A wise man cab pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe.
Of all of us, he was the best. He had a seventh sense for soccer. If there were 1,000 solutions, he would pick the 1001st.ferenc puskás
The Lennon-McCartney comparison was frequently made and that was an image that critics could relate to. But it wasn't something people in the street could pick up on the way they'll pick up on someone who's really good-looking.September 1983 interview with NME, reprinted in "NME Rock 'N' Roll Years 3" Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 384. CN 5585.
The man wants to stick his iron pick in the little basket, and I do not prevent him. I open the knapsack, and he sees nothing in it. And the food for the soul passes, candid and free , without paying tribute to the customs .juan ramón jiménez
“Screw up my life?” He stared a me for a second and then said, deadpan, “I’m a five-foot-three, thirty-seven-year-old, single, Jewish medical examiner who needs to pick up his lederhosen from the dry cleaners so that he can play in a one-man polka band at Oktoberfest tomorrow.” He pushed up his glasses with his forefinger, folded his arms, and said, “Do your worst.”jim butcher
Naked girls with the heads of Marx and Malraux prone and helpless in the glare of the headlights, tried to give them a little joie de vivre but maybe it didn’t take, their constant bickering and smallness, it’s like a stroke of lightning, the world reminds you of its power, tracheotomies right and left, I am spinning, my pretty child, don’t scratch, pick up your feet, the long nights, spent most of my time listening, this is a test of the system, this is only a test.Donald Barthelme
Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.Lewis Mumford
Golconda, from which Hyderabad sprang, had no recorded history until King Ganapati, the Kakatiya King, built a fort on the pick of the rocky mountains.Ababu Minda Yimene
A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket.john dennis
I think audiences come to hear older musicians like me just to see if we can pick up a horn without falling over.1989 Crazeology: The Autobiography of a Chicago Jazzman (as told to Robert Wolf), ch.9.
My pants are not as tight any more, I don't open my shirt so far and I don't pick up the underwear.2004 On getting older. Quoted in Mojo, May.
You just pick a chord, go twang, and you've got music.1976 In The Sun.
Up rode the Duke on a loverly white 'orse,To find out the cause of the bother,He looked at the musket and then at Old Sam,And he talked to Old Sam like a brother'Sam, Sam, pick oop tha' musket'The Duke said as quiet as could be,'Sam, Sam pick oop tha' musket,Coom on lad, just to please me'Alright Duke,' said Old Sam, 'just for thee I'll oblige,And to show thee I meant no offence',So Sam picked it up, 'Gradely, lad' said the Duke,'Right-o boys... let battle commence.'stanley holloway
Because of my job, I learned to be confident a little earlier than most. People pick you apart when you're in the public eye - you're wearing the wrong shoes or you have ugly nail polish on or they're wondering if you got your boobs done - so you have to be a strong person right away.heidi klum
Ever since Sir Isaac Newton's times, scientists have worked in the same sort of way: They show a great respect for experiment and observation, They don't cherry pick data, They take a skeptical approach to what they do. And then scientists work together to get a consensus as to what should be believed And that generates very reliable knowledge and that reliable knowledge drives innovationpaul nurse
If I had to pick one tribe to go back and live with permanently — and I hate doing this, it’s not a contest — it would be the people of Anuta, in the South Pacific. It’s got white beaches, blue seas, good food and gentle, friendly people who have a wonderful philosophy of sharing. And it’s warm.bruce parry
“I always play with everybody,” said Honoré. “It is my vocation. God put me on the earth to do with people what cats do to mice. Play with them, chew the last bit of life out of them, them pick them up in my mouth and drop them on people’s doorsteps. That is the business of literature.”orson scott card
Great writers arrive among us like new diseases – threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.craig raine
I divined and chose a distant place to dwell T'ien T'ai: what more is there to say? Monkeys cry where valley mists are cold My grass gate blends with the color of the crags I pick leaves to thatch a hut among the pines Scoop out a pond and lead a runnel from the spring By now I am used to doing without the world Picking ferns I pass the years that are leftCold Mountain: 100 Poems by the T'ang Poet Han-shan (1970), tr. Burton Watson, Columbia University Press, ISBN 0-231-03450-4
I've never understood how God could expect his creatures to pick the one true religion by faith it strikes me as a sloppy way to run a universe.Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), said by Jubal Harshaw.
They stoop to pick up golden apples dropped from the tree of industry, and to barter truth , love , and honour for traffic in wool, beetroot-sugar, and potato spirits.Karl Marx, in The Communist Manifesto in Plain and Simple English, BookCaps Study Guides, 2012, p.93
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