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"Greatness is a zigzag streak of lightning in the brain." - H. H. Asquith

"Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag?" - Steven Wright

"The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Transforms old print To zigzag manuscript, and cheats the eyes Of gallery critics by a thousand arts." - William Cowper

"I'm just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose." - Beck

"Transforms old print To zigzag manuscript, and cheats the eyes Of gallery critics by a thousand arts." - William Cowper

"ZIGZAG, v.t. To move forward uncertainly, from side to side, as one carrying the white man's burden." - Ambrose Bierce

"Previous journeys in search of treasure have taught me that a zigzag strategy is the best way to get ahead." - Tahir Shah

"You never knew which split second might be the zigzag bolt dividing all that went before from the everything that comes next." - Barbara Kingsolver

"The road to success is a zigzag, first pointing this way and then that. If we start with high intention, then magic and coincidence will guide us there despite our lack of knowledge about what lies ahead." - Susan Collins

"But family life sometimes had a vortex, like weather. It could be like a tornado in a quiet zigzag: get close enough and you might see within it a spinning eighteen-wheeler and a woman." - Lorrie Moore

"The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks. See the line from a sufficient distance and it straightens itself to the average tendency." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy." - Kelly Miller

"Many children grow through adolescence with no ripples whatever and land smoothly and predictably in the adult world with both feet on the ground. Some who have stumbled and bumbled through childhood suddenly burst into bloom. Most shake, steady themselves, zigzag, fight, retreat, pick up, take new bearings, and finally find their own true balance." - Stella Chess

"The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks. See the line from a sufficient distance, and it straightens itself to the average tendency. Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. Act singly, and what you have already done singly will justify you now. Greatness appeals to the future." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is in the American Government...a want of unity.... The Sailors, the helmsman, the engineer, do not seem to have one purpose or obey one will so that instead of making steady way the vessel may pursue a devious or zigzag course, and sometimes merely turn round and round in the water." - James Bryce

"She got up, grew her legs longer to get her body out of the water and shook herself dry. Then she wandered off, following a zigzag path along the border between Life and Death, her tail wagging so hard, the tip of it beat the river into a froth behind her." - Garth Nix

"The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same time encouraged the production of side branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired." - Robert Fortune

"There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour. For of one will, the actions will be harmonious, however unlike they seem. These varieties are lost sight of at a little distance, at a little height of thought. One tendency unites them all. The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks. See the line from a sufficient distance, and it straightens itself to the average tendency." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"For, after all, every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire." - Helen Keller



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