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Yard Quotes

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Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Related topics: Motivational Success

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Through the small tall bathroom window the December
yard is gray and scratchy,
the tree calligraphic.
- Dave Eggers

I knew we were going to marry someday,
but I was absolutely surprised when he actually proposed.
And surprised he had bought a ring.
I ran around the yard screaming.
- Jennifer Garner

 

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.
Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass";
"We're not raising grass," Dad would reply.
"We're raising boys".
- Harmon Killebrew

If you let a bully come in your front yard,
he'll be on your porch the next day and the day after
that he'll rape your wife in your own bed.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

If little green men land in your back yard,
hide any little green women you've got in the house.
- Mike Harding

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I'd get to within a yard of that door you walk through
and the thing would go mad.
I used to carry an X-ray in my briefcase,
to show them.
But I had all the metal taken out.
- Barry Sheene

A 'For Sale' sign in your yard during the holidays
is like a 'kick me' sign.
You are telling buyers you are a distressed seller.
- Ray Brown

I buried a lot of my ironing in the back yard.
- Phyllis Diller

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out
in the back yard and shot it.
- Truman Capote

My personal philosophy is I'm running a 100-yard dash,
and I haven't reached the end.
- Bill Kurtis

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house.
Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
- Robert Frost

Of course, in our grade school, in those days,
there were no organized sports at all.
We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess.
- Alan Shepard

I went over to the Charlestown Navy Yard yesterday
and saw some big men of war,
one over 100 guns.
- John D. Long

Sometimes I think I am still that 5-year-old girl playing
with her dogs in the yard.
That's how I see myself.
- Rachel Hunter

Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary.
There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than
in all the fables of the Church.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Marry an outdoors woman.
Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night,
she can still survive.
- W. C. Fields

Well, I don't use the toilet much to pee in.
I almost always pee in the yard or the garden,
because I like to pee on my estate.
- Iggy Pop

Being born in a duck yard does not matter,
if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.
- Hans Christian Anderson

I don't visit my parents often because Delta Airlines
won't wait in the yard while I run in.
- Margaret Smith

I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being.
We take trees for granted.
We don't believe they are as much alive as we are.
- Ziggy Marley

I Knew why I felt at home.
The spirit of freedom was hovering over that play yard
as it did all over France at that time.
A country was free again.
- Audie Murphy

Cloud Animals: Be a Child Again.
I remember warm summer afternoons,
laying in the shade of a maple tree in the back yard
of my Connecticut home watching the clouds for hours.
As those clouds formed dragons and foxes, clowns and angels,
I traveled across space and time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't try to win you might as well hold the
Olympics in somebody's back yard.
- Jesse Owens

My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
- Dave Van Ronk

Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window;
Why,
why, says the junk in the yard.
- Paul McCartney

We all want to thank Emmitt for allowing us to enjoy every yard.
- Michael Irvin

I started by hacking around the back yard in Richmond.
- Jennifer Wyatt

The fishes are also employed for the same purpose on any yard,
which happens to be sprung or fractured.
Thus their form, application, and utility are exactly
like those of the splinters applied to a broken limb in surgery.
- William Falconer

All was well, until I reached the port of Havre.
Three officers with the rank of lieutenant,
whom afterwards I knew to be Scotland Yard men,
came aboard and demanded to see my papers which they took away from me.
- Philip Gibbs

There'll be moments when I'm out in the prison yard,
chatting with the cast and the crew,
getting ready to shoot a scene.
And then I'll remember if I were actually an inmate,
I'd only be out there an hour.
The other 23 hours of the day, I'd be in my cell.
It's kind of a downer.
- Wentworth Miller

I also developed an interest in sports,
and played in informal games at a nearby school yard
where the neighborhood children met to play touch football,
baseball, basketball and occasionally,
ice hockey.
- Steven Chu

So along with that is spending a lot of time with the ball.
For me it was, I loved to juggle the ball in my front yard,
and I always challenged myself - how many juggles can
I get today? I think for players to get better,
it's just about spending the time.
- Brandi Chastain

Grissom comes from a place where we know he had a deaf mother,
he was raised in a silent household,
on some level,
had a father who potentially was not around and he
learned what he knew by himself in the back yard,
with bugs and animals.
He's not comfortable being a supervisor and that's his problem.
- William Petersen

I think that people don't know how to do anything anymore.
My father was a janitor.
He could take a car apart and put it back together.
He could build a house in the back yard.
Today, if you ask people what they know,
they say, 'I know how to hire someone.'
- Walter Mosley

You know, when I was a young boy I used to play baseball
in my back yard or in the street with my brothers or the neighborhood kids.
We used broken bats and plastic golf balls and played for hours and hours.
- Robin Yount

It is too maddening.
I've got to fly off, right now, to some devilish navy yard,
three hours in a seasick steamer, and after being heartily sick,
I'll have to speak three times, and then I'll be sick coming home.
Still, who would not be sick for England?
- John Masefield

I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches.
You get to a point where your legs don't move and you
can't take a deep breath.
You start to hit the ball about a yard wide,
instead of inches.
- Arthur Ashe

I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down
to the school even in my free time,
kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard
and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me.
- Brandi Chastain

Every role you play is literally - and I've said this before -
every single role that you play,
the only way you can connect to that character is because
that was a piece of you that was scattered around that yard,
almost like we got caught up in some whirlwind.
- Terrence Howard

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

We lived within two hundred yards of the sea,
and its voice was in our ears night and day.
- Edward Carpenter

I just found out about 10 days ago that I must live
300 or 400 yards from Britney Spears...
so now I have to move.
- George Clooney

As long as I can stay north or south,
I'm gaining yards.
- Jamal Lewis

At USC, if you're running back there,
and you do gain you over 1,500 yards,
people see you as a candidate, but not one of the top ones.
- Marcus Allen

I was in the back part of the bunker,
so I had to carry the whole bunker.
It was probably 20 yards.
- Trent Dilfer

The word was enough.
It ran like fire along the line, from man to man,
and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy,
now not 30 yards away.
- Joshua Chamberlain

In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort,
which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River.
- Daniel Boone

I had formed a black movement, so I would speak for
the Trotskyist movement and then walk about a hundred
yards to where the black movement was speaking.
- C. L. R. James

I remember when I first walked into Mayer's cavernous office.
You had to walk 50 yards to get to him,
and in that time he could really study everything about you.
- Esther Williams

A precisely made iron chain 22 yards in length consisting of 100 links.
- Edmund Gunter

Chicago's buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona,
and I was saddened to look at her.
- Jack Adams

I can't hit a ball more than 200 yards.
I have no butt.
You need a butt if you're going to hit a golf ball.
- Dennis Quaid

It always amazes me to think that every house on every
street is full of so many stories;
so many triumphs and tragedies,
and all we see are yards and driveways.
- Glenn Close

Where I fall down is my short game.
I don't practice enough, and when I have to take a
half swing from 50 yards out,
that's trouble.
- Pete Sampras

Now I am within thirty yards of him.
He must fall.
The gun pours out its stream of lead.
Then it jams.
Then it reopens fire.
That jam almost saved his life.
- Manfred von Richthofen

The height of the pulleys from the ground was twelve yards,
and consequently, when the weights had descended through that distance,
they had to be wound up again in order to renew the motion of the paddle.
- James Prescott Joule

Went to 16 and hit a really bad 3 wood for my second
shot and got stuck in the bunker about 70 yards from the pin.
Poor execution, chunked it, hit a good chip up to about eight feet,
missed it.
- Trent Dilfer

To have some idea what it's like, stand in the outside lane of a motorway,
get your mate to drive his car at you at 95 mph and
wait until he's 12 yards away,
before you decide which way to jump.
- Geoffrey Boycott

I just felt like reflecting on my junior year,
when I didn't know what I was doing,
I left a lot of stuff out there.
Actually, I gained close to 700 yards more and I took
myself out of a lot of games.
- Marcus Allen

There certainly is a good 'Tex Mex' restaurant very close to our office.
My office is around 100 yards from it.
I call it Tex Mex because every couple of years it's
changed hands and changed name,
I'm not exactly sure why!
- Andrew Oliver

But whether, for example, a coat can be exchanged for
twenty yards of linen cloth or for forty yards is not a matter of chance,
but depends upon objective conditions,
upon the amount of socially necessary labor time contained
in the coat and in the linen respectively.
- Rudolf Hiferding

Anyway, so what he did was, he spread sheets for 100
yards and underneath them he'd put things so there
were bumps and different levels and on top he'd put
little bushes and if you didn't look to close,
it looked like snow!
- Rod Steiger

The basketball coach cut me within two days,
so I was back in the pool.
I was the first one in the wall after the first 25 yards,
but the last one out because I didn't have a flip turn.
- Merlin Olsen

We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians
and black South Africans,
and now we are indignant because the stuff we have
done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards.
America's chickens are coming home to roost.
- Jeremiah Wright

At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky,
I got shot - it was a land dispute over six inches
of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land.
It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family.
- Jack Bowman

The word "good" has many meanings.
For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother
at a range of five hundred yards,
I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought
we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids,
we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad
yards and this went on for about thirty minutes.
- James Stockdale

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau


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