Quotation Explorer - 'Shape'

Little decisions shape big consequences. - Mehek Bassi
Who cares what colour your hair or what shape your shape is? Who cares what religion your religion or what language your language is? What is the colour of your heart? That is all that matters! - Mehmet Murat ildan
perception shapes priorities, priorities shape people - Ben Thompson
Energy is neither created nor destroyed. It just changes shape. - Sheri Reynolds
One of underestimated tasks in nonfiction writing is to impose narrative shape on an unwieldy mass of material. - William Zinsser
We are selfish, my illness and I. We think only of ourselves. We shape the world around us into messages, into secret whispers spoken only for us. - Nathan Filer
Love is the line that draws the shape of God. --Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1) - Ash Krafton
Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps, if we never veered off course, we wouldn't fall in love or have babies or be who we are. - Michael Patrick King
We must not make a scarecrow of the law, setting it up to fear the birds of prey, and let it keep one shape, till custom make it their perch and not their terror. - William Shakespeare
We’re making decisions right now that shape our lives. Even indecision is a decision. What’s going on today is a result of the choices we’ve made in the past. - Toni Sorenson
The potential of controlling and living a successful life according to your terms depends on how you think. Your perception is your world. You can create the life you want and in fact, you can even shape it the way you want it. - Dee Dee Artner
Life is very nice, but it has no shape. The object of art is actually to give it some ..." Jean Anouilh, The Rehearsal - Kate Taylor
A child's behavior we see on the surface is the reflection of the feelings that are rooted underneath. We can use topical treatments to try to shape what the behavior looks like, but if we really want things to change, we need to address the roots. Nourish the roots, see the growth. - Kelly Bartlett
The greatest thing about writing is that you get to shape more than one life. - Katja Michael
Expectations create and shape reality. - Debasish Mridha
You have the power to mold your life how ever you want. To shape it and reshape it. - Jim Rohn
407Justice was like coloured balls in a magician's hand, changing colour and shape all the time beneath the light of politics. - Qiu Xiaolong
Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container. - Wallace Stevens
Even water carves monuments of stone, so do our thoughts shape our character. - Hugh B. Brown
We’ve all made mistakes, we all have struggles, and we‘ve done things we don’t even want to remember. All these things are in the past, but you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. - Ane Krstevska
Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. - Pearl Buck
The mountain of despair has dwindled, and the stone of hope has size and shape, and can be fondled by the eyes and by the hand. But freedom has always been an elusive tease, and in the very act of grabbing for it one can become shackled. - Alice Walker
We shape our lives around words, words whose meanings are always changing. - Marty Rubin
I've learned two things in my life. One that love is the beginning and end of all meaning. And two that it is the same thing whatever shape our souls have taken on this journey. Love is love. Is love. - Clive Barker
Your skin reminds me of everything beautiful I've ever loved... how the moon gets jealous at how you mock her crescent figure with the shape of your mouth... echo of unborn galaxies bounce forth through your vocal chords... - Brandi L. Bates
Let me dream so I can shape the world, let me dream so I can make others dream as well, but do not let me dream my days away; lest I sleep my years away too. - Dave Guerrero
Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative. - Anonymous
When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too. - Bill Moyers
The devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape. - William Shakespeare
She cannot love, nor take no shape nor project or affection, she is so self-endeared. - William Shakespeare
Sometimes dreams are so big and exciting that we forget to shape it. - Shihab Kazi
The greatest art is to shape the quality of the day. - Henry David Thoreau
The anvil is hard so that it can help shape the blade. If life were easy, we would all be soft and misshapen shards of metal, tossed into a bin. - J.M. Bush
I don't know what the exact shape of my life will take--and what the days to come will bring--except i know that i am happy and my heart is still. I know that I have fallen in love with the word surrender and know that I can no longer live in disappointment - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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The moment you think that your destiny is predetermined, you become a miserable loser! Trust your own power so that you can shape your own destiny! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I'm a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl. - Björk
I'm so out of shape I take steroids just to watch sports. - Randy Kagan
Flower is always a flower. No matter the color, shape, or aroma. It will always be welcome even with thorns. - Maria Goto
A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him. - Dylan Thomas
The power to shape your reality lies within you, therefore the most important voice you will ever hear is your own. - Max Patrick
The magic of you is in your capacity to shape change. - Julian Pencilliah
I have a number of questions. If I had half as many answers, I’d be in great shape. - Catherine Ryan Hyde
Fear walks through the City, fear without name, without shape. All men feel it and none dare to speak. - Ayn Rand
To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm. - Friedrich Hayek
Here. Where I am anonymous and alone in a white room with no history and no parading. So I can make something unknown in the shape of this room. Where I am King of Corners. - Michael Ondaatje
This was the perfect day of his childhood. This the day to shape the days upon. - Cormac McCarthy
To let the gospel of Jesus shape how we work means to heed the influence of both the psychological idols within our hearts as well as the sociological idols in our culture and profession. - Timothy J. Keller
Young bodies are like tender plants, which grow and become hardened to whatever shape you've trained them. - Desiderius Erasmus
The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back. - Franklin P. Jones
But then, that’s the beauty of writing stories—each one is an exploratory journey in search of a reason and a shape. And when you find that reason and that shape, there’s no feeling like it."[Peter Wild Interviews TC Boyle, 3:AM Magazine, June 2003] - T.C. Boyle
As water changes its shape according to the shape of the vessel, I change myself by changing my thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes she wondered if the shape of his eyes affected how he saw things. That was probably the most racist question of all time. - Rainbow Rowell
The legacy I leave will be unimaginably enhanced by the legacies I received. Therefore, I must be wise enough to embrace the history of those who have gone before me so that I can shape the future of those who will go ahead of me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness insidethat holds whatever we want.We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner spacethat makes it livable.We work with being, but non-being is what we use. - Lao Tzu
We are all born extraordinary! shape your today to cherish your tomorrow - Kamal Khanzada
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. - Joan Miró
I have been bent and broken, but—I hope—into a better shape. - Kami Garcia
Until we will be able to shape the universe the way we wanted, mankind will not be taken seriously by the universe and he shall remain as insignificant ants of the universe! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We have had for breakfast, toasts, cakes, a yorkshire pie, a piece of beef about the size and much the shape of my portmanteau, tea, coffee, ham and eggs... - Charles Dickens
When young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape... - Abdul'Rauf Hashmi
Who you are today is the outcome of the choices you have made in the past. Choices that you will make today, will shape your future. - Vishwas Chavan
Having been ripped open and drained by the crowd When I enter my home, Many homes seem to be waiting for me to give a shape to this life which is about to perish. - Suman Pokhrel
You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write. - Annie Proulx
Yes, in spite of all, Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits. - John Keats
Your beliefs affect your choices. Your choices shape your actions. Your actions determine your results. The future you create depends upon the decisions you make and actions you take today. - Roy T. Bennett
Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius: It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet: Or like a whale? Polonius: Very like a whale. - William Shakespeare
In the end, I decide that the mark we've left on each other is the color and shape of love. That the unfinished business between us. Because love, love is never finished. It circles and circles, the memories out of order and not always complete. - Sara Zarr
Good and Bad shape your soul like the Light and Shadow shape the tree's - Urbanky Aurel Petru
Lineage, personality, and environment may shape you, but they do not define your full potential. - Mollie Marti
my heart has no bones, so, I wonder -- what is it that keeps it from collapsing in on itselfLove -- the same Love the that pulls me out of gentle slumber,calls me into the shape of its desires, and holds me true…. - Kate Mullane Robertson
True leadership can only be achieved when one looks within oneself and commits to authenticity. It gives us the courage to stand at the front and influence others to willingly follow; it gives us the courage to learn, inspire, demand the best and shape the future. - Sameh Elsayed
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. - E.M. Forster
To move forth and grab your destiny is admirable. To shape your own future with the strength in your fist is beyond that. - S.A. Bouraleh
It’s our decisions, not our conditions, that ultimately shape the quality of our lives. - Derric Yuh Ndim
I believe I shall,in some shape or other,always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected. - Benjamin Franklin
The great ideas you met on your path are the genius sculptors which shape the shape your mind! - Mehmet Murat ildan
He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others: just a shape to fill a lack; that when the right time came, you wouldn't need a word for that anymore than for pride or fear. - William Faulkner
These were not people you could disagree with. If you disagreed, you were wrong.", Tavistock Institute, as quoted in Relationships and how They Shape Our Capacity to Love By Robert Karen - Juliet Hopkins
The potential of controlling and living a successful life according to your terms depends on how you think. Your perception is your world. You can create the life you want and in fact, you can even shape the way you want it. - Dee Dee Artner
During our darkest moments on the edges of time we mostly deny compassion and hope for those who will shape our shadows into light! - Vasilios Karpos
First draft: let it run. Turn all the knobs up to 11. Second draft: hell. Cut it down and cut it into shape. Third draft: comb its nose and blow its hair. I usually find that most of the book will have handed itself to me on that first draft. - Terry Pratchett
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. - Ansel Adams
Our life is a blank book and we are the authors......... Write and shape your story as much as the mind can imagine it - Jason Calder
Always let your talent and tenacity do the talking. Never your tantrums or sense of self righteousness or entitlement. For it is your talent and tenacity that will carve out, shape and seal your possibilities and destiny. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
One thing is undeniably clear. We have all had bad experiences, we have all had tragedies in our lives which help to shape who we are. - J. Loren Norris
If Cosmic Ordering isn’t for you, shape yourself so it is. - Stephen Richards
Don't try to fit into another person's mold, be bold and beautiful in your own shape and form. - Eveth Colley
Meaning grows in the mind, but the shape and form of the act remains. - Ralph Ellison
The past is already documented and the present is taking shape with every moment, but the future is always in-view. - Seun Ayilara
Let's be happy the way life takes shape, it is all decided and destined to be that way and we can't change anything unless we first change ourselves. - Auliq Ice
XXIV. And kneeling at the edge of the transparent sea I shall shape for myself a new heart from salt and mud - Anne Carson
But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time. - Mark Twain
The books you read in childhood shape the person you become. - Paula Berinstein
Does something which exists on the edge have no true relevance to the stable center, or does it, by being on the edge, become a part of the edge and thus a part of the boundary, the definition which gives the whole its shape? - Lucy Grealy
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape... - Pablo Picasso
It is, of course, we who house poems as much as their words, and we ourselves must be the locus of poetry's depth of newness. Still, the permeability seems to travel both ways: a changed self will find new meanings in a good poem, but a good poem also changes the shape of the self. - Jane Hirshfield
In the art and act of mastering, a mistake is a common thing, but it must always shape something and it must always give a distinctive reason for action! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Our past is the forge upon which we are hardened and tempered, to prepare us for the present. We are like a fine blade that must be hammered into shape before it can be ready to make its finest cuts. - Larry Atchley Jr.
The writer's business is to find the shape in unruly life and to serve her story. - Dorothy Gallagher
Our past may shape us, but it doesn't define who we become. - Ellen Hopkins
These earthenware bowls are fragile and easily broken, they are only made of a little clay on which fortune has precariously bestowed a shape, and the same could be said of mankind. - José Saramago
Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. - Dallin H. Oaks
My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice, my responsibility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny. - Elaine Maxwell
We shape our buildings and they shape us.
Darkness scares us. We yearn for the comfort of light as it provides shape and form, allowing us to recognize and define what's before us. But what is it we're afraid of really? Not the darkness itself, but the truth we know hides within. - Emily Thorne
Shape yourself before the world shapes you. - Mahyar Mottahed
Two seeds destined to grow in concert, planted together in the field of love.’ She took in a lungful of air and continued. ‘The sky cast wet buckets of dreams and desires, the roots took shape, and the leaves tangled as one. - Christina Lee
The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library. - Michel Foucault
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. - Winston Churchill
Of our thinking it is but the upper surface that we shape into articulate thought; underneath the region of argument and conscious discourse lies the region of meditation. - Thomas Carlyle
Social engaged intellectuals must accept reality as they found it and shape it toward positive social goals, not stand aside in self-righteous isolation. - John Dewey
The power to shape your destiny lies in your strength to take control of your thoughts, abilities and actions. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
Internal and external world is interdependent. Your experiences and impressions of the outside world shape your thoughts and imagination, while making the choice and decisions, from your internal thought process, creates your physical reality. - Roshan Sharma
Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts. (Leonard Shelby, Memento) - Christopher Nolan
Insecurities have the ability to shape and mold our minds to live with everything that’s bad; like crying on the inside, while smiling on the outside…thus creating pain…but, alas, I have the answer; forget about what you thought and enjoy (embrace) what you feel - Jeremy Aldana
Beauty of trees is not judged by shape, size and species, then why ours? - Vinita Kinra
Time has wings it is flying but it has no shape, no colour ,no dimension so it is invisible. - Syed Afroz Alam
Living is art.Breathing and heart beating is music.Seeing is painting the world with our eyes.Touching is sculpting the shape of everything.Life is the most intense art of all. - Jacob Nordby
He assumed that the shape of renewal is death and resurrection. - Samuel Wells
The mainstream media in America has become an insidious device of ignorance. They not only shape the story, but now participate. For what? - Jonathan Heatt
When you face a great problem in life, don’t get scared. Consider it a great adventure. Ultimately it will shape your life with charm. - Debasish Mridha
A single event can shape our lives or change the course of history. - Deepak Chopra
The arts must be considered an essential element of education... They are tools for living life reflectively, joyfully and with the ability to shape the future. - Shirley Trusty Corey
The new mythology of love was that it bent to the fashion of the day, obligated to take the shape of doves, lilies, jewels. This is a lie. Love is sometimes as passionate as war. - Brenna Yovanoff
Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.
You've been given the innate power to shape your life...but you cannot just speak change, you have to LIVE change. Intent paired with action builds the bridge to success. You can't just want it; you have to do it, live it...BE it! Success isn't something you have, it's something you DO! - Steve Maraboli
If not to shape me into a better man; a better husband, a better father, a better son, a better brother, a better friend… then all of my experience, success, and education will have been a selfish waste. - Steve Maraboli
A poet's work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep. - Salman Rushdie
My gosh, I love food. If I wasn’t an actor, I could be a completely different body shape right now. - Hugh Jackman
You don't blame your shadow for the shape of your body, just the same, don't blame others for the shape of your experience. - Gillian Duce
I was its skin, its movement, its shape, its god, its creator, its destroyer. And you thought Dexter was bad. The Bridgeman arrives soon. - Catherine Astolfo
That it should be the questions and shape of a life, its total complexity gathered, arranged, and considered, which matters in the end, not some stamp of salvation or damnation that disperses all the complexity into some unsatisfying little decision - the balancing of scales... - Tony Kushner
We don't blame your shadow for the shape of your body. Don't blame others for the shape of your experience. - Gillian Duce
Your journey is completely yours. It is unique. Others may try to steal part of it, tell it in their words or shape it to suit them. Reality is no one can live it or own it but you. Take charge of your journey, it's yours and yours alone! - Kemi Sogunle
He knew me in all the ways that truly mattered: the shape of my fears, the contours of my dreams. - Justina Chen
There is no human mind. There is only a universal mind. We borrow it for the time being and try to shape it in our own way to make it unique. It is like owning a plot of land. We borrow it from nature and call it our land. We try to shape it, build on it, and cultivate it. - Debasish Mridha
How do I shape my reality? I use wisdom and strategy to shift the possible to the probable... Then, effort and consistency will bridge the probable to the inevitable. Success is a behavior... I make sure my mindset and actions are working in alignment. - Steve Maraboli
Grief Changes shape but it never dies - Keanu Reeves
You can tell a rider's fitness by the shape of his ass and the veins in his legs. - Daniel Coyle Tyler Hamilton
We have the power to shape our lives, by the way we think. Only that to have a progressive life, we must train ourselves into thinking in a certain way. - Ndiritu Wahome
It's just that the chaos has changed shape. The giraffe and the bear have traded hats, and the bear's switched scarves with the zebra. - Haruki Murakami
There is no such thing as destiny. We ourselves shape our lives. - Giacomo Casanova
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies. - Bette Davis
In too many instances we have settled for a world of our own shaping that is shaping up to be in terrible shape. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us. - Marshall McLuhan
If I can get on to my sofa and occupy myself for four hours, at intervals through the day, scribbling my notes, and able to read the books that belong to me, in that they clarify the density, and shape the formless mass within, life seems inconceivably rich... - Alice James
Do not allow past mistakes to shape your future. - Lorna Jackie Wilson
The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of the future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain. - J. Michael Straczynski
True education will shape your life, but if you ignore education you will be punished by your life. - Debasish Mridha
He is embraced by nature, which is waiting, ultimately, to receive him, to re-organize his atoms into another shape. - M. L. Stedman - The Light Between Oceans
Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully.Of course it must," Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh; "my name means the shape I am - and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost. - Lewis Carroll
A student whose life is filled with woes least had and understood the hands of a good teacher that shape lives in a distinctive way - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Make yourself your role model, because people who do not have qualities depend on the qualities of others to shape their own qualities. - Michael Bassey Johnson
This is when I became myself. The girl before this time is a shadow, like a soul who is practicing how not to become. She is the background, the hole in the fabric from which the real shape is cut. - Gabriel Weston
It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready. - Theodore Roosevelt
Priceless diamonds often shape in worthless dirt. - Matshona Dhliwayo
There are handful of moments in your life when you'll be challenged to choose between what you really want and what you believe is possible. These are the moments which will shape both your destiny AND who you will become. - Seth Czerepak
Positive thoughts shape a positive world. - A.D. Posey
Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters. - Anne Frank
Leaders don't wait. They shape their own frontiers. The bigger the challenge, the greater the opportunity. - Carlos Wallace
Look. Vegan, gluten-free quiche.""What exactly makes it quiche?""Well, the shape, I guess. It's quiche shaped.""Sounds great.""Your sarcasm is not appreciated.""Sounds gross.""Thank you. Honesty. - Kate Scelsa
Your beliefs affect your choices. Your choices shape your actions. Your actions determine your results. The future you create depends upon the choices you make and the actions you take today. - Roy T. Bennett
My biggest question was how to get rid of desire while going after your dreams? Dreams are desire in some way, shape or form. My answer is go after your dreams but don't get lost in your actions by staying present as often as possible. - Matthew Donnelly
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