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Gear Quotes


"Mouth in gear, brain stuck in neutral." - Devon Monk

"Fear is faith in reverse gear." - Napoleon Hill

"This is a hard job. Change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, murder. That's a lot of effort in a day." - Jeremy Clarkson

"I have limited interests. I really like all sorts of gear. Guitar gear. Recording gear. Stuff like that. I like music, you know." - J Mascis

"Don't spend money on gear. Spend it on plane tickets." - Audrey Sutherland

"I am not a fan of having too much gear." - Roger Deakins

"Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings." - Charles Douglas Jackson

"Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear." - Anonymous

"You didn't wake up, your dreams just changed gear." - Ben Elton

"Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings." - C.D. Jackson

"I have one speed, I have one gear: go!" - Charlie Sheen

"I always say, 'This will be my last 'Metal Gear.'" - Hideo Kojima

"He lives with his creativity in high gear." - John Travolta

"Savages...are by nature rash. They have no middle gear. The middle gear of any man is self-discipline." - John Le Carre

"It usually helps me write by reading - somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear." - Steven Wright

"The gear you can't afford is not the barrier keeping you from success. Gear has very little to do with photography." - Chase Jarvis

"I'm a gear head. I love gear. If I have the choice, of course I'd rather use a great microphone, a Neumann microphone and a vintage Neve board." - Butch Vig

"Sometimes the best gear for a climb is a good excuse." - John Sherman

"Money spent on good-quality gear is always money well spent" - Tahir Shah

"Gear is money, and if there's one thing we know about Hollywood, it's that money talks." - Elle Schneider

"It wasn't aliens that first made us gear up for war; it was our fellow humans." - Rick Yancey

"Power dressing is combat gear for the trip to the top." - Valerie Steele

"The fools that came in here brought their beach gear to a cave...go figure." - Joe Teti

"Patience is idling your motor when you feel like stripping a gear." - Bill Gothard

"Getting an award on Top Gear is better than getting a Grammy." - Jay Kay

"You can't start motoring up life's road until you get your buns in gear." - Gene Simmons

"Rico Gear. What a great-sounding name. He sounds like a drug dealer from Brazil." - Murray Mexted

"Music is my juice. I like building gear and making records." - Matt Snell

"You don't necessarily need expensive gear or giant budgets to reach an audience." - Tony Visconti

"The whirling gears of progress have put the gear makers out of work." - Brian Hayes

"Head gear, plus acne equals...table for one in the cafeteria." - Zach Galifianakis

"Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear." - William Shakespeare

"Stepping up a gear during any race is not an easy thing to do." - Michael East

"The man that's out to do something has to keep in high gear all the time." - Douglas Fairbanks

"I just love music gear, I'm a total geek all around." - Hunter Hayes

"With better gear, firefighters no longer surround and drown a fire - they go in." - Bill Dedman

"My boss told me to get my butt in gear. I told him I was shiftless." - Jay London

"I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear." - Tony Blair

"My biggest failure is 'Metal Gear.' It's my biggest failure and my biggest success." - Hideo Kojima

"Before you're a mom you don't know what gear is going to be relevant." - Emily Procter

"I had always realized it was desirable to gear down the jet." - Frank Whittle

"I've been buying instruments and musical gear for a long time." - Jeff Tweedy

"I would love to be on 'Top Gear' as a star in a reasonably priced car." - Sandra Bullock

"Have you ever noticed how people who wear camouflage gear really stand out in a crowd?" - Peter Thomas

"Winning requires reaching inside of yourself for that extra gear to accelerate challenges." - Orrin Woodward

"I was not using the gears I usually do for time trials - it was either hard [gear] to pedal, or really low [gear] to pedal; [that] was something special of today." - Fabian Cancellara

"I think the whole obsession with old gear is completely overblown. You don't need old-fashioned gear to make a great-sounding record. You don't even need [analog] tape." - Tony Visconti

"I can't say that electronic gear is restrictive. I think it is a challenge to play with electronic gear, and I regularly [perform] concerts with guys who are processing sound." - Volker Bertelmann

"I witnessed the gruesome workings of the machinery of death; gear meshed with gear, like clockwork. It was the biggest and most enormous dance of death of all times." - Adolf Eichmann

"I am tremendously excited to introduce a unique 'Metal Gear Solid' experience to a new audience of gamers as well as collaborate with my mentor in game design, Mr. Miyamoto, on 'Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes' for Nintendo GameCube." - Hideo Kojima

"I don't like necessarily that people think 'Metal Gear' defines me. I love 'Metal Gear,' don't get me wrong. But as a creator, I really want to work on other projects, including new games." - Hideo Kojima

"I am fairly concise when I work and I work quickly because I think work is done better in a high gear than done our in a gear when everyone's exhausted. Get focused, do it!" - Twyla Tharp

"I've got to play better and contribute more". You've got to find another gear and come up with big games." - Sean Burke

"Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul. You've got to run like an antelope, out of control." - Trey Anastasio

"Be the kind of person that sees an obstacle as a Mountain, and throws on their hiking gear" - Casar Jacobson

"There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going." - C. C. Phelps

"You know, the other day I gave all of my old Angels gear to Goodwill...and Goodwill gave it back." - Chili Davis

"I was banging seven-gram rocks, because that's how I roll. I have one speed, I have one gear: Go." - Charlie Sheen

"The Greeks could be a crushing bore. I recommend dressing everyone in combat fatigues or S&M gear." - Sophocles

"It turns out dentists don't like it very much when you show up for a cleaning in full vampire gear." - Demetri Martin

"I was banging seven-gram rocks, because that's how I roll. I have one speed, I have one gear: Go." - Charlie Sheen

"My favorite piece of tech gear is my SRM power meter. It's the most accurate power meter on the market." - Timothy O'Donnell

"A weird thing happens when you're taken out of your normal clothing and put into USA gear." - Shaun White

"My favorite was going as a boxer when I was 9 years old and wearing my dad's boxing gear." - John Molina, Jr.

"God I hear you giving me an earfull but I'm gonna cruise in 5th gear until I'm near you." - Joe Budden

"I just use Logic, so I need to get more keyboards and gear. I need to get my Korg." - Ryan Hemsworth

"Absolute atheism starts in an act of faith in reverse gear and is a full-blown religious commitment." - Jacques Maritain

"The best indication is that I still love to ski on most anything, from skating gear to heavy metal." - Paul Parker

"Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul, you've got to run like an antelope out of control!" - Trey Anastasio

"I'm incredibly nostalgic for the '80s, because I think that's when Geek Culture really kicked in to high gear." - Ernest Cline

"Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?" - Jack London

"Let's gear our advertising to sell goods, but let's recognize also that advertising has a broad social responsibility." - Leo Burnett

"I always say this will be my last Metal Gear, but the games in the series that I've personally designed and produced-Metal Gear on MSX, MG2, MGS1, 2, 3, 4, Peace Walker and now MGSV-are what constitute a single Metal Gear Saga. With MGSV, I'm finally closing the loop on that saga." - Hideo Kojima

"A fact was the hard outer cover of meaning, and meaning was the soft living stuff inside a fact. Fact and meaning were the driving cogs of living. If the gear of fact drove the gear of meaning, then they revolved in opposite directions, but put the gear of fantasy between the two and they both revolved in the same direction. Fantasy was and is important; it leads to heaven knows where, but follow it and see. Sometimes it pays off." - Fynn

"This is a great opportunity for gear heads to celebrate the holiday, show off their hot rods and visit the aquarium." - Dick Miller

"Gear is the least important part of the equation. Having a vision and being able to articulate an idea visually are much more important." - Paul Nicklen

"I never thought meeting you would be this boring. I thought we'd put our Italian emotion into gear and scream the place down. I never expected indifference." - Melina Marchetta

"I cannot teach - if I teach as teaching should be I become so exhausted I nearly die, I seem to have no middle gear." - James Tiptree Jr.

"You can always add something to a bike, but you come to a point where you ca' take anything away and that's a fixed gear bike" - Graeme Obree

"Fascism rewarded jackasses in uniform. Democracy gives priviliges to those in sports' gear. In Italy, political regimes come to pass. The jackasses remain. Triumphant." - Indro Montanelli

"This may sound pretentious, but I don't like being thought of as 'the Metal Gear guy.' There's a lot more I can do." - Hideo Kojima

"Slaves do not always welcome their deliverers. They become accustomed to being slaves. They would rather gear those ills they have" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"No, it will never have enough power until I can spin the wheels at the end of the straightaway in high gear. Too much power is never enough...." - Mark Donohue

"I checked my gear, my pockets, my shoelaces, and realized that I had crossed the line between making sure I was ready and trying to postpone the inevitable." - Jim Butcher

"Dude! said a party pony as he unloaded his gear. Did you see that bear guy? He was all like: 'Whoa, I have an arrow in my mouth!" - Rick Riordan

"Hooking on scuba gear and blindly diving into zombie-infested water is a wonderful way to mix the two childhood terrors of being eaten and drowning." - Max Brooks

"You don't always need the absolute latest gear. Find your piece(s) of equipment and let time evolve your ideas with that setup." - Richie Hawtin

"I respect Shigeru Miyamoto, so there will be a lot of mushrooms in Metal Gear Solid 3. But you cannot eat turtles." - Hideo Kojima

"You can always add something to a bike, but you come to a point where you can't take anything away and that's a fixed gear bike" - Graeme Obree

"Nobody is born with a steering wheel or a gear shift in his hand. It's something you choose to do or you don't." - Mario Andretti

"When you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9,000 rpm, that's bad." - Robert Duvall

"We're far from having too much definition of too much horsepower is when all four wheels are spinning in every gear." - Mark Donohue

"I think Smalltalk is inappropriate for serious industrial developments. After all, run time is a little late to find out whether you have a landing gear." - Bertrand Meyer

"I'm a studio guy. That's really what I love the most. I'm so fascinated with audio gear and recording techniques and whatnot, it's pretty mesmerizing." - Adam Young

"My work throughout my life is always representative of the time we live in. It's all about keeping it in order and keeping it in gear." - Chuck D

"I learn so much from writing with other musicians, asking questions about their playing style and gear, and hanging out, too." - Lisa Loeb

"I get more excited about like, "How nice is the piano?" or "How does the room sound?" I don't really see the gear so much anymore." - Jonathan Meiburg

"My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it." - Koos Brandt

"I'm not allowed to wear my street clothes on TV because Vince McMahon says I don't look like CM Punk when I'm not in my gear." - CM Punk

"You can always add something to a bike, but you come to a point where you can't take anything away and that's a fixed gear bike" - Graeme Obree

"My onstage persona really is a persona, you know, and really the moment I step onstage, it kind of kicks into gear." - Karen O

"Truth be told, I'm much more comfortable in a pair of hiking boots or with a rack of climbing gear than in front of a laptop." - Mark Udall

"My mantra is: put your brain into gear and if you can add to what's on the screen then do it, otherwise shut up." - Richie Benaud

"I think people who watch 'Top Gear' think they're the only ones watching it, which I quite like, because it can hopefully last for a long time." - Jeremy Clarkson

"So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting - and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!" - Nigel Dennis

"The direction for my music is heaven, of course. We gear all things to the realm of heaven - which is the mind, the organized mind." - Richie Havens

"I was a workaholic. I never stopped. I lived in fifth gear. I bought cars. I invested in stocks. I made more money than I had ever imagined." - Mitch Albom

"'Top Gear' changed people's perceptions of me. I've had much more positive responses from my TV appearances than written articles. And I have the weirdest voice." - James Blunt

"When I finished the trilogy of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies, I had a gear shift and thought, 'I need to take a moment to smell the roses.'" - Orlando Bloom

"I have actually found myself buying up more and more old analogue gear. I have this strange obsession with old drum machines." - Moby

"I'm not really gadget oriented. I'm not into technology or computers. I'm not good at interfacing with that sort of gear." - Nicolas Cage

"To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up." - Ralph Bunche

"I'm very into the military and police stuff. Gear and technical gear is something that's changing every day and every day you're trying to be on the cutting edge and improve your stuff more and more because your life depends on it. And so, the guns and the gears are changing constantly." - Steven Seagal

"I always like to think that I make movies that are like Nirvana songs. They have a slow verse and then they pop into high gear and then they go back into slow and then they pop into high gear again." - James Gunn

"I started getting back into buying old analog gear while we were recording. Lots of old drum machines and synths. It wasn't a conscious thing. I didn't consider myself a collector, but boxes of vintage gear would turn up virtually every day." - Martin Gore

"I wanted to go back to Sun. Unfortunately, most of the gear is gone from Sun. The way I take it now, it's almost like a tourist destination. So, it would have been pretty difficult to have brought all the gear into Sun to make it like it was in the '50's." - Brian Setzer

"If you get frustrated and unhappy with yourself, then there is going to be a problem. You have to laugh at yourself and laugh at your mechanism that is out of gear." - Nirmala Srivastava

"When you look at all of the great players who ever played the game, they all had that other gear that they could go to, and it makes a world of difference." - Tiger Woods

"All the ingenuity, all the high-tech gear, all the jury-rigging sometimes the sea would rip it all away until there was only you, the Creator, and His mercy." - Abby Sunderland

"All I know about what people think of my gear is what a couple of my friends tell me, and one of them always wants to borrow money, so I'm not sure how reliable he is." - Banksy

"I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain; I'm determined to make it the greatest game I've directed to date. Don't miss it!" - Hideo Kojima

"If you want to go foraging into the wilds of Canada without proper gear, you deserve what you get, even if that happens to include being attacked by an undead moose." - Mira Grant

"something inside me clicked, like an engine shifting into higher gear. My thinking suddenly became faster and clearer. The anger and fear didn't go away, but I realized they weren't important. They weren't going to help me..." - Rick Riordan

"We disparage reason. But all the time it's what we're most concerned with. There's will as motor and there's will as brakes. Reason is, I suppose, the steering gear." - Robert Frost

"Sometimes I think no matter how one is born, no matter how one acts, there is something out of gear with one somewhere, and that must be changed. Life at its best is a grand corrective." - Jessie Redmon Fauset

"We've seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there's an occupying force as opposed to a force that's part of the community that's protecting them and serving them." - Barack Obama

"You just have to have the right gear and a few people to put you in motion with a good aesthetic and the film will take care of itself." - Andrew Wight

"Common man has at long last got himself so far out of gear with nature and his environment that he is beginning to see the shape of extinction, whether he recognizes it as such or not." - Philip Wylie

"Listen up," I said urgently. "It's time to round up your gear. I'm gonna check in with Patrick, and then we're getting the flock out of here." Ha-ha." - James Patterson

"It adds up, but I deem it all necessary, even the camera gear. I enjoy photographing the otherworldly colors and shapes presented in the convoluted depths of slot canyons and the prehistoric artwork preserved in their alcoves." - Aron Ralston

"I just think it's rather odd that a nation that prides itself on its virility should feel compelled to strap on forty pounds of protective gear just in order to play rugby." - Rupert Giles

"I live for now, not for what happens after I die. I'm going to hell, not heaven. The devil has all the good gear. What's God got? The Inspiral Carpets and nuns." - Liam Gallagher

"Listen up," I said urgently. "It's time to round up your gear. I'm gonna check in with Patrick, and then we"re getting the flock out of here." Ha-ha." - James Patterson

"The real drag is trying to fly from country to country, day of show, with all your gear. You get hassled all the time. It's hard trying to keep it together." - Andrew Bird

"Once we tune in to what we feel in our heart and Spirit, our intuition kicks into gear and starts to communicate with us in so many delightful ways." - Sonia Choquette

"It's wonderful for the players. It's a huge challenge and a huge responsibility for us to get our act together, get our butts in gear. Phil isn't going to bail us out because of our mental lapses." - Kobe Bryant

"There is something out of gear about graded schools and all that. Memory is developed at the expense of what in general we are pleased to call thought and character." - Sarah Orne Jewett

"When I drank, the part that felt dangerous and needy grew bright and strong and real. The part that coveted love kicked into gear. The yes grew louder than the no." - Caroline Knapp

"This is just the happiest car in the world! I shall call it Oliver! Not that wed ever name a car on Top Gear. I wish I hadnt said that." - Richard Hammond

"It wasn't a gun wound. I just fell. (Zarek) No offense, but you'd have to fall of Mount Everest to have those kinds of wounds. (Astrid) Yeah, maybe next time I'll remember to take my climbing gear with me. (Zarek)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The year was 1996, Guy Mariano and I had no clothing sponsors, and at that point in our lives we had purchased enough Polo, Hilfiger and Nautica gear to think, hey, maybe we should start a clothing company." - Eric Koston

"Formula One is a mind game, no question. You have to think so hard sometimes smoke comes out your ears! And if you don't keep your head in gear the car will overtake you" - Mika Hakkinen

"I never considered myself a cowboy, because I wasn`t. But I guess when I got into cowboy gear I looked enough like one to convince people that I was." - Clint Eastwood

"I love just going out; long drives, the ocean, my kids, new music, new gear, new plug-ins, coffee, and donuts at four in the morning. Even just waking up and writing." - John Feldmann

"I think participating in GISHWHES is a crash course in facing our fears: people go to crowded shopping malls wearing scuba gear, order from a fast food restaurant in Shakespearean verse or jump out of airplanes among many other tasks." - Misha Collins

"The technical aspects of doing motion capture and actually, you know, capturing the motion, is very different. It's an interesting learning curve to be part of because you have so much gear on you." - Noel Fisher

"I didn't understand how to get a practice space or buy gear - I never thought I could do any of that - let alone get in front of people and play the songs." - Kevin Morby

"[Ryan Reynolds] is my favorite [ on Top Gear] - I think he's the most hilarious actor who just has not been able to catch a break in terms of being known as the most hilarious actor." - Doug Benson

"If we repeal Obamacare, it's the Wild West, and then you're gonna see the traditional manner and behavior of Washington kick into gear and start trying to craft something." - Rush Limbaugh

"When a friend puts out a new album and it's really great, it makes you want to do something that great and it makes you get yourself in gear. It's healthy competition that helps make some great music." - Matt Wertz



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