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Yard Quotes


"Each dog barks in his own yard!" - Rudyard Kipling

"Let nature be in your yard." - Greg Peterson

"There's a freeway running through the yard." - Tom Petty

"I got this grave yard woman." - Bob Dylan

"Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard." - John Bytheway

"I hit a one-yard draw in there" - Tiger Woods

"Give the enemy an inch, hell take a yard." - Monica Crowley

"Don't neglect the gold in your own back yard." - Ben Okri

"Teddy has lost that yard of pace he never had." - Tony Cascarino

"An inch of progress is worth a yard of complaint." - Booker T Washington

"I can See Russia from my back yard." - Sarah Palin

"There should be a Kettle's Yard in every university." - Jim Ede

"Give the enemy an inch, he'll take a yard." - Monica Crowley

"I like to play paintball in my back yard." - Alexa Vega

"I started by hacking around the back yard in Richmond." - Jennifer Wyatt

"We need to think less NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard), and more SWIMBY (Something Wonderful In My Back Yard)" - Rob Hopkins

"Mile by mile, it's a trial; yard by yard, it's hard; but inch by inch, it's a cinch." - Gabrielle Giffords

"My own back yard, and my mom and dad's back yard, is where I learned about tomatoes and weeds and daily maintenance." - John Bytheway

"OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard." - Ambrose Bierce

"Mulligan: invented by an Irishman who wanted to hit one more twenty yard grounder." - Jim Bishop

"Life by the yard is hard; by the inch it's a cinch. Decisions Determine Destiny." - Thomas S Monson

"To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten." - Jesse Owens

"Wasn't growing catnip in one's yard the kitty equivalent of giving candy to children?" - Caroline Paul

"Every Saturday we work in the yard, pick up the dog doo, hope that it's hard." - Joe Walsh

"I just show up to the yard, work hard, and play as hard as I can." - Dustin Pedroia

"No Church-yard is so handsom, that a man would desire straight to bee buried there." - George Herbert

"I've hurt you. I've loved you. I've mowed the front yard." - Matthew Dickman

"You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life." - Paul Dietzel

"Women: Can't live with them, can't bury them in the back yard without the neighbors seeing." - Shaun Williamson

"I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn." - Lettie Cowman

"That was only a yard away from being an inch-perfect pass." - Murdo MacLeod

"He's very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself nobody will catch him." - Bobby Robson

"Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon grave yard." - Paul Simon

"They did the Monster Mash, it was a grave yard smash." - Bobby Pickett

"Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yard." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"The punches came fast and hard, lying on my back in the school yard." - Neil Young

"Remember when you picked me up like a frisbee and tossed me across you yard?" - Alyson Noel

"Shoot you on the front porch and knock you to the back yard." - Lil Wayne

"Undertaker, your yard is right in the middle of my world!" - Triple H

"Make incremental progress, change comes not by the yard, but by the inch." - Rick Pitino

"The squirrel in my yard really knows his way around the neighborhood." - Bob Saget

"If the grass is greener in the other fellow's yard- let him worry about cutting it." - Fred Allen

"Don't design your back yard from the outside looking in. Design from your window looking out." - Janet Macunovich

"I love my little overgrown yard. And my house is wonderful. It's everything that I need." - Patti Smith

"I'm pretty confusing. But I do have an oil rig in my back yard." - Amber Heard

"I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn." - Charles E. Cowman

"Wind chimes in your yard will serenade garden creatures - squirrels, fairies and angels." - Anonymous

"If the grass is greener in the other fellow's yard - let him worry about cutting it." - Fred Allen

"These two guys in the front yard- Are they here to help?" - John Ashbery

"A sign in the yard of a church next door said CHRIST IS THE ANSWER." - Bill Bryson

"Every shot counts. The three-foot putt is just as important as the 300-yard drive." - Henry Cotton

"It's not difficult to coach to just get 10 players right on your 18-yard box." - Brendan

"Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic." - Dave Eggers

"We all want to thank Emmitt for allowing us to enjoy every yard." - Michael Irvin

"My personal philosophy is I'm running a 100-yard dash, and I haven't reached the end." - Bill Kurtis

"My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard." - Dave Van Ronk

"I buried a lot of my ironing in the back yard." - Phyllis Diller

"My parents are apolitical - no bumper stickers, no yard signs. They don't talk about politics." - Joel Burns

"I get the same buzz cleaning up the yard as Leo Tolstoy did from scything hay." - Sergei Lukyanenko

"A house should not be built so close to another that a chicken from one can lay an egg in the neighbor's yard, nor so far away that a child cannot shout to the yard of his neighbor." - Julius Nyerere

"Life is hard by the yard, son. But you don't have to do it by the yard. By the inch it's a cinch. And money can't buy everything. For example: poverty." - Nelson Algren

"I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it." - Charles Dickens

"Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard." - E Joseph Cossman

"I love my blocks of marble, always piling up in the yard like a flock of sheep." - Barbara Hepworth

"I still subscribe to the minority view that all horses are offensive weapons and not to be trusted a yard." - M.M. Kaye

"Ask a glass of water why it pities the rain. Ask the lunatic yard dog why it tolerates the leash." - Terrance Hayes

"Their voices reach out into the empty yard, plunge deep into the hills, go right through the heart." - Marguerite Duras

"Central Park is the grandiose symbol of the front yard each child in New York hasn't got." - Robert Benchley

"When it comes to your marriage, if the grass looks greener somewhere else, it's time to water your own yard!" - Craig Groeschel

"I can visualize the time when almost every family will have a small plane in their back yard." - Henry Ford

"Being a giver is not good for a 100-yard dash, but it's valuable in a marathon." - Adam Grant

"When you've come face-to-face with the dark side of the school yard, life doesn't hold many surprises." - Eoin Colfer

"When I die throw my body in the back and drive me to the junk yard in my Cadillac." - Bruce Springsteen

"Wearing a bath towel around the school yard and pretending it's a cape doesn't mean you have magical powers." - Lincoln Peirce

"I went over to the Charlestown Navy Yard yesterday and saw some big men of war, one over 100 guns." - John Davis Long

"Being a giver is not good for a 100-yard dash, but it's valuable in a marathon." - Adam Grant

"In America, one sure sign of success is the presence of an unnecessary waterfall in a person's yard." - Demetri Martin

"You might be a redneck if your daughter's Barbie's Dream House has a clothesline in the front yard." - Jeff Foxworthy

"You might be a redneck if there are four or more cars up on blocks in the front yard." - Jeff Foxworthy

"You might be a redneck if you have flowers planted in a bathroom appliance in your front yard." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Being a giver is not good for a 100-yard dash, but it's valuable in a marathon." - Adam Grant

"There's nothing to fear but a wide receiver who can run a 100-yard dash in under 10 seconds." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"When the ball is on the one-yard line, never risk a fumble. Carry it over yourself." - Robert Ringer

"I approach football like a street-ball game, like I'm playing with the fellas in the yard." - Simeon Rice

"I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate." - Iggy Pop

"Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends." - Henry Ward Beecher

"I had a certain cetacean delicacy of movement in the wide open sea of a hundred-yard field..." - Michael Chabon

"A cat likes to hear you calling him. He sits in a bush a yard from your shoes - and listens." - Pam Brown

"People who think by the inch and talk by the yard deserve to be kicked by the foot." - Anonymous

"Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it." - Truman Capote

"If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard." - Jesse Owens

"Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg." - Hans Christian Andersen

"I don't sleep at night at all. Making movies is a marathon. I'm a good 100-yard-dash guy." - Gary David Goldberg

"If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house." - Mike Harding

"I went over to the Charlestown Navy Yard yesterday and saw some big men of war, one over 100 guns." - John D Long

"Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard." - Paul Mccartney

"I've got a statue of St. Francis in my front yard, and I'm not even a practicing Catholic." - Michael Keaton

"The 880-yard heel and toe walk is the closest a man can come to experiencing the panges of childbirth." - Avery Brundage

"I don't visit my parents often because Delta Airlines won't wait in the yard while I run in." - Margaret Smith

"You see airbrushed images of me, but I know the person who's walking barefoot, dodging dog poo in the yard." - Carolyn Murphy

"When I was a kid, we always had big gardens, acres of stuff we grew out in the yard." - Randy Houser

"I think there was something that made us not pay attention to climate change. Something that was up there. There was a saying when we were trying to pay attention to the environment that people used this phrase NIMBY - not in my back yard. People were saying, 'I don't care, it is not in my back yard.' But now it's in everyone's back yard." - Robert Redford

"The coffee was boiling over a charcoal fire, and large slices of bread and butter were piled one upon the other like deals in a lumber yard." - Charles Dickens

"Sorrow is my own yard where the new grass flames as it has flamed often before but not with the cold fire that closes round me this year." - William Carlos Williams

"When hiring key employees, there are only two qualities to look for: judgement and taste. Almost everything else can be bought by the yard." - John W Gardner

"What smells so? Has somebody been burning a Rag, or is there a Dead Mule in the Back yard? No, the Man is Smoking a Five-Cent Cigar." - Eugene Field

"You may be a redneck if . . . you think you are an entrepreneur because of the "Dirt for Sale" sign in the front yard." - Jeff Foxworthy

"I'd like to go out in the front yard and shout something. "None of this is worth it!" That's what I'd like people to hear." - Raymond Carver

"My earliest memories are of watching Star Trek and MASH while my parents barbecued chicken in the back yard. I was an American kid, through and through." - Mohsin Hamid

"I'm going to eviscerate you and leave your organs on a pike in the yard as a warning to those who wear large jewelry." - Libba Bray

"It is no more likely that our world has evolved out of chaos than that a hurricane, blowing through a junk yard, should create a Boeing." - Fred Hoyle

"I"d like to go out in the front yard and shout something. "None of this is worth it!" That's what I"d like people to hear." - Raymond Carver

"Stranded in this mill town railroad yard while the whole world was converging elsewhere, we seemed to be nothing but children playing among heroic men." - John Knowles

"Courage, determination, and hard work are all very nice, but not so nice as an oil well in the back yard." - Mason Cooley

"Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell." - Charles Studd

"The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today." - Linda Goodman

"This is like being in the super bowl. It's first down, you're on the one yard line, You either make a touchdown or you're hosed." - Joe Teti

"I passed out in our front yard. But honey, don't turn out the light, cause I think I'm in the mood for love tonight." - Robert Earl Keen

"He's bad, bad Leroy Brown, baddest dude in the whole damn town, badder than old King Kong, and meaner than a junk yard dog." - Jim Croce

"There won't be any biographies of me because, for only one reason, lives spent between the house and the chicken yard do not make exciting copy." - Flannery O'Connor

"With my dad passing away, he's always watching me-a big smile on his face, watching every snap on the 50-yard line." - Russell Wilson

"I normally run the 40-yard dash in 4.9, but when a 280-pound guy is chasing me, I run it in 4.6." - John Elway

"If you want to sue somebody, just get a little plastic skeleton and lay it in their yard. Then tell them their ants ate your baby." - Jack Handey

"No: What the heck happened? Or: Why did you go from nearly kissing me to tossing me across your yard and into the patio furniture?" - Alyson Noel

"To those who have not yet learned the secret of true happiness, begin now to study the little things in your own door yard." - George Washington Carver

"To look upon its grass grown yard, where the sunbeams seem to sleep so quietly, one would think that there at least the dead might rest in peace." - Washington Irving

"Bluebeard, who said to Scottland Yard, How do I know how many wives I've killed? I'm not an accountant! Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"I've always wanted children... not of my own, but for yard work and reaching into tight places to get things I've dropped." - Dov Davidoff

"Watch the indolent butterfly playing on the tall flower in the yard and think about the sun going down. It always does you know." - Rod Mckuen

"In life or in football, touchdowns rarely take place in seventy yard increments. Usually it's three yards and a cloud of dust." - Rush Limbaugh

"The stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yard! America's chickens are coming home to roost!" - Jeremiah Wright

"Truth, like milk, arrives in the dark But even so, wise dogs don't bark. Only mongrels make it hard For the milkman to come up the yard." - Christopher Morley

"You must come down with me after the show to the lumber yard and ride piggy-back on the buzz saws." - W C Fields

"He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair: For when they reach the scene of crime - Macavity's not there!" - T S Eliot

"The buzz saw snarled and rattled in the yard And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood, Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it." - Robert Frost

"(About Elisabeth Hasselbeck) Really Hasselbeck, you're gonna throw down with me? I mean, really? If you're gonna come to the play yard, be prepared to fucking play!" - Kathy Griffin

"As to our garden and yard, we have all the woods. And the wilderness is our only cloister, for our house is like an oak tree planted therein." - Theodore Guerin

"You may be a redneck if... you think you are an entrepreneur because of the Dirt for Sale sign in the front yard." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Someone creeping into his yard in the dead of night? More likely there's a very shell-shocked cat wandering somewhere, covered in potato peelings." - J K Rowling

"If it's not televised, there's no way Americans will know about competitive badminton. All they know is the back-yard thing." - Howard Bach

"The bad news was that the yard contained a dog. A very, very large dog, wide and hairy, like a cross between a rottweiler and a Goodyear blimp." - Dave Barry

"I've never had a yard sale, ever, in my life. I don't know if I ever thought about stuff I would get rid of." - Will Ferrell

"I always wanted to play Lestrade of Scotland Yard 'cause he's a buffoon that gets to wear a uniform. I thought that would be fun." - Tom Hanks

"I had a Liza Minnelli karaoke tape! I had a karaoke machine that I would sing in the front yard with Whitney Houston and Liza." - Annaleigh Ashford

"There isn't a ruler, a yard stick or a measuring tape in the entire world long enough to compute the strength and capabilities inside you." - Paul J Meyer

"I would sacrifice 1,000 yards rushing to win a Super Bowl. But I want to be the first back to have back-to-back 2,000-yard seasons." - Adrian Peterson

"Well, I don't use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate." - Iggy Pop

"Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess." - Alan Shepard

"For the most part, I hang out in my back yard with my dog, but there's no paparazzi trying to check that out." - Pete Wentz

"Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary. There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than in all the fables of the Church." - Robert Anton Wilson



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