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48 Companionable Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Editing is the most companionable form of education.Ed Weeks Companionable Sayings By Ed Weeks: Editing is the most companionable form of education.
I want to just be lazy and I want some of the people around me to be doing things, because that makes me feel comfortable and safe - and I want some of them to be doing nothing at all, because they can be graceful and companionable for me.F Scott Fitzgerald Companionable Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: I want to just be lazy and I want some of the people around me
There is much to be said for cherry blossoms, but they seem so flighty. They are so quick to run off and leave you. And then just when your regrets are the strongest the wisteria comes into bloom, and it blooms on into the summer. There is nothing quite like it. Even the color is somehow companionable and inviting.Murasaki Shikibu Companionable Sayings By Murasaki Shikibu: There is much to be said for cherry blossoms, but they seem so flighty. They
Dawn is such a private hour, don't you think? Such a solitary hour. One always hears that said of midnight, but I think of midnight as remarkably companionable - everyone together, sleeping in the dark." "I am afraid I am interrupting your solitude," Anna said. "No, no," the boy said. "Oh, no. Solitude is a condition best enjoyed in company." He grinned at her, quickly, and Anna smiled back. "Especially the company of one other soul," he added, turning back to the sea.Eleanor Catton Companionable Sayings By Eleanor Catton: Dawn is such a private hour, don't you think? Such a solitary hour. One always
With relish, Thomas More thus sketches Richard's character: He was close and secret, a deep dissembler, lowly of countenance, arrogant of heart, outwardly companionable where he inwardly hated, not hesitating to kiss whom he thought to kill.Richard III Of England Companionable Sayings By Richard III Of England: With relish, Thomas More thus sketches Richard's character: He was close and secret, a deep
They sat in the companionable awkwardness caused by knowing extremely private things about each other that had never been directly confided.Jodi Picoult Companionable Sayings By Jodi Picoult: They sat in the companionable awkwardness caused by knowing extremely private things about each other
After 25 years sitting on my own in a room, I was looking for a more companionable job and wanted to work more collaboratively. I've also been very lucky in my career, with good advances and multibook deals. But there is some extent to which I worried that I was writing for the contract and not for the impulse of the thing itself.Jim Crace Companionable Sayings By Jim Crace: After 25 years sitting on my own in a room, I was looking for a
My book experiences on board of the frigate proved an example of a fact which every book-lover must have experienced before me, namely, that though public libraries have an imposing air, and doubtless contain invaluable volumes, yet, somehow, the books that prove most agreeable, grateful, and companionable, are those we pick up by chance here and there; those which seem put into our hands by Providence; those which pretend to little, but abound in much.Herman Melville Companionable Sayings By Herman Melville: My book experiences on board of the frigate proved an example of a fact which
[On Watermelon Man:] ... it is impossible to look at this film without its giving you a share in its insane bad taste, which is rather companionable of it ...Penelope Gilliatt Companionable Sayings By Penelope Gilliatt: [On Watermelon Man:] ... it is impossible to look at this film without its giving
Most importantly, what you get from a greasy spoon is a certain kind of smell that has been almost legislated out of existence. It is cigaretty, certainly, and it also has the catch-throat quality of smoking fat. It is a warm, companionable fug that rises to meet you as you step through the door on a late autumn day and it is how public places used to smell in my childhood in the 1970s. It is real, it is human, and it beats anything I know.Kathryn Hughes Companionable Sayings By Kathryn Hughes: Most importantly, what you get from a greasy spoon is a certain kind of smell
Let's just enjoy it for ourselves. Dawn is such a private hour, don't you think? Such a solitary hour. One always hears that said of midnight, but I think of midnight as remarkably companionable - everyone together, sleeping in the dark.'
'I am afraid I am interrupting your solitude,' Anna said.
'No, no,' the boy said. 'Oh, no. Solitude is best enjoyed in company.' He grinned at her, quickly, and Anna smiled back. 'Especially the company of one other soul,' he added, turning back to the sea. 'It's dreadful to feel alone and really be alone. But I love to enjoy the feeling when I'm not.
Eleanor Catton Companionable Sayings By Eleanor Catton: Let's just enjoy it for ourselves. Dawn is such a private hour, don't you think?
(An) Analogy has been drawn between the metaphysical experience of prayer and an ordinary human friendship. This may progress from initial civility, through engagement in common business, to conversations of mutual interest punctuated with companionable silences; after that meetings may become occasions for sudden outbursts of passionate conviction or declarations of love.Adrian House Companionable Sayings By Adrian House: (An) Analogy has been drawn between the metaphysical experience of prayer and an ordinary human
Lizards of every temper, style, and color dwell here, seemingly as happy and companionable as the birds and squirrels.John Muir Companionable Sayings By John Muir: Lizards of every temper, style, and color dwell here, seemingly as happy and companionable as
It is important that early in life you choose companionable prejudices, for the fact is that they are likely to stay with you for a lifetime.Virginia Cary Hudson Companionable Sayings By Virginia Cary Hudson: It is important that early in life you choose companionable prejudices, for the fact is
Of all the evenings it is possible to spend, a companionable evening with friends is the best.Amanda Grange Companionable Sayings By Amanda Grange: Of all the evenings it is possible to spend, a companionable evening with friends is
The prices are vertiginous. Carlinhos and Wagner take a booth and they talk and dip their wafers of exquisite beef into the sauces but most of the time they keep companionable silence together, as close men do, and find they have communicated everything. RunIan McDonald Companionable Sayings By Ian McDonald: The prices are vertiginous. Carlinhos and Wagner take a booth and they talk and dip
Back you fly to your perch, ashamed as well as frustrated. Life is almost all perch. There is no nest; and no one is with you, on exactly the same rock or out on the same limb. The circumstances of passion are all too petty to be companionable.Glenway Wescott Companionable Sayings By Glenway Wescott: Back you fly to your perch, ashamed as well as frustrated. Life is almost all
You always ought to have tom cats arranged, you know - it makes 'em more companionable.Noel Coward Companionable Sayings By Noel Coward: You always ought to have tom cats arranged, you know - it makes 'em more
Geese are friends to no one, they bad mouth everybody and everything. But they are companionable once you get used to their ingratitude and false accusations.E.B. White Companionable Sayings By E.B. White: Geese are friends to no one, they bad mouth everybody and everything. But they are
They sat in companionable silence for a few moments after that, while the sun settled into its downward arc in the west and long shadows began to creep across the face of the city.Scott Lynch Companionable Sayings By Scott Lynch: They sat in companionable silence for a few moments after that, while the sun settled
And here, right at the start, one encounters a new difficulty. For the task of reestablishing the notion of God's authority is obstructed not only by the depreciation of authority itself, but also by a false, pre-established picture of God- found even within the church.
Certainly, the church has preserved the concept of a loving God, a merciful God, a compassionate God. But have Christians generally themselves any vivid sense of God's power and dominion? Do we, when we worship God, or when we reflect on His nature, catch a clear echo of His resounding and indomitable majesty? ... It cannot be denied that this is the God we are supposed to worship- not just a companionable God who is to be sidled up to and nestled against, but and awesome God before whom the worshipper prostrates himself, a wrathful God whose raised right arm can shake the universe.
Harry Blamires Companionable Sayings By Harry Blamires: And here, right at the start, one encounters a new difficulty. For the task of
The books that prove most agreeable, grateful, and companionable, are those we pick up by chance here and there; those which seem put into our hands by Providence; those which pretend to little, but abound by much.Herman Melville Companionable Sayings By Herman Melville: The books that prove most agreeable, grateful, and companionable, are those we pick up by
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.Henry David Thoreau Companionable Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be
The two of us rode in companionable silence until the car pulled into Ivy's drive. Bodie cut the engine, and I reached for the door handle.Jennifer Lynn Barnes Companionable Sayings By Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The two of us rode in companionable silence until the car pulled into Ivy's drive.
Newness wears off.
This is something I've learned about relationships. I've had more than a few run their course, the idiosyncrasies that were once endearing becoming annoying, the jump of my heart into my throat at the sight of her lessening to a skip, then a pause, then the bare recognition that at some point slips into dread, and you know it's time to end it.
It's different with Alex. The newness might have faded, which is inevitable, but it's grown into something better. The panic of not being able to come up with something to say to her has settled into the comfort of companionable silence, my hand resting on her knee, or her head on my chest. The frantic need to be near her and know how she feels has morphed into an almost pleasant ache of missing her when she's not with me, because I know we'll be together again.
Mindy McGinnis Companionable Sayings By Mindy McGinnis: Newness wears off.This is something I've learned about relationships. I've had more than a few
People believe Loose Change because it proposes a closed world: comprehensible, controllable, small. Despite the great evil which runs it, it is more companionable than the chaos which really governs our lives, a world without destination or purpose.George Monbiot Companionable Sayings By George Monbiot: People believe Loose Change because it proposes a closed world: comprehensible, controllable, small. Despite the
Yeah." They shared a companionable silence as the coffee brewed. When it was finished, Holden poured two mugs and handed one to Naomi. "Captain," she said, then paused. "Jim. I've been a pain-in-the-ass XO so far. I've been stressed out and scared shitless about eighty percent of the time." "You do an amazing job of hiding that fact," Holden replied.James S.A. Corey Companionable Sayings By James S.A. Corey: Yeah." They shared a companionable silence as the coffee brewed. When it was finished, Holden
Glowing screens, increasingly foldable, portable, companionable, anticipating any possible question the human brain might generate.Jhumpa Lahiri Companionable Sayings By Jhumpa Lahiri: Glowing screens, increasingly foldable, portable, companionable, anticipating any possible question the human brain might generate.
We felt tired to our bones but anointed by life in a durable, companionable way, for at least the present moment. We the living take every step in tandem with death, naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven, whether we can see that or not. We bear it by the grace of friendship, good mels, and if we need them, talking turkey heads.Barbara Kingsolver Companionable Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: We felt tired to our bones but anointed by life in a durable, companionable way,
When Ronan thought of Gansey, he thought of moving into Monmouth Manufacturing, of nights spent in companionable insomnia, of a summer searching for a king, of Gansey asking the Gray Man for his life. Brothers.Maggie Stiefvater Companionable Sayings By Maggie Stiefvater: When Ronan thought of Gansey, he thought of moving into Monmouth Manufacturing, of nights spent
A river is the most human and companionable of all inanimate things. It has a life, a character, a voice of its own; and it is as full of good fellowship as a sugar maple is of sap. It can talk in various tones, loud or low, and of many subjects grave and gay ... For real company and friendship there is nothing, outside of the animal kingdom, that is comparable to a river.Henry Van Dyke Companionable Sayings By Henry Van Dyke: A river is the most human and companionable of all inanimate things. It has a
A Hamburger is warm and fragrant and juicy. A hamburger is soft and nonthreatening. It personifies the Great Mother herself who has nourished us from the beginning. A hamburger is an icon of layered circles, the circle being at once the most spiritual and the most sensual of shapes. A hamburger is companionable and faintly erotic. The nipple of the Goddess, the bountiful belly-ball of Eve. You are what you think you eat.Tom Robbins Companionable Sayings By Tom Robbins: A Hamburger is warm and fragrant and juicy. A hamburger is soft and nonthreatening. It
Watching TV is companionable: you share an experience, you can comment on the action here and there for a bit of conversation ... it's a way of showing someone that you want his or her company and engaging in a low-key, pleasant, undemanding way.Gretchen Rubin Companionable Sayings By Gretchen Rubin: Watching TV is companionable: you share an experience, you can comment on the action here
The tops of pages are river-and-rain-warped, the whole book buckled a bit from travel, age and pockets, but it's a book that feels companionable somehow, if you know what I mean. In it there are many pages with lines underscored, or in some cases with just ascending wing-like Nike tick-marks next to a paragraph.Niall Williams Companionable Sayings By Niall Williams: The tops of pages are river-and-rain-warped, the whole book buckled a bit from travel, age
They shared a small moment of bizarre, companionable silence -they boy who'd forgotten everything about his history, and the boy who'd never known it.Cassandra Clare Companionable Sayings By Cassandra Clare: They shared a small moment of bizarre, companionable silence -they boy who'd forgotten everything about
No, no." I motion vaguely. "Relax. Don't look so ... guardlike." They drop formation at once, glancing at one another shamefaced. Hector draped an arm around my shoulder as if we were out for a companionable stroll. He leans down and says, "So. Horrible heat we've been having lately.Rae Carson Companionable Sayings By Rae Carson: No, no." I motion vaguely. "Relax. Don't look so ... guardlike." They drop formation at
In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried ... nothing is so warming and companionable.Elizabeth Goudge Companionable Sayings By Elizabeth Goudge: In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and
Peter kept the same pace that I did, even though I knew that I helplessly dragged my feet. The image of a doctor guiding an invalid grudgingly entered my mind. Yet there was a companionable silence as we trudged onward. My mind was still half vacant, but I felt safe. And, although our hands did not touch, I felt as if they did.Gina Marinello-Sweeney Companionable Sayings By Gina Marinello-Sweeney: Peter kept the same pace that I did, even though I knew that I helplessly
We found a smooth inviting boulder under a vast banyan tree, and sat in companionable silence. There unexpectedly, on that rock, I saw the secret of contentment. True happiness is only ever possible if you have been unhappy. And there, at that moment, I couldn't remember the last time I had felt so peaceful. It wouldn't have been possible for me to take in any more happiness.
Moti turned to me and smiled as if she knew. I realised then that this moment and this wonderful feeling would sustain me for a long, long time.
Jane Wilson-Howarth Companionable Sayings By Jane Wilson-Howarth: We found a smooth inviting boulder under a vast banyan tree, and sat in companionable
There had fallen between us what Dogger once referred to as "a companionable silence," a little parcel of time during which neither of us felt any particular need to talk.Alan Bradley Companionable Sayings By Alan Bradley: There had fallen between us what Dogger once referred to as "a companionable silence," a
Philosophy is to the mind of the architect as eyesight to his steps. The Term 'genius' when applied to him simply means a man who understands what others only know about. A poet, artist or architect, necessarily 'understands' in this sense and is likely, if not careful, to have the term 'genius' applied to him; in which case he will no longer be thought human, trustworthy or companionable.
Whatever may be his medium of expression he utters truth with manifest beauty of thought. If he is an architect, his building is natural. In him, philosophy and genius live by each other, but the combination is subject to popular suspicion and appellation 'genius' likely to settle him
so far as the public is concerned.
Frank Lloyd Wright Companionable Sayings By Frank Lloyd Wright: Philosophy is to the mind of the architect as eyesight to his steps. The Term
His anger stirred her own and she suddenly thought she understood their problem: they were too polite, too constrained, too timorous, they went around each other on tiptoes, murmuring, whispering, deferring, agreeing. They barely knew each other and never could because of the blanket of companionable near-silence that smothered their differences and blinded them as much as it bound them.Ian McEwan Companionable Sayings By Ian McEwan: His anger stirred her own and she suddenly thought she understood their problem: they were
Even sad stories are company. And perhaps that's why you might read such a chronicle, to look into a companionable darkness that isn't yours.Mark Doty Companionable Sayings By Mark Doty: Even sad stories are company. And perhaps that's why you might read such a chronicle,
Still flutters there, the sole unquiet thing.
Methinks, its motion in this hush of nature
Gives it dim sympathies with me who live,
Making it a companionable form,
Whose puny flaps and freaks the idling Spirit
By its own moods interprets, every where
Echo or mirror seeking of itself,
And makes a toy of Thought.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Companionable Sayings By Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Still flutters there, the sole unquiet thing.Methinks, its motion in this hush of natureGives it
We have almost all had the experience of gazing at the full moon. But those of us who are neither astronomers nor astronauts are unlikely to have scheduled moongazing appointments. For Zen Buddhists in Japan, however, every year, on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar, followers gather at nightfall around specially constructed cone-shaped viewing platforms, where for several hours prayers are read aloud which use the moon as a springboard for reflections on Zen ideas of impermanence, a ritual known as tsukimi. Candles are lit and white rice dumplings (tsukimi dango) are prepared and shared out among strangers in an atmosphere at once companionable and serene, a feeling thereby supported by a ceremony, by architecture, by good company and by food.Alain De Botton Companionable Sayings By Alain De Botton: We have almost all had the experience of gazing at the full moon. But those
A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.P.D. James Companionable Sayings By P.D. James: A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death.
A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature. You can't get it by breeding for it, and you can't buy it with money. It just happens along.E.B. White Companionable Sayings By E.B. White: A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature. You can't get it
More poignant for us, at Laetoli in Tanzania are the companionable footprints of three real hominids, probably Australopithecus afarensis, walking together 3.6 million years ago in what was then fresh volcanic ash. Who does not wonder what these individuals were to each other, whether they held hands or even talked, and what forgotten errand they shared in a Pliocene dawn?Richard Dawkins Companionable Sayings By Richard Dawkins: More poignant for us, at Laetoli in Tanzania are the companionable footprints of three real