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"a handful of crumpled stars" - Margaret Atwood

", and they could name a handful." - Taylor Swift

"I've done a handful of great roles." - Danielle Panabaker

"I was a handful growing up." - Olivia Wilde

"A handful of patience is worth a bushel of brains" - Hobart Brown

"That Loor's a handful, she is." - Spader (Black Water)" - D J Machale

"A handful of letters doesn't always make a word, love." - Tahereh Mafi

"A handful of sand is an anthology of the universe." - David McCord

"My mom said I was a handful. Now I'm helpful." - Jamie Lee Curtis

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust." - T S Eliot

"Raising five boys is a handful, trust me." - Barbara Bush

"With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, 'cause that's what really happens." - Fannie Lou Hamer

"With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, cause that's what really happens." - Fannie Lou Hamer

"We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand the world." - Robert M Pirsig

"I wanted more firsts with Tod. But all I had left was a handful of lasts." - Rachel Vincent

"I bet you a handful of Chili's coupons that Jesus had a foot fetish." - Corey Taylor

"It only takes a handful of big winners to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile." - Peter Lynch

"I believe in a society where all people do well. Not just a handful of billionaires." - Anderson Cooper

"A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning." - Anonymous

"A handful of good life is worth a bushel of learning." - George Herbert

"It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down." - Suzanne Collins

"Most people are good at a handful of things and utterly miserable at most." - Tim Ferriss

"A handful of good life is better than a bushel of learning." - George Herbert

"Only our company and a handful of others are poised to write the future." - Steve Ballmer

"I was suddenly left with nothing in my hands but a handful of crazy stars." - Jack Kerouac

"Transport a handful of earth everyday and you will make a mountain." - Confucius

"There was only a handful of guys who were even qualified to work at the WWE." - Ric Flair

"I'm one of the handful of survivors of the guys I came up with." - Richard Masur

"Mandelstam was an artistic genius, the sort that any century produces only a handful of." - Christian Wiman

"Star Wars is one of a handful of films that changed the zeitgeist forever." - William Friedkin

"A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains." - Proverbs

"All women are basically in competition with each other for a handful of eligible men." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"And Louise holds a handful of rain, tempting you to defy it." - Bob Dylan

"I love Modern Family but it's among a handful of favorite shows." - Tim Gunn

"What are a handful of reasonable men against a crowd with stones in their hands?" - George Eliot

"For God took a handful of blizzard snow, blew on it and created the horse." - Elyne Mitchell

"You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans." - Tom Robbins

"I promised to empower the taxpayer - instead of a handful of big government union bosses." - Scott Walker

"I have played a handful of rounds of golf with Wayne Gretzky." - Tom Glavine

"You pick up some fans and a handful of haters along the way." - Bruno Mars

"During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the military conducted only a handful of drone missions." - Michael Hastings

"A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful." - Dalai Lama

"A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forests. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high." - Fiona MacLeod

"A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forests. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high." - William Sharp

"Even my mom. I have to tell her, "If you want a snack, don't go to bed with potato chips. Eat a handful of pistachios and a handful of dates."" - Sandra Cisneros

"A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of a forest. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high." - Fiona MacLeod

"There are a handful of talented individuals that are always going to do a better job. If you look at the amount of TV shows or movies, there's only a handful that rise to the top." - Chad Hurley

"Mankind divides itself into two classes,-benefactors and malefactors. The second class is vast; the first a handful." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All that tread, The globe are but a handful to the tribes That slumber in its bosom." - William Cullen Bryant

"Steve Mosby has become one of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction." - Val McDermid

"Life was going on, and no one but a handful of people cared if I lived or died." - Kim Harrison

"The older you get, the more you realize you need a handful of good, close, tight friends." - Nicole Richie

"Mankind divides itself into two classes, - benefactors and malefactors. The second class is vast; the first a handful." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Maybe this was how you stayed sane in wartime: a handful of noble deeds amid the chaos." - Scott Westerfeld

"A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above, a handful of happiness, a heart full of love." - Helen Steiner Rice

"The only thing that saves the world is the little handful of disinterested men that are in it." - Woodrow Wilson

"There ain't no troubles that we can't rise above, with a handful of faith and a heartful of love." - Tim Mcgraw

"From one seed a whole handful: that was what it meant to say the bounty of the earth." - J M Coetzee

"The handful of corporations that own most of the media outlets have an interest in reflecting establishment views." - Janeane Garofalo

"Time is like a handful of sand - the tighter you grasp it, the faster it runs through your fingers." - Henry David Thoreau

"The government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of the wealthy." - Bernie Sanders

"Just for a handful of silver he left us, Just for a riband to stick in his coat." - Robert Browning

"Boyfriends? In my life I have had three. Three. Only a handful of people have seen into the Pharaoh's tomb." - Kate Beckinsale

"When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't get a handful of mud either." - Leo Burnett

"So we keep asking, over and over, Until a handful of earth Stops our mouths - But is that an answer?" - Heinrich Heine

"There's a weird period of learning how to play guitar where your fingers are constantly messed up a handful." - Jason Reeves

"It may be that universal history is the history of the different intonations given a handful of metaphors." - Jorge Luis Borges

"A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts." - Charles Dance

"I haven't written enough songs to be able to say that I have a system. I've only written a handful." - Mike Gordon

"Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes who are physically capable of winning it." - Maurice Greene

"This election could come down to just a handful of votes. It could come down to just one vote." - Vicky Hartzler

"After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with, I started submitting them to the magazines." - Joseph Barbera

"I've met a handful of presidents, from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton to George Bush to Barack Obama." - Jimmie Johnson

"It takes a hell of a lot for a man to put up with me. I can be a handful." - Michael Jordan

"A lot of girls who turn into something remarkable start off as irrepressible, confident and a handful." - Francine Prose

"Mountaintop removal coal operations enrich only a handful of elites while impoverishing everyone else in their proximity." - Gloria Reuben

"There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom." - William C Bryant

"Of the whole public not a handful can understand the artist's point of view or the writer's conscience." - Maxwell Perkins

"So we keep asking, over and over,Until a handful of earthStops our mouths -But is that an answer?" - Heinrich Heine

"The promises of God are samples of what is promised; as a handful of wheat is of the barn." - Coventry Patmore

"History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads." - Charles De Gaulle

"I am endeavoring to steer gymnastics out of a dead end that satisfies only a handful of short-sighted individuals with nostalgia for an era gone by." - Bruno Grandi

"A man, when he burns, leaves only a handful of ashes. No woman can hold him. The wind must blow him away." - Tennessee Williams

"It is too disgusting to contemplate that a handful of men keep millions of women from being constitutional citizens of this land." - Marguerite Rawalt

"There are very few heroines in literature who have defined their lives morally rather than romantically and likewise but a handful in film." - Molly Haskell

"Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of people and then walk off with the money?" - Newt Gingrich

"In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." - Louis C K

"As a handful of sand thrown into the ocean, so are the sins of all flesh as compared with the mind of God." - Isaac Of Nineveh

"Might is a fine thing, and useful for many purposes; for "one goes further with a handful of might than with a bagful of right."" - Max Stirner

"You see that a handful of times every year where a person that hasn't been playing that well pops up and wins" - Karrie Webb

"Writing is like going to bed with a beautiful woman and afterwards she gets up, goes to her purse and gives me a handful of money." - Charles Bukowski

"The sky is already purple; the first few stars have appeared, suddenly, as if someone had thrown a handful of silver across the edge of the world." - Alice Hoffman

"As you sift through this very solid-looking body, you have to go only so far before you end up with a handful of nothing." - Deepak Chopra

"There are expressions and bulls-eyes of the spirit, there are epigrams, a little handful of words, in which a whole culture, a whole society is suddenly crystallized." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I used to drum on the table at school. I think a handful of my school reports say that they thought I might have some kind of ADD." - Jamie Cullum

"A handful of red sand from the hot clime Of Arab deserts brought, Within this glass becomes the spy of Time, The minister of Thought." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"While billions of us struggled this week for life and meaning upon the land's surface, a handful of lucky explorers were privileged to enjoy that lofty perspective." - Jeffrey Ronald

"A handful of red sand from the hot clime Of Arab deserts brought, Within this glass becomes the spy of Time, The minister of Thought." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I stared up at the ebbing quarter moon and the stars scattered like a handful of salt across the faraway sky..." - Billy Collins

"The body maintains balance in only a handful of ways. At the end of the day, disease occurs when these basic systems are out of whack." - Mark Hyman, M.D.

"In every century, there are a handful of writers who help the human race to evolve. Andrea is one of them." - Gloria Steinem

"I believe in nothing here, except a handful of people, a few ideas, and the fact that one cannot arrest movement." - Alexander Herzen

"At the very smallest wheel of our reasoning it is possible for a handful of questions to break the bank of our answers." - Antonio Machado

"Nobody ever forgets their first night in the bush. It's among the precious, meagre handful of life firsts that remain indelible." - A. A. Gill

"Perfect sincerity, holiness, gigantic intellect, and all-conquering will. Let only a handful of men work with these, and the whole world will be revolutionized." - Swami Vivekananda

"The majority of the common people loathe war and pray for peace; only a handful of individuals, whose evil joys depend on general misery, desire war." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Trying to remember, I have learned, is like trying to clutch a handful of fog. Trying to forget, like trying to hold back the monsoon." - Patricia Mccormick

"Nothing but blackness above And nothing that moves but the cars... God, if you wish for our love, Fling us a handful of stars!" - Louis Untermeyer

"We must treat ideas somewhat as though they were baby fish. Throw thousands out into the waters. Only a handful will survive but that is plenty." - Anne Heywood

"When the government allocates monopoly rights to frequency, and there are only a handful in each community, it's picking the winners in the competition." - Robert Waterman McChesney

"Every golfer should come to the first tee with fourteen clubs, a dozen balls, a handful of tees, and at least one great golf story" - Lee Trevino

"A handful of people who probably never even ran a small business actually think they can reinvent the health care system." - John Stossel

"The role of money in politics is terrible, particularly when you're running for president. You get a handful of billionaires who can basically buy the White House." - John Kasich

"I have a handful of really close relationships in my life and I depend on those people heavily to carry me through and to help me stay steady." - Amanda Palmer

"I have a handful of people that I have dated that I don't follow, but I will go and see what they are up to." - Nico Tortorella

"When Osho left Uruguay, because it all happened very suddenly, there were a handful of pending discourse questions on Maneesha's clipboard, and a few of them were mine." - Milarepa

"[Bob] Dylan, like Johnny Cash and only a handful of others, simultaneously embodies the American dream and the harsh wake-up call that comes after it." - Jay Michaelson

"It's not just an economic crisis that capitalism has created. We also face an environmental catastrophe created by a handful of gigantic fossil fuel corporations." - Kshama Sawant

"Most comedy is not very ambitious. You probably can't name more than a handful of comedies that would qualify for Best Picture." - Harold Ramis

"We swapped the tyrant 3,000 miles away for a handful of financial slaveowning overlords who make the tyrant of Great Britain seem mild." - Huey Long

"The Government, as it stands, is properly the tyranny of a handful of Tatars over more than three hundred millions of Chinese." - George Macartney

"I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds." - Mike Tyson

"And, just for good measure, here are a handful of runners up: For now the seventh summer carries you, A wanderer, across the lands and waters." - Virgil

"Give me an Army of West Point graduates and I'll win a battle... Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I'll win a war." - George S Patton

"I've only seen a handful of short clips of my U.S. Open win. I remember how I did it; I don't need to watch a video." - Angel Cabrera

"In the world of classical ballet there are only a handful of story ballets, so getting a new one is cause for excitement." - Karen Kain

"Gather out of star-dust, Earth-dust, Cloud-dust, Storm-dust, And splinters of hail, One handful of dream-dust, Not for sale." - Langston Hughes

"When you write ,it's like braiding your hair. Taking a handful of coarse unruly strands and attempting to bring then unity." - Edwidge Danticat

"When I began visiting Bordeaux in 1979, only a handful of writers were there to taste the wines in the spring (and nearly all were British)." - Robert M Parker Jr

"There's a handful of situations already in two games - some hits I don't need to take - and I'm taking them because I'm stringing out the play." - Mark Sanchez

"You can't go wrong with some nuts. The key word is 'some.' Eat them one at a time, not by the handful." - Summer Sanders

"I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds." - Mike Tyson

"I always leave a box of unsalted almonds in my house. A handful of those are a good snack that should keep you satisfied." - Jenna Ushkowitz

"There's only a handful of people I trust completely, and I know who they are. Other than that, I pretty much don't trust people." - Anton Yelchin

"I just feel like the days of a handful of executives making the decisions for the entirety of the human public have gone on long enough." - Natalie Zea

"I am always shocked that there are still a handful of defenders of the dubious practice of abstinence, surely the worst idea since chocolate-covered ants." - Dick Cavett

"I took an acting class at Cerritos Junior College and I did a handful of plays, maybe five or six plays." - John Corbett

"The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it's a big problem." - Alex Cox

"People actually perceived me with being this cat from the Bronx because I'm one of a handful of folks that was actually acting in 'Wild Style'." - Fab Five Freddy

"In any art form, in Hollywood or in music, there is a handful of people who really, you know, move the envelope." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"I had never read Victorian novels before going overseas. I read a handful of authors, but I had not immersed myself in the literature of the 19th century." - Eleanor Catton

"Only a handful of professional football athletes have had a signature shoe, unlike in basketball where there have been a number of guys." - Keyshawn Johnson

"I have a handful of tattoos that I really want to put on people that I can't find anyone to let me give them to." - Jemima Kirke

"At Sequoia, we have opened offices in China and India, and we have made a handful of investments in Latin America/Brazil." - Roelof Botha

"Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape." - Barack Obama

"I tend to pull nuggets out of many books - rather than having a handful of books that serve as guiding lights." - Daniel H Pink

"I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven't known life to be any happier." - Brad Pitt