No person who has not spent a period of his life in those 'stark and sullen solitudes that sentinel the Pole' will understand fully what trees and flowers, sun-flecked turf and running streams mean to the soul of a man— Ernest Shackleton
Skyrocket Turf quotations
Give me the clear blue sky above my head, and the green turf beneath my feet, a winding road before me, and a three hours' march to dinner - and then to thinking!
Demands for equality for women are threats to men's self-esteem and sense of sexual turf.
I think authors can get into trouble viewing the subject matter as their turf
Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner, join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution.
But I now think what I was doing, in a completely unconscious way, was getting off the turf where my husband and I might be rivals. We were both working in fiction... so I look back and I see that I consciously vacated the contested ground.
All presidents rail against the press. It goes with the turf.
Wall Street is one big turf war. By benefiting one person you are disadvantaging another person.
What is the difference between astroturf and grass? I don't know, I never smoked astroturf.
A miraculous healing awaits this planet once we accept our new responsibility to collectively tend the Garden, rather than fight over the turf.
I think that the great part of creativity is overcoming fear.
Fear is a given. When you sit down and have to begin something, don't be afraid to be filled with fear, because it goes with the turf.
There've been a lot more people hurt on astro-turf than grass.
Success...is no longer a simple ascension of steps. You need to climb sideways and sometimes down, and sometimes you need to swing from the jungle gym and establish your own turf somewhere else on the playground.
Today, on our own turf, we face pagan ignorance about God every bit as deep as that which the early church faced in the Roman Empire.
Very few writers understand the complex history and maddening social order of the Mississippi Delta. For Steve Yarbrough, though, it's home turf. He is wickedly observant, funny, cynical, evocative, and he possesses a gift that cannot be taught: he can tell a story.
But I've always felt very comfortable on stage, even if I screw up.
It always felt like a dog, this is my turf, piss around it. While I'm here, nothing else can happen. All I can do is screw up. Otherwise, have a good time.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive: the white ball sailing up into the sky, reaching its apex, falling and finally dropping to the turf, just the way I planned it.
Playing on turf affects everything, you know, it affects the way the ball rolls, it affects the way the ball bounces, it affects the way you think about whether or not going into a slide. It's kind of a nightmare.
Oft on the dappled turf at ease I sit, and play with similes, Loose type of things through all degrees.
The Senate voted 97-0 for an anti-spam bill to stop those annoying things you get on your computer. The senators made it very clear that when you start misleading the American people and start taking their money over false promises, that's our turf, buddy!
When you perform with a live audience, the audience comes back to you, so that you and the audience are giving to each other, in a sense. It's an extraordinary thing. It's wild turf up there.
I think he [Raul] is the greatest player to have ever played the game.
He walks on the turf and astounds. It is utterly amazing.
Sir, I would trust you with my heart.
Moreover, we have left our bodies in the banqueting hall. Those on the turf are the shadows of our souls.
The principal reason, invariably, most "successful" giant companies rather quickly become also-rans, or just amorphous blobs on the competitive landscape, is their failure to re-tool in anything like a fundamental way. In fact, the worse things get, typically, the more they dig in their heels and defend yesterday's turf.
Conscience warns us not to sink our cleats too deeply in mortal turf, which is so dangerously artificial.
The dream is not a map. A poem is not the territory. The dreamer reclines in a barbershop carpeted with Afro turf. In the dark some soul yells. It hurts to walk barefoot on cowrie shells.
I gazed upon the glorious sky And the green mountains round, And thought that when I came to lie At rest within the ground, 'Twere pleasant, that in flowery June When brooks send up a cheerful tune, And groves a joyous sound, The sexton's hand, my grave to make, The rich, green mountain-turf should break.
He is dead and gone, lady, He is dead and gone;
At his head a grass-green turf, At his heels a stone.
I like the idea of challenging Hollywood on its own turf. It's important to do that.
All peace-loving women shut up when they sense they have stepped onto Guy Turf.
Guy Turf is a murky realm of ego and pride and chivalry and testosterone and heroism.
On turf and curb and bower-roof The snow-storm spreads its ivory woof;
It paves with pearl the garden-walk; And lovingly around the tatter'd stalk And snivering stem its magic weaves A mantle fair as lily-leaves.
To get the best coaching outcomes, always have your 1-on-1's on your employee's turf not yours. In your office the truth hides.
Oh! snatched away in beauty's bloom, On thee shall press no ponderous tomb;
But on thy turf shall roses rear Their leaves, the earliest of the year.
WE two boys together clinging, One the other never leaving, Up and down the roads going, North and South excursions making, Power enjoying, elbows stretching, fingers clutching, Arm'd and fearless, eating, drinking, sleeping, loving. No law less than ourselves owning, sailing, soldiering, thieving, threatening, Misers, menials, priests alarming, air breathing, water drinking, on the turf or the sea-beach dancing, Cities wrenching, ease scorning, statutes mocking, feebleness chasing, Fulfilling our foray.
There is something disorderly about the death of a young person.
In a universe disturbed by so much over which we have no control, an untimely tragedy rattles the teeth of our already shaken confidence. We want to domesticate death, fight it on our own turf, in familiar rooms with shades drawn evenly, top sheets turned back, and a circle of hushed voices closing in.