Hands quotes

  • Maybe the nails are a little stubby and gnawed on, but I definitely do not have man hands.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Men #Hands #Nails

  • May your hands be an extension of your heart and may you do the work of love with them.
    -- Aja Monet

    #Heart #Hands #May

  • Over all, I want you to discover the joy of creation by your own hand. ... The possibility of creation from paper is infinite.
    -- Akira Yoshizawa

    #Hands #Joy #Paper

  • One time, my mom told us, 'No TV.' It was 3 P.M., and I was sneaking it in. She put her hand on the back of the TV to see if it was warm, and it was. So she pulled the cord out of the wall, opened the second-floor window, and just threw it out the window.
    -- Akiva Schaffer

    #Mom #Wall #Hands

  • I could break bricks with my hands when I was 12.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Hands #Bricks #Break

  • It takes two hands to clap! I cannot be solely blamed for what happened in my relationships! If things soured, it happened because of both parties. Not just me!
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Party #Two #Hands

  • I always check my harness before I do a stunt; I test-drive the cars I have to race or explode; I'm present at all pyrotechnical rehearsals; and I walk through everything step-by-step. No man should put their life in someone else's hands unless they have covered their own safety from all angles.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Men #Hands #Race

  • This American system of ours,call it Americanism,call it capitalism,call it what you will,gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
    -- Al Capone

    #Opportunity #Hands #History

  • A good way to work on alternate picking is to choose three or four notes, and work on those. Too often, players who are trying to improve their right hand dexterity get hung up by playing too many notes with the left hand.I hear a lot of players running whole scales from the sixth string to the first , and playing them really sloppy.Keeping it very basic-and using only a few notes-and playing slowly with perfect rhythm is a task in itself.
    -- Al Di Meola

    #Running #Player #Hands

  • Throughout most of my life, I raised tobacco. I want you to know that my own hands, all of my life, I put in the plant beds and transferred it! I hoed it! I've dug in it! I've sprayed it! I've chopped it! I've shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it!
    -- Al Gore

    #Stupid #Humorous #Hands

  • The choice to 'do nothing' in response to the mounting evidence is actually a choice to continue and even accelerate the reckless environmental destruction that is creating the catastrophe at hand.
    -- Al Gore

    #Hands #Creating #Choices

  • Most people in politics draw energy from backslapping and shaking hands and all that. I draw energy from discussing ideas.
    -- Al Gore

    #Ideas #Hands #People

  • The horrible truth is that I am lazy and I am going to write and do bits that just hand themselves to me.
    -- Al Madrigal

    #Writing #Hands #Lazy

  • It's the first company to build the mental position that has the upper hand, not the first company to make the product. IBM didn't invent the computer; Sperry Rand did. But IBM was the first to build the computer position in the prospect's mind.
    -- Al Ries

    #Hands #Mind #Upper Hand

  • You reach out your hand, but you're all alone, in those time passages.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Sadness #Hands #All Alone

  • I have very mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I’m concerned that the rampant downloading of my copyright-protected material over the Internet is severely eating into my album sales and having a decidedly adverse effect on my career. On the other hand, I can get all the Metallica songs I want for FREE! WOW!
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Song #Hands #Careers

  • Our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of Israelis while the world turns the other cheek.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Hands #World #Turn The Other Cheek

  • Illiteracy does not impede the practice of democracy, as witnessed by the success of democracy in India despite the high illiteracy rate. One doesn't need a university diploma to realize that the ruler is oppressive and corrupt. On the other hand, to eradicate illiteracy requires that we elect a fair and efficient political regime.
    -- Alaa Al Aswany

    #Hands #Practice #Political

  • For a politics of emancipation, the enemy that is to be feared most is not repression at the hands of the established order. It is the interiority of nihilism, and the unbounded cruelty that can come with its emptiness.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Hands #Order #Enemy

  • The telephone becomes an instrument of torture in the demonic hands of a beloved who doesn't call.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Hands #Telephones #Beloved

  • During the first day, curious at having outsiders among them, a long stream of inmates came over and talked with me. Remarkably, according to what they told me, nearly every inmate in the prison didn't do it. Several thousand people had been locked up unjustly and, by an incredible coincidence, all in the same prison. On the other hand, they knew an awful lot about how to knife somebody.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Hands #Knives #Long

  • That's what we're all doing, all the time, whether we know it or not. Whether we like it or not. Creating something on the spur of the moment with the materials at hand. We might just as well let the rest of it go, join the party, and dance our hearts out.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Party #Heart #Hands

  • I suppose I'm the only person who remembers one of the most exciting of his ballets-it's the fruit of an unlikely collaboration between Nijinsky on the one hand and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on the other.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Hands #Ballet #Fruit

  • If you try to give an on-the-one-hand-or-the-other- hand answer, only one of the hands tends to get quoted.
    -- Alan Blinder

    #Hands #Giving #Trying

  • Like it or not the American people support the term 'background check,' they support the concept of it even though they know it won't work to keep guns out of the hands of criminals they figure 'well if criminals aren't supposed to have guns what's the big deal about a background check,'
    -- Alan Gottlieb

    #Gun #Hands #People

  • I hear better with a pen in my hand.
    -- Alan Judd

    #Hands #Pens

  • It is a travesty, in my mind, for the state and local governments on the one hand to expect the Federal government to reimburse them for costs attributable to illegal immigrants, when on the other hand the State and local governments prohibit their own law enforcement and other officials from cooperating with the Immigration and Naturalization Service to locate or apprehend or expel illegal aliens.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Government #Hands #Law

  • Our success or failure is not in the hands of our leaders. It is in our hands.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Hands #Leader #Success Or Failure

  • It is not for us to calculate our victory or fear our defeat, but to do our duty and leave the rest in God's hands.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Hands #Victory #Defeat

  • A world grows up around me. Am I shaping it, or do its predetermined contours guide my hand?
    -- Alan Moore

    #Growing Up #Hands #World

  • You know what I wish? I wish all the scum of the Earth had one throat and I had my hands about it.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Hands #Wish #Earth

  • When Celtic get an opportunity to go above Rangers they've got to jump at it with both hands.
    -- Alan Mullery

    #Opportunity #Hands #Celtic

  • I am a weak and sinful man, but God put His hands on me, that is all.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Men #Hands #Weak

  • Faith is two empty hands held open to receive all of the Lord
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Faith #Hands #Two

  • Circumstances which we have resented, situations which we have found desperately difficult, have all been the means in the hands of God of driving the nails into the self-life which so easily complains.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Mean #Self #Hands

  • Newcastle fans never cease to amaze me. If there was a trophy for best supporters this lot would win it hands down every year.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Winning #Hands #Years

  • I don't watch a lot of TV, to be honest. With three kids I have my hands full.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Kids #Hands #Watches

  • Unfortunately, the suit is so stiff, I can't do this with two hands, but I'm going to try a little sand-trap shot here.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Golf #Two #Hands

  • The suit was so clumsy, being pressurized, it was impossible to get two hands comfortably on the handle and it's impossible to make any kind of a turn. It was kind of a one-handed chili-dip.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Golf #Two #Hands

  • Because of the suit I was wearing, I couldn't make a good pivot on the swing. And I had to hit the ball with one hand.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Golf #Swings #Hands

  • For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.
    -- Alan Valentine

    #Father #Son #Hands

  • You know that if you get in the water and have nothing to hold on to, but try to behave as you would on dry land, you will drown. But if, on the other hand, you trust yourself to the water and let go, you will float. And this is exactly the situation of faith.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Faith #Letting Go #Hands

  • The more we try to live in the world of words, the more we feel isolated and alone, the more all the joy and liveliness of things is exchanged for mere certainty and security. On the other hand, the more we are forced to admit that we actually live in the real world, the more we feel ignorant, uncertain, and insecure about everything.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Real #Insecure #Hands

  • Here's an example: someone says, "Master, please hand me the knife," and he hands them the knife, blade first. "Please give me the other end," he says. And the master replies, "What would you do with the other end?" This is answering an everyday matter in terms of the metaphysical. When the question is, "Master, what is the fundamental principle of Buddhism?" Then he replies, "There is enough breeze in this fan to keep me cool." That is answering the metaphysical in terms of the everyday, and that is, more or less, the principle zen works on. The mundane and the sacred are one and the same.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Buddhism #Hands #Knives

  • We eat when we're full, and we hoard all the rest. With our hands on remotes, we say, yes, we're the best.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Hands #Obesity

  • Getting older is a lot of fun. Right up there with chewing glass or putting your hand in a blender.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Fun #Glasses #Hands

  • At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Hands #Numbers

  • More and more, revolution has found itself delivered into the hands of its bureaucrats and doctrinaires on the one hand, and to the enfeebled and bewildered masses on the other.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Hands #Revolution #Found

  • What is a firm hand to me, of what use to me is this astonishing power if I cannot change the order of things, if I cannot make the sun set in the east, that suffering diminish and that beings no longer die?
    -- Albert Camus

    #Power #Hands #Order

  • There can be no question of masking the evidence, of suppressing the absurd by denying one of the terms of its equation. It is essential to know whether one can live with it or whether, on the other hand, logic commands one to die of it.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Hands #Essentials #Logic

  • To lose the touch of flowers and women's hands is the supreme separation.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Flower #Hands #Separation

  • More and more I come to value charity and love of one's fellow being above everything else...All our lauded technological progress-our very civilization-is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Hands #Civilization #Progress

  • I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Character #Hands

  • Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Food #Hands #Decision

  • The State claims and exercises the monopoly of crime. It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or of alien.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Exercise #Hands #Citizens

  • Racism does not limit itself to biology or economics or psychology or metaphysics; it attacks along many fronts and in many forms, deploying whatever is at hand, and even what is not, inventing when the need arises.
    -- Albert Memmi

    #Hands #Racism #Psychology

  • I have come to the conclusion that executions solve nothing, and are only an antiquated relic of a primitive desire for revenge which takes the easy way and hands over the responsibility for revenge to other people...The trouble with the death penalty has always been that nobody wanted it for everybody, but everybody differed about who should get off.
    -- Albert Pierrepoint

    #Revenge #Responsibility #Hands

  • To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities, to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Lying #Hands #Brain

  • One seldom recognizes the devil when he is putting his hand on your shoulder.
    -- Albert Speer

    #Hands #Devil #Shoulders

  • It is impossible to encircle the hips of a girl with my right arm and hold her smile in my left hand, then proceed to study the two items separately. Similarly, we can not separate life from living matter, in order to study only living matter and its reactions. Inevitably, studying living matter and its reactions, we study life itself
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Life #Girl #Hands

  • The blues? Why, the blues are a part of me. They're like a chant. The blues are like spirituals, almost sacred. When we sing blues, we're singing out our hearts, we're singing out our feelings. Maybe we're hurt and just can't answer back, then we sing or maybe even hum the blues. When I sing, 'I walk the floor, wring my hands and cry -- Yes, I walk the floor, wring my hands and cry,'... what I'm doing is letting my soul out.
    -- Alberta Hunter

    #Hurt #Heart #Hands

  • Nothing moves except my eyes and my hand occasionally turning a page, and yet something not exactly defined by the word "text" unfurls, progresses, grows and takes root as I read. But how does this process take place?
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Moving #Eye #Hands

  • An uncertain evil causes anxiety because, at the bottom of one's heart, one goes on hoping till the last moment that it may not be true; a certain evil, on the other hand, instills, for a time, a kind of dreary tranquillity.
    -- Alberto Moravia

    #Heart #Hands #Evil

  • FEMA has lost its focus, and Floridians know first-hand of the agency's shortcomings, .. Natural disaster preparedness and response programs have become trapped in a homeland security bureaucracy.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Agency #Hands #Focus

  • Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Hands #Land #Environmental

  • Consider the problem of over-population. Rapidly mounting human numbers are pressing ever more heavily on natural resources. What is to be done?... The annual increase of numbers should be reduced. But how? We are given two choices -- famine, pestilence and war on the one hand, birth control on the other. Most of us choose birth control.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #War #Hands #Two

  • We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. [...] By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies - all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Hands #Solitude #Feelings

  • A poor degenerate from the ape, Whose hands are four, whose tail's a limb, I contemplate my flaccid shape And know I may not rival him Save with my mind.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Hands #Mind #Tails

  • A person who is keen to shake your hand usually has something up his sleeve.
    -- Alec Guinness

    #Hands #Motive #Sleeves

  • It is the thing that is most remote from the world in which we ourselves live that attracts us most. We are under the spell of what is distant from us. It is not our nature to desire passionately what is near at hand.
    -- Alec Waugh

    #Hands #Desire #World

  • Organised brigandage has ceased to exist, but murder and highway robbery are still far too common in the less frequented districts. Travellers rarely suffer to-day, however. It is the wealthy inhabitants who run risks at the hand of the mafia, or lawless Sicilian.
    -- Alec-Tweedie

    #Running #Hands #Risk

  • The two seem, at first glance, to be opposed, but when you have advanced a little in both, you find that concentration learned in Yoga is of immense use in attaining the mental powers necessary in Magick; on the other hand, the discipline of Magick is of the greatest service in Yoga.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Yoga #Hands #Two

  • To knot a sentence up properly, it has to be thought out carefully, and revised. New phrases have to be put in; sudden changes of subject must be introducted; verbs must be shifted to unsuspected localities; short words must be excised with ruthless hand; archaisms must be sprinkled like sugar-plums upon the concoction; the fatal human tendency to say things straightforwardly must be detected and defeated by adroit reversals; and, if a glimmer of meaning yet remain under close scrutiny, it must be removed by replacing all the principal verbs by paraphrases in some dead language.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Hands #Plums #Verbs

  • Time does nothing but hand you down shabbier and older things.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Hands #Doe

  • He could not change the man he had been, but these hands would make him the man he could be
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #Men #Hands

  • Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they're better than us.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Soccer #Football #Hands

  • Nothing is easy, and life can be extremely tough, but there's always a yin to the yang, so to speak. It's up to you to seek it out, embrace it, and live happily ever after. No matter how bad the hand you've been dealt may seem, there's always a way to play it.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Hands #Play #Yang

  • When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Educational #Hands #Fists

  • It is the system, rather than individuals, that is the source of pollution and degradation. My prison-house environment is but another manifestation of the Midas-hand, whose cursed touch turns everything to the brutal service of Mammon.
    -- Alexander Berkman

    #Hands #House #Degradation

  • A mobile is an abstract sculpture made chiefly out of sheet metal, steel rods, wire and wood. Some or all of these elements move, propelled by electric motors, wind, water or by hand.
    -- Alexander Calder

    #Moving #Hands #Wind

  • Unless the chemist learns the language of mathematics, he will become a provincial and the higher branches of chemical work, that require reason as well as skill, will gradually pass out of his hands.
    -- Alexander Crum Brown

    #Hands #Skills #Branches

  • The unprepared mind cannot see the outstretched hand of opportunity.
    -- Alexander Fleming

    #Opportunity #Hands #Mind

  • I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this-never neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening. It may be-usually is, in fact-a false alarm that leads to nothing, but may on the other hand be the clue provided by fate to lead you to some important advance.
    -- Alexander Fleming

    #Fate #Hands #Advice

  • Something in my gut twisted so hard that it felt like I was being tickled by an invisible hand, and it took me a moment to realize what it was. Hope. It had been so long since I'd felt it that the sensation was like something living inside me, something wonderful waiting to break free, just like I was.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Hands #Long #Waiting

  • All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly.
    -- Alexander H. Stephens

    #Lying #Hands #Genius

  • The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Power #Rights #Hands

  • As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Real #Hands #Luxury

  • As riches increase and accumulate in few hands . . . the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Hands #Political #Riches

  • It is one thing to be subordinate to the laws, and another [for the Executive] to be dependent on the legislative body. The first comports with, the last violates, the fundamental principles of good government; and, whatever may be the forms of the Constitution, unites all power in the same hands.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Law #Government #Hands

  • I don't really understand what a dictator is, but on the other hand I sometimes, in a nice way, envy myself," he said. "I am the last and only dictator in Europe and indeed there are none anywhere else in the world.
    -- Alexander Lukashenko

    #Nice #Memorable #Hands

  • So for us, the condition and preparation on and by which we are sheltered by that great hand, is the faith that asks, and the asking of faith. We must forsake the earthly props, but we must also believingly desire to be upheld by the heavenly arms. We make God responsible for our safety when we abandon other defense, and commit ourselves to Him.
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Hands #Safety #Preparation

  • The reason I'm patriotic about Scotland is because I think it's been dealt a really hard hand. It's marketed the world over as . . . haggis . . . bagpipes. But no one ever puts anything back into it.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Patriotic #Thinking #Hands

  • Let me not forget the use of my own hands, that of a craftsman with eyes... that reflect the technology around me.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Eye #Technology #Hands

  • There will always be critics. On one hand, criticism can be positive. On the other hand, criticism can be negative. But critics will always be watching the game. If you listen to everybody, you can go crazy. I have my own point of view, and I always try to keep it.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Crazy #Views #Hands

  • Who know but He, whose hand the lightning forms, Who heaves old ocean, and who wings the storms, Pours fierce ambition in a Caesar's mind.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Ocean #Ambition #Hands

  • All other goods by Fortune's hands are given; A wife is the peculiar gift of heaven.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Marriage #Hands #Wife

  • Pleasures are ever in our hands or eyes; And when in act they cease, in prospect rise.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Eye #Hands #Pleasure

  • Why should a blacksmith put his hands in the fire if he has tongs?
    -- Alexander Theroux

    #Fire #Hands #Burning

  • Admit sin, and you banish prayer. But, on the other hand, entertain, and encourage, and practice prayer, and sin will sooner or later flee before it.
    -- Alexander Whyte

    #Prayer #Hands #Practice

  • No part of you is dark or ugly,' I said sharply, squeezing his hand. 'Not to me, not ever. Do you understand?
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Dark #Hands #Ugly