Nuts Quotes

Quotes tagged as "nuts" (showing 1-30 of 41)
John Steinbeck
“I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”
John Steinbeck

Criss Jami
“We men are fascinated by the things we don't really understand. It gives us something to think and talk about: like females, they drive us nuts.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

Anne Lamott
“... the reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day. [pp. 65-66]”
Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Vera Nazarian
“The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale...”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Anne Lamott
“One secret of life is that the reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day. Another secret is that laughter is carbonated holiness”
Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Penn Jillette
“I love nuts. I'm for nuts. I am nuts.”
Penn Jillette, God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure, or a bad person to at least ten people.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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“Too often the survivor is seen by [himself or] herself and others as "nuts," "crazy," or "weird." Unless her responses are understood within the context of trauma. A traumatic stress reaction consists of *natural* emotions and behaviors in response to a catastrophe, its immediate aftermath, or memories of it. These reactions can occur anytime after the trauma, even decades later. The coping strategies that victims use can be understood only within the context of the abuse of a child. The importance of context was made very clear many years ago when I was visiting the home of a Holocaust survivor. The woman's home was within the city limits of a large metropolitan area. Every time a police or ambulance siren sounded, she became terrified and ran and hid in a closet or under the bed. To put yourself in a closet at the sound of a far-off siren is strange behavior indeed—outside of the context of possibly being sent to a death camp. Within that context, it makes perfect sense. Unless we as therapists have a good grasp of the context of trauma, we run the risk of misunderstanding the symptoms our clients present and, hence, responding inappropriately or in damaging ways.”
Diane Mandt Langberg, Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse

“When faced with choosing between attributing their pain to “being crazy” and having had abusive parents, clients will choose “crazy” most of the time. Dora, a 38-year-old, was profoundly abused by multiple family perpetrators and has grappled with cutting and eating disordered behaviors for most of her life. She poignantly echoed this dilemma in her therapy:
I hate it when we talk about my family as “dysfunctional” or “abusive.” Think about what you are asking me to accept—that my parents didn't love me, care about me, or protect me. If I have to choose between "being abused" or "being sick and crazy," it's less painful to see myself as nuts than to imagine my parents as evil.
Lisa Ferentz, Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician's Guide

“She went a little fucking overboard on her anger." He looks at me. "Her daughters are all a bit nuts, so you know exactly where they get it from.”
"She called the fucking cops on me," I retort. "That's not nuts that's --"
"It's nuts," he rebuts.
"It's fucked up."
"That too," he says.”
Becca Ritchie & Kristia Ritchie, Hothouse Flower

Krista Ritchie
“She went a little fucking overboard on her anger." He looks at me. "Her daughters are all a bit nuts, so you know exactly where they get it from.”
"She called the fucking cops on me," I retort. "That's not nuts that's --"
"It's nuts," he rebuts.
"It's fucked up."
"That too," he says.”
Krista Ritchie, Hothouse Flower

Charles Bukowski
“I view his furry storage tanks – what can a man think about while looking at a cat’s nuts? Certainly not the sunken navies of great sea battles.”
Charles Bukowski, On Cats
tags: cat, nuts

“While you numb, nuts are chasing pokemons, I'll be chasing the money.”
Moosa Rahat

Donna Lynn Hope
“I have to crack a nut in order to enjoy it.”
Donna Lynn Hope

“I had a dream about you last night... in it, I tried to sell a squirrel a deposit box to store his nuts in. He stole my cashews in the complimentary snack basket.”
Marshall Ramsay, Dreaming is for lovers

Steven Magee
“The problem with doing cutting edge research is that the masses think that you are nuts!”
Steven Magee

John Updike
“He settles back with a small handful of cashews; dry-roasted, they have a little acid sting to them, the tang of poison that he likes.”
John Updike, Rabbit at Rest

Angelica Hopes
“Does your guilty past catch up so fast with your age? You've been robbing hex nuts, cap nuts, lock nuts and wing nuts. No wonder you have turned into a greedy nut." ~ Angelica Hopes, If I Could Tell You”
Angelica Hopes

Sarah Lotz
“Never fuck with the nuts too much.”
Sarah Lotz, Day Four
tags: nuts

Angelica Hopes
“You've been a thief of nuts. No wonder you turned into one." ~ Angelica Hopes, If I Could Tell You”
Angelica Hopes

Ray Palla
“Please sir, eat the nuts that are here for you. —Malanie Masters”
Ray Palla, SIMPLE TRIPLE STANDARD

“Get your nuts in your palms and head forward, boys.”
James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

“...they say [Finn] has tasted the Nuts of Wisdom." Elatha laughed. "Perhaps the Nuts of Wisdom will gird him against your sister.”
Holly Bennett, Shapeshifter

“A squirrel will always go nutty at harvest time.”
Anthony T. Hincks

N.M. Kelby
“The fruit alone inspired him. In the heat of summer there were mirabelles from Alsace: small and golden cherries, speckled with red. And Reine Claude from Moissac, sweet thin-skinned plums the color of lettuce touched with gold. In August, green hazelnuts and then green walnuts, delicate, milky and fresh. And of course, for just a moment in early fall, pêches de vigne, a rare subtle peach so remarkable that a shipment was often priced at a year's wages. And right before winter, Chasselas de Moissac grapes: small, pearlescent, and so graceful that they grow in Baroque clusters, as if part of a Caravaggio still life.”
N.M. Kelby, White Truffles in Winter

“Without chocolate, we would have to find something else to do with the fruit & nuts.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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