Quotation Explorer - 'Sitting'

A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower. - Rudyard Kipling
The room was full with voices, loud music and beautiful people milling about everywhere. But all I noticed was her; beautiful, elegant and sitting alone in a quiet corner trying to remain unseen, to blend in, to become invisible, as if she actually thought such a thing were possible. - Tonny K. Brown
it would hurt him to know she had felt that way for a while, that her relationship with him was like being content in a house but always sitting by the window and looking out. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
There's only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that's a writer sitting down to write. - Mignon McLaughlin
Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade. - Rudyard Kipling
If the only tool in Willem's arsenal was a silent supplication to an absent almighty, then I might as well be sitting next to a raving radical ready to die for the promise of seventy-two virgins and a couple of camels. - Lisa C. Temple
Push off, and sitting well in order smite the sounding furrows - Ulysses Tennyson
At this the Wart's eyes grew rounder and rounder, until they were about as big as the owl's who was sitting on his shoulder, and his face got redder and redder, and a breath seemed to gather itself beneath his heart. - T.H. White
Well, Watson, what do you make of it?'Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I had given him no sign of my occupation.'How did you know what I was doing? I believe you have eyes in the back of your head.''I have, at least, a well-polished, silver-plated coffee-pot in front of me', said he. - Arthur Conan Doyle
He is Running and Shouting and teasing around ,people know that he is just a vamp on the ground. people no more fear him . But the one sitting silent with no sigh of talky move,people simply fear him because no one knows what destruction he can bring to one in the this bushy grass of violence. - yash hoskere
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
The worst way to miss someone is to have them sitting right next to you and know you can never have them. - Gabriel García Márquez
Every pilot needs a co-pilot, and let me tell you, it is awful nice to have someone sitting there beside you, especially when you hit some bumpy air. - Eric Wald
A day will come when a woman will be elected to the top of the pyramid, to be a prime minister or a president, and the whole world will know her and hear about her. She may be sitting here amongst us. - Her Promised Road
Sitting to think of what to write will only set your ass on fire, give you headache, twist your face to look stupid, instead, walk around with a blank mind and something from somewhere will fill it up. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Just you wait till I’m a vampire! I’m not going to be sitting on the sidelines next time. - Stephenie Meyer
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest. - Marilyn Monroe
I was just sitting and just realised how much she loved meThe least I should have done was fight for her, for our winThis is a great mistake about love but I have learnt from itHeart break sucks but it eventually gives you much to eat - D WordSmith
There are few nicer things than sitting up in bed, drinking strong tea, and reading. - Alan Clark
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.' - Marilyn Monroe
There is nothing worse than being broke and having your woman leave you. Nothing to drink, no job,just the walls, sitting there staring at the walls and thinking. That's how women got back at you, but it hurt and weakened them too. Or so I like to believe. - Charles Bukowski
Don't spend your days sitting around waiting for something to happen. Get outside and make it happen!Live like a warrior, be at one with nature, fearless in the moment....because this moment will never happen again so don't waste it! - Karen Gibbs
So what we are right now is a pair of dickweeds in a hotel room in Sydney. My life is royally fucked up right now and from where I’m sitting, your life is even bloody worse. - Dave Gorman
There is no happiness for him who does not travel, Rohita!Thus we have heard. Living in the society of men, the best man becomes a sinner… therefore, wander!… The fortune of him who is sitting, sits; it rises when he rises; it sleeps when he sleeps; it moves when he moves. Therefore, wander! - Aitareya Brahmanan in the Rigveda
When you look back at that relationship you didn't think you could live without and realize had you stayed in it, you'd be some comfortable loser, sitting on the couch with another comfortable loser, instead of being the dope motherfucker you are today. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Sitting makes us think of standingOur current stance keeps on demanding We wish to fly without the wings Puppets move before pulling the strings - Munia Khan
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-beakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world forever, it seems.
While sitting in the darkness in complete silence, I never realized how much there was to see and hear. There is sight and sound in darkness and silence. Learn to look and listen. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Fighting makes us feel alive, until it kills us. If it doesn’t kill us, the pain of sitting alone with ourselves, quietly, under constant assault by our own thoughts and memories of war can easily be enough to make us wish we’d died in battle instead. - Agnostic Zetetic
You can't change generational poverty by sitting on your ass. Let's get to work! - Damen Lopez
Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass. - Michel de Montaigne
You will never know everything. Knowledge unfolds as we move forward. Sitting back and waiting to know everything before we do anything is a waste of life.~ I Am Another You - Priya Kumar
Kevin was sitting on the railing waiting patiently and looking up at the sky with his mouth agape in a totally comical way. Kayn walked up beside him and teased, Trying to catch flies? (The Children of Ankh series) - Kim Cormack
I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling, I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle. - Mitch Hedberg
Is there no pity sitting in the clouds that sees into the bottom of my grief? - William Shakespeare
I remember sitting and meditating beside a slow flowing river in India, and I got the feeling that this river could teach me all the secrets of the mystery of life. If we learn to surrender to a stone, a flower, to a man, to a woman, or a river, it becomes a door to the Whole. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God's Sunrise will break in upon us, Shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, Then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace. - Anonymous
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. - J. R. R. Tolkien
I try my best to create a good quote while sitting alone. But I can never create it. Only on talking to you I get lots of lines - Pawan Mehra
The competition is out to get you. Are you a moving target or a sitting duck? Innovate or die. - Richie Norton
My perfect day is sitting in a room with some blank paper. That's heaven. That's gold and anything else is just a waste of time. - Cormac McCarthy
Sitting at the old patio table she’d cleared of leaves, she smiled and leaned back. The stars looked twisted in the limbs of the trees, like Christmas lights. She felt like part of the hollow around her was filling. She’d come here with too many expectations. - Sarah Addison Allen
Mom is a compulsive reader. She reads for pleasure, she reads to edify herself, but more often than not, she reads because she can't help it. I understand. The minute I find myself sitting still, I start rummaging around for printed material.p 97 - Michael Perry
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself. - Katherine Hepburn
Only one kind of religion cannot give peace to everyone. Whatever ‘degree’ one is sitting at, that ‘degree’ of religion he requires. - Dada Bhagwan
Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there. - Lemony Snicket
I find that I spend a tremendous amount of time chasing the praises of men rather than sitting with the praises of God. The former is something I attempt to catch, the latter catches me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
One moment I was sitting in your ship feeling very depressed, and the next moment I was standing here feeling utterly miserable. An Improbability Field I expect. - Douglas Adams
Life was not to be sitting in hot amorphic leisure in my backyard idly writing or not writing, as the spirit moved me. It was, instead, running madly, in a crowded schedule, in a squirrel cage of busy people. Working, living, dancing, dreaming, talking, kissing- singing, laughing, learning. - Sylvia Plath
Some say we’re already damned, Nathanial replied coolly, sitting back in his chair. So you’re too late to send him to Hell. -- BLOOD KNOT - Tracy Cooper-Posey
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. - Charles F. Kettering
Two people with mental issues in a relationship does not work. It's like sitting in a boat and neither one has an oar to row the other to shore. You can meet your mirror image in life, but that doesn't mean you should marry him. - Shannon L. Alder
We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams World-losers and world-forsakers. On whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are the movers and shakersOf the world for ever, it seems. - Arthur O'Shaughnessy Ode Music Moonlight 1874
People are like books. Eventually, the focus shifts from the cover to the story that cannot be read in one sitting. - Kat Lehmann
...the restaurant itself is weird especially because of a big raunch mad thicklipped sloppy young Fillipino woman sitting alone at the end of the restaurant gobbling up her food obscenely and looking at us insolently as tho to say "Fuck you, I eat the way I like splashing gravy everywhere (p. 156) - Jack Kerouac
You can't make footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt. And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time? - Bob Moawad
This time I felt my own face redden. Talking with this woman was like sitting still for a series of slaps, delivered arhythmically so you couldn't know when the next one was coming. - Elizabeth Kostova
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. - Franz Kafka
You can't make footprints in the sand of time if you're sitting on your butt, and who wants to make buttprints in the sand of time? - Bob Moawad
You can leave your place you are sitting at without leaving that place either by playing music or by listening to music! Music is a migration to the unknown! - Mehmet Murat ildan
According to the historian William H. McNeil, European churches did not have pews until sometime in the eighteenth century. People stood or milled around, creating a very different dynamic than we find in today's churches, where people are expected to spend most of their time sitting. - Barbara Ehrenreich
Sitting there most of the night," she said, "I had a crazy kind of image. Do you think two sick twisted 'trees ever made bonsai out of one another? - Theodore Sturgeon
Instead of falling to the ground like a heavy doll, as Kermin had seen the prisoners do at the Chetnik executions, his mother shrank into herself, a reverse blossoming, coming to rest in a sitting position, like a ruminative Buddha - Reif Larsen
You can't leave footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so, you have to dress up and enter the game. - Israelmore Ayivor
For the sight of the angry weather saddens my soul and the sight of the town, sitting like a bereaved mother beneath layers of ice, oppresses my heart. - Kahlil Gibran
I had a dream, which seemed so real,I was King of the world, so full of appeal,Upon waking I found I wasn't alone,In a kingdom called Home, sitting on a throne. - Omar Kiam
In this day and age, there is a special mandate for every one of us to be in-charge of our lives by sitting at the driver's seat of our lives. Rule your world! - Ifeanyi C.O. Obiakor
I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection. - Warren Buffett
For me [video blogging] is like a scrapbook. You have all these video tapes sitting around and have no way to watch them. It's like an archive. It's so much easier than going through the video tapes. - Mike B. Slone
Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. - Garrison Keillor
You are sitting! Want to be there? You can’t reach there by not going there! Sitting is the enemy of your dreams! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Now we realize that time is our most valuable resource, and every minute we spend in one of these meetings just sitting there is time wasted. - Blake Ross
I was sitting, starring into the sky with a tear in my eye thinking: what a beautiful world that the MAKER has allowed us to enjoy for a moment - not to destroy - to enjoy. So let us remove the strife, seize the moments we are blessed with and love this life. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Sitting around fools increases your tolerance - Yash Gupta
As I was sitting in my chair,I knew the bottom wasn't there,Nor legs nor back, but I just sat,Ignoring little things like that. - Hughes Mearns
A good friend will bail you out of jail. A true friend will be sitting next to you saying, 'damn, we fucked up'. - Rotten eCards
Putting heart & soul & contributing to what you are good at... is only for that movement. All is forgotten & people sitting far a distance knowingly wouldn't accept the same. Ultimately we make no difference & ground zero reality is never taken into account. - Stephen Manoharan
It was one of those days when I was thinking too much, too fast. Only it was more like the thoughts had a mind of their own and going all by themselves at a hundred miles a second, and I was just sitting back, feeling the growing paranoia inside of me. - Sasha Mizaree
Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under! - C. JoyBell C.
Sitting alone...where we usually used to sit...n looking behind those memories ,we enjoyed together..... - Himangshu Rabha
Here's something I still can't get over. Amazes and thrills me every time. I'm sitting here and want a certain book. So I search, click, and then I have the book. Every time, my heart does a little leap of joy. What a beautiful world the market is making. - Jeffrey Tucker
There is something much better than sitting on an empty chair and that is to watch it and to let it to inspire you to think deeply! - Mehmet Murat ildan
God is not sitting in heaven thinking about how to make you comfortable. Your comfort might actually be his least concern. - Sunday Adelaja
Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American. - Malcolm X
No matter your political affiliation, it’s an honor and a privilege to meet the sitting president of the United States. You are in the presence of someone who commands respect for taking the hardest job in the world.Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss - RoseMarie Trenzio
Sometimes, it is necessary for me to step back from my emotions and my life. I need to be the outsider looking in, sitting in the objective chair, as a witness. As opposed to being so entangled in my feelings, that they become a noose around my neck. - Jaeda DeWalt
It just doesn't seem right to spend your entire life drinking, when you could be exploring the world.""Or," Zhy said as he hefted a mug to his lips, "it doesn't seem right to be risking your life running down warlocks when you could be sitting on a nice, warm bar stool. - Martin D. Gibbs
Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom. - Michel de Montaigne
. . . anyone who wants to elaborate relevant liberation theology must be prepared to go into the 'examination hall' of the poor. Only after sitting on the benches of he humble will he or she be entitled to enter a school of 'higher learning. - Leonardo Boff and Clodovis Boff
I'd give you my seat, but I'm sitting in it. - Chico Marx
It's also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that's sitting right here right now... with its aches and it pleasures... is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive. - Pema Chodron
I love walking into a bookstore. It's like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me. - Tahereh Mafi
The cautious faith that never saws off a limb on which it is sitting, never learns that unattached limbs may find strange unaccountable ways of not falling. - Dallas Willard
I could end the deficit in five minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection. - Warren Buffett
We Christians are bound hands and feet, sitting down in the pews instead of going out to explore the earth for the Son of God, king of kings and the Lord of Lords - Sunday Adelaja
She'd always had a hankering for sitting quietly in dark, confined spaces. - Robert Beatty
True worship can only take place when we agree to God sitting not only on His throne in the center of the universe, but on the throne that stands in the center of our heart. - Robert Colman
There's nothing more exciting than science. You get all the fun of sitting still, being quiet, writing down numbers, paying attention. Science has it all.
No food is edible, if you don’t feel like eatingStanding is incredible, if you hate sitting - Munia Khan
It's often a matter of sitting in front of the computer and worrying. It's what writing comes down to--worrying that things aren't going to work out. - Khaled Hosseini
I was at a party in 1989 and Ian McEwan, Martin Amis and Salman Rushdie were sitting on a sofa wondering where the next generation of great British writers would come from. As we talked, it became clear they had never read a word by me. - Jeanette Winterson
Without asking anybody’s advice I turned myself insane sitting under the same sun and the same clouds. - Suman Pokhrel
God's plan will never look easy when you are sitting in hell. KEEP MOVING! - Shannon L. Alder
Keep on going and the chances are that you will stumble onto something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling onto something sitting down. - Charles F. Kettering
Sitting on the hot seat of change requires much courage, patience, and persistence. - David W. Earle
Are we not acceptable, moon? Are we not lovely sitting together here, I in my satin; he in black and white? - Virginia Woolf
Two things I can't stand - sitting and sleeping. - J.R. Rim
Being alone is better than sitting next to a lover and feeling lonely. - Richard Linklater
I don't know what is in my destiny, but I want to be sitting on top of the highest peak of the sky. - Tanmaya Guru
Humanity i love you because youare perpetually putting the secret oflife in your pants and forgettingit's there and sitting downon itand because you areforever making poems in the lapof death Humanityi hate you - E.E. Cummings
I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don't see it as the handing down of answers. So much of what passes for teaching is merely a pointing out of what items to want. - Alice Walker
Without the dreamers who write science fiction and other imaginary material we'd still be sitting in caves ... if we weren't already extinct. - William C. Samples
This, then, was Jango Fett's greatest reward, right here, sitting with his son, his young replica, sharing quiet moments. - R.A. Salvatore
Seven Ages: first puking and mewlingThen very pissed-off with your schoolingThen fucks, and then fightsNext judging chaps' rightsThen sitting in slippers: then drooling. - Robert Conquest
Kicking a police car? Really?' Caleb shrugged. 'Car offended me. It was sitting right where I wanted to stand. What would you do? - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Waking in the morning and seeing my books sitting at my bedside, is absolute happiness for me. - Andrea L'Artiste
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. - Ogden Nash
So many birds sitting around, on a dead wire, a bare branch, a cold ground, a drifting seashore; never realizing the glory in their wings and where it can take them, nor the envy as we look on them. - Anthony Liccione
I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it...but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill. - Søren Kierkegaard
I hate couples sitting together for hours and waiting for each other to kiss. - M.F. Moonzajer
Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when if feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position. - Stephen King
She thinks of her mother, sitting cross-legged, sewing marigolds into garlands for the gods, telling her: "The biggest mistake we make is thinking we are powerless - Isha Karki
Sometimes standing alone makes you stronger than hiding in a group. When you choose to stand when those close to you are sitting down, it speaks volumes about your integrity and character. It's when those who stand alone come together that the opposite is true. - Lori Goodwin
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. - Woody Allen
However my mother had once said, ‘When you go to art school, you’ll find everybody sitting around practicing how to do their signature'; and sure enough, there they were, some of them doing just that. - Richard Williams
Sitting calmly on a ship in fair weather is not a metaphor for having faith; but when the ship has sprung a leak, then enthusiastically to keep the ship afloat by pumping and not to seek the harbor--that is the metaphor for having faith. (Concluding Unscientific Postscript) - Søren Kierkegaard
Can’t you see…The stars tonight Baby I’m sitting hereDying For your light You’re killing me With your lonely nights ………………Baby what elseYou’re trying to prove Lower your fence I made my first move Take me back to your arms Tonight…………………. - sami abouzid
Discovering Distilled Creativity"Amazing how sitting down to listen with no distractions - no tv, no devices, no radio - can enhance your life; the sigh of the wind the only ambient noise. Then, in that still moment, your distilled creativity comes because you feel so connected to the Universe. - Sandra Sealy
Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train - Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still? - J. Paul Getty
You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. - Franz Kafka
I imagine music sitting in a chair across from me saying "and how does that make you feel?". - Clayton Montgomery
Some people brag about standing for something so hard and so much, that they do not realize that they are actually sitting. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The acquisition of culture requires repose, sitting quietly in a room with a book, or alone with one's thoughts even any crowded concert or art museum. - Joseph Epstein
There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. - Kurt Cobain
It doesn't do any good to sit up and take notice if you keep on sitting.
I looked directly in front of me, and there he was, Sitting. Dark, Handsome, Distinguished, and waiting on me.Without ever knowing it. - Andrea L'Artiste
He looked like a sexy ninja. Or a tiger ready to pounce on his prey. She just looked like she was sitting sideways on an invisible toilet. Curse the male species for making danger look so good! - Leia Shaw
You need that pride in yourself, as well as a sense, when you are sitting on Page 297 of a book, that the book is going to be read, that somebody is going to care. You can't ever be sure about that, but you need the sense that it's important, that it's not typing; it's writing. - Roger Kahn
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