Cotton quotes

  • Clarinet n. An instrument of torture operated by a person with cotton in his ears. There are two instruments worse than a clarinet – two clarinets.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Two #Ears #Cotton

  • A light cotton cami is always great to stay cool.
    -- Ashley Madekwe

    #Light #Cotton #Stay Cool

  • Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club.
    -- Cab Calloway

    #Music #Clubs #Cotton

  • Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club.
    -- Cab Calloway

    #Names #Clubs #Cotton

  • Hands that picked cotton can now pick the mayor.
    -- Charles Evers

    #Hands #Cotton #Mayors

  • If we could manage our own finances the way the Congress does the nation's, we'd all be living in high cotton and eating high on the hog.
    -- Charley Reese

    #Government #Cotton #Way

  • Painting is a lot harder than pickin' cotton. Cotton's right there for you to pull off the stalk, but to paint, you got to sweat your mind.
    -- Clementine Hunter

    #Sweat #Mind #Cotton

  • It's hard, Cotton. To let yourself love something you know you may never have.
    -- David Baldacci

    #May #Cotton

  • I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.
    -- Dorothy Malone

    #Horse #Grandchildren #Cotton

  • In essence, I'm a sophisticated cotton picker.
    -- Eartha Kitt

    #Essence #Cotton #Sophisticated

  • I'll hire blacks as long as they can do the cotton-pickin' job.
    -- Evan Mecham

    #Jobs #Long #Cotton

  • I was born and grew up in Fitzgerald, way down in south Georgia. It was a mill town and my family ran the cotton mill. My grandfather was mayor many times and my family felt deeply rooted to that spot.
    -- Frances Mayes

    #Grandfather #Cotton #Georgia

  • I was born in Glasgow. But my family is pretty much from a little town called Paisley, famous for its cotton mills and paisley pattern.
    -- Gerard Butler

    #Patterns #Cotton #Littles

  • I am a huge fan of big cotton underpants; they're comfortable. I wear them every day.
    -- Gisele Bundchen

    #Fans #Cotton #Bigs

  • There is a preppy wabi-sabi to soft, faded khakis and cotton shirts, but it's not nice to be surrounded by things that are worn out or stained or used up.
    -- Gretchen Rubin

    #Nice #Cotton #Abundance

  • Summertime And the livin' is easy, Fish are jumpin', and the cotton is high.
    -- Ira Gershwin

    #Song #Summertime #Cotton

  • I started to work with cotton fabrics. I used cotton because it's easy to work with, to wash, to take care of, to wear if it's warm or cold. It's great. That was the start.
    -- Issey Miyake

    #Cotton #Fabric #Care

  • A much larger value is consumed in lettuces than in pineapples,throughout Europe at large; and the superb shawls of Cachemere are, in France, a very poor object in trade, in comparison with the plain cotton goods of Rouen.
    -- Jean-Baptiste Say

    #Europe #Pineapples #Cotton

  • I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.
    -- Jimi Hendrix

    #Guitar #Wish #Cotton

  • Fly tackle has improved considerably since 1676, when Charles Cotton advised anglers to 'fish fine and far off,' but no one has ever improved on that statement.
    -- John Gierach

    #Fishing #Cotton #Anglers

  • a windy March is lucky. Every pint of March dust brings a peck of September corn, and a pound of October cotton.
    -- Julia Peterkin

    #Dust #Lucky #Cotton

  • See, I have a different type of music from other peoples. They playing the other kind of blues, and I'm playing cotton-patch blues.... Ain't nobody now can play the blues that I play.
    -- Junior Kimbrough

    #Play #Different #Cotton

  • There was nothing natural about laissez-faire; free markets could never have come into being merely by allowing things to take their course. Just as cotton manufactures were created by the help of protective tariffs, export bounties, and indirect wage subsidies, laissez-faire was enforced by the state.
    -- Karl Polanyi

    #Subsidies #Cotton #Tariffs

  • I went to the top of the Cotton Bowl by myself, sat down and cried.
    -- Lesley Visser

    #Cotton #Down And #Sat

  • Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola...
    -- Mark Pryor

    #America #Ebola #Cotton

  • I have cotton or flannel sheets, depending on the weather. They have to be ironed, and I get my bed changed nearly every day.
    -- Martha Stewart

    #Weather #Cotton #Bed

  • I'm into cotton underwear. I don”t need cheetah print leather to make me feel sexy.
    -- Nelly Furtado

    #Sexy #Needs #Cotton

  • The weak fear happiness itself. They can harm themselves on cotton wool. Sometimes they are wounded even by happiness
    -- Osamu Dazai

    #Wool #Cotton #Sometimes

  • Metro was really a star-builder, no doubt about that. You were wrapped in cotton wool.
    -- Peter Lawford

    #Stars #Doubt #Cotton

  • And you prate of the wealth of nations, as if it were bought and sold, The wealth of nations is men, not silk and cotton and gold.
    -- Richard Hovey

    #Men #Gold #Cotton

  • Okra is the closest thing to nylon I've ever eaten. It's like they bred cotton with a green bean. Okra, tastes like snot. The more you cook it, the more it turns into string.
    -- Robin Williams

    #Green #Cotton #Taste

  • Our underwear used to just be cotton, but we wanted to see if we could create something out of synthetics.
    -- Tadashi Yanai

    #Cotton #Underwear #Used

  • I'm a cotton-headed ninny muggins.
    -- Will Ferrell

    #Cotton

  • I found so many Jews and speculators here trading in cotton, and secessionists had become so open in refusing anything but gold, that I have felt myself bound to stop it. The gold can have but one use - the purchase of arms and ammunition... Of course, I have respected all permits by yourself or the Secretary of the Treasury, but in these new cases (swarms of Jews), I have stopped it.
    -- William Tecumseh Sherman

    #Gold #Use #Cotton

  • When I'm rhyming it's all in my head... Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton, they would block out their minds. They would sing.
    -- Wyclef Jean

    #Block #Mind #Cotton

  • A pair of brilliantly cut cotton trousers can be more beautiful than a gorgeous silk gown...
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Beautiful #Cutting #Cotton

  • Again and again, the cicada's untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth.
    -- Yukio Mishima

    #Summer #Air #Cotton

  • I never thought my cotton gin would change history.
    -- Eli Whitney

    #Cotton #Gin

  • You know, I'm very particular about my sheets. They have to be one hundred percent cotton, with a high thread count. Only cotton. No flannel.
    -- Ryan Murphy

    #Flannels #Cotton #Hundred

  • My dad was a cotton buyer and cotton buyers always considered themselves superior to the rest of the world.
    -- Joseph Mitchell

    #Dad #World #Cotton

  • I feel best in soft and natural materials such as cotton and silk. I wear collections from all designers. They all have outstanding cuts and extremely pleasant materials.
    -- Laetitia Casta

    #Cutting #Cotton #Designer