quote by Steven Wright

How much deeper would the ocean be if sponges didn’t live there?

— Steven Wright

Most Powerful Sponges quotations

"Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you’d get dressed up in a nurse’s outfit and give me a sponge bath?" "Actually, I think you misheard," Clary said. "It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath." "As soon as I’m back on my feet, handsome," "I knew we should have left you a rat," said Jace.

Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.

Work hard, be patient, and be a sponge while learning your business.

Learn how to take criticism. Follow your gut instincts and don't compromise.

Work hard but work smart. Always. Every day. Nothing is handed to you and nothing is easy. You're not owed anything... No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else wants to do, and do it better. Be a sponge. Be open and learn.

Be like a sponge when it comes to each new experience.

If you want to be able to express it well, you must first be able to absorb it well.

My best skill was that I was coachable. I was a sponge and aggressive to learn.

The only certainty about writing and trying to be a writer is that it has to be done, not dreamed of or planned and never written, or talked about (the ego eventually falls apart like a soaked sponge), but simply written; it's a dreadful, awful fact that writing is like any other work.

When you listen, you learn, You absorb like a sponge - and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time.

If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you're making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can't find a towel or a sponge or your "inside" voice.

Take you me for a sponge?

I act as a sponge. I soak it up and squeeze it out in ink every two weeks.

I'm a bit like a sponge. When I'm not writing I absorb life like water. When I write I squeeze the sponge a little - and out comes, not water but ink.

Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture;

when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.

~I don't always have a lot of energy, but my kids almost always revitalize me.

Of course like any working mom, sometimes I'm guilt-ridden. I think I should be sitting down doing an educational computer game with Carrie or taking Ellie to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These kids are such sponges, and I should be taking advantage of that.~

I drink no more than a sponge.

Written by a sponge dipped in warm milk and sprinkled with sugar.

Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn't changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he's started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob.

When an immortal passion breathes in mortal clay;

Our hearts endure the scourge, the plaited thorns, the way Crowded with bitter faces, the wounds in palm and side, The vinegar-heavy sponge, the flowers by Kedron stream.

One must learn to be a sponge if one wants to be loved by hearts that overflow.

Do you ever wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges?

A grateful heart is like a sponge that soaks up God's goodness.

In the case of those who are making progress from good to better, the good angel touches the soul gently, lightly, sweetly, as a drop of water enters a sponge, while the evil spirit touches it sharply, with noise and disturbance, like a drop of water falling on a rock.

The strong man with the dagger is followed by the weak man with the sponge.

There are many persons who look on Sunday as a sponge to wipe out the sins of the week

From a very young age, my parents taught me the most important lesson of my whole life: They taught me how to listen. They taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge - and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time.

They came to her, naturally, since she was a woman, all day long with this and that; one wanting this, another that; the children were growing up; she often felt she was nothing but a sponge sopped full of human emotions.

This race is never grateful: from the first, One fills their cup at supper with pure wine, Which back they give at cross-time on a sponge, In bitter vinegar.

There are many ways of inducing sleep--the thinking of purling rills, or waving woods; reckoning of numbers; droppings from a wet sponge fixed over a brass pan, etc. But temperance and exercise answer much better than any of these succedaneums.

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention. It's their 'ideas' that appeal to me. I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor

Flames from the lips may be produced by holding in the mouth a sponge saturated with the purest gasoline.

[About Jews] Sheer egotism compels us to the purest love of mankind as a whole.

... Our hearts are like a sponge, receptive to all the newest humanitarian ideas; and our sympathy goes out to all the unfortunate, all the oppressed.

Be a sponge. Spend as much time as possible with people who truly know their craft and be a great listener. That is how you learn.

I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor....'

Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.