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Dry Quotes

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When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Wisdom Value

Regret, worry, and fear squeeze
the juice from life leaving a dry hulk.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man's interest in a single bluebird
is worth more than a complete but dry list
of the fauna and flora of a town.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
- Oliver Cromwell

Doing a TV show, you're on an assembly line and it's as cut and dry as that.
There are some shows that are exceptions.
There are producers that want really special things.
- James Darren

Stegosaurus was common only on well drained,
dry soil.
- Robert T. Bakker

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The island Mayo is generally barren,
being dry,
as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil.
- William Dampier

This time all the historical details and things were right.
But I'd written it again in third person,
and people found it dry.
I decided to throw that one away.
- Arthur Golden

This is all you have.
This is not a dry run.
This is your life.
If you want to fritter it away with your fears,
then you will fritter it away, but you won't get it back later.
- Laura Schlessinger

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to
keep the nerves at strain,
to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
and baffled, get up and begin again.
- Robert Browning

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
- Jack London

The secret is to cook the aubergines the day before
and let them dry of all the oil they drank in cooking.
When you cook aubergine, they eat a lot of oil.
It can be very heavy.
- Nana Mouskouri

Economically, unfair trade will benefit nobody in the long run,
as poorer countries will be bled totally dry and will
become unable to produce anything.
- Chris Martin

Monks will have three begging bowls for their food:
one for water,
one for liquid food, one for dry food.
- Satish Kumar

I'm really, really dumb about describing wine,
but I like wine that's full-bodied and dry.
- Esai Morales

I think dry nanotechnology is probably a dead-end.
- Rudy Rucker

This shirt is dry clean only.
Which means...
it's dirty.
- Mitch Hedberg

Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants.
- Nicholson Baker

I first began to dry specimens for preservation carelessly perhaps at first,
but before the season was over, I had collected between
one and two hundred species.
- George Bentham

A great lie is like a great fish on dry land;
it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother,
but it cannot hurt you.
You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.
- George Crabbe

If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of harlot in her,
she's a dry stick as a rule.
- David Herbert Lawrence

You have to eat oatmeal or you'll dry up.
Anybody knows that.
- Kay Thompson

Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry.
- Bret Harte

No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it,
no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless
as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.
- Ellen Glasgow

Expect to have hope rekindled.
Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last.
The spring rains will come again.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and
that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
- Pearl S. Buck

I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry,
the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.
- Oliver Reed

Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem.
Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry.
- Mikhail Kutuzov

Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn,
but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.
- Bliss Carman

I will always have my songs and I don't think I will ever dry-up.
- Barry Gibb

My dad was great.
He was very droll, very dry.
- Albert Finney

Not since the Depression has the state been this dry,
have our rivers been this low, our water table this low,
and our reservoirs this low.
- Parris Glendening

But, having said that, believe me, as you get older,
the parts dry up.
They get less and less.
- Joseph Bologna

The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people
is that they act so continuously without much thinking,
that it becomes dry and empty.
- Brenda Ueland

Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?
- Robert Benchley

A compelling story, even if factually inaccurate,
can be more emotionally compelling than a dry recitation of the truth.
- Frank Luntz

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
- Joseph Stalin

It was necessary to have an even depth of corn on the
top compared to the sides,
so the air would not take the easiest route and not
evenly dry the stored corn.
- Orville Redenbacher

I haven't much opinion of words.
They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue,
that's what I say.
- Ellen Glasgow

Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow.
If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
- Paul Samuelson

In those days it was pretty cut and dry.
If you had a record company believing in you enough
to cut an album then you had better have the ability
to work the album on the road.
- Lou Gramm

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?...
Or does it explode?
- Langston Hughes

You're making a movie, not a documentary.
If you made a film like the historians would like you to make,
you're not going to go and see it.
I'd rather see paint dry.
- Dougray Scott

I suppose all writers worry about the well running dry.
- Richard Russo

Well, so far, at least, my own ideas always take priority
over those of other writers.
As long as the well doesn't run dry,
I imagine this will be the case.
- Todd Solondz

There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The human voice sounds thicker with a chorus and reverb than a dry signal.
- Ken Hill

I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment,
so dry documentary narration is not for me.
- Jack Brickhouse

I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff.
What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff.
I've got a dry sense of humor.
- Katie Price

Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical
Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living.
- Yitzhak Rabin

I would not be able to pen an academic and dry diatribe.
I have too much talent for that.
- Theo Van Gogh

But even if I'm left high and dry at the end of this wild journey,
just taking it is a great feeling.
- Olivia Wilde

Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality
and longest lasting paper ever made.
It can be torn when wet, but returns to its full strength when dry.
- Jack Herer

I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was
writing arrangements for singers and everybody.
But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.
- Quincy Jones

Such Roots as are soft, your best way is to dry in the Sun,
or else hang them up in the Chimney corner upon a string;
as for such as are hard you may dry them any where.
- Nicholas Culpeper

I like a very dry wit, not the big kind of humor like Robin Williams.
I don't think I'm capable of that.
- Chris Cooper

He was white and shaken, like a dry martini.
- P. G. Wodehouse

In Texas it's always hot, dry, sunny,
not a cloud in the sky.
- Piper Perabo

Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry.
- Oliver Cromwell

Minds are like flowers.
If you let it sit there without soaking anything up,
it will dry up.
- Ken Hill

Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls
away like dry husks from the mind,
whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul.
- Alice James

Records have images.
There are wet records and dry records.
And big records.
- Art Garfunkel

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open,
your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.
- Thomas Merton

I did what we call dry for wet effects,
some of the miniatures work and two animation sequences.
- John Hench

To underestimate one's thirst, to pass a given landmark to the right or left,
to find a dry spring where one looked for running water -
there is no help for any of these things.
- Mary Austin

I am prepared to believe that a dry martini slightly impairs the palate,
but think what it does for the soul.
- Alec Waugh

Today is what life is all about.
When I desire for the future to arrive quickly,
I become unable to savor today.
I can't live in tomorrow, and when I focus
all my energies on the future, I shortchange today.
Likewise, fearing the future emasculates today,
leaving it dry and lifeless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Flying is awful, there's nothing to do when you're up in the air.
I bloat up, my skin gets dry, and when we hit turbulence,
I'm terrified.
- Daniela Pestova

Read not Milton, for he is dry; nor Shakespeare,
for he wrote of common life.
- Charles Stuart Calverley

I don't have dry seasons, because I don't allow them.
- Thomas Perry


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