Quotation Explorer - 'Shut'

She turned back to the door fishing her key out of her purse. Once the key was in the lock, the door flew open revealing darkness. All she had time for was a squeak before she was abruptly pulled in the house by her shirt. The door slammed shut and locked behind her with a clank of sliding metal. - Nicole Rae
I shut my eyes in order to see. - Paul Gauguin
They grab you by the breasts, they pluck your derriere, they stuff you in a pot, they saute you with sperm, they grab you by the beak, they stick you in a house, they fatten you up on conjugal oil, they shut you up in your cage. And now, lay. - Hélène Cixous
JUST SHUT UP talking about what you're going to do and JUST DO IT! Then you can talk. - Sotero M Lopez II
Never miss a good chance to shut up. - Will Rogers
Transferring my anger and pain onto paper turns it into something tangible, something that can be shredded or burned, or at the very least, sealed shut in a box. ~Call Me Tuesday - Leigh Byrne
Shut up he explained. - Ring Lardner
For the length of time it takes to write a book, you need to believe that you’re the only writer in existence; the only one who matters. You need to shut yourself away and allow the creativity to build up, not leak out through worry and comparisons and doubt. - Martin Cosgrove
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away. - Elvis Presley
Would the fish have ever been caught if it had kept it’s mouth shut? - Ashwin Sanghi
DISOBEY, v.t. To celebrate with an appropriate ceremony the maturity of a command. His right to govern me is clear as day, My duty manifest to disobey; And if that fit observance e'er I shut May I and duty be alike undone. Israfel Brown - Ambrose Bierce
It's better to shut up and give the impression that you're stupid than to say something and erase all doubt. - Auliq Ice
Dreams don’t always have to exist while the sun’s down and your eyes are shut. - Alexander William Gaskarth
The tongue never rests. It speaks even when we sleep. It speaks through the mind even when the mouth keeps shut - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
For almost 18 years you’re taught to sit down, shut up, and raise your hand. Then you have to decide what you’re going to do for the rest of your life. - Lavon Curtis
Like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight, there's no need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we already are - as soon as we stop pretending we're small or unholy. - Bo Lozoff
You know what I did after I wrote my first novel? I shut up and wrote twenty-three more."("The Castle") - Michael Connelly
I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up. - Tom Lehrer
Would you please shut up and sit down! - George Bush
It's too noisy near the surface. To be able to concentrate with all your being, you must shut out all distractions. You must listen with your soul. - Dr.Mani
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. - Benjamin Franklin
Questions open the mind; answers shut it down. - Debasish Mridha
Being a novelist is not the sort of thing we can shut off. It infests every bit of us until we lose the boundary between Person and Writer, like one of those color charts where it is impossible to say where the blue stops and the red begins. - Thomm Quackenbush
one idiot can shut 1000 wise men mouths, where as 1000 wise will fail to open the eyes of an idiot. - yssubramanyam
The truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time but it ain't goin' away. - Elvis Presley
Those who wish to sit, shut their eyes,and meditate to know if the world's true or lies,may do so. It's their choice. But I meanwhilewith hungry eyes that can't be satisfiedshall take a look at the world in broad daylight. - Rabindranath Tagore
Network administrators all share an abiding and passionate desire for one thing: We want our users to shut up. - Michael W. Lucas
If you really want to be a rebel get a job, cut your grass, read your bible, and shut up. Because no one is doing that. - Mark Driscoll
I'm self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 per cent, then I shut off, which scares people sometimes. - Björk
Face it," Gary told her kindly. "You'll never catch up. You just do as much as you can and take the punishments without saying anything. Sometimes I wonder if that isn't what they're really trying to teach us--to take plenty and keep our mouths shut. - Tamora Pierce
It's rude to stare," said the troll. Its mouth opened with a little crest of foam, and shut again in exactly the same way that water closes over a stone. "Is it? Why?" asked Rincewind. How does he hold himself together, his mind screamed at him. Why doesn't he spill? - Terry Pratchett
She was learning something important: how to live within the sound of her own slow breathing, how to love the view when her eyes were shut. - Gwendoline Riley
Relationship doesn’t remain, We resonate on different flames, I could cut you down again, If you were like all other men, If you were like all other men, I know that I could shut you down again - Amy Winehouse
God is silent. Now if only man would shut up. - Woody Allen
I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment. - Mary Shelley
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut - Albert Einstein
One must say; be in charge of your fucking feelings and keep your mouth shut. - M.F. Moonzajer
..the feeling that you felt something weird..then you just shut your mouth for tears keep falling from your eyes..sharp knives tearing your heart in pieces and it leaves you wondering...are you enough?? was your love enough?? or still...whatever you do..you can never replace someone's first love.. - Grace Tamio
Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows. - William Osler
Right now, she wanted nothing more than to shut the rest of the world out, and have nothing to worry about, except the next page of whatever she was reading. - Genevieve Cogman
When the door to my writing chamber gasps shut and the almost imperceptible sigh of a rose petal falls on my desk, I know that my muse is present. - Brandi L. Bates
The most sacred thing is to be able to shut your own door. - G.K. Chesterton
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. - Benjamin Franklin
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. - Neil Armstrong
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. - Henry Ward Beecher
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid. - G.K. Chesterton
Let us have a care not to disclose our hearts to those who shut up theirs against us. - Francis Beaumont
Dawn and dusk are mutual friends of the sun; one opens the door for him to a brand new day and the other one has to shut it to embrace the darkness of night. - Munia Khan
Most people assume I write at night because of the kind of books I write, but I can shut out the light with my mind. - Carla H. Krueger
there is no such thing as shut doors, just ones that have yet to be opened! - Lauren Martin
I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.
When one door shuts... sometimes it's best to leave it shut, and move on... - Scott Joffe
Our workforce is our most valuable asset, but it seems the engine fuel is going to be empty and shut down. - irak.ibrahim hussain didi
The 'Mind' in it's nature is conditioned to 'label'. From people, to situations, and circumstances to everything in between. When we allow the mind to shut down we let things be as they are. - Matthew Donnelly
The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Does that count as an argument? Can we kiss and make up now?"It was only half an argument.Fine. Then, you kiss and I’ll make up.I laughed until he effectively shut me up with his lips. - Colleen Houck
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title. - Virginia Woolf
...but I guess it's better for people to shut up rather than rather than say something nasty. -ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER Chapter 1 page 22 - Chetan Bhagat
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes! - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason. - Benjamin Franklin
Dorothy: Shut up, just shut up. You had me at "hello".- From Jerry Maguire, 1996 - Movie Quote
There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world. - Henry Ward Beecher
Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open. - Emma Goldman
If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it. - Tom Lehrer
Guys will NEVER understand what it is like to be a girl and all the pain we have to deal with therefore they should shut up about things they don't understand. Likewise girls will NEVER know what it is like to be a guy and all the pressure they deal with, so shut up girls as well. - Megan Wilson
Writers, when they’re good, open windows to worlds held precious and priceless by the soul. It is a sad day when they leave the earth, like having the windows shut for good. Where will the world be without good writers? - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
A childhood without books that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy. - Astrid Lindgren
I think it is because I have a habit, when I am bored or disgusted with people of stepping suddenly into my own world and shutting the door. People resent this -- I suppose it is only natural to resent a door being shut in your face. They call it slyness when it is only self-defense. - L.M. Montgomery
No one is exempt and everyone's pain has a different smell. At night, when all the colours die,they hide in pairsand read about themselves—in colour, with their eyelids shut. - Craig Raine
What happens when you shut your eyes? The images you have been accustomed to look at suddenly disappear. See through the images by closing your eyes and opening your heart. - J.R. Rim
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about. - Saskya Pandita
If the bird does like its cage, and does like its sugar and will not leave it, why keep the door so carefully shut? Why not open it, only a little? Do they know there is many a bird will not break its wings against the bars, but would fly if the doors were open? - Olive Schreiner
Stop complaining and do something... Shut up! Rise up! Grow up! And show up! See you at the top! - Israelmore Ayivor
And I'm ill with the thought of your kiss, coffee-laced intoxicating on her lips... shut it out, I've got no claim on you now, I'm not allowed to wear you freedom down - A Fine Frenzy
Sometimes life holds more than people allow themselves to see. Such individuals may continue to live as though they are blind for eternities before realizing they were merely clamping their eyes shut. - Emily Herr
He laid his head on Reid's shoulder and shut his eyes, buoyed toward sleep by the affectionate comb of fingers through his hair. He could stay just so, and be content for all his days. - Tamara Allen
World War I was the most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth. Any writer who said otherwise lied, So the writers either wrote propaganda, shut up, or fought. - Ernest Hemingway
Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing. - Margaret Chittenden
We spend the first 12 months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up. - Phyllis Diller
A book tightly shut is but a block of paper. - Chinese Proverb
Being successful is the only way to keep doubters' and haters' mouths shut. - Mohith Agadi
Sometimes all we have to do is make the simple choice to stop being angry or fearful in order to discover the infinite wonders of the Universe that await us behind a door we shut long ago. - Molly Friedenfeld
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. - Albert Einstein
It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome. - Joseph Conrad
When you shut down vulnerability, you shut down opportunity - Brené Brown
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em. - Shel Silverstein
It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt - Mark Twain
Emily squared her shoulders and said simply, I’m fine, I’m not really loving your social skills though. Don’t you know this is no way to start a conversation? Emily’s mouth clamped shut at the expression on the monsters face. - Nicole Rae
He drew a circle that shut me out-Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.But love and I had the wit to win:We drew a circle and took him In !From the poem " Outwitted - Edwin Markham
When things get unbearable, I wrap myself into a tight ball and shut my eyes. Every muscle in my body is tense. I open my eyes and I'm still where I was when I closed them to escape. Nothing's changed. - Elizabeth Wurtzel
If a policy is wrongheaded feckless and corrupt I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed. - David H. Hackworth
It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought stupid, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up. - Ogden Nash
Shut up and write. - K.A. Laity
He drew a circle that shut me out -- Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in.
Learn from your past and shut the door behind to live in present.Our past is just like a dry rose which was once a rose with all colors of life, with sweet fragrance, with soft petal, with thorns but now it is left with only thorns which could still hurt. - ideaswar
Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one’s never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them. - Aldous Huxley
To shut your eyes is to travel. - Emily Dickinson
Judith (sadly): A change has come over my children of late. I have tried to shut my eyes to it, but in vain. At my time of life one must face bitter facts! - Noel Coward Sir
When your intuition speaks, listen. When your ego speaks, shut it up. - Dee Duncan
Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without. - Chuang-tzu
If we were to care about every person suffering on this planet, life would shut down. - David Shore
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. - George Bernard Shaw
Mostly, we talk to impress. And sometimes we shut up to impress, too. - Nema Al-Araby
The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open. - Groucho Marx
Find the one thing you love and shut up about it. - Karen Kilgariff
there is no action kind enough to express heartbreak. I am left shut, the quietest of blossoms. - Stella Padnos
Whenever you are angry shut your mouth. So that you can save yourself from loosing the beloved ones. - Semere Sahlemariam
But I don't shut up and I don't die.I liveand fight, maddeningthose who rule my country.For if I liveI fight,and if I fightI contribute to the dawn. - Otto René Castillo
We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In my view, the novelist has no right to express his opinions on the things of this world. In creating, he must imitate God: do his job and then shut up. - Gustave Flaubert
If bad things are happening in your country, remember, the first responsible person is your stupid government! But if you have supported that government, now, you are the first responsible person! So sit down and shut up! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If you want to be seen, stand up.If you want to be heard, speak up.If you want to be appreciated, shut up. - Bill Cosby
Aelin sighed. 'This place has been shut down for months, and yet I swear I can still hear the music floating in the air.'Rowan angled his head, studying the dark with those immortal senses. 'Perhaps the music does live on, in some form.'The thought made her eyes sting. - Sarah J. Maas
Shut the F--- up and create your f---ing art. - Garrett Robinson
Feminists often pretend to be angry and offended in order to win debates or, I should say, prevent debates from ever happening. If you can act angry and offended, especially on a college campus, you can shut down the other side using a speech code. - Mike Adams
I came from a real tough neighborhood. Why, every time I shut the window I hurt somebody's fingers. - Rodney Dangerfield
One of the most stupid things in life is not to enter the door which is wide open just because of the fear that this door will be shut and going back will be impossible! Have some courage, because even a harvest mouse leaves his hole to discover new places! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I am so wise I had my mouth sewn shut. - John Berryman
We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass.
Trust opens the door that pain had sealed shut. - Marty Rubin
The voices in my head wouldn't shut up, so I let them write their story. - Shandy L. Kurth
Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut. - Robert Newton Peck
We keep our eyes tightly shut and complain that there are no lights. - Debasish Mridha
The bubbly play of wit, the chesty laughs, the resonant voices of men when glass in hand they shut the grey world outside and prod their brains with the fun and folly of an accelerated pulse. - Jack London
Speechless and very nearly panting, she fell back against the wall with a thump, knowing that if she lived to be ninety, she would still carry the searing mark of that kiss on her soul."At last," he murmured. "A way to shut you up." Christovao Santos (Chris), Sanctuary - Sharon K. Garner
If I bad mouth the Truth, and nothing but the Absolute Truth, then, kick my butt. Otherwise, ye of bad faith, keep your stupid trap shut. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. - Ernest Hemingway
Kavita’s arms are still outstretched, but they hold nothing. After the metal gate clangs shut behind them, Kavita can still hear Usha’s piercing wail echoing inside. - Shilpi Somaya Gowda
If all the Christians- I mean all of 'em- got outta the pews on Sundays and into the streets, we'd shut the city down.We'd shut down hunger.We'd shut down loneliness.We'd shut down the notion that there is any such of a thing as a person that don't deserve a kind word and a second chance. - Ron Hall
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