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That larger story in ‘Salvage the Bones’ is just about survival, and I think that, in the end, there are things about this novel and about these characters’ experiences that make their stories universal stories.
I do freestyle jumping. Been doing since I was eight years old and can’t quit. I’m addicted. I’ve broken many bones, but I ride with confidence. It’s my thing – there’s no high on earth like it. It’s my hobby and I really enjoy it.
We all have different brow bones, and different amounts of space between the eyebrow and the lashes; the space on the upper lid is bigger or smaller, the space on the bridge of the nose or between the eyes is wider or narrower. Everyone is different.
Slow and steady wins the race. I feel like I know in my bones if we’re doing a good job and continue to do a good job, the ratings will come.
I really do feel part of America to my very bones; at the same time, I know that I come from somewhere else.
I am fortunate in having this bone structure because I have a tremendously prominent temple. I like to think that’s it’s because I’m so intelligent. People say: ‘You haven’t got a line on your forehead.’ I do. It’s just the bones are holding them all out, and the cheekbones are holding my face up.
The dinosaurs aren’t remembered for much more than their bones. When humanity’s gone, what do we give to this little planet that we’re on, and what could we do collectively, removing the pride?
I love to look at women with good bones and good bodies in good clothes.
That the actual practice of meritocracy mostly involves a strenuous quest to avoid any kind of downward mobility, for oneself or for one’s kids, is something every upper-class American understands deep in his or her highly educated bones.
I was more in opposition within my own party, and for a long while, I was part of the opposition. I had – Scoop Jackson was my candidate in ’76. I made no bones about that.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
You know how sometimes you hear a chord played on an organ and you can feel it vibrating in your bones? Sometimes when I’m writing, I can feel my bones vibrating because I’ll have a thought or I’ll have a character’s voice in my head, and that’s when I know I’m on the right track.
Laurie Halse Anderson
I love trying to give some flesh to rather naked bones sometimes. I’ve always felt it my duty and to try and bring on the character’s off-stage life, what happened that is not revealed.
Whether we’re looking at the burial box of St. James, a fragment of the True Cross, the Shroud of Turin, or some bones supposedly belonging to John the Baptist, there is always excitement and distrust, faith and doubt.
Gravity on Earth provides a force that keeps our bones and muscles working. In the microgravity of space, our bones and muscles are not taxed, so they begin to atrophy.
I think the only bones I haven’t broken are my shoulder, hip, and thigh.
Eddie the Eagle
Anyone, they say, is entitled to change his mind. Not about the defence of Britain, you’re not. You either feel it in your heart, in your bones, in your gut, or you don’t.
Charles Blow’s memoir ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ was a breathtaking piece of writing.
Folk is bare bones music.
It’s your job as an actor to fill out the blanks. I love doing that. To fill in the bones.
He’s part of the product and will make no bones about creating that image to bring the value up in his product, bring the value up in everything he touches.
‘Shetland’ is adapted from the novel ‘Red Bones.’ The book is based around an archaeological dig, and the mystery starts with the murder of the elderly woman who crofts the land where the dig is happening.
I break orbital bones.
It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
Robert Green Ingersoll
When you dance, you own everything you have. You are really in your own body. You do it with your muscles and your bones and your weight and your height – it’s how to love yourself by moving.
Christine and the Queens
How movies are financed, it’s a world market now… I feel like, you know, the independent film way of working is something that was in my bones. It’s like being a part of a punk band, but no one’s singing punk rock anymore. Only a few bands are able to play, and Woody Allen is one of them.
I will lay my bones by the Ganges that India might know there is one who cares.
Critics try to pin so many different inaccuracies on me and my music; they look at the complicated things and try to simplify them. They think they can nail your whole life down just by knowing the bare bones of your history in partaking in 10 minutes of conversation.
Audiences know the form in their bones, they know that romantic comedies end in an uplifting way.
When you know in your bones that your body is a sacred gift, you move in the world with an effortless grace. Gratitude and humility rise up spontaneously.
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
A recipe is not an exact formula, but it does need a certain structure. When the bones are right, you can dress it in many ways.
When a hot woman walks by, and we ask if she’s your type, refrain from saying things like, ‘Nah, I like a woman with a little meat on her bones’ as you give us a squeeze.
Osteoporosis is a disease that attacks the bones in your body. It happens to really almost everyone when they get really old. But for women, after menopause, they can lose up to 30 percent of their bone mass.
Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.
I think Carmen Christopher is going to be massively huge. He’s just too funny. He’s got funny in his bones, and he wants to conquer every room.
Fiction isn’t made by scraping the bones of topicality for the last shreds and sinews, to be processed into mechanically recovered prose. Like journalism, it deals in ideas as well as facts, but also in metaphors, symbols and myths.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.
Anyone who watched George W. and Karl Rove while the former was governor of Texas will recognize a familiar pattern. Like much of Bush’s social policy – from faith-based social services to railing against gay marriage – women’s issues are one of the bones they’ve decided they can throw to the Christian right.
I’m interested in how the bare bones of the planet, things that aren’t alive, are transformed into things that are alive.
Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women.
Think not that humility is weakness; it shall supply the marrow of strength to thy bones. Stoop and conquer; bow thyself and become invincible.
My problem is that I have no cartilage or tendons. My 86 kilos are supported by bones alone. That’s what generated the pain.
The white man’s blood and bones have begotten this bronze race, and bequeathed to it in some degree qualities, tendencies, capabilities, such as are the inheritance of the highest order of human animals.
For most of my life, I believed that my father had broken many of my bones. They were emotional and psychological bones; things no one could see, things that caused me to limp through life clutching for and holding on to people and situations that often rendered me immobile.
‘Pod’ was a significantly larger crew with Ilium Pictures co-producing. ‘Darling’ was bare bones. We had less than half of the crew that we had for ‘Pod.’
Lauren Ashley Carter
In my bones, I feel like a Scot. I always have. My mum’s from Doncaster, so whatever that is as a combination of Scotland and Yorkshire. It isn’t southern.
I could feel it in my bones, how I missed the heat of my country and the love of my family.
While I’m playing baseball, I’m still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I’m sure I’ll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I’ll be thinking of music then.
I gave the couple a hint of a design that would work great with the bones of their home. They weren’t ready for it, and they embarrassed themselves and that’s too bad.
I feel like I just have such the blood and bones of a New Yorker that I can almost imagine better, like, giving up the fight and not being able to afford the city and going out West, keeping a small place here, and then when I’m like 80, coming back here, living on the park and going to the theater.
That Monaco crash was quite a big one – I pulled 33g when I hit the wall, which is a lot. It’s a weird sensation – like all my skin and flesh was being pulled off my bones.
When I vacate this sack of old bones I won’t care what you do with it. Bury or burn it but don’t make much fuss.
I love skeletons and bones so much.
It was a really lucky childhood and while, yeah, there were bits of darkness, which is known about because my mother has made no bones about her struggle with depression, the overriding memory of it is a very happy, good one.
I’ve done a good job putting some meat on my bones since my freshman year of college. It’s taken a lot of work. I was just under 200 pounds my freshman year; I was 6’8′ and 198 pounds.
Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.
When I’m out, maybe I’m looking at the fried chicken, but I know I need to order the grilled. But I’m still from the country. I love my fried food and my neck bones and all that, too.
If we get in an accident that’s strong enough to break bones, it’s going to break bones. What makes me a little bit higher risk is that if I break my right ankle again, I’ve got a bunch of screws and plates in there, and that would not be good.
I played football; I was a running back, and I took a hit, and I had a hairline fracture in my leg which no one spotted, and I was playing basketball all winter and it got worse. And then I was long jumping, about 20 feet, and I landed one time and there was this big crack, and all the bones were jutting out of my leg.
We are beaten, we will make no bones about it; but we are not too badly beaten still to fight.
The mice that had the resveratrol in their diet were still obese, but they were seemingly or relatively immune to the effects of the obesity. So their arteries were clear, their liver was nice and thin. Their bones were stronger. They could run further.
David Andrew Sinclair
Looking back, I call the first month after my diagnosis ‘the cancer bubble’ because I wasn’t showing obvious signs of my disease. I looked about the same – maybe a little more tired and pale than usual, but a stranger could never have guessed that I carried a secret, deep in my bones.
I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.
I really like Benjamin from Sweden with ‘Dance You Off,’ and Equinox from Bulgaria with ‘Bones’ – and they were really great to interview at the London Eurovision Party.
Unlike running on a road or concrete, natural surfaces are more forgiving and offer a more varied terrain, ultimately resulting in less repetitive micro-trauma to bones and joints than running on hard pavement does.
There was a time when I was young and unemployed, struggling to start my career. During my A-Levels, I was hit by a car, which shattered my bones and left me confined to my bedroom for a year. Weirdly, it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
‘Bag of Bones’ was a big, distorted yet wonderfully entertaining novel that rode high on the bestseller lists in 1998.
My daddy wanted me to be a farmer; feel the smoothness of Alabama clay and become one of the first blacks in my town to own land. But, I was worried about my history being caked with that southern clay, and I subscribed to a different kind of teaching and learning in my bones and in my spirit.
John Henrik Clarke
I figure if I keep my spirit in shape, the bones will take care of themselves.
To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
I gotta make a living. I make no bones about that. Most actors do. But within that context, I’ve never not tried to make something as fresh and alive as I possibly could make it.
I was 85 lbs. at my 2000 homecoming dance. But I wanted my collarbones and hip bones to show more. I’d feel my hip bones to make sure they were out. If not, I had more weight to lose. I lost my period until I was 17. I loved that. It meant I wasn’t healthy, and I didn’t want to be healthy.
The way that I look at it is that, when we film for eight months straight for a new ‘Jackass’ movie, I know that I’m going to wind up with at least two broken bones. I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but you can’t contemplate how you’re going to fall and what’s going to happen.
‘The Grace of Kings’ draws on Western traditions as much as it does on Chinese traditions, though the bones of the story are drawn from the Chu-Han Contention period before the Han Dynasty.
We are more than just flesh and bones. There’s a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can’t measure. We can’t find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it’s there.
Female friendship… I think you have friendships that come and go, and then there are ones that the girl becomes a part of your bones.
Obviously, with a CGI character, you’re building a character in much the same way as a real creature is built. You build the bones, the skeletons, the muscles. You put layers of fat on. You put a layer of skin on which has to have a translucency, depending on what the character is.
Bigfoot does not exist because there would be evidence left behind – hair, feces, bones, kills, offspring, a carcass – if it did.
Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that’s now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight.
I started out with Buzz Sawyer in Sacramento. He had me shoot on guys and beat them up. They tossed me a few bones here and there. But, after Buzz passed away, I started seeking training elsewhere.
I chose a specialty in plastic and reconstructive surgery because it’s very rewarding to watch someone with broken bones or bad scars return to normal.
If we work on it, we can absolutely refuse any notion that suggests that after generations of contributing to this country, being a part of the bones and the marrow, that I’m supposed to be uncomfortable here.
Break as few bones as possible and make as much noise as you can.
I worked in script development, many years ago, and read a lot of scripts. Between that and the scripts I’ve read as an actor, and I’m a writer as well, I think I have a pretty good sense about whether the bones of a story are there and whether the structure is intact.
What strikes me, the more I cook, is that the best recipes are ones where the basic anatomy is so sound it will survive multiple adjustments. When a recipe has good bones, you can change the seasoning, double the garlic, swap lime for lemon, and it still turns out delicious.
I come from the theatre; my bones are in the theatre. It’s as natural as breathing to want to be in the theatre.
When you break bones, they heal up and come back even stronger.
I’ve seen my own blood and broken a few bones. I’ve been hit, which isn’t an entirely bad thing, as at least you have a glimpse of the suffering endured by the people you are photographing. And in a sense, crumbling empires and war have been with me all my life.
Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones and hair.
Sculptures created from found materials like ice and thorns, driftwood, and even bleached kangaroo bones all presuppose that artistic design will yield to the cycles of time and climate, whether over an hour or a decade.
May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs – let them come to me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ.
Ignatius of Antioch
Ray would be in trouble, he would get drunk, he would try and kill J.R on three different occasions, he would make mistakes with financial affairs, and have various human problems, but he didn’t have any mean bones in his body! That was a little bit of what the show was about.
If you want to become a fossil, you need to die somewhere where your bones will be rapidly buried. You then hope that the Earth moves in such a way as to bring the bones back up to the surface.
‘California Bones’ is the first volume in my trilogy about Daniel Blackland, a wizard trying to survive in a world that eats wizards. It’s a book about friends and family, trust and betrayal, the love of power and the power of love.
Greg van Eekhout
The myth of redemptive violence – Caesar, peace, and victory – is in people’s bones so deeply, we aren’t even aware of it. You crush the opposition; that’s how we bring peace.
I wrote a book called ‘Doll Bones’, which was another middle-grade book, and when I was writing it, I needed a place in the U.S. that made bone china. And there are only two places in the U.S. that make bone china. They made it by grinding down actual cow bones. It was a plot point. It was a creepy doll book.
The first two games for Churchill, I was so jittery that I didn’t know what to do. I was running more but didn’t know what to do. I’ve no bones accepting the fact that I didn’t know what was happening in the game.
The workouts have positively impacted the astronauts’ bones and muscles, and they are coming back in really good shape. But some are losing bone and muscle but not as much as we saw in the early days.
It’s a lot harder to break bones in golf than motocross. But that made me fearless in a way.
I’d love to do a comedy. I always told myself that I don’t have funny bones, and then I was working with Dervla Kirwan in ‘Uncle Vanya,’ and she was like, ‘Lara, you’re really, really funny.’ And I realised I am, and that’s not even me blowing my own trumpet.
Part of being a writer is just getting it in your bones, getting the muscle memory down, just doing it.
I’ve seen everything from ‘Wicked’ to ‘The Book Of Mormon,’ and I don’t make any bones of the fact that I love both. But ‘Les Mis’ is not only my favorite musical, but it’s also my favorite story. I love the book, which I read as a kid, and I identified so much with Jean Valjean.
I had the pleasure of working for Hart Hanson as the writers’ assistant on the Fox show ‘Bones.’ He was always willing to take five minutes in the kitchen and answer questions I had about writing and the business. Looking back now, I realize he might have just been politely waiting for the coffee to brew.
So I had this fascination with old bones and being able to diagnose disease in old bones. And I was doing that, and started to do bone reports for the Channel 4 series ‘Time Team’.
If my career doesn’t work out as a violinist, I want to become an archaeologist. I’ve read about paleontology, too – that’s dinosaur bones – but I thought it would be more interesting to do archaeology.
It took me eight books to finally be at a point in my career where I could come out with a book and say, ‘This is meant to be a funny book,’ and we didn’t have to make any bones about it.
I originally worked as an archaeologist in North Carolina, and when bones were found police would take them out to the bones lady at the university, and that was me.
Europe has been in my bones.
I broke people’s bones, tore muscles, ribs, faces, inflicted some serious and heavy damages to my opponents, etc… I got hurt myself, too, from serious attacks.
Mirko Cro Cop
I think crime fiction is a great way to talk about social issues, whether ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ or ‘The Lovely Bones;’ violence is a way to open up that information you want to get out to the reader.
I have in my bones, and in my blood, the knowledge that you have to help the people who are persecuted.
You are enough, which I believe is critical for any human being to get in their bones.
Of course I’ve had a bunch of broken bones, sprains and I’ve had five or six concussions, with three serious ones. I also got a real heavy duty blood clot and internal bleeding from where I was shot in the stomach with a beanbag bullet that the police use for crowd control. I’ve also had six stitches in my head.
The brutalities of a fight with bare hands, the crushed nasal bones, maimed lips, and other disfigurements, which call for the utter abolition of boxing in the interests of humanity, at once disappear when the contestants cover their hands with large, soft-leather gloves.
John Boyle O’Reilly
I was always in hospital as a kid: I had a tumour on my knee, lots of broken bones. I loved climbing trees.
Abbey Lee Kershaw
My family goes way back in New York. So I am a New Yorker; I feel like a New Yorker. It’s in my bones.
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.
A face isn’t an organ, like a liver or a heart. A face is muscles, nerves, bones, and skin. A face is more like a hand or a foot.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
I was quite small; then I had a big growth spurt that led to a problem with my back, which stopped me playing for a while. My bones were growing too quick for my weight.
It became apparent to me near the end of the album cycle for ‘House Of Gold & Bones’ that it had basically run its course. But the band kept pushing for more dates, and I was just, like, ‘It’s time to stop!’
Pat Summerall personified less is more. His play-by-play was so bare bones but so great because he had a great, deep-toned voice.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
The human animal originally came from out-of-doors. When spring begins to move in his bones, he just must get out again. Moreover, as civilization, cement pavements, office buildings, radios have overwhelmed us, the need for regeneration has increased, and the impulses are even stronger.
I never got a lead role and I make no bones about it.
I don’t care how big you are! Big bones don’t weigh any more than small bones.
After the bones mended, my left eye was smaller than my right, and my eyebrow never grew back. But you know what? Big deal. I think I became beautiful after the accident. I became kinder, more aware. I gained respect for other people.
I like meat on my bones.
‘No Bones’ has some reverb that I kick around.
I have to make my bones with Hollywood to get in. And when I do maybe I’ll metamorphose from Mr. Muscles or whatever it is I am now and become an irascible tosser.
We can imagine our bodies being destroyed, our brains ceasing to function, our bones turning to dust, but it is harder – some would say impossible – to imagine the end of our very existence.
My arm bones looked like chicken bones.
For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment.
The grief of losing my father has come in waves over the years, as it does with most people. His love and devotion as a father provided my closest, most intimate relationship. Dad, and our time together, is in my bones. While reflecting on him, the memories themselves seem to boil down into certain ‘essences of Dad.’
Stories are like that. Like cities, they are built on the stones and bones of the past.
Somehow, we have come to the erroneous belief that we are all but flesh, blood, and bones, and that’s all. So we direct our values to material things.
If you want to become a fossil, you actually need to die somewhere where your bones will be rapidly buried. You then hope that the earth moves in such a way as to bring the bones back up to the surface. And then you hope that one of us lot will walk around and find small pieces of you.
Foreign writers – especially Germans – often feel that Shakespeare is really one of them, that he was somehow accidentally born in the wrong country. In much the same way, leftists sense in their bones that he was a radical, rightists that he was a Tory.
At one point I couldn’t move or get out of bed or anything. I developed blood clots because I’d been completely inactive. Then they thought – because the pain was so much – I had an infection in the bones, so they gave me pills, which gave me a tummy infection. It’s like a French farce.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Every film has its ups and downs. Each time it seems like pushing a boat over a mountain. I worked on ‘The Lovely Bones’ for five years before my involvement fell apart.
Last good pratfall I did, I broke bones in both hands. I still feel it when people shake my hand.
I think it is more of an intuitive, circular kind of personality, for starters. And, as I say of horses, the secret to breeding great horses is the three B’s: bones, brains, and balance. If you look at art, it shares some of the same qualities.
I have funny bones. If there’s ever any kind of tension, I’ll always be the one to try and be funny to loosen things up.
Sinatra had a lot of mood swings, but he was wonderful to my wife Barbara and to me. He made no bones about who he liked and who he loved, and he had this great charisma. When he walked into a room, it stopped. I’ve only seen that happen with Ronald Reagan.
It is a curious thing: man, the centre and creator of all science, is the only object which our science has not yet succeeded in including in a homogeneous representation of the universe. We know the history of his bones, but no ordered place has yet been found in nature for his reflective intelligence.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect.
Just like the bones and muscles, the heart is designed to work in one gravity here on Earth, so when you put the heart in space, it operates differently and changes shape.
It’s true to say that once I’ve got the bare bones of a story, I often get ideas from my own research trips to faraway places.
I’ll bet you a six-pack of Coors that pretty soon, people will be discovering Cretaceous parasites inside Cretaceous bones. The possibility of looking into epidemiology and pathology is pretty cool.
Robert T. Bakker
I got as high as being ranked 7th at lightweight and I really believe this deep down to my bones that I was really only fighting to half my potential.
The whole sort of debate of classic objective journalism versus a new immersion journalism – that can go on forever… I made no bones about my position: I don’t think you can be objective.
To me, letters have always been a robust medium of sublimation. I don’t remember what I was like before I learned my ABC’s, but for as long as I can remember I have made them with my fingers and felt them in my bones.
Roy Blount, Jr.
We salvage the bones of our lives every day, through small tragedies and big tragedies.
When you have somebody like a Donald Trump – he made no bones about trying to disprove Barack Obama’s Americanism in trying to make him out to be some foreigner that was born in Kenya. I thought that to be very racist.
For modern fashion designers, bones are beautiful. I don’t know why, but so many people are obsessed with the skeletal look.
No one will ever know what ‘In Cold Blood’ took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me.
In the old days they, the promoters, wanted more and more from me. They wanted me to jump or spill my blood and break my bones. Every time they wanted me to jump further, and further, and further. Hell, they thought my bike had wings.
The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.
If you feel you have made a great piece of work, which the script for ‘The Lovely Bones’ was, and that it suddenly means nothing, it’s like being in the land of the lost. You don’t know what’s good or bad and what anything means.
You shouldn’t have to pay for your love with your bones and your flesh.
Most drag queens, they put on music like it’s a costume. It’s not in their bones. It’s not in their background.
I went to UC Davis because I wanted to be a vet. It’s a great profession if it’s right for you, but it’s memorizing the bones and the muscles, and I am terrible at stuff like that. Also, there’s a lot of blood and gore involved.
We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man’s features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.
Henry David Thoreau
There’s this shop in New York I go to; it has bones and fossils and insects that are like works of art. I have a few on my wall.
Right now I’m 185, which is really good for me yet very hard for me to maintain. My weight seems high for the average woman, but I’ve got big bones and I’m maintaining muscle.
Mitochondrial DNA is in higher concentration, lasts longer, and can be extracted from bones.
I’m not sure I make old bones in parliament. It’s an amazing experience to have had but I can’t see myself being Mother of the House.
Well, you know, I have always had an issue with the whole weight thing with people in general because I happen to love how big women look. I mean, it’s all a perspective. It’s all an opinion, and I think sort of the Rubenesque, voluptuous body is a lot sexier than the boney bag of bones with fake everything.
When we did the ‘Skin and Bones’ tour I didn’t even own an acoustic guitar, I had to borrow one from my friend.
After I finished my first draft of ‘Salvage the Bones,’ I felt that I wasn’t political enough. I had to be more honest about the realities of the community I was writing about.
Here’s my definition of a great beach read – a fabulous story that sucks me in like a black hole and when it’s over, it jettisons my bones across the galaxy with a hair on fire mission to convince everyone I know that they must read that book or they will die.
Dorothea Benton Frank
I don’t think that eating bones is necessarily gruesome unless you’re a vegetarian.
Greg van Eekhout
I know that I’m very lucky to be alive. For 35 or 40 years I’ve spilt my blood and broke my bones and spent years in hospitals.
I have no history but the length of my bones.
The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk, Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty. There’s nothing more powerful than that.
I love acting. I just love it. It’s in my bones.
Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
To get a human through a life, lives of broken bones, knock-me-over-with-a-feather susceptibility to myriad viruses, and whatever else might befall someone will cost money.
When I started ‘City of Bones,’ I knew exactly what was going to happen in ‘City of Glass.’ When I first started the six-book series, I thought of it as a three-book series.
I’m interested in every aspect of fashion. I think it’s in my bones. When I was younger I used to be my mum’s stylist, picking things out for her to wear. I’d say to her, ‘If anybody asks you who styled you tonight say, ‘Georgia.’
Georgia May Jagger
Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this – no dog exchanges bones with another.
I laugh every day. There are days when my laughs are pretty hollow. Dust comes out of your mouth, and your bones make a funny sound. But I’m laughing.
James L. Brooks
I think I have very strong bones.
It would be so simple to allow children, when tired of sitting, to rise, and when tired of writing, to desist, and then their bones would not be twisted.
In order to dance professionally, you have to start at a young age. No matter what, your muscle structure and your bones have to be groomed from a very young age. Nobody wakes up at 17 and decides to become a ballet dancer.
I hated ‘The Lovely Bones’. I thought her vision of Heaven was amazingly uninspired and very depressing. The book was just tedious.
Is there fear? No, there isn’t. Now, I’ve made mistakes. I’ve broken 56 bones in my body, and each one was a mistake. But when we do stunts, there’s just no room for fear.
The bones of my architecture are very much related to the structure, to the physical fact of how a building can stand up; it’s also related to geometry and a certain understanding of the architecture in which there is a balance between expression and function.
I just had surgery, cervical fusion, it’s where they fuse the bones of the neck together. I had torn disks and all kinds of crazy stuff going on for 10 years straight and I had gone to about 42 different doctors.
On my second swim at Deception Island, the water was very clear and I was looking at hundreds of whale bones beneath me. It was a graveyard from the whaling some time in the 1920s-30s.
Lewis Gordon Pugh
The appearance of the bones of quadrupeds, especially those of complete bodies in the strata, tells us either that the layer itself which carries them was in earlier times dry land or that dry land was at least formed in the immediate area.
When we were writing ‘In Our Bones,’ everything was bubbly champagne all the time so that’s what ended up on the record.
In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue, but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing the grandmother that I don’t feel safe or even sure that I can do it.
If you’re Australian, you feel it in your bones because you’re at odds with everybody else, except other Australians, in the sense that people always seem to be behaving strangely. People always seem to be behaving the wrong way, in a different way. You say things and there are silences.
Between the ages of 10-14, I did ballet, modern and tap. So I may have a few dancing bones in my body, but I’m not necessarily very good rhythmically.
I love it when, after a day of shooting, I’m so exhausted that my bones hurt.
A lot of women think being thin is the way to go, but I prefer to have some meat on my bones.
If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in bones. If you want to be a forensic chemist, get a degree in chemistry. Do you want to do DNA work? Get a degree in microbiology. And do well. Study hard and go to graduate school.
I didn’t feel the tusk go through me. But I did feel this sort of freight elevator coming down, popping the chicken bones, you know. It blinded me. Everything was black. It was bright noon day sun. You mustn’t get walked on by elephants.
I have little bones.
When you go see a good DJ, you’ll know it, man – you’ll know it in your bones. Between the guy who’s phoning it in and the guy who’s obsessively working it to give you the best show of his life.
You eat anything when you need energy to survive and there’s nothing in your body, when you are becoming just bones and tissues and muscles and I don’t wish those circumstances on anybody.
I can feel it in my bones that no matter what we do, even if we do not do anything, the revolutionary government of Madame Cory Aquino will collapse.
My nickname was Skinabo – ‘skin and bones.’
I feel it in my bones that if I had a kid, I would not either continue to write or have written the book I have done. So it’s just me and the dog. I’ve always gotten along better with animals than I have with children, anyway.
Jews know this in their bones. Our community could not exist for a day without its volunteers. They are the lifeblood of our organizations, whether they involve welfare, youth, education, care of the sick and elderly, or even protection against violence and abuse.
I make no bones about it. I have no understanding of pastry.
He didn’t come out of my belly, but my God, I’ve made his bones, because I’ve attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I’m so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride.
I’ve had several broken bones and sprains throughout my career, but the one that really changed things was when I wrecked in 2008 during a Pro Snocross competition. I was thrown from my machine and landed on my left leg and caused a 180 degree hyperextension of my knee joint.
I think for my bones and my size, I better stay with my 60 kilo.
I wasn’t a regular, avid ‘Bones’ fan, but I’d certainly seen it. I liked the banter; I liked the people and that world.
Between 12 and 14, I shot up a ridiculous amount. The muscles were struggling to stretch and grow at the rate my bones were growing. It gave me problems with my back and my hamstrings.
No Hindu community, however low, will touch cow’s flesh. On the other hand, there is no community which is really an Untouchable community which has not something to do with the dead cow. Some eat her flesh, some remove the skin, some manufacture articles out of her skin and bones.
B. R. Ambedkar
We feel this passion that we have for music and this relentless need to pursue it and follow it and go wherever it takes. It’s just something that’s ingrained into us – it’s ingrained in us so deeply that we say it’s ‘in our bones.’
You don’t just one day say, ‘That’s it, I’m doing this, I’m going to throw all my shoes out and I’m not eating honey and I won’t drive my car because there are animal bones in the tires…’ because you’d drive yourself around the bend.
We always do kinda like the bare bones representation or variation of the voice and drums, which is what we feel is the foundation or backbone of rapping and hip hop.
My only general rule was to steer away from things I played with the band over the past couple of tours. I was interested in re-shaping the Rising material for live shows, so people could hear the bare bones of that.
I’ve broken fifty-six bones, broke my back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth.
I decided to write a crime novel. That genre was at the height of its popularity in Poland, so I thought it might earn me a bit of cash to go on with my work on ‘The Books of Jacob.’ I shut myself away for a few months and devoted myself entirely to ‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead.’
Humor is very important as people have forgotten to laugh at themselves these days. They should not lose the funny bones.
The idea of sacrifice is integral to the John Henry myth. Heroic figures have to die in order for us to have our stories; we live and stand on their bones.
Bones inside clothes. That was war to me.
I believe life is precious; I believe that to the marrow of my bones.
I take a multivitamin, I take extra C, I take chondroitin and glucosamine for my joints, I take calcium for my bones. And by the way, weight-bearing exercises can help ward off osteoporosis and yoga helps ward off arthritis.
I remember my first day of chemo as if it were yesterday, hanging up my favorite summer dress like an athlete retiring a jersey. Within a few weeks, my waist had shrunk to a double zero – the size it was when I was in the sixth grade. My cheek bones jutting out. Rings under my eyes. Skin the color of chalk.
My beloved brethren, why do you not rise together with me against the malignants? Why do you not stand up with me to oppose those who work iniquity? Do you not know how that God will scatter the bones of those who strive to oppress Him? They shall be confounded, because the Lord hath despised them.
I used to smoke cigarettes, ten a day, but gave up when I was 28. Now my vice is several cups of coffee a day, which isn’t great if you’re prone to weak bones as I am, as caffeine can leach calcium.
Unlike a high-wire walker, I don’t think any musician strikes the wires of a piano or draws a bow across a violin’s strings primarily for the kick of an adrenalin fix. There is danger on stage, but dropped notes are not broken bones; a memory lapse is not a tumble to the ground.
We’re all just bags of bones and muscle and hormones; I’ll never understand what makes our minds do the things we do. It’s like that statue of the monkey holding a skull. We’re trying to use a thing we don’t understand to understand ourselves.
I have dangerous bones in my body.
In LA, where I live, it’s all about perfectionism. Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women.
There are 800 some muscles, 200 some bones. Your body works in three planes of motion: arms, legs – pentadactyl limbs. That’s what we’re working with.
A baby! I hated babies. I, who for two and a half years had been the center of a tender universe, felt the axis wrench and a polar chill immobilize my bones. I would be a bystander, a museum mammoth.
If I don’t go to the gym and work out, I look like a bag of bones. I go three times a week usually and it’s nearly all weights work to help with definition.
I’ve never tried to run away from my race. I was born a black man. You know that in your bones as soon as you are able to understand this country… My approach to life about race is, I don’t see the difference between black people and white people.
The things I wanted to be when I was a kid were an archeologist, because of dinosaur bones; a garbage man, because they got to ride on the side of the trucks; and a writer.
I always overwrite – really awful, long bits of script – and then I trim it down to the bare bones and then add a little bit to colour it in. At the end of all of my stories, I test for wordless comprehension. So I remove the text and see if it works by itself. And if it does, I feel that that’s a successful story.
I did what Jon ‘Bones’ Jones couldn’t do, and that was finish Bader in a minute and fifty-six seconds.
When I sing, my face changes shape. It feels like my skull changes shape… the bones bend.
On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.
Adlai Stevenson I
I credit my grandmother for teaching me to love and respect food. She taught me how to waste nothing, to make sure I used every bit of the chicken and boil the bones till no flavor could be extracted from them.
I started filmmaking when I started surfing, so the two things have been with me since I was 12 years old, so it’s sort of been in my bones to make surf movies. I guess every now and then I just crave to do it again.
Did we not all grow up saying we had to have four glasses of whole milk a day for healthy bones? It’s ridiculous. It’s liquid cholesterol.
In the Averoff prison hospital I saw men who had had the bones in their feet broken by the severity of the torture.
By themselves, genetically engineered crops will not end hunger or improve health or bolster the economies of struggling countries. They won’t save the sight of millions or fortify their bones. But they will certainly help.
The general framework of the body is built up mainly of a series of bones, supplemented, however, in certain regions by pieces of cartilage; the bony part of the framework constitutes the skeleton.
Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!
D. H. Lawrence
I just think that as much as we say sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me – words do hurt.
The human foot has bones and muscles and can balance back and forth. If you step and you maybe make a little mistake, your foot can compensate. But if I step in the wrong spot, my foot isn’t going to compensate because it’s just one piece of carbon fiber.
Dancers use their bodies in extraordinary ways, so we are chronically pre-arthritic, because of how we use our muscles and our bones.
Harper Lee was my David Bowie, and I feel her loss in my bones.
Grown-ups and children are not readily encouraged to unearth the power of words. Adults are repeatedly assured a picture is worth a thousand of them, while the playground response to almost any verbal taunt is ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ I don’t beg so much as command to differ.
I never really considered myself much of a feminist until I left Wall Street. I did all the right things – such as put together gender-diverse teams – but feminism wasn’t deep in my bones.
The bones of the story of ‘War Horse’ is a love story. That’s what makes it universal.
Maybe some day they’ll find me behind the computer, just bones and cobwebs.
I still love being on the road. I’ve been doing it since I left school. It’s in my blood, it’s in my bones.
You have to stay active; it keeps the bones flexible.
I’ve spent 35 years sitting on a motorbike in the rain. It’s not had too good an effect on my bones.
I wrote the first draft of my first novel at Michigan, and then I wrote the first draft of ‘Salvage the Bones’ at Stanford. So I workshopped the entire thing.
Comedy is in my bones.
Revenge… is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.