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Mending Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Mending

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

Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike -
for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head,
and sadly need mending.
- Herman Melville

Man is born broken.
He lives by mending.
The grace of God is glue.
- Eugene O'Neill

It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered
her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles,
smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose
before her took on a sheen,
like perfect caramel.
- David Leavitt

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
- Jewel

 

I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?
- Clara Barton

I wish thy lot, now bad, still worse,
my friend, for when at worst, they say,
things always mend.
- John Owen

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
- Catherine II

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You can only mend the vase so many times before you have to chuck it away.
- Christine McVie

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher;
but he who goes from country to country,
guided by the blind impulse of curiosity,
is a vagabond.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I've just taught thousands of people over the radio
in the USA how to mend broken watches and broken house appliances.
I am a catalyst or trigger to access these powers.
- Uri Geller

God never made His work for man to mend.
- John Dryden

A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

If we cannot by reason, by influence,
by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice,
mend the bad places of civilization,
we certainly cannot do it by force.
- Auberon Herbert

True godliness does not turn men out of the world,
but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.
- William Penn

If things are going untowardly one month,
they are sure to mend the next.
- Jane Austen

When things come to the worse, they generally mend.
- Susanna Moodie

We need to take steps to strengthen and mend Social
Security so that its promise of a secure retirement
is just as real for seniors in the future as it is today.
- Herb Kohl

The disposition of all power is to abuses,
nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.
- James F. Cooper

The spirit of man can endure only so much and when
it is broken only a miracle can mend it.
- John Burroughs

Many people and governments share the mistaken belief that science,
with new, ingenious devices and techniques,
can rescue us from the troubles we face without our
having to mend our ways and change our patterns of activity.
This is not so.
- Henry W. Kendall

I don't care if you are religious or not and I think
the message is that at the end of the day,
everybody has to mature and everybody has to heal and mend their own injuries,
emotional injuries, on their own pace.
- Boris Kodjoe

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments
and glue them together again and tell myself that the
mended whole was as good as new.
What is broken is broken - and I'd rather remember
it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken
places as long as I lived.
- Margaret Mitchell

Society mends its wounds.
And that's invariably true in all the tragedies,
in the comedies as well.
And certainly in the histories.
- Charlton Heston

Mix one part Denzel Washington and two parts Eva Mendes
and you have a nice hot cocktail.
- Dean Cain

I like throwing snowballs at small children.
- Sam Mendes

Now I'm back home, living in London,
running my theater.
I just want to enjoy all that.
- Sam Mendes

For me, certain shots or scenes are keys in the movie.
- Sam Mendes

If you lived through the shooting of Jaws,
you can live through anything.
- Sam Mendes

Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles.
I think if you're there the whole time it just gets
out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality.
- Sam Mendes

You've got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie's good enough,
it's going to survive; and if it's not,
well, it won't.
- Sam Mendes

All I know is that I operate by going out to each of
them and trying to learn the territory in which they operate.
My language to each of them has to suit their brain.
- Sam Mendes

You freeze with the number of opportunities given to
you and just decide to do nothing at all.
- Sam Mendes

The characters are trapped within the lifestyle.
It's about what goes on before the movie starts.
- Sam Mendes

When I drive through a field, I want to see green grass sometimes,
and I don't want to see black and white.
- Sam Mendes

One movie is only one movie.
I want to have a lifetime of making films.
- Sam Mendes

The movies that influenced me were movies that told
their stories through pictures more than words.
- Sam Mendes

Kevin and Annette...
I wanted them to do it together.
They clearly wanted to work with each other.
- Sam Mendes

As a first-time director in America,
I feel I've been very fortunate.
- Sam Mendes

I'm certainly getting a lot more mail...
that's basically it.
- Sam Mendes

You're in the lap of the gods.
If people go, they go, and if they don't.
- Sam Mendes

I feel I'll take on the responsibility of showing the
world a whole different kind of Latin woman.
- Eva Mendes

I don't think of it as a competition -
which might surprise you,
given the way movies are reported constantly.
- Sam Mendes

I wanted to keep exploring...
I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which
I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film.
- Sam Mendes

I think movies are a director's medium in the end.
Theater is the actor's medium.
Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding.
I believe in great live performance.
- Sam Mendes

Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them.
They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
- Sam Mendes

I think with Blair Witch and The Sixth Sense,
people are much more open to something that is different.
- Sam Mendes

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large
numbers to black-and-white movies anymore -
which is a great shame,
but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
- Sam Mendes

I still can't quite believe it.
Although there was something about the fact that it was a first-time writer,
a first-time producer, and a first-time director all at the same time.
- Sam Mendes

You think about taking audiences on a journey.
- Sam Mendes

You just never know when movies are going to take off or not.
The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money,
and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me.
- Sam Mendes

I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors,
on small movies and big movies.
- Sam Mendes

I don't think good and evil are polarized.
- Sam Mendes

You've got to work.
You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes,
rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.
- Sam Mendes

I deliberately, in a way, went for something that was
a huge challenge and was a big period film.
I was excited about the canvas on which I could tell
the story as much as the story itself.
- Sam Mendes

It took me a long time to film the plastic bag,
and then I had to get the cut of the scene right.
But if you find it as beautiful as the character does,
then suddenly it becomes a different movie,
and so did he as a character.
- Sam Mendes

There's one thing better than having a great actor,
and that's having a great actor who's never done this
kind of role before and is hungry to do it.
They're testing themselves every day.
They want to get out of their trailer and get to work.
- Sam Mendes

One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people
feel they know who he is...
I think working with an actor who the audience already
has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this.
- Sam Mendes

It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do.
But there's one thing better than having a great actor,
which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do.
He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself.
- Sam Mendes

This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next,
and I'm rather enjoying it.
Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt,
but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom.
- Sam Mendes

I've been with the same person for a very long time
but I'm just non-conventional in that way.
I don't think people need to be married.
I think a lot of people need that piece of paper,
but I don't think everybody needs that to feel secure.
- Eva Mendes

There's good and bad in everybody.
I wasn't looking for the good, or looking for the bad.
This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago,
and he's learned to live with it.
He's tried to protect his family from it.
- Sam Mendes

Actors get pigeonholed very quickly,
particularly movie actors.
In the theater, one is more used to casting people
against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.
- Sam Mendes

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended
by the observations of those who were much inferior
in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
- Edmund Burke

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry,
easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot
be mended and patient when there be no redress.
- Elizabeth Montagu

Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him,
cutting through the sleeve and passing through his
chest from shoulder to shoulder.
There was no more to be done for him and I left him to his rest.
I have never mended that hole in my sleeve.
- Clara Barton

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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