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Handed Quotes


"I punch left-handed." - Mike Weir

"Horny-handed sons of toil." - Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury

"Born empty handed, Die empty handed. I witnessed life at its fullest, Empty handed." - Marlo Morgan

"We need three kinds of pitching: left-handed, right-handed and relief." - Whitey Herzog

"I'm right-handed, whereas the fellow in my mirror is left-handed" - Robert Breault

"I'm left handed, but my dad taught me to play guitar right-handed." - Dustin Diamond

"We need three kinds of pitching: left handed, right handed, and relief." - Whitey Herzog

"Anything over-handed, I do left-handed. Like throwing a ball or serving in tennis. Otherwise, right-handed, like writing and shaving." - Mike Weir

"Crime is a left- handed form of human endeavor." - John Huston

"Social gains are never handed out. They must be seized." - Sheryl Sandberg

"When you fall, don't get up empty handed." - Anonymous

"No empty handed man can lure a bird" - Geoffrey Chaucer

"Power travels in the bloodlines, handed out before birth." - Louise Erdrich

"My Daddy was left-handed, and I was left-handed when I was little. In fact, I was left-handed all the way to high school. Then I switched over to right-handed cause I wanted to play shortstop." - Luke Appling

"All the decisive blows are struck left-handed." - Walter Benjamin

"God wants no one to leave our presence empty handed." - Max Lucado

"Mike Caldwell, the Padres' right-handed southpaw, will pitch tonight." - Jerry Coleman

"I will have a foreign-handed foreign policy." - George W Bush

"To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment." - Herman Melville

"Corrupt officials are usually close-mouthed and open-handed." - Evan Esar

"Two and a half thousand left-handed people are killed every year using things made for right-handed people." - Maggie O'Farrell

"You know, the same percentage of people are gay and lesbian as are left-handed. Let's try to figure that out. How can it be that a left-handed person can get married to another left-handed person. Left-handed people can do anything they want. . . . I say, give homosexuals the same rights we give left-handed people." - Peter Camejo

"Ronnie is the best player in the world at the moment, right-handed, left-handed, one-legged, one-armed, whatever you want!" - Stephen Hendry

"People often speak of God being even-handed. God is not even-handed. God is biased, in favor of the weak, of the despised." - Desmond Tutu

"If God wanted you to putt cross-handed, he would have made your left arm longer." - Lee Trevino

"O welcome pure-eyed Faith, white handed Hope, Thou hovering angel girt with golden wings." - John Milton

"Everything that has value has its price. Nothing worth having is ever handed to you gratis." - Gertrude Lawrence

"The most books and movies that are handed to teenagers are filled with stereotypes." - Nat Wolff

"Seize what's been handed you. Make smart decisions. Make decisions because life is a temporary situation." - James Patterson

"Two left-handed gloves don't make a pair. Two half-truths don't make a truth." - Multatuli

"I heard no longer The snowy-banded, dilettante, Delicate-handed priest intone." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters." - Doug Coupland

"If life be a war, it seemed my destiny to conduct it single-handed." - Charlotte Bronte

"What's worse: to be idle while someone dies, or to be exiled and empty-handed?" - Veronica Roth

"Good looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters." - Douglas Coupland

"I've handed life and death back to the people who do the living and the dying." - Alfred Bester

"Somewhere along the line, the pearl would be handed to me." - Jack Kerouac

"I know something you do not know. I am not left-handed either." - William Goldman

"The past hadn't been erased just because a new future had been handed it." - Susan Meissner

"Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace: Throws out the snowdrop and the crocus first." - James Thomson

"As I handed her the bag, the old scars on my wrist throbbed with buried memories." - Maggie Stiefvater

"After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor." - Louis Calhern

"You got 3 things going against you: you're good, you're left-handed, and you're black" - Joe Frazier

"Herbs, and other country messes, Which the neat-handed Phillis dresses." - John Milton

"My mother had handed down respect for the possibilities...and the will to grasp them." - Alice Walker

"A tap-in is a putt that is short enough to be missed one-handed." - Henry Beard

"Let there be no innovation; keep to what has been handed down." - Pope Stephen I

"She [Monica Seles] has so much control of the racket with those double-handed wrists." - Virginia Wade

"In my case, things have pretty much been handed to me" - Ethel Merman

"I was handed a tough life lesson at a very early age." - Boomer Esiason

"Nothing is going to be handed to you - you have to make things happen." - Florence Griffith Joyner

"As a 20th round pick nothing was handed to me in the minor leagues." - Mike Lowell

"I don't think things like trust should just be handed out. You have to earn that." - Hayden Christensen

"You can't expect anything to be handed to you. And I learned that." - Asher Roth

"Herbs, and other country messes, Which the neat-handed Phillis dresses." - John Milton

"O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope, Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings!" - John Milton

"This even-handed Justice Commends th'ingredience of our poison'd chalice To our own lips." - William Shakespeare

"I felt as out of place as a left-handed violinist in a crowded string section." - Chic Murray

"I'd rather be like Odysseus than someone who was handed everything." - Mindy Kaling

"The left-handed are precious; they take places which are inconvenient for the rest." - Victor Hugo

"I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union." - Aldrich Ames

"Let's face it, the Obama administration was handed a pretty poor deal from the previous administration." - Richard Armitage

"I have always been interested in how you can depict suffering without being heavy-handed." - Marlene Dumas

"The last time when I handed over information was in February or March 1949." - Klaus Fuchs

"I've always tried to be fair, even-handed, not an advocate for any group." - Dan Rather

"Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters." - Douglas Coupland

"I don't think anyone at Fox believes they are producing even-handed, impartial coverage." - Bill Keller

"When a man seduces a woman, it should, I think, be termed a left-handed marriage." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Break the skin of civilization and you find the ape, roaring and red-handed." - Robert E Howard

"Yes, I'm a real fighter. But I often ended up empty-handed." - Hugo Pratt

"In my case, things have pretty much been handed to me." - Ethel Merman

"I did everything I could to win every time I was handed the ball." - Curt Schilling

"I was the most powerful left-handed hitter in the Alameda area." - Willie Stargell

"I think the time has come for the United States to do even-handed justice." - Tony Campolo

"I wouldn't know how to handle serenity if somebody handed it to me on a plate." - Dusty Springfield

"When I was handed a hammer, my first project was building a three-story tree house." - Ty Pennington

"If you were handed power on a plate you'd be left fighting over a plate." - Tom Stoppard

"I don't get handed money - and I never will. I have to work!" - Eve Hewson

"So I show appreciation for the little gifts that have been handed to me." - Terrence Howard

"After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor." - John Huston

"I'm ambidextrous when I eat. But playing tennis right-handed - I can't do it. I'm clueless." - Rafael Nadal

"There are some actresses that can't do comedy; it's too heavy-handed." - Bob Newhart

"I'm left handed and I'm playing a right handed kit... That's why everyone thought, 'Wow, he's a genius,' but all I was doing was trying to play backwards... It's one of those mad accidents, you can't learn it." - Ringo Starr

"Otis barreled towards them empty-handed, before apparently realizing that a) he was empty-handed and b) charging towards a large body of water to fight a son of Poseidon was maybe not a good idea." - Rick Riordan

"I'm right-handed, whereas the fellow in my mirror is left-handed. I start shaving from the left; he starts from the right. Differences only in perception, but religious wars have been fought over such." - Robert Breault

"After I handed over all my authority, I feel now our struggle [for Tibet ] become much, much safer. And me personally, the day I officially handed over, that night, very unusual sound. I am quite free now." - Dalai Lama

"I hardly ever use pencils. I'm left-handed and it's really messy if you're left-handed because of the graphite smudging. I use them more now than I used to because there's, like, 15,000 pencils all over my house." - David Rees

"I'm right-handed, whereas the fellow in my mirror is left-handed. I start shaving from the left; he starts from the right. Differences only in perception, but religious wars have been fought over such." - Robert Brault

"I didn't know Albert back then - I just learned to play that way. He and I were the only guys that played left-handed. Then left-handed people came from every direction." - Otis Rush

"I'm left-handed, and it's not very easy to find reasonably priced, high-quality left-handed guitars. But out of all the guitars in the whole world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. I've only owned two of them." - Kurt Cobain

"But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed." - Stephen King

"It used to be said of a man who had suffered a catastrophic setback in his line of work that he had been handed his head on a platter. We are being handed our heads with tweezers now." - Kurt Vonnegut

"If God simply handed us everything we want, He'd be taking from us our greatest prize - the job of accomplishment" - Frank A Clark

"[Meanness] is more ingrained in man's nature than Prodigality; the mass of mankind are avaricious rather than open-handed." - Aristotle

"Happy endings were never handed out. You had to fight for them, earn them with bruised hearts and sacrifices." - Kim Harrison

"What others say and do cannot stop you from fulfilling your destiny. Your destiny was handed down by Almighty God." - Joel Osteen

"In my experience, the heavy-handed, terror-inspiring approach closes as many doors as it smashes open." - Dan Abnett

"Kind of paradoxically, men are very open minded or very even handed with their votes of women." - Christian Rudder

"Give me a lever long enough And a prop strong enough, I can single handed move the world." - Archimedes

"When you are handed something instead of having to work for it, you don't respect it as much." - Katie Pavlich

"On the Trans-Atlantic Single-handed Race Mr Owen Smithers has been disqualified for using both hands." - Heikki Luoma

"It is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it." - Hunter S Thompson

"Literature, whether handed down by word or mouth or in print, gives us a second handle on reality." - Chinua Achebe

"Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, On the one hand on the other." - Harry S Truman

"A truth that is merely handed on, without being thought anew from its very foundations, has lost its vital power." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar

"The Catholic must adopt the decision handed down to him; the Protestant must learn to decide for himself." - Jean-Baptiste Rousseau

"Success is not handed to you. You must work hard for it and you must never dishonor what you've achieved." - Gail Tsukiyama

"You search, you break your heart, your back, your brain, and then-and only then-it is handed to you." - Annie Dillard

"It is often argued that left-handed batsmen have an advantage compared with the right-handers. I do not agree." - Frank Woolley

"But you're not necessarily ever going to be handed a script where you can say: it's all done and perfect" - Alison Lohman

"Everything was handed to me - looks, fame, wealth, honour, love. I rarely had to fight for anything" - Elizabeth Taylor

"Harriet Tubman fought American slavery single handed and was a pioneer in that organized effort known as the Underground Railroad." - W E B Du Bois

"I feel as though someone's handed me the moon and I don't exactly know what to do with it." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Remember the box fight: You start as a southpaw, you go back to fighting as a right-handed fighter." - Michael T. Flynn

"If anybody is getting their ass handed to them, it's not Al [Pachino]. It's coming [toward you]. I'm psychotic." - Johnny Depp

"I never viewed screen drama as a vulgar form, or a lesser one, and I've never written it left-handed." - William Monahan

"Welcome to Washington, D.C., where the buck stops here! And then it's handed out to AIG and many others." - Robin Williams

"Silence never won rights. They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressures from below." - Roger Baldwin

"The Catholic must adopt the decision handed down to him; the Protestant must learn to decide for himself." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Even-handed fate Hath but one law for small and great: That ample urn holds all men's names." - Horace

"I went to a funeral recently, and they handed out Kleenex before the funeral. Which I thought was cocky." - Mike Birbiglia

"The god of Victory is said to be one-handed, but Peace gives victory to both sides." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The American people do not want ambassadorships or any other position handed out to save a party money." - Darrell Issa

"I absolutely hate clothes shopping, though I love clothes. It's my idea of heaven to be handed things to wear." - Zoe Wanamaker

"I take pride in everything I do. I don't want to be handed anything. I want to earn it." - Evelyn Ashford

"Many people have come to think they can just wake up and have things handed to them." - Eric Church

"Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one's journey is easy. It's how they handle it that makes people unique." - Kevin Conroy

"These years of the Ecole Normale were an ordeal. Nothing was handed to me on the first try." - Jacques Derrida

"There are atheists and Christians, and there are people in both groups who are a little too heavy-handed." - Andy Dick

"Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions." - Philip Emeagwali

"For-profit higher education is today a booming industry, feeding on the student loans handed out to the desperate." - Thomas Frank

"Thinking about the universe has now been handed over to specialists. The rest of us merely read about it." - Mason Cooley

"I hate dream sequences in movies and T.V. shows generally for their heavy-handed symbolism and storytelling tediousness." - Ira Glass

"I was handed a chocolate bar and an M-1 rifle and told to go kill Hitler." - Jack Kirby

"But you're not necessarily ever going to be handed a script where you can say: it's all done and perfect." - Alison Lohman

"Basically I started playing double handed on both my forehand and backhand side because my first racket was very heavy." - Bjorn Borg

"Continental directors, as opposed to British and American, tend to be somewhat high-handed in their approach." - Donald Pleasence

"I played baseball as a left-handed first baseman, though never as well as I did quarterbacking." - Bob Sheppard

"As his partner on this amazing journey, I can tell you Mitt Romney was not handed success. He built it." - Ann Romney

"My mother handed down all these amazing scarves from the sixties and seventies, and I have a hundred of them." - Kelly Wearstler

"One of the depressing things in England is the total orthodoxy: the law is handed down from Downing Street." - David Hare

"Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?" - Gale Norton

"We don't want emotion handed to us - that's not emotion. You have to build and come from the reader's soul." - Peter Orner

"To be the first to enter the cosmos, to engage, single-handed, in an unprecedented duel with nature-could one dream of anything more?" - Yuri Gagarin

"Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any race or nation known to history, but the torch to be handed from race to race from age to age." - Kelly Miller

"If you like comedy, go home and curl up with Leviticus. The writers of The Onion are handed Leviticus on their first day." - Nick Offerman

"There is a tradition in Southern cooking of recipes handed down for generations. And when I make my grandmother's strawberry pie I feel her right with me." - Kimberly Schlapman

"I'm handed a bunch of existing data. My job is to put that in the best narrative form. That is a puzzle I love to solve." - Hilary Liftin

"There was an embarrassing moment at a recent Democratic fundraiser. When John Kerry was handed a $10 million dollar check, he said, 'I do.'" - Craig Kilborn

"Don't you have much more faith in ideas that you discover for yourself than in ideas that are handed to you on a silver platter?" - Dale Carnegie



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