Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.— Franz Kafka
Helpful Bending Down quotations
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.
One man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face.
An unbending tree is easily broken.
When I am dead, and over me bright April Shakes out her rain drenched hair, Tho you should lean above me broken hearted, I shall not care. For I shall have peace. As leafey trees are peaceful When rain bends down the bough. And I shall be more silent and cold hearted Than you are now
Love is not a feeling in your chest; it is bending down to wash another's feet.
Clouseau: Does yer dewg bite? Inn Keeper: No Clouseau: Nice Doggy (bends down to pet a dachshund - it snarls and bites him) I thought you said yer dewg did not bite! Inn Keeper: Zat . . . iz not my dog!
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow you most intense obsessions mercilessly.
Bend over to the front touch toes Back dat ass up and down and get low (get low)
Trees bend low with ripened fruit; clouds hang down with gentle rain; noble people bow graciously. This is the way of generous things.
The world is alive, blinking and clicking, winking at us slyly, inviting us to get up and dance to the music that’s been playing since the beginning of time, if you bend all the way down and put your ear to the ground to listen for it.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.
You just have to keep driving down the road.
It's going to bend and curve and you'll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.
Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is bending down and putting my tennis shoes on. Once I go out I'm OK.
The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool.
I took my father on a coach trip last summer.
We were halfway there when the driver lost control of the coach, it flew down a hill around a bend and crashed through a brick wall. I wasn't hurt but luckily my father had the presence of mind to kick my head in.
Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that's its beauty.
Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story.
This Great God, Like a mammy bending over her baby, Kneeled down in the dust Toiling over a lump of clay Till He shaped it in His own image.
I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful when rain bends down the bough;
And I shall be more silent and cold hearted than you are now.
I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.
If flowers want to grow right out of the concrete sidewalk cracks I'm going to bend down to smell them.
Liberalism, communism, socialism are about denying individual liberty and creating a collective with a top down command-and-control government and economy. Conservatives are individuals and not activists at all, and so there is no such strategy to bend, shape, and form a country.
Bend words. Stretch them, squash them, mash them up, fold them. Turn them over or swing them upside down. Make up new words. Leave a place for the strange and downright impossible ones. Use ancient words. Hold on to the gangly, silly, slippy, truthful, dangerous, out-of-fashion ones.
The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
I don't know what I'm going to write when I begin to write.
It feels like you are walking down a path, but you can't see around the bend and you don't know where you are going to go, which is fun.
Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees.
By ecstasy I mean inner joyousness, and by inner joyousness I mean those inspirational fires which burn within the consciousness of great geniuses, fires which give to them an inconquerable vitality of spirit which breaks down all barriers as wheat bends before the wind.
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
I'd be satisfied just coaching in high school.
I turned down a number of colleges when I was teaching in South Bend, Indiana, before I went into the service. I honestly believe that if I hadn't enlisted in the service, I would never have left high school teaching. I'm sure I would have never left.
I get anxious but worry doesn't really do any good.
If something is broken or in trouble, you've got to bend down, pick it up and fix it. Worry just makes us get wrinkles. So try not worrying.
When you're kissing on camera, it becomes an issue visually.
It looks like a skinny dinosaur creature is trying to kiss someone. It doesn't look good. It does not look like the classic romance kisses. If an actress is 5'3" and I don't bend down to kiss her, she would probably be kissing my lower sternum.
You better stand tall when they're calling you out, don't bend, don't break, and don't back down!
For an apple you can't reach up and pick, you have to climb that tree;
the tree won't bend down for you!
Then was I as a tree whose boughs did bend with fruit;
but in one night, a storm or robbery, call it what you will, shook down my mellow hangings, nay, my leaves, and left me bare to weather.
It is the women of Europe who pay the price while war rages, and it will be the women who will pay again when war has run its bloody course and Europe sinks down into the slough of poverty like a harried beast too spent to wage the fight. It will be the sonless mothers who will bend their shoulders to the plough and wield in age-palsied hands the reaphook.
Scuba diving, from the beginning, had an air of dangerous allure.
Every landlocked schoolboy knew of its intriguing hazards: the bends, which caused a diver's veins to fizz with carbonated blood until he died a ghastly, percolating death; and rapture of the deep, which took away his reason, filled his heart with false contentment, and drew him down into the ocean gloom.