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Quote Left Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still can't see. I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing It ought to make you proud. I say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Quote Right
Quote Left Genius is a bend in the creek where bright water has gathered, and which mirrors the trees, the sky and the banks. It just does that because it is there and the scenery is there. Talent is a fine mirror with a silver frame, with the name of the owner engraved on the back. Quote Right
Quote Left A guy says, 'I'm so old that I forgot how old I am.' An old woman says, 'I'll tell you how old you are. Take off your clothes and bend over.' The man does this. The woman says, 'You're seventy four.' The man says, 'How can you tell?' The woman says, 'You Quote Right
Quote Left Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them. Quote Right
Quote Left Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day. Quote Right
Quote Left Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.N.B. This quote is commonly misquoted as savage beast. Quote Right
Quote Left We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness. It was very quiet there. At night sometimes the roll of the drums behind the curtain of trees would run up the river and remain sustained faintly, as if hovering in the air high over our heads, till the first break of day ... The dawn were heralded by a chill stillness; the wood-cutters slept, their fires burned low; the snapping of a twig would make you start. We were wanderers on a prehistoric planet ... But suddenly, as we struggled round a bend, there would be a glimpse of rush walls, of peaked grass-roof, a burst of yells, a whirl of black limbs, a mass of hands clapping, of feet stamping, of bodies swaying, of eyes rolling, under the droops of heavy and motionless foliage. Quote Right
Quote Left Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. Quote Right
Quote Left It was easy enough to bend them to my wish, it was easy enough to alter them with a touch. Quote Right
Quote Left Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress Quote Right
Quote Left What would you have me do? Search out some powerful patronage, and be Like crawling ivy clinging to a tree? No thank you. Dedicate, like all the others, Verses to plutocrats, while caution smothers Whatever might offend my lord and master? No thank you. Kneel until my knee-caps fester, Bend my back until I crack my spine, And scratch another’s back if he’ll scratch mine? No thank you. Dining out to curry favour, Meeting the influential till I slaver, Suiting my style to what the critics want With slavish copy of the latest can’t? No thanks! Ready to jump through any hoop To be the great man of a little group? Be blown off course, with madrigals for sails, By the old women sighing through their veils? Labouring to write a line of such good breeding Its only fault is that it’s not worth reading? To ingratiate myself, abject with fear, And fawn and flatter to avoid a sneer? No thanks, no thanks, no thanks! But just to sing, Dream, laugh, and take my tilt of wing, To cock a snook whenever I shall choose, To fight for yes and no, come win or lose, To travel without thought of fame or fortune Wherever I care to go to under the moon! Never to write a line that hasn’t come Directly from my heart: and so, with some Modesty, to tell myself: My boy, Be satisfied with a flower, a fruit, the joy Of a single leaf, so long as it was grown In your own garden. Then, if success is won By any chance, you have nothing to render to A hollow Caesar: the merit belongs to you. In short, I won’t be a parasite; I’ll be My own intention, stand alone and free, And suit my voice to what my own eyes see! Quote Right
Quote Left Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. N.B.: This quote is commonly misquoted as savage beast. Quote Right
Quote Left Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us. Quote Right
Quote Left It is difficult indeed to understand the ego in its depth and devious ways. It is an inert entity, that is to say, it cannot know itself not can it know others; It has no fear; it will not bend before others; it degrades man from the golden glory, which is his due, to the level of lowly dust. Quote Right
Quote Left With rivers as with good friends, you always feel better for a few hours in their presence; you always want to review your dialogue, years later, with a particular pool or riffle or bend, and to live back through the layers of experience. We have been to this river before and together. We have much to relive. Quote Right
Quote Left Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend. Quote Right
Quote Left In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic. Quote Right
Quote Left Music has charms to soothe the savage breast
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
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Quote Left Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath. Quote Right
Quote Left Better bend than break. Quote Right
Quote Left People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend. Quote Right
Quote Left Young, and so thin, and so straight. So straight! as if nothing could ever bend her.... Quote Right
Quote Left We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective. Quote Right
Quote Left Humans - who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals - have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and 'animals' is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them - without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeelingly toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us. Quote Right
Quote Left If you force the trail to emerge and turn with your every command, then most likely it will only become what you imagined. If you just enjoy the anticipation of each new curve and seize it as it comes, the road around the bend might lead to the unimaginable. Quote Right
Quote Left Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth. Neo: What truth? Spoon boy: There is no spoon. Neo: There is no spoon? Spoon boy: Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself. Quote Right
Quote Left The academic mind can eat away the very basis of its own assurance ... produce contortions when it tries to bend over backward ... allow itself to be dismayed by the picture it has created of relentless historical process. Quote Right
Quote Left Resilency is an important factor in living. The winds of life may bend us. To courageously straighten again after our heads have been bowed by defeat, disappointment and suffering is the supreme test of character. Quote Right
Quote Left My reason is not framed to bend or stoop: my knees are. Quote Right
Quote Left Let no one be discouraged by the belief there is nothing one person can do against the enormous array of the world's ills, misery, ignorance, and violence. Few will have the greatness to bend history, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. And in the total of all those acts will be written the history of a generation. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Bend

Quote Left What if heaven and earth face their fast ends? Our love for each other to no threat bends! Quote Right
Quote Left A vida mais feliz de todas é uma solidão ocupada. A solidão ocupada é a atividade das pessoas que buscam paciência para aceitar as pequenas coisas da vida e criam coragem para as grandes provações. A pessoa que desenvolve a solidão ocupada chega ao início do dia com a certeza de que vai fazer o melhor e depois vai dormir sabendo que ALGUÉM está acordado. Quote Right
Quote Left which post to stand that does not bend beneath the weight of need Quote Right
Quote Left we are the gastric ghosts of all we consume the space that was there before the room our dance the dance of bending straw beneath the weighted broom Quote Right
Quote Left Goodbye; I forgive you, yet you taught me repeatedly not to bend or have heart... Thank you. This hurts less because of all you have taught. Quote Right
Quote Left He seemed like a nice guy, but then I realised he just wanted to bend me. Quote Right
Quote Left Your conscience can wrap itself around anything when the edge of reason begins bending. Quote Right
Quote Left If you ever feel like you could be doing more chances are you could. Be all that you can be and don't bend to anyone. Quote Right
Quote Left We go upon bending knees, until all the fussing ceases Quote Right
Quote Left "Like a palm tree, bend when the wind blows, but breaking is not an option"......sjw Quote Right
Quote Left I've played his game I've learned his rules I've had to bend this game To get to the truth Quote Right
Quote Left If you are in a fender bender and it is their fault go up to them and say, "What the Hell?". If you are in a fender bender and it is your fault, go up to them and say, "What the Hell?" From book "What the Hell?", by Lin Stearns Quote Right
Quote Left Life is like a journey with lots of twists and turns when you get to a hard spot always remember that there will be a bend in the road to set you straight again Quote Right
Quote Left Time drags on like a broken muffler around the bend, grating on the nerves. Quote Right
Quote Left I have always wondered why they call it a 'bender', when it seems to straighten it all out in its mysterious and sadistic way. Quote Right
Quote Left I've always wondered why they call it a 'bender', when it seems to straighten things out in its sadistic and sarcastic way. Quote Right