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Sweat Quotes

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Flannery O'Connor
“It's easier to bleed than sweat, Mr. Motes.”
Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

Ray Bradbury
“The stuff of nightmare is their plain bread. They butter it with pain. They set their clocks by deathwatch beetles, and thrive the centuries. They were the men with the leather-ribbon whips who sweated up the Pyramids seasoning it with other people's salt and other people's cracked hearts. They coursed Europe on the White Horses of the Plague. They whispered to Caesar that he was mortal, then sold daggers at half-price in the grand March sale. Some must have been lazing clowns, foot props for emperors, princes, and epileptic popes. Then out on the road, Gypsies in time, their populations grew as the world grew, spread, and there was more delicious variety of pain to thrive on. The train put wheels under them and here they run down the log road out of the Gothic and baroque; look at their wagons and coaches, the carving like medieval shrines, all of it stuff once drawn by horses, mules, or, maybe, men.”
Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Anthony Liccione
“The chains that break you, are the chains that make you. And the chains that make you, are the chains you break.”
Anthony Liccione

Roman Payne
“SAUL: 'We made love outdoors, my favorite place to make love, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and dripping with sweat.”
Roman Payne

Steve Maraboli
“When people tell me they can’t afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we’re already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonder that is available to you.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Michael Chabon
“A few other couples joined us on the dance floor and we lost ourselves among them. I'd never been able to figure out exactly what was involved in slow dancing, so I contented myself, as I had since high school, with gripping my partner to me, letting out awkward breaths against her ear, and tipping from foot to foot like someone waiting for a bus. I could feel the sweat cooling on her forearms and smell a trace of apples in her hair.”
Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
“If it doesn't sweat, jiggle, or pant, it's not alive.”
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, The Grooming of Alice

Tahir Shah
“Real terror is a crippling experience. You sweat so much that your skin goes all wrinkly like when you've been in the bath all afternoon. And then the scent of your sweat changes. It smells like cat pee, no doubt from the adrenalin. However hard you wash, it won't come off. It smothers you, as your muscles become frozen with acid and your mind paralysed by despair.”
Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

Lisa C. Temple
“Exercise - ugh - never one of my favorite things. It wasn't that I was endearingly clumsy like the girl in one of my favorite romance novels, nor was I particularly athletic, either. I suppose, if the truth be told, I was just plain lazy. I had never been attracted to the idea of purposely sweating.

Grace”
Lisa C. Temple, Illuminating Gracie

Jee
“Ah, ya, omong-omong, aku sangat merindukanmu. Apa kau merindukanku juga, mmm?”
Jee, Because It's You

Max Hawthorne
“Inspiration is like perspiration. It tends to strike at the most inopportune of times.”
Max Hawthorne

David Rees
“And you know what happened next in my dream? Dick Cheney and I said the same thing at the same time: "Well, we had a Cold War to win." And then I screamed at him: "I KNEW you would say that! You ALWAYS say that!" But then, since Cheney and I made the same remark at the same time, I realized he owed me a Coke. So I said, "Jinx! You owe me a Coke!" And Vice-President Dick Cheney smiled sheepishly. *Shudder*... I don't even DRINK coke. I tastes like robot sweat.”
David Rees, Get Your War On 2

Joseph Bathanti
“The clock sweats out each minute
of what meat is left to us.”
Joseph Bathanti, This Metal

Jee
“Entah mengapa, mendadak dia merasa bahwa berkenalan dengan si pemilik nama itu sepertinya akan menyenangkan.”
Jee, Because It's You

Denton Welch
“Sometimes it grew so hot in my sheltered corner that I sweated. I would watch all the diamond beads forming in the shallow cross between my chest muscles; then when a sudden gust of wind caught them, I would see them dashed flat against my body, smeared and scattered. The ice of the wind suddenly striking my sweaty body made curious thrills of pleasure-pain, fear and exaltation pass through me. I thought of throwing myself from the roof and allowing the wind to carry me along, until I caught in the branches of a tree, where I would hang crucified, with my arms outstretched, until my pajamas rotted to tatters and rags, and my bones were cleaned of all flesh by the birds. I thought of them pecking out my eyes and enjoying tremendously these delicious morsels of glutinous hazel jelly. I wondered if a large bird would succeed in tearing out my tongue whole, or whether an army of tiny birds would just peck delicately at the tip and gradually work downwards until they reached the roots.”
Denton Welch, The Stories of Denton Welch

Bhuwan Thapaliya
“Paint the canvas of your dreams with the blood of your sweat. You are the Picasso of your own life.”
Bhuwan Thapaliya

Ellen Mint
“You don’t sweat—you glisten with testosterone.”
Ellen Mint, Rash & Rationality

Thomm Quackenbush
“The heat of Vegas desiccates the unwary, its dryness sapping moisture from one’s mouth and eyes. Sweat evaporates too quickly to cool, its only evidence dusting of salt on one’s shirt. Las Vegas claims they are the sunniest, least humid state in the Union, which is boast-worthy to those not turning to tourist jerky.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

“The fellow whose towel is handy does not worry about sweat and the midday sun.”
Victor Ehighaleh.

“Legends are intrinsically gallant; enthusiasm covers their sweats.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Lailah Gifty Akita
“It is your sweat that will make you succeed.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

enlatia
“Norma: 'I agree with Smar. I have noticed a rise in temperature.' Angie: 'Now that you mention it, lately I have more sweat than ever. I used hydrocortizone two times. Then I used liquid powder to prevent the burn.”
enlatia, Pandemiconium: Viral Conspiracy

Katherine Rundell
“Her armpits were prickling, and her face was growing sweaty. She hated lying. She wasn't sure if she was good at it; she suspended she was not.”
Katherine Rundell, Rooftoppers

Sarvesh Jain
“Even the sweaty hugs are sweet. Sometimes love wins over hygiene.”
Sarvesh Jain

Kiran Manral
“When you lose a spouse, no one tells you about the other loss, the loss that the body must deal with. That of a body against a body. Of sweat, of scent, of bliss.”
Kiran Manral, More Things in Heaven and Earth

Suraj Sani
“Success won't come until you swim in your own
sweat.”
Suraj Sani

Utibe Samuel Mbom
“Work like a professional. Don’t sweat. Don’t complain.”
Utibe Samuel Mbom, The Event Usher’s Handbook

Markus Zusak
“Voices climbed over shoulders and the smell of pure German sweat struggled at first, then poured out. It rounded corner after corner till they were swimming in it. The words, the sweat. And the smiling. Let's not forget the smiling.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“I stood up, leaving a pool of sweat on the mat below. I saw the outline of my body imprinted in sweat on the chalky blue mat. A sweat angel. How gross, I thought. 'Look, Mihai,' I said, pointing at it. 'That's the sign of a hard worker right there.”
Aly Raisman, Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I talked to a farmer the other day; a man of soil and sweat and simplicity. And while he never darkened the door of a university, I quickly discovered that the wisdom wrought of soil and sweat and simplicity possessed more than adequate power to utterly transform any university whose door this man might walk through. And it was at that very moment that I found myself wanting to do nothing other than to dig in the soil of life that lay around me, sweat a lot while doing it, and forever keep my life as simple as both soil and sweat…for therein lays the greatest wisdom.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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