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Thread Quotes by Dan Ellis, John Gregory Brown, Mark Cuban, Nadeem Aslam, Martin O’Malley, Sally Potter and many others.

It’s nice to be able to support programs like 5 Hole Threads’ in our communities to keep more kids involved in sports. The Life lessons that are learned from being a teammate are so valuable. All kids deserve the chance to experience that.
Dan Ellis
There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.
John Gregory Brown
If you want to deal with me, email is the way you do it. Working via email means that everything I do is searchable. I can go back and check out discussion threads from more than 15 years ago.
Mark Cuban
Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.
Nadeem Aslam
If there is a thread that unites all of our work, whether it’s in Iowa or whether it’s in Maryland or whether it’s among our young men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan, I believe that it’s the thread of human dignity.
Martin O’Malley
A narrative thread gives people permission to think about other things whilst being carried by its flow. It does not mean that one has to compromise one’s vision, or question formal concerns. It’s just being more subtle and clever by having one accessible thread.
Sally Potter
Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is what art is all about. It is weaving fabric from the feathers you have plucked from your own breast. But no one must ever see the process – only the finished bolt of goods. They must never suspect that that crimson thread running through the pattern is blood.
Katherine Paterson
The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. I don’t think I solve problems in my poetry; I think I uncover the problems.
Margaret Atwood
Olive oil is the cornerstone of Mediterranean cuisine. This tree is the thread from which the tapestry of the Med has been woven.
Carol Drinkwater
There is one single thread binding my way together…the way of the Master consists in doing one’s best…that is all.
[On the movie “American Hot Wax:] A plot so thin you could thread a needle with it.
Janet Maslin
The thing I absolutely love about food is it’s a common thread that connects us no matter what culture we come from.
Poh Ling Yeow
The more you look at great art of any kind, you’ll see that there’s this thread running through all of it.
Chris Thile
It is never possible for a novelist to deny time inside the fabric of his novel: he must cling, however lightly, to the thread of his story, he must touch the interminable tapeworm, otherwise he becomes unintelligible, which, in his case, is a blunder.
E. M. Forster
Human life is a continuous thread which each of us spins to his own pattern, rich and complex in meaning. There are no natural knots in it. Yet knots form, nearly always in adolescence.
Edgar Friedenberg
How many hopes and fears, how many ardent wishes and anxious apprehensions are twisted together in the threads that connect the parent with the child!
Samuel Griswold Goodrich
To be a political poet means simply to be a poet, and any poet worth their salt will be a political animal in their own peculiar way – they have no choice: politics is one of the many fragments we thread into the tapestry of the poem.
Andre Naffis-Sahely
To ask an author who hopes to be a serious writer if his work is autobiographical is like asking a spider where he buys his thread. The spider gets his thread right out of his own guts, and that is where the author gets his writing.
Robertson Davies
In almost everything I’ve written there is a thread of this: man’s seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.
Rod Serling
Now what has happened in our country during the time we have been plunging toward socialism? Are we actually at that point where the Constitution may be hanging by a single thread and we need to step in to save it?
Ernest L. Wilkinson
To me music is the sound of nature in process, either the full cacophony, one thread of it, or a deliberate composition. It’s both expressive and causal and can organize reality atmosphere like a law of physics.
Warren Jeffs
Nailing him was like trying to thread a needle in a high wind.
Jack Dempsey
Unlike in the past, when acting in parallel cinema entailed hitting film festival circuits even not fully comprehending the story thread at times, directors are more intent to tailor present day films for the audiences, while introducing fresh concept and craft.
Saswata Chatterjee
I’m not a moderniser. I accept that things like escalators do need an upgrade every now and then, but I think the fundamental principles of Conservatism have a long thread running through them that does not need to be modernised.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to it’s early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization…
Arthur Erickson
If you look at the number of aldermen who have been prosecuted and found liable of federal crimes over the years… the common thread among all of them is doing something in the exercise of aldermanic prerogative or privilege.
Lori Lightfoot
He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.
William Shakespeare
The threads of circumstance that lead to tomorrow are so tenuous that all the fussing and worrying about decisions is futile compared to the pure randomness of existence.
Nick Bantock
But one had to go back to the beginning of things, always. Trace the thread of life – find the knot – untangle it.
Martha Ostenso
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Muhammad Yunus
However, there’s no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.
David Bowie
We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
Maya Angelou
The troubles came and I saved what I could save. A thread of light, a particle, a wave.
Leonard Cohen
The difference between Tinted Windows and Hanson shows is a lot of just repertoire. Hanson has been a band for years – we have a lot of songs to pull from and it’s a different dynamic – a common kind of thread. With Tinted Windows – it’s kind of a little like “hey, we’re this new band.”
Taylor Hanson
Life and death are one thread,
the same line viewed from different sides.
A history that should pursue all the subtle threads from end to end might be eminently valuable, but not as a tribute to peace and conciliation.
Lord Acton
Free will is a golden thread running through the frozen matrix of fixed events.
Robert A. Heinlein
Instead of taking a year off, I started ‘Dreamers of the Day’ exactly 36 hours after I sent the manuscript for ‘A Thread of Grace’ to the publisher!
Mary Doria Russell
Remodeling is like pulling a loose thread on a cheap sweater – the job keeps unraveling.
Margo Kaufman
Remember, no matter what you background is and what your current circumstances are, you have the capacity to take action. This is one of the golden threads of humanity – we all have the power to act in a way that will improve the quality of our lives.
Robin Sharma
The truth about people at every economic level of life is you get those who are kind and who are not, those who are greedy, whether they be rich or poor. That’s a common thread through humanity on any street you go to.
Gavin Hood
All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.
Morihei Ueshiba
The universe is a trillion, trillion threads moving in seemingly unrelated directions. Yet when you look at them together, they create a remarkable tapestry.
Richard Paul Evans
If you mention Adolf Hitler or Nazis within a discussion thread, you’ve automatically ended whatever discussion you were taking part in.
Mike Godwin
The spider’s most attenuated thread Is cord, is cable, to man’s tender tie On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze.
Edward Young
Great blunders are often made, like large ropes, of a multitude of fibers. Take the cable thread by thread, take separately all the little determining motives, you break them one after another, and you say: that is all! Wind them and twist them together, they become an enormity.
Victor Hugo
No night so wild but brings the constant sun With love and power untold; No time so dark but through its woof there run Some blessed threads of gold.
Christopher Pearse Cranch
I don’t keep anything on paper (except within an actual novel in progress, at which point I need a file to keep track of plot threads, characters, and so on).
Charles Stross
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings.
Although the threads of my life have often seemed knotted, I know, by faith, that on the other side of the embroidery there is a crown.
Corrie Ten Boom
Boredom is what you fight. Constant, ever-present boredom. So you learn to look forward to small things. Sunlight glimpsed through a cloud, an extra piece of pie or candy, good thread to sew your blouse, a ribbon to wear in your hair.
Valerie Wilson Wesley
In the end, coming to faith remains for all a sense of homecoming, of picking up the threads of a lost life, of responding to a bell that had long been ringing, of taking a place at a table that had long been vacant.
Malcolm Muggeridge
I realized in all the cases where I was happy with the decision I made, there were two common threads: Surround myself with the smartest people who challenge you to think about things in new ways, and do something you are not ready to do so you can learn the most.
Marissa Mayer
It is easy to fail when designing an interactive experience. Designers fail when they do not know the audience, integrate the threads of content and context, welcome the public properly, or make clear what the experience is and what the audience’s role in it will be.
Edwin Schlossberg
Lesley Manville comes at ‘funny’ from a totally different direction in ‘Phantom Thread,’ using snootiness and froideur. The effect of her performance – as the difficult manager of her difficult brother’s couture dress business – stems in part from the chill she puts into her line readings.
Wesley Morris
Have you ever noticed how many silences there are Gilbert? The silence of the woods….of the shore….of the meadows….of the night….of the summer afternoon. All different because the undertones that thread them are different.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Every bird which flies has the thread of the infinite in its claw. Germination includes the hatching of a meteor and the tap of a swallow’s bill breaking the egg, and it leads forward the birth of an earth-worm and the advent of Socrates.
Victor Hugo
Science is not just ‘Here are some facts, learn that’. There’s a thread through these stories that, if you know how to tell it because you know how they connect, then it’s a thread that will land right in your mind, body and soul.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Some people, of course, can be happier with the cars, the fancy threads, the hilltop mansion, and the other status symbols of ‘having made it’, but I found that several of my most prized possessions were slipping away, despite all the fortune I had amassed.
George Harrison
Performing arts was something I was always part of. That was may be the only common thread that ran throughout my education, throughout my schooling years. But apart from that, there were no friends or no long term associations. That was the only thing I knew was with me wherever I went.
Nimrat Kaur
I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.
Carrie Fisher
I’m primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainly ‘Frankenstein’ had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there’s one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues.
Edgar Winter
the relationship between people knot so easily, there needs to be a person skilled at working free the threads. Sometimes, though, the only way to extricate a tangle is to cut it out and start fresh.
Jodi Picoult
Someone once told me the one thread that runs through them all is a premium on personal courage – not intellectual courage, but just plain physical courage.
Walter Lord
Excuse me if I’m clinging on to life, but my parents wove me from tight thread.
Jeanne Calment
Every TV show I’ve ever made, every game I’ve ever built, and every book I’ve ever published has had the common thread of building the biggest, brightest spotlight imaginable and then flipping it around to shine on you.
Elan Lee
The spirituality that I experience sometimes touches on religion, in that I resonate with the thread of continuity that permeates through all religions. But in terms of it being a concretized, organized part of my life, it’s not.
Alanis Morissette
If any person examines by the microscope that part towards the extremity of the spider’s body from whence its thread proceeds, he will observe the spot to be, as it were, surrounded by five several protuberances or risings, each ending in a point and altogether forming a kind of enclosure.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
‘Master Harold’ is about me as a little boy, and my father, who was an alcoholic. There’s a thread running down the Fugard line of alcoholism. Thankfully I haven’t passed it on to my child, a wonderful daughter who’s stone-cold sober. But I had the tendency from my father, just as he had had it from his father.
Athol Fugard
Like a blind spinner in the sun,I tread my days:I know that all the threads will runAppointed ways.I know each day will bring its task,And being blind no more I ask.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there.
Ernst Gombrich
Life resembles Gobelin tapestry; you do not see the canvass on the right side; but when you turn it, the threads are visible.
Madame de Stael
Whoever has the desire to pursue philosophy correctly should look to Nature’s Archetype in every matter, so that by taking up Ariadne’s thread in her intricate labyrinth he may keep himself safe and secure from wrong turns and deviant paths.
Athanasius Kircher
He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.
Jeremy Taylor
My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread.
Thomas Hood
There is a golden thread which runs through British history of the individual, standing firm against tyranny and then of the individual participating in his society
Gordon Brown
If the only common thread you have as an industrial company is the fact that you think you’re well managed, you can still be a pretty good company, but you’re not going to be a dominant company, a competitive company over time.
Jeffrey R. Immelt
In Seattle you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.
Jeff Bezos
Often when we think we are knotting one thread, we are tying quite another.
Victor Hugo
So something had begun, and now she could not stop it. Twin threads ran through her: fear and excitement. She could leave this place today. She could start a new life somewhere else.
Kim Edwards
True concentration is an unbroken thread of awareness.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Hope is an essential thread in the fabric of all fantasies, an Ariadne’s thread to guide us out of the labyrinth … Human beings have always needed hope, and surely now more than ever.
Lloyd Alexander
It is time that we, who are without kings, took up this bright thread of our history and followed it to the only place it can possibly lead in our time-the heart and spirit of the average man.
Arthur Miller
In the pathway of the sun, In the footsteps of the breeze, Where the world and sky are one, He shall ride the silver seas, He shall cut the glittering wave. I shall sit at home, and rock; Rise, to heed a neighbor’s knock; Brew my tea, and snip my thread; Bleach the linen for my bed. They will call him brave.
Dorothy Parker
How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep…that have taken hold.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Read the sacred writings of all the peoples on Earth. Through all of them runs, like a red thread, the hidden Science of attaining and maintaining wakefulness.
Gustav Meyrink
We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.
Sandra Day O’Connor
Every night is different, a ball of thread that unrolls differently.
Jane Siberry
You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.
John Buchan
We can only connect the dots we collect, which makes everything you write about you… your connections are the thread that you weave into the cloth that becomes the story that only you can tell.
Amanda Palmer
I was working with mud and photographs and thread, eyelashes, carrots and acetone… I was throwing radios off buildings and… remember floating styrofoam commas down the Milwaukee River.
William Wegman
And of course, in my writing, there is the constant theme of music, love of, preoccupation with, music. Music is the single thread making my life into a coherency.
Philip K. Dick
The cloak of the past is cut from patches of feeling ,and sewn with rebus threads.Most of the time , the best we can do is wrap it around ourselves for comfort or drag it behind us as we struggle to go on .
Gregory David Roberts
Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct.
J. C. Ryle
Just the textures of things are really important to me as I’m writing; I think atmospherics and visuals can have such emotional impact if you can harness the thematic thread between how scenes look and how your characters feel. I like to tug on that thread.
Ransom Riggs
An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.
Shane Black
You have been with me from the very first life. You are my first memory every time, the single thread in all of my lives. It`s you who makes me a person.
Ann Brashares
The common thread of my comedy shows is conflict and, I guess, the frustration of people who either argue with you or just say stuff which is blatantly incorrect, and nobody calls them out on it.
Ronny Chieng
The patient person accepts a certain amount of failure knowing that it is as important a thread in the fabric of life as is success. Great individuals make great successes out of failure.
Denis Waitley
When I begin to work on myself, sometimes things get worse before they get better. It is okay if this happens, because I know that it’s the beginning of the process. It’s untangling old threads. I just flow with it. It takes time and effort to learn what I need to learn. I don’t demand instant change.
Louise Hay
Pain reconciles one to existence. Infinite resignation is that shirt in the old fable. The thread is spun with tears, bleached by tears, the shirt sewn in tears, but then it also gives better protection than iron. The secret in life is that everyone must sew it for himself.
Soren Kierkegaard
The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, That is all there was! But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.
Victor Hugo
I always quit while I am still inspired, while I could still write more. Never let the thread run all the way out.
Jesse Michaels
There are about 30 words around you all the time, like ‘thread’ or ‘exit.’
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Translation from one language to another is like viewing a piece of tapestry on the wrong side where though the figures are distinguishable yet there are so many ends and threads that the beauty and exactness of the work is obscured.
Miguel de Cervantes
Cancer has been a dark thread that has run throughout my life. It’s taken my friends, my parents. My beautiful son.
Jill Biden
The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine!
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.
Alexander Pope
First you find a little thread, a little thread leads you to a string, and the string leads you to a rope. And from the rope you hang by the neck.
A. I. Bezzerides
Sense of humor: A thread of illuminated intelligence that links two opposite ideas.
Thomas Lansing Masson
When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.
Albert Einstein
A living art of teaching, one that rests on a true understanding of the human being, has a thread of strength running through it that stimulates individual students to participate so that it is not necessary to keep their attention through direct ‘individualized’ treatment.
Rudolf Steiner
I don’t trust happiness. I turn it over as if it were a glass at a flea market or a rug at a souk, looking for chipped rims or loose threads.
Jennifer Weiner
I feel very English. I’m proud of it. I wanted there to be a thread connecting everything, the songs, clothes, artwork, even the string arrangements. It all creates a certain atmosphere.
Gabrielle Aplin
When topics are complex and meaty, don’t create a never-ending email thread. It’s amazing how much time people waste composing and reading carefully-worded essays, when a 5 minute in-person chat would resolve the whole thing.
Justin Rosenstein
There are a very few consistent, common threads among the most successful NFL quarterbacks. Most of them are intangibles, which you can’t measure with a physical test. You need leadership ability, competitiveness, drive, and will. You need focus, poise, and charisma.
Drew Brees
Shame is like the weaver’s thread; if it breaks in the net, it is wholly imperfect.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
The difference between Tinted Windows and Hanson shows is a lot of just repertoire. Hanson has been a band for years – we have a lot of songs to pull from and it’s a different dynamic – a common kind of thread. With Tinted Windows – it’s kind of a little like ‘hey, we’re this new band.’
Taylor Hanson
One look at love
and you may see
it weaves a web
over mystery,
all ravelled threads
can rend apart
for hope has a place in the lover’s heart.
Hope has a place in a lover’s heart.
There seems to be something pure in pulling from a place in time that’s “innocent” and untouched by outward opinion. I wanted this album to have threads of my past to enrich the topics I wanted to address about aging.
Brooke Waggoner
History is not ended. It will sooner or later take up the threads apparently broken off forever and knit them together in a new pattern.
Rudolf Hess
The last refuge of privacy cannot be placed solely in law or technology. It must repose in both, and a thoughtful combination of the two can help us thread a path between having all our secrets trivially discoverable and preserving nothing for our later selves for fear of that discovery.
Jonathan Zittrain
Telling a story of illness, one pulls a thread through a narrow opening flanked on one side by shame and the other by trivia.
Susan Griffin
I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I’m not there, but I’ll always come back.
Steve Jobs
As though prayer could simply pluck sin out. But any woman knows that a thread, once woven, is fixed in place; the only way to smooth a mistake is to let it all unravel.
Hannah Kent
A red map isn’t easy to follow. Any document made of blood and bones is tricky. Wrong turns are easily made, and there are often piles of stones in the road. A person has to disregard time and sorrow and all the damage done. If you follow, if you dare, the thread always leads to whomever or whatever you’ve forgotten.
Alice Hoffman
For it is only by forgetting that we ever really drop the thread of time and approach the experience of living in the present moment, so elusive in ordinary hours.
Michael Pollan
Trust to God to weave your thread into the great web, though the pattern shows it not yet.
George MacDonald
We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that’s the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.
Paul Auster
I’ll never forget working to get my college, Wayne State University, to divest from the government in South Africa. This was the beginning of my activism, and the fight for social and economic justice has been a constant thread in my life.
Keith Ellison
The morning I got up to begin this book I coughed. Something was coming out of my throat: it was strangling me. I broke the thread which held it and yanked it out. I went back to bed and said: I have just spat out my heart.
Anais Nin
Monofilament is what you use to go fishing. The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black. You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic, thin thread called monofilament.
John Badham
There are the Podesta emails we’ve been publishing. [John] Podesta is Hillary Clinton’s primary campaign manager, so there’s a thread that runs through all these emails; there are quite a lot of pay-for-play, as they call it, giving access in exchange for money to states, individuals and corporations.
Julian Assange
America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.
Jesse Jackson
I think that when two people are able to weave that kind of invisible thread of understanding and sympathy between each other, that delicate web, they should not risk tearing it. It is too rare, and it lasts too short a time at best.
M. F. K. Fisher
Weave your creative threads in the dark and then when the sun hits them, they will glisten with intricate beauty.
Ted Andrews
Fear is a hammer, and when the people are beaten finally to the conviction that their existence hangs by a frayed thread, they will be led where they need to go.
Dean Koontz
I don’t have ideas so much as there are things which constantly evolve… there are various threads or layers, if you like, which change.
Harrison Birtwistle
No man, even though he be Shakespeare, can write perfectly when his web is woven of threads that have been spun in many lands.
William Butler Yeats
The strongest continuous thread in America’s political tradition is skepticism about government.
George Will
Kindness is the golden thread that holds society together.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Consistency: It’s the jewel worth wearing; It’s the anchor worth weighing; It’s the thread worth weaving; It’s a battle worth winning.
Charles R. Swindoll
When your body is your instrument, it needs maintenance and it needs to be held in a certain way. That’s a universal thread, whether you’re an athlete, a dancer, an actor or a singer. It’s all about maintaining your body because that allows you to do what you do.
Josh Peck
The common thread in all my projects is ‘girls being awesome.’ Can we make that a genre?
Rae Carson
We follow a path of discovery, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work.
James Krenov
Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust.
Audrey Niffenegger
Healthy choices thread through every aspect of life.
Mary Anne Radmacher
We dance, we dance. You hold the thread of my soul. You spin, you spin. And you unravel the part from the whole. We laugh, we laugh. I’m so far from where I began. I fall, I fall. And I forget that I am.-from Golden Tongue:The Poems of Steven Slaughter
Maggie Stiefvater
No insect hangs its nest on threads as frail as those which will sustain the weight of human vanity.
Edith Wharton
I feel a thread tugging me again, but this time I know that it isn’t some sinister force dragging me toward death. This time I know it’s my mother’s hand, drawing me into her arms. And I go gladly into her embrace.
Veronica Roth
According to astronomers, every atom in my body was forged in a star. I am made, they insist, of stardust. I am stardust braided into strands and streamers of information, proteins and DNA, double helixes of stardust. In every cell of my body there is a thread of stardust as long as my arm.
Chet Raymo
If we accept that we are all cut from the same genetic cloth, all cultures share the same genius. And whether that genius is placed into technological wizardry which has been our great achievement, or, by contrast, placed into the unraveling of complex threads of memory inherent in a myth is simply a matter of choice.
Wade Davis
If theater is ritual, then dance is too… It’s as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.
Paulo Coelho
We must leave the entire collection of conditioned thought behind and let ourselves be led by the inner thread of silence into the unknown, beyond where all paths end, to that place where we go innocently or not at all, not once but continually.
The good writer seems to be writing about himself, but has his eye always on that thread of the Universe which runs through himself and all things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When people say things like, ‘Oh, I can’t find black or brown whatever position it is,’ I wanted to be clear that we exist in droves. When I tell people, ‘Hey, share your work, share your LinkedIn,’ it’s with the ultimate goal that somebody on that thread gets hired, or something positive happens.
Luvvie Ajayi
Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Leonardo DiCaprio is a rare phenomenon. Whereas for so many celebrities an interest in the environment is a fashionable accessory, for DiCaprio it is a thread that runs through everything he does.
Zac Goldsmith
Life is before you,- not earthly life alone, but life- a thread running interminably through the warp of eternity.
J. G. Holland
Needle and thread flesh and bone Spit and sinew, heartbreak is home. Your suture lines, they sparkle like diamonds Bright stars to light my confinement “Stitch.
Gayle Forman
We make our way through Everything like thread passing through fabric, giving shape to images that we ourselves do not know.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Think of all your experiences as a huge tapestry that can be laid out in whatever pattern you wish. Each day you add a new thread to the weaving. Do you craft a curtain to hide behind, or do you fashion a magic carpet that will care you to unequaled heights?
Tony Robbins
I believe that stories find writers, writers don’t find stories. With the ‘Pendragon’ series, I actually had multiple story ideas and decided that instead of writing them individually, I would create a character whose journey would thread them all together.
D. J. MacHale
His outflung hands traced over the threads of his rug, passed loop by loop through some patient woman’s hands. Or maybe she hadn’t been patient. Maybe she’d been tired, or irritated, or distracted, or hungry, or angry. Maybe she had been dying. But her hands had kept moving, all the same.
Lois McMaster Bujold
You begin to understand that warriorship is a path or a thread that runs through your entire life. It is not just a technique that you apply when you are unhappy or depressed. Warriorship is a continual journey. To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life. That is the warrior’s discipline
Chogyam Trungpa
Saying no”, argues the author Kevin Ashton, “has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined. No guards time, the thread from which we weave our creations. The math of time is simple: you have less than you think and need more than you know.
Kevin Ashton
I believe that we’re all connected to each other with an invisible spiritual thread through which we can transmit energy emissions and positive thinking. I want you to use your visualization techniques.
Uri Geller
The common thread linking the major Islamic terrorist attacks that have recently occurred on our soil – 9/11, the Ft. Hood shooting, the Boston Bombing, the San Bernardino attack, the Orlando attack – is that they have involved immigrants or the children of immigrants. Clearly, new screening procedures are needed.
Donald Trump
Art is like a kite. You have to pull the string hard in order to stretch it to its limit, but you don’t want to pull it so hard that you break the thread, because the thread connects you to the land and its peoples.
Wu Guanzhong
There are similarities between being an editor and a tailor. Tailors have a vast supply of fabrics, buttons and thread at their disposal and put it together to make a whole. That’s what an editor does – looks at society at a given time and pulls together the interesting aspects into a single issue each month.
Graydon Carter
America is not like a blanket- one piece of unbroken cloth. America is more like a quilt- many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread.
Jesse Jackson
I think if you ask people why they watch me, there would be some common thread among all of them that I’m somewhat of an awkward older sister. I have a teen, mostly female demographic. How that happened, I don’t know. But I think they see me as some sort of bizarre role model, and I’ll keep trying to do that for them.
Grace Helbig
I think we’ve all been kind of… everyone’s been hurt, everyone’s felt loss, everyone has exultation, everyone has a need to be loved, or to have lost love, so when you play a character, you’re pulling out those little threads and turning them up a bit.
Mark Ruffalo
Then a strange thing happened. She turned to him and smiled, and as he saw her smile every rag of anger and hurt vanity dropped from him — as though his very moods were but the outer ripples of her own, as though emotion rose no longer in his breast unless she saw fit to pull an omnipotent controlling thread.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I represent a rural state and live in a small town. Small merchants make up the majority of Vermont’s small businesses and thread our state together. It is the mom-and-pop grocers, farm-supply stores, coffee shops, bookstores and barber shops where Vermonters connect, conduct business and check in on one another.
Peter Welch
I’ve been asking myself: ‘Why put together these things – CDs, albums?’ The answer I came up with is, well, sometimes it’s artistically viable. It’s not just a random collection of songs. Sometimes the songs have a common thread, even if it’s not obvious or even conscious on the artists’ part.
David Byrne
A sleeping man holds in a circle around him the thread of the hours, the order of years and of worlds. He consults them instinctively upon awaking and in one second reads in them the point of the earth that he occupies, the time past until his arousal; but their ranks can be mingled or broken.
Marcel Proust
When I was little, and whenever I had to wear a dress while my mother took up the hem or made any alterations, she told me to keep a thread from the dress in my mouth while she was sewing, and that would keep me from getting stuck by the needle.
Charlotte Rae
Coming from a different perspective on a society is really interesting. I love the Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread,’ and that’s a version of Britishness and Englishness made by an American.
Andrew Haigh
Every question was like the snapping of a little thread about my heart.
Dorothy Wordsworth
Much like a subtle spider which doth sit
In middle of her web, which spreadeth wide;
If aught do touch the utmost thread of it,
She feels it instantly on every side.
Sir John Davies
The thread of will-they-or-won’t-they was the real driver of every word and glance and shift of body. So…this was a date, Blay thought. A subtextual negotiation slipcovered in talk of books read and music enjoyed.
J.R. Ward
For me, inspiration isn’t a sort of spark which lights the fire of the story. It’s more like a thread, one of many, which you can tease out of a story once it’s written, if you feel so inclined.
Michelle Paver
You always come back to Duke Ellington – he’s kind of like the thread that holds everything together from the big band descending to lots of jazz, actually.
My life was on the line here and my career and everything I worked for, it was hanging by a thread
Rafael Palmeiro
No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
Robert Burton
When I was very young, it was Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. I’d play air guitar on my bed. They’ve been the thread throughout my life.
M. Shadows
Love ambushed you, it lay in wait, dormant for days or years. It was the red thread, the peach stone, the kiss, the forgiveness. It came after you, it escaped you, it was invisible, it was everything.
Alice Hoffman
Promises retain men better than services; for hope is to them a chain, and gratitude a thread.
Jean-Antoine Houdon
Look at 4chan culture, which is the ultimate version of shedding your IRL [in real life] identity – you don’t even keep a consistent screen name from thread to thread. That’s very important to them, this belief in the possibility that what I do online is completely separate from who I really am.
Arthur Chu
If only [there] really was a door and [you] could walk through it into another life, where threads didn’t snarl and stitches didn’t go all tight and tiny. Where people loved you and didn’t leave you for someone else.
Karen Hancock
Time, which runs through the world like an endless tinsel thread, seemed to pass through the centre of this room and through the centre of these people and suddenly to pause and petrify, stiff, still and glittering… and the objects in the room drew a little closer together.
Robert Musil
I get good vibes from people. There is a thread of DNA that runs from the days that I was a young teenager to these days. It feels good to go back there.
Neil Diamond
I do love the sound of ripping corn husks. The violence of the noise, the sustained popping and shoring of the silky organic threads, made me think of someone tearing up an expensive and potentially Italian set of trousers in a fit of madness that this person just might regret later.
Reif Larsen
The single most important thread in working through your disappointments is that your heart and mind ponder and grasp what the cross of Jesus Christ is all about. There is no pattern without the cross. There is no Good News without it. That is what the gospel is all about.
Ravi Zacharias
Humans cannot reject temptation. When they are plunged into the depths of despair, likened to hell, they will hold on to anything that may help them escape from the situation they are in, even if it’s merely a spider’s thread, no matter what sort of humans they are.
Yana Toboso
And as we live our lives we discover – drawing toward us the thin threads attached to each – what has been lost. I closed my eyes and tried to bring to mind as many beautiful lost things as I could. Drawing them closer, holding on to them.
Haruki Murakami
The tapestry of history is woven of many threads.
Jacqueline Carey
There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization.
Arthur Erickson
Ribofunk indicates a focus on biology as the upcoming big science in the way that physics was for the last 50 or 100 years. If you look for a biological thread throughout science fiction, you can find it, but it’s a very small percentage of the total. That’s been changing in the last few years.
Paul Di Filippo
I felt as if there were invisible threads connecting us – I felt the invisible strands of her hair still winding around me – and thus as she disappeared completely beyond the sea – I still felt it, felt the pain where my heart was bleeding – because the threads could not be severed.
Edvard Munch
Every thread you discover in the local web of life leads beyond your place to life elsewhere.
Scott Sanders
Words form the thread on which we string our experiences. [Therefore be careful how you interpret your life. Don’t think or speak negatively lest your subconscious and others take you at your word and you are hung by your own tongue!]
Aldous Huxley
I crush her against me. I want to be part of her. Not just inside her but all around her. I want our rib cages to crack open and our hearts to migrate and merge. I want our cells to braid together like living thread.
Isaac Marion
All human beings hang by a thread, an abyss may open under their feet at any moment, and yet they have to go and invent all sortsof difficulties for themselves and spoil their lives.
Ivan Turgenev
Principles are deep fundamental truths… lightly interwoven threads running with exactness, consistency, beauty and strength through the fabric of life.
Stephen Covey
From the beginning of my time in football, the common thread has always been teamwork and togetherness. That’s what’s going to help you achieve your goals in the end.
Kasper Schmeichel
If we look around, then, at the crucial problem areas of our society – the areas of crisis and failure – we find in each and every case a “red thread” marking and uniting them all: the thread of government. In every one of these cases, government either has totally run or heavily influenced the activity.
Murray Rothbard
I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values – the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one’s children.
Ednita Nazario
Herschel Grynszpan’s life was enigmatic, elusive and tragic. The traces he left on the historical record are just sufficient to tantalize and baffle historians. Harlan Greene has woven from these threads a riveting novel, erotic, haunting, and profoundly moving.
Janette Turner Hospital
I have enjoyed most particularly reading the correspondence between Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The genuine friendship, competitiveness and support that thread through their communications are life lessons for us all.
Jessye Norman
So I was always passionate about it and felt that it was sort of the golden thread inside me in terms of what I was supposed to do in terms of work but I think I have relaxed a lot in terms of the actual experience and actually enjoy it more and enjoy the people more.
Barbara Hershey
The pattern’s laid out on the bed With dozens of colors of thread But you’ve got the needle I guess that’s the point in the end
Amanda Palmer
The composer…joins Heaven and Earth with threads of sounds.
Alan Hovhaness
There was never a promise that race relations in America would be entirely resolved during my presidency or anybody’s presidency. I mean, this has been a running thread – and – and fault line in American life and American politics since its founding.
Barack Obama
I always had a good dexterity. The story in my family goes that at the age of 3 I could thread needles faster than anybody.
Judith Leiber
The smell of apple pies didn’t quite fill the house, but it was there, a thread under everything else. It was kind of hard to take Christophe seriously when he smelled like baked goods. I wondered if other djampjir smelled like Hostess Twinkies and sniggered to myself.
Lilith Saintcrow
Our shared vision of belonging is the thread that weaves through every touchpoint on Airbnb.
Brian Chesky
I like writing a body of music that has a cohesive, emotional thread through it.
Patti Scialfa
The heart is like an instrument whose strings Steal nobler music from Life’s many frets: The golden threads are spun thro’ Suffering’s fire, Wherewith the marriage-robes for heaven are woven: And all the rarest hues of human life Take radiance, and are rainbow’d out in tears.
Gerald Massey
The thread that ties together everything I love is honesty in the intention.
Frank Dukes
What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.
Arthur Erickson
I have gathered a posy of other menВ’s flowers and only the thread that bonds them is my own.
Michel de Montaigne
Each Middle East country has their own unique kinds of challenges; but the fundamentals, the desire for democracy and freely elected governments is a common thread throughout.
John McCain
The thing about India is that even if the economic backgrounds are different, the cultural background is the same. Somebody who is working as a tailor will also tie a black thread around his kid’s wrist; so will somebody in Bollywood. That’s the fun of being Indian.
Twinkle Khanna
I tend to employ braided narrative threads in the lyric, so often echoes (of phrases or images) will occur and will hit my ear so I can shape different resonances and shifts in tone.
Anna Journey
May a thread of comfort be woven through your difficult days.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
Henry James
It’s destiny! Perhaps it is the energy that pulls on the threads and, well, I’m just leaving it as it is meant to be.
Liu Dan
The African-America n experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry.
Bill Frist
Faith is the silver thread upon which the pearls of the graces are to be hung. Break that, and you have broken the string – the pearls lie scattered on the ground.
Charles Spurgeon
Who cannot but see oftentimes how strange the threads of our destiny run? Oft it is only for a moment the favorable instant is presented. We miss it, and months and years are lost.
Johann Ludwig Tieck
Every bird which flies has the thread of the infinite in its claw.
Victor Hugo
Now, since everything else is furnished with the exact amount of needle and thread required to maintain its being, it is in truth incredible that we alone should be brought into the world in a defective and indigent state, in a state such that we cannot maintain ourselves without external aid.
Michel de Montaigne
Incredible what slender threads you begin to hang your hopes on.
Elizabeth Wein
I write short, my words tight to the thread of the narrative.
Carmen Laforet
If I pick up a guitar, I don’t practise scales. I never have. I come up with something I haven’t done before, new approaches to chord sequences, riffs, rhythms, so it becomes composition. It’s not like the music I’m doing is just a single thread.
Jimmy Page
A study in scarlet, eh? Why shouldn’t we use a little art jargon? There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The rationality of our universe is best suggested by the fact that we can discover more about it from any starting point, as if it were a fabric that will unravel from any thread.
George Zebrowski
He who holds me by a thread is not strong; the thread is strong.
Antonio Porchia
The thread that has always connected my family was the news.
Tamron Hall
There’s never been any game plan or thread through my career. It’s just happened that I’ve ricocheted from one interesting character to another.
Derek Jacobi
Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.
Fred Rogers
The truth is that you cannot attain God if you have even a trace of desire. Subtle is the way of dharma. If you are trying to thread a needle, you will not succeed if the thread has even a slight fiber sticking out.
I was given life because it was my time, and now I take leave of it according to the same law. Content with the natural sequence of these events, I am touched neither by joy nor by grief. I am simply hanging in the air … incapable of freeing myself, tied by the threads of things.
At first sin was as fragile as a spiders thread, and finally as stout as a ship’s hawser; sin arrived as a passerby, next lingered for a moment, then came as a visitor, and finally became master of the house.
Israel Shenker
The presidency is the most visible thread that runs through the tapestry of the American government. More often than not, for good or for ill, it sets the tone for the other branches and spurs the expectations of the people.
Mike Pence
How shall I a habit break? As you did that habit make, As you gathered, you must lose; As you yielded, now refuse, Thread by thread the strands we twist Till they bind us neck and wrist, Thread by thread the patient hand Must untwine ere free we stan
John Boyle O’Reilly
There must be a thread in everything I choose to take on, and I can’t say it’s a calculated thread, but I think you end up doing the work that’s resonating with you.
Naomi Watts
When composing music, I just start spilling things out and then wait until they take form, you know what I mean, until I see like a common thread or something.
J. Cole
By the needle you shall draw the thread, and by that which is past, see how that which is to come will be drawne on.
George Herbert
In every true searcher of Nature there is a kind of religious reverence, for he finds it impossible to imagine that he is the first to have thought out the exceedingly delicate threads that connect his perceptions
Albert Einstein
If we were always conscious of the fact that people precious to us are frighteningly mortal, hanging not even by a thread, but by a wisp of gossamer, perhaps we would be kinder to them and more grateful for the love and friendship they give to us.
Dean Koontz
Often we eat squid fried, so it’s fun to grill it for a change. To grill squid, slice the cleaned bodies open into two flat pieces and thread them, along with the tentacles, onto skewers, then grill quickly over a direct fire with the coals as close as possible to the grate, turning the squid several times.
Tom Douglas
People wander about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread.
William Stafford
The passion for equality is partly a passion for anonymity: to be one thread of the many which make up a tunic; one thread not distinguishable from the others. No one can then point us out, measure us against others and expose our inferiority.
Eric Hoffer
Literally draw a detailed map-like an organization chart-of interlocking ownership and affiliates, many of which were also publicly traded. So, identifying one stock led him to a dozen other potential investments. To tirelessly pull threads is the lesson that I learned from Mike Price.
Seth Klarman
As a great devotee, I consider a Brahmin who wears the sacred thread as God.
Suresh Gopi
I think the ability to focus is a thread that runs through so-called successful people. And that’s something that can be developed. It can be self-taught.
Fred L. Turner
To this day I have no idea what dissident professor or librarian placed feminist texts on the bookshelves at the university library in Jeddah, but I found them there. They filled me with terror. I understood they were pulling at a thread that would unravel everything.
Mona Eltahawy
what a writer does is to try to make sense of life. I think that’s what writing is, I think that’s what painting is. It’s seeking that thread of order and logic in the disorder, and the incredible waste and marvelous profligate character of life. What all artists are trying to do is to make sense of life.
Nadine Gordimer
It’s like my whole world is coming undone, but when I write, my pencil is a needle and thread, and I’m stitching the scraps back together.
Julia Alvarez
I am the thread that runs through all these pearls, and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and God is the thread that runs through all of them; most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Swami Vivekananda
For us, since we entered the MCU as storytellers, and we picked up the story with ‘Winter Soldier,’ we’ve been carrying a thread forward from that point, a narrative thread.
Anthony Russo
Third person allows a deeper exploration of the relationships between characters. We can see their misunderstandings and hear what they think about each other. We can create a more complex structure with various story threads running parallel.
Juliet Marillier
Today we see the steady stream from the countryside to the city, deadly for the Volk. The cities swell ever larger, unnerving the Volk and destroying the threads which bind humanity to Nature; they attract adventurers and profiteers of all colours, thereby fostering racial chaos.
Alfred Rosenberg
Finally, two days ago, I succeeded – not on account of my hard efforts, but by the grace of the Lord. Like a sudden flash of lightning, the riddle was solved. I am unable to say what was the conducting thread that connected what I previously knew with what made my success possible.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Poetry is the thread that leads us out of the labyrinth of despair and into the light.
Gregory Orr
Verily, I do not want to be like the ropemakers: They drag out their threads and always walk backwards.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Un-thread the rude eye of rebellion, and welcome home again discarded faith.
William Shakespeare
I love the fact that James Ivory made films about Britain, made ‘Howards End’ and ‘The Remains of the Day,’ or that Paul Thomas Anderson made ‘Phantom Thread.’ They’re about Britishness, but they’re from an American perspective. And I actually think they’re fantastic in the way that they understand Britishness.
Andrew Haigh
While every refugee’s story is different and their anguish personal, they all share a common thread of uncommon courage – the courage not only to survive, but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives.
Antonio Guterres
My sexuality is only a thread of the tapestry of my life.
Tab Hunter
I stole every nickel and blew it on fine threads, luxurious lodgings, fantastic foxes, and other sensual goodies. I partied in every capital in Europe and basked on all the world’s most famous beaches.
Frank Abagnale
You’re easily distracted by the pattern of the cloth and can’t see the quality of the threads.
Maria V. Snyder
Ah, in this world, where every guiding thread Ends suddenly in the one sure centre, death, The visionary hand of Might-have-been Alone can fill Desire’s cup to the brim!
James Russell Lowell
It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in our country’s history since Jim Crow. And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book.
Sidney Blumenthal
Women prevent the threads of life from being broken. The finest minds have always understood the peacemaking role of women.
Mikhail Gorbachev
A soul that is ruined in the bud will frequently return to the springtime of its beginning and its promise-filled childhood, as though it could discover new hopes there and retie the broken threads of life. The shoots grow rapidly and eagerly, but it is only a sham life that will never be a genuine tree.
Hermann Hesse
A memoir takes some particular threads, some incidents, some experience from a person’s life and gives an account of it.
Richard Hell
It’s quite difficult to figure out a common thread among us all as we’re five very different people who love different types of music.
Kevin Olusola
And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.
Donald Miller
Not everybody is exactly the same, and superficially, we are all different in different ways. The common thread is the humanity that binds us.
Konkona Sen Sharma
Fall the deep curtains,
delicate the weave,
fair the thread.
Hilda Doolittle
We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones and crimson thighs.
Jean-Dominique Bauby
The main thread of my work is structure property relations and materials. If you have certain atoms, why do they attract each other? Why do they make compounds? Why do they do what they do?
Mildred Dresselhaus
So that is how I ended up with those two titles, I like Accidentally on Purpose better – it is how we work in our trade – is it really an accident, or is there a thread of destiny in there? That was the intention, I am not sure I found out.
Michael York
He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.
Victor Hugo
I believe in the power of one and that we are all bound by the thread of oneness and humanity.
Dia Mirza
But I really can’t and I actually don’t like switching off because I worry that I might lose my thread, or something. I fall asleep and I hope to God that I’m going to dream about it, because then I don’t have to put it down.
Kate Winslet
The gene ‘klotho’ was named after the Greek Fate purported to spin the thread of life, because it contributes to longevity.
Craig Venter
Operas elucidate, in a way sometimes absent in other theatrical productions, the very human fact that in every hero, there is a thread of duplicity. In every villain, there is another side to consider: We don’t have to like him or her, but we are compelled to think about motivation.
Karen DeCrow
never forget this moment, the hum of the bee, the saffron threads of the flower, the drawn blinds, nature’s assiduousness and human cruelty.
Edna O’Brien
The Breed never dies. Sapper, Buchan, Dornford Yates, practitioners in that school of Snobbery withViolence that runs like a thread of good-class tweed through twentieth-century literature.
Alan Bennett
A weaver who has to direct and to interweave a great many little threads has no time to philosophize about it, but rather he is so absorbed in his work that he doesn’t think but acts, and he feels how things must go more than he can explain it.
Vincent Van Gogh
I think love is the through line and it’s universal and it doesn’t matter what period of time, time or place, or people, that’s something we all connect to. That’s the thin thread that I think keeps it altogether.
Rachel McAdams
With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread.
Thomas Hood
Sara: “You are so brave,” I tell her, and then I smile. “When I grow up, I want to be just like you.” To my surprise, Kate shakes her head hard. Her voice is a feather, a thread. “No Mommy,” she says. “You’d be sick.
Jodi Picoult
If we can put the names of our faiths aside for the moment and look at principles, we fill find a common thread running through all the great religious expressions.
Louis Farrakhan
In Alexander’s life there was one thread that could not be broken by death, by distance, by time, by war. Could not be broken. As long as I am in the world, she said with her breath and her body, as long as I am, you are permanent, soldier.
Paullina Simons
One of the issues the Democrats have to be clear on is the given population distribution across the country. We have to compete everywhere. We have to show up everywhere. We have to work at a grassroots level, something that’s been a running thread in my career.
Barack Obama
Stupidity consists in wanting to reach conclusions. We are a thread, and we want to know the whole cloth.
Gustave Flaubert
It is as though the space between us were time: an irrevocable quality. It is as though time, no longer running straight before us in a diminishing line, now runs parallel between us like a looping string, the distance being the doubling accretion of the thread an not the interval between.
William Faulkner
Thought Has joys apart, even in blackest woe, And seizing some fine thread of verity Knows momentary godhead.
George Eliot
All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination. Even the richest, most surprising and wild imagination is not as rich, wild and surprising as reality. The task of the poet is to pick singular threads from this dense, colorful fabric.
Wislawa Szymborska
The biggest lesson that I’ve learned is that fashion is this tightrope where you have to be consistent but inconsistent. You need the connective thread but at the same time you need a sense of surprise.
Michael Kors
Without my relatives, I am but a thread; together, we form a colorful and elaborate Persian carpet.
Firoozeh Dumas
I’d found heaven and grabbed it as tightly as I could, but it was unraveling, an insubstantial thread sliding between my fingers, too fine to hold.
Maggie Stiefvater
Some say there is no uniquely Canadian identity, that our multicultural fabric is too varied to establish a common thread. I disagree. My grandfather came to a country that celebrates diversity, embraces strife with compassion and respects selfless idealism.
Craig Kielburger
Illusion, Temperament, Succession, Surface, Surprise, Reality, Subjectiveness,–these are the threads on the loom of time, these are the lords of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everybody was so kind. Strong, too. In the darkest days, the Lord puts the best people into your life.” “Quick, give me a throw pillow and some thread because that needs to be an Encouragement.
John Green
The thread breakes, where it is weakest.
George Herbert
The Hopi Indians thought that the world’s religions each contained one spiritual thread, and that these threads are always seeking each other, wanting to join. When all the threads are finally woven together they will form a rope that will pull us out of this dark cycle of history and into the next realm.
Elizabeth Gilbert
The common thread between ‘Moon Shoes’ and ‘Midnight Moonlight’ would definitely be their connection to the moon. However, I feel they both capture a very different quality of the moon. Perhaps ‘Moon Shoes’ epitomizes the moon during the summer, while ‘Midnight Moonlight’ the winter.
Ravyn Lenae
I don’t think I consciously say, ‘What would Olivia Pope do?’ but there’s a new thread of belief in my own capacity that I think comes from her. She makes it happen. She figures it out. She fixes it.
Kerry Washington
Nowhere on the shore is the relation of a creature to its surroundings a matter of a single cause and effect; each living thing is bound to its world by many threads, weaving the intricate design of the fabric of life.
Rachel Carson
I don’t know how to stop the atrocities. I don’t know how to make people care. But looking into my sister’s eyes, we seem to have carved out something between us that none of the madness can touch. Invisible threads.
Lisa Shannon
Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.
Aldous Huxley
I started reading and talking and interviewing nutritionists and a thread was starting to form for me which is – a protein digests in a different rate of speed than a carbohydrate.
Suzanne Somers
I think human self-hatred may be the great untold story of the millennium. It’s the common thread linking deep ecology and animal rights, the love and money we lavish on pets, the uneasy longing for extraterrestrials to be meddling with us.
Annie Gottlieb
When I was a young man, it was very fashionable not to have the sacred thread ceremony, and among very respectable families, mind you. As a rebel, I decided to do it.
Victor Banerjee
All that I am hangs by a thread tonight
Anna Akhmatova
I’d been writing stories since I was a child. I wrote little books for my mom and bound them myself with needle and thread. Mostly, they were about my pets.
Tess Gerritsen
There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected.
Dennis Lehane
I always love writing the third book in a series because you get to tie up all the threads that you put out in the first two books. You finally let people know what really happens and reveal all the secrets and bring certain characters together.
Trudi Canavan
One sought not absolute truth. One sought only a spool on which to wind the thread of history without breaking it.
Henry Adams
All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle
My right to be me is tied with a thousand threads to your right to be you.
Leslie Feinberg
Among the millions of nerve cells that clothe parts of the brain there runs a thread. It is the thread of time, the thread that has run through each succeeding wakeful hour of the individual.
Wilder Penfield
Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven.
James Hastings
The world hangs on a thin thread, and that is the psyche of man.
Carl Jung
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Richard P. Feynman
Nothing is more gratifying as a Christian believer than being able to thread my faith and love for Jesus into my music.
Chynna Phillips
Although, my guess is that what Donald Trump will do tonight is to try to thread that needle by kind of softening his policy position or maybe just the questions about what you do with those 11 million, while getting tough on criminal migrants.
Michelle Goldberg
I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.
Tony Attwood
Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting can be the magic thread which links the girls of the world together.
Juliette Gordon Low
If POSIX threads are a good thing, perhaps I don’t want to know what they’re better than.
Rob Pike
My soul gave me good counsel, teaching me to love. Love was for me a delicate thread stretched between two adjacent pegs, but now it has been transformed into a halo, its first is its last, and its last is its first. It encompases every being, slowly expanding to embrace all that ever will be.
Ordinary facts are arranged within time, strung along its length as on a thread. There they have their antecedents and their consequences, which crowd tightly together and press hard one upon the other without any pause. This has its importance for any narrative, of which continuity and successiveness are the soul.
Bruno Schulz
Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong. “In love-ness” is fragile for it is woven only with the gossamer threads of beauty. It seems to me absurd to talk about “happy” and “unhappy” marriages.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Life doesn’t have plots and subplots and denouements. It’s just a big collection of loose ends and dangling threads that never get explained.
Grant Morrison
It is sweet to feel by what fine spun threads our affections are drawn together.
Laurence Sterne
No matter how dark the tapestry God weaves for us, there’s always a thread of grace.
Mary Doria Russell
Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.
W. S. Merwin
I loved the book [The Adderall Diaries] I optioned it, I think some years ago. But there’s a lot of different threads in the book. It starts off as one thing, where he’s trying to cover this murder trial, and then his own life starts to impinge on that, so it becomes something else. I found that fascinating.
James Franco
To live when you do not want to is dreadful, but it would be even more terrible to be immortal when you did not want to be. As things are, however, the whole ghastly burden is suspended from me by a thread which I can cut in two with a penny-knife.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Winter garden, the moon thinned to a thread, insects singing.
Matsuo Basho
Trans activism in the US has most frequently been grassroots, centered on poverty and criminalization, and often oppositional to the exclusionary “mainstreaming” threads in gay and lesbian politics and feminist politics.
Dean Spade
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
Horace Mann
Usually, I really only look at any one particular album at a time when I’m making it. I’ve never really sat and looked at the journey through all of my albums to see if I could find a thread through them.
Anoushka Shankar
A spider lives inside my head Who weaves a strange and wondrous web Of silken threads and silver strings To catch all sorts of flying things, Like crumbs of thoughts and bits of smiles And specks of dried-up tears, And dust of dreams that catch and cling For years and years and years…
Shel Silverstein
When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work , but the solidest thing we know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
Hamlin Garland
Little girls and boys, barefooted, walked up and down between the endless rows of spindles, reaching thin little hands into the machinery to repair snapped threads
Mother Jones
Normally my films have a single thread of an emotion, an insight or one single belief, and then I turn the entire story and build it around that.
Shoojit Sircar
The affairs of war, like the destiny of battles, as well as empires, hang upon a spiders thread.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Life is a very thin thread and it only takes a second to snap it
Sidney Sheldon
Purpose is the thread that connects the dots to everything you do that leads you to an extraordinary life.
Oprah Winfrey
Our great Constitution has been beaten and torn until now it hangs by a single thread, and that thread is our franchise to vote.
Ezra Taft Benson
Children…they string our joys, like jewels bright, upon the thread of years.
Edgar Guest
I always wanted to get into the horror genre. I like scary movies. I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress.
Illeana Douglas
These pearls of thought in Persian gulfs were bred, Each softly lucent as a rounded moon; The diver Omar plucked them from their bed, Fitzgerald strung them on an English thread.
James Russell Lowell
My dad was a serious alcoholic, and ultimately, that’s why he died. When you’re a child of someone who struggled with things like that, you look for the common thread. Is there a pattern? Is there an inheritance of pathology in some way? That haunts me.
K. Flay
Not by force of arms are civilizations held together, but by subtle threads of moral and intellectual principle.
Russell Kirk
Not only must we follow the golden thread towards spiritual freedom, but we must also unravel the garden-variety twine that is wrapped tightly around our hearts and minds.
Elizabeth Lesser
Our country has often stood like a solid rock in the face of common danger, and there is a deep underlying unity which runs like a golden thread through all our seeming diversity.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
I always felt that the most common thread in my life from when I was young until now has been a highly observant, very analytical mind.
Carrie Brownstein
The painting is like a thread that runs through all the reasons for all the other things that make one’s life.
Georgia O’Keeffe
I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me.
Lorna Luft
Hip-hop has been the guiding light of my life as a musician and a music fan. It’s the one common thread through all of it from the time I bought my first record probably. It’s always been there.
James Vincent McMorrow
Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakable tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.
Rainer Maria Rilke
We should be sensitive to the thread of silence from which the tissue of speech is woven.
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
I don’t like sewing machines. I don’t understand how a needle with a thread going through the tip of it can interlock the thread by jamming itself into a little goddamn spool. It’s contrary to nature and it irritates me.
Neal Stephenson
Destiny is thrifty. To weave her tapestry, she uses even the tiniest snips of thread.
Zelda Popkin
[Percy] kept hoping things would get better for Annabeth and him, but their lives just got more dangerous, as if the Three Fates were up there spinning their futures with barbed wire instead of thread just to see how much two demigods could tolerate.
Rick Riordan
The quantum is that embarrassing little piece of thread that always hangs from the sweater of space-time. Pull it and the whole thing unravels.
Fred Alan Wolf
A human heart is a skein of such imperceptibly and subtly interwoven threads that even the owner of it is often himself at a loss how to unravel it.
Giovanni Ruffini
Giving yourself threads doesn’t mean you don’t believe in yourself in my opinion.
Valentino Rossi
The running thread of my career has been different scripts.
Ayushmann Khurrana
Polyester, one of the most common fibers, is a plastic derived from crude oil. The long fibers that make up polyester thread are woven together to make fabric. Extracting the oil and melting the plastic require energy.
Tatiana Schlossberg
Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.
Italo Calvino
We shared. Parents. Home. Pets. Celebrations. Catastrophes. Secrets. And the threads of our experience became so interwoven that we are linked. I can never be utterly lonely, knowing you share the planet.
Pam Brown
This is an issue that has an exceedingly high number of threads in it. It involves race, it involves culture, it involves crime, it involves justice.
Matthew Dowd
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Isaac Asimov
The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms. . . and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
Erma Bombeck
Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth,
increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive.
Ban Ki-moon
‘You Must Remember This’, the podcast about ‘the secret and or forgotten history of Hollywood’s first century’, has a thread dedicated to Dead Blondes, which is a clue to where it’s coming from.
David Hepworth
The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably thought and act.
Orison Swett Marden
However logical our induction, the end of the thread is fastened upon the assurance of faith.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
What saved me then? Nothing but pregnancy. And each time after I had given birth to my work my life hung suspended by a thin thread.
Friedrich Nietzsche
To argue without knowledge is like trying to weave without thread.
Barbara Mertz
However often the thread may be torn out of your hands, you must develop enough patience to wind it up again and again.
Walter Gropius
Is it thy will that I should wax and wane,
Barter my cloth of gold for hodden grey,
And at thy pleasure weave that web of pain
Whose brightest threads are each a wasted day?
Oscar Wilde
All great events hang by a single thread. The clever man takes advantage of everything, neglects nothing that may give him some added opportunity; the less clever man, by neglecting one thing, sometimes misses everything.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Our general attitude toward life and our attitude toward sexuality cannot be separated. We cannot choose where we will build strongly and where we will disregard, for all the threads interweave to make the human pattern.
Frances G. Wickes
I can find them strategizing about any number of things in these WikiLeaks email dumps, but there’s not a thread on climate change whatsoever. Why is that? If climate change were that big a deal to these people, don’t you think they would be talking about it internally?
Rush Limbaugh
The passenger pigeon, the golden toad, the Caspian tiger: they are all gone, and other species hang by a thread. Our actions are not merely driving other species to extinction: we threaten our own survival, too, by destabilising ecosystems and destroying biodiversity.
Owen Jones
Three or four threads may be agitated, like telegraph wires, at the same time, and if I were to tap them all I would reveal such a mixture of innocence and duplicity, generosity and calculation, fear and courage, I cannot tell the whole truth simply because I would have to write four journals at once.
Anais Nin
He can thread a needle with a well-turned phrase.
Don Hewitt
Whatever may happen to you was prepared for you from all eternity; and the implication of causes was from eternity spinning the thread of your being.
Marcus Aurelius
To yearn for a single, and usually simple, explanation of the chaotic materials of the past, to search for a single thread in that most tangled of all skeins, is a sign of immaturity.
Henry Steele Commager
Thread count is actually a lie. Just because a thread count is 1,500 on a set of sheets doesn’t mean that they’re well-made sheets. Truly, the quality of the cotton and the quality of the way something is woven is much more important than thread count.
Nate Berkus
More than anything, that’s been the thread through my life – the desire to write, the impulse to write. I mean, it’s taken me other places, but it was the impulse to write that led me to singing.
Patti Smith
Karma is the eternal assertion of human freedom. . . . Our thoughts, our words, and deeds are the threads of the net which we throw around ourselves.
Swami Vivekananda
Made up of a dozen billion microscopic nerve-cell units interconnected by millions upon millions of conducting nerve-threads weaving incredibly intricate patterns, the brain, as an object of research, presents a defiant challenge to its own ingenuity.
William Feindel
The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven.
Orson Scott Card
Time doth run with calm and silent foot,
Shortening my days and thread of vital life.
Christopher Marlowe
I have invited our little seamstress to take her thread and needle and sew our two mouths together.
Harry Crosby
Tapestries are made by many artisans working together. The contributions of separate workers cannot be discerned in the completed work, and the loose and false threads have been covered over. So it is in our picture of particle physics.
Sheldon Lee Glashow
Singing for me has always been a joyous but private pleasure that connects me in a lyric thread to my beloved grandmother Alice.
Hamish Bowles
It is the mass dream of inverted self, populous with fears overt and secret, that forms the continuous but gossamer thread upon which are strung as phantom beads all civilizations from the remotest past of record to that of the present day and hour.
Louis Sullivan
Even if it is true that all cultures share a common morality, why does this prove a supreme intelligence? After all, don’t we humanists sometimes claim that there is a common thread of humanistic values running through history across cultural and religious lines?
Dan Barker
For Fate has wove the thread of life with pain,
And twins ev’n from the birth are Misery and Man!
No man may be so cursed by priest or pope but what the Eternal Love may still return while any thread of green lives on in hope.
Dante Alighieri
Our flag means all that our fathers meant in the Revolutionary War. It means all that the Declaration of Independence meant. It means justice. It means liberty. It means happiness…. Every color means liberty. Every thread means liberty. Every star and stripe means liberty.
Henry Ward Beecher
Chance. It weaves through our lives like a golden thread, sometimes knotting, tangling, and breaking along the way. Loose threads are left hanging, but the in and out, the back and forth continues, the weaving goes on. It doesn’t stop.
Mary E. Pearson
I think the thread running through most midwives is the passion.
Sissy Spacek
Thread of Selfishness in Web of Life.—Deuteronomy contains much instruction regarding what the law is to us, and the relation we shall sustain to God as we reverence and obey
Ellen G. White
Either things happen for a reason, or they happen for no reason at all. Either one’s life is a thread in a glorious tapestry or humanity is just a hopelessly tangled knot.
Neal Shusterman
Out of the rhythm and sound of the sea that beat through the orchestra, something moved–pressing toward death with quiet insistent joy–the thread through the maze–the soul behind the toil and the crime and longing.
Jeanette Lee
History has to be rewritten because history is the selection of those threads of causes or antecedents that we are interested in.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Heaven and earth conspire that everything which has been, be rooted and reduced to dust. Only the dreamers, who dream while awake, call back the shadows of the past and braid nets from the unspun thread.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
I try to do as many of my own stunts as possible. If you keep on taking yourself out of the role you play, you lose the thread of the character.
Willem Dafoe
I don’t affiliate myself with any specific religious group. I connect to different ritualistic aspects of different belief systems, and I see the connecting thread between all religious beliefs.
Madonna Ciccone
You weave the threads and there is the cloth. If the threads are removed, there is no longer cloth. When there are Godly thoughts, there is peace of mind.
Sathya Sai Baba
It will be difficult to break the habits of thinking Abnegation instilled in me, like tugging a single thread from a complex work of embroidery. But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.
Veronica Roth
I often get, ‘Oh, you always play the asshole.’ An asshole is somebody who knows that they’re doing it, but continues to behave a certain way. The one sort of common thread to me has always been that these are imperfect people.
Will Arnett
I see no thread running through my work; I simply get on with my life and my painting.
John Piper
It’s hard to get people to empathize with the poor. You can get some people to sympathize with the poor, but to empathize is actually very hard, because most people are not poor. I realized that scarcity gives you a thread.
Sendhil Mullainathan
I don’t think I make much of a distinction between the ‘real’ and the ‘fantastic.’ They both seem to be threads in the same cloth as far as I’m concerned.
Alice Hoffman
I have been curious about the mind and body for as long as I can remember. I was a gymnast, a ballet dancer, and a philosophy and physical therapy major. Following the thread of curiosity about mind and body, I took my first yoga class in 1980 and knew from the start that it would be a lifelong passion.
Rodney Yee
I don’t think couture will die. But it should have no pretension that it will conquer the world. It’s not something that will disappear because all you need is a thread and a needle to start making something couture.
Olivier Theyskens
In the beginning, sin is like a thread of a spider’s web. But in the end, it becomes like the cable of a ship.
Rabbi Akiva
In ways and thoughts of weakness and of wrong, Threads turn to cords, and cords to cables strong.
Isaac Williams
Separation isnt time or distance
its the bridge between us
finer than silk thread sharper than swords
Naz?m Hikmet
More than anything that’s been the thread through my life – the desire to write, the impulse to write. I mean, it’s taken me other places, but it was the impulse to write that led me to singing.
Patti Smith
She who reconciles the ill-matched threads Of her life, and weaves them gratefully Into a single cloth – It’s she who drives the loudmouths from the hall And clears it for a different celebration.
Rainer Maria Rilke
If one stretches out the DNA contained in the nucleus of a human cell, one obtains a two-yard-long thread that is only ten atoms wide. This thread is a billion times longer than its own width. Relatively speaking, it is as if your little finger stretched from Paris to Los Angeles.
Jeremy Narby
The old model for India was to be self-sufficient. It was the ideal India became independent with, that you spin your own thread, make your own clothes.
Lee Hsien Loong
Lay aside all conceit Learn to read the book of Nature for yourself. Those who have succeeded best have followed for years some slim thread which once in a while has broadened out and disclosed some treasure worth a life-long search.
Louis Agassiz