha?!
    -- Aya Nakahara

    #Knives #Twists #Yeah

  • It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending.
    -- Bill Paxton

    #Twists #Film #Very Popular

  • Theres a difference between, as I always say, the destination, the end point, and the journey. The journey has a lot of twists and turns. It isnt always pretty.
    -- Bob Menendez

    #Journey #Differences #Twists

  • My writing has a lot of surprising twists,
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Writing #Twists #Surprising

  • If string theory is right, the microscopic fabric of our universe is a richly intertwined multidimensional labyrinth within which the strings of the universe endlessly twist and vibrate, rhythmically beating out the laws of the cosmos.
    -- Brian Greene

    #Law #Labyrinth #Twists

  • My dream appliance circa 2050 has one big dial on it, and when I twist it to the right, my IQ goes up to 450.
    -- Bruce Sterling

    #Dream #Technology #Twists

  • I've decided to skip 'holistic'. I don't know what it means, and I don't want to know. That may seem extreme, but I followed the same strategy toward 'Gestalt' and the 'Twist', and lived to tell the tale.
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Mean #Twists #Gestalt

  • I'm a classical type of guy. Whatever's out at that point in time, I like it. I just put my own twist on it, and we go from there.
    -- Carmelo Anthony

    #Guy #Twists #Type

  • Just when you think you’ve got Arranged figured out, time and again Catherine McKenzie delivers the flawless, unexpected twist that keeps you glued to the book.
    -- Cathy Marie Buchanan

    #Book #Thinking #Twists

  • Oliver Twist has asked for more!
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Character #Interesting #Twists

  • I compare the Twist to the electric light, The Twist is me, and Im it. Im the electric light.
    -- Chubby Checker

    #Light #Twists #Compare

  • The gist of the Twist is chiefly in the hips
    -- Chubby Checker

    #Twists #Gist #Hips

  • Don't allow yourself to become disheartened when the thread doesn't suit or seems unsightly to you. Wait and watch. Be patient and devoted. As the threads twist and turn, you will begin to understand, and you will see the pattern finally materialize in all its splendor.
    -- Colleen Houck

    #Waiting #Splendor #Twists

  • I've always believed that a good twist is one that, when it is presented to the audience, half of them say, 'I saw that coming.' And half of them are completely and totally shocked. Because if you don't have the half that saw it coming, then it wasn't fair: You never gave the audience a chance to guess it.
    -- Damon Lindelof

    #Twists #Half #Saws

  • But there's a twist. There's always a twist.
    -- Dan Slott


  • I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days.
    -- Danny Boyle

    #Mean #Twists #Suspense

  • I've never done a film before where every single person in the audience knows the ending. I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days. People are blogging your endings from their cinema seats.
    -- Danny Boyle

    #Mean #People #Twists

  • Innovation often starts with the ordinary. They simply took what was "normal", and added a twist. They added an innovation. The innovation solved a key problem of the "normal" use case that we all already understood.
    -- Dave Morin

    #Keys #Innovation #Twists

  • You can't twist Al Sharpton's arm.
    -- David Dinkins

    #Hands #Twists #Arms

  • When they were introduced, he made a witticism, hoping to be liked. She laughed extremely hard, hoping to be liked. Then each drove home alone, staring straight ahead, with the very same twist to their faces. The man who'd introduced them didn't much like either of them, though he acted as if he did, anxious as he was to preserve good relations at all times. One never knew, after all, now did one now did one now did one.
    -- David Foster Wallace

    #Home #Men #Twists

  • ...there are still truths in the Bible and many other ancient texts despite what religions have done to destroy and debase them. Religious dogma and myth have been used very successfully either to suppress understanding or to twist the truth sufficiently to turn something positive into something negative.
    -- David Icke

    #Religious #Understanding #Twists

  • Horror fiction seems to spawn more dumbass 'rules' than any other kind of writing, and one of the dumbest is the assumed 'requirement' of a twist ending, going all the way back to H.H. Munro. This story is also the result of a long rumination on how stories are sometimes scuttled or diminished by succumbing to such 'rules'.
    -- David J

    #Writing #Long #Twists

  • The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
    -- Don Williams

    #Journey #Two #Twists

  • I have no qualifications to do anything else and there weren't any formal application forms you had to fill in for stand-up, so I thought I'd give that a twist.
    -- Dylan Moran

    #Giving #Twists #Form

  • Don't get your panties in such a twist... and give me back mine.
    -- E. L. James

    #Giving #Romance #Twists

  • Most short stories have but one plot. The very best, however, have what I call a plot-and-a-half – that is, a main plot and a small subplot that feeds in a twist or an unexpected piece of business that ads crunch and flavor to the story as a whole.
    -- Elizabeth Sims

    #Flavor #Twists #Plot

  • Twist my Body like the Exorcist...
    -- Foxy Brown

    #Twists #Body #Exorcist

  • Deadly little Miho. She won't let you feel a thing unless she wants you to. She twists the blade. He feels it.
    -- Frank Miller

    #Twists #Want #Littles

  • Father’s silence is not merely the absence of sound. It’s a creature with a life of its own. It chokes you. It pinches you small as a grain of rice. It twists in your gut like a worm. Silence clawed at my throat. It left a taste of burnt matches.
    -- Franny Billingsley

    #Father #Silence #Twists

  • You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way. It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it.
    -- Gael Garcia Bernal

    #Play #Motorcycle #Twists

  • My whole back's tattooed. I just wanted a twist. I was always in punk bands when I was little I think that's where the tie comes from.
    -- Gary Allan

    #Thinking #Ties #Twists

  • The straight line cannot proceed through the torturous twists of life.
    -- Giambattista Vico

    #Twists #Lines

  • Life compulsively dangled the possibility of life. Life, the dramatist on speed. Life, that couldn't stop with its foreshadows and ironies and symbols and clues, its wretched jokes and false endings and twists. Life with its hopeless addiction to plot.
    -- Glen Duncan

    #Life #Addiction #Twists

  • I just watched so many Westerns as a kid that you end up using archetypes and sort of tropes of that genre, because there's a language there and you can twist it and turn it on its head or play to it or go sideways at any time.
    -- Gore Verbinski

    #Kids #Play #Twists

  • I’m constantly embarrassed. I fidget and twist my hair and pull weird faces and stutter. Some days I feel quite confident, then others there’s a microscopic flaw about myself physically, which will make me embarrassed to walk the streets.
    -- Graham Coxon

    #Hair #Twists #Faces

  • That’s how stories happen — with a turning point, an unexpected twist. There’s only one kind of happiness, but misfortune comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
    -- Haruki Murakami

    #Thinking #Size #Twists

  • For me Oliver Twist is a political novel. It is a furious critique of the treatment of orphans and poor children who were forced to spend their early lives in ghastly institutions.
    -- Henning Mankell

    #Children #Political #Twists

  • Breakfast is my specialty. I admit it's the easiest meal to cook, but I make everything with a twist, like lemon ricotta pancakes or bacon that's baked instead of fried.
    -- Hugh Jackman

    #Twists #Meals #Breakfast

  • In an ironic twist, I now see Good to Great not as a sequel to Built to Last, but more of a prequel. Good to Great is about how to turn a good organization into one that produces sustained great results. Built to Last is about how you take a company with great results and turn it into an enduring great company of iconic stature.
    -- James C. Collins

    #Organization #Ironic #Twists

  • If I were doing something that the Bible condemns, I have two choices. I can straighten up my act, or I can somehow distort and twist and change the meaning of the Bible.
    -- Jerry Falwell

    #Two #Choices #Twists

  • The rollercoaster has its ups and downs, loops and twists but enjoy the ride. We are all on it together.
    -- Jessie J

    #Together #Twists #Enjoy

  • In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again.
    -- Jim Sensenbrenner

    #Fate #House #Twists

  • God always comes up with a third act twist -- and we won't know until we die whether the play was a comedy or a tragedy.
    -- Joan Rivers

    #Play #Tragedy #Twists

  • I got into reading a lot of noir and a lot of thrillers as well, and I really admired the plotting about those and the way that they can surprise you. And obviously to surprise people and to have twists in the tale, you have to plan quite carefully.
    -- Joe Abercrombie

    #Reading #People #Twists

  • You think it's all written, but it's not. There's always another way to twist those three chords around.
    -- Joe Perry

    #Thinking #Twists #Three

  • Limited points of view let the writer dispense - and the reader gather - information from various corners of the story. It all becomes a kind of dance, with the writer guiding the reader through the various twists and turns. The challenge is keeping readers in step, while still managing to surprise.
    -- Jonathan Evison

    #Views #Challenges #Twists

  • In the old days, people would gather around the fire, or they would gather at a tavern, and they'd tell a story. And then, maybe a week later, someone would tell the same story, but with a different twist on it. That's how folk takes evolved.
    -- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    #Fire #People #Twists

  • Sometimes God takes your life for some crazy twists and turns.
    -- Judah Smith

    #Crazy #Twists #Sometimes

  • The latest twist on the pampering concept is spa parties, where a group of friends take over an entire spa.
    -- Julie Burchill

    #Party #Pampering #Twists

  • Transsexualism is, basically, just another, more drastic twist on the male menopause
    -- Julie Burchill

    #Twists #Males #Menopause

  • The twist makes it a no-floater summer!
    -- Julie Chen

    #Summer #Twists

  • When I get a chance to power jump off both legs, I can lean, twist, change directions and decide whether to dunk the ball or pass it to an open man. In other words, I may be committed to the air, but I still have some control over it.
    -- Julius Erving

    #Men #Air #Twists

  • Music is not disposable, people. We can twist it, sample it, mash it and experience it in endless ways. Open up.
    -- Kaskade

    #People #Twists #Way

  • Fantasy is the oldest form of literature and science fiction is just a new twist on it.
    -- Katharine Kerr

    #Twists #Fiction #Literature

  • I love doing horror with comedy twists and I think it's a really fun genre.
    -- Katrina Bowden

    #Fun #Thinking #Twists

  • Spiral minds are harder to twist.
    -- Kris Saknussemm

    #Mind #Twists #Spirals

  • Everything is nothing, with a twist.
    -- Kurt Vonnegut


  • While every new fantasy author is hailed as unique, new, and different, Brandon Sanderson's ELANTRIS does indeed provide an absorbing adventure in a unique, different, and well-thought-out fantasy world, with a few nifty twists as well.
    -- L.E. Modesitt Jr.

    #Adventure #Unique #Twists

  • Most dystopian, classic and contemporary, paints a future world that puts a twist on present society - a future world that could plausibly happen.
    -- Lauren DeStefano

    #Twists #World #Classic

  • The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.
    -- Laurence Leamer

    #Hands #Differences #Twists

  • I was obsessed with Chubby Checker and old dances, like the twist.
    -- Laurieann Gibson

    #Twists #Obsessed

  • It's a comedy thriller, brilliantly written and it's full of twists and turns at every page. When I was reading it I was desperate to get to the end to find out what happens, it really hooks you.
    -- Louise Jameson

    #Reading #Twists #Hook

  • When it comes to dating, Im straightforward and traditional with a twist.
    -- Luke Pasqualino

    #Dating #Twists #Straightforward

  • Mrs Bawden yanked me away from the table and dragged me across the food hall. I tried to twist away from her, but she had a grip like a python on steroids.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Python #Twists #Tables

  • You can wipe your feet on me, twist my motives around all you like, you can dump millstones on my head and drown me in the river, but you can’t get me out of the story. I’m the plot, babe, and don’t ever forget it.
    -- Margaret Atwood

    #Rivers #Feet #Twists

  • As a student of American culture, I am willing to argue that the Twist is a valid manifestation of the Age of Anxiety.
    -- Marshall Fishwick

    #Anxiety #Age #Twists

  • I begin to love this creature, and to anticipate her birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie.
    -- Mary Wollstonecraft

    #Pregnancy #Wish #Twists

  • Good things come, but they're never perfect; are they? You have to twist them into something perfect.
    -- Maud Hart Lovelace

    #Perfect #Twists #Good Things

  • It was maddening how your best friend could twist the knobs inside of you so much that it hurt.
    -- Melissa de la Cruz

    #Hurt #Twists #Your Best Friend

  • Horror and supernatural novels give you a lot of what you look for in a crime novel, just with a twist that was very fresh for me as a reader.
    -- Michael Koryta

    #Giving #Looks #Twists

  • You can bend it and twist it... You can misuse and abuse it... But even God cannot change the Truth.
    -- Michael Levy, Baron Levy

    #Change #Abuse #Twists

  • I like classics but I always add a twist because I don't like to think of my clothes as classic.
    -- Monique Lhuillier

    #Thinking #Clothes #Twists

  • LIfe has got all those twists and turns. You've got to hold on tight and off you go.
    -- Nicole Kidman

    #Twists #Twists And Turns #Turns

  • The film business has so many twists and turns that its a miracle any film gets made.
    -- Peter Hambleton

    #Miracle #Twists #Film

  • I like to be buttoned onto tradition. The thing is to improve it, twist it and mold it; to make something new of it; not to deny it. The riches of history can be plucked at any point.
    -- Philip Johnson

    #Mold #Riches #Twists

  • I've tried and I can't. The thought of it twists me in a knot.
    -- Rachel Gibson

    #Twists #Knots

  • I will certainly not join politics. I would like to be remembered as a clean businessman who has not partaken in any twists and turns beneath the surface, and one who has been reasonably successful.
    -- Ratan Tata

    #Successful #Twists #Beneath The Surface

  • The moons of Uranus seem to have got a twist.
    -- Robert Stawell Ball

    #Moon #Twists

  • I actually love my natural hair when it's in a twist out and it's been slept on for five days and revived by the steam of the shower.
    -- Solange Knowles

    #Hair #Twists #Natural

  • It is hard sometimes to look into the future, you never know what twist and turn the school of life is going to take.
    -- Susan Lucci

    #School #Looks #Twists

  • I can't get my knickers in a twist about my age and ageing in an industry that caters to the ids of 14-year-olds.
    -- Vera Farmiga

    #Years #Age #Twists

  • I'm definitely partial to the "Twin Twist." I've always found that to be really fun.
    -- Allison Grodner

    #Fun #Twists #Twins

  • I'm always surprised to see the way "friends" will twist things or trash people behind their backs.
    -- Ariana Madix

    #People #Twists #Way

  • Every human occupation has it repertoire of stock phrases, within which every man twists and turn until his death. His vocabulary, which seems so lavish, reduces itself to a hundred routine formulas at most, which he repeats over and over.
    -- Auguste de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

    #Men #Vocabulary #Twists

  • I think that the project of being alive is to be alive. So there will always be twists and turns and steps forward and steps back, but that's just your life. There is no sort of place at which to arrive, and I think that the more one focuses on an end point, the harder it is to get there. It's like the horizon, sort of ever receding, ever receding, ever receding.
    -- Ayana Mathis

    #Thinking #Twists #Horizon