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Taming Quotes


"Time hath a taming hand." - John Henry Newman

"I didn't need taming. I needed saving." - Abbi Glines

"The highest nobility lies in taming your own mind." - Atisa

"Happiness comes through taming the mind; without taming the mind there is no way to be happy" - Dalai Lama

"When you find the person that you settle down with, I guess you mellow. They are taming you, aren't they? Or you're taming them." - Stella Mccartney

"Science had married the wilderness and was taming the savage shrew." - Edna Ferber

"The taming and domestication of religion is one of the unceasing chores of civilization." - Christopher Hitchens

"And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things." - Maurice Sendak

"Our Quixote bard sets out a monster taming. Arm'd at all points to fight that hydra, gaming." - David Garrick

"Notice Neptune, though, Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity, Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me!" - Robert Browning

"[we have]taming of an ancient disease [malaria] that over the centuries has killed untold millions of people." - Margaret Chan

"A beautiful woman is a practical poet, taming her savage mate, planting tenderness, hope and eloquence in all whom she approaches." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Taming the financial markets and winning back democratic control over them is the central condition for creating a new social balance in Germany and Europe." - Sigmar Gabriel

"When I did Taming of the Shrew, I was very tired, and I decided to have a holiday and make a documentary." - Diane Cilento

"Religion does not mean just precepts, a temple, monastery, or other external signs, for these as well as hearing and thinking are subsidiary factors in taming the mind." - Dalai Lama

"Any time you're working in the world of taming animals, you're going to get hurt. But it's a rush that we get." - Cesar Millan

"You have to just enjoy yourself sometimes, and the audience will, too. Not every role has to be 'The Taming of the Shrew.'" - Matt Passmore

"A young wine is like a horse, it is extremely vibrant. It needs taming. It has lots of life, the edges need bevelling and we need to reduce the tannins." - Georg Riedel

"Education is not the taming or domestication of the soul's raw passions - not suppressing them or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy - but forming and informing them as art...." - Allan Bloom

"I've got a lot of people that are really good at taming animals and working with animals; and they can't explain how they do. They just get a feeling from the animal." - Temple Grandin

"Civilization or, to say the same thing, education is the taming or domestication of the soul's raw passions-not suppressing or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy-but forming and informing them as art." - Allan Bloom

"If a man has not studied painting, or at any rate black and white drawing, his eyes are wild; learning to draw tames them. The first step towards taming the eyes is to teach them not to see too much." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"The capture, taming, training and keeping of eagles is highly ritualized. Most of the birds, which have a life span of about 40 years, are caught when very young - either snatched from a nest or trapped in a baited net." - Stephen Kinzer

"The most significant change wrought by adolescence is the taming of the ideals by which a person measures himself. . . . Love of oneself becomes love of the species. Conscience is pointed to the future, whispering permission to reach beyond the safety net of our ordinary and finite human existence." - Louise J Kaplan

". . .from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things." - Maurice Sendak

"So powerful, in fact, is simple string in taming the world to human will and ingenuity that I suspect it to be the unseen weapon that allowed the human race to conquer the earth, that enabled us to move out into every econiche on the globe during the Upper Palaeolithic. We could call it the String Revolution." - E. J. W. Barber

"Romance novels are tales of brave women taming dangerous men. They are stories that capture the excitement of that most mysterious of relationships, the one between a woman and a man. They are legends told to women by other women, and they are as powerful and as endlessly fascinating to women as the legends that lie at the heart of all the other genres." - Jayne Ann Krentz

"When is a game more than a game? So often, we pay lip service to the uplifting power of sports, the teamwork, the camaraderie, the lessons in taming one's own ego for the sake of the group. But you have to wonder, how often is that still really true?" - Michel Martin

"It is a thorough process, this war with the wilderness - breaking nature, taming the soil. feeding it on oats. The civilized man regards the pine tree as his enemy. He will fell it and let in the light, grub it up and raise wheat or rye there. It is no better than a fungus to him." - Henry David Thoreau

"Truthfully speaking, women are dangerous, even those who aren't feminists, because there has always been a women's revolt. Only it has usually translated itself into solitary, individualist, disagreeable manifestations - the whole history of the taming of the shrew, the woman-shrew. They weren't shrews without cause." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Religion does not mean just precepts, a temple, monastery, or other external signs, for these as well as hearing and thinking are subsidiary factors in taming the mind. When the mind becomes the practices, one is a practitioner of religion, and when the mind does not become the practices one is not." - Dalai Lama

"There's no doubt that there will be many trials and tribulations along the way in taming space for the benefit of all, unmasking its truths and using the boundless resources available to us. Taking a chance allows us to seek new horizons - and we all benefit from being horizon hunters." - Buzz Aldrin

"After 1909, Monet drastically enlarged his brushstrokes, disintegrated his images, and broke through the taming constraints and delicacy of Impressionism for good. Nineteen gnarly paintings, starting in 1909 and carrying through his final seventeen years, finish off the notion that Monet went happily ever after into lily-land." - Jerry Saltz

"My first acting lessons were Shakespeare. The first time I ever started working with a coach was doing scenes from 'Measure for Measure,' which were tough dramatic scenes. And then 'Taming of the Shrew,' which required comedic timing. And that's the kind of stuff I love." - Dave Bautista

"'The Taming Of The Shrew' is probably the first time I've worked in this country for about ten years, apart from theatre, and it's not for want of trying. It was so fantastic to work in London - it felt really glamorous." - Rufus Sewell

"There are still deep-seated structural problems that threaten the economic balance in the world: Between the United States and China, for example, but also within Europe. We have taken a few steps toward taming the financial markets, but we haven't come nearly far enough to rule out a repetition of the crisis." - Peer Steinbruck

"September 11th has produced only miniature heroes because our culture has freed itself from many of the old, dangerous, elitist fantasies of heroism... But in so doing, we have not only tamed and diminished heroes. We have risked taming and diminishing ourselves." - Rory Stewart

"When we think back to our forefathers, with their sedentary lives of forest-chopping, railroad-building, fortune-founding, their fox-hunting and Indian taming, their prancing about in the mazurka and the polka, with their coattails flying and their bustles bouncing, to say nothing of their all-day sessions with the port and straight bourbon,... we must realize that we are a nation, not of neurasthenics, but of sissies and slow-motion sports." - Robert Benchley

"If the flower were not attached to its stem, it would flee at the approach of man, like the insect or the bird; for the attribute of man on the earth, at least as long as he does not better understand his role, is to worry and frighten what he is not interested in taming for utilitarian purposes. Man is skillful in mistreating everything he can use" - Andre Gide

"All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel. All of them? Sure, he says. Think about it. There's escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist." - Margaret Atwood

"You see, the one place I know where it seems totally acceptable to lie is on an actor's CV. The job of 'pretending' just seems to leak on to the page. I know an actor with 'badger taming' on his resume. Yes, I can ride a horse, play the violin and speak German. More or less. Looks good and probably won't ever be called upon. Probably. Until it is." - Dan Stevens

"There are many objects of desire, and therefore many desires. Some are born with us, hunger, yearning, and pride of place, and some are the foolishness of the world, such as the desire to eat off silver plates. Desire is a wild horse to be tamed. Virtue is a habit long continued. The taming of desire is like the training of the athlete. Discipline is not the restraint but the use of energy. . . . When I forbid myself what I may have, no person is going to tempt me with what is truly forbidden." - Guy Davenport