Quotation Explorer - 'Slip'

Sometimes I scare myself at how easily I slip inside my mind and live vicariously through these characters. - Teresa Mummert
A slip of the foot is better than a slip of the tongue. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Now slides the silent meteor on, and leaves a shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me.Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,and slips into the bosom of the lake:So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip into my bosom and be lost in me. - Alfred Tennyson
Unfurl your muscles. Slip off your skin. Drop your guts in a heap on the floor.I felt my airway constrict. Damn, this was profound. I continued. Nuzzle inside the hollow of my bones. Let our breaths mingle as one. Turn liquid for me. Only for me. Bury your essence inside of my soul. - Christina Lee
We don't lose people, they just slip down like sand through the loop holes we have in ourselves. - Himanshu Chhabra
In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon. - Albert Camus
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul. - Joyce Carol Oates
Better the foot slip than the tongue. - French Proverb
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. - Benjamin Franklin
Catch your dreams before they slip awayDying all the timeLose your dreamsAnd you will lose your mind - Rolling Stones
And yet I was filled with grief. In the beginning of all love there is grief, because at that moment you’re closest to the ghost of parting. You know how easily it could all slip away, how easily it could evaporate into eternal, never-to-be-consummated longing. - Edeet Ravel
You see, the world is as big as an elephant or small as a grain of sand, depending on you. You can let it stomp you, gore you, swallow you up. Or you can let it slip into your shell and turn into a pearl. -- Benjamin East - Jonathan Freedman
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place. - Mark Twain
Tranquillity hides in small spaces, and when found needs to be treasured, because you know it's a phantom that will slip away again. - Diane Ackerman
No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
When all thoughtsAre exhaustedI slip into the woodsAnd gatherA pile of shepherd's purse.Like the little streamMaking its wayThrough the mossy crevicesI, too, quietlyTurn clear and transparent. - Ryokan
Authority that can not be questioned is tyranny" Terry Pratchett: A Slip of the Keyboard - Hank Quense
Reality is, you know, the tip of an iceberg of irrationality that we've managed to drag ourselves up onto for a few panting moments before we slip back into the sea of the unreal. - Terence McKenna
He who acts, spoils; he who grasps, lets slip. - Lao Tzu
We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out. - Paul Newman
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. - James M. Barrie
If your grip on coins of life is not strong enough than they will gradually slip away from your hands,for surely one day you will find that your hands are empty - Kiran
It is an example of what films can do, how they can slip past your defenses and really break your heart. - David Gilmour
Always carry a book on a date so that when you get bored you can slip into the Ladies for a read. - Sharon Stone
As I see it, life is an effort to grip before they slip through one's fingers and slide into oblivion, the startling, the ghastly or the blindingly exquisite fish of the imagination before they whip away on the endless current and are lost for ever in oblivion's black ocean. - Mervyn Peake
She had not thought it would be so easy to slip into the old roles. Cambridge had changed her fundamentally and she thought she was immune. No one in her family, however, noticed the transformation in her, and she was not able to resist the power of their habitual expectations. - Ian McEwan
When you slip up and let yourself back into old, toxic patterns of thinking, forgive yourself before you try to fix yourself. - Vironika Tugaleva
Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war. - William Shakespeare
All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. - Martha Graham
How easily they spoke of love. And yet, when she'd needed the certainty of his feeling for her, he'd let her slip away, never able to bring himself to tell her about the ways in which he'd been changed. He'd been incapable he'd let Nenebah believe the problem lay with her. - Aminatta Forna
It is easy to slip into a parallel universe. There are so many of them: worlds of the insane, the criminal, the crippled, the dying, perhaps of the dead as well. These worlds exist alongside this world and resemble it, but are not in it. - Susanna Kaysen
The moment that you give gratitude is the moment that you find happiness. The moment that you lose gratitude your happiness will vanish and slip through your fingers - Rasheed Ogunlaru
You may slip but God isn't going to let you down. His loving arms will always be there to catch you. - Auliq Ice
But that slip of paper wouldn't disappear, ever, and neither would the image of his prostrate wife, and neither would the thought that if he could, it might greatly improve his life to end it. - Jonathan Safran Foer
She had been trying hourly to ensure that this new friendship remained such, to be certain that it would not slip out of the careful grasp of her fingers and into the darker champers of her heart. - Shamim Sarif
here it was the whole world wrapped inside my armsAnd I let it all slip away - Rascal Flatts
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country. - George W. Bush
America does not need a permission slip to defend ourselves. - George W. Bush
Thinking can be done best when you’re in that state of mind where nothing can slip under the radar and destroy your concentration. - Auliq Ice
Never test good people because they are like diamonds. when you hit them, they will not break but they will only slip away from your life - Moywaywa
Getting the poison to them is more difficult than it should be. I cannot just slip it into their food, they eat with the rest of the household, and as much as I dislike everyone here, I am not willing to poison them all. At least not yet. - Robin LaFevers
He will work off his crudities in time. I rather mistrust young men who slip into life gracefully. - E.M. Forster
Hurl yourself at goals above your head and bear the lacerations that come when you slip and make a fool of yourself. Try always, as long as you have breath in your body, to take the hard way–and work, work, work to build yourself into a rich, continually evolving entity. - Sylvia Plath
Soft on the neck of either dove love's hands let slip the reins: and while we look for light of love, love's twilight wanes... - Oksana Rus
Xander, there are two certainties in life--death and truth. They will both pursue you to your grave. There is no escaping them. But we run from them anyway in hopes that somehow we can slip by unnoticed. In the end, one or both of them catch up. Running doesn't solve anything. - A.C. Williams
Everything was fine, would continue to be fine, would eventually get even better as long as the supermarket did not slip. - Don DeLillo
The unfortunate thing is that, sometimes, we slip, but, fortunately, consciously or unconsciously, we learn from our slips all the time, except some people! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Deep in my heart I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling - frightened you'll slip away. - Madonna
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
Why do I write? Out of fear. Out of fear that the memory of the people I write about might go lost. Out of fear that the memory of myself might get lost. Or even just to be shielded by a story, to slip inside a story and stop being recognizable, controllable, subject to blackmail. - Fabrizio de André
Maybe I should just lie quietly inside you while our old selves slip in and out of the back rooms of the soul. - Richard Jackson
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. - Mark Twain
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