Lord save us from off-handed, flabby-cheeked, brittle-boned, weak-kneed, thin-skinned, pliable, plastic, spineless, effeminate, ossified, three-karat Christianity.— Billy Sunday
Sensual Flabby quotations
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom. The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism. "The Mad Philosopher," 1697
Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination.
But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it.
I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
One of the flabby lines you hear sometimes is, 'Speak truth to power'.
Power knows the truth. It's speaking the truth to yourself that's the challenge.
Poverty is a bitter thing; but it is not as bitter as the existence of restless vacuity and physical, moral, and intellectual flabbiness, to which those doom themselves who elect to spend all their years in that vainest of all vain pursuits-the pursuit of mere pleasure as a sufficient end in itself.
Sedentary people are apt to have sluggish minds.
A sluggish mind is apt to be reflected in flabbiness of body and in a dullness of expression that invites no interest and gets none.
The god who is reputed to have created fleas to keep dogs from moping over their situation must also have created fundamentalists to keep rationalists from getting flabby. Let us be duly thankful for out blessings.
How come pleasure never makes it on to.
.. a dutiful list of do's and don'ts? Doesn't joy also get soft and flabby if you neglect to exercise it?
Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious lives.
Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That's the key.
Cultivate will power, that massive creative force that God the creator built into you. Do not let it remain flabby but strengthen it by use and exercise.
For the time being I have seen enough of living things, of dogs, of men, of all flabby masses which move spontaneously.
The ideal time for writing a [television] script is four days, though sometimes it has to be two or three days depending on the deadline. If it's two days, sometimes there are things I see that don't work as well. If I have two weeks, the scripts get kind of flabby and lack the adrenaline that a sense of deadline fills you with.
If you want to know if your brain is flabby, feel your legs.
It is more worthy in the eyes of God .
. . if a writer makes three pages sharp and funny about the lives of geese than to make three hundred fat and flabby about God or the American people.
The moral flabbiness born of the exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS.
That - with the squalid cash interpretation put on the word 'success' - is our national disease.
After the editing room, I go and take a nap.
I'm not in the practice of writing, and I feel like I'm flabby, and I have to start arriving at the desk every day, and take off one hat and put on another one. So I'm starting, but it's very sloooow.
My pessimism has never been flabby.
People don't work in factories, [they aren't] big muscular guys.
The working class is flabby because they're sitting in front of a computer all day, but it's still their labor being extracted.
[Richard Avedon's] camera dwells on the horrible things that age can do to people's faces - on the flabby flesh, the slack skin, the ugly growths, the puffy eyes, the knotted necks, the aimless wrinkles, the fearful and anxious set of the mouth, the marks left by sickness, madness, alcoholism, and irreversible disappointment.
The reason some younger women were willing to go out with my flabby, ageing self was that no one of their own age would put up with them for more than 10 minutes.
You've got to appeal to the pride in people.
When a woman is flabby and soft, she's unattractive. When you married a beautiful girl and all of a sudden you start seeing her tits down and her breath stinks and she's not clean anymore and has no pride in herself, you can't love her. You may bullshit yourself, but you can't. Energy makes people beautiful. That's what charisma is.
I gazed into the mirror... There, staring at me, was the pallid, flabby-mouthed face of a crook
Only I look too soft and flabby
Perhaps the sad and empty language that today's flabby humanity pours forth, will, in all its horror, in all its boundless absurdity, re-echo in the heart of a solitary man who is awake, and then perhaps that man, suddenly realizing that he does not understand, will begin to understand.
The simple life which blandly ignores all care and conflict, soon becomes flabby and invertebrate, sentimental and gelatinous.
I tell myself that after four children my belly is already so stretched and flabby that I have to do origami to get my pants buttoned. One more pregnancy and I'd be doomed to elastic waists for the rest of my life.
We ought not to confine ourselves either to writing or to reading;
the one, continuous writing, will cast a gloom over our strength, and exhaust it; the other will make our strength flabby and watery. It is better to have recourse to them alternately, and to blend one with the other, so that the fruits of one's reading may be reduced to concrete form by the pen.
Think of a flabby person covered with layers of fat.
That is what your mind can become - flabby, covered with layers of fat till it becomes too dull and lazy to think, to observe, to explore, to discover ... not wanting to be disturbed or questioned into wakefulness.
Moderate exercise every day will impart strength to the muscles, which without exercise become flabby and enfeebled.
The Christian's instincts of trust and worship are stimulated very powerfully by knowledge of the greatness of God. But this is knowledge which Christians today largely lack: and that is one reason why our faith is so feeble and our worship so flabby... When a person in the church, let alone the person in the street, uses the word God, the thought is rarely of divine majesty.
I don’t care about being stick-thin.
I don’t want stuff to jiggle. Really skinny actresses make me hungry — I see them and think 'Honey, you need to eat!' I’m lucky I don’t have to live like that. I feel my best when I’m a toned, not flabby, size 8. Women come up to me and say, ‘You’re beautiful and confident, and that makes me feel I can be, too.’