Quotes About Size

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A great man is always willing to be little.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kami Garcia
“There’s something about sitting alone in the dark that reminds you how big the world really is, and how far apart we all are. The stars look like they’re so close, you could reach out and touch them. But you can’t. Sometimes things look a lot closer than they are.”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness

“Men and women are not limited by the place of their birth, not by color of their skin, but by the size of their hope.”
John Johnson

“Yes no yes no yes no?
Red blue?
Yes red, no blue?
No red, yes no?
In out, up down?
Do don't, can can't?
Choices sit on the shelf life
New shoes in a shoe shop.
If the in crowd are squeezing into a must-have shoe
And the one pair left are too tiny for you
Don't feel compelled into choosing them
If you're really a size 9, buy that size.
While everyone else
Hobbles round with sore feet
Your choices should feel comfortable
Or they aren't your choices at all.
Why limp when you can sprint?”
David Baird, Fiesta of Happiness: Be True to Yourself

Catherine Gilbert Murdock
“It kind of struck me how great it would be to go out with a guy that size. And if you, you know, got tired of dating him, you could always use him as a house or something.”
Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Dairy Queen

Kathryn Davis
“You could try making sense out of the universe, but you were too small and the parts you needed to see were too large or even smaller.”
Kathryn Davis

Stanisław Lem
“The horse respects and obeys man because its large eyes magnify everything, so man appears much larger than the horse itself.”
Stanisław Lem, Highcastle: A Remembrance
tags: eyes, size

Thomas Hardy
“You would hardly think, at first, that horrid monsters lie up there waiting to be discovered by any moderately penetrating mind--monsters to which those of the oceans bear no sort of comparison."

What monsters may they be?"

Impersonal monsters, namely, Immensities. Until a person has thought out the stars and their inter-spaces, he has hardly learnt that there are things much more terrible than monsters of shape, namely, monsters of magnitude without known shape. Such monsters are the voids and waste places of the sky... In these our sight plunges quite beyond any twinkler we have yet visited. Those deep wells for the human mind to let itself down into, leave alone the human body! and think of the side caverns and secondary abysses to right and left as you pass on!...

There is a size at which dignity begins," he exclaimed; "further on there is a size at which grandeur begins; further on there is a size at which solemnity begins; further on, a size at which awfulness begins; further on, a size at which ghastliness begins. That size faintly approaches the size of the stellar universe. So am I not right in saying that those minds who exert their imaginative powers to bury themselves in the depths of that universe merely strain their faculties to gain a new horror?”
Thomas Hardy, Two on a Tower

Charlotte Eriksson
“Love
is not leaning on each other, adjusting to fit a different size.
Love
is simply two hands reached out in the darkness,
saying; I’ll be your light,
if you’ll
be mine.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Jeff VanderMeer
“But there is a limit to thinking about even a small piece of something monumental. You still see the shadow of the whole rearing up behind you, and you become lost in your thoughts in part from the panic of realizing the size of that imagined leviathan.”
Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

“All space is relative. There is no such thing as size. The telescope and the microscope have produced a deadly leveling of great and small, far and near. The only little thing is sin, the only great thing is fear!

("The Jelly-Fish")”
David H. Keller, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

“YOUR GREATER ANIMAL


They say that if you are
Ever confronted by
A lion or bear,
To never act scared.
Instead act like
You are the greater animal
And that they're
The hare
That you are about
To tear.
This has been
Proven
And compared.
This is how presidents
Are loved
And feared.
Each one of us has an animal
Within us
That is armed with
Mental,
Physical or
Spiritual gifts
That could shoot spears
Through the air.

So next time
You are confronted in
A fight that seems unfair,
Just remember the lion and the bear.
MAGNIFY
Your greater animal
And all that feel your magnificence
Will quickly step away
And disappear.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Sherry Thomas
“All right, my hope—but I am not saying the rest of it—I have something you need to feel.”

She feigned the sound of outrage. “But we barely know each other, sir!”

He laughed softly. “But you must hold it in your hand and feel it change,” he urged, in her ear. “I insist. I can wait no longer.”

She knew they were on a serious subject, but the flutter of his breath on her skin, the low drawl of his words—heat raced along all her nerve endings. “Will I like it?”

“Well, I do have to apologize for its size. It is rather small.” And with that, he pressed something rather small into her hand.”
Sherry Thomas, The Perilous Sea

Cameron Conaway
“The historic beauty of BJJ rests not with its ability to allow a smaller man to maim a larger man, but with its ability to allow any man of any size to survive.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

Sol Yurick
“It's the way of the lay, not the size of the prize.”
Sol Yurick, The Warriors
tags: sex, size

Mary Roach
“No one is excluded from the astronaut corps based on penis size.”
Mary Roach, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
tags: size

“The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Welcome to your new bodies, gentlemen. If you'd like, I can help you start your own 'dysmorphia is all in your head' support group.”
Howard Tayler, The Tub of Happiness

Miya Yamanouchi
“Don't tell me I'm "too tall" just because my height happens to threaten your rather fragile sense of masculinity. The fact that men cannot physically look down upon women who are taller than them is the very reason that many men find tall women so intimidating.”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

Erin Jamison
“Nessa held her arm up. She was staring at it, trying to gauge how big that was. “Dude, that’s as big as my arm. That’s like being f****d by a limb dude!” She wiggled her arm back and forth. “That's not normal.”
Erin Jamison, Better Than 8: Fantasy

Şükrü Erbaş
“Ey ölüm terzileri, ev yıkıcılar, sürgün ustaları… Ey bir halkı dizlerinin üstünde görmekten gönenen sahte eşitlik! Ey korkuyu sevgi sanan aşağılık duygusu. Siyah ve beyaz dışında renk tanımayan alacakaranlık. İki yanında iki süngüyle şımarık cesaret. Konuşmak yerine bağıran özgürlük.
Ey gülerken ısıran iyilik, aşağılayan özveri, cezasız suç. Ey dağları düzlükle ölçmeye kalkan sığlık. Çokluğuna güvenen yanlışlık. Bir suçu, daha büyük bir suçla hafifleten tükeniş. Kendinden korkan öfke. Kan ter uykulara yastık olan taş. Ey başkasının bahçesindeki gergedan. Bir halkın türküsünü odalarda boğacağını sanan sağırlık.
Ey dağları evlerin üstüne yıkan cinnet. Ey narcissus. Kan ve gözyaşı. Yalnız gövdesiyle var olan sevgisizlik. Kendi ışığıyla yanan pervane. En yüce değeri zulüm olan ahlak! Ordularıyla soluk alan haksızlık. Bir halkın onuruna yağan kar.
Size, BARIŞ deniliyor. Artık ölülerimizin ışıksız gözlerinden değil, güneşle yunmuş pencerelerden bakmak istiyoruz dünyaya. Ciğerlerimiz soldu dağlardan kopalı. Evimiz gökyüzüydü sizden önce. Bahçelerimizi yeniden kurmak istiyoruz. Göçersek biz istediğimiz için göçelim. Öleceğimiz yeri biz seçelim.
Siz nasıl kendinizle göneniyorsanız, deniliyor, biz de kendimizle gönenelim. Bu rüzgar bizim türkülerimizi de taşısın. Sokaklarımızdan çekin soğuk gölgelerinizi. Avlularımızda asker görmekten bıktık artık. Bulutların sesini unutturdu uçaklarınız. Çocuklarımızın evlerdeki boşluğu mezar taşlarından büyük. Kadınlarımız külden yataklarda yatmaktan bembeyaz kesildi.
Ölerek değil, yaşayarak çoğalmak istiyoruz. Yoksulluğumuzu özlettiniz bize. Ömrümüz üzerine bizden başka herkes konuşuyor. Sizin kentlerinizin varoşları olmak istemiyoruz. Hapishanelerinizde bizim çocuklarımız var, ama onlar sizin boynunuzda asılı gerçekte.
Hiçbir sevgi tutsaklıkta yeşermez. Eşitlik özgür ilişki ister. Türkülerimize nefreti karıştırmak istemiyoruz. Biz de kendimizi sevelim, kimliğimize sahip çıkalım, deniliyor. Bizi değil, kendinizi yıkıyorsunuz. Görmüyor musunuz, her gün biraz daha yoksullaşıyorsunuz.
Size, BARIŞ deniliyor. Bizim de kahramanlarımız var. Biz de geleceğe onurla bakmak istiyoruz. Örselersiniz, ama gülü karanfile benzetemezsiniz. Bir halk, deniliyor, ancak başka bir halkla zenginlik ve güzellik kazanır. Kimse kimseyi kendine benzetecek kadar üstün değildir.
Çok değil, bizim size duyduğumuz saygı kadar saygı istiyoruz. Ölüm korkusuyla, yaşama sevincini unutan insan, dünyaya nasıl iyilikler katabilir. Birine korku verenin korkusu daha büyüktür. Hiçbir yanlışlık susarak çözümlenmez. Sizin özgürlüğünüz bizim BARIŞ’ımızdan geçiyor, tutsaklığınızı görmüyor musunuz?
Ey ölüm terzileri, ev yıkıcılar, sürgün ustaları… Ey kardeşliğin süreğen kışı. Bir halkın onuruna yağan kar. Ey bahçemizdeki gergedan. Ey narcissus. Aşağılayan özveri…
Eşitlik zayıflık değil bilgeliktir. İyi olmaktan bu kadar korkmayın. Bir kez olsun sevgiyle bakmayı deneyin dünyaya. Hiçbir halk sonsuza dek efendi, hiçbir halk tutsak olarak yaşayamaz. BARIŞ hepimizi onurlu ve özgür yapacak tek olanaktır. Çıkarın kulaklarınızdan körlüğün tıkaçlarını…”
Şükrü Erbaş

Toba Beta
“I tell you about a fact and truth. In physical reality of matter,
there's no such thing as an imaginary spirit nor spiritual ghost.
They are also made of matter, but totally different in size and
laws of physics which rule their life and the way they interact.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Tove Jansson
“At the same time they both caught sight of a third curly flourish on a tree-trunk right in front of them, but it was terribly high up, at least three feet above the ground.
"That's it, I'm sure," said Sniff, stretching himself. "I must be taller than I thought!”
Tove Jansson, Comet in Moominland

Jeffrey Eugenides
“Father Mike was popular with the church widows. They liked to crowd around him, offering him cookies and bathing in his beatific essence. Part of this essence came from Father Mike's perfect contentment at being five foot four. His shortness had a charitable aspect to it, as though he had given away his height.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

“The tallest mountain in Tibet is just part of the scenery.”
Marty Rubin

Israelmore Ayivor
“Greed squeezes your dreams into a portable size, so that failure can easily carry them to dump somewhere.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Alexander McCall Smith
“The size of one’s house might bear a relationship to the size of one’s opinion of oneself, but it had nothing to do with one’s real worth.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

Israelmore Ayivor
“The circumference of your breast may change; the shape of your hips may change; the size of your pants may also change. But your life never changes unless your thoughts, your plans and your actions change! Think big things!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your dominion has nothing to do with a negative person's opinion. Flee from people who only hung on passport-size dreams and you'll see your bigger picture! Go for the big one!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

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