Forgiveness unleashes joy. It brings peace. It washes the slate clean. It sets all the highest values of love in motion.— George Macdonald
Unconventional Clean Slate quotations
Be like melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.
Life is grace. Sleep is forgiveness. The night absolves. Darkness wipes the slate clean, not spotless to be sure, but clean enough for another day's chalking.
When you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
If I don't think about anything, and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly.
You can draw any kind of picture you want on a clean slate and indulge your every whim in the wilderness in laying out a New Delhi, Canberra, or Brasilia, but when you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax.
Regardless of your past, your tomorrow is a clean slate.
Keep close to nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain, or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
Swift is the arrow, dark is the thorn, the slate is clean, the future awaits, awake.
Every day when a man or woman gets dressed, they are in effect defining who they are. That daily clean slate is a time in our lives when we can determine who we want to be.
You have a clean slate every day you wake up.
You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today’s the day. Say it: this is going to be my day.
I love the big fresh starts, the clean slates like birthdays and new years, but I also really like the idea that we can get up every morning and start over.
So yesterday you fell off the wagon? Or maybe you blew your diet? Or lost your temper and shot off your mouth? Well, that was yesterday. Today is a brand-new day with a clean slate, so forget yesterday!
You need to be as clean of a slate as you can be, as an actor.
You have to try to be open to every experience.
I don't worry about the last shot or the next shot.
I concentrate. Every shot gets a clean slate. And when a shot is over, I wipe it out absolutely. Tell a joke or something. If you worry about how you looked, how well you did, you'll go insane.
What’s broken is broken—and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I live…I’m too old to believe in such sentimentalities as clean slates and starting all over.
America is indeed a revelation, though not quite the one that was planned.
Given a clean slate, man, it was hoped, would write the future. Instead, he has written his past.
With everything you do as an actor, you obviously know the full story.
But the person watching it doesn't, necessarily. So, you just have to discipline yourself to wipe the slate clean as you go along.
We don't have to start all over again and try to keep the slate clean. There is no more slate.
As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate, I don't learn my lines in advance. With this approach, I feel clean.
Everybody starts with a clean slate only altered by unnecessary hate.
No judge writes on a wholly clean slate.
A fool may scrawl on a slate and if no one has the wit to wipe it clean for a thousand years, the scrawl becomes the wisdom of ages.
Y'see, I get so bored so easily. I like to start with a clean slate each time. Sure, I'll have characters drop in and out of books but the main cast of characters always changes. Maybe I'm wrong but I think if had the same joe detective guy or gal, I wouldn't write them as well; I wouldn't do as good a job.
A lot of people approach their barn or horse like they are going to war, because it's been going badly. So you pick up the next day in a defensive mode instead of cleaning the slate and starting fresh. Animals live so much in the moment, so if you're bringing baggage from yesterday you're already at a loss. We do that with people too.
If women really want equality, we have to wipe the slate clean.
It no longer matters in the largest sense what men did to us for the last 200 or 300 years.
Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail, but every day is a clean slate and a fresh opportunity.
I've always kept my overhead low so I could do whatever I want.
I think of myself as lazy with spurts of getting a lot done. I find myself rooting against things sometimes because I get excited at the thought of a clean slate.
Philosophy finds itself to be no longer anything but the heir to a fabulous mystical theology, but missing a God and wiping the slate clean.
When things aren't working out for people, the end of the world seems like an easy way to wipe the slate clean.
When things are going well, you do have the sense that what you’re writing is being fed to you in some way. Auden compared writing a poem to cleaning an old piece of slate until the letters appear. The only way you could reveal your god is perhaps under hypnosis. It’s sacred and it’s secret, even to the writer.
When we hold our babies for the first time, we might imagine that they're clean slates, unmarked by life, when in fact, they've already been shaped by us and by the particular world we live in.
It's unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don't even give themselves a chance to see what they'll look like as older persons. I want to have some idea of what I'll look like before I start cleaning the slates.
I have a theory that the hosts are like babies.
Whatever you do, they will learn, imitate, and do it back. It's like the purity and clarity of a newborn. If they're a clean slate, there's no agenda - just the need to survive.
It's time to wipe the slate clean, recriminalize gambling, just like we did in this country 100 years ago
Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be - you get a fresh start, your slate's wiped clean. Count yourself lucky - God holds nothing against you and you're holding nothing back from Him.
We all have one thing in common: Happy New Year! It's a clean slate.