Crouch, swivel, tug, pull and plop.1987 Advice on how to seat oneself at a picnic while wearing a mini-skirt. In the NewYork Times,17 Jul.
His chutzpah and his imagination in the scams and stings he pulled off were so imaginative and so courageous. Amazing. I loved the fact that he could pull off all of those professions. In a way, he's sort of the anti-hero that you root for, even though you know he's going to have to pay a price and go to jailfrank abagnale: Steven Spielberg. on the set of the movie 'Catch Me if You Can'
If Ali says a mosquito can pull a plow, don't ask how. Hitch him up.muhammad ali: As quoted in "Muhammad Ali" by George Plimpton in "The TIME 100" in TIME (14 June 1999)
Let’s all pull together and make these United States the grandest place in this whole country. I see a vision. A glorious vision. A united people, marching forward shoulder to shoulder, giving their all for the common good, working while I whistle.gracie allen: Ch. 5 : Issues and how to pick them
A work will be treated as art within a certain circle – that is, within the circle of let’s say ten thousand people. There are about ten thousand in the world today who are prepared to take it on face value if you present anything to them as art, they deal with it straight on as art and tell you whether it stimulates them, moves them, or not. Some of them might even buy it.. Anyway, it seems to me that within that ring of ten thousand, fortunately, that sincerity issue (the issue, is something art or not, ed.) is over. The reason why that issue failed is that it became obvious no one would live a life of art, a life of poverty, just to pull somebody’s legs. In other words, there were compensating sacrifices for what people did.carl andre: p. 18 (Artists talks 1969 – 1977)
Vietnam is the dead albatross around Johnson's neck that may pull him down.thomas a. bailey: As quoted in The New York Times (November 6, 1966)
Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I'd practice in front of the mirror and I'd ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.tyra banks: Lynn Hirschberg (June 1, 2008) "Banksable", The New York Times, The New York Times Company.
In almost every act of our lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons [...] who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.edward berays: p. 37–38 (Propaganda (1928))
'Cause phony faggots I froze, it's a fact, I flip fast on foes with fabulous fantastic flows L is the rebel type, I'm rough as a metal pipe, fuck a Benz 'cause I can pull skins on a pedal bike I pack a gat, not a slingshot; step to this and get an ass whooping like Rodney King got MCs be bragging about cash they collect, but them chumps are like Ray Charles cause they ain't seen no money yetbig l: "Represent", Showbiz & A.G., Runaway Slave (1992)
"These carwreck conversations always seem to end this way, with me knocked out on the gurney and you serenely pull away."ralston bowles: From the song "You Already Knew That" on the album Carwreck Conversations (2004)
I had to pull about twenty pieces of broken glass out of my hand using tweezers and antiseptic cream. I'm never going to have a game of arm wrestling with Michael Howard again.gyles brandreth: House of Commons, 9th July 1996, Hansard
If your wife gives you her heart, you must take it, thankfully, and use it well, and not pull it in pieces, and laugh in her face, because she cannot snatch it away.anne brontë: Helen to Arthur (Ch. XXIV : First Quarrel)
I'm looking forward to the game because I think it will be a great spectacle. [...] He's the type of guy that can pull a rabbit out of the hat every so often and I'll be watching out for that.phil brown: 28-Feb-2009
I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through.Looking into their eyes I see them running too.jackson browne: Running on Empty
"Sluts! Sluts! I fuck sluts! Sluts get fucked when I fuck sluts! No ifs, ands, and/or butts, I fuck sluts! I fuck sluts! Nice girls are nice, but no good for nut-sucking! They'll need a serene night to green light a butt-fucking, but that'll be easy with sleazy old slut fucking! Boo to the nice girls, praise he to slut fucking!I have a list. A list? Yes a list of all the sluts I've missed. I have not fucked or sucked these sluts and thus my nuts are fucking pissed! So when I fuck the lucky slut my nut removes her from the list; another dumb cum bucket struck from my nut-sucking, suck-it-slut, slut fucking bucket list. (aside to the audience, "Yes! You hear the influences. Chaucer, Keats!)Sluts can be white, black, brown, pink, or almond! They can be skinny with big tits or skinny with small ones! Sluts can be perky or preppy or posh with their brains and their clothes all shrunk from the wash! But some sluts are pretty and funny and smart...these sluts can lift all your thoughts from your dick to your heart. They can talk about science or music or art. They can put you together, or they can pull you apart. But don't trust these sluts. Don't...don't you dare. They'll force you to trust them and love them and care! And then they'll be gone and you'll be aware of the hole in your heart that that dumb slut left there."bo burnham: "I Fuck Sluts
As we walked homeward across the fields, the sun dropped and lay like a great golden globe in the low west. While it hung there, the moon rose in the east, as big as a cart-wheel, pale silver and streaked with rose colour, thin as a bubble or a ghost-moon. For five, perhaps ten minutes, the two luminaries confronted each other across the level land, resting on opposite edges of the world.In that singular light every little tree and shock of wheat, every sunflower stalk and clump of snow-on-the-mountain, drew itself up high and pointed; the very clods and furrows in the fields seemed to stand up sharply. I felt the old pull of the earth, the solemn magic that comes out of those fields at nightfall. I wished I could be a little boy again, and that my way could end there.willa cather: Book IV, Ch. 4
Sin, without strong restraints, would pull God from His throne, make the world the minion of its lusts, and all beings bow down and worship.richard cecil: p. 549. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Believe me, nurse, the difficulty of beginning will be nothing to the difficulty of knowing how to stop. At least that's the way it is with me when I have to make a speech. Someone's got to catch hold of my coat-tails and pull me down by main force.agatha christie: Dr Reilly (Murder in Mesopotamia (1936))
[T]he Jewish people were driven by their drunkenness and plumpness to the ultimate evil; they kicked about, they failed to accept the yoke of Christ, nor did they pull the plow of his teaching. Another prophet hinted at this when he said: "Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn heifer." … Although such beasts are unfit for work, they are fit for killing. And this is what happened to the Jews: while they were making themselves unfit for work, they grew fit for slaughter. This is why Christ said: "But as for these my enemies, who did not want me to be king over them, bring them here and slay them." (Luke 19:27)john chrysostom: Eight Homilies Against the Jews, Homily 1
You're a supplement, You're a salve,You're a bandage, pull it offI can quit you, cut it out.You're a patient, iron lung.st. vincent: YouTube video YouTube video
There are three things that they could conceivably do... They could replace me immediately and have somebody else play Dillon. I’m okay with that because I think Dillon needs a reboot. It would be interesting to see somebody else’s take on him. Two, they could kill him, which I would hope they wouldn’t do, just because I would like the opportunity to maybe come back. Depending how they did that, I’d have to go back and shoot that. It would give me a chance to say goodbye and the opportunity to try to pull it together and act well one last time. That would be really profound for me. Or three, they’d have Dillon leave town. I would be wholly and entirely complimented if the door stayed open. I know that’s a lot to ask of them and the door can’t stay open for long. That’s just the rules of the game.scott clifton: Responding to the end of his contract with General Hospital and the fate of his role, Dillon Quartermaine, as quoted in "Going Going... Gone" by Rosemary A. Rossi, for ABC Soaps in Depth.
Beneath a mask of selfish tranquility nothing exists except bitterness and boredom. I am one of those whom suffering has made empty and frivolous: each night in my dreams I pull the scab off a wound; each day, vacuous and habit-ridden, I help it re-form.cyril connolly: Part I: Ecce Gubernator (p. 6)
The attempt to revive styles that have existed in former ages, may for a time appear to be successful, but experience may now surely teach us its impossibility. I might put on a suit of Claude Lorraine's clothes and walk into the street, and the many who knew Claude but slightly would pull off their hats to me, but I should at last meet with some one, more intimately acquainted with him, who would expose me to the contempt I merited.It is thus in all the fine arts. A new Gothic building, or a new missal, is in reality little less absurd than a new ruin.john constable: Lecture, Literary and Scientific Institution, Hampstead, (25 July 1836), from notes taken by C.R. Leslie
When four rowers are in a boat, with their backs to the bow, their simple office is to pull the oars. The steersman's office is to look ahead and work the helm. The moment that the rower turns steersman, and tries to look over his shoulder or outpull his fellow oarsman, the boat loses headway. So you and I are placed with our backs to the future. In our hands are the oars of Christian endeavor. Let God steer the boat, and let us attend to the oars.theodore l. cuyler: P. 125. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Fame and fortune is a magnet.It can pull you far away from homeWith a dream in your heart you're never alone.Dreams turn into dust and blow awayAnd there you are without a friendHal David: Song Do You Know the Way to San Jose