Size Quotes

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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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“No matter how tiny you look, you can lead huge men if you have what the huge men don't have.”
Michael Bassey 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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

David H. Keller
“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

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

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

Israelmore Ayivor
“The size of the tree you cut determines the weight with which you have to throw the axe.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Howard Tayler
“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

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

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

Cindy Ann Peterson
“Right/Wrong Things To Say To A Client About Size

Don’t Say… “You don’t fit into this store’s clothes.”

Do Say… “This store doesn’t cater to your needs.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, Cindy Ann Peterson's AICI CIC Accelerator (℠): Peterson's Power Prep Primer

Cindy Ann Peterson
“Right/Wrong Things To Say To A Client About Size

Don’t Say… You don’t fit into this store’s clothes.

Do Say… This store doesn’t cater to your needs.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some wristwatches are so big that you would be adamant that they were made for the wall, if you see or saw them only after the removal of their straps.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Cindy Ann Peterson
“Right/Wrong Things To Say To A Client About Size

Don’t Say… You don’t fit into this store’s clothes.
Do Say… This store doesn’t cater to your needs.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, Cindy Ann Peterson's AICI CIC Accelerator (℠): Peterson's Power Prep Primer

C.A.A. Savastano
“Humans can be just like particles, and in comparison to the endless Universe in size and individual importance, that is exactly what they are.”
C.A.A. Savastano

“Big things in glory of the world mean nothing. Small things in the glory of God mean everything. Truly size doesn't matter in this world or in the world to come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
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Zora Neale Hurston
“Aw, he don’t look no better in his clothes than you do in yourn. He got a puzzlegut on ’im and he so chuckle-headed, he got a pone behind his neck.”

Joe looked down at his own abdomen and said wistfully: “Wisht Ah had a build on me lak he got. He ain’t puzzle-gutted, honey. He jes’ got a corperation. Dat make ’m look lak a rich white man. All rich mens is got some belly on ’em.”

“Ah seen de pitchers of Henry Ford and he’s a spare-built man and Rockefeller look lak he ain’t got but one gut. But Ford and Rockefeller and dis Slemmons and all de rest kin be as many-gutted as dey please, Ah’m satisfied wid you jes’ lak you is, baby.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance

“No matter if your feet are big or small, any size step forward is better than none at all.”
Christine E. Szymanski

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Success is invaluable, and for that reason, it comes in small portions.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“How big we are ‘not’ is evidenced when we stand face-to-face with everything else, including ourselves.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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