Sharp Quotes by Francine Prose, Khalil Gibran, Matt Groening, Abraham Verghese, Noam Chomsky, Victor Banerjee and many others.
For any writer, the ability to look at a sentence and see what’s superfluous, what can be altered, revised, expanded, and, especially, cut, is essential. It’s satisfying to see that sentence shrink, snap into place, and ultimately emerge in a more polished form: clear, economical, sharp.
They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
My father was a really sharp cartoonist and filmmaker. He used to tape-record the family surreptitiously, either while we were driving around or at dinner, and in 1963 he and I made up a story about a brother and a sister, Lisa and Matt, having an adventure out in the woods with animals.
You can’t show up at the bedside and then turn on your skills. You have to keep your game sharp all the time.
All through Latin America, there’s sharp condemnation of the criminal atrocities of Sept. 11. But it’s qualified by the observation that although these are horrible atrocities, they are not unfamiliar.
I have always admired the Russian cinema, their incisive storytelling, sharp camera work and brilliant acting in them. Indian filmmakers can learn a lot from it.
I consider myself a part-time worker when it comes to the piano, but you need to play regularly to stay sharp.
I focus on making sure I’m sharp, and it doesn’t matter who I am fighting. I need to perform at my best and try to elevate my game to the highest level I possibly can, so that is what I concentrate on doing.
Having sharp, great knives will enable you to cook very precisely. Knife skills are essential in cooking.
When I started, the music I would be drawn to would be heavy metal and new wave like Black Sabbath – things that seemed more shocking – and then, of course, eventually I would find bands and writers who were laying things out very clearly and whose words felt very sharp to the touch and sharp to your feelings.
The masses go into a revolution not with a prepared plan of social reconstruction, but with a sharp feeling that they cannot endure the old regime. Only the guiding layers of a class have a political program, and even this still requires the test of events and the approval of the masses.
I love novels, and I read them more than anything, but stories cut in sharp and hard and are able to reveal things in a different way: they’re highly charged, a slightly newer form, and inherently more contemporary.
Being on a set for the first time is in general an overwhelming experience, and coming into ‘Sharp Objects’ was already nerve-wracking enough with the cast – it’s just such a talented group of people and it’d be kind of strange if you weren’t nervous.
I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
You have to be sharp when the camera’s rolling. I want to be totally unselfconscious, like a child playing. I do as much prep as possible so I can lose myself for those seconds.
I haven’t got an old man’s brain. I have got a sharp mind and enjoy doing what I do.
If you don’t eat right as an athlete, you’ll get tired and won’t be as sharp. It’s simple to drink sodas and sports drinks, but water is the most essential drink to put in your body.
Cooperation on the international level could help to solve the problem of sources of sharp capital flow volatility and its consequences.
I had a fantastic father, Jack Sharp, and I will always carry him in my heart as my father.
It’s easier to sit at your desk and have a bun, but I’ve been really disciplined because I feel like I have to give myself a chance. You can’t let yourself down on that. You have to be mentally sharp in this Premier League.
I was covering the Manchester attack and was asked to stay another day and do the programme from there. But I had promised my little boy I would be at his sports day, and I had this really sharp sense that I needed to be there.
Donald Trump was sharp; he was very perceptive. He was engaging. He had this expansive vocabulary, and he very seldom took breaks.
I don’t think I’m sharp enough to not prepare and come on set and kill it.
I said in sharp language that that practice was wrong.
I may not know everything about physical talent or anything like that, but I have a sharp mind when it comes to that look: being able to look into somebody’s eyes to tell if they are going to be in the foxhole with you tonight, or if they are not.
I have a lot in common with Lewis Carroll’s Alice (my favorite female literary heroine, besides Becky Sharp). I’ve been sent on a journey to places even bleach can’t reach.
When I was young, even though I received so much love, I used to pay attention to people who disliked me. That’s why my lyrics were so sharp and dark.
As a politician, I should expect sharp challenge from those who disagree with my decisions.
I work out every single day, so you all don’t have to worry about me being in shape, and my mind is going to always be sharp.
Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
All my novels are about the ambiguities that lie beneath the sharp edges of the law.
What about Hong Chau? In typical supporting-part fashion, she shows up halfway through ‘Downsizing,’ already shrunk, an imperious Vietnamese house cleaner with a limp and sharp angles. The movie’s satirical cleverness upstages its rage; then Ms. Chau proves she’s capable of managing both.
As FIFA leaked information to the media, portraying me as an unethical person, I felt I was left naked, helpless to defend myself, as they repeatedly cut me with a sharp knife.
It’s funny: I’ve joked that ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘To the Bone,’ and ‘Dietland’ are my self-harm trilogy, and each one is a different side of that triangle, with ‘Dietland’ really about fighting back.
But when I think about, say, a pharmaceutical that might help keep my mind sharp in 20 years or 30 years, I don’t care if it’s discovered in the United States or someplace else in the world.
Growing up, politics never trickled down to the areas we come from. But people from Obama’s camp, and Obama himself, reached out to me and asked for my help on the campaign. We’ve sat and had dinner, and we’ve spoken on the phone. He’s a very sharp guy. Very charming. Very cool.
I think it’s really easy to approach a touchy subject head-on, but ‘Sharp Objects’ does it in a way that’s subtle and it presents mental illness as something quite common and normalized. It’s so common and shouldn’t be a conversation we’re afraid to talk about.
My only goal is to stay focused on my craft and make sure my life is as sharp as it can be to attack any character that is given to me.
I’m coming up with new music, I’m in the best shape of my life, I’m real sharp, my energy is strong. I look at it as: I’m just following the energy. That’s how I sum that up.
In history we studied the bog man. Do you remember the bog man? I was absolutely fascinated by this. When something brings the past into sharp focus as a child it creates an indelible impression.
I did a TV show called ‘Unit 1.’ It wasn’t a bad experience, but yes, the first season I didn’t have a good time because I was coming from Nicolas Winding Refn films where the corners were sharp and radical, but now we had round corners.
Jonathan Lethem’s 10th novel, ‘The Blot,’ is engaging, entertaining, and sharp for its first two-thirds. Then it goes to hell.
But then in April of 1985 the dollar began a sharp decline. The dollar’s trade weighted value fell 23 percent in just 12 months and by a total of 37 percent by the beginning of 1988.
I’ve got to get on myself to be sharp, funny and loose.
As a story writer, you have work with sharp but relatively small tools, the picks of metaphor, the shovel blade of images, the trowel of point of view, and then you delicately lift and brush in the revision with love and care knowing that one slip, and you might damage an extremely delicate thing.
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.
I believe more in precision, when you have the capability, like when you see a mosquito fly and you’re able to hit it, you’re able to hit it with a couple of short sharp shots… it’s a beautiful thing.
When I was a graduate student in computer science in the early 2000s, computers were barely able to detect sharp edges in photographs, let alone recognize something as loosely defined as a human face.
The challenge of any business owner is not only to keep the saw sharp, but also to know if you even have a need for such a tool.
I’m not dangerous, but I have a sharp nose. I will probably be playing bad guys forever because of my face.
‘White Teeth’ has far too many characters, and its plot is tortured. But Smith has an astonishing intellect. She writes sharp dialogue for every age and race – and she’s funny as hell.
When I left school I went onto the shop floor, working 12-hour shifts in a TV factory. My workmates were sharp, skilled and all capable of enjoying higher education – but they didn’t have that opportunity.
Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that’s where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care.
He’s sharp, he can score and he doesn’t worry about missing.
Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering.
One of the metaphors that I use for start-ups is, you throw yourself off a cliff and assemble your airplane on the way down. If you don’t solve the right problem at the right time, that’s the end. Mortality puts priorities into sharp focus.
I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant.
The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.
I’ve said many times that there only two things to write about: love and death. And when you have children, you remember that the world is full of sharp corners and dangerous things, and suddenly you have these small, soft creatures, which you love in almost painful way.
The more real it is, the funnier it is. The more awkward it is, the more people are stumbly, the funnier it is. I like a sharp joke, but it has to say something that someone would actually say.
Don’t say you want to be an actor and not know how to read a script. Don’t give up 15 minutes before the miracle comes. Everyone’s career ebbs and flows, especially if you’re African American. That’s the time to dig in and keep your instrument sharp.
I believe the biggest themes of life are put into the best focus when held up against the very sharp light of mortality.
It’s a terrifying feeling when you have to do multiple takes of a tricky scene because the focus puller cant keep a sharp image.
Just to keep my mind sharp. When you have like one job, you want to think about it enough to do well, but you can’t over think it. It’s not rocket science. It’s just trying to kick the ball through the uprights.
When I was in the Army, 100 percent of our effort was to really be sharp, and soldiers, we were under live fire all the time.
My brother Billy was the joke teller. My brother Jim had a really sharp, cutting wit. And the teller of long stories, that was my brother Ed. As a child, I just absorbed everything they said, and I was always in competition for the laughs.
You don’t need a specialty lame (French for ‘blade’) to make professional-level bread at home, but it certainly helps in creating those telltale slash marks. You need a truly razor-sharp edge to make a clean cut; even a sharp paring knife will drag as it moves through the wet dough.
While I was young, getting money, a hustler, I was sharp. But I never thought I was too smart to learn something new. Keep your receptors open, and don’t get too egotistical to think you know more than everybody else in the room.
It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person. So violence isn’t merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper.
If you made a movie of ‘Sharp Objects,’ chances are that it would be a smaller film, but as a TV show, it can reach a lot of people.
The more the American people see the sharp differences between Mr. Reagan and me and the visions we have of our future, the better off the American people will be.
Christ’s fishermen should not meddle with men’s law, for men’ s law contains sharp stones and trees by which the net of God is broken, and the fish wend out of the world.
Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.
Sometimes people hide behind a kind of naturalistic milieu. But life is full of the most sharp, abrupt changes of tone, from the tragic to the absurd.
I do love perusing the dictionary to find how many words I don’t use – words that have specific, sharp, focused meaning. I also love the sound of certain words. I love the sound of the word pom-pom.
The thing about talking about human rights is that when one bears in mind the sharp end of it, one does not want to worry too much about semantics.
Years ago, I met once a week, 9 A.M. sharp, with a therapist whom I will call Dr. Mason. We would settle in well-worn chairs, Dr. Mason, a slender, balding middle-ager in blazer and striped tie, and me, an anxious academic in Levi’s and tweeds.
Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable, we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old, anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities, simple routine care and attention.
And instead of getting a pepper-and-salt effect, we find very clear and sharp divisions between the dialects of the United States, which are getting more different from each other as time goes on.
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.
‘Liquid Swords’ just represents a sharp tongue, sharp words.
A supporting actor’s impact should be like an ant’s sting – small, sharp, yet unforgettable.
Children have very sharp powers of observation – probably sharper than adults – yet at the same time their emotional reactions are murky and much more primitive.
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
Dave Chappelle is one of my comedic inspirations. His perspective is crazy, and he’s super sharp.
The moment I lose weight, it shows on my face, and given how sharp my cheek bones are, it doesn’t look good.
The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach. Rather it is that, attached to those hands are sharp elbows.
But optics sharp it needs, I ween, To see what is not to be seen.
I call myself a harp because I like the sound of the word – it is short, sharp, and abusive.
I was attached to ‘Sharp Objects’ before ‘Big Little Lies,’ actually.
Variety is very, very good. Going from medium to medium, if you get the chance to do it, from theater to television to film, which are all distinctly different, keeps me sharp.
I probably use my chef’s knives more than any other tool in the kitchen. I’m not married to a particular brand, because they all work, they all have sharp blades.
I like really sharp flavors, and I like contrasts. Something sweet and sour at the same time is a big win.
Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
Organized crime is the dirty side of the sharp dollar.
Gentle mockery or sharp satire aimed at Christians and their leaders have been replaced by abuse of Christianity itself.
Poetry is a street fighter. It has sharp elbows. It can look after itself. Poetry can’t be used for manipulation; it’s why you never see good poetry in advertising.
Are you really into pop? Are you really into old country? Blues? If you’re not honest about your influences, then things don’t sound as real as they can be. They’re not as sharp a cheddar cheese as they can be. And I’m trying to be the sharpest cheddar I can be.
I was given a life-size iron sculpture of a heron by a godparent. It was so poorly made, that it looked more like a pterodactyl and was so unbalanced that it would continue to topple over and create huge divots in my bedroom floor with its sharp beak.
Jonathan Demme is a very sharp editor of his movies.
How many thorns of human nature are bristling conceits, buds of promise grown sharp for want of congenial climate.
Pass-rushers with boxing or kickboxing go hand-in-hand. You’ve got to have fast, sharp hands and be straight down the middle, because linemen are coming off and you have to be able to pop their hands down.
Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production. It was wonderful. He’s very sharp, very sharp. It’s funny I’ve been asked how weird it was to have a Brit do a church gospel movie.
Anybody with a sharp brain and a mic can become a comedian, but there’s a need to move beyond it. The audience wants to witness the marriage of theatre, comedy and something more.
The type of IBS I am prone to is the constipation type, where I get trapped wind and can get sharp painful spasms in my intestines as well as having sluggish bowels.
Sometimes if I’m in my head before a take, I’ll just like to reach out to the closest thing to me – the wall or a sharp edge – and just push into it. That way, my physical experience is totally contemporaneous and not in the clouds.
I love Audrey Hepburn, early Brooke Shields, and Madonna’s eyebrows. I think it’s beautiful if women look soft and touchable instead of hard, sharp and aggressively groomed.
Our children will outwit us if they want; for when it comes to technology, they hold the higher ground. Unlike other tools passed carefully and ceremonially from one generation to the next – the sharp scissors, the car keys – this is one they understand better than we do.
My best writing day starts with coffee from our local Cypriot cafe and a newspaper from the Tamil corner shop – they always ask what I’m up to, and why I haven’t brushed my hair – then a short, sharp walk. I think as I go.
There’s a poignancy to being with someone older. I think there’s a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what’s important, and it can make the little things seem very small. It puts a kind of sharp light mixed with a sort of diffused light on something.
No man can stand still; the moment progress is not made, retrogression begins. If the blade is not kept sharp and bright, the law of rust will assert its claim.
Northern Irish people tend to have this sharp, dark sense of humour.
‘Woman on the Plaza,’ with its distinct horizon, snow-like surfaces, wintry wall, stunning sunlight, sharp shadows, and hurrying figure, would become the most biographical of my photographs – an abstract image of the landscape and life of northern Ohio where I grew up and first practiced photography.
Record covers still inspire me in terms of clothes, some bands just look sharp. But I still wear stuff I owned when I was 16.
I like the Japanese knives, I like French knives. Whatever’s sharp.
You need to understand that a skilled professional songwriter can accelerate your success as an already talented musician. These people are writing every single day, so their craft is really sharp, and it’s the best songwriters who consistently get on the radio.
When I get back with band, the lights, and the whole production, that’s me with the full artillery. A quick radio performance keeps me sharp for the big show.
One of the sharp parallels is that neither Vietnam nor Iraq was the slightest threat to America’s national security.
Nowadays, people often ask me when I came out, generalising from the experience of many young people who announce themselves to the world on a particular afternoon. But I did not divorce my reticence in a single sharp break. Rather, I seeped out like a spreading wine stain.
I’m going to stay training every day. I’m going to stay sharp, because that’s what I love to do.
If you go back and look at the first issue of ‘Indestructible Hulk,’ if you have a sharp eye, you’ll catch something that I totally forgot to put in there. In my horror, I only realized after the fact that I took totally for granted that everyone in the world knows what triggers the transformation.
My only trick to having wing liner sharp enough to cut is be careful and take your time! I have hooded eyes, so I draw my wings more outwards as opposed to upwards so they accentuate my eye shape better.
Though we hear various reports of his existence we can never find the young wizard who is able so they say to graft the soul of a girl to the soul of her lover so that not even the sharp scissors of the Fates can ever sever them apart.
If you start thinking of stress as not a bad thing but inevitable, resulting in change that itself leads to transformation that leads to sharp and radical changes… it can be a very useful way of thinking.
Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.
I know the bestseller ‘Gone Girl’ doesn’t need an ounce of support from me, but that book was as sharp and witty as they come.
You have to have sharp elbows if you want to change something.
There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled foreign policy based on values. This polarized view – you are either a realist or devoted to norms and values – may be just fine in academic debate, but it is a disaster for American foreign policy. American values are universal.
He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
I know quite a few friends who are models, and they’re usually really smart, sharp, world-savvy people.
The triumph of economic liberalization has coincided with a sharp increase in income inequality.
Gotta stay in the gym, stay funny, stay sharp. I just love working.
I have never seen a game’s graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.
I’m an owner that tends to absolutely be supportive of a coach and his vision if it’s a real sharp and smart vision. I really believe in that.
My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild.
The ebulliently sharp mind of ‘White Christmas’ director Walter Bobbie made me tremble and strive in the same breath. The deceptively ‘simple’ dialogue of David Ives, asking every actor to just. say. it. Float it on the breeze; it doesn’t need ‘explanation,’ just energy and truth.
I live in Vegas, and in my bedroom, the first thing you see is a turntable. I always stay sharp. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid, so it’s nothing new.
I have a very sharp tongue, I’m very impatient, and it’s a lifelong struggle.
Lily’s really together – she’s a sharp kid and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met. Whatever she is doing, if she needs any advice, I’m there for her. Kids are going to make their own decisions, but I guess that the only thing you can do as a parent is to offer support. And I do.
I reveled in the most basic rules and techniques that are the foundation of professional cooking. For example, it is essential to use a sharp knife: the sharper the knife, the more fluid and precise your work and the less likely you are to get hurt. Dull knives are a danger – they slip far more often.
And I remember that the editors wanted to have a witness to say that this was really the case, because it was a very sharp picture of the just the face, the head of the fetus inside the womb.
It’s surreal to be hanging out on Ozzy’s patio with him talking politics. It’s so funny when people doubt that he’s with it because he’s a really sharp, smart guy.
I love hats. I love vests. I do like to look sharp.
My mum and dad are both really funny. My granddad’s really funny. My uncle’s really funny. Everyone’s really funny. You have to be quick; otherwise, you get roasted. Everyone takes the piss quite a lot. You have to be really sharp.
One of my biggest Disney influences in terms of world-building on this record was a background painter named Eyvind Earle, who was working in the ’50s. He would make hyper-modern shapes that were sharp retellings of pastoral themes.
Casting directors said that I look like an urban girl with sharp features. Maybe that is true, but we are living at a time where a lot of advanced make-up techniques are available.
To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential… With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.
I’ve stayed sharp, basically through football workouts. I cater those workouts to track-specific things, so I don’t lose the rhythm I’ve always had to keep football and track in balance.
When you shoot on high-definition, everything is very sharp and clear, sometimes at the cost of losing dimension and depth of field.
Starting a business from scratch and having little money in the bank focuses your mind in a way that running a multibillion-dollar business never does. It brings the key drivers of performance into sharp relief. I promise.
Panging is the kind of sharp pain you feel inside when you’re reminded of some kind of unattended need or something that you’ve neglected.
People think hard sparring will get you sharp. And you do get sharp in the gym. But anytime I’ve trained that way, I’ve actually been a little bit flatter in the fight. And the knockout shot hasn’t come. It’s almost because my training has been too hard.
A lot of players might be tired, but I feel nice and sharp.
Let me say this as clearly as I can: No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt, there is no justification for killing innocents.
Keep your body sharp to keep your mind sharp.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
And I’ve made it a choice on my records that sometimes I leave the breath or the trailing note that sometimes falls into a flat or a sharp.
When we got down from the ambulances there were sharp cracks about us as bursts of shrapnel splashed down upon the Town Hall square. Dead soldiers lay outside and I glanced at them coldly. We were in search of the living.
For my money, if I’m playing anything then it has to have some sharp angles on it. It’s got to have some edges that you can cut yourself on, otherwise it’s boring.
‘Sharp Objects’ is honestly one of my most exciting reading experiences.
The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?
The sharp employ the sharp.
Whatever their relative valuation of the single and married states, most societies in history made sharp distinctions between those who married and those who remained single: They were seen as mutually exclusive ways of life, with different legal rights and social obligations.
I want ‘Vogue’ to be pacy, sharp, and sexy – I’m not interested in the super-rich or infinitely leisured. I want our readers to be energetic executive women, with money of their own and a wide range of interests. There is a new kind of woman out there. She’s interested in business and money.
The only way to stay sharp is to do live shows. There is no part-time comedy.
My dad was into the 1950s doo-wop era. If you look at those groups, or at James Brown, Jackie Wilson and the Temptations in the 1960s, you’ll see you had to be sharp onstage.
Art is about the edges and the sharp corners and those places are not conducive to activism, which is about putting on a gloss.
There are so many things that make the moment for a submission. There is timing, muscle memory, a lot of times power. When you commit, you have to have power and technique. It has to be sharp.
Man, double-faced by nature, is placed by Revelation under a sharp, precise external rule, controlling his actions and his thoughts.
The longer you stay out of this sport, the less sharp you are, and I’ve been aware of that; that’s why I’ve stayed and haven’t wanted to retire and come back – because you skip a beat.
When you’re just able to distill it down to the idea and the feeling that a character is experiencing in a scene, it can become very, very razor sharp and really clean and really efficient and simple. And sometimes it takes twenty-five years to learn how to be simple.
The Parisian way to be chic is to look super sharp for everyday things and then do effortless casual for night occasions.
The familiar mood that awaits the sensitive young who are poor and dispossessed is a mood of sharp and painful inferiority, of violently angry tensions, of desperate and overwhelming longings.
I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child.
If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the tongue are too punctilious and sharp, moderate them in your activity and rest.
We were making clothes for that New York skater, who is a picky kind of person with good taste He may look scruffy to the outside world, but he’s very sharp in the way he dresses.
I was probably the best that ever walked this earth. And I could take a punch. I could deliver a punch. I didn’t have the hardest punch in the world but my punches were sharp and they were crisp. And if you took too many of them, you would be knocked out.
Eventually I was saying to myself, maybe it would be better, instead of trying to become an American comedian in France, to mix those two styles and those two genres. Because of course it’s good to be efficient and sharp, and to have a joke every twenty seconds, but it can be a little cold and dry.
I can be kind of razor sharp in my disapproval.
My style has been nurtured over time. It’s more about knowing what doesn’t suit you. I love suits and anything sharp, and I know that shape suits me. I don’t feel feminine in floaty dresses with spaghetti straps – I feel more like Freddie Mercury in drag.
I skipped kindergarten because I was reading at a pretty high level. That’s a weird and cocky thing to say, but I was real sharp, and I knew that early on.
I love the rhythm of tap dancing. It’s sharp and quick. Plus, the sound is very appealing.
You can go from object to object, from plant to plant, from animal to animal and regard them as symbols for the spiritual. In this way, you make your imaginative capacities fluid and release them from the sharp contours of sense perception.
No amount of time will weaken our allegiance to avenging those lost in the horrible attacks. America has a sharp memory, a firm resolve, and a commitment to her own.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cardigan too, but a jacket – especially one with sharp shoulders, interesting buttons, or a unique collar – always looks the most fashion-forward.
Obama’s starting point was not as low as Manmohan Singh’s starting point, and Obama’s rise was not as sharp.
Back in 2005, Judicial Watch uncovered a Border Patrol survey conducted by the Bush administration in 2004 to determine what impact amnesty would have on illegal immigration. Want to take a guess at the outcome? Even the rumor of Mr. Bush’s amnesty program led to a sharp spike in illegal immigration.
Healthcare is growing now at about 10 per cent per annum in the U.S. top line, versus 3 per cent for the economy. As someone with a sharp pencil and an eye for this kind of thing, this can’t last.
All literature has this moral strain, but in Russian literature, it’s particularly sharp.
Jill Eisenstadt is a writer of many admirable gifts. Foremost among them are a sharp eye for people, a playful love of language, and, it’s probably safe to assume, nearly boundless energy.
You have to be sharp with all aspects of your game at Augusta. You need to put yourself in the best spot off the tee and hit the longest drive you can, but I think this is really a second-shot course. If you leave yourself with an awkward putt on the greens, it can be very tricky here.
God’s arrows of affliction are sharp and painful so He can get our attention. He won’t let His beloved children get away with sin because He knows it robs us of blessings, opportunities, and even character refinement.
I think so many men have this really sharp feeling of being a disappointment in their mid-forties. There’s probably something chemical about it – the drop of testosterone, the fact that you don’t feel the same way physically. It’s a real thing. You do tend to feel like a disappointment.
I’m just the opposite of a lot of photographers who want everything to be really, really sharp. And they’re always, you know, stopping it down to F64.
I get sharp pains in my wrist and fingers.
I got a pommel in my eye. A pommel is the end of a sword – not the sharp end, the other end. It wasn’t actually a sword fight. I was rugby tackling somebody but we hadn’t rehearsed with all the kit on so suddenly there’s a whole other part of the equation and that did really hurt.
You need a very sharp team working with you to still be the same person all the time.
The thing about the NBA, if you have a weakness, they are going to expose it on the first day of practice. You have to get rid of your weaknesses, and your strengths have to be as sharp as anything.
I’m not as sharp as I used to be.
Losing control of your pick on stage sucks, so I scratch some deep X’s into both sides of my pick with something sharp, like a dart.
I can’t keep playing 10-11 months a year and keep being sharp after 15 years of international cricket.
Being fit will keep you mentally sharp and people forget that.
The important thing is always to be sharp and score when the opportunity arises.
On a mountain covered with ice, the sharp points in front of your shoes help cling and climb. But on Carstensz Pyramid, I had to pull my body upward.
I wouldn’t have launched ‘Sharp Daily’ without smartphones. Frankly, there’s no reason for me to start another newspaper – it’s a dying industry. But the smartphone is changing everything.
Turning 50 is a little bit of a ‘taking stock’ moment. I feel probably a little dumber. I don’t think I’m as sharp as I was when I was younger, but I’m definitely wiser and less likely to make gigantic blunders of an intellectual, spiritual, emotional or physical type.
We all make worse decisions when we are tired but being fit keeps your mind sharp and gives you the confidence to handle anything the world throws at you.
In college, my wife did a study abroad in Nairobi, and I did the exact same program in Cape Town. For me, the experience of being in that other culture really set up a longing. When I’m traveling, things seem really sharp. You learn things ten times faster.
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
Gianni Agnelli was a sharp mind, and most of his interviews carried meanings between the lines that only now are fully readable.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
I love ‘Gone Girl,’ so bringing ‘Sharp Objects’ to life, that was amazing.
Everything I had been taught to regard as a vice – and I still regard them as vices – under Thatcherism was in fact a virtue: Greed, selfishness, no care for the weaker, sharp elbows, sharp knees.
We like people who come to our gigs to dress sharp and to impress.
Yeah, I think that a play is a huge commitment, and I think that what it requires of you is a lot, so it really makes you dig in and find things, and it just makes you sharp, ’cause it’s live. Really, to me, it separates the men from the boys. I always say it’s like the frontlines of acting, when you’re on stage.
I think that there’s something about short films that just kind of keeps your muscles sharp.
You know me, I play basketball. I just try to take care of that part, make sure I’m ready coming into the workouts. Make sure I’m ready, sharp, things like that.
I have to be smarter than my opponents. I have to figure out their styles in the ring. I have to be three or four steps ahead of them. So my mind has to be sharp.
Much of the legend surrounding my mother is true. She was a beautiful, talented, warmhearted woman who had the greatest sense of humor. At the same time, she was a sharp, fiery lady who was full of spunk and had a flashy temper.
I’d just rather have a really sharp, interesting, smart gay son than some big dumb hetero meathead.
Nevertheless, one doesn’t have time to think, oh, well, this is a quarter tone sharp, or flat.
Some people are near- or farsighted – I’m thorn-sighted. The thorns on the rose are in really sharp definition for me, the rose petals a little fuzzier.
The long poem cannot be a digressive, expansive, boring exposition. It is really made of very sharp, Imagistic, quintessential poetic elements.
I love watching Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav steam in. They both are sharp, possess good pace, and swing the ball – making them lethal.
Once my pilot and I push and jump into the sled, I hold on for dear life in the back while she skillfully and hopefully quickly navigates the two of us down a mile of icy, often bumpy, sharp right and left turns. I then pull the brakes at the end.
My parents always supported me, but I was put to task. My father thought when I sang, I was sharp; my mother was upset when I wasn’t in the first line at recitals.
You want to play as many games as possible, you want to stay sharp, and there is nothing like game fitness.
I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.
When we’re on tour, we try to keep our voices sharp. We get up there and put on the best show we can.
I’m a naturally very competitive person and I’ve been competing in triathlons throughout 2012 to keep fit and keep my mind sharp.
I’ve actually become much, much dumber through being married and having these children. I find that I’m not half as sharp that I once was. I can’t even help them with their 4th and 5th grade vocabulary and math work at this point.
The first time I flew after September 11, I honestly was a little paranoid. As I was going to the metal detector, I was looking at my duffel bag, and I’m like, ‘Do I have anything that’s like a weapon?’ I was really paranoid they were gonna find something sharp, and I was gonna get in trouble.
New York, for decades, offered a perpetual series of ‘golden ages’ to artists. You constantly had to measure yourself against the best, and you had to watch them, which meant that your imagination and also your sense of what the market could stand got very, very sharp.
I want young people to look at me and go, ‘Damn, I want to be like that brother. He sharp, he be on point. He represent black people.’ I want to make the life of the mind sexy.
Despite the volatile mixture of family, politics and past misdeeds darkening the present, ‘Hardball’ doesn’t have the sharp tang of the early novels or the expansive reach of more recent series installments.
You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.
There are such wonderful blessings in my life – I have this amazing baby, an amazing family, and I loved X Factor – all these moments of joy, and then these sharp drop-offs. I’d be awake, lying in bed, crying. There’s these weird moments of misplaced anger I have.
I would draw a really sharp distinction between creating and producing. I think that they’re very different things.
God has blessed me with an unbelievable talent, with fast feet, fast hands, unbelievable defense and a very, very sharp mind. So I’m thankful for that.
I’ve been cutting my hair ever since college. I try to do that whenever it gets rough. I’m not too cheap to go the barber shop, but I mostly try to do that by myself. I try to keep my skills sharp.
Lame blades can dull relatively quickly, so after slashing several loaves the blade won’t slice through the dough with tremendous ease. (When this happens, don’t throw it away – it’s still sharp enough to score duck or pork skin, or shave paper-thin slices of garlic and chives, like a hot knife through butter).
My punches are crisp, powerful, and sharp.
I go to gyms quite a bit, martial arts gyms, MMA gyms. I try to train with the best people, with who’s who in the martial arts, just to keep myself sharp.
I was born a cripple, with two club feet, and mild polio in the left leg. I was in orthopaedic boots right through to my teenage years and, unfortunately, the fashion then was for light shoes. I discovered very quickly that I had a sharp mind and an exceedingly sharp tongue.
If I was sharp in every area, I might be too big-headed or something.
Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp.
I play chess with the computer when I feel dull in my mind and after two games – ‘out or win’, I feel sharp again.
At 60, the mind was sharp but the body complained. The legs were willing to make all the right moves but the muscles gave out too early.
On my left the shooting had the sharp explosion of the infantry artillery, on my right could be heard the sporadic cannon shots thundering from the front, and up above the sky was clear and the sun bright.
We live in a world that has very sharp edges. It can be very bitter and if you come across a little bit of random kindness – someone who is nice to someone – then that is always lovely.
I like writing people from a slightly sharp angle and then throwing more light on them. I think in life we see somebody and make judgments very quickly about who they are and what they are. Or we think people are boring because they appear ordinary.
Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
I’ve loved vampires since I was a kid, or loved a lot of the vampire movies that I saw. Anything with sharp teeth, really. I remember you could get those fake vampire teeth, and I remember just keeping them in all the time.
You have to believe – to me, the only way a team can improve is you have to be sharp.
Scientific facts are often described in textbooks as if they just sort of exist, like nickels someone picked up on the street. But science at the cutting edge, conducted by sharp minds probing deep into nature, is not about self-evident facts. It is about mystery and not knowing. It is about taking huge risks.
It’s a big chip on my shoulder that I have not been to any of his parties – P. Diddy, Diddy Puff. But he was super nice to me. And he does look sharp, that guy. Doesn’t ever go wrong with a suit.
I think some people see me as being some kind of lovable, bumbling buffoon, and I’m actually quite mouthy and sharp, and that doesn’t compute.
For black people who are really dark – and a lot of black people were averse to be dark skinned – it was believed that you’d be so dark that you couldn’t see them at night unless they were smiling or you could see the whites of their eyes. At one time, it was a sharp comic barb that got levelled at some people.
I know what I’m missing. I know what I have to work on. Coloratura. And I sing sharp sometimes. It happens when I’m nervous.
I’m neurotic about children. I see dangers everywhere – sharp corners, stairs.
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
I love to play in the different keys like B or F sharp, or keys that most people don’t play in, because they have a better resonance or something. I’m really not fond of F and C. I just stay away from those if I can.
I felt like my Ellenberger fight, I think I fought a really good fight. I was technically on-point, I was sharp, and watching the fight I wasn’t disappointed. But I didn’t have fun at the end of the day, and that’s what I do this for. I want to express myself when I’m up there, like an artist painting a picture.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.
I want to tell you this: you cannot get the robe of hypocrisy on you so thick that the sharp eye of childhood will not see through every veil.
I’m always staying motivated because, as training camp goes on, practices become more intense, harder, and shorter. It’s a mental thing, too, not only physical – you have to stay mentally sharp and stay focused on the task in front of you.
I always thought golf was a game reserved for the rich and the elite… But it’s a misconception. It’s a highly technical game, and it’s a game that you can play and master alone. You require sharp skills for it, and you can play the game alone.
There are so many people that say they are actors and they don’t spend for 5 minutes a day working on their craft. You need to train and need to take classes to keep your tools sharp. I’m always in class, whether it’s theater or drama workshops.
John Lennon, who was a good friend of mine, he had one of the best senses of humor of any human being. And Keith Richards, fantastic sense of humor. They were smart, sharp. They had their own thoughts on matters.
I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp names that never get fat.
My dad always made a big thing about having well-cut suits. It’s partly a cultural thing, but for him, looking sharp and presenting yourself well was very, very important.
I wear my Viking helmet because the horns define how sharp my brains are. If you try to rub me the wrong way, I will stick you with both of my horns.
By augmenting the pages in the upload process with educational text regarding the type of content that can be uploaded to YouTube, we have seen a sharp overall reduction with users uploading copyrighted materials.
As a stand-up, as a storyteller, as an improviser, I’ve done thousands of shows. They allow me to work out new material that might turn into something later. They let me keep my muscles sharp for when the rent-paying gigs do come along. They keep me sane.
Only a fool would believe Trump would draw a sharp, bright line between his personal and family financial interests and the interests of the nation.
I had thought a lot about unmarried life during my years as an unmarried woman – which was all during my 20s and into my 30s. I was someone who didn’t have a ton of relationships as a single person – and so I had a sharp identification with singlehood.
It’s going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue.
The idea that there is a sharp boundary between our true inner selves and the outside world is pervasive but highly questionable. The boundaries of the self might well be more porous than we ordinarily think.
Anyone who knows me knows how sharp my mind is. I speak at a thousand miles an hour. I’ll hold a discussion or a debate with anyone.
I was able to interpret the difference between the sharp, quick sound and the slow, deep sound of percussion and manipulate it, get a third sound out of things, if the beats were rapid enough.
My sole goal when getting ready for a contest was not building a lot of size, although when I was coming up pure muscle size was still very important. I was always really concerned about coming in very sharp conditioning wise.
When people are like, ”UnREAL’ is so dark,’ I’m like, ‘Hahahahahahahahahaha! Wait ’til you get to ‘Sharp Objects.”
You walk with a different air if you’re wearing something sharp.
The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
Wall Street trading floors have long been seen as bastions of testosterone that rewarded, literally, those with sharp elbows who could throw a punch.
The Word of God is active, energizing, sharp and powerful like a two-edged sword.
At first sight experience seems to bury us under a flood of external objects, pressing upon us with a sharp and importunate reality, calling us out of ourselves in a thousand forms of action.
My mother, at sixty, is one of those classic beauties: all neck and cheekbones, sharp lines that hide her wrinkles from a distance. She still gets whistles from construction workers from three stories up.
You have to be savvy and sharp and also straightforward with your customer. I think that authenticity is really important.
Whenever you get a sharp pain, you need to back it off.
After I was cast, I decided to read ‘Sharp Objects’. I ended up drowning it in sticky notes, highlighter and pen. It became my little diary I could refer to. I took little quotes out of the book and transferred them onto this scrapbook I kept about Amma.
As the people at the sharp end of delivering the government’s commitment to tackle climate change we know attaining zero carbon status has always involved a flexible approach.
What I’ve been trying to do with my art, which has been feeling very graphically sharp – to soften it up and make it feel more hand-done.
You give a team a month – three weeks – to get together, and you’re going to make mistakes. You’re just not going to be as sharp.
Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible, for what I already possess.
I took the longest showers of my life after every time I visited Gramacho. It affects the personality of the catadores. They always dress really well, they’re very sharp, and when they go out they always wear a lot of perfume because they’re very conscious of the possibility of having the smell.
Markets may in the short-term correct. But in a bull market the correction is always sharp, swift and short-lived.
I have to say I love Dempsey’s Brew Pub & Restaurant. It’s gorgeous with that Camden Yard brick surrounding it, and it just screams Baltimore. I love the Black and Orange Burger that is topped with fresh orange bell peppers, caramelized onions and sharp cheddar cheese.
There’s a fun, nostalgic aspect to Legos – people connect to the art on a different level. But it’s also a medium that lets me design anything I can imagine. I especially enjoy creating curvy forms using rectangular pieces. Up close, you notice the sharp angles, but when you back away, the corners blend into curves.
I’ve been stabbed by a catfish. They’ve got quite sharp spines on their pectoral fins.
Corporations today, by their razor sharp focus on the ‘bottom line’ and quarterly earnings, have lost their ability to innovate.
When you do television, you’re filming out of sequence sometimes. You have to ground yourself very quickly in the character and in the work and in the words. I think theater allowed me that sort of sharp, quick focus to do that.
I guess my weirdest fear is accidentally ingesting a sharp object.
If you fight angry, you make a lot of mistakes, and when you fight a sharp, witty fighter like me, you can’t make mistakes.
If I get tired, my concentration goes away. My decision-making isnt as razor sharp as it was. I will repeat myself; my memorys not great, I forget words.
That attitude does not exist so much today, but in those days there was a very sharp distinction between basic physics and applied physics. Columbia did not deal with applied physics.
My face is not perfect. Because my nose is not sharp, many people suggested I should get my nose done.
If you mess around, and you don’t take every game as seriously as possible, there’s going to be a time you get to the Finals and say look, ‘We’re not sharp right now.’ At that point, there’s nothing you can do.
These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.