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Street Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Street

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

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family,
a smile as I pass someone on the street.
- Willie Stargell

 

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things...
I play with leaves.
I skip down the street and run against the wind.
- Leo Buscaglia

I was a dog in a past life.
Really.
I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take.
Like, Hey, I know him.
- William H. Macy

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My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

In a polling conducted by the Wall Street Journal,
11 out of 12 Americans said they oppose the taking of private property,
even if it is for public economic good.
- Jim Ryun

I want people to feel the heat while they walk down
the street and they're just kickin' it.
- Missy Elliot

The best time to listen to a politician is when he's
on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he's exhausted.
Then he doesn't lie.
- Theodore White

Part of the challenge of Most Wanted is trying to become
the most notorious street racer on the pavement.
- Josie Maran

I'm not lost, they just moved my street.
- Piper Perabo

To walk across the street is a risk.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste,
judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck,
like getting across the street.
- E. B. White

I had some eyeglasses.
I was walking down the street when suddenly the prescription ran out.
- Steven Wright

I finished my studies in England, I opened my studio in London,
and the first one-man exhibit I had on Bond Street,
which was opened by the Austrian ambassador.
- Felix de Weldon

I knew the profanity used up and down my street would not go over the air...
So I trained myself to say 'Holy Cow' instead.
- Harry Caray

What I'm fighting for now in my work...
for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks,
poems I could take into a tavern, into the street,
into the halls of a housing project.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I'm in prison.
But my heart and mind is free.
Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me.
They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street.
- Suge Knight

It has an air about it of having strolled in from the
street with a few tricks up its sleeve,
and if everybody would relax, please,
it would do its best to pass the time whimsically.
- Walter Kerr

What is not in the open street is false,
derived, that is to say, literature.
- Henry Miller

Some of us are like a shovel brigade that follow a
parade down Main Street cleaning up.
- Donald T. Regan

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa
meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the
salmon sing in the street.
- W. H. Auden

It still hasn't sunk in that I'm going to be in Coronation Street.
Everything about the role is brilliant and I'm working with some great people.
- Richard Fleeshman

Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing -
actually more real,
no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than
we did Renaissance Festivals.
- Penn Jillette

Him, who incessantly laughs in the street,
you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Some people ask me, Do they put aging makeup on you?
It's just this very nice street makeup.
- Frances Conroy

If you see somebody running down the street naked every single day,
you stop looking up.
- Stevie Nicks

You see someone on the street, and essentially what
you notice about them is the flaw.
- Diane Arbus

I think life without Coronation Street would be unthinkable.
It's part of all our lives.
- Michael Parkinson

Getting a degree, being on Sesame Street...
those were like real accomplishments to me.
- Chaka Khan

They planned this fair to bring business to Chicago,
into the Loop.
But you could have fired a cannon down state street and hit nobody,
because everybody was out at the fair.
- Sally Rand

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

I'm a just a mom when I walk down the street.
- Alice Barrett

Ideally the world would look like Davos,
where there's more security than we can even see on the street.
- Bill Owens

I think people are entitled to march without a permit.
When you have a few hundred thousand people on the
street you have permission.
- Tom Hayden

You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater.
You sit down.
The lights go down and the curtain goes up.
And you're in another world.
- Robert Caro

It always amazes me to think that every house on every
street is full of so many stories;
so many triumphs and tragedies,
and all we see are yards and driveways.
- Glenn Close

I can't walk down the street with my head up.
I'm not a hat wearer, but now I'm a hat wearer.
- Randy Harrison

I've never been out with any of the cast of Coronation Street.
We're all very close friends so it's very much a professional attitude.
- Richard Fleeshman

I think I'd like to contribute to society in some way.
I don't know what that might be.
Right now, I just sort of give bums money on the street.
- Isabelle Kuprin

If you want to get an education in how to get a story and how to survive,
then get a street reporter job in New York City.
- John Tesh

I think everyday people on the street who have never
been affiliated with the tea party movement are alarmed
with the spending and the debt that we have.
- Kristi Noem

A man in the house is worth two in the street.
- Mae West

People were actually approaching me on the street and
thinking that I was an athlete.
They couldn't quite place it, but a runner,
or swimmer or something.
- Kristanna Loken

In the beginning Remo is a very New York street cop
who changes and is changed as he moves along.
- Fred Ward

A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
- Laurence J. Peter

It was supposed to be in the second street project for Main Street.
But who knows? Maybe it will be built one of these days.
We never throw away any idea.
- John Hench

Every city in the world always has a gang,
a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.
- Jimi Hendrix

I used to be a street singer in San Francisco.
- Gedde Watanabe

We were only allowed to watch Sesame Street and Mr.
Rogers and 3-2-1 Contact!
- Rachael Leigh Cook

Imminent GM bankruptcy was always fiction,
created by Wall Street and the media.
- Robert Lutz

I will always dance in the street.
- Martha Reeves

One of the points in which I was especially interested
was the Jim Crow regulations,
that is, the system of separation of the races in street
cars and railroad trains.
- Ray Stannard Baker

Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything.
- Benjamin Graham

I went to the Paradise Restaurant on 49th Street and
Broadway which was where they were playing,
and I sat in.
- Ray Conniff

I think people need housing.
And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there.
If you want to call them squatters, trespassers,
hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
- Al Lewis

But even now, when people see me in the street,
they point upwards to the sky.
- Barry Gibb

I believe Wall Street needs serious ongoing regulation.
- Andrew Cuomo

Traffic is about drugs.
As detailed a portrait as I can muster about what is
happening in the drug world,
from top to bottom, from policy to how things move on the street.
- Steven Soderbergh

If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the
corner after the parade is a mile down the street.
- Ben Nicholas

Events at home, at work, in the street -
these are the bases for a story.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I live on a one-way street that's also a dead end.
I'm not sure how I got there.
- Steven Wright

In Full Frontal and K Street, I learned to take advantage
of the mobility that digital provides.
- Steven Soderbergh

A mathematical theory is not to be considered complete
until you have made it so clear that you can explain
it to the first man whom you meet on the street.
- David Hilbert

Livable neighborhoods with a vibrant street life will
stimulate our economic life as well.
- Gavin Newsom

I have lost friends, some by death ...
others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf

Murdoch paid too much for the Wall Street Journal even
when he didn't have any competition.
- Sumner Redstone

By the time you're 30 years old, you can be on a nowhere street,
if you're not careful.
- Gerry Cooney

The skyscraper establishes the block,
the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.
- Roland Barthes


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