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Paper Cranes Quotes


"It smelled like aging wood and creosote, plastic book covers, and old paper. Old paper, which my mom used to say was the smell of time itself." - Kami Garcia

"Take out two pieces of paper. One piece of paper, list all the people you know who are adding to your life." - Frederick Lenz

"God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is at least for me an abuse of paper." - Alvar Aalto

"We must assist the British in the war as if there were no White Paper and we must resist the White Paper as if there were no war." - David Ben-Gurion

"Like when I'm in the bathroom looking at my toilet paper, I'm like 'Wow! That's toilet paper?' I don't know if we appreciate how much we have." - Alicia Silverstone

"Rock is fine. No structural damage to rock. Rock can break through paper at any point. Just say the word. Paper sucks." - Demetri Martin

"I like paper statements rather than relying on computers. I feel more in control if my account details and transactions are broken down on paper." - Geoff Capes

"Even if you got rid of paper, you would still have story-tellers. In fact, you had the story-tellers before you had the paper." - William Golding

"Note that ANSI standards also cost way too much compared to toilet paper, and they're pretty bad quality as toilet paper goes, too." - Erik Naggum

"We must support the army as though there were no White Paper, and fight the White Paper as though there were no war." - David Ben-Gurion

"You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings." - Catherine II

"Since half of all trees cut go to making paper, the only meaningful way to address destruction of our forest is to change the way paper is made." - Woody Harrelson

"God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper." - Alvar Aalto

"If an overgrown child draws something on a piece of paper, you can't ask the paper what the drawing is supposed to represent." - Jostein Gaarder

"God's voice had been reduced to paper, and even that paper had to be moderated and deciphered by the proper authorities and intellect." - William P Young

"Paper publishers are doing everything they can to slow the transition to eBooks because, in a digital world, paper publishers high hardback margins essentially disappear." - Barry Eisler

"You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings." - Catherine The Great

"Paper publishers are doing everything they can to slow the transition to eBooks because, in a digital world, paper publishers' high hardback margins essentially disappear." - Barry Eisler

"Our language, one of our most precious natural resources, deserves at least as much protection as our woodlands, streams and whooping cranes." - James Lipton

"If only I could find a guy who wasn't in his 70s to talk to me about white cranes, I'd be madly in love." - Leelee Sobieski

"Any system or blueprint for success is better than none at all. Think on paper." - Brian Tracy

"I still have my laptop but I haven't used it. I'm a paper man, not electronic." - Carlos Slim

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark." - Robert A Heinlein

"Writing a manual forces you to place your thoughts and ideas down on paper." - Tara VanDerveer

"A piece of paper makes you an officer, a radio makes you a commander." - Omar N Bradley

"Do not on any account attempt to write on both sides of the paper at once." - W. C. Sellar

"Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper." - Ray Bradbury

"Reality is as thin as paper and betrays with all its cracks its imitative character." - Bruno Schulz

"Right now, nobody legalized paper money. Where did that come from." - Ron Paul

"Experience taught me to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper." - Donald Trump

"Regardless of anything, my dad wants me to "get that piece of paper!" - degree over everything." - Joey Badass

"And into the brown paper bag of my heart, Eddy slipped a smile." - David James Duncan

"Oh, well, faint heart never won so much as a scrap of paper" - Dorothy L Sayers

"Until you commit your goals to paper, you have intentions that are seeds without soil." - Brian Tracy

"Old paper, which my mom used to say was the smell of time itself." - Margaret Stohl

"I've no use for talking, would just as soon store paper clips in my mouth." - Jandy Nelson

"We see only the script and not the paper on which the script is written. The paper is there, whether the script is on it or not. To those who look upon the script as real, you have to say that it is unreal - an illusion - since it rests upon the paper. The wise person looks upon both paper and script as one." - Ramana Maharshi

"It is in front of the the paper that the artist creates himself." - Stephane Mallarme

"Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence." - Henry David Thoreau

"Put your stressful thoughts on paper, question them, and have a great life." - Byron Katie

"The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." - William Faulkner

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on." - Sam Goldwyn

"Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is black charcoal crushing white paper." - Gunter Grass

"A sermon in shoes is often more eloquent than a sermon on paper." - Theodore L. Cuyler

"It's easier to revise lousy writing than to revise a blank sheet of paper." - S.A. Bodeen

"The honors Hollywood has for the writer are as dubious as tissue-paper cuff links." - Ben Hecht

"Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will" - Malcolm Forbes

"Art is not delivered like the morning paper; it has to be stolen from Mount Olympus." - Wayne Thiebaud

"this lifeless paper, cruel imposter, was the only to take her with him" - Lauren Kate

"This looks a good team on paper, let's see how it looks on grass." - Nigel Melville

"Racing shirts should be sold on big, thick rolls like paper towels." - Brad Alan Lewis

"At the moment I was mad enough to chew up nails and spit out paper clips." - Jim Butcher

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

"You can only write by putting words on a paper one at a time." - Sandra Brown

"The surprising thing about this paper is that a man who could write it would." - John Edensor Littlewood

"Acting is more fun than writing. Writing is harder, more like having a term paper." - Owen Wilson

"What the good Lord lets happen, I am not ashamed to print in my paper." - Charles A. Dana

"It is always about discovering what, hidden, does not lie on the paper." - Andres Segovia

"The division between art and deviousness and crime is sometimes as thin as a cigarette paper." - Robertson Davies

"It turns out Dungeons & Dragons is much better on paper than it is in reality." - Robin Sloan

"Everyone has access to a pen and paper, but to be a great writer is difficult." - Pamela Yates

"Every time I work on a project, I keep every little piece of paper." - Micah Lexier

"I'm not one of those to say Kyoto is not worth the paper it's printed on." - Hermann E. Ott

"The diversity of web browsers tomorrow will match the diversity of ink browsers (aka paper) today" - Bill Buxton

"There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"When I write a paper, I change my notation much more than I change my concepts." - Leslie Lamport

"...there's not enough ink and paper to say all I wanted." - Daniel Handler

"He found a set of encyclopedias-like Wikipedia, but paper and very bulky." - Michael Grant

"Paperwork wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for all the paper. And the work." - Darynda Jones

"I'm a crumbled up piece of paper lying here, 'cause I remember it all too well" - Taylor Swift

"Girls usually have a paper mache face on their wedding day." - Colette

"How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries." - James French

"Here are a few of the unpleasantest words that ever blotted paper." - William Shakespeare

"Behold the whole huge earth sent to me hebdomadally in a brown paper wrapper." - James Russell Lowell

"Trying to change someone, and their views, is like throwing paper into a fire." - Anthony Liccione

"The paper is my savior, the pen my blood, to words that shed my world." - Anthony Liccione

"Paper is' important. It's the words on them that are important." - Margaret Atwood

"A lot of first novels are written long before they're actually put down on paper." - Roger Ebert

"Of course not," said Hermione. "Everything we need is here on this paper." - J K Rowling

"On paper, I think this is the best team I've been on." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Nothing chased nightmares away faster than the rustle of printed paper." - Cornelia Funke

"Everything I write means a lot to me because it is my head on paper." - Mitch Lucker

"Paper isn't important. It's the words on them that are important." - Margaret Atwood

"My life looked good on paper - where, in fact, almost all of it was being lived." - Martin Amis

"The paper landed on the table, but the news was stapled to his chest. A tattoo." - Markus Zusak

"Rachel, what do you do? Put an ad in the paper for trouble? (Glenn)" - Kim Harrison

"Origami Striptease reads like William S. Burroughs and Djuna Barnes howling at a brutal paper moon." - Susan Stinson

"Writing is not about self-expression; it is about putting words on paper." - Gordon Lish

"You have to live life if you're going to create believable lives on paper." - Donna Jo Napoli

"After a thousand watercolors you will find you have fallen in love with paper and paint." - Rex Brandt

"Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!" - Alexander Pope

"But that's the thing about basketball: you don't play games on paper." - Bill Simmons

"Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself." - Thomas Jefferson

"The body's pain is so paper-thin and insignificant compared to that of the mind." - Peter Hoeg

"This paper gives wrong solutions to trivial problems. The basic error,however, is not new." - Clifford Truesdell

"Theory looks well on paper, but does not amount to anything without practice." - Josh Billings

"Daydreaming with pencil and paper is a respectable form of meditation." - John Howe

"I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind." - Patrick Dennis

"A drug is a substance which, if injected into a rabbit, produces a paper." - Otto Loewi

"One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time, in others' minds." - Alfred Kazin

"The best reason for putting anything down on paper is that one may then change it." - Bernard Devoto

"You are putting on paper, in print, what you sense and feel in your mind." - Anthony Barboza

"I love paper. A nice thick pile of it and a pencil, and I'm content." - Cecil Balmond

"The only thing I use the Rolling Stone for is toilet paper when I run out." - Neal Schon

"Kiss is like a smell in a paper bag, they just never go away" - Dee Snider

"You will go to the paper towns and never come back." - John Green

"Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one thousand percent!" - Brian Tracy

"All we want in this life is peace, prosperity and a little paper." - Q-Tip

"They say pu$$y and paper is poetry power and pistols." - Tupac Shakur

"This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it" - John Dalton

"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It's just a goddamned piece of paper!" - George W Bush

"Say, it's only a paper moon, / Sailing over a cardboard sea." - Yip Harburg

"Rule books are paper - they will not cushion a sudden meeting of stone and metal." - Ernest K. Gann

"Come back when you grow up girl, you're still living in a paper doll world." - Bobby Vee

"We really try to have only one new particle per paper." - Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett

"What you have in your head, put down on paper. The head is a fragile vessel." - Dmitri Shostakovich

"This paper of yours is so lightly written that you must have sweated terribly." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"They [Japanese whalers] haven't produced a single peer-reviewed international scientific paper in 23 years." - Paul Watson

"The wide screen reminds me of a roll of toilet paper." - Yasujiro Ozu

"It was a storm in a tea cup, but in politics we sail in paper boats." - Harold Macmillan

"The world is a funny paper read backwards. And that way it isn't so funny." - Tennessee Williams

"Herbert used to say that he was as tight as the paper on the wall." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"Breakfast is the one meal at which it is permissible to read the paper ..." - Amy Vanderbilt

"Morning is a new sheet of paper for you to write on." - Eve Merriam

"We had a good team on paper. Unfortunately, the game was played on grass." - Brian Clough

"Encyclopedia is a Latin term. It means "to paraphrase a term paper."" - Greg Ray

"Baseball is the only thing beside the paper clip that hasn't changed" - Bill Veeck

"I set down a beautiful chord on paper-and suddenly it rusts." - Alfred Schnittke

"I speak to the paper, as I speak to the first person I meet." - Michel De Montaigne

"Don't start your day until you have it finished on paper first." - Jim Rohn

"Obviously, the answer to oil spills is to paper-train the tankers." - Ralph Nader

"I don't know if he needs a tic tac or toilet paper." - Jerry Lawler

"A painter's got a canvas. The writer's got reams of empty paper. A musician has silence." - Keith Richards

"Training errors are recorded on paper. Tactical errors are etched in stone." - Erwin Rommel

"The history of paper money is an account of abuse, mismanagement, and financial disaster." - Richard Ebeling

"We are in a world of irredeemable paper money - a state of affairs unprecedented in history." - John Exter

"... she called it a paper town. Like, you know, everything so fake and flimsy." - John Green

"She's sensitive, too. Takes to hurt the way water takes to paper." - Junot Diaz

"The written word is redundant on the high seas. Why? Because paper gets wet too easily." - Walter Moers

"Writing is the litmus paper of thoughtthe very center of schooling." - Ted Sizer

"Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper." - John Steinbeck

"A verbal promise behind closed doors, even a statement written on paper-these could easily evaporate . . . ." - Suzanne Collins

"The writer doesn't need economic freedom. All he needs is a pencil and some paper." - William Faulkner

"Drawing architecture is a "schizoid" act: it involves reducing the world to a piece of paper." - Eduardo Souto de Moura

"The morning paper is just as necessary for an American as dew is to the grass." - Josh Billings

"Problems are like toilet paper. You pull on one and ten more come." - Woody Allen

"You might be a redneck if you've ever stolen toilet paper from a public restroom." - Jeff Foxworthy

"I have been nominated three times. I have the little pieces of paper to prove it." - Eartha Kitt

"I love bookstores. I love the energy in a bookstore and the smell of the paper." - Chris Colfer

"Success is like toilet paper, it only seems important when you don't have it." - Richard Jeni



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