Quotes and Sayings about Whim



"Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult."
- Nadia Boulanger
(Related: Love, Giving)

"Nobody wants a judge to be subject to the political whim of the moment."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Whim)

"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Progress, Ideas, Complaining)

"Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Envy, Resentment, Whim)

"In this movie, you have all the things you love from Tim. All the magic and the whimsy and the surreal, but he also has a fantastic story of a father and son that really gets under your skin."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Love, Father, Son, Magic, Skin)

"A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Time, Chaos, Labor, Whim)

"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: World)

"The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Affectation, Whim)

"A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Home, Work, Whim)

"Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally at the service of romance, equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Romance, Mankind, Service, Whim)

"I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Life, Ignorance, Whim, Will)

"Rarely in broadcasting history has so much been riding on the whimsical flick of a few thousand wrists."
- Harriet Van Horne
(Related: History)

"My dad was very fun and very adventurous, and from a formative age I learned to value men who would do things on a whim."
- Rachel Hunter
(Related: Age, Dad, Men, Fun, Value, Whim)

"It has an air about it of having strolled in from the street with a few tricks up its sleeve, and if everybody would relax, please, it would do its best to pass the time whimsically."
- Walter Kerr
(Related: Time, Relax)

"Success is an absurd, erratic thing. She arrives when one least expects her and after she has come may depart again almost because of a whim."
- Alice Foote MacDougall
(Related: Success, May, Whim)

"Independence is not a whim or an ambition. It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group."
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Related: Survival, Ambition, Independence, Whim)

"I wish the word whimsical wasn't used now."
- Roger McGough
(Related: Now, Word)

"I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: People, Body, Universe)

"Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Innovation, Public, Whim)

"Solitude begets whimsies."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Solitude)

"It is impossible to devise a scientific experiment to describe the creation process, or even to ascertain whether such a process can take place. The Creator does not create at the whim of a scientist."
- Henry M. Morris
(Related: Creation, Whim)

"For me it was really important to get the essence out of the music for the story and not, sort of, press the music into the service of the whimsical telling of it."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Music, Press, Service)

"Creative people who have made their seemingly most self-indulgent artistic whims into a career."
- Steve Purcell
(Related: People, Career, Self)

"This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim."
- James Reston
(Related: Whim, Will)

"This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim."
- James Reston
(Related: Whim, Will)

"You can't take up golf on a whim and find yourself competing against Tiger Woods in the Masters six months later."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Golf, Months, Whim)

"Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth, part fiction; - Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction."
- Richard Savage
(Related: Sex, Truth, Thought, Contradiction, Fiction, Whim)