Quotation Explorer - 'Chain'

Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise! - Alexander Pope
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
My daddy has a chain five miles long, on each link a heart for a lover he has lost. - Dolly Parton
Okay, now I know your yanking my chain. Pigs will fly before Blake would ask for our help." Rhoan"Better start ducking those flying piggies then, bro, because I'm totally serious." Riley - Keri Arthur
The more you try, so desperately, to prove a point to get someone's approval, the more fleeting that approval might be, causing a chain of depreciation of self-esteem. Sometimes, all you need do is truly love yourself and get only the approval and acceptance of the inner self. - Ufuoma Apoki
Women are going to form a chain, a greater sisterhood than the world has ever known. - Nellie L. McClung
[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. - Thomas Dekker
We are not free, separate, and independent entities, but like links in a chain, and we could not by any means be what we are without those who went before us and showed us the way. - Thomas Mann
And at the closing of the dayShe loosed the chain, and down she lay;The broad stream bore her far away,The Lady of Shallot. - Alfred Tennyson
It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. - Hunter S. Thompson
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day. - Charles Dickens
No self is of itself alone. It has a long chain of intellectual ancestors. The "I" is chained to ancestry by many factors… This is not mere allegory, but an eternal memory. - Erwin Schrödinger
Let me tell you a few things about regret, my darling. There is no end to it. You cannot find the beginning of the chain that brought us from there to here. Should you regret the whole chain, and the air in between, or each link separately? - Janet Fitch
We are chained to the earth by a chain of gold, but we dare not sever it; for fear of what lies beyond the drop. - Ciel Phantomhive
Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. - Karl Marx
Asking storytellers to be genuine is like, asking a chain smoker to quit smoking . Habit of lying isn't easy to fix. Pretend as believing is like selling cigarettes. What else we could do, if we want them to be in our lives... - Heshan Udunuwara
Oft in the stilly night,Ere Slumber's chain has bound me,Fond memory brings the lightOf other days around me; The smiles, the tears, Of boyhood years,The words of love then spoken; The eyes that shown Now dimmed and gone,The cheerful hearts now broken.(from When the Splendor Falls by Laurie McBain) - Thomas Moore
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. - Robert Burton
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around you own.
The particular human chain we're part of is central to our individual identity. - Elizabeth Stone
Art builds upon art, builds upon art...nothing is purely original. We're all inspired by something...or someone. It's a never-ending chain of ideas...and it's magical. - Shannon Taylor Hodnett
True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past. - Seth Brown
Having confidence in yourself breaks the chain of doubt - Marcelle Hinkson
Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. - Sir Winston Churchill
I’m more than this kinesthetic intelligence of us trapped in this great chain of being that belongs to all of us. - Marieta Maglas- Eschatological Regression
A chain grows weaker with each new link. - Marty Rubin
but there was nothing I could do to dim the supernovae exploding inside my brain, an endless chain of intra cranial firecrackers - John Green
When you hate something, you chain yourself to it. - Steve Maraboli
The tags' chain stirs with the wind; and I sleepPaid, dead, and a soldier. Who fights for his own lifeLoses, loses: I have killed for my world, and am free. - Randall Jarrell
Hope can be imagined as a domino effect, a chain reaction, each increment making the next increase more feasible... There are moments of fear and doubt that can deflate it. - Jerome Groopman
Sisyphus, I. I cling to my rock, you don’t have to chain me. Stand back! I roll it up—up, up. And down we go. I knew that would happen. See, I’m on my feet again. See, I’m starting to roll it up again. Don’t try to talk me out of it. Nothing, nothing could tear me away from this rock. - Susan Sontag
Hope doesn't require a massive chain where heavy links of logic hold it together. A thin wire will do...just strong enough to get us through the night until the winds die down. - Charles R. Swindoll
The public is a ferocious beast -- one must either chain it up or flee from it. - Voltaire
Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm - it was gone.
I love you," she told him, and he knew that this was true, and she knew that he believed her; but when she said it she saw the chain around his ankle, a length of links that let him wander, but not far. She did not see the chain around her own ankle, because love is blind. - Sonya Hartnett
My mind is the pendant, creativity is the chain - Helen M. Ingram
Extinction is not an event, it is a chain reaction! - Vadhan
As the most powerful people in history, we have climbed to the top of the world food chain, so to speak. Facing not one single enemy or predator who poses to us any danger of consequence, we've found the only prey left: ourselves. - Gavin de Becker
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. - Mark Twain
When darkness falls and eyes stay shutA chain of voices opens up.Let wax not wane give breath to death.p.s. Shhh" -(Dead Beautiful) - Yvonne Woon
The Muse herself makes some men inspired, from whom a chain of other men is strung out who catch their own inspiration from theirs. - Plato
Karma can be seen as a curse or a gift a curse because it keeps us attached to this world and a gift because it creates links with our loved ones it’s like a chain that binds us all together. - Abdullah Fort
Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity. - Kahlil Gibran
You never know when one seemingly unrelated event may become the catalyst that sets off a chain of synchronistic events. Though you may not know for sure when something important will happen, you can always be ready to take action. - Andrea Goeglein
Matt was almost completely naked. A tattered loincloth and an ugly chain with a yellow diamond were his only apparel. - Priya Ardis
We're all on each other's food chain. All of us. It's an individual sport. Welcome to the meaning of individual. We're each deeply alone here. It's what we all have in common, this aloneness. - David Foster Wallace
Life is a chain of events; a journey. Tomorrow's opportunities are a reflection of today's decisions .The good thing is, tomorrow never ends. Every new day comes with a chance to secure tomorrow - Asuni LadyZeal
the cross had slipped back onto my chest. I unclasped it and after wrapping the chain around the metal, tucked it into my bra - A&E Kirk
Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link, into the great chain of order.
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