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1. "Bands like Nirvana had theatrical sensibilities, playing with image, challenging assumptions people were making about them, the apex being Kurt Cobain in a dress to make a point."
Author: Amanda Palmer
2. "Hey, Sethy! If I could bottle and sell the way I'm feeling right now, I think I'd make enough money to buy Kurt Cobain's soul back from the devil"-Kaye"
Author: Charlie Fey
3. "I won't stop writing until I am known as the Kurt Cobain of literature!"
Author: Christina Westover
4. "Mitt Romney has won the 2012 presidential nomination by promising Republicans that he would end a so-called 'culture of dependency' on welfare - welfare defined as 'free stuff' and food stamps for poor folks, not tax breaks for Big Oil or tax shelters for Bain executives."
Author: Christine Pelosi
5. "[Kurt Cobain] had a lot of German in him. Some Irish. But no Jew. I think that if he had had a little Jew he would have [expletive] stuck it out."
Author: Courtney Love
6. "Had Kurt Cobain not committed suicide in 1994, would his genius have survived the continuous incisions of a media that was only too proud of its ability to chisel away at his fragile psyche in the years before he decided that he'd had enough off their invasions? And, had Jimi Hendrix not passed way in 1970, would he, too have eventually fallen into decline, first equalled, then eclipsed by the brilliant wave of new guitarists: Robin Trower, Ritchie Blackmore, Mick Ronson, who emerged during the early 1970s? In death, Hendrix led by example: in life he could have been left for the dead."
Author: Dave Thompson
7. "In his suicide note, Kurt Cobain wrote, "It's better to burn out than to fade away." He was quoting a Neil Young song about Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols. When I was twenty-four, I interviewed John Lennon. I asked him about this sentiment, one that pervades rock and roll. He took strong, outraged exception to it. "It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out, " he said. "I worship people who survive. I'll take the living and the healthy."
Author: David Sheff
8. "Peau de temps après la mort de son frère, à l'aide d'un rouge à levres couleur sang, Lucille avait écrit sur le miroir de notre salle de bains: <> Face à ce miroir, nous nous coiffons chaque matin, Manon et moi, cette menace tatouée sur le visage."
Author: Delphine De Vigan
9. "Unaweza kusaliti nchi kwa sababu za kiitikadi, kisiasa, matatizo ya akili, au pesa. Ukifanya hivyo na ukabainika; utawajibika kwa adhabu ya kifo, au maisha."
Author: Enock Maregesi
10. "I'm a different person. I don't want to be titled as Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter. I want to be thought of as Frances Cobain."
Author: Frances Bean Cobain
11. "TRACY MARANDER: [Kurt Cobain] was a really good artist. He would draw cartoons with funny sayings. I have this huge picture of this homeless guy, and it's a satirical thing on how homeless people are mentally ill, they're alcoholics, they had messed up childhoods — but they're expected to fend for themselves in a box in the snow."
Author: Greg Prato
12. "KURT DANIELSON: [Kurt Cobain] was the most gifted and cursed. And also the most ferocious, innocent, and nicest. A bundle of extremes and opposites."
Author: Greg Prato
13. "Sajak Musim GugurMalam-malam berguguran...Kenangan berguguran...Hanya sajak ini yang tumbuhKau selalu berdiri, ketika matahari mengoyak langitKetika panas, mengoyak-ngoyak hidup!Kau pernah ajak aku berjalanMelalui pagi dan senja, berbasah hujanMelalui kali. Luka dan suka mengalir di sanaTanpa jedaBertahan! Kau harus bertahan...Jangan gugur sebelum musim dingin tibaIni kuberikan napasku!"
Author: Iwan Setyawan
14. "It's all magic to me. Country to punk rock, all of it. Chopin to Kurt Cobain. But it always all comes back to punk for me, because that was the last time, punk rock or grunge rock, was the last time that passion ruled the airwaves."
Author: James Marsters
15. "Bain also asked Kansas City for a $3 million tax break. The Bain executives were taking home $36 million in borrowed funds and were asking Kansas City to forfeit $3 million in public money for police officers, roads and schools? More free stuff!"
Author: Jennifer M. Granholm
16. "Bien sûr ces changements de comportement culturel et l'invention de mumltiples diversions font partie d'un système économique qui me dépase. J'envisage ce système comme un bain dans une piscine anémiée, stérile, bondée, puant le chlore, en comparaison d'une délicieuse baignade dans un lac au fond des bois, la berge du lac bordée de nénuphars en fleurs où sont perchées de petites tortues, un ou deux hérons dans les grands pins ou dans l'eau peu profonde, quelques serpents d'eau parmi les massifs d'ajoncs, et quand vous plongez vous voyez les poissons qui se reposent immobiles sous les bûches dressées. Même les profondeurs obscures semblent séduisantes en comparaison d'une piscine, comme une promenade printanière sous la pluie dans les bois en comparaison d'une série télévisée où des gens se font descendre ou tabasser à New York ou à Los Angeles tandis que des durs à cuire enchaînent d'insipides répliques soi-disant spirituelles."
Author: Jim Harrison
17. "It's like doctors can't save all their patients, but, on balance, Bain under Gov. Romney created well over 100,000 jobs, which is certainly more than has been created in the Obama administration because we're down over 500,000 over the last three-and-a-half years."
Author: Jim Talent
18. "O mar está longe e parece perto, brilha, é uma espada caída do sol, que o sol há-de embainhar devagarinho, quando descer no horizonte e enfim se sumir."
Author: José Saramago
19. "Les gens riches à Paris demeurent ensemble, leurs quartiers, en bloc, forment une tranche de gâteau urbain dont la pointe vient toucher au Louvre, cependant que le rebord rebondi s'arrête aux arbres entre le Pont d'Auteuil et la Porte des Ternes. Voilà. C'est le bon morceau. Tout le reste n'est que peine et fumier."
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
20. "I knew you'd come around" Bain mused."Excuse me?" Izzy asked irritated by his smug tone, but she had been totally checking him out."You see something you like sweetheart, I can tell." He smirked."You are incredibly arrogant" she accused."True."
Author: Magen McMinimy
21. "All those ninnies have it wrong. The best thing about Seattle is the weather. The world over, people have ocean views. But across our ocean is Bainbridge Island, an evergreen curb, and over it the exploding, craggy, snow-scraped Olympics. I guess what I'm saying: I miss it, the mountains and the water."
Author: Maria Semple
22. "In his dreadful lassitude and objectless rage, Cobain seemed to have give wearied voice to the despondency of the generation that had come after history, whose every move was anticipated, tracked, bought and sold before it had even happened. Cobain knew he was just another piece of spectacle, that nothing runs better on MTV than a protest against MTV; knew that his every move was a cliché scripted in advance, knew that even realising it is a cliché. The impasse that paralysed Cobain in precisely the one that Fredric Jameson described: like postmodern culture in general, Cobain found himself in ‘a world in which stylistic innovation is no longer possible, where all that is left is to imitate dead styles in the imaginary museum'."
Author: Mark Fisher
23. "Mitt has a ton of consultants, and not one of them thought he needed a credible answer on Bain or taxes?"
Author: Mark Steyn
24. "Il existe des femmes dont le mystère s'évente d'un seul coup lorsqu'elles se mettent à rire. Comme si quelqu'un allumait des néons de salle de bains au milieu d'une forêt de conte de fées. Toi, tu fais pousser des forêts de conte de fées dans un bouquet de néon."
Author: Mathias Malzieu
25. "It hit me,then,while he stared down at me with a slight frown.I was standing almost chest to chest with Alex Bainbridge in a very small space. I backed up a step and bumped into the toilet. "I should go," I said, a little shakily. "I should go home.""Right." Always polite, he let me walk out first. "Next week....Next week, we can have our tutoring session in here. We'll discuss art. Or bathroom fixtures. You can sit up there"- he pointed to the counter- "next to the Willing."Now,out of the bathroom, and a few feet away from him, I could laugh- "Okay. Before you start to think that I am obsessive and insane, there has to be something,the sight of something, that would make you go all goofy."He didn't miss a beat. "Mademoiselle Winslow in a tutu. No..." He looked a little goofy when he said, "Spider-Man versus Doctor Octopus. July 1963.""That's a comic book, right?"He sighed. "Oh,Ella." Then, "Come on. I'll drive you home.""You don't have to-""Yeah,I do."
Author: Melissa Jensen
26. "From: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgTo: fmarino@thewillingschool.orgDate: Novembe 22, 12:05 a.m.Subject: Here's one for you. Knock.Knock.From: fmarino@thewillingschool.orgTo: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgDate: November 22, 10:34 a.m.Subject: Um... Who's there?From: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgTo: fmarino@thewillingschool.orgDate: November 22, 10:56 a.m.Subject: Re: Um...Tuna.From: fmarino@thewllingschool.orgTo: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgDate: November 22, 10:34 a.m.Subject: Re:Re: Um... Tuna who?From: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgTo: fmarino@thewillingschool.orgDate: November 22, 9:02 p.m.Subject: Re:Re:Re: Um...Tuna down ya radio.I'm'a tryin' to sleep here!"
Author: Melissa Jensen
27. "Dad was still holding the knife. He gave Alex a very long look. Then he set down the knife, wiped his hands on his apron, and extended one. "Ronnie Marino."Alex almost leaped forward to take it. "Alex Bainbridge." He have a tiny wince,and I figured Dad had squeezed."
Author: Melissa Jensen
28. "1."Ahem. I know you hate Mondays, madam, but you picked the absolutely wrong one to play hooky. Or be sick. Yes, I suppose it's vaguely possible that you are actually sick. Anyway, here we are at lunch, Sadie and I, witnessing total social disorder. Your friend Alexander Bainbridge is sitting at the usual table, but facing the room. Amanda Alstead is sitting at Table One. Or, should I say,sitting more or less on a Phillite senior boy, whose name is unimportant, at Table One. A very nice young lady at the next table over-you know, the one who writes about Mr. Darcy-has just informeed us that Amanda dumpled Alex over the break. On Thanksgiving Day,no less. By e-mail. No telling how much truth is there, but a lot more than a kernal, I would say. We have a large, seven-dollar bag o' movie popcorn here. Thought you'd like to know. Call me."
Author: Melissa Jensen
29. "Leo!Scusi, Nonna." But he still managed to get a good, quiet curse or two out as he backed his way gingerly through the swinging door. "Here.I got it." Tina took the beer and glass from me. "Ya know them?"I nodded."She looks like butter wouldn't melt.But her kid..." She pursed brilliantly pink lips. "All that and a bag of baked tofu chips?"I had to smile a little at the image. "No.He's not...He doesn't act like..." I wasn't entirely sure why I was defending him.He hadn't exactly been the Prince Charming of Dinner Orders. Come to think of it, I couldn't completely vouch for Alex Bainbridge being Prince Charming of Anything. Except my own little Villink fantasy. "Maybe.""Cute,though.""Yeah.""Yeah?" I have no idea what is was Tina saw in my face. Something. "Aw, sweetie." She sighed. "Want me to shake up Daddy's beer a little?""No," I answered. "but thanks for the offer."
Author: Melissa Jensen
30. "You're really good." That one got away from me. "Your drawing, I mean."He shrugged. "Not really. Besides, what difference does it make? It's not like I'm going to do anything with it. What's the point...?" He winced. "Jeez, I'm sorry.You're probably heading for MoMA via the Sorbonne and Bennington.""NYU if I'm really really lucky." I smiled, letting him off the hook. I still couldn't quite wrap my head around the fact that I was bantering with Alex Bainbridge. "After that, not a clue. You?""Yale,then Powel Law." No With Luck or I hope or even If all goes as decreed."Wow.It must be nice to be so certain in your path." I didn't mean to snound snide.I really didn't. "No starviing artistry in your future,that's for sure."Occasional stupid Mafia comments aside, Alex is no dummy. "It must be nice to be so certain in your convictions. No moral low road for you, that's for sure."I felt myself blushing, felt that Blood Surge of Humiliation beginning."
Author: Melissa Jensen
31. "It's pierogis. From Svichkar's. Probably cold. It seemed...Oh,crap. It was a really stupid thing to bring, wasn't it? My mother just has this thing about never arriving empty-handed."I tugged the bag out of his hands. "It's perfect. Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Bainbridge.""Je t'en prie, Mademoiselle Marino."Okay, so it's just the semiformal way to say "You're welcome" in French, but anyone who says Italian is the language of romance is probably Italian."
Author: Melissa Jensen
32. "So,twice a week I have my own tutor," he said shortly. "Who,trust me, makes my father look like a marshmellow. And on that note..." He picked up the sheaf of French lessons again. "We'll start with the imperfect, used to express actions that are-""Incomplete,unfulfilled, or repeated over and over." I slumped back in the weird chair. "That I know."At the end of the very imperfect sessions, Alex gave me a full ten minutes in the downstairs bathroom before showing up.All I'd figured out what that Edward's faceless girl had had wide feet, and the Bainbridge's decorator had a preference for green that might merit an intervention."I could probably give you the stupid thing"-Alex gestured to the picture when he came in- "and my folks would never notice."I winced inwardly. "I can't advocate theft," I told him, "no matter how noble the intent."
Author: Melissa Jensen
33. "From: fmarino@thewillingschool.orgTo: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgDate: December 19, 6:54 p.m.Subject: Three Things1. Truth: I'm terrified of an embarrassing number of things, including Ferris wheels, rusty nails, being alone, and being with someone.2. Truth: I'm working on that.3. Dare: Take a chance on me, Alex Bainbridge. Qu'ieu sui precieuse, leu lo sai.""
Author: Melissa Jensen
34. "I like Beryl Bainbridge a great deal, and she is a writer who absolutely demands to be read a second, third, and fourth time. I admire her great courage in leaving so much unsaid and asking the reader to really engage her brain."
Author: Monica Ali
35. "It had a huge impact on me, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit' – and I was very proud when I found out that Kurt Cobain was a fan of mine. I thought he was awesome."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
36. "Ar chualabhair riamh," arsa Eoghain, "ná fanann tráigh le headra agus ní lú mar a fhanfaidh an traein linne. Ní hé seo an tOileán agaibh go bhfanfaidh an naomhóg libh go mbeidh sibh ullamh."Chuir sin imníomh orainn agus bhú gach aoinne ar a dhícheal ag baint an stáisiúin amach. Nuair a shroicheamar é ba dhóigh leat nár cailleadh aoinne riamh, bhí a oiread sin daoine ann. Bhí gach carráiste lán."
Author: Peig Sayers
37. "The 1960s:A lot of people remember hating President Lyndon Baines Johnson and loving Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, depending on the point of view. God rest their souls."
Author: Richard Brautigan
38. "Ebenezer Howard, Frank L. Wright et Le Corbusier, avaient tous les trois compris qu'ils devaient associer des programmes de restructuration politique et économique à leurs programmes de reconstruction urbaine. Ils avaient conclus que les auteurs des projets s'étaient bornés à décorer le monde de toutes sortes de manières : ce qu'il fallait vraiment c'était le changer."
Author: Robert Fishman
39. "In the late 80s though, during the new Glam Rock, leather trousers came back with a vengeance. In a way they replaced Spandex, which had slipped slowly out of fashion due to bands like Saxon never being out of the stuff. These new leather trousers began to develop accessories such as tassels, sequins, and laces up the sides. This all looked quite nice for a while, but in the end they were just another easy target for Kurt Cobain and his subversive cardigans."
Author: Seb Hunter
40. "The Reverend Elmer Gantry was reading an illustrated pink periodical devoted to prize fighters and chorus girls in his room at Elizabeth J. Schmutz Hall late of an afternoon when two large men walked in without knocking."Why, good evening, Brother Bains—Brother Naylor! This is a pleasant surprise. I was, uh— Did you ever see this horrible rag? About actoresses. An invention of the devil himself. I was thinking of denouncing it next Sunday. I hope you never read it—won't you sit down, gentlemen?—take this chair— I hope you never read it, Brother Floyd, because the footsteps of—"
Author: Sinclair Lewis
41. "As I was a stranger in Olondria, I knew nothing of the splendour of its coasts, nor of Bain, the Harbour City, whose lights and colours spill into the ocean like a cataract of roses. I did not know the vastness of the spice markets of Bain, where the merchants are delirious with scents, I had never seen the morning mists adrift above the surface of the green Illoun, of which the poets sing; I had never seen a woman with gems in her hair, nor observed the copper glinting of the domes, nor stood upon the melancholy beaches of the south while the wind brought in the sadness from the sea. Deep within the Fayaleith, the Country of the Wines, the clarity of light can stop the heart: it is the light the local people call 'the breath of angels'..."
Author: Sofia Samatar
42. "Eunice had deposited St John upon the balcony of the first-floor apartment of former Liberal MP, The Rt. Hon. Leonard Cossins, the disgraced Lord Mayor of Mitchell-Baines who had been removed from office having been caught administering counterfeit buttercup syrup to the local yeomanry whilst on a hunting trip to Stoke-Poges."
Author: St John Morris
43. "And if I'm honest about it, I was obsessed with Nirvana and Pearl Jam. This is like '92, right in the throes of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam and Nirvana. I think I probably wanted to be Kurt Cobain."
Author: St. Vincent
44. "That was on the pillar stone on Ynys Bainail," I said, indicating the carving. "What does it mean?""It is Mor Cylch, the maze of life," Tegid told me. "It is trodden with just enough light to see the next step or two ahead, but not more. At each turn the soul must decide whether to journey on or whether to go back the way it came.""What if the soul does not journey on? What if it chooses to go back the way it came?""Stagnation and death," replied Tegid with mild vehemence. He seemed irritated that anyone would consider retreating."And if the soul travels on?""It draws nearer its destination," the bard answered. "The ultimate destination of all souls is the Heart of the Heart."
Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
45. "Que les huttes puissent tenir rang de palais, les habitués des suites royales ne le comprendront jamais. Ils n'ont pas connu l'onglée avant le bain moussant. Le luxe n'est pas un état mais le passage d'une ligne, le seuil où, soudain, disparaît toute souffrance."
Author: Sylvain Tesson
46. "My essay had evolved into thinking about fucking. You could be raped a thousand times and still be a virgin. I was writing about fucking by a master and fucking as a slave, about Hegel, the comfort women and teenage porno stars. Ms. Bain and Mr. Rotowsky could fail me, I didn't care. I'd pass just with the bibliography. I was compiling a list of every single book I'd read or that I wanted to read that was about power and sex. High school should have a whole fucking course on just this. I was helping the school make curriculum…I was writing my essay, writing easily now. I didn't have a reader anymore like Lee or Chris but I imagined that I was writing for them both. Maybe I was writing for anyone who could fucking stand me."
Author: Tamara Faith Berger
47. "I don't wanna be Courtney Love - I wanna be Kurt Cobain."
Author: Taylor Momsen
48. "Oft in the stilly night,Ere Slumber's chain has bound me,Fond memory brings the lightOf other days around me; The smiles, the tears, Of boyhood years,The words of love then spoken; The eyes that shown Now dimmed and gone,The cheerful hearts now broken.(from When the Splendor Falls by Laurie McBain)"
Author: Thomas Moore

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