quote by Ramakrishna

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.

— Ramakrishna

Controversy Wooden quotations

Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair.

Does that make you a woman?' Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?

I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes or removed them except to stick a needle every hour in the fibrous grey wooden flesh of heroin addiction. I did absolutely nothing.

One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel, and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn. Do you call that Art?

We will not rest until the wooden stake is punched through the heart of the Enron lawsuit against us.

Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!

The ship of heaven guides itself and will not accept a wooden rudder.

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.

Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands.

We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can.

The wise say that it is not an iron, wooden or fiber fetter which is a strong one, but the besotted hankering after trinkets, children and wives, that, say the wise, is the strong fetter. It drags one down, and loose as it feels, it is hard to break. Breaking this fetter, people renounce the world, free from longing and abandoning sensuality.

Hagrid. You live in a wooden house!

The road to Lourdes is littered with crutches, but not one wooden leg.

Obama's dense as a doorbell; not much going on up there - it's a wooden top.

A Kiss," said Mogget sleepily. "Actually, just a breath would do. But you have to start kissing someone sometime, I suppose." "A breath?" she asked. She didn't want to kiss just any wooden man. He looked nice enough, but he might not be like his looks. A kiss seemed too forward.

I can remember playing under the big wooden desk in his office.

My mother didn't like us to chew gum, so we'd go into his office, and he'd feed us gum under the desk.

Words are one thing - deeds something entirely different.

Fine words are a mask to cover shady deeds. A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.

Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.

There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes.

Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are the work of human hands, and what man has made, man can destroy!

My mom said the two most important kitchen utensils are attached to your arms.

.. you cannot mix up meatballs with a wooden spoon, get in there, get your fingers dirty!

Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath.

I built up these lumber piles of love, and with fourteen boards each I built little houses, so that your eyes, which I adore and sing to, might live in them. Now that I have declared the foundations of my love, I surrender this century to you: wooden sonnets that rise only because you gave them life.

Wooden-headedness, the source of self-deception, is a factor that plays a remarkably large role in government. It consists in assessing a situation in terms of preconceived fixed notions while ignoring or rejecting any contrary signs. It is acting according to wish while not allowing oneself to be deflected by the facts.

Well, I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.

My stern chase after time is, to borrow a simile from Tom Paine, like the race of a man with a wooden leg after a horse.

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.

Motion-picture studio floors used to be all wooden and not smooth at all.

This was difficult when moving a camera around on a dolly.

In the middle of nowhere, an old wooden bridge is a golden bridge!

Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites.

Growing up, my parents were very, very strict.

And then I went to UCLA with John Wooden, who was just off the charts.

The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.

Salad is never more appetizing than when served in a large wooden bowl.

Even if a fool lived with a wise man all his life, he would still not recognise the truth, like a wooden spoon cannot recognise the flavour of the soup.

It's the anarchy of poverty delights me, the old yellow wooden house indented among the new brick tenements

I sat back in my wooden chair as they signed the paperwork and stared down at the arm rests, studying the various layers of paint, the chips and cracks. How many hands had gripped them? I wondered. What lives were attached to those hands, what dreams were shattered, what sorrows were they trying to squeeze out of their souls?

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