quote by Diane Arbus

Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.

— Diane Arbus

Seductive Tiptoe quotations

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.


Most of us tiptoe through life in order to make it safely to death.

We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope we get to death without being badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.

If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.

How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts


You can't leave a footprint that lasts if you're always walking on tiptoe.

Here are sweet peas, on tiptoe for a flight;

With wings of gentle flush o'er delicate white, And taper fingers catching at all things, To bind them all about with tiny rings.

It's time to stop tiptoeing around the pool and jump into the deep end, head first. It's time to think big, want more and achieve it all!

Love arrives on tiptoe and bangs the door when it leaves.

Hey, kids! I want you to tiptoe into your parents bedrooms, look in their pockets for all the green pieces of paper with the pictures of the guys in beards, and send them to Soupy Sales at channel 5 in New York.


I'm a tough old broad from Brooklyn. Don't try to make me into something I'm not. If you want someone to tiptoe down the Barkley staircase in crinoline and politely ask where the cattle went, get another girl.

Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe.

Through the blackest night, morning gently tiptoes, feeling its way to dawn.

The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.

A candy coloured clown they call the sandman Tiptoes into my room every night Just to sprinkle stardust and whisper; "Go to sleep, everything is alright"


Tiptoe through the tulips with me.

He who stands on tiptoe doesn't stand firm.

He who rushes ahead doesn't go far. He who tries to shine dims his own light. He who defines himself can't know who he really is. He who has power over others can't empower himself. He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.

He who stands on tiptoe does not stand firm.

Laughter is a holy thing. It is as sacred as music and silence and solemnity, maybe more sacred. Laughter is like a prayer, like a bridge over which creatures tiptoe to meet each other. Laughter is like mercy; it heals. When you can laugh at yourself, you are free.

This world has suns, but they are overcast;

This world has sweets, but they're of ling'ring bloom;Life still expects, and empty falls at last;Warm Hope on tiptoe drops into the tomb.


The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.

Even when black youth gangs target white strangers on the streets and spew out racial hatred as they batter them and rob them, mayors, police chiefs and the media tiptoe around their racism and many in the media either don't cover these stories or leave out the race and racism involved.

You can't spend the rest of your life tiptoeing around to try and avert disaster. It won't work. You'll just end up missing the life you have.

You go to the ballet and you see girls dancing on their tiptoes.

Why don't they just get taller girls?

To think there are men who dare so defile a church, a sacred sanctuary dedicated to God. We have to hold up our skirts and walk tiptoe, so covered is the floor, the aisle and pews, with the dark shower of tobacco juice.


Shh" he said. "Look." "Where?" "Can't you see'um?" he whispered. "All the Terabithians standing on tiptoe to see you." "Me?" "Shh, yes. There's a rumor going around that the beautiful girl arrving today might be the queen they've been waiting for.

Most of us are tiptoeing through life so we can reach death safely.

We should be praying, "If I should wake before I die. . . ." Life can get away from you.

But because two can play at this game, I stand on tiptoe and kiss his cheek. Right on his bruise.

In timing a film, we used to assume that sneaks move slowly.

This was great for animators-thirty-six to forty-eight drawings for a single step-but it was sheer hell for the pace of the picture. So the rapid tiptoe was invented.

Life is too brief and too rich to tiptoe through half-heartedly, rather than galloping at it with whooping excitement and ambition.


Night's candles have burned out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountaintops." Hope tinged with melancholy - like life.

Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.

In our day heaven and earth are on tiptoe waiting for the emerging of the Spirit-led, Spirit-intoxicaed, Spirit-empowered peole. All of creation watches expectantly for the springing up of a disciplined, freely gathered, martyr people who know in this likfe the life and power of the Kindgom of God. It happened before, it can happen again.

On dancing on pointe: Why don't they just get taller girls?