ground quotes

A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story.Lynn Abbey

Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.King Abdullah II

People who look down never get much of an idea of the sky where the stars are set. And the fellow who doesn't hitch at least one or two of his wagons to a star never gets very high up. Get your eyes off the ground. Look ahead.George Matthew Adams

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.Joseph Addison

The world wants India to remain an import-based economy. Then India can be a dumping ground where gold can be dumped and other commodities such as oil and gas. They look at India as a huge market.Anil Agarwal

Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences.Josef Albers

It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation.Archibald Alexander

Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.Dante Alighieri

Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.Henri Frederic Amiel

When you're a musician and you break new ground it resonates into the common consciousness.Trey Anastasio

There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.Maxwell Anderson

Politicians must set their aims for the high ground and according to our various leanings, Democratic, Republican, Independent, we will follow. Politicians must be told if they continue to sink into the mud of obscenity, they will proceed alone.Maya Angelou

When I appear in public people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tail - none of which is easy.Princess Anne

It irritated me that my fans kept wanting me to retread old ground.Dario Argento

To get involved with a cause, you really have to become aware of it. You have to go on the ground and see with your own eyes, the people who have been affected by it, their process in how they're combating it, and what the organization represents.David Arquette

When I'm running fast, I don't feel anything, it's effortless, it's like my feet don't even touch the ground, it's like I'm flying.Evelyn Ashford

If the Ivy League was the breeding ground for the elites of the American Century, Stanford is the farm system for Silicon Valley.Ken Auletta

You can't put your feet on the ground until you've touched the sky.Paul Auster

I just didn't like the idea of doing reunions, period. I could only see it as I'd just be going over the same old ground. I'm only years older and fatter and I'll just do an older, fatter version of me.Eric Avery

I believe that the far-right and the far-left can be equally insane - but there's no question that in the first years of the Obama administration, the far-right has been far crazier. In part, this comes from parties being out of power - without the responsibility of governing to ground them, the activists and the ideologues take over.John Avlon