Quotation Explorer - 'Ball'

According to the science writer Philip Ball, when it was pointed out to musicologist Deryck Cookethat Slavic and much Spanish music use minor keys for happy music, he claimed that their liveswere so hard that they didn’t really know what happiness was anyway. - David Byrne
Finn?Yeah?Remember how you said the ball was in my court?He pressed his forehead to hers for a beat, like he was working on control. She knew she should be as well but she didn’t want him to leave, didn’t want to be alone in this. Don’t go, she whispered softly. - Jill Shalvis
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base. - Dave Barry
Her gaze traveled across the western sky that was dotted with clouds and was held by the wintry looking sun, so pure, so lovely, and so impossible to touch. Sheila felt that that was how her love was - Out of reach, unquestionably warm, and as certain as the celestial ball. - Shampa Sharma
Life is like a ball, sometimes throwing sometimes hooped… - Maria Herliana
In hard times nothing is visible life seems to beat you down, with courage hit the problems ball will be in your court. - Kishore Bansal
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff. - Steven Moffat
...he is constantly reminding me that real magic doesn't come from achieving the perfect appearance, from being Cinderella at the ball with both glass slippers and a killer hairstyle. The real magic is in the pumpkin, in the mice, in the moonlight; not beyond ordinary life, but within it. - Martha N. Beck
Tennis taught me so many lessons in life. One of the things it taught me is that every ball that comes to me, I have to make a decision. I have to accept responsibility for the consequences every time I hit a ball. - Billie Jean King
The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice. - Lady Gaga
Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill- designed for the purpose.
Tennis taught me to take chances, to take life as it comes. To hit every ball that comes to me no matter how hard it looks, to give it my best shot. - Thisuri Wanniarachchi
Whatever unspeakable act done to you, write it down, read it, then ball up the paper & sling it hard into the wall. Expunge it from your soul - Ace Antonio Hall
Is it just me or am I the only person that didn't receive an invitation to the Grand Ball so many call life? - Stanley Victor Paskavich
I am not a star. A star is nothing more than a ball of gas.
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base. - Dave Barry
When you have lived your life under such dominant image-leadership, its pressures put a certain invisible English on the cue ball of your development: It influences all of your ideas about who you should be, all the ways in which you become yourself. - Cintra Wilson
The torturer was wheeling around the room, shrieking, holding his impaled hand, which had a pen sticking out of it. The guard by the door was in paroxysms of laughter. Frey had crumpled the confession into a ball and was trying to get it into his mouth to eat it, but couldn't quote reach. - Chris Wooding
You ball up your fist each time you hear about an unfound injustice in the world. That makes me your brother. - Darnell Lamont Walker
When you control the ball, you control the score.
Nicole can do anything that involves a ball and whistle. - Laurie Halse Anderson
Crystal ball and candle light, I want your dance tonight. Show me the power of love as we stand together in the middle of the night. - Santosh Kalwar
Even if you are having a nightmare day during which nothing will go right, never cease looking for the ball. In the end everything will come right, for football is a game that rewards those who show courage. - Duncan Edwards
Eldest taught me about ancient religions that worshiped the sun. I never understood why- it's just a ball of light and heat. But if the sun of Sol-Earth swirls in colors and lights like that girl's hair, well, I can see why the ancients would worship that. - Beth Revis
When life throws you curve balls, become a curve ball hitter. - C.L. Swinney
Lady Astor was also said to have responded to a question from Churchill about what disguise he should wear to a masquerade ball by saying, "Why don't you come sober, Prime Minister?"(Reported exchange with Winston Churchill) - Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor
while you play bowling with one ball you will be late because untill come in that ball it's need time so you need more than one ball in order to defeat the whole army . - Ragir saeed
Either you're going to shoot us or you're not. The ball always lands on red or black, never both. - V. Alexander
And one fine day the goddess of the wind kisses the foot of man, that mistreated, scorned foot, and from that kiss the soccer idol is born. He is born in a straw crib in a tin-roofed shack and he enters the world clinging to a ball. - Eduardo Galeano
Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - Ezra Pound
Liberty is only possible on the condition of regularity. We cannot be free and play the game of life without abiding to the rules, but the rules have to be adapted constantly in line with our experiences and the events we encounter. ( If he doesn't play ball ) - Erik Pevernagie
When things get unbearable, I wrap myself into a tight ball and shut my eyes. Every muscle in my body is tense. I open my eyes and I'm still where I was when I closed them to escape. Nothing's changed. - Elizabeth Wurtzel
Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around the bases. - John W. Raper
It is not Atlas who carries the world on his shoulders, but woman; and sometimes she plays with it as with a ball. - Henryk Sienkiewicz
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - Ezra Pound
Don’t beat yourself up, son. I’m sure there is a culture on this spinning ball of dirt where you can be pretty. If not, do rock ‘n roll, or practice words. That shit’s pretty as well. - R.X. Bird
Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
I went to watch the Buzkasgu game taking place on a series of fields - some fallow, some plowed and planted- just to the east of the empty Buddha niches. Buzkashi is a form of polo played with a dead goat instead of a ball. - Rory Stewart
The ball laughs, radiant, in the air. He brings her down, puts her to sleep, showers her with compliments, dances with her, and seeing such things never before seen his admirers pity their unborn grandchildren who will never see them. - Eduardo Galeano
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