The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.— Andrew Carnegie
Pleasurable Hats Off quotations
The most peaceful thing in the world is plowing a field.
Chances are you’ll do your best thinking that way. And that’s why I’ve always thought and said, farmers are the smartest people in the world, they don’t go for high hats and they can spot a phony a mile off.
I’ve lived the literal meaning of the ‘land of the free’ and ‘home of the brave.’ It’s not corny for me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my chest. Even at a ball game, when someone talks during the anthem or doesn’t take off his hat, it pisses me off. I’m not one to be quiet about it, either.
I take my hat off to the ladies. The amount of grooming-plucking and shaving and all the other things men never have to do. I went down and spent time with transvestites in London in the clubs and all that. Got an insight to that world, and it's a mad world, but they are very warm and very open people. It was a great experience.
After people like Lennon and Dylan, I think David Bowie brought a very modernistic intelligence and the necessity for change. I think he was completely positive, certainly through one and a half decades of completely overriding influence, in the best of popular music, and I take my bloody hat off to him!
Everyone praises Sachin Tendulkar. He may be a genius in his own right but in my book, Rahul Dravid is the artist. Dravid's defence tactics, his strokes, his cuts, his grace are truly amazing. I'd like to meet the chap sometime and take my hat off to him.
You can always tell a detective on TV. He never takes his hat off.
Hats off to drug abusers everywhere.
Most people put a hat and glasses on to go incognito. I take them off.
If your brains were dynamite there wouldn't be enough to blow your hat off.
The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.
Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say;
you're man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away.
I take my hat off to you — or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders.
My son is in a band, and he’s a singer, and his vocals … they’re screaming-growling stuff … and he’s got a pretty reasonable voice. Yet he practices really hard to get the screaming-growling thing without losing that voice every five minutes. So I’m, like, “Hats off to you.”
A gentleman should never take his hat off with a flourish.
It is impossible to travel faster than light, and certainly not desirable, as one’s hat keeps blowing off.
These stunt guys are good at what they do and they're professional.
A smart actor will step back and say, "I'm going to let the professionals do this." Hats off to those guys, man. When you see the credits scroll, look at all those stunt guys and remember all those names 'cause they earned their money on this.
I can't sing half as well as Claudia Lennear. Hats off to her, but somehow, things happened for me.
Putin has big plans for Russia...Hats off to the Russians. I think I would just get along very well with Vladimir Putin.
Militant feminists, I take my hat off to them, they don't like that.
Hats off, gentlemen - a genius! If the mighty autocrat of the north knew what a dangerous enemy threatened him in Chopin's works in the simple tunes of his mazurkas, he would forbid this music. Chopin's works are canons buried in flowers.
If I had a bowler hat, I'd take it off to the author of this beautifully crafted steampunk novel.
When you go and you tell a studio and that it's an ensemble, that doesn't mean a lot to them. But, my hats off to Paramount and Warner Brothers, because when we told them that these were the kinds of people that we want to get, across the board, they were unbelieveably enthusiastic about it.
Everyone should take their hats off to Neil Armstrong.
He is a humble guy who doesn't wave his own flag.
YOU CHEATING SCUM!” Lee Jordan was howling into the megaphone, dancing out of Professor McGonagall’s reach. “YOU FILTHY, CHEATING B —” Professor McGonagall didn’t even bother to tell him off. She was actually shaking her finger in Malfoy’s direction, her hat had fallen off, and she too was shouting furiously.
What I'd like is to meet a man I could take off my hat to and say: "Thank you for having got born, and the longer you live the better.
Hey, look at this guy Kenny G. with his thing, walking up and down the aisles of the concert hall and running off the stage and playing the same time. It's old hat!
Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one.
It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake - as almost all hats are.
I have a great respect for the academics who are working with the source material. My hat's off to them.
Well, you know what the Fulham Road's like.
If your top-hat blows off into it, it has about as much chance as a rabbit at a dogshow.
I take my hat off to mums who have lots of kids.
Anyone that says being a mum isn't a full-time job has obviously never had any.
Many were starting to use computerized synthesizers & drum machines to produce an entirely new style of music. It was being punted by the critics that the guitar was old hat; I was reminded of the way my father & his clarinets were written off in the late Fifties.
I am not a follower of Monet. I am not an admirer or follower of De Kooning. I am not an action painter. I am not an abstract expressionist. I am not younger or older. I will not take my hat off to any other artist living or dead in all the world. I know this.
The pigeons are shitting on George M.
Cohan. I shoo them off. They fly up and perch on his hat. Cohan would've never given his regards to Broadway if he saw how dirty they kept his statue in Duffy Square. New Yorkers walk right by. Nobody cares.
You must make the main thing in your picture appear most important.
If anyone tells me my hat is more important than my head - by God I'm taking off my hat.