Quotation Explorer - 'Figure'

If at first you don't succeed, before you try again, stop to figure out what you did wrong. - Leo Rosten
Ego is the central figure of our personal history, based upon the past and looking into the future. Ego is the deepest dream of the Consciousness. - Frank Wanderer
Your skin reminds me of everything beautiful I've ever loved... how the moon gets jealous at how you mock her crescent figure with the shape of your mouth... echo of unborn galaxies bounce forth through your vocal chords... - Brandi L. Bates
Grandma Harken was sharpening her garden shears. Her hands slowed on the file and she said finally, He’ll get in trouble and he’ll figure it out. Best to do it without us standing over him. It’s the only way anybody ever learns to clean up after themselves. - Ursula Vernon
deep inside I know that trying to figure things out leads to blindness, that the desire to understand has a built-in brutality that erases what you seek to comprehend. Only experience is sensitive. - Peter Høeg
This is what youth must figure out:Girls, love, and living.The having, the not having,The spending and giving,And the meloncholy time of not knowing.This is what age must learn about:The ABC of dying.The going, yet not going,The loving and leaving,And the unbearable knowing and knowing - E.B. White
A lot of people who find out about the things I do immediately figure I'm just a pathetic "druggie" with nothing to say that is worth hearing. They talk endless bull shit of "recovery!" They make it sound like some amazing discovery...don't they know I'm far too busy trying to recover me? - Ashly Lorenzana
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' -- probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. - Woody Allen
Never believe someone cares for you because of other people's reactions. Sometimes you have to drown out the noise from the crowd, in order to figure out if there is a song playing between the two of you or simply annoying static that you thought was a tune. - Shannon L. Alder
Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kind of falls into place. - Jennifer Aniston
No, I'm not going to explain it. If you can't figure it out, you didn't want to know anyway... :-)
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? - Charles M. Schulz
I figure, sometimes, bad things happen to us so we can achieve a higher purpose and attain greater happiness and fulfillment in life. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
Make sure you know the Bible well enough to figure out if what someone says is fact or their own opinions. If you don't it could lead you in the wrong direction. - Amanda Penland
Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size. - Virginia Woolf
...and who must have had something real about her, or she could not have existed, but it certainly was not her hair, or her teeth, or her figure, or her complexion. - Charles Dickens
You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P. Jones
Like life, revenge can be a messy business... And both would be much simpler if only our heads could figure out which way our hearts will go. But the heart has its reasons, of which reason cannot know. - Emily Thorne
Your unconscious mind is trying to figure out how to talk to your conscious. - David Morehouse
I figure when my husband comes home from work, if the kids are still alive, then I've done my job. - Roseanne Barr
Maybe a relationship is just two idiots who don’t know a damn thing except the fact that they’re willing to figure it out together. - Anonymous
What rubs off on me is hard to rub off. So, I’d better figure out what I rubbing up against. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Crystal then read the red sticker out loud, "Dangerous, do not open." We both stared at each other for a moment. I was trying to figure out why a dumb book about power was dangerous - Dominic Tomasi
When you are standing in the middle of a storm you have two choices: Pray to God that it goes away. Or, start praying to God that he gives you the wisdom to figure out why you're standing in the middle of a storm. - Shannon L. Alder
Your life is your teacher and whatever comes to you is the work of your soul. Things are never as they appear on the surface. Your lessons are woven into your losses and challenges and only you can figure out what they mean and allow them to change you. - Karen Clark
I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three - Elayne Boosler
They say if you're a better person today than you were yesterday you're well on the road to perfection. So I figure if I'm a real snot today, tomorrow I should make huge progress. - Richelle E. Goodrich
God is up to something, but you will never know unless you figure out the difference between who is the messenger carrying your future and who is the person holding you back. - Shannon L. Alder
I haven't the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out. - David Sedaris
Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain. - Johanna de Silentio
Trust in Jesus, wholeheartedly. Don't try to figure things out yourself. Just be intimate with Him! - Gary Patton
Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you’re with an individual who isn’t moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain’t going to work. - Usher Raymond
I could not conceive that [fans] actually wanted me to sign something. It took a long time for me to figure out (a) just say 'Thank you' and sign the thing, and (b) smile in the picture, because if you try to just half-smile you're going to look constipated. - Joss Whedon
One of the really tough things is figuring out what questions to ask. Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy. - Ashlee Vance
Depressed beyond what I'd previously thought possible, I stripped, showered, and slipped on a fresh pair of jeans and a tee shirt and headed for my mom's, trying to figure out why a bank would charge twenty dollars for insufficient funds when they know you don't have it. - Kit Frazier
It seems so simple now, but it took me a long time to figure out that happiness is experienced when we finally give ourselves permission to let go of the things that make us sad. - Steve Maraboli
There are no things man was not meant to know. There are, perhaps, things man is too dumb to figure out, but that's a different problem. - Michael Kurland
When you understand that what you're telling is just a story. It isn't happening anymore. When you realize the story you're telling is just words, when you can just crumble it up and throw your past in the trashcan, then we'll figure out who you're going to be. - Chuck Palahniuk
Human interaction. The most complicated form of happiness I will never figure out. - Charlotte Eriksson
I’m supposed to figure out if the glass is half full or half empty, I told her.Without a moment’s hesitation, in a split second, my grandmother shrugged and said: It depends on if you’re drinking or pouring. - Bill Cosby
Luckily, my job demands constant reading, otherwise I'd have to figure out some other excuse. - Maureen Corrigan
I started thinking about little kids putting a cylindrical peg through a circular hole, and how they do it over and over again for months when they figure it out, and how basketball was basically just a slightly more aerobic version of that same exercise.
I can certainly identify with The Villain. A Villain is someone who has a past, who is strongly opinionated, fearless, doesn't get intimated by anything, and went beyond suffering. It's an empowerment figure. - Nuno Roque
As a young girl, and still to this day, I struggle with trying to figure everything out. Figure out why things happen, what they mean, and how they all work together. It sometimes drives me crazy. Not literally, but I do sometimes feel different. Like maybe I think too much. - J.W. Lord
It takes a long time to grow an old friend, so I figure I better get moving. - Matt Labash
Man lives his whole life trying to figure out the secrets of life only to realize in the end life was the secret. - Terry Blakeman
I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not. - Fran Lebowitz
Every person in the world has to figure out what the right place for them is. It’s okay to be afraid, as long as you don’t allow the fear to take over your life. - Leigh Hershkovich
I’ve spent awhile trying to figure out where I’m going and the only thing I’ve come to realize is it doesn’t matter where, it’s how I get there. - Dominic Riccitello
Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place." - Jennifer Aniston
People make interesting assumptions about the profession. The writer is a mysterious figure, wandering lonely as a cloud, fired by inspiration, or perhaps a cocktail or two. - Sara Sheridan
Clive was losing sensation in his feet, and as he stamped them the rhythm gave him back the ten note falling figure, ritardando, a cor anglais, and rising softly against it, contrapuntally, cellos in mirror image. Her face in it. The end. - Ian McEwan
Don't tell me you're not beautiful. You're the kind of beautiful the blind would see if we could figure out some way to give them three seconds of sight. - Shane L. Koyczan
Life is amazing, don't wreck yourself trying to figure it out, cause its just that simple. - Alysha Millet
I am always trying to figure God out so that I can figure Him in. But after a while I figure that I should just let God be God, and figure that He’ll figure it all out anyway. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it. - Lana Del Rey
It’s perfectly understandable, in my opinion, to find good things in the teachings of Jesus Christ or any other figure, mythical or otherwise. But to base your life on the teachings of Jesus as they are portrayed in the Bible and claim that you are not religious is disingenuous. - David G. McAfee
Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers. - Ester Buchholz
Hold a retrospective approach in your spirit to figure out your loopholes and try to forge out for filling them for a lucrative self growth - Anshul Dubey
You don’t get to have an opinion on whether .999… is equal to 1, for instance. It is equal to 1. People smarter than us have worked hard to figure this stuff out, and we owe it to them and to the universe to respect what they’ve figured out. - John Green
I go into ecstasies every time I see the naked figure of a woman, such as Venus, for example. It strikes me as so wonderful and exquisite that I have difficulty in stopping the tears rolling down my cheeks. - Anne Frank
I really feel as if the things we create together are not things we devised, but things we discovered, as if, in some sense, they were always there in us, waiting to be revealed, like the figure of Mercury waiting in a rough lump of marble. - Raymond Joseph Teller
Be kind. It's worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them. - Viggo Mortensen
It is very important to understand why those annoying people annoy you and then figure out where that fits into your world. - Auliq Ice
Any academic skill is quickly achievable if charged with clear purpose and an appeal to enthusiastic self-interest. Tarzan of the Apes only needed about twenty minutes to figure out how to read the beautiful Jane Porter’s cursive writing. - T.K. Naliaka
I wish you couldn't figure me out, but you'd always want to know what I was about - Kate Nash
There is no point of relaying statistics on rape because for every figure given there are thousands missing, unreported. It is a shameful state we have created where a victim chooses to endure the pain and suffering, silenced by fear that judgment will come before justice. - Aysha Taryam
I do not have a disability, I have a gift! Others may see it as a disability, but I see it as a challenge. This challenge is a gift because I have to become stronger to get around it, and smarter to figure out how to use it; others should be so lucky. - Shane E. Bryan
I wanted to figure out why I was so busy, but I couldn't find the time to do it. - Todd Stocker
Your whole life and the story of your journey is the landscape picture on the front of the box of a 1,000 piece puzzle. The pieces are each a small sticky note that ends in mid-sentence. You simply need to figure out where each one starts and ends. - Ashly Lorenzana
Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up. - James Magary
While your ego is always trying to figure out its place in the world, your true self knows that your place is always right here, right now. - Elaine Moran
It is better to be alone then to be in a relationship, while you are trying to figure out what love means to you. - Shannon L. Alder
Young minds - young brains - need stories and ideas like the ones in those [censored and banned] books in order to grow. They need ideas that you disagree with. They need ideas that I disagree with. Or they'll never be able to figure out what ideas they believe in. - Lev Grossman
Those who claim to be intelligent and you as fool, forget the basic anatomy, a fool does not figure out the result, whereas the so called intellect wrestles himself to get the result, now tell me who is at peace? - Ramana Pemmaraju
CURSE, v.t. Energetically to belabor with a verbal slap-stick. This is an operation which in literature, particularly in the drama, is commonly fatal to the victim. Nevertheless, the liability to a cursing is a risk that cuts but a small figure in fixing the rates of life insurance. - Ambrose Bierce
I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything. - Molly Ivins
The easiest way to be inscrutable is to be completely straightforward and honest. Then no one will be able to figure out what you’re up to. - George Hammond
She referred to "home," but it wasn't a place she referred to; it was Jamie, and Louie, and her sister, and even her brother, and the rest of the Europa show people. I guessed maybe that was the key--to figure out who your home was and find a way to keep them with you. - J. J. Howard
Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. - D.L. Moody
Figure out the WHY you want it and turn it into a desire and then and obsession! - Darren D.O. Connell
Feelings are real and legitimate; children behave and misbehave for a reason, even if adults cannot figure it out. - Unknown
As a teen, you're constantly trying to figure out who you are... But it's okay not to know right now. Your whole life you're going to be growing and changing.
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof. - Shannon L. Alder
I can’t do small talk really, and that’s fine. I've got old friends and family that love me, thank God. I’m grateful for what a city gives you access to, but I do feel that I’m only here until I figure out how to get out again. - Laura Marling
People think of all kinds of things at three in the morning. We all do. That's why we each have to figure out our own way of fighting it off. - Haruki Murakami
If I can trust the word of a friend, why do I question the word of the God of the universe? Go figure. Sin is truly bizarre." [Running Scared, p. 111] - Edward T. Welch
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger. - Cicero
So far as I am aware no leader of a party of the European left in the past twenty-five years has declared capitalism as such to be unacceptable as a system. The only public figure to do so unhesitatingly was Pope John Paul II. - Eric Hobsbawm
Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy. - Erma Bombeck
Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who's only texting you back three words. I've learned that from trying to figure out people who don't deserve to be figured out. - Taylor Swift
I am not being able to figure out what is your type.slowly you changed and became a devil or you were just hiding your real face since the very beginning. - Mnzu magar
Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting. - Joel Osteen
I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.['s Venomous Fiction, New York Times, April 19, 1992] - Cormac McCarthy
You're all trying to figure out what went wrong inside my head. Fucking idiots. You'll never crack the code that's inside my head. You'll never get into my castle. You'll never even get past the gate. - Brent Runyon
it’s a lifetime process to figure out how to fill your soul. - Jennifer Mattern
Roger said, 'I don't know about having a shrink around all the time. Are you analyzing me right now?'Sophie rolled her eyes. 'How original. No, I'm not analyzing you. It'd take a whole team of shrinks to figure out your crazy ass, and I simply don't have the time or energy. - Jennifer Lane
Just as Man developed morals and ethical behavior over thousands of years of evolution; so, too, did he invent an authority figure to enforce these behaviors - God. - Lex Allen
Maturity of a woman is not in her age or size for age is just a number and size is figure. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens. - Joshua Foer
Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand, and what you've been up there searching for forever, is in your hands. When you figure out love is all that matters after all it sure makes everything else seem so small. - Carrie Underwood
One day he’ll realize he is and was wrong. But that’s for him to figure out. You can’t change people or make them realize things they don’t want to see. - Dominic Riccitello
WIDOW, n. A pathetic figure that the Christian world has agreed to take humorously, although Christ's tenderness towards widows was one of the most marked features of his character. - Ambrose Bierce
The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go. - C. JoyBell C.
I want to figure out how people can go on with their lives when mine has changed so much. I want to relearn how to breathe without carrying this big, empty cave inside me. - Edwidge Danticat
She was gracious and yet fading, like an old statue in a garden, that symbolizes the weather through which it has endured, and is not so much the work of man as the work of wind and rain and the herd of the seasons, and though formed in men's image is a figure of doom. - Djuna Barnes
Know what, women never understand this, that they don't have to have a figure of 36/26/36 and have to be fair colored for looking beautiful..as i always say, "Women are born beautiful - honeya
If you're not racking your brain to figure things out, you'll never become a scientist.
Reflect onto the world what you want them to see. Let your heart help them figure out the rest of who you truly are. - Imania Margria
It is neither cowardice nor betrayal to insist that the Enlightenment's main lesson is to be mindful of how much it has left its inheritors to figure out. - Samuel Moyn
Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from. - Mae West
While love shuts down areas of the brain associated with judgment and reasoning by contrast those consumed with hate have very active reasoning facilities. It takes logic to figure out how to attack your enemy. - Randall Parker
Rather a thousand times the county jail than to lie under this marble figure with wings and this granite pedestal bearing the words "pro patria." What do they mean anyway? - Edgar Lee Masters
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