Yarn quotes

  • In your arms I forget what the yarn knows of sweaters. I forget how to hold myself together. So if I unfold now like a love letter tell me you'll write back soon. Tell me you'll still come untethered.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Inspirational #Writing #Yarn

  • The first thing that attracts me to any script is the writing. If I find myself becoming lost in a good yarn, then I feel certain that others will, too.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Writing #Yarn #Scripts

  • What Rob Brezsny does with words is grammarye, the Old English term for magic. With his strange brew of macho feminism and poetic rationalism, Brezsny weaves a yarn crazy enough to be true and real enough to subvert the literalist virus of cynicism now immobilizing the collective mindscape.
    -- Antero Alli

    #Crazy #Real #Yarn

  • If each person in this world will simply take a small piece of this huge thing, this amazing quilt, and work it regardless of the color of the yarn, we will have harmony on this planet.
    -- Cicely Tyson

    #Quilts #Color #Yarn

  • A lot of fancier yarns come from people trying to tell the truth. It’s not easy once you’re out of the habit.
    -- Dashiell Hammett

    #Yarn #People #Trying

  • I'm a yarnaholic. That means I have more yarn stashed away than any one person could possibly use in three or four lifetimes. There's something inspiring about yarn that makes me feel I could never have enough.
    -- Debbie Macomber

    #Mean #Yarn #Three

  • And telling a story, I suppose, is like winding a skein of spun yarn- you sometimes lose track of the beginning.
    -- Edith Pattou

    #Yarn #Track #Stories

  • Empress of the Universe would be way too much work. I'd have to wear fancy clothes, probably including lady shoes with pointed toes, and could no longer slouch into the study in PJs and slippers. Someone would (avert!) straighten my desk. Someone would reorganize my yarn stash...in fact, they'd assign someone else to knit my socks, thus depriving me of an excuse to rest my brain while pretending to accomplish something useful.
    -- Elizabeth Moon

    #Pjs #Shoes #Yarn

  • [As a young teenager] Galois read [Legendre's] geometry from cover to cover as easily as other boys read a pirate yarn.
    -- Eric Temple Bell

    #Teenager #Boys #Yarn

  • Life, like the boring drunk at the office party, keeps seeking you out, leaning on you, killing you with pointless yarns and laughing bad-breathed in your face at its own unfunny jokes.
    -- Glen Duncan

    #Life #Party #Yarn

  • Hollywood no longer offers entertainment. Instead, activism has replaced acting, and sermons have supplanted stories. Instead of a good yarn, you get a yawn.
    -- Ilana Mercer

    #Yarn #Acting #Hollywood

  • A sci-fi yarn that ponders the meaning of time and the importance of evolution while occasionally throwing in some shootouts.
    -- James Berardinelli

    #Yarn #Evolution #Sci Fi

  • We do not know either unalloyed happiness or unmitigated misfortune. Everything in this world is a tangled yarn; we taste nothing in its purity; we do not remain two moments in the same state. Our affections as well as bodies, are in a perpetual flux.
    -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    #Change #Two #Yarn

  • Spinning yarns is a protection against the nuttiness... the greed, the hate all around us.
    -- John D. Voelker

    #Hate #Yarn #Greed

  • When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be.
    -- Julia Glass

    #Yarn #Facts #Ends

  • I've always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life.
    -- Karen Allen

    #Jobs #Yarn #Tangled

  • ... everyone has to knit when they're here. ... But not every person has to use yarn.
    -- Kate Jacobs

    #Yarn #Use #Persons

  • I don't just use yarn from a store. I buy old sweaters from consignment shops. The older the better, and unravel them. There are countries of women in this scarf/shawl/blanket. Soon it will be big enough to keep me warm.
    -- Laurie Halse Anderson

    #Country #Yarn #Sweaters

  • Tangle me up like Grandma's yarn,
    -- Luke Bryan

    #Grandma #Yarn

  • The progress of science is tremendously disorderly, and the motivations that lead to this progress are tremendously varied, and the reasons why scientists go into science, the personal motivations, are tremendously varied. I have said ... that science is a haven for freaks, that people go into science because they are misfits, and that it is a sheltered place where they can spin their own yarn and have recognition, be tolerated and happy, and have approval for it.
    -- Max Delbruck

    #Motivation #Yarn #People

  • I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn. After a while, all my characters become very close friends.
    -- Meg Tilly

    #Friends #Character #Yarn

  • There are stories in everything. I've got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts, and newspaper stands.
    -- O. Henry

    #Yarn #Benches #Parks

  • The needle rocked awkwardly and at the end of her beginning rows, Isabel held up her work to show Esperanza. "Mine is all crooked!" Esperanza smiled and reached over and gently pulled the yarn, unraveling the uneven stitches. Then she looked into Isabel's trusting eyes and said, "Do not ever be afraid to start over.
    -- Pam Muñoz Ryan

    #Eye #Yarn #Starting Over

  • Achieving the state of SABLE is not, as many people who live with these knitters believe, a reason to stop buying yarn, but for the knitter it is an indication to write a will, bequeathing the stash to an appropriate heir.
    -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    #Believe #Writing #Yarn

  • I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate.
    -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    #Fate #Yarn #Trying

  • As usual, the sock yarns have no idea what is going on.
    -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    #Ideas #Yarn #Usual

  • Some knitters say that they buy yarn with no project in mind and wait patiently for the yarn to "speak" to them. This reminds me of Michelangelo, who believed that every block of stone he carved had the statue waiting inside and that all he did was reveal it. I think I've had yarn speak to me during the knitting process, and I've definitely spoken to it. Perhaps I'm doing it wrong, or maybe my yarn and I aren't on such good terms, but it really seems to me that all I say is "please" and all it ever says is "no".
    -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    #Block #Thinking #Yarn

  • A plain sock by itself is terribly boring, but it could score points by having a clever stitch pattern, or maybe by being made out of a very beautiful yarn that's an enchantment to work with. (Sadly, it is still infuriatingly true that being beautiful without being clever is almost worth more points than being clever without being beautiful, but such are the rules of life and knitting-they are cruel, but there anyway).
    -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    #Beautiful #Clever #Yarn

  • It turns out I will buy any yarn, even yarn I will never use, if the store discounts it by more than 50 percent.
    -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    #Shopping #Yarn #Knitting

  • The chances of running out of yarn on a project are directly related to the difficulty that you will have getting more.
    -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    #Running #Yarn #Knitting

  • It is a little known fact that much like birds, who can always find north, knitters can always find yarn.
    -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    #Yarn #Knitting #Bird

  • I guess this is how love is when it comes undone. No matter how tight you knit the stitches, a sharp tug on a loose thread will transform your warm sweater into a mangled heap of yarn that you can't reuse or repair.
    -- Tayari Jones

    #Love Is #Yarn #Sweaters

  • As project chief you are creating a narrative, a story, a good yarn. If you look at the process-journey that way, you and your gang will ... dramatically up the odds of a WOW outcome!
    -- Tom Peters

    #Journey #Yarn #Creating

  • No place is a place until things that have happened in it are remembered in history, ballads, yarns, legends, or monuments. Fictions serve as well as facts.
    -- Wallace Stegner

    #Yarn #Legends #Facts

  • The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
    -- William Shakespeare

    #Life #Yarn #Together

  • If I gave up writing, I'd have to find an equally obsessive way to fill my time. Yarn-bombing skyscrapers or making houses out of empty soda bottles.
    -- Eden Robinson

    #Writing #Yarn #House

  • Renaissance cowboy/raconteur Pop Wagner ...deadpan funny ...his presence is like meeting Woody Guthrie and Will Rogers riding a single, many colored horse. Pop is a kind of 'textile genius' who is able to spin, at once, both yarn and rope.
    -- Ron Miles

    #Horse #Cowboy #Yarn