We’ve collected the best Hole Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Uma Thurman, Nick Saban, Daniel Tammet, Frankie Bridge, Jim Webb. Use them as an inspiration.
One of things I find really irritating is when people say, ‘You need to exercise, it’ll make you feel better.’ When you are in the deepest, darkest hole, that is the last thing that you can imagine doing.
I like science fiction and physics, things like that. Planets being sucked into black holes, and the various vortexes that create possibility, and what happens on the other side of the black hole. To me it’s the microcosmic study of the macrocosmic universe in man, and that’s why I’m attracted to it.
‘Black Hole Sun’ was written in a car when I was driving home from the studio one night. Pretty much everything that you hear was written in my head.
I have one good characteristic: I’m a pessimist, so I always imagine the worst – always. To me, the future is a black hole.
Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations.
The movie truism is that stars play themselves, while actors play other people – troubled or toxic, and memorably strange. By that definition, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who disappeared into the rabbit hole of his characters‘ souls, was our generation‘s anti-star and the chameleonic film actor of his age.
At ‘Vogue,’ I was responsible for a lot of production work, and production work is highly detailed, and you have to be very resourceful to fit a square peg into a round hole. I learned to push the envelope when it comes to asking questions or making requests.
To say that such-and-such a circumstance is ‘Kafkaesque’ is to admit to the denigration of an imagination that has burned a hole in what we take to be modernism – even in what we take to be the ordinary fabric and intent of language. Nothing is like ‘The Hunger Artist.’ Nothing is like ‘The Metamorphosis.’
When you’re in a fighter jet and there’s a dark layer of clouds with just one blue hole with the sun going through it, you shoot for that hole. You go vertical into the light, and suddenly, instead of gray and dark, it’s light and blue. You are totally connected with the elements. You are in another world.
My wife’s biggest fear is air pollution, living in London as we do. She’s convinced that’s the big problem. And my own is sink holes and the inevitability of us all, at some point, collapsing into a sink hole and never being seen again.
In my third husband I had discovered a blissfully laid-back type who thought it nothing less than hilarious when I misread the map on the way to Wales, so it took us an extra three hours, or when I was sick in a plastic carrier bag during much of the drive back from Devon – a bag that turned out to have a hole in it.
Cool things happen. Ace’s guitar flies through space, goes through a hole, and blows up. I throw drumsticks and they come flying at you.
A mouse never entrusts his life to only one hole.
I have a gorgeous coat that I found at a vintage fair – it’s just so elegant. Unfortunately, it has a massive hole underneath the arm, as I think I may have worn it to death!
Being a father has fulfilled me in parts of my life that sustain me. It gives me a comfort and patience. All actors have this hole inside that they’re trying to fill by performing. I’m anxious to keep creating, but I’m not so desperate any more because I have the love and support of my kids and wife.
Even if it’s just two shots, I just want to see the ball go in the hole. That gives me the confidence to know I can make shots when I’m called upon in a playoff type of situation.
It’s only when you get towards the top that people start throwing you down a rope. It’s like a law of nature, and it makes me think a lot about what my responsibility is to folks who are further down the hole where I was – how I can offer them help and how I can try to help change the structure of American society.
The name of the game is put the ball in the hole.
I was big into grunge, like Nirvana and Hole, when I was younger, which has been a really huge inspiration because of its rawness and honesty.
He was a king that had everything, and he lost it all but still had faith. So God blessed him with 10 times more. When I was in jail, like Solomon, I didn’t understand why I was going through what I was going through. I was on the right path. Wasn’t riding dirty. Then I got trapped in this hole. So I reached to the Word.
In almost every photograph I have ever made, there is something I would do to complete it. I take that to be the spirit hole or the deliberate mistake that’s in a Navajo rug to not be godlike, but to be human.
If you get yourself in a hole, you dig yourself out.
Now, given the experience that we have had thus far, with our subsequent trade agreements with NAFTA and others, you would think that with our experience of job loss that we have had there that when you find yourself in a hole that you might stop digging.
It’s fun when the ball is going in the hole and things are going right, but it’s a miserable game when things aren’t going well.
My last fight wasn’t the way I wanted it to go so there is a hole there; don’t count me out.
There was a time when rival teams used a shift against me. They would put the second baseman on the shortstop‘s side of the bag, move the shortstop into the hole to his right, and have the third baseman hug the foul line. The idea was to build an infield wall against a known right-handed pull hitter.
A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush’s shovel.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
When we do acquisitions, we decide what we want. We decide what fills a hole. And if the price is too high, our alternative is the $5 billion we spend on R&D every year. We’re not well-known for overpaying, because at Oracle we always have an alternative.
Soft money will find its way and seep into the political system and corrode it, unless we plug every hole.
They have a new division where you have to be at least 80 years old. You play three days for a million dollars, one hole a day, and if you can remember what you shot, you win!
At the British Open, I had my opportunities, but the ball just didn’t want to go in the hole on the back nine.
Football is a pretty complex numbering system most of the time: run the three back through the four hole, things like that. We kind of do the same thing – the three man sets for the four, or whatever.
A big misconception is that a black hole is made of matter that has just been compacted to a very small size. That’s not true. A black hole is made from warped space and time.
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.
No one had ever educated me on mental health. I really didn’t understand why I would be feeling high on life, and everything was brilliant, and then suddenly I would be crashing into a deep hole.
If Paul Ryan wants to talk about the soul of America, I ask him to look into his own soul. Because if he is saying we have no soul, he certainly has a hole in his. He needs to understand that every single person in this country has a right to expect that their government will take care of them in their greatest need.
When I came to DreamWorks, I was in bad trouble. They were in bad trouble. They were millions of dollars in the hole and a few days from closing their doors. I was on my last leg.
History is merciless. History doesn’t care if we pound our society down a rat hole. It’s up to us to make more intelligent choices about how we live!
It was a hole in one contest and I had a three.
Although almost every theoretical physicist agrees with my prediction that a black hole should glow like a hot body, it would be very difficult to verify experimentally because the temperature of a macroscopic black hole is so low.
The question that I started off with was, I thought, very simple. It was just ‘Is there a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way?’ But one of the things I love about science is that you always end up with new questions.
I feel like not knowing Joe Torre is a hole in my New York experience.
I am always the first to say that fame and entertainment is one of the best and easiest occupations to ever have, but one must know how to navigate through the matrix or you may find yourself in a very dark hole.
There used to be a huge hole in my life that I wrote many albums about. I didn’t realise it was a wife-and-daughter-shaped hole. They’ve plugged that gap. Everything I do, I do for them now. When daddy goes to work, it’s daddy going to work, not Rob going to work. I feel like there’s a purpose to everything.
I used to like to dig myself a hole just to see how long it took to get out of it.
A hole is nothing at all, but you can break your neck in it.
The thing that has always struck me is that there has always been a bit of a hole at YouTube when it comes to authenticity, human emotion, fun and play.
Like most playwrights, I hate talkbacks with a passion that can burn a hole through hell.
I have this desire to just while away weeks, months and years. It took me two years to make this record but that was with me trying to condense my process and not disappear down the rabbit hole with all the cool things I’ve collected. I could take 10 years and not explore everything I want to with these instruments.
It’s sometimes better to have a father figure to rebel against than nothing, than just a black hole or an absence.
I’ve always liked Bernie Sanders. I’ve always wanted to do a Bernie Sanders impression, but I didn’t believe people were familiar enough with him to pull it off. And I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of doing impressions that not everybody gets. It’s not fun.
I plot the par 5s back from the green and make my plan. If I can reach the green in two shots, I’m going to be aggressive off the tee. But if ‘s a three-shot hole, the goal changes. You want to put yourself in position to hit your favorite shot to the green.
The key to proving that there’s a black hole is showing that there’s a tremendous amount of mass in a very small volume. And you can do that with the motions of stars.
We say that anytime budgets are balanced and an ample savings account has been set aside, government should just stop collecting taxes. Better to leave that money in the pockets of those who earned it, than to let it burn a hole, as it always does, in the pockets of government.
Walking in stop-motion animation is probably the most difficult thing you can do… The way that they have these puppets connect to the set is they actually drill a hole in the set, and they put a threaded rod up through that hole and screw it into the bottom of their foot, and that keeps them in place.
If you go down through the horizon of a black hole, at the center you don’t find a tunnel that leads you to some other place in the universe.
One of the things that I share with Bryan Becket is this hole in my childhood memory. There’s about five years of my life that’s virtually gone. I’ve thought about it a lot, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it might be for my own protection that those memories are gone, and maybe I don’t want to dredge up those things.
It seems the brighter you are, the deeper the hole you get into.
I think the end is endless. It’s either a big black hole or a big white light or both together. But it’s totally meaningless, because even if someone would explain it, I wouldn’t understand it.
I felt the question of the afterlife was the black hole of the personal universe: something for which substantial proof of existence had been offered but which had not yet been explored in the proper way by scientists and philosophers.
It is my view there is a gaping hole in parliamentary oversight.
I once fell through a hole in the stage.
And I always think of life like a giant wave. You know, it rises and it crests and it flies, and it’s just magnificent, and then it crashes. And for a lot of people, when it crashes, that’s the end, and they go down the deep, dark hole of depression.
We take care of each other. I took care of Sheamus when he had a hole in his head – and he took care of me when I had no teeth.
I think the Enlightenment is leading us into a dark hole, really.
Even after the first three series, I’m sure I would’ve been known all my life as James Herriot. I was concerned that I would dig the hole deeper, and I’m sure that’s what I’ve done. I’m sure of it.
My ace in the hole as a human being used to be my capacity for remembering birthdays. I worked at it. Whenever I made a new friend, I made a point of finding out his or her birthday early on, and I would record it in my Filofax calendar.
We did a play of ‘Frog and Toad‘ at my elementary school. And I’m not sure if this is part of the book or it was something that we made up on our own, but I auditioned to play the black hole, which somehow makes sense to me.
In my third novel there is an actual black hole that swallows everything you love.
Weapons of mass destruction aren’t pulled out of a black hat like a white rabbit at a magic show. They’re produced in factories. There’s science and technology involved. They’re not produced in a hole in the ground or in a basement.
Drag was like ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ where she fell into the hole and her world changed. I fell into a gay bar, and my entire world changed.
I advise all of the entrepreneurs that I know to attend at least one entrepreneurship event every week. The worst thing an entrepreneur can do is to confine his or herself to a cubby hole.
I just see religious freedom, as a category, as just being a black hole.
My healthiest habit is eating a healthy breakfast every morning. I never miss breakfast. As a busy mom, there will be days when I’m cruisin’ along and I’ll look at the clock and I haven’t eaten lunch. And I’ll run downstairs, and I’ll start shovelin’ stuff down the pie hole, and I’ll think, ‘That was no lunch at all.’
So much of my sense of who I am is tied to mothering. When they left home, I fell into a huge, empty, black hole. Your children are grown and your career has slowed down – all the stuff that took up so much attention is gone, and you’re left with expansive time and space.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder and mutilation that can never be fixed, no matter what aid is brought in.
I’m interested in finding whether or not there is a really massive, what we like to call ‘super massive’ black hole at the center of our galaxy. And the reason this is interesting is that it gives us an opportunity to prove whether or not these exotic objects really exist.
You think you’re in control, and you’re trying to get that square peg in that round hole. You’re frustrated, and you realize that you’re not in control of everything. You need to just step back and let God.
Fortunately, most things around the supermassive black hole are just going to go around it. They’re going to orbit it. They don’t actually get sucked in.
In ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four,’ protagonist Winston Smith works at a propaganda department for the state called the ‘Ministry of Truth,’ where inconvenient news can be discarded down a ‘memory hole.’ Orwell was fixated on the idea that under certain governments, the past can be altered or documents rewritten.
Remember the referendum on the Charlottetown constitutional accord? The more Canada‘s political and business elites threatened Canadians that the country would disappear into a black hole if the accord weren’t passed, the more Canadians opposed it.
I think people ultimately reveal themselves to everybody. I think that’s the case with Sarah Palin‘s conduct, particularly after the Tucson shooting, I think she’s sort of digging herself into a hole. I hope – I really hope.
I don’t want to spend my life not having good food going into my pie hole. That hole was made for pies.
When I got into all the grunge stuff, I really liked Hole. I actually saw them in concert when I was a sophomore in high school. It was kind of rare to see a successful female rocker get down and dirty with the guys. And Courtney Love did. It was fun to be a fan of something different.
When you’re in a hole, stop digging.
‘Indiana Jones‘ wasn’t physically tough, but they are the only two films I’ve ever been ill on. On ‘The Last Crusade,’ I got sciatica. That’s when the sciatic nerve, which goes through the funny hole in your pelvis down your leg, swells and rubs against the nerves.
If you’re a big Nirvana fan, a big Hole fan, then I understand why you would want to get to know me, but I’m not my parents.
I think that hope, that ability to envision, to imagine a better way, and then to apply yourself to it, is the way to climb out of a hole, is the way to build a better life, is the way to build a better community and a better country.
You know, it was a small, independent movie and with Paramount becoming involved, it was obviously a good thing, but you can’t put a round peg in a square hole.
The hole I’ve dug for myself is very big.
No matter how many people want me to crawl in a hole and die forever, I’m not going to do that.
This black hole that people talk about in my career in the ’70s, when I didn’t make any films – in retrospect, what I was doing was learning my job.
I would never pigeon hole myself stylistically because I just don’t know what I am going to want to do next.
I mean, the hardest thing to do, I think, in the NBA, is to put the ball in the hole.
I’m the sort of person that starts digging a hole and doesn’t stop until it’s finished.
One way to think of the tax system is as a massive Swiss cheese. Each hole is an exemption created by a chancellor in pursuit of good headlines – a hole waiting to be filled by the clever accountants who work for Starbucks or Jimmy Carr.
I hole up now and then and do nothing for days but read.
I don’t know if you saw, in the first ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ Jack Dee was in it, and tried to escape by digging a hole with a spoon. That just made me think: that approach would be perfect on ‘Taskmaster’ – trying to achieve something impossible with something mundane.
I was very close to my mother, and her death, which left a gaping hole in my life, has been very difficult for me and my father in a lot of ways.
My biggest challenge was when I had my first panic attack at 27. It’s not something you can ignore, you can’t sit around and get sucked into a rabbit hole.
We would look up at the night sky together, and although Stephen wasn’t actually very good at detecting constellations, he would tell me about the expanding universe and the possibility of it contracting again and describe a star collapsing in on itself to form a black hole in a way that was quite easy to understand.
You miss the routine. That’s the biggest thing. That’s probably the biggest thing that put me into a hole, that you don’t have a routine, you don’t get up and work out and then eat and then go to the rink and practice an all those things in a set schedule.
So I think that in the beginning of your career you’re just looking to work. Luckily for me, my first movie was ‘Rabbit Hole’ and I got to work with incredible people, a Pulitzer prize winning writer, John Cameron Mitchell, and all the actors involved. So it’s tough, man, because you want to have credibility.
I look at the game like, ‘How can I impact it not just standing there?’ Just try to be active offensively setting screens, doing stuff like that, but I’m also trying to be active driving the ball to the hole, finishing, one-dribble pull-ups and stuff like that. Just playing ball and not being robotic. Just evolving.
I am not interested in anything that doesn’t have a genuine heart to it. You’ve got to have soul in the hole. If that isn’t there, I don’t see the point.
The mind of a 19-year-old is very different from the mind of a 26-year-old. You grow. You get into better relationships. You experience more, meet more people, better people. But when you’re in a dark hole at an earlier point in your life – you write about the mindset you’re in at that moment.
One game that I’ve been playing a lot is ‘Super Stick Golf.’ It’s really simple, and it’s similar in a sense to ‘Angry Birds‘ because you have to hit the right angle and the right trajectory to complete each hole. That one really hooked me.
I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable. He didn’t understand at the time.
To play as an anchor man you have to be extremely disciplined and a lot of the time you’re attracted to the ball but can’t go there because if you don’t get there or it breaks down there is a hole.
The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on; this is the black hole of American politics.
I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which was very popular among youngsters.
We all have experiences and memories from miniature golf. I had my first kiss at hole nine at Golfland.
I make 18 three-footers after every round. It’s just something that helps me focus on routine, and helps me hear the ball go in the hole. It’s something I do every day.