Tin quotes

  • Here I sit, alone at 60, Bald and fat and full of sin Cold the seat, and loud the cistern As I read the (Harpic) (Lysol) tin
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Birthday #Tin #Cold

  • In America time was gold; in Bangladesh, corrugated tin.
    -- Amy Waldman

    #America #Gold #Tin

  • He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Sound #Tin #Determined

  • Bush to USSS: 'We need to get back to Wash. We don't need some tin horn terrorist to scare us off.'
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Scare #Tin #Needs

  • There's not one Tin Pan Alley song on my record.
    -- Branford Marsalis

    #Song #Tin #Records

  • Always remember that, nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown – you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit. You’d be amazed how easily and repeatedly you can confuse the two. Get a big biscuit tin.
    -- Caitlin Moran

    #Two #Tea #Tin

  • Standing in the corridor was a large plastic bin on wheels. He looked inside. Empty tins of dog food. That explained the spaghetti with meat sauce. Oh well, he'd eaten worse.
    -- Charlie Higson

    #Dog #Tin #Sauce

  • I've spent, I think, close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold.
    -- Charlie Sheen

    #Thinking #Gold #Tin

  • A tin roof is one of the greatest indicators of prosperity in the developing world.
    -- Chelsea Clinton

    #Tin #World #Prosperity

  • Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds.
    -- David Attenborough

    #Sweat #Tin #Hell

  • Suburban houses and tin sheds are often the objects of ridicule.
    -- David Byrne

    #House #Tin #Ridicule

  • A politician's record is like a tin kettle to a dog's tale - it's a noisy appendage, wich makes the dog conspicuous and invites everybody to shy a brick at him.
    -- David Ross Locke

    #Dog #Tin #Shy

  • I'd love to do a golf movie. I turned down Don Johnson's role in 'Tin Cup.' I regret that.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Regret #Golf #Tin

  • We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can.
    -- Ethel Waters

    #Mom #Kitchen #Tin

  • The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest. It was impossible to have boxes enough of them.
    -- Georg Brandes

    #War #Soldier #Tin

  • I was at the Apollo Theater all the time, skipping school, and I worked in a barbershop. That's how I started with doo-wop. Now I've come full circle. I did all kinds of music. I used to work on Broadway and Tin Pan Alley.
    -- George Clinton

    #School #Circles #Tin

  • Leaves like rusty tin for the desolate mind that has seen the end- the barest glimmerings. Leaves aswirl with gulls made wild by winter.
    -- Giorgos Seferis

    #Winter #Mind #Tin

  • If there is any bad feeling I hope it's against me and not my players - I may put my tin helmet on without them seeing!
    -- Glenn Hoddle

    #Player #Feelings #Tin

  • You don't just have to be influenced by rock, or goth, anymore. It's okay to say, 'My influences are Tin Pan music from Bali and Rihanna.' There are still so many combinations that haven't been done yet.
    -- Grimes

    #Rocks #Tin #Done

  • Some men are, in regard to ridicule, like tin-roofed buildings in regard to hail: all that hits them bounds rattling off; not a stone goes through.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Men #Tin #Stones

  • The Humans is a laugh-and-cry book. Troubling, thrilling, puzzling, believable and impossible. Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin.
    -- Jeanette Winterson

    #Book #Laughing #Tin

  • It's as if a child with a brush and too much enthusiasm has been set free with a tin of black paint inside me.
    -- Jenny Downham

    #Children #Black #Tin

  • The French cook; we open tins.
    -- John Galsworthy

    #Tin #Cooks

  • There, in the tin factory, in the first moment of the atomic age, a human being was crushed by books.
    -- John Hersey

    #Book #Age #Tin

  • No tin-hat brigade of goose-stepping vigilantes or bibble-babbling mob of blackguarding and corporation paid scoundrels will prevent the onward march of labor, or divert its purpose to play its natural and rational part in the development of the economic, political and social life of our nation.
    -- John L. Lewis

    #Play #Political #Tin

  • You can't have a tin can tied to your tail and go through life pretending it isn't there.
    -- Josephine Tey

    #Tin #Tails #Denial

  • The first meal was an object lesson of much variety. My father produced several kinds of food, ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin cans that had printing all over them.
    -- Mary Antin

    #Father #Cooking #Tin

  • The simplest fix for better grilling is to line the inside of your barbecue with tin foil. It dramatically affects how evenly the heat is distributed. That crusty black hibachi or Weber grill is doing your food no favors.
    -- Nathan Myhrvold

    #Black #Tin #Lines

  • But it is my total conviction that all the trappings of good leadership are generic and widely applicable whether you are standing in a khaki queue with your mess tins or on an automobile production line.
    -- Peter Cosgrove

    #Leadership #Tin #Lines

  • We're making tin gods out of those poor buffoons in Hollywood; I dote on movies and appreciate the scanty art therein but I consider the profession about the most debased and debasing I know.
    -- Robert E. Howard

    #Art #Appreciate #Tin

  • Perhaps you see, therefore, why I think taste must come before nutrition? Our infatuation for the quasi-scientific has left us easy marks for con men and tin fiddle manufacturers.
    -- Robert Farrar Capon

    #Men #Thinking #Tin

  • I like to make my voice sound like a piece of tin that's been stuck on the side of a chair, lifted up as far as it would go and then let to spring - "doooiiinng." I like to make it into a piece of metal from time to time and I can do it, both with the movements in my throat and with, uh, my little toys... So I like to take it beyond just a voice, more into the realms of a weapon.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Spring #Voice #Tin

  • Politicians. Little Tin Gods on Wheels.
    -- Rudyard Kipling

    #Littles #Wheels #Tin

  • There's a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is, and the shortbread tins and that sort of thing.
    -- Sean Connery

    #Scotland #Tin #Fantasy

  • She'd crack A joke sharp as a tin lid Hot from the teeth of the can-opener, And cackle her crack-corn laugh.
    -- Sharon Olds

    #Grandma #Laughing #Tin

  • Some people liked Rudolph Valentino. I liked Rin Tin Tin.
    -- Shirley Temple

    #People #Rudolph #Tin

  • To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail.
    -- T. E. Lawrence

    #News #Tin #Tails

  • Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.
    -- Terry Pratchett

    #Cat #Paws #Tin

  • Then on to all the terrific american songwriters, from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon. Whoever wrote and sang in the song form I have appreciated.
    -- Tom Chapin

    #Song #Bob #Tin

  • Gas grills are a no-no. Gas is a petroleum product. Rather than a smokey flavor, it will add a a petroleum-based weird taste into your meat. However, if you already have a gas grill, you can bring in some smoke flavor by tightly rolling wood chips in tin foil really tight and placing them on the top of your burners.
    -- Johnny Trigg

    #Meat #Rolling #Tin

  • There are forces working in the world as never before in the history of mankind for standardization, for the regimentation of us all, or what I like to call making muffins of us, muffins all like every other muffin in the muffin tin. This is the limited universe, the drying dissipating universe that we can help our children to avoid by providing them with ‘explosive material capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly'.
    -- Madeleine L'Engle

    #Children #Tin #World

  • I made a tin man costume with tin foil and furnace parts because I thought it would help me be more heartless.
    -- Marcel Dzama

    #Men #Heartless #Tin

  • NO PROCESSED FOODS! Natural is best. Straight from the garden. Avoid the tins.
    -- Natalie Cook

    #Garden #Tin #Natural

  • You know a constellation of imperishable values. Live by the mighty truth and power of God. Live above the sludge of a sick society. Live among dispirited humans as the vanguard of peace and good news. Remember, our Commander in Chief has no use for tin soldiers.
    -- Carl F. H. Henry

    #Sick #Soldier #Tin

  • I've had to do all kinds of jobs to pay the rent. I've even worked in a Cornish tin mine.
    -- Peter Wright

    #Jobs #Tin #Pay

  • Hagi could open a tin of beans with his left foot.
    -- Ray Clemence

    #Feet #Tin #Beans