Quotes About Friction

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Quotes About Friction

Like a dead man, only friction could make him warm or violence make him mobile.
— Nathanael West —

Like a dead man, only friction could make him warm or violence make him mobile.

— Nathanael West

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

— Confucius

People spent their lives searching for something beyond the simple friction of skin on skin, but there was nothing. The void between two people could never be closed, and in trying to close it, they would only learn everything that was to be despised in the other.

— Maggie Shipstead

Every individual should, by nature, have his extraordinary points. But nowadays, you may look for them with a microscope, they are so worn-down by the regular machine-friction of our average and mechanical days.

— D.H. Lawrence

To a social animal, trust is like lubrication. It reduces friction and creates conditions much more conducive to performance,

— Simon Sinek

Learning the edges or limits or sources of friction in empathy was one of the big issues for me.

— Leslie Jamison

I tried to break her before. Now, I just wanted her as she was. I wanted every last beautiful flaw. I wanted the witty one-liners and the coldness that only I knew how to warm. I wanted the fight and the friction and the make-up sex. I wanted her to wake up in my bed every morning. I wanted her shitty cooking and her beautiful, complex mind.

— Tarryn Fisher

The reason the lawyers lead the line to the guillotine or the firing squad is that, while law is supposed to be a device to serve society, a civilized way of helping the wheels go round without too much friction, it is pretty hard to find a group less concerned with serving society and more concerned with serving themselves than the lawyers.

— Fred Rodell

As a dramatist, you're looking for points of friction ...

— Aaron Sorkin

FIDDLE, n. An instrument to tickle human ears by friction of a horse's tail on the entrails of a cat.

— Ambrose Bierce

If the resources of different nations are treated as exclusive properties of these nations as wholes, if international economic relations, instead of being relations between individuals, become increasingly relations between whole nations organized as trading bodies, they inevitably become the source of friction and envy between whole nations.

— Friedrich August Von Hayek

Consider the impasse of a one God universe.
He is all-knowing and all-powerful.
He can't go anywhere since He is already everywhere.
He can't do anything since the act of doing presupposes opposition.
His universe is irrevocably thermodynamic having no friction by definition. So, He has to create friction: War, Fear, Sickness, Death,
To keep his dying show on the road.

— William S. Burroughs

I'm interested in that hybrid - the place between the real world and my imagination. There's a friction that's created between the things we imagine and the things that exist.

— Laurel Nakadate

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