Hints Quotes by Jean Shinoda Bolen, Smedley Butler, Terry O’Quinn, Robert Frost, Rebecca Harding Davis, Russell Page and many others.
Insights from myth, dreams, and intuitions, from glimpses of an invisible reality, and from perennial human wisdom provide us with hints and guesses about the meaning of life and what we are here for. Prayer, observance, discipline, thought and action are the means through which we grow and find meaning.
A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations.
If thousands are thrown out of employment, it suggests that they were not well employed. Why don’t they take the hint? It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?
I say to the Christians and to every missionary on the reservations, you’re welcome to have a church here if you can support yourself. But if these churches can’t support themselves, then take the hint and quit using our poverty for your direct mail solicitations.
The most welcome joke to me is the one that takes the place of a heavy, not altogether innocuous thought, at once a cautionary hint of the finger and a flash of the eye.
Our life seems not present, so much as prospective; not for the affairs on which it is wasted, but as a hint of this vast- flowingvigor.
Unless a man or woman has experienced the darkness of the soul he or she can know nothing of that transforming laughter without which no hint of the ultimate reality of the opposites can be faintly intuited.
There are three kinds of explanation in science: explanations which throw a light upon, or give a hint at a matter; explanations which do not explain anything; and explanations which obscure everything.
Semicolons . . . signal, rather than shout, a relationship. . . . A semicolon is a compliment from the writer to the reader. It says: “I don’t have to draw you a picture; a hint will do.”
Men are much more unwilling to have their weaknesses and their imperfections known, than their crimes; and, if you hint to a man that you think him silly, ignorant, or even ill-bred or awkward, he will hate you more, and longer, than if you tell him plainly that you think him a rogue.
I’m very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that.
My paintings are certainly nonobjective. They’re just horizontal lines. There’s not any hint of nature. And still everybody responds, I think.
I want to build spires in their minds and dance shadows through like marionettes, chased by whispers and hints of the unspeakable.
When you do television, you have this opportunity to drop these subtle hints everywhere. The way you say things, for example, sometimes those seeds turn into trees.
Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans.
This elaborate Golden Dawn system became part of Crowley’s own inner world … He carried it further than even the Golden Dawn principals had envisaged. I know of nothing within the Order documentary that even hints at the kind of visionary and spiritual experience that Crowley managed to get out of it.
Like Mahmoud Abbas. He is not gaining anything. He puts conditions and Israel ignores them. Israel doesnвЂ™t give him any hint that they will accept a single one of his conditions. Let me tell you. Arafat went to Oslo and signed [the agreement]. What did Israel do? They confined him inВ MuqataВ in one room and killed him.
Take hints from other women in the office. We are very fortunate to be in a generation where there are a lot of older women in the office. Take a look at what they’re wearing.
Photographs and reality are just night and day. In reality, the information is all there. A photograph is just kind of a hint.
We sometimes from dreams pick up some hint worth improving by reflection.
The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
Although we have no actual written communications from the world of emptiness, we have some hints or suggestions about what is going on in that world, and that is, you might say, enlightenment.В When you see plum blossoms or hear the sound of a small stone hitting bamboo, that is a letter from the world of emptiness.
There is great exhilaration in breaking one of these things. … Ramanujan gives no hints, no proof of his formulas, so everything you do you feel is your own.[About verifying Ramanujan’s equations in a newly found manuscript.]
Thoughts there are, that need no embodying, no form, no expression. It is enough to hint at them vaguely; a word, and they are heard and seen.
The manlier you are, the harder it is to understand what a woman wants: there is not a hint of female brain in you.
Vonnegut’s earliest novels hint strongly at his familiarity with Wiener’s work, The Human Use of Human Beings, especially his first novel, Player Piano (1952), which shows his concern for the social implications of automation, the replacement of human beings with machines.
Yes, well,” said his da with a hint of a grow that told him just how worried Bran had been about him, “that’ll teach you to dodge a bit quicker next time.” “Sorry,” he apologized meekly as he sat in the passenger seat. “Good,” said Bran, shutting the door gently. “Don’t let it happen again.” -Bran and Charles
He was the soul of politeness to everyone — to some with a hint of aversion, to others with a hint of respect.
In editing, you really face what the movie is. When you shoot it, you have this illusion that you’re making the masterpieces that you’re inspired by. But when you finally edit the movie, the movie is just a movie, so there is always a hint of disappointment, particularly when you see your first cut.
To hint at a fault does more mischief than speaking out; for whatever is left for the imagination to finish will not fail to be overdone.
Shots came, I don’t know where they was sent from. Probably some bad hoes I’m bouta take the hint from
As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.
The outlines of the needed psychology of becoming can be discovered by looking within ourselves; for it is knowledge of our own uniqueness that supplies the first, and probably the best, hints for acquiring orderly knowledge of others.
He whose genius appears deepest and truest excels his fellows in nothing save the knack of expression; he throws out occasionally a lucky hint at truths of which every human soul is profoundly though unutterably conscious.
For me, fishing and journalism touched the same places in my head. In comparison with that of poets, the fly fishers’ and the journalists‘ experiences are probably pale flavors, but they carry nonetheless a hint of ambrosia.
The hint half guessed, the gift half understood, is Incarnation.
Laughter to begin with was probably glee at the misfortunes of others. The baring of the teeth in laughter hints at its savage ancestry. Animals have no malice, hence also no laughter. They never savor the sudden glory of Schadenfreude. It was its infectious quality that made of laughter a medium of mutuality.
I had seen faces in photographs I might have found beautiful had I known even vaguely in what beauty was supposed to consist. And my father’s face, on his death-bolster, had seemed to hint at some form of aesthetics relevant to man. But the faces of the living, all grimace and flush, can they be described as objects?
The reason to retire is to try to avoid embarrassment; you ought to do it before people are dropping big hints. You want to be the first to come up with the idea. You don’t want to wait until you trip and fall off the stage.
When I was 17 or 18 I wanted to become a wine expert, and my parents wouldn’t let me drink. So I was devastated. All I could do was read, and I read and I read. And I’d read something like, you know, ‘Subtle hints of cassis.
The real world was far too real to leave neat little hints. It was full of too many things. It wasn’t by eliminating the impossible that you got to the truth, however improbable; it was by the much harder process of eliminating the possibilities.
That faculty of beholding at a hint the face of his desire and the shape of his dream, without which the earth would know no lover and no adventurer.
Weeds don’t need planting in well-drained soil; they don’t ask for fertilizer or bits of rag to scare away the birds. They come without invitation; and they don’t take the hint when you want them to go. Weeds are nobody’s guests: More like squatters.
Like all art, poems are only hints and guesses that draw our attention to something larger.
When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint.
Any action, like any act of magic, is in some sense an act of faith … I’ve seen the desert bloom, the flower that emerges from the barest hint of water, and I know the power of life will rise, stubborn and persistent to be renewed. May our actions be the wind that brings the rain.
And I add this part here, to hint to whoever shall read it, that whenever they come to a true Sense of things, they will find Deliverance from Sin a much greater Blessing than Deliverance from Affliction.
Rose never would have done anything like that,’ he countered. He paused to reconsider, and I could’ve sworn there was a hint of a smile there. ‘Well at least not in such a public setting.’- Dimitri Belikov
I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.
We women aren’t good at hints. We like solid declarations of love and forever.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.
But how little we know what would make paradise for our neighbours! We judge from our own desires, and our neighbours themselves are not always open enough even to throw out a hint of theirs.