Quotation Explorer - 'Whim'

When I am old and addled I will make coronets like Cad, that have nothing to do with history, but represent the whimsy and cobwebs in my brain. - Sherri Baldy
This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim. - James Reston
Animals shouldn’t be hunted and nature shouldn’t be disturbed, even destroyed, to benefit the whims of mankind - Charles Manson
We were all pawns easily discarded at the whims of monsters, some of whom were younger than me. - Brima Lamin & Chantale Wesley-Lamin, The Walk - Memoir of a Liberian Civil War Survivor, 2016
When the Rule of Law disappears, we are ruled by the whims of men. - Tiffany Madison
Instead of a feeling, think of love as an action. The feeling of love comes and goes on a whim; you can’t control it. But the action of love is something you can do, regardless of how you are feeling. - Russ Harris
(Uncle) would remark that it was impossible to get by without such a (portentous and whimsical) tone when speaking of many things of this world, and especially of the things not entirely of this world. - Vladimir Odoevsky
Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Am I full of the little things that cheer His heart over me, or am I whimpering because things are going hardly with me? There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes. - Oswald Chambers
we deceive ourselves if we believe we can hold on to old models as "ideologies whimper off to a shallow grave in prolonged agony of people, institutions and cultures. - Said E. Dawlabani
Paradise is no whim.It takes time and trust,You see. - Scott Hastie
I'm a sucker for curiosity's whims.Does that make me a cat person? - Richelle E. Goodrich
This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. - T. S. Eliot
Love isn't something to be given on whim, or shelved when it isn't convenient. Love is gift, a promise, and a belief in another person. If you treat it as such, it will fulfill you always - Brian MacLearn
Trust your instincts above all else. They are byproducts of natural laws and do not sway to your whims, worries and wonders. - Glenn A. Maltais
Those who shun the whimsy of things will experience rigor mortis before death. - Tom Robbins
The poems are all wrong. It's a bang, a really big bang. Not a whimper. And sometimes gold can stay. - Kami Garcia
Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely. Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha. - James Patterson
Are you going to cater to the whims and prejudices of people who have no intelligent knowledge of what they condemn? - Susan B Anthony Collection
Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers-- obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls. - Edward Abbey
And sometimes both of them forgot that what they were undergoing amid the clink of cutlery and crockery was a mutual interview that might decide whether or not they would own a common set of those items some time in the whimsical future. - Vikram Seth
When wisdom gives way to whimsy and ethics fall to excitement, it is highly likely that the ground beneath me will ‘give way’ and it is I who will ‘fall. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I tell you the truth, if you will leave your life based on the whims and caprices of men, you shall be like the corn in popcorn machine - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
As Americans, we want peace -- we work and sacrifice for peace. But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein. - George W. Bush
Many men would take the death-sentence without a whimper, to escape the life-sentence which fate carries in her other hand. - T.E. Lawrence
MORNINGTIDEThe wonderful works of morningtidebring the sight of luminous whiteness,a breathing whimsyamong wind-tossed sprigs of green. - Tara Estacaan
A schedule defends from chaos and whim. - Annie Dillard
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
Life is for running at full on, not running away from with a whimper... - John J. Ainsworth
I have a dream: That everyone may experience a heaven on earth by their own whim. - Michael Brett Turner
What's life without whims? - David Gatata
What's life without whim's? - David Gatata
I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, and fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural . . to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid. - Elbert Hubbard
Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while - Groucho Marx
A leader cannot fall prey to the whims of the voices that shout the loudest, but must stand as a voice of reason in defense of the silent. - Saminu Kanti
Epics are never written about libraries. They exist on whim; it depends on if the conquering army likes to read. - Patricia A. McKillip
This is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper. - T.S. Eliot
If you're constantly making yourself available to people's whims, your time will become less valuable. Keep your backbone in any relationship - make sure you're not so dedicated to it, and it shall stay sweet forever. - Auliq Ice
Trying to cool his jets, trying to let her stay in charge, he attempted to hold back, but she let out this breathy little whimper like he was the best thing she’d ever tasted. - Jill Shalvis
Is my coitus whimsically inventive? - Chuck Lorre
I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance". - bell hooks
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