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Bench Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Bench

Please enjoy these Bench Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

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I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree,
past the trunk and up into the branches.
It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

The school-room sends men to the Legislature,
to the bench, and the executive office.
The bar-room sends them to the scaffold and hell.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

When I come off the bench, I'm looking to add energy,
and then I play defense and rebound.
Also, at the end of the game, I have the experience
to go out there and help us win.
- Sue Wicks

 

You can always improve your bench and relief pitching.
- Keith Hernandez

If the guys on the bench were as good as the guys you have out there,
they'd be out there in first place.
- Frank Robinson

I'll do whatever it takes to win games,
whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel,
handing a cup of water to a teammate,
or hitting the game-winning shot.
- Kobe Bryant

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And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition,
with the women to the left and the men to the right,
as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.
- Henry Lawson

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench,
underscoring the importance of appointing judges who
have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.
- Paul Weyrich

A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company.
We don't isolate the family.
We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom,
dad, you go sit on the bench.'
- Michael Eisner

There's no deep bench there, Mahmoud Abbas is,
I think, the best leader of the Palestinians we could field.
- Jane Harman

It's so worth-while being a judge, because,
if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench,
in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home.
- Florence E. Allen

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench
down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility
of the writer in all ages of man.
- Nelson Algren

You're always at war with the guy on the other bench.
You pick up their patterns.
That's what I got the most out of this year.
I know what other coaches like to do.
- Isiah Thomas

I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people,
but not for me.
I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly
Navajos sitting on a bench.
I felt right at home.
- Tony Hillerman

I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench.
- Sparky Anderson

In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman.
- Constance Baker Motley

I don't generally like running.
I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
- Satchel Paige

Judges pretty much act independently once they get
on the bench so I'm not really sure why Harper's concerned
that the court is currently being stacked with a lot of Liberal appointments.
- Alan Young

He lives out in Orchard Park.
I mean, to be able to sit on the bench so patiently,
for whatever part, and to be able to get up and do something,
with such heroic competencies would be great.
- Robert Creeley

Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming,
a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep
path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at
a bend in the road ahead,
a place where you can expect to sit for a moment,
catching your breath.
- Lewis Thomas

It was the baseball fantasy of a lifetime -
to be able to sit on the bench with all those professional athletes.
I got to take my son along because I wasn't sure I
would be able to play with them.
- Matthew Modine

Diversity on the bench is critical.
As practitioners, you need judges who 'get it!' We
need judges who understand what discrimination feels like.
We need judges who understand what inequality feels like.
We need judges who understand the subtleties of unfair
treatment and who are willing to call it out when they see it!
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

I can throw out any man alive.
- Johnny Bench

I think racial profiling is wrong.
It cannot be defended.
It's just flat wrong.
And if a matter came before me, and it could be established
that the arrest was made strictly on racial profiling,
when I was on the bench, it would be gone.
- Judge Mills Lane

For me, being a starter doesn't matter.
Of course, I'd like to be in at the end of the game,
to be a big part of the team, and to play as many minutes as I can play.
But starting and coming off the bench are two different challenges.
- Sue Wicks

I started studying music at the age of five and a half.
My older sister was taking piano lessons.
When her teacher left our apartment,
I would get up on the piano bench and start picking
out the notes that were part of my sister's lessons.
- Marvin Hamlisch

These guys were the best.
They were the best at their positions and made playing the game easier.
And at the same time it made it so much more enjoyable.
- Johnny Bench

Europe is scooters.
Europe is five young people on one bench sharing a chocolate bar.
Their idea of entertainment and fun is so much different than ours,
which is exactly why a movie about them would be funny.
- Mike Myers

They're like sleeping in a soft bed.
Easy to get into and hard to get out of.
- Johnny Bench

I respect people who feel things passionately.
I do.
But when someone is a judge, that is not what they
should bring to the bench.
It is not really passion, except in rare instances,
that serves the bench well.
It is, rather, an ability to understand the law and follow it.
- Charles Schumer

And the problem is once you get into this campaign
business and begin to have a lot of money,
then the person on the bench begins to think -
what's going to happen if I decide the case this way or that way?
- Stephen Breyer

Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time,
doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice.
I've studied the masters.
Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit
on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.
- Brian McKnight

So, yeah, I can say I always set my expectations so
high that I had a lot to live up to.
- Johnny Bench

I've been in the league 12 years.
To sit on the bench and complain about the way things were,
that doesn't get anything done.
I don't know.
I'm playing for a championship and trying to make the playoffs.
My effort has never changed.
- Chris Webber

I've seldom seen a horny player walk into a bar and
not let out exactly what he did for a living.
- Johnny Bench

We know that this man has a proven record of being
a 'strict constructionist.'
Our President has given us his word that he will interpret
the Constitution rather than make new laws from the bench.
- Rod Parsley

Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right
are bad news for the bench.
They tend to make law, not interpret law.
And that's not what any of us should want from our judges.
- Charles Schumer

You have to be the one setting your own goals,
trying to achieve those goals.
- Johnny Bench

A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse.
He's got to ride that nag till it drops.
- Johnny Bench

When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant,
it is terribly important that you look up at the bench
and feel that that person represents you and will understand you,
that that person is reflective of our community and of our society.
- Michael Bloomberg

Slumps are like a soft bed.
They're easy to get into and hard to get out of.
- Johnny Bench

My goal was to develop into an independent research
scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench,
but I felt that postgraduate residency training in
internal medicine was necessary.
- Peter Agre

It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers,
Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees
to the President with him having the authority to put
them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate.
- John Jay Hooker

Well, you know, Pudge Rodriguez, obviously is as good as it gets.
- Johnny Bench

You know, when you can play with the greatest players of that particular era,
you look forward to going to the ballpark.
I mean, you thought it was great to be there in the clubhouse.
You thought it was great to be on the field.
- Johnny Bench

Prayers were held in Assembly Hall.
We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers
sat up on the platform in armchairs,
facing us.
- Roald Dahl

Most of the hotel gym's are not adequate.
I mean you might be able to train your arms,
but you aren't going to be able to train legs,
back, or even chest if they don't have dumbbells and benches.
- Warren Cuccurullo

And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population.
I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under
the benches in Washington Square;
they thought they were back in the war.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
- Karl Barth

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings,
and deeds are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me.
They have clung to me all my life.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

It is necessary to help others,
not only in our prayers,
but in our daily lives.
If we find we cannot help others,
the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Expect to have hope rekindled.
Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last.
The spring rains will come again.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

But no nation can base its survival and development
on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters
away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
- Ibrahim Babangida

If you get down and quarell everyday,
you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.
- Bob Marley

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

God does say He will graciously entertain our prayers.
He says that if we exercise faith, and if our request
is in accordance with His will,
He will hear us.
- Walter Martin

I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers.
- Emile M. Cioran

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers,
that we may not unsay them in our practice.
- Matthew Henry

Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never
become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you.
- Doug Coupland

The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
- Ovid

Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God.
- Philip Henry

Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent,
O God.
Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting,
and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.
- Karl Rahner

If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole,
mother o' mine o mother o' mine.
- Rudyard Kipling

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing,
thy prayer will also be without ceasing.
The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
- Saint Augustine


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