Wrecks quotes

  • I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hope #Country #Wrecks

  • I came to explore the wreck.
    -- Adrienne Rich


  • You possess only whatever will not be lost in a ship wreck.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Wrecks

  • Tory plans to cut 'further and faster' would wreck recovery and roll back Labour's many successes.
    -- Alistair Darling

    #Recovery #Cutting #Wrecks

  • Bowman turned his back on her and began to search the place methodically and exhaustively. When one searches any place, be it a gypsy caravan or a baronial mansion, methodically and exhaustively, one has to wreck it completely in the process.So, in a orderly and systematic fashion, Bowman set about reducing Czerda's caravan to a total ruin.
    -- Alistair Maclean

    #Fashion #Wrecks #Systematic

  • money-making is like a god possessing a priest. He never will leave you, until he has occupied you, wholly changed the order of your being, and seared you through and up and down. Then only would he eventually leave you, but nothing of you except an exhausted wreck, lying prone and wondering who are you.
    -- Ama Ata Aidoo

    #Lying #Order #Wrecks

  • Values will be adjusted, and enterprising people will pick up the wrecks from less competent people.
    -- Andrew Mellon

    #People #Wrecks #Values

  • Follow your passion. Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck yourself.
    -- Andy Cohen

    #Being Yourself #Passion #Wrecks

  • There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Girl #Wrecks #Shade

  • Sometimes when you're with somebody, and all their stuff is at your house, it's so hard to break up with them. You don't know what they're going to wreck and destroy.
    -- Bam Margera

    #House #Wrecks #Stuff

  • If it's wrong to wreck the planet, it's wrong to profit from the wreckage.
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Wrecks #Wreckage #Profit

  • My lifes a wreck, and I love it.
    -- Bo Bice


  • If you were a pretty boy pop singer, it would wreck you, growing older
    -- Bob Geldof

    #Boys #Growing #Wrecks

  • Other bands wanted to wreck hotel rooms; Roxy Music wanted to redecorate them.
    -- Bryan Ferry

    #Band #Wrecks #Rooms

  • Novel writing wrecks homes.
    -- C. S. Forester

    #Home #Writing #Wrecks

  • We grew up with all the Fat Wreck Records and all the Epitaph bands, that era. We mixed it up together. We were never purists of being just pop or just pop-punk. We always wanted to blend everything that we love.
    -- Chuck Comeau

    #Together #Wrecks #Eras

  • Inside every lawyer is the wreck of a poet.
    -- Clarence Darrow

    #Wrecks #Lawyer #Poet

  • Train wreck, extremely fast train, but usually ends up derailed somehow,
    -- Clint Bowyer

    #Wrecks #Ends #Train

  • I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop But if baby I'm the bottom, you're the top.
    -- Cole Porter

    #Baby #Wrecks #Checks

  • I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck.
    -- Corey Haim

    #Wrecks #Nervous #Hell

  • The psychologist, Paul Rozin, an expert on disgust, observed that a single cockroach will completely wreck the appeal of a bowl of cherries, but a cherry will do nothing at all for a bowl of cockroaches.
    -- Daniel Kahneman

    #Cockroaches #Experts #Wrecks

  • It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it.
    -- David R. Brower

    #Environmental #Energy #Wrecks

  • Do not sit next to my mother when she is watching one of her children compete because you will have fingernails down your back. She is a nervous wreck.
    -- Diana Lopez

    #Mother #Children #Wrecks

  • You shall not pile, with servile toil, Your monuments upon my breast, Nor yet within the common soil Lay down the wreck of power to rest . . .
    -- Edward Everett

    #Toil #Wrecks #Soil

  • When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experiences of nearly forty years at sea, I merely say uneventful. I have never been in an accident of any sort worth speaking about....I never saw a wreck and have never been wrecked, nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.
    -- Edward Smith

    #Years #Sea #Wrecks

  • People love to watch a train wreck, I suppose.
    -- Ellen Pompeo

    #People #Watches #Wrecks

  • People are beautiful wrecks.
    -- Emilio Estevez

    #Beautiful #People #Wrecks

  • You know, we have a fiscal train wreck before us. And unless we act, and act deliberately, we're not going to enable our kids to have what we have. It's plain and simple as that.
    -- Eric Cantor

    #Kids #Simple #Wrecks

  • Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins.
    -- Eric Liddell

    #Wrecks #May #Ruins

  • It is only what is written upon the soul of man that will survive the wreck of time.
    -- Francis James Grimke

    #Men #Soul #Wrecks

  • We're always going to be a society that's going to slow down and look at the wreck on the side if the road if there is one. We're always going to do that because it's still fascinating and it's human nature.
    -- George Clooney

    #Looks #Wrecks #Down And

  • I'm just going to crumble like a wreck. I'll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe! jump of a bridge.
    -- Gordon Strachan

    #Home #Bridges #Wrecks

  • Screw the dialogue, let's wreck some cars.
    -- Hal Needham

    #Bad Ass #Car #Wrecks

  • Every new medium has, within a short time of its introduction, been condemned as a threat to young people. Pulp novels would destroy their morals, TV would wreck their eyesight, video games would make them violent.
    -- Hanna Rosin

    #Games #People #Wrecks

  • Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I'm always in Africa... And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere.
    -- Harry Belafonte

    #Wall #Wrecks #Oppression

  • It rolls in grandeur lone-- The stream of Time; And on its shores lie strown The wrecks of every clime.
    -- Harvey Rice

    #Time #Lying #Wrecks

  • Nor deem the irrevocable Past As wholly wasted, wholly vain, If, rising on its wrecks, at last To something nobler we attain.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Past #Rising #Wrecks

  • And in the wreck of noble lives Something immortal still survives.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Noble #Wrecks #Immortality

  • Such was the wreck of the Hesperus, In the midnight and the snow! Christ save us all from a death like this, On the reef of Norman's Woe!
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Snow #Midnight #Wrecks

  • A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track-an inch between wreck and smooth-rolling prosperity.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Hope #Track #Wrecks

  • Certain shades of limelight wreck a girl's complexion.
    -- Holly Golightly

    #Girl #Wrecks #Shade

  • We’re vampires,” he said. “Not fairies.” “Sometimes I’m not so sure about that. You see that study your king hangs out in?” “He’s nearly blind.” “Which explains why he hasn’t hanged himself in that pastel train wreck.” “I thought you were bitching about the gloom-and-doom decorating?” “I free-associate.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Kings #Vampire #Wrecks

  • I can't afford to die. It would wreck my image.
    -- Jack LaLanne


  • Before I got in the car, I was puking all over the place and on the grid. I was just a shaking wreck.
    -- James Hunt

    #Car #Wrecks #Grids

  • I have to admit that I was a little nervous when I showed up for my first official 'Wreck-It Ralph' recording session.
    -- Jane Lynch

    #Wrecks #Littles #Firsts

  • There's conflict on every continent, the poverty rate is increasing, the environment's a wreck, and I'm not supposed to be affected?
    -- Janet Tashjian

    #Wrecks #Poverty #Conflict

  • Her vice takes hold of her again, but she still refrains until some moment when, gnawed by some hideous caprice, she comes aground like a mournful wreck ruined by lust, in the midst of her own banal, perfidious pollution.
    -- Jean Lorrain

    #Lust #Vices #Wrecks

  • Did you really think I'd ceased to care? Kitten, I care so much it wrecks me.
    -- Jeaniene Frost

    #Thinking #Care #Wrecks

  • You don't have to be a wreck. You don't have to be sick. One's aim in life should be to die in good health. Just like a candle that burns out.
    -- Jeanne Moreau

    #Sick #Wrecks #Good Health

  • I saw the wreck on TV in the hauler when I was getting dressed to leave. I thought, 'Oh, he'll be fine.' It didn't look like that type of an accident. I remember walking to the bus lot, seeing Teresa walk by. She definitely had a look on her face that I had not seen on her face before.
    -- Jeff Gordon

    #Looks #Wrecks #Faces

  • It's amazing what storms your face can hide, what terrible wrecks can writhe and heave beneath, without one ripple on the surface.
    -- Jenny Valentine

    #Storm #Wrecks #Faces

  • Intimate or drastic elements in the work of others are untouchable and should not be commented upon even in their absence. Private conflicts, quarrels, sentiments, animosities are unavoidable in any human group. It is our duty towards creation to keep these in check in so far as they might deform and wreck the work process.
    -- Jerzy Grotowski

    #Elements #Wrecks #Might

  • Molly was committing dinner by that time, aided and abetted by Sanya, who seemed to take some kind of grim Russian delight in watching train wrecks in progress.
    -- Jim Butcher

    #Progress #Delight #Wrecks

  • In the cross of Christ I glory,Towering o'er the wrecks of time;All the light of sacred storyGathers round its head sublime.
    -- John Bowring

    #Light #Sublime #Wrecks

  • The very same British and American families who had combined to wreck the Indian textile industry in the promotion of the opium trade [...] combined to make the trade, a valuable source of revenue. In 1864 they joined forces to create causes for war and to promote the terrible War Between the States, also known as the American Civil War.
    -- John Coleman

    #War #Textiles #Wrecks

  • Rhyme is the rock on which thou art to wreck.
    -- John Dryden

    #Art #Rocks #Wrecks

  • We taped all this and then got it transcribed and picked the best lines or ideas or ways to take a scene. I've done that many times, and it can improve the script but also wreck a perfectly good scene.
    -- John Schlesinger

    #Ideas #Done #Wrecks

  • Don’t wreck my reputation / Let me wreck my own
    -- Kacey Musgraves

    #Wrecks #Reputation #Let Me

  • I get it," said Link. "Even if it wrecks everything, even if you know you're gonna get busted, sometimes you gotta do it anyway." "Something like that.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Links #Wrecks #Sometimes

  • I drank a lot when I was a teenager and I don't drink any more, because that's when I thought, you know, I'm gonna end up a car wreck.
    -- Kristin Davis

    #Teenager #Car #Wrecks

  • I did a film once that I was killed in. It was a painful, horrifying day. It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting, but I was a wreck otherwise.
    -- Leslie Easterbrook

    #Pain #Acting #Wrecks

  • Most people are one car wreck away from needing somebody's help. So, I don't take anything for granted much anymore.
    -- Lindsey Graham

    #People #Car #Wrecks

  • ... swept into the giddy vortex which keeps so many young people revolving aimlessly, till they go down or are cast upon the shore, wrecks of what they might have been
    -- Louisa May Alcott

    #People #Vortex #Wrecks

  • The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset, a wreck.
    -- Lynda Barry

    #Upset #Wrecks #Effortless

  • I just see a huge train wreck coming down. You and I have discussed this many times, and I don't see any results yet.
    -- Max Baucus

    #Memorable #Wrecks #Results

  • ...after all, who isn't a survivor from the wreck of childhood?
    -- Nicole Krauss

    #Childhood #Domestic Violence #Wrecks

  • You may often have to watch Jesus Christ wreck a life before He saves it.
    -- Oswald Chambers

    #Jesus #Watches #Wrecks

  • I'm attracted to creative people and train wrecks, and there's no shortage of that in Los Angeles.
    -- Pete Wentz

    #People #Creative #Wrecks

  • Writing turns you into somebody who's always wrong. the illusion that you may get it right someday is the perversity that draws you on. What else could? As pathological phenomena go, it doesn't completely wreck your life.
    -- Philip Roth

    #Writing #Wrecks #May

  • Why would I spend $5 billion for something in order to wreck it?
    -- Rupert Murdoch

    #Order #Wrecks #Billions

  • For too long, we’ve called unbelievers to “invite Jesus into your life.” Jesus doesn’t want to be in your life. Your life is a wreck. Jesus calls you into his life. And his life isn’t boring or purposeless or static. It’s wild and exhilarating and unpredictable.
    -- Russell D. Moore

    #Jesus #Long #Wrecks

  • Too often, the person who wrecks our work is us.
    -- Seth Godin

    #Wrecks #Persons

  • I'm standing here, holding a half a lemon in my hand. I'm speechless, I'm excited . . . I'm a wreck. Caleb wants to be where I am.
    -- Simone Elkeles

    #Hands #Half #Wrecks

  • Pass the pub that wrecks your body And the church, all they want is your money
    -- Steven Morrissey

    #Church #Wrecks #Want

  • I was a scared kid... I think I was born a nervous wreck, and I think movies were one way to find a way transferring my own private horrors to everyone else's lives. It was less of an escape and more of an exorcism.
    -- Steven Spielberg

    #Kids #Thinking #Wrecks

  • Marriage wrecks any decent relationship.
    -- Susan Straight

    #Wrecks #Decent

  • You can wreck your future running from your past.
    -- T. D. Jakes

    #Running #Past #Wrecks

  • Some people are little Chernobyls, shimmering with silent, spreading poison: get anywhere near them and every breath you take will wreck you from the inside out.
    -- Tana French

    #People #Wrecks #Littles

  • Anti-social behaviour still blights lives, wrecks communities and provides a pathway to criminality.
    -- Theresa May

    #Community #Behaviour #Wrecks

  • This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.
    -- Thomas Moore

    #Heaven #Brain #Wrecks

  • I have to go to her, Lucan. For my own sanity, if nothing else. If I stay here, I'm not sure what good I'd be, to tell you the truth. She's the only thing that's held me together in a very long time. I'm a wreck for this woman, my friend. She owns me now." - Rio
    -- Tina St. John

    #Long #Together #Wrecks

  • Check thyself before thy wreck thyself.
    -- Tyler Oakley

    #Wrecks #Checks #Thyself

  • I look a hundred and weigh 110 - you won't love me when you see the wreck England has made me.
    -- Wallis Simpson

    #Looks #Wrecks #England

  • I'm just a survivor from the train wreck of the modern world.
    -- Walter Mosley

    #World #Wrecks #Survivor

  • Why did the generals who have been so ready to term me a complaisant and incompetent yes-man fail to secure my removal? Was that all that difficult? No, that wasn't it; the truth was that nobody would have been ready to replace me, because each one knew that he would end up just as much a wreck as I.
    -- Wilhelm Keitel

    #Men #Wrecks #Failing

  • Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
    -- William Allen White

    #Men #World #Wrecks

  • The wrecks of slavery are fast growing a fungus crop of sentiment.
    -- William Dean Howells

    #Slavery #Wrecks #Growing

  • Usury once in control will wreck the nation.
    -- William Lyon Mackenzie King

    #Wrecks #Usury

  • I'm a nervous wreck. If it's a 20-day shoot, at lunchtime on the first day, I'm thinking "Only 19 and a half days to go... I can make it!"
    -- Guy Maddin

    #Thinking #Half #Wrecks

  • I am a Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech.
    -- Mark Zupan

    #Rambling #Wrecks #Georgia

  • I was already a wreck when I went in, and prison nearly destroyed what little was left of me. I was worse when I came out than I was when I went in, and was not positively changed in any way.
    -- Patricia McConnell

    #Wrecks #Littles #Way