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100 Famous Lid Quotes & Sayings of All Time

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1. As lonesome as a kitten in a wash-house copper with the lid on. – Charles Dickens

2. 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

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

4. There’s a lid for every pot – Sarah Mlynowski

5. I studied how to use the clothes washer. The handy instructions on the lid helped; so did the box of suds. It instructed me to separate the whites from the coloreds. Laundry will be the last American institution to desegregate. – Huston Piner

6. Reached down through the closed wooden lid and struck a key. A minor key, I think. – J.R. Rain

7. Allowing anger to seethe on the back burner will lead to a very large lid blowing off a very hot pot. – Charles R. Swindoll

8. 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

9. 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

10. Budge and I were 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

11. Two dates in one night – not bad at all! Hannah’s frown changed to a grin as she lifted the lid and dropped her very favourite five-year-old pair of Nikes inside. – Joanne Fluke

12. 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

13. Any dutch oven will work fine – just make sure you can cover the pan with a secure lid to seal. – Chad Robertson

14. 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

15. A feeling erupted in my stomach, like nothing would ever be the same again. Like good karma was catching up with me. Like someone had opened up the lid to my lobster tank and I was finally breathing in the shockingly fresh air. – Francesca Zappia

16. Do you,” he murmured, “do you have any – Smarties? You brought some once, I remember, in a tube with a lid on. They were small, and many-coloured – all different colors – and they tasted very good. – Amanda Hemingway

17. There were a series of closing kisses, goodbye kisses, kisses placed like lids on boxes – then the lid would pop off and need to be replaced. There, this is the final kiss – no, this is the final kiss. This one is, it really is. And now I’m just kissing that kiss good night. – Miranda July

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. Molly slapped the lid back down then pushed past Luce into the foyer stumbling over Shelby in her path.
“Excuse you ” they said gruffly at the same time eyeing each other suspiciously.
“Oh good. ” Gabbe leaned in to give Luce a hug. “Molly’s made a friend.” – Lauren Kate

22. 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. – asuda

23. At the other end of the room, Grandma had the lid up on Larry Lipinski. She was standing one foot on a folding chair, one foot on the edge of the casket, and she was taking pictures with a disposable camera. – Janet Evanovich

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. The kettle boiled in its usual crescendo of rattling lid and rambunctious bubbles, condensation steaming up the window behind it. – Robert Galbraith

29. If you don’t have humour, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now. – Roger Moore

30. 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

31. In truth, this was a bad thing that Yan Chang had done, telling me my mother’s story. Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth. After – Amy Tan

32. Fame is but an inscription on a grave, and glory the melancholy blazon on a coffin lid. – Alexander Smith

33. There’s a lid for every pot … You Just have to find yours. – Danielle Steel

34. I’m very pleased we got that nuclear agreement. It puts a lid on the nuclear weapons program. We have to enforce it, there have to be consequences attached to it. But that is not our only problem with Iran. – Hillary Clinton

35. Imagine walking into a grocery there is a jar sitting there with a lid on it saying it’s not carbon. That is ridiculous. It’s an empty jar. – William McDonough

36. If you believe that I chose any part of the pitiful shadow of a life you see before you, you are very much mistaken. I chose glory and success. The box did not contain what was written on the lid.” – Joe Abercrombie

37. As much progress as we think we’ve made with legislation, litigation and education, anti-Semitism still continues to be the No. 2 hate crime in the United States. You can’t eliminate it, but you can try to keep a lid on it. – Abraham Foxman

38. Big Cliff Lazarenko’s idea of exercise is sitting in a room with the windows open taking the lid off something cool and fizzy. – Sid Waddell

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. No one is safe from Mattera’s hard-hitting, meticulously reported, and genuinely funny investigative journalism. CRAPITALISM blows the lid off crony capitalism. – Monica Crowley

44. Manfried imagined the stars to be jewels shining in the depths of a long-sealed crypt and, drifting off, he almost glimpsed himself prying open the lid of night and stuffing his pockets with the glittering gems. – Jesse Bullington

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

48. My gut is telling me is that this is where I’m supposed to be. It’s like I left my dreams in a jar on a shelf in my childhood closet, and now I only need to reach up and open the lid so they can come true. – Ellery Adams

49. 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

50. We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. – Mark Twain

51. 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

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

53. 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

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

55. At 2:00 sharp on the afternoon of his internment, with his body resting in a casket in the front room of his home, the pallbearers–all bridge players–stuck a deck of cards in Mr. Hampton’s cold hands, shut the lid over his head, and played bridge. – Brenda Sutton Rose

56. Blows the lid off a decades-long conspiracy to secretly educate cartoon viewers – David X. Cohen

57. Either I’m funny or the world’s funny. I don’t know which. The bottle and lid don’t fit. It could be the bottle’s fault or the lid’s fault. In either case, there’s no denying that the fit is bad. – Haruki Murakami

58. When I flush the toilet in my bathroom, it becomes stopped up with Kleenex, and blood clouds the water and I put down the lid, because there’s nothing else for me to do. – Bret Easton Ellis

59. It’s a vicious cycle. It’s like a washing machine with the lid jammed down. – Jaclyn Moriarty

60. 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

61. I didn’t know how serious it is to a female that you lift the lid. – Bill Cosby

62. How does Love speak? In the faint flush upon the telltale cheek, And in the pallor that succeeds it; by The quivering lid of an averted eye The smile that proves the parent to a sigh Thus doth Love speak. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

63. 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

64. Even in the darkness of the closed box she felt trapped inside, she could see light shining in through tiny holes on the lid.
They were like the stars beckoning her towards a place where all would be simple… away from the shadows, away from the darkness. – Umair Naeem

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

66. Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth. – Amy Tan

67. 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

68. He leaned over and removed the lid, and some really wonderful smells steamed out. But I wasn’t going to get excited, not this time, because it was probably Bambi in shallots or Nemo with fennel or – Karen Chance

69. 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

70. 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!2 – David Jeremiah

71. 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

72. 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

73. My longing for someone to talk to made Himillsy the lightning bug in my honey jar. I punched holes in the lid so she could breathe. – Chip Kidd

74. I … flipped open the lid, thinking my lute might enjoy the feel of a little sun on its strings. If you aren’t a musician, I don’t expect you to understand. – Patrick Rothfuss

75. So do boys and men announce their intentions. They cover you like a sarcophagus lid. And call it love. – Jeffrey Eugenides

76. I tried to think outside the box but couldn’t open the lid. – Alan Dapre

77. 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

78. 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

79. 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

80. 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

81. Erm.. dear, do I ride out for Apocalypses?’ Mrs War took the lid off the saucepan and prodded viciously at something inside. ‘No, dear,’ she said firmly. ‘You always come down with a cold. – Terry Pratchett

82. My love for my family has grown for years in decay-fed soil, unwashed root pulled suddenly from the ground. Bulbous as a beet, a huge eye under a lid of earth. Scoop out the eye, blind the earth. – Anne Michaels

83. 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

84. What do you need, babe?” “You.” “Okay. I can sit with you while you finish your shower.” I shut the lid on the toilet. “No. I need you in here with me – in the shower. – Georgia Cates

85. Stress level: extreme. It’s like she was a jar with the lid screwed on too tight, and inside the jar were pickles, angry pickles, and they were fermenting, and about to explode. – Fiona Wood

86. Rend the lid and tear the covering and shape the – Sri Aurobindo

87. Science itself is steadily nailing the lid on atheism’s coffin. – Lee Strobel

88. The assassin flipped back the lid of the basket. The nose instantly shot inward, and Celaena found the strange golden-haired pup quivering in a corner with a red bow around her neck. – Sarah J. Maas

89. 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

90. He felt like somebody had taken the lid off life and let him see the works. – Dashiell Hammett

91. 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

92. Lucas felt uncommonly depressed and careless. Drunkenness, in a man like August Hay, melts the restraints on cheerfulness. On the contrary with Lucas: he kept up courage consciously. Sap his mind, and the lid was lifted from a cesspool of muddy colors. – John Updike

93. I’ll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me. – Eddie Rickenbacker

94. I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play. – Artur Schnabel

95. I mostly eat ice cream at night in sweatpants, the uniform of ice cream eating. I’ll toss the lid even before I start eating the pint, because I’m not a quitter – Jim Gaffigan

96. But if we hide ourselves 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

97. In my mind, President Snow should be viewed in front of marble pillars hung with oversized flags. It’s jarring to see him surrounded by the ordinary objects in the room. Like taking the lid off a pot and finding a fanged viper instead of stew. – Suzanne Collins

98. If your mom was here, she would flip her top over your grades.”
“Flip her lid,” I muttered. – Gena Showalter

99. 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

100. 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

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