Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.— Carl Sandburg
Most Powerful Cushioned quotations
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
In some Churches today and on some religious television programs, we see the attempt to make Christianity popular and pleasant. We have taken the cross away and substituted cushions.
Rule books are paper - they will not cushion a sudden meeting of stone and metal.
When I am in the city I have the impression that I am in a living room with crystal chandeliers, rugs of velvet, and satin cushions. And when I'm in the favela I have the impression that I'm a useless object, destined to be forever in a garbage dump.
Everyone is isolated from everyone else.
The concept of society is like a cushion to protect us from the knowledge of that isolation. A fiction that serves as an anesthetic.
Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don't you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?
No sound system. No band. No guitar. No entertainment. No cushioned chairs. No heating or air-con. Nothing but the people of God and the word of God. And strangely, that's enough. God's Word is enough for millions of believers who gather in house churches... Jungles... Rainforests, and middle-eastern cities. But is his Word enough for us?
Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time.
He reclined on a delightfully cushioned lounge in the sprawling ranch Paris had rented. In Dallas, Texas, of all places. Promiscuity had decked himself out, too, wearing a Stetson (weird), no shirt (understandable), unfastened jeans (smart) and cowboy boots (weird again). Dude looked ready to rustle cattle or something.
The short-term international capital market is shrunken and erratic, and cannot be relied upon to cushion the effects of tendencies to disequilibrium in the balance of payments.
Rocking on a lazy billow With roaming eyes, Cushioned on a dreamy pillow, Thou art now wise. Wake the power within thee slumbering, Trim the plot that's in thy keeping, Thou wilt bless the task when reaping Sweet labour's prize.
We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards.
Strong beer is the milk of the old.
When we take the one seat on our meditation cushion we become our own monastery.
We create the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things: sorrows, loneliness, shame, desire, regret, frustration, happiness.
But in the end, we learn we can forgive most people.
The cushion of mortality makes their wrongdoing seem less dark, and whatever roads they traveled seem less foolhardy.
We have advantages. We have a cushion to fall back on. This is abundance. A luxury of place and time. Something rare and wonderful. It's almost historically unprecedented. We must do extraordinary things. We have to. It would be absurd not to.
A guest is a jewel on the cushion of hospitality
Sin and forgiveness and falling and getting back up and losing the pearl of great price in the couch cushions but then finding it again, and again, and again? Those are the stumbling steps to becoming Real, the only script that's really worth following in this world or the one that's coming.
We have taught our people to use prayer too much as a means of comfort - not in the original and heroic sense of uplifting, inspiring, strengthening, but in the more modern and baser sense of soothing sorrow, dulling pain, and drying tears - the comfort of the cushion, not the comfort of the Cross.
There is but an inch of difference between a cushioned chamber and a padded cell.
Drink reacts on its practitioners in conflicting ways.
One brave can knock off a quart of Scotch and look and act as sober as Herbert Hoover. Another, after three Martinis, makes two-cushion carroms off the chaise lounge as he attempts to negotiate the bathroom.
Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten.
Love is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.
Imagine, a suspended ocean, riding on a cushion of ancient secrets.
It is no marvel that the devil does not love field preaching! Neither do I;
I love a commodious room, a soft cushion, a handsome pulpit. But where is my zeal if I do not trample all these underfoot in order to save one more soul?
People search for love as if it were a city lost beneath the desert dunes, where pleasure is the law, the streets are lined with brocade cushions, and the sun never sets.
Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
One sits uncomfortably on a too comfortable cushion.
This bugs me the worst. That's when the husband thinks that the wife knows where everything is, huh? Like they think the uterus is a tracking device. He comes in: "Hey, Roseanne! Roseanne! Do we have any Cheetos left?" Like he can't go over and lift up the sofa cushion himself.
President Bush was once asked which Presidential speech he admired most.
He replied that it was the one Teddy Roosevelt had in his pocket that had helped cushion the blow of a would-be assassin's bullet.
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
I sat on cushioned otter-skin: My word was law from Ith to Emain, And shook at Invar Amargin The hearts of the world-troubling seamen, And drove tumult and war away.
Speed is the cushion of sloppiness.
The best way to prevent a heartache was to cushion the coming blow.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
I like the tube more than the NY subway though, you've got cushioned seats.