„What you have in your head, put down on paper. The head is a fragile vessel.“

Page 229
Testimony (1979)

Adopted from Wikiquote. Last update Nov. 19, 2021. History
Dmitri Shostakovich photo
Dmitri Shostakovich32
Russian composer and pianist 1906 - 1975

Related quotes

Cormac McCarthy photo
Dolores O'Riordan photo
Robert Graves photo

„Down, wanton, down! Have you no shame
That at the whisper of Love’s name,
Or Beauty’s, presto! up you raise
Your angry head and stand at gaze?“

—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985

"Down, Wanton, Down!," lines 1-4, from Poems 1930-1933 (1933).
Poems

„It's all in your head — you just have no idea how big your head is.“

—  Lon Milo DuQuette American occult writer 1948

Source: The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford (2001), Chapter 8

Antonio Gramsci photo

„If you beat your head against the wall, it is your head that breaks and not the wall.“

—  Antonio Gramsci Italian writer, politician, theorist, sociologist and linguist 1891 - 1937

Ernest Hemingway photo
Harper Lee photo
Frederik Pohl photo

„I don’t think you know what it’s like to have someone head over heels in love with you. What’s the good of a man who’s upside down?“

—  Frederik Pohl, book Man Plus

Source: Man Plus (1976), Chapter 7, “Mortal Becoming Monster” (p. 81)

„Work but use your head as well as your hands, trust in God and He will never let you down.“

—  Timothy Quill Early Dáil member, cooperative organiser, agriculturalist 1901 - 1960

The Cork Examiner (1955)

Grace Slick photo
Gordon Ramsay photo
Trent Reznor photo
Ryan Adams photo
Lawrence Durrell photo
Stephan Pastis photo

„When you’re a cartoonist, you sort of have to be, like, sensitive – or maybe open’s a better word – to what’s going on around you. When you’re an attorney, you’re just like a bulldog with your head down.“

—  Stephan Pastis American cartoonist 1968

Source: Strip deals wry Pearls of wisdom https://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/dec/24/strip_deals_wry_pearls_wisdom/?living (December 24, 2006)

Bill Maher photo

„If you, the citizen, deliberately vote for someone who won't give you healthcare over someone who will, you need to have your head examined. Except you can't afford to have your head examined.“

—  Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956

Real Time with Bill Maher
Source: "On the poor and the rich" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKe7XNTWTUc&feature=PlayList&p=159B6F88FE3D7D74&playnext_from=PL&index=44

Lois McMaster Bujold photo

„What a strange world you must live in, inside your head.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga

Aftermaths (p. 252)
Vorkosigan Saga, Shards of Honor (1986)

David Levithan photo

Related topics