Iron quotes

  • Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly, with an iron hand. This is the case anywhere, even in a family.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Hands #Law #Iron

  • Really living without clutter takes an iron will ... This involves eternal watchfulness and that oldest and most relentless of the housewife's occupations, picking up. I have a feeling that picking up will go on long after ways have been found to circumvent death and taxes.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Iron #Long #Feelings

  • Eventually I got the call for 'Iron Man,' and I read sides that had nothing to do with what I did in the movie, and I performed it once while no one was in the room - it was videotaped, and I'm sure Shane Black was watching it from his helicopter or something. And then I got a call the next day that I was going down to shoot it.
    -- Adam Pally

    #Men #Iron #Black

  • Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?
    -- Adelbert von Chamisso

    #Men #Wings #Iron

  • What use would wings be to a man bound in iron fetters? They would only drive him to even greater despair.
    -- Adelbert von Chamisso

    #Men #Wings #Iron

  • When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against Nature must lead to their own downfall.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Iron #People #Principles

  • Their every instinct - and I have to say this is without exception - is to iron out the bumps, and It's always the bumps that are the most interesting stuff.
    -- Adrian Lyne

    #Iron #Interesting #Intuition

  • The best stroked putt in a lifetime does not bring the aesthetic satisfaction of a perfectly hit wood or iron shot. There is nothing to match the whoosh and soar, the almost magical flight of a beautifully hit drive or 5-iron.
    -- Al Barkow

    #Golf #Iron #Doe

  • Industrial man—a sentient reciprocating engine having a fluctuating output, coupled to an iron wheel revolving with uniform velocity. And then we wonder why this should be the golden age of revolution and mental derangement.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Men #Iron #Age

  • It's true that private enterprise is extremely flexible, But its only good within very narrow limits. If private enterprise isn't held in an iron grip it gives birth to people who are no better than beasts, those stock-exchange people with greedy appetites beyond restraint.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Iron #People #Giving

  • Not with dreams, but with blood and with iron, Shall a nation be moulded at last.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Dream #Blood #Iron

  • Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Iron #Habit

  • While Zinoviev is in the majority he is for iron discipline.... When he is in the minority... he is against it.
    -- Anastas Mikoyan

    #Iron #Discipline #Majority

  • Let us roll all our strength, and all Our sweetness, up into one ball: And tear our pleasures with rough strife, Through the iron gates of life. Thus, though we cannot make our sun Stand still, yet we will make him run.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Running #Iron #Tears

  • But Fate does iron wedges drive, And always crowds itself betwixt.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Fate #Iron #Doe

  • Mild depression is a gradual and sometimes permanent thing that undermines people the way rust weakens iron ... Like physical pain that becomes chronic, it is miserable not so much because it is intolerable in the moment as because it is intolerable to have known it in the moments gone and to look forward only to knowing it in the moments to come.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Pain #Iron #Knowing

  • The reason why the stone is red is its iron content, which is also why our blood is red.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Blood #Iron #Stones

  • I invite you to read again the full accounts of this inspired vision. Study them, ponder them, and apply them to your daily life. In modern terms we might say we are invited to "get a grip." We must hold on tight to the iron rod and never let go.
    -- Ann M. Dibb

    #Letting Go #Iron #Vision

  • From Lehi's vision we learn that we must take hold of this safety railing-this iron rod, found alongside our individual straight and narrow path-and hold tight until we reach our ultimate goal of eternal life with our Heavenly Father. Nephi promises that those who hold fast to the iron rod"would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction"
    -- Ann M. Dibb

    #Father #Iron #Goal

  • If there is any one thing most needed in this time of tumult and frustration, when men and women and youth and young adults are desperately seeking for answers to the problems which afflict mankind, it is an "iron rod" as a safe guide along the straight path on the way to eternal life, amidst the strange and devious roadways that would eventually lead to destruction and to the ruin of all that is "virtuous, lovely, or of good report."
    -- Ann M. Dibb

    #Men #Frustration #Iron

  • I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed... here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Memories #Iron #Three

  • Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on His anvil into what frame He desires.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Men #Iron #Grace

  • Is O used by René and Sir Stephen, or does she in fact use them, and...all those irons and chains and obligatory debauchery, to fulfill her own dream-that is, her own destruction and death? And, in some surreptitious way, isn't she in charge of them? Doesn't she bend them to her will?
    -- Anne Desclos

    #Dream #Iron #Doe

  • As rust corrupts iron, so envy corrupts man.
    -- Antisthenes

    #Men #Iron #Envy

  • As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
    -- Antisthenes

    #Anger #Passion #Iron

  • it was a bitter and biting iron-gray afternoon, that clanked like armor and was as cold as a frosty axehead.
    -- Ardyth Kennelly

    #Winter #Iron #Armor

  • The unknown is uncontrolled; no strategies exist that will enclose the endless territory of the new. Only by trusting in yourself and in this world can you get past the watchdogs of your fears and out of the iron gates of the already-known.
    -- Arthur J. Deikman

    #Past #Iron #World

  • My mother is from Cairo, Georgia. This makes everything she says sound like it went through a curling iron.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Mother #Iron #Sound

  • It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Crush #Men #Iron

  • In a sense, my grandmother was living in the Iron Age. There was no system of writing among the nomads. Metal artifacts were rare and precious.... The first time she saw a white person my grandmother was in her thirties: she thought this person's skin had burned off.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Writing #Grandmother #Iron

  • You took a walk on a Sunday afternoon and came to a nice neighborhood, very refined. You saw a small one of these trees through the iron gate leading to someone's yard and you knew that soon that section of Brooklyn would get to be a tenement district. The tree knew. It came there first. Afterwards, poor foreigners seeped in and the quiet old brownstone houses were hacked up into flats, feather beds were pushed out on the window sills to air and the Tree of Heaven flourished. That was the kind of tree it was. It liked poor people.
    -- Betty Smith

    #Nice #Sunday #Iron

  • Dentists tell you not to pick your teeth with any sharp metal object. Then you sit in their chair and the first thing they grab is an iron hook.
    -- Bill Cosby

    #Iron #Teeth #Hook

  • Say That! is an iron fist upside the mushy head of smooth jazz, and Grant Geissman's defiant declaration of independence.
    -- Bill Milkowski

    #Iron #Independence #Fists

  • Stupidity is an attempt to iron out all differences, and not to use them or value them creatively.
    -- Bill Mollison

    #Iron #Differences #Stupidity

  • If you think dope is for kicks and for thrills, you're out of your mind. There are more kicks to be had in a good case of paralytic polio or by living in an iron lung.
    -- Billie Holiday

    #Dope #Thinking #Iron

  • By the time The Iron Sheik gets to the ring, it will be Wrestlemania 37!
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Iron #Rings

  • Plus the public's attention span is so short right now, if a skater doesn't strike while the iron is hot... well it's not like people will forget you, but they just won't care anymore.
    -- Brian Boitano

    #Iron #People #Hot

  • Persistence is the iron quality of success; if you persist long enough you must eventually succeed
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Persistence #Iron #Long

  • Write while the heat is in you. The write who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. To achieve something you've never achieved before, you must become someone you've never been before.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Inspirational #Writing #Iron

  • At Car and Driver, we were convinced that the automobile, as we knew and loved it, was as dead as the passenger pigeon. Ralph Nader was at full cry, ringing his tocsin of automobile doom into the brains of the public, convincing them that the lump of chrome and iron in the driveway was as lethal as a dose of Strontium 90 or a blast from a Viet Cong AK-47.
    -- Brock Yates

    #Iron #Ak 47 #Car

  • We're better than Metallica. We're better musicians, better players. Put it this way, they can try to walk onstage after an Iron Maiden show if they want.
    -- Bruce Dickinson

    #Player #Iron #Trying

  • Everything you need to know about Iron Maiden is onstage.
    -- Bruce Dickinson

    #Iron #Needs #Maidens

  • Iron Maiden is an institution, and I'm delighted that I'm involved in it, but there was a time that I wasn't delighted so I quit.
    -- Bruce Dickinson

    #Iron #Quitting #Institutions

  • A few of these interviews have gone slightly awry, because every now and again there has been the odd conflict of interest between interviews because of the Iron Maiden record, and I am a bit long-winded.
    -- Bruce Dickinson

    #Iron #Long #Gone

  • I guess it was the first time I really thought about leaving. I don't just mean Iron Maiden, I mean quitting music altogether. I just thought, 'Nothing is worth feeling like this for.' I began to feel like I was a piece of machinery, like I was part of the lighting rig.
    -- Bruce Dickinson

    #Mean #Iron #Leaving

  • We were lucky to get Sam Jackson and Jeremy Irons and John McTiernan back. Long movie and hard movie to make and difficult for me because instead of working, my biggest concern was not repeating things I had done it in the previous films. And it rang notes in my head of episodic TV. A sequel is not a new movie; it's a chapter in a movie that you have already seen. Thank god Sam was there and thank god Jeremy was there. Again, it went outside the template of that series of films but it did well and made a ton of dough and the third chapter of a lot of sequels is always the one that falls down.
    -- Bruce Willis

    #Fall #Iron #Long

  • For the church is not a human society of people united by their natural affinities but the Body of Christ, in which all members, however different, (and He rejoices in their differences and by no means wishes to iron them out) must share the common life, complementing and helping one another precisely by their differences.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Mean #Iron #Differences

  • The knight is a man of blood and iron, a man familiar with the sight of smashed faces and the ragged stumps of lopped-off limbs; he is also a demure, almost a maidenlike, guest in hall, a gentle, modest, unobtrusive man. He is not a compromise or happy mean between ferocity and meekness; he is fierce to the nth and meek to the nth.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Mean #Men #Iron

  • Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron. Here is a book which will break your heart." [on Lord of the Rings]
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Book #Heart #Iron

  • I love wearing my hair curly, but turning the curling iron all the way up creates curls that look really made up and artificial.
    -- Camila Alves

    #Hair #Iron #Curls

  • Theory attracts practice as the magnet attracts iron.
    -- Carl Friedrich Gauss

    #Practice #Iron #Theory

  • Almost every day, someone asks if I ever flat iron my hair. I say, 'No, because I'm afraid it wouldn't look good and wouldn't come back curly.'
    -- Carrot Top

    #Hair #Iron #Looks

  • The type of cuisine I do, especially after being on 'Iron Chef' for several years, is a lot of global cuisine. My strength has always been Mediterranean cuisine across the board from Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, but I think now I'm doing a lot of very different cuisines all the time.
    -- Cat Cora

    #Thinking #Years #Iron

  • I've been experimenting more and more with LN2, liquid nitrogen. I've used it in battle on 'Iron Chef America,' but have also made some great ice creams at home for my family. Since it freezes basically on contact, you can have ice cream ready in mere minutes.
    -- Cat Cora

    #Home #Ice Cream #Iron

  • So deeply is the gardener's instinct implanted in my soul, I really love the tools with which I work; the iron fork, the spade, the hoe, the rake, the trowel, and the watering pot are pleasant objects in my eyes.
    -- Celia Thaxter

    #Eye #Iron #Hoe

  • I drank lots of water and orange juice and took a multivitamin and iron supplement for breakfast, which was my regimen since Bill had come into my life and brought (along with love, adventure, and excitement) the constant threat of anemia.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Adventure #Iron #Orange

  • Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Wall #Heart #Iron

  • At the great iron gate of the churchyard he stopped and looked in. He looked up at the high tower spectrally resisting the wind, and he looked round at the white tombstones, like enough to the dead in their winding-sheets, and he counted the nine tolls of the clock-bell.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Tombstone #Wind #Iron

  • What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Nature #Men #Iron

  • It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity.
    -- Charles Horton Cooley

    #Men #Views #Iron

  • For example, there are numbers of chemists who occupy themselves exclusively with the study of dyestuffs. They discover facts that are useful to scientific chemistry; but they do not rank as genuine scientific men. The genuine scientific chemist cares just as much to learn about erbium-the extreme rarity of which renders it commercially unimportant-as he does about iron. He is more eager to learn about erbium if the knowledge of it would do more to complete his conception of the Periodic Law, which expresses the mutual relations of the elements.
    -- Charles Sanders Peirce

    #Men #Law #Iron

  • Iron hand in a velvet glove.
    -- Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

    #Power #Iron #Hands

  • The softest, freest, most pliable and changeful living substance is the brain-the hardest and most iron-bound as well.
    -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    #Iron #Brain #Substance

  • When I used to gamble, I looked for players with head covers on their irons. Those guys I could beat.
    -- Chi Chi Rodriguez

    #Golf #Player #Iron

  • I am never going to do an Empire Strikes Back ending again in a game, even if they put branding irons to my feet.
    -- Chris Avellone

    #Games #Iron #Feet

  • My handicap? Woods and irons.
    -- Chris Codiroli

    #Golf #Iron #Woods

  • To change our national economic story from one of financial speculation to one of future growth, we need a third industrial revolution: a green revolution. It will transform our economy as surely as the shift from iron to steel, from steam to oil. It will lead us toward a low-carbon future, with cleaner energy and greener growth. With an economy that is built to last - on more sustainable, more stable foundations
    -- Chris Huhne

    #Iron #Oil #Growth

  • If you want to "tone and build," it is time to pick up some iron - that's the way we can get a muscle to grow.
    -- Chris Powell

    #Iron #Want #Way

  • My hair and I had a really bad argument. She was being sprayed with alcohol and burnt with irons. She was being over processed and yanked and pulled by weave strings and suffocated by glue. She told me if I didn't straighten up and fly right that she was leaving.
    -- Chrisette Michele

    #Iron #Hair #Alcohol

  • Very slowly, she peeked around the tree trunk. Saw a slim, petite figure, flanked by two very large, very dangerous-looking soldier of fortune types picking their way through the bodies and the rubble. "Amy?" Oh, God. It was Amy. "Get away from her," Jenna ordered, stepping out from behind the conifer, wielding the iron pan like a club. Both men stopped. Glanced at her. Glanced at each other over Amy's head. "What?" The biggest one grunted out a surly laugh. "Or you'll souffle us?" Okay. She was definitely going after him first.
    -- Cindy Gerard

    #Men #Two #Iron

  • Our body is not made of iron. Our strength is not that of stone. Live and hope in the Lord, and let your service be according to reason.
    -- Clare of Assisi

    #Strength #Iron #Body

  • the colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.
    -- Claude Debussy

    #Dream #Iron #Soul

  • If you feel like you've got something to offer you should do it while the iron's hot.
    -- Clint Eastwood

    #Iron #Hot #Like You

  • By early evening all the sky to the north had darkened and the spare terrain they trod had turned a neuter gray as far as the eye could see. They grouped in the road at the top of a rise and looked back. The storm front towered above them and the wind was cool on their sweating faces. They slumped bleary-eyed in their saddles and looked at one another. Shrouded in the black thunderheads the distant lightning glowed mutely like welding seen through foundry smoke. As if repairs were under way at some flawed place n the iron dark of the world.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Eye #Dark #Iron

  • I don't use a lint brush or anything, and I don't iron, but I could easily pick lint off of someone else.
    -- Courteney Cox

    #Iron #Use #Brushes

  • I keep busy. That was my nickname in college, 'Iron to the Fire.' I like to keep several things going at once.
    -- Creed Bratton

    #College #Fire #Iron

  • When I was a teenager, I was in an iron-lung.
    -- Creed Bratton

    #Teenager #Iron

  • [On Nijinksy:] Ah, he took my breath away! The body that man had, the controlled power, the iron fragility. He was a note of music. He was dance!
    -- Dagmar Godowsky

    #Dance #Men #Iron

  • I come in a world of iron...to make a world of gold
    -- Dale Wasserman

    #Iron #Giving #Gold

  • A good one iron shot is about as easy to come by as an understanding wife.
    -- Dan Jenkins

    #Golf #Iron #Wife

  • The writers we absorb when we're young bind us to them, sometimes lightly, sometimes with iron. In time, the bonds fall away, but if you look very closely you can sometimes make out the pale white groove of a faded scar, or the telltale chalky red of old rust.
    -- Daniel Mendelsohn

    #Fall #Iron #White

  • The wicked will run to the iron bridge, but it will collapse under their weight. The righteous will cross the paper bridge, and it will support them all. Paper is the only eternal bridge. Your purpose as a writer is to achieve one task, and one task only: to build a paper bridge to the world to come.
    -- Dara Horn

    #Running #Bridges #Iron

  • Real cars were made here in America: Fords, Chevys, Plymouths. These were large chunks of Detroit iron - cars that had the size, weight, and handling characteristics of aircraft carriers but worse fuel efficiency.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Real #Humorous #Iron

  • Never bet with anyone you meet on the first tee who has a deep suntan, a 1-iron in his bag, and squinty eyes.
    -- Dave Marr

    #Eye #Golf #Iron

  • The computer has evolved into a partner, a tool, and an environment--not just in science fiction, but in the public consciousness as well. Computers are no longer malevolent iron brains that manufacture tyrannical and oppressive answers; they are not a way to think, they are a place from which to think. The computer is an environment in which answers can be sought, created, manipulated and developed.
    -- David Gerrold

    #Thinking #Iron #Brain

  • He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul.
    -- David Lloyd George

    #Sarcastic #Iron #Long

  • The truth is that our only safety, our only security, our only hope is to hold fast to that which is good. As the mists of darkness gather around us, we are only lost if we choose to let go of the iron rod, which is the word of God.
    -- David S. Baxter

    #Letting Go #Iron #Safety

  • A poem should be odd as a small cast-iron platypus.
    -- Dean Young

    #Iron #Odd #Platypus

  • Love was also an easy word, used carelessly. Felons and creeps could offer it coated in sugar, and users could dangle it so enticingly that you wouldn't notice that it had things attached - heavy things, things like pity and need, that were weighty as anchors and iron beams and just as impossible to get out from underneath.
    -- Deb Caletti

    #Anchors #Iron #Needs

  • (When asked who wore the pants in his house:) I do, and I also wash and iron them.
    -- Denis Thatcher

    #Marriage #Iron #House

  • I never really saw my dad around when the Iron Maiden and the AC/DC were playing. But he knew what I was doing. I was just absorbing music. So he just kind of left me to my own devices.
    -- Dhani Harrison

    #Dad #Iron #Saws

  • Antisthenes used to say that envious people were devoured by their own disposition, just as iron is by rust. Envy of others comes from comparing what they have with what the envious person has, rather than the envious person realising they have more than what they could have and certainly more than some others and being grateful. It is really just an inability to get a correct perspective on their lives.
    -- Diogenes

    #Gratitude #Grateful #Iron

  • I've whipped the Harvard graduate's ass. Nothing against Harvard - it's a hell of a school - but there I was, twenty five yards behind, wrapped in leg irons, and I beat him.
    -- Don King

    #School #Iron #Boxing

  • I love food shows: Anthony Bourdain, Iron Chef, Chopped, you name it.
    -- Donnie Wahlberg

    #Names #Iron #Chef

  • Hard rock for me is AC/DC, Def Leppard, Tesla, Kiss. Metal tends to be louder, ruder, darker, like Judas Priest, Slayer, Iron Maiden.
    -- Eddie Trunk

    #Kissing #Rocks #Iron

  • This iron world bungs down the stoutest hearts to lowest state; for misery doth bravest minds abate.
    -- Edmund Spenser

    #Heart #Iron #Mind

  • Time can make soft that iron wood.
    -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

    #Time #Iron #Woods

  • Concrete is heavy; iron is hard - but the grass will prevail.
    -- Edward Abbey

    #Strength #Iron #Grass

  • They love him, gentlemen, and they respect him, not only for himself, but for his character, for his integrity and judgment and iron will; but they love him most for the enemies he has made.
    -- Edward S. Bragg

    #Integrity #Character #Iron

  • Wit implies hatred or contempt of folly and crime, produces its effects by brisk shocks of surprise, uses the whip of scorpions and the branding-iron, stabs, stings, pinches, tortures, goads, teases, corrodes, undermines.
    -- Edwin Percy Whipple

    #Iron #Hatred #Scorpions