Lines Quotes

Lines Quotes by Ken Blanchard, Martin Fowler, Kelis, John Jeremiah Sullivan, E. L. Doctorow, Tony Shalhoub and many others.

If we want people on the front lines of companies to be

If we want people on the front lines of companies to be responsible for making good business decisions, they must have the same information that managers use to make good business decisions.
Ken Blanchard
Never in the annals of software engineering was so much owed by so many to so few lines of code
Martin Fowler
I love lifestyle stuff, I love housewares. I’m really a homebody, honestly. Anything to do with my kitchen, or my house, I’m all about it. I’m working on a sauce line, so that’s kind of exciting. I’m a saucier.
This is why you can never reason true Christians out of the faith. It’s not, as the adage has it, because they were never reasoned into it – many were – it’s that faith is a logical door which locks behind you. What looks like a line of thought is steadily warping.
John Jeremiah Sullivan
Implications of treason are fed like cubes of sugar to the twelve-headed animal which is justice. In … opening remarks. In the way questions are asked. In support of lines of questioning where cases of treason are cited and the Judge endorses the relevance of the citation.
E. L. Doctorow
‘Quick Change’ was my first real movie. It was an interesting audition process because there were no lines in the script. Bill Murray’s character would say something, and Geena Davis and Randy Quaid would say something, and then it would just say, ‘The cabbie speaks.’ How do you audition for that?
Tony Shalhoub
I am a fan of overdoing something, but not running it into the ground. They are complete opposites with only a fine line separating them.
Criss Jami
Nashville used to have more integrity than just looking at the bottom line.
Crystal Gayle
One of the great privileges of having grown up in a middle-class literary English household, but having gone to school in the front lines in Southeast London, was that I became half-street-urchin and half-good-boy at home. I knew that dichotomy was possible.
Daniel Day-Lewis
I don’t believe that the ultimate theory will come by steady work along existing lines. We need something new. We can’t predict what that will be or when we will find it because if we knew that, we would have found it already!
Stephen Hawking
Ultimately there is no dividing line between Main Street and Wall Street. We will rise or we will fall together as one nation.
Barack Obama
The Negro cannot stand the present reactionary tendencies and unreasoning drawing of the color line indefinitely without discouragement and retrogression. And the condition of the Negro is ever the cause for further discrimination.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I feel like I walk a very fine line between wanting someone to be open and vulnerable and honest with me and the listeners, but not wanting anyone to ever feel like I’m exploiting them.
Alison Rosen
I’m trying to buy a house and set some sense of roots because otherwise you’re constantly chasing one job after another, and you look back and you’ve had all these very extraordinary experiences with extraordinary people, but there’s not a line of continuity to it.
Eddie Redmayne
Profan’d the God-given strength, and marr’d the lofty line.
Walter Scott
We created a line of pet food called Nutrish that’s made to human standards, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to animal rescue. One of our top-tier donors is the ASPCA, and they help us challenge animal shelters all across the country to get more animals placed in homes.
Rachael Ray
Part of walking the line as showrunner is trying to please people and still be true to what you believe creatively.
Billy Lawrence
I’ve been beating my head all day long on the same six lines.
Tracy K. Smith
Knowledge has its boundary line, where it abuts on ignorance; on the outside of that boundary line are ignorance and miracles; on the inside of it are science and no miracles.
Horace Mann
The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.
Saul Steinberg
Look at Allen Ginsberg. In poems like ‘Kaddish’ and ‘Howl,’ you can hear a cantor between the lines. It’s fully alive, and I think that’s what’s missing in modern poetry. It’s too dry and cerebral.
Derek Walcott
I’m an actor, learning lines and saying them in the right order.
James Nesbitt
Artists are people who create beauty. That’s the bottom line.
Wayne White
Songwriting and poetry are so commonly birthed from underdogs because one can make even the ugliest situations admirable, or more beautiful than the beautiful situations – they are the most graceful media in which the lines of society are distorted.
Criss Jami
I’d love to get into one of Tyler Perry’s movies – play a little role, have a little character. I don’t care. But more than two lines! More than two words!
Sharon Jones
I get insecure about a lot of things. In my line of work, unfortunately, your appearance is important, and I’m always like, “Am I going to the gym enough this month? Have I been taking care of myself?” I get insecure about things from time to time.
Jesse McCartney
Everyone’s showing their thong out the back of their jeans. But you shouldn’t wear any. You get a better line if you wear no knickers.
Victoria Beckham
Following straight lines shortens distances, and also life.
Antonio Porchia
I was surprised to find out there was a direct line from my palm to my, my, hootchie.
Charlaine Harris
I didn’t always walk that straight line. I’m not going to say that I’m an angel. But I made some right decisions along the way.
Marshall Faulk
Almost all countries have natural dividing lines, and when ethnic and religious partition occurs in one country, it’ll soon happen elsewhere.
Bashar al-Assad
I think that Malcolm X was envisioning, even while he was in the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist progressive strategy toward uniting black people across ideological, class lines, denominational religious lines, Christians, as well as Muslims, to build a strong movement for justice and for empowerment.
Manning Marable
There’s a fine line between thinking about somebody and thinking about not thinking about somebody, but I have the patience and the self-control to walk that line for hours – days, if I have to.
Jennifer Egan
Bing Crosby and I weren’t the types to go around kissing each other. We always had a light jab for each other. One of our stock lines used to be “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Bing, and there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for me.” And that’s the way we go through life – doing nothing for each other!
Bob Hope
I played Shah Rukh’s nephew in ‘English Babu Desi Mem,’ which was my last assignment as a child actor. I was about eleven then. He’s one of the best actors I have ever worked with. He really helped me with my lines and expressions. He’s such an inspiration.
Sunny Singh
Don’t write stage directions. If it is not apparent what the character is trying to accomplish by saying the line, tell us how the character said it or whether or not she moved to the couch isn’t going to aid the case.
David Mamet
Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.
Carrie Fisher
The bottom line is that my life has already almost slipped away from me. I have two choices: I can end it or I can fight like hell to save it.
Martha Manning
God plants His saints in the most useless places. We say, ‘God intends me to be here because I am so useful.’ Jesus never estimated His life along the line of the greatest use. God puts His saints where they will glorify Him, and we are no judge at all of where that is.
Oswald Chambers
Live as a credible witness. If our actions don’t line up with the message we’re proclaiming, we risk losing our credibility.
David Jeremiah
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line, — the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.
W. E. B. Du Bois
As actors, we were fighting that tooth and nail because of fear, because language is a crutch and dialogue is a crutch, and it’s so easy to just have a great writer write you a line.
Charlize Theron
In the seventh grade, I was about to leave wearing a jumper, when my mom said she could see my panty line. So I just wore stockings. That day I broke my ankle, and the EMS cut my tights off. I got a full cast with no stockings on and no panties.
Gabourey Sidibe
There’s a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don’t cross that line, but I have a lot of confidence in myself.
Paul Pierce
The people in the front lines are my customers. I need to keep them happy. And, the best way to take care of your customers is to take care of your workers.
Paul Orfalea
The only thing I’m running for is the state line.
James Carville
Why did I walk so purposefully in a straight line? Where would it take me? He went round and round and we got there all the same.
Jeanette Winterson
My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely.
The effort to blur the lines between Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib reflects a deep misunderstanding about the different legal regimes that apply to Iraq and the war against al Qaeda.
John Yoo
Definitely as an actor, the experience you have, at least I’m talking for me, my experience as an actor is you go to the set and know what you’re going to do, know your lines, you rehearse, you do your scene, you go back home. As a producer, for the first time I saw the whole picture in a completely different way.
Rodrigo Santoro
In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are: if you cannot create harmony – even vicious harmony – on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete.
Jim Mattis
Changes are required as far as scripts are concerned. People need to open up and experiment in story lines. But we don’t have good script writers, producers or directors. The Punjabi industry lacks cinema knowledge and professionalism. It is the saddest part.
Gurpreet Ghuggi
If you find my aggressive and dominating play dirty, then that’s your opinion. But I would assume most people want someone who is going to do anything and everything within the lines to win for their team, because I know I would.
Ndamukong Suh
If you just breathe, and go slower, you will have enough energy. It’s really important because there are people who wait in line, and your work has changed their lives. You will need to listen to them because they are also going to feed you and give you confirmation of the prayer you asked before you spoke.
Sandra Cisneros
My first job after drama school was with Stanley Kubrick. It was only a few lines in ‘A Clockwork Orange’, but I was working with a master of cinema.
Carol Drinkwater
The key statistic is still to get to the foul line.
Dean Smith
Well, all across the country, this is kind of sad, unemployment offices are swamped with people waiting to file for unemployment insurance. It’s gotten so bad that the offices are overwhelmed and can’t function. I got an idea. Why don’t you hire more people? They’re right there in line. Speed this whole thing up!
Jay Leno
The reporter wrote with the hope that he would get a by-line in the Times, a testimony to his being alive on that day and all the tomorrows of microfilm
Gay Talese
It is not enough to hold the line against the dark. It is your responsibility to lead into the light. People don’t like the light–it reveals too much. But hand in hand with the creative artist, you can lead people into the wisdom that is known to all other animals: simply, that it is the dark we have to fear.
Edward Albee
I’m not designing clothes for someone who is doing lines of coke off the table, like I was when I was at Gucci and Saint Laurent
Tom Ford
Read between the lines and free your mind
Immortal Technique
It has been observed that the height of a man from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot is equal to the distance between the tips of the middle fingers of the two hands when extended in a straight line.
Pliny the Elder
Never had much faith in love or miracles, Never wanna put my heart on the line
Bruno Mars
The secret of high finance…if you really need a loan, you won’t qualify. And if you don’t need a loan, all the lenders will line up to give you money.
Joanne Fluke
I am used to being on tours with people who are fantastic performers and I respect them and I love their music. But the bottom line is they got the vision for what we are trying to do.
Queen Latifah
The 19 hijackers that came over here to commit the attack on Sept. 11, there were those that were at the bottom of the line. There were those who were the principal conspirators. There were those who were the pilot. Everybody has a role.
Robert Mueller
There’s nothing more difficult than a line.
Pablo Picasso
Teachers literally break down at the thought that if their students have a bad a test day, their job is on the line.
Raheem Jarbo
I’d love to do a fashion label in the future. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about maybe making a line of little dresses, so maybe one day.
Georgia May Jagger
I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist – got a T-1 line to my house. At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area hosted from this house here.
Andy Hertzfeld
What is art but the life upon the larger scale, the higher. When, graduating up in a spiral line of still expanding and ascending gyres, it pushes toward the intense significance of all things, hungry for the infinite?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.
Shonda Rhimes
I like to see the difference between good and evil as kind of like the foul line at a baseball game. It’s very thin, it’s made of something very flimsy like lime, and if you cross it, it really starts to blur where fair becomes foul and foul becomes fair.
Harlan Coben
For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
Ralph Nader
The year after I graduated college I had a job in a library. When people underlined passages in the library books, or made notes in the margins, the books were sent to me. I erased the lines and the notes. Yes, that was my job.
Lev Grossman
Because I’ve been making music and releasing it for so long, I’ve got that production-line thing in my brain: I can’t do anything new until the last one’s out.
Aphex Twin
Boundary, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another.
Ambrose Bierce
At the current $5.15 an hour, the federal minimum wage has become a poverty wage. A full-time worker with one child lives below the official poverty line.
Bernie Sanders
If you look at the offense like a fancy car, the offensive line is the engine. Even though we might have nice spinners and nice rims and tinted windows and some neat paint job, it doesn’t mean crap without the engine. If the engine’s not working, the car might look like a pretty nice car, but it’s a piece of crap.
Mike Tice
I’ve always liked doubles. When you scald the ball on a line to the gap, I think that’s about as close to a perfect swing as you can get.
Lance Berkman
Neither an assembly line nor a stock market nor an oil well did it, simply what came from one small skull and that one right hand.
Ilka Chase
I was a hard worker, and I always knew my lines.
Diane Cilento
A line is length without breadth.
These men were very much in the minority, but of course, being the ‘Elect’, they expected to be in a minority – the party of redemption. In fact they glorified in the slightness of their numbers, the self-purifying troop of Gideon’s army… stormtroopers in the front line of the Reformation.
Simon Schama
Psychologically, you learn the values that are inherent in the dialogue, and you learn to apply it to the way you read the lines. That’s acting. You’re not yourself saying those lines, you’re somebody else.
Angela Lansbury
You can see the latest dumbness as just the end of a long line of dumbnesses that have been taking place for thousands of years.
J. B. Handelsman
Somewhere along the line, I conditioned myself to be a quick thinker. I take a step back and try to assess the situation, then make the best decision possible at the moment.
Jonathan Sadowski
Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears
Moist it again, and frame some feeling line
That may discover such integrity.
William Shakespeare
Cognitive science is a rapidly developing area, so it could be that there are some surprises around the corner. That does seem to be kind of where the trend line is leading.
Louis Menand
A government does not desire its powers to be strictly defined, but the subjects require the line to be drawn with increasing precision.
Lord Acton
With ‘Captain America,’ you might have three lines of dialogue the whole day. And there are just a million angles and a million set-ups, and it’s tedious.
Chris Evans
Even if I believed there was a real Jesus, I wouldn’t fall for that line of hogwash. The “Virgin” Mary should get a posthumous medal for telling the biggest goddamn lie that was ever told. Anybody who believes that will believe that the moon is made out of green cheese.
Madalyn Murray O’Hair
My mind is stuffed with quotes. Lines, couplets, paragraphs, stanzas; Bessie Smith, Stevie Smith, Tin Pan Alley, rock and roll. They tease or lead or hurl me into a dream space of jostling languages that I need to bask in each day in order to write.
Margo Jefferson
I’m pursuing soundtrack work in the southern California area and down the line I plan to make a moody, intense acoustic album. Not all acoustic, but an acoustic – oriented guitar record that I’ve already written most of the material for.
Ronnie Montrose
It’s very important to write things down instantly, or you can lose the way you were thinking out a line. I have a rule that if I wake up at 3 in the morning and think of something, I write it down. I can’t wait until morning – it’ll be gone.
Mary Oliver
There will never be a successful person who, before performing a task, has doubts. Negative thoughts arise from recognizing that somewhere along the line your level of commitment has dropped below 100 percent. The winner will always be the person with the fewest doubts.
Nicole Haislett
The Twenties outfits are all about freedom and loose, flowing lines, whereas in ‘Cinderella,’ I had to wear corsets and big huge skirts.
Lily James
The measure of greatness in a scientific idea is the extent to which it stimulates thought and opens up new lines of research.
Paul Dirac
When you think of me as a football player, I would like for people to think that I put it on the line every time. Good or bad, win or lose, I put it on the line.
Joe Greene
We studied the light source in the direction of the magnetic force, we perforated the poles of the magnet; but even in the direction of the magnetic lines of force we found that our result was confirmed.
Pieter Zeeman
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
Antonio Gaudi
Raising a child is very much like building a skyscraper. If the first few stories are slightly out of line. no one will notice. But when the building is 18 or 20 stories high, everyone will see that it tilts.
Jim Bishop
It’s funny, you know – time does travel pretty quickly, and I do have good friends, and the further away I go from them in location, it matters that I keep on the same line and the same groove that I had and preserve that groove with people who I see seldom.
Robert Plant
War is not for winning, Masha,” sighed Koschei, reading the tracks of supply lines, of pincer strategies, over her shoulder. “It is for surviving.
Catherynne M. Valente
If you’re stuck in traffic, call a friend or listen to a favorite podcast. If you’re waiting in a long line, make friends with a person in line with you. There are lots of ways we can change the vibe.
Gabrielle Bernstein
On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians, or rather if Australians were as separate from any other nation as Australia from any other land, there would be no jealousy between them on England’s account.
Henry Lawson
Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn’t had an audience, and lines to speak?
Jean Genet
Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don’t try selling sunshine and light – you’ll go broke.
Chuck Jones
I have a problem to do a collection that is a secondary line. I mean, you don’t want to be the stepsister. You want to be Cinderella. Show me one girl who wants to be the stepsister.
Alber Elbaz
Happiness is not about the trophy, or the finish line. It’s the journey. If you enjoy your journey, you can enjoy your life
Pharrell Williams
For me, language and how I use it are very important. I held back on doing a poetry book, walking the fine line between trying to be helpful and just putting more junk out there.
Sakyong Mipham
I’m referred to, I see, as ‘the biggest banker in modern publishing’. Now there’s a line that needed the celebrated Guardian proof-reading.
Terry Pratchett
But when the other end of the line picked up, it was his voicemail that answered, not the man himself. “I know how devastated you must be to miss me,” his cheery voice said, “but leave a message, and I’ll try to ease your agony as soon as possible.
Richelle Mead
You see, the thing is, if you don’t do anything to your face, and you get old, and you can stand up, and you can remember your lines, the work is there.
Judy Parfitt
Give me six lines written by the most honorable person alive, and I shall find enough in them to condemn them to the gallows.
Cardinal Richelieu
Most of all I like “bad” lines, that is those considered bad, in my opinion unjustly, by theory. The reason for the last quotation marks is that most so-called theory is only a collection of examples from master practice.
Bent Larsen
Boeing started a new line for their 787 Dreamliner, creating 1,000 new jobs in South Carolina, giving our state a shot in the arm when we truly needed it.
Nikki Haley
I don’t know where I’ll be crashing. I think that was my line.
Emily Robison
And I believe in having an administration that has clearly defined goals, objectives and time lines such that it and its people can be held accountable.
Erskine Bowles
You know, the finest line a man will walk is between success at work and success at home.
John Candy
How was I ever going to fight the blurring lines in our relationship when I enjoyed being with him so much?
Stephenie Meyer
I don’t want to give any lines to anybody because otherwise they come out like bricks from their mouths. The important thing is the meaning of the scene, not the words you use, and I prefer that you find your own words to express the scene.
Gaspar Noe
Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson, which takes wonder and magic out of the novel, treats not the past but the present.
Leslie Fiedler
I’m the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, ‘I’d rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.’
Tallulah Bankhead
Jimmy Connors likes the ball to come at him in a straight line, so that he can hit it back in another straight line. When it comes to him in a curve, he uses up half of his energy straightening it up again.
Clive James
So for me having that element of being able to be competitive wasn’t a problem. I’m very competitive. I thought if I could skate first, acting would come second. I could say my lines and then go do what I was saying. You don’t have to fake it, you’re not really acting.
John Robinson
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also happens to be the 10th richest person in America, with a personal fortune of some $18 billion, likes to pick a fight – especially fights where the line between good and evil is particularly stark.
Jeff Goodell
One of the lines from my books is about having respect for different minds, and if I had to have an epitaph at this point in my life, that would be it.
Daniel Tammet
No single decision you ever made has led in a straight line to where you find yourself now. You peeked down some roads and took a few steps before turning back. You followed some roads that came to a dead end and others that got lost at too many intersections. Ultimately, all roads are connected to all other roads.
Deepak Chopra
Drawing is the most direct and personal kind of graphic expression. Unlike painting, it doesn’t forgive. You put down your black line, and there it is – as inevitable as death.
Tomi Ungerer
Justice to others and to ourselves is the same; that we cannot define our duties by mathematical lines ruled by the square, but must fill with them the great circle traced by the compasses
Albert Pike
The famous Florentine elegance, which attracts tourists to the shops on Via Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova, is characterized by austerity of line, simplicity, economy of effect.
Mary McCarthy
There’s a spectrum of possibilities. You can underline the bass, or not at all. You can create something that is well-anchored or that is floating and never arriving. You can make a melodic line dominant or barely visible. The conducting gesture is akin to painting or sculpture.
Laurence Equilbey
A woman’s life revolves in curves of emotions. It is upon lines of intellect that a man’s life progresses.
Oscar Wilde
Once you’ve done the mental work, there comes a point you have to throw yourself into the action and put your heart on the line. That means not only being brave, but being compassionate towards yourself, your teammates and your opponents.
Phil Jackson
Acting is constricted because you have the lines. But I improvise with it and what I learn on the set. I improvise rhythms and just changes.
Anthony Hopkins
The gas-cylinders had by this time been put into position on the front line. A special order came round imposing severe penalties on anyone who used any word but “accessory” in speaking of the gas. This was to keep it secret, but the French civilians knew all about the scheme long before this.
Robert Graves
There’s a real careful line you have to walk there because your first job [therapist] is to create safety for the client to feel safe enough to turn their vision in towards themselves and their experience in the moment and to reveal things that usually carry a lot of shame or that kind of stuff around.
Kelly Carlin-McCall
I’ve never been someone to count lines, look at it that way.
James Badge Dale
The Chinese, on the other hand, were in the position of having an American military spy plane on a Chinese military base and they had their own internal problems to deal with. At first, the Chinese weren’t all that belligerent. They were just stalling to get their own bureaucracy in line.
Henry A. Kissinger
If you’re working with a producer like Rick Rubin or whatever, you sing each line probably 30 different ways. Each time they’re like, “Can you try it this way, can you try it that way?” That’s each line in the song, for each song.
Glenn Danzig
I don’t know, Sage. You threw yourself in the line of pepper spray for me. You must like me just a little bit.” “I— I figured it’d be a shame to ruin your pretty face,” I stammered.
Richelle Mead
I’m always writing ideas down and then I stick em in my pocket and put em in that folder so I don’t lose them. Like, somebody might say something, and I’ll go, oh that’s a good line, and that goes in the folder, too. It’s kind of an ongoing process for me.
Lucinda Williams
One line on the arm, one line on the heart. The bastards who stood by my side with two lines. They’ll be the hardest farewells I’ll have to make in my life and they’re the luckiest fortune I’ve met in my lifetime.
Choi Yoon-young
Only one military organization can hold and gain ground in war-a ground army supported by tactical aviation with supply lines guarded by the navy.
Omar N. Bradley
If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you’re doing what’s right for your loved one.
Eleanor Clift
What’s the Future? It’s a blank sheet of paper, and we draw lines on it, but sometimes our hand is held, and the lines we draw aren’t the lines we wanted.
John Marsden
I want to do voiceover for animation, so I am looking to do something along those lines. So, my agent is looking for something in that area, and I think that would be a lot of fun.
Brooke Elliott
I have great empathy for all the contestants that come on ‘Top Chef,’ whether they go home right away or they make it to the finish line. It’s a very vulnerable position they put themselves in and I feel for them.
Padma Lakshmi
…he seemed to approach the grave as an hyperbolic curve approaches a line, less directly as he got nearer, till it was doubtful if he would ever reach it at all.
Thomas Hardy
The composer must bear in mind that the radio listener does not hear music directly. He hears it only after the sound has passed through a microphone, amplifiers, transmission lines, radio transmitter, receiving set, and, finally, the loud speaker apparatus itself.
Raymond Scott
When I decided to launch my first knitwear line, it was because I saw a void in the basics category. The editors were always looking for cool, fashion-forward tees and sweaters. So that’s where I started.
Alexander Wang
Every time you step on the football field in between those lines you’re putting your life, your career, every single ligament in your body in jeopardy.
Robert Griffin III
I might’ve set out to write a particular song about a particular girl, but my experience will run out after four lines, so instead of getting obsessed with the girl, I write about the clothes I’m wearing.
Max Tundra
Why does anyone stay in an unhappy relationship? Because people do. They do it all the time. And the truth is, when you’re in it, when you’re up to your neck in the everyday part of life with another human being, sometimes you don’t exactly notice how bad things really are.
Sarah Dunn
Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either – but right through every human heart…
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I went back to China and did a movie in Mandarin, and I don’t speak Mandarin, so I learned it phonetically. Now, when I’m on set and somebody gives me English lines, I’m like, “Are you kidding? What’s happening? This is amazing!”
Maggie Q
People are always going to find fault with anything you do, any process that you’re a part of. The creative process means taking risks, I’ve taken risks and I’ve made mistakes, but the bottom line is, could anyone else have done any better ? I have to believe that what I created was worthwhile.
Zach Braff
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am all about money. I mean, just look how well my line of zodiac-inspired toe rings and homeopathic children’s medications are selling on Home Shopping Network.
Tina Fey
Never have so many been so high so often. When a Boston research group decided to compare the effects of marijuana on experienced and inexperienced users, it took them two months to line up nine student subjects who had never used marijuana.
Marilyn Ferguson
Crippled and crazy, we hobble toward the finish line, pen in hand.
Siri Hustvedt
India wants to help Nepal build highways (H), information highways (I) and transways – transmission lines (T).
Narendra Modi
There is a thin line between genius and insanity, and in Larry’s (MacPhail) case it was sometimes so thin you could see him drifting back and forth.
Leo Durocher
As you’re learning your lines and the character you’re playing, you’re going to make mistakes but I learned more about Shug Avery. I learned my lines, but everything had to be done quickly.
Heather Headley
When a film is good, the lines between single-screen and multiplex blur.
Abhay Deol
The great companies did not know that the line between hunger and anger is a thin line.
John Steinbeck
I was lazy. I would have been a hell of a lot better actress had I taken it more seriously. I never had the proper respect for acting. Quite often, I learned my lines on the way to the studio.
Ava Gardner
I’m a minimalist. I like things to look very clean, I like clean lines. I like everything to be tidy and have space.
Sebastian Clovis
I’m more likely to strike up a conversation with a stranger than to try any antic or pickup lines.
Clayton Snyder
[Roseanne Roseannadanna line:] It’s always something.
Gilda Radner
Crowds of questions stream through me like lines of people exiting a soccer ground or a concert. They push and shove and trip. Some make their way around. Some remain in their seats, waiting for their opportunity.
Markus Zusak
Czech Republics worst pick up line: What’s a nice place like this doing around a women like you?
Franz Wisner
The first line (of I Am The Walrus) was written on one acid trip one weekend. The second line was written on the next acid trip the next weekend, and it was filled in after I met Yoko.
John Lennon
We’ve seen the bankruptcy of many newspapers. We’ve seen a further erosion of the line between news and entertainment. But I do believe that there is reason to hope that over time we will see the higher-quality journalism rise to the surface.
Al Gore
There’s a quote from Hamlet that is my guide… He tells the players not to exaggerate but to hold a mirror up to nature. Don’t overdo it, don’t underdo it. Do it just on the line.
Andrew Wyeth
The long-run historical tendency of capitalism has not only been to increase real incomes more or less proportionately nearly all along the line, but to benefit the masses even more than the rich.
Henry Hazlitt
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.
Barack Obama
The line of lovelessness is not drawn between speaking and doing, but between speaking and doing in the truth, and speaking and doing in emptiness. Truth turns word-love into deed-love.
John Piper
It doesn’t matter what the income level of your family is, or if English is the first or second language. It makes no difference. The bottom line is that every child can be an academic champion, an academic champion and a superstar in academics.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela
The bottom line is we must get off our duff and make an effort to succeed. Trust me on this, when you see someone successful in any of the arts they have been willing to make an extra effort.
Jack White
I am one in a row of specimens. It’s when I try to flutter out of line that he hates me. I’m meant to be dead, pinned, always the same, always beautiful. He knows that part of my beauty is being alive. but it’s the dead me he wants. He wants me living-but-dead.
John Fowles
The rule I have when choosing films is the excitement factor, I need to feel excited about the story and whatever message the film has – only then do I sign on the dotted line.
Aamir Khan
Wit will shine Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.
John Dryden
I don’t really pursue writing songs for other people. I guess one of the things I always think about is a good line in a song should be something I can hear myself saying.
Craig Finn
The conundrum that I face on a daily basis is that I have two sons who have grown up watching ‘The Simpsons,’ so they know exactly what buttons to push. They know how Bart irritates Homer, and they use these lines against me to tell me that I’m not funny anymore.
Matt Groening
We need earmark reform, and when I’m President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.
Barack Obama
A drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
William Strunk, Jr.
Basically, global capitalism, basically to support it, or is it to be opposed? Is international order to be supported, or is it to be opposed? Republicans have taken a very clear line.
Mark Shields
It is security that I crave and money provides security. What is that old line about money? “Some is good, more is better and too much is just right.”
Neil Oliver
First I have a think, and then I put a line around it.
Roger Fry
Mrs. Teasdale calls for rescue and Firefly delivers the famous line to his cohorts as they rescue her: “Remember, you’re fighting for this woman’s honor, which is probably more than she ever did.”
Groucho Marx
Hillary Clinton is a disaster, folks. She has bad judgment. That was said by Bernie Sanders. He’s given me a lot of my best lines.
Donald Trump
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
Andrew Carnegie
The bottom line is that Dennis Brown is alive and well, and he’s got two lungs and they’re kicking and I’m still spitting out them notes.
Dennis Brown
Parents walk a fine line between discipline and grace – values have to hold even when circumstances change or call for compromise or compassion. It’s the ultimate challenge to be both firm and fluid, soft and strong, yielding yet rock solid.
Kristin Armstrong
The bottom line is that it’s better to run a workforce on security than insecurity.
Jared Bernstein
Walk the lines of nature’s palm crossed with silver and with gold.
Ian Anderson
Learning lines is my biggest challenge.
Tim Meadows
American travel writing is very healthy. I’m always flicking through the reviews and I see plenty of travel writing – and an impressive line up and continual demand.
John Gimlette
The bottom line is how do we best provide for the security of the traveling public in light of a determined enemy who is adept at constructing well-designed, well-concealed devices which would not show up in a walk-through metal detector? We’re trying to employ the best technology to identify any possible threat.
John S. Pistole
I have a line of clothing at J.C. Penney’s… and I’m lucky to be affiliated.
Diahann Carroll
By its very nature, hard-line ideology is self-serving and self-perpetuating; its primary goal is to survive – and that precludes everything.
Queen Rania of Jordan
It’s better not to try to learn all the lines by rote. It’s a very bad idea, in fact. You have to do it by using the process, and as I say, the process is to learn during rehearsals, and that’s how you’ll do it.
Angela Lansbury
There’s a line in the picture where he snarls, ‘Nobody tells me what to do.’ That’s exactly how I’ve felt all my life.
Marlon Brando
don’t mean to sound weird but I get so immersed in the source material when I’m working on a movie that I kind of lose the line between what I thought of and what was in the book.
Zack Snyder
We need to change society’s ordering principle from economic to humanitarian values, from money as the bottom line to love as the bottom line.
Marianne Williamson
If you criticize what you’re doing too early you’ll never write the first line.
Max Frisch
The beautiful simplicity of our faith is that it distills down to the exact same bottom line for both the brilliant theologian and the five-year-old child: love God and love each other – period.
Richard Stearns
We are generalists. You can’t draw neat lines around planet-wide problems. Planetology is a cut-and-fit science.
Frank Herbert
It was a compromise. There was a sense that I could write my own memoirs, and Larry [Grobel] would help me down the line, or maybe not, maybe he was too close to me.
Al Pacino
As you get older, you realize it’s work. It’s that fine line between love and companionship. But passionate love? I’d love to know how to make that last.
Tracey Ullman
Well you’ve got a job and I’ve heard it before, and you’re in the same line as Pussy Galore.
Steve Miller
I change guitars as they come and go. I have one I played for almost a decade, but I’ve put it away. It was the first McCarty. Now, I’m playing one I grabbed off the line. I’ve been playing it ever since.
Paul Reed Smith
Somewhere along the line, the pearl would be handed to me.
Jack Kerouac
never write a line you’d be ashamed to read at your own funeral.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I come from a line of self-motivated, determined folk – not grand, not high society, but no-nonsense, family-minded go-getters.
Bear Grylls
Those having the most time to devote to a line of endeavor usually become the most proficient.
George Ade
Do this. Don’t do that. Stay back in line. Where’s tax receipt? Fill out form. Let’s see license. Submit six copies. Exit only. No left turn. No right turn. Queue up and pay fine. Take back and get stamped. Drop dead— but first get permit.
Robert A. Heinlein
It had long been an ambition to find the line of force that might lead to the Holy Land in the time of Christ.
Stephen R. Lawhead
It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story – there’s a technical aspect.
Angela Bassett
I suppose I’ll be remembered as dull. Timid. No one ever knew me. People came. They went. I was kind, I think. Not sympathetic, but considerate of others. I always gave up my place in line. I loaned out pencils and paper, or let people take them from me. I never reported a sexual assault.
Julie Anne Peters
Aerial perspective has nothing to do with line, but concerns tones and colours, by the delicate manipulation of which an artist can suggest infinite distance.
Walter J. Phillips
Generally speaking, I’m a jeans, T-shirt and boots man but I do own an Armani suit, which gets a regular outing. It’s nothing fancy – just a classic, well-cut suit with clean lines and beautiful tailoring. It’s timeless and you can mix and match it with anything to dress up or dress down.
Matthew Rhys
…in place of the Old Bottom Line of money and power, a New Bottom Line of Love and Generosity is possible. People of all faiths need to shape a political and social movement that reaffirms the most generous, peace-oriented, social justice-committed, and loving truths of the spiritual heritage of the human race.
Michael Lerner
I could never toe the party line. I’d wear out the carpet crossing the floor.
Hazel McCallion
I remember going to Bob Preston’s dressing room because I was losing a laugh – as you do in a long run. He said, ‘Give me the script. That’s where you’re going off the road.’ That’s comedy. It’s never the line itself; it’s in the foundation.
Jeffrey Tambor
The maddest phenomenon in this wholly mad world – that the filming or wirelessing of an event, whether it is the Grand National or an attack in force on the Maginot Line, is held to be of more importance than the event itself.
James Agate
I’m kind of the boss. I could fire myself if I ever got out of line, and I can hire myself too which is a good thing. It gives me a responsibility to the financial realities.
Tony Krantz
Somewhere along the line you have to trust someone. You’ve just got to be clever enough to pick someone who’s smart and wholesome and worthy-and then just listen to what they say.
David Joyner
I can’t really sing and play live, because I can’t play bass efficiently and sing at the same time. If I concentrated on the vocals, I’d mess up the bass, and if I concentrated on the bass, I’d forget the lines.
Bill Wyman
Comic-Con has been an amazing experience. It’s overwhelming, I have to admit, because of the lines and the crowds.
Kunal Nayyar
Meanwhile, the minute you put on the dotted line your Sam Hancock – and before a notary – you’ll not only get the negative but Elsie makes a wonderful stuffed cabbage which we’ll include gratis a few portions but return the jars please.
Woody Allen
Heydrich, Eichmann, and company therefore invoke the usual trick of argument for breaking a true continuum that lacks a compelling point for separation: choose an arbitrary dividing line and then treat it as a self-evident law of nature.
Stephen Jay Gould
She (Rachel) pulled away and looked into his eyes. “Don’t give up.” “There goes my plan.” “I’m serious. Even if things look bad, find a way to win. Find it.” “You too,” Jason urged. “Within reason. Don’t try some huge Edomic command and blow yourself to pieces.” “There goes my plan.” “You stole my line.
Brandon Mull
When you’re in between the white lines, the game face is on. I was only focused on the task at hand – out, safe, ball, strike – leaving little time to think about how special a player, moment or game happened to be.
Doug Harvey
One of the reasons they [the Japanese] have bad eyesight is probably these microscopic characters [furigana] which have many lines and strokes to them.& We wonder why they went mad and bombed Pearl Harbor when they knew they couldn’t win. That [the Japanese language] would be a reason.
L. Ron Hubbard
I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
Ulysses S. Grant
Now you’ll have to wait for hours in line for medical care instead of immediately not getting any.
Stephen Colbert
I was emotionally and physically punched in the stomach. This is not a place where you go and deliver the lines and then you come back. It’s kind of a life-changing experience. But it can’t get better than this for any actor – this is like an opera.
Javier Bardem
It’s hard to get along with people. As much as you try to like them and accept them as individuals, it becomes difficult because they keep getting out of line and wasting your time.
Henry Rollins
The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, droughts and floods is in line with what climate scientists have been predicting for decades – and evidence is mounting that what’s happening is more severe than predicted, and will get far worse still if we fail to act.
David Suzuki
Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture.
Piet Mondrian
I’m on the third line. I’m a crasher. I know my role. I’m just trying to help. I’m not stupid enough to think I’m great out there.
Darcy Tucker
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Omar Khayyam
History is marked by alternating movements across the imaginary line that separates East from West in Eurasia.
Every society and religion has rules, for both have moral laws. And the essence of morality consists, as in art, of drawing the line somewhere.
Huston Smith
People wait in line to see me, saying there’s plenty of living to be done even if you have an HIV diagnosis. People say they are 10- or 15-year survivors and still moving forward.
Greg Louganis
What liberals mean by ‘goose-stepping’ or ‘ethnic cleansing’ is generally something along the lines of ‘eliminating taxpayer funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.’ But they can’t say that, or people would realize they’re crazy.
Ann Coulter
Hunting Bears is a complex song. A bear, as you know is another term for a chubby chaser. The guitar line is actually the sound of a fat man’s thighs rubbing together as he approaches another lardy male for a night of sexual deviance.
Thom Yorke
I prefer cash but so many places only take cards these days, it forces you down a line and I don’t like that.
Simon Weston
Yeah well I think her relationships with people become really clear, and I think they all make tons of sense in line with Ultron as well.
Elizabeth Olsen
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Laura Ramirez
The bottom line is down where it belongs – at the bottom.
Paul Hawken
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
Sydney Smith
There’s a thin line between collectivity and chaos.
Rita Mae Brown
I’d always wanted the show to be more reality based science fiction, something along the lines of The Day the Earth Stood Still, which I consider to be the classic science fiction film.
Gil Gerard
Urban America has been redlined. Government has not offered tax incentives for investment, as it has in a dozen foreign markets. Banks have redlined it. Industries have moved out, they’ve redlined it. Clearly, to break up the redlining process, there must be incentives to green-line with hedges against risk.
Jesse Jackson
When I was writing my first draft, and feeling grandiose, I e-mailed an artist/clothing designer I know and suggested we collaborate on a fashion line inspired by the outfits my characters wore. I regret that we never did that.
Heidi Julavits
Unless the story line carries the scenes, the scenes don’t really mean anything.
George Cukor
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
Lois Wyse
Yon grey lines
That fret the clouds are messengers of day.
William Shakespeare
The real actor – like any real artistj- has a direct line to the collective heart.
Bette Davis
Do the work. Create the character, don’t wing it and don’t hope for an award or the Red Carpet. At the end of day the people who stay in the line the longest are the people who are good.
Viola Davis
Despite his consistent party-line voting record, some independents and Democrats still think of Senator McCain as the most palatable, independent-minded Republican. But this is the sort of empty compliment a friend of mine once compared to being called “the coolest Osmond.
Sarah Vowell
I do a lot of things wrong. I lose my temper, and I hate waiting in line, but do I take drugs? No.
Debbie Reynolds
For a mile up and down the open fields before us the splendid lines of the veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia swept down upon us. Their bearing was magnificent. They came forward with a rush, and how our men did yell, ‘Come on, Johnny, come on!’
Rufus Dawes
It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion.
Abraham Lincoln
Healthcare is growing now at about 10 per cent per annum in the U.S. top line, versus 3 per cent for the economy. As someone with a sharp pencil and an eye for this kind of thing, this can’t last.
James Chanos
The Fates, like an absent-minded printer, seldom allow a single line to stand perfect and unmarred.
George Santayana
We must not adopt the world’s view and then tweak it to make it Christian. We must draw a line in the sand and stand firm in the radical teachings of Christ and His gospel. We must preach the truth and be the examples of the truth we preach.
Paul Washer
I think that’s important to women in comedy, that we get a lot of the good lines and you’re not just the girlfriend or the sister.
Sharon Horgan
Everybody has a wicked side, whether they are six or sixty, and yet so often storytelling draws a sharp line between good and evil.
Christopher Meledandri
Genius is the father of a heavenly line, but the mortal mother, that is industry.
Theodore Parker
Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, opinion has drawn indelible lines of distinction between them.
Thomas Jefferson
The bottom line in the Christian life is obedience and most people don’t even like the word.
Charles Stanley
I get so disenfranchised reading the news, because global borders and lines we’ve created are completely unnecessary. That’s just another person on the other side, and it’s his bad luck that he was born there and it’s my good fortune that I was born here. It’s all kind of illogical.
Eddie Huang
I am living a new and exalted life of late. It steeps me in a sacred rapture to see a portrait develop and take soul under my hand. First, I throw off a study – just a mere study, a few apparently random lines – and to look at it you would hardly ever suspect who it was going to be; even I cannot tell, myself.
Mark Twain
There is still need to think and plan, but on a different scale, and along different lines.
C. S. Forester
Duh! So, we’re asking you now, what are some of your favorite lines that this warlock brain produced?
Charlie Sheen
Take the classic experiment of using ordinary feedback: just take the output of something and feed it back into the input. Those of us who do that have had really rich experiences. And it is obvious that that line of experimentation can continue.
David Tudor
The bottom line is what we do might not be the safest so there is always some risk but we are ready to take that into account because we love racing and we love motor sports and it is dangerous.
Sebastian Vettel
I’d like to. Problem is, I’m not stupid.” “You act stupid.” “Right. Thanks for that. For your information, there’s a difference between acting stupid and being stupid.” “It’s a fine line, but someone has to draw it.
Becca Fitzpatrick
Growing up in D.C. there are so many different types of educational and professional levels. They call D.C. ‘Chocolate City’ but just because we’re all chocolate doesn’t mean we’re all the same. In D.C., everyone co-exists harmoniously but the lines are still drawn. And people don’t really step over those lines.
Laz Alonso
Nothing is as easy or natural as consumer brands want us to think – no problem is as resolvable. Your hair will fall out, eventually. Yet we do have these brands, and we line our shelves with them. There’s an inherent irony.
Aaron Belz
The true way goes over a line that, rather than spanning heights, is hardly above the ground. It appears more decidedly to make one trip than to be walked along.
Franz Kafka
Cause I am not a word, I am not a line. I am not a girl that can ever be defined
Nicki Minaj
My idea of the real aristocrat is the master workman, no matter what his line of work may be.
Henry Latham Doherty
Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.
Steven Wright
Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.
Debra Winger
Acting has to do with saying it as if you meant it, so for me the words are always very important. It’s very important for me to know my lines, know them so well that I don’t have to think about them.
Christopher Walken
Voice acting is very different from live-action. You only have one tool to convey emotion. You can’t sell a line with a look. It’s all about your vocal instrument. Doing voice work is also great because you don’t have to get your hair done, which I despise.
Felicia Day
I’ve always liked wrinkles. When I was a young girl, I used to make lines on my face with my nails because I loved Jeanne Moreau. I always wanted to be older; I always added years to my life. For the longest time, if people thought I was older I would take it as a compliment.
Diane von Furstenberg
The bottom line is, what defines you isn’t how many times you crash, but the number of times you get back on the bike. As long as it’s one more. you’re all good.
Sarah Dessen
The song of the curved line is called happiness.
Rene Crevel
I think initially it’s terrifying because going into a show where, you know, “Oh, I’m going to be on stage for two hours, I have no lines to memorize, I have nothing really prepared,” and actually I say that, the show is not all improvising.
Brian Henson
There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.
Cynthia Heimel
This I can report from the front lines: life never calms down long enough for us to wait until tomorrow to start living the lives we deserve.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Trump University is just one of the many lines of attack that were opened up last night, giving a preview of what`s to come in the general if [Donald] Trump is indeed the Republican nominee.
Chris Hayes
You have to put your body on the line from time to time in order to make a statement or change a law.
Paul Stookey
Most authors liken the struggle of writing to something mighty and macho, like wrestling a bear. Writing a book is nothing like that. It is a small, slow crawl to the finish line. Honestly, I have moments when I don’t even care if anyone reads this book. I just want to finish it.
Amy Poehler
I’ve always maintained that there is a very fine line between a daring, sexy older woman and mutton dressed as lamb.
Joan Collins
The least amount of info actors get, the better. Actors are always like, ‘What is my motivation for this?’ You didn’t write it. Just say the lines.
Steve Howey
New Orleans invented the brown paper bag party – usually at a gathering in a home – where anyone darker than the bag attached to the door was denied entrance. The brown bag criterion survives as a metaphor for how the black cultural elite quite literally establishes caste along color lines within black life.
Michael Eric Dyson
There’s a thin line between love and hate. Maybe you’re confusing your emotions.
Simone Elkeles
SIS, the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, also has no executive powers and operates abroad on CIA lines, but with a tiny percentage of the budget and a tiny percentage of the personnel.
John le Carre
Someone sits at a table or lies on a sofa while staring motionless at a wall or ceiling. Once in a while this person writes down seven lines, only to cross out one of them 15 minutes later, and then another hour passes, during which nothing happens. Who could stand to watch this kind of thing?
Wislawa Szymborska
Most people draw from the mind, not the eye. They draw the idea of a table or a face, not what’s in front of them. We don’t actually see the line of the jaw as a line and we don’t see an eye as a perfectly outlined almond shape.
Caio Fonseca
Software: These programs give instruction to the CPU, which processes billions of tiny facts called bytes, and within a fraction of a second it sends you an error message that requires you to call the customer-support hot line and be placed on hold for approximately the life-span of a caribou.
Dave Barry
I always change my words in everything I do. I make the language fit, because I know the character from the inside out. Often character actors are not in a position to do that, but I do it. I don’t change any cue and I never change anybody else’s lines, but I make my own words fit my mouth.
James Cromwell
In ’75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway, my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.
Michael Musto
Fairy tales cross generational lines, and how you respond to them depends on when in your life you’re seeing them.
James Lapine
The age of isolation is gone. And gone are the days in which barbed wire served as demarcation lines, separating and isolating countries from one another. No country can escape looking beyond its boundaries to find the source of the currents which influence how it can live with others.
Gamal Abdel Nasser
The line between faith and fanaticism is a constantly shifting one,” Dr. Poblocki said. “When does belief become justification? When does right become rationale and crusade become crime?
Libba Bray
I was very keen to work on the script with Scott Derrickson and [C. Robert] Cargill, and working out the important story beats, changing lines, upping the comedy, changing the pace, all of that was great fun.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Film is a medium of clear lines and broad strikes – which can be fantastic – but compared to the subtleties and nuances of a novel, it doesn’t even get close.
William Boyd
The equatorial line is, in fact, the centre of atmospheric motion.
John Hanning Speke
Spiritual government means a pure government that doesn’t discriminate on the lines of caste, creed, or religion.
Some of my favorite poems are “confessional” poems written in the voices of aliens (“Southbound on the Freeway” by May Swenson” and “Report from the Surface” by Anthony McCann), sheep (“Snow Line” by John Berryman) or a yak (“The Only Yak in Batesville, Virginia” by Oni Buchanan).
Matthea Harvey
If you ask amateurs to act as front-line security personnel, you shouldn’t be surprised when you get amateur security.
Bruce Schneier
I may not be the most patient woman in the world, or the most glamorous, or the most athletic, but I’m right up there at the top of the line when it comes to resiliency.
Janet Evanovich
The perception that Donald Trump has softened on immigration or is about to soften on immigration has some on the right concerned that he could lose support among his most loyal base of supporters, though he`d been drawn to his hard-line positions on immigration early in the campaign.
Steve Kornacki
I look at the occasion, and this was one of the biggest so far in my career. It was a bit of a gamble, but I spotted Casillas off his line before the cross came in. It was a header, but a lobbed header — a great goal.
Robin van Persie
In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor.
Julian Castro
I feel my spot is somewhere between a bass player and a rhythm guitar player. I play with a pick. I play very aggressively. I always have a distortion pedal in line, and I play less melodies and do more stuff against the guitars that create melodies.
Nikki Sixx
All lines of play which lead to the imprisonment of the bishop are on principle to be condemned.
Siegbert Tarrasch
There’s a fine line between being sweet and innocent and being a tough broad.
Phyllis George
Sometimes I feel people think I live on a commune but I don’t. We are all solar, though. There are no power lines. It’s mostly farmers, so everyone who has tractors uses bio-diesel.
Woody Harrelson
In other words, I step out of line and we’re all dead.
Suzanne Collins
Well, I’d certainly hate to interrupt your pleasant night stroll with my sudden death.” He blinked. “There is a fine line between sarcasm and outright hostility, and you seem to have crossed it. What’s up?
Cassandra Clare
I think people instinctively know that their job is to give service and that they are part of a community. It had a great impact on me when my father walked the picket lines and I walked with him during the civil rights movement.
Russell Simmons
That’s because only a real artist knows the actual anatomy of the terrible or the physiology of fear – the exact sort of lines and proportions that connect up with latent instincts or hereditary memories of fright, and the proper colour contrasts and lighting effects to stir the dormant sense of strangeness.
H. P. Lovecraft
Right. That’s the end of the line for you tonight. You’re going home, I’m seeing you safe inside, and I’m going home to hide in a closet until this blows over. I suggest you do the same.
Rachel Caine
I am a citizen of the Soviet Union and I think sharp measures need to be taken against anti-Soviet forces that are trying to make their way into the leadership. In addition, it is vitally important to maintain the lines of communication with Germany through Poland.
Konstantin Rokossovsky
When you write you have a certain vision of how it could be and it’s great to be able to see it all the way to the goal line.
Etan Cohen
Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure.
Richard Branson
Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
Mark Twain
All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name. Remembered line from a long- forgotten poem
Hunter S. Thompson
In Survivor and Finder’s Fee, it is about what you would do if you could get away with it. Survivor is about your own integrity and where you draw your own ethical and moral lines. There are no rules.
Jeff Probst
We [fiction writers] are much more of a maze than we are a motorway. Things are always in flux, they’re always in movement, they’re always twisting back on each other. I think the straight line is such a lie.
Jeanette Winterson
We lie. That’s what we do. You’re selling me a line of bullshit and you want me to sell you a line of bullshit back so you can write a major line of bullshit and be paid for it.
Jennifer Egan
I’d love to hear what confident, intelligent women in the industry have to say: Rachel McAdams, Carey Mulligan, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey. I would stand in line all day for that panel.
Nina Dobrev
In a guerrilla war, the line between legitimate and illegitimate killing is blurred. The policies of free-fire zones, in which a soldier is permitted to shoot at any human target, armed or unarmed, further confuse the fighting man’s moral senses.
Philip Caputo
Every individual alive today, even the very highest, is to be derived in an unbroken line from the first and lowest forms.
August Weismann
The intricate engraving, fine lines, beading and milgrain accents echo an era defined by elaborate embellishments.
Vera Wang
There’s probably one more story about Bosnia that I’d like to do, because I spent a fair amount of time on the Serb side of the lines, which isn’t apparent in the other books.
Joe Sacco
After one month with a saxophone shoved in my mouth, my military combatant’s enthusiasm disappeared completely. Instead of flying choppers behind enemy lines, I started to fantasise about living in New York, London or Paris.
Gilad Atzmon
Louis de Bernires is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh. . .he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste.
A. S. Byatt
Just when everything seems to go along just fine, Life comes by and throws you its line.
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Earning money is not a sin, and the bottom line is growth.
Rohit Shetty
Then it was snack time, right in the middle of mass. Right out of nowhere, the priest would look down and say, ‘Let’s have some yum yums!’ You would get in line – you would jump in the line – and you would go up and get the crouton O’Christ.
Dane Cook
The bottom line is that these athletes tend to be safer investments because they really value their marketing opportunities. They don’t make as much money as during their active careers.
Dick Butkus
And thoughts of no other man but you could possibly get through the picket lines to enter into my mind.
Ani DiFranco
I never found it easy to learn my lines. It was slog, slog, slog.
Peter O’Toole
The king shall singly deliberate over secret matters; for ministers have their own ministers, and these latter some of their own; this kind of successive line of ministers tends to the disclosure of counsels.
And there is a lot of idiosyncrasy. But there are also regularities and phenomena. And what the data is going to be able to do – if there’s enough of it – is uncover, in the mess and the noise of the world, some lines of music that actually have harmony. It’s there, somewhere.
Esther Duflo
I’m trying to go over my lines. I woke up on the floor, somebody had me in their arms. I didn’t quite know who, people looked so unfamiliar. That’s about all I remember.
Dick York
The at-home mother’s life: it was a race with no finish line.
Kristin Hannah
I think there is nothing sexier than laughter lines.
Isla Fisher
Today in coaching, it’s a two-way street. They can fire you whenever they want. Bottom line: It’s all about what you can do to better yourself professionally. This is a better move.
Dick Vitale
In journalism, especially, we tend to deal with large, complex systems by finding especially interesting people and story lines to focus on.
Nicholas Lemann
I joined the Labour Party not because it was Left Wing, but because it was definitely internationalists and would seem to be the group in the Labour Party which would serve my purpose best for propaganda along internationalist lines.
Norman Angell
The plot is not very important to me, though a novel must have one, of course. It’s just a line to hang the washing on.
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Lay my head on the railroad line. Train come along; pacify my mind.
Toni Morrison
Cocaine is yucky. I did it once: I was at a party; I was bored. I was like, ‘Alright, I’ll do a line.’ Then I was just bored longer.
Bonnie McFarlane
I’ve spent my fortune, tarnished my public view and made myself the brunt of punch line after punch line.
Mindy McCready
The latitude and longitudinal lines of where you are born determine your opportunity in life, and it’s not equal. We may have been created equal, but we’re not born equal. It’s a lot to do with luck and you have to pass that on.
Brad Pitt
Remember that the old lady who’s taking forever in line is someone’s grandma
Eric Stonestreet
What are the aspects of yourself that line up with the character? You magnify those, and the ones that don’t match up you kind of kick to the curb.
Jeff Bridges
I have forgiven all the old actors for dying.
A new one comes on with the same lines,
like large white growths, in his mouth.
The dancers come on from the wings,
perfectly mated.
Anne Sexton
You cannot simply read the Quran,not if you take it seriously.You either have surrendered to it already or you fight it.
It attacks tenaciously,directly,personally; it debates,criticizes,shames and challenges.
From the outset it draws the line of battle, and I was on other side.
Jeffrey Lang
When I came from horizontal vertical straight all old stuff then suddenly I go also again in curved lines. And there I submit to changes in the intensity of my hand leading a tool, you see.
Josef Albers
I am quite a dreamer. I think we all are dreamers. We all don’t like to live a practical life all the time. There is a thin line between our hopes and dreams.
Rani Mukerji
The world hates us, but the bottom line is we’re gonna have to show the world why they hate us by bombing the hell out of some people that have been hurting us. That’s all. That’s the end of it.
Jimmie Walker
As in all Abercrombie’s books, friends turn out to be enemies, enemies turn out to be friends; the line between good and evil is murky indeed; and nothing goes quite as we expect. With eye-popping plot twists and rollicking good action, Half a King is definitely a full adventure.
Rick Riordan
If they prescribe pain killers that may increase the possibility of death so long as their specific intention was not to end life.” “Doctors should do everything they can to reduce pain, but not to administer drugs to end life, I think we go over a line then.
Joe Lieberman
The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Spiro T. Agnew
I’ll confess that I don’t watch the Olympics, but you’d have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the corruption and the expense. An amorphous organization with no transparency, unclear lines of responsibility, huge amounts of politics and a great deal of unearned power.
Seth Godin
I’m not really a folk singer, but I love the music and there’s certain lines that will get just stuck in my head, and they seem to be stuck there for a reason, and I start singing them.
Sam Amidon
I fully credit my family for keeping me grounded and for putting me back in line whenever necessary.
Camilla Belle
…all I have to do is stay in between the lines and make sure that no one is too close to me and I am not too close to anyone and keep leaving. Maybe it felt like this for her, too, but I could never feel like this alone.
John Green
Moke Kupihea has the strength of conviction necessary to impart to the world a more sensitive account of Hawaiian kahuna heritage, which comes down to him from the priesthood line from which he descends.
Rubellite Kawena Johnson
I will make such a wonderful India that all Americans will stand in line to get a visa for India
Narendra Modi
The bottom line is that you will not lose fat effectively with exercise-driven weight-loss efforts unless your eating habits moderate insulin production.
Mark Sisson
If life were like a competitive race, some people would be given a flying start and others would line up with weights tied to their ankles.
Mardy Grothe
We intend to keep the lines of communication open with the Defense Department so we can help our border law enforcement agencies navigate the equipment application process.
Henry Cuellar
I won’t go into detail but this animated one, the story line is very cool and the kids seem to love it.
Blair Underwood
May the Force be with you.
George Lucas
And in that line now was a whiskered old man, with a linen cap and a crooked nose, who waited in a place called the Stardust Band Shell to share his part of the secret of heaven: that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.
Mitch Albom
There’s a thin line baby. A thing line between love and hate.” -Cage York
Abbi Glines
I do think that we have this incredible opportunity because being on-line – the Internet is a relatively new space – we do have this incredible opportunity to change that dynamic, to make sure that women are present in all sorts of spaces, not just women-only spaces.
Jessica Valenti
Just be yourself and everything will fall in line, the way it’s supposed to be. If you’re yourself, that’s the best thing you can do, because you can never go “damn if I’d only been myself.” Live an authentic life and you don’t have to worry about your reputation.
Joan Jett
I don’t know if it was written off in that single line in Thor. It was given another way of looking at it. There are a couple of lines in Thor basically saying that science and magic it gets to a point where what’s the difference. And I think we’re continuing that.
Kevin Feige
Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins?
Herman Melville
Theres a fine line between playing a dim-witted character and playing a cartoon.
Steven Pasquale
When we go down to the low-tide line, we enter a world that is as old as the earth itself – the primeval meeting place of the elements of earth and water, a place of compromise and conflit and eternal change.
Rachel Carson
“Chocolate mustache” is from a line in the book. It’s my favorite title (chosen by me), so I’m pleased that Never Spit was tossed.
J. Patrick Lewis
Because I was newly pregnant, I was sick as a dog, yet I knew all my lines from a year before.
Gwyneth Paltrow
I would like you to show me, if you can, where the line can be drawn between an organism and it’s environment. The environment is in you. It’s passing through you. You’re breathing it in and out. You and every other creature.
Wendell Berry
Julian Fellowes doesn’t come to the set, except maybe once every six weeks, for whatever reason. He’s not a producer, in that sense. But if you write him a one-line question, he’ll write you a three-page answer.
Hugh Bonneville
The car is not a rabbit or a deer that jumps around in sweeping lines, but it is a man-made work of technology in need of an appropriate roadway.
Fritz Todt
Tears streamed down my face as I crossed the finish line. I was a new person, a runner.
Thomas King
The media need superheroes in science just as in every sphere of life, but there is really a continuous range of abilities with no clear dividing line.
Stephen Hawking
The border between the natural and the supernatural, religion and philosophy, may not always be clear. But there are lines, and we should know and accept which side of it we are on.
Julian Baggini
In my line of business, there’s no better feeling than having a real nice work that you’re really satisfied with.
Gregg Allman
The matter of flies, lines and other equipment of the right sort is not absolutely necessary in the rising of fish but they are very important in that they make it easier to do the things which bring success and in some cases are essential to success.
Ray Bergman
The only success worth one’s powder was success in the line of one’s idiosyncrasy… what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?
Henry James
It’s part of my game, getting to the free-throw line and being aggressive. If you say that I get superstar calls or I get babied by the refs, that’s just taking away from how I play. That’s disrespectful to me.
Kevin Durant
I think as an actress, I prefer having a character on the page. It allows you to be more invested in actually creating a whole person. It’s easier when you’re not trying to come up with your next line on the spot.
Greta Gerwig
God, three weddings in one day, I’m going to be in Spanx for 12 hours. My elastic line is gonna get infected again.
I have learned from my own pain is that God’s plan for all of us is peace. Being a role model to peace, and spreading peace through being peaceful ourselves. It’s about choosing peace instead of pain – this is the bottom line.
Doreen Virtue
All along the line, physically, mentally, morally, alcohol is a weakening and deadening force.
Beatrice Webb
Between calculated risk and reckless decision-making lies the dividing line between profit and loss.
Charles Duhigg
There’s the great line: the definition of a liberal is someone who’s afraid to take their own side in a fight. And that’s my problem with my fellow liberals.
Paul Begala
If you are reading a large newspaper, all spread out on the table, your cat will come and sit on the very paragraph you are reading, the talented cat draping her tail with miraculous precision over the very line you’re not finished with.
Leonore Fleischer
Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.
Glenda Jackson
I ain’t the captain of the yacht, but I’m on the boat; I ain’t acting what I’m not, knowing that I don’t. You niggaz acting like you will, but I know you won’t. Man, I read between the lines of the eyes of your brows, Your handshake ain’t matchin your smile.
Beanie Sigel
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The stories we love may not always fit neatly into a single time line, but they will always matter.
John Jackson Miller
If you’re striving for strong emotion and strong sentiment, and you’re authentic with it and honest with it, then you’re on the right side of the line. But if you step into sentimentality, there is a false move or a false tone to it.
Lasse Hallstrom
There’s a fine line between audacity and idiocy.
Jim Butcher
It’s tough, acting. You have to walk two lines of a tightrope. There’s the all-consuming fear of failure: I’m about to fall flat on my face. There’s that and there’s also confidence – you have to be confident in order to try things – and they fight each other all the time.
Jessica Chastain
Any changes that I made to my line, I asked if I could make them, which I do in every movie. So far everybody’s been gracious enough to say yes. The only improvising I do is in the movies I do with Chris Guest, which is what we do.
Samuel L. Jackson
With me more than anybody it seems silly having a stage name, and there wasn’t any particular difference between me and John Wesley Harding. There wasn’t any need to draw that line. I just happened to draw it.
John Wesley Harding
There is a fine line between free speech and hate speech. Free speech encourages debate whereas hate speech incites violence.
Newton Lee
I’m not a designer, I’m a sifter. I can sift everything, all the time. My sift level lines keep shaking all the time for everything that is around.
Massimo Vignelli
But from another, deeper perspective: we shouldn’t involve outselves in lines of development where the ultimate victory condition is emulating dead people. There’s no appeal in that. It’s bad for us. That kind of inherent mournfulness is just not a good way to be human.
Bruce Sterling
People think memorizing lines is hard, when that’s the last thing you worry about. You get that done, and then you’ve got to worry about the internal stuff, which is the challenging part.
Paul Dano
Corporations don’t have children. They don’t have feelings or souls. They don’t depend on uncontaminated water, clean air, or healthy food to survive. They are beholden to one thing – the bottom line.
Neil Young
The line between education and brainwashing is paper thin
Yana Toboso
Mother Goose is on the loose, stealing lines from Lenny Bruce.
Phil Ochs