Nuts Quotes

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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

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

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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“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

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

Diane Langberg
“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 Langberg, Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse

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

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

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

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

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

Matt Goulding
“The Langhe is a paradise, a giardino: pears, apples, pomegranates, chestnuts. Everything you could want to eat falling from a tree. And above all, nocciole. You see those trees? Those are South American hazelnuts. Fatter. Rounder. There are also the smaller Turkish hazelnuts, but Ferrero Rocher uses the big ones to make Nutella. And wine- everywhere, wine. Barbera, Bonarda, Dolcetto, and the king, Nebbiolo, the king of all grapes.”
Matt Goulding, Pasta, Pane, Vino: Deep Travels Through Italy's Food Culture

“...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

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

“If life were a nut I'd no doubt have an allergy!!”
Neil Leckman, Wurms

Crystal King
“The second course would feature six butter statues, one of which was an elephant, and another Hercules fighting the legendary monster Cerebus. A monstrous pastry stag was the centerpiece of that course, with red wine gelatin bleeding from where an arrow had pierced its side.
The final course included six monstrous statues made of pastry: Helen of Troy; a nude Venus; a camel with a king upon its back; a unicorn with its horn in the mouth of a serpent; Hercules holding open the mouth of a lion; and Poseidon and his mighty trident. There were 361 bowls and plates of candied fruits: coconuts, apricots, grapes, pears, and melons, as well as plates of almonds, pistachios, pine nuts, and a variety of cheeses.”
Crystal King, The Chef's Secret

William Faulkner
“He dont have to move very far to go nuts in the first place and so he dont have so far to come back.”
William Faulkner, Pylon
tags: mad, nuts

Kimberly Stuart
“The symmetry was perfect, each triangle a perfect replica of its neighbor. Cashews, hazelnuts, and blanched almonds peeked out of their baptism in caramel jam, a sea of creamy browns punctuated by green pistachios. The tart shell formed a precise circle of pastry around the caramel and nuts.”
Kimberly Stuart, Sugar

Kimberly Stuart
“Seven extra grams of grated nutmeg makes all the difference. Best cinnamon-streusel pumpkin muffin ever. Or at least so far." I opened my eyes, making a slow assessment of my kitchen. Four other batches of pumpkin muffins littered the countertop, many of them on their sides after I took one bite and impatiently tossed them aside. This batch, the fifth, was the queen of the bunch.
"I do have some reservations about the pecans." My fluffy panda-head slippers slapped on the wood floors as I walked back to the oven. Holding my butter-smudged working recipe up to the light, I considered the next round of alterations. "I wonder about almonds. Or no! Pistachios!”
Kimberly Stuart, Sugar

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“In patience a child is nuts. If he wants food it has to be there and then. A four-year promise is nonsense to a child of two; the period is outside his fathomable realm; it is twice his age.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Melanie Harlow
“On the way I stopped at a drugstore and bought a card, some candy, a bunch of pink and red flowers, and a box of newborn diapers.

"They're not for me," I snapped at the checkout girl, who looked at me like I was nuts.

"Okay," she said.

"I meant, I don't have a baby. I don't want one."


"Not everyone wants kids. Some people just don't, and that doesn't mean their lives aren't complete. My life is plenty complete."

"Right," she said, glancing around.

I grabbed the bags and got out of there before the poor thing called security on me.”
Melanie Harlow, Insatiable

Jan Moran
“The scents of chocolate and other rich ingredients filled the air. Vanilla, sugar... raspberry, apricots... almonds, pistachios, pecans... cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cayenne. Celina breathed in. She loved the aromas of her artistry.”
Jan Moran, The Chocolatier

William Shakespeare
“A sailor's wife had chestnuts in her lap
And munched and munched and munched. "Give me," quoth I.
"Aroint thee, witch," the rump-fed runnion cries.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You have two options in life: stay home, and stay hungry, or go out there, pluck some cashews, and convert them into cash.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Stephen King
“No wonder they went nuts to know there's a world right next door to this one... and the wall between is so thin...”
Stephen King, Lisey's Story

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