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Torn Paper Quotes


"There's definitely a lot of trash that comes with the prize of being famous. It's a nice gift, but there's a lot of wrapping and paper and junk to cut through. Back then, when a movie came out and people saw you on the street, their reaction was so supercharged that it was scary. It would frighten other people. It used to really rattle me. I mean, everybody would love to have their clothes torn off by a mob of girls, but being screamed at is different." - Bill Murray

"The orange flames waved at the crowd as paper and print dissolved inside them. Burning words were torn from their sentences." - Markus Zusak

"Every one should keep a mental waste-paper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it - torn up to irrecoverable tatters." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"I am a veteran of the War on Christmas. I am just emerging from a battlefield strewn with dead trees and torn shreds of brightly colored wrapping paper." - Henry Rollins

"Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality and longest lasting paper ever made. It can be torn when wet, but returns to its full strength when dry." - Jack Herer

"Writing is thinking on paper." - William Zinsser

"All reactionaries are paper tigers." - Mao Tse-Tung

"Politics is a jungle-torn between doing the right thing and staying in office." - John F Kennedy

"I didn't know I'd have to be torn down before I could be built up." - Anonymous

"Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, Streams like the thunder-storm against the wind." - Lord Byron

"Standards are paper. I use paper to wipe my butt every day. That's how much that paper is worth." - Linus Torvalds

"Make deals with people, not paper." - Penn Jillette

"Paper Moon didn't bring me love." - Tatum O'Neal

"The paper standard is self-destructive." - Hans F. Sennholz

"Paper buys time. Steel buys freedom." - Philip D. Murphy

"Paper is like Joyce Carol Oates: white." - Caryl Churchill

"Blank paper has always inspired me." - Daniel Handler

"I like to make collages - paper collages." - Rachel True

"Anything beats an expensive stack of paper." - Larry Niven

"But on paper, things can live forever. On paper, a butterfly never dies." - Jacqueline Woodson

"All the things paper-thin and paper-frail, and all the people too." - John Green

"I try not to change my political point of view from paper to paper." - Jonathan Shapiro

"I think doctors are really suffering now. They're suffering in the sense that they feel torn between serving their patients in the best way they can and dealing with all of requirements of the insurance companies and the HMOs and the hassles and the paper work and the increasing pressures to do less and less for their patients." - Marcia Angell

"I watch political shows for a number of weeks in a row, and all I see are guys arguing with each other over issues I have no idea about. My brother, he loves war-torn places. My dad would always read the paper and tell me I should watch CNN, but I usually wind up watching 'Breaking Bad.'" - Norm Macdonald

"People don't buy plastic and paper, they buy emotions." - Scott Young

"Tailor gang they rolling up those paper planes." - Wiz Khalifa

"Count my own money, see the paper cut fingers?" - Drake

"Only paper flowers are afraid of the rain." - Mary Quant

"With a pencil and paper, I could revise the world." - Alison Lurie

"Line printer paper is strongest at the perforations." - Dave Barry

"The paper burns, but the words fly away." - Ben Joseph Akiba

"The first rule in keeping secrets is nothing on paper." - Thomas Powers

"It's time to re-appreciate the original software: paper." - Dale Dauten

"The volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases." - Jerry Brown

"Numbers have life; they"re not just symbols on paper." - Shakuntala Devi

"Who knew paper and ink could be so vicious" - Kathryn Stockett

"Time kept on and on like the cheapest toilet paper." - Porochista Khakpour

"Be true to what you said on paper." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Don't misuse the pencil and don't torment the paper." - Uri Shulevitz

"I'm the only nerd with a piece of paper," - Patricia Arquette

"Stay humble as a writer: write on toilet paper." - Jonas Eriksson

"I can get incredibly erotic about blotting paper." - Steven Morrissey

"A book tightly shut is but a block of paper." - Proverbs

"Set your goals to paper and you are halfway there!" - Don Ward

"Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value - zero." - Voltaire

"It was like death by a thousand paper cuts." - Tonya Hurley

"I can't argue my way out of a paper bag." - Gabriel Macht

"I like getting toilet paper thrown at me." - Joel Madden

"The town was paper, but the memories were not." - John Green

"The mind can be trained to relieve itself on paper." - Billy Collins

"Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily." - Gilda Radner

"This paper was one of my digressions into abstract economics." - William Vickrey

"Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper." - Daphne Zuniga

"Numbers have life; they're not just symbols on paper." - Shakuntala Devi

"Documents create a paper reality we call proof." - Mason Cooley

"My stockbroker asked me something important today: paper or plastic?" - Jay Leno

"Paper currency has hitherto been regarded with suspicion, as insecure." - John Buchanan Robinson

"I've been with the paper for almost 30 years." - Robert Scheer

"History shows how feeble are barriers of paper." - John Lothrop Motley

"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way." - Juan Ramon Jimenez

"When the loo paper gets thicker and the writing paper thinner, it's always a bad sign, at home." - Nancy Mitford

"There is no such thing as a paper loss. A paper loss is a very real loss." - Jim Rogers

"Plan your garden on paper. Mistakes made on paper won't cost you much in time or money." - Elsa Bakalar

"The drawing is already partly there - it's in the paper. And the paper is talking before you do." - Richard Artschwager

"Say, what's thy name? Thou hast a grim appearance, and thy face Bears a command in't; though thy tackle's torn, Thou show'st a noble vessel. What's thy name?" - William Shakespeare

"Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood, The Elfin from the green grass, and from me The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?" - Edgar Allan Poe

"What Eden have they torn you from?" - Cesare Borgia

"I animated everything traditionally, on paper. I love how the texture of paper looks (it also matches textures of papier-mache) and I love the tactile process." - Signe Baumane

"A paper town for a paper girl." - John Green

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

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

"Anyone could write a novel given six weeks, pen paper, and no telephone or wife." - Evelyn Waugh

"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

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

"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

"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

"....a perfect paper airplane." - Ellen Hopkins

"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

"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

"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

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

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

"Yeah? For what paper?" - Yogi Berra

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

"The most terrifying thing in my life is a blank sheet of paper." - David Ayer

"My ideal man is dead white old and on a green sheet of paper." - Nicki Minaj

"Write . . . write . . . pencil . . . paper." - Heinrich Heine

"Heaven is purpose, principle, and people. Purgatory is paper and procedure. Hell is rules and regulations." - Dee Hock

"Confidence, not paper or digital money, is the key currency in a capitalist system." - Mal Fletcher

"We buy our own toilet paper even here in the White House." - Barack Obama

"The world of research has gone berserk. Too much paper work." - Bob Dylan

"I revise like crazy. I start revising before the pen hits the paper." - John Dufresne

"Sometimes things are nothing on paper, but a genius director turns it into something amazing." - Douglas Booth

"I need paper and pen to release my imagination. I can't create on a machine." - Brian Pinkerton

"I have a paper cut from writing my suicide note. It's a start..." - Steven Wright

"A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5x11 inch paper cannot be understood." - Mark Ardis

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

"The White Hope! Every paper in the country is calling you that." - Howard Sackler



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