Whistle Quotes

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Kamand Kojouri
“He tried to measure his day
by tallying the hours on his wrist.
I wiped it off and called him a prisoner.
He placed the hours on a scale
with hours from former days to compare.
I took a hammer and broke it all.
He bent down and picked up the
shards of minutes first
then swept the seconds.
I told him he’d missed a spot;
there were some sparkling specks left.
'What are they?' he asked.
'Those are moments,' I said.
'What are they made of?' he asked.
They are times, I thought, when you win a race
or win a heart.
They are times when you give birth
or lay something, someone to rest.
When you wake up in the morning
with a smile because anything is possible.
When someone compliments the thing
you hate most about yourself.
Times when you are embarrassed.
Times when you are hurtful.
Times when you relish in a hearty meal.
Times when you service others and
are content with a well-spent day.
'What are they made of?' he asked again.
'They are made up of times when we are fully present.'
I picked up one of the specks with the tip
of my finger.
'Do you remember this?' I asked.
'Of course,' he said, 'I was whistling in the kitchen
that morning.'
'Why?' I asked.
'Because of the knowledge
that I was loved.”
Kamand Kojouri

Terry Pratchett
“You stay here. I'll whistle if it's safe to follow me."
"What will you do if it *isn't* safe?"
"Scream.”
Terry Pratchett, Pyramids

Spike Milligan
“The youngest member of this ageing community was ex-variety artiste, Patrick L. Balls. Fifty-nine now, he spent out his remaining years pulling a rope lift and bottling fruit. He had once whistled Ave Maria for Queen Victoria. She wasn't present at the time, but nevertheless that's who he was whistling it for.”
Spike Milligan, Puckoon

“whistle your soundtrack, daydream your future”
Freedom Goodbird

Ondjaki
“The morning was, therefore, a mixture of a plenitude of densities, from the presence of the placid birds, to the mundane premonition, to the spring of small glisters which accompanied that autumnal rain. The music, in a simple whistle, recreated a new universe with the parish and all the hearts that were witness to it- padre, pigeons, swallows, the world!- were clothed in a new carnivalesque colouring: a celebration from within.”
Ondjaki, The Whistler

Israelmore Ayivor
“I charge you; once you have the dream, decide to begin and begin right away. Wait for nobody to blow whistles for you to start.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Ondjaki
“The sound circulated like an autonomous being whose tentacles needed to experience a sensitive awareness of the terrain.”
Ondjaki, The Whistler

Kandi Steiner
“We were in it together, no matter what was to come, and we would fight for the win. For each other. Until the last whistle blew.”
Kandi Steiner, The Wrong Game

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never lose hope; until your bones are rotten, never give up. Once the final whistle did not blow up, keep running hard!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

“I can't use words to respond to this communication...I can only answer...as a forward!”
Daisuke Higuchi, Whistle!, Vol. 24

Steven Magee
“protectionI requested the figures on OSHA whistle-blower complaints made and the number actually upheld. OSHA refused to supply them. They also refused to uphold my OSHA complaints and provide whistle-blower protection to me. My independent research leads me to understand that they uphold almost no OSHA whistle-blower complaints. It is very concerning that it seems like the same thing is happening with complaints made to Police Internal Affairs.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“A whistle blower is the highest achievement that a person can reach with the next generation.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“You know when 1 in 2 marriages ends in divorce, 1 in 42 boys have Autism, and safety complaints from the majority of whistle-blower's are not being upheld, that you are living in a seriously dysfunctional society.”
Steven Magee

Hank Bracker
“Seafarers of yore were superstitious lot and paid a great deal of attention not to invoke the ire of the Gods. Walking under a ladder aboard ship insured bad luck! Breaking a mirror guaranteed 7 years of bad luck and whistling was verboten! When Ursula came aboard the QSMV Dominion Monarch, she was taught this lesson in a most emphatic way!
“What could best be described as an “old-salt,” was in charge when they were on the open deck of the ship. Apparently his job was to look out for the passengers’ safety, and he was a friendly sort. Talking about the lure of the sea, he explained to the children that they were never to whistle aboard any ship, for to do so would invoke the Gods and cause a terrible storm to toss them around. Being only 6 years old, Ursula hung on to his every word and explained that she didn’t know how to whistle. Laughing, he said that he would teach her, which he did. She became convinced that she could indeed “whistle up a storm,” one which never came!”
To this day Ursula believes this and throws a little salt over her shoulder if she spills any…. Yes, seafarers are still a superstitious lot!”
Captain Hank Bracker, "Suppressed I Rise"

Mladen Đorđević
“It's so easy to take time for granted, without thinking about its value. And yet, here i am on the racetrack, where the whistle was blown long time ago.”
Mladen Đorđević, Svetioničar - Pritajeno zlo

Steven Magee
“Working for OSHA is a horrible job to have. You have to ignore the whistle blowers and send them illegal letters saying that you cannot find any problems. I have a lot of those fraudulent letters, as I have been through OSHA twice. Once as the utility company employee and once as the utility company subcontractor employee. It is a disgusting & blatently corrupt system.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I am blowing the whistle on high altitude astronomy because it is well overdue.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I am proud to be a whistle blower.”
Steven Magee

T.F. Hodge
“If it wets your whistle, blow it.”
T.F. Hodge