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Hands Of Time Quotes


"For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time." - Alan Valentine

"Great events are the hour-hands of time, while small events mark the minutes." - Andrew Michael Ramsay

"Take your hands out of your pocket, because life may push you hardly at any time!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Madonna is the ultimate pop star of all time, hands down." - Jeremy Scott

"Time slips through our hands like grains of sand, never to return again." - Robin S. Sharma

"Time to a writer is like play dough in the hands of a toddler." - Barry Lane

"I think a lot of people have too much time on their hands." - Gilbert Gottfried

"The time has come when advertising in some hands has reached the status of a science." - Claude C Hopkins

"People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do." - Thomas Sowell

"He shook hands with Margaret. He knew it was the first time their hands had met, though she was perfectly unconscious of the fact." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"He hath shook hands with time." - John Ford

"He hath shook hands with time." - John Ford (dramatist)

"He's one of the best power forwards of all-time. I take my hands off to him." - Scottie Pippen

"The hands of Fate keep time on a heart-shaped watch." - Harkat Mulds(The Trials of Death)" - Darren Shan

"Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever." - Anthony Doerr

"I can't go back and change the hands of time but what I can do is create a new legacy." - Eric Thomas

"Time sanctifies everything; even the most arrant theft in the hands of the robber's grandchildren becomes sacred and inviolable property." - Will Durant

"A book is a fragile creature. It suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements, clumsy hands." - Umberto Eco

"Hands of time move us forward, never back. Only memories frozen in mind, can we re-enact." - Robert M. Hensel

"My father dealt in stocks and shares and my mother also had a lot of time on her hands." - Hermione Gingold

"Beauty and ingenuity beat perfection hands down, every time." - Nalo Hopkinson

"The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna." - Giuseppe Verdi

"The learning of books that you do not make your own wisdom is money in the hands of another in time of need." - Proverbs

"Name and fame! to fly sublime Through the courts, the camps, the schools Is to be the ball of Time, Bandied in the hands of fools." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands." - Agatha Christie

"Time is the best appraiser of scientific work, and I am aware that an industrial discovery rarely produces all its fruit in the hands of its first inventor." - Louis Pasteur

"She had the hard, half-apathetic expression of one who deems anything possible at the hands of Time and Chance except, perhaps, fair play." - Thomas Hardy

"We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands. The loom of time and space works the most astonishing transformations of matter." - Carl Sagan

"A wound will perhaps become tolerable with length of time; but wounds which are raw shudder at the touch of the hands." - Ovid

"My hands are huge. When I was on 'Scrubs,' Zach Braff used to make fun of them all the time. And now I made some list. I guess Jennifer Garner is on the top of the list for best hands and I'm fourth down. But that's for people who really like an NBA star's hands." - Eliza Coupe

"If most traders would learn to sit on their hands 50 per cent of the time, they would make a lot more money." - Bill Lipschutz

"It is time for the next generations to continue our struggle against social injustice and for the rights of humanity. It is in your hands." - Nelson Mandela

"You find that you have lot of time on your hands when you suddenly are not drinking because you are pregnant." - Chelsea Cain

"Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!... his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his Hands are mutes." - Charles Dickens

"Every noon as the clock hands arrive at twelve, I want to tie the two arms together, And walk out of the bank carrying time in bags." - Robert Bly

"In time of war, if you go through a bad neighborhood, I don't want a little French poodle, I want a Rottweiler on my hands." - Gene Simmons

"America decided we were going to stand by and let Americans die at the hands of terrorists a long time ago" - Tommy Franks

"The constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruption's of time and party, its members would become despots." - Thomas Jefferson

"Goodbye, goodbye, old stones, the time-order is going, I have married my hands to perpetual agitation, I run, I run to the whistle of money." - Theodore Roethke

"Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!.... his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes." - Charles Dickens

"Daughters of Time, the hypocritic Days, Muffled and dumb like barefoot dervishes, And marching single in an endless file, Bring diadems and fagots in their hands." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In the end we had changed the position of the hands so many times that we had no idea what the time really was." - Sijie Dai

"Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well." - Jonathan Carroll

"I am in the hands of Deori Maa. Every time I come to Ranchi, I visit her temple. I still remember my first visit." - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

"So by the time I taught myself the bass guitar at the age of 14, my hands were already pretty nimble." - John Entwistle

"America decided we were going to stand by and let Americans die at the hands of terrorists a long time ago." - Tommy Franks

"All cultures have these feelings about non-functional areas of activity. And the more time people have on their hands, the more they commit it to those areas." - Brian Eno

"The hands of every clock are shears, trimming us away scrap by scrap, and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion." - Dean Koontz

"Every time guns fall into the wrong hands and are used to intimidate, injure, or murder women, it erodes the rights of responsible gun owners everywhere." - Gabrielle Giffords

"I definitely have some stereotypical qualities of being a Latina. I talk with my hands, which means I knock stuff over all the time." - Bitsie Tulloch

"Everything degenerates in the hands of man." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"No money changed hands, of course." - Nancy Pelosi

"I'm in the hands of Jesus." - Tammy Faye Bakker

"The hands really show signs of age." - Lela Rose

"Be very nervous of the shaky hands." - Ja Rule

"LeBron James is the best player, hands down. He is easily moving into the territory of one of the best players of all time and may end up being the best player of all time." - Howard Bryant

"Does he have ugly hands? Sometimes beautiful people have ugly hands." "No he has kind of amazing hands." - John Green

"Sweet April-time-O cruel April-time! Year after year returning, with a brow Of promise, and red lips with longing paled, And backward-hidden hands that clutch the joys Of vanished springs, like flowers." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Sweet April-time - O cruel April-time! Year after year returning, with a brow Of promise, and red lips with longing paled, And backward-hidden hands that clutch the joys Of vanished springs, like flowers." - Dinah Craik

"What is put into the hands of B cannot be put into the hands of A." - Henry Hazlitt

"It could not have been ten seconds, and yet it seemed a long time that their hands were clasped together. He had time to learn every detail of her hand." - George Orwell

"Once I'm on stage, there's just no time for a sip of water - I've always got my hands in puppets! My voice is raw by the time I finish." - Nina Conti

"I'd distract myself until finally it was a combination of things. The show was over and I had time on my hands. I had taken time and played and just relaxed." - Paul Reiser

"Any time you have a situation in which you are calling for more time rather than calling for Iraq to immediately comply, it plays into the hands of Saddam Hussein." - Condoleezza Rice

"Hold up your hands before your eyes. You are looking at the hands of God." - Lawrence Kushner

"It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery method continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The melded nature of space and time is intimately woven with properties of light speed. The inviolable nature of the speed of light is actually, in Einstein's hands, talking about the inviolable nature of cause and effect." - Brian Greene

"May He who holds in his hands the destinies of nations, make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed, and enabled you with pure hearts and hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time, the great charge He has committed to your keeping." - J Reuben Clark

"For those who want to pick up old fights, we're game, but what a waste of time. Why not join hands instead? Join hands in the biggest challenge of all, where we all win, or we all lose: the battle for the survival and progress of our one and only country." - Gloria Macapagalarroyo

"The everyday cares and duties, which men call drudgery, are the weights and counterpoises of the clock of time, giving its pendulum a true vibration and its hands a regular motion; and when they cease to hang upon its wheels, the pendulum no longer swings, the hands no longer move the clock stands still." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Admit that the press transferred the pontificate of Rome to Henry VIII-Admit that the press demolished in some sort the feudal system, and set the serfs and villains free; admit that the press demolished the monasteries, nunneries, and religious houses; into whose hands did all these alienated baronies, monasteries, and religious houses and lands fall? Into the hands of the democracy? Into the hands of serfs and villains? Serfs and villains were the only real democracy in those time. No. They fell into the hands of other aristocrats. . . ." - John Adams

"Men have no right to put the well-being of the present generation wholly out of the question. Perhaps the only moral trust with any certainty in our hands is the care of our own time." - Edmund Burke

"The young man who has the combination of the learning of books with the learning which comes of doing things with the hands need not worry about getting along in the world today, or at any time." - William S. Knudsen

"As your life is in His hands, so are the days of your life. But don't let the sands of time get into the eye of your vision to reach those who sit in darkness. They simply must hear." - Jim Elliot

"As your life is in His hands, so are the days of your life. But do' let the sands of time get into the eye of your vision to reach those who sit in darkness. They simply must hear." - Jim Elliot

"...the UN is in the hands of America. The Security Council is in the hands of America. The IAEA Board of Governors is in the hands of America." - Abdollah Javadi-Amoli

"What kind of husband am I gonna be if I can't even hold my wife's hand? ...but I realized I may not have hands to hold my wife's hand, but when the time comes, I'll be able to hold her heart. I don't need hands to hold her heart." - Nick Vujicic

"There are a lot of things a person with two hands couldn't steal," Eddis said. "So?" "If it's impossible to steal them with two hands, it's no more impossible to steal them with one. Steal peace, Eugenides. Steal me some time." - Megan Whalen Turner

"Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people." - John F Kennedy

"My God! my time is in Thine hands. Should it please Thee to lengthen my life, and complete, as Thou hast begun, the work of blanching my locks, grant me grace to wear them as a crown of unsullied honor." - Christian Scriver

"The beautiful laws of time and space, once dislocated by our inaptitude, are holes and dens. If the hive be disturbed by rash and stupid hands, instead of honey, it will yield us bees." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"At that time the archiepiscopal throne of Alexandria was filled by Theophilus, the perpetual enemy of peace and virtue; a bold, bad man, whose hands were alternately polluted with gold and with blood." - Edward Gibbon

"Armies, though always the supporters and tools of absolute power for the time being, are always the destroyers of it too; by frequently changing the hands in which they think proper to lodge it." - Lord Chesterfield

"The blessing hands of Christ are like a roof that protects us. But at the same time, they are a gesture of opening up, tearing the world open so that heaven my enter in, may become "present" within it." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"That's it," she said, balling her hands in fists. "I'm not letting you out of it this time. I insist that you take me to Scotland. I demand you ruin me. As a point of honor." - Tessa Dare

"Some time in our lives every man and woman of us, putting out our hands toward the stars, touch on either side our prison walls the immutable limitations of temperament" - Margaret Deland

"That's it," she said, balling her hands in fists. "I'm not letting you out of it this time. I insist that you take me to Scotland. I demand you ruin me. As a point of honor." - Tessa Dare

"The way I look at my job, I spend a lot of time trying to create the conditions for good design to happen and I don't get an opportunity to do a lot of hands on work." - Khoi Vinh

"I conveniently forgot to remember that people only have two hands, or, as another parent once said of having a third child, it's time for a zone defense instead of man-to-man." - Anna Quindlen

"Of course you got rights, the law's on your side, but sometimes the law takes a long time to kick in and so it gets put in the hands of us poor suckers on duty. You get my drift?" - Haruki Murakami

"Photography is a powerful medium of persuasion and propaganda. It has that ring of truth when all the time, in artful hands, it can make any statement the manipulator chooses." - Michael Langford

"At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured that the main elements of policymaking were in the hands of competent loyalists, thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year." - Richard V Allen

"There were a lot of drugs. We kinda just passed the time that way. For a couple of years we were all doin' anything we could get our hands on." - Layne Staley

"As an actress, I learned a long time ago that there is a lot of this business that is just out of my hands. All I can really focus on is going to work every day and doing my best." - Megan Hilty

"You can't wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time." - Patricia Schroeder

"Tact is for people with too much damned time on their hands." - Lois Greiman

"I'm not extra sensitive to handshakes. I shake hands all the time." - Amy Schumer

"God give us men. The time demands strong minds, great hearts, true faith and willing hands." - J. G. Holland

"I can't memorize names and shake hands at the same time." - Scott Adams

"To be successful, you need leisure. You need time hanging heavily on your hands." - George Soros

"People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"President Mandela was not a hands-on president at any time." - F W De Klerk

"If I wasn't writing poems I'd be washing my hands all the time." - Sherman Alexie

"Shoot, every time you get on an animal, you take your life in your hands." - Chris Ledoux

"From the time you were signed at MGM you just felt you were in God's hands." - Ann Rutherford

"When your time comes, you need to grab it with both hands." - Rita Ora

"Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time." - Barry Manilow

"Life is full of all sorts of people. You just need to know which hands to shake, which hands to hold and which hands to let go." - Rita Zahara

"The seventeenth century is everywhere a time in which the state's power over everything individual increases, whether that power be in absolutist hands or may be considered the result of a contract, etc. People begin to dispute the sacred right of the individual ruler or authority without being aware that at the same time they are playing into the hands of a colossal state power." - Jacob Burckhardt

"Concepts of justice must have hands and carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America." - Warren E Burger

"One person can make all the difference in the world. For the first time in recorded human history, we have the fate of the whole planet in our hands." - Chrissie Hynde

"Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time" - Hannah Arendt

"We kiss again and this time, it feels familiar. I know exactly how we fit together, his arm around my waist, my hands on his chest, the pressure of his lips on mine. We have each other memorized." - Veronica Roth

"Alas! that Christians should stand at the door of eternity having more work upon their hands than their time is sufficient for, and yet be filling their heads and hearts with trifles." - John Flavel

"And everywhere, infinite options, infinite possibilities. An infinity, and at the same time, zero. We try to scoop it all up in our hands, and what we get is a handful of zero. That's the city" - Haruki Murakami

"I can't believe there's a website which counts down until I'm legal. It is quite sick and perverted when you think about it. These people must have a lot of time on their hands." - Charlotte Church

"Whatever has "wit enough to keep it sweet" defies corruption and outlasts all time; but the wit must be of that outward and visible order which needs no introduction or demonstration at our hands." - Agnes Repplier

"[For Before the Dawn] it was in the hands of a fantastic drummer and percussionist and who drove it into another moment in time. It's such a poignant song and it was transformed into entirely different beast." - Kate Bush

"Having animation as this time-based medium made a lot of sense for me, and then stop motion was even more fun because it was so hands-on and physical in a way that I really liked." - Kirsten Lepore

"No man can have sex with anyone but me and since I don't have that kind of time on my hands, you might as well all be gay! (Joked during Johnjay and Rich interview, 11 April '08)." - Madonna Ciccone

"I don't believe in writer's block. Most of writer's block is having too much time on your hands. My mantra is that you can always edit a bad page; you can't edit a blank page." - Jodi Picoult

"There was a time when you would have taken my heart with stake or gun. Now you have taken it with these delicate hands and the scent of your body." - Jean-Claude" - Laurell K Hamilton

"I am confident, however old-fashioned this may sound, that funds left in the hands of the public will come into the Exchequer with interest at the time in the future when we need them." - John James Cowperthwaite

"A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time." - Annie Dillard

"Whatever people thought the first time they held a portable phone the size of a shoe in their hands, it was nothing like where we are now, accustomed to having all knowledge at our fingertips." - Nancy Gibbs

"Given a short time with a psycho-politician you can alter forever the loyalty of a soldier in our hands or a statesman or a leader in his own country, or you can destroy his mind." - Lavrentiy Beria

"I believe I have lots of time. I have to believe that, that it won't come back, and that that's why I'm in good hands. But I also do live my life by putting nothing off." - Lynn Redgrave

"I think children love reading, and they will make time for it if we put the right books into their hands. And I hope I get the chance to keep being one of the people that writes them." - Rick Riordan

"Most of the time - at the Grammys for example - a DJ will perform with just their hands in the air because they can't do anything and that makes it a little awkward, I think." - Tiesto

"When I was in high school, we used to do 15-20 hours of dance per week, and then when you graduate, you don't have that much time on your hands anymore." - Laura Slade Wiggins

"Over any such tangled wave of problems the S-1 secret would be dominant and yet we will not know until after that time probably, until after that meeting, whether this is a weapon in our hands or not." - Henry L Stimson

"Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America." - Warren E Burger

"The world's decay where the wind's hands have passed, And my head, worn out with love, at rest In my hands, and my hands full of dust." - Ted Hughes

"Let my hands be of service to people. Let me earn wisdom through my hands. Let my hands do good work" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"The thing about living alone is that it gives you a lot of time to think. You don't necessarily reach any conclusions, because wisdom is largely a function of intelligence and self-awareness, not time on your hands. But you do become very good at thinking yourself into endless loops of desperation in half the time it would take a normal person." - Jonathan Tropper

"I guess that's why they call it the blues, time on my hands could be time spent with you." - Elton John

"Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"He hands you a nickel, he hands you a dime. He asks you with a grin, if you're having a good time." - Bob Dylan

"You hold in your hands the future of the world." - Raymond Poincare

"Loosen the bonds of avarice from your hands and neck." - Rumi

"Shaking hands with the strangers of opposite sex is forbidden" - Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

"Opinions have greater power than strength of hands." - Sophocles

"You are a paintbrush in hands of the Artist." - Heidi Baker

"Weapons of mass destruction are always in the wrong hands." - Deepak Chopra

"The secret of fortune is joy in our hands." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Kiss the feet of Popes provided their hands are tied." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"We clasp the hands of those who go before us." - Wendell Berry

"The future of content marketing is in your hands." - David Hahn

"The hands are the instruments of man's intelligence." - Maria Montessori



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