Inspirational Hint Quotes About Love, Life

These hint quotes will inspire you. Hint a slight or indirect indication or suggestion; or a small piece of practical information or advice; or suggest or indicate something indirectly or covertly.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging hint quotes, hint sayings, and hint proverbs.

Best Hint Quotes

  1. “Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  2. “A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  3. “It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  4. “We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother’s shame; however, you take it we men are a little breed.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  5. “What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  6. “Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch’s brew.” ~ Anthony Hecht
  7. “A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations.” ~ Russell Page
  8. “A possibility is a hint from God. One must follow it.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  9. “Every calamity is a spur and a valuable hint.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  11. “Good writing , like gold , combines lustrous lucidity with high density. What this means is good writing is packed with hints.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  12. “Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a hint, and in its best moments a visible beginning.” ~ Josiah Royce
  13. “Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans.” ~ Jeff Greenfield
  14. “Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.” ~ Alfonso X of Castile
  15. “The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.” ~ Ben Okri

  16. “So many people have said that to me, that what they really like about Alex is what she brings out in Marissa, and what this situation brings out in her, a hint of happiness and another side to her character.” ~ Olivia Wilde
  17. “Don’t bring the ocean if I feel thirsty, nor heaven if I ask for a light; but bring a hint, some dew, a particle, as birds carry only drops away from water, and the wind a grain of salt.” ~ Olav H. Hauge
  18. “When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover’s apprehension.” ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Hint quotes about love
  19. “Sitting by the chimney-corner as we grow old, the commonest things around us take on live meanings and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm, slow-moving days when we were young.” ~ Rebecca Harding Davis
  20. “I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints in writing of my experience of the goodness of God, and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age, I begin this work.” ~ John Woolman

  21. “If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers hoping to better their odds for success in life, I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading.” ~ Richard Lugar
  22. “The sexual deviance – I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss that; but we do have hints of it but in a more psychological way and therefore more human way, arguably. Or certainly to the extent that the animated series takes that sexuality.” ~ Marton Csokas
  23. “It is possible that Mount Olympus may have supplied the poets with the hint for saying that Jupiter obtained the kingdom of heaven, because Olympus is the common name both of the mountain and of heaven.” ~ Lactantius
  24. “I can take pot or leave it. I got busted in Japan for it. I was nine days without it and there wasn’t a hint of withdrawal, nothing.” ~ Paul McCartney
  25. “It’s funny, my girlfriends think that because I am married to a fashion designer, I get all these great tips and hints about great fashion, but it’s not like that at all. He never tells me what to wear.” ~ Lori Loughlin

  26. “I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.” ~ Orson Welles
  27. “Are you trying to give me a hint that I should drop it? I can lose the accent; I just have to really focus on what I’m saying. And I have to talk slowly.” ~ Leah Remini
  28. “All roads indeed lead to Rome, but theirs also is a more mystical destination, some bourne of which no traveller knows the name, some city, they all seem to hint, even more eternal.” ~ Richard Le Gallienne
  29. “There is an insistent tendency among serious social scientists to think of any institution which features rhymed and singing commercials, intense and lachrymose voices urging highly improbable enjoyment, caricatures of the human esophagus in normal and impaired operation, and which hints implausibly at opportunities for antiseptic seduction as inherently trivial. This is a great mistake. The industrial system is profoundly dependent on commercial television and could not exist in its present form without it.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  30. “I try not to be overly literal. When I’m writing songs, I write down a lot of words, and then I try to simplify it. I like to give people hints or words that make visual pictures for them.” ~ Neko Case

  31. “Expensive advertising courts us with hints and images. The ordinary kind merely says, Buy.” ~ Mason Cooley
  32. “Traveling to swimming meets took me beyond my small-town existence, gave me a hint of the exciting world outside of my own home.” ~ Esther Williams
  33. “The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.” ~ Robert Frost
  34. “Yet, if the most frequent sex and apparently the best sex is that between married partners who are faithful to one another, is there not a hint that affection might be an important aspect of sex? Even love?” ~ Andrew Greeley
  35. “Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.” ~ Bobby McFerrin

  36. “Ladies, here’s a hint. If you’re up against a girl with big boobs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys. That’s the hardest shot for the well-endowed.” ~ Billie Jean King
  37. “Listen to presences inside poems,
    Let them take you where they will.
    Follow those private hints,
    and never leave the premises.” ~ Rumi
  38. “I come from a theater background, so I always like to dissect the scene and try to get some hint about what the author was trying to get at. I still look up the meaning of the name of the character to see if there are any clues in that.” ~ Adina Porter
  39. “To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.” ~ Marc Jacobs
  40. “We sometimes from dreams pick up some hint worth improving by reflection.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  41. “I confess to feeling continued ambivalence about political life, aware of its shortcomings and disappointments, but drawn back to it again and again because of its infinite promise. Justice can triumph, wrongs can be righted, and pain can be alleviated, if the right fix is found. The optimistic illusion that one can change the world is difficult to resist, especially when from time to time that illusion is sustained by even a hint of reality. Change does happen in the political process.” ~ Madeleine M. Kunin
  42. “The great eventful Present hides the Past; but through the din Of its loud life hints and echoes from the life behind steal in.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
  43. “I would advise you to read with a pen in your hand and enter in a little book short hints of what you feel that is common or that may be useful; for this will be the best method of imprinting such portcullis in your memory.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  44. “Hint at the existence of wickedness in a light, easy, and agreeable manner, so that nobody’s fine feelings may be offended.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
  45. “The nature of the place…whether high or low, moist or dry, whether sloping north or south, or bearing tall trees or low shrubs…generally gives hint as to its inhabitants.” ~ John James Audubon

  46. “Perhaps there is no time in a summer’s day more cheering, than when the warmth of the sun is just beginning to triumph over the freshness of the morning–when there is just a lingering hint of early coolness to keep off languor under the delicious influence of warmth.” ~ George Eliot
  47. “The human body is a magazine of inventions, the patent office, where are the models from which every hint is taken. All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of its limbs and senses.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  48. “You’d have thought we planned it,” says Peeta, giving me just the hint of a smile. “Didn’t you?” asks Portia. Her fingers press her eyelids closed as if she’s warding off a very bright light. “No,” I say looking at Peeta with a new sense of apreciation. “Neither of us even knew what we were going to do before we went in.” “And Haymitch?” says Peeta. “We decided we don’t want any other allies in the arena.” “Good. Then I won’t be responsible for you killing off any of my friends with your stupidity,” he says.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  49. “I dream of vague shapes that hint of my heart’s desire.” ~ Mason Cooley

  50. “Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul When hot for certainties in this our life! – In tragic hints here see what evermore Moves dark as yonder midnight ocean’s force, Thundering like ramping hosts of warrior horse, To throw that faint thin fine upon the shore!” ~ George Meredith
  51. “The more imagination the reader has … the more he will do for himself. He will, at a mere hint from the author, flood wretched material with suggestion and never guess that he is himself chiefly making what he enjoys.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  52. “To forgive the incessant provocations of daily life – to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son – how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand, by meaning our words when we say in our prayers each night, “Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We are offered forgiveness on no other terms. To refuse it is to refuse God’s mercy for ourselves. There is no hint of exceptions and God means what he says.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  53. “I lived, particularly in childhood but with lessening intensity right on to middle age, in a world that was peculiarly and intimately my own, scarcely to be shared with others or even made plausible to them. I habitually read special meanings into things, scenes and places qualities of wonder, beauty, promise, or horror for which there was no external evidence visible or plausible to others. My world was peopled with mysteries, seductive hints, vague menaces, “intimations of immortality.” ~ George F. Kennan
  54. “Like all art, poems are only hints and guesses that draw our attention to something larger.” ~ Luci Shaw

  55. “I’ve got the greatest line in the world about the pope coming out in favor of contraception, and I don’t dare use it. I don’t even dare hint getting close because the moment you understand it, I’m in trouble. So it’s something I’ve gotta contain and avoid bursting and so forth, and now you’re frustrated because I’ve teased you with it.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  56. “To its devotees the bowtie suggests iconoclasm of an Old World sort, a fusty adherence to a contrarian point of view. The bowtie hints at intellectualism, real or feigned, and sometimes suggests technical acumen, perhaps because it is so hard to tie. BowTies are worn by magicians, country doctors, lawyers and professors and by people hoping to look like the above. But perhaps most of all, wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.” ~ Warren St. John
  57. “What we have been told is how we men can be drawn into Christ-can become part of that wonderful present which the young Prince of the universe wants to offer to His Father-that present which is Himself and therefore us in Him. It is the only thing we were made for. And there are strange, exciting hints in the Bible that when we are drawn in, a great many other things in Nature will begin to come right. The bad dream will be over: it will be morning.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  58. “Every time you have a big blast-out experience you think that’s the ultimate-everything, and of course it isn’t, although you can get hints. The key however, is not to take those hint experiences to be the ultimate experience. There always needs to be a balance. For example, when you find something, by having some experience, you always want to keep looking because there could be more to it.” ~ Robert Thurman
  59. “People need to be able take the hint on Snapchat, like in real life. If you’re always the snapper and never the snappee, then maybe they’re just not that into you.” ~ Holly Carpenter

  60. “I can conceive few human states more enviable than that of the man to whom, panting in the foul laboratory, or watching for his life under the tropic forest, Isis shall for a moment lift her sacred veil, and show him, once and for ever, the thing he dreamed not of; some law, or even mere hint of a law, explaining one fact; but explaining with it a thousand more, connecting them all with each other and with the mighty whole, till order and meaning shoots through some old Chaos of scattered observations.” ~ Charles Kingsley
  61. “Unless a man or woman has experienced the darkness of the soul he or she can know nothing of that transforming laughter without which no hint of the ultimate reality of the opposites can be faintly intuited.” ~ Helen M. Luke
  62. “That’s what Hanukkah is about: trying to survive the darkness on the far-fetched hope there’s still some life and light left in the universe. It’s more than just a religious story. The days have been growing shorter, imperceptibly but inescapably darker…. Heading into the night of the winter solstice, every spiritual tradition has some kind of festival of light. We’re all just whistling in the dark, hoping against hope that someone up there will see these little Hanukkah candles and get the hint.” ~ Lawrence Kushner
  63. “When the weak want to give an impression of strength they hint menacingly at their capacity for evil. It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  64. “I am a cautious pilgrim of the night, a tentative wanderer among the stars. My awareness of my home in the universe is fleeting and incomplete. Into the homeless home of the sun-faced buddha I have stepped but briefly. My quest, such as it is, is rewarded with faint lights and scrawny cries, a trait here and trait there, a hint of the infinite and a tingle in the spine. Of “minute particulars” I will make my way.” ~ Chet Raymo
  65. “Share your enthusiasm with the collector’s enthusiasm for the work, and discover things together. Be nice and appreciative and at the same time give them the hint that you’re a winner so they believe they’ve made a good investment. It’s simple common sense.” ~ Mark Kostabi

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