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Hands Spell

Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar, where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?

- Adela Florence Nicolson

Door Grows

Less than the dust beneath thy chariot wheel, less than the weed that grows beside thy door.

- Adela Florence Nicolson


There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour - people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them - but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag.

- Adrian Edmondson

Middle Given

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.

- Aeschylus

White Cries

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.

- Aime Cesaire

Big Visible

It's not unusual to find big political shifts that take place beneath the surface before they're visible above the surface.

- Al Gore

Career Movie

I'm used to American actors who have a movie career thinking television acting is beneath them.

- Alan Ball

Deep Most

Most of the oceans in the Solar System are deep beneath ice shelves.

- Alan Stern

Fact Very

We have to be very conscious of the fact that beneath every illness is a prohibition. A prohibition that comes from a superstition.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Very Pond

As an actor, what's interesting is what's hidden away beneath the surface. You want to be like a duck on a pond - very calm on the surface but paddling away like crazy underneath.

- Alexander Skarsgard

Want Englishman

The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Hidden Britain

In Britain, the great hidden secret of talking animals and children's literature is how political it was in its bones, beneath the obvious cuteness.

- Andrew O'Hagan

Prefer Waits

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show.

- Andrew Wyeth

All My Work

As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Stars Romantic

Those fields of daisies we landed on, and dusty fields and desert stretches. Memories of many skies and earths beneath us - many days, many nights of stars.

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Nature Which

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.

- Ansel Adams

Dreaming Fact

For me, time is the greatest mystery of all. The fact is that we're dreaming all the time. That's what really gets me. We have a fathomless lake of unconsciousness just beneath our skulls.

- Anthony Hopkins

Love Lurking

There's no love more intense than the love we have for our kids - and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface.

- Arianna Huffington

Process Form

The emotional magnets beneath home and workplace are in the process of being reversed. Work has become a form of 'home' and home has become 'work.'

- Arlie Russell Hochschild

Art Sell

Fairs are beneath the dignity of art. To stand there in a booth and hawk your wares - it is just not how you sell art.

- Arne Glimcher

Country Decaying

If you go out in the country, spend a lot of time on decaying farms, and you see a lot of crumbling tobacco farms, and wandering the woods, there's something beneath the surface; there's something older... more sinister.

- Cullen Bunn

Waiting Surface

Beneath the surface of your ego's insatiable cravings, your authentic desires are waiting patiently for you to acknowledge, claim and express them.

- Debbie Ford

Stupid England

I didn't want to do 'Fashion Police' because I thought, 'This is stupid, this is beneath me, who wants to talk about fashion?' It has taken off. We are the number one show in England on E! Who knew?

- Joan Rivers

Allow Means

If we continue to allow the federal government to live beyond its means, we will all soon have to live beneath ours.

- Joe Miller

Will Gallant

I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for our independence.

- John B. Hood

Reason Grows

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age.

- John Jay Chapman

Future Lies

And all your future lies beneath your hat.

- John Oldham

Madness Chains

America is beyond power; it acts as in a dream, as a face of God. Wherever America is, there is freedom, and wherever America is not, madness rules with chains, darkness strangles millions. Beneath her patient bombers, paradise is possible.

- John Updike

Desire Russian

There is no man who desires as passionately as a Russian. If we could imprison a Russian desire beneath a fortress, that fortress would explode.

- Joseph de Maistre

Agreement Absolute

Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion.

- Julia Ward Howe

Song Old

'Beneath the Piano' by The Devil Makes Three somehow reminds me of an old Johnny Cash song. The song is a lot of fun and tells a story.

- Ben Lovett

Sex Below

No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.

- Bernard Barton

Get Within

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.

- Bob Nelson

Hidden Some

There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.

- Herman Melville

Holding On Some

The ground beneath you is shifting, and either you get sucked in by holding on to old ways, or you take a giant step forward by taking some risks and seeing what happens.

- Bonnie Hammer

Sex Below

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.

- Bruce Barton

Love Grows

There's not a wind but whispers of thy name; And not a flow'r that grows beneath the moon, But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale Of thee, my love.

- Bryan Procter

Other Diligent

After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess.

- Carol P. Christ

Shoulders Surface

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.

- Jacques Yves Cousteau

How Largely

Beneath words and logic are emotional connections that largely direct how we use our words and logic.

- Jane Roberts

Surface Anne

Eroticism bubbles beneath the surface of every vampire story, but Anne Rice is a writer to make the pot boil.

- Janet Maslin

Shadow My Life

I thank Heaven every summer's day of my life, that my lot was humbly cast within the hearing of romping brooks, and beneath the shadow of oaks.

- Donald G. Mitchell

New Over

I can change a diaper in 30 seconds flat. I set the new one beneath the old one. That way, it's just wipe and pull the flap over.

- Drew Brees

Need Feels

We all drive differently and have different styles. For me I need a car I can develop beneath me and feel comfortable in. If the car feels neutral and unbalanced it doesn't work for me.

- Jenson Button

Men Sword

Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.

- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Inspirational Too

Too low they build, who build beneath the stars.

- Edward Young

Wool Diamond

The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.

- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Self-Confidence Which

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.

- Eldridge Cleaver

Oak English

You stand beneath the arthritic boughs of any English oak, and you survey a thousand tales.

- Jim Crace

Diamonds Rough

Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.

- Juvenal

Love Own

I'd love to own Newstead, partly because it belonged to Lord Byron, but also to try to uncover what dark secrets really lie beneath.

- Karen Maitland

Away Deceptive

Don't be fooled. Looks can be deceptive. Like every working mother, I'm paddling away like a duck beneath the water.

- Katherine Kelly

Yes Like

It's a terrible thing to be alone - yes it is - it is - but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath - as terrible as you like - but a mask.

- Katherine Mansfield

Slaves Against

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.

- Emily Bronte

Art Think

I really think that's what music and art is about. It's another way to connect to the divine. It's a real pure way of touching that deeper reality beneath our life.

- Kathy Mattea

Feet Unlikely

Politically, Obama's amazing streak of self-destructing opponents who have lain beneath his feet during his unlikely political career appears to be holding.

- Eric Alterman

Which Addictions

Beneath all of these addictions is this disease, this control disease which is the mark of our society.

- Keith Miller

Think Feet

I think right now in the world we're feeling like there's no solid ground beneath our feet, you know?

- Kelly Lynch

Chance Some

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.

- Kent Nerburn

Show About

A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.

- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Moment Threshold

I shoot just one moment at a time... These moments are beneath the threshold of perception.

- Lois Greenfield

Commas Severity

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.

- Louis Aragon

Surface Raising

You can have all the information you want in the world. If you don't have the people raising questions and looking beneath the surface, and people being paid to do this, you're not going to find the answers.

- Lowell Bergman

Could Matt

I could never ever say enough about Matt Amato. He has an indescribable presence; this warm, loving, serene calm with intense interest and excitement bubbling beneath his exterior.

- Madi Diaz

Guiding Soaps

We've all but abandoned soaps in our own culture. I lost my beloved 'Guiding Light' in 2009, and 'One Life to Live' was just the latest casualty to fall beneath the programming axes.

- Teresa Medeiros

Next Social

In the snobbery of science, each branch attempts to rise in the social scale by imitating the methods of the next higher science and by ignoring the methods and phenomena of the sciences beneath.

- Gilbert Newton Lewis

Like Use

Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.

- Salman Rushdie

Break Exterior

I'm exactly as I appear. There is no warm, lovable person inside. Beneath my cold exterior, once you break the ice, you find cold water.

- Gore Vidal

London England

As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters.

- Morrissey

Feet Away

I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.

- Nadia Comaneci

Marriage Me

I married beneath me, all women do.

- Nancy Astor

Nation Surface

Yet, much of what lies beneath the ocean's surface remains a mystery, and our nation continues to rely on a confused, antiquated system of ocean governance.

- Tom Allen

Politics Certainly

I will certainly not join politics. I would like to be remembered as a clean businessman who has not partaken in any twists and turns beneath the surface, and one who has been reasonably successful.

- Ratan Tata

Love Plane

I fell in love with Rwanda the moment I saw those verdant, rolling hills rise up beneath the wings of the plane as we descended toward Kigali airport.

- Naomi Benaron

Wealth Which

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.

- Tom Waits

Perfect Surface

Whenever I find myself in an exceptionally beautiful environment, I can't help asking myself - what lies beneath? I'm fascinated by the idea of a perfect surface concealing a rotten core.

- Sharon Bolton

Spirit Antagonism

Don't organize in the spirit of antagonism; that should be beneath your consideration.

- Mark Hanna

Stress Measuring

The deepest fear we have, 'the fear beneath all fears,' is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It's this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life.

- Tullian Tchividjian

Feet Tread

Nothing is nearer to us than heaven. The earth is beneath our feet, and we tread upon it, but heaven is within us.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Found Pinned

Then you'd have found me pinned beneath a large metal pipe.

- Vic Morrow

Side Iraqis

The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate American help and idealism far more than French perfidy. It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom - never.

- Victor Davis Hanson

Feels Sings

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

- Victor Hugo

More Than

There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than on land by two orders of magnitude.

- Robert Ballard

Country Maps

Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.

- Robert Ballard

Why Triumph

Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?

- Robert Browning

Other Stories

In a weird way, if you look at all the 'Apes' movies, they all seem like different stories in the same universe. 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes' is definitely a continuation, but the other ones jump all around chronologically.

- Matt Reeves

Sometimes Surface

As one looks across the barren stretches of the pack, it is sometimes difficult to realise what teeming life exists immediately beneath its surface.

- Robert Falcon Scott

Here Large

Here I sit, beneath the large window of a first-floor Georgian flat, exploring the corridors of my sordid imagination for comedic words of beauty.

- Matt Roper

Surface Prefer

I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.

- Stephen Sondheim

Feet Which

Democracy requires common ground on which all can stand, but that ground is sinking beneath our feet, and democracy may be going down the sinkhole with it.

- Pat Buchanan

Cowardly However

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.

- Steve Martin

Imagine Getting

I can't imagine getting bored with comedy or thinking comedy is beneath us suddenly.

- Robert Webb


There are two sorts of curiosity - the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.

- Robert Wilson Lynd

Sky Behind

The sky hides the night behind it, and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above.

- Paul Bowles

Think Old

All one has to do is look at old footage of the firebombing of Dresden during World War II and think of the people beneath those bombs. It's horrific.

- Michael Cimino

Flag Other

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.

- William Jennings Bryan

Politics Election

The 2008 election settled nothing, not even for a while. Our national politics are reflecting what appears to be going on geologically, on the bottom of the oceans and beneath the crust of the Earth: the tectonic plates are moving.

- Peggy Noonan

Love Racism

I love living around black people. Home is home. We suffer under racism and the physical deprivations that come with that, but beneath that, we form cultures and traditions that are beautiful.

- Ta-Nehisi Coates

Feel Human Being

I hate every human being on earth. I feel that everyone is beneath me, and I feel they should all worship me. That's what I told my kids.

- Roseanne Barr

Silent Always

Internet outrage can seem mindless, but it rarely is. To make that assumption is dismissive. There's something beneath the outrage - an unwillingness to be silent in the face of ignorance, hatred or injustice. Outrage may not always be productive, but it is far better than silence.

- Roxane Gay