Shapes quotes

  • Behavior shapes emotions.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Shapes #Emotion #Behavior

  • Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Wickedness #Shapes #Blunders

  • With the first step, the number of shapes the walk might take is infinite, but then the walk begins to define itself as it goes along, though freedom remains total with each step: any tempting side road can be turned into an impulse, or any wild patch of woods can be explored. The pattern of the walk is to come true, is to be recognized, discovered.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Numbers #Shapes #Patterns

  • There are lots of reasons why a woman stays with a man, even when she's given up on changing him and can predict with certainty the shape that the rest of her life with him is going to take.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Men #Shapes #Reason

  • Last night I'd made love to a woman for the first and last time. It had been amazing and I had a memory that would shape the rest of my life.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Memories #Night #Shapes

  • Beauty, thou wild fantastic ape Who dost in every country change thy shape!
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Country #Shapes #Apes

  • I stand, limited primitive, sentimentalist, escapist The way I shape this landscape, automatically makes this, vivid I give it a rivet, hold it, stand at the pivot I love it, learn to live it, then give you my exhibit
    -- Aceyalone

    #Giving #Hip Hop #Shapes

  • Lose your schematic conventions by finding some surprising symbol or shape in the welter of shades, and draw that.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Drawing #Shapes #Shade

  • The personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Evil #Shapes #Assuming

  • I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything but it came at some time; no matter at how distant a day, somehow, in some shape, probably the least I would have devised, it came.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Prayer #Shapes #Matter

  • Rooms are a fixed size, which can't be altered without pulling down walls and building new ones. They should be unchanging in shape and proportions. But sometimes they do change depending on who's in them.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Wall #Shapes #Rooms

  • Everything shapes you to be the person you are today. Sometimes hard lessons pay off dividends.
    -- Al Jourgensen

    #Lessons #Shapes #Pay

  • In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building because of its shape and architecture.
    -- Alain Robert

    #Hiking #Shapes #Facts

  • I used to be a Catholic. I left because I object to conversion by concussion. If you don't agree with what they teach, you get clobbered over the head until you do. All that does is change the shape of the head.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Catholic #Doe #Shapes

  • Finally, the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Abuse #Shapes #Opinion

  • It's every lawyer's dream to help shape the law, not just react to it.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Dream #Law #Shapes

  • We wanted to be in great shape, we wanted to be able to cope with zero gravity, we wanted to be able to cope with accelerations and decelerations and so on. So all of us trained so that we were probably in the best physical condition we had ever been in up until that point.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Zero #Shapes #Able

  • To create is likewise to give a shape to one's fate
    -- Albert Camus

    #Fate #Giving #Shapes

  • A profound thought is in a constant state of becoming; it adopts the experience of a life and assumes its shape.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Profound #Shapes #Becoming

  • Israel is the only place on earth where Jews have the possibility to shape public life according to their own traditional ideals.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Israel #Earth #Shapes

  • I love sunglasses, I have all shapes and colors.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Color #Sunglasses #Shapes

  • It isn't hard to stay in shape.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio


  • When I was in top shape I'd go to the ring and show my conditioning.
    -- Alexis Arguello

    #Shapes #Conditioning #Shows

  • Virtue must shape itself in deed.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Shapes #Deeds #Virtue

  • There was a time when everyone thought that Earth was flat. Did this unanimous consensus make any difference to the shape of Earth?
    -- Ali Sina

    #Differences #Earth #Shapes

  • If I can get on to my sofa and occupy myself for four hours, at intervals through the day, scribbling my notes, and able to read the books that belong to me, in that they clarify the density, and shape the formless mass within, life seems inconceivably rich...
    -- Alice James

    #Book #Density #Shapes

  • I like that my body is in shape and toned, and isn't too muscular. I feel I still have a woman's physique.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Body #Shapes #Feels

  • Without much accuracy, with strangely little love at all, your family will decide for you exactly who you are, and they'll keep nudging, coaxing, poking you until you've changed into that very simple shape.
    -- Allan Gurganus

    #Simple #Shapes #Littles

  • You just get injured more often. You take time off, you come back, you get injured again and you never get in shape.
    -- Allen Johnson

    #Shapes #Getting In Shape #Take Time

  • So briefly do we raise our heads, so quick sink back. For a moment we are lifted by a wave of time, are tossed up into the sunlight of consciousness We cannot see so far as where this wave began, but maybe we have waited some thousand years for it to come, and now it is on us. This is our moment, the wave is breaking. The crest which passes through us now in tumult was shaped by the past, and we in this moment are able to shape the crest which is to come.
    -- Allen Wheelis

    #Past #Years #Shapes

  • Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy.
    -- Alvar Aalto

    #Design #Tragedy #Shapes

  • K, n. A consonant; originally precisely that of our H, but altered to its present shape to commemorate the destruction of [one of two lofty columns in] the great temple of Jarute.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Two #Shapes #Temples

  • To believe in Him under any particular form is not enough. Accept Him in His numberless forms, shapes and modes of being, in everything that exists. Aim at the whole and all your actions will be whole.
    -- Anandamayi Ma

    #Believe #Shapes #Action

  • If we cannot shape our destiny there as no such thing as witchcraft.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Destiny #Shapes #Witchcraft

  • ...And for every day you paint the war, take a week and paint the beauty, the color, the shape of the landscape you’re marching towards. Everyone knows what you’re against; show them what you’re for.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #War #Color #Shapes

  • Every time I get up in the morning, melodies occur to me and I start trying to shape lyrics to melodies.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Morning #Trying #Shapes

  • You need to plan the way a fire department plans: it cannot anticipate where the next fire will be, so it has to shape an energetic and efficient team that is capable of responding to the unanticipated as well as to any ordinary event.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Team #Fire #Shapes

  • Your beliefs shape your attitudes!
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Attitude #Shapes #Belief

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

    #Thinking #Hands #Shapes

  • Here's the thing: I'm not in shape.
    -- Angela Kinsey

    #Women #Shapes

  • Love is a broken vase whose shape everyone remembers differently.
    -- Anis Mojgani

    #Love Is #Broken #Shapes

  • I don't even have voice mail, and people get all out of shape about that. But, you know what, I don't want to transcribe your message; I want to talk to you. And that kind of freaks people out a bit. They go, 'Oh, who has time to talk?' and I'm like, 'Well, I'm gonna make time.
    -- Anita Baker

    #Voice #People #Shapes

  • At a certain point you stop looking at your features, at what you don't look like. You start looking at lines and signs of fatigue rather than at the shape of your mouth.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Looks #Mouths #Shapes

  • The first draft is the child's draft, where you let it all pour out and then let it romp all over the place, knowing that no one is going to see it and that you can shape it later.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Children #Knowing #Shapes

  • It's not your circumstances that shape you, it's how you react to your circumstances.
    -- Anne Ortlund

    #Bad Day #Shapes #Circumstances

  • The shape of my work's development becomes a little clearer every time I am forced to articulate it.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Progress #Development #Shapes

  • Acting is like going to the gym. You have to keep yourself in shape and concentrate on your core.
    -- Anthony Rapp

    #Acting #Shapes #Gym

  • It is not for us to forecast the future, but to shape it.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Shapes #Action #Taking Action

  • Language shapes consciousness and from consciousness, our world is shaped.
    -- Antonella Gambotto-Burke

    #Our World #Shapes #Language

  • A cross could be a shape for expressing something spacious, such as the coordinators of space. That could be called its first significance or its first relevance.
    -- Antoni Tapies

    #Space #Shapes #Firsts

  • You have to be in good shape, basically. And then, you have to have a certain craziness, if you're going to do some of the action things.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Shapes #Action #Craziness

  • A change in the shape of the body creates a change in the state of the soul.
    -- Aristotle

    #Soul #Body #Shapes

  • Soul and body, I suggest react sympathetically upon each other. A change in the state of the soul produces a change in the shape of the body and conversely, a change in the shape of the body produces a change in the state of the soul.
    -- Aristotle

    #Soul #Body #Shapes

  • If Tiger Woods slamming his club into the ground is the biggest worry wehave, our sport isinprettygood shape.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Sports #Worry #Shapes

  • I can look at a chick who's a little out of shape and if she turns me on, I won't hesitate to date her. If she's a good f**k she can weigh 150 pounds, I don't care.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Looks #Care #Shapes

  • It adds up, but I deem it all necessary, even the camera gear. I enjoy photographing the otherworldly colors and shapes presented in the convoluted depths of slot canyons and the prehistoric artwork preserved in their alcoves.
    -- Aron Ralston

    #Color #Shapes #Cameras

  • There's a therapeutic aspect to all making, but the nature of working is to compress, condense, and shape stuff, not to just expunge it. It's not just an exorcism.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Shapes #Stuff #Exorcism

  • Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Men #Tools #Shapes

  • The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance.
    -- Arthur Smith

    #Moon #Different #Shapes

  • We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the individuals throughout their whole existence are not sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal: yet these are definite life in simpler shape.
    -- Asa Gray

    #Animal #Shapes #Individual

  • Natural selection is not the wind which propels the vessel, but the rudder which, by friction, now on this side and now on that, shapes the course.
    -- Asa Gray

    #Wind #Shapes #Sides

  • Things shape themselves before my eyes just as a I draw them.
    -- Aubrey Beardsley

    #Eye #Drawing #Shapes

  • Out of my flesh that hungers and my mouth that knows comes the shape I am seeking for reason.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Mouths #Shapes #Flesh

  • We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Presidential #Shapes

  • It is the imagination that gives shape to the universe.
    -- Barry Lopez

    #Giving #Imagination #Shapes

  • Her hair was strawberry blond, and she had the shape of a popsicle stick: turn her sideways and she practically disappeared.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Hair #Shapes #Sticks

  • Knowledge rooted in experience shapes what we value and as a consequence how we know what we know as well as how we use what we know.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Use #Shapes #Wells

  • It is an intimately communicative affair between the painter and his painting, a conversation back and forth, the painting telling the painter even as it receives its shape and form.
    -- Ben Shahn

    #Shapes #Painting #Affair

  • Form is the shape of content...
    -- Ben Shahn

    #Shapes #Form

  • Finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Believe #World #Shapes

  • Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
    -- Benjamin Lee Whorf

    #Thinking #Shapes #Way

  • I conceived and developed a new geometry of nature and implemented its use in a number of diverse fields. It describes many of the irregular and fragmented patterns around us, and leads to full-fledged theories, by identifying a family of shapes I call fractals.
    -- Benoit Mandelbrot

    #Numbers #Use #Shapes

  • Democracy, then, in the centralizing, pattern-making, absolutist shape which we have given to it is, it is clear, the time of tyranny's incubation.
    -- Bertrand de Jouvenel

    #Democracy #Shapes #Patterns

  • Life had a different shape; it had new branches and some of the old branches were dead.
    -- Beryl Markham

    #Change #Different #Shapes

  • It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
    -- Bette Davis

    #Experience #Shapes #Rewards

  • The best practice you can get is on the bandstand, but in between gigs I feel I have to stay in shape.
    -- Bill Bruford

    #Practice #Shapes #Gigs

  • I really think the biopic thing so rarely works, because peoples lives dont have a dramatic shape that can be satisfying.
    -- Bill Condon

    #Thinking #Shapes #Dramatic

  • It's easier to stay in shape if you never let yourself get out of shape in the first place.
    -- Bill Loguidice

    #Loss #Shapes #Firsts

  • I see my subject as an orchestration of shapes, patterns, shade, cast shadows, tonal groupings and aerial perspective.
    -- Bill Luff

    #Perspective #Shadow #Shapes

  • When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Democracy #Library #Shapes

  • One of the reasons I like a suit is because I've never been that keen on my body. The shape a suit presents is always going to be better than anything I can do.
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Body #Shapes #Suits

  • And if citizens of New Orleans who are really contemplating coming back heard that we're really intent upon making the place secure again - regardless of whether the levees held or not - then I think a rebuilding process would really take shape.
    -- Billy Tauzin

    #Thinking #New Orleans #Shapes

  • And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
    -- Black Elk

    #Inspirational #Together #Shapes

  • The sincerity with which you do things, that's what shapes your life.
    -- Blake Griffin

    #Shapes #Sincerity

  • Competing helps me to polish my shape.
    -- Blanka Vlasic

    #Shapes #Helping #Help Me

  • Your children are not the same. Not at all. Each one is unique. There are no "boiler plate" clauses that fit all children. They are like snowflakes with their own patterns and their own shapes and their own sizes.
    -- Bob Benson

    #Children #Unique #Shapes

  • Words people say not only have a shelf life but have the ability to shape life.
    -- Bob Goff

    #People #Shapes #Shelves

  • God's grace comes in all shapes, sizes, and circumstances as God continues to unfold something magnificent in me.
    -- Bob Goff

    #Grace #Shapes #Size

  • My team has been very unreceptive about the fact that I consistently show them that I train slightly differently than they do, that I consistently show them that I am in better shape for ski racing than anyone else on the team.
    -- Bode Miller

    #Team #Racing #Shapes

  • There's something about the Strat's shape that is at once masculine and feminine
    -- Bonnie Raitt

    #Music #Shapes #Feminine

  • So I'm still doing my best to stay in shape and hope that opportunity will come back to me.
    -- Brandi Chastain

    #Opportunity #Doing Me #Shapes

  • Your body is like a machine, and if you don't keep it in shape, it holds you back. You don't want anything holding you back, especially yourself.
    -- Brenda Song

    #Machines #Body #Shapes

  • In the later nineteenth century, the tops of skyscrapers often took the shape of domes, surmounted by jaunty gilded lanterns; later came ziggurats, mausoleums, Alexandrian lighthouses, miniature Parthenons. These charming follies contained neither royal corpses nor effigies of gods and goddesses; rather they contained large wooden tanks filled with water.
    -- Brendan Gill

    #Water #Shapes #Domes

  • We at the Big Ten don't want to be like the SEC ... in any way, shape or form.
    -- Bret Bielema

    #Shapes #Want #Way

  • To be a standard shape is not all in life. To know is also important.
    -- Brian Aldiss

    #Important #Shapes #Standards

  • It is not the literal past, the 'facts' of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.
    -- Brian Friel

    #Past #Shapes #Facts

  • I have my 1973 Citroen DS 23 Pallas. I drive it all the time. It's still the most beautiful shape in the world.
    -- Brian Johnson

    #Beautiful #World #Shapes

  • I'm in great shape, back-in-my-football-days shape. I've worked hard to get to this point.
    -- Brian Jordan

    #Football #Shapes

  • On the first few albums the songs would grow into strange shapes.
    -- Brian May

    #Song #Albums #Shapes

  • Every single moment shapes our future. Be intentional. Live on purpose!
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Single Mom #Purpose #Shapes