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.— Julia Alvarez
Instructive Needle And Thread quotations
A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing.
From the manner in which a woman draws her thread at every stitch of her needlework, any other woman can surmise her thoughts.
With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread.
Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there.
Now, since everything else is furnished with the exact amount of needle and thread required to maintain its being, it is in truth incredible that we alone should be brought into the world in a defective and indigent state, in a state such that we cannot maintain ourselves without external aid.
Needle and thread flesh and bone Spit and sinew, heartbreak is home.
Your suture lines, they sparkle like diamonds Bright stars to light my confinement "Stitch.
I did a piece where I was talking about torture at Abu Ghraib, and I embroidered my hand with the image of the hooded Abu Ghraib prisoners who'd been tortured using a needle and thread. I know that meeting a Holocaust survivor when I was eight and seeing the tattoo on her arm from her time in the camps influenced my piece about Abu Ghraib.
I have invited our little seamstress to take her thread and needle and sew our two mouths together.
I don't think couture will die. But it should have no pretension that it will conquer the world. It's not something that will disappear because all you need is a thread and a needle to start making something couture.
Between threading a needle and raving insanity is the smallest eye in creation.
By the needle you shall draw the thread, and by that which is past, see how that which is to come will be drawne on.
I don't like sewing machines. I don't understand how a needle with a thread going through the tip of it can interlock the thread by jamming itself into a little goddamn spool. It's contrary to nature and it irritates me.
The verb 'to darn' is explained in my pocket dictionary as follows: 'To mend by imitating the texture of the stuff, with thread and needle.' But this definition does not correspond to the work accomplished by good Chinese housewives. When they mend a sock, they do not try 'to imitate the texture of the stuff'. Their art makes no attempt at concealment: it even takes a certain pride in revealing itself.
I do not believe that any man can preach the gospel who does not preach the Law.
The Law is the needle, and you cannot draw the silken thread of the gospel through a man’s heart unless you first send the needle of the Law to make way for it.