Yarn quotes:

  • I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. -- William Shakespeare
  • Spinning yarns is a protection against the nuttiness... the greed, the hate all around us. -- John D. Voelker
  • There are stories in everything. I've got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts, and newspaper stands. -- O. Henry
  • It is not so much that we, using our brains, spin our yarns, as that our brains, using yarns, spin us. -- Daniel Dennett
  • [As a young teenager] Galois read [Legendre's] geometry from cover to cover as easily as other boys read a pirate yarn. -- Eric Temple Bell
  • When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be. -- Julia Glass
  • My first duty to write a gripping yarn. Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel. Only third comes the idea. -- David Brin
  • I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn. After a while, all my characters become very close friends. -- Meg Tilly
  • My parents ... are more like cats. They accidentally had a litter of kittens, and then emotionally moved on to whatever ball of yarn rolled past their line of sight. -- Jenny Mollen
  • I told personal stories the way [Bill] Cosby would spin a yarn for ten minutes. I think in hindsight it works better as a long story than as a condensed monologue. -- Ed Helms
  • I've always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life. -- Karen Allen
  • If each person in this world will simply take a small piece of this huge thing, this amazing quilt, and work it regardless of the color of the yarn, we will have harmony on this planet. -- Cicely Tyson
  • I'm a yarnaholic. That means I have more yarn stashed away than any one person could possibly use in three or four lifetimes. There's something inspiring about yarn that makes me feel I could never have enough. -- Debbie Macomber
  • The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our own virtues. -- William Shakespeare
  • Achieving the state of SABLE is not, as many people who live with these knitters believe, a reason to stop buying yarn, but for the knitter it is an indication to write a will, bequeathing the stash to an appropriate heir. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Renaissance cowboy/raconteur Pop Wagner ...deadpan funny ...his presence is like meeting Woody Guthrie and Will Rogers riding a single, many colored horse. Pop is a kind of 'textile genius' who is able to spin, at once, both yarn and rope. -- Ron Miles
  • I don't just use yarn from a store. I buy old sweaters from consignment shops. The older the better, and unravel them. There are countries of women in this scarf/shawl/blanket. Soon it will be big enough to keep me warm. -- Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Our job as actors, especially in front of a camera, is almost like textile artists. We spend so much time getting the right texture of yarn, and working out the color scheme, and binding off the weave, and making it just right. -- Anthony Heald
  • Spin' is a polite word for deception. Spinners mislead by means that range from subtle omissions to outright lies. Spin paints a false picture of reality by bending facts, mischaracterizing the words of others, ignoring or denying crucial evidence, or just 'spinning a yarn' - by making things up. -- Kathleen Hall Jamieson
  • I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over. -- John Masefield
  • With undead armies, psychotic angels and exploding airships, Scar Night is a gripping, ripping yarn which rattles along at a great pace. Tether all that to the knock-out image at the heart of the novel-Deepgate, a Gothic city built on a network of chains over a great abyss-and you have urban fantasy at its best. -- Hal Duncan
  • I have not much faith in women in fiction.... Women are so horribly subjective and they have such scorn for the healthy commonplace. When a woman writes a story of adventure, a stout sea tale, a manly battle yarn, anything without wine, women, and love, then I will begin to hope for something great from them, not before. -- Willa Cather
  • It is a peculiarity of knitters that they chronically underestimate the amount of time it takes to knit something. Birthday on Saturday? No problem. Socks are small. Never mind that the average sock knit out of sock-weight yarn contains about 17,000 stitches. Never mind that you need two of them. (That's 34,000 stitches, for anybody keeping track.) Socks are only physically small. By stitch count, they are immense. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • There was a time before I felt I was a real writer, when I was a yarn spinner and I just wanted to tell story until it was over. But then there came a time where I was like, 'No, I want to understand something through writing this that I might have not understood before. I want people to come away with something to think about.' -- Joss Whedon
  • If I gave up writing, I'd have to find an equally obsessive way to fill my time. Yarn-bombing skyscrapers or making houses out of empty soda bottles. -- Eden Robinson
  • Tangle me up like Grandma's yarn, -- Luke Bryan
  • ... everyone has to knit when they're here. ... But not every person has to use yarn. -- Kate Jacobs
  • Differences simply act as a yarn of curiosity unraveling until we get to the other side. -- Ciore Taylor
  • Maybe that's why Jesus was so fond of parables: Nothing describes the indescribable like a good yarn. -- Cathleen Falsani
  • I believe that the yarn we spin is capable of mending the broken warp and woof of our life! -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • It is a little known fact that much like birds, who can always find north, knitters can always find yarn. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • A sci-fi yarn that ponders the meaning of time and the importance of evolution while occasionally throwing in some shootouts. -- James Berardinelli
  • I'm a yarn teller. My job is to engage you as much as I can and as often as I can. -- Ridley Scott
  • And telling a story, I suppose, is like winding a skein of spun yarn- you sometimes lose track of the beginning. -- Edith Pattou
  • The chances of running out of yarn on a project are directly related to the difficulty that you will have getting more. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Kittens play with yarn, they bat it around. What they're really doing is saying, "I can't knit, get this away from me!" -- Mitch Hedberg
  • It turns out I will buy any yarn, even yarn I will never use, if the store discounts it by more than 50 percent. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Amazing, really, to think of what a man could achieve with the simple ability to put pen to paper and spin a decent yarn. -- Graham Moore
  • Hollywood no longer offers entertainment. Instead, activism has replaced acting, and sermons have supplanted stories. Instead of a good yarn, you get a yawn. -- Ilana Mercer
  • I'm just trying to tell a nice story. Whether you're a writer or a producer, all you want to do is tell a good yarn. -- Irwin Winkler
  • God, the Master Weaver. He stretches the yarn and intertwines the colors, the ragged twine with the velvet strings, the pains with the pleasures. Nothing escapes his reach. -- Max Lucado
  • The first thing that attracts me to any script is the writing. If I find myself becoming lost in a good yarn, then I feel certain that others will, too. -- Anne-Marie Duff
  • As project chief you are creating a narrative, a story, a good yarn. If you look at the process-journey that way, you and your gang will ... dramatically up the odds of a WOW outcome! -- Tom Peters