If you cannot convince a Fascist, acquaint his head with the pavement.— Leon Trotsky
Jittery Pavement quotations
It's kinda hard to be optimistic, When your homies lying dead on the pavement twisted.
There can be no doubt that a society rooted in the soil is more stable than one rooted in pavements.
Music is my love and to me acting is more mercenary.
I don't pound the pavements for roles: if it happens, it happens. I hate that auditioning thing.
The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass.
On the pavement of my trampled soul the steps of madmen weave the prints of rude crude words.
Have you noticed how nobody ever looks up? Nobody looks at chimneys, or trees against the sky, or the tops of buildings. Everybody just looks down at the pavement or their shoes. The whole world could pass them by and most people wouldn't notice.
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
Under the pavement the dirt is dreaming of grass.
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
On pavements and the bark of trees I have found whole worlds.
What do you mean fainted? Took a dive, kissed the pavement.
Swooned like a southern belle after her first kiss. Had a dreadful case of the vapors.
It's the texture of New York that people miss by filming elsewhere.
There are layers and layers of character - even in the pavement - that you can't get anywhere else. And the speed that the people move. It's so different from other places.
President Obama has expressed his commitment to responsible stewardship of our land, water, and other natural resources. And one way of restoring the land to its natural condition is what we are doing here today - breaking pavement for the People's Garden.
Part of the challenge of Most Wanted is trying to become the most notorious street racer on the pavement.
I'd love to retire somewhere like Winchester, where you have one foot on the pavement but a sense of being in the country as well.
I was real into Devo, Pavement, Captain Beefheart, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Mammon, the least erected spirit that fell >From heaven;
for ev'n in heaven his looks and thoughts Were always downward bent, admiring more The riches of heaven's pavement, trodden gold, Than aught divine or holy else enjoy'd In vision beatific.
I stood looking down out of the window.
The street seemed miles down. Suddenly I felt as if I'd flung myself out of the window. I could see myself lying on the pavement. Then I seemed to be standing by the body on the pavement. I was two people. Blood and brains were scattered everywhere. I knelt down and began licking up the blood and brains
People are the nature of the city, and you can feel it in the pavement.
New York is the biggest mouth in the world.
It appears to be prime example of the herd instinct, leading the universal urban conspiracy to beguile man from his birthright (the good ground), to hang him by his eyebrows from skyhooks above hard pavement, to crucify him, sell him, or be sold by him.
In railway halls, on pavements near the traffic, They beg, their eyes made big by empty staring And only measuring Time , like the blank clock. No, I shall weave no tracery of pen-ornament To make them birds upon my singing tree: Time merely drives these lives which do not live As tides push rotten stuff along the shore.
One function, at least, of true wilderness is to provide a refuge from the crassitudes of civilization-whether visible, intangible, audible-whether of billboard, of pavement, of auto horn-all of these are urban essences; all are negations of wilderness.
I had a vision ... of being found on the pavement by some passerby, with a small punctuation mark ending my sentence of life.
Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavement, even if it leads nowhere?
Our failures can leave behind pavement or potholes.
Our ability to receive grace determines which it will be.
One bright pansy popping through a sidewalk crack will get weeded or stepped on;
it's not until twenty fabulous flowers bust through and the pavement is ruined anyway that someone decides maybe it isn't a sidewalk at all, but a flower garden. So please, for the love of gender--go bloom.
"I have seen those symptoms before," said Holmes, throwing his cigarette into the fire. "Oscillation upon the pavement always means an affaire de coeur."
You can't run forever. There's only so much pavement that the road makers lay down. After a while, the highway quits going north and it just turns into sky. And you can't go anywhere in the sky unless you have a plane or some kind of rocket.
Night, like a giant, fills the church, from pavement to roof, and holds dominion through the silent hours. Pale dawn again comes peeping through the windows: and, giving place to day, sees night withdraw into the vaults, and follows it, and drives it out, and hides among the dead.
He who touches the soil of Manhattan and the pavement of New York, touches, whenever he knows or not, Walt Whitman.
We are animal in our blood and in our skin.
We were not born for pavements and escalators but for thunder and mud.
Killing time in the precinct, I find a copy of one of my early volumes in a dump-bin on the pavement outside the charity shop. The price is 10p. It is a signed copy. Under the signature, in my own handwriting, are the words, "To mum and dad".
Dreamers of dreams may be pathfinders;
but they may be mere vagrants. Of those who depart from the pavements, only a few are explorers: the rest are mere jaywalkers
Nothing's gonna change the world, nothing's gonna change the world.
There was Lennon and a happy gun, there were words on the pavement.