Size Quotes

Quotes tagged as "size" (showing 1-30 of 77)
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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Munia Khan
“Wings are of many kinds. Butterfly's wings, vulture's wings, eagle-wings, spread wings of white swans, dragonfly's serene wings, wings of albatross, lovely wings of humming birds, tiny wings of a fly or a bumble-bee-wings; and when they fly, they fly their best according to their ability of flying. We should not underestimate the size of those heavenly wings.”
Munia Khan

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

“Lice don't seem so small when they get in your hair.”
Marty Rubin

“The biggest catch need not be grandest at all.”
Andy Harglesis

“The Brain Size of People who see Big Dreams, is same as of Yours.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“10 square meters of heaven is worth far more than 100 square meters of hell.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Aristotle
“Again, a beautiful object, whether it be a living organism or any whole composed of parts, must not only have an orderly arrangement of parts, but must also be of a certain magnitude; for beauty depends on magnitude and order. Hence a very small animal organism cannot be beautiful; for the view of it is confused, the object being seen in an almost imperceptible moment of time. Nor, again, can one of vast size be beautiful; for as the eye cannot take it all in at once, the unity and sense of the whole is lost for the spectator; as for instance if there were one a thousand miles long. As, therefore, in the case of animate bodies and organisms a certain magnitude is necessary, and a magnitude which may be easily embraced in one view; so in the plot, a certain length is necessary, and a length which can be easily embraced by the memory. The limit of length in relation to dramatic competition and sensuous presentment, is no part of artistic theory. For had it been the rule for a hundred tragedies to compete together, the performance would have been regulated by the water-clock,--as indeed we are told was formerly done. But the limit as fixed by the nature of the drama itself is this: the greater the length, the more beautiful will the piece be by reason of its size, provided that the whole be perspicuous. And to define the matter roughly, we may say that the proper magnitude is comprised within such limits, that the sequence of events, according to the law of probability or necessity, will admit of a change from bad fortune to good, or from good fortune to bad.”
Aristotle, Poetics

David Markson
“...Troy itself was disappointingly small. Like little more than your ordinary city block and a few stories in height, practically.
Although now that I remember, everything in William Shakespeare's house at Stratford-on-Avon was astonishingly tiny, too. As if only imaginary people had lived there then.
Or perhaps it is only the past itself, which is always smaller than one had believed.”
David Markson, Wittgenstein's Mistress

“Clouds have a basic shape depending on where they form in the front. And each subsequent cloud's shape will vary slightly.
If you look overhead you will see what I mean, Groups of clouds that are slightly separated will have a similar pattern to those preceding it, and those coming after it.
There will also be a slight variation in their size. They may either bigger or smaller. Depending on where they form in the front.
To those of you who doubt this, go outside and see for yourselves. Watch the clouds, and then you will understand what I mean.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Darkness exaggerates the size of a spark.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Deborah Bravandt
“Emotional Intelligence can be learned. Try it on for the size always fits, needs no return, and never wears out.”
Deborah Bravandt

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