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Any man today who returns from work,
sinks into a chair,
and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
- Bill Cosby

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In a movie like this, the relationship between the two guys is crucial.
It sinks or swims on how these two guys are together.
I think we did a good job.
- Eddie Murphy

Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry;
on the other hand,
poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
- Walter Savage Landor

Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
- Walter Bagehot

 

Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.
- Albert Pike

Shuddering under the autumn stars, each year,
the head sinks lower and lower.
- Georg Trakl

When an actor asks you to read his script,
your heart sinks.
The number of scripts I've been given by actors that
are so unbelievably terrible!
- Richard Grant

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Art history is less explosive than the rest of history,
so it sinks faster into the pulverized regions of time.
- Robert Smithson

However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police.
- Quentin Crisp

Advice is like snow - the softer it falls,
the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I don't have a lot to share with other men.
My heart sinks when I get into a taxi and someone starts
talking to me about football.
- David Walliams

When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks,
many people all around will be sucked down with it.
- Pablo Picasso

There's something about doing theatre in London -
it sinks a little bit deeper into your soul as an actor.
It's something about the tradition of theatre,
about performing on the West End stage.
- Christian Slater

I'm definitely incredibly attracted to the aesthetic
of what is typically deemed goth stuff,
but.
A lot of my experience growing up was in being around that kind of thing,
and it's just what sinks into a person's brain.
- Jhonen Vasquez

The reason given by the President in asking Congress
to declare war against Germany is that the German government
has declared certain war zones,
within which, by the use of submarines,
she sinks, without notice, American ships and destroys American lives.
- George William Norris

Basically my wife was immature.
I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.
- Woody Allen

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms
of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis

This morning of the small snow I count the blessings,
the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time,
the drop of the water on water.
- Charles Olson

In this business you either sink or swim or you don't.
- David Smith

Later, I could take something off my slider and I could make my fastball sink,
so I really had four pitches.
- Dennis Eckersley

Neither facts nor pictures seem to sink into our centers of feeling any more.
- Robert Welch

When you're writing about people that are not very well off,
you seem to see the kitchen sink.
So it was a bit of a sort of cosy phrase that got used a bit too much.
- Timothy West

When you have to cope with a lot of problems,
you're either going to sink or you're going to swim.
- Tom Cruise

One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
- John Bunyan

When making music I sink myself into the process as
deeply as I can and forget all of the success.
- Enya

For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into;
daylight is too shallow,
it will not cover one.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The ground swell is what's going to sink you as well
as being what buoys you up.
These are cliches also, of course, and I'm sometimes
interested in how much one can get away with.
- Paul Muldoon

I don't theorize too much.
I sort of let the experience sink in,
and I have to discover what the character is by doing it,
and having those thoughts that she's thinking.
- Jill Clayburgh

A small leak can sink a great ship.
- Benjamin Franklin

We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
- Andrew Young

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of
our misery to understand truth,
just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to
see the stars in broad daylight.
- Vaclav Havel

I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.
- Stanley Baldwin

The more we try to rest ourselves from our Egos,
the deeper we sink into it.
- Emile M. Cioran

The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms,
may sink through the mutiny of those on board.
- Grover Cleveland

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders.
He is bolted to earth.
But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Science was something that really caught my attention.
It was something I really could sink my teeth into.
- Michael P. Anderson

I got very cross with the term, kitchen sink.
It just meant that you invaded different kinds of houses,
where it was very difficult to avoid kitchen sink.
- Timothy West

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity;
but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
- David Hare

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.
- E. M. Forster

A day may sink or save a realm.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest!
- William Collins

I am really not of the school of naturalism.
I like style, and you can use more style in theater than in film roles.
I love to sink my teeth into a part.
- Marisa Tomei

The anchors now made are contrived so as to sink into
the ground as soon as they reach it,
and to hold a great strain before they can be loosened
or dislodged from their station.
- William Falconer

Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten
the best thing that can happen to a young man is to
be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim.
- James A. Garfield

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water.
When you swim you don't grab hold of the water,
because if you do you will sink and drown.
Instead you relax, and float.
- Alan Watts

Every one should find some suitable time,
day or night, to sink into his depths,
each according to his own fashion.
Not every one is able to engage in contemplative prayer.
- Johannes Tauler

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
- Confucius

It probably won't sink in until I've retired from running
but I'm a much better athlete than two years ago.
- Michael East

It's interesting to fantasize having a man sink his
teeth into your neck for sustenance,
knowing that it isn't going to be terribly painful
but rather very exciting.
- Frank Langella

A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last.
The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too
will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed
up by the world of illusion.
- Sai Baba

There is abundant proof that the opening of our ports
always tends to raise the price of foreign corn to
the price in the English market,
and not to sink the price of British corn to the price
in the continental market.
- Joseph Hume

They told me that the hotels had maybe two rooms set
up for people with disabilities,
but if they got there too late, and didn't get one of these rooms,
they couldn't take a shower.
The room wasn't hooked up for them, or maybe the sink was too high.
- Gregory Hines

Our climate is changing.
The Earth's climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to
1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution.
People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much.
In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic.
It impacts species.
It kills some.
It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean.
It does a number of things.
- Diane Feinstein

A raised weight can produce work, but in doing so it
must necessarily sink from its height,
and, when it has fallen as deep as it can fall,
its gravity remains as before, but it can no longer do work.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Give us this day our daily taste.
Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in and
sauces which are never the same twice.
Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have
bread to blot it with Give us pasta with a hundred fillings.
- Robert Farrar Capon

Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because
there is something unnatural in it,
for nature demands personal progress,
evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.
- August Strindberg

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age,
and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,
Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter,
and the crush of worlds.
- Joseph Addison

One time I went into a restroom and a girl followed me in.
I signed an autograph for her in the sink.
It was pretty funny because she was in a guy's restroom
and she wasn't embarrassed at all.
- Zac Efron

Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't.
I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young,
but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.
- Jack Prelutsky

My grandfather was Catholic; my grandmother,
Jewish.
Crossing over from Bavaria, as immigrants to the United States,
the ship started to sink.
My grandmother jumped overboard.
My grandfather followed, to save this girl he had never met.
- Emanuel Celler

The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things,
though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous,
and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them;
for then it must sink back into savagery.
- William Kingdon Clifford

But inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked:
Well,
have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't.
But the impressions sink in, of course,
and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house;
that was done many thousands of years ago.
- Arne Jacobsen

We of the sinking middle class may sink without further
struggles into the working class where we belong,
and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared,
for, after all, we have nothing to lose.
- George Orwell

The house of Austria has publicly used every effort
to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution,
designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces
long since deprived of all freedom,
and to unite all in a common sink of slavery.
- Lajos Kossuth

Save for thee and thy lessons, man in society would
everywhere sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast;
and this fallen world would be as certainly a moral as a natural wilderness.
- Hugh Miller

You, I, we all encounter behaviors that we might say,
I wouldn't do that.
But she has a huge amount of contact with how people live.
She sees more hospices and sink estates than most people.
- Prince Andrew

His style has the desperate jauntiness of an orchestra
fiddling away for dear life on a sinking ship.
- Edmund Wilson

It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking
if your own tongue must praise you.
- Matthew Hale

It sounds mercenary and it smacks of rats leaving the sinking ship.
But get real, when everyone is bailing out,
you don't want to be the last man standing.
- Robbie Fowler

Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet,
but I don't listen to that kind of talk.
Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.
- Carl Lewis


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