Quotes with head
I can even go and stick my head in a bucket of water if you like. Would you like me to go and stick my head in a bucket of water? I've got one ready. Wait a minute.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
For a moment or two the old man didn't reply. He was staring at the instruments with the air of one who is trying to convert Fahrenheit to centigrade in his head while his house is burning down.
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)
In my head, coming in the other night, it was dusk, a pretty night and the skyline was wonderful.
Interview with Chicago Tribute, June 15, 1989
Everyman walks around with a pocket digest of culture in his head.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Having a baby is like taking your lower lips and forcing them over your head.
I could never really see the point of being high-profile when I loathed it so much. Every now and then, you can go to something like an Oscars ceremony, but nobody is holding a gun to your head. The rules were the same 40 years ago as they are now. You can either choose your spotlight - or you can stay at home.
Real love is more than a physical feeling. If there's even the slightest doubt in your head about a guy, then forget about it. It's not real.
Some people approach acting with all these things in their head, making it more complicated than it needs to be, way too cerebral. I don't want to know that an actor lived in a cave for 12 days so that he could prepare for a part.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
The are more goods bought by the heart then by the head.
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.
I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
If you can keep your head when all about are losing theirs, it's just possible that you haven't grasped the situation.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1957)
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
Suppose you succeed in breaking the wall with your head. And what, then, will you do in the next cell?
Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip. A rule that came to mind in 1983. Think of what you skip reading a novel: thick paragraphs of prose you can see have too many words in them. What the writer is doing, he's writing, perpetrating hooptedoodle, perhaps taking another shot at the weather, or has gone into the character's head, and the reader either knows what the guy's thinking or doesn't care. I'll bet you don't skip dialogue.
From Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, as appeared in The New York Times (July 16, 2001)
He had a head which statuaries loved to copy, and a foot the deformity of which the beggars in the streets mimicked.
On Moore’s Life of Lord Byron. 1830.
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
Innumerable apples had fallen from trees, often hitting heedless men on the head as if to set them thinking, but Newton was the first to realize that they fall to the earth by the same law which holds the planets in their courses and prevents the momentum of all the atoms in the universe from hurling them wildly back to chaos.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's good-bye to the Bill of Rights.
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe (1920-1936)
I wouldn't ever trade all this whirling about my head for Russia or heaven or anything on earth.
Tropic of Cancer (1934)
I think I'm basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I've learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have. My grandmother used to tell me that a hard head makes a sore ass.
So long as I'm Commander-in-Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us - because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they need when they come home.
I had an Italian mother. She didn't view what I was doing as really a profession. She viewed it as recreation. I said, ‘Gee Mom, I'm going to be the head coach of the New York Giants.’ And she said to me, ‘When are you going to get a real job like your brother the banker?’
I don't know that you can speak of shock … Nothing is too shocking for me. I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line.
Quoted in Atlas magazine (1971)
But actors, everything is so physical. You're basically the only product you have. The hardest part of acting is realizing it doesn't matter. I'm going to try and not take it too seriously because, if I do, I would really wreck my head.
A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
In Star Trek first pilot
Every business should have its biographer-not after its head is dead but to show that he’s very much alive.
It is interesting that when you really write material from inside yourself … just how many people can relate to that. I’ve also always written stuff that’s fun to say. There are a lot of comedians who love music and rhythm. I write things in a musical way in my head.
Interview in Huffington Post (May 2013)
I seen too many guys with land in their head. They never get none under their hand.
Of Mice and Men (1937)
History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of "history" it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time -- and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)