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Quotes About Slippery

There was soot and orphans everywhere, and gaslit cobbled streets full of fog and sinister gentlemen out for a night of illicit murder. It was a strict and unforgiving society; looking at a piano, eating too much butter, dancing with elan the sour-faced Queen Victoria forbade all these things. And, it was also raining in the London of themdays dirty grey slabs of rain that left everywhere shining and slippery.
— Gideon Defoe —

Had Mary Shelley fretted so? Maybe yes, maybe no. She'd begun her classic work on a dare. Had culled a dream to bring it into being. But it was not lost on Laura that the story might be a prolonged exercise in Shelley's personal terrors. The subtitle of the work was 'Prometheus Unbound,' and Laura wondered if Shelley herself was not Prometheus in the form of the wandering monster, who desperately sought love and acceptance but was ultimately driven to face an icy landscape that seemed almost fantastical-the way our own subconscious could be, white and frozen-slippery.

— L.L. Barkat

Tears streamed down my face. I was so happy I wanted to shout it from the rooftop. But at the same time I knew that that afternoon's downpour would have made the slate tiles so slippery that achieving any kind of purchase would have been impossible.

— Alan Partridge

It does bear emphasis that slippery-slope arguments are notoriously invalid.

— Jerry A. Fodor

There was soot and orphans everywhere, and gaslit cobbled streets full of fog and sinister gentlemen out for a night of illicit murder. It was a strict and unforgiving society; looking at a piano, eating too much butter, dancing with elan
the sour-faced Queen Victoria forbade all these things. And, it was also raining in the London of themdays
dirty grey slabs of rain that left everywhere shining and slippery.

— Gideon Defoe

And if you get caught up in combing the Internet for what people think of you or how people perceive you, I think that's a slippery slope.

— Adam Scott

I walked along that slippery slope where if you fail through lack of faith, you sell your soul to the devil.

— Michelle Shocked

We have got onto slippery ice where there is no friction and so in a certain sense the conditions are ideal, but also, just because of that, we are unable to walk. We want to walk so we need friction. Back to the rough ground!

— Ludwig Wittgenstein

Though the human heart may have to pause for rest when climbing the heights of affection it rarely stops on the slippery slope of hatred.

— Honoré De Balzac

Your readers should be so compelled to read your copy that they cannot stop reading until they read all of it as if sliding down a slippery slide.

— Joseph Sugarman

It is clear enough by now to most people that the camera never lies is a foolish saying. Yet it is doubtful whether most people realize how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is.

— James Agee

In ways to greatness think on this, That slippery all ambition is

— Robert Herrick

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