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We are a rugby family really. My dad and both granddads played rugby. Dad was good, on his way to Bath until he broke his leg. My brother Harry got an invitation to go and play for Bristol. I go and watch Sale Sharks and have been to Twickenham a few times.
I could get into bed with James Bond, then take my false leg off and it would really be a gun.
I tend to do golf charity things because it’s much safer and you don’t get much chance of a broken arm or leg.
So someday in the near future hopefully rather than having a foot or a leg amputated we’ll just give you an injection of the cells and restore the blood flow. We’ve also created entire tubes of red blood cells from scratch in the laboratory. So there are a lot of exciting things in the pipeline.
When FDR died in 1945, he was still paralyzed from the waist down. After he died, his portrait was put on the dime. Through his illness, he went out of his way to minimize his difficulties. Of the thousands of pictures taken of him, only two show him in a leg brace or a wheelchair.
I know how a cinematographer wants to be treated by their director, and so I already have a leg up in that department, and I know what would be insulting to say to a DP because I’ve been one for so long.
Some things don’t just walk away. A dog got a broken leg, he ain’t just going to walk away. He going to try to get himself together.
I played football at uni right up until I broke my leg. This girl slide-tackled me, studs up and broke it on impact. I was in my fourth year and mentally it made such a difference having that taken away from me when I needed it.
It’s odd the things that people remember. Parents will arrange a birthday party, certain it will stick in your mind forever. You’ll have a nice time, then two years later you’ll be like, ‘There was a pony there? Really? And a clown with one leg?’
In 1987, I was in Edinburgh doing my first one-man show. I took part in a kickabout with some fellow comedians and tripped over my trousers and heard this cracking sound in my leg. A couple of days later I went into a coma and was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism.
I played a paraplegic on a show called ‘Neighbours.’ Just turned up on set, sat in a wheelchair. The producer came up to me one day and said, ‘We have to cut around that entire scene because your leg was moving.’
I shattered the heel in my good leg, and it was an extremely bad injury. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to snowboard again.
With a suit, always wear big British shoes, the ones with large welts. There’s nothing worse than dainty little Italian jobs at the end of the leg line.
For years I’ve wanted to write a book about mummies, and had been following the science of mummy CT scans when the premise for ‘The Keepsake’ occurred to me: what if an ‘ancient’ mummy turns out to have a bullet in its leg? How does a modern murder victim get turned into a mummy?
As far as I’m concerned, I own my dogs as I own my body. My legs are with me when I take a shower, and I feel no shame. If I were to lose one, I’d grieve, and people would send sympathy cards, but it would be my condition that evoked the sympathy, not the fate of the leg. That’s like losing a dog.
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
I see myself primarily as a comedian, and my aim on the ‘Last Leg’ is to be as funny as I can about the news.
I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection.
I have a scar on my left thigh, kind of almost near my knee. I essentially fell in the 2002 Olympics and when I hit the wall – because of the impact – my right leg kind of came in at like a knife-type angle and stabbed my leg with my own skate blade.
It’s hard to focus on a fight when your heart is broken and you’re not happy in your relationship, especially if that’s your coach. That’s like fighting without one leg.
It would be great to read a script, which is an action script uniquely written so that it doesn’t cost an arm or a leg because we are now accustomed to seeing action in the superhero form.
For starters, let’s dispense with the cheap jokes about cannibalism. That means cracks about giving an arm and a leg – sorry – for a good book on the subject, or similar tasteless – sorry, again – attempts to make the subject more palatable – last one.
I would not have climbed Everest had I not met with the accident in 2011. Though I lost my leg, it made me a stronger person.
‘Election’ is a movie I’d give a leg to cross the director’s name out and put mine in.
I learnt how to make candles when I was a kid. My mom used to make them. Then, when I broke my leg once and couldn’t really move around, I started playing around with it… putting the scent inside and dried flowers, and that’s it.
I used to not wear shorts in the summer time. I just wanted to hide it and wear long pants. Then after the Paralympics, I saw how the other athletes handled missing an arm or a leg and they didn’t care. That was what I needed to see.
Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.
I’d got hit by a mail truck. Broke my leg in two places. Had a cast on for about six months. I was in the first grade. Second half of first grade.
My mother worked full-time running a foundation, but she found all the time in the world to have supper ready every night, feed us shirred eggs on the weekends, and produce a leg of lamb for my fourth-grade Bedouin feast at school.
Fortunately, in the place where I went out, they had set up a little previously a fence which prevented me finally from smashing against trees. I went out with a broken leg only. A small price to be paid at the time for an accident of this kind.
If you look at wrestling when I started to get my big break back in 1992, I changed wrestling from the cartoons of Hulk Hogan and Iron Sheik and the matches with the leg drop and the hand behind the ear and the playing to the crowd. They were just cartoon characters if you ask me.
We’re dancing from here, from inside, not from outside. You could look at anybody throwing their leg and kick their leg up and a million pirouettes and do all kinds of tricks and stuff like that. But that’s not what dance is really about.
A liberal will cut off your leg so he can hand you a crutch.
The flesh and bone leg is just beautiful. It’s elegant. You know, when it’s working, it’s incredible. But if it’s not working, well, you know, your life is certainly far from over.
I have learnt from experience that being insecure never helps, and neither does pulling anyone’s leg.
I had an injury in my leg, and everybody was talking about that. I decided to cut my hair and leave the small thing there. I come to training, and everybody saw me with bad hair. Everybody was talking about the hair and forgot about the injury. I could stay more calm and relaxed and focused on my training.
I really loved animals when I was little – my friend and I had an imaginary vet’s office; we would mime doing surgery on animals. We treated more injuries than illnesses – fixing with a baby bear with a broken leg, removing a tumor. Of course, our surgeries would take about five seconds; that’s how good we were.
A high heel elongates the leg and inevitably flatters every figure.
When you ask people why they were evicted, the big reason is nonpayment of rent. They can’t afford to keep a roof over their heads. Utilities are a big part of the story too, while the third leg on the table is the lack of government help with housing.
In ’87, I was about 9 years old, and so at that point I was wearing, like, fluorescent green T-shirts and acid-wash jeans and leg warmers, and my hair was in a ponytail with a scrunchie and I had the teased bangs that were up in a rainbow shape. It was crazy.
‘One Leg Too Few’ by Peter Cook is a perfect sketch. The setting is ridiculous, the language is beautiful, and the performances make the most of every syllable and movement.
I broke my leg and cracked my pelvis.
It’s interesting. People go to an animal shelter and pick a dog that’s been kicked, beaten, and has lost a leg and an eye, and they’ll take that dog home and give it love and support, but they don’t do that with people.
My artificial leg was very unstable on the ice so I had to be before careful. I couldn’t tend to my wounds because my amputated leg would have suffered frostbite. I couldn’t even remove my gloves.
Sometimes English football takes pride in having the lowest yellow-card count in Europe, but of course it will have if you can take someone’s leg off and still not be booked.
Sticking to a routine helps you get in the zone for the match. I always put my left shinpad on before my right. When I go out onto the pitch, I take three hops on my left leg – but I don’t know why I started. I must have seen Messi do it or something.
One thing I can say – and anybody can say from any team I’ve ever played on – is that when I get out there I’m going to play as hard as I possibly can, whether it’s on one leg or two legs or whatever.
During the period of house arrest, I had an electronic manacle around my leg for 24 hours a day, and for someone who has tried to give others liberty all their adult life, that is absolutely intolerable.
If you don’t have a leg to stand on, you can’t put your foot down.
I have to be honest about this, I do skip leg day once in a while.
Alex Hogh Andersen
Connected with the fall of Satan is his lameness. The devil is represented in art and in legion as limping on one foot; this was occasioned by his having broken his leg in his fall.
Many may look at me and see mostly what I have lost. I struggle to speak, my eyesight’s not great, my right arm and leg are paralyzed, and I left a job I loved representing southern Arizona in Congress.
You know that feeling when your leg falls asleep and you can’t really feel it or move it? Well, that’s what my legs feel like all the time, so being fluid and graceful has been difficult.
I’ve had an ongoing fantasy about being interviewed on, like, a ’60 Minutes’-type show about this really inspiring woman that can do anything with a fake leg. And then the camera pans out, and I’m just holding a mannequin leg.
I shopped for body shapers for the first time in my life and I was horrified. They were thick – it was like wearing workout clothes and they all had a leg band on one side that showed through the pants.
I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.
My ambition is to learn to play the trombone. My wife pulls my leg about it. I’ll find time, my neighbours might not appreciate it but I’m going to try.
I really hate Nicki Minaj, but I don’t know why I hate her. I just hate her face, you know? So I went and just looked at some Nicki Minaj videos so I would have a leg to stand on if I ever met someone who liked her.
My father lost his leg in 1927 playing soccer. A kick broke his leg; gangrene set in. They sawed it off. So he didn’t get what a lot of Irish immigrants got, which was a job on the Waterfront – he didn’t get that.
In August 1945, a former Army pilot with an artificial leg pitched five and a third innings for Washington against Boston. This would turn out to be Bert Shepard’s only major league game, and it remains one of the heartwarming moments in baseball history.
People on the heavier side can go for a wide-legged trouser with a double brisket jacket, while women with a slim figure must go for a slim leg trouser with a single button jacket.
It’s kind of tough to get noticed. Sure, I can kick my leg over my head, but how do I get noticed?
My problem with boxer briefs is sometimes they are a little too short, and they ride up your leg.
I could be two sets, two legs down but I wouldn’t think that. I take each leg as it comes.
Some days I don’t have time for a full workout, but I do have to dry my hair, right? So rather than just stand there blow-drying, I do several kinds of leg squats at the same time. I believe in multitasking.
I started playing soccer first and then basketball. I had a leg injury when I was young and my mom said, ‘come on, try to choose a different sport.’
I think one of the reasons ‘The Karate Kid’ film has stood the test of time, aside from ‘Get him a body bag,’ ‘Sweep the leg,’ catching flies with chopsticks, all of that stuff that’s become pop culture, is that it worked on a human level.
When I broke my leg, I never thought I’d ever be skating again let alone be standing on a world podium. I had to relearn how to skate, relearn how to even stand on one foot again. I had to relearn all my technique.
I think my love of form is especially informed by my background, whether this is creating a wonderful silhouette in a dress or finding the perfect shape for a bowl or the ‘just so’ angle of a table leg.
We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn’t do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate.
All of a sudden, I don’t have a leg. I’m in a wheelchair. I have half a foot; I can’t even walk to the bathroom. I’m in a bed, I can’t move, and I felt like those four walls were my prison.
My background is in modern dance. I was a dancer and a choreographer before I was a director, and in dance, you can’t cheat. Your leg goes up in the air, or it doesn’t. So when I direct, I’m a big preparer.
Lesli Linka Glatter
Saudi had been a very restricted place. Even on the magazines there, if there was a little leg or cleavage showing, they used to blacken it with a black mark. Me and Ishmeet, so many times, had tried to remove the black portion with our spit, but of course, it would never come out.
Karan Singh Grover
If Kurt Angle’s leg fell off, he’d hop twice as fast to make up for the loss of mobility, man. There’s no quit in him.
I was always very active as a kid. I would climb on roofs and jump off using my parents’ bed sheet, hoping it would open like a parachute. I was always getting hurt, breaking a leg, you know, bruising, cracking my head open.
I was on my way to fetch my little sister from school when I met with an accident. A bike which was at a very high speed ran over my leg while I was crossing the road. My leg was so badly fractured that it took me almost seven months to be able to stand on my legs again.
The leg system of the beach animals works because of a combination of certain lengths of tubes. Because of the proportion of lengths, the animals walk smoothly. You could say that this range of numbers is their genetic code.
I still start to get panicky each morning before I go on television. I’ll say, ‘I’m in awful shape, something is wrong,’ and if I start to look like I’m going off the deep end, Jimmy Straka, the stage manager, will say, ‘You’re all right. Calm down.’ Then Bryant Gumbel will grab me by the leg or something.
I think getting rid of my leg was getting rid of the past and getting ready for my journey ahead.
Leg spinners can change the game.
I remember having my father stand over me when I had driven over my own foot; one leg was out of the car and one leg was in the car. He looked at me and told me that I was a drunk and that he was ashamed to call me his son. That night, I stopped drinking and I never drank again; I was twenty four.
They say when you break your leg, you get a little taller and a little faster, and I got both, I think.
If it wasn’t for finding out that my right leg could kick a ball really far, which is what I did, I am 100 percent certain that I would be attempting to be or would be a professional wrestler.
I was riding pillion on my friend’s motorbike, and we met with an accident which badly injured my right leg. I was bedridden for three years and used crutches for one year before I fully recovered.
Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.
I can talk the hind leg off a donkey.
When you are against a guy like a Bobby Lashley, you have to be smart because he can snap a leg in one second. I treat him with that respect.
Soccer is my first love. I’ve been playing since I was 4 years old. I traveled the world doing it. I broke my leg when I was 16 or 17, and acting kind of filled the void.
Leg day is my favorite day. You can’t have a thorough leg workout without feeling completely spent. It’s a challenge, but the benefits of maintain muscle mass on my legs is important because, as the biggest muscle group in the body, it also helps me keep the proper body composition in terms of fat to muscle ratio.
Without a dog, you’d never have anyone demonstrate how important it is to stop every day and smell the roses… and then lift your leg on them.
W. Bruce Cameron
I do all over body workouts, HIIT classes, boxing and lots of leg and back work.
They amputated my my right leg right below the knee. It was a tough decision, but it had to be done.
I do heavy weight deadlift squats, shoulder presses, push-ups, and I can pull up my own body weight. And I do an ab workout just about every night. It’s 200 reps of five different exercises four times right before bed: a plank with hip twists, side bridge dips, a walking mountain climber, bicycles and leg lift.
A Republican philosophy goes something like this: If you take your car to the mechanic, and instead of fixing it, they take out the engine and charge you an arm and a leg, you should conclude that mechanics can’t fix cars and you should probably just take yours to the junkyard and sell it for scrap metal.
In 2010 I had to learn to walk again when I had my legs made the same length, after living with one leg two inches longer than the other until the age of 51.
If the rhythm or beat of the music changes with a live orchestra, you have to think on your feet. If you feel like you are not on your leg, you have to make a decision to make it look as though nothing is going wrong.
I didn’t want to do the usual drill of going down on one knee and popping the question or shower her with roses. Instead, I decided to stand on one leg and propose to her.
Low kicks, you need to throw at least 20 to finish the guy, and he has 20 chances to block you, and you can break your leg.
Mirko Cro Cop
Was on my last leg, I couldn’t even borrow my friend’s extra peg.
If the arm got sore, we went out and pitched until the soreness left – we had to, or we would have been dropped from the team. Nothing short of a broken leg could have kept us out of uniform.
I was thinking what happens if I break my leg today? What can I do to prevent me going back to the place of being poor? It led me to the world of venture capitalism. How are they making money? I decided I’m going to learn as much as I can.
I’ve had, you know, my leg chopped off.
Cornwall bears a certain resemblance to Italy: each is like a leg or boot, but Italy stands a-tiptoe to the south, whereas Cornwall is thrust out to the west. But, whereas Italy is kicking Sicily as a football, Cornwall has but the shattered group of the Scilly Isles at its toe.
‘Indiana Jones’ wasn’t physically tough, but they are the only two films I’ve ever been ill on. On ‘The Last Crusade,’ I got sciatica. That’s when the sciatic nerve, which goes through the funny hole in your pelvis down your leg, swells and rubs against the nerves.
I’m a big fan of zombies, and I have a zombie tattoo on my leg.
The minute I put my leg on a horse and say, ‘Come on, let’s go,’ I absolutely believe that the horse and I can do it and that we will do it. And I am always shocked when we actually don’t do it. If the analytical mind ever overrode that optimist in me, I’d be in some serious trouble.
You know what Disneyland is known for? The Big Turkey Leg. People walk around with enormous deep-fried turkey legs. Like little kids, three-year-old kids eating these five-pound turkey legs.
I’d never gone as a kid to an ice rink. There was always that fear that I’d break my leg and it would affect my career.
In this business you break a leg and 150 other people are out of work while production is shut down. It’s not like you were an accountant and could still work with your leg in a cast.
No tummy showing, no cleavage, no leg show – those were the rules laid down by my folks! But yeah, I am the original thong girl in India.
I wrote a poem on my leg once, on the skin.
If you have two weeks of no feeling in your leg, you start to wonder, ‘Will it ever return?’
It is a challenge, with the global fame, to try to act like I put my pants on one leg at a time, when in fact I have Pippa Middleton help me put my pants on every morning. She’s my lady-in-waiting as well.
I can find every jacket under the sun that I like. But I cannot find trousers cut the way I want them. They’re all really tight at the bottom. Nobody does a boot cut on a trouser leg. It drives me crazy.
Being explosive, quick, elusive and fast helps my game, so I do tons of lunges, leg press and different explosion type of runs.
I was clipped from behind, and my leg got caught between my opponent’s legs. As we fell, my leg snapped. It was a spiral fracture. They had to put in a plate and five screws. It was a devastating moment: one minute I was on cloud nine, and then I was out for the season.
After having polio, my right leg was weaker, so I wasn’t great at football. But I swam lots and even did long-distance running.
If my leg falls off, I’ll get a prosthetic. There’d be no deep sadness about. I’d just get on with it! It’s called life, and I love life. You have to be positive, and you have to crack on no matter what.
I would climb on roofs and jump off using my parents’ bed sheet, hoping it would open like a parachute. I was always getting hurt, breaking a leg, you know, bruising, cracking my head open.
I love the Victorian era, and I always have, but I had a leg up on the writing because I was familiar with a lot of the science from the Victorian era. And that led to a massive interest in the science of this time of history.
Once I started feeling better and healthier and learned to walk on my first prosthetic leg, I realised I’m not going to be satisfied with just walking around.
When I’m not filming full-time, I work out four times a week doing body weight exercises and weights. I’ll do a leg day maybe with some abs, then the next day I’ll do my arms.
Though I was nominated for awards for films like ‘Tezaab’ and ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’ but I never won an award. Now I am not even nominated for any awards but still I attend the award functions as I love being there despite figuring prominently in a lot of leg pulling that goes around in the award ceremonies.
You love the game, but it’s hard to do the things you do when you’re feeling like you’re a leg down all the time, literally. Or you’re always beat up, even coming into the season. So it’s just not as fun when you’re down, and you got to work your way up. And you can’t really get there because you’re so beat up.
When I was 11 I was scouted by the Thames Valley under-21s. It was really daunting. I was scared for my life when I went in to bat. The first ball hit me on the leg, the second ball got me out, so it wasn’t great but it made me stronger.
Being at Wrestlemania 6, I remember being completely in shock and dumbfounded when Hulk Hogan missed the leg drop and Warrior hit the splash and got the 1-2-3. I was devastated.
The Constitution’s Preamble, its renowned introductory passage, was written by a man with a peg-leg. Which, if you think about it, gives our Constitution hardly a leg to stand on.
Leh has few of what Europeans regard as travelling necessaries. The brick tea which I purchased from a Lhassa trader was disgusting. I afterwards understood that blood is used in making up the blocks. The flour was gritty, and a leg of mutton turned out to be a limb of a goat of much experience.
People like us who are on their last leg can only understand comedies.
Wrestling is a very technical sport. For example, there are 100 different ways to grab a leg.
Now that I’ve got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.
You used to be taught to let the ball go as far as possible and then drop it on the runner, whereas now it might be even more advantageous to direct the ball in front of the bag and get the guy on the leg.
A double leg in MMA is completely different than what you would do in wrestling because the posture’s different. You’re standing upright as opposed to bent over; you’re slipping a punch as a opposed to grabbing a guy’s elbow and doing a traditional elbow pull or slide-by in wrestling.
I have a very basic leg. But it has a silicon cover on it. I have a flat foot leg, a high heel leg and then I have a leg which, in the winter, I have to ski in and in the summer I swap it into my roller blades.
I caught on fire twice on the stage, but I was promptly put out. It was just my leg.
I miss being able to play my instruments – I’m too much of a physical wreck these days. Playing the vibraphone gives me backache, leg ache, and everything-else ache, and the asthma means I no longer have enough puff to play harmonica.
I’ve got no hamstring in the middle. I’m basically running on two hamstrings on my right leg and three on the other. That injury has probably changed my whole career. I’ve been compromised from the age of 19.
Some of the free lunch programs were still goin’ on – based on the last leg of the Black Panther Party.
Kool Moe Dee
When I was 18, I broke my leg, and my shin came right through – like I had two knees.
If the girl is good looking and talented, and for some reason the film doesn’t work, she gets a second chance. But if subsequent films don’t work, she gets branded as an ‘iron leg.’ The whole thing gets negative.
Rakul Preet Singh
I jumped from a height of 45 feet and though I landed on the boxes. I broke my leg.
I’ve got a bad leg; I’m a little overweight, so I can’t run fast, but I will fight.
I don’t think kids climbing up the leg of someone is a big deal.
Even the greatest mathematicians, the ones that we would put into our mythology of great mathematicians, had to do a great deal of leg work in order to get to the solution in the end.
I’ve done shows with one leg; I’ve done three shows in a row, blown-out back.
It took one human error to take my leg and one human error to take my mother’s.
Since I am a leg spinner, I would like to show all my four variations from all angles, two kinds of googlies which have been successful against left-handed batsmen.
One day I’d have 20 points, the next day two points. I was dribbling the ball off my leg. I couldn’t understand why. The media started asking me, ‘Is this because you are a new dad?’ I didn’t want to blame my son. There are plenty of people in much worse situations, and they make it work. I have to do that, too.
It’s interesting to work with celebrities; they are very goal-oriented. But they still have to put their shorts on one leg at a time.
But if I’d flown back, I would probably have lost my leg because of the blood clots. I’ve got two scars down the side of my leg where they had to cut me open and pull them out.
I had to teach myself how to walk again. It was crazy. I couldn’t even make a muscle in my leg. I felt like no muscles in my leg. I was already skinny. It was like my leg was dead.
I’m a big horror fan, but I don’t enjoy a lot of gore and watching somebody cut their leg off for five hours. I like the older movies where it draws you into the suspense, that sort of shock and awe.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
The thing I always try to remember is that feet are attached to the leg, and that you must prolong the silhouette. The shoe elongates the leg and does it discreetly. The goal is to get people to look at a woman’s legs. It’s all about the leg. No, it’s not about the leg. It’s about the woman.
Living in a community with very wounded people, I came to see that I had lived most of my life as a tightrope artist trying to walk on a high, thin cable from one tower to the other, always waiting for the applause when I had not fallen off and broken my leg.
I once treated a 24-year-old construction worker who had scraped his leg but could not afford to take off work. By the time I saw him, the small wound that developed had become a severe infection. He remained in the hospital for days and eventually had to have his lower leg amputated.
Leana S. Wen
I think of guitar players in terms of doctors: you have the doctor for your heart, the cardiologist, then one that works on your feet, your leg. But I believe George Benson is the one that plays all over. To me, he would be the M.D. of them all.
B. B. King
I had a wreck during a race in Michigan, which led to the hyperextension of my left leg and subsequent amputation.
Once a year, I take my whole wine team down to see the Giants, and we meet the players. I’ve never seen anyone pitch like Lincecum that can throw the ball and get through the front leg. He has that stiff front leg.
I’m not formal and I’m impatient. So I think my team would say that when she starts tapping her pen and the leg starts moving quickly, that it’s time to move on. I’m not good at long, drawn-out kinds of sessions.
Anne M. Mulcahy
I guess, when I go there in the centre, when I do my rehabilitation, I look at the people with only one leg and I actually envy them because I’d love to have one leg. I guess the ones that only have one leg, they envy the ones that they are only missing one leg below the knee, and on and on.
We can’t control what the ratings will be. It’s like, if you’re going to go skiing, do you hope you’ll have a good day of skiing? Yes. Do you hope you won’t break your leg? Yes.
David Hyde Pierce
My left foot is severely damaged from TSS, and I’m probably going to have to amputate my left leg. I could be super depressed about it, but I have been given a second chance. I’m here, and I’m living.
I think only of objects: of a leg or an arm, of the wonderful sense of foreshortening, breaking through the plane, of the division of space, of the combination of straight lines in relation to curved ones.
Barboza is up there. He’s a scary fight, but I like being scared. And that’s a fight that me, as a fan, would want to see. I know how much fans would love something like that. So I’ll go out there and try to finish that dude with leg kicks.
I wasn’t the best UI programmer, but I know to use the interface and that stuff. It’s definitely given me a leg up in terms of being able to talk to the people in the games industry.
A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
I’m scared to go to library. I’m scared John Wick will show up and break my leg again.
The fact that there’s never been a single documented case in the history of this planet of anyone ever contracting HIV in the ring seems to me like a leg perfectly strong enough to stand on in terms of a lawsuit.
How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.
To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter’s imagination.
No self-respecting gym goer skips leg day.
I write right-handed. I play soccer with my left leg. When I hold stuff – like a bag or a plate or something – it’s better if I have it in my left hand.
I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don’t. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I’ve broken my right knee many times and it doesn’t hurt a bit.
I got what they called a diabetic stroke. Here’s what it is, my left hand and my left leg. You know when your leg falls asleep? It’s like that constantly. It’s not painful, but it’s so annoying. My leg is all tingly and my arm is all tingly.
Dick Van Patten
A crocodile just swung around and hit me with its teeth. It took a big chunk off my leg.
Had a dog. I had many. I grew up in rural Washington before I moved to the Twin Cities in Minnesota, and my first dog was – his name first was Bear, but then it changed to Big, and he sort of looked like Old Yeller. And then we also had a three-legged dog named Foxy, who we found because her leg was in a trap.
It’s an amazing feeling when I have a customer who tries a leg on and is able to go snowboarding for the first time.
I still find it strange, I suppose, when I say to someone, ‘Can you just pass me my leg?’ But I don’t ever think about my disability.
I reached the stage where I was afraid to wiggle my leg, but then I thought ‘why shouldn’t I?’ It’s what I do and now I know how to turn an audience on again.
Once I got the Jaipor leg, it took me 3 years of physiotherapy to recover and feel normal again.
Students come away with a clear message about how admissions works: If you have money, connections or ‘insider’ knowledge, you have a leg up. It’s hardly surprising that many students of modest or lower means decide it’s not even worth playing.
I’m not an advocate for disability issues. Human issues are what interest me. You can’t possibly speak for a diverse group of people. I don’t know what it’s like to be an arm amputee, or have even one flesh-and-bone leg, or to have cerebral palsy.
What is normal? Normal was yesterday. If you lose a leg, one day you’re hopping around on one leg, so you know the difference.
One day, I just thought, if you see a bird with a broken leg, you really have the urge to do something about it and help the bird. Then, at the same time, you go to a restaurant and eat a chicken or something. It doesn’t make any sense.
The off spinner’s job is to contain; for me, leg spinners need to have a bigger heart than anyone else because it is easy to blame them.
Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve. I wear mine underneath my right pant leg, strapped to my boot.
I got injured at the Olympic Trials in 2000. I could not jump. I could not walk on my leg properly. I couldn’t bend my knee. I couldn’t straighten it.
I had three bypasses in one go, using arteries harvested from my leg and the right side of my chest.
It’s an offensive foul if you go into the defender’s body, but if I fade and a guy runs into my leg, it’s a foul.
I got the dragon on my leg when I was still living with my dad. He’s not a fan of tattoos, so I had to get it behind his back; he kind of freaked out when he saw it.
When you walk, you need the leg to swing back and forth underneath you. It needs to flex at a certain point, then extend as you follow through your gait. Now, that function doesn’t really help at all while I’m standing on my dirt bike or snowmobile.
Ever since I lost my limb and started walking with a prosthetic leg, I had been working only on my goal of conquering the 29,000 feet summit. Now that it has been achieved, my next goal is the Seven Summits.
Within a match, there’s so many things that happen that could ultimately determine the outcome: You reach too much with your right hand, you step forward with your left leg, you get your head out of position.
My leg was pulled on social media with memes and jokes due to my ‘sanskaari’ image.
Whenever a gentle pressure is used to make a slight change in leg posture, the neck muscles react immediately. Conversely, when the therapist helps one to ‘release’ the neck muscles, it is amazing to see quite pronounced movements for instance of the toes, even when one is lying on a couch.
We’ve always said a filibuster is not appropriate for judicial nominees. A filibuster is a legislative tool designed to extract compromises. A judicial nominee is a person. You can’t take the arm or leg of a nominee.
The attack did not succeed as well as I had hoped, no small impediment having been the loss of my right leg.
I’ll do some running with the dogs, ride a bike; if I go to gym it’s usually for cardio. I don’t do weights as much; every once in while, I throw in some pushups and do leg exercises to strengthen my legs.
I wasn’t able to explode, jump, run – not even walk without pain being in the back of my leg. Every time I bent my leg, even in a walking motion, I was wondering what was wrong with me. But I stuck with it.
If you move something 10 pounds through space and then stop suddenly, there’s a little overshoot. When you transfer weight from one leg to another, there’s a certain way that it happens.
I used to be teased for the way I wore my hair at school. I used to do things like wear a different-colored sock on each leg.
Florence Griffith Joyner
Wrestling is second nature: I’ve been doing it for so long, so if it looks like someone’s leg is available, it made sense for my first three fights that I would shoot for legs.
I kicked the door open, and I’m gonna hold my leg in there. I’m keeping the door open for all these amazing female singer-songwriters that are coming out.
I do a lot of working out, but I haven’t been kicking for a while, so one time I was rehearsing a spinning roundhouse and darned near threw out my leg.
Jackie Earle Haley
Making a bougie, expensive beauty brand wasn’t helping the mission or very fun for me. We can all be united by that $12 coconut balm. You don’t need to charge an arm and a leg.
It’s not easy bowling off-spin in one-day internationals with only five men allowed on the leg side.
Right through school, I was a handy cricketer, a batsman and a left-arm spinner who bowled leg breaks.
I’ve got a scar on my shin from when I got shot in New York when I was 17. I was outside a McDonald’s and somebody shot a gun from a car, and the bullet grazed my leg.
As a little boy of 3 or 4, I became lame. Something was wrong with my right leg. There are pictures of me being pulled around in a little wagon. The doctors didn’t know what to do. So my nanny took me to the miraculous Madonna at Sacro Monte in Varese, the priest blessed me, and I walked.
Gian Carlo Menotti
My brother once lit his leg on fire. And after, when the fire was finally out, his leg was covered in third-degree burns. And we made the decision – or my parents did – not to take him to the hospital but to treat that at home with a salve my mother made of comfrey and lobelia.
My knee is as strong as it was before, if not stronger, and it’s a matter of getting my leg strong. I lost six years of strength in about six month’s time, so it’s going to take another year or two to get that leg back up to full strength, but I’m good to go so far.
The next generation is going to have to understand that Social Security is just one leg of a stool. We need to actually bring back that savings incentive, and the only way you’re going to be able to do that is if you have a job.
It was my Old Trafford debut and it lasted about 60 minutes and my left leg and left ankle sort of gave way on me from a tackle from behind.
Even on one leg, I thought I could knock Tony Bellew out. I was gutted when Shane McGuigan threw the towel in.
When I was shooting for the film ‘No Problem,’ there was a fire on the sets and I had some burn injuries in my leg.
My manager said it would more effective against left-handed hitters. It seemed to me that was impossible to do without the high leg kick, which I started that day.
I pull out on the highway, and a truck hit my driver’s door going 70 miles an hour. Took off my right leg from the knee down; broke 20 something bones.
I’ll do anything. That has proven problematic – you may remember my broken leg in a dirt bike accident – but that is also the ingredient that has allowed me to elevate myself in pro wrestling.
Airports and ‘leg room’ on planes are a form of medieval torture.
Mary E. Pearson
I was with Luke Shaw at Southampton. He’s a very strong boy. He’s had a horrific leg injury. You don’t come back from that without being mentally and physically strong.
Most of the people at my headline shows are in their 20s, but it varies a ton: like, I’ve had a six-year-old hug my leg after the show and a 60-year-old shake my hand. It’s cool to see people connecting with the music across different generations.
There were a lot of things that my parents could not do or afford. And when they put all that dreams into me and when I could not fulfill them, I felt very disappointed. And that was the only reason I wanted to dance with an artificial leg.
He’s dangerous, he’s beautiful, and he loves the heat, like me – that’s why I had a scorpion tattooed on my leg in 1999 after my fifth jersey.
Well, I’ve always prefered playing spin off the back foot because, to my mind, it takes short leg and silly point out of the equation.
I worry about another leg down in the economies causing social disruption because deleveragings can be very painful – it depends on how they’re managed.
My left leg had to be amputated from below the knee immediately to prevent gangrene from setting in. I was losing blood alarmingly. Here I was informed that the hospital was out of anaesthesia. With no choice, I instructed them to go ahead with the amputation. The limb was sawed off while I was fully conscious.
Of course ankle length socks are cheaper, but they don’t cover the lower leg as hosiery should.
Well, I am a giant pansy and freak out if seaweed touches my leg in the ocean.
Vishal is a gentleman. I really enjoyed working with him on the sets. But he keeps pulling everybody’s leg!
I have had with conversations with Mark Benton and Ben Cohen – three fellas sitting with a pint discussing the cha-cha-cha and the correct leg position for a foxtrot.
If you engage people honestly, and you’re willing to do the leg work, people will respond to that.
It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
I have always had a dream to take part in an Olympic Games, and losing my leg didn’t change anything.
Natalie du Toit
Black people don’t talk about diabetes that much. I never knew anything. I thought everyone had an uncle with a leg cut off!
I ended up winning a silver medal at the Summer X Games Adaptive Supercross seven months after my injury – on a leg that I built.
Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce.
At primary school, it was always me and this other girl, Lauren, who would fight over who was the fastest every year. I was quicker, but for some reason, she always got the glory leg in the relay team. That used to annoy me.
I actually started snowboarding when I was 7 years old, so I felt very comfortable auditioning for a snowboarding movie, and I thought that would give me some leg up.
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture.
Nancy Banks Smith
Just because you want to wear organic cotton doesn’t mean you have to spend an arm and a leg.
Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
If I am trying to set up someone then I might go up to the keeper and say that I might bowl down the leg side. That’s where you feel that if the ‘keeper has a longer stint, he will read you better.
I love leg locks and heel hooks and kneebars. They’re complex and hard to avoid.
My stylist coached me on how to stand for photos. Always put one leg forward and a hand on your hip.
In basketball, the legs are the most important part of your body. A lot of people think it’s the upper body because you shoot with your arms, but your legs are always carrying you, so if you don’t lift leg weights, your muscles will be easily fatigued.
The vast diversity of looks from the 80s are why we mustn’t ignore it completely, there is plenty to build a modern and relevant wardrobe around, and I am enthusiastically kicking my leg warmers in the air in its defence.
Banging my feet against the snow to get a grip on the ice, I damaged my artificial leg stump. On several occasions my artificial leg turned 180 degrees and I had to put it back to its normal position which slowed me down. I had to crawl along the slope to move forward, annoying the climbers behind me.
When I ran the anchor leg to a gold medal with my Canadian teammates Glenroy Gilbert, Bruny Surin, and Robert Esmie in the 4×100-metre relay at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it was my responsibility to motivate the guys as unofficial captain and leader.
I’ve kind of banned myself from motorcycles. I’ve had broken ribs, broken shoulder, wrists, leg, broken collarbone – and it was all from motocross or rugby. All of my injuries have come from outside of sailing.
Keeping wicket is the worst place to be when out of form. You can’t hide at fine leg where you might touch the ball once every 10 overs. Behind the wicket you are involved every ball.
There is some level on which this life must occasionally become repugnant and unappetizing to you and you must step back from it. And then you have a new relationship with it, and then you step back into it from a different angle – with a new appetite – and then you find the next leg of your journey.
John Patrick Shanley
When I go on holiday, I wear wedges. They accentuate your leg, honey, and you have to look good on the beach.
I did a very stupid diet where you have three food groups, and you never eat them together. It’s so bloody tedious; I’m losing the will to live just describing it. I managed to stay very thin because you spent your life wandering around starving hungry looking for a chickpea to go with a chicken leg.
I used to sleep on the floor next to the bed, because I believed that I didn’t even deserve a bed to sleep in. And then, one morning, a cockroach crawled onto my leg. I looked at it, and suddenly I awoke from a kind of hypnotic trance in which I had been all my life.
When I broke my leg on the dirt bike, fear got the best of me that day. I hesitated. I didn’t hit it as fast as I could have, and I came up short. It was the first time in my life I couldn’t get back up.
My movements, ma’am, are all leg movements. I don’t do nothing with my body.
I refused to be filmed getting off a bus twice. The director said, ‘I’m an award-winning director. Please do it’, and I said, ‘I never thought I’d say this, but I’m an award-winning actress with a bad leg, and if your film depends on seeing me get in and out of a bus, we’re in trouble.’
Having the hip surgery and then still having the pain with it, I was kind of scared jumping off one leg, jumping off two feet. I was scared to be explosive.
When you have a little 10-month-old who is climbing up your leg because you are their mountain – there’s no nobler reason to get out of bed every day. There’s no better reason to live, to make sure you provide as much guidance and as much room for that child to thrive.
The moment when I broke my leg, when I realized my leg was broken, I thought my career was over.
Standing in front of our hallway mirror, I am practising a few poses – one leg artfully bent, the opposite shoulder up – when the man of the house strides in and decides to share: a) I look like I have dislocated my shoulder and b) Has anyone ever told me I strongly resemble Tom Cruise?
As early as five I’d stick my leg out in a rock stance for family pictures. I was obsessed with Mick Jagger. I’d stand in front of the mirror and copy him, and I’d put a sock down my pants so I had a nice bulge. I didn’t know what that was. I just thought it was part of the uniform.
On the road, almost every day I’ll do 100 squats, or sometimes I might do 50 squats and a bunch of leg lifts. I’ll split them up right before I get in the shower and before I go to bed, or sometimes I’ll do all 100 at once. Whatever I do, I try to get those in.
It’s very important with an artificial leg that all high heels are exactly the same height.