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1. "Do not oversleep and miss the school bus-you'll be late.That's a habit teachers generally don't appreciate. Never tell your friends at school that you still wet your bed.They are sure to tease you, and you'll wish that you were dead.Never call your teacher a name when she's not near you.Teachers' ears are excellent, so they can always hear you.Do not read a textbook when your hands aren't clean-it's trickyto separate the pages when the pages get real sticky.When you go out for a team it's always wise to practice.When you are a substitute, the bench can feel like cactus.Do not copy homework from a friend who is a dummy.If you do, I'm sure that you will get a grade that's crummy.And if your report card's bad, don't blame it on your buddy.Kiss up to your parents quick, or they might make you study."
Author: Bruce Lansky
2. "And if you should be there and you see this beautiful cactus blossom painted silver by the moon and laughing up at the stars, this, Peekay, is heaven."
Author: Bryce Courtenay
3. "It is only the story...that saves our progeny from blundering like blind beggars into the spikes of the cactus fence.The story is our escort;without it,we are blind.Does the blind man own his escort?No,neither do we the story;rather,it is the story that owns us."
Author: Chinua Achebe
4. "He loved politics in large part exactly because it meant time spent with men like Cactus Jack Garner(who would be remembered for observing that the vice presidency was not worth a pitcher of warm piss)."
Author: David McCullough
5. "About a month ago I got a cactus. A week later, it died. I was really depressed because I was like, 'Damn! I am less nurturing than a desert."
Author: Demetri Martin
6. "Juno MacGuff: "Thanks a heap coyote ugly. This cactus-gram stings worse than your abandonment."
Author: Diablo Cody
7. "He'd always had a quickening of the heart when he crossed into Arizona and beheld the cactus country. This was as the desert should be, this was the desert of the picture books, with the land unrolled to the farthest distant horizon hills, with saguaro standing sentinel in their strange chessboard pattern, towering supinely above the fans of ocotillo and brushy mesquite."
Author: Dorothy B. Hughes
8. "So I came down here, to breathe dust and walk with the dogs-- to look at a rock or a cactus and know that I am the first person to see that cactus and that rock."
Author: Douglas Coupland
9. "So he stopped at the first of them, a frigid hothouse whose front tipped forward over the street in defiance of gravity, taste, and ordinance; inside, the tender daytime flowers could be seen huddling in family groups beneath a constant, unseen sun, and behind them was the hermetic door to the dark Cactus Room where the shy nocturnal plants, genus cereus, could bloom in privacy at any hour. Vivien, once out of the car, appeared less constrained. She did not have that stiffness so many have on first entering bars, that air of waiting stubbornly for alcohol to loosen them, which so often presages their manner when it comes' time for bed. She was already excited when the martinis came."
Author: Douglas Woolf
10. "Who wants to become a writer? And why? ... It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower of life, even if it's a cactus."
Author: Enid Bagnold
11. "The one who swallows cactuses with spines should not complain about hemorrhoids."
Author: Etgar Keret
12. "When you start crafting a story and characters, there is something so crazy important that you must always keep it in the back of your mind: there is no single force on this planet more powerful than that of empathy...   Hulk knows your likely counter already: "Oh yeah, Hulk? Well what about Galactus! Galactus is totally the most powerful!!!!"   Pssssh. How does Galactus get defeated? It's because Alicia Masters appeals to the Silver Surfer's sense of empathy, which causes him to join the Fantastic Four and defeat his former master!   Empathy, bitches. Empathy."
Author: FILM CRIT HULK
13. "That craptastical, gutless, son-of-a-cactus-humping butt monkey!!"
Author: Gemma Halliday
14. "I sit here before my computer, Amiguita, my altar on top of the monitor with the Virgen de Coatlalopeuh candle and copal incense burning. My companion, a wooden serpent staff with feathers, is to my right while I ponder the ways metaphor and symbol concretize the spirit and etherealize the body. The Writing is my whole life, it is my obsession. This vampire which is my talent does not suffer other suitors. Daily I court it, offer my neck to its teeth. This is the sacrifice that the act of creation requires, a blood sacrifice. For only through the body, through the pulling of flesh, can the human soul be transformed. And for images, words, stories to have this transformative power, they must arise from the human body--flesh and bone--and from the Earth's body--stone, sky, liquid, soil. This work, these images, piercing tongue or ear lobes with cactus needle, are my offerings, are my Aztecan blood sacrifices."
Author: Gloria E. Anzaldúa
15. "I blew the horn a few times, hoping to call up an iguana. Get the buggers moving. They were out there, I knew, in that goddamn sea of cactus--hunkered down, barely breathing, and every one of the stinking little bastards was loaded with deadly poison."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
16. "It's the superhero problem . . . .Superpowers make everything personal. Batman versus Joker. Fantastic Four versus Galactus. The Big G might be the Devourer of Worlds, but in the end he's just a dude. Beat him and the problem goes away. But the real problems aren't like that. You can't solve them by hitting them. The real supervillains. . . . were people in suits who met in rooms and decided things. Destroy one and another would take her place"
Author: Ian McDonald
17. "Isn't that why you have that gun mounted on the front? Or is it for other reasons, because I would've thought that a man with your powers would be past the urge to compensate."Barabas grinned."I had forgotten that talking to you is like trying to pet a cactus," Saiman said dryly. "Thank you for reminding me.""Always happy to oblige."
Author: Ilona Andrews
18. "My father was Abe Burrows, who was a Broadway legend. 'Guys and Dolls,' 'How to Succeed,' 'Cactus Flower,' '40 Karats,' 'Can-Can,' 'Happy Hunting,' 'Reclining Figure,' it goes on. He was a legend, and when I was growing up, I was Abe Burrows' kid. That was my self-esteem."
Author: James Burrows
19. "I read books so dry even a cactus couldn't grow on them. But who cares? I'm not a farmer, I'm a thinker."
Author: Jarod Kintz
20. "I shot a cactus like a politician. But I didn't care, because I didn't vote for it."
Author: Jarod Kintz
21. "Roses may say "I love you," but the cactus says "Fuck off.""
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "I'm erased. I'm gone. I'm nothing. And then the world is free to flow into me like water into an empty bowl…. And… I see. I hear. But not with eyes and ears. I'm not outside my world anymore, and I'm not really inside it either. The thing is, there's no difference between me and the universe. The boundary is gone. I am it and it is me. I am a stone, a cactus thorn. I am rain. I like that most of all, being rain."
Author: Jerry Spinelli
23. "She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew."
Author: Jerry Spinelli
24. "You could have been Bethany Matthews, Delia Hopkins, Cleopatra - it wouldn't matter. And if you'd grown up with a thousand lemon trees in the middle of the desert, with a cactus instead of a Christmas tree and a pet armadillo, well then, I would have gone to law school at Arizona State, I guess. I would have defended illegal aliens crossing the border. But we still would have wound up together, Dee. No matter what kind of life I had, you'd be at the end of it."
Author: Jodi Picoult
25. "One day, I saw a tiny nopalito (cactus sapling) growing not too far from an old tree. I wanted to dig it up and replant it near our house in Zacatecas. I told my mom that I would protect it from the wind and that I would water it every day so that it could grow nice and tall and strong. My mom frowned at me. "You'd be destroying what makes it special," she said. "It's a nopalito, it is it's struggle that makes it so beautiful..."
Author: José N. Harris
26. "Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it."
Author: Joyce Meyer
27. "He unlaced his arms and took a step forward. "You hurt?""Not badly." She tried to smile, but her lips only curved on one side. "My main problem is that I'm stuck to a cactus."(...)"How'd you manage to get tangled up with a cactus?" J.T. crouched beside her and started extricating her from the prickly plant."Well, believe it or not, I was on my way to apologize to you when a prairie-dog hole jumped up and grabbed my shoe heel."
Author: Karen Witemeyer
28. "A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on."
Author: Katherine Dunham
29. "My neighbor raised a shaking index finger to point at the saguaro. "That moving cactus...and the big bug...and you, you spooky bastard. What are you?I stuffed my hands in my pockets and grinned winningly at him. "Why, I'm the Antichrist, of course."
Author: Kevin Hearne
30. "That boy could wear a banana leaf and a propeller beanie and look beautiful." "That how you like your boys, Kiz?" asked Cactus. "Oh yes. All my boys. I'll issue him a banana leaf and a propeller beanie at once and induct him into my boy-harem." Evie snorted. "Boy harem! Imagine - their little propellers all spinning as they fan you with palm fronds." "While they satisfy my every whim," added Cactus. Kizzy snorted. "Forget it. I don't lend out my boys." "Come on, no one likes a greedy slave owner." "My boys aren't slaves! They stay because they want to. I give them all the elk meat they can eat. And Xbox, you know, to keep their thumbs nice and agile."
Author: Laini Taylor
31. "Banned and lionised by drunken cactuses,eternally sanguine in black and white, raw like the majestic sex on her ruby red deathswoman mouth, silver-coated terror in her eyes."
Author: Laura Gentile
32. "- Sentimentele tale in ceea ce priveste serpii sunt...- Ura, agonie, paranoia extrema si dezgust, insira Luce.- Poate e...ceva normal, mie imi era teama de cactusi. Nu puteam sa ma aproprii de ei...nu rade, te-ai intepat vreodata in vreo chestie de-asta?"
Author: Lauren Kate
33. "When God broke his deal with me, I turned to the Devil. In the end, I wasn't happy. I realized that the imagination of a perfect being was more limited than that of the imperfect one. Color me unimpressed by the Actus Purus."
Author: Lionel Suggs
34. "Captain Phelan and I dislike each other," Beatrix told her. "In fact, we're sworn enemies."Christopher glanced at her quickly. "When did we become sworn enemies?"Ignoring him, Beatrix said to her sister, "Regardless, he's staying for tea.""Wonderful," Amelia said equably. "Why are you enemies, dear?""I met him yesterday while I was out walking," Beatrix explained. "And he called Medusa a ‘garden pest,'and faulted me for bringing her to a picnic."Amelia smiled at Christopher. "Medusa has been called many worse things around here, including ‘diseasedpincushion,' and ‘perambulating cactus.'"
Author: Lisa Kleypas
35. "Cress?""It's beautiful out there."A hesitation, before, "Could you be more specific?""The sky is gorgeous, intense blue color." She pressed her fingers to the glass and traced the wavy hills on the horizon."Oh, good. You've really narrowed it down for me.""I'm sorry, it's just..." She tried to stamp down the rush of emotion. "I think we're in a desert.""Cactuses and tumbleweeds?""No just a lot of sand. It's kind of orangish-gold, with hints of pink, and I can see tiny clouds of it floating above the ground, like...like smoke.""Piles up in lots of hills?""Yes, exactly! And it's beautiful."Thorne snorted. "If this is how you feel about a desert, I can't wait until you see your first real tree. Your mind will explode."
Author: Marissa Meyer
36. "You have a very prickly exterior that needs to be navigated very carefully. Kind of like a really sexy cactus."
Author: Michelle Rowen
37. "I'm like the trunk of a cactus, I suppose." she told him. "I take in a dose of culture and time with friends, then I retreat and go live on it for a while until I get thirsty again." -Mamah Borthwick"
Author: Nancy Horan
38. "Even from far away, I could see people being chased by hellhounds, burned at the stake, forced to run naked through cactus patches or listen to opera music."
Author: Rick Riordan
39. "The name says it all. That's where Dad (Hades) tries out his new punishment ideas, but he says the traditional ones still work best: the lava flows, the minefields full of exploding surprises, burning at the stake, running naked through cactus patches... You name it, we've got it here - Nico di Angelo"
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "Having fake friends is like hugging cactus. The tighter you hug, the more pain you get."
Author: Riza Prasetyaningsih
41. "Professor Butts walks in his sleep, strolls through a cactus field in his bare feet, and screams out an idea for a self-operating napkin."
Author: Rube Goldberg
42. "The Master: Where's the TARDIS?The Doctor: Just stop. Just think.The Master: Kill him! I need that technology, Doctor. Tell me where it is or the old man is dead.Wilfred: Don't tell him!The Master: I'll kill him right now!The Doctor: Actually the most impressive thing about you is that after all this time you're still bone dead stupid.The Master: Take aim.The Doctor: You 've got six billion pairs of eyes but you still can't see the obvious, can you?The Master: I what?The Doctor: That guard is one inch too tall.(The guard, Rossiter, hits the Master)Rossiter: Oh my god I hit him! I've never hit anyone in my life.Addams: Well come on! We need to get out of here fast.Wilfred: God bless the cactuses.The Doctor: That's cactii.Rossiter: That's racist!-Doctor Who"
Author: Russell T Davies
43. "Wilf: God bless the cactuses! The Doctor: That's cactI. Alien: And that's racist!"
Author: Russell T. Davies
44. "'Frogs' came because of another obscure movie I did called... well, the title when we shot it was 'Cactus.' It was released as 'Molly And Lawless John,' and it was a Western with Vera Miles. The greatest thing about that movie was, one day, John Ford showed up on the set just to see Vera. And I got to spend some time with John Ford. That was huge."
Author: Sam Elliott
45. "Of what import are brief, nameless lives . . . to Galactus?"
Author: Stan Lee
46. "Be pompous, obese, and eat cactus Be dull and boring and omnipresent Criticize things you don't know about Be oblong and have your knees removed"
Author: Steve Martin
47. "Be courteous, kind, and forgiving. Be gentle and peaceful each day. Be warm and human and grateful, And have a good thing to say. Be thoughtful and trustful and childlike, Be witty and happy and wise. Be honest and love all your neighbors, Be obsequious, purple, and clairvoyant. Be pompous, obese, and eat cactus. Be dull and boring and omnipresent. Criticize things you don't know about. Be oblong and have your knees removed. Be sure to stop at stop signs, And drive fifty-five miles an hour. Pick up hitchhikers foaming at the mouth, And when you get home get a master's degree in geology. Be tasteless, rude, and offensive. Live in a swamp and be three-dimensional. Put a live chicken in your underwear. Go into a closet and suck eggs."
Author: Steve Martin
48. "Professor Khupe rubbed his hand along the sand dunes of her windswept form. The static charge made her skin feel like the surface of a cactus. He recoiled. How he wished he had gone into the priesthood when he had had the chance. Embracing celibacy was far easier than battling the consequences of shunning it."
Author: Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
49. "The cactus thrives in the desert while the fern thrives in the wetland.The fool will try to plant them in the same flowerbox.The florist will sigh and add a wall divider and proper soil to both sides.The grandparent will move the flowerbox halfway out of the sun.The child will turn it around properly so that the fern is in the shade, and not the cactus.The moral of the story?Kids are smart."
Author: Vera Nazarian
50. "Flailing and thrashing, Buttercup wept and tossed and paced and wept some more, and there have been three great cases of jealousy since David of Galilee was first afflicted with the emotion when he could no longer stand the fact that his neighbor Saul's cactus outshone his own. (Originally, jealousy pertained solely to plants, other people's cactus or ginkgoes, or, later, when there was grass, grass, which is why, even to this day, we say that someone is green with jealousy.) Buttercup's case rated a close fourth on the all-time list.It was a very long and very green night."
Author: William Goldman

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