Gestures Quotes

Quotes tagged as "gestures" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Vera Nazarian
“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.

Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.

Their language has been lost.

But not the gestures.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Gregory Maguire
“They'd never been lovers, of course, not in the physical sense. But they'd been lovers as most of us manage, loving through expressions and gestures and the palm set softly upon the bruise at the necessary moment. Lovers by inclination rather than by lust. Lovers, that is, by love.”
Gregory Maguire, Out of Oz

Shannon L. Alder
“Never presume to know a person based on the one dimensional window of the internet. A soul can’t be defined by critics, enemies or broken ties with family or friends. Neither can it be explained by posts or blogs that lack facial expressions, tone or insight into the person’s personality and intent. Until people “get that”, we will forever be a society that thinks Beautiful Mind was a spy movie and every stranger is really a friend on Facebook.”
Shannon L. Alder

Hilary Mantel
“The fate of peoples is made like this, two men in small rooms. Forget the coronations, the conclaves of cardinals, the pomp and processions. This is how the world changes: a counter pushed across a table, a pen stroke that alters the force of a phrase, a woman's sigh as she passes and leaves on the air a trail of orange flower or rose water; her hand pulling close the bed curtain, the discreet sigh of flesh against flesh.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

Michael Bassey Johnson
“An introvert talks more than an extrovert because when the mouth is closed, the mind is opened.”
Michael Bassey Johnson


Love is not a word
Or a thought.
It is the name for
An action
That breathes from its light.
What do you
In Love's name?
And is it only done
In the light?
Or with an inner

I want to know.

Are your actions
Done by remote
Or with
And when you say
You love someone,
Does a light go off
Inside at all?

What have
In the
Name of

I want to know.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Richelle E. Goodrich
“You pierce me with a look, a word, a gesture. And yet those same weapons could shield me from hurt if you so choose.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Ufuoma Apoki
“Note: The most relevant gestures we miss from our everyday interactions aren't the most grandiose. The subtle little here and there gestures are sometimes of profound depth than the grandiose we expect or see.”
Ufuoma Apoki

Lemony Snicket
“I led her into the newsroom, removed the sheet, and pointed to the statue of the Bombinating Beast. She gestured to me that I should be the one to take it. I gestured back that she was the chaperone and the leader of this caper. She gestured to me that I shouldn't argue with her. I gestured to her that I was the one who had gotten us into the house in the first place. She gestured to me that my predecessor knew that the apprentice should never argue with the chaperone or complain and that I might model my own behavior after his. I gestured to her asking what the 'S' stood for in her name, and she replied with a very rude gesture, and I grabbed the statue and tucked it into my vest.”
Lemony Snicket, Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Simon Van Booy
“When he smiles, they mostly look away. But Martin likes to think they carry his smile for a few blocks – that even the smallest gesture is something grand.”
Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness

“you and I are black and white—a film noir, filled with gestures, poignant and tender”
john j geddes

“В характера си тя имаше чисти страни, чисти като синьото цвете, останали й от времето, когато пееше по улиците. Като гледаше продавачките на цветя край метрото, тя ми казваше тогава:
- Вярваш ли, че един ден някой мъж ще ми поднесе малко букетче, което ще купи, минавайки оттук?
След това тя получаваше толкова цветя, че можеше да ги препродава. Беше удовлетворена, цветята свидетелстваха за нейния успех, но...
- Ти не можеш ме убеди - умуваше тя, - че тия огромни букети се поднасят от сърце, много мангизи се плащат за тях. А за едно букетче от теменужки човек трябва да си помисли, трябва да бръкне в джоба си и после да ти го даде, без да се страхува, че ще изглежда смешен. Това е жест...”
Simone Berteaut

Ahmet Şerif İzgören
“Sahiplenme için özellikle dokunmayı kullanırız. Bir düğün salonuna girerken, sevgilimize, eşimize sarılır veya dokunuruz. Bu dokunuşu “Bu benim ona göre!” anlamında kullanırız. Genelde hanımlar bu mesajı etrafa vermede bizden daha kibar oldukları için, bizim yaptığımız gibi kollarıyla bir boğma harekâtına girmek yerine, üzerinizden olmayan kepekleri silkelerler ya da ceketinizden hayali saçlar toplarlar. Zaten sıkı olan kravatınızı dilinizi dışarı çıkaracak şekilde sıkarlar. Bu, diğer dişilere “Bu adam benim, bulana kadar canım çıktı, kimse yanaşmasın” mesajını verir. Siz saf saf “Dün kafa üstü düştüm, dönüp bakmadı. Şimdi kravatımı düzeltiyor, değerimi anladı. Rabbime şükürler olsun!” diye düşünürken, o etrafa gerekli mesajı vermektedir.”
Ahmet Şerif İzgören, Dikkat Vücudunuz Konuşuyor

Jerome Stern
“Dialogue is not just quotation. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouse buttons, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs.”
Jerome Stern, Making Shapely Fiction

Alexis de Tocqueville
“Nothing is more repugnant to the human mind in an age of equality than the idea of subjection to forms.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

“...I see you as series of gestures, a palette of colors -all these tiny tiles pixelate, and then coalesce... into the idea of you...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Stefan Fatsis
“Psychology of small things rules.”
Stefan Fatsis, A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

Michael Bassey Johnson
“I have come to realize that my stupid gestures excites women alot, and if I'm really stupid, i will dare to take them to bed and excite them even more.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“The man tilted back his head, raised his eyebrows, cast his eyes to heaven, pouted his lips and said, "Tch!"

"That performance," said the chief, "is the Cypriot way of saying 'No'....”
Peter Paris, The Impartial Knife: A Doctor in Cyprus

Shannon L. Alder
“Maybe, it is not the thorn on the rose that we should see, but the beauty of the gesture.”
Shannon L. Alder

Machado de Assis
“Nothing could have been more imprudent or more natural than this reply. It reflected the ecstasy inspired by great crises.”
Machado de Assis

Aimee Bender
“With hand gestures, you can fill in a lot of gaps, and the words thing and stuff and -ness also help: patientness instead of patience, fastness instead of speed, honestness instead of honesty. With these choices, many words can be indicated, and pointing or gesticulating usually works.”
Aimee Bender, The Color Master: Stories

K.J. Kilton
“It's not about grand gestures.It's not about accolades.It's not about the world.It's about you.”
Kaleb Kilton

Dan Brown
“-flashed Langdon the thumbs-up
sign. Langdon smiled weakly and returned the gesture, wondering if she knew it was the ancient phallic
symbol for masculine virility.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

Machado de Assis
“Bacamarte evidenced neither vanity nor modesty; he listened in silence, as impassive as a stone god.”
Machado de Assis, O Alienista

“The Pledge of Allegiance (1892) was the origin of the raised arm salute adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis). The Pledge was written by Francis Bellamy, cousin to Edward Bellamy (the author), and both were self-proclaimed national socialists in the United States. The original Pledge began with a military salute that was then extended out toward the flag. In practice, the second gesture was performed palm down. The gesture was not an ancient Roman salute. All of these are discoveries of the symbologist Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets").”
John Thomas Nall, GOD SAVE THE SOUTH: And a Treasure Chest of Forbidden Information