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1. "Our best chance of contentment lies in taking up the wisdom offered to us in coded form through our coughs, allergies, social gaffes, and emotional betrayals, and avoid the ingratitude of those who blame the peas, the bores, the time, and the weather."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "If it [talent] isn't strong enough to take the gaff of real training, then it's not worth much."
Author: Andrew Wyeth
3. "As an actress, I always felt like the people you met on set were interchangeable with the people you met on other sets - the grips, the gaffers, the actors, the directors - everybody steps into their role."
Author: Brooke Adams
4. "For the Wife Beater's WifeWith blue irises her face is blossomed. BlueCircling to yellow, circling to brown on her cheeks.The long bone of her jaw untrackedShe hides in our kitchen.He sleeps it off next door.Her chicken legs tucked under herShe's frantic with lies, animatedBefore the swirling smoke.On her cigarette she leaves red prints, redLike a cut on the white cup.Like a skin she pulls her sweater around her.She's cold,She brings the cold in with her.In our kitchen she hides.He sleeps it off next door, his greatBelly heaving with booze.Again and again she tells the storyAs if the details ever changed,As if blows to the face were somehowDifferent beating to beating.We reach for her but can't help.She retreats into her cold love of himAnd looks across the table at usAs if across a sea.Next door he claws out of sleep.She says she thinks she'll do somethingAfter all, with her hair tonight."
Author: Bruce Weigl
5. "By the Angel, this place is barely better than a penny gaff," Gideon said. "Gabriel, don't look at anything unless I tell you it's all right."
Author: Cassandra Clare
6. "— Ma voi donne, possibile che siete sempre attratte dalle menomazioni ? Insomma, uno si fa un mazzo tanto così per sembrare promettente, affidabile, convinto delle cose che dice; studia, lavora, fa carriera, va in palestra, si veste alla moda, si rovina la vita insomma, e poi che cosa gli confidate quando decidete di dargliela? «Non mi piacciono gli uomini belli»; «La tua pancia mi dà sicurezza»; «Le tue gaffes sono adorabili»... E che palle. Almeno ditelo prima."
Author: Diego De Silva
7. "Het waren de nachten, lodig en lang, die haar een illusie in de weg stonden. Steeds kramakkelachtiger hield dat huis zichzelf nog recht, en ze wist dat het nog spannend zou worden wie er het eerst aan renovatie toe zou zijn, zij of het huis. In bed luisterde ze naar alles wat zich aan de wind gewonnen gaf, een dakpan, een bloempot die met zich liet sollen in de tuin. Maar ook zonder wind; het huis kraakte, als deed het dat uit eigen beweging zoals mensen soms hun vingers kraken, om de gewrichten even los te maken."
Author: Dimitri Verhulst
8. "El sexo nos descubre. El sexo nos revela como somos. Por eso es tan estremecedor. Nos despoja de toda apariencia. Veo a una mujer prácticamente desnuda y agotada, necesitada, acariciando una botella de plástico que oprime entre las piernas. [...]Ella es el amor de su vida, su amante, su puta imperecedera. Él no tiene que hacer esa cosa innombrable que tanto desea hacer. Basta con que lo diga. Es así porque ambos están más allá de cualquier modelo de conducta establecida. A él le basta con decirlo.-Pues dilo.-Quiero follarte con la botella, muy despacio, con las gafas de sol puestas"
Author: Don DeLillo
9. "He picked up the letter Q and hurled it into a distant privet bush where it hit a young rabbit. The rabbit hurtled off in terror and didn't stop till it was set upon and eaten by a fox which choked on one of its bones and died on the bank of a stream which subsequently washed it away.During the following weeks Ford Perfect swallowed his pride and struck up a relationship with a girl who had been a personnel officer on Golgafrincham, and he was terribly upset when she suddenly passed away as a result of drinking water from a pool that had been polluted by the body of a dead fox."
Author: Douglas Adams
10. "(knitting while on a motorcycle)"For several years she knitted in secret (my father would not approve; she was to concentrate on motorcycling and LEAN into the curves, etc), and used a small circular needle (socks and mittens) in order to keep the knitting in her pocket until they were under way; then she leaned back slightly so Gaffer couldn't feel the movement of her hands.On the interstate one day, they were slowly passing a semi and my father happened to see the truck driver laugh and point out my mother's knitting to his passenger. Whoops-"
Author: Elizabeth Zimmermann
11. "Papaz efendi o tarihlerde bunamaya baslamisti. Bu bunakligi giderek artacak ve yillar sonra papaz, seytanin Tanriya baskaldirisinin belki de zaferle sonuçlandigini ve gaflet içindekileri faka bastirmak için gerçek kimligini gizleyerek, gökler katindaki taht'a seytanin oturdugunu ileri sürecekti."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
12. "Dear me! We Tooks and Brandybucks, we can't live long on the heights.''No,' said Merry. 'I can't. Not yet, at any rate. But at least, Pippin, we can now see them, and honour them. It is best to love first what you are fitted to love, I suppose: you must start somewhere and have some roots, and the soil of the Shire is deep. Still there are things deeper and higher; and not a gaffer could tend his garden in what he calls peace but for them, whether he knows about them or not."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
13. "It is best to love first what you are fitted to love, I suppose: you must start somewhere and have some roots, and the soil of the Shire is deep. Still there are things deeper and higher; and not a gaffer could tend his garden in what he calls peace but for them, whether he knows about them or not. I am glad that I know about them, a little."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
14. "Masal tehlikeli bir diyardir, orada gafiller için tuzaklar, küstahlar içinse zindanlar vardir."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
15. "Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you.~Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)"
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
16. "Sméagol won't grub for roots and carrotses and - taters. What's taters, precious, eh, what's taters?''Po-ta-toes,' said Sam. 'The Gaffer's delight, and rare good ballast for an empty belly. But you won't find any, so you needn't look. But be good Sméagol and fetch me some herbs, and I'll think better of you. What's more, if you turn over a new leaf, and keep it turned, I'll cook you some taters one of these days. I will: fried fish and chips served by S. Gamgee. You couldn't say no to that.' 'Yes, yes we could. Spoiling nice fish, scorching it. Give me fish now, and keep nassty chips!''Oh, you're hopeless,' said Sam. 'Go to sleep!"
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
17. "Spend hundreds of millions; talk endlessly about issues; present 12-point plans for education, the economy, and the environment. But in the end, the election of our next president can turn on a gaffe."
Author: Jack Germond
18. "E depois percebi. Afinal, não se tratava de uma espécie nova. Ambos pertenciam a um único tipo de gafanhoto. Aqueles que nasciam um pouco mais amarelados viviam até mais tarde durante a estação seca; os esverdeados, aqueles que os pássaros apanhavam, não duravam o suficiente para se tornarem grandes. Os mais amarelados sobreviviam porque estavam mais adequados a suportar um clima tórrido. Charles Darwin tinha razão. A evidência estava mesmo à minha frente."
Author: Jacqueline Kelly
19. "Eisenhower and Patton, old friends and figures crucial to the Allies' upcoming success, conferred over yet another gaffe on Patton's part that could have cost him his command. Patton's head is on Ike's shoulder in gratitude, but the scene is rescued from being completely maudlin by Eisenhower's internal question as to whether Patton wears his ever-present helmet to bed."
Author: Jean Edward Smith
20. "A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me."
Author: Joe Biden
21. "Die Schaulustigen, denen es egal war, was sie begafften. Einen Unfall. Einen Amoklauf. Einen zu Tode gelangweilten Filmstar."
Author: Kai Meyer
22. "En Kjøtpudding hører Pensionaternes Verden til, den er en tung Prøvelse paa Fat. Den kunde høve til et uhumsk rituelt Maaltid. Man spiser den med Gaffel eller Øse, saa længe til det ikke er mulig at bli mere bedøvet. Vi Landsfolk vi tygget Kjøtet selv før vi fik Maskine til det, vi syntes ikke det skade oss nævneverdi."
Author: Knut Hamsun
23. "—¿Cómo se inventa uno una religión? —preguntó Evie. Will la miró por encima de los cristales de sus gafas. —Dices 'Dios me ha dicho lo siguiente', y luego esperas a que la gente se apunte."
Author: Libba Bray
24. "But Bachmann's efforts to strut her IQ were undermined by gaffes galore. In New Hampshire, she hailed the state for being "where the shot was heard round the world in Lexington and Concord." (That blast emanated from Massachusetts.) On June 27, the day of her official announcement in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann proclaimed in a Fox News interview that "John Wayne was from Waterloo." (Wayne was in fact from Winterset, Iowa; serial killer John Wayne Gacy was from Waterloo.) From now on, her son Lucas razzed his mother, "you can't say George Washington was the first president unless we Google that shit first."
Author: Mark Halperin
25. "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth."
Author: Michael Kinsley
26. "There are comedians that I like. I think a lot of it, you just figure out on your own. It's definitely one of those things that you get good at by doing it a lot. But I like Jim Gaffigan. Patton Oswalt. Janeane Garofalo."
Author: Michael Showalter
27. "As fi vrut sa pastrez doar creierul primitiv, sa ma topesc de dragoste si sa ma invinetesc de ura, sa salivez, sa gafai, sa tusesc, sa stranut, sa sughit, sa-mi bata inima si sa-mi filtrez sangele prin rinichi si sa-mi omor microbii in limfa, totul impreuna cu toti, cu grupul, cu gasca sau cu familia sau cu neamul sau cu specia sau cu lumea vie sau cu Dumnezeirea, doar sa nu mai traiesc schizofrenia gandirii, acest mizerabil pseudonim pentru singuratate."
Author: Mircea Cărtărescu
28. "A man engrossed in sensual pleasures may form a mistaken out lookupon life andthink that he enjoys life more than others do. But soon he realizes hismistake as not longafter this he is reduced to a mere slave to his blind passions,He is doomed to a perpetuallife of deprivation and restlessness, for animal desires once run rampant are neversatisfied: they are rather sharpened all the more and degrade man to lower levels ofanimalism where all his efforts are focused on one object: how toderive the maximumpossible sensual pleasure in life?"
Author: Mohammad Qutub
29. "Ben salak kutusuyum. Ben tv'yim. Ben her seyi gören göz ve katot isinin dünyasiyim. Ben gaf tüpüyüm. Ben ailelerin tapinmak için önünde toplandiklari küçük sunagim.."
Author: Neil Gaiman
30. "To think things out properly and fairly, a fellow's got to be calm and old and toothless: When you're an old gaffer with no teeth, it's easy to say: 'Damn it, boys, you mustn't bite!' But, when you've got all thirty-two teeth..."
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
31. "Served her right, he thought, riling him up the way she had. "Hurt your foot?"The amused and satisfied tone didn't escape her notice. "I stepped on a rock while I was runningafter this big, stupid culo.""Which would be me."
Author: Nora Roberts
32. "¿Acaso esto era de lo que se trataba el amor? ¿Pensar que una chica se veía hermosa en su pijama y sus gafas? ¿Que probablemente yo era el único que ella había dejado que la viera usándolas? ¿Era esa una cosa buena o una cosa mala?"
Author: Nyrae Dawn
33. "Amal: It isn't sad. When they shut me in here first I felt the day was so long. Since the King's Post Office I like it more and more being indoors, and as I think I shall get a letter one day, I feel quite happy and then I don't mind being quiet and alone. I wonder if I shall make out what'll be in the King's letter?Gaffer: Even if you didn't wouldn't it be enough if it just bore your name?"
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
34. "Why, I can't help wondering, is God thought to need such ferociousdefence? One might have supposed him amply capable of lookingafter himself."
Author: Richard Dawkins
35. "The country was lumbering towards election day. Strike turned in early on Sunday and watched the day's gaffes, counterclaims and promises being tabulated on his portable TV. There was an air of joylessness in every news report he watched. The national debt was so huge that it was diffcult to comprehend. Cuts were coming, whoever won; deep, painful cuts; and sometimes, with their weasel words, the party leaders reminded Strike of the surgeons who had told him cautiously that he might experience a degree of discomfort; they who would never personally feel the pain that was about to be inflicted."
Author: Robert Galbraith
36. "She had destroyed whatever was between us by making a profound gaffe: She met me."
Author: Steve Martin
37. "I love writing but not crazy meticulous/prepared enough to be a director. I'd work as a gaffer on something."
Author: T. J. Miller
38. "Instinctief een baby redden, een zweem van geluk; een tijdje onder Rwandezen verkeren, de overlevenden, een zweem van verdriet; het idee van onze uiteindelijke anonimiteit, weer een zweem van verdriet; seksueel verlangen dat zonder complicaties in vervulling gaat, weer een zweem van geluk, en zo ging het maar door, terwijl de ene gedachte de andere opvolgde. Hoe banaal kwam de menselijke conditie me voor, dat we onderworpen waren aan de voortdurende worsteling om ons innerlijke leefklimaat onder controle te houden, alsof we een wolk waren die eeuwig en altijd in het rond werd geslingerd. Zoals te verwachten viel, nam mijn geest ook nota van dat inzicht en gaf het een plek: een zweem van verdriet."
Author: Teju Cole
39. "You were talking about the wind," the Fillyjonk said suddenly. "A wind that carries off your washing. But I'm speaking about cyclones. Typhoons, Gaffsie dear. Tornadoes, whirlwinds, sandstorms... Flood waves that carry houses away... But most of all I'm talking about myself and my fears, even if I know that's not done. I know everything will turn out badly. I think about that all the time. Even while I'm washing my carpet. Do you understand that? Do you feel the same way?"
Author: Tove Jansson
40. "The Weather In SpaceIs God being pure force? The windOr what commands it? When our lives slowAnd we can hold all that we love, it sprawlsIn our laps like a gangly doll. When the stormKicks up and nothing is ours, we go chasingAfter all we're certain to lose, so alive ---Faces radiant with panic."
Author: Tracy K. Smith
41. "-Tienes una soberbia imaginación, Billy.No sé qué le contesté. Probablemente "gracias" o algo por el estilo.-Aunque no logro sacarle partido -prosiguió-. ¿Por qué será?-Creo que a lo mejor es porque necesito gafas y no puedo leer, ya que veo las palabras muy borrosas. Eso explica por qué me paso todo el rato pestañeando. A lo mejor, si fuese a un oculista, podría recetarme gafas y, entonces, sería el mejor lector del curso y usted no tendría que hacerme quedar tantas tardes después de clase.Se limitó a señalar detrás de ella y a ordenarme:-Ponte a borrar las pizarras, Billy.-Sí, señorita.Lo de borrar las pizarras se me daba de maravilla.-¿Las ves borrosas? -me preguntó la señorita Roginski al cabo de un rato.-¡No, qué va! Me inventé la historia."
Author: William Goldman

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