Quotation Explorer - 'Sticking'

[L]anguage functions best when we mediate between the descriptive and prescriptive influences, changing the rules to better suit some things, but sticking to them for others. - John Wiswell
Sticking to one person for a lifetime is not a waste of time or lack of better ones, it means you've found your place of eternity. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I wished I hadn’t majored in women filling their pockets with stones and sticking their heads into ovens. Maybe tomorrow the pinhole would widen and I would want to be a marine biologist. - Kat Clark
The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand. - Lewis Thomas
Elizabeth called it my mane of hair; I called it my bane of hair. However, it was far worse looking when it was short, sticking straight up or out at awkward angles; at least when it was long it almost obeyed gravity. - Penny Reid
Goblin tea resembles a nice cup of Earl Grey in much the same way that a catfish resembles the common tabby. They share a name, but one is a nice thing to curl up with on a rainy afternoon, and the other is found in the muck at the bottom of polluted rivers and has bits of debris sticking to it. - T. Kingfisher
The torturer was wheeling around the room, shrieking, holding his impaled hand, which had a pen sticking out of it. The guard by the door was in paroxysms of laughter. Frey had crumpled the confession into a ball and was trying to get it into his mouth to eat it, but couldn't quote reach. - Chris Wooding
Advice to Young Poets Never pretend to be a unicorn by sticking a plunger on your head. - Martín Espada
Known for leaving, she asked me who I would consider sticking around for. I said, "The one who asked me to and meant it. - Donna Lynn Hope
The key to sticking with any diet is learning how to control hunger and manage cravings. - Josh Bezoni
The more we want our children to be (1) lifelong learners, genuinely excited about words and numbers and ideas, (2) avoid sticking with what’s easy and safe, and (3) become sophisticated thinkers, the more we should do everything possible to help them forget about grades. - Alfie Kohn
success is a conscious effort to make a change in your current situation and sticking to it ,your current position is a result of how much change you made yesterday, your future depends on what you are willing to change today. - KV Findthings
In a dispassionate view the ardour for reform, improvement for virtue, for knowledge, and even beauty is only a vein sticking up for appearances as though one were anxious about the cut of ones clothes in a community of blind men. - Joseph Conrad
Storytellers don't show, they tell. I'm sticking with that. - Ashly Lorenzana
I tried to commit suicide by sticking my head in the oven, but there was a cake in it.
People are much too solemn about things - I'm all for sticking pins into episcopal behinds. - Aldous Huxley
Empowered Women 101: A confident woman knows that forgiving is important, but sticking around for constant abuse isn't being confident; it is called being a doormat. - Shannon L. Alder
None of us lives in isolation. We're in it together. And some conflict along the way is inevitable. But our highest priority, when all is said and done, has to be commitment to each other –- sticking together. - Steve Goodier
Are you coming back to campus or you sticking around here with the prick? - Holly Hood
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