I slip from workaholic to bum real easy.
— Matthew Broderick slip quote
A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.
— Pablo Neruda
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
— Edward W. Howe
If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve.
— slip quotation by Anthony Robbins
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
All that is important is this one moment in movement.
Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats --and one always secretes too much jelly.
Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people's urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together.
Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the peoples urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together.
The President must be greater than anyone else, but not better than anyone else.
We subject him and his family to close and constant scrutiny and denounce them for things that we ourselves do every day. A Presidential slip of the tongue, a slight error in judgmentsocial, political, or ethicalcan raise a storm of protest. We give the President more work than a man can do, more responsibility than a man should take, more pressure than a man can bear. We abuse him often and rarely praise him. We wear him out, use him up, eat him up. And with all this, Americans have a love for the President that goes beyond loyalty or party nationality; he is ours, and we exercise the right to destroy him.
You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by.
Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by.
How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? for the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
Sometimes I pause and sadly think of all the things that might have been.
Of all the golden chances I let slip by, And which never returned again. It fills me with gloom when I ponder this, Till I look on the other side. How I might have been completely engulfed by misfortune's surging tide.
It has to be displayed, this face, on a more or less horizontal plane.
Imagine a man wearing a mask, and imagine that the elastic which holds the mask on has just broken, so that the man (rather than let the mask slip off) has to tilt his head back and balance the mask on his real face. This is the kind of tyranny which Lawson's face exerts over the rest of his body as he cruises along the corridors. He doesn't look down his nose at you, he looks along his nose.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called facts.
They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. Who does not know fellows that always have an ill-conditioned fact or two that they lead after them into decent company like so many bull-dogs, ready to let them slip at every ingenious suggestion, or convenient generalization, or pleasant fancy? I allow no facts at this table.
But remember please, the Law by which we live, we are not built to comprehend a lie, we can neither love nor pity nor forgive. If you make a slip in handling us you die.
We are such spendthrifts with our lives.
The trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I
Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
The best may slip, and even the most cautious fall; but he is more than human who errors not at all.
Leisure time should be an occasion for deep purpose to throb and for ideas to ferment. Where a man allows leisure to slip without some creative use, he has forfeited a bit of happiness.
Remember how often you have postponed minding your interest, and let slip those opportunities the gods have given you. It is now high time to consider what sort of world you are part of, and from what kind of governor of it you are descended; that you have a set period assigned you to act in, and unless you improve it to brighten and compose your thoughts, it will quickly run off with you, and be lost beyond recovery.
Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.
I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I believe they are correct. Now, I'm not going to deny that you don't now and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand.
I noticed this process of waking, and predicted with terrifying logic that one of these years not far away I would be awake continuously and never slip back, and never be free of myself again.
Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end.
I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by.
Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.
You know, all writers are vampires and they'll look around and they watch you when you're not even thinking they're watching you and they'll slip stuff in.
I have friends who are leading men, and they're only ever allowed to play leading men of a certain type. But as a character actor, there's a wider variety of projects available. On the big Hollywood films, all they care about is having their lead in place, so it's actually easier for someone like me to slip in. And I'm happy to do so.
Page one of any economic plan to get America working is to give a pink slip to the current resident in the White House.
When Nirvana became popular, you could very easily slip and get lost during that storm. I fortunately had really heavy anchors - old friends, family.
So much about living life, to me, is about humility and gratitude.
And I've tried very hard to have those qualities and be that person and I'm just so disappointed in myself that I allowed it to slip.
What is a Web year now, about three months? And when people can browse around, discover new things, and download them fast, when we all have agents - then Web years could slip by before human beings can notice.
Either you let your life slip away by not doing the things you want to do, or you get up and do them.
No use to shout at them to pay attention.
If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by;
but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.
The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
The United States is the most innovative country in the world.
But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education.
Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted.
They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things - it almost becomes second nature to do so.
All day long the door of the sub-conscious remains just ajar;
we slip through to the other side, and return again, as easily and secretly as a cat.
What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists - whatever else they might be - might also be rational human beings; which is to say that in their own minds they have a rational justification for their actions.
Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist.
Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought - whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days.
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
If it's supposed to be a really passionate snog, you slip the tongue in.
I went to bed and woke in the middle of the night thinking I heard someone cry, thinking I myself was weeping, and I felt my face and it was dry.
Then I looked at the window and thought: Why, yes, it's just the rain, the rain, always the rain, and turned over, sadder still, and fumbled about for my dripping sleep and tried to slip it back on.