Quotes About Nails

Quotes tagged as "nails" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Ian McEwan
“You can tell a lot from a person's nails. When a life starts to unravel, they're among the first to go.”
Ian McEwan, Saturday

Charles Dickens
“Old Marley was as dead as a doornail.

Mind! I don't mean to say that, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a doornail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a doornail.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Crystal Woods
“Be a lady? Forget it. Ladies don't last a day in the real word. No one's a lady anymore. Why do you think we get our claws polished?”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 2

Marian Keyes
“I am different when my nails are done. I am more dynamic. I gesticulate more, I am better at scaring my staff. I can indicate impatience by drumming on tabletops and I can wrap up a meeting with a few choice clatters.”
Marian Keyes
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John Waters
“Our assholes will be clean but we must never wash our hands. Our immune systems will be strengthened by our being dirty. Not filthy. Just mildly grimy. Filthy fingernails have always been a favorite fashion accessory of mine. Especially when you place your hands in the prayer positions. Matter of fact, I urge all my followers to forgo nail polish permanently and replace it with expertly applied soot. The nonexistent gods above will ignore our prayers better this way.”
John Waters, Role Models

Alexis  Hall
“I half imagined I could taste the silver on his nails, as sharp as glitter in my mouth. Maybe when he touched me, colour would spill from his hands like heat.”
Alexis Hall

Francine Pascal
“In the midst of a full-blown disaster – with the house apparently self-destructing around them – Lila was calmly filing her nails.”
Francine Pascal, Earthquake

Terry Pratchett
“D’yer see it? This finger, laddie, could send ye to meet yer Maker!”
Sgt. Deisenburger stared at the black and purple nail a few inches from his face. As an offensive weapon it rated quite highly, especially if it was ever used in the preparation of food.”
Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Jarod Kintz
“When you buy a gun, every problem starts to look like a nail.”
Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

Jarod Kintz
“I got my nails done today. I’m so glad that after 30 years, they’re finally finished.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“I’m a nail biter. Not when I’m nervous, but when I misplace my hammer.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

L.A. Casey
“Yeah, because I feel very fucking lucky right now sleeping next to Edward Scissor Feet.”
L.A. Casey, Alec
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Lori M. Lee
“My nails clawed against the smooth tiles as I pushed up onto my hands and knees. I rose unsteadily to my feet.
Speed is my ally. Breathe. In and out. Focus. Time is my power.”
Lori M. Lee, Gates of Thread and Stone

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