Quotation Explorer - 'Middle'

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places. - E. Joseph Cossman
I have great respect for the Syrian people, as I do for the rest of the Middle East. - Steven Magee
Ultimately, I hoped the tiny-house guy was similar to me: a sane person without a big agenda, who simply wanted a way to make sense of the world, to create a new map with a big X in the middle labeled "Home," even if that meant shrinking his world down to the size of an area rug. - Dee Williams
Romance takes place in the middle distance. Romance is looking in at yourself through a window clouded with dew. Romance means leaving things out: where life grunts and shuffles, romance only sighs. - Margaret Atwood
When humanity finally emerges from the Middle Ages altogether, when he stops connecting psychic behavior with"the work of the Devil" or with some unknown, unmentionable force, then he will emerge into the New Age of enlightenment. - Daniel Logan
People in this civilization are starving in the middle of plenty. This is a civilization that is going down, not because it hasn't got the knowledge that would save it, but because nobody will use the knowledge. - Idries Shah
Life is like a song; there's a chorus you always come back to with a thrilling solo somewhere in the middle. - T.L. Sivarlo
A heart filled with light will always be in the middle of darkness. But, once it shines more brightly, there's nothing to be afraid. You, are the one who will conquer it. - Y.K. Raikou
They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle Earth. - George R.R. Martin
Nothing is in the middle of somewhere, surrounded by everything, where everyone is someplace, and still lacking the someone, I need most. - Anthony Liccione
Knowlege of God without knowledge of man's wretchedness leads to pride. Knowledge of man's wretchedness without knowledge of God leads to despair. Knowledge of Jesus Christ is the middle course, because by it we discover both God and our wretched state. - Blaise Pascal
In the middle of the night, there is always less hope; in the dawn of the morning, there is always more hope! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I am somewhere in the middle of a village with all the modern amenities. There's something missing. Life? I reckon.... - Manasa Rao Saarloos
Every good love story has a start and a finish. What matters is what happens in the middle. - Suzette R. Hinton
Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes. - Shannon L. Alder
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it. - Doris Day
Life is like getting dropped off in the middle of the woods, and then year by year, gradually walking home. - April Foiles
Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Some of the most valued things we have in life come from changes or mistakes. Don't be afraid if you failed or if you lose someone you love, there is always the rainbow after the rain. And remember that all change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. - Angie karan
Desire is a powerful boat herding anchors and chains in the middle of the night. - Rosabetty Muñoz
I have a fear of living a surface kind of life; barely existing, barely touching or tasting anything. That's why you'll always see me giving my all or walking away ~ I'm too full of depth to dance in the middle of anything. - Nikki Rowe
Walking with Jesus is many times like walking in the eye of the storm--inner peace in the middle of chaos. - Alisa Hope Wagner
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. - Dante Alighieri
Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious. - P. G. Wodehouse
We don't have to go back to my place, Angel. I can take you home, if that's what you want. Or, if you decide you want to sleep at my place, on opposite sides of my bedroom with a Do Not Cross line drawn down the middle, I'll do it. I won't like it, but I'll do it. - Becca Fitzpatrick
Life without a defined purpose is similar to a boat without a crew in the middle of the ocean. - Debasish Mridha
There is no middle ground for the selfless and the selfish. - Tara Estacaan
If you knew you were going to lose your memorybut you could choose five things you’d never forget, what would they be—a certain face, a taste, a scent,a touch; how deepin this, the middle of your life? - Kristen Henderson
I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class. - Barack Obama
History's a bitch when you're in the middle of it. - Jay Asher
In the middle of nowhere, a trunk heavy with gold is a burden, not treasure. - A. J. Gallant
Computers are heaven-sent when they work and hell-spawn when they don't.There's just not much middle ground when it comes to technology. - Dani Harper
A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded. - Daniel Handler
All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead. - Samuel Beckett
Sometimes you are in the middle of your destiny before you even know it has begun. - Sarah Holman
It takes 43 muscles to frown and 3 to raise the middle finger. - Mariel
I think every woman is entitled to a middle husband she can forget.
There's no fuzzy middle ground. You either believe that women are people or you don't. It's that simple. - Joss Whedon
Now we're in the middle of a three-sided vampire war. Which would be an awesome video game, but I'm really not interested in playing for real. I like my reset buttons. - Rachel Caine
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love. - Andre Maurois
... Corellian curses being a synergistic blend of vulgarity, obscenity, and outright blasphemy that were the only things really worth saying when one was in the middle of being blown to monatomic dust. - Matthew Woodring Stover
Please don't talk into the middle of other people's crotch! - Nakata Yumi
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein
I caused my husband's heart attack. In the middle of lovemaking I took the paper bag off my head. He dropped the Polaroid and keeled over and so did the hooker. It would have taken me half an hour to untie myself and call the paramedics, but fortunately the Great Dane could dial. - Joan Rivers
Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age. - William Feather
Dear God, she was getting turned on in the middle of a roadside emergency. This had to stop. - Miranda Liasson
The bottom half of the page had descended into a doodle of a tiny man giving the middle finger to a giant, angry eagle with razor-sharp talons. Beneath it, the caption: To Mock a Killing Bird. - Seth Grahame-Smith
Even in the middle of barking dogs, you can hear the footsteps of a big revolution! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Immature citizens in several sizes were massed before a large factorylike structure where advanced techniques transformed them into true-thinking right-acting members of the three social classes, lower, middle, and upper middle. - Donald Barthelme
Fifty year old wealthy man resents twenty five year old middle class man, without recalling that 25 years back even he was a poor man. - Amit Kalantri
In the middle of the mayhem, you came and sang a song of melancholy. You promised a wildfire, but instead choked the light that was struggling hard for survival. Eventually when all the light went off. You left, complaining about the darkness. - Akshay Vasu
Anyone can be an idealist. Anyone can be a cynic. The hard part lies somewhere in the middle i.e. being human. - Hugh Macleod
I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. - Steve McQueen
You have not lived until you have fled a city in a country where you do not speak the language in the middle of the night. - Ken Poirot
Put some fiddle in the middle, it'll make it better. Warm your heart like an old love letter. Make you feel like the day you met her. - Kevin Dalton - Faubush Hill
He who stands in the true middle is seen as an extremist by the real extremists.
Always strive to aim for the highest peak of the goals in life you have set, this way if you manage to reach even half way toward a goal, landing in the middle is not such a bad place to end up. - Victoria Addino
Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future. - Ayn Rand
I hate middle age. Too young for the bowling green, too old for Ecstasy.
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. - Aneurin Bevan
The middle of the road is where the white line is-and that's the worst place to drive. - Robert Frost
We are the middle children of history. Born too late to explore earth, born too early to explore space. - Anonymous
Women deserve better than organizations bearing the names of racist rapists funding million dollar campaigns on subway trains. These wealthy middle aged white men tell us what to do with our bodies while they wage wars and kill other people's babies. - Sonya Renee Taylor
A house in the middle of nowhere always reminds us our Earth’s position in the universe! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. - Bill Vaughn
There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class. - Judith Martin
when you are at the top you only see shadows and when your at the bottom you are blinded by the light but from the middle everything is pleasing... day and night - Robert Wesley Miller
I like life, it's wonderous and chaotic and somewhere in the middle I've created a safe place to do my thing in the world ~ I can't ask for much more & I am already so thankful when everything I got - Nikki Rowe
It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances when you're not safe when you're not in the middle of the road... - Danny De Vito
Very soon nations will understand that in reality Water is the most expensive natural resource for their survivals. Not Middle East oil neither African gold. - M.F. Moonzajer
I have notes in my bathroom, yellow notes, and I stick 'em on the mirror, things that happened that were uplifting boosters for me. Notes that say, "Today is special, make today count." And then I have one note on the mirror in the middle that says, "Look at the other notes. - Burt Bacharach
We dance in a circle and suppose, while the secret sits in the middle and knows. - Robert Frost
We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. - Chuck Palahniuk
Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. - Philip K. Dick
Some people can find peace in the middle of a hurricane; that’s the person I’m striving to be. - Stephen F. Campbell
she thought that 9Am was in the middle of the night - Patrick Dennis
Life begins with you. You entered this world alone and you will leave this world alone. The middle is just a bonus, so embrace love but remember all things are temporary. - Theresa Lewis
I sounded like Horton the Elephant. "A person is a person no matter how small." What the hell was I doing standing in the middle of a cave, in the dark, surrounded by wererats, quoting Dr. Seuss, and trying to kill a one-thousand-year-old vampire? - Laurell K. Hamilton
The word genius was whispered into my ear the first things I ever Heard while I was still mewling in my crib, laughs Orson (Welles), so it never occured to me that I wasn't until middle age - Barbara Leaming
Making Money online is not the easiest, That's why my business grows daily with people who need my service. I will help you understand in a simple way how to cut out all the middle men and increase daily business in less than 1 hour per day. - Biancco Gardner
Whenever you come upon a free supply of high-quality corn, provided unexpectedly right there in the middle of the forest, be careful! The people who put it there are probably sitting nearby in a stand, just waiting to take a shot at you. Keep your eyes and ears open! - James C. Dobson
All I know is that right now I wanna rip your clothes off right here in the middle of this hall and throw you in one of these classrooms and kiss every square inch of your body, while a bunch of people who drive minivans listen wishing they were us. - vampire diaries
Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning. - Bob Hope
The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle. - Samuel Beckett
You will never develop courage if you don’t stand in the middle of the battle afraid and pick up the sword anyways, to defend what is right. You might feel like you are outnumbered, but heroes always are. - Shannon L. Alder
I pulled the blanket around my shoulders. The sky was dark and vast and empty and not even a plane disturbed that sullen stillness, not even a star. The emptiness above was now mine within. It was a part of me, like a freckle, like a bruise. Like a middle name now one acknowledged. - Sarah Winman
Morality is only for the middle class, sweet. The lower class can't afford it, and the upper classes have entirely too much leisure time to fill - Lisa Kleypas
Teaching middle school is an adventure not a job. - Angela K. Bennett
The pens sharpen Islamophobia! No such thing. Primitive Middle Eastern religions (and most others) are much the same Islam, Christianity and Judaism all define themselves through disgust for women's bodies. - Polly Toynbee
It's strange, isn't it. You stand in the middle of a library and go 'aaaaagghhhh' and everyone just stares at you. But you do the same thing on an aeroplane, and everyone joins in. - Tommy Cooper
How can life end in the middle of the story? Because life always does. - Linda Grant
Death is impatient and thoughtless. It barges into your room when you are right in the middle of something, and it doesn't bother to wipe its boots. - Tom Robbins
The tension between what is, and what we dream of, is important. Not to discount what we have, but to hold onto that middle ground, because it's in there that the magic happens. - Susan Branch
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. - Saul Bellow
Nobody reads a book to get to the middle. - Mickey Spillane
The upper classes are... a nation's past; the middle class is its future. - Ayn Rand
Each story provides a beginning, a middle and an end, the trick is, never seperate them through the chapters or you'll miss the meaning of the entire book. - Nikki Rowe
ING is ending for something which continue and continue...So Morning - Continue - Start AfterNoon - The Middle - Almost finish Night - The ENd - Finish - Deyth Banger
Life is one big Coaster Ride -Sometimes You are UP, sometimes Down and sometimes You are in the Middle Screaming your head off wondering what it's all about!!! - Rachitha Cabral
The worst thing about Europe is that you can't go out in the middle of the night and get a Slurpee. - Tellis Frank
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it. - Doris Day
After all, true love is the magic between two people and the illusion of being happy even in the middle of tears - kayser U
Crystal ball and candle light, I want your dance tonight. Show me the power of love as we stand together in the middle of the night. - Santosh Kalwar
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
Truth was never meant to make you comfortable, unless you stand in the middle of it with acceptance. - Shannon L. Alder
Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network. - Toni Morrison
A house made of ice in the middle of desert! And that house is the house of lies! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If I ever saw my muse she would be an old woman with a tight bun and spectacles poking me in the middle of the back and growling, "Wake up and write the book! - Kerry Greenwood
How you, a weak boy caught in the middle of a storm, both in reality and metaphorically, would risk your life to save some girl—some girl who tortured you, ignored you, destroyed you. - J.X. Burros
I don't think the real America is in New York or on the Pacific Coast; personally, I like the Middle West much better, places like North and South Dakota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. There, I think, are the true Americans - Charlie Chaplin
Love is like being on a small boat in the middle of the sea with no compass and no one to rely on except each other. - Chloe Thurlow
In the middle of the night, I saw chaos bleeding out of darkness and peace. Everything that was said and seen before seemed like a paradox. I saw the graves of lies breaking open and the truth crawling out silently into the cold hearts. - Akshay Vasu
...I should always find that the calamities of life were shared among the upper and lower part of mankind, but that the middle station had the fewest disasters,... - Daniel Defoe
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. - Ayn Rand
Topanga: Do I need to know the middle of the story?Corey: Do you want to be proud of her?Topanga: Yes.Corey: Then, no. - Girl Meets World
Many of the greatest books are like a forest. The best way to get to know them is to wander right into the middle and get lost. - Anthony Esolen
A middle finger is more New York than a corporate ambush. I bleed for my hometown, and I'd die for my fans. - Lady Gaga
Middle age is when your age starts to show around the middle. - Bob Hope
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am -- not stuck in the middle, but hovering above the entire farcical spectrum, weeping as I behold my fellow man's devotion to political illusion and self-destruction. - Robert Higgs
Even in the middle of a hopeless darkness a light may suddenly reach you; keep your hope tightly and this great hope of yours will strongly attract the light onto you! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Well, I don't like the first bit and I don't know the last bit. So I'm really hoping the middle bit is exceptional. - Eoin Colfer
The middle [those rough patches that come before the completion of our milestones] is only a temporal place, never settle there or cut corners to get out! - Dionna L. Hayden
I would kiss you in the middle of the ocean during a lightning storm cuz I'd rather be left for dead than wondering what thunder sounds like. - Andrea Gibson
when Jesus is on the sea in the middle of a tempest the problem becomes the boat and not the sea"Matt. 14:22-33 - osvaldo yambi
Are you Mindful or Mindless? Or in the Middle? - Richie Norton
For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region, here in the Middle East, and we achieved neither. - Condoleezza Rice
There was no use feeling guilty about getting on to the ship when you are in the middle of the ocean. If you felt guilty or sorry, you had only one option drown in the middle of the sea. - Jagdish Joghee
Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. - P.J. O'Rourke
We are in the middle of the biggest revolution in reading and writing since the advent of the Gutenberg press. - Sara Sheridan
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. - Aristotle
It is much better to live in poverty and graduate to the middle class, than it is to live as a king and be demoted to the middle class. - Mustafa Said
Every single time you crossed over for me and met me on my side. I realize now, I don't think I ever met you in the middle. And I don't think I ever once said that you for that. - Cecelia Ahern
Women are almost two thirds more likely than men to believe in God, a major study of attitudes among middle aged Britons has found, says The Telegraph. Well, men are twice more likely than God to believe in women! (At least that was so in the Garden of Eden) - R. N. Prasher
You're either self-appreciating or self-depreciating. There is no middle. - Lana M. H. Wilder
The middle class were invented to give the poor hope; the poor, to make the rich feel special; the rich, to humble the middle class. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the . - Dwight D. Eisenhower
It's so hard to find the place somewhere in the middle of the best and worst I've felt. - Ashly Lorenzana
I was a black center in the middle of all the nature. I was nothing, but I could do anything. - James Franco
The reward is in the middle of hard work for a reason. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
What is the name of your dream? A lovely wooden cottage in the middle of a forest? Or walking in an endless autumn path? What is the name of your dream? Don’t give a name, always give a list! Fill yourself with dreams because dream is the path to reality! - Mehmet Murat ildan
What we’re searching for will determine where we arrive, or if we arrive. And right in the middle of such risky choices, Christmas is God perfectly solving the problem by showing us what to search for and then bringing it to us. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Across the oceans, in the middle of the rivers and at the peak of mountains; nothing can ever change my feelings for you. - M.F. Moonzajer
To feel "fit as a fiddle" you must tone down your middle.
A whole is that which has beginning, middle and end. - Aristotle
I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East -- you're as good as dead. - Elton John
Did you know that the center of a Protostar (the star in the middle of a nebula) is called a Nuclear Furnace? So you can call that the star's "heart." The heart of a star is a furnace. Not much unlike the human heart. - C. JoyBell C.
The vast majority of Americans, at all coordinates of the economic spectrum, consider themselves middle class; this is a deeply ingrained, distinctly American cognitive dissonance. - Ellen Cushing
Enlightenment arrives like a thief in the middle of the dark night of the soul. - Stefan Emunds
It must be a really great book because one can read it as a boy in one way, and then re-read it in middle life and get something very different out of it - and that to my mind is one of the best tests. - C.S. Lewis
I was so tired of this ceaseless, day-to-day tug-of-war between my hormones and my head, my vanity and my virtue. I felt very much as though I were caught in the middle of some dreadful battle in which taking a side of my own would mean certain misery in either case. - Emily Tomko
Vietnam is a jungle. You had jungle warfare. Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, you have sand. [There is no need to worry about a protracted war because] from a historical basis, Middle East conflicts do not last a long time. - Dan Quayle
They blame the low income women for ruining the country because they are staying home with their children and not going out to work. They blame the middle income women for ruining the country because they go out to work and do not stay home to take care of their children. - Ann Richards
Your real secret hiding place is not a dark cave, it is not a dusky forest, it is not a desolate house in the middle of nowhere but your real secret hiding place is always your own mind! Every person ultimately hides himself over there, in his own mind! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The human heart needs only the bare elements to survive, the human brain wants to the limitlessness of tolerance. Finding yourself is a matter of pitching your tent in the middle. - Zephyr McIntyre
In inventing [General Juan Manuel de] Rosas’ self-justification, I have taken the liberty of drawing almost exclusively on the words of Tony Blair, and the various self-justifications he produced to defend his foreign policy adventures with George Bush in the Middle East and the Central Asia. - Harry Thompson
When you are in the middle of a storm cloud it's hard to think outside of it, but the only way out of the storm is to ride through it and things will be a lot clearer on the other side - Jodi Ann Bickley
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. - Ogden Nash
Opportunity for all means making taxes fair. I'm not out to soak the rich. But I do believe the rich should pay their fair share. For twelve years, the Republicans have raised taxes on the middle class. It's time to give the middle class tax relief. - Bill Clinton
You know what it's like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don't have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it's important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it. - Larry Page
So that was where we were in our relationship.Derwent’s scale ran all the way from wouldn’t piss-on-you-if-you-were-on-fire to would-kill-for-you-no-need-to-ask-twice. I was quite glad to be somewhere near the middle. - Jane Casey
It was the end for something. It was the beginning for another. But in reality it just fell in the middle. In that confusing moment of time between my birth and my death. - Hubert Martin
Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil! - Golda Meir
We have to ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share again. Their incomes went up in the 1980s and their taxes went down. We can't ask the middle class to pay more; their incomes went down and their taxes went up. - Bill Clinton
Even when I try to stir myself up, I just get irritated because I can't make anything come out. And in the middle of the night I lie here thinking about all this. If I don't get back on track somehow, I'm dead, that's the sense I get. There isn't a single strong emotion inside me. - Banana Yoshimoto
A smaller government reflecting the needs of the middle class and poor is superior to a big government reflecting the needs of the privileged and powerful. - Robert B. Reich
Throughout life try to remember...to always keep your head up high and your middle finger higher! - Timothy Pina
All middle men are bad. - Syd Barrett
Now begin in the middle, and later learn the beginning; the end will take care of itself. - Harlan Ellison
Standing in the middle between the idea of an event and the actual event, a strange kind of physical reality just in the middle between possibility and reality. - Heisenberg
Ronald Reagan and George Bush pushed through programs that raised taxes on the middle class. I think it's time to cut them. And in my administration I'll offer a middle-income tax cut that will cut rates on the middle class. - Bill Clinton
Whenever you come to a 'Y' in the road always remember that you have a third choice of path: And that is right down the middle, where no one has gone before.
It hurts, doesn't it? Giving someone everything you can think of. The wings to fly and roots to stay and yet watch them choose none of those, leaving you hanging in the middle of void and nothingness. - Akshay Vasu
Like Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake and Robert B. Parker and oh so many others, I want to die with my boots on, facedown on my keyboard if possible, in the middle of a sentence. - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Every New Year must be celebrated at the heart of nature - in the middle of a forest or by the side of a lake under billions of stars - because it is nature who has made our existence possible! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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