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Handy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Handy

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

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Cute Whimsey

I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake,
which I also keep handy.
- W. C. Fields

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy,
but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is,
in the realm of symphonic pops.
- Doc Severinsen

I would love to have a photographic memory.
It would come in handy with the rants I'm given on Scrubs...
often on short notice!
- John C. McGinley

 

My father was very much a handy person round the house,
and I learnt a lot of carpentry from him.
- John Henry Carver

I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake,
which I also keep handy.
- W. C. Fields

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals -
they always come in handy.
- Stanislaw Lec

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An outsider's point of view is always handy.
- Pat Oliphant

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy
man with a sense of humus.
- E. B. White

Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting,
I didn't realize most all of the skills I was exposed
to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.
- Douglas Wilson

But despite the universality of URLs,
we often forget that they're not just a handy way to
address network resources.
They're also valuable communication tools.
- Jesse James Garrett

I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout.
I didn't know it at the time, but what really came
out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community.
It has come in handy in my career in government.
- Lloyd Bentsen

Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love.
All the world seemed bright and changed.
- William Christopher Handy

I knew the whistle of each of the river boats on the Tennessee.
- William Christopher Handy

My big ears indicated a talent for music.
This thrilled me.
- William Christopher Handy

You've got to appreciate the things that come from
the art of the Negro and from the heart of the man farthest down.
- William Christopher Handy

Life is something like a trumpet.
If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out.
- William Christopher Handy

With a guitar I would be able to express the things I felt in sounds.
- William Christopher Handy

Saving was slow and painful.
- William Christopher Handy

The blues - the sound of a sinner on revival day.
- William Christopher Handy

Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author's soul.
If that upheaval is not present then it must come from
the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.
- Robert Benchley

I think America concedes that true American music has sprung from the Negro.
- William Christopher Handy

Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it,
you don't get anything out of it.
- William Christopher Handy

Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate,
I could visualize the notes in scale,
all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.
- William Christopher Handy

Instead of a national curriculum for education,
what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child.
- Charles Handy

Nature was my kindergarten.
- William Christopher Handy

The companies that survive longest are the one's that
work out what they uniquely can give to the world not
just growth or money but their excellence,
their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy.
Some call those things a soul.
- Charles Handy

The name of my ailment was longing, and it was not
cured till I finally went to the department store and
counted out the money in small coins before the dismayed clerk.
When I came to the house, I held up the instrument
before the eyes of the astonished household.
- William Christopher Handy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

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

Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
- John Ray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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