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What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge.
I'm not clumsy, I'm accident-prone!
I'm not clumsy, I'm just accident prone.
I'm the most uncoordinated clumsy, klutzy person. I always had a bruise, I always tripped and fell.
Water's never clumsy.
I am terribly clumsy, so there is a plethora of walking into lamp-posts, falling over, dropping things, and ruining sofas.
If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts.
One of the hardest aspects of this protracted public persona is not knowing others as well as they feel they know me. It's a rather clumsy feeling actually; to not know someone who acts as though you're old friends.
Patients know in a heartbeat if they're getting a clumsy exam.
I suppose I am one of life's naturally clumsy people; I don't drop stuff all the time, or break things, but I'm just generally a bit flustered.
I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it's not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment.
As I look back at the span of the Cold War in those early days, in the '50s, for example, there was a great deal of Soviet propaganda here in the United States, but it was clumsy, and it was anchored to a lot of ideological support in certain circles in America itself.
I am clumsy, a late and nervous driver, and despise all sports except a little gentle dancing or yoga.
The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.
If I loved all the world as I do you, I shouldn't write books to it: I should only write letters to it, and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy.
I was a dork. I'm still kind of goofy and clumsy and not always the most graceful person.
A career path is rarely a path at all. A more interesting life is usual a more crooked, winding path of missteps, luck and vigorous work. It is almost always a clumsy balance between the things you try to make happen and the things that happen to you.
History seems to be so clumsy.
Your physicality is this great thing, but it is also the thing that makes you clumsy and limits you in the world, so to speak.
I reached my full height at age 11, and I was clumsy as all get-out - all elbows and knees, couldn't get up a flight of stairs without falling down. I wanted to be a cute, petite blonde, but I'm a big ol' strapping thing, so I just accept it.
There have been times when I reread - or at least leafed through - something because I'd sent a copy to a friend, and what usually happened was that I noticed dozens and dozens of clumsy phrases I wished I could rewrite.
When I was little, I wasn't so little. I had a big old round belly and I was really clumsy, but I was super confident.
If my life was a song the title would probably be 'Clumsy', 'cause I'm clumsy.
In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than a clumsy friend.
I tried surfing once in Brazil, but I'm kind of clumsy.
I need poise. I'm just so clumsy that it would kind of save me a lot.
I have my own experience in Indonesia, of course. Sometimes in these transition situations, the new governments are still clumsy and awkward in responding to this new environment in which they operate. The only thing in their DNA is the old regime.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
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