quote by Tom Waits

Don't plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me - choke those little bad days. Choke 'em down to nothing.

— Tom Waits

Most Powerful Eggshell quotations

Denis Law could dance on eggshells.

Very gently. Like there are eggshells on your pedals, and you don’t want to break them. That’s how you drive in the rain.

I don't try to be candy coated. I don't try to walk on eggshells. I am what I am. Love me or hate me.

What they had between them was still as fragile as flickering candle flame, as delicate as eggshell - and he knew that if it shattered, if he somehow let it break and be destroyed, something inside him would shatter too, something that could never be fixed.

Secretly everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up.

That's the kiss-ass generation we're in right now. We're really in a pussy generation. Everybody's walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist.

...These politically correct language initiatives are misguided and harmful. They create highly entitled professional "victims" who expect to be free from any offense, and they engender a stifling atmosphere where all individuals walk on eggshells lest they might commit a linguistic capital crime.

The broken eggshell of a civilization which time has hatched and devoured.

A lot of times, you feel like you're walking on eggshells in a creative environment, because everyone's having to watch out for egos so much of the time.

Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding/Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind.

For Hamlet, greatness means willingness to fight for reasons as thin as an eggshell: anyone would fight for things that matter; true heroes take their personal honor so seriously they will fight for things that don’t matter.

South Africa is such a fraught place to live.

The anxiety about crime, the crunching on racial eggshells, the juxtaposition of First World materialism with Third World squalor.

A hero without faults is like an omelet without little bits of eggshell in it.

He's pulling the load of an ox and walking on eggshells.

White fragility! White people are so sensitive about race and racial conversations. I feel like I'm always walking on eggshells when I'm around white people.

I could never work out whether we were to view religion as a life-insurance policy or a life sentence.

Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.

Politically correct enforcement that`s out there in our society has tightened things down to the point where people just walk on eggshells and they are afraid to address things that are really on their mind.

The egg, you see, is a very sexy thing.

Egg is like birth. Eggshell is sexy. Egg yolk is definitely sexy. Oh, I love egg.

I don't like having hierarchical structures.

So, everybody knows that I'm the boss but, from that, I don't like people to walk on eggshells. I like people to be friendly and to feel loved. I think that kind of fits into creativity stronger. If people are scared, they are afraid to come up with ideas.

Each man carries the vestiges of his birth;

the slime and eggshells of his primeval past with him to the end of his days. Some never become human, remaining frog, lizard, ant. Some are human above the waist, fish below.

Off the packed trail we experience the miracle of corn snow, skiing atop the crust, like skiing on an eggshell that has been sprinkled with sugar.

I don't want to be a celebrity athlete.

When you are, there's this pressure on you. It's like you have this halo over your head and have to walk on eggshells. That's not for me. All that glamour builds up a false sense of ego. It's not needed. I'm already happy with who I am. My job is just to get on the podium.

Problems are an important part of maturing--meet them straight on.

Work them out. It's like the chick in the egg. It has to break through the eggshell on its own. That's how it gains its first strength. If you break the shell for the chick, you end up with a puny little runt.

The Spoonsize Boys steal the dollhouse toys while the cat by the fire is curled.

Then away they floats in their eggshell boats, down the drains to their underground world.

The atmosphere almost looks like an eggshell on an egg, it's so thin.

We know that we don't have much air - we need to protect what we have.

It has to be admitted that, in a sneaking way, although he hated the discomfort of seasickness, once he was over it, he enjoyed the attention and sympathy that it created among attractive young women like Evanlyn and Alyss. And he liked the fact that Will tended to walk on eggshells around him when the problem was mentioned. Keeping Will off balance was always desirable. ~Halt

Jeezum—humans were like eggshells.

I could never work out whether we were to view religion as a life-insurance policy or a life sentence. I can understand a wrathful God who'd just as soon dangle us all from a hook. And I can understand a tender, unprejudiced Jesus. But I could never quite feature the two of them living in the same house. You wind up walking on eggshells, never knowing which... is at home at the moment.

What need, Dunstan wondered, could someone have of the storm-filled eggshells?