Squares quotes

  • Now hollow fires burn out to black, And lights are guttering low: Square your shoulders, lift your pack And leave your friends and go.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Friendship #Fire #Squares

  • There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Squares #Sovereign #Doe

  • We just bought this house. It's too big. It's like 400,000 square feet, or something. We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house! It's just too big.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Lakes #Squares #Gnarly

  • The author squares man's depravity with still being made in the image of God with this word picture. A vase that has held beautiful roses though now broken, will nevertheless hold something of the fragrance it once contained.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Beautiful #Men #Squares

  • Via the squares on the chessboard, the Indians explain the movement of time and the age, the higher influences which control the world and the ties which link Chess with the human soul
    -- Al-Masudi

    #Ties #Squares #Soul

  • Whether [new Protestant church movements] place their emphasis on new worship styles, expressions of the Holy Spirit’s power, evangelism to seekers, or Bible teaching, these so-called new movements still operate out of the fallacious assumption that the church belongs firmly in the town square, that is, at the heart of Western culture. And if they begin with this mistaken belief about their position in Western society, all their church planting, all their reproduction will simply mirror this misapprehension.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Teaching #Heart #Squares

  • Why can't a woman be more like a man? Men are so honest, so thoroughly square; Eternally noble, historically fair; Who, when you win, will always give your back a pat. Why can't a woman be like that?
    -- Alan Jay Lerner

    #Winning #Men #Squares

  • It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing - a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind. Furthermore, the equation E = mc², in which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted into a very large amount of energy and vice versa.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Squares #Light #Average

  • Justice to others and to ourselves is the same; that we cannot define our duties by mathematical lines ruled by the square, but must fill with them the great circle traced by the compasses
    -- Albert Pike

    #Squares #Circles #Justice

  • Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
    -- Alex Cox

    #Squares #Littles #Language

  • It was great fun, to learn anew. You think you know enough, but you don't. You must open up; let it in. be receptive, admit what you don't know, which few are willing to do. Start from square one. Again!
    -- Alex Toth

    #Fun #Thinking #Squares

  • The Chinese say that having two homes is the way to madness. I'm not mad, but I definitely wish Hollywood would move to Trafalgar Square. But the life of an actor is a life of movement, isn't it?
    -- Alice Eve

    #Moving #Home #Squares

  • It's very weird waking around a corner and being nose to nose with myself on the side of a bus. And Times Square - that's the craziest one.
    -- Allison Williams

    #Squares #Noses #Waking

  • Seville never had a rich chess tradition. Valencia is entirely different, it is enough to say that one of the city squares is named after me.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Squares #Cities #Chess

  • There was this real fear in doing Square Pegs after getting such a fast ride to glory on Saturday Night Live. I was afraid that the word would be peaks early, fails to live up to promise.
    -- Anne Beatts

    #Real #Night #Squares

  • I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.
    -- Antonia Fraser

    #Book #Reading #Squares

  • Square root of a cosine? How is that ever going to be useful?
    -- Aprilynne Pike

    #Squares #Roots #Square Roots

  • Be brave, my heart. Plant your feet and square your shoulders to the enemy. Meet him among the man-killing spears. Hold your ground. In victory, do not brag; in defeat, do not weep.
    -- Archilochus

    #Heart #Men #Squares

  • Imagine a person with a gift of ridicule [He might say] First that a negative quantity has no logarithm; secondly that a negative quantity has no square root; thirdly that the first non-existent is to the second as the circumference of a circle is to the diameter.
    -- Augustus De Morgan

    #Squares #Circles #Roots

  • It is easier to square a circle than to get round a mathematician.
    -- Augustus De Morgan

    #Squares #Circles #Easier

  • The wheels of justice - they're square wheels.
    -- Barbara Corcoran

    #Squares #Justice #Wheels

  • We’re going to foment our own revolution. So I say to the women out there in America, let’s keep this fight going! Put on your lipstick, square your shoulders, suit up, and let’s fight for a new American revolution where women are paid equal pay for equal work, and let’s end wage discrimination in this century once and for all!
    -- Barbara Mikulski

    #Fighting #Squares #Equal Pay

  • We, the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, will keep fighting - our shoulders square, our lipstick on - because you deserve equal pay for your hard work.
    -- Barbara Mikulski

    #Hard Work #Fighting #Squares

  • I held you in the square And felt the evening Re-order itself around Your smile.
    -- Ben Okri

    #Squares #Order #Your Smile

  • You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Simple #Reality #Squares

  • I want it all. I want the Pepsi endorsement. I want the arena shows. I want Times Square!
    -- Betty Who

    #Squares #Pepsi #Want

  • I sailed a bit as a child, but it wasn't until I was around 40, when I was halfway through Patrick O'Brian's 'Master and Commander' novels, that I had the sudden epiphany that I had to go sail on a square-rig ship.
    -- Billy Campbell

    #Children #Squares #Ships

  • I been to many malls from state to state,But I've never been in, say, one this great.I hate to say, about the other shopping centers that's left,But the Albee Square Mall is the doo-doo-def!
    -- Biz Markie

    #Hate #Rap #Squares

  • I killed you once", the Lord Ruler said, turning back to Kelsier. "You tried", Kelsier replied, his voice loud and firm, carrying across the square. "But you can't kill me, Lord Tyrant. I represent that thing you've never been able to kill no matter how hard you try. I am hope.
    -- Brandon Sanderson

    #Squares #Tyrants #Voice

  • I couldn’t get near what I wanted through seeing, recognizing and recreating, so I stood the problem on its head. I started studying squares, rectangles, triangles and the sensations they give rise to It is untrue that my work depends on any literary impulse or has any illustrative intention. The marks on the canvas are sole and essential agents in a series of relationships which form the structure of the painting.
    -- Bridget Riley

    #Squares #Giving #Essentials

  • I was home-schooled, was always very close with my mom and was very straight-laced and square. I was never the rebellious one, and I never threw hissy fits.
    -- Brie Larson

    #Mom #Home #Squares

  • The Western approach to reality is mostly through theory, and theory begins by denying reality -- to talk about reality, to go around reality, to catch anything that attracts our sense-intellect and abstract it away from reality itself. Thus philosophy begins by saying that the outside world is not a basic fact, that its existence can be doubted and that every proposition in which the reality of the outside world is affirmed is not an evident proposition but one that needs to be divided, dissected and analyzed. It is to stand consciously aside and try to square a circle.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Philosophy #Reality #Squares

  • Now the windows, blinded by the glare of the empty square, had fallen asleep. The balconies declared their emptiness to heaven; the open doorways smelt of coolness and wine.
    -- Bruno Schulz

    #Summer #Wine #Squares

  • My mantra is, 'Don't be afraid of color.' What did it do to you? Do a color testing in alternate kinds of light you desire in the room because the pigment will change. And I refuse to believe that pale pale or white colors in a small room will buy you more square footage. Go with color all the way.
    -- Bryan Batt

    #Believe #White #Squares

  • Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask - half our great theological and metaphysical problems - are like that.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Thinking #Yellow #Squares

  • There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God, and counterclaimed by Satan.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Squares #Religion #Atheism

  • The theme is the theme of humiliation, which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the freedom from humiliation, and love, which is the square root of wonderful.
    -- Carson McCullers

    #Squares #Roots #And Love

  • I enjoyed school, I was a bit of a square. I did very well in exams. I was quite lucky I was academic.
    -- Cat Deeley

    #School #Squares #Lucky

  • If you look into the past of the successful painter you will find square miles of canvas behind him.
    -- Charles Webster Hawthorne

    #Success #Past #Squares

  • If religion comes into the public square, it is as vulnerable as any other human institution to be pelted with produce. Ignorance does not become wisdom just because you gussy it up with the Gospels.
    -- Charlie Pierce

    #Ignorance #Squares #Doe

  • we cannot break a law of eternal justice, however ignorantly, but throughout the entire universe will there be a jar of discord that will so trouble the divine harmonies that in the rebound we shall find each man his own hell! The sooner we arrive at this knowledge, the sooner we take the certainty to our souls, the sooner do our lives begin to assume the square allotted to us.
    -- Charlotte Saunders Cushman

    #Men #Squares #Law

  • Now, in New Jersey, we have more government workers per square mile than any state in America. But since I've been governor we now have fewer people on the state payroll at any time since Christie Whitman left office in January 2001. That's the right direction, Mr. President, not the wrong direction.
    -- Chris Christie

    #Squares #Government #America

  • They say that in the hour before an earthquake the clouds hang leaden in the sky, the winds slows to a hot breath, and the birds fall quiet in the trees of the town square. Yes but these are the same portents that precede lunchtime, frankly.
    -- Chris Cleave

    #Fall #Clouds #Squares

  • Square astronaut, round hole. But somehow, I'd managed to push myself through it, and here was the truly amazing part: along the way, I'd become a good fit. It had only taken 21 years.
    -- Chris Hadfield

    #Taken #Squares #Years

  • All right, New York City! Welcome to Madison... Square... Jericho! And after tonight, when I become the true, undisputed Intercontinental champion, the Jerichoholics of the Big Apple will throw a celebration party that will make the millennium bash in Times Square look like my sister's seventh birthday party! It'll be a celebration so huge, so grandiose, so spectacular, that it will never, EEEEEEEEVER, be forgotten again!
    -- Chris Jericho

    #New York #Party #Squares

  • I love the stories that have come before, that we know of. I think for me it's always more interesting to start from square one and you take the fundamental pillars of the character and, around that, try to create something new and different.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Character #Thinking #Squares

  • I had not thought of this regular decrease of gravity, namely that it is as the inverse square of the distance; this is a new and highly remarkable property of gravity.
    -- Christiaan Huygens

    #Distance #Squares #Gravity

  • I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings.
    -- Chuck Close

    #Squares #Color #Oil

  • You should be a person inside the world with knowledge of your terrain. And if you lock yourself into the 2,000-by-3,000-square-mile, lower-48 box of the United States, you're going to be frustrated by its limitations. You gotta think outside the box.
    -- Chuck D

    #Thinking #Squares #Frustrated

  • When business is not all that it should be there is a temptation to sit back and say, Well, what's the use! We've done everything possible to stir up a little business and there is nothing doing so what's the use of trying! There is always a way. There was a way in and there is a way out. And success comes to the man who grits his teeth, squares his jaw, and says, There is a way for me and, by jingo, I'll find it. The stagnator gathers green scum, finally dries up and leaves an unsightly hollow.
    -- Cliff Sloan

    #Perseverance #Men #Squares

  • Love isn't always pretty. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it'll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you're back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.
    -- Colleen Hoover

    #Love #Heart #Squares

  • He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activites in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they'd have no heart to start at all.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Heart #Squares #Cafes

  • But then I have always been somewhat of a square peg in a round hole.
    -- Cressida Cowell

    #Squares #Holes #Square Pegs

  • No square shall enter in the circle of winners
    -- Curren$y

    #Squares #Circles #Winner

  • I live in a high rise with my family part of the year in New York and I don't know three quarters of the people in the building. We live in the same square-footage and I wouldn't know who they were.
    -- Dan Aykroyd

    #New York #Squares #Years

  • This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.
    -- Dan Rather

    #Squares #Race #Literature

  • Maybe it'll move around, who knows?-So it can minister to different parts of the World! If it can float down from Outer Space from God out of Heaven to the Earth, then it probably can still float around the Earth and hover here or there or set down here or there. After all, it's only 1500 miles square and 1500 miles high!-With God, a city like that can just float around!
    -- David Berg

    #Moving #Squares #Cities

  • Some pieces in the King's Indian appear on a 'special price' list: the dark square bishops are at the top of that list.
    -- David Bronstein

    #Kings #Dark #Squares

  • A lot of bands mature, which means they get square; they start delivering messages. Hey, you got a message, use Western Union.
    -- David Lee

    #Mean #Squares #Band

  • Savannah is amazing with the town squares and the hanging moss and the French Colonial houses. It's brutally romantic.
    -- David Morrissey

    #Squares #House #Savannah

  • The walking tour guides one through the city's various landmarks, reciting bits of information the listener might find enlightening. I learned, for example, that in the late 1500s my little neighborhood square was a popular spot for burning people alive. Now lined with a row of small shops, the tradition continues, though in a figurative rather than literal sense.
    -- David Sedaris

    #Cities #Squares #People

  • Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish a church in the heart of Times Square.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Heart #Squares #Years

  • The exposed nature of life in the public square affects leaders' attitudes toward risk - and failure.
    -- Dee Dee Myers

    #Attitude #Squares #Leader

  • I want to get to the point where one day I don't have to have anything but a rug and a microphone stand on stage and still be able to sell out places like Madison Square Garden, like Bruce Springsteen does.
    -- Demi Lovato

    #Garden #Squares #One Day

  • I always have a positive reaction to Times Square - you've got so many people passing through here, so many cultures, and so many people merging into the central community of New York City. This is the hub of America.
    -- Dhani Jones

    #New York #Squares #Cities

  • Twitter is a global town square.
    -- Dick Costolo

    #Squares #Towns

  • I was born and I live in a small village, where the centre of life is the square, and the small bar/cafe.
    -- Diego Della Valle

    #Squares #Bars #Cafes

  • The square is your friend. Behind every missed lay-up is a tale of the square neglected.
    -- Digger Phelps

    #Squares #Tales #Neglected

  • My sons are coming out with music. Square Off, they're called.
    -- Doug E. Fresh

    #Son #Squares #My Son

  • Irrationality is the square root of all evil
    -- Douglas Hofstadter

    #Squares #Roots #Evil

  • The square root of 69 is 8(ate) som'
    -- Drake

    #Humble #Squares #Roots

  • Me seemes the world is runne quite out of square,From the first point of his appointed sourse,And being once amisse growes daily wourse and wourse.
    -- Edmund Spenser

    #Squares #World #Firsts

  • I was in the Square at the time. The crowd was a most good-humoured, easy going, smiling crowd; but presently it was transformed. A regiment of mounted police came cantering up.
    -- Edward Carpenter

    #Smile #Squares #Police

  • The idea (for the painting 'Room in New York', 1932, ed.) had been in my mind a long time before I painted it. It was suggested by glimpses of lighted interiors seen as I walked along city streets at night, probably near the district where I live (Washington Square, New York, fh) although it's no particular street or house, but is really a synthesis of many impressions.
    -- Edward Hopper

    #New York #Night #Squares

  • Fifty-thousand were gathered (March,27th,1933) in and around Madison Square Garden, supportive rallies were at that moment waiting in Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Houston, and about seven other American cities. At each supportive rally, thousands huddled around loudspeakers waiting for the Garden event, which would be broadcast live via radio to 200 additional cities across the country. At least 1 million Jews were participating nationwide. Perhaps another million Americans of non-Jewish descent heritage stood with them.
    -- Edwin Black

    #Country #Garden #Squares

  • Oh, a day in the city-square, there is no such pleasure in life!
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    #Squares #Cities #Pleasure

  • Before Alaska came along and ruined everything, one of every twenty-five square miles in America was Montanan. This much space has nurtured a healthy Cult of Place in which people find perfection, even divinity in the landscape.
    -- Ellen Meloy

    #Alaska #Squares #America

  • The form of my painting is the content. My work is made of single or multiple panels: rectangle, curved, or square. I am less interested in marks on the panels than the 'presence' of the panels themselves. In Red Yellow Blue III the square panels present color. It was made to exist forever in the present; it is an idea and can be repeated anytime in the future.
    -- Ellsworth Kelly

    #Squares #Blue #Color

  • The foolish square calves pretend to be frightened of our train. Bluffers! Haven't they seen it every day since they were born? It's just an excuse to shake the joy out of their heels.
    -- Emily Carr

    #Squares #Joy #Excuse

  • When you crash into the living God, the encounter is certain to renovate every square inch of your life's boat.
    -- Eric Ludy

    #Squares #Encounters #Boat

  • Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva.
    -- Ernest Hollings

    #Squares #Sea #Law

  • Music, in the past few years... anything singable or understandable is square.
    -- Ethel Merman

    #Past #Squares #Years

  • In right-angled triangles the square on the side subtending the right angle is equal to the squares on the sides containing the right angle.
    -- Euclid

    #Science #Squares #Sides

  • There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.
    -- Eugenio Montale

    #Country #Squares #Crowds

  • What makes a tight circle or a tight little square box more of an intellectual statement than something done emotionally, I don't know. Art is an essence, a center.
    -- Eva Hesse

    #Art #Circles #Squares

  • I am not a multimillionaire. I dont own a yacht or a Ferrari. I live in a 60-square- metre flat. My needs are simple.
    -- Ferran Adria

    #Simple #Squares #Ferrari

  • The amount of quaint, authentic, rustic charm varies inversely with the pounds per square inch of water pressure in the shower.
    -- Frank Mankiewicz

    #Squares #Water #Modern Life

  • I often take a brand-new suit or hat and throw it up against the wall a few times to get that stiff, square newness out of it.
    -- Fred Astaire

    #Fashion #Wall #Squares

  • I know it's really square but I'm one of those people who piles on the factor 50 as soon as I'm outside.
    -- Freema Agyeman

    #Squares #People

  • I see. So you playacted the role of a rake who was only pretending to be in earnest, knowing you would come across as though you had the lowest of motives, when in fact, you were sincere?” “Precisely.” She gave a short, wry laugh and shook her head at him. “Convoluted sir! You are a maze.” He shot her a sulky glance. “I thought you were going to say I was amazing.” “That, too,” she admitted with a rueful smile, capturing his square chin between her fingertips.
    -- Gaelen Foley

    #Knowing #Squares #Laughing

  • We must say that there are as many squares as there are numbers.
    -- Galileo Galilei

    #Education #Squares #Numbers

  • Progressives and Islamists are indeed on the same side. Their common disdain for Christianity explains why left-wing judges in America find any inkling of Christianity in the public square unconstitutional, while Islamist judges in the Middle East deem it executable. Their common view that life is expendable explains the left's embrace abortion-on-demand and why the Islamists don't hesitate to deploy their own children for homicide bombings.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Squares #Views

  • The Revelation speaks powerfully today, and its message to us is the same as it was to the early Church: that "there is not a square inch of ground in heaven or on earth or under the earth in which there is peace between Christ and Satan.".
    -- Gary North

    #Squares #Heaven #Church

  • At 23 it was all about acting. Today it's getting my kids to school, making sure that they've done their homework. I'm in my fifties, and I'm turning into a square.
    -- Gary Oldman

    #School #Kids #Squares

  • ...being Lulu, it made me realize that all my life I've been living in a small, square room, with no windows and no doors. And I was fine. I was happy, even. I thought. Then someone came along and showed me there was a door in the room. One that I'd never even seen before. Then he opened it for me. Held my hand as I walked through it. And for one perfect day, I was on the other side. I was somewhere else. Someone else. And then he was gone, and I was thrown back into my little room. And now, no matter what I do, I can't seem to find that door.
    -- Gayle Forman

    #Squares #Doors #Hands

  • The world is like a board with holes in it, and the square men have got into the round holes, and the round into the square.
    -- George Berkeley

    #Men #Squares #Boards

  • There's nothing but what's bearable as long as a man can work.... The square o' four is sixteen, and you must lengthen your lever in proportion to your weight, is as true when a man's miserable as when he's happy; and the best o' working is, it gives you a grip hold o' things outside your own lot.
    -- George Eliot

    #Work #Men #Squares

  • ... we all know the wag's definition of a philanthropist: a man whose charity increases directly as the square of the distance.
    -- George Eliot

    #Distance #Men #Squares

  • Starlight is falling on every square mile of the earth's surface, and the best we can do at present is to gather up and concentrate the rays that strike at area 100 inches in diameter.
    -- George Ellery Hale

    #Fall #Squares #Rays

  • It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.
    -- Gerald R. Ford

    #Patriotic #Squares #People