Quotation Explorer - 'Straight'

The Chinese did not admire a bent back; goddesses and warriors stood straight. Still there must have been a marvelous freeing of beauty when a worker laid down her burden and stretched and arched. - Maxine Hong Kingston
The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark. - Barbara Hall
Darling, you know and I know that everything is straight between us at last beyond the furthest abstract definition in metaphysical terms or any terms you want to specify or sweetly impose or harken back. - John Kerouac
If 90% of the people, go straight to the hell.So, where do we live now. 11.05.12 - VicDo
Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards. - Fred Hoyle
A sentence should be read as if its author, had he held a plough instead of a pen, could have drawn a furrow deep and straight to the end. - Henry David Thoreau
It is possible to draw a straight line with a crooked pencil. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller
All the problems and challenges make life interesting. It makes the living worthwhile. If everything follows a straight order, we lose our interest out of life. - Roshan Sharma
...I swear Dev your cock is going to be the death of us all.'Dev just sat back and smiled unrepentantly. 'I beg to differ. My cock is like a finely tuned homing device. He led me straight to the person I needed to see. His judgement is infallible... - Lanie Malone
How much straight forward you are; that much bliss of the Self (Samadhi) will prevail within you. - Dada Bhagwan
Social conservatives seem to see a bigger threat to marriage from committed gay couples who want in on it than from straight ones who opt out of it. - Margaret Talbot
a crooked truth is far straight than a straight lie - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
One never learns by success. Success is the plateau that one rests upon to take breath and look down from upon the straight and difficult path, but one does not climb upon a plateau.
When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always. - Roy Bennett
It's hard to walk a straight line when you have nothing to hold onto - Blake Mays
You know I’m the first rapper to adopt a tabby cat. You know I adopted straight from the ASPCA, you feel me? Just breaking the boundaries, man, showing everybody it’s okay to be yourself. Embrace yourself. Embrace your health. Ayyy! Just continue to love yourself and accept. - Brandon McCartney
When facing the world always remember stand tall back straight chin up and always put a smile on your face - Joyce Guo
Critics write out of intellectual exercise, not poets. Poets write straight from the heart. - Erica Jong
What a blessed habit I have found my prayer list, morning by morning, it takes me via the Throne of all Grace straight to the intimate personal heart of each one mentioned here, and I know that He Who is not prescribed by time and geography answers immediately. - Oswald Chambers
Quote taken from Chapter 1: That's the idea. Listen, Frank, this one is different. She's a keeper." He let that part gel in me. "Get your head screwed on straight and move to Richmond. You hate it living in Pelham. - Ed Lynskey
It is difficult to describe the peace that comes with giving yourself permission to know what you know. To have hard, complicated realities staring at you and be able to raise your head and look back at them with a steady gaze, scared maybe, grieved perhaps, but straight on and unwavering - Valerie Tarico
Children make your lives a mess and set your priorities straight. - Adrianne Simeone
Substitute the word gay for straight and she's the exact same pain in the neck kid sister she was before she told us. - Amy Kaufman Burk
We have to remember that progress isn’t just a straight line upwards, O.K.?It’s a weird roller coaster where sometimes you’re screaming for joy, and other times you’re barfing in your own face. - Colin Jost
A Curve does not exist in its full power until contrasted with a straight line. - Robert Henri
Girls at war opt for a quieter cruelty than fistfights and drive-by shootings. Girls circumvent the corporeal and go straight for each other's souls. The bleeding is harder to stanch. - Jillian Lauren
Getting straight with your money is as complicated as a trip to the grocery store:You need a comparison shop, add and subtract, stick with a plan, and ask questions- nothing more. - Elizabeth Warren
Everything in life is possible only when you set your priorities straight. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
Novels are just very, very, very long lies. That is to say, you’ve got to get your story straight! - Blair Thornburgh
We all have our own road to walk. Whether rocky, curving, straight or smooth, what good is a lonely road? It’s when we run and intersect with other roads that defines our road. When road meets road do we get direction, and choices to cross into another life. - Anthony Liccione
It is amusing that a virtue is made of the vice of chastity; and it's a pretty odd sort of chastity at that, which leads men straight into the sin of Onan, and girls to the waning of their color. - Voltaire
I'm trying to tell him everything will be all right, but how can I say it with a straight face? My son's no idiot. He knows when I'm lying. The medicine won't taste bad.The bath is not hot.Daddy will be safe.Lies. - Suzanne Hayes
People are complicated ...you've to be straight forward with your words. - Nikhil Karke
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. - Helen Keller
For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall. - Eric Clapton
In order to keep liking Nick (as opposed to loving him which was completely non-negotiable) Alice sometimes had to look at him obliquely or with her eyes half closed or through a pin hole on a piece of cardboard. Straight on would burn her retinas. - Carol Anshow
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter. - Logan Pearsall Smith
Is there any smooth path to success? No. You must learn to travel on many rugged roads to find the straight path. - Lailah Gifty Akita
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being. - Baal Shem Tov
I was like, Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized...I'm just slutty. Where's my parade? - Margaret Cho
If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry. - African Proverb
Hey everyone. This is , the one who wrote a A BOY I ONCE KNEW and BLACK SHEEP AND KISSING COUSINS. To those of you who read either one, thanks! But another , not me, wrote WOMEN AND THE CUBAN REVOLUTION and VALLEY OF THE SHADOW. Just setting the record straight! - Elizabeth Stone
O Lord lead me along a sacred straight path. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I guess it’s true what they say," observed Jace. "There are no straight men in the trenches.""That’s atheists, jackass," said Simon furiously. "There are no atheists in the trenches. - Cassandra Clare
...life - whatever else it is - is short... maybe even if we're not always so glad to be here, it's our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. - Donna Tartt
My greatest qualification for writing fiction was my ability, as a child, to lie with a straight face. - Ashwin Sanghi
As the flectcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts. - Buddha
(musicians always make straight for the piano in anybody’s house, unlike writers, who can ignore a typewriter in the same room forever.) -- margaret case harriman - Margaret Harriman
Facts & figures go to the brain. And, the brain tends to forget . Stories go straight to the heart. They make us feel. And, the heart remembers. - Dawn Gluskin
With each day, each hour and every moment of life, no matter how small, I realize that I have found a way of bringing me straight to the one person that I would give everything for… to you. I am living in a dream, in a dream I don’t want to awake from. - Sawm Rad
The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line.
From timber so crooked as that from which man is carved, nothing entirely straight can be made. - Immanuel Kant
I challenge a man to a duel before allowing him near me, and then I take an arrow, dip it in poison, and drive it straight through his heart...But that's on a good day...when I purr and feel delightfully amorous. No need to mention what I'd do on a bad one. - Donna Lynn Hope
Nature creates curved lines while humans create straight lines. - Hideki Yukawa
You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she's not deadly. She's beautiful and she's laughing. - Hélène Cixous
1. If reproducibility may be a problem, conduct the test only once. 2. If a straight line fit is required, obtain only two data points.
Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight. - Mencius
Life is a straight road that unwinds itself around you. - Vanshika Dhyani
From the crooked timber of humanity, a straight board cannot be hewn. - Immanuel Kant
I don't like straight lines: men make them. - Richard Adams
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
All that is straight lies. All truth is crooked; time itself is a circle. - Friedrich Nietzsche
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. - Immanuel Kant
The pure playfulness of certain wholly whimsical portions of (Charles) Cros’s work should not obscure the fact that at the center of some of his most beautiful poems a revolver is leveled straight at us. - André Breton
I'm a Baroque person. More than Baroque, I'm a Rococo person. I don't draw straight lines. - Nuno Roque
Life is a simple straight line between birth and death. The problem is you only realize it at the end of the line. - Debasish Mridha
Gospel music is nothing but singing of good tidings -- spreading the good news. It will last as long as any music because it is sung straight from the human heart. - Mahalia Jackson
When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it' s always 'a big breakthrough' or a 'radical departure.' Why is it no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy? Are they presuming comedy is easier? - Carol Burnett
I guess this thing we call faith is a climb. I always wanted to think of it as a big slide straight into the arms of God who waits at the bottom to catch us. But instead, He's a God who's on top of things - & like any mountain you climb, the closer we get to Him, the steeper the terrain. - Lisa Samson
When a person asks a queer person why they like the things they do, you can't help but think that it's a little rude for them to be asking, because there is no answer, we were just born that way. Just like straight people, you were born the way you were born. So leave it. - Mekiah Johnson
Am I gay, am I straight? No, I'm just slutty. So, where's my parade? What about slut pride. - Margaret Cho
Always be straight with flexibility and positive; it is medicine for two, first for your in health and second your wounded enemy. - Khalid Tareen
When all else fails, stare straight into the sun. - Marty Rubin
When life throws a lemon at you, you throw it straight back at life and miss completely. That's my logic. - Anonymous
I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that. - Robert Michaels
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. - Phyllis Diller
The mere telling of how a need was met is often like telling of a need, which is asking crookedly instead of straight out. But this much I will say--with every fresh need has come a fresh supply. - Amy Carmichael
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it. - Garrison Keillor
Pound it out, get it done, write every day. No excuses. Kerouac said you can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. Damn straight. You’ll sleep a lot better getting your word count in than another quick Twitter check or keeping up to date on the Kardashians. - Dan Alatorre
The voice sank through luce's skin and straight into her heart. Daniel's voice. He was calling to her. He wanted her. Needed her. Luce moved towards the sound - Lauren Kate
Every human is a school subject. This is rather a metaphorical way of saying it, to put it straight, those you love are few, and the ones you detest are many. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Unforgiveness is so much stress, I tell you. You just keep going round in circles instead of taking a straight path which forgiveness offers. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
Ah! Happy they whose hearts can breakAnd peace of pardon win!How else may man make straight his pathAnd cleanse his soul from sin?How else but through a broken heartMay the Lord Christ enter in? - Oscar Wilde
The Word of God I think of as a straight edge, which shows up our own crookedness. We can't really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture. - Elisabeth Elliot
Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Pain doesn't travel in straight lines. It circles back around and comes up behind you. It's the circles that kill you. - Pat Conroy
If we look straight and deep into a chimpanzee's eyes, an intelligent self-assured personality looks back at us. If they are animals, what must we be? - Frans de Waal
Straight men need to be emasculated. I'm sorry. They all need to be slapped around. Women have been kept down for too long. Every straight guy should have a man's tongue in his mouth at least once. - Madonna
You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight. - Barry Goldwater
I Couldn't Look Straight In HER Eyes As I Already Know SHE Can Read My Eyes Without Reading My Lips.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
Damien has died and gone straight to gay boy heaven,' Shaunee said... - P.C. Cast
Ish #109 "If MapQuest says make a right, go straight. You'll get there quicker. - Regina Griffin
I signaled the bus-driver and he stopped the bus for me right outside the cottage, and I flew down the steps of the bus straight into the arms of the waiting mother. - Roald Dahl
I don’t want my ‘part’ taken! I haven’t ‘got’ a part! I hate the stupid geometrical figures by which people try to understand the emotions of others, imposing hard straight lines - or ‘sides’ as they call them - onto tender curvaceous human beings who have none. - Frances Partridge
If you simply love the Universe, the Universe can't help but love you straight back! - Mary-Ellen Peters
The way to success is not a straight line segment. It's a dotted line with little packs of failure filling the potholes of broken edges inbetween. - Israelmore Ayivor
A straight face is an ignorant man’s attempt to appear knowledgeable. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
An infinity with God has always been a circle, not a straight line past all your mistakes. - Shannon L. Alder
Judgment refers to a sound mind. When there is no sound mind in a society, people in that society don’t think straight. They are perverted in their thoughts - Sunday Adelaja
If you're going to be a narcissistic schmuck, kid, don't bother studying Faulkner. Go straight to Brett Easton Ellis. He's the role model you need. - Arinn Dembo
Evil forges a tornado.But goodness battles in a straight line. - Caris Roane
so convincing were those dreams of being awake that he woke from them in a state of complete exhaustion, and had to go straight back to sleep again. - Joseph Heller
I don't fire up the prose. I just tell it straight and don't fool around with it. - Raymond Carver
Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame. - P.C. Cast
I know you love how I make it all go away: all the joy, all the pain, all thoughts in your brain.For the price of your soul, I will hold your heart in my talons. For three summers straight you've been my sweet eye candy;and no one will ever, ever, take you away from me. - Say Anything, Skinny mean man
Amazing how eye and skin color come in many shades yet many think sexuality is just gay or straight. - DaShanne Stokes
Music is the last true voice of the human spirit. It can go beyond language, beyond age, and beyond color straight to the mind and heart of all people.
Disadvantage of being straight forward is people tends to develop hatred and dislikes for you. - Sachin Panwar
Listen up, Nic," she said firmly, looking straight into his gray-blue eyes. "If you die on me out here, so help me I'll hold seances and pester you. I won't give you a moment's peace in the hereafter," she threatened in a fierce whisper. Gabrielle O'Hara, River of Dreams - Sharon K. Garner
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
Length of a straight line is determined by the two tiny dots on both ends - mads
The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it - D.L. Moody
As I’m fond of saying, if you want to find utopia, take a sharp right on money and a sharp left on sex and it’s straight ahead. - Penn Jillette
A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her. - Helen Rowland
Sure, I could tell you I am no longer a lesbian or that I am no longer attracted to women and am straight, or I could even tell you the moon is made of cheese. I could tell you many things, but the moon will still not be made of cheese, and I will still not be attracted to men. - Cristina Marrero
It's hard to keep a straight face when I just wanna smile- . - Fun
There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same—dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits—the repetition through the ages is comedy. - Dawn Powell
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. - Dante Alighieri
Truth is never a straight line; it is a circle that will take you back to what you know, in order to challenge your belief in what is fair, what is real, what is forgiveable, what is not and what type of person will you become today now that you know. - Shannon L. Alder
An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled. - Saint Jerome
Not getting a straight answer is a straight answer. - Sarvesh Jain
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