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Keeping Tradition Quotes


"Sometimes tradition is a way of keeping going." - Maxine Kumin

"A lot of young musicians in Stockholm are about keeping tradition alive and moving it forward at the same time." - Neneh Cherry

"Am I keeping my promises?" - Robert Breault

"If you're keeping score, win!" - Red Auerbach

"Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Obama

"In America nothing dies easier than tradition." - Russell Baker

"I am keeping with tradition today. After I learned of my Golden Globe nomination, I went to the dentist, so today, let's make it the orthodontist." - Frankie Muniz

"The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps." - Alexander Vandegrift

"Perl has a long tradition of working around compilers." - Larry Wall

"Nobody says you have to be shackled to tradition." - Monica Johnson

"Rap comes from the oral tradition. The oral tradition gives voice to those who would've otherwise been voiceless." - Benjamin Zephaniah

"I think the myths are keeping us limited to, and tied to, what I would call the hyper-masculine tradition. All the major religions in the world have been founded by men and propagated by men." - Arjuna Ardagh

"I guess hip-hop has been closer to the pulse of the streets than any music we've had in a long time. It's sociology as well as music, which is in keeping with the tradition of black music in America." - Quincy Jones

"I don't really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy, only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut. Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous in life-having strong feelings, and not being able to suppress them. That, to me, is Jewish." - Fred Melamed

"Alchemists turned into chemists when they stopped keeping secrets." - Eric S Raymond

"Keeping the head still is golf's one universal, unarguable fundamental." - Jack Nicklaus

"you're an expert at sorry and keeping the lines blurry" - Taylor Swift

"Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose" - Leonardo Da Vinci

"It's hard / Keeping up with the avant-garde." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Not everything worth keeping has to be useful." - Cynthia Lord

"Better break your word than do worse in keeping it." - Thomas Fuller

"I've got to make sure I'm keeping weight on." - Allyson Felix

"When men are oppressed, it's a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it's tradition." - Letty Cottin Pogrebin

"Philosophers have a long tradition of marrying stupid women, from Socrates on. They think it clever." - Simon Gray

"Tradition is laziness." - Gustav Mahler

"The competitions are as much a part of the tradition as the actual dances." - Eddie Murphy

"Homecoming means tradition." - Anonymous

"It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition." - Henry James

"Tradition, if not constantly recreated, can be as much a millstone as a mill-wheel." - Colin MacInnes

"One bipartisan policy tradition is to deny Americans the use of our own resources." - Harold Ford, Jr.

"We must honor our country's tradition of openness and continue to welcome new immigrants." - Jose Serrano

"There they lived on, those New England people, farmer lives, father and grandfather and great-grandfather, on and on without noise, keeping up tradition, and expecting, beside fair weather and abundant harvests, we did not learn what. They were contented to live, since it was so contrived for them, and where their lines had fallen." - Henry David Thoreau

"A nominal Christian often discovers in suffering that his faith has been in his church, denomination, or family tradition, but not Christ. As he faces evil and suffering, he may lose his faith. But that's actually a good thing. I have sympathy for people who lose their faith, but any faith lost in suffering wasn't a faith worth keeping." - Randy Alcorn

"Using trees as a symbol of peace is in keeping with a widespread African tradition. For example, the elders of the Kikuyu carried a staff from the thigi tree that, when placed between two disputing sides, caused them to stop fighting and seek reconciliation. Many communities in Africa have these traditions." - Wangari Maathai

"A nominal Christian often discovers in suffering that his faith has been in his church, denomination, or family tradition, but not Christ. As he faces evil and suffering, he may lose his faith. But that's actually a good thing. I have sympathy for people who lose their faith, but any faith lost in suffering was' a faith worth keeping." - Randy Alcorn

"The ground of mercy is love, and the working of mercy is our keeping in love." - Julian of Norwich

"Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going." - Wes Montgomery

"Keeping your artistic self as creative as possible is a balancing act." - Karrin Allyson

"I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets" - Drake

"No one has ever succeeded in keeping nations at war except by lies." - Salvador de Madariaga

"Style ain't nothing but keeping the same idea from beginning to end. Everybody got it." - August Wilson

"A mark of blessing is what you're giving, not what you're keeping." - John Wimber

"No big deal. We all have blood in us, the trick is keeping it inside." - Jeff Lindsay

"The burden of keeping three people in toilet paper seemed to me rather a heavy one." - Barbara Pym

"She asked me what type of contraceptive I use. Underwear. Keeping it on prevents pregnancy." - Melina Marchetta

"The minute our correspondence becomes obligatory, there's no point in keeping touch at all." - Megan Mccafferty

"I vow to spend the rest of my life keeping your hands and feet warm." - Julia Quinn

"Keep on keeping on!!!" - Joel Osteen

"Our eyes when gazing on sinful objects are out of their calling and God's keeping." - Thomas Fuller

"We shall keep the people on our side by keeping ourselves in the right." - Thomas Jefferson

"And the Baron's retainers were blithe and gay, And keeping their Christmas holiday." - Thomas Haynes Bayly

"When a lady condescends to apologise, there is no keeping one's anger." - Anne Bronte

"Keeping up the appearance of having all your marbles is hard work, but important." - Sara Gruen

"Maybe it was inertia -or worse, fear- that was keeping me in the same place." - Jennifer Weiner

"You are keeping the possibility [of peace] open. No wise leader would do anything less" - Patrick Ness

"It is common to overlook what is near by keeping the eye fixed on something remote." - Samuel Johnson

"You'll regret opening your mouth. You'll rarely regret keeping it shut." - Max Lucado

"Every one is weary, the poore in seeking, the rich in keeping, the good in learning." - George Herbert

"Apelles used to paint a good housewife on a snail, to import that she home-keeping." - James Howell

"Keeping one's guests supplied with liquor is the first law of hospitality." - Margaret Way

"Establishing and keeping a routine can be even more important than having a lot of time." - Austin Kleon

"There's nothing wrong with keeping your mouth shut if you don't have anything nice to say." - Jennifer Weiner

"It is not God, but people themselves who shorten their lives by not keeping physically fit." - Carl Linnaeus

"I just like having fun with my style and keeping it new." - Cam Newton

"Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it." - Robert Brault

"The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis." - Franklin P Jones

"The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn't one." - Margaret Atwood

"Any idiot can make money. Keeping money, very few can do." - John Mcafee

"I would not say that secret-keeping is one of my finer skills, actually." - Claire Danes

"Ever since boyhood I've made a religion of keeping in shape by regular, conscientious exercise." - Gene Tunney

"A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping." - Kenneth Tynan

"I'm not so great at keeping secrets; maybe that's why no one ever tells me things." - Emily Osment

"Keeping your feelings in is like walking around with a pebble in your shoe" - Faisal Khokhar

"My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical." - Michael Tippett

"The only alternative to tradition is bad tradition" - Jaroslav Pelikan

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"Today's innovation is tomorrow's tradition." - Lidia Bastianich

"Tradition has made women cowardly." - Nance O'Neil

"Tradition has made women cowardly." - Nance Oneil

"I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles." - Debbie Harry

"My parents were teetotalers and my grandparents were - it's all the way back. It's New English puritanical tradition." - Penn Jillette

"As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration." - Laura Nyro

"Italian style for me is to have a sense of tradition, respect for one's roots, and a sartorial approach." - Domenico Dolce

"I travel up and down the country and I've been all around the middle of America for many years. Middle America is not one big mass of people with a proverbial beer in its hand, keeping the country down. That is not my experience of it and I don't labor under that misconception. And we have a long tradition of coming together through music in our country." - Wynton Marsalis

"Are you keeping anything else from me?" "I'm keeping a lot of things from you." "Like?" "Like the way I feel about being locked up in here with you. You have no idea what you do to me." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"The secret to keeping moving is keeping moving." - Dick Van Dyke

"There is only one thing worse than training employees and losing them, and that's not training them and keeping them" - Zig Ziglar

"Keeping a Diary all my life helped me to discover some basic elements essential to the vitality of writing." - Anais Nin

"Some promises aren't worth keeping." - Holly Black

"I like keeping my mind as far away from money and the material aspects of my job as possible." - Miley Cyrus

"You can keep your privacy in the world by keeping your product, not your personality, the star." - Sarah Lacy

"Find out what's keeping them up nights and offer hope. Your theme must be an answer to their fears" - Gerald C. Meyers

"Or, having sworn too hard a keeping oath; Study to break it and not break my troth." - William Shakespeare

"The simplest way to consistently keeping your agreements is to only make agreements that need to be made." - Alan Robert Neal

"Some promises are' worth keeping." - Holly Black

"God is punishing me for my past wickedness by keeping me alive and in as much pain as he can." - Ginger Baker

"My daddy always said being brave wasn't not being scared. Being brave was keeping going when you were." - Susan Crandall

"I'm no more a lawbreaker than they are , and if they were lawbreakers for keeping God's commandments, they're my example." - Tom Green

"Keeping even the most humble talent wrapped in a napkin becomes the more reprehensible the greater the emergency." - Margaret Mead

"Keeping away for all evil deeds, cultivation of life by doing good deeds and purification of mind from mental impunities." - Gautama Buddha

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters." - Solomon Short

"They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body." - Anonymous

"All lost things are in the angels' keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love." - Helen Hunt Jackson

"Keeping kids safe is sometimes a delusion. The world is a perilous place. Sometimes the kitchen is a perilous place." - Anna Quindlen

"It's about keeping animals in our environment. They can't be on somebody's purse or shoes or something." - Bindi Irwin

"The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I'm good at keeping secrets." - Sam Taylorwood

"There is a theme that runs through my work, and that is: the toxic property of keeping secrets." - Joyce Maynard

"Making money is easy. It is. The difficult thing in life is not making it, it's keeping it." - John Mcafee

"There aren't a lot of guys out there keeping it real. Everybody's been branded. Everybody's been bought and sold." - Tracy Morgan

"I'm battling with keeping my narcissism at bay as it is, so Twitter was not a good thing for that." - Joel Kinnaman

"Keeping a journal implies hope." - Erica Jong

"You have to make a joke every 10-15 minutes. It's a way of keeping up morale." - Silvio Berlusconi

"Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business; the trailer seldom goes far." - Charles M Schwab

"I realize I don't do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to." - Bob Dylan

"I have a problem keeping my mouth shut. I usually speak my mind. I'm trying to learn my lesson." - Christina Hendricks

"Having - and keeping to - a regular exercise routine is crucial. And forget about those extreme diets - they aren't healthy." - Lee Byunghun

"A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The only thing keeping you from what you want is your story about why you can't have it." - Tony Robbins

"Keeping grounded and keeping focused and keeping calm and thankful, that comes from God." - Lenny Kravitz

"Tradition is no longer a continuity but a series of sharp breaks. The modern tradition is the tradition of revolt." - Octavio Paz

"I believe it is a tradition in baseball that when a pitcher has a no-hitter going, no one reminds him of it." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Cultures grow on the vine of tradition." - Jonah Goldberg

"All true tradition usually appears revolutionary." - Jose Bergamin

"Tradition implies authority, conformity, imitation, following." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Tradition was safety; change was danger." - Mary Doria Russell

"(Tradition) is the democracy of the dead." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Persecution always acts as a jell for members of cults; it proves to them, in the absence of history, liturgy, tradition, and doctrine, that they are God's chosen." - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

"Tradition is a challenge to innovation.." - Alvaro Siza Vieira

"Tradition will accustom people to any atrocity" - George Bernard Shaw

"Each country is strong on some tradition." - Violante Placido

"Most seasonings are based on family tradition." - Wolfgang Puck

"Tradition is the illusion of permanence." - Woody Allen

"It takes a lifetime to build tradition." - Mario Andretti

"Tradition is the illusion of permanance." - Woody Allen

"Half of tradition is a lie." - Stephen Crane

"I keep up the tradition, the zydeco." - Boozoo Chavis

"There is a long dishonourable tradition of western intellectuals who have been duped by Moscow. The list includes Bernard Shaw, the Webbs, H. G. Wells, and Andre Gide." - Luke Harding

"Yoga competition is an old Indian tradition." - Bikram Choudhury

"Tradition is a very powerful force." - John P Kotter

"In my culture, there's a tradition that when you're in an overwhelming situation and you don't know what to do, you put yourself in a woman's shoes." - Ang Lee

"Conservatism cherishes tradition; innovation fetishizes novelty. They tug in different directions, the one toward the past, the other toward the future." - Jill Lepore

"All tradition is merely the past." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Tradition is a prop for social security." - Walter J. Phillips

"This character in the film, these things that he says which sound like advice and wise things, they are very common for Orientals. It's all the tradition." - Omar Sharif

"Violence against women in all its forms is a human rights violation. It's not something that any culture, religion or tradition propagates." - Michelle Bachelet

"Everything Sholom Aleichem talks about in his plays and his short stories is about people, family, man's relationship with his God, the breaking down of tradition." - Norman Jewison

"I think the tradition of well-written history hasn't been squashed out of the academic world as much in Britain as it has in the United States." - Adam Hochschild

"Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain." - E T A Hoffmann

"Hasidism has a tradition that one of man's purposes is to assist God in the work of redemption by "hallowing" the things of creation. By a tremendous heave of his spirit, the devout man frees the divine sparks trapped in the mute things of time; he uplifts the forms and moments of creation, bearing them aloft into that rare air and hallowing fire in which all clays must shatter and burst. Keeping the subsoil world under trees in mind, in intelligence, is the least I can do." - Annie Dillard



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