Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 52
Result Nations

Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.

- Adam Ferguson

Strength Adversity

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

- Anais Nin

Half Mostly

I read books all the time. I'm just half looking for something to do; I mostly just read for pleasure. Occasionally I stumble across something that could be a movie, but I don't put a book down just because I don't see a movie in it, either.

- Andrew Dominik

Small Incomes

Our incomes should be like our shoes; if too small, they will gall and pinch us; but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip.

- Charles Caleb Colton

Chance Expecting

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

- Charles Kettering

Other Putting

A lot of things you just stumble into: relationships or ways of putting characters opposite one another that really worked. So then it's not always so much about imitating other people, but imitating yourself, at least in your thinking.

- Christopher Lloyd

Reflective Across

Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put you in a reflective place.

- David Bowie

Faith Part

What's positive is moving from a place of growing in faith to really feeling more grounded in faith, to understand that faith is hard, that I'll stumble, that I'll make mistakes, that I'll sin. But, that's part of being on a faith path; it's part of being a human being.

- David Gregory

Doing Fiction

I'm really such a bumbler! Writing fiction is like arranging furniture in a dark room. I can't see what I'm doing. I grope for the right words. I bump against the wrong words and stumble and stub my toe and curse and keep trying to guess what belongs in the space.

- Joanna Scott

Moving On Recover

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

- Joseph Campbell

Young Before

Young people have grown up watching so much content, and just to find something that they haven't seen before: that's the dream. When you stumble across a show, and you say 'I haven't seen this,' that's what we want.

- Josh Thomas

Expecting Large

What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons.

- Hans Blix

Beware Ordered

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

- Henry Cabot Lodge

Strong Beware

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

- Henry Cabot Lodge

Luck My Life

Even if I stumble on to the absolute truth of any aspect of the universe, I will not realise my luck and instead will spend my life trying to find flaws in this understanding - such is the role of a scientist.

- Brian Schmidt

Slow Thy

Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.

- Ieyasu Tokugawa

Going About

You know, I stumble about what I'm going to do. I don't plan. I've never had ambitions.

- Bryan Brown

Rap Suburbs

I grew up in the suburbs and was raised on rap radio, so it took me a long time to stumble upon the acoustic guitar as a resource for anything.

- Cass McCombs

Bad Before

Sometimes an actor will stumble on the joke, and I'm right on them. Back it up before the audience hears the bad version of the joke, because humor is 90% surprise. If they know what's coming, they won't laugh as hard.

- James Burrows

Mind Thick Skin

I might have to stumble a little bit more in public than others, but that's fine, I don't mind, I've developed a thick skin.

- James Franco

Folly Gods

Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.

- Democritus

Scale Other

Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time.

- Jamie Dimon

Wonderful New

You can't stumble upon something new and wonderful if you don't have time to stumble.

- Janet Echelman

Fear Fearful

When you're fearful, you stumble.

- Jenna Jameson

Take Your

In your mid-30s, you have to take inventory, or you'll stumble.

- Jenny Lewis

Mind Awhile

You want experimentation. Every once in awhile, you stumble upon something that blows your mind.

- Jeremy Stoppelman

More Tech

The tech industry - and, more specifically, Silicon Valley - continues to stumble forward in earnest about how few women are represented in its top ranks of management and on its boards.

- Kara Swisher

Over It Over

For many people religion can be so easy they stumble right over it.

- Kathie Lee Gifford

Some Been

When I went to Los Angeles right after high school, I got some acting jobs, and I never, ever wanted to be an actress! Public speaking and acting make me want to vomit. But I have never been nervous singing. When it comes to public speaking, I stumble on my words, sweat, and pull at my clothes.

- Kelly Clarkson

Reason Allow

Sometimes we fall, sometimes we stumble, but we can't stay down. We can't allow life to beat us down. Everything happens for a reason, and it builds character in us, and it tells us what we are about and how strong we really are when we didn't think we could be that strong.

- Gail Devers

Website New

If you don't find a new website when you Stumble, we've failed.

- Garrett Camp

Think Through

Life is shining a light through a magnifying glass on me, looking for me to stumble. I think that's my biggest fear.

- Lily Cole

Over Everybody

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.

- Gertrude Stein

My Life I Think

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I think that's normal for someone who wants to grow and develop. You will have to overcome plenty of obstacles, and it is normal that you should stumble sometimes.

- Gianluigi Buffon

Certain Things

Certain things you have to stumble on to. They can't be preprogrammed.

- M. Ward

Young Within

When you're young you don't know anything, but you have lot of energy to express yourself. So you make a lot of mistakes and you stumble, but you also get a lot of truth from within.

- Gilbert Hernandez

Making Films

The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across.

- Mike Leigh

Prolific Blank

There are a lot of people, who want to be writers, who stumble at a blank page. You could imagine an algorithm that could give writers a first draft or a starter kit, so it could enable people to be more prolific in their writing.

- Philip M. Parker

Sound Took

It took me a long time to stumble upon a sound, and I figured out I wanted to kinda sing rapper's lyrics.

- Mike Posner

Trust Before

Whether I'm reading a national publication or one of my local Chicago newspapers, I don't need to turn too many pages before I stumble upon another scandal. Not only do ethics violations deteriorate the public trust, but they also disrupt and undermine legitimate debate and policy.

- Mike Quigley

Most Constantly

We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.

- Thomas Merton

Slow Thy

Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.

- Tokugawa Ieyasu

Perfect Explain

I'm not sure that it's possible to write a novel about people who don't transgress or stumble, people who don't surprise themselves with the things they do, people who can explain all their actions with perfect logical consistency. At least it's not possible for me to write that sort of novel.

- Tom Perrotta

Never Over

Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.

- Marilyn French

Anything About

Think about it: If you don't have any actual, tangible skills, then how can you do anything? You may be laughing and nodding, but do you realize how few people, when asked the basic question, 'What can you do?' stumble on the answer and have nothing to say? Most people.

- Tucker Max

Week Flight

I used to think that nails-down-a-chalkboard was the worst sound in the world. Then I moved on to people-eating-cereal-on-the-phone. But only this week did I stumble across the rightful winner: it's the sound of a baggage carousel coming to a grinding halt, having reunited every passenger on your flight with their luggage, except for you.

- Sloane Crosley

Waiting Shared

You don't stumble upon your heritage. It's there, just waiting to be explored and shared.

- Robbie Robertson

Fall Does

Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure.

- Oprah Winfrey

Means Meanness

You must thank the gods for art, those of us who have been fortunate enough to stumble onto this means of venting our craziness, our meanness, our towering disgust.

- Robert Crumb

Some Best Way

Entrepreneurship is like a computer game in which you have to master every level before achieving success. Startups repeatedly stumble and have to go back to the drawing board. The best way to skip some levels and to increase the odds of survival is to learn from others who have already played the game.

- Vivek Wadhwa

Here Works

Sometimes you just stumble into something that works, and here I am a quarter of a century later.

- Pat Sajak

Maturity Able

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

- William Arthur Ward