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Knife Quotes

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Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom Zen Simplicity

The tongue like a sharp knife...
Kills without drawing blood.
- The Buddha

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.
It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club,
they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead

 

A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
- Sophocles

Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

Everybody, sooner or later, will have to go under the knife.
Let's hope they make out as well as I did.
- Bobby Darin

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I ended up injuring her with a knife I had on me.
I can't really remember what happened.
- Mathias Rust

At that level, every goal is like a knife in the ribs.
- Gordon Banks

I don't look at a knife the way I used to.
I'm more aware of what it is.
I think twice.
This is a key finger.
It's in every chord.
- Neil Young

I haven't got a car or a house.
I've got a wife, but I didn't pay for her!
I spend all my money on my glorious wife.
She's here with a knife at my throat!
- Mackenzie Crook

I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer,
but I do know how to count.
- Mickey Gilley

The rule in carving holds good as to criticism;
never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
- Charles Buxton

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
- Zora Neale Hurston

There will be no justice as long as man will stand
with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug,
especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game,
you really do train to play.
It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife.
You can get away with not doing it for a while,
as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness.
- Graeme Le Saux

The president's decision yesterday to set into motion
the development of the hydrogen bomb...
has placed us on the knife-edge of history.
- Henry M. Jackson

I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore
you it will be with a knife.
- Louise Brooks

The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction.
I hung it in my kitchen.
It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me.
- Glenn Close

Happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge.
To the eyes you are a flickering light,
to the feet, thin ice that cracks; and so may no one touch you who loves you.
- Eugenio Montale

My friend told me I went over to this guy and he pulled a knife.
- Matt Nagle

Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.
- John Cheever

I have always been of the mind that in a democracy
manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
- James Russell Lowell

Instead of using brushes all the time,
try a palette knife to paint.
- Frank Bruno

When I was little, my mother taught me how to use a fork and knife.
The trouble is that Mother forget to teach me how to stop using them!
- Hattie McDaniel

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City.
The scalpel of the law is making us well again.
- Edward Koch

I think Google should be like a Swiss Army knife:
clean,
simple, the tool you want to take everywhere.
- Marissa Mayer

The knife of historical relativism...
which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion
must also bring about healing.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the
shoulder blades will cramp his style.
- Steven Brust

You live by the gun and knife, and die by the gun and knife.
- Joe Valachi

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the
meat or the throat of a man;
it may be his food or his poison,
his exercise or his destruction.
- John Owen

Pain was something we were expected to endure.
But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy
today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife.
- Roald Dahl

When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking
out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who,
while I was kneeling down during the prayer,
stood above me and squeezed my neck.
- Simon Newcomb

As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife
and fork when the French were still eating each other.
The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up
there so they could make something edible.
- Mario Batali

I can't go and shoot people in the back of the head
because It's a kids' movie,
which is actually quite a good test because you haven't
got the overt threat of a knife in the face.
- Ralph Fiennes

We can know nothing till after this grave debate.
The soul must withdraw, for this is not its hour.
Now the knife must divide the flesh,
and lay the ravage bare,
and do its work completely.
- Georges Duhamel

Oh yeah - I watched Knife in the Water,
saw the shot, and repeated it.
But even if I hadn't seen that film,
inevitably the camera would've ended up on top of that mast,
I mean if you think of it there are only so many dynamic shots on a boat.
- Phillip Noyce

In our school you were searched for guns and knifes
on the way in and if you didn't have any,
they gave you some.
- Emo Philips

The basic story for the opener is that word came through
the bar that someone got knifed and killed up on the Moon Walk.
It turns out to be one of the quarter regulars that everybody knows,
including Maestro and Bone.
- Robert Asprin

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual
right and an essential condition for sustainable development,
especially in developing countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic
need for education in our society.
- Kent Conrad

Access to basic quality health care is one of the most
important domestic issues facing our nation.
- Ed Pastor

Why do we do basic research? To learn about ourselves.
- Walter Gilbert

Work while you work, play while you play -
this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.
- Theodor Adorno

The new spirituality is that it will produce an experience
in human encounters in which we become a living demonstration
of the basic spiritual teaching 'We are all one.'
- Neale Donald Walsch

The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is
because we'll do it for nothing.
That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.
- Morgan Freeman

First, I'd like to see the basic tools such as compilers,
debuggers, profilers, database interfaces,
GUI builders, CAD tools, and so forth fully support the ISO standard.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces,
and appearances must be logical.
- Kenzo Tange

But the basic difficulty still remains:
It is the expansion of Federal power,
about which I wish to express my alarm.
How easily we embrace such business.
- Everett Dirksen

The basic structure of proteins is quite simple:
they are formed by hooking together in a chain discrete
subunits called amino acids.
- Michael Behe

It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills,
because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate,
that field would have totally changed from your first day of school.
- Leigh Steinberg

I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington.
Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No.
You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed.
- Ed Rendell

Full participation in government and society has been
a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship
and equal protection of all.
- Charles Rangel

The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now,
and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason,
they are to be promptly fulfilled.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort;
rather,
it concerns the basic human rights of family,
country, justice and human dignity.
- Imelda Marcos

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired
before the age of fifteen.
- Willa Cather

Life is supplied with a basic adequacy.
- E. Stanley Jones

That idea of URL was the basic clue to the universality of the Web.
That was the only thing I insisted upon.
- Tim Berners-Lee

So we just hope that all of these governors who are
grappling will be able to provide the basic services
to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful.
- Jennifer Granholm

But the basic Taoism that we are concerned with here
is simply a particular way of appreciating,
learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life.
- Benjamin Hoff

I compromised my ability to tell my story,
at the most basic level.
- Joyce Maynard

Well, I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of
faith is personal conscience.
I think it's between you and God, not you and the Church.
- Martin Sheen


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