Under The Thumb Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 76 Under The Thumb Sayings

#1. It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. - Author: Neil Armstrong
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#2. I wanted to curl up into a fetal position and start sucking my thumb, let my tears and dripping saliva pool under me.
Sorry. I tried living, tried being sentient. Can't do it. Can't live in the same universe with that. - Author: David Wong
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#3. Here's a very good rule of thumb in politics: losing begets losing. - Author: John Podhoretz
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#4. As a good rule of thumb, you want to secure 3-months of living expenses on the side, just in case shit hits the fan. Ideally, you'll want a 6-month rainy-day fund because it never hurts to fall back on much more. - Author: Jay Breezy
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#5. Anger and jealousy's all that he sells us, he's content when you're under his thumb. Madmen oppose him, but your kindness throws him, to survive it you play deaf and dumb. - Author: Bob Dylan
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#6. So much for a great opening speech, that sucker done tucked tail and is hiding in the deepest part of my brain, sucking its thumb. - Author: Brandy Nacole
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#7. I could not think of anything but his fingers on my neck, his thumb on my lips. - Author: Tracy Chevalier
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#8. I turned to the teeming small creatures that can be held between the thumb and forefinger: the little things that compose the foundation of our ecosystems, the little things, as I like to say, who run the world. - Author: E. O. Wilson
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#9. But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn't do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn't in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#10. His thumb moved slowly over my cheek. All of this. Having you. It's worth- anything - Author: L.A. Weatherly
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#11. Sometimes the devil you knew was easier to face than the devil who'd pressed you to a bedpost and rolled your nipple under his thumb. - Author: Tessa Dare
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#12. I'm willing to be under anything...as long as it isn't somebody's thumb. - Author: Amor Towles
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#13. A small, forced smile played at Aidan's lips. "I don't like it when someone hurts what's mine," he said. He reached out, brushing a thumb across my bottom lip, an intimate gesture, one that made me blush. "And he hurt you. - Author: Ashley Stoyanoff
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#14. If Baz thinks I'm ever letting him go, he's wrong. I like him like this. Under my thumb. Under my hands. Not off plotting and scheming and talking to vampires.
I've got you now, I think. I've finally got you where I want you. - Author: Rainbow Rowell
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#15. Our children tremble in their teen-age cribs,
whirling off on a thumb or a motorcycle ... - Author: Anne Sexton
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#16. Many follow a rule of thumb - no more than 5% in one stock. But that's not the entrepreneurial road to riches. - Author: Kenneth Fisher
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#17. Oh the thumb-sucker's thumb
May look wrinkled and wet
And withered, and white as the snow,
But the taste of a thumb
Is the sweetest taste yet
(As only we thumb-sucker's know). - Author: Shel Silverstein
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#18. My friends," he began, and one thumb securely hooked itself in his waistcoat pocket while his other hand hung at his side ready for a battery of theatrical gestures. - Author: David Whitaker
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#19. So for any new checklist created from scratch, you have to pick the type that makes the most sense for the situation.
The checklist cannot be lengthy. A rule of thumb some use is to keep it to between five and nine items, which is the limit of working memory. - Author: Atul Gawande
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#20. The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#21. Where has he gone, my meadow mouse,
My thumb of a child that nuzzled in my palm?
To run under the hawk's wing,
Under the eye of the great owl watching from the elm-tree,
To live by courtesy of the shrike, the snake, the tom-cat.
(from "The Meadow Mouse") - Author: Theodore Roethke
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#22. From in the shadow she calls. And in the shadow she finds a way, finds a way. And in the shadow she crawls, clutching her faded photograph. My image under her thumb. Yes with a message for my heart. She's been everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own. - Author: Tori Amos
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#23. Too much under the thumb of the Iranians. - Author: Adam Schiff
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#24. Everything had been going so well, he'd had it really under his thumb
these few centuries. That's how it goes, you think you're on top of the world, and suddenly they spring
Armageddon on you. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#25. Bill de Blasio was swept to the New York mayoralty on the promise of getting Gracie Mansion out from under the thumb of corporate elites. - Author: Rick Perlstein
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#26. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn't in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get at. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#27. It felt good to stand out from the world, just mysterious and pious. You weren't a lantern under any basquet. You stood out righteous as a sore thumb. You were the one holy man to keep God from crushing all of the Sodom and Gomorrah seething around you in the Valley Plaza Shoping Center. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#28. As a rule of thumb, investors should spend the bulk of their time on the disclosures of the security under study, and they should spend significant time on the reports of competitors. - Author: Benjamin Graham^David L.Dodd
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#29. The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#30. My rule of thumb is build a site for a user, not a spider. - Author: David Naylor
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#31. Will you tell me what you have on under your dress tonight?" She licked the tip of his thumb. "I could, but that would ruin the surprise. - Author: Skye Jordan
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#32. There are two competing philosophies in 'Wool': one is that people have to live under an iron thumb in order to survive, and the other one is that everyone should live completely freely and happily and everything will sort itself out. - Author: Hugh Howey
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#33. What I hate is the thought of being under a man's thumb," I had told Doctor Nolan. "A man doesn't have a worry in the world, while I've got a baby hanging over my head like a big stick, to keep me in line. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#34. I went to a very militantly Republican grammar school and, under its influence, began to revolt against the Establishment, on thesimple rule of thumb, highly satisfying to a ten-year-old, that Irish equals good, English equals bad. - Author: Bernadette Devlin
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#35. You carry forever the fingerprint that comes from being under someone's thumb. - Author: Nancy Banks-Smith
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#36. have under his thumb powerful congressmen, senators, even the vice president himself, - Author: David Baldacci
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#37. I find, on my own travels, that the most depressing form of culture shock is experienced when you go into a country that is under the thumb of a dictator. - Author: Arthur Frommer
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#38. Kestrel felt a slow, slight throb, a shimmer in the blood. She knew it well.
Her worst trait. Her best trait.
The desire to come out on top, to set her opponent under her thumb.
A streak of pride. Her mind ringed with hungry rows of foxlike teeth. - Author: Marie Rutkoski
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#39. Love is your job description - no matter what you do for a living. If you ever feel unsure of what you're supposed to do in a situation, here's a good rule of thumb: always do what leads to greater love. - Author: Marci Shimoff
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#40. Rule of thumb: if you think something is clever and sophisticated beware-it is probably self-indulgence. - Author: Donald A. Norman
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#41. You have no idea what I'd do for you if you'd let me." He runs his thumb over my bottom lip., his touch light, but enough to seize my breath. Enough to triple my heartbeat. "But one day you will. - Author: Kennedy Ryan
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#42. If the rule of thumb for attention literacy is to pay attention to your intention, then the heuristic for crap detection is to make skepticism your default. - Author: Howard Rheingold
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#43. Rule of thumb: When Democrats lose, they blame the candidate. When Republicans lose, they blame the opposition. - Author: Timothy Noah
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#44. Cal curled his fingers around mine and raised my left hand to the brownish flower. There was a callus on his thumb that should have been irritating against my skin. - Author: Rachel Hawkins
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#45. If I hammer my own thumb while doing some DIY, it's not nice, but it's not the end of the world. To care obsessively about similar levels of discomfort in animals seems to be a case of mistaken moral priorities. - Author: Julian Baggini
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#46. Men often still expect women to be under their thumb. - Author: Guy Pearce
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#47. Security is a thumb and a blanket. Happiness is a warm puppy. - Author: Charles M. Schulz
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#48. I could bend you with my finger and my thumb. A mere reed you feel in my hands. But whatever I do with this cage, I cannot get at you, and it is your soul that I want. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#49. Life was tough for me. When I was a kid, nobody played with me because they thought I looked ugly with my extra thumb. It pained me. So once I thought of getting it surgically removed. But I didn't. Slowly, I realized that the exterior is not the criterion for love and success. - Author: Hrithik Roshan
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#50. I'm feeling great. Well, pretty great, unless I've forgotten to take a couple of Tylenols in the past four or five hours, in which case I've begun to feel some jagged little pains shooting down my left forearm and into the base of the thumb. - Author: Roger Angell
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#51. Also, as a rule of thumb, if you find yourself defending your inalienable right to make someone else feel like garbage, you're on the wrong side of the argument. - Author: Rich Burlew
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#52. Quite without thought, he glanced at his left hand, and saw the ghost of the scar at the base of his thumb, the "C" so faded that it was scarcely visible. He had not noticed it or thought of it in years, and felt suddenly as though there was not air enough to breathe. - Author: Diana Gabaldon
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#53. I'm impressed you left to keep everyone safe." He tenderly massaged the area above my hipbone with his right thumb.
"I've seen vampire men cry and piss their pants after one hour in the sewers by themselves. You've been walking most of the day and all alone. - Author: Kenya Wright
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#54. Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. - Author: King Solomon
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#55. Get over yourself," I mutter. "I'd be wet if any guy was rubbing up against me."
"Bull. Fucking. Shit." His thumb brushes my clit. I almost fall over.
"It's me. You want me. - Author: Elle Kennedy
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#56. To a database person, every nail looks like a thumb. Or something like that. - Author: Jamie Zawinski
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#57. You're my friend," Chris whispered back, and his other hand came up so he could rub Xander's lower lip with his thumb. "That makes you beautiful. - Author: Amy Lane
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#58. When you control information, or manipulate it, you don't need force to keep people under your thumb. They stay there willingly. - Author: Veronica Roth
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#59. Beauty can make a woman rich, but if she relies solely on her looks to get by, she'll always remain under a man's thumb. - Author: Ma Jian
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#60. I want to watch you come," he whispers, eyes moving across my face. He pulls his thumb back and paints a wet line across my lower lip. "I want to feel you squeezing me and I want to eat your greedy little noises. - Author: Christina Lauren
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#61. Using my thumb and middle finger, I tend to make snap decisions. Right away I know whether I like a song or not. - Author: Jarod Kintz
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#62. It grew steadily dimmer, God's thumb on the dial. - Author: Laird Barron
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#63. The rule of thumb in student files seemed to be, If you have nothing negative to say, don't say anything at all. - Author: Harlan Coben
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#64. My heart felt like it was going to explode as I burst out crying. He laughed, "Hey, what's with the April showers?" I half giggled, half sniffed as he wiped my cheeks with his thumb. "These are happy tears" I whispered. He grinned, "No rain, no rainbow. - Author: Karli Perrin
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#65. I suddenly saw the little hobo standing under a sad street lamp with his thumb stuck out
poor forlorn man, poor lost sometime boy, now broken ghost of the penniless wilds. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#66. Let's go drink our beers and thumb our noses at those who would do us harm. - Author: Hugo Pratt
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#67. And those noises - " He rolled her nipple between his thumb and forefinger, and she gasped. "K-keep doing that, sweetheart, and I'm going to make this so worth your while. - Author: Ruthie Knox
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#68. She handed him his cup of tea ... and he almost longed to ask her to do for him what he saw her compelled to do for her father, who took her little finger and thumb in his masculine hand, and made them serve as suar-tongs. - Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
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#69. A good rule of thumb is to assume that everything matters. - Author: Richard Thaler
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#70. I'm a fucking coward."
"Maybe." Craw jerked his thumb over his shoulder at Whirrun's corpse. "There's a hero. Tell me who's better off. - Author: Joe Abercrombie
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#71. I let the actors work out their ideas before shooting, then tell them what attitudes I want. If a scene isn't honest, it stands out like a sore thumb. - Author: David Lynch
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#72. One was to sting me," he thought, "I should swell up as big again as I am!" They were bigger than hornets. The drones were bigger than your thumb, a good deal, and the bands of yellow on their deep black bodies shone like fiery gold. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#73. hold her close, tight, in just the way I know she wants. My thumb moves down to press against her throat, not with intent, but just enough to let her know I have her. - Author: Christina Lauren
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#74. If you send up a weather vane or put your thumb up in the air every time you want to do something different, to find out what people are going to think about it, you're going to limit yourself. That's a very strange way to live. - Author: Jessye Norman
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#75. No-one will ever have golf under his thumb. No round ever will be so good it could not have been better. Perhaps this is why golf is the greatest of games. You are not playing a human adversary; you a playing a game. You are playing old man par. - Author: Bobby Jones
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#76. Investigating rule of thumb: people grumbled about work at home and about home at work. - Author: Cate Holahan
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