Pieces Quotes

Pieces Quotes by Alan Rickman, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Saltz, Howard Staunton, Donna Tartt, Melanie McGrath and many others.

Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater

Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.
Alan Rickman
If I do a piece in my living room, if I practice it – and I have the tapes to prove this – it’s not going to be as good as doing the same piece in front of an audience.
Dave Van Ronk
As I went through ‘This Progress,’ one of two performance pieces by Tino Sehgal that transform Frank Lloyd Wright’s emptied-out spiral into a dreamy Socratic-purgatorial journey, the museum literally fell away. I was suspended in some weird nonspace.
Jerry Saltz
A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction, and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns. Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.
Howard Staunton
Always remember, the person we’re really working for is the person who’s restoring the piece a hundred years from now. He’s the one we want to impress.
Donna Tartt
To survive, you had to steer your course midstream, where the water was deepest and ran fastest, that you had to paddle fast, as fast as you could to stay there to stay still in the rushing current because the price of failure was to be washed up on the beach or dashed to pieces on the wharves.
Melanie McGrath
If you’re able to build from your falls you’ll be unstoppable and damn near fearless. You see, every time you fall down and get back up, you add another piece of body armor to yourself. You learn what not to do, how to do better, and how to create comfort through practice.
Chris Hardwick
I’ve just opened a show in Florida, although I also have many pieces on display around the world.
Tony Curtis
My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.
Harrison Birtwistle
Sometimes you spend nine months, 10 months, a year writing a piece that you will hear two years later or something like that, and you never see anybody. It’s a very different sort of metabolic.
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Women who have understood fashion and style for so long have always known it’s not about having more pieces. It’s about having the right pieces and having the pieces that are of a great quality and look like you know what you’re doing. You don’t have to have a million things on.
Meghan Markle
With each piece I’ve completed I have worked to make it intact, and each of them has been an equal high. It’s like children. A mother refuses to pick out one as a favorite, and I can’t do any better with the dances.
Twyla Tharp
If I become President, I’ll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public, and the scientists. I am convinced that UFOs exist because I’ve seen one.
Jimmy Carter
Political writing in our time consists almost entirely of prefabricated phrases bolted together like the pieces of a child’s Meccano set. It is the unavoidable result of self-censorship. To write in plain, vigorous language one has to think fearlessly, and if one thinks fearlessly one cannot be politically orthodox.
George Orwell
That so-called feminine ardor for clothes shopping had been flagging for some time. Between 1980 and 1986, at the same time that women were buying more houses, cars, restaurant dinners, and health care services, they were buying fewer pieces of clothing-from dresses to underwear.
Susan Faludi
Michael Cole, The Rock knows that you have never, EVER, had a piece of poontang pie!
Dwayne Johnson
It’s always different, depending on the writer and the director. A collaborator like Graham Reznick delivers a fully finished piece, perfected in every way. Other writers direct the recording session and then leave quite a bit of the work to us.
Larry Fessenden
Dev-“Come in peace or leave in pieces
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The joy I feel is immense; it burns inside me as though I have swallowed a piece of the sun.
Edith Pattou
There’s material that I read that I fall in love with, and I always get a little bit sad because I know that, when I fall in love with it, almost everyone else is falling in love with that same piece. Getting the crack at doing that thing that, in my soul, I know I have to do it, that’s the role.
Emmanuelle Chriqui
If you view your life as a piece of fabric or a tapestry, the photography is the stitching. It keeps everything together.
Joe McNally
When I moved to New York, leggings were always a staple piece in my closet and I’m always with leggings, a T-shirt, a cool jacket and shoes cause that’s what would be easier for me when I was a kid.
Gigi Hadid
Who is your opponent tonight, tonight I am playing against the Black pieces
Akiba Rubinstein
I had three weeks of prep on ‘Wolfman,’ a ridiculously inadequate amount of time to try to bring together the fractured and scattered pieces of the production. I had taken the job mostly because I had a cash flow problem, the only time in my career I’ve ever let finances enter into the decision process.
Joe Johnston
I’ve always loved great upholstery, and think that a great sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home.
Bobby Berk
I like the idea of a TV show. You take time to get to know your characters. You can introduce a lot of characters. You don’t need your three-action set pieces that you usually need for movies.
Louis Leterrier
At the end of the day, I’d much rather do a piece about people in a story that I find riveting and intriguing and moving, versus really carrying some kind of heavy political agenda on my sleeve. That’s not who I am.
Charlize Theron
Finding your look isn’t complicated if you go in without being frightened. Notice what people are complimenting you on. Experiment with new things once in a while, but have your tried-and-true pieces that work.
Lauren Hutton
Life is a puzzle. Every piece fits together to create who we are, what we do, how we feel. Every experience shapes us into who we will eventually become.
Citizenship to me is more than a piece of paper. Citizenship is also about character. I am an American. We’re just waiting for our country to recognize it.
Jose Antonio Vargas
When you’re high, it’s easy to kid yourself about how clever certain mediocre pieces of material are.
George Carlin
I search for items that have history, like vintage finds – I love fur kitten-heel house slippers from the 1950s – and pieces from fashion houses that have been around for a long time, like Chanel and Dior.
Andra Day
Adam & Eve. The serpent cracked the mirror in a thousand pieces, & the apple was his rock.
Federico Garcia Lorca
Shakespeare has way too many lines. My ideal theatre piece is about 40 minutes long with no interval.
Daniel Craig
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
Baltasar Gracian
We, the People of this country, have no unalienable rights… all our rights are subject to modification… the Constitution of the United States of America is nothing more than a piece of paper and… our government should not be restrained by the Constitution because our government can do good things for people.
Alan Dershowitz
Searching for music is like searching for God. They’re very similar. There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.
David Bowie
Trying to hit Phil Niekro is like trying to eat jello with chopsticks. Sometimes you get a piece but most of the time you get hungry.
Bobby Murcer
Nicole’s world had fallen to pieces, but it was only a flimsy and scarcely created world; beneath it her emotions and instincts fought on.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
That’s a lovely piece,” Kat said, pointing at a Louise XV armoire near the fireplace. The man raised his eyebrows. “Did you come to steal it?” “Darn it,” Kat said with a snap of her fingers.”I knew I should have brought my big purse.
Ally Carter
In an age in which the media broadcast countless pieces of foolishness, the educated man is defined not by what he knows, but by what he doesn’t know.
Nicolas Gomez Davila
You may chisel a boy into shape, as you would a rock, or hammer him into it, if he be of a better kind, as you would a piece of bronze. But you cannot hammer a girl into anything. She grows as a flower does.
John Ruskin
I dont have children, but I have 17 nieces and nephews, and they more than make up for anything that I can do. I have a stepdaughter, and I adore her to pieces, and I think about adoption. There are so many kids at different ages and stages that need families.
Lauren Velez
Life’s all about making choices. You’ve made the choice to pick up the pieces and keep going, even when you’ve been devastated over and over again.
Heidi Marshall
Dude, what matters is if you’re happy. What matters is your future. What matters is that we get out of here in one piece. What matters is finding the truth of our own lives, not caring about what other people think is the truth of us.
A.S. King
The News-writer lies down at Night in great Tranquillity, upon a piece of News which corrupts before Morning, and which he is obliged to throw away as soon as he awakes.
Jean de la Bruyere
There is no better feeling than when you write something you know is a piece of you and that, at some point, is going to communicate with someone else.
Alanis Morissette
Childhood is not merely basic training for utilitarian adulthood. It should have some claims upon our mercy, not for its future value to the economic interests of competitive societies but for its present value as a perishable piece of life itself.
Jonathan Kozol
The writer is someone who tears himself to pieces in order to liberate his neighbor.
Italo Calvino
Most of the places I’ve been, I’ve been a main piece of the puzzle.
Eric Davis
I’ve always worn a lot of Ralph Lauren, and plaid shirts in general have been a signature piece for me. With plaid, you can look super-relaxed or you can look a bit dressed up.
Just the idea to have everything you need essentially stored in one piece of portable technology is very exciting.
Graham McTavish
My favorite piece [piece of music] is the one we hear all the time if we are quiet.
John Cage
The lessons learned in journalism also apply. Writing for NPR has taught me to cut a piece in half and then in half again – without losing the essence. Apply that to the swollen prose of a bulky novel and you might reveal a beautiful work.
Julianna Baggott
As the commercial confrontation between [free software] and software-that’s-a-product becomes more fierce, patent law’s going to be the terrain on which a big piece of the war’s going to be fought. Waterloo is here somewhere.
Eben Moglen
A SMALL PIECE OF TRUTH I do not carry a sickle or scythe. I only wear a hooded black robe when it’s cold. And I don’t have those skull-like facial features you seem to enjoy pinning on me from a distance. You want to know what I truly look like? I’ll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue.
Markus Zusak
Numbers written on restaurant bills within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same mathematical laws as numbers written on any other pieces of paper in any other parts of the Universe. This single fact took the scientific world by storm.
Douglas Adams
Nothing worse than a piece of dried out fish.
Bob Saget
Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.
Bernard Law Montgomery
The god on the cross is a curse on life, a signpost to seek redemption from life; Dionysus cut to pieces is a promise of life: it will be eternally reborn and return again from destruction
Friedrich Nietzsche
I used to love looking at a recipe, getting all the bits and pieces in the shops, getting them ready and prepared… I don’t really have the time to do that anymore.
Brian O’Driscoll
I wanna know what you see when you look in the mirror
 on a day you’re feeling good. 
I wanna know what you see when you look in the mirror
 on a day you’re feeling bad.
 I wanna know the first person who taught you your beauty
 could ever be reflected on a lousy piece of glass.
Andrea Gibson
All my characters have got a big slice of me in them. A big piece of me, because it’s my dialogue and this is the way I think and talk.
Wilbur Smith
Acting is a smaller piece in a big puzzle. There are charity things I want to immerse myself in and want to have the time to go and give back to people who don’t have the opportunities I have. It’s a very important thing to me.
Ashley Greene
In Lagos there’s a really strong case to resurrect strong parts. Embedded in all of it are some amazing pieces of planning, amazing pieces of engineering and interaction. For instance, the campus of Lagos University is stunningly beautiful, efficient and generous, and that needs to be recognised and preserved.
Rem Koolhaas
Flea markets are fun because they are the ultimate treasure hunt. Be open to the fact that you never know what you’ll find. The most beautiful, quirky, funny, scary pieces may not have an intrinsic value.
Lara Spencer
Our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has given the Government’s support to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. It is difficult to imagine a single piece of legislation which, more comprehensively, attacks the sanctity and dignity of human life than this particular Bill.
Keith O’Brien
I want to discover a truth for myself that is really true. Whether it’s a piece of scientific knowledge, or a philosophical truth.
William Shatner
By the way, that’s my number one piece of advice if you’re going to join a startup: pick a rocket ship.
Sam Altman
He had the feeling that everything he saw was a broken-off piece of some giant blank thing that he had forgotten had happened to him.
Flannery O’Connor
For me, the most difficult piece is the one I’m about to make.
Marina Abramovic
Every day of my adult life, I have worn at least one piece of jewelry from my maternal grandmother’s collection, all of which were manufactured by famed Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. To the naked eye, I am either a Jensen loyalist or a grandmother loyalist. Really I am just a Pretty Things loyalist.
Sloane Crosley
Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age.
Michael Behe
It doesn’t really exist; it’s just basically lots of different stages between the two pieces, and you end up with, like, a third shape that doesn’t exist but is suggested to you by the image.
Sean Booth
I used to write bits and pieces of comedy material for various comics that were at the Windmill… as well as my film job, I was under contract, I was allowed to do that and everything.
Val Guest
If I really like the smell of something – a piece of tar or my goddaughter’s plastic doll – I put a tiny piece in a bottle with a label. I keep them in a fridge in my bathroom.
A photograph is just a little, teeny-weeny, small piece of life. I feel like I see so much more than what I can actually get.
Annie Leibovitz
I have often noticed that when Fate has a phenomenal run of ill luck in store for you, she begins by dropping a rare piece of good fortune into your lap, thereby enhancing the artistic effect of the sequel.
Ethel Smyth
With slide guitar, you’re just hanging this piece of glass on your hand. It’s a really beautiful instrument in that it’s so responsive, you’re just slipping your hand back and forth.
Bonnie Raitt
Honestly, I don’t believe in menswear. I focus on what pieces are most timeless, transcendent, match my lifestyle, remain remarkable, and command intriguing attention across the room at an art gallery.
Janelle Monae
Thinking that it would console him, she took a piece of charcoal and erased the innumerable loves that he still owed her for, and she voluntarily brought up her own most solitary sadnesses so as not to leave him alone in his weeping.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Maybe heaven entailed more than a soul residing in a single place, but instead having pieces of yourself spread among the hearts and memories of people you’ve touched.
Kristina McMorris
I have learned to cry again and I think perhaps that means I am a human being again. Perhaps that at least. A piece of human being but, yes, a human being.
William Styron
My absolute favorite pieces are ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘Begin the Beguine.’ I play these when I am working.
Wilbur Smith
The couture is what a certain kind of clientele wears. But it’s amusing to do because you do it piece by piece. It’s another concept. It’s much more work.
Karl Lagerfeld
Writing a biography is not a love affair. It’s not a marriage. It’s a job, it’s a piece of work.
Hermione Lee
Bicycles are pieces of art. You get that combination of kinetic engineering, but then, besides the welds, the paint jobs, the kind of the sculpture of it all is quite beautiful. Bikes have such great lines, and all different styles.
Robin Williams
Every other man is a piece of myself, for I am a part and a member of mankind.
Thomas Merton
The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see.
Philip Guston
I kind of love my work. I really love the pieces I do.
Peter Max
Both could feel the relationship crumbling to pieces beneath the weight of everything that Gavin refused to say.
J. K. Rowling
I’m not much of a chess player, but there is an aspect of the game that I find fascinating. After a while, you can almost see lines of force between the pieces. Areas of danger where it is physically impossible to move pieces into. Clouds of possibility, forbidden zones.
Hannu Rajaniemi
To be as good as our fathers, we must be better. Imitation is not discipleship. When some one sent a cracked plate to China to have a set made, every piece in the new set had a crack in it.
Wendell Phillips
I don’t write songs apart from theatrical pieces. I’m not interested in writing songs qua songs.
Stephen Sondheim
The first time I kissed you, you had just cut off your hair with a plastic knife. You were in restraints and your lips were completely chapped and dry from the tranquilizers. The next day you tried to kill me with a torn-off piece of bedsheet. I’ve seen you at your worst. You hardly need to dress up for me.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
No sooner do we think we have assembled a comfortable life than we find a piece of ourselves that has no place to fit in.
Gail Sheehy
I think every time you get your heart broken, there’s a little piece of it that chips away, and I don’t think you ever get that piece back. But I think you’re able to bandage it with time and with new people and other things that make you happy.
Demi Lovato
I hear people saying we don’t need this war, I say there’s some things worth fighting for. What about our freedom and this piece of ground, we didn’t get to keep them by backing down.
Darryl Worley
The idea of the museum is to show my work since the start, and I wanted to show all of it, not just to choose between different pieces. They are grouped together in themes – minimalism, androgyny, black and white, graphic, flowers, and so on – from the earliest designs to the most recent ones.
Giorgio Armani
I think tobacco and alcohol warnings are too general. They should be more to the point: ‘People who smoke will eventually cough up small pieces of lung.’… And ‘Warning!! Alcohol will turn you into the same jerk your father was.’
George Carlin
We are all so broken. Pick up a person, shake them around and you’ll hear the rattling of their broken pieces. Pieces our fathers broke, or our mothers, or our friends, strangers, or our loves.
Tarryn Fisher
I’m really not a journalist, and I don’t do a ton of newsy pieces. Occasionally I’ll write about something that’s going on recently, but I really don’t do a ton of stuff that’s tied to current events.
Daniel Mallory Ortberg
I’ve never approached classical music in a formal way, ever. I couldn’t read very well. I’d have to play every piece and internalize it, almost as if I had written it myself.
Andrew Bird
I mean, if you go back to 1960 on major pieces of legislation, the filibuster was used about eight percent of the time.
Tom Udall
I’ve got a real sense of three-dimensional geometry. I can look at a flat piece of fabric and know that if I put a slit in it and make some fabric travel around a square, then when you lift it up it will drape in a certain way, and I can feel how that will happen.
Vivienne Westwood
From the moment you put a piece of bread in your mouth you are part of the world. Who grew the wheat? Who made the bread? Where did it come from? You are in relationship with all who brought it to the table. We are least separate and most in common when we eat and drink.
Thomas Merton
When you have to react to a lizard that’s a tennis ball, it’s a really, really difficult, tricky piece of craft.
Marc Webb
We are the puzzle pieces who seldom fit with other puzzle pieces. Romantics, idealists, eccentrics, we inhabit single-dom as our natural resting state. In a world where proms and marriage define the social order, we are, by force of our personalities and inner strength, rebels.
Sasha Cagen
When you’re making a bigger movie, you have much bigger set pieces that require more time and more effort and more people.
James Wan
I take bits and pieces from everything. But I think the Method can be very isolating, and sometimes it’s more about ego than playing the character truthfully.
Maxine Peake
O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
William Shakespeare
When I wake, a piece of sharp green glass on the floor is cutting into my hand and I know it’s a sign. I etch a letter on my hand; put it on top so I can see the jagged edges bleeding out; S. S is for sorrow, for all I don’t say. S is for sick now, my punishing ways.
Ibi Kaslik
How does it feel, MacKayla? You have a piece of me in your mouth. Would you like another?
Karen Marie Moning
There you go again. When I opposed Medicare, there was another piece of legislation meeting the same problem before the Congress. I happened to favor the other piece of legislation and thought that it would be better for the senior citizens to provide better care than the one that was finally passed.
Ronald Reagan
Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don’t like, it’s always by Villa Lobos?
Igor Stravinsky
You see people you identify with, and you take pieces of people you like and shape who you are. Like, I sound just like my dad. But that’s literally my vocal chords. I can’t sound like anything else… I sound like him, but I act like myself.
Damon Wayans, Jr.
A piece of football history. A unique coach [Sir Alex Ferguson], among the greatest of all-time.
Roberto Mancini
As a child our dreams got scattered all about and all our future prospects got scattered to so many places, and we spend our lives trying to find the little pieces that make up our lives and make up the dreams that we had as a child that got blown away in the windstorm
Terrence Howard
An interesting piece of work, freely chosen, which has the virtue of inducing concentration rather than fatigue, adds to the child’s energies and mental capacities, and leads him to self-mastery.
Maria Montessori
Blog culture has a hard time digesting narratives, but it has an easy time digesting ‘big ideas’ pieces.
Hanna Rosin
As a child in Sydney, my German Mum and my Austrian Dad would spontaneously tell me stories about what they saw and what they did as children. It was like a piece of Europe coming into our house… Those stories led me to my writing.
Markus Zusak
The quantum is that embarrassing little piece of thread that always hangs from the sweater of space-time. Pull it and the whole thing unravels.
Fred Alan Wolf
The internet explodes when somebody has the creativity to look at a piece of data that’s put there for one reason and realise they can connect it with something else.
Tim Berners-Lee
There are times when the art world seems like a religious empire. There are great cathedral galleries and pilgrimage sites where treasured art pieces are displayed like holy relics, and this can certainly be a great pleasure on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Michael Leunig
Academics, who work for long periods in a self-directed fashion, may be especially prone to putting things off: surveys suggest that the vast majority of college students procrastinate, and articles in the literature of procrastination often allude to the author’s own problems with finishing the piece.
James Surowiecki
My heart is broken,” she goes. “It’s turned to a piece of stone. I’m no good. That’s what’s as bad as anything, that I’m no good anymore.
Raymond Carver
Today the mockingbird does not sound very happy. It sounds if it is coming apart. As of the very heart of itself-its song-is breaking into pieces and flying off in a hundred directions.
Jerry Spinelli
The world we build tomorrow is born in the stories we tell our children today. Politics moves the pieces. Education changes the game.
Jonathan Sacks
A fragment is not a fraction but a whole piece
Lyn Hejinian
If the great Government of the United States were a private corporation no bank would take its name on a piece of paper, because it has cynically repudiated the words engraved upon its bonds.
Garet Garrett
Monica Langley has a great piece in The Wall Street Journal about how they’re trying to create different kinds of moments for Donald Trump, as opposed to just him shouting at rallies. They’re trying to get him in classrooms, and in churches, and in diners and places where he can make a more personal connection.
Bill Burton
The composition of the Greens seems to be the same as that of the population in general – mainly pieces of drifting wood, people who never think.
Pentti Linkola
I am in constant search for that project that speaks to me personally. And when all the pieces come together properly, it’ll happen.
Nia Long
The most solid piece of scientific truth I know of is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature.
Lewis Thomas
Often the energy of a piece is more exciting to me than the subject.
Mark Alan Stamaty
The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side, on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change.
Ariel Sharon
Most short stories have but one plot. The very best, however, have what I call a plot-and-a-half – that is, a main plot and a small subplot that feeds in a twist or an unexpected piece of business that ads crunch and flavor to the story as a whole.
Elizabeth Sims
People have often asked me whether what I know about love has spoiled it for me. And I just simply say, ‘Hardly.’ You can know every single ingredient in a piece of chocolate cake, and then when you sit down and eat that cake, you can still feel that joy.
Helen Fisher
Women piece together their lives from the scraps left over for them.
Terry Tempest Williams
I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don’t want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That’s why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie.
Macaulay Culkin
I have friends who have children, and they have told me how remarkable it is to have a new life that is a piece of your own flesh anf blood. But I –” “I realized that I didn’t love her because she was a piece of me, I loved her because she was a piece of you.
Julia Quinn
Whenever anything bubbles up, I have to put it down. I have bits and pieces all over my hard drive.
Diana Gabaldon
The misfortune to be born when I was, where I was. That was a piece of bad luck.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
My parents started Party Pieces the same year I was born, so I have grown up with their entrepreneurial way of thinking, which, to me, became the norm.
James William Middleton
The world comes to us in an endless stream of puzzle pieces that we would like to think all fit together somehow, but that in fact never do.
Robert M. Pirsig
I want to be remembered as an artist that gave you a piece of me, as opposed to some surface bullshit. I just want to be remembered as a poet that was open and honest because I wake up every morning and I’m me.
A cloak of invisibility? This is a highly sensitive piece of field equipment. What does he think? Some warlock pulled it out of his armpit?
Eoin Colfer
[Henry] James is much more complex than Jane Austen. That’s why it’s not so easy to adapt him. People expect a nice period piece, but that’s not always the case. There’s a deep human mystery in his work.
Agnieszka Holland
My mom was always a fan of just really elegant, sophisticated pieces. I mean we grew up in Maine, so we didn’t have a lot of call for black tie or anything, but I think I definitely got that sensibility from her.
Anna Kendrick
When we work on a piece of music, we’ll often read the biographies of the composer and learn about what was going on historically and artistically. But I believe that the connection to a piece of music is something much more personal and mysterious than all of these bits of information.
Helene Grimaud
A narrow and distorted picture of America often emerges from the televised news. A single dramatic piece of the mosaic becomes, in the minds of millions, the entire picture.
Spiro T. Agnew
They put chains on me; they chained my waist, my legs. Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out. I didn’t even – there’s whole pieces missing.
Jim Bakker
Reusing pieces of code is like picking off sentences from other people’s stories and trying to make a magazine article.
Bob Frankston
Building out a professional profile on LinkedIn certainly makes sense, and bolstering that CV with intelligent pieces of writing is also a great idea. But if you’re going to take the time to create content, you should also take the time to create a home for that content that is yours and yours alone.
John Battelle
Spirituality is ultimate greed. You don’t just want a piece of creation – you want the source of creation.
Jaggi Vasudev
Successful model? That’s a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise.
Jessica Lange
Just another lonely broken hero picking up the pieces of my mind. Running out of faith and hope and reason, I’m running out of time.
Ozzy Osbourne
Lord Vetinari lifted an eyebrow with the care of one who, having found a piece of caterpillar in his salad, raises the rest of the lettuce.
Terry Pratchett
A man doesn’t borrow pieces of his body. A building doesn’t borrow hunks of its soul. Its maker gives it the soul and every wall, window and stairway to express it.
Ayn Rand
I try to shrug it off as a minor annoyance that whenever I do something successful, every capitalist out there wants a piece of the action.
Mark Zuckerberg
We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
…I will give you two pieces of advice. Invest as much in yourself as you can; you are your own best asset by far. Then follow your passion; you want to be really excited to get out of bed every morning.
Warren Buffett
Break your pitcher against a rock. We don’t need any longer to haul pieces of the ocean around.
A piece of advice if I may be allowed to give it, is that no philosophy, no creed, no God is worth more than the love that one human being may give and receive in their lifetime – this is what is meant by being ‘involved’.
Robert Cochrane
Rest assured, for every piece of business the most businesslike thing is to choose the right moment.
The best piece of advice Ive ever been given was, Be in the business youre in. Dont just be a satellite around it and expect it to come to you. Be in the business youre in.
Ray Stevenson
I don’t think even when you find a person, you can be completely honest, ever. There’s still pieces of you that you don’t give away. I do believe you always need that place where it’s just you, your thoughts, no one else’s judgment or anything.
Alicia Keys
So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning.
Conrad Veidt
Observation is like a piece of glass, which, as a mirror, must be very smooth, and must be very carefully polished, in order that it may reflect the image pure and undistorted.
Justus von Liebig
Your mind now, moldering like wedding-cake, heavy with useless experience, rich with suspicion, rumour, fantasy, crumbling to pieces under the knife-edge of mere fact. In the prime of your life.
Adrienne Rich
Photography is a mechanical device; photomontage is a piece of work done with the products of photography. This entire process forms one whole… If I assemble documents and juxtapose them with intelligence and skill, the effect of agitation and propaganda on the masses will be enormous.
John Heartfield
I love sashimi, mainly tuna sashimi. I will buy six pieces or so a day and just snack on them. Sometimes I wrap them up in my mini seaweed sheets.
Chrissy Teigen
A woman made of parts is a dangerous thing. You never know when she’ll throw away a piece you may need.
Heidi W. Durrow
Dr. Calder [a Unitarian minister] said of Dr. [Samuel] Johnson on the publications of Boswell and Mrs. Piozzi, that he was like Actaeon, torn to pieces by his own pack.
Horace Walpole
Jenna Malone was a very important piece of how the film [The Neon Demon] turned out.
Nicolas Winding Refn
The only damn thing I ever learned in all my years in art school was a piece is never done, it is just finished. You have to trust your inner voice, your instincts, when they tell you pencils down. And you roll up your sleeves and you start over again.
Brian Michael Bendis
I wanted to take part in the liberation of even a small piece of enslaved Latin America.
Che Guevara
Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment, you shouldn’t let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.
Andy Grove
I tend to have a hard time working on pieces long before they’re due. That’s why I think the fact that I write a column is really good for me – the column has to be done, and there’s no getting around it.
James Surowiecki
Diminished circumstances had no effect on his sense of what was honorable: after The Spectator sent him a check for a piece it had accepted but was unable to run for a lack of space, he refused to write for the magazine again.
Louis Menand
It’s very, very rare to find five roles in one piece where we’d all jump at the chance to play any of them.
Nicole Kidman
Most of my early records were not cohesive at all, just collections of demos recorded in different years. ‘Odelay’ was the first time I actually got to go in the studio and record a piece of music in a continuous linear fashion, although that was written over a year.
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.
Abraham Lincoln
I admit that I am hopelessly hooked on the printed newspaper. I love turning the pages and the serendipity of stumbling across a piece of irresistible information or a photograph that I wasnt necessarily intending to read.
Jill Abramson
What will break me into a million pieces so that I am beyond repair, beyond usefulness?
Suzanne Collins
I’ve known those pieces ever since I was about 16 or 17; I also at that time was taken to meet Charles Ives whom I got to know fairly well. He was the one who wrote a recommendation for me to get into college.
Elliott Carter
Once you get rid of integrity the rest is a piece of cake.
Larry Hagman
If a film or any piece of work doesn’t entertain, it fails – and that is using the word entertain literally, meaning it holds you there and you become absorbed by it so that you don’t walk away and get bored and so on.
Mike Leigh
There is a curious thing that happens with the passage of time: a calcification of character… Change isn’t always for the worst; the shell that forms around a piece of sand looks to some people like an irritation, and to others, like a pearl.
Jodi Picoult
There was an expression of intensity in dance that was so compelling to me that I wanted a piece of that action.
Lisa Yuskavage
The Holy Scripture is like a diamond: in the dark it is like a piece of glass, but as soon as the light strikes it the water begins to sparkle, and the scintillation of life greets us.
Abraham Kuyper
Success is not a pie with a limited number of pieces. The success of others has very little bearing on your success. You and everyone you know can become successful without anyone suffering setbacks, harm, or downturns.
Denis Waitley
I think every time you take on a new role, you’re trying to help find that voice and you add your own bits and pieces along the way but with Noah [Baumbach] it’s already done.
Naomi Watts
I try to listen attentively to musical sounds around me. You can think of the sounds of daily life as being musical. So I try to absorb the intricacies of the sounds as I would if I were listening to a piece of music. I try to see the beauty in everything.
Tom Harrell
A man of remarkable genius may afford to pass by a piece of wit, if it happen to border on abuse. A little genius is obliged to catch at every witticism indiscriminately.
William Shenstone
A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I’m using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that.
Laurie Anderson
The Super Bowl isn’t for kids, I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.
Andy Rooney
Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, in our family? Perhaps they are not hungry for a piece of bread. Perhaps our children, husband, wife, are not hungry, or naked, or dispossessed, but are you sure there is no one there who feels unwanted, deprived of affection?
Mother Teresa
If it’s a low-brow bawdy comedy, it’s got to stand the chance of succeeding as such. If it’s an intellectual piece, a drama, and so forth. And of course, once you’ve determined the level of the piece, do it the best you know how. And then don’t make concessions. To audiences, or to pursestrings, or whatever.
John Hurt
When things fall apart, the broken pieces allow all sorts of things to enter, and one of them is the presence of God.
Shauna Niequist
That’s what this democracy was for us, a huge supermarket of mass man where we could take a piece here and a piece there to make our personalities for ourselves instead of putting up with what was given at the beginning.
Seymour Krim
The graveyard is the richest place on the surface of the earth because there you will see the books that were not published, ideas that were not harnessed, songs that were not sung, and drama pieces that were never acted.
Myles Munroe
I guess it was the first time I really thought about leaving. I don’t just mean Iron Maiden, I mean quitting music altogether. I just thought, ‘Nothing is worth feeling like this for.’ I began to feel like I was a piece of machinery, like I was part of the lighting rig.
Bruce Dickinson
I really don’t feel that any of the pieces I wrote were confessions; there are no revelations about secrets in my life, and actually I have nothing to confess and I certainly do not ask for redemption and there is no reward for confessing that I expect.
Aleksandar Hemon
I’ve always drawn on bits and pieces of my own life
Armistead Maupin
Civilizations, I believe, come to birth and proceed to grow by successfully responding to successive challenges. They break down and go to pieces if and when a challenge confronts them that they fail to meet.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Curation is a form of pattern recognition – pieces of information or insight which over time amount to an implicit point of view.
Maria Popova
I left her there crying as I walked toward the gate. A piece of my soul had died when Dimitri had fallen. Turning my back on her now, I felt another piece die as well. Soon there wouldn’t be anything left inside me.
Richelle Mead
One of the most poignant pieces of recent science fiction for me was the portrayal of the adults in the Pixar film WALL-E. I feel like we’re on the cusp of becoming fat babies in floating chairs being fed everything in shake form, and I feel like I am as prone to laziness as anybody.
Nick Offerman
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
Benjamin Franklin
There’s nothing like a nice piece of hickory.
Clint Eastwood
I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody — including me — has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace.
Ken Wilber
Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
Richard Cecil
When every piece of furniture and your underwear are taken by the bank, when you lose your house in Florida, in New York, in Amsterdam and L.A., when your wife is dying and your son abandons you, you don’t feel very good.
Al Goldstein
Tips like that. Wearing necklaces, knowing how to layer, wearing a statement piece. Don’t wear big earrings and a big necklace and a big ring all at the same time. Pick your magic. I have this whole thing: if you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you look good.
Molly Sims
I hope he has them chasing blue squirrels all day!” Graystripe hissed to Fireheart as they headed toward the corner where a few pieces of fresh-kill remained from last night. “But there aren’t any blue squirrels,” Fireheart mewed in confusion. Precisely!” Graystripe’s amber eyes gleamed.
Erin Hunter
There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.
Betty MacDonald
And to us, we’re more married than any piece of paper or big party could make us.
Suzanne Collins
I think the sensation of being moved by a piece of art is something that is really good for a person’s soul.
Ben Whishaw
I don’t know what happened. One minute, I was dreamin’ about a fat piece of George Clooney and a hot date with some brown sugar pound cake, and the next thing I knew, the house was coming down on us.
Kami Garcia
I do shodo magic,” Dali said. “I curse through calligraphy. I have to write the curse out on a piece of paper and I can’t move while I do it. One smudge, and I might kill the lot of us.” Oh good. “But don’t worry.” Dali waved her arms. “It’s so precise, it usually doesn’t work at all.” Better and better.
Ilona Andrews
A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.
George S. Patton
There are a lot of words that I knew first as a reader, and I never put the pieces together in my brain. The word segue I thought was pronounced “seeg,” I think until I went to college, which is horribly embarrassing.
Zoe Kazan
Completing a piece of art and using all of the elements of making a film, was satisfying, for sure.
Robert Stromberg
Love is when you have a really amazing piece of cake, and it’s the very last piece, but you let him have it.
E. Lockhart
I began conducting when I was in school, around age 12, because I was writing little theater pieces and wanted to perform them. And then somehow I got started on it. I love doing it, but I have to ration myself very severely or I wouldn’t get anything else done.
George Benjamin
President Nixon was a pragmatic strategist. He would engage, not contain, China, but he would also quietly set pieces into place for a fallback position should China not play according to the rules as a good global citizen.
Lee Kuan Yew
For many people, Mrs. Brown has come from the middle of nowhere. But Mrs. Brown was first written for radio. I wrote it for a radio series in 1992. It was a five-minute piece for radio, and it’s been absolutely astonishing.
Brendan O’Carroll
I’d like to do a number of films. Westerns. Genre pieces. Maybe another film about Italian Americans where they’re not gangsters, just to prove that not all Italians are gangsters.
Martin Scorsese
Being in love means you are completely broken, then put back together. The one piece that was yours is beating in your lover’s breast. She says the same thing about hers.
Jason Molina
If you don’t have an end game of something delightful, you’re just moving chess pieces around.
William McDonough
In particular, with climbing, we’re climbing on these surfaces that Mother Nature has created. We search out the most perfect pieces of rock. It’s so amazing that these formations are so perfect for climbing on. It’s almost as if they were created for climbing.
Chris Sharma
I figure the world is basically a machine. I don’t know who made it, if it was the Fates, or the gods, or the capital-G god or whatever. But it chugs along the way it’s supposed to most of the time. Sure, little pieces break off and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly… things happen for a reason.
Rick Riordan
Too many times nowadays the picture is expected to tell the whole story, when in truth there’s only one picture in a hundred thousand that can stand alone as a piece of communication.
Roy Stryker
His warmth was all around me, as was his love, and again, I felt that completeness. I had that missing piece of my word back. The soul that complemented mine. My match. My equal. Not only that, I had my life back -my own life. I would protect Lissa, I would serve, but I was finally my own person.
Richelle Mead
With the fight scenes, they would take a video camera and shoot alongside the camera so we would piece it together on the computer and had an extremely rough cut of what we were doing.
Kelly Hu
A piece of writing is like a piece of magic. You create something out of nothing.
Susanna Clarke
In terms of collaboration, working on a new piece is always thrilling, as I’m sure most people would say, because the playwright is in the room and the piece itself evolves in response to what is happening in the room.
Gideon Glick
Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
John Jakes
The suffragettes were women of action. Their motto was ‘Deeds not Words,’ and the film reflects that with a number of big set pieces, from the smashing of windows in central London to a riot at the Houses of Parliament.
Sarah Gavron
We pick up the lost bits and pieces, from the grass where we left them, and bring them with us into a future that will be made up of so much more as well.
Varg Vikernes
I played violin from when I was about eight to thirteen, so I could read a little bit, but if you put a piece of music in front of me now, I would probably know the notes, but not the timing, how they’re supposed to be played, and I just don’t know how to read chords. If I’d stuck with it, I’d probably have more jobs.
Petra Haden
It’s important to play the pieces that you feel you can play well. It was always my dream to play Bach – my first love and fascination – Chopin, and Szymanowski.
Rafal Blechacz
In one-act pieces there should be only rubbish – that is their strength.
Anton Chekhov
I think people turn to poetry more often than they think they do, or encounter it in more ways than they think that they do. I think we forget the places that we encounter it, say, in songs or in other little bits and pieces of things that we may have remembered from childhood.
Natasha Trethewey
I despise hip hop. Loathe it. Eminem is an idiot and I find 50 Cent the most distasteful character I have ever crossed in my life. Eminem’s new song about his kid – isn’t it the most ridiculous piece of music you have ever heard in your life? I just don’t like the dragging women around on dog leads and all that stuff
Noel Gallagher
Man is an intellectual animal, and therefore an everlasting contradiction to himself. His senses centre in himself, his ideas reach to the ends of the universe; so that he is torn in pieces between the two, without a possibility of its ever being otherwise.
William Hazlitt
I actually love doing period pieces, purely because it takes you into a different world, mentally. The clothes you have to wear are so far from our everyday clothes that it immediately helps with the character and putting you in that mind frame.
Tamsin Egerton
A lot of my pieces are about easy seductiveness and accessibility in terms of showing skin.
Joseph Altuzarra
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
John Donne
Some people feel like you need to have a very specialized understanding of music to have the authority to talk about it. They are such good directors that it’s perfectly possible to have conceptual and directorial and storytelling conversations about music without needing to know all the technical pieces.
Henry Jackman
As a pianist, our particular role is to enter a piece and its logic and create a particular interpretation from our understanding. The most important thing for the performer is, after all, to create a special atmosphere – we enter the composer’s feelings and emotions and recreate them freshly for a given audience.
Rafal Blechacz
When confronted with two courses of action I jot down on a piece of paper all the arguments in favor of each one, then on the opposite side I write the arguments against each one. Then by weighing the arguments pro and con and cancelling them out, one against the other, I take the course indicated by what remains.
Benjamin Franklin
A good-looking piece of scenery anywhere delights the eye and elevates the spirits. Some of us, crude creatures that we are, are merely excited; finer souls draw ethical and spiritual nutrients from the sight.
Barbara Holland
Sculpture is an art of the open air… I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in, or on, the most beautiful building I know.
Henry Moore
You can’t give up on me. If you give up, then I’m going to break into a million pieces. I’m here. I’ll give you everything I’ve got.
Caitlin Kittredge
Life on a lifeboat isn’t much of a life. It is like an end game in chess, a game with few pieces. The elements couldn’t be more simple, nor the stakes higher.
Yann Martel
It is impossible to believe the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure, classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped over a stick.
Ernest Hemingway
My biggest problem about writing is whenever I write piano pieces, because I then have to learn to play them, which is sometimes not so easy.
Philip Glass
Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.
Michael Kors
The reason I started with prostitutes was solely to work on my negotiating skills. Once I mastered negotiating with naked women, dealing with Interscope was a piece of cake.
Rivers Cuomo
I still don’t believe that all pieces of music are the same price. I just don’t think that’s America.
Kid Rock
I’m not a method actor, I don’t write my character’s history or all those kinds of things. I’m more about the 90 percent of the brain that is subconscious. I like to just pick certain pieces, let it soak in, and then let it kind of emerge out.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern . . . this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.
Henry James
It’s amazing, ’cause sometimes when we’re onstage, I feel like somebody’s just moving the pieces. I’m just going, ‘God, we don’t have any control over this.’ And that’s magic.
Stevie Nicks
You’re heading for a breakdown. Why don’t you pull yourself to pieces?
Groucho Marx
I wrote a lot of software to do various kinds of special things, and I loved the idea of composing pieces in an electronic studio.
Paul Lansky
I had always been more interested in playing and improvising than sitting down at a desk and writing out a piece. I’d always found it more fun to play, and the other a little bit tedious. I always had trouble with the decisions.
Terry Riley
Musical theatre history is littered with bad reviews for now classic pieces.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Get your sense of outrage back, and your sense of defiance and spirit back, and try to put these pieces together and confront the excesses of empire at every turn.
John Cusack
Football is a bit like chess: it’s not just the piece being moved that matters; it’s also the effect that move has on all the other pieces.
Mal Peet
I like to wear what make me feel great, which can mean the color, or that the fit’s right, or that it’s just an interesting piece of clothing. I like to change it up.
Rashida Jones
Money is just a piece of paper. Money burns. You know what I mean? Money is nothing substantial to me. You know what I mean? It’s the enemy of music.
Christofer Drew
Napoleon for the sake of a good name broke in pieces half the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I’m not being cynical, but when you’re doing a movie you have a number of choices as an actor. Then you see it all cut together and all of those precious little pieces you put in are maybe on the cutting room floor. So, you don’t have that much control. You have very little control, in fact.
Anthony Hopkins
The shock of the way I mix patterns and fabrics can be disconcerting, but what I am trying to do is provoke new ideas about how pieces can be put together in different ways. I think this is a more modern way to wear clothes that in themselves are fairly classic.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Maybe it’s like Casey says. A fellow ain’t got a soul of his own. Just a little piece of a big soul. The one big soul that belongs to everybody.
Nunnally Johnson
I don’t consider myself bossy, but I do know what I want. You know, I have a gut feeling about a piece of material, but I’ve never envisioned myself as the director on top of the hill with a megaphone in my hand, screaming at 1,000 extras.
Jason Reitman
It is confirmation to me that beyond the material world of cause and effect, there is a dimension of spirit waiting for our recognition. We see such a small piece of all the wonder surrounding us.
Paula D’Arcy
I am interested in the gaps between one piece of sidewalk and the next. I am interested in the things for which we dont always have a name, and the things that are not easy to articulate – the difference between what we think and how we feel.
Amy Bloom
I’ve experienced a private doubt, something that I’ve kept deeply inside, and then eventually delivered a piece of work that people responded to with huge enthusiasm.
Trevor Nunn
I just love variety. I love being able to do different things. Do period pieces and sci-fi. I love being able to move between genres and be flexible.
Linus Roache
It’s intuitive in terms of when I read a piece of material or I hear about a project. I’m a writer, so I’ve written movies. I’ve read at this point thousands and thousands and thousands of screenplays. So if something gets me, then I don’t ignore that.
Matt Damon
May I say that I approve of a piece that tries to remake the entire puzzle?
Garth Nix
Sometimes with these things all the pieces fall into place. I mean, we’ve been talking about this for years and we don’t have the script now, but sometimes things fall into place very quickly, and if everything lines up it could happen.
Joseph Kosinski
To me, the advantage of the recorder is that it is so natural. I love the fact that it is just a piece of wood, that there are almost no mechanics involved.
Michala Petri
When you’re doing the work, film and TV are exactly the same. TV is just film in reduced pieces.
Whit Stillman
I’d go on the train to castings, changing from my school uniform on the train. I carried on like that for a few years, getting jobs in bits and pieces.
Kate Moss
A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
Richie Benaud
I never practice my guitar. From time to time I just open the case & throw in a piece of raw meat.
Wes Montgomery
I’m not a really good classical guitarist by any means, but what I learned from this is a way of working very slowly on solo pieces and I enjoyed working on these pieces of John’s. They were not written for solo guitar but a lot of them were easy to adapt.
Marc Ribot
Martial sex is kinda like ordering a Civil War chess set through the mail. You get one piece every four to six weeks, you don’t know what kind of shape that piece is gonna be in when you get it, but you still gotta pay the handling charges.
Bill Engvall
No matter what, the very first piece of Social Media Real Estate I’d start with is a blog.
Chris Brogan
We were expelled from Paradise, but it was not destroyed. The expulsion from Paradise was in one sense a piece of good fortune, for if we had not been expelled, Paradise would have had to be destroyed.
Franz Kafka
I’ve always been something these labels can’t buy, especially if they tryna take a piece of my soul.
We look at our albums as stand-alone pieces of art and also as adverts for our live shows.
Winston Marshall
Once you have become permanently startled, as I am, by the realization that we are a social species, you tend to keep an eye out for the pieces of evidence that this is, by and large, good for us.
Lewis Thomas
You never know who’s going to be in the audience. You never know who is going to be hearing that piece for the first time, and you never know who is going to be hearing that piece for the last time.
Robert Shaw
I like fruit baskets because it gives you the ability to mail someone a piece of fruit without appearing insane. Like, if someone just mailed you an apple you’d be like, ‘huh? What the hell is this?’ But if it’s in a fruit basket you’re like, ‘this is nice!’
Demetri Martin
Customer research produces bland products. We’re producing a piece of art.
Michael Arrington
Growing up, Guess always had these amazing billboards and cool affordable clothing. I wore it then, and I still wear it now! It’s come full-circle. When I design the clothes, I have a very good team around me, showing me different pieces and cuts.
Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone.
Adrienne Clarkson
I think I’ve been a good boy long enough and given everyone around me a fair piece of the pie as far as all of the fleeting glory and reward that comes from the heavens – or the music press, whatever you want to call it.
Jack White
A pick-up artist gave me a good piece of advice: the three most important things in a relationship are honesty, trust and respect, and if you don’t have those, you don’t have love.
Neil Strauss
I have a shoebox: for ideas, fragments, snatches of conversation I hear. I scrawl it down, throw the scraps in the box. Every time I start a new script I start picking through the pieces. Suddenly you get five pieces together and think: this is almost the first Act of a movie, if I flesh it out a bit.
Shane Black
Homeboy Industries is a healing center for broken children. I was a broken child, and they showed me how to put all those pieces back together. It’s not about being a gangster. It’s about being a man or a woman trying to recover and live better.
Richard Cabral
The Liberal Party abandoned the principles of reform and social liberalism and has become, instead, just another piece of political machinery in the service of corporatism.
Eric Kierans
Memories are bullets. Some whiz by and only spook you. Others tear you open and leave you in pieces.
Richard Kadrey
Once you put something like ‘The A-Team’ on the map, it does become part of the DNA of television. People grab little pieces of it. I certainly grabbed little pieces of other people’s shows when I was creating my shows.
Stephen J. Cannell
Period pieces hold up a mirror to the world that we live in.
Rachel Brosnahan
I am always looking for some clue, some easily missed sign that might just be the missing piece in the puzzle.
Oliver Harris
The great thing about the movies … is-you’re giving people little … tiny pieces of time … that they never forget.
James Stewart
It is a remarkably beautiful piece of home furnishing, the Oscar. I used to keep it up in front of a mirror so that it looked like two
Mercedes McCambridge
Some guys they just give up living, and start dying little by little, piece by piece.
Bruce Springsteen
I don’t get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing – that around the world everybody’s after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.
Paul Thomas Anderson
I feel a kinship to the idea of beloved stories and beloved pieces of art that we can imagine in different ways and sort of take a meta approach in terms of what those stories offer us.
Karyn Kusama
Kessa began to cut her meat into tiny pieces. As a whole it was unmanageable, frightening; but divided and arranged, the meat could be controlled. She cut four pieces. She’d count to four between each bite.
Steven Levenkron
I was speaking to a writer the other day and he gave me a valuable piece of advice. He said that you may get to where you want to go quicker through violence, but the healing process takes longer. Whereas if you don’t use violence, there is not much healing necessary, so you win in the long run.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I would never suggest anyone to stay at a company more than six or seven years. We grow as individuals and the world is moving so fast. Typically, I’ll always sell a piece of each of my companies along the way.
J. Christopher Burch
I started buying bits of broken porcelain. I furnished our first flat with pieces of ‘junk.’ Some of that ‘junk’ is now worth an awful lot of money. What I was calling ‘junk’ in the ’60s people wouldn’t call ‘junk’ now.
Judith Miller
When I see you, the World stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. There’s nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The World just stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you.
James Frey
I congratulate you both on a fine piece of work which I am sure will ultimately prove of importance. I am personally very much interested in your results… In the past I have tried a number of experiments… but without any success.
Ernest Rutherford
I don’t buy trends, because the pieces don’t last and I wind up never wearing them. That’s why I like to shop with my children; they’ll always tell me the truth.
Danielle Steel
I can’t rightly say where deciding to write about the American Revolution came from; I had bits and pieces of information about the war and about the country at that time that I’d collected over the years and, of course, I’m comfortable in the woods, so, finally, it just all feel into place.
Gary Paulsen
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Richard P. Feynman
When it comes to designing your first apartment, I think people get overwhelmed and end up collecting pieces that don’t always mesh well together because they don’t have a clear vision. Take your time and use tools that can help inspire and guide you through the process.
Karlie Kloss
Bryan Cranston is generous, he’s funny. When we did a wedding scene [in The Infiltrator ], at the end of the movie with a big set piece, he put the veil off the bride, he put it on, he pretended like we were getting married, he’s just a goof.
John Leguizamo
I can’t remember a single year of my life when I haven’t made a piece of theatre.
Simon McBurney
I do my work as an actor, but another part of my work goes to the piece as a whole. I can be fairly detached looking at my work and be brutal on myself.
Richard Gere
The first coat I ever bought is in a plastic bag in about five pieces. It’s by Sonia Rykiel. I can’t wear it anymore, but I still like it.
Suki Waterhouse
The here-and-now mountain
is a tiny piece of a piece of straw
blown off into emptiness.
I’ve always found the world is the most extraordinarily fascinating place and the more data you get, the more you can actually put pieces into this jigsaw.
Jackie French
They always say, doing what I do for a living, write what you know and then people will respond to it. I luckily had a very charming, lovable mom who I think everybody could see bits and pieces of their mom in. All I had to do was write a character that was like my mom, and it made my life easier.
Dan Fogelman
A particular piece of music attaches itself to the piece I’m writing, and there is nothing else I can listen to. Every day I return to the same space to write, the music providing both the walls and the pictures on the walls.
Aleksandar Hemon
In the barber shop you start playing checkers, and eventually you want to learn how to play chess. The pieces look a little more interesting. You’re doing more things. I’m pretty good at it.
O. J. Mayo
I tend to favour films that have multiple plot and story lines, multiple characters and ensemble pieces.
Spike Lee
What more delightful avocation than to take a piece of land and by cautious experimentation to prove how it works. What more substantial service to conservation than to practice it on one’s own land?
Aldo Leopold
Give everyone a chance to have a piece of the pie. If the pie’s not big enough, make a bigger pie.
Dave Thomas
If we share our shame story with the wrong person, they can easily become one more piece of flying debris in an already dangerous storm.(page 10)
BrenГ© Brown
I had spent the whole of my savings … on a suit for the wedding – a remarkable piece of apparel with lapels that had been modelled on the tail fins of a 1957 Coupe de Ville and trousers so copiously flared that when I walked you didn’t see my legs move.
Bill Bryson
The essay is one of my favourite forms of writing, and I feel like what’s inside is really personal, more so than with shorter pieces.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
That arrogance of youth and that kind of ignorant confidence can get you through a whole lot of things, and then life does its stuff, and you get smashed around and beaten up. You get full of doubts, and you end up making a person out of those bits and pieces.
Robyn Davidson
I don’t know very many people who can piece together eloquent prayers when their souls are wounded. Words don’t come at those times, but tears do. I have always thought of my tears as prayers.
Susan Meissner
Hitler … lacked the [inclination] for anything more than the occasional sensational display of emotion, in particular the great set-piece speech which mesmerized the mob and left him drained of … energy.
John Keegan
The battle between two men over a girl is the same as the fight for two men over a piece of land. It is all about desire. There is no difference between a love triangle and the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Bruno Dumont
If it’s a question about stuff that matters to you personally, like favorite food, favorite piece of knowledge, favorite animal, it’s hard not to have an opinion and want to quantify things.
Adam Richman
…if you fall into a lion’s pit, the reason the lion will tear you to pieces is not because it’s hungry-be assured, zoo animals are amply fed-or because it’s bloodthirsty, but because you’ve invaded it’s territory.
Yann Martel
I know how to tell a story to a thousand people. Sometimes I don’t know how to tell a story to a piece of tape on a wall and a camera.
Katie Finneran
Missing pieces do more than complete the puzzle, they fill in an empty space.
Luanne Rice
Dealing with the fame and going from nothing and becoming something where everyone wants a piece of you, your life changes in a day.
Bow Wow
I like to play around with mixing high-end with more affordable pieces.
Ashley Madekwe
Professor Lyall, cursing his Alpha for departing so precipitously, balled up the piece of paper and, after minor consideration for the delicacy of the information it contained, ate it.
Gail Carriger
Forbear, you things
That stand upon the pinnacles of state,
To boast your slippery height! when you do fall,
You dash yourselves in pieces, ne’er to rise:
And he that lends you pity, is not wise.
Ben Jonson
My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees.
Douglas Adams
That was all part of giving someone a piece of your heart; they ended up taking a whole chunk of your mind and reserving it all for themselves.
Cecelia Ahern
At the sight of a single bone, of a single piece of bone, I recognize and reconstruct the portion of the whole from which it would have been taken. The whole being to which this fragment belonged appears in my mind’s eye.
Georges Cuvier
I always told my team, “You have to believe that you are not in front of a computer, but that your canvas is a piece of paper. You have to believe this even if you have a computer in front of you.”
Alex Abreu
I feel very protective in the first draft, when all the pieces are coming together. I work in a way that is not linear or chronological at all, even with the short story. I will just be writing bits and pieces, and then when I have all the pieces on the table, that for me is when it feels like the real work begins.
Jill McCorkle
It’s just that it’s impossible to be a broken or whole person. You can only be a person. You can only exist, you can only belong to yourself, and you can only be responsible for your own happiness or belonging or whatever. That broken-part-piece-whole thing is just a trick of the mortal mind.
Jackson Pearce
I don’t start a piece knowing exactly what effect it’s going to have. There is a seed of an idea that I could never articulate, right at the beginning of the piece, literally like one cell.
Siobhan Davies
Some of the stainless steel discs that I play, I cut myself from pieces of stainless steel that I found. I don’t make as many as I used to, because you can’t get into surplus and scrap yards as easily anymore.
I’m not able to make amazingly perfect, precious pieces of content, but I get to make awesome spontaneous content that’s frequently ephemeral.
Casey Neistat
I like certain pieces monogrammed because it gives my closet and home warmth – it’s just something that you could really feel comfortable with. It’s yours; it’s something personal. I do it for fun.
Melania Trump
The building is absolutely stunning. It is a magnificent and important piece of architecture that contributes greatly to the cultural landscape of Washington. It is one the best designed buildings in D.C. in the last decade.
Zelda Fichandler
We are in truth but pieces on this chess board of life, which in the end we leave, only to drop one by one into the grave of nothingness.
Omar Khayyam
My signature look is an eighties baby doll dress, combat boots with colorful socks sticking out, and then mounds of jewelry. I love silver and turquoise. I go to Montana every winter, so I hunt around for cool pieces there.
Zoey Deutch
What is certain is that setting a piece of nature in place and drawing it are two very different things.
Edgar Degas
After you have finished a piece of work, the work is then none of your business. Go on and do something else.
Natalie Goldberg
Don’t be afraid. Don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I just want to break that song into pieces and love them all to death.
Rainbow Rowell
I think it’s brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I’ve ever seen is called television – but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.
Steve Jobs
If I had to give you one piece of advice it would be this: don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions.
Paulo Coelho
The Secure Fence Act, which authorizes the construction of 700 miles of security barriers along the southwest border, has now been sent to President Bush for his signature. This piece of legislation is an important piece of the border security puzzle.
Randy Neugebauer
to know a piece of grass, you’ve got to see the ground that grew it. Maybe that’s why I remember every detail of that night, every inch of ground we covered, as I followed Zach to the place that had made him, seeing them both with fresh eyes.
Ally Carter
In another life I would love to be a cosmetic surgeon because it’s architectural. You know, you are trying to figure out where the seams go. Can I do it in one piece like Halston? Can you formaldehyde DNA?
Tom Ford
As is well known, all collectors are prepared to steal or murder if it is a question of getting another piece for their collection; but this does not lower their moral character in the least.
Karel Capek
A piece of writing takes exactly as long as it needs to be done right.
Norma Fox Mazer
If sanity ever returns to our society and we stop taking pretentious elites seriously, one of the signs will be that the public will force the removal of those ugly pieces of twisted metal that are called ‘art’ in front of government buildings.
Thomas Sowell
A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
Sidney Sheldon
When you’re me, when you’re R. Kelly, everybody wants a piece of you, and if you don’t give ’em a piece they’ll find a way to get a piece of you one way or the other.
R. Kelly
Each piece that I put in the street is unique. I never make the same piece twice. For Hong Kong, like for every city where I have worked, I try to adapt my work to the culture and the ‘colors’ of the city.
I think that we’re pattern-seeking animals, and what we like best is a story where everything fits together, where there’s no puzzle pieces left over.
Noah Hawley
A thing may in itself be the finest piece of writing one has ever done, and yet have absolutely no place in the manuscript one hopes to publish.
Carolyn Forche
You know, people call mystery novels or thrillers ‘puzzles.’ I never understood that, because when I buy a puzzle, I already know what it is. It’s on the box. And even if I don’t, if it’s a 5,000-piece puzzle of the ‘Mona Lisa’, it’s not like I put the last piece in and go, ‘I had no idea it’s the ‘Mona Lisa’!’
Harlan Coben
The thirst for knowledge is like a piece of ass you know you shouldn’t chase; in the end, you chase it just the same.
George Pelecanos
The poster child of Web 2.0 is Flickr.com. Personalization is a key piece of Web 2.0.
Jared Spool
Living in New York, I get excited by the idea of working in a different medium. And it’s pretty frightening because whatever skills it takes to make a good piece of theater seem mysterious to me right now.
Cary Fukunaga
YouTube is full of pieces of trash. If you want to look on YouTube and find something that insults you, you can probably find it.
Salman Rushdie
But even this piece of flattery couldn’t distract me from the fact that I was in the center of the Fae realm, blind, stark naked, and without the slightest idea of what was going on.
Patrick Rothfuss
Throw away those little pieces of paper. Get yourself a big, beautiful canvas. Bring from this nature the most beautiful colors. Find the serene scene within. Find the joy in each corner of your life. Sit still and feel what is within you. Sit still and paint like you have never painted before.
Prem Rawat
Im saving up to buy art. Nothing famous, but every time Im in a new city I wander into galleries and dream about buying great pieces one day.
Nicola Formichetti
People ask what was the first piece of music I wrote. There was no first piece.
Richard Rodney Bennett
Women are much more comfortable making their own style rules now. They want pieces that will make their busy lives easier.
Michael Kors
If I have a piece that’s solely based on the web and it’s going to also exist in a gallery, it needs to exist in a gallery where it doesn’t feel redundant.
Kalup Linzy
A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of non pertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noontide of our prosperity.
Charles Lamb
There is no question we need an energy policy overhaul in America. A key part of that overhaul must include moving forward aggressively with expanding nuclear energy as a renewable energy source. Storing nuclear waste is an important piece of that effort.
Erik Paulsen
The piece of equipment I’m most found off is my telescope. The other night I had a superb view of the moon.
Arthur C. Clarke
People don’t want to see 17 pieces in neckties. They wanna see some jeans, some gettin’ down, and some wigglin’.
Chuck Berry
If it works out, it’s the best thing in the world. If it doesn’t work out, it’s like having your heart torn out and chopped up into little pieces while you watch. It leaves a big hollow space that never really heals.
Laurell K. Hamilton
You can anchor the mind into answering a question a certain way by giving them a totally unrelated piece of information dropped before.
Michael Lewis
A piece of music is an experience to be taken by itself.
B. F. Skinner
I never thought that I would write orchestra music, but in fact I did write a group of orchestra pieces.
Paul Lansky
Well you are a piece of work aren’t you?
Suzanne Collins
All my books have been titled based on a piece of the prose from inside the book.
Donald Miller
I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks but for the ledger of our daily work.
Neil Armstrong
I was forgetting that an artist also just stares at a piece of paper or canvas all day. It somehow never occurred to me to connect these two diverse creative modes.
Vera Nazarian
The challenge coaches face is replacing players they were counting on to be major pieces of a puzzle. In a lot of cases, there is just no way to make the necessary adjustments.
Ron Jaworski
Puppies are constantly inventing new ways to be bad. It’s fascinating. You come into a room they’ve been in and see pieces of debris and try to figure out what you had that was made from wicker or what had been stuffed with fluff.
Julie Klam
We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.
Mother Teresa
A flow’ret crushed in the bud,
A nameless piece of Babyhood,
Was in her cradle-coffin lying;
Extinct, with scarce the sense of dying
Charles Lamb
Romance is dead – it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
Yeardley Smith
It is hard to write even the smallest piece of code correctly.
Joshua Bloch
Like most people, I used to wear clothing off the rack. But having them fitted to me makes a really big difference, especially with pieces like a cocktail dress. Little nips and tucks can take 10 pounds off you.
Lauren Conrad
When someone goes, ‘Oh, this group is really pissed off at what you said,’ there’s not a piece of my body that goes, ‘Sweet!’ That means I did it wrong. I’m just trying to make people laugh.
Trey Parker
Leather accents on pieces make it fun and spices up an outfit.
Rachel Bilson
White. Like a clean piece of paper, like uncarved ivory, all is white when the story begins.
Daniel Mason
[Property] is a brilliant, chillingly revelatory piece of fiction, a work of craft, economy and such good merciless observation-one of those rare, crucial novels illuminating a history we think we know and understand so that after we’ve read it we’ll never forget its truths.
Ali Smith
I don’t see boundaries between styles, such as modern or contemporary. I’ve collected each piece from a different experience or period of my life.
Carlos Miele
He had black hair anybody could see was dyed, and even had one long piece wrapped around his head in that way some men did to fool no one into believing they weren’t bald. I resisted a sudden strong urge to tug away that piece and scream peekaboo! at his bare crown underneath.
Jeaniene Frost
Slasher movies are fun. You watch yourself get chopped to pieces, yet you’re still alive. You see the blood on the ax and think, Holy **it, this is sick, but you kind of get over your fear of death.
Tara Reid
I can wear a hat or take it off, but either way it`s a conversation piece.
Hedda Hopper
I am very interested in architecture. I’ve been asked if I’d ever direct, but me, I’d rather build. It’s very similar to directing, because you get to walk among this piece of art, to live in it, be surrounded by it, which is just thrilling.
Brad Pitt
I think there are pieces of me you’ve never seen.
Tori Amos
I’ve got everything I need: a nice piece of land with hawks and owls and incredible sunsets, and the good will of my neighbors.
Burt Shavitz
If I was going to give Matt (Kenseth) a piece of advice, I’d say use the s- out of him. Every time you get, run him hard, because that’s his weakness.
Brad Keselowski
When she saw my messy desk, she said she was the same way, and there was no dust on the TV, and I was easy to love. People just need a little help because they are so used to not loving. It’s like scoring the clay to make another piece of clay stick to it.
Miranda July
I think that music is a very difficult art form in which to be avant-garde. When we sit down to listen to a piece of music, I think our implicit hope is that we’re going to find it beautiful, or at least emotional, on some level.
Steven Soderbergh
The larger a star the shorter its life, but all the more fascinating its death. As it collapses within it’s body, the infalling material can be no longer be compressed; the star is blown to pieces; its shattered mass realeases out ward at the speed of light.
Kelly Easton
You don’t want to raise a kid in a culture where the kid who asks the most questions is annoying. You want a culture where the kid who asks the most questions gets awards and gets another piece of cake.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I like a little bit of designer, with a bit of vintage and high street mixed in. I love it when you find those one-off key pieces, which end up becoming investment pieces.
Cara Delevingne
But twice-two-makes-four is for all that a most insupportable thing. Twice-two-makes-four is, in my humble opinion, nothing but a piece of impudence. Twice-two-makes-four is a farcical, dressed-up fellow who stands across your path with arms akimbo and spits at you.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
M. Scott Peck
The ideal editor will hold you to the best of yourself in the piece.
Alexander Chee
I’ve been very fortunateit’s just been an amazing piece of luck. I haven’t had to suffer for my art but I’ve suffered enough inside to hopefully be called an artist.
Christopher Plummer
The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself – something that’s in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.
In every seed of good there is always a piece of bad.
Marian Wright Edelman
I looked down at my clothes. They were slashed to pieces and full of bullet holes, but I was fine. Not a mark on me. Nico’s mouth hung open. “You just . . . with a sword . . . you just—” “I think the river thing worked,” I said. “Oh gee,” he said sarcastically. “You think?
Rick Riordan
A tree without roots is just a piece of wood.
Marco Pierre White
At the beginning of ‘The Hills,’ I couldn’t watch myself because I’m very critical and would pick myself to pieces. But with movies I feel like it’s different because you’re playing a character. So it’s like watching yourself but not watching yourself.
Audrina Patridge
The more we learn about life, the less plausible is any evolutionary theory that relies on blind, undirected, piece-by-piece change.
Nancy Pearcey
I have always appreciated designers who dare to reinterpret fabrics and proportions, so I follow the Japanese and Belgian designers. The pieces are so animated. When they lie still, they are one thing, but once you stand them up or wear them, they become something else.
Zaha Hadid
Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel.
Hans Hofmann
The day I take either my body or my work for granted will be the day you hear that I’ve smashed every inch of myself to pieces.
Akshay Kumar
I wrote a number of pieces in the year 1966 that were so bad that, although I’m a great collector of my own pieces, I have never collected them.
Tom Wolfe
A significant piece of the wealth that the NFL owners garner is a result of the enormous TV revenues they get – and those revenues are supported by a legislatively granted exemption from the antitrust laws that has been made applicable to sports leagues, primarily the NFL.
Eliot Spitzer
My dad was this Jack-of-all-trades, entrepreneur type. I secretly think he may be a spy, when I really think about it and I kind of connect the pieces. That’s what led us to moving to Japan when I was four.
Bishop Briggs
I think that you can’t help but bring pieces of who you are. No matter what you do, it comes through you as a vessel.
Erica Durance
Isn’t it funny to think that this magnificent piece of matter is in a state of decay? Really, can you think of any other living thing that looks this glorious as it’s dying?
Tiffanie DeBartolo
The stag tells him that he is the eldest of the sons – the father’s favorite – and he warns the father that if he tries to shoot any of the stags, their antlers will tear him to pieces.
Georg Solti
My parents got me a sewing machine for Christmas during my senior year of high school. I made three pieces of clothing and had a fashion show at the end of the year, where we had to wear the clothes that we made. I took it to a whole new level; I made all my friends clothes.
Kourtney Kardashian
You have to go out there and give a piece of yourself — your life, your soul. And you better give the audience everything you can — physically, emotionally, musically. Then maybe they’ll accept you and give you a standing ovation at the end.
Neil Diamond
I always love stopping by to see what Marc Jacobs has. I will buy pieces from Bergdorf or Barneys and then hit up Zara or Topshop for the rest.
Elaine Welteroth
Carolyn Maloney knows how to get something done, and as I said, it doesn’t matter if she’s in the majority or the minority. It doesn’t matter if she’s chair of a committee or not, she can figure out how to get a piece of legislation passed, and that’s what is – is a unique quality.
Eleanor Smeal
At times the whole sky was ringed in shooting points and puckers of light gathering and falling, pulsing, fading, rhythmical as breathing. All of a piece. As if the sky were a pattern of nerves and our thought and memories traveled across it. As if the sky were one gigantic memory for us all.
Louise Erdrich
If your creed and Scripture do not agree, cut your creed to pieces, but make it agree with this book.
Charles Spurgeon
I have, for a few years, been writing comedy prose – short pieces for my blog – because I found it to be a good way to write while I was on a TV show. It was different enough from my scripts that it felt like a break, but it still was comedy and very fun. I like to do comedy!
Megan Amram
I’m here for you in the same way that you’re here for me, each person is an intricate piece of infinity.
If you’re going to be a media brand and not just a linear television brand, then you have to make sure you’re speaking to all women and all interests, so it may mean that you end up smaller audiences serving individual pieces of content, but the aggregate is what’s important and what we’re paying attention to.
Nancy Dubuc
Perhaps it is this specter that most haunts working men and women: the planned obsolescence of people that is of a piece with the planned obsolescence of the things they make. Or sell.
Studs Terkel
What makes a nation in the beginning is a good piece of geography.
Robert Frost
‘Oh and Oh’ is a tennis term… It’s a nice way of saying you took your opponent to pieces.
Venus Williams
One colleague who’s been in the industry longer than I had been gave me a valuable piece of advice. “Stay close to the facts and observe things fully and report. Then you can be a mediocre journalist.” I held onto his words when I worked and I’ve been following that advice for 16 years.
Hark-Joon Lee
We’re all a piece of the puzzle. It’s a weird puzzle and it looks odd, but we all fit in it.
Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Again I see you, But me I don’t see!, The magical mirror in which I saw myself has been broken, And only a piece of me I see in each fatal fragment – Only a piece of you and me!
Fernando Pessoa
I was molded, spent my time underneath a lot of goo. And then the bits and pieces were sculpted. It took probably 10 days to create each character after all those camera tests.
Brendan Fraser
I think the Chainsaw remake is very good and captures the spirit of the original film. It’s true to the tone of the original, to the point that it’s almost a companion piece
Tobe Hooper
Nonfiction is more personal for me. It’s more personal in that it’s more direct, and actually it’s always been more direct, even when I first started doing pieces.
Joan Didion
I got a lot of paradoxes in my life. I guess I’m a real confused person, but there are some focused parts to my life now, and I’m slowly trying to put all the pieces back together.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
I find that when my plays are going well, they seem to resemble pieces of music. But if I had to go into specifics about it, I wouldn’t be able to. It’s merely something that I feel.
Edward Albee
Building a team is the nucleus for every piece of success.
Chris Ducker
I’m always changing things around. I have to change it all the time. I’m rearranging furniture and taking down paintings and putting up new ones, and buying new pieces of art.
Evangeline Lilly
Whenever someone comes up to me and says, ‘I’m having trouble shopping.’ I tell them to pull out their 10 favorite, most-worn pieces, then build a wardrobe around them. Those staples are going to be different for everybody.
Lauren Conrad
I do give them to you,” he announced. “Of my free will. Because this is my sword.” He laid a hand on Arisa’s shoulder. “And Weasle is my shield. What you hold are only pieces of iron.
Hilari Bell
When you have that last piece of the jigsaw, everything will, I hope, be clear…” -Albus Dumbledore
J. K. Rowling
Even the most favorable outcome of the war will never lead to the decomposition of the main forces of Russia, which is based on millions of Russian … The latter, even if they break up international treaties, just as quickly re-connect with each other, like pieces of a particle of mercury.
Otto von Bismarck
When you reach a place where you feel blocked, lower your standards and keep on going. There is no possible way to do permanent damage to a piece of writing. You cannot ruin it. You can only make it a little better a little at a time.
Richard Bausch
The game of chess. Supposedly men made it up, and it’s about war and men and the ravages and the bravery and the genius of commanding and moving pieces and … No. It’s marriage. The Queen moves anywhere she wants.
Bill Cosby
I can’t marry myself to one idea or one form of doing politics or one form of understanding politics. I believe that we have to play the game of strategy, and understand how to move the pieces because this is how the political spectrum functions.
Do not envy others. If someone gets a larger piece of cake, be happy for them. They’ll get fat and you’ll stay thin.
Frederick Lenz
The one piece of advice I would give to any actor is, if you want to go out on the street without being recognised, without even being looked at, go out with a 6ft 8in beautiful transsexual. No one gives you a second glance. Especially when you’re 5ft 5in.
Daniel Radcliffe
I think acting is only one part of the piece of the movie. I’ts an important piece, but I’d like to be involved in all the other aspects of making movies.
Stephen Dorff
If every piece is perfect the room becomes a museum and lifeless.
Nancy Lancaster
Humanity and bestiality: when will the former finally be uttered with the flavor of hate and the latter with the flavor of love? Does a lion tear his fellow lion to pieces?
Karl Kraus
One piece of advice that I would give to any young athlete or performer is remember to thank your mom.
Meryl Davis
I am a fan of movies and there is something about watching film that is burned into celluloid for all time that is now a piece of history. You go watch, being a fan of classic films and my children and their children are going to be watching these movies.
Edward Zwick
The judges say, make it your own, so I just remixed a song if I felt like the piece needed it
Blake Lewis
What do you think happens to a composer who is sincere and loves to write and has to wait thirty years to have someone play a piece of his music?
Charles Mingus
We hope to find more pieces of the puzzle which will shed light on the connection between this upright, walking ape, our early ancestor, and modern man.
Richard Leakey
I started playing chess when I was five years old. I learned the moves from my mother, then worked with my father – and later trainers. My style became very technical. I sacrificed a lot of things. I was always hunting for the king, for the mate. I’d forget about my other pieces.
Garry Kasparov
The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook, are called Minor Pieces.
Howard Staunton
There is no such thing as too much swearing. Swearing is just a piece of linguistic mechanics. The words in-between are the clever ones.
Peter Capaldi
The first person who really showed me the ugly spirit was Brion Gysin. “The ugly spirit shot Joan because . . .” and I never found out why. This Brion wrote out on a piece of paper in a sort of trance state.
Allen Ginsberg
The mode of reconciling the promise of ever-increasing reward for the cadres and the demands of the working classes for a quid pro quo for their loyalty to the state was to offer the latter a small piece of the pie.
Immanuel Wallerstein
Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
A lie, as you probably know, has a taste all its own. Blocky and bitter and never quite right, like when you pop a piece of fancy chocolate into your mouth expecting toffee filling and you get lemon zest instead.
Jodi Picoult
When it comes to influence, TRUST is often the missing piece.
Bob Burg
The Pulitzer has nothing to do with me; it’s more about people’s perceptions of me, whatever they may be. I’m not being humble – I honestly do not and cannot think about that. It’s a lovely piece of crystal on my bookcase, but that’s all it is to me.
David Lindsay-Abaire
As two pieces of wax fused together make one so he who receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ.
Cyril of Alexandria
Many years ago, I was in a Broadway show and I had to wear a fox fur around my shoulders. One day my hand touched one of the fox’s legs. It seemed to be in two pieces. Then it dawned on me…. her leg had probally been snapped in two by the steel trap that had caught it.
Bea Arthur
I think of my drawing style like handwriting: it’s a mix of whatever handwriting you’re born with, plus bits and pieces you’ve pilfered from other people around you.
Roz Chast
Truth has to be given in riddles. People can’t take truth if it comes charging at them like a bull. The bull is always killed. You have to give people the truth in a riddle, hide it so they go looking for it and find it piece by piece; that way they learn to live with it.
Chaim Potok
‘The Color Purple’ is the kind of character piece that a director like Sidney Lumet could do brilliantly with one hand tied behind his back.
Steven Spielberg
But the difference between the little pieces and the big pieces – I’m not actually sure which are the little pieces. With some of the big pieces, it’s a lot of musical running around, whereas the little pieces, you can say everything you want to say.
Philip Glass
If someone asked me if I could have anything in the world, what would l want? If l could own anything, like owning a piece of art, l think it would be Elton John’s publishing, on his first seven albums. I don’t want the money. Being able to own those songs Is like owning a painting of someone you admire.
Axl Rose
It’s much harder to play beloved than to play a rotten guy. Rotten guy is a piece of cake. So playing a beloved person really sets a high bar for your behavior and your acting and what you project.
Bill Murray
The worst letters come from retired high school English teachers. They will literally take a book and pick it to pieces and send me 14 pages of notes.
John Grisham
Accessories are crucial. A great bag and a piece of statement jewelry are the fastest way to elevate an otherwise understated look.
Ivanka Trump
I do love voices so much that I will use them and manipulate them. The presence of a human voice in a piece of music is really exciting, even if it’s just someone’s breathing.
If you’re looking for a spiritual allegory in the style of C.S. Lewis, I guess you could piece something together with Lorne Michaels as a symbol for God and my struggles with hair removal as a metaphor for virtue
Tina Fey
We were staring at the origin of a piece of our own bodies inside this 375-million-year-old fish. We had a fish with a wrist.
Neil Shubin
In other words, each piece of the building must look as though it was designed for that particular building.
Minoru Yamasaki
I am delighted that I have found a new reaction to demonstrate even to the blind the structure of the interstitial stroma of the cerebral cortex. I let the silver nitrate react with pieces of brain hardened in potassium dichromate. I have already obtained magnificent results and hope to do even better in the future.
Camillo Golgi
I really love beautiful, well-made clothes. I don’t shop [a lot], so I tend to have pieces for a long time. I like mixing vintage with newer designers.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Elaboration is not beauty, and sand-paper never finished a piece of bad work.
William Morris Hunt
Many man’s scruples lie almost wholly about obedience to authority and compliance with indifferent customs, but very seldom about the dangers of disobedience and unpeaceableness and rending in pieces the Church of Christ by needless separations and endless divisions.
John Tillotson
Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see. I don’t know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.
Philip Guston
I won’t let that night ruin you forever.” But it did, it broke me into a million pieces and blew them away in the wind, like crumbled leaves.
Jessica Sorensen
Once I began doing stand-up, I didn’t get a kick out of the applause or being the centre of attention – but I did get a kick out of the jigsaw puzzle aspect of it, searching for the right bit, adding another few pieces each night until the bigger picture appears. That’s the appeal: the challenge of it.
Stephen Merchant
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
You get to be famous or have some notoriety and there are so many people who want a piece of you.
Oscar De La Hoya
In terms of screenwriting adaptations it’s trying to cut out stuff that’s extraneous, without doing damage to the original piece, because you owe a debt of some respect to the original author. That’s why it was bought.
Rod Serling
Never give us what we really want. Cut the dream into pieces and scatter them like ashes. Dole out the empty promises. Package our aspirations and sell them to us, cheaply made enough to fall apart.
Scott Westerfeld
Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it – whole-heartedly – and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.
Arthur Quiller-Couch
You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing.
Ye whose clay-cold heads and luke-warm hearts can argue down or mask your passions–tell me, what trespass is it that man should have them?… If nature has so wove her web of kindness, that some threads of love and desire are entangled with the piece–must the whole web be rent in drawing them out?
Laurence Sterne
The cemetery is my sense of comfort, my sanctuary in a world of darkness, the one piece of light that i have in my life.
Jessica Sorensen
Money never remains just coins and pieces of paper. Money can be translated into the beauty of living, a support in misfortune, an education, or future security.
Sylvia Porter
I got a chance to have my dream come true, and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album. If I don’t feel like this album is an incredible piece of work, then I’m cool with the albums I’ve done. I don’t have to put out another album.
Puff Daddy
We are deep into the year of the dragon and all around the intensity of the collective pushes forward to a new age. The pieces and parts, the far-flung shades of life that make our hearts beat faster are starting to coalesce directly to the source.
Judith Hanson Lasater
this was the wonderful thing about strangers. they were big blank pieces of paper, you could draw watever you like on their impresionable surfaces
Janet Fitch
A sellout is putting your name on any piece of crap and then expecting people to buy it because it’s got your name on it. That’s what a sellout is to me.
Marc Jacobs
a perfect piece of architecture kindles that aimless reverie, which bears the soul we know not whither.
Madame de Stael
I was freelancing for years in Cork and around. I also wrote freelance pieces for ‘The Irish Times.’
Kevin Barry
As an actor, you always want to find a piece of who you are in every role you take on.
Larenz Tate
The reason I could last for that long a period of being up was because the piece accidentally caught the excitement and adrenaline from, “Ooh this sounds different from usual… Ooh I like that…” That was the energy that kept me up.
Marnie Stern
A violin is nothing more than a piece of wood and a dead cat. But it’s a piece of technology. So when computers came along, in the ’70s, I suddenly thought, hang on a second, this is interesting. These things can become an instrument. So I just became very interested in them, and started, playing with electronics.
Hans Zimmer
My theory on smear pieces is try and win ’em over.
Aubrey O’Day
I am reminded of a piece of advice my father gave me regarding shoes. …He said it is better to buy one good pair of shoes than four cheap ones. One pair made of fine leather could outlast four inferior pairs and, if well-cared-for, would continue to proclaim your good judgment and taste no matter how old they become.
Cary Grant
Nor is mine a trumpet which summons and excites men to cut each other to pieces with mutual contradictions, or to quarrel and fight with one another; but rather to make peace between themselves, and turning with united forces against the Nature of Things
Francis Bacon
It sounded like a piece of blackboard being dragged over the nails of a wall of severed fingers.
Neil Gaiman
We don’t sell a watch to give time. We sell a piece of art. We sell an object that represents something to you, you know. It’s like you have a nice shirt or a nice jacket. It’s like a luxury accessories that can be considered like shoes or like handbags for ladies.
Ricardo Guadalupe
To design a home is to design happiness, to create for ourselves a little piece of joy.
Naomi Cleaver
Cool! Now I can steal some rich old coot’s Ferrari and go fishing for marlin with the same piece of jewelry.
Jennifer Rardin
I like to think of my son as having an extra puzzle piece rather than missing one.
Stuart Duncan
My first real break was when my college sketch troupe, The State, was asked to contribute pieces for a new MTV show called ‘You Wrote It, You Watch It.’
Michael Ian Black
Iron which is brought near a spiral of copper wire, traversed by an electrical current, becomes magnetic, and then attracts other pieces of iron, or a suitably placed steel magnet.
Hermann von Helmholtz
I think we ripple on into others, just like a stone puts its ripples into a brook. That, for me, too, is a source of comfort. It kind of, in a sense, negates the sense of total oblivion. Some piece of ourselves, not necessarily our consciousness, but some piece of ourselves gets passed on and on and on.
Irvin D. Yalom
[Shirat ha-Yam ] is one of the earliest, if not the earliest, pieces of Biblical literature that we possess. It is much closer to history than later traditions of the Exodus.
Elie Wiesel
‘Liv and Maddie’ actually started out as a different show called ‘Bits and Pieces,’ and it was a completely different plot, although it was the same cast.
Dove Cameron
Whatever I’m working on, I get excited. It does not matter whether I have done the same piece many times. I still can’t wait to get out to the shop in the morning.
Sam Maloof
Little pieces of advice like that can provide us with months’ worth of entertainment.
Mike Shinoda
If someone realises the piece they are wearing is inspired by me then it only broadens my audience.
Alexander Wang
An actor really is a kind of intermediary between an audience and the piece, whether it’s a play or movie.
Christopher Walken
Although the Knight is generally considered to be on a par with the Bishop in strength, the latter piece is somehat stronger in the majority of cases in which they are opposed to each other.
Jose Raul Capablanca
The source of creation is within you. You can be just a piece of flesh, or you can be the Creator himself – this is the choice and potential you have.
Jaggi Vasudev
The rice bowl is to me the most valid reason in the world for doing anything. A piece of one’s soul to the multitudes in return for rice and wine does not seem to me a sacrilege.
Han Suyin
It was the most convulted, ridiculous piece of logic I’d heard in awhile… It was something I would have come up with.
Richelle Mead
With news, especially investigative pieces, you’ve got to be really smart and really lucky to be timely and to not get beaten by the big guys. You can’t go head-to-head with the networks.
Bill Kurtis
I travel a lot, so I keep my look simple. My home dГ©cor style is pretty similar. I try to make it inviting, homey, and comfortable, with some special and personal pieces throughout.
Karlie Kloss
My desk is covered with talismans: pieces of rose quartz, wishing stones from a favorite beach.
Dani Shapiro
Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery.
Wendell Berry
Christmas, in fact, is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart: like a nursery story, its validity rests on exact repetition, so that it comes around every time as the evocation of one’s whole life and particularly of the most distant bits of it in childhood.
Freya Stark
I do not believe in a religion that cannot wipe out the widow’s tears or bring a piece of bread to the orphan’s mouth.
Bill Vaughan
The past is our only real possession in life. It is the one piece of property of which time cannot deprive us; it is our own in a way that nothing else in life is. In a word, we are our past; we do not cling to it, it clings to us.
Grace King
You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it’s really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.
Stanley Kubrick
Child pornography is taboo. There are really no such things as snuff films. That’s a legend. But movies are like pieces of dreams, and we don’t need to go into those dreams. Those dreams are beyond. Child pornography – it’s horrible. Human suffering is a horrible thing in real life.
John Carpenter
I’m the only nerd with a piece of paper.
Patricia Arquette
When it comes to politics, I believe you have to cut the cake so that everybody gets a piece, but at the same time, you have to keep in mind that somebody has to make the cake.
Michael Caine
It’s impossible to predict which paintings will last and which won’t. In New Orleans I painted on a dilapidated shop in a street littered with abandoned cars and rotting mattresses, then two hours later the piece was gone. It turned out I’d picked the side of a crack house and the proprietor didn’t like the attention.
If a person remains tense for a long time he might not notice it himself, but it’s like his nerves are a piece of rubber that has been stretched out. It’s hard to go back to the original shape.
Haruki Murakami
“Hey Jacob!” I felt an unfamiliar surge of enthusiasm at his smile. I realized that I was pleased to see him. This knowledge surprised me. I smiled back, and something clicked silently into place, like two corresponding puzzle pieces. I’d forgotten how much I really liked Jacob Black.
Stephenie Meyer
Just one time before I turn into the villain of this piece, just one time before I become the fourth and final Unseelie prince, I want to be her Highlander. And her hero.
Karen Marie Moning
If you remain unsettled by a piece of writing, it means you are not watching the story from the outside; you’ve already taken a step toward it.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Nothing in this world happens without a reason. That we are all exactly where we are supposed to be, and that the pieces of the puzzle have a tendency to come together when you least expect it.
Jane Green
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice… that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
Arthur Schopenhauer
The aeroplane is the nearest thing to animate life that man has created. In the air a machine ceases indeed to be a mere piece of mechanism; it becomes animate and is capable not only of primary guidance and control, but actually of expressing a pilot’s temperament.
Ross Macpherson Smith
That you can look back fondly or even wistfully on pieces of your life and hound yourself with endless what-ifs, but nothing will change. The present will still be the present. The future will still unfold as it’s meant to.
Allison Winn Scotch
Human memory, they say, is like a coat closet: The most enduring outcome of a formal education is that it creates rows of coat hooks so that later on, when you come upon a new piece of information, you have a hook to hang it on. Without a hook, the new information falls on the floor.
Ursula Goodenough
In the 90’s action pictures were all the rage. As a woman, I was fed up with them and I initially thought that the script was just another action film dressed up as a period piece.
Madeleine Stowe
It was a confirmation of a connection that already existed. And it was a bond that extended far beyond the borders of a shared living space. We would have stayed together even without a marriage certificate . . . but I believed in the permanence it represented. It was a piece of paper you could build a life on.
Lisa Kleypas
The only way to write complex software that won’t fall on its face is to hold its global complexity down – to build it out of simple pieces connected by well-defined interfaces, so that most problems are local and you can have some hope of fixing or optimizing a part without breaking the whole
Eric S. Raymond
We’ll have these people hang out with us while we’re doing our touring, and talk to them and let them speak their piece to the world.
Anthony Kiedis
The finest pieces of software are those where one individual has a complete sense of exactly how the program works. To have that, you have to really love the program and concentrate on keeping it simple, to an incredible degree.
Bill Gates
It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there is so much agreement about the goals.
Mike Pence
There’s still a lot I need to do as a player, as a musician, as a sound creator. I have commissioned 170 pieces: that’s still not enough, there are still lots and lots of composers I would like to approach. When I see a composer and I see a performer, I think to combine those forces.
Evelyn Glennie
Every time I see some piece of medical research saying that caffeine is good for you, I high-five myself. Because I’m going to live forever.
Linus Torvalds
I keep only a small edit in my wardrobe because I think it is important to keep things moving through, and I like to find out which pieces from my collections work and which could be reworked and improved.
Alice Temperley
Sometimes when you write a thing you think, ‘Oh, this is good’, and it’s not a modesty or an immodesty thing, you just… it’s just the same with anything; when you write a piece you just figure, ‘Oh yeah, I’m on a roll here. This is good; I’m getting the hang of this’. Some pieces are better than others.
Paul McCartney
Brigan threw his head back and smiled at the sky. “Well said, Lady. The world may be falling to pieces, but at least the lot of us can have a bath.
Kristin Cashore
An ugly thing, that is what you are when you become a tourist, an ugly, empty thing, a stupid thing, a piece of rubbish pausing here and there to gaze at this and taste that, and it will never occur to you that the people who inhabit the place in which you have just paused cannot stand you.
Jamaica Kincaid
‘Dreamsongs’ allows me to show the scope of my writing – with personal commentary that puts the works in context and includes some autobiographical details intended to reveal how each piece came to be, what it represents, and how it has formed, or been informed by, my philosophy of writing.
George R. R. Martin
At a given moment a child becomes interested in a piece of work, showing it by the expression of his face, by his intense attention, by his perseverance in the same exercise. That child has set foot upon the road leading to discipline.
Maria Montessori
It turns out synthesizing DNA is very difficult. There are tens of thousands of machines around the world that make small pieces of DNA – 30 to 50 letters in length – and it’s a degenerate process, so the longer you make the piece, the more errors there are.
Craig Venter
That’s cool.” Hale nodded, unfazed. “But just so you know, that”—he pointed to the piece of metal peeking out from behind the stage—“is a Hurst 5,000 PSI hydraulic spreader-cutter, more commonly know as the Jaws of Life.” “So?” “So I’m not a normal boy.
Ally Carter
There is now a feeling that the pieces of physics are falling into place, not because of any single revolutionary idea or because of the efforts of any one physicist, but because of a flowering of many seeds of theory, most of them planted long ago.
Steven Weinberg
Miriam realizes she is a broken vessel, pieces of her scattered everywhere. She has been finding those pieces, in their many forms, and bringing them together so she can be whole again.
Myla Goldberg
My left eye went when I was young. I was working the speed bag, and some steel went in the eye and scratched it to pieces. I was kinda blind in that eye.
Joe Frazier
It’s no good protecting people or even looking after them past a certain point. One can’t grasp more than a piece of anyone. Most of the rest can only be protected by themselves and the remainder by hired specialists and doctors and dentists and professional protectors.
Ian Fleming
I’m not Russell Crowe. I’m not going to do a period piece.
Kevin Hart
When you trade, the key concern is not always the value of the pieces being exchanged, but what’s left on the board.
Dan Heisman
I love collecting market stuff in Mexico. I have an etagere built onto the wall of my living room, which has cubicles that are lit and filled with super inexpensive pottery. You see them in a new way; they become museum pieces.
Rick Bayless
One will only be free when one plays and one’s society will become a piece of art”. – Herbert Marcuse
“Play is a phenomenon of nature and has directed the course of the world from the beginning of time: the formation of matter, its organization into living structures as well as the social behavior of man.
Manfred Eigen
Pieces of intelligence, scraps of intelligence…you run down leads and you run down leads, and you hope that sometimes it works.
Donald Rumsfeld
Be friendly to everybody; protect yourself; people sometimes want a piece of you for no good reason; and always do things out of love not fear.
Rashida Jones
One hopes that each piece contains enough space for several narratives.
Kiki Smith
We do not fight for the real but for shadows we make. A flag is a piece of cloth and a word is a sound, But we make them something neither cloth nor a sound, Totems of love and hate, black sorcery-stones.
Stephen Vincent Benet
Even if it’s a “talking head documentary” about a social movement or something along those lines, I’ve always thought of editing the timing and the sense of the piece for the theatrical experience.
Robert Greene
I think writers like to see how people bring their words to life, and it’s always surprising. Always, no matter what, whether it’s good or bad, it’s always surprising because a whole human being is coming to that piece of writing.
Lisa Edelstein
I use my awards as doorsteps. Others are in the office or in little cubbyholes in our library – they go between the books, because they actually look like arty pieces
Helen McCrory
The spinning wheel is itself an exquisite piece of machinery. My head daily bows in reverence to its unknown inventor.
Mahatma Gandhi
I really like Calvin Klein for his classic simplicity. I also think Prabal Gurung designs some great pieces that work well for me. My mom has such great style; she’s my biggest influence.
Isabelle Fuhrman
Useful though they are, the vast majority of dictionaries and encyclopedias are poker-faced pieces of work that stick to the facts and present them as soberly – and unstylishly – as possible.
Terry Teachout
We used to watch executions. I mentioned that in one of my stories. There was a piece of open ground near the area where we lived and we used to play soccer there. That was where they used to hold public executions for soldiers who deserted the army and members of the Kurdish resistance.
Hassan Blasim
The thing we’re all looking for is happiness, and if we achieve just a modicum of that or even a little piece of serenity even for five minutes a day, we’re very lucky.
Mel Gibson
I got involved in lots of different areas round about 2007, 2008. Just working with lots of different people and stretching myself in different ways. I was working on art projects and working with other writers, just doing bits and pieces, trying to keep busy.
Stevie Jackson
Chanel all the way! Just because not only do they have timeless pieces, but since it is the epitome of class and elegance.
Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.
Og Mandino
We have a sense of continuity, which gives us what we call a sense of time. Through our ability to have remembrances of both what’s coming and what’s happening and what has happened, we begin to piece together a logical picture of the world.
Fred Alan Wolf
I [had] added another small piece to the pages of the atlas that were real to me.
Evelyn Waugh
With ‘Torches,’ I wanted to make a great pop record; I wanted every song to be exciting, not to have too much space, no long pieces of music without vocals. I kind of wanted to write the perfect pop album.
Mark Foster
Marriage is just a relationship to me. In my experience, when you’ve been in a relationship for as long as I’ve been in one, there’s no real difference. It’s just a piece of paper that validates what was already real.
J. Cole
Revolution is like the daughters of Pelias: it cuts humanity to pieces in order to rejuvenate it.
Georg Buchner
I was once hired to write a column for ‘The Guardian’ and then got fired before I’d submitted my first one. That was unusual. Most newspapers wait until I’ve written at least one piece for them before firing me.
Toby Young
Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!
Charles Dickens
I was trampled to death by a man who believed his luggage would be the first piece off. If he were an experienced traveler, he would know that the first piece of luggage belongs to no one. It’s just a dummy suitcase to give everyone hope.
Erma Bombeck
There have been many times in my life when I felt like I’d never pick up the pieces, but God has always given me the power to do it.
Terri Blackstock
The whole world is, to me, very much “alive” – all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can’t look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life – the things going on – within them. The same goes for a mountain, or a bit of the ocean, or a magnificent piece of old wood.
Ansel Adams
We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces.
Mahmoud Abbas
The one piece of advice I can give you is, do what turns you on. Do something that if you had all the money in the world, you’d still be doing it. You’ve got to have a reason to jump out of bed in the morning.
Warren Buffett
The correct way to play chess is to develop each and every piece (chess is a team game!), get your King safely castled, and only then begin more aggressive maneuvers.
Jeremy Silman
Sad, that lives can be shattered, into so many pieces that they can never be put back together, the the relentless force of love. Irreparable.
Ellen Hopkins
We spend so much money on these dresses that are terrible. And what do we get out of it? Nothing – a piece of chicken and a roll in the hay with her hillbilly cousin – no thank you. My family’s very close; I can do that at home.
Chelsea Handler
Just because a person spends her time making a piece of something does not mean that she becomes that – a piece of something.
Leslie T. Chang
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle
I would really like to play someone contemporary, as I’ve done lots of period pieces. I would love to play an American bimbo or a grimy Londoner. But I’m probably more suited in people’s minds to playing a corseted victim.
Rachel Hurd-Wood
It is after all so easy to shatter a story. To break a chain of thought. To ruin a fragment of a dream being carried around carefully like a piece of porcelain. To let it be, to travel with it, as Velutha did, is much the harder thing to do.
Arundhati Roy
I prefer situational or character-based humor to gross-out gags and comedic set pieces.
Ari Graynor
We might as well reasonably dispute whether it is the upper or the under blade of a pair of scissors that cuts a piece of paper, as whether value is governed by demand or supply.
Alfred Marshall
This is part of the complexity of grief: A piece of you recognizes it is an extreme state, an altered state, yet a large part of you is entirely subject to its demands.
Meghan O’Rourke
I don’t collect things per se, but I do pick up things as I go. Like, in my studio I have an old sewing machine from Germany that my dad gave me, and then something else that I got from a friend in India, and a piece of flooring from one of my shows.
Jason Wu
When pieces of work speak to us in a way that feels as if they were made just for us, those become our private worlds that we return to.
Jeanette Winterson
The only piece of advice I would give to the aspiring players is that no amount of practice is enough. You need to keep at it, no matter how successful you are.
Satnam Singh Bhamara
Did you get the new iPhone yet? The iPhone that I have is outdated. It has two pieces and a hand crank.
David Letterman
I really like Rag & Bone because they make simple pieces that last.
Alexandra Daddario
God is not a vending machine where if you put in enough prayer quarters we get a Reese’s Pieces bag that pops out.
Joel C. Rosenberg
Jerry Garcia was a great American master and the Grateful Dead are not just a genuine piece of musical history, but also an important part of American history.
Trey Anastasio
Her face felt like it was scattered in pieces and she could not keep it straight. The feeling was a whole lot worse than being hungry for any dinner, yet it was like that. I want–I want–I want–was all that she could think about–but just what this real want was she did no know.
Carson McCullers
I’ve been writing songs on little pieces of paper since I was a little kid, and it’s just always been something I’ve done.
Chris Carmack
The pursuit of learning is not a piece of content that can be taught. It is a value that teachers model. Only teachers who are avid, internally motivated learners can truly teach their students the joy of learning.
Martin Haberman
The service of love is the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life, nor is there anything that will more deject his cool’d imagination, when he shall consider what an odd and unworthy piece of folly he hath committed.
Thomas Browne
I never buy a piece of art. I don’t see the point in buying something because I know my eyes will get bored of it eventually.
Karl Pilkington
Even while writing his book, he had become painfully aware how little he knew his own planet while attempting to piece together another one from jagged bits filched from deranged brains.
Vladimir Nabokov
The real bug here is that the design of the system even permits this class of bug. It is unconscionable that someone designing a critical piece of security infrastructure would design the system in such a way that it does not fail safe.
Jamie Zawinski
My whole reason for creating a network is literally to bring little pieces of light. It’s to continue to spread little pieces of light in the world, to illuminate the possibility of the human spirit.
Oprah Winfrey
But I also meant that loving someone really opening your heart to them is just asking to have your heart smashed and handed back to you in little pieces.
Cate Tiernan
When I listen to a record, or when I’m making a record, I listen to everything. I listen to the drums, the bass, the voice, the arrangement. I listen to the whole piece as an ensemble.
Paul Weller
Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!
T.A. Barron
As for meat, I’m not going to become vegetarian. I’m telling you that right now. I want me a steak. I want me a pork chop. I want me a lamb chop, even a piece of duck every once in awhile. We used to have ham and salami, all that crazy stuff.
Sharon Jones
The audience is not the least important actor in the play and if it will not do its allotted share the play falls to pieces.
W. Somerset Maugham
The work keeps getting deeper, more honest. I continue to work on a piece until I feel it breathe on its own.
Laura Harris
In the mornings, I usually have four eggs, five pieces of bacon, some toast, and two protein shakes.
Bryson DeChambeau
When you are young, hone your craft and write shorter pieces instead of novels, because it’s really hard to finish a novel.
Laini Taylor
One day you fall for this boy. And he touches you with his fingers. And he burns holes in your skin with his mouth. And it hurts when you look at him. And it hurts when you don’t. And it feels like someone’s cut you open with a jagged piece of glass.
Maureen Medved
May the stars carry your sadness away, may the flowers fill your heart with beauty, may hope forever wipe away your tears. And, above all, may silence make you strong.
Chief Dan George
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The war keeps taking pieces of me anyway. Makes the rest of me harder to hit.
Brian Francis
Tiger Woods is like a piece of fine art that belongs in the Louvre, and so, too, is Scott Medlock’s painting of Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia…a true masterpiece!
Al Michaels
When I’m with him, I can feel myself getting better. It’s like he’s picking up broken pieces of me and putting me back together, and I don’t even know he’s doing it. We never talk about it. We don’t go to therapy. He just loves me and that’s enough.
Ilona Andrews
The hardest piece of nonfiction I ever wrote isn’t anywhere close to the easiest piece of fiction I never wrote.
Ann Patchett
We should take astrology seriously. No, I don’t mean we should believe in it. I am talking about fighting it seriously instead of humouring it as a piece of harmless fun.
Richard Dawkins
Virtue is always too much of a piece and too ignorant of those shades of feeling and of temperament that enable us to squint when we are placed in a false position.
Honore de Balzac
I always try to convince people that there has to be a lot of material about the subject matter, so they created a couple of pieces. One is about doomsday prophecies.
Roland Emmerich
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
There is a reasonable concern that posting raw data can be misleading for those who are not trained in its use and who do not have the broader perspective within which to place a particular piece of data that is raw.
Stephen Cambone
Democrats’ desperate attempt to focus on campaign finance reform instead of laws that may have been broken by the Clinton-Gore campaign is like Mike Tyson demanding a reform in boxing regulations after biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear.
Cal Thomas
I’m always making music. I’m constantly making little musical recordings on my phone or on a little voice recorder I carry with me so I can remember these little pieces of music that eventually becomes songs.
James Taylor
Television production is so insane. There’s so many moving parts and flying pieces and you’re desperate to make it cohesive and artistic and have something to say about the human condition that feels like it has value to its existence.
Bryan Fuller
The fact is that great musical pieces take and hold the stage because they provide great emotional experiences.
Sarah Caldwell
It’s feeling the sense of responsibility, the sense of ownership, to step in, to try to solve any problem – and the humility to step back and embrace the better ideas of others. Your end goal, is what can we do together to problem-solve. I’ve contributed my piece, and then I step back.
Laszlo Bock
There’s an easy method for finding someone when you hear them scream. First get a clean sheet of paper and a sharp pencil. Then sketch out nine rows of fourteen squares each. Then throw the piece of paper away and find whoever is screaming so you can help them. It is no time to fiddle with paper.
Daniel Handler
Kindness is not something that we put on for certain occasions, like a piece of jewelry; rather, it is an attribute of God’s that He desires to reproduce in us.
Charles Stanley
I warn you now. Anything happens to my mate or my son, we will hunt you down and rip you into so many pieces they’ll never find all of you. (Vane)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Going to pieces. To go to pieces so pointlessly and unnecessarily.
Franz Kafka
Life is a very sad piece of buffoonery, because we have .. the need to fool ourselves continuously by the spontaneous creation of a reality .. which, from time to time, reveals itself to be vain and illusory.
Luigi Pirandello
But dying’s part of the wheel, right there next to being born. You can’t pick out the pieces you like and leave the rest. Being part of the whole thing, that’s the blessing.
Natalie Babbitt
I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.
Henry David Thoreau
I like the illicit nature of street art, but I won’t miss the opportunity to make a nice piece because it is legal.
I am very attracted by the mysterious landscape of Easter Island. Not only because it is a piece of land that is further away from another, but also because of the beautiful statues of Moai that are there. To do a beautiful walk there, I would have to involve the Moai, and the Rapa Nui people who live on the island.
Philippe Petit
Every Bass Communion track is based on a single sound source. Increasingly I find that I’m really interested in taking a particular sound and it’s almost like solving a problem. If I have a sound, the problem is how can I create a piece of music from this one sound source?
Steven Wilson
I like timeless and classic pieces with an interesting and modern twist. And I love a little funk!
Jessica Parker Kennedy
I like revising much, much better than getting down a first draft. The first draft is just getting the pieces to the puzzle. Then I get to put the puzzle together!
Judy Blume
The very “marks” on the bottom of a piece of rare crockery are able to throw me into a gibbering ecstasy.
Mark Twain
Truth is one, but error proliferates. Man tracks it down and cuts it up into little pieces hoping to turn it into grains of truth. But the ultimate atom will always essentially be an error, a miscalculation.
Rene Daumal
I don’t have children, but I have 17 nieces and nephews, and they more than make up for anything that I can do. I have a stepdaughter, and I adore her to pieces, and I think about adoption. There are so many kids at different ages and stages that need families.
Lauren Velez
You’re the missing piece I need The song inside of me I need to find you I gotta find you
Demi Lovato
The lesson that I’m learning is that I’ve got to be careful of being pigeonholed because people can take a piece of tape and edit out the first half and only pull out one snippet that could start a firestorm.
Herman Cain
I usually start by doing one or more color studies of the subject on a piece of canvas taped to cardboard.
Mary Beth McKenzie
I feel like my life is so scattered right now. Like it’s all the small pieces of paper and someone’s turned on the fan. But, talking to you makes me feel like the fan’s been turned off for a little bit. Like things could actually make sense. You completely unscatter me, and I appreciate that so much.
John Green
I like to piece together different guitarists, unlikely bedfellows. You have Jonny Greenwood playing next to Nile Rodgers on the same track, so it becomes like an orchestra of sounds.
Bryan Ferry
There is no disputing that in the eyes of Schlechter, Teichmann or even Rubinstein, the backward pawn was something more substantial than lively piece play, but in our day the latter is more often preferred.
David Bronstein
Most screenplays, most motion pictures, owe much more to the screenplay. Ingmar Bergman has such an economy of language, so little language in his piece, it is so visual, his moods are introduced and buttressed by camera rather than by word or character. But again, that’s unique.
Rod Serling
In every person we meet there’s this little piece of God in them and that’s who you talk to. And that’s the only person that you allow to talk to you. When something else is speaking, you walk away from that. If it’s not good, if it’s not love, you walk away from it
Terrence Howard
I don’t shoot movies quickly because I get a lot of coverage and a lot of angles, so we have all the pieces in the editing. I do a lot of takes, but it’s because I’m looking for something.
Nancy Meyers
I love sci-fi and period pieces – it’s fantasy. I can let myself dream a little bit. But also, I just really love science. I love knowing about how the world works.
Katherine Langford
Be true to what you want to say, or whatever style it is that you’ve chosen or genre you’ve chosen. Do it well! My criteria always has been that the piece must stand the chance of succeeding on the level it’s intended to succeed on.
John Hurt
I declare I would rather be a kitten and cry, ‘Mew!’ than live as I see many of my female acquaintances do, tearing each other’s characters to pieces, and wearing out their lives in vanity and vexation of spirit.
Jane Welsh Carlyle
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
Virginia Woolf
‘Tis a good rule in every journey to provide some piece of liberal study to rescue the hours which bad weather, bad company, and taverns steal from the best economist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Filmmaking is such a collaborative piece of art that you can’t look to one person – you couldn’t look to me, you couldn’t say, ‘Because Vin’s in it, it’s this or that…’ It’s really all of us coming together for that period of time to try and make magic.
Vin Diesel
There are some people whom we envy not because they are rich or handsome or successful, although they may be all or any of these, but because everything they are or do seems to be all of a piece, so that even if they wanted to they could not be or do otherwise.
Elizabeth Bishop
My girlfriend is Jewish. But it’s easier to buy her a Christmas present and then break it into 8 pieces.
Anthony Jeselnik
None of my other investments give me the joy that autographs do because they make me feel that I am holding a piece of history in my hands.
Malcolm Forbes
I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I’m still and quiet inside, I’ll begin. It’s very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece.
Bobby McFerrin
I started out doing everything on a custom scale and when that started paying the bills I started making more pieces.
Fred Foster
Time is never time at all. You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth. And our lives are forever changed. We will never be the same. The more you change, the less you feel.
Billy Corgan
I am a southern guy who likes dressing up and looking sharp but who lives a busy life of working and traveling, and I need reliable, stylish pieces in my wardrobe that will service multiple occasions.
Cam Newton
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Theodor Reik
You’d think getting chopped into a million pieces and cast into the darkest part of the Underworld would give him a subtle clue that nobody wanted him around.
Rick Riordan
I’m not explaining this right. What happened was this. There were these beautiful feelings and loose little pleasures inside me. And this woman was something like an assembly line for my soul. I run these little pieces of myself through her and I come out complete. Now do you follow me?
Carson McCullers
Part of what I’m doing with generations is that I try to express in my work pieces of my growing up years that I can look back on with great fondness – specifically, a sense of family.
Jerry Pinkney
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
James M. Barrie
Something that I did, and I developed out of that sonic meditations, which were pieces that I composed in the ’70s that now are very well-known and used in many classrooms all over the world, but at the time were outrageous.
Pauline Oliveros
The play is one of the very few pieces of great dramatic and comic writing that I have read in a long, long time. I was drawn to it because of the power of the writing, which gives me the actor a chance to explore many facets of myself.
Linda Lavin
Even when I illustrate multiple articles on the same person, the focus of the pieces are never the same, so I automatically get to reflect different ideas. But it doesn’t mean that it’s not a painful process. There are some really late nights.
Noma Bar
At times we would have these whole cities that would take up rooms and stretch out all over the house. But they were also very abstract, like ‘this piece of cardboard is a pool’ and so forth.
Ellen Gallagher
And then he tells her stories. Myths he learned from his instructor. Fantasies he created himself, inspired by bits and pieces of others read in archaic books with crackling spines.
Erin Morgenstern
Every moment of mindfulness means the gradual destruction of latent defilements. It is somewhat like cutting away a piece of wood with a small axe, every stroke helping to get rid of the unwanted fragments of wood.
Mahasi Sayadaw
He taught us the art of unqualified love. How to give it, how to accept it. Where there is that, most other pieces fall into place.
John Grogan
I believe in Buddhism. Not every aspect, but most of it. So I take bits and pieces.
Tiger Woods
Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces.
Etienne de La Boetie
It’s because…you see, if we had souls, which we haven’t, and if our souls met–yours and mine–they’d fight to the death. But after they had torn each other to pieces, to the very bottom, they’d see that they had the same root.
Ayn Rand
In the show, we have recreated two sketches that my dad had, or pieces that my dad had developed. One that he had developed with my mother, one that Frank Oz had developed with my dad. And these are old pieces from the ’50’s and ’60’s, and we’re going to develop more, too.
Brian Henson
A lot of the great pieces of journalism from Iraq showed how important command influence was in violent, aggressive environments, where Marines and soldiers had a constrained set of choices to make in sudden moments.
Phil Klay
Analysis destroys wholes. Some things, magic things, are meant to stay whole. If you look at their pieces, they go away.
Robert James Waller
Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people.
Tom Brokaw
I think we all have a piece of wild in us that we want to protect. It was a very organic choice for me to support this organization [African Wildlife Foundation].
Veronika Varekova
Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.
Dorothy Allison
The Bridge had a lot of long, soft profiles about the administration, .. In contrast, BU Today has shorter, hard pieces – more consistent with online journalism – which people can read every morning when they log on.
Craig David
Only I keep wishing I could think of a way…to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games.
Suzanne Collins
On a piece of paper, write down the thing that is stressing you, the obstacle that is in your way. Then put it in a box and just leave it there. At the end of about a week, dispose of it – throw it in the trash or bury it – some sort of ritualistic act of releasing it.
Gabrielle Bernstein
There are always different influences each season. It could be a person, it could be a piece of furniture; it depends on what I’m obsessing about.
Anna Sui
The reason why Apple computers have worked so well over time is that, unlike Microsoft, they don’t bend over backward to be compatible with every piece of hardware or software in the digital universe. To code or create for Apple, you follow Apple’s rules. If you’re even allowed to.
Douglas Rushkoff
Capote, of course, addressed very similar themes to Good Night and Good Luck. Both films are about determined journalists defying obstacles in a relentless pursuit of the truth. Needless to say, both are period pieces.
Jon Stewart
Our tools are better than we are, and grow better faster than we do. They suffice to crack the atom, to command the tides, but they do not suffice for the oldest task in human history, to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.
Aldo Leopold
Ronan didn’t need physics. He could intimidate even a piece of plywood into doing what he wanted.
Maggie Stiefvater
I always design with the occasion in mind, so I particularly enjoy creating bespoke pieces; it’s always an exciting challenge for me creatively.
Jenny Packham
Every day I go out and climb, like a dancer who works on his dance. He probably has some goals, some pieces he would like to perform, but his main goal is to work on his dance. This is how he expresses himself. Both he and I are interested in the same thing. It’s the dance that counts.
John Bachar
It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.
Gustav Mahler
I don’t want to be competing in a sport where I feel that I’m here not on my talent and my hard work but because of a piece of equipment.
Oscar Pistorius
Grass [marijuana] probably helped me as much as it hurt me. Especially as a performer. When you’re high, it’s easy to kid yourself about how clever certain mediocre pieces of material are. But, on the other hand, pot opens windows and doors that you may not be able to get through any other way.
George Carlin
I’m not a guy who sees the desire to transform with each part; I’m not a piece of clay.
Jake M. Johnson
I cook croquetas, and I eat jamon. I keep my diet 100% Mediterranean and drink my Rioja. In that sense, I have a piece of Spain in West Hollywood.
Paz Vega
In fact, Western culture has spent decades drawing lines and boxes around interconnected phenomena. We’ve chunked the world into pieces rather than explored its webby nature.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Says he foun’ he jus’ got a little piece of a great big soul. Says a wilderness ain’t no good, ’cause his little piece of a soul wasn’t no good ‘less it was with the rest, an’ was whole.
John Steinbeck
At the end of the day, natural-gas peakers sit back there and get financed so that the Midwest corridor can have a huge [period] of four to five days of no wind. The peakers are running big time to make that up, because that is the swing piece that can always be turned on.
Bill Gates
The creative mind doesn’t have to have the whole pattern-it can have just a little piece and be able to envision the whole picture in completion.
Arthur Fry
I am intrigued by inanimate objects. They’re a piece of history, someone’s statement and ideas of life.
Mike Mills
Some people think that my shows are just for shock value, but the provocation makes those classic pieces look different every six months. You don’t need to see the same gray suit every season. But surrounding it with 40 really interesting ideas makes it feel new.
Thom Browne
When you first sit down to write the first song, until you’ve maybe got three or four under your belt, it’s always, to me, like a mountain to climb. You look at that one blank piece of paper and you think, `God, how many songs do I have to write here?’ It always feels like pressure.
Martin Gore
It would be a piece of ingenuousness to accuse the man of today of his lack of moral code. The accusation would leave him cold, or rather, would flatter him. Immoralism has become a commonplace, and anybody and everybody boasts of practising it.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
The educational aspect of art shows has become overbearing: some of exhibits can leave you bleary from trying to read the walls. Presumably a piece of art is timeless and it can say something to us. You are taking away the right of art to talk for itself.
John Updike
There’s a difference between losing something you knew you had and losing something you discovered you had. One is a disappointment. The other feels like losing a piece of yourself.
Gayle Forman
At any one time, I’ll have 30 to 40 pieces going on in the studio, so this is not economically driven at all.
Richard MacDonald
Even if the whole world were to fall to pieces, the unity of the psyche would never be shattered.
Carl Jung
If you knew how important you are, you would fragment into a billion pieces and just be light.
Byron Katie
The number one worst piece of horsemanship on earth is violence.
Monty Roberts
How weird was it that so many bits and pieces, all diverse, could make something whole. Something with potential. ‘Perfect.
Sarah Dessen
I definitely am looking to do some more dramatic roles; I’d love to do a period piece. I’m just getting started; I feel like there’s a whole wealth of options out there to try my hand at.
Mandy Moore
The paintings by dead men who were poor most of their lives are the most valuable pieces in my collection. And if an artist wants to really jack up the prices of his creations, may I suggest this: suicide.
Kurt Vonnegut
In the beginning, I was put off by the harshness of German. Someone would order a piece of cake, and it sounded as if it were an actual order, like, “Cut the cake and lie facedown in that ditch between the cobbler and the little girl.”
David Sedaris
A flag is supposed to represent everything that a country does. It doesn’t only represent the good things. If you burn the flag, you’re burning the flag for what you perceive to be the bad things the country has done. it’s only a symbol. It’s only a piece of cloth.
George Carlin
I’m always writing lyrics. I have so many lyrics on so many stray pieces of paper. Everywhere.
Abbie Cornish
And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors; what’s going to come next – when nothing new in music, for the orchestra, is truly lasting: pieces are performed once, and then they’re thrown away.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
If I can give you one strong piece of advice, when you go away for that romantic weekend, whatever you do, do not accept or take the upgrade to the honeymoon suite.
Gordon Ramsay
I’m just doing little bits and pieces for other magazines right now.
Jhonen Vasquez
His pear-shaped head, I could now see, was situated on top of a pear-shaped body, which his black gown caused to resemble a piece of fruit going to a funeral.
Clive James
While it is not always profitable to analogize “fact” to “fiction,” La Fontaine’s fable of the crow, the cheese, and the fox demonstrates that there is a substantial difference between holding a piece of cheese in the beak and putting it in the stomach.
Felix Frankfurter
Only love matters in the bits and pieces of a person’s life.
William Trevor
I tend to like the most basic pieces with the perfect fit and fabric, like a simple tank.
Alexander Wang
Putting out commercial pieces and promoting them and trying to sell them to people is not necessarily what it means to be an artist.
Sean Lennon
Always remember, me dear, whether you’re listening to a tale or telling one: Every penny piece that’s struck has two sides to it.
E. M. Delafield
A piece of cloth that is called “linen” has more validity than calling you and me “black” or “negro.” “Cotton” has more validity as cotton than yours and my being “black.”
Jamaica Kincaid
I’ve never written a hard journalism piece in my life. I’ve never wanted to do that.
Laurence Shames
I find more interesting roles for women in period pieces. I do personally like watching period films; I think you can really get lost in the fantasy of them.
Keira Knightley
This used to be among my prayers – a piece of land not so very large, which would contain a garden
I think furniture is art. I don’t think art is just for your walls – I think everything that someone has made is a piece of art.
Ellen DeGeneres
Our relationships, relationships between adults, how all those pieces fit together – that’s the most complicated thing we all face.
Bill Condon
There are several kinds of land on reservations. And all of these pieces of land have different entities who are in charge of enforcing laws on this land.
Louise Erdrich
I really love to resurrect pieces from my past collections and wear them to fashion week parties.
Nanette Lepore
I never know what I’m going to do for the Post next. Two weeks ago I had a piece on Homeland Security. This is one of my pig ongoing projects. How unprepared we are for a terrorist attack.
Sally Quinn
When we look at a painting, listen to a piece of music, read a novel, or watch a movie we are taking in the artist’s composition. The composition is the totality of the work.
Mike Svob
The world of the cinema and of painting are very different; precisely, the possibilities of photography and the cinema reside in that unlimited fantasy which is born of things themselves… a piece of sugar can become on the screen larger than an infinite perspective of gigantic buildings.
Salvador Dali
One is necessary, one is a piece of fate, one belongs to the whole, one is the whole – there exists nothing which could judge, measure, compare, condemn our being, for that would be to judge, measure, compare, condemn the whole…But nothing exists apart from the whole!
Friedrich Nietzsche
Canadian Railroad Trilogy is an extremely fine piece of songwriting.
Johnny Cash
I love fashion because it can change to suit your mood. I’m very drawn to classic silhouettes, menswear-inspired pieces, and anything that feels a little French. I’m also inspired by Brit girl style.
Sophia Bush
I’m not likely to forget where I’ve been and what I’ve done and learned. I think it’s just as important to play new instruments as to play new pieces. The old ones are getting scarcer and the new ones more and more wonderful.
Yo-Yo Ma
One nice thing about putting the thing away for a couple of months before looking at it is that you start appreciate your own wit. Of course, this can be carried too far. But it’s kind of cool when you crack up a piece of writing, and then realize you wrote it. I recommend this feeling.
Steven Brust
Having no national system of catastrophic health insurance, we have, through the courts, managed to patch together pieces of a not very satisfactory one.
Andrew Tobias
You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.
Mahatma Gandhi
I believe that working independently will give artists the ability to communicate the full extent of their art and not just a piece of it that might sell.
Tom DeLonge
The Corcoran show was actually almost a reportage. The exhibit was, in many ways, pretty unique. It was one of the first pieces about DC culture that doesn’t include some marble building or the Kennedy Center.
Ian MacKaye
I love the balls-to-the-walls rule-breaking approach the Beatles had in the studio (which I emulate), although I don’t try to make my songs “sound” like their songs. But every time I crank a knob of some piece of equipment, or plug an instrument into the “wrong” amp/effect, I am channeling the Beatles.
Alan Cohen
Just like heaven. Ever’body wants a little piece of lan’. I read plenty of books out here. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. It’s just in their head. They’re all the time talkin’ about it, but it’s jus’ in their head.
John Steinbeck
Because of climate changes, it’s not just a question of producing energy. It’s a question of producing energy in a way that we can live with in the long term. If you look at the available pieces, from conservation to nuclear, solar, whatever, and you put them all together, we can’t do it.
George M. Whitesides
From now on we shall bomb Germany on an ever-increasing scale, month by month, year by year, until the Nazi regime has either been exterminated by us or – better still – torn to pieces by the German people themselves.
Winston Churchill
If I discover a manure which will enable me to make a piece of land produce 20 per cent more corn, I may withdraw at least a portion of my capital from the most unproductive part of my farm.
David Ricardo
It is easy to tell the difference between Jews and Gentiles. After the show, all the gentiles are saying ‘Have a drink? Want a drink? Let’s have a drink!’ While all the Jews are saying ‘Have you eaten yet? Want a piece of cake? Let’s have some cake!
Jackie Mason
Photography is about light and what it does and how it is captured on a piece of negative.
Matthew Modine
Science is the process of crash testing ideas: you ram the idea head-on into a brick wall at 60mph, and knowledge is gained by examining the pieces. If the theory is solid, the pieces are from the wall. Then we build a bigger wall.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
The way I represent my individuality is by mixing classic pieces – like sports jackets – with little, unexpected additions.
Cam Newton
In fact, everything I do is about the conceptualizing and realization of a piece of work, whether it’s the recording or the performance side.
David Bowie
I myself am quite absorbed by the delicate yellow, delicate soft green, delicate violet of a ploughed and weeded piece of soil.
Vincent Van Gogh
The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.
Robert Benchley
I don’t speak Spanish, and I get so much crap for it. Oddly enough, it was the first language I learned, but somehow I lost it throughout the years. I can understand pieces of it, but I don’t speak it. I need to speak it. I want to teach my kids Spanish.
Ryan Guzman
Jiro Ono serves Edo-style traditional sushi, the same 20 or 30 pieces he’s been making his whole life, and he’s still unsatisfied with the quality and every day wakes up and trains to make the best. And that is as close to a religious experience in food as one is likely to get.
Anthony Bourdain
In real meditation you forget the body. You may be cut to pieces and not feel it at all. You feel such pleasure in it. You become so light. This perfect rest we will get in meditation.
Swami Vivekananda
I try to look at most of my solos as a musical piece within the song, not, say, showing off.
Richie Sambora
I did take composition lessons when I was in high school, so I wrote piano pieces. I wrote some chamber music. I don’t think any of that was particularly interesting.
Tod Machover
I began by tinkering around with some old tunes I knew. Then, just to try something different, I set to putting some music to the rhythm that I used in jerking ice-cream sodas at the Poodle Dog. I fooled around with the tune more and more until at last, lo and behold, I had completed my first piece of finished music.
Duke Ellington
Do not internalize the industrial model. You are not one of the myriad interchangeable pieces, but a unique human being, and if you’ve got something to say, say it, and think well of yourself while you’re learning to say it better.
David Mamet
Well, shoes, bags and clutches are usually my big weaknesses – my husband always laughs when I call them ‘investment pieces.’
Emily Giffin
The biggest pieces of work that we do are vaccines, because those save lives, and also family planning. Because if a woman can space the births of her children, it changes everything for her health and her child’s health.
Melinda Gates
Listening to it was like having a mud-slimed piece of silk drawn lightly back and forth across her face.
Stephen King
Pieces. Isn’t that what all of life is anyway? Shards. Bits. Moments. Am I less because I have fewer, or do the few I have mean more?
Mary E. Pearson
Whatever kind of story you’re telling, whether it’s a genre piece for a comic book or whatever it is, it has importance because it’s all a metaphor for the existence of our being.
Seth Gabel
she had given me a piece of what made her life sane.
Kim Harrison
The more the ensemble, the duet or the forty piece orchestra, plays as one person, the more it makes people dance, because you’re back in the womb. You feel mom’s heartbeat. It makes you move. It reminds you of that warm, groovy space you were in.
John Densmore
God is the very first piece of the Christian Story because the Story is all about Him. He is the central character, not us. The Story is not so much about God’s plan for our lives as it is about our lives for God’s plan.
Greg Koukl
Every guitarist I would cross paths with would tell me that I should have a flashy guitar, whatever the latest fashion model was, and I used to say, ‘Why? Mine works, doesn’t it? It’s a piece of wood and six strings, and it works.’
Angus Young
When I was growing up I used to think that the best thing about coming from Des Moines was that it meant you didn’t come from anywhere else in Iowa. By Iowa standards, Des Moines is a mecca of cosmopolitanism, a dynamic hub of wealth and education, where people wear three-piece suits and dark socks, often simultaneously.
Bill Bryson
‘Five Easy Pieces,’ ‘Easy Rider’ – those are indie pictures; those were not studio pictures. They had relationships with studio distribution, but they were indies.
Michael Douglas
It’s tens of millions of calculations just to design one connection between a piece of structural steel and another piece of structural steel.
Greg Lynn
In fact, all of us have a piece of Chernobyl in our bodies going back to 1986.
Michio Kaku
Divide each difficulty at hand into as many pieces as possible and as could be required to better solve them.
Rene Descartes
In order to always treat others, as we would wish to be treated ourselves, we have to learn about each other. Not just relying on an op-ed piece we may have read here, or a half-remembered interview on the television program there that happens to chime with our own views.
Karen Armstrong
Every time you look at a blank piece of paper, you’re doing something new. You have to step onto that blank territory and remind yourself the sky didn’t fall in the last time you wrote. Writing is a question of overcoming your fears-and everybody has them.
William Zinsser
Truly landmark pieces of legislation – including the Social Security Act, Medicare, and the Kennedy and Reagan tax reductions – historically have garnered strong support from both parties. The ACA did not.
Linda McMahon
Poetry, fiction as novels or short stories – these are autonomous as created by their authors. They should stand on their own, like pieces of furniture that should be judged as to their usefulness, elegance.
F. Sionil Jose
I’m not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I’ve never understood.
Wole Soyinka
Alex took a piece of my heart with him when he left.
Simone Elkeles
If you’re talking to an architect, he can look at a blank piece of paper, and once the initial design is there, the formula kicks in. Each room should have something unique and different about it – much the same way that in a song, every eight bars or so, a new piece of information should be introduced.
Ryan Tedder
I think what my hope is is that the only downside of having a steady job on television is, I think for all actors, there’s a piece, there’s some adrenaline, and part of the love of the job is not knowing what’s coming next, and the variety.
Lauren Graham
I argue with wife over what little pieces of real estate investments we should try to pay on and hold, and which to let go back. We always said, “Put it in land, and you can always walk on it.” We did, but no buyers would walk on it with us.
Will Rogers
Soometimes when you have something that seems too good to be true, you start waiting for it to crumble to pieces around you.
Aurora Rose Reynolds
I find pieces of myself everywhere, and I cut myself handling them.
Jeanette Winterson
Marijuana is a useful catalyst for specific optical and aural aesthetic perceptions. I apprehended the structure of certain pieces of jazz and classical music in a new manner under the influence of marijuana, and these apprehensions have remained valid in years of normal consciousness.
Allen Ginsberg
So after Another You I ran off to my very own piece of paradise, my home in Hana.
Richard Pryor
The weakness of ourselves and of our reason makes us see flaws in beauties by making us consider everything piece by piece.
Johann Georg Hamann
Theatre is very much concerned with the society, with the social situation… A theatre piece of itself, demands a confrontation with the audience. It demands that you connect with people; it demands a collective and social effort with the company and later with the audience.
Griselda Gambaro
I went there anyway-knowingly, willingly-because I wanted a number one hit. I wanted what Metallica had, even if it meant selling a piece of my soul to the devil.
Dave Mustaine
Sometimes a piece of music in the score isn’t effective. When a score is too well finished with too many elements, sometimes it’s too much.
Alejandro Amenabar
The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding.
Chris Van Allsburg
Know that life, which does everything perfectly, is now moving you in a new direction. The chess piece of your existence is being moved to a new square on the board of life.
Frederick Lenz
Children do not grow up all of a piece; look for the child of seven, especially to take many backward glances at the way he has come, while bounds and leaps unevenly ahead in his growth.
Caroline Pratt
I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.
Patrick Dennis
Once in a while, when I first started to write pieces, I would try to write to a reader other than myself. I always failed. I would freeze up.
Joan Didion
Disneyland is like a piece of clay: If there is something I don’t like, I’m not stuck with it. I can reshape and revamp.
Walt Disney
Just imagine going to war over Danzig – such a world catastrophe, just to prevent Germany from getting a piece of territory that belonged to her; because Britain was afraid of Germany getting too strong.
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Every song has a piece of you in it, because just general regret, love. You have to basically zero in on the truth of those particular emotions.
Bruce Springsteen
Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
Edward Steichen
Everyone is dealing with something. This is life; this is not just a piece of cake.
Tom Brady
I like music that is really pure and honest. For me, acoustic music, like a piece played on the piano, is very personal.
And I like the idea of change. Because I don’t see why we should hang a painting on the wall and then just not think of it anymore because it’s there like a piece of furniture.
Minoru Yamasaki
Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.
Nick Hornby
I think all phases of one’s career are serious if you take it seriously no matter if you are doing high profile dramatic pieces or not.
Bill Murray
I watch people all day long on Instagram, I take part in it too. It’s like if you get the piece first, you have to immediately be like “BAH!” stunting.
Pusha T
At the beginning of the career is important for a designer to present his most representative pieces.
Domenico Dolce
It looked like something the Hemlock needed, or a piece of equipment a plumber had left behind. It looked like none of your business.
Daniel Handler
We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.
Mignon McLaughlin
I don’t know, a lot of people go crazy about ‘Breaking Bad,’ but I don’t like the soap opera aspect of it and only following one character. I like the context to all of it, all the pieces, like ‘The Wire.’ It’s more about the state of things; it’s not about the narrative of a person.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Remember that a share of stock represents a part of a business and is not just a piece of paper.
Walter Schloss
We all need to look into the dark side of our nature – that’s where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we’re busy denying.
Sue Grafton
If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn’t it possible that I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture?
Richard Avedon
Take out two pieces of paper. One piece of paper, list all the people you know who are adding to your life.
Frederick Lenz
I don’t therefore know how to write for the big papers. It must be kids – students – and retired people. And the reality is they are overwhelmed with people sending in their holiday stories and bits and pieces and so on.
John Gimlette
I think most people are fascinated by chess for that reason. It’s just these mystical shapes. It’s almost like Harry Potteresque, like wizard’s chess in a way. The pieces come alive and you’re the sorcerer. You’re the magician and you get to do what you want with them and hopefully you don’t screw it up.
Maurice Ashley
Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper.
Jim Capaldi
If an ensemble – I don’t care if it’s a duet or a forty-piece orchestra – the musicians, the two of them or the forty of them, are all trying to play as tight as possible, as one person. They’re trying to play like they are one person.
John Densmore
I’ve found my missin’ piece So grease my knees and fleece my bees I’ve found my missin’ piece!
Shel Silverstein
You cannot suddenly make Lower Manhattan into a sad place because we saw such a dramatic loss of life. You have to balance the memory, which is so important, and use it as a kind of Archimedean Point to create a lively, incredibly interesting, and culturally significant piece of a city and neighborhood.
Daniel Libeskind
I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960’s, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
Audre Lorde
And before long there will be no more milk in bottles delivered to the doorstep or sleepy rural pubs, and the countryside will be mostly shopping centers and theme parks. Forgive me. I don’t mean to get upset. But you are taking my world away from me, piece by little piece, and sometimes it just pisses me off. Sorry.
Bill Bryson
I came to grotesque language in the patriarchal culture under the dictatorship. The body that was broken into pieces is a sick body. I put the disease of this world and my sick body together.
Kim Hyesoon
I believe that when you go into a gallery or a museum, the most powerful pieces are the ones that don’t have the words in the corner that distract you from the larger piece.
Maynard James Keenan
No matter what else you came up against, if you could smile and laugh while a monkey did you with chestnuts in a dank concrete basement while somebody took pictures, well, any other situation would be a piece of cake
Chuck Palahniuk
I wish the iPhone people would design one that’s black and has two pieces, and it plugs into the wall and you can pick one piece up and talk into it. I tell you, the whole time I had one of those old-fashioned plug-in phones, not once did I misplace it.
David Letterman
There is the name and the thing; the name is a sound which sets a mark on and denotes the thing. The name is no part of the thing nor of the substance; it is an extraneous piece added to the thing, and outside of it.
Michel de Montaigne
It’s weird, not to sound too actor but I think that any time you do a performance, you kind of take a little piece of that character, cause it’s a part of you you’re using.
Alia Shawkat
Chess is not Mathematics, where ten is always more than one; in chess the King with a pawn can beat opponent’s King with all pieces if they are placed badly.
Ashot Nadanian
Here’s the thing about hair; I think most people think that I have Lego hair, like I can just take it on and off in one piece, and that’s not quite the case – although pretty close.
Pete Wentz
We have to be in abundance and recognize that we’re just a small piece of this big thing that’s moving along the biosphere, earth, evolution and consciousness and we’d better humble ourselves and start loving each other.
Peter Buffett
you can’t really know the person standing before you, because always there is some missing piece
Barbara Kingsolver
Everything was just so spot on and character-building for me in terms of creating Celia [Bryant]. The ability to get to wear all these vintage pieces and immerse yourself in that world and get to wear all these amazing hats. And the shoes!
Lily Collins
I dislike clocks with second-hands; they cut up life into too small pieces.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne
I find it an easy way into writing pieces is to think what the character’s voice is like, and start from there.
Armando Iannucci
Ankh-Morpork! Pearl of cities! This is not a completely accurate description, of course — it was not round and shiny — but even its worst enemies would agree that if you had to liken Ankh-Morpork to anything, then it might as well be a piece of rubbish covered with the diseased secretions of a dying mollusc.
Terry Pratchett
Several of my critics have said, ‘Bowerman just tacks up a piece of paper in the locker room and turns his runners loose.’ They’re partially right. I do give the athletes a relatively free rein and for good reason. One of my principles is? ‘Don’t overcoach.’
Bill Bowerman
I will not go on, I thought. I won’t. I will throw my soul to the wind and blow into a thousand pieces. I will wash up on a shore somewhere like bleached and broken driftwood. I will dry out in the sun until I-and any gift I ever had-shrivel into the sand.
Janette Rallison
Poetry is a comforting piece of fiction set to more or less lascivious music.
H. L. Mencken
I take little bits and pieces of ideas that I may or may not believe in but I give them to this character and he runs with them. I have fun with however he handles the situation.
Jhonen Vasquez
I like wearing classic pieces with a modern twist.
Marie-Chantal Claire
A chop is a piece of leather skillfully attached to a bone and administered to the patients at restaurants.
Ambrose Bierce
‘Revelations’ is one of the most important pieces to the African American arts. It assesses the hope and despair of a people and overcoming the struggle with our faith.
Robert Battle
To write long pieces – or not even long pieces – to write stuff like the columns of Red Smith and people like that – they’re different then what it is today. Everything today is based on x’s and o’s. Inside baseball, it’s all, ‘Who’s gonna win?’ or you’re comparing things – it’s not as thoughtful as it used to be.
Frank Deford
I love the shape of cars. They are very inspiring as modern pieces of machinery. I can’t drive, but I do like the look of them.
Philip Treacy
We fit, you and I,” he whispered looking into that haunting gaze. “Two broken pieces making a whole.
Nalini Singh
In fact, merely writing the facts on a piece of paper and stating our problem clearly goes a long way toward helping us to reach a sensible decision.
Dale Carnegie
Expect change. Analyze the landscape. Take the opportunities. Stop being the chess piece; become the player. It’s your move.
Tony Robbins
I still sing on bits and pieces. Singing’s something that I love to do, but it’s not something that I pursue as a career.
Idris Elba
It’s very much a piece of myself when I write a song. I don’t mean to say it’s very personal, like the lyrics mean something personal to me. When I write a song, that’s my taste in music – my taste in chord progressions and melodies.
Zooey Deschanel
Invest in a couple of really good things – a great, classic coat; a good pair of shoes; and a timeless bag – then fill in the gaps with lower-priced pieces.
Nina Garcia
After we made love he took a piece of chalk and made an outline of my body.
Joan Rivers
I always look for a “rhythm” in my writing. A cadence to the sentences. Sometimes I think of pieces I write in a song writing infrastructure – i.e., a verse, a chorus that I return to, a bridge that’s something differenct, a chorus that I return to.
Mitch Albom
Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures.
Francis Parkman
A single test which proves some piece of theory wrong is more valuable than a hundred tests showing that idea might be true.
Arthur C. Clarke
The ALGOL compiler was probably one of the nicest pieces of code to come out at that time. I spent hours trying to fix and change the compiler. Working with it so closely affected the way I think about programming and had a profound influence on my style.
Gary Kildall
When we go to different areas and look at doing period pieces and movies shot in other states and locations, even overseas, it’s hard to carry 1700 volunteers from your church with you to do that. And so, we knew that there were going to be growing pains at some point.
Alex Kendrick
I don’t like streaming. I hate all that crap. I’d rather be a fan and have the piece in front of you where you could read the liner notes and everything about it instead of just consume. Enjoy it that way. It’s just a digital file.
Charlie Benante
I deserved kisses. I deserved to be treated like a piece of meat but also respected for my intellect.
Lena Dunham
I’m going to get up every morning at 6:30 to work out. Then, when I’ve kept with it all week, I give myself something I really want, like a new handbag or a piece of jewelry I’m coveting.
Molly Sims
Finley is going over to get a new piece of bat.
Jerry Coleman
You know, life fractures us all into little pieces. It harms us, but it’s how we glue those fractures back together that make us stronger.
Carrie Jones
As to my writing short pieces, there are two reasons I can give you. The first is my invincible laziness. The second is that I’ve always been fond of short stories, and it always took me some trouble to get through a novel.
Jorge Luis Borges
It would be nice to think that a censor could allow a genuine work of artistic seriousness and ban a titillating piece of sadism, but it would take a miracle to make such a distinction stick.
Katharine Whitehorn
All of my friends who have younger siblings who are going to college or high school – my number one piece of advice is: You should learn how to program.
Mark Zuckerberg
Amazing things happen when you pull individual pieces of information together into larger linked datasets: meaning emerges, as you produce facts from figures.
Ben Goldacre
I don’t think I could have had a better experience than I did with ‘Girlfight.’ It was a humbling experience to be so well received. And it was equally humbling to be ripped to pieces with ‘Aeon Flux.’
Karyn Kusama
I’ve always been altering clothing my entire life. But I would have to say my first real amateur endeavor would have to be drawing, designing and then literally cutting and sewing every piece of costume for my first band I formed in Hollywood.
Ashley Purdy
In ’87 – four years after ‘Sports’ was released – my family and I began vacationing in Montana. I soon bought my first piece of land in Ravalli County, in the western part of the state.
Huey Lewis
Teaching children about entrepreneurship is much like imparting any other skill or piece of knowledge. You will provide them with ways to experience how entrepreneurship works, and you guide them toward the subjects or areas they seem to show an interest in.
Naveen Jain
My work is so strongly fashion, and it meant I had to downplay my exuberance and sculptural dimension to something that would fit into jewelry cases and sit next to Rolex watches and David Yurman [pieces].
Robert Lee Morris
Science is not a body of facts. Science is a state of mind. It is a way of viewing the world, of facing reality square on but taking nothing on its face. It is about attacking a problem with the most manicured of claws and tearing it down into sensible, edible pieces.
Natalie Angier
When you live from freelance check to freelance check, your mind is always on “What’s the next piece I’m going to write, or draw, that’ll pay this month’s rent?” And so going out to play ball with my kids was a low priority.
Al Jaffee
Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place, and I can picture it after all these days.
Taylor Swift
Never did he once consider directing his hatred toward the hunters. Such an emotion would have destroyed him … His subconscious knew what his min did not guess-that hating them would have consumed him, burned him up like a piece of soft coal, leaving only flakes of ash and a question mark of smoke.
Toni Morrison
A piece of happiness should never be taken as due.
Charlaine Harris
The difference between success and failure is not which stock you buy or which piece of real estate you buy, it’s asset allocation.
Tony Robbins
I turn and I slowly walk away and I don’t look back. It has always been a fault of mine, but it is the way I am. I never look back. Never.
James Frey
I want my handbags and my shoes to be stylish but I want to make sure that they’re versatile. I travel and I have to make sure the pieces I put into my bag can go with a dress or with shorts or jeans.
Maria Sharapova
They shaved a little piece of bone off my small toe. You see, you balance yourself a certain way and this toe had grown under the other ones. So he cut it loose, where I could balance myself and it makes me walk straight.
Merle Haggard
When I was singing “King of the Mountain,” it was a pivotal point in the show. That’s the song that took us from this concert setting of individual songs into the theatrical narrative piece.
Kate Bush
When you can come across a piece of material that’s totally original and fun and completely satisfying, you jump on it.
Doug Liman
The ghost story movie that scared me the most was The Changeling with George C. Scott. I think that’s sometimes overlooked, but it’s a wonderful piece of work.
Stephen King
I’ve never been a big cinephile, which may be why I could treat ‘The Clock’ like a puzzle and force the pieces to fit together in odd ways.
Christian Marclay
It’s very interesting for me to listen to music with my wife. She’s not a musician but she very often makes comments about pieces in ways that are similar to what I’m thinking.
Paul Lansky
What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.
Newt Gingrich
If you think about how long it takes to write a piece of music for an orchestra, it’s outrageous to me, outrageous.
Gail Zappa
I dumped out the bag and found what had been inside was a bunched-up police uniform, complete with the vest. “Where did you get this?” Boo asked. “It’s Callum’s,” he said. “What’s he wearing?” “At the moment, not much of anything. Put it on.” I noticed Book perk up a bit at this piece of information.
Maureen Johnson
If I’m reading something and a word pops up, or I just catch it, I try to mark it off and then, later, write it down on a piece of paper and add it to my list.
Robert Barry
My dad once told me that the secret to a happy life was never to start something with a girl unless you were willing to follow wherever it led. It’s the best piece of advice he has ever given me, and probably the reason I was born.
Ben Aaronovitch
You are the honoured guest,
Do not weep like a beggar
For pieces of the world.
It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.
Bob Goff
The secret of a successful art career is to make more art that folks think they need than pieces they just want. When a piece of art emotionally connects with a person the work becomes a need. You are then on your way to becoming successful.
Jack White
To appeal to contemporary man to revert, in this twentieth century, to a pagan-like nature worship in order to restrain technology from further encroachment and devastation of the resources of nature, is a piece of atavistic nonsense.
Norman Lamm
I get kind of tired of the “But it’s your life!” attitude about memoir. I wrote. I engaged in artistic production. I made a piece of art. Why the preciousness or mystical unicorns around “memoir”? I’m curious how you feel about it just now.
Lidia Yuknavitch
It’s hard to make it one piece of advice. For me, what’s most important is you kind of choose your point of view.
MC Lyte
I’m big on reworking vintage. Also, buying one great piece that lasts forever – to me, that is total sustainability.
Elizabeth Rogers
I lay there silently, hoarding my small dignity. I did not ask about the gate or the closet. I did not question the bedtime ritual where, on the cold bathroom tiles, I was spread out daily and examined for flaws. I did not know that my bones, those solids, those pieces of sculpture would not splinter.
Anne Sexton
Too many students who are technically quite far advanced do not properly interpret the technically less difficult pieces they play, because they regard them as beneath serious consideration. This is a fundamental error in musical taste and judgment.
Leopold Auer
I had Eondel teach me,” Raoden said. “Back when I was trying to find ways to prove that my father’s laws were foolish. Eondel chose fencing becausehe thought it would be most useful to me, as a politician. I never figured I’d end up using it to keep my wife from slicing me to pieces.
Brandon Sanderson
Deep non-REM sleep almost hits the save button on those recently acquired informational pieces so that when you wake up the next morning, you have remembering rather than forgetting.
Matthew Walker
Precision medicine is diving into the DNA with a knowledge that everybody’s tumor has a unique genetic profile and you want to be able to identify that specific piece of DNA that has become mutated and that is driving cancer growth.
Laurie Glimcher
In positions of strategic manoeuvring (where time is not of decisive importance) seek the worst-placed piece. Activating that piece is often the most reliable way of improving your position as a whole.
Mark Dvoretsky
Two monks sit facing, playing chess on the mountain, The bamboo shadow on the board is dark and clear. Not a person sees the bamboo’s shadow, One sometimes hears the pieces being moved.
Bai Juyi
Sarah Palin had a big op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, and she said she’s against death panels. And I thought, ‘Really? She’s the one who pulled the plug on the McCain campaign.’
David Letterman
Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man – the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I wanted to give things away or sell them somewhere, but I realized that some of the pieces are so special – limited editions, designer gifts – and needed to be appreciated. When I started my own charity foundation and was looking to raise money, I was like, ‘Boom. That’s it!’
Toni Garrn
The most important feature of the Chess position is the activity of the pieces. This is absolutely fundamental in all phases of the game: Opening, Middlegame and especially Endgame. The primary constraint on a piece’s activity is the Pawn structure
Michael Stean
There are biographies, I looked at a lot of photographs of him, I heard his voice over and over and over again. You get in there and get to know the man by all of those pieces of information.
David Strathairn
The idea of a hypnotic riff as the prime mover of a piece of music has been around for a long time, whether you’re talking about the Delta blues or music from Middle Eastern and African cultures.
Jimmy Page
Do you know what absolute happiness is? For me, it is to wake up my kids in the morning – these little pieces of innocence – to wake them and find they’re so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it.
Michael Douglas
Every story, every poem, every written piece is about belonging. There is a me, there is a we, there is an us, and we want to belong to it or we don’t want to belong. You can read every story with this as its main focus.
Alejandro Zambra
While most students were trying to draw one beautiful finished piece, I would be in the background drawing dozens of studies at different angles to use later.
Fred Perry
They look like to carp going after the same piece of corn.
Jesse Ventura
It’s always been kind of weird to me because when you give someone an autograph, you’re looking down at a piece of paper and once you sign it the person moves on.
Christopher Meloni
If you can remember that stocks aren’t pieces of paper that gyrate all the time –they are fractional interests in businesses — it all makes sense.
Seth Klarman
Each of my Shakespeare pieces is different to the other, but each espouses a set of philosophies common to all my theatre work.
Tim Crouch