Swallow Quotes

Swallow Quotes by Trevor Nunn, Bono, Victor Kiam, Parker Posey, Mary Roach, Kristin Hersh and many others.

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The film director, in many instances, has to swallow somebody else’s decision about the final form of something. It’s so hard as to be intolerable.
Trevor Nunn
I really have had to swallow my own prejudice at times.
Bono
In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you.
Victor Kiam
My aunt in Texas, when she did the hazing things, they had girls swallow oysters. They’d wrap an oyster in dental floss, swallow them, and then pull them back up.
Parker Posey
People are surprisingly off put just by saliva, the substance that you carry around in your mouth. You swallow it. You have no objection to it. But then it leaves your body, and you’re just revolted. So it – that – just that right there to me is a fascinating thing.
Mary Roach
We didn’t really swallow much of the Jesus thing, but we got the vocab.
Kristin Hersh
If you state the obvious long enough, other people will pick up on what you’re talking about and examine it. And usually they’ll swallow it.
Terence Trent D’Arby
While television is a good servant, it’s a bad master. It can swallow up huge quantities of our lives without much happiness bang for the buck.
Gretchen Rubin
The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening.
Richard Blackmore
Between finishing emails, loading the fridge, unloading the dishwasher, getting our son to eat his chicken nuggets and my dog to swallow her pill, it takes approximately 32 days for my husband and I to complete a discussion and 46 to wrap up a fight.
Emma McLaughlin
When I put magic into a book – whether it’s a wizard or a crusty old werewolf – I’m asking a reader to swallow a huge leap that is counter to everything he or she knows. An extra big helping of reality makes that leap go down a lot easier.
Patricia Briggs
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Denis Diderot
The real lover of cats is one who demands a clearer adjustment to the universe than ordinary household platitudes provide; one who refuses to swallow the sentimental notion that all good people love dogs, children, and horses while all bad people dislike and are disliked by such.
H. P. Lovecraft
I am a New Zealander, but I don’t want to swallow New Zealand identity in one gulp.
Eleanor Catton
‘Swallow Me Whole’ is still the creation that’s closest to my heart.
Nate Powell
As journalists, we cannot swallow the official line without question. We should challenge almost everything that dictators, presidents and officials say.
Jorge Ramos
The first night was awful because I was so afraid, and I was never more afraid because it was going out of my character to be outgoing and to be vulnerable and to be out there and onstage. My hands were sweaty and I couldn’t swallow, and I drank a bottle of wine to calm my nerves.
George Lopez
I like short records in general that you can swallow in one sitting.
Samuel Ervin Beam
Films and television and even comic books are churning out vast quantities of fictional narratives, and the public continues to swallow them up with great passion. That is because human beings need stories.
Paul Auster
My dad and sister are vegetarian and I was brought up as one, but I ate a bit of fish and meat. After the attack my oesophagus melted and I had to have plastic stents put into my throat to rebuild it, so I couldn’t swallow and I was fed via a high-calorie drip through my stomach.
Katie Piper
I was at that time like a fledgling swallow living high up in a niche in the eaves, who from time to time peeps out over the top of its nest with its little bright eyes.
Pierre Loti
I hate when people have food in their mouths and they don’t swallow before they talk. Like, they store it in their cheek when they talk to you. It drives me nuts.
Jessica Lowndes
If you are a journalist, check and double-check your sources. Don’t just swallow what politicians tell you.
Katharine Gun
I just have to accept that I won’t ever be Al Green, which is a hard pill to swallow.
Mac Miller
One of my big goals as a human being is to continue to write what’s really happening to me, even if it’s a tough pill to swallow for people around me… I do fear that if I ever were to have someone in my life who mattered, I would second-guess every one of my lyrics.
Taylor Swift
On more than one occasion, the camera has cut to me after a break as I’m still trying to swallow the last bite of cookie. Those of you who have thought to yourselves, ‘That guy talks like he has marbles in his mouth,’ should know that they are not marbles, but oatmeal cookies.
Lester Holt
Even if you have a bad game, you have to swallow your pride and sign. It takes a little time, but it makes the kids happy. And it makes you feel good, too.
Lorrie Fair
The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
Abu Bakar Bashir
Any effort to create a second class of Americans, I just can’t swallow that.
Xavier Becerra
The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless.
John McCain
It’s just that I’ve always been a tomboy, so being thrown into the hot nerd category and the glam thing has been very interesting for me to swallow.
Yvonne Strahovski
Every new rule, mandate, and regulatory edict is one more obstacle that small business owners, entrepreneurs, and job creators have to swallow.
Marsha Blackburn
You recognize the truth because sometimes it’s hard to swallow, but if you hold it in your mouth, refusing to eat it, you are going to choke.
Monica Johnson
Of course, I have my ways of getting into trouble. We all have times when we think, Oh my God, can the world please swallow me up and take me away from this?
Amybeth McNulty
I can’t have friends in every port. I have to work very hard and be very clear about what I want to do. I cannot just swallow everything I am told. I have to decide what I want to become part of my luggage – and what I don’t.
Sylvie Guillem
Always when you are doing films, the themes swallow you in one way or another.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Adam Hess – he thinks that if you swallow enough chewing gum you go from being left-handed to being right-handed, and vice versa, but he is my best friend anyway.
Lolly Adefope
Pathology by Daesh is distinctively to swallow its opponents, to frighten the population. In that regard, the threat is very real.
Ashraf Ghani
One has to swallow a bitter pill to get cured.
Sharad Pawar
Swallow your pride and admit that we all need help at times.
Huston Smith
I used to say in the cabinet room, ‘confidence is not like a can of Popeye spinach – you can’t take the top off and swallow it down.’ You know, confidence has to be earned.
Paul Keating
As I got older, I knew my syndrome wasn’t going away. It was a hard pill to swallow. I wanted to look like everyone else and blend in, and I couldn’t find a way to make that happen. I couldn’t blame the doctors or my parents, so I blamed myself.
Lizzie Velasquez
There were a lot of hard times, and having to have a team of people help me out of the bed, having to use a bedpan is a really tough thing to swallow. But looking back, I’m proud of my scars and what myself and my Marines went through in Marjah.
Kyle Carpenter
I can’t sit back and swallow stuff. I live in a time and place, and in a country on earth where you’re not supposed to swallow it. People just gave up.
Gary Coleman
They say you don’t want to know how sausage is made. Book coverage is like sausage in that way: better not to know exactly how the gatekeepers of mainstream media choose which books to crown as must-reads each season – just swallow it down with a cold beer and call it a night.
Camille Perri
Chomsky’s characterization of the United States as a ‘propaganda’ state like all the rest – distinguishable only by its more effective and seductive salesmanship – is particularly hard to swallow.
Antony Blinken
When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn’t swallow the hypocrisy.
Barry White
‘Swallow My Gift’ is all about music being its own reward. I don’t do it to become more famous; I don’t do it to make money. I don’t do it from an ego-driven point of view.
Russell Crowe
Yes, I don’t think I shall ever become Prime Minister. Hard as that is to swallow, I tell you one person who is very happy always to see me say that, and that’s my wife.
Alexander Downer
I just asked myself, what piece of that man’s soul did he just chew off and swallow to get next week’s assignment? You know, just to live, just to work as an artist, or to feed the family?
Paul Haggis
The hardest pill for me to swallow has been receiving recognition, getting dressed up, going to events. That’s the part that has always terrified me. You can see dozens of photos where I have zero hair and makeup and I’m wearing my own jeans and T-shirt, because I was not that interested in that side of it.
Brie Larson
Empirical debunking cannot reach the deepest fear of the reactionary mind, which is that the state – that devouring leviathan – will soon swallow up all traces of human volition and dignity. The conclusion is based on conservative moral convictions that reason can’t shake.
Rick Perlstein
Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.
Nicolas Chamfort
I went to church and couldn’t swallow it. The music was nice but I don’t belong there.
Alain de Botton
There are people out there who genuinely love literature, who genuinely love to read and read widely, who will never like, or even necessarily get, my books. That was a hard one to swallow, to not feel slighted by.
Lynn Coady
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
Aristotle
It’s definitely a hard pill to swallow; the son of John Lennon and a model having a band together is a cliche. But I think that once people get past that I think there’s been a really warm reception to our music.
Kemp Muhl
We know we have a method of reaching people, but we have never wanted to preach. We like to make our views palatable, music that is easy to swallow, and I think we’ve done that.
Curt Smith
To learn flamenco is to swallow your pride.
Rosalia
I think I learned most from editing, both editing myself and having someone else edit me. It’s not always easy to have someone criticize your work, your baby. But if you can swallow your ego, you can really learn from the editing.
Christopher Paolini
It’s the essence of sport to be able to swallow tough things up.
Thomas Tuchel
I have an imagination that will go in any direction it is prodded. I pride myself on being able to become enthusiastic about anything: If you tell me to write a screenplay about cucumber farms, I’ll swallow hard, and in 48 hours, I’ll be in love with cucumber farms.
David Seltzer
Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit.
Martha Gellhorn
‘Natural’ is a word that has become unmoored by its meanings. If you go into a vitamin shop, things are natural, and people look at that, and they think it’s good. It’s no different than any other thing you swallow.
Michael Specter
If they say they don’t like the way I play Beethoven, then I can swallow that, and maybe they’re right. But if they don’t like what I’ve written, then it’s about me.
Stephen Hough