Hands quotes

  • He folded his fear into a perfect rose. He held it out in the palm of his hand. She took it from him and put it in her hair.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Hair #Hands #Perfect

  • We need a new kind of politics. Not the politics of governance, but the politics of resistance. The politics of opposition. The politics of joining hands across the world and preventing certain destruction.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Hands #Needs #Joining

  • Insanity hovered close at hand, like an eager waiter at an expensive restaurant.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Hands #Insanity #Restaurants

  • We'll all be the first to hold up our hands and take it on the chin [can't all be the first Ash!]
    -- Ashley Giles

    #Hands #Ashes #Firsts

  • I've always been quite thrifty. I can't bear to spend hundreds of pounds on designer clothes. I shop in second-hand shops in Portobello Road and go to Sue Ryder.
    -- Ashley Jensen

    #Hands #Clothes #Bears

  • Nude nail polish wins hands down over intricate nail art.
    -- Ashley Madekwe

    #Art #Winning #Hands

  • As the only woman, I was able to sit with the officers in front, with a glass of vodka in one hand and a cucumber in the other. That's how I went to my first war.
    -- Asne Seierstad

    #War #Hands #Glasses

  • Love is contraband in Hell, cause love is an acid that eats away bars. But you, me, and tomorrow hold hands and make vows that struggle will multiply. The hacksaw has two blades. The shotgun has two barrels. We are pregnant with freedom. We are a conspiracy.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Struggle #Love Is #Hands

  • There is something about Sundiata [Acoli] that exudes calm. From every part of his being you can sense the presence of revolutionary spirit and fervor. And his love for Black people is so intense that you can almost touch it and hold it in your hand.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Hands #People #Black

  • Christians, instead of arming themselves with swords, extend their hands in prayer.
    -- Athanasius of Alexandria

    #Christian #Prayer #Hands

  • Good checklists, on the other hand are precise. They are efficient, to the point, and easy to use even in the most difficult situations. They do not try to spell out everything--a checklist cannot fly a plane. Instead, they provide reminders of only the most critical and important steps--the ones that even the highly skilled professional using them could miss. Good checklists are, above all, practical.
    -- Atul Gawande

    #Hands #Missing #Trying

  • There is an old story about the boy at Eton who committed suicide. The other boys in his house were gathered together and asked if any of them could suggest a reason for the tragedy. After a long silence a small boy in the front put up his hand: 'Could it have been the food, sir?
    -- Auberon Waugh

    #Suicide #Boys #Hands

  • If I have the option, I always read the paper or a book or something I can touch and destroy in my own hands.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Book #Hands #Paper

  • Ricorda, se hai bisogno di una mano la troverai alla fine del tuo braccio. Remember, if you need a hand you'll find it at the end of your arm.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Hands #Needs #Arms

  • On the one hand maybe I’ve remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Hands #Suffering #Age

  • The Dance can, with the aid of music, rise to the heights of poetry. On the other hand, through an excess of gymnastics it can also degenerate into buffoonery. So-called "difficult" feats can be executed by countless adepts, but the appearance of ease is achieved only by the chosen few.
    -- August Bournonville

    #Dance #Gymnastics #Hands

  • All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.
    -- August Wilson

    #Happiness #Laughter #Hands

  • What is drawing? Not once in describing the shape of the mass did I shift my eyes from the model. Why? Because I wanted to be sure that nothing evaded my grasp of it... My objective is to test to what extent my hands already feel what my eyes see.
    -- Auguste Rodin

    #Eye #Hands #Drawing

  • God, I felt certain, did not mind that I didn’t press my hands together to pray. I was casual, but I was sincere. I knew that God existed as the Correct Answer inside my chest.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Hands #Mind #Together

  • I once read about a guy who lost his arms in a fire. The nurse took pity on him and gave him a hand job. I don't even get that.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Jobs #Fire #Hands

  • If I have played my part well, clap your hands, and dismiss me with applause from the stage.
    -- Augustus

    #Latin #Hands #Applause

  • Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to Thy cross I cling
    -- Augustus Toplady

    #Easter #Hands #Crosses

  • The greatest judgment which God himself can, in the present life, inflict upon a man is to leave him in the hand of his own boasted 'free'-will.
    -- Augustus Toplady

    #Men #Hands #Judgment

  • Not the labors of my hands Can fulfill thy Law's demands: Could my zeal no respite know, Could my tears forever flow, All for Sin could not atone: Thou must save, and Thou alone!
    -- Augustus Toplady

    #Hands #Law #Forever

  • How often one sees people looking far and wide for what they are holding in their hands? Why! I am doing it myself at this very moment.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Philosophy #Hands #People

  • Every thought, every word, and every action that adds to the positive and the wholesome is a contribution to peace. Each and every one of us is capable of making such a contribution. Let us join hands to try to create a peaceful world where we can sleep in security and wake in happiness.
    -- Aung San

    #Sleep #Hands #Peaceful

  • You have a great many things to do when you are under house arrest. On the one hand, it is more comfortable than sitting in prison; on the other hand, you have to look after a household, which is strenuous under such circumstances.
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Hands #House #Looks

  • We will surely get to our destination if we join hands.
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Hands #Collaboration #Destination

  • I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.
    -- Ava Gardner

    #Glasses #Hands #Years

  • I don't mind growing old. If I have to go before my time, this is how I'll go-- cigarette in one hand, glass of scotch in the other.
    -- Ava Gardner

    #Scotch #Glasses #Hands

  • After my screen test, the director clapped his hands gleefully and yelled: “She can't talk! She can't act! She's sensational!”
    -- Ava Gardner

    #Hands #Directors #Tests

  • I wanna be the smile you put on your face. I wanna be your hands when you say your grace. I wanna be whatever is your favorite place, oh I just wanna be close
    -- Avant

    #Song #Hands #Grace

  • You're not alone Together we stand I'll be by your side, you know I'll take your hand When it gets cold And it feels like the end There's no place to go You know I won't give in
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #Your Side #Hands #Giving

  • Love is a flower of life - sometimes half open, one has to receive it with both hands. Nurture it, so it may open to its full bloom - you will be rewarded with its blessful frangrance. You may be intoxicated for life. If you let it drop on the ground, you have missed the most valuable gift of life.
    -- Avtarjeet Singh Dhanjal

    #Love #Flower #Hands

  • Pasteur himself was absolutely fearless. Anxious to secure a sample of saliva straight from the jaws of a rabid dog, I once saw him with the glass tube held between his lips draw a few drops of the deadly saliva from the mouth of a rabid bull-dog, held on the table by two assistants, their hands protected by leather gloves.
    -- Axel Munthe

    #Dog #Glasses #Hands

  • They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists . . . are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.
    -- Ayelet Shaked

    #Mother #Blood #Hands

  • Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Witty #Government #Hands

  • One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Hands #Feet #Ties

  • I shall choose friends among men, but neither slaves nor masters. And I shall choose only such as please me, and them I shall love and respect, but neither command nor obey. And we shall join our hands when we wish, or walk alone when we so desire.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Men #Hands #Wish

  • Look, Gail." Roark got up, reached out, tore a thick branch off a tree, held it in both hands, one fist closed at each end; then, his wrists and knuckles tensed against the resistance, he bent the branch slowly into an arc. "Now I can make what I want of it: a bow, a spear, a cane, a railing. That's the meaning of life." "Your strength?" "Your work." He tossed the branch aside. "The material the earth offers you and what you make of it . . .
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Hands #Tree #Meaning Of Life

  • The lovers, appearing happy, walk, holding hands. Though it appears everything is perfect, only they know the truth.
    -- Ayumi Hamasaki

    #Hands #Perfect #Lovers

  • The Buddha compared anger with picking up hot coals with one's bare hands and trying to throw them at the person with whom one is angry. Who gets burned first? The one who is angry of course.
    -- Ayya Khema

    #Hands #Trying #Hot

  • Sawed off shotgun, hand on the pump Left hand on a forty, puffin' on a blunt Pumped my shotgun, ***** didn't jump... Lala la la lala la laaaa
    -- B-Real

    #Rap #Hands #Hip Hop

  • I always liked the steel guitar. I also love the guys that play the bottleneck. But I could never do it; I never made it do what I want. So every time I would pick up the guitar, I'd shake my hand and trill it a bit. For some strange reason my ears would say to me that sounds similar to what those guys were doing. I can't pick up the guitar now without doing it. So that's how I got into making my sound. It was nothing pretty. Just trying to please myself. I heard that sound.
    -- B. B. King

    #Play #Guitar #Hands

  • Our future and our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our hands are but the instruments of our wills.
    -- B. C. Forbes

    #Lying #Fate #Hands

  • Society already possesses the psychological techniques needed to obtain universal observance of a code - a code which would guarantee the success of a community or state. The difficulty is that these techniques are in the hands of the wrong people-or, rather, there aren't any right people.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Hands #People #Community

  • A culture must be reasonably stable, but it must also change, and it will presumably be strongest if it can avoid excessive respect for tradition and fear of novelty on the one hand and excessively rapid change on the other.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Hands #Culture #Novelty

  • The breath must be enticed or cajoled, like catching a horse in a field, not by chasing after it, but by standing still with an apple in one’s hand.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Horse #Hands #Apples

  • The spirit of the drum is something that you feel but cannot put your hands on, It does something to you from the inside out . . . It hits people in so many different ways. But the feeling is one that is satisfying and joyful. It is a feeling that makes you say to yourself, ' I'm glad to be alive today! I'm glad to be part of this world!
    -- Babatunde Olatunji

    #Hands #People #Feelings

  • Creation, like destruction, always seems to get a little out of hand; otherwise it could hardly be called creative.
    -- Babs Deal

    #Creativity #Hands #Creative

  • To us Germans everything is religion. What we do we do not merely with our hands and brains, but with our hearts and souls. This has often become a tragic fate for us.
    -- Baldur von Schirach

    #Heart #Fate #Hands

  • You have to work and think about how we can make this world a better place for all. This is what I'd really like to ask our young leaders. We will try as leaders of today to minimise the problems which we will hand over to you. But it is to you. You have to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow. For that to be possible, you have to strengthen your capacity and widen your vision as a global citizen.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Thinking #Hands #Leader

  • We hold the future in our hands, together, we must ensure that our grandchildren will not have to ask why we failed to do the right thing, and let them suffer the consequences.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Grandchildren #Hands #Suffering

  • One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is that broad partnerships are the key to solving broad challenges. When governments, the United Nations, businesses, philanthropies and civil society work hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Keys #Government #Hands

  • At that moment I had a thrilling sharp intuition. I knew it as if I held it in my hands: In the gloom of death that surrounded the two of us, we were just at the point of approaching and negotiating a gentle curve. If we bypassed it, we would split off into different directions. In that case, we would forever remain just friends.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Curves #Hands #Two

  • Every time I look into his eyes I just want to take the ice cream or whatever I've got in my hand and rub it into his face. That's how much I like him.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Eye #Ice Cream #Hands

  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and mojito in your hand.
    -- Bar Refaeli

    #Summer #Hands #Perfect

  • The fear among economists across the political spectrum was that we were rapidly plummeting toward a second Great Depression. So in the weeks and months that followed, we undertook a series of difficult steps to prevent that outcome. And we were forced to take those steps, largely without the help of an opposition party, which, unfortunately, after having presided over the decision-making that had led to the crisis, decided to hand it over to others to solve.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Party #Hands #Political

  • To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Hands #Deceit #Fists

  • A man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice
    -- Barack Obama

    #Men #Hands #Justice

  • No one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hand of the person they love.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Hands #America #Should

  • There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Keys #Hands #Car

  • We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future. It should be in their hands. It must be in their hands. That is what democracy is all about. We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want it enough to make it work for them.
    -- Barbara Boxer

    #Hands #Giving #Democracy

  • When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food.
    -- Barbara Boxer

    #Gratitude #Sacrifice #Hands

  • Salvation is a word for the divine spaciousness that comes to human beings in all the tight places where their lives are at risk, regardless of how they got there or whether they know God's name. Sometimes it comes as an extended human hand and sometimes as a bolt from the blue, but either way it opens a door in what looked for all the world like a wall. This is the way of life, and God alone knows how it works.
    -- Barbara Brown Taylor

    #Wall #Hands #Names

  • I'd like to meet a lovely man who shares my interests. On the other hand, I possibly will not. It's part of the hand you're dealt. It's a challenge-and I'm not atypical.
    -- Barbara Feldon

    #Men #Hands #Challenges

  • Every house we have lived in, every building to which our hands have lent their work, belongs to us by virtue of love or of regret.
    -- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

    #Regret #Home #Hands

  • ...that was the first thing I had to learn about her, and maybe the hardest I've ever learned about anything - that she is her own, and what she gives me is of her choosing, and the more precious because of it. Sometimes a butterfly will come to sit in your open palm, but if you close your hand, one way or the other, it - and its choice to be there - are gone.
    -- Barbara Hambly

    #Butterfly #Hands #Giving

  • My left hand is my thinking hand. The right is only a motor hand. This holds the hammer. The left hand, the thinking hand, must be relaxed, sensitive. The rhythms of thought pass through the fingers and grip of this hand into the stone.
    -- Barbara Hepworth

    #Thinking #Hands #Left Hand

  • I just think Australia tends to make very good movies, so if someone hands me an Australian or an American film script I would guess the Australian film would be more intriguing.
    -- Barbara Hershey

    #Thinking #Hands #Australia

  • Live for today, but hold your hands open to tomorrow. Anticipate the future and its changes with joy. There is a seed of God's love in every event, every unpleasant situation in which you may find yourself.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Change #Godly #Hands

  • A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Food #Hands #Cookies

  • Grudges are like hand grenades: it is wise to release them before they destroy you.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Wise #Hands #Grudge

  • I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Heart #Eye #Hands

  • That was when we smelled the rain. It was so strong it seemed like more than just a smell. When we stretched out our hands we could practically feel it rising up from the ground. I don’t know how a person could ever describe that scent.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Strong #Rain #Hands

  • A wife is the earth itself, changing hands, bearing scars.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Hands #Wife #Earth

  • I stretched out my hand towards the little bookshelf where I kept cookery and devotional books, the most comfortable bedside reading.
    -- Barbara Pym

    #Book #Reading #Hands

  • I was so astonished that I could think of nothing to say, but wondered irrelevantly if I was to be caught with a teapot in my hand on every dramatic occasion.
    -- Barbara Pym

    #Thinking #Hands #Dramatic

  • She put her hand in his, and he clasped it firmly, knowing he had been waiting for her all his life.
    -- Barbara Taylor Bradford

    #Hands #Knowing #Waiting

  • [On being indecisive and changeable:] On my gravestone I want inscribed: 'On the other hand, maybe I should have lived.
    -- Barbara Walters

    #Hands #Want #Indecisive

  • Because there are so many shows on and because I've been so hands-on - I've had a piece on almost every single week - I don't know how to cut back on that. You really can't.
    -- Barbara Walters

    #Cutting #Hands #Pieces

  • Now, when their glances met, they understood one another. The power that lay within both their souls had met, and, as it were, clasped hands. They accepted one another's sacrifice. Hers, mayhap, was the more complete of the two, because for her his absence would mean weary waiting, the dull heartache so terrible to bear.
    -- Baroness Orczy

    #Mean #Sacrifice #Hands

  • Love and despair go hand in hand.
    -- Barry Hannah

    #Hands #Despair

  • Time to a writer is like play dough in the hands of a toddler.
    -- Barry Lane

    #Hands #Play #Toddler

  • I worked at a local television station and I got a chance to direct and do all those things - worked kiddie shows, Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that.
    -- Barry Levinson

    #Hands #House #Television

  • To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.
    -- Barry Lopez

    #Hands #Rivers #Water

  • You and your scars. Please! You don't kill youself like this!" I gesture, holding a wrist turned up to the ceiling, then pretending to cut across it with my other hand. "That's just a cry for help. That's just attention. Everbody knows that. Cutting across just gets you to the hospital. That's just from movies and TV shows and stuff like that. You didn't really try to kill yourself. you just wanted attention, but you screwed up. Try harder next time.
    -- Barry Lyga

    #Cutting #Hands #Tv Shows

  • ...called nine-one-one," Howie was saying, "and then I heard something in the alleyway, so I went back there and" --Howie coughed-- "and valiantly attacked his knife with my guts, to no avail." "Did you get a good look at him? Could you describe him?" Howie smiled wanly. "Yeah. He was about yay long" --he held up his hands, four inches apart-- "thin, made of steel. Pointy. Sharp.
    -- Barry Lyga

    #Hands #Knives #Long

  • Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Hands #Choices

  • I am a musician. My passion for music has obliterated everything in its path for my entire life. Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time. No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right. I am totally committed to my music and my fans.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Passion #Hands #Choices

  • When I get a very generous introduction like that I explain that I'm emotionally moved, but on the other hand I'm Irish and the Irish are very emotionally moved. My mother is Irish and she cries during beer commercials.
    -- Barry McCaffrey

    #Mother #Beer #Hands

  • When I commit, I commit with my whole heart, my whole being. I know the Bible like the back of my hand.
    -- Barry White

    #Heart #Hands #Commit

  • I can count my friends on one hand.
    -- Barry Zito


  • For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!
    -- Bartholomew Roberts

    #Men #Hands #Water

  • The reader may ask himself if this is not cruelty and injustice of a kind so terrible that it beggars the imagination, and whether these poor people would not fare far better if they were entrusted to the devils in Hell than they do at the hands of the devils of the New World who masquerade as Christians.
    -- Bartolome de las Casas

    #Christian #Hands #Imagination

  • How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labor be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
    -- Baruch Spinoza

    #Men #Hands #Excellent

  • If the way which I have pointed out as leading to this result (i.e., power over the emotions by which the wise man surpasses the ignorant man) seems exceedingly hard, it may nevertheless be discovered. Needs must it be hard, since it is so seldom found. How would it be possible, if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labour be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
    -- Baruch Spinoza

    #Wise #Men #Hands

  • He who lives according to the guidance of reason strives as much as possible to repay the hatred, anger, or contempt of others towards himself with love or generosity. ...hatred is increased by reciprocal hatred, and, on the other hand, can be extinguished by love, so that hatred passes into love.
    -- Baruch Spinoza

    #Life #Hands #Generosity

  • Only good things come from God's hands. He never gives you more than you can bear. Every burden prepares you for eternity.
    -- Basilea Schlink

    #Hands #Giving #Bears

  • Oh! what waves of crime and bloodshed have swept like the waves of a deluge down the valley of the Rhine! War has laid his mailed hand on those desolate towers and ruthlessly torn down what time has spared, yet he could not mar the beauty of the shore, nor could Time himself hurl down the mountains that guard it.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #War #Hands #Mountain