Sour Quotes

Sour Quotes by Samuel Goldwyn, Bill Murray, Horace, Jim Root, Shaquille O’Neal, Corey Taylor and many others.

You've got to take the sour with the bitter.

You’ve got to take the sour with the bitter.
Samuel Goldwyn
I know how to be sour. I know that taste.
Bill Murray
Happy and thrice happy are those who enjoy an uninterrupted union, and whose love, unbroken by any sour complaints, shall not dissolve until the last day of their existence.
We considered all sorts of names – everything from Tarantula Bomb to Superego to Section 8. Some of them were already taken, and some of them were kind of campy sounding. So we just decided to stick with Stone Sour. After all, what’s in a name?
Jim Root
There is nothing for me to be sour about. What you got to understand is that I’m a military man. We usually do my shift for four or five years and then you got to move on.
Shaquille O’Neal
When I’m working on a Slipknot song, it’s like a switch flips in my head. I can go there easily – it doesn’t take a lot of soul searching – and it’s a dark, almost sinister place. Stone Sour is more the way I’ve always written. It’s a different tone.
Corey Taylor
With caviar, you place a blob of it on sour cream or on a lettuce leaf and everyone is happy. I’m trying to get away from that.
Alvin Leung
I have a lot of secret uses for sour cream, which is the magic ingredient in my mac and cheese. It’s an old-timey, Southern version, and the sour cream makes it that much creamier. Oh, it’s so good!
Paula Deen
As much as I love Slipknot, I don’t want that to carry over into what I do for Stone Sour. I want both bands to stand on their own.
Corey Taylor
You can’t really appreciate anonymity until you’ve lost it. People say that’s sour grapes, but it really isn’t To be able to walk down the street without people paying attention to you is a real blessing and you lose it when you become an actor.
Paul Newman
Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.’
Dr. Seuss
A bad putter is like a bad apple in a barrel. First, it turns your chipping game sour. Then it begins to eat into your irons and finally it just cleans the head off your driver.
Sam Snead
You have to learn how to stay in a good mood as you overthrow the sour, puckered hallucination that is mistakenly referred to as reality.
Rob Brezsny
There are some sour people out there, but we should be getting together and fighting for something bigger rather than Asians against Asians.
Henry Golding
Pickled chillies are a must with wantan mee. I could eat a whole bowl of them – they’re hot, salty, vinegary and sour all at the same time.
Rachel Khoo
I will always make music with Stone Sour. Stone Sour will always be here.
Corey Taylor
In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful “break” was apt to lurk just around the corner.
Amelia Earhart
Most people hew the battlements of life from compromise, erecting their impregnable keeps from judicious submissions, fabricating their philosophical drawbridges from emotional retractions and scalding marauders in the boiling oil of sour grapes.
Zelda Fitzgerald
The unforgivable political sin is vanity; the killer diet is sour grapes.
Neil Kinnock
I admit it, I do like pickled red onion. I made some the other day. You just slice up the onion, pull it apart and you get these petals and you make a pickling liquid, I make mine sweet and sour.
Rachel Khoo
Cruelty was the devil, and most people were, in one way or another, cruel. Tyranny, suppression, persecution, torture, slavery, war, neglect – all were cruel. The world was acid and sour with hate, fat with greed, yellow with the triumph of the strong and the rich.
Rose Macaulay
The foods that prolong life and increase purity, vigour, health, cheerfulness, and happiness are those that are delicious, soothing, substantial and agreeable… Foods that are bitter, sour, salt, over-hot, pungent, dry and burning produce unhappiness, repentance and disease.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sweet tastes have sour closes; and he repents on thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
Francis Quarles
But I always kind of knew in the back of my head that I could come back and do Stone Sour.
Corey Taylor
There is this school of thought that says the usage of all mystical and occult powers is bad. I find that thought is usually propounded by people who don’t have any powers. It’s kind of a sour grapes attitude.
Frederick Lenz
Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I should have told You before talking in terms of Forever that any given day wears me out and works me sour, that there are nights when the sky is so clear I stand obnoxious underneath it begging for the stars to shoot at me just so I can feel at Home.
Buddy Wakefield
I thought these grapes were ripe, but I see now they are quite sour.
I have to tell you, and I don’t mean this as sour grapes or anything, but it is hard to play for fans who see you all the time, makes it much harder.
Roger Daltrey
There smites nothing so sharp, nor smelleth so sour as shame.
William Langland
It’s hardly in a body’s pow’r,To keep, at times, frae being sour.
Robert Burns
Persian cuisine is, above all, about balance – of tastes and flavors, textures and temperatures. In every meal, even on every plate, you’ll find both sweet and sour, soft and crunchy, cooked and raw, hot and cold.
Samin Nosrat
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
William Shakespeare
I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one’s temper and disturb one’s quiet.
Benjamin Franklin
Once off the bush The fruit fermented, the sweet flesh would turn sour. I always felt like crying. It wasn’t fair That all the lovely canfuls smelt of rot. Each year I hoped they’d keep, knew they would not. -Blackberry picking
Seamus Heaney
Hope and wishes for all that delights will sour in the midst of action not taken and words unsaid.
Maximillian Degenerez
Ek Hasina Thi’ is a love story that went sour.
Sriram Raghavan
Men whose sense of taste is destroyed by sickness, sometimes think honey sour. A diseased eye does not see many things which do exist, and notes many things which do not exist. The same thing frequently takes place with regard to the force of words, when the critic is inferior to the writer.
Saint Basil
Only strong natures can really be sweet ones; those that seem sweet are in general only weak, and may easily turn sour.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Quince may resemble pears and apples, but unlike their fruit brethren, raw quince are inedibly tannic and sour. This means you do have to cook them, but the transformation is dramatic, and well worth your efforts.
Claire Saffitz
My face is sour. Maybe that’s why they say I’m a dictator.
Augusto Pinochet
You know, unfortunately I’m only one person. I can’t really be in two places at one time and the amount of focus that I need to put into Slipknot makes it really difficult for me to be on tour with Stone Sour.
Jim Root
Kind words produce their own image in men’s souls; and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used.
Blaise Pascal
For recovery, I think it’s a big deal to eat within a half-hour after you exercise. Otherwise I just try to put carbs into my system before I swim and then load up on the protein after. I don’t count calories. Whether it’s Sour Patch Kids or Reese’s or a bag of chips, if I feel like eating it, I’m going to eat it.
Michael Phelps
Occasionally the very youngness of the young moved him to charity–they had no sense of the swiftness of life, nor of its limits. The years would pass like weeks, and loves would pass too, or else grow sour.
Larry McMurtry
My wife is a terrific Southern cook. My favorite of all the great things she cooks is ‘trash potatoes.’ That’s mashed potatoes with sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, and horseradish. It’s a total gut bomb.
Mike Vogel
Some natures are so sour and ungrateful that they are never to be obliged.
Roger L’Estrange
No mirror ever became iron again;
No bread ever became wheat;
No ripened grape ever became sour fruit.
Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse.
Become the light.
When I left school at 16, I became an apprentice television and radio technician, and was paid ВЈ17 a week, which was decent money in 1976. But the job turned sour when I gave myself an electric shock while repairing a television set.
Irvine Welsh
That’s what the majority of people in the world do, they walk among the ruins of their life. Things that didn’t work out, relationships that went sour, jobs that disappeared. All they can think about is their ruins, and when you focus on that you can’t build a new you.
Richard Simmons
The Beduin of the desert, born and grown up in it, had embraced with all his sour this nakedness too harsh for volunteers, for the reason, felt but inarticulate, that there he found himself indubitably free.
T. E. Lawrence
Journey from the self to the Self and find the mine of gold. Leave behind what is sour and bitter and move toward the sweet.
You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity and the sour sound of whining.
Og Mandino
Nothing is as tedious as the limping days, When snowdrifts yearly cover all the ways, And ennui, sour fruit of incurious gloom, Assumes control of fate’s immortal loom
Charles Baudelaire
In Physic, things of melancholic hue and quality are used against melancholy, sour against sour, salt to remove salt humors.
John Milton
Its always in the second administration when things start to go sour. They circle the wagons.
Sally Quinn
There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.
Edith Wharton
Slipknot is the darkness; Stone Sour is the light. Slipknot is chaos; Stone Sour is structure.
Corey Taylor
I am not so foolish as to murmur, if now, since I have drunk up my wine and beer, I have to put up with skimmed milk and sour.
Sigrid Undset
If you can fall in love again and again if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical you’ve got it half licked.
Henry Miller
A very narrow income has a tendency to contract the mind, and sour the temper. Those who can barely live, and who live perforce in a very small, and generally very inferior, society, may well be illiberal and cross.
Jane Austen
The sour quality is set opposite to the bitter and the sweet, and is a good temper to all, a refreshing and cooling when the bitter and the sweet qualities are too much elevated or too preponderant.
Jakob Bohme
In all my work, I try to say – ‘You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?’
Maya Angelou
How true, how true” said the Sour Kangaroo, “And from now on, you know what I’m gonna do? I’m going to protect them with you!” And the Young Kangaroo in her pouch said “Me too!
Dr. Seuss
I’m a huge candy fan. My favorite growing up was always Sour Belts or Sour Straws.
Kendall Schmidt
Careers are not all up, up, up; do good work, continue to grow as an artist, and opportunity finds you. I have no sour grapes.
John Allison
Most men remember obligations, but are not often likely to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
William Gilmore Simms
Piety does not mean that a man should make a sour face about things, and refuse to enjoy in moderation what his Maker has given.
Thomas Carlyle
I don’t want awards. I am not saying this like it’s a case of sour grapes. It isn’t. I have been to a couple of award functions, and I soon realised that it doesn’t give me the kick that it does to others.
Emraan Hashmi
I thought we were going to get customers excited by telling them there were no antibiotics in our meat or no growth hormones used to raise the animals or no RBGH in our cheese or sour cream. Well, that’s not a very appetizing message.
Steve Ells
The truth is that good and bad coexist; sour and sweet coexist. They aren’t really opposed to each other.
Pema Chodron
Industriousness and conscientiousness are often at odds, because industriousness wants to pick the still sour fruit from the tree,while conscientiousness lets it hang there too long, until it falls and bruises.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I like Xtreme Sour Strips. These really colorful little strips that are so good. I like snacking on them. They’re not healthy for you, though!
Becky G
Try and write straight English; never using slang except in dialogue and then only when unavoidable. Because all slang goes sour in a short time. I only use swear words, for example, that have lasted at least a thousand years for fear of getting stuff that will be simply timely and then go sour.
Ernest Hemingway
Parody is homage gone sour.
Brendan Gill
You know the phrase ‘Jesus laughed’ isn’t ever used in the Gospels. So, most people walk away with the idea that Jesus is a pretty serious guy, pretty sour faced most of the time, pretty upset at what’s going on around Him.
John Eldredge
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
Benjamin Franklin
Time has its revenges, but revenge seems so often sour. Wouldn’t we all do better not trying to understand, accepting the fact that no human being will ever understand another, not a wife with a husband, nor a parent a child? Perhaps that’s why men have invented God – a being capable of understanding.
Graham Greene
Criticism is like champagne, nothing more execrable if bad, nothing more excellent if good; if meagre, muddy, vapid and sour, both are fit only to engender colic and wind; but if rich, generous and sparkling, they communicate a genial glow to the spirits, improve the taste, and expand the heart.
Charles Caleb Colton
Pomegranate molasses is ubiquitous in Arabic cooking: it’s sweet, sour and adds depth.
Yotam Ottolenghi
One series of notes, high and delicate, sang of a sweet moonlight kiss gone sour; another line of music rippled with regret over opportunities forever lost.
Sharon M. Draper
I’m the tower of power, too sweet to be sour.
Randy Savage
Being on a comedy tour is like traveling with family, everyone is all having a great time… then all of a sudden it turns sour. One thing gets said out of turn, and everyone is on everyone’s last nerve. After an hour of silence, we all start laughing about it.
Steve Harvey
What is sour in the house a bracing walk in the woods makes sweet.
Henry David Thoreau
Sweet meat must have sour sauce.
Ben Jonson
Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
William Gilmore Simms
From silly devotions and from sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us.
Teresa of Avila
Such a man, truly wise, creams off Nature leaving the sour and the dregs for philosophy and reason to lap up.
Jonathan Swift
After an hour your power goes sour.
Frosty Freeze
I was just kind of sour with the sport. I didn’t want anything to do with it. I went into a period of excessive partying and doing anything that wasn’t figure skating, really. I went and built a house with my brother. I shut the whole world out and shut everything down.
Scott Moir
Right now everyone is drinking bad wine made of sour grapes and hysteria. Let them drink it, and let them regret it in the morning.
Sarah Addison Allen
Sour patch kids gone wild.
Sanjaya Malakar
I have an internal protectiveness where it’s like, if it comes to just me, as frightened as I am of losing someone I love or things going sour or simply being alone, there is a dark place in my brain where I’m like, It could happen and I’m okay, I’m prepared.
Lena Headey
One who can find lemons sweet and grapes sour is ready for Dame Fortune.
Mason Cooley
I remain faithful to bourbon sour. It’s absolutely delicious. You’d have to ask a bartender what’s in it, but I think if you know you might never have a drink. I also love a little rum, 7 years aged, brown, when it is chilly, before dinner.
Christian Louboutin
We all have unfair situations and things we don’t like. You can get bitter, discouraged and sour, or you can see it as fertilizer and say, “ This difficulty is not going to defeat me; it’s going to promote me. It’s not going to hinder me; it’s going to help me.” Don’t just go through it, grow through it.
Joel Osteen
In the NFL a lot of times everyone gets caught up in the business side of things. For them it’s all about money and it really leaves a sour taste in your mouth.
Brett Favre
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was spreading myself too thin. That was making me unhappy and that, in turn, was making the rest of Stone Sour unhappy.
Jim Root
When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad… you should do what I do! Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!
Dr. Seuss
What if the Church and the State
Are the mob that howls at the door!
Wine shall run thick to the end,
Bread taste sour.
William Butler Yeats
People are not soured by misfortune, but by the reception they meet with in it.
William Hazlitt
I delight in the sweet and sour moments we routinely share, together applauded by muppets in leotards.
Bradley Chicho
I’m not afraid of losing money, I’m afraid of sour relationships.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Age imprints more wrinkles a in the mind, than it does in the face, and souls are never, or very rarely seen, that in growing old do not smell sour and musty. Man moves all together, both towards his perfection and decay.
Michel de Montaigne
But love that comes too late,
Like a remorseful pardon slowly carried,
To the great sender turns a sour offense,
Crying, ‘That’s good that’s gone.
William Shakespeare
I must not permit the evil capabilities of human nature to sour my faith in the tremendous good that is possible despite the frailty of that nature.
Mother Angelica
The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated media outlets in Egypt tried to sour the ties between our two countries, but our ties are very strong. No negative stance has been taken by either side against the other. Rumors are being spread by the enemies of our two countries. We pay no attention to them.
Mohammad bin Salman
Keep time! How sour sweet music is when time is broke and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men’s lives. I wasted time and now doth time waste me.
William Shakespeare
From cane reeds, sugar. From a worm’s cocoon, silk. Be patient if you can, and from sour grapes will come something sweet.
Birds are, especially canaries, are super sensitive to hydrogen sulfide and sour gas.
David Suzuki
There’s a lot of research on the shift in who deals with money when families get in trouble. In good times, husbands handle the family’s finances about 80 percent of the time. But when times turn sour and families start dealing with creditors and managing unpayable bills, women take more active roles.
Elizabeth Warren
The personality susceptible to the dream of limitless freedom is a personality also prone, should the dream ever sour, to misanthropy and rage.
Jonathan Franzen
The interesting thing about the miracle berry in chemo patients is that it actually straightens out their taste buds, whereas for you and I, it blocks our bitter and sour receptors. For them, it straightens them out to taste food as it normally tastes.
Homaro Cantu
Call me tacky, but I love the union of sweet and sour, even in some now-unloved Oriental dishes incorporating pineapple and ketchup.
Yotam Ottolenghi
After three years down here, I’ve not learned too much. But one thing I do know is that our bellies aren’t big enough for revenge. It turns sour and eats you up. We’ll get out, but we’ll get out for the sun, the moon, and mothers, not for small-souled enemies, though we’ll deal with them when we get there.
N.D. Wilson
No need for confusion, my dear Mulgrave… Beautiful wine and sour vinegar come from exactly the same source. Curiously if one leaves a bottle of wine open for long enough it will become vinegar. Happily in this house wine never survives long enough to go bad.
David Gemmell
He felt full of a dense and sour substance that was blocking his chest, and it wasn’t grief. After all those years, life now seemed like no more than a trap, a maze, not even a maze, just a room that was all walls, no door.
Etgar Keret
We owe thankfulness to God, not sour faces.
Indeed, you become what you eat. In which case I am an onion. Layered, slightly sour and guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes.
Tobsha Learner
One of the downfalls of not being in Stone Sour was I sat at home for two and a half years, and I hadn’t ever done that since we started touring in 1999. I was really nervous and freaked out.
Jim Root
I was never really satisfied with writing only text or with the way my texts looked when they were published. Most online journals have a pretty lame sense of typography – bad font, counter-intuitive margins and line spacing – that it makes me sour on my writing.
Masha Tupitsyn
The most exquisite words and finest strokes of an author are those which very often appear the most doubtful and exceptionable to a man who wants a relish for polite learning; and they are those which a sour undistinguishing critic generally attacks with the greatest violence.
Joseph Addison
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labour in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Frederic Raphael
Between the ages of six and nine, my palette was taking shape as well as my identity as a chef. It was then that I learned the difference between salty, sweet, sour and even spicy.
Marcus Samuelsson
All my racks are the same between Slipknot and Stone Sour. The only thing I’ll do is switch out pedals in the GCX system. But it’s the same heads, same wireless, same GCX.
Jim Root
Who wants to die? Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It’s growing out of sour earth. And it’s strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong. My children will be strong that way.
Betty Smith
My life will be sour grapes and ashes without you.
Daisy Ashford
Life is like a sandwich!
Birth as one slice,
and death as the other.
What you put in-between
the slices is up to you.
Is your sandwich tasty or sour?
Alan Rufus
There was a wonderful atmosphere of gentle age, a smell of flowers and beeswax, sweet yet faintly sour and musty; a smell that makes you feel very tender towards the past.
Dodie Smith
I’m not really dying today. No person ever died that had a family. I’ll be around a long time. A thousand years from now, a whole township of my offspring will be biting sour apples in the gumwood shade.
Ray Bradbury
You have to taste the sour urine before you break the jug.
Clive Barker
That I grow sour, who only lack delight; That I descend to sneer, who only grieve: That from my depth I should contemn your height; That with my blame my mockery you receive; Huntress and splendour of the woodland night, Diana of this world, do not believe.
Hilaire Belloc
Sometimes people try to read into my strip and find out what my state of mind is. And I can say if I’m in a good mood, generally the comic strip starts out in a good mood, but the punchline is very negative and sour.
Matt Groening
We need not seek our own best selves, and in the meantime we inoculate ourselves against the viruses of age and idealism, which, as the advertising agencies well know, depress sales and sour the feasts of consumption.
Lewis H. Lapham
Of course, the E.U. were never going to welcome Brexit. Some sour grapes were inevitable. That’s why we worked hard to leave on positive terms, extending the arm of friendship.
Dominic Raab
When troubles come our way, we can be stressed and upset, or we can trust God. Caleb could have cursed God. He didn’t deserve the wilderness. He had to put his dreams on hold for four decades. Still he didn’t complain or grow sour.
Max Lucado
For this is love’s truth; she joins two in one being, makes sweet sour, strangers neighbors, and the lowly noble.
The texture of Mexican crema is thinner than that of regular American sour cream, but it also has a more distinct tang to it.
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
We’re closer friends in Stone Sour than I am with the guys in Slipknot and that makes life a lot easier. I’m not trying to take anything away from Slipknot.
Jim Root
The word snob belongs to the sour-grape vocabulary.
Logan Pearsall Smith
One thing that’s never gonna go, you know, go sour is good music.
To get the most out of the world one must conscientiously strive to put the most into it. Life without worthy ideals becomes wholly unsatisfying, sour. If our supreme objective is to serve, no blow fate may administer can daunt us.
B. C. Forbes
I don’t know much about the Supreme Court. If it’s anything like the Supreme Taco, it’s like a regular court, but with extra sour cream.
Craig Ferguson
I deal daily with chronic pain and, at times, my pain feels like a lemon that God “squeezes,” revealing my sour attitude, peevish spirit, and tendency to complain or grumble. Did not God use my pain to expose my sin, I might – like many of us – not be aware of the sin of which I’m capable.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a lightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat.
Nick Gordon
The relationship between press and politician – protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial – becomes sour, raw and confrontational.
Roger Mudd
It’s sour grapes, I admit, I want to be more famous so people are examining my work couplet by couplet, you know what I mean? That’s the level where I want to go.
Black Francis
We tried it again and it didn’t work out. Sour milk is always sour milk. When something goes bad it stays bad.You don’t put sour milk in the refrigerator one day,and take it out the next and expect it to taste sweet.
Eric Jerome Dickey
Dennis has not behaved well and the fact he has taken it with bad grace shows we made the right decision. It smacks of sour grapes. He said he would be happy to continue playing as long as the new manager wanted him so in no way was he misled. He said he was assured the job was his, but that is simply not true.
Rupert Lowe
A real fox calls sour not only those grapes that he cannot reach but also those that he has reached and taken away from others.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Everything is beautiful seen from the point of the intellect, or as truth. But all is sour if seen as experience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson