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Hand Me Downs Quotes


"I'm still wearing Target and hand-me-downs." - Kat Dennings

"I used to wear my brothers' hand-me-downs, which were all too big on me." - Liam Hemsworth

"If I'm going to try and find something, I stick to the flea markets, or I pull hand-me-downs from my family because I like pieces to have stories." - Troian Bellisario

"I spent my childhood clad in 1970s hand-me-downs, primarily from male cousins, which mainly consisted of a selection of beige, brown and orange dungarees. That, combined with a perfectly round pudding-bowl haircut, made me look, on a good day, like a cross between Ann Widdecombe, one of the Flower Pot Men, and a monk." - Miranda Hart

"I was convinced in middle school that I invented tight-rolling your pants, because I would get hand-me-downs from my brothers, and of course they were bell-bottoms from the '70s. So I would fold and fold over the bells. I like to think I started the trend. But I didn't." - Patrick Wilson

"God gave me you for the ups and downs and days of doubts." - Blake Shelton

"The South Downs of England reminded me a bit of my Old Virginia homeland." - Billy Campbell

"As a kid, I was always into clothes, but I didn't have the money to buy them. When I'd get my brothers' hand-me-downs, there was an energy in me that made me say, "I want to get my own things, to make my own statement." Somewhere along the line, that energy - coupled with my exposure, through movies, to a world I hadn't known - turned into something." - Ralph Lauren

"It never occurred to him that now he was looking at his master, at the one person in all the world who held his fate right between her palms - me, in patched hand-me-downs and untrimmed hair and idiot smile - and that my hatred for him is pure and black and unforgiving. And that I don't believe in God, but if I did, if I did, it would be the God of Moses, angry and demanding and OUT FOR REVENGE..." - Elizabeth Wein

"I've been through a lot in life, and had some ups and downs. It's what's led me to this day." - Russell Wilson

"I've had 60 years of ups and downs, and all of the downs that I've had, I'm happy that I've had them because it's taught me to appreciate all the ups." - Patti Labelle

"When I die, they might as well bury me at the finish line at Churchill Downs so they can run over me one more time." - Rick Majerus

"When we begin to love and respect Great Mother Nature's gift to us of gayness, we'll discover that the bondage of our childhood and adolescence in the trials and tribulations of neitherness was actually an apprenticeship for teaching her children new cutting edges of consciousness and social change. In stunning paradox, our neitherness is our talisman, our fairie wand, our gift we bring to the hetero world to....transform their pain into healings; ...transform their tears to laughter: ...transform their hand-me-downs to visions of loveliness." - Harry Hay

"[...]if you talk any more flummery to me, Frederica, I shall give you one of my-er-icy set-downs!"(Alverstoke)" - Georgette Heyer

"I've had my ups and downs. My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That's what made me what I am today." - Jean-Claude Van Damme

"The ups and downs, the problems and stress, along with all the happiness, have given me optimism and hope because I am living proof of survival." - Elizabeth Taylor

"It would be ridiculous for me to say I am unlucky, but, like any other family and any other girl, I've had my ups and downs." - Poppy Delevingne

"Fans made me. The fans gave me a chance, and they made me. Beyond that, my career has been trials and tribulations and ups and downs, so I have to have true fans riding with me." - Puff Daddy

"Fans made me. The fans gave me a chance, and they made me. Beyond that, my career has been trials and tribulations and ups and downs, so I have to have true fans riding with me." - Sean Combs

"I think it affected me physically and emotionally, yes. I did have my ups and downs, but I actually had more ups and downs after the shots were finished and she was pregnant because of the reality of being pregnant with twins." - Cheryl Tiegs

"That's human nature - the ups and downs." - Jami Gertz

"I can handle ups and downs." - James Rosenquist

"I had someone very close to me say to me that hopefully I'll have many more ups and downs, not in just my career but in life. If you don't have that, you're not taking enough risks." - Taylor Kitsch

"I had someone very close to me say to me that hopefully I"ll have many more ups and downs, not in just my career but in life. If you do' have that, you're not taking enough risks." - Taylor Kitsch

"Take my hand when you are worried Take my hand when you're alone Take my hand and let me guide you Take my hand to lead you home." - Ben Harper

"Politics and music don't necessarily go hand in hand. They just do for me..." - Steve Earle

"Singing and playing have always gone hand-in-hand with me. I love 'em both equally." - Phil Anselmo

"For me, being in front of the camera and training go hand in hand." - Kiana Tom

"I didn't just jump back on the bike and win. There were a lot of ups and downs, good results and bad results, but this time I didn't let the lows get to me." - Lance Armstrong

"Its fun for me to go on other folks talk shows. When youve endured the ups and downs and tensions and pitfalls of hosting, being a guest is a piece of angel food." - Dick Cavett

"My friends have stood by me marvelously in the ups and downs of my career. I don't believe there is anything more worthwhile in life than friendship. Friendship is a far better thing than love, as it is commonly accepted." - William Powell

"From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all the fans of Boston. I love those guys, they have been there for me in the ups and downs." - Manny Ramirez

"It confirms for me that we did something on Days that meant something. We had our ups and downs, but Missy and I and some of the other actors, created something that was really memorable." - Matthew Ashford

"It's fun for me to go on other folks' talk shows. When you've endured the ups and downs and tensions and pitfalls of hosting, being a guest is a piece of angel food." - Dick Cavett

"In all my career, in my ups and downs, I've never had a beauty campaign. This was meaningful that at almost 41 years old, I could be getting my first beauty campaign. It made me feel really great." - Teri Hatcher

"I'd gone through the ups and downs and curveballs that life throws at you. I found writing to be very therapeutic and it helped me with a lot of the stuff I was going through." - Jill Hennessy

"I know how hard it is to send two kids to college when you ain't got nothing. I know people may not think of me in that way, but this business gives you ups and downs." - Gladys Knight

"I remember times of anxiety, ups and downs, and times of unexpected windfalls. But my parents loved what they did. And because their work was also their hobby, it taught me that work could be fulfilling." - Rosamund Pike

"My hands are full when you give me your hand." - Edmond Jabes

"Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue." - Giuseppe Garibaldi

"Come my little one, and give me your hand." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Hand me down the shark repellent Bat-Spray!" - Adam West

"Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue." - Cesare Pavese

"What family doesn't have its ups and downs?" - Eleanor of Aquitaine

"Preparing for the ups and downs of life." - Robert D. Hales

"Don't let ups and downs leave you down and out." - Harvey Mackay

"In any profession, there are always ups and downs." - Sachin Tendulkar

"Mile high club, it's got its ups and downs." - Adam Ant

"There'll be ups and downs, smiles and frowns." - Snoop Dogg

"You have to do well on third downs." - Joe Buck

"I go through ups and downs just like everyone does." - Taylor Momsen

"All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd." - John Gay

"You're going to see ups and downs your whole career." - Tony Parker

"It's been a year of many more downs than ups." - Kim Clijsters

"I've had my ups and downs in my private life." - Novak Djokovic

"I'm just like anybody. I have my ups and downs." - Bjork

"You know, I've had my ups and downs." - Brett Favre

"I've had the big ups and the big downs." - Juice Newton

"Once you find someone to share your ups and downs, downs are almost as good as ups." - Robert Breault

"There were some ups and downs. But it is about how you overcome those ups and downs." - David Wilkerson

"Once you find someone to share your ups and downs, downs are almost as good as ups." - Robert Brault

"I had an amazing childhood and always loved to sing and dance, but there were moments where I had ups and downs with my health that often tested me as it does many people. I've never hidden the fact that my health was sometimes not on my side, but I've never let it define me or deter me from my dreams." - Jessie J

"For me they go hand in hand. When I travel it makes me want to write, when I read it makes me want to travel." - William Dalrymple

"If you know me so well, tell me which hand that I use." - Tori Amos

"O, give me thy hand, One writ with me in sour misfortnue's book!" - William Shakespeare

"Oh, give me thy hand, one writ with me in sour misfortune's book." - William Shakespeare

"Took me by the hand, she's gonna love me in my Chevy Van." - Sammy Johns

"If you know me so well, then tell me which hand I use." - Tori Amos

"Will you come with me, sweet Reader? I thank you. Give me your hand." - Howard Pyle

"I'm having a wonderful time in training. It's so funny because you go through ups and you go through downs. People have to realize that my career started on a down. I got ripped off a Gold Medal at the Olympics but it didn't stop me and it made me a better person." - Roy Jones Jr.

"I meditate. Like probably a lot of people, my mind was opened almost ten years ago with The Secret. From there, I devoured anything Wayne Dyer ever wrote. I listen to him constantly in my car. And Eckhart Tolle. And Paramahansa Yogananda. All this has helped me through the ups and downs of acting and kept me on my path." - Graham Shiels

"I meditate and try to walk outside daily. I prefer to now spend my time with people that I know truly care about me and are there for me at the end of the day - through the ups and downs - because that is what life is about." - Avril Lavigne

"My mom never really pushed me into doing something. It was kind of whatever I wanted to do, and that was what made me continue and have the longevity that I had in my career. I went through ups and downs in the pool when I loved it and when I hated it." - Michael Phelps

"I wanna bite the hand that feeds me. I wanna bite that hand so badly. I want to make them wish they'd never seen me." - Elvis Costello

"A lot of people say there is no happiness in this life, and certainly there's no permanent happiness. But self-sufficiency creates happiness. Happiness is a state of bliss. Just because you're satisfied one moment - saying yes, it's a good meal, makes me happy - well, that's not going to necessarily be true the next hour. Life has its ups and downs, and time has to be your partner. Time is your soul mate. Children are happy. But they haven't really experienced ups and downs yet. I'm not exactly sure what happiness even means. I don't know if I personally could define it." - Bob Dylan

"How does one say in the jargon of musicology that my sould was pulled out of me and thrown up in the air, to be tossed about by the music. How does one say that I breathed, that I existed, in harmony with the ups and downs of those notes. What kind of notes both elevate and cast down, exalt and crush?" - Yann Martel

"The film [Django] really has a lot of ups and downs, and taps into a lot of different emotions. To me, the trick was balancing all those emotions, so that I could get you where I wanted you to be by the very end. I wanted the audience cheering in triumph at the end." - Quentin Tarantino

"I see the ups and downs. I see the mistakes I've made. I see a funny person. I see a serious person. I see a diamond. I see the good times. I see the bad times. And I see knowledge of self. I see knowledge of self. I know who I am. When I look in the mirror, I see me." - Tracy Morgan

"Grief comes and goes, it ebbs and flows. I think one of the lessons of this for me is that there's no one way to grieve. Everyone does it in their own way, in their own time, and we all process life and its challenges and its ups and downs as they come." - Sheryl Sandberg

"If I wrote a book, I had to be willing at least to talk about some of my struggles, whether in my personal life, health crises, or the deaths of my parents, because there can too easily be a perception of me that my life just went from A to Z uninterrupted, without any ups and downs, and that's not a fair representation." - Condoleezza Rice

"I had no idea I was hot. I was just like, "Oh, this is normal. You make two movies a year. This is easy." And of course, I have since learned that acting has its periods of unemployment, and ups and downs. The first five years were really good to me." - David Krumholtz

"I was always interested in how to be more joyful. This goes all the way back to elemenatary school. I looked at what was going on around me and I wanted something better. Because my mother had so many ups and downs, I watned to know how to be "up" more often." - Bonnie St. John

"Victoria had the discipline of being a queen to help her through the biggest trial of her life - when she lost Albert and faltered. I've had the discipline of the theatre to help me over the ups and downs. A wonderful life . . Go it old girl. You've done it well." - Helen Hayes

"The year has held its ups and downs for me; I'm sure it has for you, too. I'm counting on the year ending on a note of joy (and gingerbread!) and look forward to a new year brimming with promise and peace." - Kirby Larson

"After I started getting criticism for doing 'Big Brother,' someone told me that Hugh Downs used to host 'Concentration' and Mike Wallace used to do 'The Big Surprise.' I thought, Huh, maybe that door isn't sealed shut if I want to do '60 Minutes' one day." - Julie Chen

"My dad's gay experiences really had a very positive influence on me and my straight relationships - how to better accept all the weirdness and ambiguity and ups and downs and paradoxes. I knew from the beginning I was writing about love." - Mike Mills

"What keeps this industry challenging as an actor is that you never know how something will turn out. The ups and downs are constant. You're never just smoothly sailing along. You're always going to be on loose footing. That's what ultimately now I expect and accept and that doesn't scare me as much." - Elisabeth Shue

"Longing surged up within me. I wanted it. Oh God, I wanted it. I didn't want to hear Jerome chastise me for my "all lowlifes, all the time" seduction policy. I wanted to come home and tell someone about my day. I wanted to go out dancing on the weekends. I wanted to take vacations together. I wanted someone to hold me when I was upset, when the ups and downs of the world pushed me too far. I wanted someone to love." - Richelle Mead

"No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are passed." - Lord Byron

"My father always told me: 'Give somebody a hand and he'll take an arm." - Haruki Murakami

"Set the world afire. Just let me hand you the matches." - Lisa Kleypas

"When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me." - Sean O'Casey

"I started violently, as if some unseen hand had goosed me." - P G Wodehouse

"A man touched me: his hand... my thigh. I touched him too: my fist... his jaw." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Listen to me, said the Demon as he placed his hand upon my head." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Hand me the world on a silver platter, and what good would it be?" - Alicia Keys

"Time, my twin, take me by the hand through the streets of your city" - Ilya Kaminsky

"If you like me, raise your hand. If you don't, raise your standards" - Shahrukh Khan

"When you are not near me, I make the sound of one hand clapping." - Dan Fogelberg

"Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He's fit for public authority." - Sophocles

"When my story stalls on me, I've played my hand too soon." - T. Jefferson Parker

"I felt Holmes's hand steal into mine and give me a reassuring shake. - Watson" - Arthur Conan Doyle

"When life hands me lemons I hand them back and pick something else." - Behdad Sami

"A man touched me: his hand... my thigh. I touched him too: my fist... his jaw." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He's fit for public authority." - Sophocles

"Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever." - Anonymous

"But that won't give me a free hand to hold the beer." - Billy Carter

"Your tiny hand is frozen, let me warm it in my own." - Giuseppe Giacosa

"Is my paranoia getting completely out of hand, or are you mongoloids really talking about me?" - John Kennedy Toole

"If you hand me a guitar, I'll play the blues. That's the place I automatically go." - Eric Clapton

"Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?" - William Shakespeare

"Petals floating by, Drift through my woman's hand, As she remembers me." - David Brin

"Give me your hand out of the depths sown by your sorrows." - Pablo Neruda

"Sad old blokes, I'm told, now dream of me with a whip in hand." - Anne Robinson

"It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand." - Michelangelo

"I can count on one hand the directors who actually directed me." - Eric Stoltz

"If somebody gives me his hand, I will not look at him with suspicion." - Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa

"I just arrive, they hand me a script and say, do it." - Esai Morales

"The soprano turned out to sound to me like the right hand on the piano." - Steve Lacy

"Even if people censure me, they should do so hat in hand." - Gustav Mahler

"The sense of being led by an unseen hand which takes mine, while another hand reaches ahead and prepares the way, grows upon me daily." - Frank Laubach

"A gun in your hand makes a fool out of you. A gun in your hand makes a target out of me." - Henry Rollins

"To me, having the courage to tell your own story goes hand in hand with having the curiosity and humility to listen to others' stories." - Sarah Kay

"I always pet a dog with my left hand because if he bit me I'd still have my right hand to paint with." - Juan Gris

"Everybody should be normal. Everybody should be nice. I think they go hand in hand, and that to me is the default setting." - Steve Carell

"No one's just going to hand you a career. I waited for years for someone to hand me one and it never happened." - Jane Lynch

"To me, music and fashion are the same thing. A good designer is the same as an incredible musician, and the two go hand in hand." - Zomby

"I've been around long enough to know that a good deal of the praise heaped on me I had nothing to do with. The only thing I did object to was the fact that where the criticism was actually wrong. Did it bother me? Of course it bothered me. But I've been around long enough to have ups and downs. So you get over it." - Alan Greenspan

"Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, let me stand, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn; Thru the storm, thru the night, Lead me on to the light, Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home." - Thomas A. Dorsey

"There have been ups and downs, but it has taught us a lot in life. Going with the team through those ups and downs is a terrific journey." - Sachin Tendulkar

"You always come back to earth with a thump at some stage. Life has it's ups and downs; the acid test is how you handle the downs." - Michael Owen

"You have to be willing to deal with the ups and downs of the music, the ups and downs of the audience." - Billy Corgan

"Whoever lays his hand on me to govern me is a usurper and tyrant, and I declare him my enemy." - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

"The typewriter separated me from a deeper intimacy with poetry, and my hand brought me closer to that intimacy again." - Pablo Neruda

"Here I stand, feeling lost and so alone. Take my hand; don't desert me now, Please don't hurt me now." - Tom Springfield

"O, let me kiss that hand! KING LEAR: Let me wipe it first; it smells of mortality." - William Shakespeare

"I'm from a working-class family. We didn't have a lot, but we had the arts. You're talking to a guy who is making a living at doing what he loves doing - acting, singing and dancing. So any career ups and downs were not that significant to me; the only things that really powerfully impinged on me were my losses, and there were many in my life." - John Travolta

"There cannot be Ups in a roller-coaster ride unless there are Downs." - Siddharth Katragadda

"Life has ups and it has downs. I don't care who you are." - Hugh Jackman

"Without your downs, without your hardships, I don't think you appreciate the ups as much," - Michelle Wie

"Naturally, in this period, there are also some ups and downs, and this is nothing strange," - Jiang Zemin

"Life is a roller coaster, you have your ups and downs unless you fall off." - John Updike

"unbroken happiness is a bore: it should have ups and downs." - Moliere

"Then the face of night is fair in the dewy downs And the shining daffodil dies." - Alfred Tennyson

"It isn't the ups and downs that make life difficult; it's the jerks." - Charlie Chaplin

"As athletes, we have ups and downs. Unfortunately, you can't pick the days they come on." - Deena Kastor

"Life is like an EKG. Without the ups and downs, you're not living." - Debra Evans

"There are always ups and downs, no matter how successful you are." - Liana Liberato

"There have been some ups and downs, but I'm happy that I've stayed fairly consistent." - Evan Longoria

"Life has its ups and downs, so to expect otherwise is setting yourself up for disappointment." - Tim Matheson



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