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Edna O`Brien Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edna O`Brien

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My hand does the work and I don't have to think;
in fact,
were I to think, it would stop the flow.
It's like a dam in the brain that bursts.
- Edna O'Brien

Writing is like carrying a fetus.
- Edna O'Brien

Recollection is not something that I can summon up,
it simply comes and I am the servant of it.
- Edna O'Brien

I have some women friends but I prefer men.
Don't trust women.
There is a built-in competition between women.
- Edna O'Brien

 

Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul.
- Edna O'Brien

In every question and every remark tossed back and
forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue,
there is one question and it is this:
'Is there someone new?'
- Edna O'Brien

I am obsessive, also I am industrious.
Besides, the time when you are most alive and most
aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture
that heightened awareness.
- Edna O'Brien

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I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
- Edna O'Brien

The vote means nothing to women.
We should be armed.
- Edna O'Brien

Countries are either mothers or fathers,
and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
- Edna O'Brien

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray PHOTO

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

Lighten up! Slow down the shopping.
Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
Consider gifting hand-made cards with messages
of true appreciation in place of store-bought presents.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

Extend your hand with the strongest reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?
- Traditional Zen Koan

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

BUILD UP YOUR CIRCLE....
A mind that perceives
What can rationally be.
A spirit that sees
Innovative possibility.
A heart that is open to
Both beginnings and ends.
A firm hand that fits readily
To the reach of a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

Know that when you see Spirit in everything,
peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.
Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off.
Don't forget to breathe, very important.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather,
so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
- Helen Keller

Faith has to do with things that are not seen
and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Saint Thomas Aquinas.

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
- John Donne

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
- Honore de Balzac

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

My hand is the extension of the thinking process -
the creative process.
- Tadao Ando

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed.
For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
- E. V. Lucas

We learned that economic growth and environmental protection
can and should go hand in hand.
- Christopher Dodd

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth,
I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
- Khalil Gibran

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said,
'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
- Sam Levenson

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes
in the hope of pulling out an eel.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Technology...
is a queer thing.
It brings you great gifts with one hand,
and it stabs you in the back with the other.
- Carrie P. Snow

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

Life is unlimited.
Your world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
Money that is spent or given away returns multiplied.
The more love that is given, the more love returns.
The more a helping hand is given, the more hands
are strengthened and empowered to help.
We can help each other to all be winners.
We can all have food, and jobs, and love, and happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
- Emo Philips

Even when I work with computers, with high technology,
I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
- Issey Miyake

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time:
the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
- Thomas Jefferson

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small,
so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
- Marjorie Holmes

(Groom), take (Bride)'s hand and place your hand over hers.
Now, remember this moment and cherish it...
because this will be the last time you ever have the upper hand.
- Anonymous

Never raise your hand to your children -
it leaves your midsection unprotected.
- Robert Orben

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.
It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time.
Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things
which always become ugly with time.
- Jean Cocteau

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller


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