I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Music drives away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.— Martin Luther
Most Powerful Cranking quotations
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind - creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers.
I have been known as a crank, faddist, madman.
Evidently the reputation is well deserved. For wherever I go, I draw to myself cranks, faddists, and madmen.
A man is eminent as long as he is orthodox. When he begins to think for himself he becomes a crank.
There was never an idea started that woke up men out of their stupid indifference but its originator was spoken of as a crank.
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.
The humblest praise most, while cranks & malcontents praise least.
Praise almost seems to be inner health made audible
Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.
Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful Jollity, Quips, and Cranks, and wanton Wiles, Nods, and Becks, and wreathed Smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek; Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides.
In the computer industry, you've got an interdisciplinary team of people who can come together, attack the problem, and work in a collaborative style. You knock down one problem after another, cobble things together, and then hopefully turn the crank at some point.
I never felt at home. I stuck outIn New York City, especially in Greenwich Village, down among the cranks and the misfits and the one-lungers and the has-beens and the might've beens and the would-bes and the never-wills and the God-knows-whats, I have always felt at home.
Once we used to have to crank up our cars, now you can pop it on from inside your house. Everything has changed except how we get freedom.
Students of the heavens are separable into astronomers and astrologers as readily as the minor domestic ruminants into sheep and goats, but the separation of philosophers into sages and cranks seems to be more sensitive to frames of reference.
The academic community has in it the biggest concentration of alarmists, cranks and extremists this side of the giggle house.
Imagination without knowledge leads no farther than the back yard of primitive art, the child's scrawl on the fence, and the crank's message in the market place. Art is never simple.
If we like a man's dream, we call him a reformer; if we don't like his dream, we call him a crank.
I hate this feeling. Like I'm here, but I'm not. Like someone cares. But they don't. Like I belong somewhere else, anywhere but here, and escape lies just past that snowy window, cool and crisp as the February air.
We simulated the predator with livestock and the perennial grassland returned.
Just put the whole back, and there it was. You'll find the scientific method never discovers anything. Observant, creative people make discoveries. But the scientific method protects us from cranks like me.
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.
I've been a huge Psychedelic Furs fan for a long time.
I love Butler's paintings, too. I like all their songs. I'll even crank 'Pretty in Pink,' I don't care.
Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.
I'm incapable of functioning without music.
I've always had it in my life. I played the violin when I was a kid, and my mother was a violinist at that point, so it's always been important to me in one way or another. When I work, there's always music cranking.
Time travel was once considered scientific heresy, and I used to avoid talking about it for fear of being labelled a 'crank.'
All of us are subjected to somebody else's power at some point.
So once in a while you kiss ass. So what? Either you make your peace with that early, or you end up living your life as a crank and a misfit.
Without bigots, eccentrics, cranks and heretics the world would not progress.
Quips and Cranks and wanton Wiles, Nods and Becks and wreathèd Smiles.
Enlightened self-interest from those involved in hydrocarbons should lead to the support of technologies enabling the clean use of hydrocarbons, such as carbon capture and storage, and not to the defence of deniers and cranks.
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.
Well in the end the world can crank itself up to sanctions, as it has with Zimbabwe, another sad case.
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.
Well, I'm always working on my comic strip and trying to, you know, keep cranking that out.
A sure sign of a crisis is the prevalence of cranks.
It is characteristic of a crisis in theory that cranks get a hearing from the public which orthodoxy is failing to satisfy.
You are a 64-track recording - the tracks are always there, they're always with you. Sometimes the harsh tracks are cranked up and the rest are rolled down to zero. Other times the sweet tracks are high and the darkness is low. But it's all you.
Scientists willing to risk their reputations on higher dimensions soon found themselves ridiculed by the scientific community. Higher-dimensional space became the last refuge for mystics, cranks, and charlatans.