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Pandora's Box Quotes


"I love you is the inscription on Pandora's box." - Mason Cooley

"If you open that Pandora's Box you never know what Trojan 'orses will jump out." - Ernest Bevin

"Changing the legal standard creates a slippery slope...plural marriage. The court opened up a pandora's box by doing that." - Rick Santorum

"You're playing with Pandora's box. Sometimes it's better not to open it. Sometimes, it's better not to know." - Tatiana de Rosnay

"If someone wants to open this Pandora's box and deal with it, all right, go for it then." - Vladimir Putin

"I think talking about one's love life is always... It's a Pandora's box, best kept in journals." - Emma Caulfield

"We wait until Pandora's box is opened before we say, "Wow, maybe we should understand what's in that box." This is the story of humans on every problem." - Peter Singer

"... Hope is at the bottom of the Pandora's box of Irish troubles, and I believe proudly and firmly in the ultimate destinies of my country." - Katharine Tynan

"Thirty years ago, the Pandora's box of the Internet wasn't yet a fact of life, and celebrities inhabited a more remote, hard-to-reach plane." - Christine Sneed

"Using the Internet as as vehicle to work with people is fascinating. It's sort of a Pandora's box of energy for me." - Jon Anderson

"Marriage brings up all the things I pushed to the back burner - the fears, the mistrust, the doubts, the insecurities. It's like opening Pandora's box." - Jennifer Aniston

"I box in yellow Gox box socks." - Dr. Seuss

"In life,there are only four kinds of girls: The girl who played with fire. The girl who opened Pandora's Box. The girl who gave Adam the apple. And the girl whose best friend stole her boyfriend." - Candace Bushnell

"America had shifted from what influential cultural historian Warren Susman called a culture of character to a culture of personality, and opened up a Pandora's box of personal anxieties of which we would never recover." - Susan Cain

"The various opinions of philosophers have scattered through the world as many plagues of the mind as Pandora's box did those of the body; only with this difference, that they have not left hope at the bottom." - Jonathan Swift

"This is a Pandora's box, for endless litigation, for division in society setting one group against another, and we must for that reason, for community cohesion, resist this bill." - Stewart Jackson

"I definitely can feel the third or fourth feminist wave in the air, so maybe this is a good time to open that Pandora's box a little bit and air it out." - Bjork

"I definitely can feel the third or fourth feminist wave in the air, so maybe this is a good time to open that Pandora's box a little bit and air it out." - Bjork

"Barack Obama's strategy is to get away from anything having to do with race as quickly as he can. His fear is that that might open a Pandora's Box." - Shelby Steele

"On that night after Phoebe had given her Pandora report, I thought about the Hope in Pandora's box. Maybe when everything seemed sad and miserable, Phoebe and I could both hope that something might start to go right." - Sharon Creech

"How, possibly, could the police have made the 'mistake' of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora's Box of facts I have prepared." - Caryl Chessman

"The reason so many intelligent and creative people suffer from depression is that when you take the risk of being fully conscious, you open Pandora's box, and you can't close it again." - Michael Redhill

"I definitely can feel the third or fourth feminist wave in the air, so maybe this is a good time to open that Pandora's box a little bit and air it out." - Bjork

"I want a campfire box." - Patrick Ness

"I always wanted to box." - Bonnie Canino

"The box is only temporary." - Sylvia Plath

"Democracy is defended in 3 stages. Ballot Box, Jury Box, Cartridge Box." - Ambrose Bierce

"Human beings have the capacity to learn to want almost any conceivable material object. Given, then, the emergence of a modern industrial culture capable of producing almost anything, the time is ripe for opening the storehouse of infinite need!... It is the modern Pandora's box, and its plagues are loose upon the world." - Jules Henry

"Although it is tempting to imagine an ancient era innocent of biochemical weaponry, in fact this Pandora's box of horrors was opened thousands of years ago. The history of making war with biological weapons begins in mythology, in ancient oral traditions that preserved records of actual events and ideas of the era before the invention of written histories." - Adrienne Mayor

"From Pandora's Box, where all the ills of humanity swarmed, the Greeks drew out hope after all the others, as the most dreadful of all. I know no more stirring symbol; for, contrary to the general belief, hope equals resignation. And to live is not to resign oneself." - Albert Camus

"When the Prince of Piedmont [later Charles Emmanuel IV, King of Sardinia] was seven years old, his preceptor instructing him in mythology told him all the vices were enclosed in Pandora's box. "What! all!" said the Prince. "Yes, all." "No," said the Prince; "curiosity must have been without." - Horace Walpole

"Fiction is like that, once it is released into the world: contagious, persistent. Like the contents of Pandora's box, a story that's freely given can't be contained anymore. It becomes infectious, spreading from the person who created it to the person who listens, and passes it on." - Jodi Picoult

"Are' all fairy tales based in fact? You yourself are supposed to be nothing more than a myth. Pandora's box is a story parents read to their children at night," she countered. "That means life itself is a fairy tale. Like the characters, we all live and love and search for a happily-ever-after." - Gena Showalter

"Hope...which is whispered from PAndora's box only after all the other plauges and sorrows had escaped, is the best and last of all things. Without it, there is onl time. And time pushes at our backs like a centrifuge, forcing us outward and away, until it nudges us into oblivion." - Ian Caldwell

"I had a feeling that Pandora's box contained the mysteries of woman's sensuality, so different from a man's and for which man's language was so inadequate. The language of sex had yet to be invented. The language of the senses was yet to be explored." - Anais Nin

"Aren't all fairy tales based in fact? You yourself are supposed to be nothing more than a myth. Pandora's box is a story parents read to their children at night," she countered. "That means life itself is a fairy tale. Like the characters, we all live and love and search for a happily-ever-after." - Gena Showalter

"Science fiction went through a period that was mostly object-oriented or inventions for distant galaxies.But when we cracked the genetic DNA code, opened the big Pandora's box, and it really did become possible to produce chimeras, my ears shot up." - Margaret Atwood

"The Greeks had considered hope the final evil in Pandora's box. They also gave us an image of perfect nobility: a human being lovingly doing her duty to another human being despite all threats, and going to her death with pride and courage, not deterred by any hope - Antigone." - Walter Kaufmann

"By the way, pornography? It's a new synaptic pathway. You wake up in the morning, open a thumbnail page, and it leads to a Pandora's box of visuals. There have probably been days when I saw 300 vaginas before I got out of bed." - John Mayer

"I feel strongly, because a man who will himself die one day in the not to distant future and, also, as a psychiatrist who spent decades dealing with death anxiety, that confronting death allows us, not to open some noisome, Pandora's box, but to re-enter life in a richer, more compassionate manner." - Irvin D Yalom

"It was said Daredevil grew up in Hell's Kitchen, an amazing name for a neighbourhood. But that opened a Pandora's box of all the crime stuff I wanted to do. I borrowed liberally from Will Eisner's 'The Spirit' and turned 'Daredevil' into a crime comic." - Frank Miller

"A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box." - Frederick Douglass

"I have not moved out of the comedian's box into the news box. The news box is moving towards me." - Jon Stewart

"'Out of the box' corporate thinking helped carry real American innovation out in a box. A pine box." - Tina Brown

"Every book is a box of ideas." - Blue Balliett

"Democracy is the suggestion box for slaves." - Stefan Molyneux

"We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box." - Larry McDonald

"Life is like a box of cookies." - Haruki Murakami

"You have to think outside the box." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Philosophy is talk on a cereal box." - Edie Brickell

"Never forgive at the ballot box!" - Wendell Phillips

"Life is just a Box of Chocolates." - James Lipton

"I've never been driven by box office." - Charlize Theron

"Is it larger than a bread box?" - Steve Allen

"Life is like a box of chocolates." - Winston Groom

"Father! Can I box him? Please!" - C S Lewis

"My first playpen was a cardboard box." - Michael Leechin

"My first playpen was a cardboard box." - Michael Lee-Chin

"I just don't fit into the box." - Liz Phair

"Democracy is more than a ballot box." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"Today it's not culture; it's box office." - Alex North

"When we cracked the genetic DNA code, opened the big Pandora's box, and it really did become possible to produce chimeras, my ears shot up. Having been brought up among the biologists and having followed various debates about ways to improve the human template and other debates about the true nature of our nature, I began seriously to wonder: What if? We hold in our hands a tool that is more powerful - for good or ill - than any we have wielded before." - Margaret Atwood

"While I was writing the book, I went to see Louise Brooks's most famous film, Pandora's Box, at the Tivoli in Kansas City, and it was a lovely experience. You can watch old silent films on DVD or even on YouTube, but it was a different feeling watching her up on the big screen, seeing the film the way people saw it all those years ago." - Laura Moriarty

"In general, the nightmare quality of Marx's thought gives it, in this bedevilled age, an air of greater reality than the gentle complacency of the orthodox academics. Yet he, at the same time, is more encouraging than they, for he releases hope as well as terror from Pandora's box, while they preach only the gloomy doctrine that all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." - Joan Robinson

"Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box." - Deepak Chopra

"Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a f**king sharp knife to it." - Banksy

"If he wants to box we'll box. If he wants to brawl we'll brawl." - Nonito Donaire

"Life is not like a box of chocolates unless there's a few turds in the box." - Bill Maher

"It's not about thinking outside of the box. It's about realizing there is no box." - Jari Askins

"Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with a box" - Twyla Tharp

"If everyone has to think outside the box, maybe it is the box that needs fixing." - Malcolm Gladwell

"I wouldn't try to put myself in a box or put God in a box." - Lauryn Hill

"You have to stand outside the box to see how the box can be re-designed." - Charles Handy

"God's joy moved from unmarked box to unmarked box, from cell to cell." - Rumi

"We are all living inside a box and we get our information from a box. The box is not real, but we are." - James Dye

"In America, freedom and justice have always come from the ballot box, the jury box, and when that fails, the cartridge box." - Steve Symms

"If the troubles from environmentalists cannot be solved in the jury box or at the ballot box, perhaps the cartridge box should be used." - James G. Watt

"Life is about using the whole box of crayons." - RuPaul

"Socialism in America will come through the ballot box." - Gus Hall

"Most English talk is a quadrille in a sentry-box." - Henry James

"Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box." - Frederick Douglass

"Oscar Peterson plays the best ivory box I've ever heard." - Count Basie

"We all need to begin thinking out of the box." - Peter Piot

"Someone created the box score, and he should be shot." - Daryl Morey

"Nearly everyone has his box of secret pain ..." - John Steinbeck

"The ballot box is a most inadequate mechanism of change." - Simone De Beauvoir

"There is no suggestion box in the Psych Ward." - Emilie Autumn

"Box about: 'twill come to my father anon." - John Aubrey

"I am bigger than the box I'm in." - Rachel Cohn

"I did a picture for the First Barbie doll box." - Heather O'Rourke

"Sanity is a small box; insanity is everything." - Charles Manson

"Television is the box they buried entertainment in." - Bob Hope

"I found myself in too much of a box situation." - Jimi Hendrix

"Ha, but my life is a box of wormgears." - Douglas Adams

"Nothingness is an absolute infinite potential, not an empty box." - Adyashanti

"When I'm home in New York, I box every day." - Gigi Hadid

"Life is like a box of terrible analogies..." - Oscar Wilde

"I decided to box my way out of the ghettol." - Larry Holmes

"My arms are too short to box with God." - Johnny Cash

"I didn't come out of a cereal box." - Bob Dylan

"We will make our products work out of the box." - Steve Ballmer

"I did a picture for the First Barbie doll box." - Heather Orourke

"That tv box has a tremendous capacity to reach people." - Clint Walker

"May love's kindred treasure box fling your luminescent glove." - Isabel Yosito

"It's almost like a genre rule: Don't Open The Box." - Joel Coen

"I win my awards at the box office." - Cecil B Demille

"Binge viewing has been around since DVD box sets." - Dana Brunetti

"Bob Saget is the bear from the Golden Crisp box." - King Tuff

"I like to box. It's a great release." - Jeremy Piven

"Hollywood's famous for putting you in a box." - Mickey Rourke

"Nine in the box... that's a football term." - Ricky Williams

"You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box." - George W Bush

"Trust your imagination. There is always something in the box." - Patricia Ryan

"I don't like to box myself in when I'm composing." - Roscoe Mitchell

"Staying out of the penalty box will really help." - Bobby Orr

"There's a little bit of magic in every box!" - Adam Rex

"It isn't enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box." - Tim Ferriss

"I pulled out box after box, setting them haphazardly around the room. My organization lacked something - like, say, organization ..." - Richelle Mead

"Jermaine Jenas is a fit lad. He gets from box to box in all of 90 minutes" - Bobby Robson

"In the Vortex that lies beyond time and space tumbled a police box that was not a police box." - Stephen Baxter

"Once again, we shall have to operate not only outside the box, but outside the room containing the box." - Douglas Preston

"At least the box is full of something useful. [On his photo gracing a box of Raisin Bran]" - Avery Brooks

"Users do not care about what is inside the box, as long as the box does what they need done." - Jef Raskin

"We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box." - Michael Behe

"I'm good at thinking outside the box, so much that you realise it's not a box to begin with." - William

"The edge is a great place to be. Inside the box is too dark. Outside the box, there's no leverage. But on the edge of the box, you can get things done!" - Seth Godin

"People just try to put you in a box and I don't see myself in any particular box. I'm making my own box. There's no way I would be able to make the music I'm making without dancing..." - Jillian Hervey

"I have never understood the saying 'To think outside the box.' Why would anyone sit inside of a box and then think outside of it. Rather just get out of the box." - Lawrence Anthony

"I play both X-Box 360 and Playstation 3. I prefer X-Box 360, but they don't have 'MLB - The Show,' so I have to play every other game on the X-Box." - Mo Williams

"If you never venture outside the box, you will probably not be creative. But if you never get inside the box, you will certainly be stupid." - Christopher Peterson

"This sense of the safe-deposit box as a totem of responsible security inspired me to rent a box myself shortly after the birth of our first child...." - Eric Zorn

"When you open box after box of old comics and they're ALL "Archie," you have suffered a trauma from which it is difficult to ever recover." - John Mclaughlin

"They say to think within the box, but it's funny how those in the box never go anywhere, where those outside it, get to see the world." - Anthony Liccione

"I past another telkhine, who was so startled he dropped his Lil' Demons lunch box. I left him alive - partly because he had a cool lunch box..." - Rick Riordan

"It was like having a box of chocolates shut in the bedroom drawer. Until the box was empty it occupied the mind too much." - Graham Greene

"I got a standard box. I don't never want nothing special. Then if I drop my box, I can borrow somebody else's." - Wes Montgomery

"To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box. On the box is a label, not of my own choosing." - Stephen L. Carter

"The best way to get people to think outside the box is not to create the box in the first place." - Martin Cooper

"A good organization is like a box of crayons. You need different colors of the spectrum, but all the crayons should fit in the box." - Barbara Corcoran

"To a bibliophile, there is but one thing better than a box of new books, and that is a box of old ones." - Will Thomas

"Hazel!" he yelled. "That box! Open it!" She hesitated, then saw the box he meant. Te label read WARNING. DO NOT OPEN. "Open it!" Leo yelled again." - Rick Riordan

"Learn to use your brains as deftly as your powder box, and then maybe you have a powder box and do not need ..." - Sophia Loren

"Leftists don't leave it at winning at the ballot box. If they lose at the ballot box, they force themselves on the country or society elsewhere." - Rush Limbaugh

"Artists dismiss me as an architect, so I'm not in their box, and architects dismiss me as an artist, so I'm not in their box." - Frank Gehry

"Sometimes cats just avoid using a litter box but that's kind of strange. Most time people ask me why they go outside the litter box period." - Temple Grandin

"I don't care how cheap the box is that you put a diamond ring in, nothing about the box diminishes the value of the content." - T D Jakes

"There's nothing wrong with starting off in a box, but you got to have a plan to come out that box." - Ice Cube

"I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don't see a box-office failure blamed on men." - Ellen Page

"To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box. On the box is a label, not of my own choosing." - Stephen Carter

"When you do men's wear, it's less about thinking outside the box than about pushing the walls of the box outward. Men want to be evolutionary, not revolutionary." - John Varvatos



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