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Karl Shapiro Quotes and Sayings

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In the tight belly of the dead, Burrow with hungry head,
And inlay maggots like a jewel.
- Karl Shapiro

The good poet sticks to his real loves,
those within the realm of possibility.
He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race.
- Karl Shapiro

The body, what is it, Father, but a sign To love the force that grows us,
to give back What in Thy palm is senselessness and mud?
- Karl Shapiro

Lastly, his tomb shall list and founder in the troughs of grass.
And none shall speak his name.
- Karl Shapiro

 

But with exquisite breathing you smile,
with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as
you tick in the silence and settle in sleep.
- Karl Shapiro

The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain,
upon my belly sat the sow of fear.
- Karl Shapiro

To make the child in your own image is a capital crime,
for your image is not worth repeating.
The child knows this and you know it.
Consequently you hate each other.
- Karl Shapiro

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My soul is now her day, my day her night,
So I lie down, and so I rise.
- Karl Shapiro

Poetry is innocent, not wise.
It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique.
- Karl Shapiro

Already old, the question Who shall die? Becomes unspoken Who is innocent?
- Karl Shapiro

Laughter and grief join hands.
Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride;
The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart,
The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide.
Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die.
- Karl Shapiro

The only thing to do is to hug one's friend tight and do one's job.
- Edith Wharton

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes,
like when his pants are too tight.
But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
- Liv Tyler

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident,
a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
- Judith Viorst

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight,
I could hardly breathe.
- Benny Hill

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in
the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

We're probably the opposite of the Osbournes.
We run a very tight ship.
- Hulk Hogan

My goal is to strip things down so that you need just
the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey.
I like editing.
I like it very tight.
- Maya Lin

We have three tremendous tight ends in Christianson,
Casper, and Chester.
- Jim Otto

I think so much depends on how you are feeling mentally and emotionally.
I try to keep my head on tight, and try to feel good,
and just go out there and not be afraid.
- Delta Burke

We knew that if we had to win the World Cup,
the defensive side of the game had to be better,
which means bowlers will have to bowl tight and we
will have to field better.
- Ricky Ponting

I write short, my words tight to the thread of the narrative.
- Carmen Laforet

I have a tight family group that's really important to me.
I don't want to work all the time.
- Ed Harris

A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight.
- Edward VIII

Winning teams have the least amount of distractions.
They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal.
- Larry Dixon

The whole family is tight.
We all really love each other.
- Kieran Culkin

The budget is tight, and that is exactly where we want
it to be and where we need it to be.
- Jim Nussle

Safe, for a child, is his father's hand,
holding him tight.
- Marion C. Garretty

Coming tight was boring to me, just the face...
it didn't have enough information.
- Annie Leibovitz

We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief.
We can't decide which film to parody at the moment.
Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.
- Dawn French

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of.
If you go with your instincts and keep your humor,
creativity follows.
With luck, success comes, too.
- Jimmy Buffett

I thought I would dress in baggy pants,
big shoes, a cane and a derby hat.
everything a contradiction: the pants baggy,
the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
- Charlie Chaplin

A schedule so tight that it would only work if I didn't sleep on Monday nights.
- Alan Jay Lerner

This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere.
Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them.
In some form or other, we pay for her favors;
or we go empty away.
- Amelia Barr

Well, the memories were obviously - every match is important,
every point counts, especially the last sort of 18,
20 years when the matches have been so tight.
- Bernhard Langer

Whenever you have a tight situation and there's a close pitch,
the umpire gets a squawk no matter how he calls it.
- Red Barber

I rolled myself up into a tight ball of resistance
and it was thus that I went through my school years.
- Sigrid Undset

We did this two-week boot camp before we filmed the movie.
I got to know everybody in the group and we became friends.
We got really tight throughout those two weeks.
- Shia LaBeouf

I like a girl to look relaxed.
Tight jeans and rock t-shirts are cute!
- Devon Werkheiser

Friends are like fiddle strings; they must not be screwed too tight.
- H. G. Bohn

Excuse me if I'm clinging on to life,
but my parents wove me from tight thread.
- Jeanne Calment

The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
- Arthur Ashe

But let's just say, I'm Irish.
I grew up in the 1950s.
Religion had a very tight iron fist.
- Liam Neeson

49 and holding.
Holding tight!
Fighting that heinous age every step of the way.
- Burt Ward

I'm a big toy collector.
I've been slowing down because my money's been tight,
but I collect toys, too.
- Jason Mewes

You're better off betting on a horse than betting on a man.
A horse may not be able to hold you tight,
but he doesn't wanna wander from the stable at night.
- Betty Grable

Venus told me the other day that champions don't get
nervous in tight situations.
That really helped me a lot.
I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.
- Serena Williams

We are now preparing for the reform of the yuan's exchange rate system.
For such reforms to take place, we need good economic conditions...
and we need to do it under tight control.
- Wu Yi

But I've always been accused of being a bit tight with money,
so it hasn't particularly changed my lifestyle.
- John Deacon

I think we have to notice that the business processes
we use right now for thinking and planning and budgeting
and strategy are all delivered on very tight agendas.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

We're going to have shortages and prices are going to go up.
Gasoline is going to be extremely tight for us.
- T. Boone Pickens

We come from a tough, working class background,
so we're very tight.
- Tony Scott

Oh, that character was light years away from me.
I'm not debonair.
I'm not suave.
I did wear tight pants, though, because I found out that it worked.
- Robert Conrad

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced
in leadership in tight circumstances.
He started - he dropped the first bomb,
led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
- James Stockdale

I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I've dislocated them,
just not to scream.
Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream.
- Jane Birkin

It's incredible considering the public perception that
he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent,
and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.
- Alan Hansen

Bond was how Fleming saw himself; the sardonic,
cruel mouth, the hard, tight skinned face.
- Terence Young

Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're
a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.
- Edith Head

Back in the day, a pair of tight jeans was enough to
earn a girl a bad reputation.
Now slutty has gone Main Street.
- Linda Chavez

There are certain things people always bring up with me.
The accident.
The drugs.
And how tight my pants were.
- Leif Garrett

Now when you hates you shrinks up inside and gets littler
and you squeezes your heart tight and you stays so
mad with peoples you feels sick all the time like you needs the doctor.
- Margaret Walker

We always play clubs.
It's not something that I feel above.
Those are my favorite shows because they're intimate,
they're tight, their sweaty, they're hot.
You're close to the people.
Those are my favorites.
- Joan Jett

But I'm very happy to work within tight parameters,
and when you know you have an actor for two days,
and you have to get that work done in two days,
that focuses the mind wonderfully.
- John Crowley

Well, I think the president has clearly submitted us a tight budget,
but it's what's called for if we're going to get spending
under control and keep the economy moving in the right direction,
with economic growth and job creation activity.
- Thad Cochran

And as you point out, for American families who struggle
every day to figure out how do they pay,
we talk about gasoline prices.
That throws budgets into a real problem when you have budgeted really tight.
- Allyson Schwartz

The reason they keep it so tight is that no one liked them,
so that without each other, actually,
they couldn't exist.
They support each other.
They support their flaws and everything else.
- Jennifer Saunders

A professional player is smarter than a college man.
He uses his noodle.
He knows what to do and when to do it.
He rarely goes up in the air as is the case with most
of our college players when they get in a tight place.
- Red Grange

Bob summed it up best when he was on his knees at the end of the night saying,
'Don't trust in Guided By Voices.' You were there;
was the show awful or something? I know it was sloppy,
but they're not really that tight anyway,
but was it embarrassing, was it sad?
- Kim Deal

I couldn't run a tight schedule, and if you're any good at teaching,
you get sucked dry because you like your students and
you're trying to help them,
but you don't have any time left to write yourself.
- Jim Harrison


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