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I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.
We need to ditch the idea that there is any value in the strong and silent man being in any way attractive. Being silent isn't being strong, it's being a victim.
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me... but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch.
If you listen to everybody's opinions, I mean, I always say I'd be digging a ditch on the side of the road now if I had listened to what everybody told me what to do. You know, you have to follow your heart, you have to.
But maybe it's up in the hills under the leaves or in a ditch somewhere. Maybe it's never found. But what you find, whatever you find, is always only part of the missing, and writing is the way the poet finds out what it is he found.
My father always said, 'I don't care if you're a ditch digger, as long as you're the best ditch digger in the world.'
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
Booker T. Washington
Why would one ever be so insane as to ditch a perfectly beautiful metaphor? Cut back, of course, prune if you like, so that the best metaphors are clear and sparkling. But I will throw out unread the book that promises me no metaphors inside.
I've been a DJ, janitor, ditch digger, waitress, computer instructor, programmer, mechanic, web developer, clerk, manager, marketing director, tour guide and dorm manager, among other things.
When you're a short actor you stand on apple boxes, you walk on a ramp. When you're a short star everybody else walks in a ditch.
Michael J. Fox
I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
What we collectively decide about how to bail out our economy, how to pull our economy out of a ditch and what rules we put in place to make sure this problem does not happen again, will shape our country for the next 50 years. This is it.
Acting is the hardest job in the entire world. By far. Harder than ditch digging.
Paul Thomas Anderson
I've had an unbelievable life. I've been very lucky. You do create your own luck too, you know? I never forget where I'm from. Whenever I pass a building site or see somebody digging a ditch, I always think, 'That's real work.'
Each year of life brings us nearer to our decline, but I will continue to seek a listener until I'm dead in a ditch.
Steven Patrick Morrissey
I'd rather dig a ditch than go to a dinner party with people I don't know.
Inconvenience yourself: ditch the remote, the garage door opener, the leaf-blower; buy a bike, broom, rake, and snow shovel.
We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
We don't want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward.
It's hard for the same people who put you in the ditch to pull you out of it.
Only when you're in that ditch, lying there in the muddy runoff you've made of your life, gazing up at the peak you fell from, do you truly know how small you are and understand how tall you used to be.
It's important not to ditch your mates when you're in a relationship. Lots of girls do it, but you need to remember they will always be there for you.
I say we are climbing out of a ditch and we are climbing up.
I was a typical farm boy. I liked the farm. I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm, go down to the drainage ditch and fish, and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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