Hands quotes

  • Intellectual freedom is essential -- freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices. Such freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship.
    -- Andrei Sakharov

    #Hypocrite #Hands #People

  • Look, I'm smiling at you, I'm smiling in you, I'm smiling through you. How can I be dead if I breathe in every quiver of your hand?
    -- Andrei Sinyavsky

    #Smile #Hands #Looks

  • All women have a complicated relationship to beauty, but as a transgender woman it's a bit more complicated. There's a lot of pressure to appear feminine. When I was younger, I was most insecure about my size, my angular features, my feet, my hands . At the end of the day, it's about being comfortable in your own skin, and being able to walk down the street and not have people question your gender - and, for me, being perceived as a woman.
    -- Andrej Pejic

    #Insecure #Hands #Feet

  • While the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it insures the survival of the fittest in every department. We accept and welcome, therefore, as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment, the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few, and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Race #Hands #Law

  • In all modern history, interference with science in the supposed interest of religion, no matter how conscientious such interference may have been, has resulted in the direst evils both to religion and to science, and invariably; and, on the other hand, all untrammelled scientific investigation, no matter how dangerous to religion some of its stages may have seemed for the time to be, has invariably resulted in the highest good both of religion and of science.
    -- Andrew Dickson White

    #Hands #Evil #May

  • For a long time, weve worked on detecting planets with whatever was at hand, making use of existing small telescopes or even amateur telescopes. Its time to move on to the next stage.
    -- Andrew Gould

    #Moving #Hands #Long

  • The kernel is the belief that God is love and, in Catholicism, God's love is present in the world. It is in the sacraments, in the Eucharist, in our families, in our friends, in our neighborhood, and forgiveness in the touch of a friendly hand, in a rediscovered love God is there.
    -- Andrew Greeley

    #Love Is #Hands #Friendly

  • Finally, it is my most fervent prayer to that Almighty Being before whom I now stand, and who has kept us in His hands from the infancy of our Republic to the present day, that He will so overrule all my intentions and actions and inspire the hearts of my fellow-citizens that we may be preserved from dangers of all kinds and continue forever a united and happy people.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Prayer #Heart #Hands

  • Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that...the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Hands #Over You #Corporations

  • The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Strong #Hands #People

  • Thomas Paine needs no monument made with hands; he has erected a monument in the hearts of all lovers of liberty.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Heart #Hands #Atheism

  • The homestead policy was established only after long and earnest resistance; experience proves its wisdom. The lands in the hands of industrious settlers, whose labor creates wealth and contributes to the public resources, are worth more to the United States than if they had been reserved as a solitude for future purchasers.
    -- Andrew Johnson

    #Hands #Land #Long

  • If someone from the government tries to put his hands on your money... run away as fast as you can and tell the nearest conservative.
    -- Andrew Klavan

    #Running #Government #Hands

  • Great events are the hour-hands of time, while small events mark the minutes.
    -- Andrew Michael Ramsay

    #Time #Hands #Events

  • You have two choices when someone changes your work. You can either wash your hands of it or embrace it.
    -- Andrew Niccol

    #Hands #Two #Choices

  • To build a city at the bottom of the sea: insanity. But where else could we be free from the clutching hand of the parasites? Where else could we build an economy that they would not try to control, a society they would not try to destroy? It was not impossible to build Rapture at the bottom of the sea. It was impossible to build it anywhere else.
    -- Andrew Ryan

    #Hands #Sea #Cities

  • No one would have known, from how he held my hand, [that] over the years of heartache he had hatched a plot to change my life forever. He held his grip and would not let me go. I do not know what joins the parts of an atom, but it seems what binds one human to another is pain.
    -- Andrew Sean Greer

    #Pain #Hands #Years

  • I can see the beauty of glass objects fully at the moment when they slip from my hand
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Glasses #Hands #Moments

  • I call upon both Republicans and Democrats to work with us to have a national ID card that is free and accessible. President Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King recognized was the greatest step for society was that short step into the voting booth. If we are to be true to their courage and conviction, we must make that short step as easy as possible. Surely, if we can land a spaceship on Mars, we can certainly put a voter ID card in the hand of every eligible voter.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Kings #Hands #Land

  • Surely, if we can land a spaceship on Mars, we can certainly put a voter ID card in the hand of every eligible voter.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Hands #Land #Cards

  • On the one hand, we had great filmic spectacles that brought in big audiences, adults as well as primary and secondary school students. On the other hand, there were attempts to create contemporary Polish film.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #School #Hands #Adults

  • On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #Hands #Theatre #Directors

  • By your hand, millions - billions - of lives will be altered, caught up in a chain of events begun by you this day.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Hands #Events #Chains

  • The longer you've known someone- the more history there is between you- the longer it will take to establish in their mind that you have truly changed. Remember, forgiveness is an altogether different thing from trust or respect. Forgiveness is about the past. Trust and respect are about the future. Forgiveness will be in the hands of others and cna be given to you, but trust and respect are in your own hands and must be earned.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Past #Hands #Mind

  • By your hand the people shall live
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Hands #People

  • Often I'll go outside and just place my hands on the soil, even if there's no work to do on it. When I am filled with worries, I do that and I can feel the energy of the mountains and of the trees.
    -- Andy Couturier

    #Hands #Worry #Tree

  • The size of budgets does not alter my decision if I should do it. If there's a movie with a budget of only $1 million that I find interesting, then I'll sign up, but it has to be in the hands of a director who can do something with it. Ultimately, it's a director's medium.
    -- Andy Garcia

    #Hands #Interesting #Decision

  • Time confined into blind caves or extended through tunnels, responds to the call of infinity, which teases with its promise of freedom. outside the body, time is a pair of compasses in the hands of eternity, but inside it is a pendulum, fastened to the heart. the heart takes its measure from the lengthening swing of the pendulum surveying what time is left. in its own rhythm time spreads itself wildly here and there and is crippled elsewhere. its unequally distributed weight wounds my body - that is how the particularities of my life are manifest.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Heart #Hands #Tunnels

  • As you know, Microsoft eventually kind of grabbed the gold ring out of Apple's hands, I guess.
    -- Andy Hertzfeld

    #Hands #Apples #Gold

  • If it's a good LP, you'll get that tingle that makes you put it on again no matter what your initial reaction was. On the other hand, if you don't get that tingle, you'd better take it straight down to the record exchange.
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Hands #Records #Matter

  • It's very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop, like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand, I like a lot of avant garde things.
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Hands #Avant Garde #Stones

  • I've learned... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Heart #Hands #Needs

  • Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Hands #Doe #Literature

  • If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Flower #Naps #Hands

  • My first job when I got my equity card was acting in 14 plays back-to-back. Playing that many roles, you look for ways of differentiating the characters physically, which goes hand in hand with understanding them psychologically.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Jobs #Character #Hands

  • But that's not what an actor does. An actor finds things in the moment with a director and other actors that you don't have time to hand-draw or animate with a computer.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Hands #Directors #Doe

  • Do you think God can be trusted? Or do yo think you need to take things into your own hands?
    -- Andy Stanley

    #God #Thinking #Hands

  • Actually, I think my hands are in the best shape they've ever been in terms of what I can do.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Thinking #Hands #Shapes

  • Ive also just come off a year and a half playing acoustic shows which is fantastic for the hands, and changes your head a little bit.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Hands #Years #Half

  • Im better for it and I prefer to keep things simple and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands rather than relying on a sound that someone else created.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Simple #Hands #Sound

  • Usually with this genre the first thing that happens is a good fight sequence to show that you're in good hands. So we broke that rule. I think a lot of that comes from the western audience.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Fighting #Thinking #Hands

  • I think if I'm guilty of anything, I'm guilty of always being incredibly focused on the task at hand. So wherever I've worked, I've just always tried to do my best, achieve my best, build a great team around me.
    -- Angela Ahrendts

    #Team #Thinking #Hands

  • Pornography is literature designed to be read with one hand.
    -- Angela Lambert

    #Witty #Sex #Hands

  • Do not lose heart, even if you should discover that you lack qualities necessary for the work to which you are called. He who called you will not desert you, but the moment you are in need he will stretch out his saving hand.
    -- Angela Merici

    #Heart #Godly #Hands

  • On the one hand, the financial projection is on the agenda - we will see if this problem can be resolved or not. I think it is a right idea to stage a special summit, which would deal with the question of priorities of European politics.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Thinking #Ideas #Hands

  • Springtime is at hand. When will you ever bloom, if not here and now?
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Hands #Springtime #Here And Now

  • You could give us a hand instead of staring into space like a constipated camel," Terry Tarsal rudley broke into Marcia's spinning thoughts.
    -- Angie Sage

    #Hands #Space #Giving

  • I've been waiting for sleep to offer up the day with both hands.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Sleep #Hands #Waiting

  • Dedication means spending whatever time or energy is necessary to accomplish the task at hand.
    -- Anil Sinha

    #Mean #Dedication #Hands

  • So when the world knocks at your front door, clutch the knob and open on up, running forward into its widespread greeting arms with your hands before you, fingertips trembling though they may be.
    -- Anis Mojgani

    #Running #Doors #Hands

  • One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent, which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth, reality.
    -- Anish Kapoor

    #Reality #Hands #Accents

  • I say if it's going to be done, let's do it. Let's not put it in the hands of fate. Let's not put it in the hands of someone who doesn't know me. I know me best. Then take a breath and go ahead.
    -- Anita Baker

    #Fate #Hands #Done

  • A kiss on the hand may feel very, very good, but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
    -- Anita Loos

    #Kissing #Hands #Forever

  • He took her hand and they started walking toward the baggage claim. They didn't say anything to each other. They swung their held hands like little kids, like they believed anything could happen, like they might take off soaring into the air. All the things you wanted to happen could happen. Why not?
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Kids #Air #Hands

  • Riley was quiet for a minute. She gathered her blanket all around her. "Paul always loved you, Alice. He knows I know that. I know he loves me, too. But it's different." Alice opened her mouth, but nothing came out at first. "He loved me once. But I think that part is over," she said slowly. "No, it's not. It hasn't even begun." Riley took Alice's bare foot in her hand and squeezed it. "I told him, though, that he better be good to you. When you came along, I said I'd share you, but I told him to remember that you're my sister. I loved you first."
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Thinking #Feet #Hands

  • I advise keeping four feet on the floor and all hands on deck.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Hands #Gnarly #Feet

  • Never will I give my hand where my heart does not accompany it.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Heart #Hands #Giving

  • O! useful may it be to have shewn, that, though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good, their power is transient and their punishment certain; and that innocence, though oppressed by injustice, shall, supported by patience, finally triumph over misfortune!And, if the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it—the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Humble #Hands #Punishment

  • If the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it - the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Humble #Hands #Effort

  • We want clarity -- and God gives a call. We want a road map --- and God gives a relationship. We want answers -- and God gives His hand.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Hands #Giving #Answers

  • In the godforsaken, obscene quicksand of life, there is a deafening alleluia rising from the souls of those who weep, and of those who weep with those who weep. If you watch, you will see The hand of God putting the stars back in their skies one by one.
    -- Ann Weems

    #Stars #Prayer #Hands

  • Hands, matches, an ashtray. A ritual beautiful and bitter.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Beautiful #Hands #Bitter

  • Use your time to bathe yourself in the gift. Move your hand across the canvas. Go to museums. Make this into an obsession.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Moving #Hands #Museums

  • The American idea is as promising, imaginative, and full of the unexpected as the land itself. The land represents freedom - the frontier, the ability to make a new future with your own bare hands.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Hands #Land #Ideas

  • To the highest leadership among women it is given to hold steadily in one hand the sacred vessels that hold the ancient sanctities of life, and in the other a flaming torch to light the way for oncoming generations.
    -- Anna Garlin Spencer

    #Mom #Light #Hands

  • It had been an awful thing to lose Henry the first time, to matrimony, but to discover what a false front he was capable of was another kind of blow, and it had left her almost speechless. Then there was the fury with herself—for she had known what Henry’s love was, and still she had gone back to suffer a little more at his hands.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Blow #Hands #Suffering

  • Henry turned his hat in his hands but went on looking at Diana in a way that made her want to crawl into his arms and stay there forever.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Hands #Forever #Way

  • Writing down your thoughts is both necessary and harmful. It leads to eccentricity, narcissism, preserves what should be let go. On the other hand, these notes intensify the inner life, which, left unexpressed, slips through your fingers. If only I could find a better kind of journal, humbler, one that would preserve the same thoughts, the same flesh of life, which is worth saving.
    -- Anna Kamienska

    #Letting Go #Writing #Hands

  • the hand will often reveal more than the countenance ...
    -- Anna Katharine Green

    #Hands #Countenance

  • When life hands you lemons - SQUAT! Squats make everything better. And if squats don't, bacon will
    -- Anna Lee

    #Hands #Squat #Lemons

  • Ah, the feeling you get holding a diamond in your hand! It seems to bore into your skin, to burn, to breathe. It's like holding a bit of the moon in your hand.
    -- Anna Magnani

    #Moon #Hands #Jewels

  • I conveniently forgot to remember that people only have two hands, or, as another parent once said of having a third child, it's time for a zone defense instead of man-to-man.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Children #Men #Hands

  • Oh! if people knew what a comfort to a horse a light hand is...
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Horse #Light #Hands

  • He said cruelty was the devil's own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end. On the other hand, where we saw people who loved their neighbors, and were kind to man and beast, we might know that was God's mark.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Men #Hands #People

  • Opportunities and choices. When a person makes a heart wish, that wish resonates through the currents and things will happen to give the person an opportunity to make the wish come true. Like a hand offered and accepted.
    -- Anne Bishop

    #Heart #Opportunity #Hands

  • Fingers get habits - have memories of their own.
    -- Anne Bosworth Greene

    #Memories #Hands #Habit

  • I am obnoxious to each carping tongue who says my hand a needle better fits,
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Hands #Tongue #Fit

  • Some laborers have hard hands, and old sinners have brawny consciences.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Hands #Laborers #Conscience

  • I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits./ A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong/ For such despite they cast on female wits;/ If what I do prove well, it won't advance,/ They'll say it's stolen, or else, it was by chance.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Hands #Female #Tongue

  • If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Love #Son #Hands

  • When I tell you not to marry without love, I do not advise you to marry for love alone: there are many, many other things to be considered. Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them; and if such an occasion should never present itself, comfort your mind with this reflection, that though in single life your joys may not be very many, your sorrows, at least, will not be more than you can bear. Marriage may change your circumstances for the better, but, in my private opinion, it is far more likely to produce a contrary result.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Heart #Reflection #Hands

  • Small, red, and upright he waited, gripping his new bookbag tight in one hand and touching a lucky penny inside his coat pocket with the other, while the first snows of winter floated down on his eyelashes and covered the branches around him and silenced all trace of the world.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Winter #Eyelashes #Hands

  • Have you ever noticed the softness of a kitten's feet? - they are like raspberries to hold in one's hand.
    -- Anne Douglas Sedgwick

    #Hands #Feet #Raspberries

  • If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Book #Thinking #Hands

  • The sun glistened on a drop of water as it fell from his hand to his knee. David wiped it off, but it left no tidemark: there was no more dirt to rub away. He took a deep breath and shivered. He was David. Everything else was washed away, the camp, its smell, its touch--and now he was David, his own master, free--free as long as he could remain so.
    -- Anne Holm

    #Hands #Smell #Long

  • Johannes had once said that violence and cruelty were just a stupid person's way of making himself felt, because it was easer to use your hands to strike a blow than to use your brain to find a logical and just solution to the problem.
    -- Anne Holm

    #Stupid #Blow #Hands

  • The earth is rocky and full of roots; it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again - it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Rocks #Hands #Roots

  • Clarice has a curious chemical reaction to boredom and the result can be similar to dynamite in the hands of a lunatic ...
    -- Anne Morice

    #Hands #Boredom #Curious

  • Words? I tell you not to write me letters; I command you. Is it not enough to want you so in vain, but you send me what evokes you here before me -- this paper, all along whose lines your hand has lain?
    -- Anne Reeve Aldrich

    #Writing #Hands #Paper

  • All's well with thee if thou art in just hands.
    -- Anne Reeve Aldrich

    #Art #Hands #Thee

  • Let tears gather in your eyes. You haven’t tears enough for what you’ve done to me. Six more mortal years, seven, eight…I might have had that shape!’ Her pointed finger flew at Madeleine, whose hands had risen to her face, whose eyes were clouded over. Her moan was almost Claudia’s name. But Claudia did not hear her. ‘Yes, that shape, I might have known what it was to walk at your side.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Eye #Eight #Hands

  • I felt ravaged, and with both hands in a fantasy I reached out for her figure as we ran together through the meadow which belonged only to us and to which these others could never be admitted."Oh, inocent love," she said even as she drank from me, "oh, innocent innocent love."
    -- Anne Rice

    #Love #Hands #Age

  • I'm fascinated by almost any mythology that I can get my hands on.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Hands #Mythology

  • I thought The Shining was just absolutely wonderful. Stephen King reaches all kinds of people. In the beginning he was just dismissed out of hand, which was terrible.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Kings #Hands #People

  • Sad old blokes, I'm told, now dream of me with a whip in hand.
    -- Anne Robinson

    #Dream #Hands #Blokes

  • Friendship needs both confidences and confidence in the other's outstretched hand.
    -- Anne Roiphe

    #Friendship #Friends #Hands

  • She froze. He reached up and took her hand in his, pulling the knife away, making her drop it on the floor. "Show me how much you hate me," he whispered against her mouth. "Prove it to me.
    -- Anne Stuart

    #Hate #Hands #Knives

  • He pulled her back, off balance so that she fell against him, and he took her face in his two hands and held it very still while his eyes looked down into hers. Somber, truthful, painfully honest. "I love you, Chloe," he said. "Which is the most dangerous thing I could do.
    -- Anne Stuart

    #Love You #Eye #Hands

  • I suppose it's whether you want to be a famous person, or whether you want to be an actor. You have to decide what your priorities are. Great actor, huge star. Sometimes, the two walk hand in hand. Most of the time, they don't.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Stars #Hands #Two

  • You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand.
    -- Anne, Princess Royal

    #Hands #Cameras #Pests