We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.— Winston Churchill
Surprising Bucket quotations
Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time.
I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl.
Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream.
The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn't quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.
Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.
Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.
Salamander: Originally a reptile inhabiting fire;
later, an anthropomorphous immortal, but still a pyrophile. Salamanders are now believed to be extinct, the last one of which we have an account having been seen in Carcassonne by the Abbe Belloc, who exorcised it with a bucket of holy water.
You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.
Asking is the beginning of receiving.
Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you.
Listen, I must be 110 by now. Granny is going to kick the bucket at some point.
Americans around the country who came forward to make my 'bucket list' dream come true.
If your idea of a 7 course meal is a bucket of KFC and a sixpack, you might be a redneck.
We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.
The worst team in baseball's history won only 55 games.
The best team ever won 110 out of 160, so you're virtually guaranteed to win 1/3 of the time and lose 1/3 of the time. The difference is the 1/3 in the middle. You don't know what bucket the game you're playing falls into, so if you're smart, you'll fight like everything for all of them.
The problem I have with Bill Parcells is him quitting.
I don't like guys quitting. If you sign up for something, finish the job get the job done. Don't quit. It is a three-year formula, he goes in, gets his three years and then he quits and walks out of there with a bucket full of money. I don't like that part of it
My bucket list is pretty much checked off.
But oh, we should play in space! Let's do that. We'll play in space, up on a satellite somewhere.
History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men.
What is history? History is women following behind with the bucket.
We stock up on popcorn and candy like we're crossing the Sierras, don't we? I'll have a couple of soft pretzels, a hot dog, Milk Duds, Snocaps. Is that the largest popcorn you've got there, that bucket? You don't have a barrel or anything like that? Do you have a donkey or a pack mule or anything? - Oh, and a Diet Coke.
It was as though I had been dying of thirst and the librarian had handed me a five gallon bucket of water. I drank and drank. The only reason I am here and not in prison is because of that woman. I was a loser, but she showed me the power of reading.
My way of discovering of what I like was to create a restaurant list and eat my way through it, and I call it my 'inner fat girl bucket list.'
To those of my race who depend on bettering their condition in a foreign land or who underestimate the importance of cultivating friendly relations with the Southern white man, who is their next-door neighbor, I would say 'Cast down your bucket where you are.'
A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be No. 1.
It's just an ice bucket with a bottle in it.
The two flute glasses are little tray. I got to shut the curtains. I'm in my boxer shorts and shirt. I'm going to take a bath and go to bed. But I want to shut the blinds so it's really dark in the room.
I always want to learn but I am sure on my dying day I will feel like I left something in the bucket.
When life gives you the opportunity to check off a thing on the bucket list, you have to check them.
Our prayer and God's mercy are like two buckets in a well; while the one ascends the other descends.
On 3 things in his bucket list: On my bucket list.
.. Uhm, the question is totally catching me by surprise. Some more travel, spending quality time with my family and just getting the most I can out of my wife and daughter.
Never plant without a bucket of compost at your side.
Let the bucket of memory down into the well, bring it up.
Cool, cool minutes. No one stirring, no plans. Just being there.
What we love usually manages to get into our conversation.
What is down in the well of the heart will come up in the bucket of the speech.
I wasn't a jock in school, and by the 10th grade, when I was in boarding school I was carrying water buckets for the girls' hockey team. I was the kid with long hair and glasses and acne trying to learn how to play guitar and piano in the music center. I was not an athlete past the age of 13 or 14 when they start throwing the ball really fast.
The cold rain came down in buckets. I was shaking, shivering, and naked, and more soap was getting into my eyes. But hey. At least I was clean.