Quotation Explorer - 'Picked'

AUCTIONEER, n. The man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a pocket with his tongue. - Ambrose Bierce
An old house with its windows gone always makes me think of something dead with its eyes picked out. - L. M. Montgomery
Life is, if anything, the art of combination. Of discrimination. Of freely picking one's own personal pattern out of a hundred choices. Not letting it be picked for you—either by the Establishment, or by the Rebels. Conformity of Hip is no better than Conformity of Square. - Sydney J. Harris
There are 10,000 books in my library, and it will keep growing until I die. This has exasperated my daughters, amused my friends and baffled my accountant. If I had not picked up this habit in the library long ago, I would have more money in the bank today; I would not be richer. - Pete Hamill
... it is important to realize that any lock can be picked with a big enough hammer.
I ascribe to Mark Twain's theory that the last person who should be President is the one who wants it the most. The one who should be picked is the one who should be dragged kicking and screaming into the White House. - Bill Hicks
When the others were picked up and walked home by friends or fathers or best friend’s sisters,I was the kid in a grey hoodie, walking with the poets, the singers, the thinkers, and I was not alone. - Charlotte Eriksson
And now she must continue the day as if the strange dream hadn’t picked up her life and shaken it upside down like a snow globe, dislodging everything that wasn’t glued down."The Dream Jumper's Promise - Kim Hornsby
Why couldn't my heart have picked him? Life would have been so much easier.""Because hearts are ornery, sneaky little bastards, designed to cause misery. They want what they want, and they don't give a damn about what would make life easier or harder for the heart's owner." Della snapped. - C.C. Hunter
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens. - Douglas William Jerrold
To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
God picked me to be his punching bag...so who am I suposed to pray to for mercy? - S.L.J. Shortt
Once I pulled a job, I was so stupid. I picked a guy's pocket on an airplane and made a run for it. - Rodney Dangerfield
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
I like playing around with the words; I love it when I feel like I've picked the exact right word to describe whatever it is I'm trying to describe. - Margaret Peterson Haddix
People tell me that Senator Edwards got picked for his good looks, his sex appeal, and his great hair. I say to them, 'How do you think I got the job? - Dick Cheney
People don’t choose dreams, dreams choose them. So the question I’m getting to is, do you have the courage to grab the dream that picked you? - Prince Ea
I have only known two men's souls in my life, one the devil, the other the the bird's wings which picked me up and carried me back to the freedom of being. - Wendy gibbins
...with each new book of mine I have always the feeling that this time I have picked a lemon in the garden of literature. - P.G. Wodehouse
I tried to gather all the pieces… I picked each one and fixed them so perfectly. No one could say that I was broken once but they saw my hands, lacerated by the splinters of my heart… - Jasmine Kiyani
Whenever someone starts talking about 'fair competition' or indeed, about 'fairness' in general, it is time to keep a sharp eye on your wallet, for it is about to be picked. - Murray N. Rothbard
From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. - Groucho Marx
Instead of begging to be picked by others, you have the choice to pick yourself and build your brand - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Courage was something John Reckless only ever wished he had. Courage was not a given; it was acquired, earned. You had to take the difficult paths, and John had always picked the easy ones. - Cornelia Funke
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. - Shannon L. Alder
From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. - Groucho Marx
Courage was not something one picked out of the air. It was something like a bank account. You could withdraw only so much before it was necessary to stop, to take the time to make new deposits. - Tom Clancy
Maybe her parents had picked a favorite kid, but that hadn’t bowed Kate. It had made her lock her legs and stand strong instead. - Joyce, T.S.
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. - Richard Bach
I tried to gather all the pieces… I picked each one and fixed them so perfectly. No one could say that I was broken once, unless they see my hands, lacerated by the splinters of my heart. - Jasmine Kiyani
(Her husband's departure ...) had picked Mildred up by the hair and dropped her down at the doorstep of insanity.From "Butterfly on F street - Edward P. Jones
Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened. - Winston S. Churchill
All flowers are not to be picked; some are meant to stay rooted so their beauty may continue to sing praises unto nature. - Grace Terrell
people say I'm running back to the thing that broke me, yeah he did, but I picked myself back up, now it's about fixing him. - Mya Waechtler
Despite my incessant desperation, I simply cannot paint the perfect picture within which I would wish to live out my life. And because I cannot, God picked up the brush of love, positioned the canvas of history and painted a manger. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Punk had picked the locks, sluiced out into the grid. - Garth Risk Hallberg
The world’s most successful people didn’t wait for someone else to pick them, but instead, they picked themselves. - Adam Smith
Finding a life partner is like choosing a bed. You need one as a friend either in times of health or sickness. Freshness or weariness. Happiness or sadness. And we can be certain that we've picked the right one without having to sleep with it first. - Isman H. Suryaman
Think the tree that bears nutrition:though the fruits are picked, the plant maintains fruition.So give all the love you have.Do not hold any in reserve.What is given is not lost; it shall return. - Kamand Kojouri
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