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Parks quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#1. Venus, when her son was lost,
Cried him up and down the coast,
In hamlets, palaces, and parks,
And told the truant by his marks,-
Golden curls, and quiver, and bow. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Parks quotes by Maggie O'Farrell
#2. The women we become after children, she typed, then stopped to adjust the angle of the paper....We change shape, she continued, we buy low-heeled shoes, we cut off our long hair, We begin to carry in our bags half-eaten rusks, a small tractor, a shred of beloved fabric, a plastic doll. We lose muscle tone, sleep, reason, persoective. Our hearts begin to live outside our bodies. They breathe, they eat, they crawl and-look!-they walk, they begin to speak to us. We learn that we must sometimes walk an inch at a time, to stop and examine every stick, every stone, every squashed tin along the way. We get used to not getting where we were going. We learn to darn, perhaps to cook, to patch knees of dungarees. We get used to living with a love that suffuses us, suffocates us, blinds us, controls us. We live, We contemplate our bodies, our stretched skin, those threads of silver around our brows, our strangely enlarged feet. We learn to look less in the mirror. We put our dry-clean-only clothes to the back of the wardrobe. Eventually we throw them away. We school ourselves to stop saying 'shit' and 'damn' and learn to say 'my goodness' and 'heavens above.' We give up smoking, we color our hair, we search the vistas of parks, swimming-pools, libraries, cafes for others of our kind. We know each other by our pushchairs, our sleepless gazes, the beakers we carry. We learn how to cool a fever, ease a cough, the four indicators of meningitis, that one must sometimes push a swing for two ho #Quote by Maggie O'Farrell
Parks quotes by Pete Seeger
#3. The real meaning of courage was the personal sacrifice of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. #Quote by Pete Seeger
Parks quotes by Big L
#4. On 139 and Lenox Ave there's a big park, and if you're soft don't go through it when it gets dark #Quote by Big L
Parks quotes by Bill Rodgers
#5. Don't feel guilty about driving somewhere nice to run. If people can drive to a park to eat hot dogs, you can drive there to run. #Quote by Bill Rodgers
Parks quotes by Ralph Abernathy
#6. I went to jail 44 times. I've been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom ... Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that? #Quote by Ralph Abernathy
Parks quotes by Eric Thomas
#7. We live in a society that says "You Gotta get yours" and I'm not suggesting that you don't handle your business but I want to show people ... Gandhi gave, Mother Theresa gave, Martin Luther King gave, Rosa Parks gave, Sojourner Truth gave, and these people had a rich life! They may have not had a Rolls Royce, Range Rover, or lived in the best neighborhoods but they changed history forever and they changed lives forever and that's what I aim to do. #Quote by Eric Thomas
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#8. We have too much respect for the printed word, too little awareness of the power words hold over us. We allow worlds to be conjured up for us with very little concern for the implications. We overlook glaring incongruities. We are suckers for alliteration, assonance, and rhythm. We rejoice over stories, whether fiction or "documentary," whose outcomes are flagrantly manipulative, self-serving, or both. Usually both. #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by Andrew Aydin
#9. Most students graduate from high school knowing nine words about the civil rights movement: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and "I Have a Dream." And that's it! #Quote by Andrew Aydin
Parks quotes by Terry Eagleton
#10. In a world in which everything bears the indelible impress of Man, it is refreshing to escape from time to time from this wall-to-wall humanisation. Hence the American enthusiasm for national parks and outdoor activities. It is seductive to see the world as though we were not there to see it. We can always dream of perceiving things as they are in themselves, without the buzz and distortion of human meaning. We can take a vacation now and then from the intolerable burden of sense-making, rather as we do when we treat human flesh as something to be mindlessly indulged. We can shuck off language and confront reality in the raw, as we imagine an innocent child might do. #Quote by Terry Eagleton
Parks quotes by David Levithan
#11. It was a laugh that came from the tip of his toes, gaining force and soul as it traveled through his body and out into the world in mirthful bursts. There wasn't anything fake about it; it was an amusement park of a laugh, and when it appeared, you wanted to jump on board. #Quote by David Levithan
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#12. No one is treated with more patronizing condescension than the unpublished author or, in general, the would-be artist. At best he is commiserated. At worst mocked. He has presumed to rise above others and failed. I still recall a conversation around my father's deathbed when the visiting doctor asked him what his three children were doing. When he arrived at the last and said young Timothy was writing a novel and wanted to become a writer, the good lady, unaware that I was entering the room, told my father not to worry, I would soon change my mind and find something sensible to do. Many years later, the same woman shook my hand with genuine respect and congratulated me on my career. She had not read my books. #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#13. You spend your whole lifetime in your occupation, actually making life clever, easy and convenient for white people. But when you have to get transportation home, you are denied an equal accommodation. Our existence was for the white man's comfort and well-being; we had to accept being deprived of just being human. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by George Herbert
#14. Having been tenant long to a rich Lord,
Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,
And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancell th' old.
In heaven at his manour I him sought:
They told me there, that he was lately gone
About some land, which he had dearly bought
Long since on earth, to take possession.
I straight return'd, and knowing his great birth,
Sought him accordingly in great resorts;
In cities, theatres, gardens, parks, and courts:
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth
Of theeves and murderers: there I him espied,
Who straight, Your suit is granted, said, and died. #Quote by George Herbert
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#15. I did not want to be mistreated, I did not want to be deprived of a seat that I had paid for. It was just time ... there was opportunity for me to take a stand to express the way I felt about being treated in that manner. I had not planned to get arrested. I had plenty to do without having to end up in jail. But when I had to face that decision, I didn't hesitate to do so because I felt that we had endured that too long. The more we gave in, the more we complied with that kind of treatment, the more oppressive it became. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#16. When people made up their minds that they wanted to be free and took action, then there was a change. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Bear Grylls
#17. Over the next few days we spent every waking moment together. We made up silly dances, did puzzles in the evening, and she stood smiling on the beach waiting for me as I took my customary New Year's dip in the freezing cold North Atlantic.
I just had a sense that we were meant to be.
I even found out she lived in the next-door road along from where I was renting a room from a friend in London. What were the chances of that?
As the week drew to a close we both got ready to head back south to London. She was flying. I was driving.
"I'll beat you to London," I challenged her.
She smiled knowingly. "No, you won't." (But I love your spirit.)
She, of course, won. It took me ten hours to drive. But at 10:00 P.M. that same night I turned up at her door and knocked.
She answered in her pajamas.
"Damn, you were right," I said, laughing. "Shall we go for some supper together?"
"I'm in my pajamas, Bear."
"I know, and you look amazing. Put a coat on. Come on."
And so she did.
Our first date, and Shara in her pajamas. Now here was a cool girl.
From then on we were rarely apart. I delivered love letters to her office by day and persuaded her to take endless afternoons off.
We roller-skated in the parks, and I took her down to the Isle of Wight for the weekends.
Mum and Dad had since moved to my grandfather's old house in Dorset, and had rented out our cottage on the island. But we still had an old caravan parked down #Quote by Bear Grylls
Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#18. (Happiness smelled like Park's house. Like Skin So Soft and all four food groups.) #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#19. I don't think well of people who are prejudiced against people because of race. The only way for prejudiced people to change is for them to decide for themselves that all human beings should be treated fairly. We can't force them to think that way. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Anne Waldman
#20. I think anything that gets people outside [is good] - I'm a big supporter of public parks and public spaces. #Quote by Anne Waldman
Parks quotes by Michael Gurnow
#21. My wife simply quoted, 'For better or worse.' It was only then that I realized the phrase was not multiple-choice. #Quote by Michael Gurnow
Parks quotes by Michael Gurnow
#22. I had married an environmentalist and didn't know it.
I knew without having to look that there was no tree hugging indemnity clause even in the fine print of our marriage certificate. But we'd been manacled together in the Catholic Church. I wondered if I could get some leverage with the religious institution if I pinned my wife with the label of nature-worshipping Wiccan or possibly even Druid. #Quote by Michael Gurnow
Parks quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#23. I don't see any police cars."
"They probably had to park a couple blocks over. Anyway, as I was saying, I noticed illegal substances in the hands of a few guests."
"So?" she snapped. "It's a party."
"Alcohol is illegal under the age of twenty-one."
"Great!" Marcie shouted. "What am I going to do?" She paused, then raised her voice again. "You probably called them!"
"Who, me?" Vee said. "And lose the free food? No way. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Parks quotes by Saul Williams
#24. I spend my time sitting in train stations, parks, parking lots, cafes, just looking at people - eavesdropping, basically. I'm vulnerable to all of it. #Quote by Saul Williams
Parks quotes by Fran Lebowitz
#25. My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. #Quote by Fran Lebowitz
Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#26. Why do the X-Men need another girl telepath?" she asked. "This one has purple hair." "It's all so sexist." Park's eyes got wide. Well, sort of wide. Sometimes she wondered if the shape of his eyes affected how he saw things. That was probably the most racist question of all time. "The X-Men aren't sexist," he said, shaking his head. "They're a metaphor for acceptance; they've sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them." "Yeah," she said, "but - " "There's no but," he said, laughing. "But," Eleanor insisted, "the girls are all so stereotypically girly and passive. Half of them just think really hard. Like that's their superpower, thinking. And Shadowcat's power is even worse - she disappears. #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#27. We didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by John Hench
#28. We've achieved this feeling, for instance, with the colors. The colors in the park are harmonious with each other, not like in big cities where they don't. #Quote by John Hench
Parks quotes by Denis Leary
#29. Sometimes I park in handicap spaces while handicapped people make handicapped faces. #Quote by Denis Leary
Parks quotes by David Quammen
#30. There was a very important superintendent of Yellowstone, a man who was involved in the founding of the National Park Service itself, Horace Albright. And he became superintendent, which is the boss of Yellowstone Park, in 1919 - from 1919 to 1929. Later, he was director of the park service itself. Albright embraced the idea that in order for the national parks - and Yellowstone in particular - to have support from the American people and from politicians, there needed to be wildlife as spectacle. #Quote by David Quammen
Parks quotes by Jenji Kohan
#31. I begged her to write a song and she said yes. I am a huge Regina Spektor fan. I think she's a genius and just a lovely soul, and I wanted her voice on it. And she agreed, which is just the coolest thing, ever. She knocked it out of the park. #Quote by Jenji Kohan
Parks quotes by Suzan-Lori Parks
#32. you're only yourself when no ones watching! #Quote by Suzan-Lori Parks
Parks quotes by Barbara Castle
#33. Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance. #Quote by Barbara Castle
Parks quotes by Philip Toynbee
#34. A bomb under the West car park at Twickenham on an international day would end fascism in England for a generation. #Quote by Philip Toynbee
Parks quotes by Ilona Andrews
#35. So. You refuse my money, you serve me thirty-year-old Highland Park scotch, and we've been in the same room for approximately five minutes, yet none of my bones are broken. This leads me to believe that your back is against the wall and you desperately need me for something. I'm dying to know what that is. #Quote by Ilona Andrews
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#36. Always read with a pen in your hands, not beside you on the table, but actually in your hand, ready, armed ... Put a question mark by everything you find suspect. Underline anything you really appreciate. Feel free to write 'splendid,' but also, 'I don't believe a word of it.' And even 'bullshit.' #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by Patrick Egan
#37. Berkeley was the Capital of the Hand Dryers? I felt bad enough being locked out of the National Parks and Forests because of the Federal Shutdown, so the chance to salvage something uniquely interesting and culturally important as the hand dryer factory slipped by me. Not one sign on any exit ramp. #Quote by Patrick Egan
Parks quotes by Tod Goldberg
#38. All of which is mostly bullshit. The reality is that it's just like any other Ponzi scheme: the guys at the top are doing pretty well, but the guys on the bottom are doing Amway pitches in trailer parks. #Quote by Tod Goldberg
Parks quotes by Nick Gordon
#39. On Halloween, witches come true;
Wild ghosts escape from dreams.
Each monster dances in the park ... #Quote by Nick Gordon
Parks quotes by John Cage
#40. Artists talk a lot about freedom. So, recalling the expression "free as a bird," Morton Feldman went to a park one day and spent some time watching our feathered friends. When he came back, he said, "You know? They're not free: they're fighting over bits of food. #Quote by John Cage
Parks quotes by Pam Jones
#41. Well, this is only a story, isn't it? I mean, our patrons, anyone who comes to this park, are they going to take this to heart, Mister Shake?'

They'll take what pieces they want, and everything gets a little skewed. That's how these things work, Freddy. Who knows? In ten years' time, Elijah Zallman Ickack may see through walls. Once in the park, they're locked into some idea of what made it, and that's the thing. In the meantime, the long-lost-nephew must have something to say. #Quote by Pam Jones
Parks quotes by John Rechy
#42. It's that magnificent interlude in New York between winter and spring, when you feel the warmth stirring, and you remember that the dreadful naked trees will inevitably sprout tiny green buds, soon. Everyone rushes into the parks, the streets--and you even forget that, very soon , summer will come scorchingly, dropping from the sky like a blanket of steam... #Quote by John Rechy
Parks quotes by Gwyneth Paltrow
#43. Brits are far more intelligent and civilised than Americans. I love the fact that you can hail a taxi and just pick up your pram and put in the back of the cab without having to collapse it. I love the parks and places I go for dinner and my friends. #Quote by Gwyneth Paltrow
Parks quotes by Tommy Bond
#44. I haven't heard from Bobby since May when we had our conversation, but then this thing broke last week, where they arrested him, and we were watching what was going on on the whole deal, and I was actually flabbergasted, at what the then police chief Parks was saying. #Quote by Tommy Bond
Parks quotes by Tina Yothers
#45. They did that little thing on South Park, and they mentioned my name and had a character of me judging a Halloween contest. It was really funny. That made me the coolest aunt on earth. #Quote by Tina Yothers
Parks quotes by Adele Parks
#46. There seemed to be an enormous space between them all the time at the moment and it was easier to bear if they weren't in the same room #Quote by Adele Parks
Parks quotes by Jack Kerouac
#47. I don't think anybody'd remember and certainly do know everybody'd lie. The reason I'm so bitter and, as I said, 'in anguish,' nowadays, or one of the reasons, is that everybody's begun to lie and because they lie they assume that I lie too: they overlook the fact that I remember very well many things (of course I've forgotten some...)

I do believe that lying is a sin, unless it's innocent lie based on lack of memory, certainly the giving of false evidence and being a false witness is a mortal sin, but what I mean is, insofar as lying has become so prevalent in the world today (thanks to Marxian Dialectical propaganda and Comitern techniques among other causes) that, when a man tells the truth, everybody, looking in the mirror and seeing a liar...

...like those LSD heads in newspaper photographs who sit in parks gazing rapturously at the sky to show how high they are when they're only victims momentarily of a contraction of the blood vessels and nerves in the brain that causes the illusion... #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Parks quotes by Paul Kantner
#48. I believe the Rolling Stones wanted to play in Golden Gate Park. #Quote by Paul Kantner
Parks quotes by Chris Pratt
#49. Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here and it says you could have network connectivity problems. #Quote by Chris Pratt
Parks quotes by Paula Heller Garland
#50. I have decided there needs to be a rulebook on amusement park etiquette. And who better to write it than me? I have been to parks more times than I can count. And, let's face it – if more people took my advice, the world would be closer to peace. #Quote by Paula Heller Garland
Parks quotes by Trevor Parks
#51. Dancing with the Devil is a lot more fun than dancing alone. #Quote by Trevor Parks
Parks quotes by Lilly James
#52. I knew Parks was not the man for me. He was dynamite, waiting for someone like me to light his spark. And when he exploded, I would be the one left wounded. He didn't realize I was already wounded. #Quote by Lilly James
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#53. a novelist's work is often a strategy (I don't mean the author need be aware of this) for dealing with some personal dilemma. Not just that the dilemma is "worked out" in the narrative, as critics often tell us, but that the acts of writing and publishing and positioning oneself in the world of literature are all part of an attempt to find a solution, however provisional, to some deep personal unease. #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by David Brooks
#54. I agree with the idea of cutting [budget], but it should all be coming out of entitlements for the affluent and not out of domestic discretionary, which is welfare, education, all the stuff the government does, parks, FBI, and it shouldn't be coming out of Medicaid. #Quote by David Brooks
Parks quotes by Adam Scott
#55. Like, on the 'Parks And Rec' set, I still feel like I'm a guest star. Being a fan of the show, it's really surreal to be on the set and see that it's not real, and getting to know the actors and they're not their characters. #Quote by Adam Scott
Parks quotes by Brian McKnight
#56. When it's your chance to step up to the plate, just hit it out of the park, and everybody will forget about everything that came before. #Quote by Brian McKnight
Parks quotes by Khushwant Singh
#57. The government should, as a matter of policy, forbid the building of any more places of worship. We have more than enough of them. The government should never permit the use of public parks or open spaces for religious gathering, and if a place of worship becomes a bone of contention or happens to be misused by undesirable elements, it should simply take it over. #Quote by Khushwant Singh
Parks quotes by Electa Rome Parks
#58. Treat me with respect, dignity, and grace because I am worthy of your love. #Quote by Electa Rome Parks
Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#59. Eleanor should never have told them about Park's house, but she'd been dying to tell somebody. (This was how people ended up in jail after committing the perfect crime.) #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Parks quotes by Anne-Marie Slaughter
#60. What mothers need, as well as fathers, spouses, and the children of aging parents, is an entire national infrastructure of care, every bit as important as the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, tunnels, broadband, parks and public works. #Quote by Anne-Marie Slaughter
Parks quotes by Samantha Boyette
#61. Some theme parks could take a few hints from this place #Quote by Samantha Boyette
Parks quotes by Richard Parks Bland
#62. The last fight for the white metal is to be made here in this country and in this House, my friends. #Quote by Richard Parks Bland
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#63. I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#64. The overseer beat him, tried to starve him, wouldn't let him have any shoes, treated him so badly that he had a very intense, passionate hatred for white people. My grandfather was the one who instilled in my mother and her sisters, and in their children, that you don't put up with bad treatment from anybody. It was passed down almost in our genes, #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Edward Abbey
#65. To all accusations of excessive development the administrators can reply, as they will if pressed hard enough, that they are giving the public what it wants, that their primary duty is to serve the public not preserve the wilds. "Parks are for people" is the public relations slogan, which decoded means that the parks are for people-in-automobiles. Behind the slogan is the assumption that the majority of Americans, exactly like the managers of the tourist industry, expect and demand to see their national parks from the comfort, security and convenience of their automobiles.
Is this assumption correct? Perhaps. Does that justify the continued and increasing erosion of the parks? It does not. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Parks quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#66. Christmas is about community, collaboration, celebration. Done right, Christmas can be an antidote to the Me First mentality that has rebranded capitalism as neo-liberalism. The shopping mall isn't our true home, nor is it a public space, though, as libraries, parks, playgrounds, museums and sports facilities disappear, for many the fake friendliness of the mall is the only public space left, apart from the streets #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Parks quotes by Bill Kurtis
#67. The prediction that glaciers will be gone from Glacier National Park has been moved up by 10 years to 2020, the same year it's predicted the Arctic Sea will be ice-free in the summer. #Quote by Bill Kurtis
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#68. People want to establish a canon, because people want to imagine that there are great writers and lesser writers and they want the mythology, they want the narrative for themselves. And it's embarrassing. #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#69. Park was never going to love her more than he did on the day they said goodbye. And she couldn't bear to think of him loving her less. #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Parks quotes by Alden Bell
#70. He was here once before but that was in a different lifetime, when wonders were rare and announced - like amusement parks or school trips.
Now they are everywhere, for the delectation of those among the survivors who might be hunters of miracles.
And the beauty he looks over is fathomable only by a girl who would have felt the measure of it as deep as to her dazzled soul. #Quote by Alden Bell
Parks quotes by Skip Bertman
#71. Starkville is an Indian word for trailer park. #Quote by Skip Bertman
Parks quotes by Kim Addonizio
#72. Give me the strongest cheese, the one that stinks best;
and I want the good wine, the swirl in crystal
surrendering the bruised scent of blackberries,
or cherries, the rich spurt in the back
of the throat, the holding it there before swallowing.
Give me the lover who yanks open the door
of his house and presses me to the wall
in the dim hallway, and keeps me there until I'm drenched
and shaking, whose kisses arrive by the boatload
and begin their delicious diaspora
through the cities and small towns of my body.
To hell with the saints, with martyrs
of my childhood meant to instruct me
in the power of endurance and faith,
to hell with the next world and its pallid angels
swooning and sighing like Victorian girls.
I want this world. I want to walk into
the ocean and feel it trying to drag me along
like I'm nothing but a broken bit of scratched glass,
and I want to resist it. I want to go
staggering and flailing my way
through the bars and back rooms,
through the gleaming hotels and weedy
lots of abandoned sunflowers and the parks
where dogs are let off their leashes
in spite of the signs, where they sniff each
other and roll together in the grass, I want to
lie down somewhere and suffer for love until
it nearly kills me, and then I want to get up again
and put on that little black dress and wait
for you, yes you, to come over here #Quote by Kim Addonizio
Parks quotes by Caitlin Moran
#73. A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen instead #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Parks quotes by Dayton Duncan
#74. The story is, a man came up to Yosemite and the ranger was sitting at the front gate and the man said, "I've only got one hour to see Yosemite. If you only had one hour to see Yosemite, what would you do?" And the ranger said, "Well, I'd go right over there, and I'd sit on that rock, and I'd cry." - Nevada Barr #Quote by Dayton Duncan
Parks quotes by Alexandra Kerry
#75. I got involved in Gateway National Park and just became fascinated with gardens. #Quote by Alexandra Kerry
Parks quotes by Timothy Carey
#76. I can't even take a stroll through a park. As soon as women see my face they start gathering up their children and running for home. #Quote by Timothy Carey
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#77. Life presents itself first and foremost as a task. We take no pleasure in it except when we are striving after something. #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by Bridget Hall
#78. Snowboarding! I love it! Some of the best places to snowboard are Telluride and Park Cities, Utah. #Quote by Bridget Hall
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#79. Life is simply too short for the wrong books, or even the right books at the wrong time. #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by Andre Breton
#80. A game: say something. Close your eyes and say something. Anything, a number, a name. Like this (she closes her eyes): Two, two what? Two women. What do they look like? Wearing black. Where are they? In a park ... And then, what are they doing? Try it, it's so easy, why don't you want to play? You know, that's how I talk to myself when I'm alone, I tell myself all kinds of stories. And not only silly stories: actually, I live this way altogether. #Quote by Andre Breton
Parks quotes by Zane Grey
#81. For a few moments he indulged his old joy in range and mountain, stretching, rising on his right, away into the purple distance. Something had heightened its beauty. How softly gray the rolling range land - how black the timbered slopes! The town before him sat like a hideous blotch on a fair landscape. It forced his gaze over and beyond toward the west, where the late afternoon sun had begun to mellow and redden, edging the clouds with exquisite light. To the southward lay Arizona, land of painted mesas and storied canyon walls, of thundering streams and wild pine forests, of purple-saged valleys and grassy parks, set like mosaics between the stark desert mountains. #Quote by Zane Grey
Parks quotes by Jerry Seinfeld
#82. Why is it illegal to park in a handicapped parking space but okay to go the bathroom in a handicapped stall? #Quote by Jerry Seinfeld
Parks quotes by Mitch McConnell
#83. While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency. #Quote by Mitch McConnell
Parks quotes by Charles Clover
#84. Those who nod sagely and quote the tragedy of the commons in relation to environmental problems from pollution of the atmosphere to poaching of national parks tend to forget that Garrett Hardin revised his conclusions many times over thirty years. He recognized, most importantly, that anarchy did not prevail on the common pastures of midieval England in the way he had described [in his 1968 essay in 'Science']. The commoners--usually a limited number of people with defined rights in law--organized themselves to ensure it did not. The pastures were protected from ruin by the tradition of 'stinting,' which limited each herdsman to a fixed number of animals. 'A managed commons, though it may have other defects, is not automatically subject to the tragic fate of the unmanaged commons,' wrote Hardin, though he was still clearly unhappy with commoning arrangements. As with all forms of socialism, of which he regarded commoning as an early kind, Hardin said the flaw in the system lay in the quality of the management. The problem was alays how to prevent the managers from furthering their own interests. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who guards the guardians?

Hardin observed, crucially, that a successful managed common depended on limiting the numbers of commoners, limiting access, and having penalties that deterred.
[...]
None of Hardin's requirements for a successfully managed common is fulfilled by high-seas fishery regimes #Quote by Charles Clover
Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#85. Now that he was actually introducing Eleanor to his mom, he couldn't help but see her the way his mom was going to.
His mom was a beautician who sold Avon. She never left the house without touching up her mascara. When Patti Smith was on Saturday Night Live, his mom had gotten upset – "Why she want to look like man? It's so sad."
Eleanor, today, was wearing her sharkskin suit jacket and an old plaid cowboy shirt. She had more in common with his grandpa than his mom.
And it wasn't just the clothes. It was her.
Eleanor wasn't … nice.
She was good. She was honorable. She was honest. She would definitely help an old lady across the street. But nobody – not even the old lady – would ever say, 'Have you met that Eleanor Douglas? What a nice girl.'
Park's mom liked nice. She loved nice. She liked smiling and small talk and eye contact … All things Eleanor sucked at.
Also, his mom didn't get sarcasm. And he was pretty sure it wasn't a language thing. She just didn't get it. She called David Letterman "the ugly, mean one on after Johnny. #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Parks quotes by Brad Parks
#86. No way you can get stuck. Your head is much smaller. Look at this big coconut of mine. It's practically Jupiter. Yours is more like, I don't know, Mercury or something."

"That doesn't mean I'm going along with an idea that you're pulling out of Uranus."

We both stopped to snicker. Hard to resist a Uranus joke. #Quote by Brad Parks
Parks quotes by Terry Tempest Williams
#87. I could walk forever with beauty. Our steps are not measured in miles but in the amount of time we are pulled forward by awe. This is another gift from our national parks, to be led by the vistas, to forget what nags us at home and remember what sustains us, the horizon. #Quote by Terry Tempest Williams
Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#88. But Park's parents loved each other. They kissed each other on the mouth, no matter who was watching. What were the chances you'd ever meet someone like that? he wondered. Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Parks quotes by Douglas Brinkley
#89. I was stunned to find out there had never been a serious, scholarly biography ever written on Rosa Parks. #Quote by Douglas Brinkley
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#90. It was just a matter of survivalーlike getting off the roadーso we could exist form day to day. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#91. The label of liberalism is hardly a sentence to public ignominy: otherwise Bruce Springsteen would still be rehabilitating used Cadillacs in Asbury Park and Jane Fonda, for all we know, would be just another overweight housewife. #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#92. You can park your snark at the gate, Omaha. #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Parks quotes by Eddie McGuire
#93. This is a good way to do it (saying goodbye to Victoria Park). What a perfect way to end the Millennium. The last football home and away match of the Millennium will be at Victoria Park, and in the new Millennium we'll have fantastic facilities, a new approach, a new attitude, #Quote by Eddie McGuire
Parks quotes by Elizabeth Kolbert
#94. Living in four parks in the state of Assam. A hundred years ago, in Africa, the population of black rhinos approached a million; it has since been reduced to around five thousand animals. #Quote by Elizabeth Kolbert
Parks quotes by Demetri Martin
#95. I wonder how they deal with mice at Disney World. #Quote by Demetri Martin
Parks quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#96. Many bright people are really in the dark about vegetable life. Biology teachers face kids in classrooms who may not even believe in the metamorphosis of bud to flower to fruit and seed, but rather, some continuum of pansies becoming petunias becoming chrysanthemums; that's the only reality they witness as landscapers come to campuses and city parks and surreptitiously yank out one flower before it fades from its prime, replacing it with another. The same disconnection from natural processes may be at the heart of our country's shift away from believing in evolution. In the past, principles of natural selection and change over time made sense to kids who'd watched it all unfold. Whether or not they knew the terms, farm families understood the processes well enough to imitate them: culling, selecting, and improving their herds and crops. For modern kids who intuitively believe in the spontaneous generation of fruits and vegetables in the produce section, trying to get their minds around the slow speciation of the plant kingdom may be a stretch. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Parks quotes by Jeanne Theoharis
#97. When asked what gave her the strength and commitment to refuse segregation, (Rosa) Parks credited her mother and grandfather for giving me the spirit of freedom ... that I should not feel because of my race or color, inferior to any person. That I should do my very best to be a respectable person, to respect myself, to expect respect from others. #Quote by Jeanne Theoharis
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#98. If I can sit down for freedom, you can stand up for children. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Thomas Sowell
#99. Electric cars may be fun at amusement parks, where they don't have to go very far or very fast. But if the consuming public wanted electric cars for regular use, Detroit would be manufacturing them by the millions. Only people infatuated with their own wonderful specialness would think that their job is to coerce both the manufacturers and the consuming public into something that neither of them wants. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Parks quotes by Gordon Parks
#100. I've been asked if I think there will ever come a time when all people come together. I would like to think there will. All we can do is hope and dream and work toward that end. And that's what I've tried to do all my life. #Quote by Gordon Parks
Parks quotes by Elise Hu
#101. In South Korea, there's a lot of folks who are already saying this deal doesn't go far enough. And I had one source say that President Park will, quote, "get lots of love from D.C. for this" but that the money itself for the fund - $8 million - isn't that much and that the deal itself doesn't ensure that future generations will learn from history so not to repeat it. #Quote by Elise Hu
Parks quotes by Caroline Criado Perez
#102. A UK Department for Transport study highlighted the stark difference between male and female perceptions of danger, finding that 62% of women are scared walking in multistorey car parks, 60% are scared waiting on train platforms, 49% are scared waiting at the bus stop, and 59% are scared walking home from a bus stop or station. The figures for men are 31%, 25% , 20 % and 25%, respectively. Fear of crime is particularly high among low-income women, partly because they tend to live in areas with higher crime rates, but also because they are likely to be working odd hours and often come home from work in the dark. Ethnic-minority women tend to experience more fear for the same reasons, as well as having the added danger of (often gendered) racialised violence to contend with. #Quote by Caroline Criado Perez
Parks quotes by Dodie Smith
#103. But some characters in books are really real
Jane Austen's are; and I know those five Bennets at the opening of Pride and Prejudice, simply waiting to raven the young men at Netherfield Park, are not giving one thought to the real facts of marriage. #Quote by Dodie Smith
Parks quotes by Adele Parks
#104. How is it possible to know so much about a person and yet know nothing at all? #Quote by Adele Parks
Parks quotes by Dick Durbin
#105. We want to make certain that every American who stood in silent tribute to Rosa Parks hopes that the Sepreme Court Judge will break silence and speak out clearly for the civil rights that define our unity as a nation. #Quote by Dick Durbin
Parks quotes by Alex Parks
#106. My hair takes a while to get right, I use wax to get it to stand up. #Quote by Alex Parks
Parks quotes by Beto O'Rourke
#107. The freedoms that we have were purchased not just by those in uniform - and they definitely were - but also by those who took their lives into their hands, riding those Greyhound buses - the Freedom Riders, in the deep south, in the 1960s, who knew full well that they would be arrested, and they were, serving time, in the Mississippi State Penitentiary. Rosa Parks, getting from the back of the bus to the front of the bus. Peaceful, nonviolent protest. #Quote by Beto O'Rourke
Parks quotes by Nate Ruess
#108. Running in Central Park is my favorite thing to wake up and do. I have my own specific path that I have to run every single time. There's a little bit of OCD involved, but I love it. #Quote by Nate Ruess
Parks quotes by Joan Rivers
#109. But you do have to learn, if you want to be a satirist, you can't be part of the party. Meaning, you can't go horseback riding with Jackie O in Central Park if you're going to make a joke about her that night. #Quote by Joan Rivers
Parks quotes by Jim Moran
#110. It's a sad day for American Capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over central park. #Quote by Jim Moran
Parks quotes by NoViolet Bulawayo
#111. Father comes home after many years of forgetting us, of not sending us money, of not loving us, not visiting us, not anything us, and parks in the shack, unable to move, unable to talk properly. unable to anything, vomiting and vomiting, Jesus, just vomiting and defecating on himself, and it smelling like something dead in there, dead and rotting, his body a black, terrible stick; I come in from playing Find bin Laden and he is there. #Quote by NoViolet Bulawayo
Parks quotes by Newt Gingrich
#112. Give the park police more ammo. #Quote by Newt Gingrich
Parks quotes by Brad Parks
#113. It's one thing to be threatened. It's quite another thing to be threatened in grammatically incorrect fashion. I felt like some basic right as a literate American had been violated. #Quote by Brad Parks
Parks quotes by William Lyon Phelps
#114. I do not know how wicked American millionaires are, but as I travel about and see the results of their generosity in the form of hospitals, churches, public libraries, universities, parks, recreation grounds, art museums and theatres I wonder what on earth we should do without them. #Quote by William Lyon Phelps
Parks quotes by Gregory S. Parks
#115. A people without knowledge of their history is like a tree without roots." I #Quote by Gregory S. Parks
Parks quotes by Robert Reich
#116. A society - any society - is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on. #Quote by Robert Reich
Parks quotes by Grace Paley
#117. Just when I most needed important conversation, a sniff of the man-wide world, that is, at least one brainy companion who could translate my friendly language into his tongue of undying carnal love, I was forced to lounge in our neighborhood park, surrounded by children. #Quote by Grace Paley
Parks quotes by Jarod Kintz
#118. William Penn would be a great pen name. But for love letters to manicured lawns, trees, and benches, the best name would be Nicholas Parks. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Parks quotes by Jennifer Rardin
#119. Cole - I just thought of a new game.
Jaz - What's that?
Cole - Splat the Specter.
Jaz - Rules?
Cole - You can help me make them up. Right now all I know for sure is that it involves water guns filled with grape Kool-Aid and two ferrets named Biff and Chlamydia.
Vayl - Why Ferrets?
Jaz - Really? You want to know about his choice of pets when he's named one of them after an STD? #Quote by Jennifer Rardin
Parks quotes by Gay Talese
#120. Group nudity could also be personally beneficial, according to psychologist Abraham M. Maslow, who believed that nudist camps or parks might be places where people can emerge from hiding behind their clothes and armor, and become more self-accepting, revealing, and honest. #Quote by Gay Talese
Parks quotes by Kevin Durant
#121. No lie, just had one of the best times of my life at Rucker park..wow! I love NYHarlem waddup. #Quote by Kevin Durant
Parks quotes by Andy Goldsworthy
#122. My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made. #Quote by Andy Goldsworthy
Parks quotes by Ray Bradbury
#123. But most of all," she said, "I like to watch people. Sometimes I ride the subway all day and look at them and listen to them. I just want to figure out who they are and what they want and where they're going. Sometimes I even go to the Fun Parks and ride in the jet cars when they race on the edge of town at midnight and the police don't care as long as they're insured. As long as everyone has ten thousand insurance everyone's happy.

Sometimes I sneak around and listen in subways. Or I listen at soda fountains, and do
you know what?"

"What?"

"People don't talk about anything."

"Oh, they must!"

"No, not anything. They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming-pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else. And most of the time in the cafes they have the jokeboxes on and the same jokes most of the time, or the musical wall lit and all the coloured patterns running up and down, but it's only colour and all abstract. And at the museums, have you ever been? All abstract. That's all there is now. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Parks quotes by Stephen Crane
#124. Such an assemblage of the spraddle-legged men of the middle class, whose hands were bent and shoulders stooped from delving and constructing, had never appeared to an Asbury Park summer crowd, and the latter was vaguely amused. #Quote by Stephen Crane
Parks quotes by Gabriel Mann
#125. One thing I loved about New Zealand was the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of the place. I remember going from Xboxing, jamming out on guitars and drum machines in my buddy's apartment, to a bike ride through the parks and up and down the streets all over the city, to the ocean, right into the water. I remember we were swimming outer ways and we got to a certain place where we wanted to see - or I wanted to see - how deep the water was. #Quote by Gabriel Mann
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#126. When one's mind is made up ... fear diminishes. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Amy Poehler
#127. President Bush threw out the first pitch Monday at Cincinnati's great American ball park. 18 Iraqis were killed. #Quote by Amy Poehler
Parks quotes by Julian Castro
#128. People are getting more active and living healthier in San Antonio, whether it's walking, cycling, or using our parks. We now have concrete evidence that our investments are paying off and positively impacting the health of our families and the overall quality of life in San Antonio. #Quote by Julian Castro
Parks quotes by Gordon Parks
#129. I picked up a camera because it was my choice of weapons against what I hated most about the universe: racism, intolerance, poverty. #Quote by Gordon Parks
Parks quotes by J.A. Rock
#130. As a group, we've been banned from two water parks, one bar, and a dog-grooming salon. #Quote by J.A. Rock
Parks quotes by Suzan-Lori Parks
#131. I love beautiful black-and-white movies - anything Bette Davis, especially 'Now', 'Voyager', 'Casablanca', 'Mildred Pierce'; anything by Orson Welles, Truffaut, or Godard; and 'Paper Moon' by Peter Bogdanovich. #Quote by Suzan-Lori Parks
Parks quotes by Dom Irrera
#132. I don't understand people who go to amusement parks. I spend most of my time trying NOT to be nauseous. 'Excuse me, could you strap me in upside down? I'd like to be as sick as humanly possible. I feel great today, I think I'll go down to Funland and snap my neck on the back of a ride. Honey, let's bring the kids, I want to give them a spinal cord injury for Christmas.' #Quote by Dom Irrera
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#133. Victory or defeat? It is the slogan of all-powerful militarism in every belligerent nation. And yet, what can victory bring to the proletariat? #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Aziz Ansari
#134. I have never taken the high road, but I tell other people to 'cause then there's more room for me on the low road. #Quote by Aziz Ansari
Parks quotes by Roger Angell
#135. The press box at Wrigley Field in Chicago is an extended narrow shed, two rows deep, that is precariously bolted to the iron rafters just underneath the park's second deck. To gain access, one must climb a steeply angled ramp and clamber down a little starboard companionway, guarded at its foot by a uniformed minion and then proceed giddily along a catwalk that hangs directly above the tiered, circling rows of seats and spectators behind home plate. #Quote by Roger Angell
Parks quotes by John Lewis
#136. I heard of Martin Luther King Jr. when I was 15 years old. I heard of Rosa Parks. And I met Dr. King in 1958 at the age of 18. I met Rosa Parks ... But to pick up a fun comic book - some people used to call them "funny books" - to pick this little book up, it sold for 10 cents, 12 pages or 14 pages? 14 pages I digested. And it inspired me. And I said to myself, "If the people of Montgomery can do this, maybe I can do something. Maybe I can make a contribution." #Quote by John Lewis
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#137. Glory, for the translator, is borrowed glory. There is no way around this. Translators are celebrated when they translate celebrated books. #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by Suzan-Lori Parks
#138. My father was in the Army and we moved around a lot, and one of my favorite places was the library. #Quote by Suzan-Lori Parks
Parks quotes by Richard Parks Bland
#139. The aristocracy of Western Europe has absolutely tabooed silver in those countries and driven it away from there. Here it finds its only resting place. #Quote by Richard Parks Bland
Parks quotes by David Ogilvy
#140. Be more ambitious. Don't bunt. When you get a job to do a story or an ad, try and hit the ball out of the park every time #Quote by David Ogilvy
Parks quotes by John Lewis
#141. Some people know Rosa Parks, they know Daisy Bates in Arkansas, but every ... Ruby Doris Smith, Diane Nash, countless individuals. #Quote by John Lewis
Parks quotes by Walt Disney
#142. I don't want the public to see the world they live in while they're in the Park (Disneyland). I want to feel they're in another world. #Quote by Walt Disney
Parks quotes by C.L. Smooth
#143. Make a right down 7th Ave to 4th St Park, feeling the whole ghetto vibe and set my mark #Quote by C.L. Smooth
Parks quotes by Nick Offerman
#144. When I got my job on 'Parks,' it was so dreamy, kind of unfathomable. I didn't think a job that excellent could exist for me. #Quote by Nick Offerman
Parks quotes by Evan Dara
#145. and it goes, the music just goes, without faltering, without hesitation, not depleted through repetition, but enriched; and as it goes- without faltering, without hesitation- the rapid-rushing piece instantly becomes the soundtrack to what I am looking at, regardless of what it may be: the varied tilts of oldsters' hats, wind-gusts corduroying the park's grass, the sparkling of pram wheels, children stepping onto the water fountain's access ledge and hunchbacking behind their button-pushing hand and jutting lips; #Quote by Evan Dara
Parks quotes by Terry Tempest Williams
#146. Our national parks are memory palaces where our personal histories reside. #Quote by Terry Tempest Williams
Parks quotes by Lady Bird Johnson
#147. Though the word beautification makes the concept sound merely cosmetic, it involves much more: clean water, clean air, clean roadsides, safe waste disposal and preservation of valued old landmarks as well as great parks and wilderness areas. To me ... beautification means our total concern for the physical and human quality we pass on to our children and the future. #Quote by Lady Bird Johnson
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#148. That was a difference between black slaves and white indentured servants. Black slaves were usually not allowed to keep their names, but were given new names by their owners. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by CM Punk
#149. If you give me the ball, you'll never see it again. Because I'll knock it out of the f*****g park. #Quote by CM Punk
Parks quotes by Richard Parks Bland
#150. It means that the silver coins of the United States at whatever ratio is fixed, and I want the present ratio that we have now, 16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is. #Quote by Richard Parks Bland
Parks quotes by Darell Hammond
#151. Our country's growing obsession with organized sports isn't just hurting our children, but also our communities. As play is siphoned off to gyms and fields, fewer kids are playing in our streets, parks, and playgrounds. #Quote by Darell Hammond
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#152. I will no longer act on the outside in a way that contradicts the truth that I hold deeply inside. I will no longer act as if I were less than the whole person I know myself inwardly to be. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Malcolm Boyd
#153. Also, I walk and hike in several different nearby parks near our home several early mornings a week. #Quote by Malcolm Boyd
Parks quotes by S.J. Kincaid
#154. This war ends, then so do the taxpayer-funded contracts, the drumbeats in the media, the nice Combatant faces, and the patriotic cause to lull the civilians and shame the dissenters. The other thing that comes to an end is all the justification for why this country's run the way it is. People will wonder why their paychecks are still getting halved to pay off the men who own their utility companies, their roads, their national parks. They'll wonder why they've got to work eighty-hour weeks to support the folks who took their houses and destroyed the middle-class jobs. There's not going to be an enemy to point a finger at anymore. People will see the real problem. #Quote by S.J. Kincaid
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#155. The canon is finished. Anyone who believes that one can construct a canon from the tidal wave of narrative produced today is guilty of wishful thinking. All we will have is a record of who won the prizes and achieved celebrity status. But, perhaps, the canon was always a fairly heavy-handed tool and little more than a convenience. The only thing is to follow one's nose and listen carefully to the way others talk about books, learn who's opinion takes you to interesting places. #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by Tim Parks
#156. What wonderful minds we have, even though they don't seem to get us anywhere, or make us happy. #Quote by Tim Parks
Parks quotes by Tammin Sursok
#157. Australia is an island surrounded by water. My fondest memories growing up were trips to the beach, walking around the harbor and playing in the beautiful parks. #Quote by Tammin Sursok
Parks quotes by Ricardo Semler
#158. There are companies which are prepared to change the way they work. They realize that nothing can be based on what used to be, that there is a better way. But, 99 percent of companies are not ready, [they are] caught in an industrial Jurassic Park. #Quote by Ricardo Semler
Parks quotes by Robert Smithson
#159. Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art . #Quote by Robert Smithson
Parks quotes by Henry Mayhew
#160. Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings. #Quote by Henry Mayhew
Parks quotes by Gordon Parks
#161. I think most people can do a whole lot more if they just try. #Quote by Gordon Parks
Parks quotes by Ann Zwinger
#162. I sit watching until dusk, hypnotized. I think of the sea as continually sloshing back and forth, repetitive, but my psyche goes with the river- always loping downhill, purposeful, listening only to gravity. #Quote by Ann Zwinger
Parks quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#163. In the parlor was a huge camera on wheels like the ones used in public parks, and the backdrop of a marine twilight, painted with homemade paints, and the walls papered with pictures of children at memorable moments: the first Communion, the bunny costume, the happy birthday. Year after year, during contemplative pauses on afternoons of chess, Dr. Urbino had seen the gradual covering over of the walls, and he had often thought with a shudder of sorrow that in the gallery of casual portraits lay the germ of the future of the city, governed and corrupted by those unknown children, where note even the ashes of his glory would remain. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#164. I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Robert Smithson
#165. The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality. #Quote by Robert Smithson
Parks quotes by Robert Hass
#166. 'Paradise Lost' was printed in an edition of no more than 1,500 copies and transformed the English language. Took a while. Wordsworth had new ideas about nature: Thoreau read Wordsworth, Muir read Thoreau, Teddy Roosevelt read Muir, and we got a lot of national parks. Took a century. What poetry gives us is an archive, the fullest existent archive of what human beings have thought and felt by the kind of artists who loved language in a way that allowed them to labor over how you make a music of words to render experience exactly and fully. #Quote by Robert Hass
Parks quotes by Suzan-Lori Parks
#167. Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion. #Quote by Suzan-Lori Parks
Parks quotes by Mark Billingham
#168. London was a city of ghosts, some deader than others.
Thorne knew that in this respect, it wasn't unlike any other major city - New York or Paris or Sydney - but he felt instinctively that London was ... at the extreme. The darker side of that history, as opposed to the parks, palaces and pearly kings' side that made busloads of Japanese and American tourists gawk and jabber. The hidden history of a city where the lonely, the dispossessed, the homeless, wandered the streets, brushing shoulders with the shadows of those that had come before them. A city in which the poor and the plague-ridden, those long-since hanged for stealing a loaf or murdered for a shilling, jostled for position with those seeking a meal, or a score, or a bed for the night.
A city where the dead could stay lost a long time #Quote by Mark Billingham
Parks quotes by Ben Hecht
#169. Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos. #Quote by Ben Hecht
Parks quotes by Roseanne Barr
#170. You can really learn from Donahue. I didn't know you could be a woman in a man's body. You go out and you can't parallel park. #Quote by Roseanne Barr
Parks quotes by David Bentley
#171. We feel unbeatable at Ewood Park - even when we play away #Quote by David Bentley
Parks quotes by Cliff Martinez
#172. I know so few people who actually give music their undivided attention, so I've been trying to just park myself on the couch between the speakers and listen. #Quote by Cliff Martinez
Parks quotes by Rust Cohle True Detective
#173. There is something deliciously melancholy and haunting about rusting roller coasters, faded fiberglass facades, ferris wheels missing two or three cars, the gradual decay of something meant to be bright and cheerful. -Abandoned Amusement Parks

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. -Edgar Allan Poe

The world thinks eccentricity in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I'll give you another instance: you know how everybody's into weirdness right now?... A lot o' people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch o' unconnected incidents 'n things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice o' coincidence that lays on top o' everything. Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness. -Tracey Walter "Miller", Repo Man

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. -Mickey Rourke "Henry", Barfly

There is nothing about me. I exist only in the surface of what I create. I am slowly losing my mind. I am form over function. I am a hollow space with a shiny exterior - I can only reflect what I'm shown. I am mortified to be human and it upsets me greatly that, one #Quote by Rust Cohle True Detective
Parks quotes by David Rakoff
#174. Not far from my apartment, within a stretch of no more than 500 feet, there are two doggie gyms where Gotham's canines who aren't getting enough exercise running through the city's parks, or are neglecting their all-important doggie glutes and abs, can go for a workout. What can I say? This appalls me. #Quote by David Rakoff
Parks quotes by Jonathan Raban
#175. It always seems to me odd to call a place a wilderness when every wilderness area in the US bristles with rules and regulations as to how you can behave, what you're allowed to do, and is patrolled by armed rangers enforcing the small print. They're parks, of course, not wildernesses at all. #Quote by Jonathan Raban
Parks quotes by Alex Parks
#176. I left my record label, Polydor, by mutual agreement, but I'm going to carry on with my singing career. #Quote by Alex Parks
Parks quotes by John Shimkus
#177. Rosa Parks inspired many. She will not be forgotten. #Quote by John Shimkus
Parks quotes by Bill Bryson
#178. The parks used to be described on maps as the Upper Pleasure Gardens and Lower Pleasure Gardens, but some councillor or other force for good realized the profound and unhealthy implications of placing 'Lower' and 'Pleasure' in such immediate proximity and successfully lobbied to have 'Lower' removed from the title, so now you have the Upper Pleasure Gardens and the mere Pleasure Gardens, and lexical perverts have been banished to the beaches where they must find such gratification as they can by rubbing themselves on the groynes. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Parks quotes by Peter Sagal
#179. The new French theme park based on Napoleon is named Napoleon's Bivouac, and will honor Napoleon with rides, battle reenactments, and the brutal March on Moscow ride. That's a walk-in freezer you stand in for 18 months while you try to eat a dead horse. #Quote by Peter Sagal
Parks quotes by Fareed Zakaria
#180. What remains of the old Protestant fundamentalism is politics: abortion, gays, evolution. these issues are what binds congregations together. but even here things have changed as Americans have become more tolerant of many of these social taboos. Today many fundamentalist churches take nominally tough positions on, say, homosexuality but increasingly do little else for fear of offending the average believer, whom one schollar calls the "unchurched Harry". All it really takes to be a fundamentalist these days is to watch the TV shows, go to the theme parks, buy Christian rock, and vote Republican. The Sociologist Mark Shilbey, calls it the Californication of conservative Protestantism. #Quote by Fareed Zakaria
Parks quotes by Gary Rydstrom
#181. If people knew where the sounds in Jurassic Park came from, it'd be rated R! #Quote by Gary Rydstrom
Parks quotes by Seth Rogen
#182. I was pretty young. I guess I was in high school, so I was probably 13 years old. It was crazy. I remember it very vividly. I remember - it was actually kind of horrifying, because one of my friends - we smoked out of a bong, and one of my friends - this was so stupid - he didn't want to bring - it was after school on a Friday, and he didn't - we smoked weed in this park called the Ravine that was across the street from my high school. #Quote by Seth Rogen
Parks quotes by Douglas Brinkley
#183. It's very important that we keep these special, wild places. It defines the United States. Imagine our country without our national parks and our monuments. Here in California, imagine if you didn't have in Southern Cal the Channel Islands or the great Highway 1, Big Sur up to Point Reyes up to the Redwood country. #Quote by Douglas Brinkley
Parks quotes by Charles Dickens
#184. If the parks be "the lungs of London" we wonder what Greenwich Fair is
a periodical breaking out, we suppose
a sort of spring rash. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Parks quotes by Gene Spafford
#185. Using encryption on the Internet is the equivalent of arranging an armored car to deliver credit card information from someone living in a cardboard box to someone living on a park bench. #Quote by Gene Spafford
Parks quotes by Estelle Maskame
#186. I think parks like these are the best places to people-watch. The diversity of people here is really cool and, again I find myself wondering what they're doing and why they're here and who they're with. I'm far too curious for my own good. #Quote by Estelle Maskame
Parks quotes by Jordan Fisher Smith
#187. Starker [Leopold] had an adage for people in public service: 'If you're ashamed of it, don't do it. If you're not, publicize it.' " -David Graber, wildlife biologist at Yosemite National Park #Quote by Jordan Fisher Smith
Parks quotes by Dave Barry
#188. Avoid the traffic by using one of the park's shuttle buses and view the elk rut with a park ranger. #Quote by Dave Barry
Parks quotes by Terry Tempest Williams
#189. I see our national parks as our ongoing struggle as a diverse people to create circles of reverence in a time of collective cynicism where we are wary of being moved by anything but our own clever perspective... The nature of our national parks is bound to the nature of our own humility, our capacity to stay open and curious in a world that instead beckons closure through fear. For me, humility begins as a deep recognition of all I do not know. This understanding doesn't stop me, it inspires me to ask more questions, to look more closely, to feel more fully the character of the place where I am. #Quote by Terry Tempest Williams
Parks quotes by Keith Olbermann
#190. At Current, television is all we do - that's our business. We don't have amusement parks I have to worry about, we don't have environmental cases against us, we don't have a series of outdoor-advertising companies. #Quote by Keith Olbermann
Parks quotes by Stewart Udall
#191. The National Park Service today exemplifies one of the highest traditions of public service. #Quote by Stewart Udall
Parks quotes by Carlos Beltran
#192. I just need to come to the park every day thinking something good is going to happen to me and hoping today is going to be the day. #Quote by Carlos Beltran
Parks quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#193. If, in looking at the lives of princes, courtiers, men of rank and fashion, we must perforce depict them as idle, profligate, and criminal, we must make allowances for the rich men's failings, and recollect that we, too, were very likely indolent and voluptuous, had we no motive for work, a mortal's natural taste for pleasure, and the daily temptation of a large income. What could a great peer, with a great castle and park, and a great fortune, do but be splendid and idle? #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Parks quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#194. Pirate and Osbie Feel are leaning on their roof-ledge, a magnificent sunset across and up the winding river, the imperial serpant, crowds of factories, flats, parks, smoky spires and gables, incandescent sky casting downward across the miles of deep streets and roofs cluttering and sinuous river Thames a drastic strain of burnt orange, to remind a visitor of his mortal transience here, to seal or empty all the doors and windows in sight to his eyes that look only for a bit of company, a word or two in the street before he goes up to the soap-heavy smell of the rented room and the squares of coral sunset on the floor-boards - an antique light, self-absorbed, fuel consumed in the metered winter holocaust, the more distant shapes among the threads or sheets of smoke now perfect ash ruins of themselves, nearer windows, struck a moment by the sun, not reflecting at all but containing the same destroying light, this intense fading in which there is no promise of return, light that rusts the government cars at the curbsides, varnishes the last faces hurrying past the shops in the cold as if a vast siren had finally sounded, light that makes chilled untraveled canals of many streets, and that fills with the starlings of London, converging by millions to hazy stone pedestals, to emptying squares and a great collective sleep. They flow in rings, concentric rings on the radar screens. The operators call them 'angels. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#195. Park's eyes got wide. well, sort of wide. Sometimes she wondered if the shape of his eyes affected how he saw things. That was probably the most racist question of all time. #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Parks quotes by Charles Jencks
#196. I'd been to Stourhead and was inspired by the perfect parity between architecture and art; in fact, the architecture is the art. I wrote a piece called 'Not Sculpture Park,' because most of these things become car parks for bought-in sculpture. The artists should be working with the site, not just plonking pieces down. #Quote by Charles Jencks
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#197. An opportunity was being given to me to do what I had asked of others. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#198. I thought of Emmett Till, and when the bus driver ordered me to move to the back, I just couldn't move. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Parks quotes by Natasha Leggero
#199. If you look at NBC, two of their most successful shows - '30 Rock' and 'Parks And Rec' - are written by women, produced by women, and I think that's the future. Women are the new men. #Quote by Natasha Leggero
Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#200. Eleanor knew that she was fat, but she didn't feel that fat. She could feel her bones and muscles just underneath all the chub, and they were big, too. Park's mom could wear Eleanor's rib cage like a roomy vest. #Quote by Rainbow Rowell

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