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Nicholson Baker Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Nicholson Baker.

Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master.
- Nicholson Baker

Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants.
- Nicholson Baker

I no longer want to live in an apartment furnished
with forklifts and backhoes.
- Nicholson Baker

Until a friend or relative has applied a particular
proverb to your own life,
or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life,
it has no power to sway you.
- Nicholson Baker

 

Spoon the sauce over the ice cream.
It will harden.
This is what you have been working for.
- Nicholson Baker

Haven't you felt a peculiar sort of worry about the
chair in your living room that no one sits in?
- Nicholson Baker

For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers
form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
- Nicholson Baker

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That was the problem with reading: you always had to
pick up again at the very thing that had made you stop reading the day before.
- Nicholson Baker

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes,
I had one thousand and sixty.
- Imelda Marcos

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.
This happens to us all the time with computers,
and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jef Raskin

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small,
they gall and pinch us; but if too large,
they cause us to stumble and to trip.
- John Locke

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is
bending down and putting my tennis shoes on.
Once I go out I'm OK.
- David Soul

A lie can travel half way around the world while the
truth is putting on its shoes.
- Charles Spurgeon

Oh yes, after the war, and we were all starving -
we had no proper food or anything -
no proper shoes.
- Ninette de Valois

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings,
which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch

Some kinds of nails, such as those used for defending
the soles of coarse shoes,
called hobnails, require a particular form of the head,
which is made by the stroke of a die.
- Charles Babbage

Michael Scofield is someone everyone can relate to,
but nobody would want to be in his shoes.
- Wentworth Miller

My address is like my shoes.
It travels with me.
I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
- Mother Jones

Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they
go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
- Brian Clough

I actually did use to sell shoes.
- Alex Winter

So if anybody wants to get me something,
get me 60 crabs - one for each year.
I don't want no diamonds, I don't want no shoes,
I don't want no party.
I want some crabs.
- Patti LaBelle

I've always been interested in films where you can
identify with the actors.
Where you can be in their shoes and therefore be more
involved if they're people that you recognize.
- Adrian Lyne

We will welcome them with bullets and shoes.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes
than on the knees of your trousers.
- Austin O'Malley

I like a man who can be a real friend,
has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card.
- Victoria Adams

Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God:
But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes.
The rest can work up from there.
- Sophia Bush

It's easy to be a movie star.
The shoes are already there.
They just put you in the shoes.
- Jason Patric

I love clothes.
I can't control myself.
I have a huge fetish for shoes and clothes and make-up.
I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to wear things over and over again.
- Hilary Duff

Dennis Conner is Pete Rose in deck shoes.
- Dave Anderson

When you meet a stranger, look at his shoes.
Keep your money in your shoes.
- Michael Stipe

I thought I would dress in baggy pants,
big shoes, a cane and a derby hat.
everything a contradiction: the pants baggy,
the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
- Charlie Chaplin

I've done all of them except for Oprah.
My shoes were on Oprah but they ran out of time so I wasn't on.
I left my shoes in Chicago so they could put them on the show.
- Matthew McGrory

I'd make a wonderful Lady Macbeth.
I'll wear a pair of platform shoes or something.
- Bette Midler

I love hats, shoes, outfits, handbags,
and ethnic jewelery.
- Soundarya

These are my new shoes.
They're good shoes.
They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me,
they definitely won't make you handsome like me.
They'll only make you have shoes like me.
That's it.
- Charles Barkley

Women have this obsession with shoes.
- Alexandra Paul

How strange, when your father's wearing women's clothes and platform shoes,
that a pair of loafers looks incredible.
- Moon Unit Zappa

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be
there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes.
I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.
- Mary Harris Jones

Don't speak ill of your predecessors or successors.
You didn't walk in their shoes.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I had big shoes to fill, but the way we have been playing
has made the transition easy.
- Ricky Ponting

Oh yes, I love to do shoes.
I'm not a fetishist but I love to do shoes.
- Karl Lagerfeld

I have 137 pairs of shoes and 200 pairs of jeans.
- Frances Bean Cobain

Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes,
and then judge me? And write your own books.
- Ann Rule

I always wear flat shoes, because I can't walk in anything else.
- Sadie Frost

I was tired of playing the goodie-two-shoes.
- Donna Mills

I don't take myself seriously any more.
Sometimes I just garden in my knickers and platform shoes.
- Kim Wilde

I got nothing.
I got my shoes and my pants.
I'm staying with a friend.
I stop by my mother's every once in a while to get my calls.
I don't want to be anywhere anybody can find me.
- Marc Wallice

I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes.
- Ruth Rendell

Recall a recent time when someone was strongly critical
of your opinions (perhaps your political or religious beliefs).
Now, put yourself in their shoes - with compassion.
Try to understand and appreciate their point-of-view -
not to change your own opinions,
but to celebrate all our human differences - in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some men's memory is like a box where a man should
mingle his jewels with his old shoes.
- George Savile

That's basically what I'm doing when I'm tapping them -
getting my toes to the end of my shoes.
- Nomar Garciaparra

Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I'm a bit of lunatic with shoes and jackets and jeans.
It's just how I am.
- Graham Coxon

I believe in keeping running simple and,
in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks,
unnecessary cushioning, etc.
- Bill Rodgers

Art is like baby shoes.
When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.
- John Updike

When people wear shoes that don't fit them,
it says something about their soul.
Generally, I think it means they are good people.
- Billy Bob Thornton

Always wear expensive shoes.
People notice.
- Brian Koslow

I saw some war heroes...
John Kerry is not a war hero.
He couldn't tie the shoes of some of the people in Coastal Division 11.
- John O'Neill

I had these shoes made and 2 to 3 inch lifts inside
and the heel was another 2 and half inches.
I walked around that way, wherever I could without falling over.
- Bobby Darin

My wardrobe consists of antique clothes,
many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks
Brothers and Paul Stuart.
- Calvin Klein

I'm very superstitious...
I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table.
- Norman Cook

Every man must wear out at least one pair of fools shoes.
- Earl Derr Biggers

I get to the theatre in plenty of time;
I prepare my shoes in advance; I eat and drink the
right things at the right time.
The rest you have to leave to luck!
- Deborah Bull


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