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From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.
No public man can be just a little crooked.
It's a lot of crooked cops out there. They manipulate the system.
The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks.
We did not get any money from the early records. It was all taken by crooked managers. It is just a gangster's paradise.
Between a fellow who is stupid and honest and one who is smart and crooked, I will take the first. I won't get much out of him, but with that other guy I can't keep what I've got.
Lewis B. Hershey
I look at my career as a body of work, not just Queens of the Stone Age records. I'm in Eagles of Death Metal, I'm in Them Crooked Vultures; I make records with other people.
I had ordered long legs, but they never arrived. My eyes are weird too, one is gray and the other is green. I have a crooked smile and my nose looks like a ski slope. No, I would not win a Miss contest.
The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and crooked as individuals.
Edmond de Goncourt
The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
I have really crooked teeth - they give me character!
I've always felt if my nose were more crooked, critics would focus more on my acting.
I have crooked toes from wearing boots that didn't fit me because that's all I could afford as a kid.
If I play a cop, it's always a racist cop or a trigger-happy cop or a crooked cop - but by and large I play cowboys, bikers, and convicts.
M. C. Gainey
Kids don't have ruts yet that adults have carved into their minds. They're born logical. Crooked thinking has to be taught.
James P. Hogan
I went up a straight crooked lane and, I said 'No thanks, yes if yer please.
I've done, like, 45 movies, played 40 gangsters and five crooked cops.
So many times I've wanted to crack up, standing there stiff while seven women are crawling round my toes fixing hems and the designer's having a freak-out because the denim cuffs are crooked. I'm on the verge of hysteria.
There is never a shortage anywhere of lawyers eager to attack the First Amendment, as though it were nothing more than a clause in a lease from a crooked slumlord.
I don't like to look at myself in the mirror, which is why my eye makeup is always crooked.
We got dragged through a system and got burned by crooked lawyers, and the list goes on and on.
I've played different nationalities, and everything from vulnerable to strong to crooked to demented. It just increases your possibilities of work because, if people know you can do just about anything, then you're going to get more offers. That's what I want to do.
Hockey wasn't invented but discovered. The game, and the large organizing idea behind Stephen Smith's deeply personal 'Puckstruck,' sleeps in ponds and in the crooked limbs of trees overhead; we merely pluck a stick from the sky and skate over the frozen world to find ourselves and each other.
I know about having days off. They can be helpful sometimes, especially late in the year. It's just key to go out there and establish early, especially in this park where they can put up some crooked numbers early.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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