It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle's eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.— Kwame Nkrumah
Unconventional Needle quotations
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe - the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor - loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.
The magnetic needle always points to the north, and hence it is that sailing vessel does not lose her direction. So long as the heart of man is directed towards God, he cannot be lost in the ocean of worldliness.
Every person has the truth in his heart.
No matter how complicated his circumstances, no matter how others look at him from the outside, and no matter how deep or shallow the truth dwells in his heart, once his heart is pieced with a crystal needle, the truth will gush forth like a geyser.
It's like my whole world is coming undone, but when I write, my pencil is a needle and thread, and I'm stitching the scraps back together.
Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand.
When I was growing up, all the women in my house were using needles.
I've always had a fascination with the needle, the magic power of the needle. The needle is used to repair damage. It's a claim to forgiveness. It is never aggressive, it's not a pin.
I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes or removed them except to stick a needle every hour in the fibrous grey wooden flesh of heroin addiction. I did absolutely nothing.
From the manner in which a woman draws her thread at every stitch of her needlework, any other woman can surmise her thoughts.
Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass.
From then on, the compass knows only one point - its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms
With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread.
Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
Don't look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!
Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
On some nights, I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.
There is no body cavity that cannot be reached with a number fourteen needle and a good strong arm.
One of the Internet's strengths is its ability to help consumers find the right needle in a digital haystack of data.
My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread.
We are always looking for a small number of very evil needles in a very large haystack, which is the city of London.
If it were the Clinton people, they'd be sitting around figuring out how to pull themselves out. Instead the president is continuing to go around the country and peddling Social Security, which the needle is not moving on.
There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.
And I find chopsticks frankly distressing.
Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.
Probably fewer than 2% of handguns and well under 1% of all guns will ever be involved in a violent crime. Thus, the problem of criminal gun violence is concentrated within a very small subset of gun owners, indicating that gun control aimed at the general population faces a serious needle-in-the-haystack problem.
Mao is a sometime Yin sometime Yang strange man, he has a soft-as-cotton outer layer, but at the same time has sharp needles hiding inside... I do not think he could achieve anything, at the end he will be crushed inside my palm.
If anyone ever boos you off stage, that is simply applause from ghosts.
Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there.
Rather than encouraging apathy through submissive responses, let us deliver the message loudly and clearly, that needles killing and suffering is wrong.
Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.
The intellect always cuts and divides like a pair of scissors.
The heart sews things together and unites like a needle. The tailor uses both.
Oh yeah In France a skinny man Died of a big disease with a little name By chance his girlfriend came across a needle And soon she did the same At home there are seventeen-year-old boys And their idea of fun Is being in a gang called The Disciples High on crack, totin' a machine gun.
You told us to leave you in the desert, because you planned to start a new life as cactus," Catarina said, her voice flat. "Then you conjured up tiny needles and threw them at us. With pinpoint accuracy.
Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern;
it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that - one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.
The truth is that you cannot attain God if you have even a trace of desire.
Subtle is the way of dharma. If you are trying to thread a needle, you will not succeed if the thread has even a slight fiber sticking out.