Quotation Explorer - 'Pull'

One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort. - Gaston Bachelard
Any time you pull down a fence, always ask why it was put there in the first place.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Some people behave like crabs in a bucket. The higher you climb, The more of them attack you at once trying to pull you back down; Put some crabs in a bucket and observe the "Complex behavior pattern - Andrea L'Artiste
Sometimes letting go is not about a lack of faith in God, but a lack in faith that you have it in yourself to pull off the greatest plan he has in store for you. - Shannon L. Alder
Pull back the curtain and jump down the rabbit hole. - Brad Jensen
The power of a successful salesman is not putting his hand in the customer's pocket to pull his money out. but rather manipulate the customer's mind to let him put his hand and happily pull the money and give it to you - Hisham Fawzi
If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God. - E. Stanley Jones
Do not pull; just attract. Do not demand; just love. - Debasish Mridha
Think twice before you pull your trouser and rape a woman; she may be your mother, sister or friend, and you know the consequences that follows. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I know you don't think that any tongue I speak is mine; it must be rented. I am always denial, or pretense. A child born mid-flight has no nation. I can pull on either culture, but they always melt like a dream, trickle away, water on the oiled pelt of foreign. - Jasmine Ann Cooray
It takes a whole lot longer to pull ourselves together than it takes to fall apart.. - Shilpa Menon
Why can we throw a question further than we can pull in an answer? - Yann Martel
If you walk on sunlight, bathe in moonlight, breathe in a golden air and exhale a Midas' touch; mark my words, those who exist in the shadows will try to pull you into the darkness with them. The last thing that they want is for you to see the wonder of your life because they can't see theirs. - C. JoyBell C.
There are two types of people in this world- those who pull out of bed each morning at the thought of breakfast and those who are driven by ambition. The former succeed in satisfying hunger pangs and the latter accomplish their life goals. - Roopleen
Only a cynic can create horror--for behind every masterpiece of the sort must reside a driving demonic force that despises the human race and its illusions, and longs to pull them to pieces and mock them. - H.P. Lovecraft
The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. - Leonardo da Vinci
Pull the hair on my head the wrong way, and I would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles. - Benedict Cumberbatch
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. - Albert Einstein
How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger? - Virginia Woolf
When manipulation flutters around everywhere, neither pull nor push anyone. Just do one thing - don't trust anyone! - Ashish Patel
My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing. - Jessica Alba
Because one of the properties of music is to entertain and to, I don't mean this lightly, distract us from the things that pull us down. Music should be not only a source for political ideas but also a source of hope. - Dave Matthews
The greatest thing about dreams is they don’t expire. They can lay dormant for years and when you pull them out and dust them off, they shine like new. - Casi McLean
It’s highly virtuous to say we’ll be good, but wecan’t do it all at once, and it takes a long pull, a strongpull, and a pull all together before some of us even get ourfeet set in the right way. - Louisa May Alcott
I’m not scared any more,’ said Midge. ‘Thank you, Kevin. Sometimes you can be very kind.’‘Yes,’ said Kevin. ‘And if you tell that to any of the other trolls I will pull off your nose and feed it to a bear. - Doug MacLeod
Imagination allows us to conceive of delightful future possibilities, pick the most amazing one, and pull the present forward to meet it. - Jason Silva
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. - Jeff Valdez
We all leave behind bits of loose thread. Old operations, old enemies. They pull at you, like memories of old lovers. - Daniel Silva
Stay away from conflictive, negative people that pull you down, because they contaminate your energy and impede your progress. Search for people who look at the world with optimism, that inspire you, make you happy and provide peace of mind. - Pablo
Heartbreak is stupid and impossible. Hearts don't break. Hearts squeeze, they wrench, they ache, they shrivel. Hearts pull apart in wet chunks like canned tomatoes. - Jael McHenry
That consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure. - Madonna
PUSH, n. One of the two things mainly conducive to success, especially in politics. The other is Pull. - Ambrose Bierce
A good book will pull you in from the beginning and take you on a journey you'll never forget. - Lauren Hammond
Cut lose your ties with expectation. Your dreams are charlatans, your memories, stalemating quarks. Listen only to the pull of your atoms and follow the discordant hum of your personal entropy. - Virginia Petrucci
I used to have this toy, a magic slate. You wrote or drew on it and then, just by pulling up the plastic cover, everything you did disappeared and you could start new. Maybe everyone feels that on New Year's Eve: They can pull up the magic sheet and rewrite their lives. - V.C. Andrews
If you care about what people think about you, you will end up being their slave. Reject and pull your own rope. - Auliq Ice
Pull the string and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
To pull together is to avoid being pulled apart.
Then they pull onto Route 66, heading east into a world that's ripe for saving - Neal Shusterman
A dream doesn't come true by itself... we must pull it. - Mohammed Sekouty
Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more. - Victoria Erickson
We cannot move forward if we allow the past to pull us back. - Rodrigo Duterte
We need to track back ISIS ideology to its origins, so as to pull it up by its roots. Then, and only then, we can establish a whole new understanding of the righteous religion rather than mere individuals’ interpretations that satisfy clerks desires and fantasies. - مُضر آل أحميّد
Like a lost satellite, I hovered close to your orbit, knowing that at any moment I might succumb to your gravitational pull and willingly burn inside your atmosphere. - A.J. Garces
Darkness does not leave without the light to chase it away. You need to have spiritual strength to pull you through the rough times. - Keith Shaver
Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. - Rosa Parks
If you’re truly friends, then you don’t just offer a little whisp of your love. You unzip your chest, reach in and pull your heart out and says, It’s all yours—please keep it beating. - Toni Sorenson
When you feel good about your life at all times, you feel like living in your dreams. But sometimes, people around you pull you out to see the face of reality. - Taranpreet Singh
Looking at the Blessed Mother, Kevin felt the pull of a special allegiance with her. To Serve God, to honor Mary who speaks to my soul, sending me messages I cannot know the meaning of? Is this what my life is about? - Peter J Tanous
No book can be written till it wants to be written, till it shouts to be written, and raises up a persistent din in the writer's head. And then, if you want peace, you just have to pull it out and freeze it in print. Nothing less would do. - Jyoti Arora
Like a lost satellite, I hovered around your orbit, with the knowledge that at anytime I might fall into your gravitational pull and willingly burn into your atmosphere. - A.J. Garces
Come on get higher, Loosen my lips ...Faith and desire and the swing of your hipsJust pull me down hard, and drown me in love .. - Matt Nathanson
Foolish wise folk sneer at you; foolish wise folk would pull up the useless lilies, the needless roses, from the garden, would plant in their places only serviceable wholesome cabbage. But the Gardener knowing better, plants the silly short-lived flowers; foolish wise folk, asking for what purpose. - Jerome K. Jerome
It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front. - Michael Bassey Johnson
No more apologies! So we're poor! All right, we're poor! This is America! And America is one place in this sorry world where people Shouldn't have to apologize for being poor. The question in America should be, 'Is this guy a good citizen? Is he honest? Does he pull his own weight? - Kurt Vonnegut
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future. - Auliq Ice
A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Suffering occurs when love's two hands pull your soul in two directions. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Don't hang with negative people. They will pull you down with them. Instead, invite them into your light and together you will both shine strong. - L.F. Young
If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. - Pablo Picasso
Beware the pull on your heartstrings -- it's often the pursestrings that are actually being reached for. - Barbara Mikkelson
You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load. - Paul "Bear" Bryant
When we try to slow things down, it tries to run ahead of us. When we try to fast forward it, it holds us back. Einstein was probably right about it, time IS elastic. One pull at it and it will snap back onto you. - Saptarshi Majumder
love is what moves the world, I've always thought...it is the only thing which allows men and women to stand in a world where gravity always seems to want to pull them down...bring them low...and make them crawl... - Stephen King
When fear raises it's head, don't freak, look it in the eye, ask it its name and what it wants to teach you, then invite it to dance, pull it in real close and let it know that this is your life and your dance and you'll be taking the lead. - Les Dossey
It's terrible to have to fear that your powers will activate at any given moment. Especially when you draw close to people... and find that your only choice is to pull away. It's overwhelming when you find a time, a person, with which there's nothing to fear. - Zechariah Barrett
First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down. - George Burns
Anyone who objects to any government whatsoever as a form of socialism ought not to pull that socialist lever in their home, the one that makes their waste disappear in a whirlpool into the socialized sewage treatment plant. - John Médaille
Stars do not pull each other down to be more visible; they shine brighter. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I promise I shall never give up, and that I’ll die yelling and laughing, and that until then I’ll rush around this world I insist is holy and pull at everyone’s lapel and make them confess to me and to all. - Jack Kerouac
will I ever get over the pull I feel to both of these places? - Sara Ferguson
Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. - Lord Chesterfield
We are defined as artists by the pull of our hearts, not the creation of our hands. - Edward Mooney, Jr.
Being your own light ensures that you will never need another to pull you out of darkness again. - Gary Hopkins
Don’t let any tragic event or any people pull you away from the path of peace. Be strong and attract others to your path toward peace. - Debasish Mridha
If you won't push someone up, the least you can do is not to pull him down. - Nana Awere Damoah
The craving for equality can express itself either as a desire to pull everyone down to our own level (by belittling them, excluding them, tripping them up) or as a desire to raise ourselves up along with everyone else (by acknowledging them, helping them, and rejoicing in their success). - Friedrich Nietzsche
When fiction has become reality, life may turn into a fairy tale or a firestorm. Tina, time has come to pull up one’s socks and start relearning and reassessing living. ("Another empty room") - Erik Pevernagie
Never allow your challenges in life to pull you down, they only make you stronger. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
The budget is like a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythicals beans into it, then reaches in and tries to pull real ones out.
Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions. - Terry Pratchett
Open yer mind to the world, kids. No point havin' yer windows open if yer don't pull back the curtains to let in the light!" - Grandpa's favourite saying to Kirsten and Jeremy. Quoted in The Hybrid and the Emeralds of Elisar - Suellen Drysdale
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun. - Don Marquis
We are racing down Main Street. Arthur is right on the tail of a blck sedan with tinted windows that won't pull over. He slams the horn."Arthur," I say.The car doesn't yield."Arthur," I say.He hits the horn again, still close on the car's bummper."Arthur, our turn was back there. - Peter Canning
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore. - C. JoyBell C.
Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice. - Diane Arbus
There were differences between memories and dreams. He had only dreams of things he had wanted to do, while Lespere had memories of things done and accomplished. And this knowledge began to pull Hollis apart, with a slow, quivering precision. - Ray Bradbury
Why can't peace be a single overriding common purpose: why do we wait for a crisis to pull us together? Let's pull together for peace. - Rita Mae Brown
Life turns, and returns death. Where death digs its claws into the grave only to pull out life, as a baby from a womb; and the recycle of air, the recycle of struggles that never achieve satisfaction, in a constant turning world, of an untuned universe. - Anthony Liccione
When people try to pull you down, remember, they had to look up to do so. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Every arrow that flies feels the pull of the earth. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Remember: If someone's trying to pull you down that means they're already beneath you. - Karen Salmansohn
Grease the guillotine with the fat of tyrants. Pull the concubine out of the clergyman`s bed. Monarch`s blood must flow, as thick as our boots. From there the free republic will rise. - Friedrich Hecker
In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great? - Kanye West
The technique of tredding the success path is making a single step, and if you are kinda afraid to throw the second leg, hire divinity to pull you along. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Walking in shoes bigger than your feet, will inspire gravity to pull you down." Let's be grateful for what fits us...for what we have. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana
Love thy neighbor, but pull not down thy hedge.
Tact is the knack of keeping quiet at the right time; of being so agreeable yourself that no one can be disagreeable to you; of making inferiority feel like equality. A tactful man can pull the stinger from a bee without getting stung. - George Horace Lorimer
Pull yourself out of the dirt, dust yourself off, and get back on the horse and ride towards the sunset. - Michael Dean Russell Jr.
Every book is its own black hole. Don’t fight the pull; find out where it takes you. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Books pull you to other worlds ... let them, and enjoy the adventure. - H.B. Bolton
Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. - Ruth Reichl
Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment. - Rick Riordan
We can pull down a nation if we can make them believe that education is not important. If they believe that it is important and begin to act on their belief, then there is nothing anyone can do stop them. - Paul Bamikole
Find the light. Reach for it. Live for it. Pull yourself up by it. Gratitude always makes for straighter, taller trees. - Al R. Young
The sinful nature of man is the same in every generation. Man naturally moves towards entropy. We are driven towards the carnal, mundane and the mediocre. We need a higher power, force and truth to deliver us from this entropic movement to self-destruction and pull us higher to greater values. - Sunday Adelaja
In Kilanga, people knew nothing of things they might have had - a Frigidaire? a washer-dryer combination? Really, they'd sooner imagine a tree that could pull up its feet and go bake bread. It didn't occur to them to feel sorry for themselves. - Barbara Kingsolver
Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
Maybe if I could slip into Sylvia's mind, sort out the spices in her rack, alphabetize them and dust them off. Maybe then I'd understand how it's the little things that pull you under. - Kelli Russell Agodon
Happiness in something you need to search for, It comes from inside. You can pull it out from inside by satisfaction and acceptance. - Vijay Dhameliya
[He] was a brilliant man. People tend to become wary of individuals like him because their brilliance reminds them of their own mediocrity. Envy is a blind man who wants to pull out your eyes. - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The use of the word 'just' by an Australian means that whatever it is you have to do, it will not be easy, as in 'Just pull that sword out of the stone' or 'Just split that atom'.
Some people tend to throw your love to the dogs when you become totally submissive to them, but when you want to get out of the heat, they pull you back into the kitchen. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Looking back on it now, I'd say one's thirties are a cruel age. At this point, I think of them as a time I whiled away unaware of the tide that can suddenly pull you out, beyond the shallows, into the sea of hardship, and even death - Takashi Hiraide
Two forces pervade human life, the Gita says: the upward thrust of evolution and the downward pull of our evolutionary past. - Eknath Easwaran
Love is a magnetic force, you can't see it, but it can pull you toward the beloved. - Debasish Mridha
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