quote by Cicely Tyson

If each person in this world will simply take a small piece of this huge thing, this amazing quilt, and work it regardless of the color of the yarn, we will have harmony on this planet.

— Cicely Tyson

Uplifting Yarn quotations

When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

Renaissance cowboy/raconteur Pop Wagner .

..deadpan funny ...his presence is like meeting Woody Guthrie and Will Rogers riding a single, many colored horse. Pop is a kind of 'textile genius' who is able to spin, at once, both yarn and rope.

I've got some of my best yarns from park benches, lamp posts and newspaper stands.


The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.

In your arms I forget what the yarn knows of sweaters.

I forget how to hold myself together. So if I unfold now like a love letter tell me you'll write back soon. Tell me you'll still come untethered.

Tangle me up like Grandma's yarn.

I've always done things the hard way.

I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life.

There was a time before I felt I was a real writer, when I was a yarn spinner and I just wanted to tell story until it was over. But then there came a time where I was like, 'No, I want to understand something through writing this that I might have not understood before. I want people to come away with something to think about.'


I'm a yarnaholic. That means I have more yarn stashed away than any one person could possibly use in three or four lifetimes. There's something inspiring about yarn that makes me feel I could never have enough.

I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn.

I believe that the yarn we spin is capable of mending the broken warp and woof of our life!

Spin' is a polite word for deception.

Spinners mislead by means that range from subtle omissions to outright lies. Spin paints a false picture of reality by bending facts, mischaracterizing the words of others, ignoring or denying crucial evidence, or just 'spinning a yarn' - by making things up.

The chances of running out of yarn on a project are directly related to the difficulty that you will have getting more.


Kittens play with yarn, they bat it around.

What they're really doing is saying, "I can't knit, get this away from me!"

I don't just use yarn from a store. I buy old sweaters from consignment shops. The older the better, and unravel them. There are countries of women in this scarf/shawl/blanket. Soon it will be big enough to keep me warm.

It turns out I will buy any yarn, even yarn I will never use, if the store discounts it by more than 50 percent.

It is a little known fact that much like birds, who can always find north, knitters can always find yarn.

I guess this is how love is when it comes undone.

No matter how tight you knit the stitches, a sharp tug on a loose thread will transform your warm sweater into a mangled heap of yarn that you can't reuse or repair.


Achieving the state of SABLE is not, as many people who live with these knitters believe, a reason to stop buying yarn, but for the knitter it is an indication to write a will, bequeathing the stash to an appropriate heir.

Spinning yarns is a protection against the nuttiness... the greed, the hate all around us.

I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate.

It will be easy for us the first time we receive that ball of yarn from Ariadne (love) and then go through all the mazes of the labyrinth (life) and kill the monster. But how many there are who plunge into life (the labyrinth) without taking that precaution?

What Rob Brezsny does with words is grammarye, the Old English term for magic.

With his strange brew of macho feminism and poetic rationalism, Brezsny weaves a yarn crazy enough to be true and real enough to subvert the literalist virus of cynicism now immobilizing the collective mindscape.


I'm afraid of coaching, of writer's classes, of writer's magazines, of books on how to write. They give me centipede trouble - you know the yarn about the centipede who was asked how he managed all his feet? He tried to answer, stopped to think about it, and was never able to walk another step.

It is not so much that we, using our brains, spin our yarns, as that our brains, using yarns, spin us.

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our own virtues.

A lot of fancier yarns come from people trying to tell the truth.

It’s not easy once you’re out of the habit.

No place is a place until things that have happened in it are remembered in history, ballads, yarns, legends, or monuments. Fictions serve as well as facts.


The needle rocked awkwardly and at the end of her beginning rows, Isabel held up her work to show Esperanza. "Mine is all crooked!" Esperanza smiled and reached over and gently pulled the yarn, unraveling the uneven stitches. Then she looked into Isabel's trusting eyes and said, "Do not ever be afraid to start over.

We do not know either unalloyed happiness or unmitigated misfortune.

Everything in this world is a tangled yarn; we taste nothing in its purity; we do not remain two moments in the same state. Our affections as well as bodies, are in a perpetual flux.

Galois read the geometry from cover to cover as easily as other boys read a pirate yarn.

As usual, the sock yarns have no idea what is going on.

Amazing, really, to think of what a man could achieve with the simple ability to put pen to paper and spin a decent yarn.

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