We have collected the best Knees Quotes by famous authors including Diego Sanchez, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Brian Dennehy, Helen Mirren, Nick Cave and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
We didn’t do training in grappling for Chiesa; I was about to put the hands on him, put the elbows on him, put the knees on him, put the hurt on him the way I’d trained for.
We have no middle ground, no foggy gray area where we can sin a little without suffering spiritual decline. That is why we must repent and come to Christ daily on submissive knees so that we can prevent our bonfires of testimony from being snuffed out by sin.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I’ve got two artificial knees, I have an artificial shoulder, and I’m reasonably healthy given the damage I’ve done to myself. Everything hurts.
I am not too keen on my nose, I don’t like my knees, I hate my ankles, I am unsure about my behind, I don’t like my legs at all. I am not too sure about my chin, my forehead is a bit dodgy. But, overall, I can live with it.
I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don’t like to get my knees dirty. I don’t have a garden.
Winning the World Cup was a dream come true after so many years of wanting something so bad. After that final whistle, I dropped to the ground on my knees and got emotional.
One hot summer night in San Francisco, roughly 10 years ago, I was sitting in a crowded Pacific Heights restaurant when Alice Adams walked in with a man. She was about 60 at the time, and she was wearing a skirt that fell an inch or so above her knees and flat heels without stockings.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
A woman is as young as her knees.
I went into dancing but damaged my knees so decided to become an actress instead.
I used to dream about taking the ball ’round the keeper, stopping it on the line, and then getting on my hands and knees and heading it into the net. When I scored against Benfica in the 1968 European Cup final, I nearly did it. I left the keeper for dead, but then I chickened out.
Some people have knees, ankles. It’s always been my back. That’s been one thing I’ve always had to be conscious about strengthening and being in rehab. Pretty much I’ve always rehabbed it.
In a modern world where a majority of women say, ‘I don’t need you, I’ve got my money, I’ve got my stuff,’ I say, ‘I desperately need men.’ My whole album is a tribute to men. It takes a man in me to tell you that I’m on my knees for men.
Computers can bully us. A slow and unreliable system will bring even the toughest soul to their knees as they find themselves completely defenseless against the erratic whims of their rogue machine.
If you’ve ever hauled a 28-pound two-year-old around New York, you’ll find that men fold at the knees a lot quicker than women.
Radical Islamic fundamentalists harbor contempt for our democratic way of life and, given the opportunity, will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal of bringing our country to its knees.
We’re defenseless, I know we play defense, but we’re defenseless when we’re not looking at the guy who’s blocking us or when the guy’s come out and cut out our knees from underneath us.
With the half-guard and guard, if you have a belly it’s hard to pull your knees up.
It’s a refreshing moment to find a pair of jeans that just fit my curves perfectly and keep their shape – I hate when they start getting baggy at the knees.
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
When you elevate the heels more so than you elevate the sole of the foot, you trigger a cascade of compensations in the knees and hips that cause tight hip flexors, and then those hip flexors cause lower-back pain.
I feel my knees changing – like, why do I have this pain when I’m running on the treadmill? What’s going on with my lower back when I wake up in the morning? I just feel changes. And I’m definitely fearful in a very vain manner about my body ageing.
The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise!
I was very skinny. You know when your knees don’t even look like they’re attached to your body? Kids at school called me ‘Snap,’ like my legs were about to snap because they were so thin.
As we grow, we lift our gaze higher and higher, and then sometimes we are brought to our knees, but all is not lost; what we find on the ground can be very valuable and precisely what we need.
I think they shouldn’t allow cut blocks, because our knees are important to us, too. I know concussions are a big deal, too, but I think knee, cut blocks are a big deal, but that seems to be OK with the NFL. So they’re not too concerned about safety, obviously.
The Tory party is like a rugby union match in which all 30 players are wearing the same strip. They’re not sure who they are grabbing round the knees, but they’re having a lot of fun doing it.
My mum taught me that bodies are bodies, and they come in all shapes and sizes – we should be free about that. My legs are a bit dangly, and my knees point inwards. Everyone has insecurities, but I try not to focus on them. It’s important to be confident with what you’ve got.
Sometimes I’ve seen comments about my knees or about my jawline, or people write things like, ‘She still has signs of being a boy,’ and then I realized that these are beautiful features. I’ve grown to love them.
Some guys, first pitch of the at-bat gets called a strike – maybe it’s a ball off or below their knees, and it gets called a strike – and then the next two pitches, they swing at balls in the dirt, and all of a sudden, they’re yelling at the umpire about that first pitch. You just swung at two balls in the dirt, buddy.
Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I’ve been really, really fortunate to have a mother that has spent many, many long hours on her knees praying for me. And I guarantee you, I would almost bet everything I have that that has saved me more often than not. So it sustains me.
I had scabby knees with long socks up to my knees. I was scrumping for conkers with everyone else. I was out on my bike. I used to do the 100m sprint. We always wanted to be out playing.
All the ranchers I know have had back surgery, operations on their rotator cuffs. They all have new knees. I’d like to think I belong to that breed, but I don’t.
I use fast curves, pitched overhand and sidearm, fastballs, high and inside, and an underhand fade away pitch with the hand almost down to the level of the knees.
I had to do a tango with Raft and I learned to dance in ballet shoes with my knees bent.
My knees are ticklish.
Definitely practice in the mirror before you attempt it. You have to use your body in the upright position, you can use your knees for support and that’s the only way you can twerk.
I have a photograph at home of Fred Astaire from the knees down with his feet crossed. It’s kind of inspiring because it reminds me his feet were bleeding at the end of rehearsals. Yet when you watch him, all you see is freedom. It’s a reminder of what the job is about in general, not just being in musicals.
I’ve had a lot of problems with my arms, with my knees.
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
I had to learn to dance for ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ and it was nearly impossible. I turned up with my knees knocking in my leotard and went home and cried my eyes out.
Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
You should have seen me in my Catholic school girl skirt with my knees knocking together.
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe
Ballet requires movements which are very unnatural. With every step, you do a circular movement of the hip. You turn out from the hip and make your knees point out to the side instead of forward.
Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
At 49, I find it a little bit difficult to run these days. I’ve got grade four tears in both Achilles, shin splints, I got no cartilage the toes in my right foot, I’ve got bone marrow edemas under both knees, I’ve got one degenerating hip – that’s the problem you get.
Women who wear kimonos, when the fight, they have to keep their knees together, and when they use a sword, they have to move the sleeves otherwise it gets caught.
I don’t mind getting old except for the pain. I have two new knees, so going downstairs is not perfect. Nobody tells you about the pain.
There are a lot of farmers and ranchers who are struggling. I get on my knees every day. If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it.
Summer in Seoul is full of thick heat that clings to your neck, the back of your knees.
Crystal Hana Kim
I’m glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees.
Ice, to me, is a magical healer. At night, watching ‘Ray Donovan,’ I’ll put bags of ice on my shoulders, knees, and back. It’s a miracle cure.
As a lad I missed five months of sporting activity to OSD. It used to wake me up at night with pain in my knees.
Financial globalisation and Islamist globalisation are helping each other out. Those two ideologies want to bring France to its knees.
Marine Le Pen
I learned more of how to appreciate what I had then – my family, my kids, the talent that God gives you – because He can take it away at any time. He took it away from Brian through death. He took it away from me through my knees.
He put a ring in the toe of a stocking. On Christmas Eve, we opened our stockings and it was there at the bottom of the toe. Then he got down on his knees and he was shaking.
Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis.
I’ve seen my mom confined to a wheelchair in the last three years of her life. Both her knees had given way, and there was no way she could undergo surgery at her age. Even though I was concerned for her, I didn’t know at that time what she had to go through.
When you get to that point where you don’t want to live, and you don’t want to die, it’s a desperate, horrible place to be. And I just hit my knees. And I had to use ‘The Passion of the Christ’ to heal my wounds.
We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse’s knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
My mum sent me to ballet from the age of five, not because I was that into it but because I had really knock knees.
We were starting to get old before our time. I’m 10 years older than Kingy, but we’d both begun to shuffle, the knees were sore.
Some people are cool with the fact that their bodies bear witness to this great thing they produced, their children, and I understand that. But on a personal level, it makes me feel better that my breasts are not down to my knees when I’m undressed in front of my husband.
When someone has told me they have the ‘world’s worst knees’ I’ve done all I can to find them a hem line that hides them. Luckily, as my shop is predominantly vintage, I have clothes from all decades and therefore pieces of all length.
History must give the Poles the principal credit for bringing the Soviet bloc to its knees.
The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.
I’ve had 36 orthopedic operations, have two fused ankles, my knees, hands and wrists don’t work, I now have a fused spine, other than that, everything is great.
I like to drive with my knees. Otherwise, how can I put on my lipstick and talk on the phone?
Bob summed it up best when he was on his knees at the end of the night saying, ‘Don’t trust in Guided By Voices.’ You were there; was the show awful or something? I know it was sloppy, but they’re not really that tight anyway, but was it embarrassing, was it sad?
Things happen for a reason, and the only thing you can do is at night time get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness for anything that you did that you didn’t feel was right.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
My mother’s death brought me to my knees. She was my hero, my role model, my very best friend. I spoke to her every single day of my life. I really tried hard when I grew up to make her proud of me.
You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it’s worth it if you score a spectacular goal.
I got Osgood-Schlatter disease in my knees because my bones were growing quicker than my muscles, and it’s hard to get out on the training pitch; then, afterwards, you’re in agony every single time you play football.
I don’t want to sound like a Hallmark card, but to be able to wake up each day with food and shelter, that alone is good. Forget aging and the fact that my butt is becoming a little more familiar with my knees than my tailbone. If you are six feet above ground it’s a good day. So, give me more!
My strength is my wrestling, but I don’t focus on it as much. I try to focus on a lot of different things like knees, elbows, submissions, and submission defense – just a lot of different things.
Instant gratification is bringing this planet to its knees.
For cardio, I do SoulCycle. I really don’t like to run, plus I have terrible knees and get bored on the elliptical. SoulCycle is basically a dance party on a bicycle, and you burn calories, and it’s so fun.
I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
If we pulled out of Iraq tomorrow, Islamic jihadism is on the rise. And they continue, as we see in Lebanon, to seek to destroy the State of Israel and seek to drive America back and bring us to our knees. We must stand tall and straight.
Raft told me how to walk with him in a scene: We’d start off in a long shot normal, and about the time we got together in a close-up, I’d be bending my knees so I’d be shorter.
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions.
Each morning and night I get down on my knees and thank God for my life and ask Him to make me grateful all the time instead of just most of the time.
I don’t like my thighs, the back of my legs or my chubby knees. I wear clothes that show off my legs in pictures and videos but not often when I’m appearing live.
For the first time I go to La Scala, for each thing, for each rehearsal, my knees were shaking. But the audience was very fine with me.
I had been skating basically since I could walk. I started on my knees and would cruise around the local skatepark until I got comfortable enough to stand up. As soon as I went down my first ramp, I was addicted.
I have a list a mile long of faults that sometimes bring me to my knees in self-hatred.
I was a floor model at I. Magnin. I’m 5 feet 7, but my legs weren’t long enough to be a big-time model. From the knees up, everything is long, but from ankle to knee, if I was in proportion, I’d be 5 feet 9.
I don’t jog anymore ‘cuz my knees hurt and stuff like that. I walk a lot and I am really slowing down walking.
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
Running is bad for your knees, and I like to do things I actually enjoy, like going for a swim.
The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.
Lyndon B. Johnson
First time I walked out on the Opry stage, Vince Gill was there. He kind of ‘daddied’ me through the whole thing. My knees were knocking. I walked out there, and I was literally shaking. They say it’s the spirits or the ghosts. And out of respect for that whole establishment, I was really really nervous.
On stage, it’s very naked. There’s a reason you shake your knees. You’re very vulnerable, cos it’s just you, your body is the instrument. But I always had confidence in my voice, if I had the right song, the right words to sing.
A lot of fitness is about contractions – you’re doing squats, or you’re on a bike and your knees are bending but never stretching all the way, so your muscles get strengthened but look short and thick.
Mary Helen Bowers
‘Fall on Your Knees’ is really a story about secrets and family, and the idea that there are some stories or truths that need to be expressed.
When I fly overseas, I usually fly business class. If not, my knees are going to be at my chin.
Working in the shop has taught me how utterly ridiculous the female fear of knees is. It’s a bloody knee. It’s bone. We can’t control our knees, our knees are not our fault. We cannot let this continue, we have to abandon this ridiculous new obsession and set the knee free.
You cannot be President of the United States if you don’t have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff.
George H. W. Bush
The golf swing is a violent swing. You twist, and your spine is under continual stress when you’re making a golf swing. Your neck, your spine, your hands, your knees, everything.
As our knees and hips and eyesight deteriorate, we become more dependable, less impulsive, kinder, and less moody. Psychologists call this the maturity principle. My own life experience fits this principle to a T.
If you shoot with mechanics where you’ve got your knees bending in all the way, you’re not using your hips properly, you get all of this tendinitis and knee pain.
Tap was against everything I had learned to do. I was pulled up as a ballet dancer, and I wasn’t used to pounding the floor with bent knees.
If I could change on thing about myself, I would: Have better knees. Mine are shot because of injuries. You’re only as good as your legs, whether you’re an athlete or an actor.
Few parents are aware of the difficulties that beset the minds of the little philosophers and theologians who sit upon their knees or play at their feet; and many a parent could not comprehend the disturbance, if he were aware of it.
My relationship with Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is very clear: respect. We met a couple of times; once I received a medal from him. I respect hugely how he brought Russia back from its knees.
Dancers, you know, they have pain everywhere: ankles in the morning, or back or neck or ribs or knees or the muscles. You are never free of pain, you know.
If you want to squat below your knees, go for it. It’s going to work the hamstrings, glutes and lower back more, and tighten up that booty.
A. J. Odudu
For me, playing hurt was a battle in itself: a mind-over-matter head game I refused to lose. Often, I was barely able to bend my knees or elbows, flex my feet, make a fist, bend forward or turn my head. Heck, it hurt to blink.
When life knocks you to your knees, and it will, why, get up! If it knocks you to your knees again, as it will, well, isn’t that the best position from which to pray?
When people spot Fallon in public, they do not shriek or drool or go wobbly in the knees. It’s a different look entirely. A tilt of the head, mouth agape, eyebrows rolled like you do when you see a puppy.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
I’ve had my elbows operated on, both my knees are shot, I’ve got stitches everywhere.
When they have their hands on their knees, that’s when they’re tired.
I like knees to the head on the ground, kicks to the head on the ground, headbutts. I think those are all really good tools for human body weapons. I think those are important.
I knew all of the childhood prayers I uttered on my knees at the side of my bed. Many years of Sunday-school attendance had etched certain Psalms and rote prayers into the fibers of my brain. However, somewhere deep inside of me, I had the secret belief that I did not know how to pray, and that frightened me.
The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland.
How do you tackle Rob Gronkowski? You gotta hit him low, man – hit him in his knees. That’s the best chance you have of hitting him.
Chris Harris, Jr.
Even when I’m back home, I find the flat parts of the course tougher. Because it’s flat, I feel it more in my knees.
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
I remember power-sliding on my knees the first time I got a job.
Take a trip to the forest and experience the greatness of getting on your knees and picking your own food and going home… and eating it.
Let’s get on our knees and pray. I don’t know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?
When you’re a plus-sized girl, belts are your best friends. I also love bright colors and skirts, to show my pretty knees.
I will talk and act, not on my knees, but with prudence.
The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.
I only have so much ring time that my body can endure. I’ve had four surgeries on my knees, arthritis in my neck, separated my shoulders, broken my nose. I’m just gonna hope that science advances faster than I can deteriorate. Because what am I gonna do? Put a perfect body into the ground? What’s the point of that?
I see a fitness coach three times a week and I do a lot of boxing, a bit of running when my knees let me, circuit training, fit ball, anything that will keep my heart going and stop me getting even fatter.
If I get tickled in a certain way, I actually lose the ability to stand. I don’t mean to, but something happens to my knees, and I fall on the ground.
I love writing novels, but I’m very fearful about writing something from absolute scratch. I kind of don’t have the time to write something from scratch. I think when my knees completely give out, and I can’t make films anymore, I would try to write novels from scratch.
They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?
Better to die on one’s feet than to live on one’s knees.
I remember the moment I first became aware of aging. I was 30. I looked down at my knees, and the skin above them had become a little loose. And I thought, ‘And so it begins!’
Religion’s in the heart, not in the knees.
Douglas William Jerrold
I’ve talked to a number of actors who have gained weight for roles, and just the sheer physical toll it puts on one’s knees and shoulders – no one wants to do it again. I’m 57 and I don’t think I’m going to take on any job or go on vacation again and see to it that I can gain 30 pounds.
We need to hold Wall Street accountable for issuing the kinds of deceptive loans that nearly brought our economy to its knees in 2008.
Even if you can’t do a full real push-up, I’d rather have you do them with a limited range of motion and work up to the perfect pushup then do them on your knees, where you probably won’t progress at the rate that you could.
Actors, movie stars, rock stars, I can meet them with no worries – but with footballers I go weak at the knees. All of them.
Having casual conversations with the likes of Lena Dunham and Kim Kardashian makes me weak in the knees. I have so much respect and admiration for Lena that it doesn’t matter how many times I talk to her – I get starstruck.
When I was 18, I broke my leg, and my shin came right through – like I had two knees.
Well, being my type of fighter and my type of guy, you know I throw a lot of barrage of punches, kicks, knees and elbows.
The violence betwen women is unbelievable. Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.
I started sailing because I had to stop playing tennis so much, as I had bad knees.
I needed a concept of God that worked for me, and I wound up giving my life to Jesus Christ. I thought I was always going to have to wear skirts over my knees, not be able to listen to music, and have no personality. Fortunately, it’s so completely opposite.
It was terrible. 2012, no voice. I would fall to my knees and look up at God and say, ‘Oh, man, this is tough. I don’t know how to be a person.’ And finally, I would sing some shows where the voice crapped out. There were people in the audience. I did my best. I saw that there was lots of love and support.
In terms of the secrets that imbue and underlie ‘Fall on Your Knees’, they were as much of a mystery to me as I was creating the story as they are to the readers.
You see, I have in my teaching – I always say I’ve done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students – I have always spoken against just falling onto your knees for so-called accidents, I mean a result you are not responsible for.
I’ve just got crap hair. Although I inherited a lot of stuff from my dad, including giant knees, I didn’t get his good, thick hair. I got my mother’s thin, wispy, non-event hair instead.
I think jogging is bad for your health. All that pressure on the knees and back cannot be good for you.
Never be too proud to get down on your knees and pray.
If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
It’s really important as a quarterback to have stability in all your joints but especially in the lower body, like the ankles, knees, and hips.
More women have come out of the changing rooms slagging off their knees than any other body part. I recently developed a complex about my own knees, so I totally get it.
I saw Ellen and my knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night, we started talking, and that’s that.
Portia de Rossi
Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career.
You cannot put Russia down on its knees and hold it there because Russia will ultimately pull out.
We need a government that does not give in to a globalist agenda, an agenda I am now convinced seeks to bring American as a sovereign nation and the middle class to their knees.
When I was 15 my great Aunt Nancy gave me a book of Alan Bennett plays, and I thought he was the bees knees.
My big mission in life is to get guys out of those big, baggy board shorts down to their knees. It always looks like they’re trying to hide something, like skinny legs.
Why must we be eternally on our knees before the Kants and Hugos?
Jose Clemente Orozco
Husbands and fathers, get on your knees before God and accept your place as head of your household. You are the prophet from God to your family. This is not a lightweight thing; it takes a commitment on your part to fulfill your responsibilities. Get yourself straight before God, then see to your children.
We all have a natural instinct to protect children from harm. It’s never fun to see a child hurt, even if it’s just a scraped knee. But on the other hand, children need to take on physical challenges to learn and grow, and scraped knees and other bumps and bruises teach them valuable lessons about their own limits.
Other than my memory being a bit woolly and my knees being a bit creaky, I don’t really think there’s anything I can’t do.
I sit down in a chair, and I take off my two heavy little prosthetic legs and I crawl on my knees to the edge of the pool and I just jumped in, and I just instantly loved it.
I’m a firm believer in the connection between the body and the mind: feed one, feed both. I like to run, but only short distances, and fast. I’m no good at long distance. More than six miles, and the knees start to go.
I never had a serious injury that kept me out of a big competition. Now everyone has injuries – to their feet or their knees or their backs.
I played soccer my whole life. I’m kind of a heavier person, and whenever you kick and punt, no matter how limited an activity it is, my brain and shoulders are going to be OK because I didn’t play a tough guy position, but my knees took a lot of wear and tear from the kicking.
On any play where there’s a scramble of 22 men, blindside hits and unprotected hits on knees occur.
Surely if God had meant us to do yoga, he would have put our heads behind our knees.
Before WeWork, I had a baby clothing company. When I started out, I had no real contacts in the garment business and no mentor to guide me on how things worked. I just had an idea to put pads on the baby clothes on to protect the baby’s knees.
Playing the running back position, your legs, that’s your living, that’s how you make your living. You have to have great thighs, knees, everything.
I’ve stood around bogs wearing half a million dollars’ worth of jewelry, up to my knees in the rot, thinking how much more or less the place smelled like a sewer than it did the day before.
I don’t think people understand what microfracture surgery is. It’s pretty serious. A lot of basketball players get it in their knees, and if they do bounce back, it takes a while.
Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations, they will find us standing up or dead, but never on our knees; NEVER!
Omar Torrijos Herrera
The wonderful thing about age is that your knees don’t work as well, you can’t run down steps quite as easily and obviously you can’t lift heavy weights. But your mind doesn’t feel any different.
It’s mainly about working hard and proving to people you’re serious about it, and stretching yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones, is allowing themselves to feel that they’re the finished articles, the bee’s knees, and it’s not true.
To be honest, it was slavery. Nobody should have any romantic ideas about working underground. It’s very, very dangerous. You always knew you were living in danger. You were on your hands and knees half the day.
If you have beautiful knees, show your knees. I’m not a puritan. I love skin.
Lyme has brought me to my knees; this disease is a silent killer and does not have a face.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
When I started really singing I was 17, 18 years old. I used to go around trying to be a singer in the Bronx. My knees would shake but I learned by doing.
Have you noticed that whatever sport you’re trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
The Rolling Stones set the bar to where I look to as a band. But I don’t envision myself touring in the way they do. My knees won’t hold out.
Jon Bon Jovi
I have a stationary bike that I do twice a week, but I’m not really serious about it. I just do it until I get tired. And then I have a step thing that I really hate. It’s hard on your knees. I have a treadmill that keeps getting stuck. It’s nice to have equipment around, though, because you can sit on it anytime.
All of my fighters should get down on their knees and thank me for what I’ve done for them.
When I have to do something fast, I wear the most unflattering rubber pants over my pants and a big easy sweater. I can get on my knees in the garden in whatever condition, and when I’m done, I can take it off, get in the car, and drive to the office. It’s the most practical thing.
Dries van Noten
I just got off stage playing with Lynyrd Skynyrd a minute ago. It was a great show. Got to meet some incredible guests. This is the bee’s knees.
Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.
I try to look for tempo in my run-up to make sure my knees are lifting up instead of going long. That brings an energy to my run-up, try and make myself feel as tall as I can.
My mother was a nurse, and in her era, most diseases weren’t understood; people put mustard plasters on knees and rubbed camphor on your chest if you had a cough and did funny things to you if you had tuberculosis – all these things that really made very little difference once proper treatments were brought in.
I remember talking to Magic the day I announced I had HIV. He was preaching, ‘Do what your doctor tells you.’ Well, I didn’t have a doctor then, so I got down on my knees, and I prayed.
Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.
In our family business, the Edelman children must earn their way – there were and will be no promises without performance and leadership. That may lead to some skinned knees, but it is certainly the best way to learn life lessons.