Quotations on Wind
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And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.
- Roy Bean
(Keywords: Land, Snow, Will, Wind, Winter)
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
- Henry Beston
(Keywords: Nature, Beach, Ocean, Rain, Sound, Wind, Wood)
Oaths are but words, and words are but wind.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Wind, Words)
What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
- Abraham Cahan
(Keywords: Wind, World)
Let's put it this way: if you are a novelist, I think you start out with a 20 word idea, and you work at it and you wind up with a 200,000 word novel. We, picture-book people, or at least I, start out with 200,000 words and I reduce it to 20.
- Eric Carle
(Keywords: Work, People, Idea, Wind, Word, Words)
I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations!
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: Wind, Wonder)
I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?
- Kate Chopin
(Keywords: Music, Earth, Wind, Wonder)
I've been playing with Blackwell over 20 years. We used to play when I first went to Los Angeles. Blackwell plays the drums as if he's playing a wind instrument. Actually, he sounds more like a talking drum.
- Ornette Coleman
(Keywords: First, Play, Talking, Wind, Years)
I have asked the village blacksmith to forge golden chains to tie our ankles together. I have gathered all the gay ribbons in the world to wind around and around and around and around and around and around again around our two waists.
- Harry Crosby
(Keywords: Gay, Wind, World)
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Light, March, Summer, Sun, Wind, Winter)
For the entire state of Georgia, having the premiere of Gone With the Wind on home ground was like winning the Battle of Atlanta 75 years late.
- Anne Edwards
(Keywords: Home, Winning, Battle, State, Wind, Years)
The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.
- Jim Elliot
(Keywords: God, Sound, Will, Wind, Word)
We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums.
- Diane Feinstein
(Keywords: Achievement, Chance, End, Russia, states, United, Weapons, Wind, World)
We are a country that has many friends, many allies, when we operate in the world, we operate with friends and allies that's been true for decades and if we wind up going to war in Iraq it will be true in Iraq.
- Douglas Feith
(Keywords: War, Country, Friends, Iraq, Will, Wind, World)
In open range fires it is about picking a spot and hoping it is the right location. At the head of the fire you have to worry about wind and humidity and a number of other factors.
- John Glover
(Keywords: Fire, Open, Right, Wind, Worry)
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Forget, Will, Wind, Word)
It is said that love makes the world go 'round - the announcement lacks verification. It's wind from the dinner horn that does it.
- O. Henry
(Keywords: Love, Wind, World)
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Marjorie Holmes
(Keywords: Lie, Direction, Heaven, Wind, World)
Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.
(Keywords: Wind, Words)
The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics, hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports career with a couple of years in the WNBA.
- Marion Jones
(Keywords: Sports, Career, Wind, World, Years)
The aftermath of the war is what inspired us to write many of our plays. The whole reason for our writing Inherit the Wind was that we were appalled at the blacklisting. We were appalled at thought control.
- Jerome Lawrence
(Keywords: War, Thought, Control, Reason, Wind, Writing)
Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.
- John D. MacDonald
(Keywords: Change, Integrity, Man, Weather, Will, Wind, Word)
A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world.
- Bill Owens
(Keywords: Change, Time, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Envy, Freedom, Nation, Principles, Tests, Wind, World)
We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope.
- Rick Perry
(Keywords: Ideas, Hope, Values, America, Americans, Choices, Conservative, Now, Right, Waking, Wind, World)
Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.
- Carl Sandburg
(Keywords: Destiny, Night, Wind, Worry)
He ploughs the waves, sows the sand, and hopes to gather the wind in a net, who places his hopes in the heart of a woman.
- Jacopo Sannazaro
(Keywords: Heart, Wind, Woman)
O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Keywords: Spring, Wind, Winter)
A woman is a branchy tree and man a singing wind; and from her branches carelessly he takes what he can find.
- James Stephens
(Keywords: Man, Singing, Wind, Woman)
Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind.
- Jonathan Swift
(Keywords: Learning, Nothing, Wind, Words)
So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Keywords: Art, Gods, Being, Needs, Wind, World)
With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.
- Orville Wright
(Keywords: Knowledge, First, Machine, Skill, Today, Wind, Years)
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
- William Butler Yeats
(Keywords: Dance, Fairies, Mountains, Wind, World)