Quotation Explorer - 'Holding'

This body, this body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in this body, this body holding me. Feeling eternal. All this pain is an illusion. - Tool
When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible. - Dale Earnhardt
The lights flickered, the pain went away, and her mother was holding her, singing ‘Sleep sweet sleep’. (The Children of Ankh series) - Kim Cormack
Holding onto your dreams is better than holding onto your nightmares. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The art of effective leadership is about navigating the dynamics of growth and success… holding a vision and leading a team, but arriving at the same time. - Steve Maraboli
By giving up what you are holding, you create emptiness to receive. - Debasish Mridha
holding a tiny dixie cup in my hand makes me feel like a giant human being that can crush things - Brandon Scott Gorrell
Stop fighting yourself and accept where you are in life. Let this time in your life motivate you to let go of all of the things that are holding you back. - Robert Tew
The person in the saddle is not necessarily the one holding the reins. - D. Cypriani Regis
Seated by her side in the narrow cabin, pressing cold compresses to her forehead and holding her while she vomited, he felt profoundly happy.... - Isabel Allende
It felt good to be the one holding the blade; the role reversal gave him a much desired feeling of control. - S.R. Ford
Talking of Pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth a Nectarine -- how good how fine. It went down all pulpy, slushy, oozy, all its delicious embonpoint melted down my throat like a large, beautified Strawberry. - John Keats
I’m not holding myself out as a model, but I do believe that we in America can ask more of children than we typically do, and they will not only respond to the challenge, but thrive. - Amy Chua
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. - Anonymous
Thank god he's holding me because if he weren't, I'd float away. - Jade Goodmore
No...No...We don't walk away but when we're holding on to something precious we run. We run away. We run as fast as we can. - The Doctor
If there was one thing that made Captain Lord Jack Blackthorn smile more than holding a pretty woman in his arms, it was a winning hand at cards. To his dismay at the moment he had neither. - Jina Bacarr
But I'd be in big trouble if Karma was going to finally be my judge. I'd be in deep shit. It doesn't excuse my mistakes, but I'm holding out for Grace. I'm holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the Cross, because I know who I am, and I hope I don't have to depend on my own religiosity. - Michka Assayas
It’s like I’m trying to keep the bad away with one hand while holding on to the good with the other, and it just doesn’t work. It’s stupid. I need both hands. So I guess I just have to spread out my arms and accept the bad with the good. - Andrea Lochen
You may have learned from your mother or any other hunted woman. Smiling at devils is a useful learned thing. Swallowing discomfort down in spades. Holding it tight in your belly. Ageing on the inside only. Keeping it forever sexy. - Yrsa Daley-Ward
Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget. - Jennifer Elisabeth
Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from the inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves. - Mitch Albom
The art of living lies in a fine mingling of holding on and letting go. - Havelock Ellis
He left me millions of time, but I am holding him with every breath with same madness - Seema Gupta
Having a low opinion of yourself is not 'modesty.' It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not 'egotism.' It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success. - Bobbe Sommer
My demeanor isn't that of a woman enraged. To see me slumped, glassy-eyed, holding a sandwich someone has cut for me into four "manageable" pieces, a person might tell you I look much more like a woman subdued. - Koren Zailckas
Over time, I discovered that learning new things doesn't always liberate you. Instead it makes you wonder if your pants are on backward or if the trees are holding the sky up - it makes you question all of your assumptions and conventions. - Dee Williams
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. - Buddha
Holding on and getting attached is sadness. Letting go with love opens the heart to fill it with happiness. - Debasish Mridha
There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world. - Henry Ward Beecher
It's not about people believing the story. It's about you knowing and holding it to be true. - Joan Ambu
Keep Holding on there's no other way to comes to the truth. - Milagros Arce
If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive. - Dorothee Solle
You're not really drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on. - Joe E. Lewis
A learned man who doesn’t restrain his passions is like a blind man holding a torch, he guides others but not himself. - Shaykh Sa di
In trying to justify the humanities, as in trying to live a life, what may turn out to matter most is holding one's nerve. - Stefan Collini
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. - Robert Louis Stevenson
I tried to curl around him, holding him with my arching body. His mouth was slow and searching, the kisses hard at first, then loosening as if unraveling from their own heat. The pleasure thickened, hard flushes rising through me, bringing the desire to full-slip ripeness. - Lisa Kleypas
A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody. - Thomas Paine
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. - H. L. Mencken
Holding onto fear is weakness; holding onto faith is strength. - Matshona Dhliwayo
He prayed as he breathed, forming no words and making no specific requests, only holding his heart, like broken birds in cupped hands, - Ellis Peters
She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together. - J.D. Salinger
If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time. - J. K. Rowling
You can call anyone you want a traitor as long as you're the one holding the pen. - Nihad Sirees
When someone's success makes you as happy as if it were your own, you know you've found someone worth holding on to. - Charlotte Eriksson
She had a voice so husky it could have pulled a dogsled, and the gun she was holding gave me a bad case of barrel envy. - Patrick Major Dallas OR
Maybe home is nothing but two arms holding you tight when you’re at your worst. - Yara Bashraheel
I’m not going, he said. He held up the Third key like a weapon. Sensing his mood, it grew longer and sharper, till he was holding a trident as long as he was tall... And anyone who tries to make me is going to suffer. Twice, added the voice under the table. - Garth Nix
If you really think that the enviroment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money. - Dr. Guy McPherson
As we approached each other, the noise and the students around us melted away and we were utterly alone, passing, smiling, holding each other's eyes, floors and walls gone, two people in a universe of space and stars. - Jerry Spinelli
The key to holding a logical argument or debate is to allow oneself to understand the other person’s argument no matter how divergent their views may seem. - Auliq Ice
That's the thing about hands. I love to hold hands because it brings comfort to me to know and feel I'm holding onto the person I love. - Shailee J-N
When did your flight plan become a holding pattern, always circling happiness, but never allowed to land? Distracted by in-flight movies, drinks, and snacks, until the fuel runs out. Is this really all there is? Is this what you want out of life? - John Mark Green
Holding onto what was isn't healthy for what is. - Hannah Whitall Smith
Never waste time holding grudges for people who have wronged you.Time waits for no one.Apologise when you are wrong,Express your love when you should,Forgive the ones who wronged you,And appreciate the one who makes efforts to see you smile. - Nomthandazo Tsembeni
There is no time for holding back. - A.D. Posey
You are blessed today not because God loves you most but, God just want to bless someone through you. so just be careful you might probably be holding onto someones blessings. Remember you are just servant/messenger of God. - wisdom kavi
You see what power is - holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them! - Amy Tan
There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams. - Carl Sandburg
You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on. - Dean Martin
I feel frozen holding on to the flame of my own duality.. - Munia Khan
holding grudges is like letting someone live rent free in your mind - J.L. Beck
We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better. - C. JoyBell C.
How would your life be different if you decided to live your dream instead of holding onto your nightmare? Let today be the day you free yourself from the fears that are holding you back and act upon the dream you've always had. - Steve Maraboli
Things base and vile, holding no quantity, love can transpose to form and dignity. - William Shakespeare
Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia. - Russell H. Conwell
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. - Leo Buscaglia
When every piece falls into place, it's like a dance, a delicate but powerful balancing act. The art of holding on and letting go at the same time. - Kristin Bartley Lenz
That's the thing about hands, I love to hold hands because it brings comfort to me to feel I'm holding onto someone I love. - Shailee J-N
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. - Josh Billings
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back
When a woman is full of cockiness, I wonder what makes her so insecure. When a man is full of ego, I wonder what he's holding onto. - Nikki Rowe
Giving up doesn't make you a quiter, a loser or a failure.It makes you wise enough to stop holding on to what refuses to be held.Hence i say, letting go hurts,but holding on to what is no longer therehurts even more. - Nomthandazo Tsembeni
And that is to say, of course, that you can "read" a culture without its literature, without the bother of gathering and holding its ideas, considering their genesis and evolution, and weighing them in the balance with each other. - Richard Mitchell
Let me put it this way. Canada is not so much a country as a holding tank filled with the disgruntled progeny of defeated peoples. - Mordecai Richler
She was a universe holding a billion galaxies in her heart. - Pradeep Kumar
Hand holding sword is always an ugly hand! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. - George S. Patton
The game of life is not much in holding a good hand, as in playing a poor hand well.
I haven't written in a week. It's like holding your breath under water. You feel an awful constriction and then the instinct to propel yourself. - D.A. Botta
‎All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. - Havelock Ellis
No clue why it is still you, all these years hope keeps me holding. Time is killing me but love is my survival. - jmemo
Holding on stands in the way of what's meant for you. - Auliq Ice
Nothing can be delicious when you are holding your breath. - Anne Lamott
Holding on to grudges holds you back from achieving success. - Debasish Mridha
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
Will you accompany me in this dance? he said, bowing and holding out his hand. No, thank you. Miri smiled. The prince frowned and looked and the chief delegate as if for assistance. Miri laughed self consciously. I, uh, I was teasing. - Shannon Hale
Mind your words, dear writer for you are holding a delicate reader in them. - Maria Stoica
The length of the fall is dictated by how far we had climbed. The outcome of the fall is dictated by whether we’re holding on to that which we’re climbing, or we’re letting God hold onto us. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Holding hands in love is underrated, while sex is overrated. Don't you think so? - Kiran Joshi
Sometimes the only way to move forward is to revisit the things in your past that were holding you back. You have to deal with them head on, no matter how scary they may be. Because once we do, you will see that you can go further than you ever imagined. - Barry Allen "The Flash"
Don’t give someone the credit for holding you back. Give yourself the power in continuing to move forward. - Chris Burkmenn
She wept a river of tears holy water, sent to soften the sharp edges of sorrow a gentle hollowing out, carving new chambers in her hearta hallowed vessel for holding sacred, the tears of others... - Kate Mullane Robertson
That night she dreamed of the deer. Strangely, the animal was holding her. She cuddled close into the soft fur and touched and kissed it gently. In the morning her pillow was wet with tears. - Julie Andrews Edwards
JEWS-HARP, n. An unmusical instrument, played by holding it fast with the teeth and trying to brush it away with the finger. - Ambrose Bierce
Dreams are like holding on to a good book in your hands; you have the full story in your palms, but no matter how much you want to get to the end of the story, you have to go through all the pages first; and you are the writer. - T.H Maloa
Courage is holding on one minute longer than everyone else. Courage is stepping forward when every fiber of your being says step back. Courage is being willing to do the impossible because it is the right thing to do. - Blaine Lee Pardoe
The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer. Lady Gregory, Finn, Son of Cumhal - Lady Gregory, “Finn, Son of Cumhal”
After a while you learn the difference between holding a hand and falling in love.. You begin to learn that kisses don't always mean something, Promises can be broken just as quickly as they are made, and goodbyes sometime really are forever! - Atul Purohit
Today is the most important day to start a new beginning. It will open the door of opportunity and reveal the holding. - Debasish Mridha
You can’t spend your whole life holding the door open for people and then being angry they didn’t thank you. Nobody asked you to hold the fucking door - Unknonwn
when i write of you, my deari am holding youin the most exquisiteways. - Sanober Khan
Marriage is a cooperation between two adults holding God's hands - Farid F. Ibrahim
I held my breath tightly against the shivers coursing through my body. Darkness ate away the edges of my vision and numbness stole away my fingers. I kept holding though. Watching the last bubble of precious air escape my lips. Then it became all black. But I never let go. - Hubert Martin
I used to fear things like not having enough alcohol and drugs, or the money to get them. Now I fear someone holding me down and physically forcing me to take drugs and drink alcohol. I fear that for some reason I wouldn't be allowed or wouldn't be able to read anymore. - Phil Volatile
If you want control, loosen your grip. You're strangling your employees. Letting go is actually holding on. - Richie Norton
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.
Life however is teeming with vitality and is likewise terribly tenacious; holding on against impossible odds in impossible situations over impossible lengths of time. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Jesus lived a life of deep meditation. If thoughts and words were physical objects, meditation would be the act of holding, examining, taking apart, tasting, smelling, listening to, and savoring in order to study and become one. - amy litzelman
Let your life speak volumes holding your words accountable, lest you become just a talking head. - Sanjo Jendayi
He saw her red eyes filled with tears of anger. "Tell me why this rage?" He asked holding her in his arms. "Why do you fence for yourself so much?She sighed and muttered, "Because all I really want is nothing but to be proved wrong. - Sanhita Baruah
I'm worried that the universe will soon need replacing. It's not holding a charge. - Edward Chilton
Doubt quit stopping by when I started staying out late, dancing in a flood of self assurance discovered when holding your hand. - Taylor Patton
What the hell am I doing...? Escape holding myself as a hostage...? I won't be able to make it like that... - Tsugumi Ohba
I'm holding a super-expandable energy-powered towel. I've made friends with space hamsters. I think we've stretched believability rather far, don't you? - Michael S. Atkinson
His mind scolded him for his stupidity and urged him to forget her but his heart had no justifications for its stand. It remained unmoved, its solidarity unaffected, its arrogance still holding. - Faraaz Kazi
Keep holding on, stay strong. If the world gives up, just keep fighting. - TheKatAttack
Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lost - Kevin Arnold
holding the eveningtremblingly close to mei weepinto the sun lettingthe burdenof hopelift off my chesti realizethis is what it meansto be free. - Sanober Khan
Ideas aren't magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down. - Lynn Abbey
You're okay now... You're okay because I'll be holding you like this from now on. - Matsuri Hino
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
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. - George Iles
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
I cheated on my fears,broke up with my doubts,got engaged to my faith,and now I'm marrying my Dreams.Soon I will be holding hands with Destiny! - Eddie A. Rios
Peace is a dreamland. Peace is in my imagination.Peace is in my heart. Peace is in my mind forming a singing band. Peace is my best friendalways holding my hand.Peace is the only battle I am fighting for with the power of my love. - Debasish Mridha
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. - Ann Landers
I'd rather die holding on to the love I believe in, than to live embracing a love that's a lie. - Stephan Labossiere
I never feel that I have comprehended an emotion, or fully lived even the smallest events, until I have reflected upon it in my journal; my pen is my truest confidant, holding in check the passions and disappointments that I dare not share even with my beloved. - Stephanie Barron
Your friends drag you down, Gordie. Don't you know that? [...] Your friends do. They're like drowning guys that are holding onto your legs. You can't save them. You can only drown with them. - Stephen King
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
If you are holding hands with others, you can't hold a gun! - Allan Rufus
Who do you need to forgive? Letting go of what you have been holding onto will bring energy to everything good you want to bring into your life. - Eileen Anglin
You have to let go of what is holding you back. - Celso Cukierkorn
People will come and go as they are scheduled to. Let them. Holding on does not affect them, only you. - Brianna Wiest
Being strong and positive is like holding your breath under water. You will never be able to do it forever. Sometimes crying out and express yourself will help you from drowning. - Vivek Thangaswamy
Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private rants of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia. - Russell H. Conwell
Be happy by forgiving or forgetting or doing both, but we can gain no happiness by holding grudges. - Dinesh Kumar Radhakrishnan
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
A man does not know how he came by the half a pie he is holding in his hand! - Dylan Moran
Forgive, Adapt and Evolve, because holding on stagnates your opportunity of being better. - Sachin Kumar Puli
There is great worth in holding universal truths and timelessly beautiful words in your heart, which will stay there forever, infusing your thoughts and speech… - Dan Stevens
Stop holding on to the broken pieces of that mirror even after you are bleeding so badly, I agree that the reflections you had imagined or saw once before were beautiful but sometimes holding on to them with a hope will just continue to hurt you even more and it will never get any better. - Akshay Vasu
Was it hard?" I ask.Letting go?"Not as hard as holding on to something that wasn't real. - Lisa Schroeder
Don’t ask me to apologize for holding up a mirror. If you don’t like what it’s reflecting, take accountability and change it. - Steve Maraboli
Exactly when will you give up?When things will seem out of your hands ?When situations will seem out of your control?Will you try to control them? Or will you let go?Will you give up then? Or will you keep holding on?Don't tell me that I gave up; I didn't.Because I didn't let go; I just let it be. - Sanhita Baruah
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home. - John Hay
Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go. - Sylvia Robinson
the problem with the world, is, far too many people drain their energy into what is wrong with their life; instead of holding gratitude for what's right in their life. - Nikki Rowe
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. - Benjamin Franklin
Man, by thinking, can bring into his experience whatsoever he desires--if he thinks correctly, and becomes a living embodiment of his thoughts. This is not done by holding thoughts but by knowing the Truth. - Ernest Holmes
Holding a grudge hurts the one holding it more than the one it's held against... All that wasted time and energy... Let it go." L. R. W. Lee Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury - L.R.W. Lee
To think that we grasp the fullness of life is to say that by holding a mere drop of water in our hands we are able to understand the immensity of the ocean. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There is love in holding and there is love in letting go. Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures - Madelon Phillips
Holding you close to my heart makes me feel special. In this moment, I am free to be me. - Zarina Bibi
Your fear of looking stupid, Shannon, is holding you back. I think it's time. - Shannon Luxford
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. - Joan Lunden
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
The fact that you don't feel Him [God] holding you doesn't change the fact that He still is. - Wayne Jacobsen and Dave Coleman
I could give up, it's the easiest optionBut what would I achieve? Many sleepless nights holding regretOf all I didn't seek, That option will never exist to me; My dreams are far too real, Down the hard road I findMy place in the world; the closest To home Ill ever feel. - Nikki Rowe
Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t). - James Baraz
Please. Put the gun down and we'll talk. A beautiful woman holding a small cannon plays hell with my concentration. Christovao (Chris) Santos, Sanctuary - Sharon K. Garner
We can't be afraid to change. You may fell secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know there is a such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, maybe the very reason you don't have something better. - C. JoyBell C.
This next song is about when you get your heart broken and you try your best to glue it back together and you wake up one morning and you’re so happy because you realize, Oh my God, the tape’s holding! - Sara Quin
Do you think peace of mind can be found in holding a grudge… or harboring resentment… or wallowing in thoughts of what could have been? Me neither. - Steve Maraboli
You can't fight and claim you want to be free from the oppressor while still holding tight to things the oppressor gave you. - Darnell Lamont Walker
EPICURE, n. An opponent of Epicurus, an abstemious philosopher who, holding that pleasure should be the chief aim of man, wasted no time in gratification from the senses. - Ambrose Bierce
i loved her, for she was beauty dressed in a selfless personality and the skin of unconditional love. A voice of truthful melody and eyes holding a vision so large, maybe, just maybe she was born to change the world. - Nikki Rowe
Why him?He was as likely to offer me security and safety as a violent terrorist holding a gun to my head.So why I had chosen him?Because he had charmed me into a love affair,had truly convinced me he was madly in love with me. - Barbara Taylor Bradford
Thanks for holding my hand" she said, smiling while wiping away the tears off her face. If only she’d let me hold more than her hand, If only she’d let me hold her heart too. - dandelionlady96
The more we train a man to labor, deliberate, dictate and demand over the inconsequential, the less capable his mind becomes of holding that of consequence. - Geoffrey Wood
Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned. - Buddha
Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it. - Bryce Courtenay
Some things a heart won't listen to, I'm still holding out for you - SHeDAISY
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