Quotation Explorer - 'Couldn'

....With pulleys and ropes and time to plan one could move anything. Now that she thought of it, why couldn’t anyone do anything he or she wished, given the tools and the time. - Walker Percy
Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do. - Robert Henri
And finally, I've always drawn a great deal of moral comfort from Humpty Dumpty. The part I like the best? 'All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again.' That's because there is no Humpty Dumpty, and there is no God. None, not one, no God, never was. - George Carlin
They copied all they could follow but they couldn't copy my mind so I left them sweating and stealing a year and a half behind. - Rudyard Kipling
The war was about vanity, he said. It was about old men who couldn't look in the mirror anymore and so they sent the young out to die. Was was a get-together of the vain. They wanted it simple--hate your enemy, know nothing of him. - Mccann Colum
In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn't budge a log, they didn't try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn't be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers.
Thought I couldn't live without youIt's gonna hurt when it heals tooEven though I really love youI'm gonna smile cause I deserve toQuickly I'm learning to love againAll I know is I'mma be ok - Leona Lewis
I couldn’t love you for who you are because you showed me who you truly wanted to be, and I loved her more. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~ - Sharon O'Brien
I couldn't do no yodelin', so I turned to howlin'. And it's done me just fine. - Howlin' Wolf
At first, writing for The New Yorker was very scary to me. I couldn't imagine anything that I would write in that typeface. - David Sedaris
There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads--they couldn't be fair if they tried. - Harper Lee
I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder. - Steven Wright
I couldn't believe it had taken me all these years to see this side of him. He tucked himself inside a shell, shutting himself away from others here because the palace had trapped him. Behind the books and the snippy remarks there was a curious, engaging, and sometimes very charming person. - Keira Cass
Your mind couldn't rest like the other little boys. You looked around and you saw the blanket of fear covered the whole country. - Euginia Herlihy
She was dull, unattractive, couldn't tell the time, count money or tie her own shoe laces... But I loved her - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons - Adrienne Rich
I wanted to believe and I tried my damndest to believe in the rainbow that I tried to get over and couldn't. So what? Lots of people can't... - Judy Garland
My father moved out a week later. I hugged him at our front door and couldn't bear to watch him leave with so much luggage. - Alison Espach
But she couldn't start this, because then it would end. Stories like this always ended. She couldn't take this pleasure, because she would spend the rest of her life missing it, hurting from it. - Sarah Addison Allen
I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years. - Ray Bradbury
Cunningham himself said in an interview in Poz that he couldn’t help noticing that as soon as he wrote a novel without a blowjob, they gave him the Pulitzer Prize. - Christopher Bram
I couldn’t wait for success so I went ahead without it. - Jonathan Winters
Sometimes life ask you a question, but you couldn't find answer in any book. You have to create answer yourself. - Salman Mansuri
I could crawl inside the lyrics and know each note intimately. They would claw at my soul, until I could no longer fight the emotions that took me to a place I couldn't experience. But, it was the possibility that made every verse a heart filled prediction and every beat a direction to follow. - Shannon L. Alder
This is my sin for giving in to my own weaknesses. My heart just couldn't keep up with the gigantic gap between dreams and reality. -Jellal Fernandes - Hiro Mashima
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
I understood that it was time to quit postponing the embracing of my own potential. There was nothing more I needed to do to be worthy enough and any other excuse I could muster to explain why I couldn’t step up right away was simply that… an excuse. - Janet Louise Stephenson
Her hands crept around his neck, tangling in his hair to keep him closer, even though she knew that beautiful boys with expiration dates couldn't be held, only borrowed for a time. - Martina Boone
That anybody white could take your whole self for anything that came to mind. Not just work, kill, or maim you, but dirty you so bad you forgot who you were and couldn't think it up. And though she and others lived through and got over it, she could never let it happen to her own. - Toni Morrison
The thought of youbeing with someone else isliterally killing me.And you couldn’t care less. BecauseI am just one of the writhing bodiesthat ruined your bed sheets. - Sade Andria Zabala
Anything that feels good couldn't possibly be bad. - Angelina Jolie
If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We couldn't even eat hash with safety. - Josh Billings
Some things just couldn't be protectd from storms. Some things simply needed to be broken off...Once old thing were broken off, amazingly beautiful thing could grow in their place. - Denise Hildreth Jones
I won't forget when I couldn't go to bed with the lights offWhen I heard that voice call me in for the nightI remember when love was just a word and not a fightAll I had to worry about were broken bones and being left alone - Real Friends
Even a poor translator couldn't kill a style that moves with such narrative clarity. - William Zinsser
I knew I was different. I thought that I might be gay or something because I couldn't identify with any of the guys at all. None of them liked art or music. They just wanted to fight and get laid. It was many years ago but it gave me this real hatred for the average American macho male. - Kurt Cobain
How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger? - Virginia Woolf
Little Joe was still behind him. Eli could feel it. He wanted to look back, but he couldn’t. The tears were too close. If he were Fancy, he’d turn around and kick and buck and moo and do just about anything to keep his calf near. But Eli wasn’t Fancy; he was a farmer. - Sandra Neil Wallace
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. - Kin Hubbard
They say that dreams are only real as long as they last. Couldn't you say the same thing about life? - Richard Linklater, Waking Life
...they needed someone to explain, to spin, the parts of the tale that couldn't be suppressed. Someone reputable and educated. Someone brilliant yet absolutely committed to the faith. Someone like my father. - Martha N. Beck
Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game. - Bob Dylan
There's an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there's an evolutionary imperative why we don't give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn't function. - David Foster
I am completely opposed to the British National Party; I couldn't possibly support people who find fluorescent yellow flyers appealing. - Robert Clark
He looked out of the window to think, because without a window he couldn’t think. Or maybe it was the other way around: When there was a window, he automatically started to think. Then he wrote, When I grow up, I am going to be happy. - Guus Koijer
I couldn't resist him, his eyes were like yours, his hair was exactly the shade of brown.He's just not as tall, but I couldn't tell, it was dark and I was lying down. - Amy Winehouse
Memories were fine but you couldn't touch them, smell them or hold them. They were never exactly as the moment was, and they faded with time. - Cecelia Ahern
This guy and this guy and this guy… knew a lot of but couldn't find the words which could explain the "knowledge". - Deyth Banger
She didn’t need hope anymore because she knew the things you wanted weren’t necessarily the things that you needed. She knew that the things that were meant to be just happened. You couldn’t control them like she once thought. - Holly Hood
If they couldn't stopped you from dreaming it, they can neither stop you from living it. DREAM, BELIEVE AND LIVE it. - Antwi Isaac - BORN2WIN.
I started writing a story twenty years ago..yet remain unfinished until this time..'.couldn't not think how I end this story because it covers entirely pain, grief, and sorrow... If one story like this, how should it end...? - J.B. AC
I tried to think outside the box but couldn't open the lid. - Alan Dapre
The only thing I’ve loved is nothing at all. The only thing I’ve desired is what I couldn’t even imagine. All I asked of life is that it go on by without my feeling it. All I demanded of love is that it never stop being a distant dream. - Fernando Pessoa
The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. - Jay Leno
I had to learn to live without you and I couldn't make sense of it, because I left so much of me inside of you. - Robert M. Drake
You’re repulsive, Mike.Huh?I said, you’re impulsive. Such a fun, impulsive guy. When Leah looked into her date’s little eyes, she couldn’t help picturing Mavis Fletcher’s prize sow Gertie in a two-thousand-dollar silk suit and a gold Tag Heuer watch. - Pamela Burford, Snowed
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for. - Georgia O'Keeffe
If using 'was' could be deemed gramatically, or atleast emotionally correct, in the sense that it could relate to something that you actually couldn't do in the past, but want to do right now, then i wanna say, I was sorry, for everything... - Allwyn Jose
Life was mostly made up of things you couldn't control, full of surprises, and they weren't always good. Life wasn't what you made it. You were what life made you. - Sara Zarr
Hurricanes couldn’t remove you from my mind. You’re my world and I’m incapable of not loving you. - Billie-Jo Williams
Maybe I did hurt him, but I don’t think I could have hurt him much. He was one of the best-protected human beings who ever lives. People couldn’t get at him because he just wasn’t interested in people. - Kurt Vonnegut
You can't kick me down, I'm already on the ground. No, you can't, but you couldn't catch me anyhow.Blue skies, but the sun isn't comming out, no. Today, it is like I'm under a heavy cloud." (Runaway) - Avril Lavigne
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous. - Robert Benchley
I am always doing what I thought I couldn't do, because I might learn something. Henri Marcel - Marriage a Journey and A Dog - Brenda H Sedgwick
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. - Henry Ford
I couldn't tell fact from fiction, Or if the dream was true My only sure prediction In this world was you. I'd touch your features inchly. Beard love and dared the cost, The sented spiel reeled me unreal And I found my senses lost. - Maya Angelou
Sorry... my mind was wandering... one time it went all the way to Venus and ordered a meal I couldn’t pay for. - Steven Wright
You were on the other side of the world, but I often woke with the scent of you surrounding me. I ached for you, Kells. No matter how much Kishan thrashed me, it couldn’t diminish the pain of losing you. I’d dream of you and reach out to touch you, but you were always just out of reach. - Colleen Houck
I Couldn't Look Straight In HER Eyes As I Already Know SHE Can Read My Eyes Without Reading My Lips.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
I couldn't imagine my life without getting to know God. He knows me, He created me. He should be known. - Robin Caldwell
How could children have spotted what everyone else couldn’t? Because we haven’t killed off our imaginations, Aedan mumbled behind a wrapping of arms and knees. - Jonathan Renshaw
He never wanted to see that look of disppointment in her eyes again, yet he couldn't allow himself to be crushed under his own yearning. - Frank Lee
Jess couldn't stop spitting out words, because they were words like blades to hurt, and if she swallowed them, she'd be scraped hollow. - Helen Oyeyemi
I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse. - Brendan Behan
If a man could make the earth heaven to get you, could also make it hell for you if he couldn't get you. - M.F. Moonzajer
My dreams couldn't defeat me! - Kierra C.T. Banks
She is made up of depths even the ocean couldn't fathom. - Jessica Katoff
Genetic engineering was messy. To force a sequence of foreign DNA into a plant, you couldn’t just snip the desired gene from the bacteria and sew it on to the plant’s DNA sequence like an old woman working on a quilt. - Kenneth Eade
I should have known he’d be trouble as soon as he walked into my workshop, but I couldn’t have known he’d be the death of me. - Pippa DaCosta
Strangers were a fairytale full of possibilities not yet corrupted by reality while caregivers were the reality and everything that couldn't be counted upon. - Donna Lynn Hope
What if...the doctors couldn't find anything wrong? What if I was over-exaggerating the pain, weakness, and weird sensations? - Jennifer Starzec
Their friendship had made them so thankful for all they still had that they couldn't be sad for what they had lost. - Jeremy D. Shapiro
I am nothing.I'll never be anything.I couldn't want to be something.Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams in the world. - Fernando Pessoa
People only get married when they've no other option, out of panic or desperation or so as not to lose someone they couldn't bear to lose. It's always the most conventional things that contain the largest measure of madness. - Javier Marías
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. - Jimmy Buffett
The moment of realization is: When what you thought you couldn't be without, becomes a part of the past, rather than the start of the future. - Melody Carstairs
If we couldn't laugh at things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life. - Bill Watterson
Some pieces couldn't be glued back together. Some people weren't for fixing. Sometimes, the only thing to do was burn the whole fucking world down and start again. - Abigail Haas
I wanted to figure out why I was so busy, but I couldn't find the time to do it. - Todd Stocker
They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist-----
They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
I couldn't possibly have sex with someone with such a slender grasp on grammar! - Russell Brand
Never fails. Every new book I write seems impossible, writes like I'm typing from dictation, edits like I didn't write it, and finishes like I couldn't possibly have written it. - Kris Rafferty
As a kid. I insisted I could see what I couldn't. And my lone hope was my belief that what I couldn't see still existed somewhere. And I now feel like throwing that past away and taking one step foward. ..But I really don't know where I'm now headed, and that makes me anxious. - Filipus Liandy Ciptan
You kids today have it easy. When I was a kid everything was HUGE. My dad was nearly four times bigger than me. You couldn't even see the tops of counters.... Then gradually everything became smaller until it was the manageable size it is today.
I resented the idea of being talented. I couldn’t respect it in my experience, no one else did. Being called talented at school had only made me a target for resentment. I wanted to work. Work, I could honor. - Alexander Chee
I am always doing what I thought I couldn't do, because I might learn something. Henri Marcel - French Artist in Marriage, A Journey and A Dog. - Brenda H Sedgwick
I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. - Phyllis Diller
I knelt in front of life, folded my hands and prayed for some more time; there couldn't be any. My heart bled and so did my tearful eyes.Time, they say, flies, but I saw it slowly passing by taking each of my tardy breaths with it as it walked out of my life... - Sanhita Baruah
There once was a young man from Lyme Who couldn't get his limericks to rhyme When asked "Why not?" It was said that he thought They were probably too long and badly structured and not at all very funny. - Anonymous
and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart. - Jodi Picoult
Then there was LSD, which was supposed to make you think you could fly. I remember it made you think you couldn't stand up, and mostly it was right.
Couldn't I for once have you and the work at the same time? - Sigmund Freud
A bird does not give up flying today because it couldn't find any worms yesterday. - Matshona Dhliwayo
As I rolled over, stretching out, my only thought was to go back to the dream I'd been having, which I couldn't remember, other than that it had been good, in that distant, hopeful way unreal things can be. - Sarah Dessen
Poetry has saved me on occasions when people couldn't. - Sanober Khan
I couldn't loose somebody else like that, without even the chance to say good-bye. Not again. Not her. - Stacey Kade
I couldn’t have dreamed you into existence because I didn’t even know I needed you. You must have been sent to me. - Kamand Kojouri
People want to spend time together and I just couldn't pretend that I wanted to do that. But now I do get it. [..] Though I still don’t do that. - Laura Marling
We could all do with a bit more joy in our lives couldn't we? The wonderful thing is that when we start spreading joy, we begin to actually experience more joy in our lives too! - Steve Goodier
What befalls me couldn’t have missed me, and what misses me could not have befallen me. - Alexandra Burt
The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being. - Martha Beck
I just needed time alone with my own thoughtsGot treasures in my mind but couldn’t open up my own vault - Kanye West
Emily swore and he was impressed; he'd never thought to string cocksuckingsonofabitch together in one sentence. He couldn't help himself; the snort of laughter escaped before he could hold it in. - C.H. Admirand
If we weren't all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting we couldn't endure it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility. - Lois McMaster Bujold
When I couldn't speak I was not drawn into silence, silence captured me. - Thomas Harris
If there so many hurdles in your life to achieve something, you have to believe God firmly.Because He is creating a wonderful story to inspire people through you, that couldn't be done with a single stroke of success. - raja shakeel mushtaque
One of my chief regrets during my recent years in the theater is that I couldn't sit in the audience and watch me. - John Barrymore
[I]t would be a niceness that was enforced leniently, patiently and gracefully, with the sort of unflappable self-certainty [they] couldn't help displaying when all its statistics proved that it really was doing the right thing. - Iain M. Banks
Any flights would be taken business class, since Roger thought that the whole point of having money, if it had to be summed up in a single point, which it couldn't, but if you had to, the whole point of having a bit of money was not to have to fly scum class. - John Lanchester
When I go up there, which is my intention, the Big Judge will say to me, Where are your wounds? and if I say I haven’t any, he will say, Was there nothing to fight for? I couldn’t face that question. - Alan Paton
What would you do if you couldn't do what you want?'-"Something else. - Marty Rubin
The minutes felt as long as years and I couldn't be in the sort of time that didn't move, that instead stood still and all I could think of was being allowed to die, being allowed to cut the thread of time forever. - Linda Boström Knausgård
Fear is often bred of an imagination that couldn’t let something be what it actually was. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
She used to think alone was the answer. Alone would stop the whispers and the taunts. Alone couldn't get her into any more trouble. Alone meant not getting hurt. Now, she'd give anything to see another human being. To hear someone call her name - Kathryn Holmes
I couldn't sleep 5/23/2016 and 5/24/2016 the time between them the night which puts differences between the day and split them. - Deyth Banger
There are men with heart and soul that respect values and tradition then there are men with no heart that are manipulators and couldn't care less about values or tradition they both have friendly faces don't be fooled learn the difference by - Bonnie Zackson Koury
I couldn’t admit to any of the boys I hung out with that I wanted to fuck ’em, so my erotic life was in my imagination and in the body. - Christos Tsiolkas
Mary wasn't brilliant.She was a good woman who let her emotions guide her politics. She just couldn't help being for anybody who was agin something. - Murray Morgan
I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess. - H.P. Lovecraft
Everyone was born with thought and dream...after a lot of time they just gave up. The life went upon their waist, they couldn't handle it and they fail! - Deyth Banger
You can't be a good writer in the States anymore because to be a good one you have to have a country where you can be poor and still eat, and still make your living standard secondary to your writing. Thoreau himself couldn't do that in the States today. - Nelson Algren
Larry: She doesn't want to be happy.Dan: Everybody wants to be happy.Larry: Depressives don't. They want to be unhappy to confirm they're depressed. If they were happy they couldn't be depressed anymore. They'd have to go out into the world and live. Which can be depressing. - Patrick Marber
I walked in the dark forest at night...I couldn't see much further in the dark ,I heard the sound of the past, ..Memories Went back clear to me and Fear started hunting me, ..No Way To Escape , No Way To Stand Still... - Hamza wolf
I had tried to express myself, but couldn't do that because I was afraid that it will hurt someone. I never knew that not expressing myself hurt myself. - Nutan Bajracharya
‎"You shouldn't feel so bad about being afraid of so many things." "Why not?" "Because if you weren't afraid never ever, then you couldn't be brave never ever. - C. JoyBell C.
I soon had to admit that what I did by myself couldn't excite me, only what Lila touched became important. - Elena Ferrante
April and May were painful, lonely months for me because I couldn't talk to you. I never knew that spring could be so painful and lonely. Better to have three Februaries than a spring like this. - Haruki Murakami
So fast you couldn't realise it, from one face to another - that's called an actor. Then what happens??Victim a killer, victim a killer wow. One time be a part of a victim, other being a part of a killer - awesome just awesome. - Deyth Banger
Don’t swear at your past; you couldn’t existed without it! It is the only path to reach today and tomorrow! Remember that past is a great teacher who thought us all we know now! - Mehmet Murat ildan
So where'd you park the car, Max?''I don't know. I couldn't see over the wheel.''That's okay. I think I can smell it. - Steve Purcell
And if you couldn't be loved, the next best thing was to be let alone. - L.M. Montgomery
Still, he couldn’t reconcile with the way he felt every time their eyes met, a feeling he had never forgotten that resonated with his very being. - Jennifer Silverwood
Why couldn't my heart have picked him? Life would have been so much easier.""Because hearts are ornery, sneaky little bastards, designed to cause misery. They want what they want, and they don't give a damn about what would make life easier or harder for the heart's owner." Della snapped. - C.C. Hunter
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. - Galileo Galilei
We had a choice between Democrats who couldn't learn from the past and Republicans who couldn't stop living in it... - P.J. O'Rourke
I searched for my Beloved in the strangest of places, until the day I realized I couldn't take my eyes off Her. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
he captured my heart so profoundly, I couldn't even write the words to say. - Nikki Rowe
But he couldn’t risk taking the helmet off. It was the only thing saving him from the firing squad. He was no longer able to keep his thoughts silent. No longer able to squash his misgivings about what he had done. - TC Avey
Material wealth can be bad for your health.Because when you’re in the soil it’ll make your blood boil,that you couldn’t keep it all for your self. - Benny Bellamacina
I used to arch my back for boys who couldn’t even remember the color of my bedsheets.But you, however, made me turnover the arch on my mouth. - Sade Andria Zabala
If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.
I never wanted anything new; from the age of ten, I was convinced that you couldn't replace what was lost. I insisted on things on having to be found. - Cecelia Ahern
I found myself tumbling down a 2000-foot face and my senses were so reduced. I couldn’t hear anything. It was totally peaceful. I was totally calm. - Travis Rice
I couldn't find my cup of tea.So probably, I've been simply taking a sip from everyone else's cup. May be it shouldn't matter as long as there is tea to drink. Or should it? - Sanhita Baruah
At last started to play and she gestured to dance with me. As we slow danced I couldn’t tell what day or year it was. For all I know, Etta could have been singing it live. We danced like lovers do and as the song neared it’s melodic end, she whispered in my ear—I just got lost with you. - Kayko Tamaki
He wasn't sure he liked everything that was happening, but a lot of it was "cultural," apparently, and you couldn't object to that, so he didn't. "Cultural" sort of solved problems by explaining that they weren't really there. - Terry Pratchett
I didn't just voluntarily quit the relationship, did i? I slept and snore, didn't i? And couldn't even remember when you strolled away. - Michael Bassey Johnson
She couldn't tell exactly where the words came from. What mattered was that they reached her. They arrived and kneeled next to her bed. - Markus Zusak
I couldn't be better at ANYTHING until I got to know who I was. That is the beauty of answering the question, 'Who am I? - Divine K. Kpe, Educator, Social Entrepreneur, Corporate Writer, Speaker
Mother Teresa said that she couldn't imagine doing her work for more than thirty minutes without prayer. Do you and I have work that we can't imagine doing for thirty minutes without prayer? - Gary Haugen
And on the days I couldn't breathe, I learned to paint air. - Jenim Dibie
History engineered if the facts couldn't be generally accepted. - Toba Beta
A thought to ponder: If I couldn't use words to speak, what would my life be saying? - Evinda Lepins
I mean, you want the truth as you wanna hear it? I can't do that. You couldn't afford me. - Keith Moon
I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place. - Steven Wright
And who should have the money, indeed, if not your wives? They have everything to do with the money. What idea have you, but to waste it!""Women waste nothing--they couldn't if they tried," said Aaron Sisson. - D.H. Lawrence
Maybe I don't really want to know what's going on. Maybe I'd rather not know. Maybe I couldn't bear to know. The Fall was a fall from innocence to knowledge. - Margaret Atwood
He smiled, and suddenly she knew that his words were true. Everything would be all right. Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Tragedy couldn't coexist in a world with one of Colin's smiles. - Julia Quinn
Don’t ever feel bad that someone couldn’t give you all of their heart. Be grateful that you can take the least complicated part of their soul with you, wherever you go. This is more than some people will ever have. - Shannon L. Alder
Perseverance is everything. We all stumbled when we took our first steps yet we were running sooner than we realized, and then we couldn’t stay still. Why stay still now? - Rob Liano
I went down to the river,I set down on the bank.I tried to think but couldn't,So I jumped in and sank. - Langston Hughes
We couldn’t believe our luck, and for a little while it felt like we were on some big train rolling down a hill, and all we cared about was how great it felt to be going fast. - Meg Rosoff
I wish you couldn't figure me out, but you'd always want to know what I was about - Kate Nash
You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt. - Ed Meese
I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted. - Frederick Douglass
Sometimes, when I couldn’t afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month, I was forced to read by the light of the stories themselves. - Steve Stern
I tried to abandon my tenacity, but I just couldn't let it go. - Tim Fargo
Use everything you have to become what they said you couldn't - Kem Brown
Love is a bright blue sky.You can live under it, but love couldn't hide. - Debasish Mridha
He was beautiful and still is, we just couldn’t flow within the same constellation. - Dominic Riccitello
Then this is how you do it,’ and kissed her slowly, letting time fade away. And he couldn’t remember any other kiss that felt quite the same. - M.L Stedman
Oh, they knew it was something, but it couldn't be that -- not that. That was imagination, that was superstition, there was no such thing as that. And before science had caught up with the legend, the legend had swallowed science and everything. - Richard Matheson
By holding hands a couple can always say a lot of things they couldn’t have otherwise said in a public place. Among a million people, they can touch and tickle each other at their most intimate places: their hearts. - Love, Life, and Logic
Well, I would - if they realized that we - again if - if we led them back to that stalemate only because that our retaliatory power, our seconds, or strike at them after our first strike, would be so destructive that they couldn't afford it, that would hold them off. - Ronald Reagan
She had the power to change the world but she couldn't save the one she loved. - Robert M. Drake
I could feel a deep connection to Spirit in every glorious sunset and awesome wonder in every uncurling flower, but I couldn’t feel anything like that in the hollow words of men gone by. - Patricia Robin Woodruff, The Call of the Spectacled Owl
Having less worries is what allows me to talk to beggars in the street or tell jokes at waitresses and try to make them smile. I couldn't do that before, when I had a job and was always worried about money. - Robin Sacredfire
One thing I will surely miss is that I couldn't read all the good books in this lifetime. - Amit Kalantri
He’d mesmerized her, held her soul captive. And she couldn’t move.Unless you want more than a dream, he said.She did.Will you stay? he whispered. Or will you go?She stayed. Heaven help her, she stayed.And Michael showed her just how romantic a library could be. - Julia Quinn
The wolf turned to Rachel. She was afraid to run, afraid fleeing would make it chase her. Somewhere in the stored files of her mind, she remembered one should not look directly at a menacing dog, but she couldn’t take her eyes from it. - G.G. Collins
She was discovering once again that reading and writing were not the same-you couldn't just soak it up then squeeze it out again. - David Nicholls
Empowered Women 101: The moment you ignore bad behavior, in order to win a person's affection you have not won anything, but a person that has behavioral problems. If you couldn't fix their behavior before you won him, why could you fix him now? - Shannon L. Alder
As I watched them file down the stairs, I didn't cry and I wasn't afraid. But I couldn't tell if it was Jesus or the gin. - Sarah Thebarge
[Harrier] locked eyes with Zanattar. He couldn't remember another time in his life when he'd been this angry and hadn't hit something. - Mercedes Lackey
It didn’t affect him because he couldn’t fathom how I felt. He never saw how I held or how I dealt. And when a breeze hits, his first thought is never a scent. We worked in different ways and different places, which were divided by a constellation. - Dominic Riccitello
I could never understand what was going on in my dreams I couldn’t control the happenings, it’s like I just stood there glued to the ground watching everything around me move and evolve into different scenarios. I was a ghost of myself watching life unravel before my own eyes... - JaszCab.
When at work, be diligent because there are many people who wish they had your job, but they couldn't since you are the one who got. - Gugu Mona
Of all the things you said I couldn't doforgetting you has been the easiest... - Sanhita Baruah
I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. - Morgan Spurlock
Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation. - Kin Hubbard
I am a descendent of a whole bunch of Black folk who couldn't be broken. - Darnell Lamont Walker
He shook his head, trying to shake the convoluted thoughts loose. He couldn't worry about it right now. Not about how Thomas felt, or how Quinn did, or even how he, himself did. They were where they were, and there were things to do. First and foremost, there was a baby to deliver. - Breeana Puttroff
And I'd pray for them. And I'd imagine peace they couldn't expect and couldn't account for descending on their illness or their quarreling or their dreams. - Marilynne Robinson
As she walks through her problems, miseries and bad days, she couldn't help but notice how her gait has become more poised and elegant. Earlier - she tripped over at the sight of a problem. Now - she keeps her head high and wins over them.Her problems made a woman out of a girl! - Saru Singhal
It was electric and we couldn't deny it anymore, even when our words spoke different the energy we drew from each-other spoke too loud, it was almost impossible to ignore. - Nikki Rowe
I couldn't suppress a smile. It was inconceivable that I was here, in a place as extraordinary as the fantasy books Sophie loved. Maybe...just maybe those stories are based on a measure of truth. Maybe one day I'd write our story. - Heather L. L. FitzGerald
Toby: All right. It couldn't have gone far, right?Sam: No.Toby: Somewhere in this building...is our talent. - Aaron Sorkin
I thought it was love, but it wasn't. It was a need to be the right girl for him. I just couldn't understand why I wasn't good enough, or how he could marry her. - Kate Stewart
He searched her eyes, and there it was. A sense of time slowing down. A world melting away with only two souls remaining. An eternity of longing. Bittersweet and desperate.Couldn’t she feel it, too? - Kerrelyn Sparks
I couldn't tell fact from fiction,Or if the dream was trueMy only sure predictionIn this world was you.I'd touch your features inchly. Beard love and dared the cost, The sented spiel reeled me unreal And I found my senses lost. - Maya Angelou
Words are a heavy thing...they weigh you down. If birds talked, they couldn't fly. - Sy Rosen and Christian Williams
The thought cross his mind that he ought to have married her and not gone rambling. If he had, he wouldn't be in such a fix. But he felt little fear; just an overpowering fatigue. Life had slipped out of line. It was unfair, it was too bad, but he couldn't find the energy to fight it any longer. - Larry McMurtry
...the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. If somebody hates me, they must "feel" something ... or they couldn't possibly hate. Therefore, there's some way in which I can get to them. - Leo Buscaglia
This time I felt my own face redden. Talking with this woman was like sitting still for a series of slaps, delivered arhythmically so you couldn't know when the next one was coming. - Elizabeth Kostova
I touched him. From brain to body, in ways I couldn’t quite understand. But he did and for him, that was all that mattered. - Dominic Riccitello
The desert, when the sun comes up...I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began. - Tom Hanks
There used to be certain words you couldn't say in front of a girl. Now, you can say them, but you can't say 'girl.' - Tom Lehrer
I can sit here and say I've survived heart break and all those nights I thought I couldn't bare to live without you, yeah I just want to thank them, because I did & now I couldn't imagine a life with you. - Nikki Rowe
If using "was" could be deemed gramatically, or atleast emotionally correct, in the sense that it could relate to something that you actually couldn't do in the past, but want to do right now, then I wanna say, "I was sorry, for everything".. - Allwyn Jose
The problem with escaping is that we leave behind us, even among those we love, different versions of the truth and everything we couldn’t bring ourselves to say. - Frederick Weisel
The killing was the best part. It was the dying I couldn't take. - Craig Volk
I understand life isn't fair, but why couldn't it just once be unfair in my favor?
The problem was, she wanted to get loved so badly that she couldn't tell it wasn't love. - Himmilicious
She didn’t want to die. She couldn’t imagine wanting to die…Death was for—for other people. - Agatha Christie
She didn't say a work, and I gave up trying, because you couldn't hear either one of us over the shattering noise of hearts breaking and the looming shadow of the last word, the one we refused to say. - Kami Garcia
All I knew was that in a way I couldn't explain, his hug matched his stare. - Juliana Mae
Socialism failed because it couldn't tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it couldn't tell the ecological truth. - Lester Brown
The moment you think you can do something that you previously thought you couldn't, you can. - Richie Norton
Early on I quickly realized I'd never be the fastest or the strongest, but not once have I entertained the notion I couldn't be one of the toughest. - Kyle W. McAdams
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