Hands quotes

  • We can take it slow," he said. "You can learn to be with me. Find out what I'm all about. You never know, you might like what you find." "Don't hold your breath," she said. He stepped toward her casually, amusement flickering around his lips. She tensed, her eyes checking for a way to run. "Or..." His hand lashed out, grabbed her, and whipped her into his arms, where he held her tight. "We can take it fast and rough.
    -- Annette Curtis Klause

    #Running #Eye #Hands

  • The Amoeba?" she asked Aiden. "The gang," he said, tossing his hand to indicate all around. "My people. A large amorphous mass that keeps on changing size, hasn't much apparent use, sometimes makes you sick, and occasionally breaks off into smaller parts that act exactly like the parent.
    -- Annette Curtis Klause

    #Hands #People #Sick

  • A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Time #Hands #Schedules

  • I do not so much write a book as sit up with it, as a dying friend. I hold its hand and hope it will get better.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Book #Writing #Hands

  • The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside by a generous hand. But- and this is the point- who gets excited by a mere penny? But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Hands #Simplicity #Healthy

  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Motivational #Hands #Order

  • [On Sitting Bull:] The contents of his pockets were often emptied into the hands of small, ragged little boys, nor could he understand how so much wealth should go brushing by, unmindful of the poor.
    -- Annie Oakley

    #Boys #Hands #Pockets

  • and they shook hands, hit each other on the shoulder, then there was forty feet of distance between them and nothing to do but drive away in opposite directions. Within a mile Ennis felt like someone was pulling his guts out hand over hand a yard at a time. He stopped at the side of the road and, in the whirling new snow, tried to puke but nothing came up. He felt about as bad as he ever had and it took a long time for the feeling to wear off.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Distance #Hands #Opposites

  • I didn't have a chance to buy you anything," she said, then held both closed hands toward him. Uncurled her fingers. In each cupped palm a brown egg. He took them. They were cold. He thought it a tender, wonderful thing to do. She had given him something, the eggs, after all, only a symbol, but they had come from her hands as a gift. To him. It didn't matter that he'd bought them himself at the supermarket the day before. He imagined she understood him, that she had to love him to know that it was the outstreched hands, the giving, that mattered.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Hands #Eggs #Giving

  • Over the years, I've loved being on stage with an orchestra, waving my hands around.
    -- Anthony Daniels

    #Hands #Years #Orchestra

  • To fight evil with activity is like fighting darkness with one's hands. So what you need is light, not fit.
    -- Anthony de Mello

    #Fighting #Light #Hands

  • Invisible Beasts is a strange and beautiful meditation on love and seeing, a hybrid of fantasy and field guide, novel and essay, treatise and fable. With one hand it offers a sad commentary on environmental degradation, while with the other it presents a bright, whimsical, and funny exploration of what it means to be human. It's wonderfully written, crazily imagined, and absolutely original.
    -- Anthony Doerr

    #Beautiful #Mean #Hands

  • Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.
    -- Anthony Doerr

    #Hands #Forever #Might

  • There is now doubt in our minds that Nasser, whether he likes it or not, is now effectively in Russian hands, just as Mussolini was in Hitler's. It would be as ineffective to show weakness to Nasser now in order to placate him as it was to show weakness to Mussolini.
    -- Anthony Eden

    #Hands #Order #Doubt

  • The good news is that in every deck of fifty-two cards there are 2,598,960 possible hands.  The bad news is that you are only going to be dealt one of them.
    -- Anthony Holden

    #Hands #Two #Cards

  • I mean Buckingham Palace has never hired a professional public relations outfit let alone a Madison Avenue type and they would throw up their hands in horror at the very idea.
    -- Anthony Holden

    #Mean #Hands #Ideas

  • 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

  • I was like a clock that had exploded- my springs were hanging out, my hands were cockeyed, and my numbers were falling off.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Spring #Fall #Hands

  • Architecture is made of memory. The slope of a roof, the shape of a window, and the color of a door contain the record of the minds that conceived them and the hands that crafted them.
    -- Anthony Lawlor

    #Memories #Doors #Hands

  • Invader and invaded held on to their fistfuls of earth, but in the end, the earth outlived the hands that held it.
    -- Anthony Marra

    #Hands #Earth #Ends

  • Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God is like fire in a musket. If a person were to throw a bullet with his hands, he would hardly make a dent in anything; but if the person takes the same bullet and ignites some gunpowder behind it, it can kill. It is much the same with the word of God. If it is spoken by someone who is filled with the fire of charity- the fire of love of God and neighbor- it will work wonders.
    -- Anthony Mary Claret

    #Love Is #Fire #Hands

  • The past is dead, and nothing that we can choose to believe about it can harm or benefit those who were alive in it. On the other hand, it has the power to harm us.
    -- Anthony Terence Quincey Stewart

    #Believe #Past #Hands

  • I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Hands #Opinion #Deals

  • As ideas are preserved and communicated by means of words, it necessarily follows that we cannot improve the language of any science, without at the same time improving the science itself; neither can we, on the other hand, improve a science without improving the language or nomenclature which belongs to it.
    -- Antoine Lavoisier

    #Mean #Hands #Ideas

  • Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.
    -- Antoine Rivarol

    #Hands #Ideas #Bears

  • The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand with that of composition; indeed, the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed.
    -- Anton Seidl

    #Hands #Unions #Doe

  • There are television sets in every home, every restaurant, every hotel room, every shopping mall-now they’re even small enough to carry in your pocket like electronic rosaries. It is an unquestioned part of everyday life. Kneeling before the cathode ray God, with our TV Guide concordance in hand, we maintain the illusion of choice by flipping channels (chapters and verses). It doesn’t matter what is flashing on the screen-all that’s important is that the TV stays on.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Home #Hands #Shopping

  • There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are the work of human hands, and what man has made, man can destroy!
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Men #Hands #Idols

  • Satanism is not a white light religion; it is a religion of the flesh, the mundane, the carnal - all of which are ruled by Satan, the personification of the Left Hand Path.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Light #Hands #White

  • I think you can always find interesting, complex and fascinating characters to play in different kinds of movies. It's in your hands.
    -- Anton Yelchin

    #Character #Thinking #Hands

  • People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police.
    -- Antonia Fraser

    #Book #Hands #People

  • Two hands are better than four sometimes.
    -- Antonia White

    #Hands #Two #Four

  • I have divers times endeavoured to see and to know, what parts the Blood consists of; and at length I have observ'd, taking some Blood out of my own hand, that it consists of small round globuls driven through a Crystalline humidity or water.
    -- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

    #Blood #Hands #Water

  • I am a man by virtue of my hands and my feet, my belly, my heart of meat, my stomach whose knots reunite me to the putrefaction of life.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Heart #Men #Hands

  • But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets of our cities.
    -- Antonin Scalia

    #Believe #Gun #Hands

  • Writing long hand is the last refuge. One needs the time it takes to put pencil to paper and let it run along the ruled line.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Running #Writing #Hands

  • The mechanism of primary emotions does not describe the full range of emotional behaviors. They are, to be sure, the basic mechanism. However, I believe that in terms of an individual's development they are followed by mechanisms of secondary emotions, which occur once we begin experiencing feelings and forming systematic connections between categories of objects and situations, on the one hand, and primary emotions, on the other.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Believe #Emotional #Hands

  • The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.
    -- Antonio Gaudi

    #Hands #People #Church

  • Hell is the bloodcurdling mansion of time, in whose profoundest circle Satan himself waits, winding a gargantuan watch in his hand.
    -- Antonio Machado

    #Hands #Circles #Waiting

  • Walk through life in dreams out of love of the hand that leads us.
    -- Antonio Machado

    #Marriage #Dream #Hands

  • The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.
    -- Antonio Porchia

    #Time #Flower #Hands

  • But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction, because when you have three or four elements in hand, you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.
    -- Antonio Tabucchi

    #Thinking #Hands #Three

  • Creativity starts with a little touch of insanity and culminates with the highest trust on its beauty, but throughout it maintains the hands of originality,humanity and ALMIGHTY.
    -- Anuj

    #Creativity #Hands #Insanity

  • Whenever opportunity comes Kohli grabs it with both the hands.
    -- Anushka Sharma

    #Opportunity #Hands

  • Without comprehension, the immigrant would forever remain shut-a stranger in America. Until America can release the heart as well as train the hand of the immigrant, he would forever remain driven back upon himself, corroded by the very richness of the unused gifts within his soul.
    -- Anzia Yezierska

    #Heart #Hands #America

  • Personally, I think tying garbage bags around your head and hands is overkill.
    -- April Winchell

    #Thinking #Hands #Bags

  • With their tinted windows up, the cars of the rich go like dark eggs down the roads of Delhi. Every now and then an egg will crack open a woman's hand, dazzling with gold bangles, stretches out an open window, flings an empty mineral water bottle onto the road and then the window goes up, and the egg is resealed.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Dark #Hands #Eggs

  • I put my hand out and wiped the vomit from his lips, and cooed soothing words to him. It squeezed my heart to see him suffer like this - but where my genuine concern for him ended and where my self-interest began, I could not tell: no servant can ever tell what the motives of his heart are. "Do we loathe our masters behind a facade of love - or do we love them behind a facade of loathing? "We are made mysteries to ourselves by the Rooster Coop we are locked in.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Heart #Self #Hands

  • When women are seen with pen in hand, they are met immediately with shrieks commanding a return to that life of pain which their writing had interrupted, a life devoted to the women's work of needle and distaff.
    -- Arcangela Tarabotti

    #Pain #Writing #Hands

  • Nevertheless, scientific method is not the same as the scientific spirit. The scientific spirit does not rest content with applying that which is already known, but is a restless spirit, ever pressing forward towards the regions of the unknown, and endeavouring to lay under contribution for the special purpose in hand the knowledge acquired in all portions of the wide field of exact science. Lastly, it acts as a check, as well as a stimulus, sifting the value of the evidence, and rejecting that which is worthless, and restraining too eager flights of the imagination and too hasty conclusions.
    -- Archibald Garrod

    #Science #Hands #Imagination

  • A force engaged is out of the hand of its commander.
    -- Ardant du Picq

    #Military #Hands #Force

  • Anytime James Carville, Paul Begala and David Axelrod hold hands and jump for joy, it's worth pondering how to turn their joy into tears.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Hands #Joy #Tears

  • Only a few years ago did it suddenly dawn on me that my existential fear regarding my nation’s future and my moral outrage regarding my nation’s occupation policy are not unconnected. On the one hand, Israel is the only nation in the West that is occupying another people. On the other hand, Israel is the only nation in the West that is existentially threatened. Both occupation and intimidation make the Israeli condition unique. Intimidation and occupation have become the two pillars of our condition.
    -- Ari Shavit

    #Unique #Israel #Hands

  • I love, love, love just being hands on at all times in the studio.
    -- Ariana Grande

    #Hands #Just Being #All Time

  • I've been thinking about disowning some of my genes lately. I have a few healthy, happy, long-living optimists in my family tree - most of them fans of Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy, a major champion of positive thinking. But I've got plenty of ancestors who played out more tortured hands.
    -- Ariel Gore

    #Christian #Positive Thinking #Hands

  • We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Peace #Pain #Hands

  • This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Men #Grieving #Hands

  • It is right that the good should be happy, that the wicked and the impious on the other hand, should be miserable; that is a truth, I believe, which no one will gainsay.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Believe #Hands #Wicked

  • The investigation of the truth is in one way hard, in another easy. An indication of this is found in the fact that no one is able to attain the truth adequately, while, on the other hand, no one fails entirely, but everyone says something true about the nature of all things, and while individually they contribute little or nothing to the truth, by the union of all a considerable amount is amassed.
    -- Aristotle

    #Hands #Unions #Littles

  • We, on the other hand, must take for granted that the things that exist by nature are, either all or some of them, in motion.
    -- Aristotle

    #Science #Hands #Granted

  • The hand is the tool of tools.
    -- Aristotle

    #Hands #Tools #Materials

  • Legislative enactments proceed from men carrying their views a long time back; while judicial decisions are made off hand.
    -- Aristotle

    #Men #Views #Hands

  • Man is the metre of all things, the hand is the instrument of instruments, and the mind is the form of forms.
    -- Aristotle

    #Men #Hands #Mind

  • The soul consists of two parts, one irrational and the other capable of reason. (Whether these two parts are really distinct in the sense that the parts of the body or of any other divisible whole are distinct, or whether though distinguishable in thought as two they are inseparable in reality, like the convex and concave of a curve, is a question of no importance for the matter in hand.)
    -- Aristotle

    #Reality #Curves #Hands

  • I try to do romantic gestures all the time. For instance, this morning I work up early -- earlier than I would have normally liked to have woken up. Elizabeth [Chambers] was still asleep, so I just laid in bed and cuddled with her for an hour. I just ran my hands over her body. It was nice.
    -- Armie Hammer

    #Morning #Nice #Hands

  • There were two auditions for The Social Network, one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?
    -- Armie Hammer

    #Hands #Two #Paper

  • Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.
    -- Armstrong Williams

    #Religious #Hands #Rights

  • On the other hand, I don't understand the enthusiasm for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out. There, the sense of quality has declined; otherwise Grandma wouldn't have thrown it out
    -- Arne Jacobsen

    #Grandma #Hands #Quality

  • If there are a bunch of fruit trees, one can say that whoever created these fruit trees wanted some apples. In other words, by looking at the order in the world, we can infer purpose and from purpose we begin to get some knowledge of the Creator, the Planner of all this. This is, then, how I look at God. I look at God through the works of God's hands and from those works imply intentions. From these intentions, I receive an impression of the Almighty.
    -- Arno Allan Penzias

    #Order #Apples #Hands

  • What I do I am driven to do. I follow the dictates of a looming and unseen force. I try to become like a musical instrument, intruding no sound of its own but bringing forth such tones as are played upon it by a master's hand.
    -- Arnold Friberg

    #Hands #Musical #Trying

  • What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Mean #Hands #Focus

  • Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Graduation #Hands #Pockets

  • As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Hands #Years

  • And then I saw the menu, stained with tea and beautifully written by a foreign hand, and on top it said..."Chips with everything". Chips with every damn thing. You breed babies and you eat chips with everything.
    -- Arnold Wesker

    #Baby #Hands #Tea

  • The chess world is obligated to organize a match between the champion of the world and the winner of this Carlsbad tournament - indeed, this is a moral obligation. If the world of chess should remain deaf to its obligation, on the other hand, it would amount to an absolutely unforgivable omission, carrying with it a heavy burden of guilt.
    -- Aron Nimzowitsch

    #Hands #Omission #Champion

  • The great mobility of the King forms one of the chief characteristics of all endgame strategy. In the middlegame the King is a mere 'super', in the endgame on the other hand - on of the 'principals'. We must therefore develop him, bring him nearer to the fighting line.
    -- Aron Nimzowitsch

    #Kings #Fighting #Hands

  • What you're looking at there is my arm, going into the rock... and there it is - stuck. It's been without circulation for 24 hours. It's pretty well gone.
    -- Aron Ralston

    #Rocks #Hands #Gone

  • Samuel Beckett once said, "Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness." ...On the other hand, he SAID it.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Hands #Silence #Unnecessary

  • Look, you come in here tomorrow, and anything you do with your right hand I'll do with my left.
    -- Art Tatum

    #Music #Hands #Looks

  • We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Friendship #Hands #Enemy

  • There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Weather #Hands #Trying

  • The setting is a worthy one, if the devil did desire to have a hand in the affairs of men.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Book #Men #Hands

  • I felt Holmes's hand steal into mine and give me a reassuring shake. - Watson
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Hands #Giving #Reassuring

  • There is nothing like first-hand evidence.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Hands #Firsts #Evidence

  • The greatest temptation for the like of us is: to renounce violence, to repent, to make peace with oneself. Most revolutionaries fell before this temptation, from Spartacus to Danton and Dostoevsky; they are the classical form of betrayal of the cause. The temptations of God were always more dangerous for mankind than those of Satan. As long as chaos dominates the world, God is an anachronism; and every compromise with one’s own conscience is perfidy. When the accursed inner voice speaks to you, hold your hands over your ears….
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Betrayal #Hands #Voice

  • We are heirs of the ages because throughout the ages mankind has devised and fashioned new things, and step by step added new conquests to our domain in that incessant contest with nature which means life. But we are decadent heirs if we cannot use the instruments that the ages have put into our hands. The acquisition of these, in the largest scope, is education.
    -- Arthur Lynch

    #Education #Mean #Hands

  • Wit is something more than a gymnastic trick of the intellect; true wit implies a beam of thought into the essence of a question, a flash that lights up a situation. Wit suggests the delicate but delightful play of a rapier in the hands of a master.
    -- Arthur Lynch

    #Light #Hands #Essence

  • I thought I would try my hand at sailing. It was too small and kept sinking, so I decided to try a boat instead.
    -- Arthur M. Jolly

    #Hands #Sailing #Trying

  • When irrational terror takes to itself the fiat of moral goodness somebody has to die. ... No man lives who has not got a panic button, and when it is pressed by the clean white hand of moral duty, a certain murderous train is set in motion.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Men #Hands #White

  • For the world is Hell, and men are on the one hand the tormented souls and on the other the devils in it.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Men #Hands #Soul

  • The vanity of existence is revealed in the whole form existence assumes: in the infiniteness of time and space contrasted with the finiteness of the individual in both; in the fleeting present as the sole form in which actuality exists; in the contingency and relativity of all things; in continual becoming without being; in continual desire without satisfaction; in the continual frustration of striving of which life consists. . . Time is that by virtue of which everything becomes nothingness in our hands and loses all real value.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Real #Frustration #Hands

  • If, while hurrying ostensibly to the temple of truth, we hand the reins over to our personal interests which look aside at very different guiding stars, for instance at the tastes and foibles of our contemporaries, at the established religion, but in particular at the hints and suggestions of those at the head of affairs, then how shall we ever reach the high, precipitous, bare rock whereon stands the temple of truth?
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Stars #Rocks #Hands

  • To read a book is to hold an entire world in the palm of your hand. That world is unique to you; no two readers can ever inhabit the same world
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Book #Unique #Hands

  • The greatest wisdom is to make the enjoyment of the present the supreme object of life; because that is the only reality, all else being merely the play of thought. On the other hand, such a course might just as well be called the greatest folly: for that which in the next moment exists no more, and vanishes utterly, like a dream, can never be worth a serious effort.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Dream #Reality #Hands

  • Our moral virtues benefit mainly other people; intellectual virtues, on the other hand, benefit primarily ourselves; therefore the former make us universally popular, the latter unpopular.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Hands #People #Intellectual

  • As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself; because only through ordering what you know by comparing every truth with every other truth can you take complete possession of your knowledge and get it into your power. You can think about only what you know, so you ought to learn something; on the other hand, you can know only what you have thought about.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Thinking #Hands #Library

  • Indeed, intolerance is essential only to monotheism; an only God is by nature a jealous God who will not allow another to live. On the other hand, polytheistic gods are naturally tolerant, they live and let live.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Jealous #Hands #Religion

  • Nothing is too great and nothing is too small to commit into the hands of the Lord.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Christian #Prayer #Hands

  • Is it possible to be alive, active in the world, and yet have such calm, such kind of inner openness and presence that one can lead a life, at least in part, that is an expression of that quality of meditative quiescence that's on the one hand quite alert and on the other hand, completely at ease, completely at rest.
    -- Arthur Zajonc

    #Expression #Hands #Quality