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Hands Off Quotes


"As if hands were enough To hold an avalanche off." - Thom Gunn

"Keep your tax-cutting, greedy hands off our medicare" - Edward Kennedy

"Do' take your hands off me even once tonight." (Vlad)" - Jeaniene Frost

"Don't take your hands off me even once tonight." (Vlad)" - Jeaniene Frost

"If you can't keep your hands off your girlfriend, then keep your hands off of God's daughter." - Kimberly Hahn

"I used to be very hands-on, but lately I've been more hands-off and I plan to become more hands-on and less hands-off and hope that hands-on will become better than hands-off, the way hands-on used to be." - George Steinbrenner

"We don't cut off the hands of thieves or castrate rapists. Why must we murder murderers?" - Wendy Kaminer

"Government that's not particularly caring and is hands off is not particularly inspiring." - Maya Soetoro-Ng

"Touch my children and I will eat your hands off your freakin arms." - Charlie Sheen

"Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"My boyfriend was insanely sexy, vampire or not, and I couldn't keep my hands off him." - Richelle Mead

"Easy, Curious George! Get your grubby hands off of that wheel!" - John Cena

"People who know Clinton knew the guy has a real problem keeping his hands off women." - Monica Lewinsky

"Slang is language that takes off its coat, spits on its hands, and goes to work." - Carl Sandburg

"I have a hands-off policy when it comes to my larynx." - Jeffrey Donovan

"If you want the government off your back, get your hands out of its pockets." - Gary Hart

"I think you translate emotion better when you take your hands off." - Alison Krauss

"The only thing better than "hands-on" experience is hands-off experience - enough experience to understand that some things will turn out better if left alone." - Thomas Sowell

"I'm not for cutting off hands but I'm more for cutting off hands than I am for molesting children, if that's what it takes to stop it. I think that's fair." - Tucker Carlson

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

"It is not a garment I cast off this day, but a skin that I tear with my own hands." - Khalil Gibran

"If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth." - Dmitri Shostakovich

"The only way I'm keeping my hands off her is if I'm dead. Find another way to fix us." - Sylvia Day

"It felt smooth coming off my hands. I felt the laces around the ball. It was just all good." - Chris Copeland

"One hires lawyers as one hires plumbers, because one wants to keep one's hands off the beastly drains." - Carolyn Heilbrun

"One hires lawyers as on hires plumbers, because one wants to keep one's hands off the beastly drains." - Carolyn Heilbrun

"I will take my hands off Medicare when there is no Medicare, then I will come and see you sir." - Allen West

"If you cut a painter's hands off, he'd still feel the urge to pick up a brush." - Jil Sander

"Some newspapers have a hands-off policy on favored politicians. But it's generally very small newspapers or local TV stations." - Bob Woodward

"No chance. It'd be like cutting off our hands." "Then learn to live without your hands." "No, because then we won't be able to do this," Ben says, giving him the finger [...]" - Melina Marchetta

"My valour is certainly going! - it is sneaking off! - I feel it oozing out as it were at the palms of my hands!" - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"I just get excited doing shows. Off stage I am actually very feeble and must be spoon-fed because my hands are too brittle." - Dane Cook

"A ghost who, on the same evening, carries off an opera-singer and steals twenty-thousand francs is a ghost who must have his hands very full!" - Gaston Leroux

"I was like a clock that had exploded- my springs were hanging out, my hands were cockeyed, and my numbers were falling off." - Anthony Kiedis

"Sleep," he says. "I'll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you." "With what?" "My bare hands, obviously." - Veronica Roth

"Ive also just come off a year and a half playing acoustic shows which is fantastic for the hands, and changes your head a little bit." - Andy Summers

"Take your hands off her, Sinclair told the guy behind me, Or they'll write books about what I'll do to you." - MaryJanice Davidson

"Casting aspersions on those we love always does something to loosen our ties. We shouldn't maltreat our idols: the gilt comes off on our hands." - Gustave Flaubert

"If you skillfully follow the multidisciplinary path, you will never wish to come back. It would be like cutting off your hands." - Charlie Munger

"For me, when I'm coming up to a place where I have to make somebody up, it's almost like driving and taking your hands off the wheel." - George Saunders

"With FX in particular, they've been fantastic and were really hands off. I mean, it helps that you've got Ridley Scott on your side." - Steven Knight

"My valor is certainly going! - it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palm of my hands!" - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"We reach vague-gesturing hands, we lift our heads, Hear sounds far off,-and dream, with quivering breath, Our curious separate ways through life and death." - Conrad Aiken

"I will tell you what Jeanne was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off." - Angela Carter

"A man must marry only a very pretty woman in case he should ever want some other man to take her off his hands." - Sacha Guitry

"I made two rings for myself, and when I was in Los Angeles, I walked into a store called Maxfields, and they essentially bought them off my hands." - Waris Ahluwalia

"But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands." - Gustave Flaubert

"I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one." - Daniel J Boorstin

"My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!" - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"I'm a pretty hands-off director. I let people try things, and if it gets over-jokey, then I'll try and rein it in a little bit." - Joe Swanberg

"I will pursue my passion of cooking every day until my hands fall off and I lose all sense of smell and taste." - Nicole Trunfio

"I have learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one." - Leo Burnett

"A lack of government oversight hasn't hindered the Internet. Quite the opposite. A hands-off approach is largely responsible for its fantastic growth and success." - Heather Brooke

"Get off me," Harry spat, throwing Pettigrew's hands off him in disgust. "I'm not doing this for you. I'm doing it because - I don't reckon my dad would've wanted them to become killers - just for you." - J K Rowling

"Get off me," Harry spat, throwing Pettigrew's hands off him in disgust. "I'm not doing this for you. I'm doing it because - I do' reckon my dad would"ve wanted them to become killers - just for you." - J K Rowling

"I spend a long time casting, but once I've cast a film there's a reason why I selected those people. So I'm hands-on in selecting the cast, hands-off to see what they do with their characters, and hands-on again to offer suggestions." - Alexander Payne

"Whose hands are God's hands, but our hands?" - Therese Of Lisieux

"His hands are off," Gabrielle pointed out. "Posture's wrong," Kat said. "He's still ... hot," Gabrielle said, as if it were the greatest insult in the world. "I feel so objectified. So ... cheap," Hale told them." - Ally Carter

"I have an impulse to write all over the orange walls- I need an alphabet of endings ripped out of books, of hands pulled off of clocks, of cold stones, of shoes filled with nothing but wind." - Jandy Nelson

"Hey. Hands off." ", ""Please. Please, please, soooo pretty. Lemme just have one little touch." ""Peabody, isn't it embarrassing enough you're wearing pink cowboy boots, again, without standing here drooling on my coat?"", [J.D. Robb, Celebrity In Death]" - Nora Roberts

"Human nature is rarely so amusing as when trying to get a house off its hands. Women at this task can be untruthful enough, but their untruth lacks the infusion of candor which a skillful male liar can introduce." - E V Lucas

"Michael (Jackson) was so shy, he'd sit down and sing behind the couch with his back to me while I sat with my hands over my eyes-and the lights off." - Quincy Jones

"...I do not want a government that will take care of me, I want a government that will make other men take their hands off me so I can take care of myself." - Woodrow Wilson

"I just know that sameness, repetition, and conceptualizing are the acting craft's adversaries, and it seems more intelligent to start off within a framework where those things are, to some degree, taken out of your hands." - Jack Nicholson

"I yell and scream like they do. I'm the worst of them. Totally. I'm a nightmare. Once they gave me the passport that was it - started throwing my hands in the air, drinking red wine and flying off the handle." - John Kirwan

"She moved closer to me, put her hands to my face, and kissed me softly on the lips. God, it felt so good. So perfect, so right... It felt so good, I nearly fell off the roof." - Kevin Brooks

"I'm like America " he said. Stephanie swung around to look at him unnerved. "What are you talking about " she said. "Are you off your meds " "Our hands are dirty " Jules said." - Jennifer Egan

"Love's more than holding hands and going to dances. It's two people who struggle to live, even when they should maybe both be dead. When one of them would be better off dead." - Shaun Hutchinson

"He, the Holiest among the mighty, and the Mightiest among the holy, has lifted with His pierced hands empires off their hinges, has turned the stream of centuries out of its channel, and still governs the ages." - Jean Paul

"I'm like America " he said. Stephanie swung around to look at him unnerved. "What are you talking about " she said. "Are you off your meds " "Our hands are dirty " Jules said." - Jennifer Egan

"Hey. Hands off." ", ""Please. Please, please, soooo pretty. Lemme just have one little touch." ""Peabody, is' it embarrassing enough you're wearing pink cowboy boots, again, without standing here drooling on my coat?"", [J.D. Robb, Celebrity In Death]" - Nora Roberts

"For the moment, he's off plotting his Igoresque revenge. I don't know about you, but I have this image of him rubbing his hands together and laughing like Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory. (Kyrian)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Whenever I read _Time_ or _Newsweek_ or such magazines, I wash my hands afterward. But how to wash off the small but odious stain such reading leaves on the mind?" - Edward Abbey

"The world is come upon me, I used to keep it a long way off, But now I have been run over and I am in the hands of the hospital staff." - Stevie Smith

"I feel like nobody can stop me off the dribble. At crunch time, we're looking for somebody to score and I definitely want to be the guy who has the ball in his hands." - Rajon Rondo

"Game, noun: Any unserious occupation designed for the relaxation of busy people and the distraction of idle ones. It's used to take people to whom we have nothing to say off our hands, and sometimes even ourselves." - Etienne Bonnot de Condillac

"I nibbled my lower lip. "If you could see into my past just by touching my back, you'd have a hard time resisting the temptation too." "I have a hard time keeping my hands off you without that added bonus." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"an expression of surprise falls from her face, though she's trying to keep it. it breaks off and she seems to catch it and fidget with it in her hands." - Markus Zusak

"Arise, my soul, arise; shake off thy guilty fears; The bleeding sacrifice in my behalf appears: Before the throne my surety stands, Before the throne my surety stands, my name is written on His hands." - Charles Wesley

"Bridget did the only thing she could do in this situation that wouldn't end with her doing a life stint in prison. She flipped the woman off. With both hands." - J. Lynn

"When a guy is into you, he lets you know it. He calls, he shows up, he wants to meet your friends, he can't keep his eyes or hands off of you." - Greg Behrendt

"I started playing instruments. Writing didn't come until later. I didn't know how to play a keyboard but I'd listen to hits off the radio, learn them, then my hands would be ready to play." - Amanda Perez

"The government of India regulates nearly everything, so there's very little progress; whereas in Hong Kong the government keeps its hands off... and the standard of living has multiplied." - John Templeton

"When you agree to collaborate, you agree to jump off a cliff holding hands with everyone, hoping the resourcefulness of each will insure that you all land on your feet." - Frank Gehry

"Deism claims that God creates the universe and the laws of nature and then is hands-off, with everything that subsequently happens in nature being due to natural processes." - Elliott Sober

"I can't really deal with buttons. And that's what I keep saying, "Okay, I can't push buttons, because that means I have to take my hands off the keyboard or the buttons or whatever. Don't you understand!" ." - Pauline Oliveros

"We don't have props or jewelery. You always want something tangible to play with, and we have nothing. I find myself playing with my hands off camera, just because I'm getting a little uncomfortable with the space." - Laura Vandervoort

"The baby bounced gently off the wall of her uterus. She opened her dressing gown and put her hands back on her belly. It moved again, like a dolphin going through the water; that was the way she imagined it." - Roddy Doyle

"Gradually, growing calmer, she came to see that she had been unjust to him. But casting aspersions on those we love always does something to loosen our ties. We shouldn't maltreat our idols: the gilt comes off on our hands." - Gustave Flaubert

"Anytime we can take narcotics off the street it is significant because it takes them out of the hands of children. It certainly is not going to stop the drug problem, we have to work very, very hard." - John Powell

"Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off." - Ayn Rand

"I think my parents - my parents were very hands-off, quite liberal in terms of their - they really - they did encourage me, but they never really pushed me into anything, really." - Robert Barry

"Too often we take notes on writing, we think about writing but never do it. I want you to walk into the heart of the storm, written words dripping off hair, eyelids, hanging from hands." - Natalie Goldberg

"When you've been used to doing things, and they've been taken away from you, it's as if your hands had been cut off, and you felt the fingers as are of no use to you." - George Eliot

"Haven't we put off problems without clarifying Japan's will to protect the lives and assets of its people and territory with its own hands, and merely accepted the benefits of economic prosperity?" - Shinzo Abe

"When I started finishing games and coming off the field shaking hands, it was a beautiful thing. I mean, you start seeing that you're an important part of the team." - Dennis Eckersley

"Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off." - Ayn Rand

"Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial." - Barbara Amiel

"Each and every day, more people pay the price of Obamacare's mountain of mandates. As I travel across the country, I continue to hear from Americans who want Washington to take its hands off of their healthcare." - John Barrasso

"I studied at a time when buildings were sterile things, and their creators were hands-off people - super-intelligent people, but you felt they didn't love the stuff buildings are made from." - Thomas Heatherwick

"As far as I'm concerned, Parnelli Jones was the greatest driver of his era. He had aggressiveness and also a finesse that no one else possessed. And he won with everything he put his hands on, including off-road." - Mario Andretti

"If a steaming hot potato fell in your hands you would get it off you as soon as you could. Do the same with negative destructive thoughts- just release them as fast as you can." - John Assaraf

"In the realm of the higher astral, it's just fun. We're on the honeymoon and we love each other so much that we can't keep our hands off each other and everything is wonderful. It doesn't last; it's a honeymoon." - Frederick Lenz

"A man may plan as much as he wants to, but nothing of consequence is likely to come of it until the magician circumstance steps in and takes the matter off his hands." - Mark Twain

"When a poor man, hungry and unseeing because his eyesight is failing, grabs me and starts begging, I feel the Nazi in myself. I abhor this man, and I want him to keep his hands off me." - George Stevens

"4chan is a framework of pictures and text. I've always been extremely hands-off with dictating what gets posted, past general categories and rules. I support providing a place to discuss anything, although I don't agree with everything that's posted." - Christopher Poole

"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

"For a house, somewhere near Los Angeles I found an old church. Very old, no longer used. So we moved the church to the land, and I took off the steeple, and I got my hands dirty." - Douglas Sirk

"Liberia just needs to go through this one political transition and it can really take off. Everything's in place now. We cannot afford to put the country in the hands of someone that lacks the experience." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"My mother wanted me off her hands. She was a working woman. She designed clothes, and she was a celebrity collector. It's my mother's ambition to be a celebrity." - Stephen Sondheim

"In many cases, the Treasury will get preferred or convertible preferred stock for the money it gives to banks. These shares typically don't have voting rights, possibly to give more of a hands-off appearance to the government." - Jerry A Webman

"From paying off friends' tax bills to rescuing stray dogs and stuffing 20 notes into the hands of homeless people, I can't get rid of my money fast enough." - Julie Burchill

"There's an element of tongue-in-cheek in every one of our songs. Walking off into the sunset, holding hands, and being married forever was not exactly a brand new idea." - Peter Noone

"My mom was proud but very hands off. She didn't really know enough about the model industry, and she didn't have the time to stop her life to go chaperone me. I think she trusted me." - Amber Valletta

"My dear hands. Farewell, my poor hands." - Sergei Rachmaninoff

"My last vestige of 'hands off religion' respect disappeared in the smoke and choking dust of September 11th 2001, followed by the 'National Day of Prayer,' when prelates and pastors did their tremulous Martin Luther King impersonations and urged people of mutually incompatible faiths to hold hands, united in homage to the very force that caused the problem in the first place." - Richard Dawkins

"Another thing I also recommend is washing your face with white towels, little white towels instead of your hands. Other towels have dye in them and, with water on them, I just don't mess around with that. This way you're not getting your hands back on your dirty face as you're washing it. You're going to see what's coming off." - June Diane Raphael

"In your hands winter..." - Aberjhani

"Gods have bloody hands." - Janet Morris

"It's in God's hands." - Kristin Chenoweth

"If, like Hume, I had all manner of adornment in my power, I would still have reservations about using them. It is true that some readers will be scared off by dryness. But isn't it necessary to scare off some if in their case the matter would end up in bad hands?" - Immanuel Kant

"It's obvious that a lot of Tea Party members tend to be elderly. You've seen that famous sign, 'Tell the government to keep its hands off my Medicare.' And I think as long as the government does keep its hands off their Medicare, they're fine with talking about low taxes. But once they start to realize that the Republicans really do want to not just cut Medicare, but essentially abolish it, you know, I just think those people are not going to be part of the Tea Party. They're going to be over with Occupy Wall Street." - Bruce Bartlett

"Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts." - William Shakespeare

"Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts." - William Shakespeare

"Hands, touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you." - Neil Diamond

"Into thy hands, O Lord. Into thy hands." - Henry Irving

"Idle hands make fretful minds." - Shelley Shepard Gray

"It's in the god's hands." - Janet Morris

"I love my jazz hands!" - David Dickinson

"Entire affection hateth nicer hands." - Edmund Spenser

"Hands are the heart's landscape." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Hands have their own language." - Simon Van Booy

"Anger assists hands however weak." - Ovid

"Many hands make light work." - John Heywood

"To possess your soul in patience, with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt off your face and hands, is a job for a boy compared with the pains of a man who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world that drugs or strong waters seem to create and is trying to live now in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off." - Charles Edward Montague

"Hands learn more than minds do, hands learn how to hold other hands..." - Sarah Kay

"Rachmaninov's hands were big. My hands are small. But only hands small." - Richard Hyungki Joo

"I'm very comfortable with horses. I love horses and I have grown up around farm-hands. There's something very universal about anyone who's on horseback night and day. When you get off that horse, you are still walking as if there's still a horse between your legs." - Heath Ledger

"Are we going to take the hands of the federal government completely off any effort to adjust the growing of national crops, and go right straight back to the old principle that every farmer is a lord of his own farm and can do anything he wants, raise anything, any old time, in any quantity, and sell any time he wants?" - Franklin D Roosevelt

"What would it be like if, right in the midst of this busyness, we were to consciously take our hands off the controls? What if we were to intentionally stop our mental computations and our rushing around and, for a minute or two, simply pause and notice our inner experience?" - Tara Brach

"Cara waggled a hand over the two of them. "It works better with your clothes off." Richard frowned. His voice came as a hoarse croak. "What?" She seemed mystified by the question. "I believe you will find such things work better without clothes." She put her hands to her hips. "I thought you would know at least that much." - Terry Goodkind

"I had never realized a woman could have to struggle to keep her hands off a man, but here I was, digging my nails into my palms, staring at the inside of my eyelids as though I could maybe see through them if I peered hard enough." - Charlaine Harris

"Didn't we talk about this?" "HAIL!" "That isn't an answer." I planted my hands on my hips. "Was there a reason for shoving the gummy bears off the counter? Did they tell you they were suicidal? On second thought," I raised a hand, palm out, "don't answer that. If the candy is talking, I don't want to know." - Mira Grant

"How is Angeline?" asked Dimitri. "Is she improving?" Eddie and I exchanged glances. So much for avoiding her indiscretions. "Improving how exactly?" I asked. "In combat, in following the dress code, or in keeping her hands to herself?" "Or in turning off caps-lock?" added Eddie. "You noticed that too?" I asked. "Hard not to," he said." - Richelle Mead

"With Iraq plunging into chaos and gas prices at record highs President Bush took time out this weekend for a ride on his bicycle, but unfortunately he fell off and sustained cuts to his face and hands. Apparently Bush was distracted by the enormous responsibilities of the presidency. I'm just kidding. He hit some gravel or something." - Craig Kilborn

"the Saudis have never shown any respect for human rights, either now or in the past. Even a petty burglar faces having one of his hands chopped off. The liberal press in America prefers to ignore all this, although they don't hesitate to blacken the reputation of Iran." - Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

"I can sustain the impetus over the long tours we do is by feeding off the energy that we get back from an audience. That's my fuel. All i've got is this burning energy, especially when i've got a guitar in my hands." - Keith Richards

"You have established the earth and it continues. All things stand this day according to your directions. For all things are your servants (Ps. 119:91). God himself loves the earth dearly and never takes his hands off it. And because he loves it and it is good, our care of it is also eternal work and a part of our eternal life." - Dallas Willard

"I have come to the conclusion that executions solve nothing, and are only an antiquated relic of a primitive desire for revenge which takes the easy way and hands over the responsibility for revenge to other people...The trouble with the death penalty has always been that nobody wanted it for everybody, but everybody differed about who should get off." - Albert Pierrepoint

"I wish I could close my eyes and be blown into dust and nothingness, feel all my thoughts disperse like dandelion fluff drifting off on the wind. But his hands keep pulling me back: into the alley, and Portland, and a world that has suddenly stopped making sense." - Lauren Oliver



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