Quotation Explorer - 'Lines'

Nature creates curved lines while humans create straight lines. - Hideki Yukawa
Writing the next lines and words of your life is something only you can do. We write our own stories. - Kim Pape
It's time that I stop referring to myself, thinking about myself, planning for myself, according to the gridlines and the timelines and the guidelines of people. I will expand in this universe, I will not stay on the lines nor within the lines written by this world. - C. JoyBell C.
A mind possessed by unmade books, unwritten lines on empty hooks. - Michael Faudet
One of the benchmarks of great communicators is their ability to listen not just to what's being said, but to what's not being said as well. They listen between the lines. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
We were all so young that there were no lines on our faces to read between. - Phyllis Theroux
The lines gradually become their own demiurges and, like some witless yet miraculous participant, I witness the birth on paper of sentences that have eluded my will and appear in spite of me on the sheet, teaching me something that I neither knew nor thought I might want to know. - Muriel Barbery
A lot of people call you a feminist painter.""What indeed," I say. "I hate party lines, I hate ghettos. Anyway. I'm too old to have invented it and you're too young to understand it, so what's the point of discussing it at all? - Margaret Atwood
To be honest, as this world goes is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.Hamlet Act II, Scene II Lines 178-179 - William Shakespeare
Not all races are run on a track. And not all finish lines are marked by ticker tape. - Toni Sorenson
I'm a Baroque person. More than Baroque, I'm a Rococo person. I don't draw straight lines. - Nuno Roque
Every journey conceals another journey within its lines; the path not taken and the forgotten angle. These are the journeys I wish to record. Not the ones I made, but the ones I might have made, or perhaps did make in some other place or time. - Jeanette Winterson
The curly red lines across the African deserts had the fascination of a magnet, and I hoped fervently that the pioneers who were writing their names over the blank spaces, would leave just one small desert for me. - Rosita Forbes
I don’t want my ‘part’ taken! I haven’t ‘got’ a part! I hate the stupid geometrical figures by which people try to understand the emotions of others, imposing hard straight lines - or ‘sides’ as they call them - onto tender curvaceous human beings who have none. - Frances Partridge
The sky's gone blue: azure, the ocean bluer: cerulean, the trees are swirls of every hella freaking green on earth and bright thick eggy yellow is spilling over everything. Awesome. Doomsday's most definitely been cancelled. Landscape: When God Paints Outside The Lines - Jandy Nelson
If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him. - Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. - Bill Gates
These are the words of a fool: I am happy to be a fool, for i won't spend my time gazing at lines difficult to decipher, while my mates are drinking with glee. - Michael Bassey Johnson
What would I put in my bottom drawer? I would put only sharp objects, the clean lines of broken glass, the honed steel of paring knives, the tiny saw-teeth of bread knives and the soothing edges of razor blades, I weigh knives in my hands like strange comforters. - Kate Atkinson
Do you really think all angels are sweet and gentle? You must have forgot that the front lines of the War in Heaven were littered with bold women that had something to say. - Shannon L. Alder
His thoughts were hemmed in. One can only draw curved lines on the terrestrial sphere which, as they extend, forever meet with themselves. At such intersections we always encounter what we have already seen. - Raymond Queneau
Never believe the lines on your hands that predict your future. Because people who don't have also have future. - Moosa Rahat
If you were destined to be a poet, then you won't brainstorm for lines that rhymes. If you were destined to be a celebrity, then you shouldn't start searching for fans. If you are truly a god, then let others worship you! - Michael Bassey Johnson
I suspect that in every good marriage there are times when love seems to be over. Sometimes these desert lines are simply the only way to the next oasis, which is far more lush and beautiful after the desert crossing than it could possibly have been without it. - Madeleine L'Engle
Thin lips trace bold lines across my skin with a single, lingering kiss. - Cassandra Giovanni, Let the Fates Decide
Tyranny and fantasy both like to write everyone else's lines. - James Richardson
I think it's incomparably sweet when someone writes something for you.. even if it doesn't rhyme or even if it isn't very amorous.. even two lines of hatred written for you acknowledges the fact that someone spent a little of his time thinking about you. - Sanhita Baruah
I’m creating a self help show called Self Talk. I’ll insult myself for an hour then open phone lines to a fitness coach & my mother-in-law. - Ryan Lilly
Like the 'good' characters in literature, the sane don't have any memorable lines. - Adam Phillips Going Sane
Lines are very difficult to learn. - Benedict Cumberbatch
The truth is that every true admirer of the novels cherishes the happy thought that he alone - reading between the lines - has become the secret friend of their author. - Katherine Mansfield
No one understands the lines you are writing, and after 25 years you are the only one that speakes that languge . - Adel Abouhana
Few people will understand that to love is like being able to select and read a good book. They don’t just stop at the title or the cover. They stop because...they wanted to read the content. The wanted to read each word, each sentence, each line, but most of all, what was in between the lines... - lauren klarfeld
The hand of God is wonderfully evident at those times when He pens stories whose lines we ourselves are far too fearful to pen or whose imaginations are far too limited to envision. And I would unashamedly suggest that the Christmas story is that very story. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Concentrate on a single feature as, build all toward one eye make all lines lead toward that eye. () - Robert Henri
I don't hold grudges, I disconnect power lines. - Andrea L'Artiste
Don't focus on the words i write,pay attention to the ones i don't.These lines won't tell you much about me,try to read in between these lines. - Anjum Choudhary
No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening - still all is Beauty! - John Muir
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another. - Edouard Manet
My father said that artists see the world differently than normal people. I see a tree where you mights see a collection of lines, shapes, and shadows. - Stacey H. Lee
Your life is a movie. You are the main character. You say your scripts and act to your lines. Of course you do your lines in each scene. There is a hidden camera and a director who you can ask for help anytime up above. - Diana Rose Morcilla
Things don't fall apart. Things hold. Lines connect in thin ways that last and last and lives become generations made out of pictures and words just kept. - Lucille Clifton
The United States has never been in a united state, it has never been a united state. It never will. Lines on screens and paper do not change that. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Story is more akin to the lines on your palm. No matter what your fortuneteller claims, the lines are not maps of your future. They are side effects of the flexion of the hand. - Jonathan Gottschall
Even the blind man can see the beauty as it rides upon the sound of a voice, edge itself between the lines on his fingerprints to be spread upon the smooth snippets of life he touches. - Adri Sinclair
Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull. - Rod Serling
I said I'm selfish, I'm a liar and I'm brokenShit runs through my head every day that I would never tell anyoneYou're just like meThe only difference is that I'm honest enough to scream my flaws in the lines of this song - Real Friends
Pain doesn't travel in straight lines. It circles back around and comes up behind you. It's the circles that kill you. - Pat Conroy
Borders are scratched across the hearts of men, by strangers with a calm, judicial pen, and when the borders bleed we watch with dread the lines of ink along the map turn red. - Marya Mannes
Between the lines thoughts were felt. In a way words could never read. - Maira Cheeda
My intellect tells me "read between the lines.. No need to humor something that is what it is and is not what it was. - Phil Thersby
Dreams disdain fine lines and finishing touches on landscapes they content themselves with thick but representative brushstrokes. - Machado de Assis
Good composition is like a suspension bridge; each line adds strength and takes none away... Making lines run into each other is not composition. There must be motive for the connection. Get the art of controlling the observer that is composition. - Robert Henri
Vocabularies are crossing circles and loops. We are defined by the lines we choose to cross or to be confined by. - A.S. Byatt
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. - Maria Montessori
If I didn't know the ending of a story, I wouldn't begin. I always write my last lines, my last paragraph first, and then I go back and work towards it. I know where I'm going. I know what my goal is. And how I get there is God's grace. - Katherine Anne Porter
Can't be on the front lines fighting a war with the weapons given to you by the enemy. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Over time, this growing tendency of like marrying like will only reinforce clustering and geographic sorting along class lines, giving the emerging map of social, economic, and cultural segregation even greater permanence. - Richard Florida
We come from long lines of people destined never to meet. - Miranda July
I’ve traveled this road for many decades and I still don’t know how to go. I am a wanderer, traversing mountains of time. There is no fault, only fault lines that tremor and quake, barring me, no warning. Aftershocks. -Broken Places - Rachel Thompson
I like lines, I earn mine. - Sue Grafton
Crime and punishment can be summed up in two classifications: there are bad people and there are people who get into bad situations. The lines for liberation and rehabilitation should first begin with the people who get into bad situations. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Life is more interesting when you colour outside the lines - Sonya Watson
In nature there are few sharp lines. - A. R. Ammons
Memory is a few lines snipped from a larger story that we are privileged to tuck away between the pages of our minds. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
When someone offers you lines like that, he must be Mephistopheles and you must be Faust. You know you shouldn't succumb to such language, but you succumb. - William Logan
Get the few main lines and see what lines they call out. - Robert Henri
you're an expert at sorry and keeping the lines blurry - Taylor Swift
SHE Is A Wonderful Romantic Poem With Billions of Lines. Even If I Could, I Wouldn't Finish Reading HER In My Entire Life.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
That is my rule of life. If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. Do you remember Henley's magnificent lines? 'Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed.' ? That is my gospel. What do you think of it? - William McFee
George Orwell famously described international sport as 'war minus the shooting'. But for all Orwell's greatness as a thinker, this was one of his least felicitous lines, analogous to 'murder minus the death' or 'life minus the breathing'. - Gideon Haigh
...summer softens lines that winter cruelly shows... - John Geddes
Sometimes, I feel able to write lines about my life and about how I do feel everyday in such a huge book, but sometimes I either prefer to write one word that describe it or just to say nothing at all. - Sarah Keddar
The measure of greatness in a scientific idea is the extent to which it stimulates thought and opens up new lines of research. - Paul A.M. Dirac
If you think along the lines of Nature then you think properly." from the video "Carl Jung speaks about death - C.G. Jung
The lines of fate on my hand, once so bright, faded into echo.The memory of his face in my dreams, once so luminous passed into shadow. - Farrah Naseem
There is nothing quite so beautiful as the written word -worn as a jewel, adorning the segmented lines of papyrus". - Gerald Mills
The universe seems wondrous to me, with or without God. It has powerful lines and uncompromising ways. Patience and time sit like sages on the planets, strong and impersonal. There is a stark beauty to all of this. - Gordon Atkinson
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places. - Bible
A relationship is about commitment, making quality time to spend with each other, keeping lines of communication open, being honest and loyal and respecting each others differences. When one person stops doing this, the future of the relationship is in jeopardy, - Karon Waddell
The most beautiful vision is the one that lines your heart and fills your mind~bns - Bluenscottish
A writer's job is done once the lines touch reader's forbidden chords. - Shreya Gupta
Sand lines my soul which is filled with the breath of the ocean. - A.D. Posey
It is very important to keep the communication lines flowing so that you develop mutual admiration and respect. - Kristen J. Duca
Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines. - R. Buckminster Fuller
I try my best to create a good quote while sitting alone. But I can never create it. Only on talking to you I get lots of lines - Pawan Mehra
That night when you kissed me, I left a poem in your mouth, and you can hear some of the lines every time you breathe out. - Andrea Gibson
Parallel lines meet at infinity. Looking back from said point, do parallel lines ever not meet? - RJ Clawson
Learned and sociological accepted lines, boundaries, internal perimeters, and partitions diminish the creative space within our minds that's poised and ready. - Ben Abix
Seals do not sit about and tell, the way people do, and their lives are not eventful in the way people's are, lines of story combed again and again, in the hope that they will yield more sense with every stroke. - Margo Lanagan
Communication land lines are going to be around for a long time, the internet runs on them, as do the wireless cell phone towers. - Steven Magee
The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand - Italo Calvino
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. - John F. Kennedy
Racists are everywhere, but historically speaking the real danger came from Progressives that desired the power of the state to engineer society upon a racial lines. - A.E. Samaan
...as we are endowed. ...with rhetorics. ...none will deny. ...of innocence. ...towards scribbling. ...of love lines. ...and of lust. ...to what seems like male. ...to what seems like female. ...in those days. ...I mean nothing. ...but in high school.....even me. ...I can't deny. - Michael Bassey Johnson
There is almost no country in Africa where it is not essential to know to which tribe, or which subgroup of which tribe, the president belongs. From this single piece of information you can trace the lines of patronage and allegiance that define the state. - Christopher Hitchens
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