Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.
— English Proverbs
What I really want to tell him is to pick up that baby of his and hold her tight, to set the moon on the edge of her crib and to hang her name up in the stars.
— tights quotation by Jodi Picoult
You have to keep your sanity as well as know how to distance yourself from it while still holding onto the reins tightly. That is a very difficult thing to do, but I'm learning.
A fence should be horse high, hog tight and bull strong.
I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat.
everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
Your clothes should be tight enough to show you are a woman, but loose enough to show you are a lady.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Winning teams have the least amount of distractions.
They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal.
Wide will wear, but tight will tear.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
We have always found that people are most productive in small teams with tight budgets, time lines and the freedom to solve their own problems.
We're going to have shortages and prices are going to go up.
Gasoline is going to be extremely tight for us.
I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand.
If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.
And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Venus told me the other day that champions don't get nervous in tight situations. That really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.
Well, the memories were obviously - every match is important, every point counts, especially the last sort of 18, 20 years when the matches have been so tight.
I've always written very tightly, and there's a good reason for that.
There's no point in using words that you're not going to apply.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hand on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
America is neither free nor brave, but a land of tight, iron-clanking little wills, everybody trying to put it over everybody else, and a land of men absolutely devoid of the real courage of trust, trust in life's sacred spontaneity. They can't trust life until they can control it.
Painting in watercolor is like walking a tight-rope;
one must achieve a perfect balance between what the paint wants to do and what the artist wants to do, or all is lost.
When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.
I am grieved that it should be said he is my brother, and take these courses.
Well, as he brews, so shall he drink, for George again. Yet he shall hear on't, and tightly, too, an' I live, i'faith.
Education has opened many, many doors.
However, there are still innumerable doors shut tight -- unopened yet. These are the doors of the future. Perhaps one of my children will open one of these doors -- I shall help give him the key.
Your column is a pack of damn lies, a reader wrote to William Safire about a political piece he did in the New York Times.Brushing aside the stern criticism, Safire immediately debated whether it should be damn, the way it sounds, or damned, as the past participle of the verb, to damn. The ed on some words is simply slipping away, he points out. We're seeing more barbecue chicken, whip cream and corn beef. His conclusion: Ears are sloppy and eyes are precise; accordingly, speech can be loose but writing should be tight.
One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: Have no anxiety about the morrow; or the words of Sir William Osler; Live in day-tight compartments.
Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Providing for one's family as a good husband and father is a water-tight excuse for making money hand over fist. Greed may be a sin, exploitation of other people might, on the face of it, look rather nasty, but who can blame a man for doing the best for his children?
The way of paradoxes is the way of truth.
To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. When the Verities become acrobats we can judge them.
When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, until it seems as if you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.
The creator is both detached and committed, free and yet ensnared, concerned but not too much so. If motivation is too strong the person is blinded; if the objective situation is too tightly structured, the person sees none of its alternative possibilities.
We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear.
Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.
This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere.
Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.
Women have no wilderness in them. They are provident instead content in the tight hot cell of their hearts. To eat dusty bread.
Conducting is like holding a small bird in your hand.
If you hold it too tightly, you crush it. If you hold it too loosely, it flies away.
I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight. But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California.