Top Kimo Quotes

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1. "I take a deep breath and put on my best smile. You could sell ice to Eskimos, my dad always says, and looking at this crowd, I think I'm going to have to be quite the salesman."
Author: Alecia Whitaker
2. "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" "No", said the priest, "not if you did not know." "Then why," asked the Eskimo earnestly, "did you tell me?"
Author: Annie Dillard
3. "An Eskimo shaman said, "Life's greatest danger lies in the fact that man's food consists entirely of souls"."
Author: Annie Dillard
4. "Eskimo: 'If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?' Priest: 'No, not if you did not know.' Eskimo: 'Then why did you tell me?'"
Author: Annie Dillard
5. "But what I could see out of the corner of my eye made me think of two lovely bundles of silk floating along a stream. In a moment they were hovering on the walkway in front of me, where they sank down and smoothed their kimono across their knees."
Author: Arthur Golden
6. "In 1922 everything changed again. The Eskimo pie was invented; James Joyce's Ulysses was printed in Paris; snow fell on Mauna Loa, Hawaii; Babe Ruth signed a three-year contract with the New York Yankees; Eugene O'Neill was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Frederick Douglass's home was dedicated as a national shrine; former heavyweight champion of the world Jack Johnson invented the wrench..."
Author: Bernice L. McFadden
7. "I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that."
Author: Brian Andreas
8. "I rolled over and picked up Us Weekly magazine off the floor. The cover had a picture of Angelina, Brad, and their little Eskimo son, Maddox. I saw staring at the photo, wondering why this little boy looks so pissed off in every picture.At first I thought he was just pissed about his Mohawk, but then I realized he's probably furious. Maddox must have thought he hit the jackpot when some A-list celebrity rescued him from third-world Cambodia, only to discover that she was going to shuffle him back and for the to EVERY other third-world country in the universe. He's probably like, 'When the fuck are we gonna get to Malibu, bitch?"
Author: Chelsea Handler
9. "In real life, a lot of people at that level will have their kimonos made especially for them."
Author: Colleen Atwood
10. "Some of the kimonos took as long as four to five months to make, with all the layers that go into it."
Author: Colleen Atwood
11. "Grynoji egzistencija - egzistencija be atminties ir be laukimo."
Author: Donaldas Kajokas
12. "Kuandika hadithi ni kitu kimoja. Kuweka kanuni za fasihi katika hadithi ni kitu kingine."
Author: Enock Maregesi
13. "Galimybe nusižudyti yra likimo dovana, kuria mes retai tesuvokiame. Ji suteikia laisvo apsisprendimo iliuzija. Ko gero, mes žudomes kur kas dažniau, negu manome. Tik nejauciame to."
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
14. "Tsukiko sits on the floor in the center of the room, wearing a red kimono. A beating crimson heart in the pale chamber."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
15. "Apropos of Eskimo, I once heard a missionary describe the extraordinary difficulty he had found in translating the Bible into Eskimo. It was useless to talk of corn or wine to a people who did not know even what they meant, so he had to use equivalents within their powers of comprehension. Thus in the Eskimo version of the Scriptures the miracle of Cana of Galilee is described as turning the water into blubber; the 8th verse of the 5th chapter of the First Epistle of St. Peter ran: ‘Your adversary the devil, as a roaring Polar bear walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.' In the same way ‘A land flowing with milk and honey' became ‘A land flowing with whale's blubber,' and throughout the New Testament the words ‘Lamb of God' had to be translated ‘little Seal of God,' as the nearest possible equivalent. The missionary added that his converts had the lowest opinion of Jonah for not having utilised his exceptional opportunities by killing and eating the whale."
Author: Frederick Hamilton
16. "...most cannibalism is not a primitive or even a bestial habit. It is artificial and even artistic; a sort of art for art's sake. Men do not do it because they do not think it horrible; but, on the contrary, because they do think it horrible...It is by no means clear, so far as I know that the Eskimos ever indulged in human sacrifice. They were not civilised enough."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
17. "Jie man sake, kad turiu rasti savyje ryžto ir jegu nebuti vidutinybe (toks yra neišpildomas troškimo paketas, kuri pardavineja nykios apsnigtos vidurines mokyklos)<...>"
Author: Gabija Grušaite
18. "<…> ji klausdavo manes, koki kara kariauju aš. Nežinodavau atsakymo, nenorejau nei gyventi, nei mirti, nei šloves, nei stabilumo, neturejau svajoniu ar tikslu, neturejau valios ar talento, netgi nebuvau labai graži, buvau viena iš tu tukstanciu moteru, kurios sekdavo iš paskos savo mylimiesiems ir budavo ištikimos arbatos virejos, lovos pakloteliai, žoles pjovejos. Buvau lengvai pakeiciama ir mano veidas primine plauku dažu naudojimo instrukciju paveiksliukus – buvo beveidis."
Author: Gabija Grušaite
19. "Vannak titkok, amelyeket sohasem szabad kimondani, szégyenteljes dolgok, amelyeket jobb, ha az ember magával visz a sírba."
Author: George R.R. Martin
20. "I lowered my hands to try to save from disorder the arrangement of the tleaves and flowers; meanwhile, she was also dealing with the branches, leaning forward; and so it happened that at the very moment when one of my hands slipped in confusion between Madame Miyagi's kimono and her bare skin and found itself clasping a soft and warm breast, elongated in form, one of the lady's hands, from among the branches keiyaki [translator's note: in Europe called Caucasian elm], had reached my member and was holding it in a firm, frank grasp, drawing it from my garments as if she were performing the operation of stripping away leaves."
Author: Italo Calvino
21. "Ja sinä pystytät leirinvatsaasipystytät leirituletjalkojesi väliinlumitarhakulmakarvoillasi sulaameripihkaisaroiksikaulallesivarjosi muuttuupuhuvaksi luuksisisämaan tuuletlämmittävät sinutja tuuli tuleealhaalta käsinkuivan maan halkeamistakiertyen sinun lävitsesietkä puhu enää ihmiskieltäpuhut kojoottien kieltäpuhut sinisten leijonien kieltäpuhut pääskysten kieltäennustat tähdenlennoistaja päästelet ääniä vastatuuleensadetta nieleskellentanssit hiekallajalkojasi koukistellenkeinuttaen käsiäsivuoroin itäänvuoroin länteenkuin eskimo"
Author: J. K. Ihalainen
22. "We are totally open kimono with regulators."
Author: Jamie Dimon
23. "I tried to build an igloo out of orange peel but it kept falling down and even when it stood up I didn't have an eskimo to put in it, so I had to invent a story about 'How Eskimo Got Eaten', which made me even more miserable. It's always the same with diversions; you get involved"
Author: Jeanette Winterson
24. "I could be the lone Eskimo, friend of whales and seals."The Panopticon"
Author: Jenn Fagan
25. "The Eskimos have four hundred words for snow, and the Jewshave four hundred for schmuck."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
26. "A good salesman, as the old (and politically incorrect) saying goes, can sell a refrigerator to an Eskimo. It's a cliché, but there's some truth to it: Inuit who live above the Arctic Circle use insulated refrigerators to keep their food from freezing in subzero temperatures"
Author: Josh Kaufman
27. "Néha már az is segít, ha az ember kimondhatja, ami a szívét nyomja, és ezzel valaki egyetért."
Author: Lemony Snicket
28. "Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories, as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon. Sometimes they had magic or religious significance."
Author: Louis Leakey
29. "Women who wear kimonos, when the fight, they have to keep their knees together, and when they use a sword, they have to move the sleeves otherwise it gets caught."
Author: Lucy Liu
30. "The neck is kind of what's sexy in Japan, so you have to have the kimono a little bit back. It was just a whole different way of appealing to what was sexy."
Author: Lucy Liu
31. "An Eskimo custom offers an angry person release by walking the emotion out of his or her system in a straight line across the landscape; the point at which the anger is conquered is marked with a stick, bearing witness to the strength or length of the rage."
Author: Lucy R. Lippard
32. "Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying motherhood lacks meaning. There's great dignity in the smallness of motherhood; we're essential in our contingency. And though we may not follow the Western model of the epic hero, we mothers can find a metaphor for our lives. The metaphor is in the kuroko, the Kabuki theater stage assistant. You've heard of Kabuki—with its wildly theatrical actors, its gorgeous costumes, and spectacular scale. The kuroko are assistants who help the actors move through their elaborate dramas. Meant to provide unobtrusive assistance with props and costumes, kuroko try to remain in the wings. They huddle in half-kneeling posture, wearing black bags over their heads and bodies—the better to recede into both actors' and audience's preconscious mind. Scurrying to arrange the trailing hems of heavy brocade kimonos, like an American mother repeatedly straightening her daughter's wedding train, the kuroko's role is to suport the real players of life's dramas."
Author: Lydia Minatoya
33. "The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love."
Author: Margaret Atwood
34. "Cia tiesiog išbandai, ka reiškia gimti tuo paciu metu, tik kitur. Ir dar labiau pradedi vertinti tau skirta likimo dovana."
Author: Martynas Starkus
35. "Human cultures vary widely in the plants they use to gratify the desire for a change of mind, but all cultures (save the Eskimo) sanction at least one such plant and, just as invariably, strenuously forbid certain others. Along with the temptation seems to come the taboo."
Author: Michael Pollan
36. "If eskimos can come up with fifty words for snow because its a matter of life and death, why do we have just one word for love?"
Author: Mike Gayle
37. "A novelist can't be without a kimono and pen!(Shigure)"
Author: Natsuki Takaya
38. "14. Muddy Road Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unble to cross the intersection. "Come on, girl," said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carriedher over the mud. Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he could no longer restrain himself. "We monks don't go near females," he told Tanzan, "especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?" "I left the girl there," said Tanzan. "Are you still carrying her?"
Author: Nyogen Senzaki
39. "I have one request to make of you, which embarrasses me very much. You remember the hemp kimono of Mother's which you altered so that I could wear it next summer? Please put it in my coffin. I wanted to wear it."
Author: Osamu Dazai
40. "Day one, the van broke down. It was so cold the accelerator cable froze, so when Tony [Iommi] put his foot down it snapped in half. Which meant we were stranded in the middle of f**king nowhere, halfway to Copenhagen. There was a blizzard outside, but Tony said it was my job – as the band's ‘public representative' – to go and find some help. So out I walked into this field, snow blowing into my face, two icicles of snot hanging out of my nose, until finally I saw the lights of a farmhouse up ahead. Then I fell into a trench. After finally pulling myself out of the f**king thing, I waded through the snow until I reached the front door, then knocked loudly.‘Halløj?' said the big, red-faced Eskimo bloke who opened the door.‘Oh, thank f**k,' I said.[...]‘Halløj?'I didn't know any Danish, so I pointed towards the road, and said, ‘Van. El kaputski. Ya?'"
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
41. "I tried to think the same thought in as many different religions as possible, so the thought itself wouldn't be limited by any particular way of reasoning, the way words restrict -- the whole eskimo-seventeen-words-for-snow idea."
Author: Patricia Geary
42. "Three Haiku, Two Tanka(Kyoto)CONFIDENCE (after Basho) Clouds murmur darkly, it is a blinding habit— gazing at the moon. TIME OF JOY (after Buson) Spring means plum blossoms and spotless new kimonos for holiday whores. RENDEZVOUS (after Shiki) Once more as I wait for you, night and icy wind melt into cold rain. FOR SATORI In the spring of joy, when even the mud chuckles, my soul runs rabid, snaps at its own bleeding heels, and barks: "What is happiness?" SOMBER GIRL She never saw fire from heaven or hotly fought with God; but her eyes smolder for Hiroshima and the cold death of Buddha."
Author: Philip Appleman
43. "Vaikai baisesni už teroristus. Jie nuolat rekia, kad yra priklausomi nuo tevu, taciau iš tikruju yra visiškai atvirkšciai — tai tevai yra vaiku ikaitai. Meile, prisirišimas, stiprus nuosavybes jausmas — komplektas, kuris labai slegia tevus, alina juos ir varžo. Vaikai tevus pradeda myleti, arba supranta, kad tai yra šis tas daugiau nei edalas ir lova, velai, tik persirite per savojo gyvenimo viduri, dažniausiai, kai patys tampa tevais. Vaikas yra uždelsto veikimo bomba — jam gali bet kas ir bet kada atsitikti, ir joks tevas negali savo vaiko nuo to apsaugoti. Vaikas gali susirgti, gali tapti melagiu, šunsnukiu, vagimi, žudiku, politiku, — ir tevas visa tai turi pakelti, išverti ir netgi — nesiliauti myleti. Nes jis nebegali liautis. Jis jau yra inikes i savo vaika kaip i narkotikus."
Author: Sigitas Parulskis
44. "Please, amigo. We need you, Kimosabe, O Mighty Powerful One. We need you more than the earth rises in the west."The sun rises in the east, dickhead."Only if you're standing on the earth. If you're on the moon, the earth rises in the west."
Author: Simone Elkeles
45. "She remembered reading somewhere that Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. Eleanor wished there were a hundred ways to say her name. She thought, maybe, if her name was howled from all corners of the world, in a million different voices, that she might explode into a cloud of snow. Light and separate, her parts floating down onto the world in a series of beautiful crystalline moments."
Author: Suzanne Palmieri
46. "A little boy, he can play like he's a fireman or a cop--although fewer and fewer are pretending to be cops, thank God--or a deep-sea diver or a quarterback or a spaceman or a rock 'n roll star or a cowboy, or anything else glamorous and exciting (Author's note: What about a novelist, Jellybean?), and although chances are by the time he's in high school he'll get channeled into safer, duller ambitions, the great truth is, he can be any of those things, realize any of those fantasies, if he has the strength, nerve and sincere desire...But little girls? Podner, you know that story as well as me. Give 'em doll babies, tea sets and toy stoves. And if they show a hankering for more bodacious playthings, call 'em tomboy, humor 'em for a few years and then slip 'em the bad news...And the reality is, we got about as much chance of growing up to be cowgirls as Eskimos have got being vegetarians."
Author: Tom Robbins
47. "The probable reason that nobody at Mikimoto wanted a writer to go to the pearl farms of Ago…was because something terrible was happening in that bay. Since the 1990s, pollution has been pouring into the water, partly as a result of careless husbandry but also from untreated sewage from all the hotels that bring people in to enjoy the ‘unspoiled wilderness'. No wonder the Japanese farmers were pulling out their oysters after just nine months: any longer than that and they risked losing most of their stock to the effluent in the water—it was killing the akoya oysters… Similar things are happening in Lake Biwa… Thanks to the pollution in the area, production at Lake Biwa has now declined almost to the point of nonexistence."
Author: Victoria Finlay
48. "The road was frozen. The village lay quiet under the cold sky. Komako hitched up the skirt of her kimono and tucked it into her obi. The moon shone like a blade frozen in blue ice."
Author: Yasunari Kawabata
49. "He had never looked forward to the wisdom and other vaunted benefits of old age. Would he be able to die young—and if possible free of all pain? A graceful death—as a richly patterned kimono, thrown carelessly across a polished table, slides unobtrusively down into the darkness of the floor beneath. A death marked by elegance."
Author: Yukio Mishima

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