quote by Helen Rowland

Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.

— Helen Rowland

Fulfilling Chopsticks quotations

Asking who's the 'man' and who's the 'woman' in a same-sex relationship is like asking which chopstick is the fork.


And I find chopsticks frankly distressing.

Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?

I bought a piano once because I had the dream of playing As Time Goes By as some girl's leaning on it drinking a martini. Great image. But none of it worked out. I can't even play Chopsticks. But I've got a nice piano at my house!

Chopsticks are one of the reasons the Chinese never invented custard.

A thousand years ago the Chinese had an entirely codified kitchen while the French were still gnawing on bones. Chopsticks have been around since the fourth century B.C. Forks didn't show up in England until 1611, and even then they weren't meant for eating but just to hold the meat still while you hacked at it with your knife.


When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano.

I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.

Chopsticks or no chopsticks, it was the Chinese who first used knives and forks.

My parents lived likeas the neighbours described thema pair of chopsticks, always in harmony.

All too frequently the amateur will purchase a fine modern camera and proceed to use it for making the most elementary simple snapshots. This surely is like playing 'Chopsticks' on a concert grand piano.

You know, catching the knuckleball, it's like trying to catch a fly with a chopstick.


Chopsticks box! I didn't know before and put them on the table and my Japan friends scolded me.

Trying to hit Phil Niekro is like trying to eat jello with chopsticks.

Sometimes you get a piece but most of the time you get hungry.

I would frankly be shocked if Donald Trump even knows how to use chopsticks or is even able to manipulate them with those tiny little fingers.

I remember watching steak being cooked on TV and wanting to try it.

As a special treat, my mother cooked it for me, and I thought this would be the time I would eat with a knife and fork. Alas, I ate it with chopsticks!

Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even chopsticks comes with an instruction manual. Children, despite all their complexity, do not.


I only started to understand the concept of "environmental protection" 14 years ago. I was an ambassador for a charity event, and the staff told me that the consumption of disposable chopsticks in China, per year, could result in the devastation of unimaginable acres of forest.

Women who work for escort agencies that assign them out to prostitution dates at sushi restaurants know how to eat with chopsticks, and beyond that they are in every other way identical to other prostitutes. They’re not better looking; they’re not smarter; they’re not classier; they’re not more charming. They probably give more blowjobs than any reasonable woman, right? And they are empty inside, but it’s also society’s fault.

Life is a refining process. Our response to it determines whether we'll be ground down or polished up. On a piano, one person sits down and plays sonatas, while another merely bangs away at "Chopsticks." The piano is not responsible. It's how you touch the keys that makes the difference. It's how you play what life gives you that determines your joy and shine.

Sybil tells me your little festival is an annual occurrence," she said, the cadence of her voice swooning like a lullaby. "Yes," Kai said, lifting a shrimp wonton between his chopsticks. "It falls on the ninth full moon if each year." "Ah, how lovely for you to base your holidays on the cycles of my planet." Kai wanted to scoff at the word planet but sucked it back down his throat.