65 Barrel Quotes On Success In Life

These Barrel quotes will inspire you. Barrel, a round container often with curved sides that is longer than it is wide and has flat ends.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging Barrel quotes, Barrel sayings, and Barrel proverbs.

Best Barrel Quotes

  1. “What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales
  2. “There is little choice in a barrel of rotten apples.” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” ~ Mark Twain
  4. “Now that I’m staring down the barrel of the last act of my life, I’m less excited about control and solo effort, and I resent the way the business aspects interfere with my space for creative writing.” ~ David Knopfler
  5. “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” ~ Mao Zedong

  6. “Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon…” ~ Terry Pratchett
  7. “Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they’re scraping the top of the barrel.” ~ Gore Vidal
  8. “Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it’s incumbent upon us to.” ~ Dan Aykroyd
  9. “I’d come from the bottom of the barrel. Just Owen Hart getting out of the shadow of Bret Hart’s little brother. Everyone figured, this is a joke, Owen’s going to get squashed.” ~ Owen Hart
  10. “You don’t spread democracy through the barrel of a gun.” ~ Helen Thomas

  11. “People assume I’m out there having this great life, but money doesn’t erase the pain. When you’re young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there.” ~ Jennifer Lopez
  12. “Never argue with people who buy ink by the gallon.” ~ Mark Twain
  13. “I do not know if you remember the tale of the girl who saves the ship under mutiny by sitting on the powder barrel with her lighted torch… and all the time knowing that it is empty? This has seemed to me a charming image of the women of my time. There they were, keeping the world in order… by sitting on the mystery of life, and knowing themselves that there was no mystery.” ~ Isak Dinesen
  14. “We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.” ~ Moshe Dayan

  15. “As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel.” ~ Rick Danko
  16. “Iran exports about 2.2 million barrels a day.” ~ Elliott Abrams
  17. “The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with information.” ~ Norbert Wiener
  18. “In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.” ~ Paul Gillmor
  19. “The sensation of writing a book is the sensation of spinning, blinded by love and daring.” ~ Annie Dillard

  20. “We should start by allowing drilling in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge. It can provide billions of barrels of recoverable oil and trillions of cubic feet of recoverable natural gas.” ~ Mac Thornberry
  21. “The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.” ~ Harry Seidler
  22. “When I die, I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin. I wonder would they know it was me?” ~ J. P. Donleavy
  23. “Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body’s final fall, nor the barrels of death’s rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.” ~ Roger Waters
  24. “A premium in the oil price of somewhere between 10 to 15 dollars a barrel reflects this heightened anxiety.” ~ Daniel Yergin

  25. “It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  26. “Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone’s guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.” ~ Warren Buffett
  27. “I have never solicited nor received money from Iraq for our campaign against war and sanctions. I have never seen a barrel of oil, never owned one, never bought one, never sold one.” ~ George Galloway
  28. “The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk, I’m going to veto it and make the authors of those pork-barrel items famous all over America.” ~ John McCain

  29. “My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
    Toward heaven still,
    And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
    Beside it, and there may be two or three
    Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
    But I am done with apple-picking now.
    Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
    The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.” ~ Robert Frost
  30. “Well, I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  31. “The sudden release of five million barrels of oil, enormous quantities of methane and two million gallons of toxic dispersants into an already greatly stressed Gulf of Mexico will permanently alter the nature of the area.” ~ Sylvia Earle
  32. “If you want to catch trout, don’t fish in a herring barrel.” ~ Ann Landers

  33. “I’m a professional geologist, an explorationist for oil. That’s what I’ve done in my career, one that’s culminated in – at least to this point – playing a part in finding the largest field in the last 40 years anywhere in the world. That’s the Bakken field, which I believe will yield 24 billion barrels of oil in the decades to come, maybe more.” ~ Harold Hamm
  34. “Take one cup of love, two cups of loyalty, three cups of forgiveness, four quarts of faith and one barrel of laughter. Take love and loyalty and mix them thoroughly with faith; blend with tenderness, kindness and understanding. Add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Bake it with sunshine. Wrap it regularly with lots of hugs. Serve generous helpings daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  35. “All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” ~ Mao Zedong
  36. “You can be straight as a gun barrel theologically, and as empty as one spiritually.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

  37. “… Member Countries shall take necessary action and/or shall establish negotiations, individually or in groups, with the oil companies with a view to adopting ways and means to offset any adverse effects on the per barrel real income of Member Countries resulting from the international monetary developments as of 15th August 1971.” ~ Richard M. Nixon
  38. “When you got to the table you couldn’t go right to eating, but you had to wait for the widow to tuck down her head and grumble a little over the victuals, though there warn’t really anything the matter with them. That is, nothing only everything was cooked by itself. In a barrel of odds and ends it is different; things get mixed up, and the juice kind of swaps around, and the things go better.” ~ Mark Twain
  39. “Death and life were not
    Till man made up the whole,
    Made lock, stock and barrel
    Out of his bitter soul” ~ William Butler Yeats
  40. “I got around a lot, and lots of people talked to me. I salted down stories by the barrel load.” ~ Hedda Hopper

  41. “My dad was a really good surfer, and by the time I was 10, he was dragging me out on some good days at Bells. I’d reckon they were solid, 6-foot days, and he’d tell me to wait on the shoulder. I’d see him coming through the barrel, and he’d just scream at me to go. I’d drop in, and he’d give me a hoot from behind – I’ve always loved it.” ~ Xavier Rudd
  42. “As for bread, I count that for nothin’. We always have bread and potatoes enough; but I hold a family to be in a desperate way when the mother can see the bottom of the pork barrel. Give me children that’s raised on good sound pork afore all the game in the country. Game’s good as a relish and so’s bread; but pork is the staff of life… My children I calkerlate to bring up on pork with just as much bread and butter as they want.” ~ James F. Cooper
  43. “The ayatollah in Iran says he believes that he got the letter, but he thinks he accidentally threw it out with his Crate & Barrel catalog.” ~ David Letterman
  44. “I thought marriage was tough. Golf’s like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel! It’s a psychological game that gets into your blood.” ~ Sylvester Stallone

  45. “Once you do a joke and it works it’s only good for so long, like shooting fish in a barrel.” ~ Bill Burr
  46. “The benevolence of wrapping the partridge in a vine leaf brings out its quality, just as the barrel of Diogenes brought forth the qualities of the great thinker.” ~ Emmanuel des Essarts
  47. “The simplest Surrealist act consists of dashing down the street, pistol in hand, and firing blindly, as fast as you can pull the trigger, into the crowd. Anyone who, at least once in his life, has not dreamed of thus putting an end to the petty system of debasement and cretinization in effect has a well-defined place in that crowd with his belly at barrel-level.” ~ Andre Breton
  48. “I’ve been so blessed because I’ve had such longevity. I’m not a big red carpet girl. But I love the work. In this business, you can be at the top of the world and at the bottom of the barrel, and you’re grape juice. I’ve been at both ends. It can make you become what you really are.” ~ Kim Basinger
  49. “I always felt I was scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to get a song together.” ~ Leonard Cohen

  50. “Muzzle control has to be a religion. You cannot point that weapon at one of your brothers-or yourself. Know where you barrel is at all times, and know the condition of your weapon-loaded or unloaded, bolt forward or to the rear, round in the chamber or not, safety on or off. Keep your finger off the trigger unless you’re going to kill something.” ~ Dick Couch
  51. “I ‘d rather be handsome than homely; I ‘d rather be youthful than old; If I can’t have a bushel of silver I’ll do with a barrel of gold.” ~ James Jeffrey Roche
  52. “Once, I’d written a Western story, and one of the panels was just a hand holding a six-shooter, and there was a puff of smoke coming out of the barrel, and a straight horizontal line, indicating the trajectory of the bullet. So that page was sent back to me from the Code office, saying that the particular panel was too violent. I asked them what they meant, and they told me–I swear–“The puff of smoke is too big.” Well, of course. So I had the artist make the smoke a little smaller, and the youth of America was saved.” ~ Stan Lee
  53. “The empty vessel giveth a greater sound than the full barrel.” ~ John Lyly
  54. “The bottom of the oil barrel is now visible.” ~ Christopher Flavin

  55. “About 75% of the price of gas is really dictated by crude oil. At the heart of the issue is increasing demand over a period of many years around the world. World crude oil consumption now is close to 90 million barrels a day. Most of the growth in demand is coming from China and the developing world.” ~ John S. Watson
  56. “Our oil-based society depends on non-renewable resources. It requires relentless probing into vast reaches of pristine land, sacrificing vital bioregions, and irreplaceable cultures. The possibility of catastrophic climate change is substantially increased by the 40 million barrels of oil burned every day by vehicles. We must all move shoulder to shoulder in a unified front to show this administration that the true majority of people are willing to vote for a cleaner environment and won’t back down.” ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
  57. “I’ve been a lot of places, and my wife, Denise, she likes a lot of the fancy restaurants. I’m more of a basic eater. I still go into Cracker Barrel. Those are the kind of people who like the kind of music I’m making.” ~ Alan Jackson
  58. “Time to go inward would you believe that I’m afraid to stare down the barrel of choices I have made.” ~ Rodney Crowell

  59. “Now it will take a long time to scale biofuels, but I’m the only one in the world forecasting oil dropping in price to $35 a barrel by 2030. I’ll put it on the record: Oil will not be able to compete with cellulosic biofuels. If you do it from food, the food will get so expensive you can’t make fuel out of it.” ~ Vinod Khosla
  60. “A Saudi Arabian prince has said that oil may never again rise above $100 a barrel. He said it’s gotten so bad he can’t afford to buy his wife her own car that she’s not allowed to drive.” ~ Conan O’Brien
  61. “My dad, as a guy, had to quit school in the ninth grade, fought in the Battle of the Bulge. And spent his life pushing wheel barrels of heavy wet cement. So we’ve gone from pushing cement to now in one generation pushing legislation. But we always want any president to succeed, to do well; that means America does well and Americans do well.” ~ John Barrasso
  62. “My old man is drunker than a barrel full of monkeys, but my old lady she don’t care.” ~ Elton John

  63. “Chairman Mao once said that political power comes from the barrel of a gun. He was only partly right: power that comes from the barrel of a gun can be effective only for a short time. In the end, peoples love for truth, justice, freedom, and democracy will triumph. No matter what governments do, the human spirit will always prevail.” ~ Dalai Lama
  64. “Recently, the administration has rejected conservation attempts like more accurate fuel mileage for cars and bipartisan proposals for reducing our dependence on foreign oil by a million barrels a day.” ~ Maria Cantwell
  65. “It takes waking prayer and working prayer and going to bed in prayer each day with increasing dedication. I must be the best person that I am able to be when I am painting. Tonight the wind is howling and the barrels are full of sky water.” ~ Morris Graves

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