Quotation Explorer - 'Desk'

The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference. - Fred Allen
In this world where I sit at my desk writing these words, people die, they pass on, people are mortal. In the cyber world we inhabit they do not. - Aysha Taryam
If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, Of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? - Albert Einstein
Getting money from my dad is a finesse job. Luckily, I have finesse coming out of my arse. I barged into his study without knocking, marched across to his desk, and held out my hand. Give me twenty pounds, I snapped. I need twenty pounds. Give it to me. Now! - Sarra Manning
We are always waiting for the perfect brief from the perfect client. It almost never happens [...] Whatever is on your desk right now, that's the one. Make it the best you possibly can. - Paul Arden
The Klan as an Order stands behind Pure Womanhood and it is an inspiration to look into the face of one of your sex occupying the sacred desk and administering the Word of God to this people. - James Brice Klan, No. 28 Realm of Louisiana
A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world. - John le Carre
I don't really like coffee, she said, but I don't really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either. - Brian Andreas
A writing cook and a cooking writer must be bold at the desk as well as the stove. - M.F.K. Fisher
On Twitter, people who had read my book followed me and I could see what else they were reading, why they'd liked what I'd written and by the by, more about them than I'd ever elicit from two minutes in a tent at a book festival, stuck behind a signing desk. - Sara Sheridan
I was very strange back then. I could see I had problems. I would sit in a closet a lot of the time and not come out, or I would sit up on top of my desk, or under my desk, or do weird things like get my wisdom teeth out and bleed all over the hallways.
Before I go out to take a picture of someone, I just stop at the city desk and say, 'Do you want him gazing out toward the sunset or picking his nose?' - Calvin Trillin
Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk. - Robert Bloch
You’ll have days of complete lack of faith in your abilities. But you have to keep coming back. That’s when you know you’re a writer when you take the failures and appear at the desk again, over and over again. - Markus Zusak
When the door to my writing chamber gasps shut and the almost imperceptible sigh of a rose petal falls on my desk, I know that my muse is present. - Brandi L. Bates
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, just what does an empty desk mean?
You can tell the number of hours spent on a work by counting the number of coffee rings on your desk. - A.D. Posey
At least the tears on my desk wipe away the dust that's covered this place - Andrew Boddie
Still, truth is how I remember it now. In a way, I am changing the past from my desk here in the future as I write. It always happens like this. This is how we all tell our story. - J.D. Radke
The truth is what we say it is...prove to me this desk is not a cow! - Ray S. Jones
If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues' initials on 'em, and pass them along. When in doubt, route. - Malcolm Forbes
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand. - Cecil Day-Lewis
Turn off the computer. Often, an open computer screen distracts us from other activities. Our eye catches a glimpse of something and before you know it, we’re back at the desk and surfing away. - James Chartrand
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? - Laurence J. Peter
For a kid in crisis, there is no "make it happen," only "survive today." Who am I to have the cojones to think my "critical questions" are the most important thing in this kid's life? I think of the times I was in crisis and failed to pay attention to the manila folders on my desk as an adult. - Dawn Casey-Rowe
A wedge of sunlight slipped over the edge of the desk and fell noiselessly to the carpet. - Raymond Chandler
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