Standing Quotes

Standing Quotes by Howard Graham Buffett, Terry Pratchett, Abraham Lincoln, Nikki S. Lee, Andrew Breitbart, Dewitt Jones and many others.

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Let me tell you about a place where technology won’t work. When you walk onto a farm and are standing on soil, there is no technology that is going to take that soil and transform it into something that is five times more productive.
Howard Graham Buffett
That’s the most terrible thing about being an author – standing there at your mother’s funeral, but you don’t switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill. Who was it said – one of the famous lady novelists – ‘unhappy is the family that contains an author’?
Terry Pratchett
If ever I feel the soul within me elevate and expand to those dimensions, not wholly unworthy of its almighty Architect, it is when I contemplate the cause of my country, deserted by all the world beside, and I standing up boldly, alone, hurling defiance at her victorious oppressors.
Abraham Lincoln
What does it mean to go deeper? Taking pictures when you’re more emotional or sorrowful, or having sex? I just want to have really boring snapshots – people just standing in front of a camera taking pictures with a smile.
Nikki S. Lee
I’m alive and I’m going to keep standing up for what I believe in. Once you get to that point, boy you are dangerous.
Andrew Breitbart
Nature shows me incredible beauty standing just beyond the rat race. It’s always there if I’m open enough to see it.
Dewitt Jones
Donald Trump very confident in his standing with his supporters and one who could do and say anything and have it not affect him. It’s like he’s the ultimate Teflon candidate if he feels like he can say things like that at a rally.
Don Gonyea
Everything we do as a government is focused on getting help and support for hard-working Australian families. We are standing up for them.
Malcolm Turnbull
There are many Brazilians standing out in the Premier League.
Fred
When you stand up there and do a press conference, it’s a very preoccupied moment. You’re standing in front of cameras; people are watching you; it’s not so easy to be at ease.
Christine Quinn
But it is my total conviction that all the trappings of good leadership are generic and widely applicable whether you are standing in a khaki queue with your mess tins or on an automobile production line.
Peter Cosgrove
I wanted to give the songs a run for their money, to see if they stood on their own without a lot of accoutrements. It made more sense – and it was easier, too – to go out alone and see if these songs could get in a couple of fistfights and still be standing.
Annie E. Clark
But always and sometimes questioning the old modes
And the new wondering, the poem, growing up through the floor,
Standing tall in tubers, invading and smashing the ritual
Parlor, demands to be met on its own terms now,
Now that the preliminary negotiations are at last over.
John Ashbery
I think it’s particularly fun not being a full-time showbiz reporter because you still have the ‘Oh, wow!’ factor when you go out on the red carpet and there are these big stars that are standing there. But if you’re doing this day in and day out, it becomes a little blase.
Daryn Kagan
The potential savings in the national budgets from the elimination of police, criminal courts, standing armies, pollution control agencies, drug enforcement, and many poverty programs is almost beyond calculation.
Pat Robertson
But instead of standing up for reason, our government is handing education over to the world of faith.
Polly Toynbee
There’s no such thing as standing still and just singing a song. I love jumping into the crowd. I love to dance.
Thomas Rhett
The house was on fire,” i greeted them tersely. “In case you’re interested.” they both glanced up overhead as if to make sure the house was still standing. Fang sniffed, smelling the smoke. It’s out, right?” he said
James Patterson
My fundamental interests are to preserve the good name and standing of this Australian Labor Party and to act in the national interest on behalf of the Australian Government.
Kevin Rudd
It is not wealth, it is not station, it is not social standing and ambition which can make us worthy of the Jewish name, of the Jewish heritage. To be worthy of them, we must live up to and with them. We must regard ourselves their custodians.
Louis D. Brandeis
I had to weave and play around with a honey bear, you know, and I could wrestle with him a little bit, but there’s no way you can even wrestle a honey bear, let alone a grizzly bear that’s standing ten feet to eleven feet tall! Can you imagine? But it was fascinating to work that close to that kind of animal.
Leslie Nielsen
How do you become better tomorrow? By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid of standing still. Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you. So how do you become better tomorrow? By becoming better today.
Benjamin Franklin
I’ve got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn’t be standing here talking to you. That’s the cold reality of it.
Alonzo Mourning
You don’t really know either of us,” Cam said, standing and stepping away, “but you’re prepared to choose right now, huh?
Lauren Kate
And to have spent the night sleeping and awoken regretful, is better than to have spent the night standing (in prayer) and awaken impressed with oneself!
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
Standing with the poor means walking away from unethical leaders, even when their companies are ‘succeeding.’
Jacqueline Novogratz
When we find unjustified spikes in the prices of long-standing life-saving drugs, we should slap penalties on companies trying to cheat people who need those drugs!
Hillary Clinton
It’s like standing on the edge of a cliff. This is especially true of the first draft. Every day you’re making up the earth you’re going to stand on.
Peter Carey
I’m not a natural leader. If you see me in a room, I’m the guy standing in a corner hiding. I’m not an alpha male.
Pilou Asbaek
We have peace with Israel. We’re actually the last man standing. So there is going to be immense pressure and people asking, ‘Why are we having this relationship when it’s not benefiting anybody?’ Obviously, my answer is you always benefit from peace.
Abdallah II
Evil is relative…You can’t hang a sign on it. You can’t touch it or taste it or cut it with a sword. Evil depends on where you are standing, pointing your indicting finger.
Glen Cook
I had the opportunity to go and read to cancer patients in hospitals and saw how something as little as that could make someone’s day. I also think it’s important to support people who are standing up for a good cause, so that’s why I get involved with different campaigns and charities.
Manika
Okay, I guess you can come in.” “Um, Hannah, you have to, you know, open the front door so I can actually come in.” “I thought you were going to – you’re standing under my window. Aren’t you supposed to climb up here or something?” “My ladder’s at home. Also, you call throwing rocks at your window clichГ©d?
Elizabeth Scott
The hardest part is when you’re in danger yourself. You have to face what could happen and might be likely to happen to you. It’s not just that you’re there standing next to somebody that something bad is likely to happen to. That is a true moment of reckoning with who you really are.
Alice Walker
There, standing at the piano, was the original good time who had been had by all.
Kenneth Tynan
When you’re standing around for an hour doing stand up it’s no big deal but when you’re standing around watching a show for an hour – it’s a big difference. It’s annoying – your feet hurt, your back hurts – it’s just not the most comfortable way to see stand-up comedy.
Joe Rogan
Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone.
Suzy Kassem
I don’t like waking up. I feel like staying in bed usually, but I can’t because I’ve got two kids standing next to my bed, just eager to live another day.
Louis C. K.
There will be no war, but in the pursuit of principle no stone will be left standing.
John le Carre
She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.
Vladimir Nabokov
Standing alone among great democratic nations in imposing the death penalty is another moral decision that Americansare being forced to confront.
Jimmy Carter
You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind-legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men.
Max Beerbohm
If there were an election today, Netanyahu would win. Yet, his standing in the polls is also a reflection of the weakness of Ehud Olmert, the current prime minister – who stands at 2 percent in a recent poll – and the enduring weaknesses of the Labor Party.
Dennis Ross
A few years ago you couldn’t go from TV to film. It was like a ‘no no’ but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there’s not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you’re really standing in the wisdom of God.
Derek Luke
I’ve had the chance to work with some really good filmmakers. It’s put me in a situation where I’ve been surrounded by great actors, and for me it’s been a lot about standing in the background and watching people work.
Alicia Vikander
Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
Rosalind Russell
Standing in a two-hour line makes people worry that they’re not living in a democratic nation. People stand in line for two houres and they go over the edge.
David Sedaris
One of the reasons to go to South Africa is because we can create great standing sets, both interior and exterior, and have the opportunity to create an actual water set outside, which will allow us to build a boat and probably part of another ship to be able to really bring that world to life.
Chris Albrecht
In the same way your life is the continuity of standing up, sitting down, laughing, sleeping, waking up, drinking, eating, and, of course, being born and dying. That is the continuity of the whole universe.
Yamada Koun
To present me as the main face of the opposition movement is completely incorrect. I’m not a person who is ‘against Putin.’ I’m just a person who is standing up for a fair society, for free elections.
Ksenia Sobchak
I grew up in a household in which we had a clock that we won at Revere Beach during the Depression – one of those brass clocks that didn’t work – but it showed Franklin D. Roosevelt standing at the wheel of the New Deal.
Nat Hentoff
Happy Birthday.” Adrian came to a sudden halt. The words were soft and small, spoken tentatively, but easily discerned by vampire ears. Slowly, he turned around and found Jill Mastrano standing shyly before him.
Richelle Mead
As CEO, I had a standing 30-minute meeting every Monday to greet and connect with new hires.
Scott Weiss
Christian faith is a grand cathedral, with divinely pictured windows. Standing without you see no glory, nor can possibly imagine any. Nothing is visible but the merest outline of dusky shapes. Standing within all is clear and defined; every ray of light reveals an army of unspeakable splendors.
John Ruskin
Historical fiction is not only a respectable literary form; it is a standing reminder of the fact that history is about human beings.
Helen Cam
We must not let history repeat itself in Iraq. The reality is there is no military solution in Iraq. This is a sectarian war with long standing roots that were flamed when we invaded Iraq in 2003. Any lasting solution must be political and take into account respect for the entire Iraqi population.
Barbara Lee
Having been in football all my life as a player and a coach and having been on the sideline, I think the closer we can get to bringing people what it’s like standing and watching the game on the sideline, with a better view, would be the perfect situation for television football.
John Madden
Standing in our power demands that we be vulnerable, listen to our own voice, and take risks outside the comfort of what we know.
Debbie Ford
Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.
George Carlin
As we’re standing there I realize we’re almost exactly the same height. We must look like the dark and light side of an Oreo cookie, and I think how just as easily it could have been the other way around. She could be blocking my path; I could be trying to slip around her into the dark.
Lauren Oliver
My Grandmother standing wordless fifteen minutes Between rows of loganberries, clippers poised in her hand.
Gary Snyder
I dont know whether its a fear of standing up, but I really love sitting at the table and blabbing. I learn so much that way, and I think I get free that way, free from inhibition and fears.
Mare Winningham
Time passes and the pain begins to roll in and out as though it’s a woman standing at an ironing board, passing the iron back and forth, back and forth across a white tablecloth.
Audrey Niffenegger
They are all a rotten lot. Schmidt and the Americans and we are the only people who would do any standing up and fighting if necessary.
Margaret Thatcher
A son of a poor man is standing in front of you today. This is the strength of a democracy.
Narendra Modi
I hate it. It looks like a stickup at 7-Eleven. Five guys standing there with their hands in the air.
Norm Sloan
You’ve got a lot of very, very smart people standing by waiting for somebody else to do the work. Not a recipe for long-term solvency in my opinion.
Mike Rowe
The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
The dogma of the mystic offices of Christ being dropped, and he standing on his genius as a moral teacher, ’tis impossible to maintain the old emphasis of his personality; and it recedes, as all persons must, before the sublimity of the moral laws.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My selective memory of what drinking was like told me that standing at the bar in a pub, on a summer’s evening with a long, tall glass of lager and lime was heaven, and I chose not to remember the nights on which I had sat with a bottle of vodka, a gram of coke and a shotgun, contemplating suicide.
Eric Clapton
Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments – a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.
William Jennings Bryan
Iraq and Afghanistan have exacted a toll on America – in lives, treasure and standing – that it will take a generation to work through.
Roger Cohen
If it is true that strength is the child of effort and pain, then most of us will have the opportunity to learn strength. . . . Effort is standing up to the storm. Pain comes from enduring the worst the storm can throw at us. But then so does strength.
Joseph M. Marshall III
By long-standing tradition, I take this opportunity to savage other
designers in the thin disguise of good, clean fun.
P. J. Plauger
The knight is renowned for, among other things, its suitability as a blockader … Because its strength lies in short-range operations it is not uncomfortable standing in a single spot for long periods, as the Bishop is.
Samuel Reshevsky
[Paradox is] truth standing on its head to gain attention.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
When I got divorced, it was another culture shock. It was going from this world I had been into since the age of 16 to literally standing on the streets of New York in kind of shock.
Mayte Garcia
When I heard I had gotten ‘Downton Abbey,’ I remember I was standing on a freezing cold street in Manchester where we were shooting the Manchester part of ‘West is West.’
Lesley Nicol
The breath must be enticed or cajoled, like catching a horse in a field, not by chasing after it, but by standing still with an apple in one’s hand.
B.K.S. Iyengar
When you are suddenly standing in front of a bunch of journalists being asked what it’s like being a British Olympic legend, it’s a bit much to take in.
Bradley Wiggins
What a battle a man must fight everywhere to maintain his standing army of thoughts, and march with them in orderly array throughthe always hostile country! How many enemies there are to sane thinking! Every soldier has succumbed to them before he enlists for those other battles.
Henry David Thoreau
Every man’s death is standing in for every other. And since death comes to all there is no way to abate the fear of it except to love the man who stands for us.
Cormac McCarthy
Local councils are hostile to large developers and think that, by doing this, they are standing up for the community. But they’re wrong.
Harry Triguboff
Lotto fever hit New York again this week, and like the old saying goes, ‘You gotta be in it to win it’… but first, you gotta have a dead end job so pathetic you’re willing to kill five hours standing in line for a 1 in 25 million chance.
Dennis Miller
Where the light is, and each thing clear,Separate from all others, standing in its place,I drink the time and touch whatever’s near,And hope for day when the whole world has that face:For what assures her present every year?In dark accidents the mind’s sufficient grace.
Delmore Schwartz
Surveys show our standing around the world is higher than when I was elected to this office, and when it comes to every important international issue, people of the world do not look to Beijing or Moscow to lead – they call us.
Barack Obama
Passion and standing up for things can help create a sense of unity. But you still have to act a certain way.
Arthur Blank
I’m standing for real freedom.
Todd Akin
I never saw war, so that is still my vision of manhood: Unitas standing courageously in the pocket, his left arm flung out in a diagonal to the upper deck, his right cocked for the business of passing, down amidst the mortals. Lock and load.
Frank Deford
I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, ‘What an actress! What a faker!’
Kristen Stewart
I love how my sport reaches out to people with the music and story lines, the glory of standing up for three or four minutes of tough, arduous, gravity-defying skating and all the stuff that goes with it.
Kurt Browning
I won the Olympic gold medal in Rome, Italy. Olympic champion. The Russian standing right here, and the Pole right here.
Muhammad Ali
I will never conduct a war or start a war because we want to; the United States of America should only go to war because we have to. And if you live by that guidance, you’ll never have veterans throwing away their medals or standing up in protest.
John F. Kerry
The Bush Administration’s failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.
Barack Obama
It is a cruel thought, that, when we feel ourselves standing on the firmest ground in every respect, the cursed arts of our secret enemies, combining with other causes, should effect, by depreciating our money, what the open arms of a powerful enemy could not.
Thomas Jefferson
To be overwise is to ossify; and the scruple-monger ends by standing stockstill.
Robert Louis Stevenson
No one remembers you for standing in the crowd . But they do remember you for standing out of it.
Eddie Harris
Reporters aren’t stupid. We were standing around talking about which of the 900 health-care proposals that nobody’s going to accept is that day’s hot news. They know how silly that is. But that’s what they do.
Dave Barry
The president has been more than willing to challenge the National Rifle Association, but that is like a Republican president standing up to labor unions – not a move that risks anything with his core supporters. Mr. Obama could show some real bravery by taking on Hollywood.
Campbell Brown
Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it.
N.D. Wilson
Standing in our power requires us to let go of the need to make others like us & instead stand committed to honoring ourselves.
Debbie Ford
There was room for a Democrat to break with the interest groups and to vote for Roberts. (Hillary Clinton) could have because she has credentials of thirty-years standing.
Calvin Jillson
We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.
Kevin Costner
In truth, there are only two realities: the one for people who are in love or love each other, and the one for people who are standing outside all that.
Charles Baxter
I’m standing on my Monopoly board that means I’m on top of my game
Eminem
I look forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy and the entire republican conference as we repeal Obamacare, fight rampant job killing regulations, cut spending and help put folks back to work.
Fred Upton
We cannot hope to build the Church and to bring hearts and souls to Christ without using every resource the Lord has given to help us take advantage of our opportunities and address the obstacles standing in our way.
M. Russell Ballard
For reasons he couldn’t understand a sadness came over him and it was then he saw the girl standing on the other side of the dirt road, her eyes pools of absolute sorrow, her light brown hair glowing in the splinters of sunlight that forced their way through the trees.
Melina Marchetta
If you don’t know where you are currently standing, you’re dead.
Samuel Beckett
[Chuck’s wife] was standing behind me at the time and she said, ‘Chuck hasn’t fed himself in 19 years. So, you’ve got a choice: We keep the arm, or you keep Chuck.’
Dean Kamen
I’m happy that I’m at a moment where I’m not standing here going what do I do next?
Billy Gilman
Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.
Mary Oliver
I make sure to sleep eight hours, and I’m much better about eating, because I’m not standing in front of my pantry. I go to the market and pick up little carrot nubs.
Lisa Loeb
We still need to have one beautiful lady standing there.
Joel Plaskett
The truth is that I oppose the Iraq war, just as I opposed the Vietnam War, because these two conflicts have weakened the U.S. and diminished our standing in the world and our national security.
George McGovern
I love standing at a microphone and making a room of people laugh. That’s the part of the work I love; everything else is extraneous.
Amy Schumer
It’s all very well having a great pianist playing but it’s no good if you haven’t got anyone to get the piano on the stage in the first place, otherwise the pianist would be standing there with no bloody piano to play.
Ian Holloway
God is the one who saved me. He who believes in God, in His cause and His truth is capable of standing up to the greatest power.
King Hussein I
There is no such thing as ‘separation of church and state.’ Reporters continue to promote this fallacy and scare Christians out of standing up for their beliefs.
Ken Ham
I just remember standing there, singing with the headphones on and the strings playing, just how wonderful that felt. But we so rarely got to go out and do it. Obviously, we don’t carry a 70-80-piece orchestra with us when we do shows.
Ricky Skaggs
I went to private school in Manhattan, and at a young age, they made us do public speaking. For some reason, I was good at standing in front of the class and speaking.
Paul Dano
Maybe, standing next to the obelisk of Ma’at, surrounded by the Sea of Chaos, we both realized that restraining ourselves from vengeance is what made us different from Apophis. Rules had their place. They kept us from unraveling.
Rick Riordan
Time after time, on matters great and small, we are still standing on the sidelines, mutely accepting what is decided elsewhere instead of raising our voices and making our own choices. Scotland’s much vaunted partnership of Jonah and the whale.
Winnie Ewing
I’m responsible for what i did. I’m not responible for what every black male did. Yes! I call myself a THUG, because i grew up in the ghetto. And im still standing.
Tupac Shakur
Life is change. If you aren’t growing and evolving, you’re standing still, and the rest of the world is surging ahead.
Louise Penny
I want to appeal to people’s sense of humanity and interconnectedness. I feel like I have the platform I’m standing on for a reason. It’s not just to make people happy and get people to dance and sing, to feel an escape. It’s also to get people to listen and to bring important issues to the forefront.
Madonna Ciccone
It was like a heavyweight fight, man. Just blow for blow, everybody playing their heart out. The Indians never gave up either, and I can’t believe we’re finally standing, after 108 years, finally able to hoist the trophy.
Ben Zobrist
Muhammad has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his Messenger. There is no any mystery and secret in it.
Leo Tolstoy
If it weren’t for people like the people in Berkeley, standing up for what they believe, we’d be living under Hitler.
Medea Benjamin
True knowledge gives a moral standing and moral strength.
Mahatma Gandhi
Being liked by the boys and girls on the bus doesn’t necessarily earn you the respect of the people back home. Standing up to them, giving as good as you get, all that helps.
Susan Estrich
Perhaps the majority of human beings never think of standing by themselves, and choosing their own employments, till the sentence has been regularly promulgated to them, ‘It is time for you to take care of yourself.’
William Godwin
I have no problem with commitment – you can’t have a real relationship without it. I can flip on a switch in my brain, and even if the next Brad Pitt is standing next to me, I won’t look at him. But I can also turn that switch off, and then I collect attractive boys.
Megan Fox
An historian should yield himself to his subject, become immersed in the place and period of his choice, standing apart from it now and then for a fresh view.
Samuel Eliot Morison
I wondered to myself why no one else had seen him standing so far away, before he was suddenly, impossibly saving my life. With chagrin, I realized the probable cause – no one else was as aware of Edward as I always was. No one else watched him the way I did. How pitiful.
Stephenie Meyer
We have no parties standing in opposition to each other, just as we have no class of capitalists and a class of workers exploited by capitalists in opposition to each other.
Joseph Stalin
Driving a car, you are in danger of killing; walking or standing, of being killed.
Mary McCarthy
The caricature of Islam as a violent and intolerant religion is horrendously incomplete. Remember that those standing up to Muslim fanatics are mostly Muslims.
Nicholas Kristof
When you move the camera, or you do a shot like the crane down (in Shawshank) with them standing on the edge of the roof, then it’s got to mean something. You’ve got to know why you’re doing it; it’s got to be for a reason within the story, and to further the story.
Roger Deakins
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Edward Everett
You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.
Jennifer Freeman
That’s my Republican Party, the Party of Lincoln, that believes America is an indispensable nation… an Evergreen Tree, standing tall in a turbulent world.
Daniel Cameron
The Ediles among the Romans had their doors always standing open, that all who had petitions might have free access to them. The door of heaven is always open for the prayers of God’s people.
Thomas Watson
Standing navies, as well as standing armies, serve to keep alive the spirit of war even in the meek heart of peace. In its very embers and smoulderings, they nourish that fatal fire, and half-pay officers, as the priests of Mars, yet guard the temple, though no god be there.
Herman Melville
I loathe people who say, ‘I always read the ending of the book first.’ That really irritates me, It’s like someone coming to dinner, just opening the fridge and eating pudding, while you’re standing there still working on the starter. It’s not on.
J. K. Rowling
We’re standing on the edge of a new frontier.
Anthony Griffin
I think one of the reasons I’m standing here instead of other people is that, frankly, I talked about it, we have to have a strong military.
Donald Trump
My feeling is… when you show up to a movie set where there’s, like, 50 people standing around and months of preparation gone into it, you want to be as prepared as possible, so you should make a million baguettes. That might not actually help in any explicit way, but it’ll make you feel more prepared.
Jesse Eisenberg
The artist and the multitude are natural enemies. They always will be, both ways. The artist is an enemy of the multitude, and the multitude is the enemy of the artist. And when the disguise comes off and they’re both standing facing one another, they’re just there at odds end.
Robert Altman
Standing up for what you believe in, to me, is freedom of speech. And that’s a right that every American citizen has and what makes this country great.
Will Muschamp
The fellow who says he’ll meet you halfway usually thinks he’s standing on the dividing line.
Orlando Aloysius Battista
Fair Trade supports some of the most bio-diverse farming systems in the world. When you visit a Fair Trade coffee grower’s fields, with the forest canopy overhead and the sound of migratory songbirds in the air, it feels like you’re standing in the rainforest.
Miguel A. Altieri
You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
Shirley Chisholm
Say what you will about Leona Helmsley, when it comes to standing trial, she’s twice the man Jim Bakker is.
David Letterman
I try to satisfy the desires that people have to have their books personalized. That’s a value, or feature, of bibliophilia that may vanish. How do you get your e-book signed? The idea of people standing in line to get my signature in their book, it’s hard to turn them away.
Chris Van Allsburg
One minute I’m standing at Ronnie Scott’s getting a standing ovation and the next minute, I’m on a marble slab
Keith Richards
I’m so uncoordinated, I can’t really do that much, so my specialty is standing in one spot or holding on to something, like an exploding rocket or a jetski.
Johnny Knoxville
Aren’t we supposed to be standing for something instead of falling for everything?
Paul Gosar
I’m a hard nut to crack, and I take it standing up.
Bram Stoker
Sam was slow getting up. To Quinn he looked like an old man standing up after slipping on the ice. But he looked up at Quinn and performed a sort of salute. I owe you, Quinn.” I’m sorry I didn’t get him,” Quinn answered. Sam shook his head. “Man, don’t ever be sorry you don’t want to kill someone.
Michael Grant
That’s my dream: one day, I want to standing on the stage on Broadway. I sing; my dancing is terrible, but I can be trained. That’s my dream. That’s something I really want to work on.
Tao Okamoto
My greatest fear in life is standing before the Lord and hearing Him say, ‘I had so much more for you, but you held on too tightly.’
Larry Burkett
Standing there, I loved myself and I hated myself. That’s what the black Mary did to me, made me feel my glory and my shame at the same time.
Sue Monk Kidd
We were the ones on scene when everything went down. We weren’t better. We weren’t worse. We were just the ones standing in the blast radius.
Mira Grant
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
E. W. Howe
Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I’m on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding – yet beautiful – Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space.
Buzz Aldrin
A tree is an aerial garden, a botanical migration from the sea, from those earliest plants, the seaweeds; it is a purchase on crumbled rock, on ground. The human, standing, is only a different upsweep and articulation of cells. How treelike we are, how human the tree.
Gretel Ehrlich
Bright was the summer’s noon when quickening steps
Followed each other till a dreary moor
Was crossed, a bare ridge clomb, upon whose top
Standing alone, as from a rampart’s edge,
I overlooked the bed of Windermere,
Like a vast river, stretching in the sun.
William Wordsworth
I think the sooner that all of us in society stop accepting any type of bullying or harassment from other people – in spite of people’s social standing or net worth or whatever it is – the sooner it will stop.
Jason Priestley
A framed photo on a dusty bookshelf caught his attention; he moved closer and picked it up silently. A small girl with long blond hair was standing under a tree, her face tilted up in delight as its feathery leaves brushed across her face, framing it. A willow tree. Willow.
L.A. Weatherly
So I feel now very much like a guardian. I’m standing in front of art. I’m standing in front of cinema. I’m standing in front of Black culture. I’m standing in front of the history of America, and I’m protecting it by making art, by protecting our art, and by promoting our art.
Jonathan Majors
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Most Americans have little idea of how far our nation’s worldwide standing had fallen by the end of the Bush administration; no matter how bad you thought it had gotten, it was worse.
Thomas P.M. Barnett
So far Im still standing on Sons of Anarchy but all the rest of the people on the show have me in their crosshairs so Im waiting for the bullet in the head.
Mitch Pileggi
I always made sure that I kept the dignity, or tried to keep the dignity that they showed, by standing there and singing and not doing too much else, because I didn’t know what else to do. But you know, sometimes you can get carried away and I don’t know, lose your composure or something.
Johnny Mathis
I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
Thomas Jefferson
I have remarked very clearly that I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Most writers spend their lives standing a little apart from the crowd, watching and listening and hoping to catch that tiny hint of despair, that sliver of malice, that makes them think, ‘Aha, here is the story.’
Ayelet Waldman
To someone standing in the nave, looking down the length of the church toward the east, the round window would seem like a huge sun exploding into innumerable shards of gorgeous color.
Ken Follett
The Establishment Clause prohibits government from making adherence to a religion relevant in any way to a person’s standing in the political community.
Sandra Day O’Connor
I wrote the song ‘Angels Standing By’… to try and soothe myself – rock myself to sleep, basically – because I was so scared and stressed.
Jewel
And we turned off and 30 miles south they’re standing in the middle of our road blocking our way, stopped the car, got out, took us through the path in the woods, where the craft was on the ground.
Betty Hill
I tend not to hang with ‘the crowd’ because I believe that at any given moment in history, the crowd is only standing somewhere because some lone, brave nutjob broke down the walls for them first.
Jim Goad
It is obvious that the best qualities in man must atrophy in a standing-room-only environment.
Stewart Udall
Sometimes my life opened its eyes in the dark. A feeling as if crowds drew through the streets in blindness and anxiety on the way towards a miracle, while I invisibly remain standing.
Tomas Transtromer
Prayer is like lying awake at night, afraid, with your head under the cover, hearing only the beating of your own heart. It is like a bird that has blundered down the flue and is caught indoors and flutters at the windowpanes. It is like standing a long time on a cold day, knocking at a shut door.
Wendell Berry
… The future is very markedly in your hands, its value and its moral standing in the world and among ourselves. If you will take the power you have and use it, I have no fear of the outcome of the future.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
An actor without techies is a naked person standing in the dark trying to emote. A techie without actors is a person with marketable skills.
Mark Leslie
I was suddenly overwhelmed by what an incredible person this boy was, standing in front of me, and by the fact that he was mine and I was his.
Maggie Stiefvater
Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.
Warren Buffett
You yourself are time- your body, your mind, the objects around you. Plunge into the river of time and swim, instead of standing on the banks and noting the course of the currents.
Philip Kapleau
I mean we just simply can’t stand for the systemic racism, social injustice and police brutality against the black community anymore. And it’s really about standing up for what’s right versus what’s wrong.
Erik Spoelstra
If you go back into military history, the person who’s leading the troops ought to be in with the troops and not just standing on the backline sending them into battle.
Richard Branson
It’s great to see women standing up in their own line of work and fighting for fair value.
Alex Morgan
Apparently the Dutch now prided themselves on being better at queues than the English, which was absurd, because standing cheerfully in line was the English national sport.
Orson Scott Card
An institution that borrows on a non-prioritized basis would never contemplate borrowing on a prioritized basis. Doing so would undermine its standing in the bond market and suggest that it is not worthy of its strong credit rating. This type of self-imposed downgrade would materially affect its financial prospects.
John Delaney
I would reject wholeheartedly any notion of a Labour Party that is not committed to returning to power at the first opportunity. Of course that needs to be principled power. But standing on the sidelines looking for the purest ideology is a dereliction of the duty for any Labour member.
Keir Starmer
For how can a man stand, unless he have something sure under his feet. Can a man tread the unstable water all his life, and call that standing? Better give in and drown at once.
D. H. Lawrence
Poetry is like standing on the edge of a lake on a moonlit night and the light of the moon is always pointing straight at you.
Billy Collins
That’s one of the great things about comedy: we can – and should – say the things that other people aren’t supposed to say. If we didn’t do that, if we didn’t push against those limits, we’d just be standing around onstage and yelling.
Zach Galifianakis
But if I hadn’t shoved you off the boat back there,you’d be lost at sea now,wouldn’t you? We’d all be lost! So thanks to me you’re all standing on land.” (Pirates, its a good thing they’re idiots)
Dave Barry
I hope that I’m not the type of person who, standing at the doorway to hell, strikes a heroic pose and then starts frowning with indecision.
Liu Xiaobo
A bulger of a place it is. The number of the ships beat me all hollow, and looked for all the world like a big clearing in the West, with the dead trees all standing.
Davy Crockett
I would not be standing here today if my skin were white or my religion were Presbyterian. I am here today only because my skin is yellow and my religion is Unification Church. The ugliest things in this beautiful country of America are religious bigotry and racism.
Sun Myung Moon
The racehorses assemble at the starting barrier in all the finery of a mediaeval pageant, the jockeys in silks like figures from a Tarot pack, the bookies in leather and tweeds standing beside their boards each confident that the future has been controlled.
Kevin Hart
The third error leading to the assumption that there is nothing to be learned about love lies in the confusion between the initial experience of ‘falling’ in love, and the permanent state of being in love, or as we might better say, of ‘standing’ in love.
Erich Fromm
The effect of standing before God by welcoming him before us will be the transformation of our entire life.
Dallas Willard
Reparative justice is not about black people standing on the street corners expecting charities from white folks. This is about building of bridges across lines of moral justice.
Hilary Beckles
Youthful impatience obscures the endless potential for joy that’s standing right in front of you.
Greg Gutfeld
My laptop seems to know where I am, even if I don’t. My cellphone asks me if I want directions to anywhere from the spot I am standing in. I buy a record online and Amazon.com sends me letters, telling me that people who bought what I bought also bought these other records.
Henry Rollins
There is some schedule showing what you (need) to do to get Iraqis standing up and defending themselves which is now suddenly beginning to happen, so there are some signs of progress.
John F. Kerry
I love standing on the pitch too much to focus on anything else – if I want to be a coach or something.
Bastian Schweinsteiger
I was world’s champion in every aspect of the life. Whether it was sitting in a steak house eating a steak or getting onto the edge of the ring with two or three people standing there, it was all the same to me. I was world’s champion, and for that reason, I was world’s champion.
Harley Race
A bubble of fear passes up my spine. It’s the feeling of standing on ice and suddenly hearing it crack under your weight – both thrilling and terrifying together.
Hannah Kent
You haven’t broken me Taker, you haven’t broken me, I’m still standing.
Jeff Hardy
In a militia, the character of the laborer, artificer, or tradesman, predominates over that of the soldier: in a standing army, that of the soldier predominates over every other character.
Adam Smith
If you want to bring an end to long-standing conflict, you have to be prepared to compromise.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party… unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative.
Stockwell Day
Real zeal is standing still and letting God be a bonfire in you.
Catherine Doherty
The cat, covered in dust and standing on its hind legs, bowed to Margarita. Round its neck it was now wearing a made-up white bow tie on an elastic band, with a pair of ladies’ mother-of-pearl binoculars hanging on a cord. It had also gilded its whiskers.
Mikhail Bulgakov
You never have sex the way people do in the movies. You don’t do it on the floor, you don’t do it standing up, you don’t always have all your clothes off, you don’t happen to have on all the sexy lingerie. You know, if anybody ever ripped my clothes, I’d kill them.
Julianne Moore
Expect poison from the standing water.
William Blake
I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child when another mother came up to me. Have you found work yet? she asked. Or are you still just writing?
Anne Tyler
I’m convinced that theatre is a horrible business. Make this the headline. You have to be on the spot every night as an actor. You are damn lonesome standing out there.
Walter D. Asmus
Lacey shrugged bashfully. “Do you think I’m superficial?” “Well, yeah.” I thought of myself standing outside Becca’s bedroom, hoping she’d take her shirt off. “But so am I,” I added. “So is everyone.
John Green
I try to deign golf courses that are individual in character and individual in their own standing.
Arnold Palmer
…and she ran out of the diesel combustion and right to me and we held each other and we were not empty at all. “Holling,” she said. “I was so afraid I wouldn’t fine you.” “I was standing right here, Heather.” I said. “I’ll always be standing right here.
Gary D. Schmidt
Waiting for inspiration is like standing at the airport waiting for a train.
Leigh Michaels
Anybody who knows me has said, ‘I had a Denis O’Hare moment.’ I suppose in the kindest instance it means standing up for yourself. In the unkindest, it means the crazy guy in the street.
Denis O’Hare
Nobody can make a putt that breaks to the right. It’s unnatural. Unless you’re left-handed, of course. Standing over a putt that breaks to the right can actually make you dizzy. I’ve long thought that right-breaking putts are a major contributor to mental and physical ill health.
Dan Jenkins
For me, the monologue was the favorite thing I had done in radio. It was based on writing, but in the end it was radio, it was standing up and leaning forward into the dark and talking, letting words come out of you.
Garrison Keillor
Three and a half million years ago our ancestors – yours and mine – left these traces [indicates footprints]. We stood up and parted ways from them. Once we were standing on two feet, our eyes were no longer fixated on the ground. Now, we were free to look up and wonder.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
It was a wonderful experience working with Nagarjuna sir. I mean, I never expected this to happen. For me, who watched his films standing in a queue at theatres, and now sharing the screen with him is a huge thing.
Nani
I remember the first club we played in San Francisco. There were a lot of people on motorcycles standing around outside, and I had trouble getting in. I didn’t have any ID, and the guy at the door wouldn’t let me in, even though I told him I was gonna be singing in there.
Patti Smith
I do wear wigs. … I sometimes make the joke about me standing on a hilltop with my hair blowing in the wind – and me too proud to run after it.
Dolly Parton
I won’t stop fighting to give Nevadans access to affordable health care just because my husband is a doctor, just like I won’t stop standing up for veterans because my father served in World War II.
Shelley Berkley
I’ve been doing stand-up for a few years, and I have a handful of fans just from stuff I’ve done, like ‘Last Comic Standing.’ And as a fan of stand-ups myself … like, when I first discovered Sarah Silverman, I wanted to know everything about her life.
Nikki Glaser
When Donald Trump comes after any part of our community, he’ll find 419,000 Minneapolitans and me standing squarely in his way. That’s the kind of wall I can support.
Betsy Hodges
There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy. Like standing in the operating room when a guy’s heart stops, and you’re the one who has to fix it!
Jon Stewart
I love metaphors. I’ve never been on this train. … If I’m standing on the middle of a track, I’m definitely going to get derailed. I have to make sure that I’m on the train and not in front of it.
Serena Williams
But I will say that Harve Presnell… he was one of those guys who, when you’re standing in a room with him… he’s such an older masculine force that I remember thinking, ‘Wow, his voice makes me sound like Pee-Wee Herman.’
Tony Hale
I enjoy the feeling of standing in front of the camera.
Hyun Bin
I care more about the country than what happens to me. But we can’t allow the law to become a political weapon or agree to scare people away from standing up for their rights, no matter how good the deal. I’m not going to be part of that.
Edward Snowden
Standing facing the door in an elevator and pretending you’re the only person there, no matter how crowded it is.
Paulo Coelho
I don’t see the point in apologizing to someone who remains angry enough to throw me off a cliff…unless we are standing by a cliff.
Wes Fesler
What an elder sees sitting; the young can’t see standing.
Gustave Flaubert
You know you’ve reached middle age when your weightlifting consists merely of standing up.
Bob Hope
I’ve learnt that over the years, sometimes I was caring so much about how other people felt, I wasn’t standing up for myself and I wasn’t caring about how I felt even when people were straight up bullying me online.
Chrissy Costanza
That happy sense of purpose people have when standing up for a principle they haven’t really been knocked down for yet.
P. J. O’Rourke
As great Pythagoras of yore,
Standing beside the blacksmith’s door,
And hearing the hammers, as they smote
The anvils with a different note,
Stole from the varying tones, that hung
Vibrant on every iron tongue,
The secret of the sounding wire.
And formed the seven-chorded lyre.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I did films with Wanda Ventham, Benedict’s mother, and we lived in the same area, in Kensington. So I’d be out with my pram and Wanda and I would be talking and there was poor little Benedict, who I suppose was about four, standing there while we were gossiping in the high street for hours!
Una Stubbs
If bin Laden is in fact publicly killed, then the US military will find itself standing around with its hands in its pockets, wondering what’s supposed to come next.
Bruce Sterling
Standing as a witness in all things means all things – big things, little things, in all conversations, in jokes, in games played and books read and music listened to, in causes supported, in service rendered, in clothes worn, in friends made.
Margaret D. Nadauld
Do not meet or overtake a patient who is moving about in order to speak to him or to give him any message or letter. You might just as well give him a box on the ear. I have seen a patient fall flat on the ground who was standing when his nurse came into the room.
Florence Nightingale
I don’t think the Internet should be immune to the standing laws of countries.
Rob Lowe
The best part about getting knocked down is standing back up knowing what you didn’t before.
Lights
You may confuse a lot of people when going against the grain of conventional thinking, and that’s perfectly okay. As an entrepreneur, standing up for your vision to your family and friends might possibly be the best practice you will get for the life that awaits you.
Lewis Howes
Citizenship means standing up for everyone’s right to vote.***
Barack Obama
A dependent clause is like a dependent child: incapable of standing on its own but able to cause a lot of trouble.
William Safire
Lord Jesus, receive my spirit . . . I see the heavens open and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
Thomas Cranmer
One of the principal rules of religion is, to lose no occasion of serving God. And, since he is invisible to our eyes, we are to serve him in our neighbour; which he receives as if done to himself in person, standing visibly before us.
John Wesley
Europe by the end of this century will be a continent after the neutron bomb. The grand buildings will still be standing, but the people who built them will be gone.
Mark Steyn
Journal became a sanctuary where I could pour out in honesty my pain and joy. It recorded my footsteps and helped me understand where I was standing, where I had been, and even where God pointed.
Sue Monk Kidd
Admirals extolled for standing still, or doing nothing with a deal of skill.
William Cowper
More than anything else we should be concerned about meekness, or our standing in God’s sight. If that standing is as it should be, nothing else matters. If it is not, nothing else counts.
John H. Groberg
If you stepped out of the shower and saw a leprechaun standing at the base of your toilet, would you scream, or would you innately understand that he meant you no harm?
David Sedaris
Through the death of Christ on the cross making atonement for sin, we get a perfect standing before God. That is justification, and it puts us, in God’s sight, back in Eden before sin entered. God looks upon us and treats us as if we had never sinned.
A. C. Dixon
Writers feel like a middleman, standing with pen in hand over the page. A force greater than me stands above telling me what to write. That may sound romantic, but that’s how it feels.
Neil Simon
The thing that drives me crazy is when comics say ‘I have low self-esteem.’ No you don’t. You’re standing on stage asking people to pay. You don’t play an instrument. You want people to pay to hear what’s in your mind. You don’t have low self-esteem. You might have other problems.
Colin Quinn
Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.
Criss Jami
I’ve had a long standing relationship with Gatorade, and they’ve been very, very good to me. And I believe in their products; I really do.
Bill Parcells
on that piece of white paper, sam wrote, “write about me sometime.” and i typed something back to her, standing right there in her bedroom. i just typed. “i will.
Stephen Chbosky
Elijah Wood confirms his standing as the foremost actor of his generation. …Wood acts so eloquently with his sentient face and searching eyes that his job becomes one of concealing how redundant his spoken lines are – a tricky job he largely is able to bring off commendably.
Jay Carr
My books standing there on the shelf do not know that I have written them.
Jorge Luis Borges
I’m a fairly religious person, so I believe in some things that sound a little crazy I’m sure, depending on where you’re standing. I believe in leaving room for things that you can’t explain in the universe, and you don’t have to be religious to leave room for those things.
Veronica Roth
The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it.
Jeff Miller
Be faithful and true of word; let thy walk be plain and lowly: thou wilt get on, though in savage land. If thy words be not faithful and true, thy walk plain and lowly, wilt thou get on, though in thine own home? Standing, see these words ranged before thee; driving, see them written upon the yoke. Then thou wilt get on.
Confucius
Although the doctrine of innate equality of the race has been proclaimed, yet so far as woman is concerned it has been a standing falsehood.
Amelia Bloomer
Satan is certainly not subtle in his teachings; why should we be? Whether we are instructing our children at home or standing before an audience in church, let us never make our faith difficult to detect.
Jeffrey R. Holland
All I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here today.
Lyndon B. Johnson
And that, …is the story of our country, one invasion after another…Macedonians. Saddanians. Arabs. Mongols. Now the Soviets. But we’re like those walls up there. Battered, and nothing pretty to look at, but still standing.
Khaled Hosseini
I have worked with so many actors, some have been stars, while at times, I have been at a better standing than them, but it doesn’t really matter.
Abhinav Shukla
Some of you guys are sitting down, some of you guys are standing up. But if you really take a moment and you go inside your body, you can feel your weight against the earth, and you can recognize that you’re the only person who’s feeling your own weight against the earth right now.
Rowan Blanchard
A woman’s manly side is what’s sexy–a woman standing strongly, fighting to be desired.
Haider Ackermann
Success. Is not the position where you are standing, but which direction you are going.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Why does man not see things? He is himself standing in the way: he conceals things.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We must stop the Tea Party before the United States Senate falls into the hands of extremists and ideologues who leave no room for reason or compromise, who don’t recognize common ground even when they’re standing on it.
Harry Reid
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson
What civilization is, is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other’s shoulders and kicking each other’s teeth in. It’s not a pleasant situation.
Terence McKenna
I am as certain as I am standing here, that the secret of much mischief to our own souls, and to the souls of others, lies in the way that we stint, and starve, and scamp our prayers, by hurrying over them.
Alexander Whyte
Once a person becomes a government dependent, his moral standing to resist the expansion of government power is fatally compromised.
James Bovard
I was genuinely frightened when I saw the Daleks. These ridiculous-looking things absolutely get to the core of you when you’re standing in front of one.
Miranda Raison
Standing up for what’s right is a huge burden to bear. It’s normal to have some doubt.
Daisy Whitney
Aerobics is a really whacked-out way to get going. The loud rock ‘n’ roll music and the teachers standing before you, doing the exercises and screaming into the microphone, “Go! Go! Go for the burn!”
Michael Richards
‘Last Man Standing’ is overall a lot of comedy. And I love doing that.
Kaitlyn Dever
One night in Pittsburgh, thirty-thousand fans gave me a standing ovation when I caught a hot dog wrapper on the fly.
Dick Stuart
What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty … Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.
Elbridge Gerry
This is the mountain standing in the way of any true Negro art in America – this urge within the race toward whiteness, the desire to pour racial individuality into the mold of American standardization, and to be as little Negro and as much American as possible.
Langston Hughes
My parents were children during the Great Depression of the 1930s, and it scarred them. Especially my father, who saw destitution in his Brooklyn, New York neighborhood; adults standing in so called ‘bread lines,’ children begging in the streets.
Bill O’Reilly
On a personal level, as a Christian, it will not be Barbra Streisand I’m standing in front of when I have to make an accounting of my life.
Patricia Heaton
There is a sadness at the back of life which some people do not attempt to mitigate. Entirely aware of their own standing in the shadow, and yet alive to every tremor and gleam of existence, there they endure.
Virginia Woolf
I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.
Adam Savage
It was mind-blowing. It was a small place with 2,000 standing-up tickets. It’s great to have your band back and working and playing again, people have been so generous.
Andrew Taylor
There is a long-standing tradition in America of scoffing at poets, especially if they show any interest in politics.
Eugene McCarthy
Things got so bad that when I went shopping for a house, some people would refuse to open the door if they saw it was me standing there. And drunks would always want to challenge me.
Edward G. Robinson
Just friends, just friends. Standing there in the bookstore, watching Seth walk away, I half wondered how anyone could still use that line. But I knew why, of course. It was used because people still believed it. Or at least they wanted to.
Richelle Mead
When they’re standing right in front of you, kings are a kind of speech impediment.
Terry Pratchett
Your kids can say some cruel things to you at times. For example, Nicole, Miles and Sofie are standing there in the room and I’m dressed to kill in my own mind. They’ll say to me, ‘Dad, you’re not going out there looking like that are you?’ If that doesn’t kill a star, I don’t know what does!
Lionel Richie
I never really feel like just standing there and telling jokes. I want to move around. In fact, it’s hard for me to write a joke where I don’t end up on the ground for some reason. Hey, at least that way, I know no comics will steal my jokes. Too many bruises.
Chris D’Elia
Lady Maccon.” “By George, Boots! How the deuce can you possibly tell that there is Lady Maccon?” queried the other top-hated gentleman. “Who else would be standing in the middle of a street on full-moon night with a raging ruddy fire behind her, waving a parasol about?” “Good point, good point.
Gail Carriger
There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you.
Jean Baudrillard
I remembered standing in the middle of the street in front of The Crooked Bookshelf, filled with the certainty of a future. I had heard the wolves howling behind the house and remembered how glad I had been to be human.
Maggie Stiefvater
Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view.
Jacques Lipchitz
I don’t want to be 60 years old standing on stage telling some jokes. I want my life to mean something.
Steve Harvey
Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
Raymond Chandler
In conditions of private property … “life-activity” stands in the service of property instead of property standing the service of free life-activity.
Herbert Marcuse
If ever I feel the soul within me elevate and expand to those dimensions not wholly unworthy of its Almighty Architect, it is when I contemplate the cause of my country, deserted by all the world beside, and I standing up boldly and lone and hurling defiance at her victorious oppressors.
Abraham Lincoln
Those who are well assured of their own standing are least apt to trespass on that of others, whereas nothing is so offensive as the aspirings of vulgarity which thinks to elevate itself by humiliating its neighbor.
Washington Irving
I’m interested in smokers standing on ledges, and big box stores, the rise of the suburbs, and the hollowing out of small towns. Self-storage. Things that didn’t exist 50 years ago. Our common culture. What we have agreed is OK to live with.
Sam Abell
It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.
Miles Davis
Loss of social standing is an ever-present threat for individuals whose social acceptance is based on behavioral traits rather than unconditional human value.
Melissa Harris-Perry
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
William Blake
There’s only so long you can play the silent type standing in the background. ‘GoldenEye’ was good for that. I was the villain: James Bond was doing all the heavy lifting. I liked that.
Sean Bean
These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago… I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.
Ansel Adams
In the last 200 years the population of our planet has grown exponentially, at a rate of 1.9% per year. If it continued at this rate, with the population doubling every 40 years, by 2600 we would all be standing literally shoulder to shoulder.
Stephen Hawking
All my life I have arrived early only to find myself standing self-consciously on a corner, outside a door, in an empty room, but the closer I get to death the earlier I arrive, the longer I am content to wait, perhaps to give myself the false sensation that there is too much time rather than not enough.
Nicole Krauss
It becomes an emperor to die standing (i.e., “in harness”).
[Lat., Decet imperatorem statem mori.]
Vespasian
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson
You know, when you’re in your twenties you use a great deal of symbolism. You somehow think that a character standing beneath a cross is more interesting than a character standing underneath a billboard, but when you get a little older you realize that there’s not much difference.
Paul Schrader
We do have, I’m sad to say, a fifth column that is living within our own countries that is utterly opposed to our values, we’re going to have to be a lot braver… in standing up for our Judaeo-Christian culture.
Nigel Farage
Six years is a long time. To leave the fans with their hands in the air and to come back six years later, and the people still have their hands in the air, that’s nothing but God. I’m standing in a position that’s so humbling.
Mystikal
Everyone messes up in relationships and has peaks and valleys in their personal lives. When I realized it wasn’t the end of the world and I would keep on standing, I knew it was going to be OK.
Emmy Rossum
I don’t care about my character here on earth.I don’t care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.
Brigham Young
Every weekend the drama department would have parties. The 20 hot girls on campus? All of them were in the drama dept. So we’d have somebody standing guard at the door to keep all the computer science guys out. We had to guard our women at all times.
Joe Manganiello
I love drinking now and then. It defecates the standing pool of thought. A man perpetually in the paroxysm and fears of inebriety is like a half-drowned stupid wretch condemned to labor unceasingly in water; but a now-and-then tribute to Bacchus is like the cold bath, bracing and invigorating.
Robert Burns
The contention that a standing army and navy is the best security of peace is about as logical as the claim that the most peaceful citizen is he who goes about heavily armed.
Emma Goldman
America is best when we work in collaboration with our allies. America is best when we are actually standing up to evil in this world. And ISIS, make no mistake about it, is an evil in this world.
Hillary Clinton
There should be a new way to record standings in this league; one column for wins, one for losses and one for gifts.
Gene Mauch
I think it’s fantastic when the young enrage their elders. I really do believe that if it’s too loud, you are indeed too old, and that if it has been standing for too long, it needs a thorough inspection.
Henry Rollins
There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I hated kissing Zoe Saldana too! I was like, “Take your tongue out of my mouth, please. Your boyfriend is standing right there.” Most people think kissing beautiful costars must be great. But it’s always awkward, man.
Orlando Bloom
I don’t particularly enjoy standing alone and recording my own voice or my own stuff. It’s sometimes fun to do for demos and stuff, but I really enjoy the social act of recording records, because writing it is so lonely. And it has to be.
Sondre Lerche
What Descartes did was a good step. You have added much several ways, and especially in taking the colours of thin plates into philosophical consideration. If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Isaac Newton
When you stand up for yourself, you are standing up for everyone who will follow your positive example!
Doreen Virtue
I got booted out third, but to me [Last Comic Standing] was a lot like Rambo II…I don’t really remember much…there was rats, people bombing, screaming, yelling, and a middle aged guy with a shaved chest got beat by somebody from the Viet Cong.
Rob Cantrell
I played a lot of baseball growing up, and I always hit better if I kept moving before the pitch instead of standing still in the batter’s box. I think a waggle does the same thing in the golf swing. It keeps you relaxed and gets your body ready to hit the ball.
Jason Dufner
‘Sblood, you starveling, you elf-skin, you dried neat’s tongue, you bull’s pizzle, you stock-fish! O for breath to utter what is like thee! you tailor’s-yard, you sheath, you bowcase; you vile standing-tuck!
William Shakespeare
The art of the dramatist is very like the art of the architect. A plot has to be built up just as a house is built-story after story; and no edifice has any chance of standing unless it has a broad foundation and a solid frame.
Brander Matthews
It’s not me standing on the podium with medals. It’s me being able to walk out with a smile on my face and truly being happy with myself.
Katelyn Ohashi
I used to follow celebrities, and I remember I watched Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt shooting for ‘Sadak’. I was standing on the road at three in the night, but little did I know that I would be making a film with Sanjay at some point in my career.
Boman Irani
They kept me in a cage for too long because now every room I am standing in is just another cell.
Raegan Butcher
Sometimes you don’t know if your memory is because you really experienced it or because you look at your old pictures. I have a nice picture of myself held up by my grandfather and my father standing next to me. We all have the same name – we’re all called Anton Corbijn. That’s something I cherish.
Anton Corbijn
One time I said to Jordan [Peele], in a text, “I will pick you up at 2:30. So if you’re just standing out in front of the building, we’ll go from there to the next meeting. Cool?” And my man just writes, “Wordness to the turdness.”
Keegan-Michael Key
When people say ‘What are underground comics?’ I think the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved… we didn’t have anyone standing over us.
Robert Crumb
Drekitude is the lowest point in the lowest ebb. It could be your look. It could be your shoes. It could be that you’re standing wrong. Drek is a total, total, total hot mess.
Andre Leon Talley
I played Winnie the Pooh in first grade. I was an early adopter of standing in front of people and looking like an idiot.
Jon Hamm
The sight of one man standing up to challenge God and country is something that Madison, Jefferson and Franklin would cheer, and every American can celebrate.
Kenneth C. Davis
I’m good everywhere. I can defend the takedowns. I can get a guy down if I want them. I can keep it standing and strike. I can do it all.
Kamaru Usman
There were times when I was working three jobs at one time, and I was still auditioning just to make ends meet, and I was hoping that something was going to come through. Especially after you have two degrees, standing solid through the process is sometimes the hardest part because there is no guarantee.
Grace Gealey
He walked out of the office to find Kevin Daley standing there. ‘I like your style,’ Kevin said. Thank you,’ Alex said. ‘I like it, too.
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Each time I see the Upside-Down Man Standing in the water, I look at him and start to laugh, Although I shouldn’t oughtter. For maybe in another world Another time Another town, Maybe HE is right side up And I am upside down
Shel Silverstein
Just be wrong. Just stand there in your wrongness and be wrong, and get used to it.
Josiah Bartlett
It’s insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams.
Vin Diesel
I’m so moved when I see everyday Americans standing together, against all odds, to make their lives and communities better – whether it’s organizing against big factories polluting their air or against big banks corrupting our economy and political system.
Sally Kohn
The Democratic Party hasn’t whipped anybody into a frenzy. The assumption is that the people that are marching and protesting and standing up against this don’t have enough sense to stand up for their own interests.
Al Sharpton
Isn’t that ridiculous to show Peter standing at the gates of Heaven with a ring of keys? The doors are already unlocked for us, all we’ve got to do is walk in through the front gate!
David Berg
People are like houses. They could open their doors. You could walk through their rooms and touch the objects hidden in their corners. But something–the structure, the wiring, the invisible mechanism that kept the whole thing standing–remai ned invisible, suggested only by the fact of its existing at all.
Lauren Oliver
For the longest, I was slightly naive when it came to the real world. There were a lot of fears I was afraid to conquer that were just holding me back from standing up for myself or taking chances.
Christina Milian
Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing.
Chanakya
If it seems like you can see farther than most people, it is because you’re standing on shoulders of giants.
Gene Stallings
We’ve played two shows with seated audiences, and two with a standing audience. Both were cool. Sitting is more mental, in a way, [but] after a while they really want to get up and move. It’s very euphoric, I think, because people see what’s actually going on. The energy takes over.
Pantha du Prince
My discovery of Tarkovsky’s first film was like a miracle. Suddenly, I found myself standing at the door of a room the keys of which had, until then, never been given to me. It was a room I had always wanted to enter and where he was moving freely and fully at ease.
Ingmar Bergman
People don’t know what it’s like standing up there onstage, when you have a wall of people smiling at you.
Dave Chappelle
Things do exist that are worth standing up for without compromise. To me it seems that peace and social justice are such things, as is Christ himself.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
serious difficulties don’t vanish by themselves, they are standing around your bed when you open the eyes the next morning.
Vicki Baum
Nothing can duplicate the sheer power and feeling you get from standing in front of your amp and bashing on your guitar.
James Hetfield
As an athlete, when you least expect it, you may find yourself standing on the threshold of an accomplishment so monumental that it strikes fear into your soul. You must stand ready, at any moment, to face the unknown. You must be ready to walk boldly thru the wall of uncertainty.
John Bingham
Next time I’ll be braver, I’ll be my own savior, Standing on my own two feet.
Adele
If a principle exists it must be immutable, for that is what a principle is – a truth standing apart from the mood of the times.
Jeff Cooper
When you’re standing in front of an audience like this that is so enthusiastic and so much behind you, it is very hard to give a bad speech. Even a bad speech sounds good in a convention hall like this.
Susan Estrich
I never really worried about those hurdles. They were just standing there, and I was always zooming past them just to get back on the ground again.
Rod Milburn
Growing up, I was a target. Speaking the right way, standing the right way, holding your wrist the right way. Every day was a test, and there were a thousand ways to fail, a thousand ways to betray yourself, to not live up to someone else’s standards of what was accepted, of what was normal.
Wentworth Miller
Threats to our standing in the eyes of others are remarkably potent biologically, almost as powerful as those to our very survival.
Daniel Goleman
If your reading habits are anything like mine, then you can remember the exact moment that certain books came into your life. You remember where you were standing and whom you were with. You remember the feel of the book in your hands and the cover, that exact cover, even if the art has changed over the years.
Alethea Kontis
I don’t understand why every single person in Congress isn’t standing up and going, “He [Donald Trump] is in bed with Russia.” And then they could just lock their arms and not let him in.
Jen Kirkman
It’s like all my life I’ve been this tower standing at the edge of the ocean for some obscure purpose, and only now, almost eighteen years in, has someone thought to flip the switch that reveals that I’m not a tower at all. I’m a lighthouse. It’s like waking up. I am incandescent.
Laini Taylor
A traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a Lacedaemonian, “I do not believe you can do as much.” “True,” said he, “but every goose can.”
Plutarch
I have for myself no conceivable complaint to make, and yet for American literature in general, and its standing in a country where industrialism and finance and science flourish and the only arts that are vital and respected are architecture and the film, I have a considerable complaint.
Sinclair Lewis
When the war broke out I decided I would be very patriotic. Standing my full height. I presented myself to the Wacs and the to the Waves. And I was rejected – I was an inch too tall.
Julia Child
somehow at parties at which one stays standing up one seems to require to be more concentratedly intelligent than one does at those at which one can sit down.
Elizabeth Bowen
When I was council president I had a rule that people could sleep on the job. I modified the rule. You could actually sleep in public if you weren’t sitting down. I had three people who actually perfected the art of sleeping while standing.
John F. Street
What the Tea Parties are standing for is constitutional principle. It’s not fundamentally about tax rates or whether to have a consumption tax or an income tax. It’s about adherence to Constitution and the principle of limited government.
Robert P. George
If you want to bring an end to long-standing conflict, you have to be prepared to compromise. If either or both sides insist on getting everything that they want – that is to say 100 percent of their demands to be met, then there can never be a settlement.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The First Lady and I both spotted the President standing under the mistletoe and she moved in to grab a kiss from him following a dinner for Combatant Commanders and military leadership at Blair House in Washington, D.C.
Pete Souza
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.
Luther Standing Bear
Standing under freezing cold showers every morning, – I did that. I got up to seven minutes most mornings, and it actually works; it immunizes your body, and your body starts getting used to the cold. It really works.”
Liam Neeson
I get inspired in certain places. You have to write in places like Amsterdam or Paris or New Zealand, when you’re standing on a yacht, looking out at the middle of the ocean.
Action Bronson
I want to safeguard the value of lunch. For me, it is sacred. My family and I always have lunch and dinner together. And we always sit down. Food does not taste the same if you are standing up!
Brunello Cucinelli
Her lawn looks like a meadow, And if she mows the place She leaves the clover standing And the Queen Anne’s Lace.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Success is a pile of failure that you are standing on.
Dave Ramsey
I felt like I already knew how to race by the time I was four. I was always at the race track with my dad. I watched him race thousands of laps in a sprint car standing on top of a trailer watching him, getting down and cleaning the mud off his car. That’s just what I grew up doing.
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
You don’t get a standing ovation and get boos, by the way. They don’t go hand in hand.
Donald Trump
Nowadays everybody’s a feminist – male, female, trans. Gender’s so passГ© they don’t even care anymore. They know what equal rights are, they know what it’s about, and everybody is standing toe-to-toe strong about it and really fighting.
Lizz Winstead
Rose pictured him standing at the boundary of the Ogletree house in that enormous fur cape, with a giant sword sticking over his shoulder, roaring at the top of his lungs and then being upset that nobody came out, and laughed.
Ilona Andrews
A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart.
Buddha
When my father passed, I was still an unsuccessful cook with a drug problem. I was in my mid-thirties, standing behind an oyster bar, cracking clams for a living when he died. So, he never saw me complete a book or achieve anything of note. I would have liked to have shared this with him.
Anthony Bourdain
I don’t understand how a musician can play 90 minutes on stage and then not dedicate a little bit of time to hang out at their merch table. It’s not like digging a ditch or something; you’re standing there thanking people for coming out to see you.
Aaron Watson
If I were in the President’s place, I would not get a chance to resign. I would be lying in a pool of my own blood
hearing Mrs. Armey, standing over me, saying, ‘How do I reload this damn thing?’
Dick Armey
Well, I think if more people had more applause, it would make them feel better. I often give my wife a round of applause. If the meal is very good I give her a standing ovation.
Tom Baker
There’s been a long-standing relationship between me and individual members of the Green Party.
Cynthia McKinney
I was standing on a ladder outside the Homestead juvenile immigrant detention center outside Miami, looking over the fence, and I saw children lined up like prisoners. They had been separated from their families and put in this private detention facility. It was horrible.
Kamala Harris
The [Donald] Trump administration is making it very clear that they intend to destroy our only drinking water resource on the Standing Rock Nation and the tens – the 10 million people who live south of the proposed pipeline. Drilling can begin any minute.
Chase Iron Eyes
I could always improvise. Some of my teachers remember me standing in front of the class with a flower on my head, talking about photosynthesis. I’d stop and say, ‘Is this working for any of you?’ The kids were like, ‘What is he doing?’
Billy Crystal
I was walking around with the babies so much that when I got to the Sidney Lumet picture, I would be on set in between takes and I’d be rocking back and forth. Just standing like this rocking back and forth, and Sidney would say, Why are you walking like that in between takes?
Vin Diesel
A country, after all, is not something you build as the pharaohs built the pyramids, and then leave standing there to defy eternity. A country is something that is built every day out of certain basic shared values.
Pierre Trudeau
What my campaign is about is a political revolution – millions of people standing up and saying, enough is enough. Our government belongs to all of us, and not just the hand full of billionaires.
Bernie Sanders
I know this is a bit redundant, but it is really hard to explain just how loud Tiger Stadium is when you’re standing on the field. The crowd is moving and swaying so much, and in so many directions, it makes the stands look blurry, like a pointillist painting.
Wright Thompson
A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army. We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
Thomas Jefferson
If you’re considered a beauty, it’s hard to be accepted doing anything but standing around.
Cybill Shepherd
You’re standing in a closet, and you’ve been in it so long that you can’t remember that there’s anything else, that there’s a huge house with lots of rooms and there are lands outside the house and planets and universes and creations
Frederick Lenz
and standing before me a bloodied bottle of Absolut in her hand, is Mrs. Allington, her pink jogging suit drenched, her chest heaving, her eyes filled with contempt as she stared down at Rachel’s prone body. Mrs. Allington shakes her head. “I’m a size twelve,” she says.
Meg Cabot
I went camping one time when I was twelve, to the Great Lakes. My friend stepped in really deep muddy water and started screaming and sinking. My mom ran up, and I was just standing there a foot away and wouldn’t stick out my hand to pull him up. So I’m probably not the best person to take on a camping trip.
Norman Reedus
Self-discipline leads to higher spiritual states only if practiced with under- standing. The clearer the goal, the greater the result.
Ming-Dao Deng
We exist, and are quoted, as standing proofs that a government, so modeled as to rest continually on the will of the whole society, is a practicable government.
Thomas Jefferson
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Id be happiest standing at the back, strumming my little banjo where no one could see me.
Rupert Grint
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shaking’s one of the oldest practices known to man. Standing round a fire and connecting with the Earth and moving energy through the body because it’s where a lot of our stuff can get trapped.
Jerome Flynn
With being an Avenger there’s not really a hierarchy. Everybody gets to make decisions, everybody’s put in a position to save the day as opposed to standing there while one person flies in and saves the day and you’re like, “Good job!” Avengers is really a team effort.
Anthony Mackie
The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.
Carl Sagan
I don’t mean to harp on this, but it’s like the networks are a how-to manual for terrorists. You see them on the news. This reporter is standing outside a water treatment plant, going, ‘If they poured the poison here it could wipe out thousands because the guard is off duty from noon until 1 every day!’
Jay Leno
It goes back a long way. I wanted to make Tristan + Isolde as my second movie. My first movie was The Duellists. And I was standing in a very romantic part of France looking around me thinking, “My God, this would be perfect for Tristan,” and to cut a long story short it never happened because I did Alien instead.
Ridley Scott
I have been writing about Hillary Clinton, I just actually looked this up, since 1998 when she was busy standing by when Suha Arafat was launching anti-Semitic tirades against Israel and the Jews.
Bret Stephens
Either you’re growing or you’re decaying; there’s no middle ground. If you’re standing still, you’re decaying.
Alan Arkin
One of the most positive things about America is just like what we’re all doing here today. We’re standing on Jensen Beach, we’re watching a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic. It’s all because of men and women who were willing to make a sacrifice so that we can enjoy these freedoms.
Allen West
Nothing beats standing in the middle of the action, with all the data I need at my fingertips
Betty Liu
A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
Robert Burton
The most enduring legacy of President Barack Obama is going to be a new generation of leaders standing up for liberty.
Ted Cruz
I think the long-term goal is to continue to grow as people and as a unit, individually and together, and hopefully continue to keep making records that are better every time, because if you’re not moving forward, you’re either standing still or regressing.
Taylor Momsen
I don’t like standing and talking in front of lots of people.
Zoe Sugg
Pilate’s skeptical sneer “What is truth?” was addressed to Truth Himself, standing there right in front of his face. The world’s stupidest question was three words; God’s profoundest answer was one Word.
Peter Kreeft
I don’t know if I’d want to be a Secret Service agent. In the movies, it’s exciting and romantic and all that. Really, most of their job is standing in a hallway for 12 hours making sure somebody doesn’t come through a doorway off of a stairwell.
Dennis Quaid
Science is supposedly the method by which we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. In computer science, we all are standing on each others’ feet.
Gerald J. Popek
Brother, you can’t go to jail for what you’re thinking, or that look in your eye, just standing on the corner watching all the girls go by.
Dean Martin
Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the buddha…. Using the mind to reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
Bodhidharma
I was suddenly very aware of the fact it was me standing up in that tunnel with the wind over my face. Not caring if I saw downtown. Not even thinking about it. Because I was standing in the tunnel. And I was really there. And that was enough to make me feel infinite.
Stephen Chbosky
…and I’m standing on the corner of Fifth and Vermouth.
Tom Waits
Growing up, if I hadn’t had sports, I don’t know where I’d be. God only knows what street corners I’d have been standing on and God only knows what I’d have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.
Bobby Orr
Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
Anne Lamott
When it wishes anything done which is really serious, it collects twelve of the ordinary men standing round. The same thing was done, if I remember right, by the Founder of Christianity.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.
James A. Garfield
It was easy for me in my bathrobe to provide really great customer service. As an introvert, it’s really much easier to do than when standing in a retail store.
Sophia Amoruso
Now I’m standing in front of a thousand people. They’re all looking at me, but they’re sitting down. They’re surrendered, so I have to keep on proving myself to them and giving them all my passion.
Benjamin Clementine
Those who say that we want nationality, they are standing against Islam….We have no use for the nationalists. Moslems are useful for us. Islam is against nationality.
Ruhollah Khomeini
Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S. can improve its international standing and its national security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships with moderate Muslim countries.
Richard Neal
When we’re in London my family goes to mass on Christmas Eve. The next day Dad cooks the turkey on the barbecue, standing outside in the freezing cold.
Kate Nash
…and the next moment all of them were filled with wonder. For they saw, standing in just the spot the screen had hidden, a little old man, with a bald head and a wrinkled face, who seemed to be as much surprised as they were.
L. Frank Baum
Standing in front of our hallway mirror, I am practising a few poses – one leg artfully bent, the opposite shoulder up – when the man of the house strides in and decides to share: a) I look like I have dislocated my shoulder and b) Has anyone ever told me I strongly resemble Tom Cruise?
Twinkle Khanna
Paradox – Truth standing on her head to get attention.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
There have been occasions – and I think it’s very good for any human being that such occasions would be rare – that one would feel that one is a channel, and there have been some occasions when it seemed as though I was standing outside of myself watching and listening to myself sing.
Jessye Norman
Despite the variety my books reflect my, perhaps foolish, tendency to place artistic above financial concerns; of enjoying the more mature themes in whatever creative form; of being on a mission to show that comics are not just for kids; and on a wider level of standing up for individuality against conformity.
Sean Michael Wilson
I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of this present life and expecting on the morrow a dreadful death, which will, I hope, purge away my sins, find no heresy in myself, and accept with all my heart any truth whatsoever that is worthy of belief.
Jan Hus
If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something.
Rupert Murdoch
It’s very strange – several years ago, I was in the running for the ‘Young Frankenstein’ musical. Kristin Chenoweth was going to do it, but then she backed out because she got ‘Pushing Daisies’ on TV, and then, the next day, I went in for my final-final audition, and I saw Megan Mullally standing there.
Eric McCormack
I’m a working-class former apprentice electrician; at the age of 14, if you’d told me I would one day be standing on a stage with Mel Brooks, I’d have thought you were off your head. But these things can happen.
John Gordon Sinclair
Since 1937, about half the forests in the world have been cut down to make paper. If hemp had not been outlawed, most would still be standing, oxygenating the planet.
Alan Bock
Personally I don’t believe in standing on the ice, or jamming the blueline, waiting. I have always told my players that hockey has to be played on your toes.
Bob Hartley
Woodstock – I didn’t see anybody play, except when I was standing backstage waiting to go on, because it was so muddy. And the weather was so horrible, you literally couldn’t get there except by helicopter.
Grace Slick
The whole body reacts to color. If you were to walk into an all-neon-pink room, it would be difficult not to react. I think it is a unified, human thing to feel color with everything. It is like standing next to a bass speaker plugged into your eyeballs.
Jim Drain
As you continue the work of acknowledging and claiming the gifts of your past and standing in the power of your present, you are freeing up enormous reserves of creative energy.
Debbie Ford
Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing.
Audre Lorde
As the smoke clears, I awaken, And untangle you from me. Would it make you feel better To watch me, while I bleed? All my windows still are broken, But I’m standing on my feet.
Demi Lovato
(Whispered to a novice while standing in front of the convent library) Oh! I would have been sorry to have read all those books…If I had read them, I would have broken my head, and I would have wasted precious time that I could have employed very simply in loving God.
Therese of Lisieux
When it came to the on-camera TV stuff, I’d be standing next to the director, my friend, and he’d be asked a question that I should have been answering.
Robert B. Weide
I really didn’t have any bad hitchhiking experiences. The only bad experiences were standing by the road for 10 hours. I never thought I’d get a ride with a ministers wife or a coalminer or a Republican elected official. It was all pleasant surprises. The only drag was the waiting.
John Waters
I look forward to standing up and holding George Bush accountable for pushing seniors off of Medicare into HMOs.
John F. Kerry
Standing up to bullies is the hallmark of a civilized society.
Robert Reich
And we can see the positive impacts right here at Solyndra. Less than a year ago, we were standing on what was an empty lot. But through the Recovery Act, this company received a loan to expand its operations. This new factory is the result of those loans.
Barack Obama
We think our leadership has been too timid to go after corruption, and often times, they bow to the liberal progressive demands of the White House instead of standing up for our values.
John Fleming
When you’re standing in deep water
And you’re bailing yourself out with a straw
And when you’re drowning in deep water
And you wake up making love to a wall
Well it’s these little time that help to remind
It’s nothing without love, love, love
Jewel
She may be lying in bed reading a book, she may be making love with a prize fighter, or she may be running like mad through a field of stubble, one shoe one, one shoe off, a man named Corn Cob pursuing her hotly. Wherever she is I am standing in complete darkness; her absence blots me out.
Henry Miller
Everything’s got a purpose, really – you just have to look for it. Cats are good at keeping old dogs alive. Loss helps you reach for gain. Death helps you celebrate life. War helps you work for peace. A flood makes you glad you’re still standing. And a tall boy can stop the wind so a candle of hope can burn bright.
Joan Bauer
And I am standing in front of my mother, and my whole life I have wanted to make my mother proud. And now I’m going to make my daughter proud.
Nicole Kidman
People need to believe they can make a difference – that one person standing strong can turn the tide.
Ann Aguirre
I didn’t feel the need to have a lot of yes-men standing around me. As Mitchell Sharp once put it, the bigger the staff, the smaller the minister.
Jean Chretien
The name, Seventh-day Adventist, is a standing rebuke to the Protestant world. Here is the line of distinction between the worshipers of God, and those who worship the beast, and receive his mark. The great conflict is between the commandments of God and the requirements of the beast.
Ellen G. White
I’m okay with standing in my way and in turn allowing it to impede my progress, but I’m okay with the struggle of overcoming obstacles despite myself.
Josh McDermitt
[O]ur War of the Revolution was, in good measure, fought as a protest against standing armies.
Earl Warren
A good man therefore is a standing lesson to us all.
Henry Fielding
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light
Sallust
Your automatic guidance system cannot guide you when you’re stalled, “standing still”.
Maxwell Maltz
I look at the careers of people I’m standing on the shoulders of. People like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sarah Vaughan. These are icons I wanted to emulate, and I feel like they’ve been holding me up for quite a long time.
Dionne Warwick
Ecstatic over the total annihilation of the Earth, Dr. Strangelove “resurrects” himself, miraculously regaining his ability to walk. His mechanical, robot-like body rises out of his wheelchair, crying exultantly: “Sir! I have a plan. Heh.” (He realizes he is standing up.) “Mein Fuehrer, I can walk!”
Peter Sellers
I would love to do much more singing; it’s just one of those things where I can’t quite describe what it feels like when you’re standing in front of a forty piece orchestra, and there’s nothing between you and an audience but a microphone. It’s like strapping yourself to a locomotive, and I love it.
Kevin Spacey
I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.
V. E. Schwab
I always said, ‘A blind dog with three legs could get a standing ovation for singing ‘I’m Still Here!”
Polly Bergen
Nintendo DS is not standing still. As a tenth serious competitor decides to make a run at Game Boy, DS raises the bar on portable gaming, before they even get started.
Reggie Fils-Aime
All too often we think of community in terms of being with folks like ourselves: the same class, same race, same ethnicity, same social standing and the like..I think we need to be wary: we need to work against the danger of evoking something that we don’t challenge ourselves to actually practice.
Bell Hooks
Red carpets seem so glamorous, but you’re really just standing there sweating and worrying your hair is going to fall. And in the end, people are only going to see one picture of you. You just smile for one second and then you walk over to the side and check your phone. It’s pretty weird.
Morgan Saylor
The curious defiled past him, after squeezing the Presidential fingers into the room, and settled either on the sofa or chairs or remained standing for protracted observations.
Henry Villard
If you don’t want to be stabbed in the back you should be aware of who is standing behind you.
Tony Miles
The bridge fell away into the chasm, and the Cyclops howled … with delight, because he was standing right next to us.
Rick Riordan
Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I’d be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me.
Jim Carrey
Quite frankly, I don’t miss standing in the box or standing on the field playing.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
At a time when our moral standing in the world has been weakened by a rubber stamp Justice Department that placed the Bush Administration above the law, we now need someone who is objective and independent. And, make no mistake, Eric Holder is independent.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Well I am still not drunk” I straightened up against the pillows as best I could. “You told me once that if you could still stand up, you weren’t drunk.” You aren’t standing up.” he point out. You are.
Diana Gabaldon
I feel that racial profiling may be a very complicated and long-standing problem. It will take a long time even to make tiny progress.
Wen Ho Lee
The people in your life are like the pillars on your porch.
Sometimes they hold you up, and sometimes they lean on you.
Sometimes it’s enough to know they are standing by.
Merle Shain
‘Human’ was controversial within The Killers way before it was controversial to the rest of the world! It caused some problems within the band. Not to throw anybody under the bus, but it was pretty much me and Dave against Mark and Ronnie for a little while. We were standing up for the song.
Brandon Flowers
[John D. Rockefeller] didn’t care about anyone he did anything just to be rich and be the only company standing without any competition. He destroyed anyone else.
Ida Tarbell
On foreign policy, President Obama has kept our nation safe from terrorism and restored our standing in the world. When it comes to one of our closest allies – Israel – President Obama has been resolute.
Chuck Schumer
I think, for one, the LGBTQ community is just a paragon of leadership, of standing up and saying “these are our rights, and we deserve them.” As a model of activism, it’s so wonderful what the community has been able to achieve towards goals like marriage equality.
Jill Stein
The need to become a separate self is as urgent as the yearning to merge forever. And as long as we, not our mother, initiate parting, and as long as our mother remains reliably there, it seems possible to risk, and even to revel in, standing alone.
Judith Viorst
When you see a crowd of people jumping up and down at a pop concert, all gloriously in the moment, I don’t think you’ll ever see a comedian there. They’ll all be standing at the sides, looking at how it all fits together.
Steve Coogan
I can’t just go up to people standing in the snow at the German-Austrian border and ask them: “Are you an Islamist?” When people flee to us from war zones, we first have to help. But we also have to be quick to look very closely at who it is that is coming.
Alice Schwarzer
I know of no case where a man added to his dignity by standing on it.
Winston Churchill
Coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing, nor does demeaning someone else improve your self-image.
Jeffrey R. Holland
All the really great records or people who made them somehow came from Memphis or Louisiana or somewhere along the Mississippi River…And singers like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters gave me the feeling that they were right there, standing by the river.
John Fogerty
There’s nothing fun about 30 people standing around watching you, like, pretend to pleasure someone. Nothing enjoyable about it, believe me.
Mahershala Ali
Radiative transfer calculations I can do standing on my head.
Christopher Monckton
My parents have been dead for many years, and when your folks are gone there is nobody standing between you and eternity.
Tony Parsons
If you want to be rich, you need to develop your vision. You must be standing on the edge of time gazing into the future.
Robert Kiyosaki
I don’t like doing stand-up, because I don’t like standing up.
Jo Brand
Many a false step is made standing still.
Patti LaBelle
You aren’t advertising to a standing army; you are advertising to a moving parade.
David Ogilvy
Standing as a witness in all things means being kind in all things, being the first to say hello, being the first to smile, being the first to make the stranger feel a part of things, being helpful, thinking of others’ feelings, being inclusive.
Margaret D. Nadauld
Acting is the most insecure profession in the world – you’re insecure if you’re successful, you’re insecure if you’re not. A tightrope walk without a net. It’s a miracle I’m still standing!
Kabir Bedi
She was afraid of these things that made her suddenly wonder who she was, and what she was going to be in the world, and why she was standing at that minute, seeing a light, or listening, or staring up into the sky: alone.
Carson McCullers
I think any time people are recognised for standing up for what they believe in and the way that they do it is a step forward, because if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and we let people get away with not educating them for things that they have said they’re going to think that behaviour is acceptable.
Adam Goodes
Don’t fear moving slowly forward…fear standing still.
Katherine Harris
[CIA manipulating] has its roots in internal Pakistani affairs. It’s a horrible development and phenomenon which goes back to radical Islamisation under Zia and taking away the long standing rights of people in the tribal areas [who were left largely alone].
Noam Chomsky
There is a great power in speaking your truth and standing for something important.
Sonita Alizadeh
I was always wanting to learn and be one of those actresses who can actually hold a conversation as opposed to standing there looking pretty.
Michelle Trachtenberg
I wanted to show young people that taking a stand can be done by simply standing firm in your convictions.
Andrea Davis Pinkney
I’m a conservative because I believe we’re here on this earth to do a little more than crawl through life, comfortable in the cradle of government excess and oblivious to the duties required to keep this republic standing.
Allen West
I once stopped to pick up a girl, and then there was this creepy-looking guy standing behind the bushes waiting to jump out and get in, too. So I just quickly drove away.
Larry David
Nothing on this earth is standing still. It’s either growing or it’s dying. No matter if it’s a tree or a human being.
Lou Holtz
We know a great deal, but our ignorance is sobering and boundless. With each step forward, with each problem which we solve, we not only discover new and unsolved problems, but we also discover that where we believed that we were standing on firm and safe ground, all things are, in truth, insecure and in a state of flux.
Karl Popper
Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone
Sophie Scholl
…He palmed up the life Alert. Death Alert was more like it: Help, I haven’t fallen and I’m standing up-can you come and rectify this problem? – Isaac
J.R. Ward
I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet them all.
Myrlie Evers-Williams
The fun part of being an entertainer is that you call up Six Flags, and you say, ‘I’m coming,’ and you get to get on all the rides before everyone. I hate standing in line.
Missy Elliott
The sheer volume of evidence for survival after death is so immense that to ignore it is like standing at the foot of Mount Everest and insisting that you cannot see the mountain.
Colin Wilson
War’s an auction where whoever can pay the most in damage and still be standing wins.
David Mitchell
In America, we’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. And that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election.
Hillary Clinton
So many times I’ve wanted to crack up, standing there stiff while seven women are crawling round my toes fixing hems and the designer’s having a freak-out because the denim cuffs are crooked. I’m on the verge of hysteria.
Helena Christensen
When I encounter a sunrise, a painting, a woman, or an idea that makes my heart bound like a young calf, then I know I am standing in front of happiness.
Nikos Kazantzakis
I think for me, I had a long-standing desire to orchestrate the sunrise, and never came up with the right thing on piano. So at a certain moment, I had the revelation that the whole thing would be electronic, not traditional acoustic.
Suzanne Ciani
In TV, you always feel you are standing on the tracks of an oncoming train
Tina Brown
I think when you are truly stuck, when you have stood still in the same spot for too long, you throw a grenade in exactly the spot you were standing in, and jump, and pray. It is the momentum of last resort.
Renata Adler
I get up in the morning. I usually do a radio interview early in the morning. I usually do a book signing, because I’m also a cookbook author, so I’m at some store, at a Walmart or a Williams Sonoma, for three hours, standing up, signing autographs, and taking pictures for three hours.
Trisha Yearwood
It’s so daunting to walk into a classroom or a school auditorium. It’s like the world’s weirdest blind date. I know all the students are thinking, ‘Who is this tool standing up in front of us?’
Libba Bray
But standing in that hallway, it was all coming back to me. Memories were waiting at the edges of things, beckoning to me.
Neil Gaiman
Umpiring is best described as the profession of standing between two seven-year olds with one ice cream cone.
Ron Luciano
What we all have to admit to is that one man cannot save us. Unless we start energizing ourselves, all standing behind him with all of the force of our collective power then we can’t expect mountains to be moved. And that is not exactly happening, we are a very comfortable population.
Ani DiFranco
I have a standing offer of $250,000 to anyone who can give any empirical evidence (scientific proof) for evolution. My $250,000 offer demonstrates that the hypothesis of evolution is nothing more than a religious belief.
Kent Hovind
I am a member of the rabble in good standing.
Westbrook Pegler
Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library.
Luther Standing Bear
At the other end of the room, Grandma had the lid up on Larry Lipinski. She was standing one foot on a folding chair, one foot on the edge of the casket, and she was taking pictures with a disposable camera.
Janet Evanovich
I had a standing arrangement with God: I’d agree to believe in him—barely—so long as he let me sleep in on Sundays.
Richelle Mead
People think modeling’s mindless, that you just stand there and pose, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I like to have a lot of input. I know how to wear a dress, whether it should be shot with me standing up or sitting.
Linda Evangelista
In-N-Out Burger has a well-known and long standing reputation as a corporation that is operated with a Christian message and philosophy.
Lynsi Torres
A cat’s rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.
William S. Burroughs
Right now, I’m standing behind the glass, and I guess that’s a metaphor for how my life will be going forward.
Angela Ruggiero
The internet might be a convenience, but it hasn’t yet, for me, been a fundamental reordering. These things are supposed to be time-savers, so you have more time standing at your easel if you so choose.
Joe Bradley
It hit me that the students were talking about me, not God. I was standing before a holy God and robbing Him of the glory that was rightfully His.
Francis Chan
Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.
Oprah Winfrey
I was standing onstage last year, and I felt like I wanted to be somewhere else. No matter how many people were out there, it all just felt like a blank sheet of paper.
Kenny Chesney
You don’t break ground by doing the same thing over and over and over. That’s like standing in place. You have to risk to gain it all.
Corey Taylor
There are some problems, and maybe these huge magazines, even, for someone who says, ‘Look, I just use an AR-15 for target practice,’ but do you really need to be standing there shooting at a silhouette a shot a second or even quicker with that kind of weapon? For what purpose?
Phil Gingrey
True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.
John Wayne
She thought in would be awkward for both to be brought into conscious collision; and fancied that, from her being on a low seat at first, and now standing behind her father, he had overlooked her in his haste. As if he did not feel the consciousness of her presence all over, though his eyes had never rested on her!
Elizabeth Gaskell
I walk out of my apartment, and St. Vincent’s is standing there like a ghost ship. That was the ground zero of AIDS in New York: a conservative institution that quickly adapted to its unconventional patients and made heroic efforts to try and save them.
John Cameron Mitchell
Let us help build the kingdom of God by standing up boldly and being defenders of marriage, parenthood, and the home.
Bonnie L. Oscarson
If you have to maintain self-esteem by pulling down the standing of others, you are extraordinarily unfortunate.
Harry Stack Sullivan
… there’s also nothing noble about being fearless. How much do you wanna bet the last man standing in a battle is usually the biggest fool of all?” – Paul Hudson
Tiffanie DeBartolo
Because I don’t look like I’m skating around as hard as Bobby Bassen doesn’t mean my mind isn’t working twice as hard as Bobby’s mind. Just because I can’t fight like Kelly Chase doesn’t mean standing in front of the net getting cross-checked and slashed isn’t toughness as well.
Brett Hull
I found ‘Bordertown’ when I was standing on the border between childhood and my teens, and it carried me past that transition. In the process, it helped to create the next step of its own evolution: the modern urban fantasy owes a lot more to ‘Bordertown’ than many people will ever know.
Seanan McGuire
Prayer means that we have come boldly into the throne room and we are standing in God’s presence.
E. W. Kenyon
Kissing scenes with a boy or a girl, they’re awkward. There’s nothing sexy about it. There’s a lot of people standing around.
Jessica Capshaw
The bow is so old, its horsehair is glue Sent to the factory, just like me and like you So how come they stayed your execution? The audience roars its standing ovation “Dust.
Gayle Forman
Stand-up for me is just my opinions on things, so it wouldn’t be as fun translated into a sketch. Nor would a sketch be as fun if it were me standing there saying it.
John Mulaney
It’s hard to keep your balance standing tip-toe.
Laozi
We were called ‘Three Men Who, When Standing Side by Side, Have a Wingspan of Over Twelve Feet.’ We had that name for a week or so. We were also called ‘Are You My Mother?’ for awhile. We went through a lot of really dumb band names – almost as dumb as Fountains of Wayne.
Adam Schlesinger
People put off writing thinking they don’t have the time or enough of an opinion to matter and that is crap. You are the only one standing in your own way, so get started.
C.C. Chapman
On the House side, when Donald Trump came, he received multiple standing ovations.
Ryan Zinke
Challenge me, that’d be to my advantage
I’m outstanding, like standing outside up in the twister, and walking out undamaged
Lil Wayne
Scars show toughness: that you’ve been through it, and you’re still standing.
Theo Rossi
When you have an audience standing and screaming the entire way through the short program and cheering every element you do, whether it’s footwork, or spin, or a jump, to have that kind of emotion coming at you from every direction in the building, it’s the most amazing sensation you can get as a sportsman.
Johnny Weir
Take inventory of yourself, see if any remnants of fear are standing in your way. Then you may grow… because nothing, absolutely nothing, can stand in your way.
Napoleon Hill
I seem to have spent a good part of my life – probably too much – in just standing and staring.
James Herriot
You got an all-out prize fight, you wait ’til the fight’s over, one guy’s left standing and that’s how you know who’s won.
David Mamet
All too often we are more afraid of physical pain than of moral wrong. The cross is the standing evidence of the fact that holiness is a principle for which God would die.
Billy Graham
A step in the wrong direction is better than staying on the spot all our life. Once you’re moving forward you can correct your course as you go. Your automatic guidance system cannot guide you when you’re standing still.
Maxwell Maltz
A guy like Bruce Lee, I’ve always been a fan. How he used to be able to move and be so quick. You look at some of the exercises that he did, and it was all majority free weight, like standing on your hands. That works every muscle. Everything is firing.
Adrian Peterson
Children never lie…I remember my daughter standing in her crib the first time I gave her caviar. I put it on bread. She ate it and said, “Encore, Papa.”
Jacques Pepin
Open your heart – open it wide; someone is standing outside.
Mary Engelbreit
I don’t expect to get a standing ovation from businessmen when I call for higher wages.
Peter Bofinger
Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.
Coco Chanel
You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
Charles Kettering
Standing up for America, investing in America, will pay off.
Hillary Clinton
Your Marines having been under my command for nearly six months, I feel that I can give you a discriminating report as to their excellent standing with their brothers of the army and their general good conduct.
John J. Pershing
To prevent the workers from going to their work by standing in front of them is pure violence and must be given up.
Mahatma Gandhi
People who, out of an inborn moderation, leave every glass standing only half-emptied refuse to admit that everything in the world has its sediments and dregs.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The aim was simple: to deprive Karpov of his favourite occupation – standing at the board, staring straight at his opponent. While I was wearing these glasses, all he could admire was his own reflection.
Viktor Korchnoi
We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, and winding streams with tangled growth as wild. Earth was beautiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.
Luther Standing Bear
So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I’m standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.
Aaron Neville
Does anyone know why Will left?” Charlotte demanded, standing at the head of a long table around which the rest of them were seated. Cecily, her hands folded demurely before her, suddenly became very interested in the pattern of the carpet.
Cassandra Clare
I’ve always been better moving than I am standing still.
Neil Young
Jesus did not die just to save us from the penalty of sin, nor even just to make us holy in our standing before God. He died to purify for Himself a people eager to obey Him, a people eager to be transformed into His likeness.
Jerry Bridges
You cannot lift another soul until you are standing on higher ground than he is. You cannot light a fire in another soul unless it is burning in your own soul.
Harold B. Lee
I even move out onto the front porch and see my own limited view of the world. I want to take that world, and for the first time ever, I feel like I can do it. I’ve survived everything I’ve had to so far. I’m still standing here.
Markus Zusak
There have been so many individuals who have really put a lot on the line. That they’ve sacrificed so much to try to protect the principle of source protection in the journalism world. And I think Julian Assange, and WikiLeaks, and Sarah Harrison have really been extraordinary in standing up for that.
Edward Snowden
A lot of the players I’m with, thank God, we’re all still vertical. We’ve lost so many great players through the years, and we’re still standing, as Elton John says.
Ringo Starr
I was not raised with wealth or resources or any social standing to speak of.
Michelle Obama
My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.
Shane Koyczan
I was a maid, so cleaning toilets wasn’t my favorite thing, but honestly, standing outside all day in the cold was worse.
Kristin Bauer van Straten
Innovation is very important to me, especially professionally. The alternative, standing pat, leads to complacency, rigidity and eventually failure.
Georges St-Pierre
When I come offstage, if I’ve done a bad show or had a bad night, the fact that everybody was standing at the end or three or four times during the show means nothing to me. I know I could have done a better show.
Wayne Newton
When you’re suddenly pregnant and no one is standing by your side, even if you’re in your 30s, it’s a hard conversation. I’m a traditional girl, and I believe in marriage, and I just always thought that’s the way I’d be doing this.
Bridget Moynahan
I dreamed you were standing in this dark place and you touched these dead flowers and they lit up like they were electric or something. Electric lilies. Lighting up the Valley.
Francesca Lia Block
Parking Reform Made Easy provides both a theoretical framework and practical methods for reforming parking requirements. By giving planners a sound basis for developing reforms, Richard Willson remedies the problem that many planners feel unqualified to challenge and change long-standing minimum parking requirements.
Donald Shoup
It was really strange to see all these apes standing around eating popcorn, smoking, wearing sunglasses.
Estella Warren
When I get up there, maybe I’m nervous for the first song, but then I get into it. It’s a lot of fun to stand up there. I always enjoy the moment when I’m actually standing on stage. When I’m done, I’m like, ‘Oh, I want to play one more song.’
Kygo
Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles.
Bill Watterson
I’m a big believer in the negligee, that nearly invisible screen standing between you and the object of your desire.
Marcus Samuelsson
Boxing is not always about standing in the middle going toe to toe. It’s about poise and grace under extreme pressure.
Peter Berg
Always hold your sales meetings in rooms too small for the audience, even if it means holding them in the WC. ‘Standing room only’ creates an atmosphere of success, as in theatres and restaurants, while a half-empty auditorium smells of failure.
David Ogilvy
We need a ride. We’re stranded.” “We still have two legs, leftie and rightie. Mine are in the mood for exercise. They feel like a nice long walk–ARE YOU CRAZY?” she shrieked. I was standing with the tip of the beach umbrella aimed at the driver’s-side window. “What?” I said. “We have to get in.
Becca Fitzpatrick
To me, I was always just standing on the sidelines because up until issue 50, we were just doing Spawn. I wasn’t recruiting anybody because I didn’t have any books for people to work on.
Todd McFarlane
And then modelling, because it pays you really well and you get to travel, I was forced to get used to the idea of standing in front of a camera and having six or seven people watching me and that actually allowed me to loosen up from an acting point of view.
Eoin Macken
You can call it nostalgia, I don’t mind Standing on that windswept hillside Listening to the church bells chime Listen to the church bells chime In that magic time.
Van Morrison
Sometimes it’s just surreal out there, while you’re running a marathon. People just standing out in the cold, even the rain, cheering for you, blasting music for you. It’s an awesome show of camaraderie and community.
John Roberts
Virtual reality has already proved useful in treating phobias and PTSD. It can help people overcome a fear of heights, for example, through simulations of standing on a balcony or walking across a bridge.
Maria Konnikova
It’s amazing – you may not realize it, but so much of what you are not is because you are literally standing in your own way of becoming. And what I’m pleading with you about is, get the hell out of your own way.
Leo Buscaglia
Though the euphoria surrounding Barack Obama’s election last week as President-elect has not yet begun to subside, it is already time to recognise that the most important challenge facing the next U.S. president is to restore America’s standing in the eyes of the world.
Shashi Tharoor
If you do a fifteen hour day on a film, there’s a lot of time standing around but at the end of that, you want to go home to your hotel room and have a bite to eat, watch a movie and go to bed.
Colin Farrell
What we pluralists have to do is to say to the people standing on the faith line, particularly the young ones, no, pluralism is the wish of the creator. It is the greatest opportunity for humanity.
Eboo Patel
So much of the presidency is a matter of standing in the path of a Newsham Engine for Quenching Fires, opening one’s mouth, and attempting to get a drink.
Thomas Jefferson
I’m right now standing inside Hamilton-Selway Fine Art as an artist, as a philanthropist, as a child of God, and more importantly as a human being.
Steven Jackson
I suppose I’m like most coaches now, standing on the sideline hoping somebody asks them a question.
Bobby Bowden
The longer I spent time on ‘The Daily Show,’ standing in front of a green screen pretending to report from war zones and hot spots around the world – most often from somewhere in the Middle East – the more I began to realize that ‘The Daily Show’ was radicalizing me.
Aasif Mandvi
I’m glad you were both here,” I finally manage, thinking how strange it is to be standing with the two people who made you, something most kids take for granted every day of their lives.
Emily Giffin
I intend to be the president of all citizens of Macedonia, regardless of their ethnic or religious background, regardless of their political standing. I shall not allow ethnic hatred and intolerance to undermine Macedonia’s stability.
Boris Trajkovski
I will not be standing for office. I’m nearing 70; there are younger people within our movement. I just wish to contribute intellectually to the historic process of taking Tunisia from the era of repression to one of democracy.
Rashid al-Ghannushi
The sequoias belong to the silences of the milleniums. Many of them have seen a hundred human generations rise, give off their little clamors and perish. They seem indeed to be forms of immortality standing here amoing the transitory shapes of time.
Edwin Markham
Nothing makes people in the church more angry than grace. It’s ironic: we stumble into a party we weren’t invited to and find the uninvited standing at the door making sure no other uninviteds get in.
Mike Yaconelli
The artist… standing in the position of mediator between the world of his experience and the world of his dreams – ‘a mediator, consequently gifted with twin faculties, a selective faculty and a reproductive faculty.’ To equate these faculties was the secret of artistic success.
James Joyce
I write the script; nobody sees it, not the people that put the money in the picture. I cast who I want, and make the film. That’s why I’ve always felt the only thing standing between me and greatness, is me. There’s no excuse for me not to be great except that I’m not.
Woody Allen
So for me, fashion was about standing out as an individual – and it helped me get the attention that most people try to get with publicity stunts or by doing other crazy things. But I just let the attention come to me naturally, and I think some of that has to do with my fashion.
ASAP Rocky
Once all the power goes out, there will still be human beings standing together around a campfire, playing acoustic guitars.
Jim James
Me imperturbe, standing at ease in nature.
Walt Whitman
You’re gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you’ve ever dreamed. But when it’s over, I know you’ll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. DO IT!
Tony Burton
The roughest thing was learning the realities of the world at such a young age. I was 10 or 11, going to church, hearing the adults standing on the podium talking about world affairs, about history, about war, and how America was founded.
Michelle Rodriguez
Republicans are good at standing by their candidate.
George Clooney
Growing up I wasn’t the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on a court just with a ball and a racket and with a hope.
Serena Williams
You don’t put out music unless you have a sense that people will maybe like what you’re doing or you’re standing for something artistically.
Aaron Bruno
This is what a memorial is: standing still, staring at something that isn’t ther
David Levithan
We [tend to] have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate. We [often feel that we] cannot derive a sense of absolute certitude from anything which has its root in us. The most poignant sense of insecurity comes from standing alone; we are not alone when we imitate.
Bruce Lee
Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book or a newspaper the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.
Mark Twain
There is no greater thing than standing victorious in the arena.
Crixus
If I’m uncomfortable on stage, everybody can see it. I’m not very good at hiding it. I like long, loose jacket dresses – anything that I can literally have room to move in – not that I’m a very big dancer, but because sometimes I’m sitting down at the keyboard, and then sometimes I’m standing. It just has to feel good.
Laura Mvula
I want our people to be like a molave tree, strong and resilient, standing on the hillsides, unafraid of the rising tide, lighting and the storm, confident of its strength.
Manuel L. Quezon
Many a false step was made by standing still.
Tim Ferriss
I don’t stand in anybody else’s way of accomplishing their dreams, and I don’t like people standing in my way, either. That seems like a hostile thing to do.
Jamey Johnson
Since I was a teenager I have been standing up to antisemitism, racism and discrimination in all its forms.
Luciana Berger
Satan’s primary temptation strategy is to try and make us forget what God has said about us and to evaluate our standing before God by some other criteria
J. D. Greear
You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.
Harriett Woods
Wendy: Why are you staring at me? Finn: Because you’re standing in front of me.
Amanda Hocking
People expect you to be this weird cartoon sometimes when you’re a musician. I hate that. I hate standing out. I hate people looking at me. I just want to be part of the crowd.
Katy B
Now that you’re Secretary of War, what kind of an army do you think we ought to have?
Groucho Marx
A stand-up comedian will never be the life of a party. Instead, he will be the guy who is standing at a corner and observing people.
Vir Das
Better die standing than live kneeling.
Pericles
There is a long standing tradition of using code to evade censorship in China, so that goes on. The trouble is the Chinese government has created the world’s most sophisticated censorship machine.
John Palfrey
Standing up here 10 in a row, you know, like a bunch of seals waiting for somebody to throw you the next fish, is not necessarily the best way to impart your information to the American people. I’m not above acting like a seal every once in a while and waiting for the next fish, I just don’t want to do it all the time.
Fred Thompson
One of my favorite things about Tom Waits is not only his songs, but when he does do live shows, it’s the theatrics involved. It’s like Kabuki theater, really old-fashioned theatrics. Like, standing on top of a piece of plywood lying on some cinderblocks and clapping his hands, banging on a bucket.
Brittany Howard
There’s a tendency, when you’re directing yourself, not to give the performance as much care, because you feel like there’s too much focus on yourself, or that all these people are just standing around setting everything up, waiting for you.
James Franco
You’ve got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine; otherwise you’re just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you.
Ken Kesey
If there were an honorable way to get rich, I’d do it, even if it meant being a stooge standing around with a whip. But there isn’t an honorable way, so I just do what I like.
Confucius
There is technique to it-he is just standing there flexing his arm, and I am standing there making faces as if I am being choked. You keep your head in a certain angle for the camera.
Ron Livingston
I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance – the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace.
Richard Cobden
I think people forgot that there are still ways you can get the ball inside rather than just standing there and throwing the ball in. You have to have a system that makes all things work.
Phil Jackson
The 60s passed and faded and I grew older, and in 1987 bought a house in upstate New York, and it turned out that John Brown was buried down the road from my house and that he had lived there longer than anywhere else and his house was still standing.
Russell Banks
Obama has always been, while President, has been close to the Queen of England, and the Queen of England has a standing policy now, which has been going on for some time, saying that we have to reduce the human population, on this planet, from 7 billion people down to less than 1! That is her avowed policy.
Lyndon LaRouche
I’ll bet right now most of the youngsters and hot club fans who hear the name Storyville hasn’t the least idea that it consisted of some of the biggest prostitutes in the world … Standing in their doorways nightly in their fine and beautiful negligees — faintly calling to the boys as they passed their cribs.
Louis Armstrong
I once said some mean things about someone, and they were standing right behind me. That experience taught me to never talk bad about anyone.
Rachele Brooke Smith
Most of my career has been about standing on a stage performing music to an audience, and once the show is over, they go home and I go on to the next show.
Greg Lake
Vice incapacitates a man from all public duty; it withers the powers of his under- standing, and makes his mind paralytic.
Edmund Burke
If there is a showdown, two enormous nations, Russia and China, standing side-by-side, will defeat fascism!
Andre Vltchek
The names of all fine authors are fictitious ones, far more so than that of Junius,–simply standing, as they do, for the mystical, ever-eluding Spirit of all Beauty, which ubiquitously possesses men of genius.
Herman Melville
So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight – watching over nothing.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The functionaries of our political organizations and trade unions are corrupted – or rather tend to be corrupted – by the conditions of capitalism and betray a tendency to become bureaucrats, i.e., privileged persons divorced from the people and standing above the people.
Vladimir Lenin
I do still get extremely nervous before speeches. My biggest fear is that I’ll be standing there in front of hundreds of people and be incapable of talking. I’m afraid that I’ll make a complete fool of myself and be unable to go on.
Marcus Buckingham
Standing near someone you love in a time of trouble is its own reward.
Paul David Tripp
I was in Independence, Missouri when Johnson signed the Medicare bill, with Truman standing there. Truman had first proposed Medicare, but couldn’t get it through.
Helen Thomas
The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
John Stuart Mill
It’s not whether you fall or make a mistake, it’s what you do when you fall. And I say you stand up. You keep standing up. It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you stand up.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
It was just – I mean, 6,000 people giving you a standing ovation is quite an experience.
Michael Cimino
My generation’s apathy. I’m disgusted with it. I’m disgusted with my own apathy too, for being spineless and not always standing up against racism, sexism and all those other -isms the counterculture has been whining about for years.
Kurt Cobain
To be given the reins of creativity is a beautiful thing when you’re used to just showing up to a casting and standing there having clothes put on you.
Erin Wasson
Tell me, was I the sort of person who took your elbow when cars passed on the street, touched your cheek while you talked, combed your wet hair, stopped by the side of the road in the country to point out certain constellations, standing behind you so that you had the advantage of leaning and looking up?
Nicole Krauss
The state has got to be its own master. The modalities of civic life may not be prescribed for it through any power standing outside of that state – be it a private person or be it a community superior, collateral, or subordinate to that state.
Edith Stein
By denying its musical and artistic merit, hip hop’s critics get to have it both ways: they can deny the legitimate artistic standing of rap while seizing on its pervasive influence as an art form to prove what a terrible effect it has on youth.
Michael Eric Dyson
I try to not let there be too many steps between what I am mostly focusing on and what I am physically doing. If you are constantly standing back and looking at the whole map, you are going to miss a lot of turns and feel overwhelmed.
Michael Adam Hamilton
I have always believed in standing up for what I believe in and I believe that everyone deserves the right to love whoever they love no matter who they are.
Josh Hutcherson
When I feel that something I’m writing is going well, everything in my life is good and the things in my life that aren’t good are completely manageable. If it’s not going well, Miss America could be standing there in a swimsuit handing me a nobel price and I wouldn’t be happy about it
Aaron Sorkin
the trouble with a woman standing behind her man is that she can’t see where she is going!
Johnnetta B. Cole
We can never be afraid to stand up for what is right, no matter what others may say. And sometimes, if that means taking a lonely road, if what we are standing for is true, then perhaps moonlight or sunshine will light our way and make it less lonely.
Pramila Jayapal
Concert’ doesn’t mean standing up like a target in front of thousands of strangers. It means coming together. It means harmony.
Gayle Forman
Standing in the corner, it’s not my game.
Goran Dragic
She remembered timidly standing atop the Luthadel city wall, afraid to use her Allomancy to jump off, despite Kelsier’s coaxing. Now she could step off a cliff and muse thoughtfully to herself on the way down.
Brandon Sanderson
I can sleep anywhere. I can fall asleep standing up, literally anywhere.
Jenna Ushkowitz
We cannot afford to have a president who thinks he’s some sort of global community organizer standing over America on one side and our adversaries on the other. America must have a Commander in Chief. Not a global community organizer.
Liz Cheney
They say the death of a parent puts you in time because that means there’s now no generation standing between you and ordinary death: you’re next. I don’t buy it.
Bruce Jackson
Standing on the apex of our planet is humbling. I’m starved of oxygen, depleted of reserves, unable to eat, and bound by anxiety. This is a dangerous place. Yet the symbolism of standing on top of the world gives me a chance to experience time on a cosmic scale.
Conrad Anker
All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I’d be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.
Lenny Bruce
There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Steven Wright
I think actors who know their job know that’s how you do it. You don’t show up and make people miserable. That poor grip who’s standing there, he just wants to feed his family. He doesn’t need to hear about your psychosis on life and love and death.
Charlize Theron
Pakistan’s ruler Pervez Musharraf predicted the Taliban will fall for hiding Osama bin Laden. Ex-king Zahir Shah is standing by to replace Mullah Mohammed Omar. And the most ominous sign of all, President Bush has learned all their names.
Argus Hamilton
I find that the three truly great times for thinking thoughts are when I am standing in the shower, sitting on the john, or walking. And the greatest of these, by far, is walking.
Colin Fletcher
He had been standing still; for an artist, one of the more painful forms of death.
Irving Stone
I can safely say that I had an incredibly difficult and trying past growing up and trying to be an artist and standing up as who I am in this world.
Matt Bomer
You are only as good as the woman you are standing beside.
Charlie Chaplin
I think Donald Trump is dividing the American people. He is not good for America. It’s not good for our standing in the rest of the world. To divide people based on race, a color, a religion, a sexual orientation, it’s just … it’s just wrong.
John Lewis
Standing up on the right to trial by jury is something that, really, a lot of people should agree with, you know, both on the Right and the Left.
Rand Paul
But I can tell that once, and if, and when this issue gets to be, under real terms, investigated, you will be seeing certain people that we know from this country standing trial; and they will be prosecuted criminally.
Sibel Edmonds
We live with the decisions we makeThat’s what bravery is. Standing by the consequences of your mistakes.
M. L. Stedman
I’m liking the idea more and more of just standing up with a microphone and talking.
Madonna Ciccone
I could be standing in the supermarket, and there is a person standing down the aisle, who is reading the back of a cornflakes box but everything about them is going “It’s me! I’m the one you want! I am the necessary subject. This is it!”
Bill Henson
I work in waves, because I’m impatient. Because of a certain physicality, of lack of breath from standing. It has to be done and I do take liberties I wouldn’t have taken before.
Cy Twombly
Revenge is like a ghost… It takes over every man it touches… Its thirst cannot be quenched… Until the last man standing has fallen.
Vladimir Makarov
‘Days of Our Lives’ was an insane schedule. You’re doing a whole one-hour show in a day. You do a very cursory run-through with the director telling you where you’re going to be standing, then you do a quick rehearsal on camera and you shoot it.
Charles Shaughnessy
In the courageous standing of uncertainty, faith shows most visibly its dynamic character.
Paul Tillich
I didn’t realize at the moment exactly what I had done…I only realized the enormity of it when I walked into the press room and got a long standing ovation.It wasn’t until I came out of my daze that I began to appreciate my
accomplishment.
Al Geiberger
Standing up here on the hill away from all humans – seeing these Wonders taking place before one’s eyes – so silently… watching the silence of Nature. No school – no church – is as good a teacher as the eye understandingly seeing what’s before it. I believe this more firmly than ever.
Alfred Stieglitz
I’ve been standing at water coolers for the past thirty years talking to women about their love lives, and here’s what I’ve learned: Eventually, most women I know want to be partnered.
Tracy McMillan
Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
Julia Roberts
Frankly, if ‘American Idol’ was the way I’d have to audition as a singer, I’d be standing behind the counter in a 5&10 right now. I couldn’t have done it that way.
Lesley Gore
Complacency is the last hurdle standing between any team and its potential greatness.
Pat Riley
The deal is such that when I begin writing something, I open a door, and those characters come in, and then they won’t leave, and so I live with them every day, all day. They are there with me when I’m driving my kids to school, when I’m standing in line at the grocery store.
Khaled Hosseini
I write books I’d enjoy reading, I’m the reader standing behind my shoulder.
Salman Rushdie
My number one objective continues to be to defund or delay the implementation of Obamacare. But as long as any piece of this law is standing, it needs to apply to all Americans equally, and that includes members of Congress and our staff.
Michael McCaul
Aquinas is worth reading. He has stood the test of time. And even where he errs, you can learn more from the errors of a great mind than you can learn from the truths of a small mind. You can see a whole lot farther standing on the shoulders of giants.
Norman Geisler
You want to make me the best soldier possible. Go down and look at the standings. Look at the all-time standings. So far you’re doing an excellent job with me. Congratulations. Now when are you going to put me up against a good army?
Orson Scott Card
Mud and water and the stumps of trees. In every direction that was all there was. Bodies fell, but the trees died standing up.
Josh Ritter
The people we keep standing in the anteroom of our favor either start fermenting or turn sour.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Houses without personality are a series of walled enclosures with furniture standing around in them. Other houses are filled with things of little intrinsic value, even with much that is shabby and yet they have that inviting atmosphere.
Emily Post
We need to keep examining evilness. For instance, I’m totally against the fact that Osama bin Laden was shot. I think that he should have been put on trial and exposed as that human being he was. I think he should’ve been standing mentally naked in front of the rest of us and stand to justice for what he did.
Niels Arden Oplev
I can remember standing in the middle of the field after the race and seeing the American flag raised and hearing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ and all the people singing it. Then I walked off the field and just kind of enjoyed the feeling.
Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz
Once I was standing in line to buy a telephone and Senator Wirth was in line with me. The next day the New York Times reported that we’d both purchased telephones and what price we’d paid!
Harold H. Greene
If the method is able to liberate our land, to liberate our people from Israeli jails, to reconstruct what was destroyed by the long-standing Israeli occupation, at that time we can discuss.
Mahmoud al-Zahar
Stand-up is just me trying to be as funny as possible in the most concentrated hour with me standing on stage with no storyline, no plot line, and no character development.
Jim Jefferies
She was standing in the airport of Copenhagen, staring at a doorway, trying to figure out if it was (a) a bathroom and (b) what kind of bathroom it was. The door merely said H. Was she an H? Was H “hers”? It could just as easily be “his”. Or “Helicopter Room: Not a Bathroom at All
Maureen Johnson
I’m no expert standing at a podium giving speeches. I share heartbeats. Compassion.
Elizabeth Berkley
I do this ‘Walker shake.’ You got to get knocked down many times, shake it off. Life is about ups and downs, and you got to keep standing up.
Herschel Walker
Open debate is our strongest tool in standing up to extremism. The far more dangerous avenue is to force extremist ideas underground, where they can fester without competition.
Jonas Gahr Store
Now that’s hard for many people to believe, given that the media image of a drug dealer is a black kid standing on the street corner with his pants sagging down.
Michelle Alexander
That’s the thing about driving: You’re alone but you’re everywhere. You’re standing still but moving really fast. It’s just like perspectives constantly changing.
Galcher Lustwerk
Lets make it known that we don’t want to give away our beautiful homeland to corporate interests. It is our right as Canadians to be part of these decisions. The only thing standing between this world and environmental catastrophe is us
Grimes
Look. Every partisan in every party has to learn one thing: Sometimes your people are wrong. To paraphrase an old retort, saying “My party, right or wrong” is like saying “My Kennedy, drunk or sober.” Credibility is earned, and standing up and saying “Fie!” now and then reinforces your truthfulness.
James Lileks
You know the actor’s nightmare is getting up onstage and not being prepared? I think the writer’s nightmare is giving a reading and somebody standing up and saying, ‘That’s not your story.’
Lynn Coady
It’s a mystery to me how anyone ever gets any nourishment in this place. They must eat their meals standing up by the window so as to be sure of not missing anything.
Agatha Christie
A lot of disappointed people have been left standing on the street corner waiting for the bus marked Perfection.
Donald Kennedy
Hold on to that new, enlarge vision of victory that God has given you. Start expecting things to change in your favor. Dare to boldly declare that you are standing strong against the forces of darkness.
Joel Osteen
Catering on planes, like on British Rail, is a standing joke, but I don’t really have a problem with it. I don’t quite know what people expect.
Phil Collins
If I fall, look out for the crash. There won’t be anyone left standing.
Evita Peron
I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue, a destroyer. We were all alone out there at this buoy, tied up.
Barney Ross
Standing alone,eager to just believe,it’s good enough to be what you really are,but in your heart,uncertainty forever lies,and you’ll always be,somewhere on the outside.
Mariah Carey
Pope Francis has aimed a blow at what the whole hierarchical system is built on: a graded system with the higher clergy in the skyboxes, the devoted religious in festival seating, as they say of the crowds at rock concerts, and, on the bottom, the laity in standing room only.
Eugene Kennedy
The one on Fresh Hell is a little easier, because we make it up. It’s a strange kind of hybrid of the real me and… Well, obviously it’s me standing there, and it’s my voice and my face, but it’s also kind of filtered through Harry Hannigan’s take on the character, the one he’s writing.
Brent Spiner
You know how we built the pyramids? You gotta ask yourself a question always flip the script. What if up was down and down was up? What if you looked down into space standing up on Earth? This is how we built the pyramids.
Eddie Griffin
Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Christians are increasingly being punished for the free exercise of their faith and for standing on God’s Word and holding to biblical convictions about sin. This is especially apparent with the gay lobby.
Ken Ham
I want to thank all the shoulders of the strong and brave and courageous women that I am standing on.
Audra McDonald
I had a few teachers when they would hear a noise they would immediately be like, ‘Nadine, outside!’ I spent about two years standing outside the physics classroom.
Nadine Coyle
I had some great matches with ‘Macho Man,’ but the one at Halloween Havoc in 1997 was intense, and Havoc was the perfect venue for a Last Man Standing Match.
Diamond Dallas Page
I have been visualizing myself every night for the past four years standing on the podium having the gold placed around my neck.
Megan Jendrick
The Gerat Bald Swamp Hedgehog of Billericay displays, in courtship, his single prickle and does impressions of Holiday Inn desk clerks. Since this means him standing motionless for enormous periods of time he is often eaten in full display by The Great Bald Swamp Hedgehog Eater.
Mike Harding
What I do know about physics is that to a man standing on the shore, time passes quicker than to a man on a boat – especially if the man on the boat is with his wife.
Woody Allen
Getting on stage and performing and standing under lights is such an unsettling experience – in a good and bad way – but it’s the only place I can go to feel comfortable.
Matt Berninger
Eternity: a moment standing still for ever.
James Montgomery
Some guy refuses to fight and we call that the sin, but he’s standing up for what he believes in and that seems pretty damned American to me.
Iris Dement
Well, I’ve had a long standing relationship with Gatorade and they’ve been very, very good to me. And I believe in their products, I really do. I’ve used them for many, many years.
Bill Parcells
I sit in places like Costa Coffee in Banstead and write rubbish. I need a deadline. I think about the 44 tour dates and keep imagining standing in front of all these people. Then every day I write 15 jokes minimum.
Tim Vine
Learning maketh young men temperate, is the comfort of old age, standing for wealth with poverty, and serving as an ornament to riches.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Basically it’s just a whole bunch of blokes standing around scratching themselves
Kathy Lette
For me, the overarching issue here is that we need regulatory agencies that are standing up for us, that do not have a revolving door between, you know, Monsanto, and then suddenly Monsanto lobbyists are in charge of, you know, telling us whether GMOs are, you know, good for our food or not.
Jill Stein
It’s mainly a few elite women who benefit greatly from standing with the forces that keep women down.
Catharine MacKinnon
Thus is the fruit of the Earth taken, its flesh torn. Thus is it given over standing, toward rot. It is the principle of corruption, the death of what is, the birth of what is to be. You are wine.
Richard Selzer
Sometime you go out and you wonder why these people are standing in the rain, and then you realize that years ago you were a fan, too. I, too, was chased by cops for watching my favourite celebrities.
Boman Irani
The atmosphere [in the school lunchroom] is not quite that of a prison, because the students are permitted to talk quietly, under the frowning scrutiny of teachers standing around on duty, during their meal-they are not supposed to talk while standing in line, though this rule is only sporadically enforced.
Edgar Friedenberg
Christian faith is a grand cathedral, with divinely pictured windows. Standing without, you see no glory, nor can possibly imagine any; standing within, every ray of light reveals a harmony of unspeakable splendors.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Barrel of the gun, rounds one two three She says I have to pick: choose you, or choose me Metal to the temple, the explosion is deafening Lick the blood that covers me She’s the last one standing “Roulette” Collateral Damage, Track 11
Gayle Forman
The end of the ridge and the end of the world… then nothing but that clear, empty air. There was nowhere else to climb. I was standing on the top of the world.
Stacy Allison
Almost every great achievement began with someone finally getting ticked off, saying, ‘Enough!’ and standing up to fight.
Darren Hardy
Standing Rock is a moment in history. We really have to grab it and go with it.
Neil Young
Character is long-standing habit.
Plutarch
If you stand back and analyze the best way to do something, you’ll be standing there forever. Follow your gut and jump right in!
Barbara Corcoran
I think the thing that I admire about Rick Santorum is that he hasn’t backed down or apologized one bit for his personal religious views, for standing up for social conservative values.
Michelle Malkin
I’ve always loved video games. I played ‘Ms. Pac-man’ with my dad, and I Ioved ‘Galaga’ and ‘Tempest’ and grew up on the standing arcade games. Even to this day, my dad will call me if he’s playing ‘Ms. Pac-man’ and hold the phone up to the game.
Aisha Tyler
You know, I’ve learned that sometimes you can only see what you want to see by changing where you stand. And standing somewhere unexpected can lead to unexpected discoveries.
Lisa Mangum
When we stand the truth on its head we generally fail to notice that our head is not standing where it should be standing either.
Friedrich Nietzsche
People always expect Hulk Hogan to be standing up straight, or to have the bandanna on, or to not have my arms covered up. If I have an extra large shirt on people go ‘oh yeah you look small.’ It kind of ruins the mystique.
Hulk Hogan
Don’t lose yourself to anger. It’s gasoline. You can burn it as fuel, or you can use it to torch everything you care about and end up standing on a scorched battlefield, with everybody dead, even you-only your body doesn’t have the good grace to quit breathing
Karen Marie Moning
Finally the kitchen clock said 5:17. It was time to roll out. I shouted for my mom, woke Jeffrey up, ran upstairs, changed into my concert clothes, put on my shoes, and was standing by the door to the garage by 5:19—chanting “Let’s go! Come on!” (Feel free to try that at home, by the way; moms love it!)
Jordan Sonnenblick
To secure your historical standing, be sure you are the first to write about it.
Winston Churchill
The sport needs a personality, not a fighter. We’ve got plenty of great fighters in the sport, but no personalities. No one is standing for anything. The last personality we had was Mike Tyson. He stood for something. It wasn’t much, but he stood for something.
George Foreman
I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
Audrey Hepburn
Palms are like cockroaches. They were here long before us, and they’ll be here long after us. They’re the only things standing after a hurricane.
Robert Irwin
Most days it feels as if the world is whirling around me and I am standing still. In slow motion, I watch the colors blur; people and faces all become a massive wash.
Sarah Kay
I believe people can have a profound experience by being surrounded by something beautiful – that’s what I aim for. My sculpture is about the way you feel when you’re standing under it and inside it. It’s experiential art.
Janet Echelman
In the American soul there is a lonely individual standing in a vast landscape.
Don DeLillo
Nothing is worse for me, as an actor, than when I walk on a set and the director goes, “Okay, you’re going to be standing here, the other person is going to be standing here, and you’re going to move to there and then do the scene.” That doesn’t help actors.
Eric Balfour
I think maybe even one of the reasons I became an actor was actually to hide. I mean, it sounds paradoxical because, of course, people are standing up in a public place and encouraging other people to look at them. So that’s not the conventional definition of hiding.
Hugh Laurie
The only person standing in your way is staring back at you in the mirror.
Wes Fesler
Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth.
Diane Ackerman
Agemates provide the most informative points of reference for comparative efficacy appraisal and verification. Children are, therefore, especially sensitive to their relative standing among the peers with whom they affiliate in activities that determine prestige and popularity
Albert Bandura
Obama hasn’t lost his standing because of tricks played by the Republicans. He hasn’t lost his standing because the media’s not fair to him. He hasn’t lost his standing or his approval number because the media spent four years attacking him like they did George W. Bush. This is all on him.
Rush Limbaugh
To win that war [with radical Islamic extremists] we need a commander-in-chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
Sarah Palin
The exile is a singular, whereas refugees tend to be thought of in the mass … What is implied in these nuances of social standing is the respect we pay to choice. The exile appears to have made a decision, while the refugee is the very image of helplessness.
Mary McCarthy
You’re not lost, Kaylee. You can’t ever be lost, because I’ll always know where you are. And if I’m not there with you, I’m on my way, and nothing standing between us will be standing for very long.
Rachel Vincent
The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and all by themselves.
Steven Biko
Blue moon you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own.
Lorenz Hart
T is as cheap sitting as standing.
Jonathan Swift
Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We’re standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade.
Bono
I watched ‘Holiday’ in college, and that was when I had my first fantasy of being Katharine Hepburn, standing at the top of the staircase in a huge Hollywood mansion.
Siri Hustvedt
He had the vague sense of standing on a threshold, the crossing of which would change everything.
Kate Morton
A pygmy standing on the outward crust of this small planet, his far-reaching spirit stretches outward to the infinite, and there alone finds rest.
Thomas Carlyle
I wish I could say I didn’t owe anything to anyone. But the truth is, I wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t for the courage and support of each and every one of you. I hope I can be as good a leader as we’ve had in the past and as good as you deserve.
Jack O’Neill
Damnit.’ Isabelle, standing in the mouth of the alley, her wet black hair like a cloak around her shoulders, kicked a trash can out of her way and glowered. ‘Oh, for goodness’s sake,’ she said. ‘I can’t believe you two. Why? What’s wrong with bedrooms? And pivacy?
Cassandra Clare
I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. -Loving Frank
Nancy Horan
No human being is justified before God or has a right standing before God based upon his own virtue and merit. It is only by faith in the virtue and merit of Christ.
Paul Washer
Standing by myself, just having everybody looking at me the entire time, is not my idea of a good time.
Jane Lynch
I stand for 8-10 hours a day. Why is standing limited to four hours?
Donald Rumsfeld
The Justice Department needs to investigate how Goldman Sachs was able to steer things in such a manner through their former employees in the Bush administration, so that in the end Goldman’s competitors have disappeared and Goldman is left standing.
Michael Moore
We are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.
Pope Benedict XVI
Everyone knows deep in their hearts that the drums are the coolest instrument, and that a band is only as good as its drummer. So I’m all for drum solos. I’m all for drummers hamming it up. I’m all for drummers standing up and kicking over the kit.
Fred Armisen
Scripture is not a concept; scripture is a person (John 1:1,14). When you stand before the Word of God, you are not merely encountering a concept; you are standing face-to-face with God.
Henry Blackaby
I’ll never forget you. Your husband will beat you with an extension cord and the bus will pull away leaving you standing there in tears, but you were my mother.
Denis Johnson
Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
Louis Nizer
I don’t want it to appear that I’m standing up and saying I’m the expected one. That’s a dangerous, ego-driven kind of thing.
Kathleen McGowan
I can be standing in Barneys with my coat and purse and my selections, and some white woman will say, ‘Can you get this in my size?’ What she sees is a black woman, and her service button goes off.
bell hooks
I was just standing around and suddenly I was cast as an extra. I hated it because I was so shy.
Dwayne Hickman
Standing armies shall in time be totally abolished.
Immanuel Kant
Lighting that torch in Atlanta didn’t make me nervous. Standing up to the government – that made me nervous.
Muhammad Ali
I don’t think there’s an improvised word in the movie. I hope not because I admire writing. Improvising is kind of gambling. It’s just that you’re standing up.
Bill Nighy
Social standing does not necessarily translate to social acceptance.
Alexandra Robbins
I had seen movies before that that had made me laugh, but I had never seen anything even remotely close to as funny as Richard Pryor was, just standing there talking.
Joe Rogan
In my palm I can feel the echo of her pulse, standing in for the absense of mine.
Isaac Marion
Life is like riding a bicycle. You get nowhere standing up, so get up on that seat and go!
Lynne Ewing
I think my main concern is because I worry about demagoguery. It`s real. You see the people standing up there and applauding.
Bernie Sanders
And in another year everything will be different yet again. It is always like that, and always will be; you are forever standing on the brink, in a place where you cannot see ahead; there is nothing of which to be certain except what lies behind. This should be terrifying, but somehow it is not.
Penelope Lively
I’ve grown to love L.A., but it’s the most socially awkward place. All these people have come there not to be something but to pretend to be someone trying to be someone. Even in line for coffee, you’re standing with someone who’s trying to be so interesting.
Melissa McCarthy
At the end of the day, the Detroiter may be the most important American there is because no one knows better than he that we’re all standing at the edge of the shaft.
Charlie LeDuff
It’s been really interesting watching people’s reactions to the new music, to the old music and also watching how modern young people will be standing in front of something going on like live music, and there’s a camera in front of their face.
Brandon Boyd
The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status.
David F. Houston
I see all the musicians in Blur with equal standing, really.
Bernard Sumner
A recent study shows that standing at work for long periods of time is bad for you, after earlier research indicated that sitting for too long at work is bad for you. So really the only thing we know is, work is bad for you.
Jimmy Fallon
Unless you see yourself standing there with the shrieking crowd, full of hostility and hatred for the holy and innocent Lamb of God, you don’t really understand the nature and depth of your sin or the necessity of the cross.
C. J. Mahaney
I want to tell him that it’s just a stupid car, but bits of me are scattered all over town; the graveyard, school, Cassie’s room, the motel, and standing in from of the sink in my mother’s kitchen. It takes too much energy to gather all the bits together, so I just sit there and watch him implode.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Am I in the picture? Am I getting in or out of it? I could be a ghost, an animal or a dead body, not just this girl standing on the corner?
Francesca Woodman
When you’re caught up in the storm or, you know, just the turmoil of everything that there is another side and you do get through it. And you know, just standing by the truth and doing the right thing.
Scott Peterson
They’d been standing like that for thirty seconds of forever.
Markus Zusak
When you’re acting, everything is there around you, you just have to believe that it’s real. When you’re standing there with a slightly grey wig on and you have a baby in your arms screaming in your ear, you can go: “Well, I guess this is what it’s like!”
Jim Sturgess
…we were like two people standing apart on separate mountain peaks, recklessly leaning forward to throw stones at one another, unaware of the dangerous chasm that separated us.
Amy Tan
Mindfulness is loving all the details of our lives, and awareness is the natural thing that happens: life begins to open up, and you realize that you’re always standing at the center of the world.
Pema Chodron
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
Ogden Nash
Even a good place gets to be a rut, especially if you’re standing in it alone… Alone and lonely have the same root.
Nora Roberts
‘Drekitude’ is the lowest point in the lowest ebb. It could be your look. It could be your shoes. It could be that you’re standing wrong. ‘Drek’ is a total, total, total hot mess.
Andre Leon Talley
In general, fakirs, like scribes and potters, are sitting down, when he’s standing up, a fakir is just like an other man, and sitting down, he’ll be smaller than the others.
Jose Saramago
When the Communist Party comes to power, it acts a lot like the mafia: If you are a loyal member in good standing, everything is yours. You’re protected, even if you commit a crime.
Josef Skvorecky
I’m standing at a crossroads. I’m not entirely sure what the future holds … I’m at a crossroads, but it’s a little bit different than the crossroads I’ve been at before because I’m doing what I do because I love it, and doing what I do because it’s pure passion.
Billy Ray Cyrus
It’s high time that Christians made up their minds to do something . . . What are we going to show in the way of resistance-as compared to the Communists, for instance-when all this terror is over? We will be standing empty-handed. We will have no answer when we are asked: What did you do about it?
Hans Scholl
I’m very grateful for work especially in film industry. It’s highly competitive and there are a lot of people standing behind me jumping at the opportunity to only do one thing, like one movie or one TV show or one episode.
Famke Janssen
I get a standing ovation just standing
George Burns
I find standing and posing for photos very awkward.
Nicole Kidman
I spot a little stranger standing across the room, my brain takes a vacation just to give my heart more room.
Bruce Springsteen
Normally if I met a guy who was unemployed and illiterate who hadn’t bathed in a couple of weeks, I’d be standing in a puddle with excitement, but I’m sort of in a bad mood tonight, so take this bag and give me the fu**ing paper before I pop your head like a zit. He said, you’re a lesbian, aren’t you?
Christopher Moore
If a cop sees a person running out of a store with a gun he’s seeing a crime. He’s not seeing a person standing.
Al Sharpton
To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
Sarah Palin
Because Adam, God’s deputy on earth, transfered his legal dominion to Satan, God became obligated to recognize Satan’s legal standing.
Ed Silvoso
I firmly believe the Senate should see more voting and debate and less standing around and waiting for backroom deals.
James Lankford
I stand in the mist and cry, thinking of myself standing in the mist and crying, and wondering if I will ever be able to use this experience in a book.
Erica Jong
Liam learned that it was possible to appear to move forward when you were really standing still.
Kristin Hannah
Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere. Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results.
Seth Godin
Republicans rarely criticize Obama for lack of empathy – in part because liberals have traditionally been seen as standing up for the weak and the vulnerable. Conservatives can be just as empathetic. But they believe that, in most cases, it’s not government’s role to be the primary dispenser of empathy.
Gary Bauer
I do believe in standing for something more than just a product.
Waris Ahluwalia
The tension between standing apart, and being fully involved; that is what makes a writer.
Nadine Gordimer
Here we are standing face to face, isn’t this world a crazy place, just when I thought the chance had passed, you go and save the best for last.
Vanessa L. Williams
Falling in love is the easiest thing in the world. It’s standing in love that matters.
Carson McCullers
Whenever I see John Lewis, I invariably say, ‘Thank you.’ And I will never stop. I don’t know how he’s still standing, because what he endured took courage and strength that I don’t know that I have.
Don Lemon
When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon I cried
Alan Shepard
Great. So if I saw a guy standing still, and he wasn’t wearing an old uniform, I just had to ask him to walk through furniture. If he stared at me like I was crazy, then I’d know he wasn’t a ghost. – Chloe
Kelley Armstrong
If you’re avoiding sin and living morally so that God will have to bless you and save you, then you may be looking to Jesus as a teacher, model, and helper, but ironically you are avoiding him as Savior. You are trusting in your own goodness rather than in Jesus for your standing with God.
Timothy Keller
I did a picture called ‘Lovely, Still’ with Ellen Burstyn, We screened it to the AARP people in Las Vegas, 2000 of them. We got a standing ovation from people who couldn’t stand.
Martin Landau
In a time of rapid change, standing still is the most dangerous course of action.
Brian Tracy
Seeing me before him, / The adversary attacks, / But by that time / I am already standing / Safely behind him.
Morihei Ueshiba
I’m much more comfortable and confident running out on the field in front of 70,000 people instead of standing in front of a camera trying to say some lines. The people who do that as a profession are very talented because it’s certainly not easy.
Tom Brady
Any fear is an illusion. You think something is standing in your way, but nothing is really there. What is there is an opportunity to do your best and gain some success.
Michael Jordan
I ask a wreathwhich will not crush my head.
And there is no hurry about it;
I shall have, doubtless, a boom after my funeral,
Seeing that long standing increases all things
regardless of quality.
Ezra Pound
Let this truth go as deep in you as possible: that life is already here, arrived. You are standing on the goal. Don’t ask about the path.
Rajneesh
Democrats – always standing up for what they later realize they should have believed in.
Jon Stewart
I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards.
Alberto Salazar
You go to a show, and there’s no food at all, so if you’re doing shows back to back, you can forget eating. I remember standing up in the bath one day, and there was a mirror in front of me, and I was so thin! I hated it. I never liked being that skinny.
Kate Moss
If I can hit a curveball, why can’t I hit a ball that is standing still on a course?
Larry Nelson
I love that moment just before the curtain goes up, whether I’m sitting in the audience or standing backstage. It’s full of expectation. It’s a thrill that’s unequaled anywhere.
Joel Grey
It was peculiar to be standing so close to him. He’s just a man, but still, what a thing to be Neil Armstrong!
George Meyer
I love sports, but I don’t like live sporting events, because I don’t like sitting in the crowd. I like listening to records, but I don’t like going to concerts, because I don’t like standing in the crowd. I guess I just don’t like being in the crowd itself.
Chuck Klosterman
Being where I’m at, standing in these shoes, it feels amazing. It feels like a weight has been lifted.
LeAnn Rimes
Taking steps is easy
Standing still is hard…
Everything is different
The second time around.
Regina Spektor
True power comes from standing in your own truth and walking your own path.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I move forward in my life every day, even if it’s only a tiny step, because I know that great things are accomplished with tiny moves, but nothing is accomplished by standing still
Zig Ziglar
The show definitely has a romantic construct, and that’s a genre that I’ve never had access to, in a significant way. This interesting for me to see, as an Asian guy, just standing back. I just wanted to break my way into a different genre. I was tickled that it was offered to me.
John Cho
For a variety of reasons, I believe, the time is right to resolve many of the long standing and thorny land use, recreation, and wilderness designation issues in Central Idaho.
Mike Simpson
I had a world theme at my Bar Mitzvah: each table was a different country. I had a miserable time. There was one picture of me, and I’m wearing a double-breasted suit. There were all these people having fun, and I’m just standing there. I look like a corporate lawyer who just found out he’s not making partner.
Nick Kroll
Guys don’t go for me. Period. I don’t distract them. They don’t sneak glances in my direction. They don’t think of me when I’m not standing right in front of them. I’m scenery. I’m background.
Dana Reinhardt
The fact that I am standing there and washing bowls is a wondrous reality. I’m being completely myself, following my breath, conscious of my presence, and conscious of my thoughts and actions.
Nhat Hanh
People would read all kinds of reaction into it, but Tracy told me himself that half the time he was just standing very still, trying to look sober and composed. That takes nothing away from him. The fact he got away with it was a tribute to his talent.
Cesar Romero
Christians. They’re determined to rid the land of any who worship the Horned One. Murdering all the druids, burning the temples, sometimes whole villages, and knocking over the standing stones.” The Lady’s face hardened. “This god of peace and love certainly likes to bathe the land in blood.
Brom
A man looks pretty small at a wedding, George. All those good women standing shoulder to shoulder, making sure that the knot’s tied in a mighty public way.
Thornton Wilder
I don’t think I would be a good politician. I kid about it when I get a standing ovation. Sometimes I’ll say, “I may run for Governor,” but it’s strictly a joke.
Liberace
I’ve seen a big shift, especially in my classroom, with women standing up and demanding respect. That’s in every woman, whether 16, 26, 56.
P. C. Cast
Being a public company is really terrible for most companies. I’d say Facebook and Google have done a pretty good job of standing up to the incredible quarterly pressure to hit numbers, but most companies – and I’ve observed a lot now – don’t do a very good job of that.
Sam Altman
It is by standing up for the rights of girls and women that we truly measure up as men.
Desmond Tutu
I prefer to leave standing up, like a well-mannered guest at a party.
Leontyne Price
It hadn’t really percolated through my brain that I was going to see real, live TV from the surface of the Moon, and boy, oh, boy, had that Saturn V launch been exciting! And then, there it was – late at night, sitting up, watching, and there was Neil Armstrong actually standing on the surface of the Moon.
David Weber
At bottom the world isn’t a joke. We only joke about it to avoid an issue with someone, to let someone know that we know he’s there with his questions; to disarm him by seeming to have heard and done justice to his side of the standing argument.
Robert Frost
I don’t think our death ray is working. I’m standing right in it, and I’m not dead yet.
Jamie Hyneman
Whatever our bedtime was as kids, we could stay up an extra half hour if we were reading. My parents didn’t care as long as I was under the spell of a Stephen King or a Douglas Adams. Now I read in bed. I read at work. I read standing in line. It’s like, ‘Hello, my name is Nathan and I am a reader.’
Nathan Fillion
Education is the silver bullet to improve this Nation’s standing worldwide… and our teachers know that.
Solomon Ortiz
What we discover is it was not the waves or the birds or the wind that were standing out and being separate from existence; it was we who were standing out and being separate from existence.
Frederick Lenz
I was thinking about how disjointedly time seemed to flow, passing in a blur at times, with single images standing out more clearly than others. And then, at other times, every second was significant, etched in my mind.
Stephenie Meyer
I found out that a lot of my liberal friends weren’t liberal because they weren’t liberal about approaching anybody else’s ideas, or at least standing for it. They started getting really animalistic about, “I can’t even associate with this guy. He’s stupid. He’s an idiot.”
Clint Eastwood
Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you should be perfectly comfortable.
Bobby Bragan
We’re Americans. We shape our own future. Let’s start by standing up for President Barack Obama.
Deval Patrick
I’m standing naked before you. Don’t you want more than sex?
Tori Amos
I can’t tell you if one day I’ll be standing up there with an Oscar or directing, but I am going to be the best human being I possibly can.
Terrence Howard
When I’m standing at the Pearly Gates, I want to say to God, ‘Don’t look at the records. Look at my family. I’m much prouder about that part.’
John Fogerty
Standing, as I do, in view of God and eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone (On the eve of her execution)
Edith Cavell
I poured out the torrent of my long-standing discontent and I challenged them to do and dare anything.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.
Carrie Nation
I’ve had people following me home or standing outside my house. It’s strange. I just don’t think people were meant to be worshipped or idolised.
Matthew Morrison
I’m still standing up there tall and strong every night that I perform.
Patti LaBelle
Winners of wars get a standing start in the post-war stakes of remembrance.
Norman Davies
I feel so proud to see young people standing up against the injustice to stand up and say that “All lives matter.” They’re following in the footsteps of those who came before them.
Ilyasah Shabazz
I love standing up behind the blocks, and I love that moment just before you dive in and it goes quiet, and you take a deep breath and you just dive, and then you try and win, but that moment just before I go, that’s why I race.
Bronte Campbell
I am the presence standing here at this juncture of Time & Space- who else?
Joyce Carol Oates
You know, people at Wal-Mart are standing there with their uniforms on. I feel like I’m putting on a uniform to do a movie. I don’t feel like it’s dressing in drag.
Tyler Perry
‘Ali’ offers stunning re-creations of bouts Ali fought. In the second Liston fight, the auditorium is underlighted and clouded with fetid cigar smoke, which was why the famous picture of a snarling Ali standing over Liston was so dramatic; indoor arenas are now bright enough to be spotted from Alpha Centauri.
Elvis Mitchell
Baptists never make love standing up. They’re afraid someone might see them and think they’re dancing.
Lewis Grizzard
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
Pope John Paul II
I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line!
Elaine Paige
Injuries aren’t anything foreign to me. I am used to overcoming illness and injury; you can’t complain about it. When you’re standing up there on the blocks, it doesn’t really matter: it’s all about the next minute.
Cate Campbell
It’s like a kid standing at the window watching the rain.
Haruki Murakami
Every member of Congress is sent to Washington to represent all of their constituents, regardless of their age, race, social standing, or sexual orientation, and I believe that America should be a place where everybody can dream, and nobody is left out.
Mark Takano
Every night, you fight for that standing ovation at the end of the night. And if you do something wrong, the domino effect is chaotic. And you must not allow yourself to make mistakes whatsoever. So in that case, theater, it’s fascinating because of the discipline that you need.
Ricky Martin
The result [of Hillary Clinton policy] will be millions more illegal immigrants; thousands of more violent, horrible crimes; and total chaos and lawlessness. That’s what’s going to happen, as sure as you’re standing there.
Donald Trump
How hard would it be to ask children what they see in their heads? How big should the house be in comparison to the family standing in front of it? What is it about the anatomy of the people that doesn’t look right? Then let them try it again. Teach them to learn how to see and ask questions.
Charles de Lint
I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision
William Hurt
In the future, women will have breasts all over. In the future, it will be a relief to find a place without culture. In the future, plates of food will have names and titles. In the future, we will all drive standing up. In the future, love will be taught on television and by listening to pop songs.
David Byrne
At school, there was an annual school disco and I’d be standing in my bedroom wondering what to wear for hours on end. Eventually I’d arrive at a decision that was just the most ridiculous costume you could have ever devised – I think it was probably knitted Christmas jumpers on top of buttoned-up white shirts.
Guy Berryman
It’s not hard to connect with the music on an emotional level and get inside the songs. It’s odd, very vulnerable, and slightly embarrassing to be standing and singing and playing music in front of a bunch of strangers.
Matt Berninger
I’ve lost both parents in the last two years, so you pick up on that stuff. That’s the most terrible thing about being an author – standing there at your mother’s funeral, but you don’t switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill.
Terry Pratchett
Everyone here says in a surprised manner that I have grown… they are so stupid and do not notice that I am standing up straighter!
Anna Freud
No matter what team you’re playing for, the ultimate goal is to be the last team standing.
Jayson Tatum
I don’t sit around and wait for great parts. I’m an actress, and I love being one, and I’ll probably be doing it till I’m 72, standing around the back lot doing ‘Gunsmoke.’
Suzanne Pleshette
For ‘Avengers,’ in the Albuquerque desert, we shot New York there. And I was standing on a platform, nine feet high… and it was the rooftop of a skyscraper in New York. And it was all desert around me!
Stellan Skarsgard
If we spend all our time gazing at the wonders ahead without remembering where we’re standing right now, we’re going to trip and fall flat on our face, over and over again.
Greg Egan
But sometimes stuff happens and we find ourselves lost, and suddenly we’re standing in a place we don’t recognize and can’t remember walking-or falling-there, and we’re unsure how to get back or if we even want to.
Jessica Sorensen
This is a time when the United States should be standing tall. There is no other leader in the world today. We shouldn’t be approaching conflicts as a team sport. We either get in an we lead and we do a good job, or you don’t get in at all.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Reelection ought not to be the primary preoccupation of any politician. It ought to be standing up for truth and justice.
Cornel West
Wealth is not a hindrance, but rather a help towards attaining a proper standing in a chosen field of activity. I confess that as far as I am concerned, it has done me some service as it preserved my character from many a crookedness poverty might have exposed it to.
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Your art is part of the big painting of your life. You are on your own, standing by yourself in the middle of creation. In the beauty of that aloneness, and in how you respond to it, you will find your passion.
Michele Cassou
The Peace Corps represents some, if not all, of the best virtues in this society. It stands for everything that America has ever stood for. It stands for everything we believe in and hope to achieve in the world.
Sargent Shriver
For someone making a pilot, assuming the talent is there and you can maneuver the system properly, it’s just a matter of standing your ground and trying to make something great until you are making enough money for the studio that they let you keep making it.
Alex Graves
All the Dachaus must remain standing.
Rod Serling
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed working for WFAN and MSG – two sports giants in the industry. There couldn’t be a better fit due to the long-standing history both entities have had with NY sports.
Boomer Esiason
If you attempt to talk with a dying man about sports or business, he is no longer interested.В  He now sees other things as more important.В  People who are dying recognize what we often forget, that we are standing on the brink of another world.
William Law
Evil depends on where you’re standing.
Veronica Roth
Standing for truth is everything. Truth is power. Don’t ever forget that.
Terry Goodkind
A person standing in front of an audience without enthusiasm for his subject and his actions is disconnected from his spirit.
Wayne Dyer
I’ve spent my whole life fighting for leftwing causes, so I can tell you, no one is more surprised than me to be standing as candidate for Nigel Farage’s Brexit party.
Claire Fox
I’m standing up thinking. Anybody who wants to listen is welcome. If not, I’m happy to see them go.
David Antin
The natural wish and impetus to feel oneself to be an individual, to be special, includes standing out more than anyone else.
Roger Housden
It has been said that the great scientific disciplines are examples of giants standing on the shoulders of other giants. It has also been said that the software industry is an example of midgets standing on the toes of other midgets.
Alan Cooper
It’s like the code of living by yourself. People who are single know what I’m talking about. You eat standing up, reading the paper. Or you say to yourself, this isn’t even cutting it, I’m taking a TV dinner and I’m getting in bed here.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
When our trials come, when we feel pain and suffering, when our tears flow again, it is our joy and comfort to lift our faces heavenward and to go on, standing on the promises of God.
W. A. Criswell
I don’t think anybody else from my generation had federal agents standing at their door with a badge and a gun, saying: ‘You are going to answer my questions’.
Lance Armstrong
It becomes an emperor to die standing.
Vespasian
The thing that attracted me to my husband was his pride. I’ll never forget the first time I saw him, standing up on a hill, his hair blowing in the breeze – and he too proud to run and get it.
Jean Carroll
I’ve never felt massively satisfied from standing there while someone takes my photograph. It’s never given me a thrill.
Jamie Dornan
White and scrubbed, antique brass fixtures and a skylight letting in a flood of sunshine. Wow. You could get a tan standing around in the shower, for Christ’s sake.
Lilith Saintcrow
If you look at how the federal government spends our money, it’s an insurance conglomerate protected by a large, standing army.
Ezra Klein
At the beginning of my career, it was very hard to go up. Now, it’s very hard to stay on top. You have to stay there, and I want to stay there so badly. I’m still standing.
Gianni Versace
Music has its own emotional embodiment. It carries an emotion with it. When you associate a lyric with the music, it’s much easier; but when you’re standing there completely dry in front of the camera with no musical background, just a fine-tuned, get-this-emotional-story across, it’s a very, very intense kind of focus.
Debbie Harry
I don’t feel like I’m standing in a position where I have some right above other people to say what I think. We should all be talking to each other about what we think is important – whether we’re in politics, or whether we’re checking out at a grocery store. We shouldn’t put walls up between each other.
Dave Matthews
The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.
Arthur Miller
So now is the time, more than ever, for those who truly value all the principles of democracy, especially including dissent, to be the most forceful in speaking up, standing up and speaking out.
Jim Hightower
I am just surprised to be doing anything at my age actually. When you think of where I am now and where I’ve come from, I am very pleased and very grateful to be standing up and delivering Julian’s great lines.
Maggie Smith
Art respects the masses, by standing up to them for what they could be, rather than conforming to them in their degraded state.
Theodor Adorno
When I saw my wife again standing by the tracks as the train came in by the piled logs at the station, I wished I had died before I had ever loved anyone but her.
Ernest Hemingway
My Dad was such an incredible person, and you have the

My Dad was such an incredible person, and you have the option of just curling up in a dark corner and letting it all go or you have the option of standing strong, sticking together and carrying on what he lived and died for. And I think that’s what’s so important – to be able to carry on where he left off.
Bindi Irwin
When someone throws up while watching one of your movies, it’s like a standing ovation.
Eli Roth
I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.
Xun Kuang
We still have prostitutes standing on our corner, and people crapping round the back of buildings. The charms are still there.
Rachel
Architecture, by definition, is always standing still.
Elizabeth Diller
To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.
Pope Benedict XVI
I hate all politics. I don’t like either political party. One should not belong to them – one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking.
Ray Bradbury
Morality is standing by your friends, standing by people when it’s not popular. It’s sacrificing things on a big international stage, and sometimes it’s sacrificing your basic comforts.
Sandra Bernhard
Billboard called my solo album, ‘Standing In The Spotlight,’ a great party album and even said that my raps put the Beastie Boys to shame.
Dee Dee Ramone
Why did she give up wine for Lent? Polly was more sensible. She had given up strawberry jam. Cecilia had never seen Polly show more than a passing interest in strawberry jam, although now, of course, she was always catching her standing at the open fridge, staring at it longingly. The power of denial.
Liane Moriarty
If you think back to the fight over drones, when I was proud to be standing shoulder to shoulder with Rand Paul filibustering for 13 hours, that was viewed as a fringe issue, as a quixotic issue, and yet millions of Americans engaged, spoke up, got online.
Ted Cruz
If you look at Arijit Singh, Divya Kumar, and Benny Dayal, they aren’t competing with each other. They have their individual standing and distinct space of work. I want to create that kind of niche for myself.
Armaan Malik
Shaking’s great. Shaking’s one of the oldest practices known to man. Standing round a fire and connecting with the earth and moving energy through the body because it’s where a lot of our stuff can get trapped. Yeah, I would recommend it.
Jerome Flynn
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
Audrey Hepburn
Try making a poem as if it were a table, clear and solid, standing there outside you.
May Sarton
I don’t care about my character here on earth. I don’t care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.
Brigham Young
Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it.
Abraham Lincoln
It was an elevating, transforming vision: a new, fresh, vigorous, and above all morally regenerate people rising from the obscurity to defend the battlements of liberty and then in triumph standing forth, heartening and sustaining the cause of freedom everywhere.
Bernard Bailyn
I am not afraid of retaliations. I don’t have kids. I don’t have a wife, no car, no credit. It may seem pompous, but I’d rather die standing than live on my knees.
Charb
I would rather die standing than live kneeling
Charb
Being independent gives me freedom to creatively be great. Standing on your own doesn’t always get major exposure or support, but because I make music from a pure place, I am more so excited and relieved that it actually gets out into the universe.
Mya
I am a tariff man, standing on a tariff platform.
William McKinley
There is no standing still because time is moving forward.
Greg Lake
When she didn’t say anything more, he frowned, thinking this was the pair of them in a nutshell: Standing three feet away from each other and being separated by miles.
J.R. Ward