Sharpening Quotes

Sharpening Quotes by Daniel H. Wilson, Jiang Zemin, Graeme Le Saux, Matt Haig, David Rees, Stefon Diggs and many others.

In the future, when Microsoft leaves a security-flaw in

In the future, when Microsoft leaves a security-flaw in their code it won’t mean that somebody hacks your computer. It will mean that somebody takes control of your servant robot and it stands in your bedroom doorway sharpening a knife and watching you sleep.
Daniel H. Wilson
The People’s Liberation Army should play the role of shock troops, overcoming fatigue and sharpening vigilance to make new contributions.
Jiang Zemin
Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game, you really do train to play. It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife. You can get away with not doing it for a while, as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness.
Graeme Le Saux
Depression, for me, wasn’t a dulling but a sharpening, an intensifying, as though I had been living my life in a shell, and now the shell wasn’t there. It was total exposure.
Matt Haig
To me, if you’re lucky enough to make stuff that people will pay money for, do a good job. Really do a good job. Especially if you’re talking about real stuff, like terror atrocities and human rights abuses and pencil-sharpening techniques.
David Rees
The time that I would spend revisiting my old Get Your War On strips is more profitably spent Googling myself and reading comments about how people hate my pencil-sharpening business.
David Rees
Whether I’m playing right now or not, I still have an opportunity to get better in practice. It’s like sharpening my blade.
Stefon Diggs
The lack of closure in an unsolved case seems to have a sharpening effect on those left behind; the details remain vivid to them even years later, possibly because they’ve gone over them looking for answers so many times.
Michelle McNamara
The freeway is the last frontier. It is unsurpassed as a training ground for the sharpening of survival skills.
Sheila Ballantyne
Companies get into grooves and they keep sharpening what they are doing, when in fact what they really need to do sometimes is to stop and do something completely differently.
Scott D. Anthony
Guests who shop at Ulta know exactly what we’re about. People who have not shopped at Ulta or have not shopped at Ulta for a long time have a fuzzy image. And that’s what I’m all about sharpening and elevating.
Mary Dillon
I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
Zora Neale Hurston
I didn’t dare to dream of making money. But now of course, I’ve made many thousands of dollars sharpening pencils.
David Rees
I’ve been really surprised about a lot of the negative comments about artisanal pencil sharpening. Like, it really rubs some people the wrong way.
David Rees
Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
A. E. Housman
Giant agencies are wobbling like drunkards… the rest of you should be sharpening your knives.
Dan Wieden
We can work on sharpening our prescribing practices, working with clinicians to ensure we’re treating pain safely and effectively.
Vivek Murthy
I think Broadway is good for sharpening your skills. It’s the best for really reaching the zenith of your talent. You go so far and reach the peak of it and you say, “Maybe this is the best performance I can do.”
Michael Jackson
The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life.
Robert Morrison MacIver
Each day, we’re sharpening Iowa’s competitive edge in education and expanding our workplace partnerships with job-ready, STEM savvy, lifelong learners.
Kim Reynolds
I liked sharpening pencils and I was like, “Oh, I wonder if I could get paid to do it.” And I figured it out and I did it.
David Rees
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Laozi
Fear’s useless. Either something bad happens or it doesn’t: If it doesn’t, you’ve wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you’ve wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons.
Sarah Rees Brennan
For me, shaping and sharpening knives is the perfect mix of a day of metal and woodwork, and seriously scratches my lifelong itch to make something with my own two hands – be it squid-and-veggie ramen or the fiberglass finish on a surfboard.
Brad Leone
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Solomon
The choice between a Labour government and a Tory one is sharpening minds.
Lucy Powell
We manipulate nature as if we were stuffing an Alsatian goose. We create new forms of energy; we make new elements; we kill crops; we wash brains. I can hear them in the dark sharpening their lasers.
Erwin Chargaff
We encounter the grinding wheels that sharpen our mental blades many places in life. Adversity, school, parents, spiritual guides, books, experience are all sharpening teachers. As we grow older, to stay sharp we must find new grindstones to whet and sharpen our potential and keep us at our brightest, most penetrating best.
Rob Kall
Most ceramic plates, bowls, and cups have an unglazed rim around the very bottom, where the piece was in contact with the floor of the kiln. This unglazed ceramic is harder than metal and can be used just like a sharpening stone.
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
Images at their passionate and truthful best are as powerful as words can ever be. If they alone cannot bring change, they can at least provide and understanding mirror of man’s actions, thereby sharpening human awareness and awakening conscience.
Cornell Capa
This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart.
Sakyong Mipham
The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him “better.”.
Friedrich Nietzsche
One thing I have throughout my career, it felt like I did my best to align myself with quality artists, quality work, and it is a situation of steel sharpening steel.
Common
‎The party that leans upon the workers but serves the bourgeoisie, in the period of the greatest sharpening of the class struggle, cannot but sense the smells wafted from the waiting grave.
Leon Trotsky
Night wasn’t so much falling as sharpening its claws.
Jim Butcher
The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There’s always something better to do, like I’ve got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There’s always something better to do. Going to a writer’s club?
Jerry Pournelle