85 Best Lid Quotes

Lid Quotes

1.”King Arthur was one of my heroes – I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle’s cane for the sword Excalibur.” – Lloyd Alexander (Lid Quotes)

2.”Will the roofs of new buildings be vegetated? If not, why not?”― Tom Turner

3. “When you label somebody and put them in a box, then you put the lid on the box, and you just never look inside again. I think it’s much more interesting for human beings to look at each other’s stories and see each other. Really see each other and then see themselves through other people’s stories. That’s where you start to break down stereotypes.” -Stephanie Beatriz

4. “Being the way I used to be didn’t really fit the family profile. I was always loved but if, say, Dad had an interesting business idea I’d be the last person he’d want to share it with in case I blew the lid on it.” – Spencer Matthews(Lid Quotes)

5. When you’re lucky enough to catch lightning in a bottle, you put the lid on as fast as you can.” -Emily McKay

6. “I have trouble keeping a lid on the self-hatred.” – Julian Barratt (Lid Quotes)

7. “I have to keep my stuff in a big plastic tub with a lid to prevent my cats from getting my yarn and having a party.” – Susan Wilters

8. ” As lonesome as a kitten in a wash-house copper with the lid on. ” – Charles Dickens (Lid Quotes)

9. “The one thing – apart from assumptions about German – that I have to challenge frequently is people assuming that lexicographers are fierce protectors of the language when in fact our job is not to put a lid on it. -Susie Dent

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85 Best Lid Quotes

“Tight lid on it, whatever you do, and remember ” – L.M. Krier

11. “I didn’t like England. I couldn’t take the look of the place or the style of friendship. I need more intimacy from people than is considered okay there, and I felt that my personality and my enthusiasms weren’t understood. I had to put a big lid on myself.” -Jane Campion

12. ” To swipe the immortal lines uttered by Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, a great mystery should take the lid off life and let [you] look at the works. ” -Dashiell Hammett

13. “The lid, however, wouldn’t shut. The mind held back the whole sky.”― Denis Johnson (Lid Quotes)

14. “When I have one foot in the grave, I will tell the whole truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me and say, “Do what you like now.” – Leo Tolstoy

15. “We all have different brow bones, and different amounts of space between the eyebrow and the lashes; the space on the upper lid is bigger or smaller, the space on the bridge of the nose or between the eyes is wider or narrower. Everyone is different.” – Anastasia Soare (Lid Quotes)

16. ” Budge and I was sworn enemies from day one. But ever since the day I lifted the lid on the craziness that killed his best friend last fall, Budge has been extremely nice to me. We talk all the time. Like last week he said, “Hey, moron, can you pass the milk?” That’s some good progress.” -Jenny B. Jones

17. “Water will, increasingly, be detained, stored and then recycled or infiltrated in gardens.”― Tom Turner

18. “I just feel like there’s a lid on the basket. Three games and no shots went in, but I just have to keep working.” – Anthony Bennett (Lid Quotes)

19. ” I didn’t like England. I couldn’t take the look of the place or the style of friendship. I need more intimacy from people than is considered okay there, and I felt that my personality and my enthusiasms weren’t understood. I had to put a big lid on myself. ” -Jane Campion

Funny Lid Quotes

20. “I have trouble keeping a lid on the self-hatred.” -Julian Barratt

21. “And then, just when I was beginning to think I might safely pop down in that direction and gather up the dropped threads, so to speak, time, instead of working the healing wheeze, went and pulled the most awful bone and put the lid on it.” -P.G. Wodehouse (Lid Quotes)

22. “While some rules are necessary and good for us, living a life based on others’ rules, needs, and expectations can stifle your self-expression and creativity, and keep a lid on your potential.” – Lauren Mackler

23. “His eyes glistened. I’d never seen eyes that bright or that green. His were emblazoned by a dark symphony. When he blinked, his lashes spread below his bottom lid like satin spider legs, a million wishes to be made upon them, in exchange for these nightmares.” –Rae Hachton

24. “I just feel like there’s a lid on the basket. Three games and no shots went in, but I just have to keep working.” – Anthony Bennett (Lid Quotes)

25. Ah”. Tzimisces smiled. “Let me guess. Flowery periphrases, back-to-back literary allusions and quotations from thousand-year-old authors. A marked reluctance to use one word when twelve can be jammed in if you sit on the lid.” – K.J. Parker

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“I tried to think outside the box but couldn’t open the lid.” –Alan Dapre (Lid Quotes)

27. “I just feel like there’s a lid on the basket. Three games and no shots went in, but I just have to keep working.” -Anthony Bennett

28. “I can’t forget things that way. There’s only one thing for it, and that’s to admit everything and accept everything and find some way of living that doesn’t mean always sitting on top of a chest of grudges, trying to keep the lid from opening. ” -Ellis Peters

29. “Now the woman, she was another story. Her instinct was strong. She had sensed the darkness. But she was curious. Afraid. Soon she would return because she had to. All she had to do was lift the lid. It would dispose of her in a little while. Once night had fallen. All it wanted was the child.” -Beverley Lee

30. “Sitting in the study hall he opened the lid of his desk and changed the number pasted up inside from seventy-seven to seventy-six. But the Christmas vacation was very far away: but one time it would come because the earth moved round always.”-James Joyce (Lid Quotes)

31. ” she opened the lid and was hit with a musty smell she could immediately put a name to: camp. It was an unforgettable combination of mildew, wood smoke and outdoors, an essence that resisted laundering and airing out. ” – Susan Wiggs

32. “The one thing – apart from assumptions about German – that I have to challenge frequently is people assuming that lexicographers are fierce protectors of the language when in fact our job is not to put a lid on it.” – Susie Dent (Lid Quotes)

33. “I’ll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me.” – Eddie Rickenbacker (Lid Quotes)

34. “In the morning, we sliced all the vegetables and layered everything up in a pot with a glass of Riesling. On the way to church, we dropped it off with the baker, who sealed the lid with a strip of dough and put it in his oven for a couple of hours. We picked it up at 12 o’clock and took it home to eat with mustard and salad. ” -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

35. “Did you know that those Microwave units with the cute little flip-button on the lid? Well if you leave the thing closed when you heat them up, it gives a great bang. The kids love it!” – Chris Ward

36. “The one thing – apart from assumptions about German – that I have to challenge frequently is people assuming that lexicographers are fierce protectors of the language when in fact our job is not to put a lid on it.” – Susie Dent (Lid Quotes)

37. “The lows were absolutely horrible. It was like falling into a manhole and not being able to lift the lid and climb out.” -Linda Hamilton

38. “If you don’t have humor, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now.” -Roger Moore (Lid Quotes)

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“I feel now as though I’ve been sitting all my life inside a box, and suddenly someone is lifting the lid and I can look up and see the stars.” -Lois Duncan

40. “All political careers end in failure, but few did it so quickly as David Cameron’s. He came to power promising not to ‘bang on about Europe’ and ended up having the continent’s name chiseled into the lid of his political coffin.” – David Hepworth

41. “Careful!” warned Friar Lorenzo, trying to close the lid. “You know not what infection those lips carry! “- Anne Fortier

42. “I kept a lid on my feelings at school but, when I was 18, dropped out of everything and couldn’t even be bothered to get out of bed.” – Roland Orzabal

43. ” In every human heart is a place where you put all your broken dreams. When something doesn’t work out, no matter what it may be, you just have to give it up and stuff it in with your broken dreams. And make sure you keep the lid on tight.”- Sayo Masuda (Lid Quotes)

44. “A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hidden.” -J. R. R. Tolkien

45. “I sank my head onto my knees. I was glad of the darkness. I closed the tin lid and pressed it tight. I promised myself I would never open it again. Never. I would never taste it. I would never even try. I was glad of the darkness because, in the darkness, no one can see you cry. “- Gill Lewis

46. ” I lie flat, the damp air above me like a lid. Like earth. I wish it would rain. Better still, a thunderstorm, black clouds, lightning, ear-splitting sound.” -Margaret Atwood (Lid Quotes)

47. “If poor people are spending their own money, it is amazing how fast they will figure out how to keep a lid on medical bills.” – Rick Scott

48. ” I’ve found that lifting the lid with your foot is the most thorough and least gross path to two minutes of peace of mind. “– Elle Lothlorien

49. “Sometimes a single item can wrap up, in a nutshell, who a person is. In my grandparents’ home, a clear plastic container was enthroned on top of the mahogany bar for at least a decade. Painted on the lid in pink, yellow and light blue was ‘Have a Nosh With Mort & Ethel’. ” -Lisa Lutz

50. ” But if we hide away, afraid to grow and learn, we might wake up in the flames of the ignorance that burns and we’ll never be much more than only casualties of war in a struggle we can’t win if we have no faith to begin. We’ve got to tip the lid and let some sunlight in.” – Dawud Wharnsby Ali (Lid Quotes)

51. ” I lifted the lid and found a piece of bread and some water – and a rat that quickly darted off the tray. Talk about adding insult to injury. ” – Richelle Mead

52. “Sighing, she headed back to work. She braced herself to lift the heavy lid of yet another trunk. The sight inside curled a small smile onto her lips, as it had with every trunk she’d pried open this morning.
Books. More beautiful, precious books.” -Catherine LaRoche

53. ” Life is too small a container for certain individuals. Some of them, such as Alobar, huff, and puff and try to expand the container. Others, such as Kudra, seek to pry the lid off and hop out.” -Tom Robbins

54. “There was a lid for each pot, she’d told me often and soberly, and she thanked God she’d found her lid in my grandfather. ” -Kate Morton

55. “Women’s anger is very scary to people, and to no one more than to other women, who think, ‘My goodness if I let the lid off, where would we be?” – Claire Messud (Lid Quotes)

56. “Self under self, a pile of selves I stand
Threaded on time, and with metaphysic hand
Lift the farm like a 
lid and see
Farm within farm, and in the centre, me. “

Norman MacCaig (Lid Quotes)

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85 Best Lid Quotes

“A good marriage can be ruined by poor communications – and by forgetting to put the lid back down. “- Gene Simmons

58. “It’s been said that Bill Gates has come up with something that’ll be released in December that’s gonna put a lid on counterfeiting. If that’s a fact then it’s really interesting to own your own product – with all the potential methods of downloading.” – Merle Haggard

59. “How do you fight against a mountain? How do you move it when you don’t even have a shovel?” “Maybe you don’t have to move it,” Etta said, folding the gown over the lid of the trunk. “Maybe you have to climb it. “- Alexandra Bracken

60. “Kepler’s blown the lid off everything we know about extra-solar planets.” – Debra Fischer (Lid Quotes)

61. “It’s no coincidence that ‘Night at the Museum’ completely blew the lid off my career. I finally got a handle on tone.” -Shawn Levy

62. ” I have things to tell you, but I don’t think there’s any point. It’s like you took a can opener and peeled the lid off my heart and leaped out the day Will died. Why are you so silent? Of all times to leave me alone. ” -Jenny B. Jones (Lid Quotes)

63. “I looked at the empty suitcase. On the bottom was Karl Marx. On the lid was Brodsky. And between them, my lost, precious, only life. ” -Sergei Dovlatov

64. “My dad had been in the second world war, had electric shock treatment, suffered from anxiety and was abusive to my mum. I kept a lid on my feelings at school but, when I was 18, dropped out of everything and couldn’t even be bothered to get out of bed.” -Roland Orzabal

65. “Things run along pretty smoothly until your kid reaches thirteen. That’s the time you need to stick ’em in a barrel, hammer the lid down nice and snug, and feed ’em through the knothole. And then, about the time he turns sixteen, plug up the knothole!” – David Jeremiah

66. ” In Egypt, there is a saying: When good fortune looks down upon us, it does so in threes, one for each part of the Eye of Horus. His upper lid, his lower lid, and the eye itself. – ” -Michelle Moran (Lid Quotes)

67. “He felt like somebody had taken the lid off life and let him see the works. ” -Dashiell Hammett

68. “The Chinese government tried to keep a lid on the SARS crisis, but there were 160 million text messages in three days sent by Chinese citizens. These are early indications that it’s going to be difficult for people who used to have control over the news to maintain that level of control.” -Howard Rheingold (Lid Quotes)

69. “It’s a vicious cycle. It’s like a washing machine with the lid jammed down.” -Jaclyn Moriarty

70. “Milena found Cilia outside, holding her bamboo box. Milena hugged her. ‘I’m sorry about your shins,’ she said. Milena lifted the lid of the box, and saw it, the precious paper, ruled in staves. People were generous. Milena had never believed that.” -Geoff Ryman (Lid Quotes)

71. “We will not put a lid on opinions. On the contrary, it is more important than ever that political debates are open and free, even on the most difficult issues. Especially on the most difficult issues. The task is to encourage controversial debates in a form that strengthens democracy.” -Jens Stoltenberg

72. “Any dutch oven will work fine – just make sure you can cover the pan with a secure lid to seal.” -Chad Robertson (Lid Quotes)

73. ” If poor people are spending their own money, it is amazing how fast they will figure out how to keep a lid on medical bills. ” -Rick Scott

74. “Did you know Socrates said we love whatever we lack? Or think we lack? Socrates? If you feel stupid, you’ll fall for someone brainy. If you feel ugly, you’ll flip your lid for someone who’s easy on the eyes. “- J.R. Moehringer

75. “We developed our own type of Igudesman and Joo electric violin, let’s say, and funny enough, the shape of it was developed by the head technician of Steinway. It’s actually an electric violin, which is made from the stick that holds up the piano lid.” – Aleksey Igudesman

76. ” If you don’t have humor, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now.” – Roger Moore (Lid Quotes)

77. “Do you ever get over loss? Or do you just find a box within yourself, big enough to hold it? Do you just stuff it in there, push it down, and snap the lid on it? Do you just work, every day, to keep the box shut? “-Taylor Jenkins Reid

78. “The box didn’t appear to be hampered in any way by the ornamental rug draped roguishly over it, nor by the thief hanging by one arm from the lid. It was, in a very real sense, a dead weight. Further along, the lid were the remains of two fingers, owner unknown.” – Terry Pratchett (Lid Quotes)

79. “Someone once told me they didn’t like taking the lid off the kettle because they’d just lose it in the kitchen, so we made a kettle with an attached lid that you slide. It was in response to that that we made one that did something different.” -Michael Graves

80. “I feel horrible. She doesn’t
love me and I wander around
the house like a sewing machine
that’s just finished sewing
a turd to a garbage can 
lid.”

-Richard Brautigan (Lid Quotes)

81. “As an organization changes your mindset as a leader also has to change. This becomes the lid to you organization. Whenever my organization starts to settle I believe I have to lift my lid, my capacity I have to think and act in a different way to achieve different results.” – Craig Groeschel (Lid Quotes)

82. “They put me in a box, and every time I try to nudge the lid open, they slam it back down. It’s like nothing about me is allowed to change.” -Becky Albertalli

83. “It’s fun to play characters with a past, but it’s also fun to play any role that is what I would call a ‘pressure cooker’ kind of character, where the lid is on, and it’s left to simmer throughout the movie.” -Stellan Skarsgard (Lid Quotes)

84. “You either get the point of Africa or you don’t. What draws me back year after year is that it’s like seeing the world with the lid off. ” -A.A. Gill

85. “We will not put a lid on opinions. On the contrary, it is more important than ever that political debates are open and free, even on the most difficult issues. Especially on the most difficult issues. The task is to encourage controversial debates in a form that strengthens democracy.” -Jens Stoltenberg (Lid Quotes)

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