Quotations list about cranked captions citing George Saunders, Mark Twain and Mark Twain sayings.
Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.
— George Saunders
A crank is someone with a new idea -- until it catches on.
— Mark Twain cranked quote
The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
— Mark Twain
Without bigots, eccentrics, cranks and heretics the world would not progress.
— Gelett Burgess
American energy is the energy of violence, of free-floating resentment and anxiety unleashed by chronic cultural dislocations which must be, for the most part, ferociously sublimated. This energy has mainly been sublimated into crude materialism and acquisitiveness. Into hectic philanthropy. Into benighted moral crusades, the most spectacular of which was Prohibition. Into an awesome talent for uglifying countryside and cities. Into the loquacity and torment of a minority of gadflies: artists, prophets, muckrakers, cranks, and nuts. And into self-punishing neuroses. But the naked violence keeps breaking through, throwing everything into question.
— cranked quotation by Susan Sontag
I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an air hole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up.
Cranks live by theory, not by pure desire.
They want votes, peace, nuts, liberty, and spinning-looms not because they love these things, as a child loves jam, but because they think they ought to have them. That is one element which makes the crank.
Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.
There never was an idea started that woke up men out of their stupid indifference but its originator was spoken of as a crank.
One needn't be a crank to miss the scientific boat.
The very paragon of genius, Albert Einstein, couldn't be persuaded to give quantum physics his unreserved endorsement. Here is Einstein's most frequently paraphrased statement of dissatisfaction with the theory: Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn't play dice.
Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.
When I think about the songs I might record, I ask myself, 'Can I picture anybody I know back home sitting in their truck cranking this up?'
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Well in the end the world can crank itself up to sanctions, as it has with Zimbabwe, another sad case.
I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
Librarians, Dusty, possess a vast store of politeness.
These are people who get asked regularly the dumbest questions on God's green earth. These people tolerate every kind of crank and eccentric and mouth breather there is.
I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't.
There were times I didn't think we would ever make it, even when we were cranking two out a year.
And Seinfeld is so quick: we crank out one show a week, and the hours are very reasonable.
In Henry Adams, I discovered not only the prototype of the modern thinker but also someone who is more interesting: a viper-toothed, puling, supercilious crank, thwarted in ambition, aging gracelessly, mad at the cosmos, and ashamed of his own jejune ideals. He is nevertheless very dear to me.
Time travel was once considered scientific heresy, and I used to avoid talking about it for fear of being labelled a 'crank.'
And that's why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene.
We've seen them in a million movies and it's too much like cranking the tears out. I didn't want that scene.
The wings are moved several times by hand to charge the crank chamber with mixture, which flows on through the external pipe and inlet valve to the compression space and cylinder.
Well, I'm always working on my comic strip and trying to, you know, keep cranking that out.