Inverted Quotes by Evangelista Torricelli, Mary H.K. Choi, Henry Tizard, E. M. Forster, Katherine Langford, Megan Whalen Turner and many others.
We have made many glass vessels… with tubes two cubits long. These were filled with mercury, the open end was closed with the finger, and the tubes were then inverted in a vessel where there was mercury.
For my first job interview out of college, I wore a cream-colored cotton suit with cap sleeves and an inverted box pleat skirt that was appropriate for the late-August heat – and wildly discordant with the Red Hook offices of the graffiti magazine I had called twice to find.
Andrade [who was looking after wartime inventions] is like an inverted Micawber, waiting for something to turn down.
Ulysses … is a dogged attempt to cover the universe with mud, an inverted Victorianism, an attempt to make crossness and dirt succeed where sweetness and light failed, a simplification of the human character in the interests of Hell.
I had my first screen-acting class in March 2015, and I was, like, 18, turning 19, so it’s a risk trying to get into acting when you’re that ‘old,’ in inverted commas.
Who knows but that you will get up to find that the world has inverted itself yet again?
My philosophy is inverted Platonism: the further a thing is from true being, the purer, the lovelier, the better it is. Living inillusion as a goal!
O Winter, ruler of the inverted year!
Most friendship groups will have someone who starts a new relationship, and you just don’t see them for four months. And that’s always kind of sad, almost like an inverted break up. I guess the ideal situation is that whoever the new partner is can be subsumed into the friendship group.
I don’t know how you were diverted You were perverted too. I don’t know how you were inverted No one alerted you.
A bruise, blue in the muscle, you impinge upon me. As bone hugs the ache home, so I’m vexed to love you, your body the shape of returns, your hair a torso of light, your heat I must have, your opening I’d eat, each moment of that soft-finned fruit, inverted fountain in which I don’t see me.
I have put [the word] “discoveries” in inverted commas because scientific results, perhaps as much at least as artistic achievements, are a product of contemporary taste, driven by momentary appetites rather than eternal verities.
I stay away from straight bench; all the work I do is with dumbbells to protect my rotator cuffs. Then I’ll do a bunch of different pull moves like inverted rows before finishing with some simple internal or external rotations with a band to strengthen my shoulder.
There are people who can write their memoirs with a reasonable amount of honesty, and there are people who simply cannot take themselves seriously enough. I think I might be the first to admit that the sort of reticence which prevents a man from exploiting his own personality is really an inverted sort of egotism.
In the bureaucracy, incentives will forever be inverted. Failure results in success: in more funds, more training, more time off.
You see, for me [art]’s not one of life’s ornaments, rococo relaxation to be greeted affably after a day of hard work; I’m inverted on this : for me it’s my very breath, the one thing necessary, and all else is excretion and a latrine.
It’s the people who transcend their backgrounds who are interesting to me. I have got a bit of inverted snobbery.
An idol may be undeified by many accidental causes. Marriage, in particular, is a kind of counter apotheosis, as a deification inverted. When a man becomes familiar with his goddess she quickly sinks into a woman.
For the multiculturalist, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are prohibited, Italians and Irish get a little respect, blacks are good, native Americans are even better. The further away we go, the more they deserve respect. This is a kind of inverted, patronising respect that puts everyone at a distance.
The perverse presumption that places the burden of proof on the challenger of spending must be inverted, back to the rule that applies elsewhere in life: ‘Prove to me why we should.
We prefer to think that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer has forgotten its source.
The novelist, unlike many of his colleagues, makes up a number of word-masses roughly describing himself (roughly: niceties shallcome later), gives them names and sex, assigns them plausible gestures, and causes them to speak by the use of inverted commas, and perhaps to behave consistently.
In a man’s letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters are only the mirror of his breast, whatever passes within him is shown undisguised in its natural process. Nothing is inverted, nothing distorted, you see systems in their elements, you discover actions in their motives.
What is modesty but inverted pride?
I have slight attention-span issues, so I will often wander off, and then I will be alerted – in inverted commas – when the smoke alarm goes off. So that’s how I work out if a bake is finished.
I worry that we don’t currently have a democracy in the United States. Instead we have what [political philosopher] Sheldon Wolin has recently labeled a sort of inverted totalitarianism.
I have nothing to say of my working life, only that a tie is a noose, and inverted though it is, it will hang a man nonetheless if he’s not careful.
Inverted snobbery is just as dangerous as snobbery itself, you know – that pride in having nothing.
A country governed by a despot is an inverted cone.
You know, I think of the global economy as an inverted triangle, resting on the shoulders of the American consumer. And if the American consumer cannot have enough disposable income in order to maintain a standard of living that creates more opportunities generation after generation, that’s bad for everybody.