Tails quotes:

  • Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman
  • There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails. -- Jonathan Swift
  • There are three sides to every coin (Heads, Tails, and The Edge). Your ability to understand contrasting points of view and your ability to glean what information you believe to be valuable from each side is a crucial skill. -- Robert Kiyosaki
  • Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags his tail. -- Virginia Graham
  • When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys. -- Mitt Romney
  • I always believe in being prepared, even when I'm dressed in white tie and tails. -- George S. Patton
  • Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. -- Kinky Friedman
  • Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail. -- Josh Billings
  • If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way. -- Mark Twain
  • Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side. -- Barbara Kingsolver
  • To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. -- Katherine Paterson
  • Dream tonight of peacock tails, Diamond fields and spouter whales. Ills are many, blessing few, But dreams tonight will shelter you. -- Herman Melville
  • America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair. -- Arnold J. Toynbee
  • If worthless men are sometimes at the head of affairs, it is, I believe, because worthless men are at the tail and the middle -- John Adams
  • A film centered around the Second World War with a predominantly white cast would not have the pressure on it that 'Red Tails' has. -- David Oyelowo
  • I have always put my own money into Tails of Joy. For years, every time a dog walked by, my husband would say, 'There goes our beach house.' -- Elayne Boosler
  • No one is born just once. If you're lucky, you'll emerge again in someone's arms; or unlucky, wake when the long tail of terror brushes the inside of your skull. -- Anne Michaels
  • He had never known such gallantry as the gallantry of Scarlett O'Hara going forth to conquer the world in her mother's velvet curtains and the tail feathers of a rooster. -- Margaret Mitchell
  • A person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was gitting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn't ever going to grow dim or doubtful. -- Mark Twain
  • My mother always told me not to handle a buffalo by its tail, but always catch it by its horns. And I have used that lesson in everything in my life, including the Railways. -- Lalu Prasad Yadav
  • I'm going to take you out of here ... I'm going to take you home, to the world where you belong, where cats with bent tails live, and there are little backyards, and alarm clocks ring in the morning. -- Haruki Murakami
  • I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters - people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them - not one - stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. -- Elizabeth Warren
  • It's funny: over time, if you're fortunate, you build a nice career, and you have these interesting moments, and I would not, looking back, trade any of them - 'Red Tails,' '12 Years a Slave' and 'Undercover Brother.' -- John Ridley
  • If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. -- Desmond Tutu
  • ... to me it appears strange that the men against whom I should be enabled to bring an action for laying a little dirt at my door, may with impunity drive by it half-a-dozen calves, with their tails lopped close to their bodies and their hinder parts covered with blood ...... -- Lord Chesterfield
  • Are wars... anything but the means whereby a nation's problems are set, where creation is stimulated - there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Life lives on life. This is the sense of the symbol of the Ouroboros, the serpent biting its tail. Everything that lives lives on the death of something else. Your own body will be food for something else. Anyone who denies this, anyone who holds back, is out of order. Death is an act of giving. -- Joseph Campbell
  • Then when I saw Pain attack Hinata, I was so mad, so full of rage, I let the Nine-Tails take over without even thinking about it. -- Masashi Kishimoto
  • The Help' sheds light on a certain truth in America, but the tragedy is if we don't get a chance to contrast it with other points of views. 'The Butler' does that, 'Red Tails' does that and that's what '96 Minutes' does. -- David Oyelowo
  • I've got four roommates and they all have fur and tails. -- Kate Walsh
  • Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket. -- Adlai E. Stevenson
  • On the Internet, people on the tails of the bell curve can find one another. -- Virginia Postrel
  • Give a talk to children and tell them dinosaurs didn't drag their tails, and you get arguments. -- Jack Horner
  • Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. -- Clarence Darrow
  • I've never wanted to just ride on coat tails. I don't know, if you don't earn something then it doesn't feel as good. -- Rumer Willis
  • Yeah, at home it's all moonbeams and puppy-dog tails, so I guess I do have a darker side - and I like writing about it. -- Ryan Murphy
  • I kind of like pony tails, beards, maybe a tattoo. My massive obsession - I'm really targeting a niche market here - a hair lip. -- Margot Robbie
  • I have often had apparitions of hosts of serpents with heads at their tails, but not one was able to bite me; and many other visions. -- Jan Hus
  • My parents worked their tails off, but we weren't the poorest people in town. Some people I went to school with, you could tell they were dirt poor. -- Danny DeVito
  • Modern records are all made with virtually identical gear, software plug-ins and everything. Everybody wants everything to sound like the last thing that was popular because they're chasing their tails. -- Dweezil Zappa
  • In recitals, you are naked before the audience - well, naked with your jacket and tails. The audience sees and hears the real person, not some role you are interpreting. -- Jose Carreras
  • What's happened - in our country, anyhow - is that the young people have shied away from the formality of the concert hall, that tie - and - tails philharmonic image. -- Chuck Mangione
  • It's a very strange thing for a designer to say, but one of the things that really irritates me in products is when I'm aware of designers wagging their tails in my face. -- Jonathan Ive
  • On the Net, the bell curve reclaims its tails. The uncommon is as accessible as the common. The very fragmentation of the Internet allows us to find ourselves in other people - and to know that we are not alone. -- Virginia Postrel
  • I'm a bit of a traditionalist; the ballroom is all about tails and I never mess about with that. But for the Latin you can have a bit fun: tight trousers, gold shirt open to my waist, be a bit ridiculous. -- Anton du Beke
  • I had Hallowe'en parties every year, as it was my birthday five days before. My parents would actually put prosthetic noses on, and my dad would wear a top-hat and tails, put on a fake curly moustache, and hold a pipe. -- Bat for Lashes
  • Before Medicare, nearly half of American seniors were forced to go without coverage because insurance companies were reluctant to insure them - making the chances of having health insurance as a senior the same as getting tails on a coin flip. -- John B. Larson
  • One important measurement issue concerns the fat tails problem that I mentioned earlier. VAR is concerned with extreme outcomes. If the tails of the probability distributions we are using are too thin, our VAR measures are likely to be too low. -- John Hull
  • There is no such thing as a crazy dog person in New York. Are there people who are completely insane about their dogs? Hordes. But cat people may as well have whiskers and tails themselves. That's because their pets' lack of social need taps straight into our worst fears as the human inhabitants of New York. -- Sloane Crosley
  • What happened is, when I was doing 'Taxi,' the last year, we did this thing where we had on top hats and tails, and we pretended to tap-dance. And I said to myself, 'You know, I always wanted to know how to do this.' So I got myself a teacher, and I started studying, and I got hooked. -- Tony Danza
  • Rationalism crashes in the tails. -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Liberals have many tails and chase them all. -- H. L. Mencken
  • Heads I win, tails I don't lose much. -- Mohnish Pabrai
  • I don't like top hats, white ties, and tails. -- Fred Astaire
  • I'm just a hoofer with a spare set of tails. -- Fred Astaire
  • People think I was born in top hat and tails. -- Fred Astaire
  • Melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin. -- Gunter Grass
  • The ultimate compound return rate is acutely sensitive to fat tails. -- William Poundstone
  • One way or the other, we?ve always got to chase our tails.... -- Tony Stewart
  • Put all the pervs in jail, bring back the birch and cat-o-nine tails. -- Ray Davies
  • All along the backwater, Through the rushes tall, Ducks are a-dabbling, Up tails all! -- Kenneth Grahame
  • Comets are like cats: they have tails, and they do precisely what they want. -- David H. Levy
  • Crystalline swirls of sugar and flour still lingered in the air like kite tails. -- Sarah Addison Allen
  • Peacocks have the bright feathers. Fish have the long tails. Women have the mall. -- Janette Rallison
  • Dogs are easy. If their tails are up and their eyes are soft, you're in. -- Paula McLain
  • Chance wore a white tuxedo with tails. On anyone else? Doopy. On him? Yes, please. -- Kathy Reichs
  • I have decided many a stylistic problem first by my head, then by heads or tails. -- Karl Kraus
  • Most people would say 'the deets', but I say 'the tails'. Just another example of innovation. -- Aziz Ansari
  • That's what love is made of, snakes, snails, and puppy dog tails, sugar, spice, and everything nice. -- Smokey Robinson
  • Down the road someone is practicing scales, The notes like little fishes vanish with a wink of tails -- Louis MacNeice
  • I think mice Are rather nice. Their tails are long, Their faces small, They haven't any Chins at all. -- Rose Fyleman
  • Above the forest of the parakeets, A parakeet of parakeets prevails, A pip of life amid a mort of tails. -- Wallace Stevens
  • Life is filled with abstractions, and the only way to make heads or tails of it is going through intuition. -- David Lynch
  • With little wit and ease to suit them, They whirl in narrow circling trails, Like kittens playing with their tails. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • None of [the books are] worth reading. There are no fairy tales, no faerie tails, no sword-swinging princesses or lightning-throwing gods. -- Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The white tails of rabbits, according to some theologians, have a purpose, namely to make it easier for sportsmen to shoot them. -- Bertrand Russell
  • I've always believed that we could reach past genre -- we didn't ride the grunge coat-tails; we've always been on our terms. -- Billy Corgan
  • Ye monsters of the bubbling deep, Your Maker's praises spout; Up from the sands ye codlings peep, And wag your tails about. -- Cotton Mather
  • Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over. -- Walter Inglis Anderson
  • but one of the things that really irritates me in products is when I'm aware of designers wagging their tails in my face. -- Jonathan Ive
  • Liver, lungs, heads, tails, kidneys, testicles, all of these things which are traditional, delicious and nutritious parts of our gastronomy go to waste. -- Tristram Stuart
  • I have friends who've tried to break into the UK, who went back with their tails between their legs. Fortunately I've had the opposite experience. -- Michael Bolton
  • Much to popular disbelief, horses walking around during the elections with their tails straight up in the air are not showing off their Bush/Quale buttons. -- Dan Quayle
  • The Ritz in London has an old-fashioned charm, with waiters wearing tails and white gloves. The dining room is exquisite, with immaculate service and ornate details. -- Anton du Beke
  • We're like little puppies chasing our tails. We realize we're never getting what we want and then realize we need to do something a bit more profound. -- Isha Judd
  • We're deciding the fate of the multiverse with a flip of a coin. Heads or tails, doc. If that isn't a game, I don't know what is. -- E.C. Myers
  • Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end. -- Max Eastman
  • What is easily the most dangerous spot cats choose for sleeping? Beneath our feet-sprawled out in hallways or in doorways, tails predictably extended just to be stepped on. -- Arnold Hano
  • Their horses were of great stature, strong and clean-limbed; their gray coats glistened, their long tails flowed in the wind, their manes were braided on their proud necks. -- J. R. R. Tolkien
  • My dad was a great competitor in his own way. He would never let us win at anything, and we had to work our tails off to beat him. -- Pete Carroll
  • I'd like to be a dog. Dogs are nice. They can sleep any time, they wag their tails and on top of that they can get stroked all the time. -- Emmanuel Petit
  • Then again, in some of our meetings, the Upyri bring cocktails, shaking both cocks and tails. Bitches. You can't live with them, they can't live without you. It's a lose-lose situation. -- Yannis Karatsioris
  • Only the scenario writers are exempt. These are tied between the tails of two spirited Caucasian ponies, which are then driven off in opposite directions. This custom is called a conference. -- S. J. Perelman
  • I think it is a huge honor to get to go play for the troops who have been working their tails off for several years, some with several tours under their belt. -- Joe Nichols
  • A sentence starts out like a lone traveler heading into a blizzard at midnight, tilting into the wind, one arm shielding his face, the tails of his thin coat flapping behind him. -- Billy Collins
  • I arrived in Hollywood twenty pounds overweight and as strong as an ox. But if I put on a white tails and tux like Fred Astaire, I still looked like a truck driver. -- Gene Kelly
  • In life you are given two ends; one to think with and the other to sit on. Your success in life depends on which end you use most. Heads you win, tails you lose. -- Conrad Burns
  • Perhaps eggs are like neurons, which also are not replenished in adulthood: they know too much. Eggs must plan the party. Sperm need only to show up- wearing top hat and tails, of course. -- Natalie Angier
  • Now look, for instance, at the way they serve dogs, cutting off their tails to make them look plucky, and shearing up their pretty little ears to a point to make them look sharp -- Anna Sewell
  • Two-thirds of all preachers, doctors and lawyers are hanging on to the coat tails of progress, shouting, whoa! while a good many of the rest are busy strewing banana peels along the line of march. -- Elbert Hubbard
  • I flung my tongue round like a cat-o'-nine-tails so that my pleasant peaceful infant room became little less than a German concentration camp as I took out on the children what life should have got. -- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
  • In the intermission, between group one and group two, you go to your dressing-room and change every stitch you have on you: underwear, shirt, tie, socks, pants and tails. Your other clothes are soaking wet. -- George Antheil