Ties quotes

  • All knots that lovers tie Are tied to sever. Here shall your sweetheart lie, Untrue for ever.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Lying #Ties #Lovers

  • Tie my handlebars to the stars so I stay on track & if my intentions stray I'll wrench them away,then I'll take my leave & I won't even look back
    -- Adam Young

    #Stars #Ties #Track

  • Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Passion #Ties #Track

  • National Socialism is what Marxism might have been if it could have broken its absurd and artificial ties with the democratic order.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Order #Ties #Broken

  • It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick.
    -- Adolphe Menjou

    #Jobs #White #Ties

  • Friendship is that virtue by which spirits are bound by ties of love and sweetness and out of many are made one.
    -- Aelred of Rievaulx

    #Friendship #Ties #Spirit

  • There is something fearfully strengthening about cutting free even if the ties bandage the heart itself.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Heart #Cutting #Ties

  • We do not trust the goodwill of the U.S. They have cut the ties.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Trust #Cutting #Ties

  • 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

  • Love, marriage, divorce, infidelity... life was the same here as anywhere else, wasn't? She realized now wrong she'd been; the pali wasn't a headstone and Kalaupapa wasn't a grave. It was a community like any other, bound by ties deeper than most, and people here went to their deaths as people did anywhere: with great reluctance, dragging the messy jumble of their lives behind them.
    -- Alan Brennert

    #Divorce #Ties #People

  • But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people--first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Reflection #Destiny #Ties

  • No farmer-sportsman group is stronger than the ties of mutual confidence and enthusiasm which bind its members.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Ties #Stronger #Enthusiasm

  • The place is good. How good, one must have circumnavigated the globe to discover. Why not stay? Take root? But roots are chains. I have a terror of losing my freedom. Free, without ties, unpossessed by any possessions, free to do as one will, to go at a moment's notice wherever the fancy may suggest--it is good. But so is this place. Might it not be better? To gain freedom one sacrifices something [...] and all that these things and people signify. One sacrifices something--for a greater gain in knowledge, in understanding, in intensified living? I sometimes wonder.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Sacrifice #Ties #Roots

  • A lot of people want to not wear a tie when they go to a restaurant. They feel they don't have to wear a tie. I think it's kind of a statement they're making. I don't know what that statement is. I haven't quite figured that out yet.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Thinking #Ties #People

  • Boho to me is a first-year student who's just discovered the tie-dye shop.
    -- Alex Kapranos

    #Years #Ties #Boho

  • Hence, in a state of nature, no man had any moral power to deprive another of his life, limbs, property, or liberty; nor the least authority to command or exact obedience from him, except that which arose from the ties of consanguinity.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Ties #Liberty

  • The tie of language is perhaps the strongest and the most durable that can unite mankind.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Ties #Language #Mankind

  • Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Faith #Ties #People

  • We have new developing ties with Japan whom always supports our democratic process and economic development.
    -- Ali Abdullah Saleh

    #Japan #Ties #Support

  • Our relations with brothers in Gulf Cooperation council are good and developing, either bilateral relations or with the G.C.C itself, also we have good brotherly and solid ties with Saudi Arabia.
    -- Ali Abdullah Saleh

    #Brother #Ties #Arabia

  • There seems to be a peculiar and particular tie between men who have been drunk together.
    -- Alice Thomas Ellis

    #Drinking #Men #Ties

  • I love jokes that come out of nowhere. The ones where people look at the screen and go, What the Hell was that. As long as it somehow ties back into the story, somehow.
    -- Allen Covert

    #Ties #Long #People

  • Advertisers also know that humor can help bond us to their product.
    -- Allen Klein

    #Humor #Ties #Helping

  • Hale looked at Macey, who added, "Seven minutes since shots fired." "Kat what's the emergency response tie in Midtown Manhattan?" "Not long enough if they want a clean exit," she told him. Macey hadn't heard Kat's words, but she looked at Hale like she'd read his mind.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Ties #Long #Mind

  • Architecture is not merely national but clearly has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth.
    -- Alvar Aalto

    #Ties #Earth #Architecture

  • Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Ties #Debt #Financial

  • My art is the way I reestablish the bonds that tie me to the universe.
    -- Ana Mendieta

    #Art #Ties #Way

  • The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth, so that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Ties #Brotherhood #Age

  • The enactment of the Homestead Act would create the strongest tie between the citizen and the Government-he would with cheerfulness contribute his proportionable part of the taxes to defray the expenses of the political system under which he lived.
    -- Andrew Johnson

    #Ties #Government #Political

  • Gentlemen prefer bonds.
    -- Andrew Mellon

    #Ties #Gentleman #Preference

  • I've just done a commercial in the U.S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: 'You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?' I tell them I wouldn't do it unless I understood and had an interest.
    -- Anna Kournikova

    #Ties #Done #Stuff

  • The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine, or than any one can who has not felt how roughly they may be pulled without breaking.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Ties #Ties That Bind #May

  • As a matter of fact," the other voice went on, "if you do tie her up from time to time, or whip her just a little, and she begins to like it, that's no good either. You have to get past the pleasure stage, until you reach the stage of tears.
    -- Anne Desclos

    #Past #Voice #Ties

  • -You are on the verge of being truly mad. -No, not at all. Look at me. I can tie my shoelaces. See?
    -- Anne Rice

    #Ties #Mad #Looks

  • What does the artist do? He draws connections. He ties the invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the manifest cosmos.
    -- Anselm Kiefer

    #Artist #Ties #Beginnings And Ends

  • What does tamed mean? It's something that's been too often neglected. It means to create ties.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Mean #Ties #Doe

  • A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie and Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life.
    -- Antwone Fisher

    #Boys #Ties #Lessons

  • If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.
    -- Arthur Machen

    #Dream #Men #Ties

  • Acting can be so much fun that it's easy to forget that what you're doing is a job. But if I've got my tie on, I'm going to work.
    -- Ashton Kutcher

    #Jobs #Fun #Ties

  • I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That's what I do. I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #Ties #Singing #Age

  • One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Hands #Feet #Ties

  • If [people] place such things as friendship and family ties above their own productive work, yes, then they are immoral. Friendship, family life and human relationships are not primary in a man's life. A man who places others first, above his own creative work, is an emotional parasite.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Men #Emotional #Ties

  • We''ll build new ties of trade and of commerce, culture and education that unleash the potential of the Iraqi people.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Military #Ties #People

  • Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans.
    -- Barbara Jordan

    #Voice #Ties #People

  • Moderate Republicans are reverse Houdinis. They tie themselves up in knots and then tell you they can’t do anything because they’re tied up in knots.
    -- Barney Frank

    #Ties #Republican #Knots

  • Odd's fish, m'dear! The man can't even tie his own cravat!
    -- Baroness Orczy

    #Men #Ties #Odd

  • Baseball is just my job.
    -- Barry Bonds

    #Baseball #Jobs #Ties

  • I think everyone needs to be a role model, period.
    -- Barry Bonds

    #Thinking #Ties #Role Models

  • It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't.
    -- Barry Bonds

    #Ties #Talent

  • Those boos really motivate me to make something happen.
    -- Barry Bonds

    #Ties #Things Happen

  • I don't know what you guys say, but at home, life is way different from baseball.
    -- Barry Bonds

    #Baseball #Home #Ties

  • I like to be against the odds.
    -- Barry Bonds

    #Odds #Ties

  • Vee is my un-twin. She's green-eyed, milky blond, and a few pounds over curvy. I'm a smoky-eyed brunette with volumes of curly hair that holds its own against even the best flatiron. And I'm all legs, like a bar stool. But there is an invisible thread the ties us together; both of us swear that tie began long before birth. Both of us swear it will continue to hold for the rest of our lives.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Hair #Ties #Long

  • Matt and I have set a date. Matt and I will tie the knot New Years Day in the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts. Reserve your hotel rooms now. I will be having a gay marriage.
    -- Ben Affleck

    #New Year #Gay #Ties

  • I'm always keen to use my body in my work, so I'm looking forward to the motion capture for Smaug. Both Gollum and King Kong were primates, whereas I'm playing a serpent, so it'll be interesting - I'll have to tie my legs together, possibly, or else they'll be kind of splayed out to the side as a reptile's should be.
    -- Benedict Cumberbatch

    #Kings #Ties #Interesting

  • He who is unconscious of the ties which connect him with every individual of his species feels no obligation to make sacrifices for their welfare or happiness.
    -- Benjamin Robbins Curtis

    #Sacrifice #Ties #Welfare

  • That thorny path, those stormy skies, have drawn our spirits nearer; and rendered us, by sorrow's ties, each to the other dearer.
    -- Bernard Barton

    #Adversity #Sky #Ties

  • Your views are as narrow as your tie.
    -- Bernard Herrmann

    #Views #Ties

  • Problems occur when we tie our peace of mind to another's state of mind.
    -- Bill Crawford

    #Ties #Mind #Problem

  • You never want to tie your responsibility to another's irresponsibility.
    -- Bill Crawford

    #Responsibility #Ties #Want

  • My wife and I had an argument last week that was so stupid, that it bears repeating. My wife collects twist ties...welcome to my world.
    -- Bill Engvall

    #Stupid #Ties #Wife

  • Often dismissed or underestimated by political opponents, President Reagan had the most valuable weapon in the political arsenal: a bond with the people.
    -- Bill Jenkins

    #Ties #People #Political

  • We celebrate the birth of one who told us to give everything to the poor by giving each other motorized tie racks.
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Christmas #Ties #Giving

  • My father was a very good Boy Scout. He was very skilled with knots, and he showed me how to tie a bow tie.
    -- Bill Nye

    #Father #Boys #Ties

  • I feel so bad about my MBE now that I am going to tie it around my cat.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Cat #Ties #England

  • All they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with a rope and torture a confession out of it. They begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means.
    -- Billy Collins

    #Mean #Ties #Rope

  • I created Batman about 10 years before Ian Fleming created James Bond.
    -- Bob Kane

    #Years #Ties

  • A reporter's ability to keep the bond of confidentiality often enables him to learn the hidden or secret aspects of government.
    -- Bob Woodward

    #Government #Ties #Secret

  • It's extreme. The character comes back from the dead, and, at first he doesn't know where he is, how he got there.... How does that tie in with the physicality? I just didn't think he should be too healthy-looking, so I lost some weight for the role.
    -- Brandon Lee

    #Character #Thinking #Ties

  • But there is scant evidence to tie Saddam to terrorist organizations, and even less to the Sept. 11 attacks.
    -- Brent Scowcroft

    #Organization #Ties #Sept 11

  • My genes tie me to those that despised me.
    -- Brother Ali

    #Rap #Ties #Hip Hop

  • It's hard for the White House to regain momentum if the Congress is in disarray. It ties up the Republicans in Congress and limits their ability to execute any White House agenda.
    -- Calvin Jillson

    #White #Ties #House

  • The threats against democracy today are in general completely normal. They walk around in costume and tie.
    -- Carl B. Hamilton

    #Ties #Democracy #Costumes

  • The higher arithmetic presents us with an inexhaustible store of interesting truths - of truths, too, which are not isolated, but stand in a close internal connection, and between which, as our knowledge increases, we are continually discovering new and sometimes wholly unexpected ties.
    -- Carl Friedrich Gauss

    #Math #Ties #Interesting

  • Hope is an echo, hope ties itself yonder, yonder.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Hope #Echoes #Ties

  • I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot, with long drooping ends. I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors, poets, wearing this style of tie.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Ties #Long #Black

  • Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals, and to imagine that together we can do great things. In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible.
    -- Caroline Kennedy

    #Believe #Ties #Special

  • John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James Bond movies were the scores of my life back then.
    -- Carter Burwell

    #Hero #Ties #Score

  • I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before.
    -- Cat Stevens

    #Ties #Giving #Strings

  • The principle of subordination is the great bond of union and harmony through the universe.
    -- Catharine Beecher

    #Ties #Principles #Unions

  • In the world I lived in, the world of human people, there were ties and debts and consequences and good deeds. That was what bound people to society; maybe that was what constituted society. And I tried to live in my little niche in it the best way I could.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Ties #People #Littles

  • A movement starts because of the social habits of friendship and the strong ties between close acquaintances. It grows because of the habits of a community, and the weak ties that hold neighborhoods and clans together. And it endures because a movement's leaders give participants new habits that create a fresh sense of identity and a feeling of ownership.
    -- Charles Duhigg

    #Strong #Ties #Giving

  • I know of no realm of life that can provide more companionship in a lonely world or greater feelings of security and purpose in chaotic times than the close ties of a family.
    -- Charles R. Swindoll

    #Family #Lonely #Ties

  • God's children are God's children anywhere and everywhere, and shall be even unto the end. Nothing can sever that sacred tie, or divide us from his heart.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Children #Heart #Ties

  • That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
    -- Charlie Chaplin

    #Ties #Matter #Fixing

  • Just take them rascals [rapists, killers, child abusers] out in the swamp / Put 'em on their knees and tie 'em to a stump / Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest,
    -- Charlie Daniels

    #Children #Ties #Knees

  • I once hit Quentin on the head with my ball and chain.
    -- Chiaki Kuriyama

    #Ties #Balls #Chains

  • How was she to tie herself to a man without permitting him to imprison her? And was there some means of acquiring things without those things possessing her?
    -- Clarice Lispector

    #Mean #Men #Ties

  • I'm not a suit and tie kind of guy. I wear a suit once a year, for the Hall of Fame, or if I have to go to a funeral or something. It's just not me.
    -- CM Punk

    #Years #Ties #Funeral

  • Oh, that feels good! I don't know who invented ties and then insisted a man was only properly dressed when he wore one, but if I ever meet him, I'll strangle him with his own invention
    -- Colleen McCullough

    #Men #Ties #Feel Good

  • For we must be one thing or the other, an asset or a liability, the sinew in your wing to help you soar, or the chain to bind you to earth.
    -- Countee Cullen

    #Wings #Ties #Earth

  • In the earliest cultures any tie between the dancers is slight. In a higher level the choral dancers almost always touch one another and thus force themselves into the same stride and the same movement. The closer the contact, the stronger is the social character of the choral.
    -- Curt Sachs

    #Dance #Character #Ties

  • Of course, let us have peace, we cry, "but at the same time let us have normalcy, let us lose nothing, let our lives stand intact, let us know neither prison nor ill repute nor disruption of ties ... " There is no peace because there are no peacemakers. There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison, and death in its wake.
    -- Daniel Berrigan

    #War #Ties #Curiosity

  • It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought, 'Why not?'
    -- Daniel Craig

    #Responsibility #Opportunity #Ties

  • Desire, liberated from its ties to the ego, realizes that it has no other aspiration than the fullness of Mahamudra and, as it sees in the same impulse that this plenitude is innate and limitless, it no longer aspires to any realization whatsoever. There is no longer anything but intimate vibration, continuous sacred tremoring, and the absence of localization in time and space.
    -- Daniel Odier

    #Space #Ties #Ego

  • But that's not enough: To maintain energy security, one needs a supply system that provides a buffer against shocks. It needs large, flexible markets. And it's important to acknowledge the fact that the entire energy supply chain needs to be protected.
    -- Daniel Yergin

    #Ties #Important #Energy

  • Music is still the one thing that ties people together. People can come together from all different religions, walks of life, colours, creeds and enjoy the same song. That's still the most incredible thing to me about performing live.
    -- Dave Gahan

    #Song #Ties #People

  • Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us. Society is stronger when we make vows to each other and we support each other. I don't support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative.
    -- David Cameron

    #Believe #Gay #Ties

  • We borrowed money, it helped us with bonds and what not, and the Federal Government backed it, but it was a guarantee, it was not a grant. And we not only paid it off, but we paid it off ahead of time.
    -- David Dinkins

    #Government #Ties #Guarantees

  • Your socks should match your tie
    -- David G. Hartwell

    #Ties #Should #Sock