Tightly Quotes

Tightly Quotes by Herb Caen, Emma Willis, Theodore Sturgeon, Arthur Smith, Debra Granik, Peter L. Berger and many others.

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The world of Manhattan is small and tightly knit, and the man on top retains a certain humility. He knows how far and fast he can fall by looking at the guy across the street. The view from the $250,000 apartment covers a lot of ground, most of it condemned.
Herb Caen
While I was living in New York a friend and I flew to Miami and travelled through a storm. I could see lightning strikes through the window. I grabbed my friend’s hand tightly and kept repeating: ‘We’re going to die! We’re going to die!’ Thank goodness he was there as I don’t know what I’d have done if I was on my own.
Emma Willis
I’ve always written very tightly, and there’s a good reason for that. There’s no point in using words that you’re not going to apply.
Theodore Sturgeon
My sister-in-law believes that few narratives are so tightly constructed that you can’t skip boring bits and still keep abreast of what’s going on.
Arthur Smith
It’s risky to show poor Americans. People see it as a downer. But I really wanted to make a tightly wound piece of storytelling that also happened to explode the myth of American affluence.
Debra Granik
Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore’s, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy.
Peter L. Berger
In Cleveland, I’m so fortunate that we’re surrounded by farms with an endless variety of beautiful vegetables. For me, I always eat very tightly with the season, even if the season is only six weeks.
Michael Symon
Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.
Milan Kundera
‘Big Bang’ is very tightly scripted. Because we shoot in front of a live audience, it’s basically like doing a filmed piece of theatre, really.
Melissa Rauch
Tokyo – still – offers the most tightly integrated infrastructure, where smooth, technology-driven experiences take place when engaging in everyday actions, such as verifying personal identity, paying for goods, and buying tickets.
Jan Chipchase
‘The Assassins’ Gate’ is a very tightly controlled story of the ideas that led to the war and the consequences of those ideas in Iraq, and there is no doubt about where it is going and what kind of groundwork is being laid.
George Packer
It was never easy, but I always tried my best and kept complaints out of my heart by holding tightly onto the hope that one day, I would read and write.
Ger Duany
When I opened my first shop, city gents were still carrying tightly furled umbrellas and wearing bowler hats. It was into this world that I launched my new ideas about fashion.
Mary Quant
God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle – or instruction.
Harold Brodkey
Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the people’s body.
Georg Buchner
Everyone’s different, but I think the snug feel is definitely popular on tour. A lot of guys like to feel like they are held tightly in their shoe. That feeling helps you move around the court quicker.
Jack Sock
Garry Shandling’s stand-up specials were masterpieces of tightly crafted stories that delivered both hard jokes and hard truths. He was neurotic and self-deprecating, and his observations on life cut deep.
Nell Scovell
You have to keep your sanity as well as know how to distance yourself from it while still holding onto the reins tightly. That is a very difficult thing to do, but I’m learning.
Diahann Carroll
Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic, and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth?
Mark Bittman
Life clearly does more than adapt to the Earth. It changes the Earth to its own purposes. Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.
James Lovelock
I never got close to the creative in AWA; not only was I not close to it, I wasn’t allowed to be in a room close to it when they were talking about creative. That is how tightly held Verne Gagne believed in kayfabing people who he didn’t believe needed to be in the process.
Eric Bischoff
It’s a very unnatural environment to be in, up on a stage. So you put up defenses to hide. Like looking at the ground with your hair in your eyes, or being tightly wound and quite aggressive and uncooperative, as I used to do.
Alex Turner
The world needs yoga. This stuff is powerful and intense. It has the power to harm when held tightly, studied without practice, and posed rigidly. Done right, it also has the ability to heal and cure.
Tara Stiles
In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
Arthur Erickson
I live in jeans, mainly Wrangler and Nudie. I like them as dark blue as they’ll go and tightly woven.
Jason Flemyng
In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn’t tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California.
Saul Bellow
What makes our product work is the way we’re tightly focused on messaging and being an SMS replacement.
Jan Koum
Tightly embracing guitar effects and tape loops, Mission of Burma made sound an important commodity in rock ‘n’ roll, and its members carried that tradition into their first album after a 19-year hiatus, 2004’s ‘ONoffON.’
Anthony Fantano
I think that if you grind your spices and keep them in small batches, you can use them in endless ways. The key thing is to have a spice mill or a coffee grinder, and to keep your spices cold and in tightly lidded boxes.
Marcus Samuelsson
You have to be down here in the States to realize just how tightly controlled the corporate media is and how much they practise Soviet-style censorship through creative omission.
Jello Biafra
Every album we’ve done is tightly linked with our lives.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Coming out of university, one of my obsessions was that in the novels I was reading, they seemed to be portraying a world that had a social fabric. People knew each other in ‘War and Peace.’ They went to all the same balls. These were societies with tightly wound, woven, social textures.
Whit Stillman
The resistance to praying is like the resistance of tightly clenched fists. This image shows a tension, a desire to cling tightly to yourself, a greediness which betrays fear.
Henri Nouwen
I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.
Tommy Lasorda
With those people, I’m very far apart, because I believe that government access to communications and stored records is valuable when done under tightly controlled conditions which protect legitimate privacy interests.
Dorothy Denning
Clothes should fit comfortably – not too tightly – so that you have space to move in and think freely.
Issey Miyake
Once the tentacles of redistributionism wrap themselves tightly around every part of the economy – and around our psyches – they can never be unwound.
Monica Crowley
Part of the mystique of shows like ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is the idea that they begin with a couple of plot lines, and then a bunch of geniuses improvise dialogue. It’s not quite that unstructured and loose. It makes for a good urban myth, but everything’s a little more tightly scripted and programmed than that.
Alan Thicke
She bowed her head, clasping her hands tightly before her upon the arm of his chair, for her heart yearned towards him, yet could not reach him, and it made her throat ache with unhappiness to meet that look of his that rested on her face without seeing it.
Georgette Heyer
Sometimes you’ll get a player who’s marking you tightly, and he’ll even apologise and say, ‘My coach told me to stick close to you and mark you. I know you’re a great player.’ But I tell him it’s fine and to do what he has to do.
Rivaldo
Despite outsiders being invited to write software, the iPhone thus remains tightly tethered to its vendor – the way that the Kindle is controlled by Amazon.
Jonathan Zittrain
Tuscan sausages are smaller than their American cousins, each one demarcated with a string, a graceful loop drawn tightly into a knot – looping and tightening, looping and tightening, a symmetrically floppy, aesthetically appealing rhythm.
Bill Buford
All around the world, there is corruption, tribalism and division, as many find it easier to pick on those that are different, which is why we need to hold tightly to the good in this world.
Ger Duany
Repression in the human psyche is tightly bundled. When it has been pulled out of the sprung package so often it is perhaps difficult to push it back in the box.
Graham Joyce
I use those medical gloves that fit very tightly and are disposable for all chopping – peppers, onions, garlic, etc. Very Lady Macbeth, I think.
Nora Ephron
Dickens’s final book, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood,’ forms the jumping-off point for my new novel, ‘The Last Dickens’. This last work by Dickens has very little social commentary and a pretty tightly efficient storyline and cast of characters. Not necessarily what we think of when we think what characterizes Dickens.
Matthew Pearl
I wasn’t weaned on the web nor coddled on a computer. Instead, I grew up in a highly centralized world where news and information were tightly controlled by a few editors, who deemed to tell us what we could and should know. My two young daughters, on the other hand, will be digital natives.
Rupert Murdoch
I try to say to myself, this is the season that the Lord has you here. Don’t hold too tightly to it because you don’t know what other adventures or things are coming down the line and I just try to be open to what the Lord may have next.
Shannon Bream
I’m learning not to hold on so tightly to my solitude. It’s not an economical way to work. A driver would call it ‘white-knuckling.’ If you’re holding on to the wheel so tightly, it’s gonna lock up your driving. Releasing myself from trying to control everything has been part of growing up.
Ben Foster
The world is changing. Networks without a specific branding strategy will be killed. I envision a world of highly niched services and tightly run companies without room for all the overhead the established networks carry.
Barry Diller
Traditionally, skaters tend to tie their skates very tightly. I tend to just tie my foot down, then in the ankle area, I tend to keep it loose. It gives me better mobility. But also, you’re relying on your own strength as opposed to resting on the boot.
Patrick Chan
I would rather read a poorly structured story that has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches.
Douglas Wood