65 Needle Quotes On Success In Life

These needle quotes will inspire you. Needle, a very fine slender piece of metal with a point at one end and a hole or eye for thread at the other, is used in sewing.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging needle quotes, needle sayings, and needle proverbs.

Best Needle Quotes

  1. “If you don’t like what you’re doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.” ~ Timothy Leary
  2. “Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.” ~ Jewel
  3. “I boil my tears in a twisted spoon And dance like an angel on the point of a needle.” ~ Etheridge Knight
  4. “The fabric of society is woven together by the needle of suppression and denial.” ~ Dov Davidoff

  5. “History is a needle
  6. for putting men asleep
  7. anointed with the poison Of all they want to keep.” ~ Leonard Cohen
  8. “Sooner will a camel pass through a needle’s eye than a great man be “discovered” by an election.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  9. “Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.” ~ Abbie Hoffman

  10. “Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point – its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms” ~ Daniel Boone
  11. “No woman need fear the effect of absence upon the man who honestly loves her. The needle of the compass, regardless of intervening seas, points forever toward the north. Pitiful indeed is she who fails to be a magnet and blindly becomes a chain.” ~ Myrtle Reed
  12. “I wouldn’t consciously pursue trying to make something for the charts. It’s just not in my scope now. I’d rather stick needles in my eyes.” ~ Sheena Easton
  13. “I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes or removed them except to stick a needle every hour in the fibrous grey wooden flesh of heroin addiction. I did absolutely nothing.” ~ William S. Burroughs
  14. “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” ~ Helen Keller

  15. “Conscience is a man’s compass, and though the needle sometimes deviates, though one often perceives irregularities in directing one’s course by it, still one must try to follow its direction.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  16. “There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.” ~ Rebecca West
  17. “Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet.” ~ Pam Brown
  18. “We are always looking for a small number of very evil needles in a very large haystack, which is the city of London.” ~ Charles Clarke
  19. “Im afraid of needles, except acupuncture needles.” ~ Catherine O’Hara

  20. “One of the Internet’s strengths is its ability to help consumers find the right needle in a digital haystack of data.” ~ Jared Sandberg
  21. “People nowadays have such high hopes of America and the political conditions obtaining there that one might say the desires, at least the secret desires, of all enlightened Europeans are deflected to the west, like our magnetic needles.” ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  22. “The time will soon be here when my grandchild will long for the cry of a loon, the flash of a salmon, the whisper of spruce needles, or the screech of an eagle. But he will not make friends with any of these creatures and when his heart aches with longing, he will curse me. Have I done all to keep the air fresh? Have I cared enough about the water? Have I left the eagle to soar in freedom? Have I done everything I could to earn my grandchild’s fondness?” ~ Chief Dan George
  23. “Now I’m an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.” ~ Orson Welles

  24. “I am a world-class weenie when it comes to letting people stick needles into me. My subconscious mind firmly believes that if God had wanted us to have direct access to our bloodstreams, He would have equipped our skin with small, clearly marked doors.” ~ Dave Barry
  25. “I am a world-class weenie when it comes to letting people stick needles into me. My subconscious mind firmly believes that if God had wanted us to have direct access to our bloodstreams, He would have equipped our skin with small, clearly marked doors.” ~ Dave Barry
  26. “Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.” ~ Dorothy Day
  27. “If anyone ever boos you off stage, that is simply applause from ghosts.” ~ Sharon Needles

  28. “We have not yet concluded that needle-exchange programs do not encourage drug use.” ~ Donna Shalala
  29. “Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle.” ~ Nell Carter
  30. “I would as soon put a girl alone into a closet to meditate as give her only the society of her needle.” ~ Maria Mitchell
  31. “If it were the Clinton people, they’d be sitting around figuring out how to pull themselves out. Instead the president is continuing to go around the country and peddling Social Security, which the needle is not moving on.” ~ Gwen Ifill
  32. “I’m scared of needles.” ~ Dwyane Wade

  33. “I look for people who have a slightly different perspective and are trying to move the needle a little bit and push boundaries.” ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
  34. “Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven.” ~ James Hastings
  35. “I recently forced myself to read a book on quantum physics, just to try and learn something new. I was confused by the middle of the first sentence and it all went downhill from there. The only thing I can remember learning is that a parallel universe can theoretically be contained on the head of a needle. I don’t really know what that means, but I am now more careful handling needles.” ~ Stephan Pastis
  36. “Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?” ~ Steven Wright

  37. “Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  38. “To sew is to pray. Men don’t understand this. They see the whole but they don’t see the stitches. They don’t see the speech of the creator in the work of the needle. We mend. We women turn things inside out and set things right. We salvage what we can of human garments and piece the rest into blankets. Sometimes our stitches stutter and slow. Only a woman’s eyes can tell. Other times, the tension in the stitches might be too tight because of tears, but only we know what emotion went into the making. Only women can hear the prayer.” ~ Louise Erdrich
  39. “The truth is that you cannot attain God if you have even a trace of desire. Subtle is the way of dharma. If you are trying to thread a needle, you will not succeed if the thread has even a slight fiber sticking out.” ~ Ramakrishna , Thread & needle quotes
  40. “No rich man can walk through the eye of a needle.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

  41. “In the old days it was called voodoo and they stuck needles in dolls, now it’s called acupuncture and they stick the needles straight into the person.” ~ Cathy Hopkins
  42. “It’s a funny thing about looking for things. If you hunt for a needle in a haystack you don’t find it. If you don’t give a darn whether you ever see the needle or not it runs into you the first time you lean against the stack.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse
  43. “Instead of finding the needle in the haystack, we’re making the haystack bigger.” ~ Jesselyn Radack
  44. “To all the secret writers, late-night painters, would-be singers, lapsed and scared artists of every stripe, dig out your paintbrush, or your flute, or your dancing shoes. Pull out your camera or your computer or your pottery wheel. Today, tonight, after the kids are in bed or when your homework is done, or instead of one more video game or magazine, create something, anything.
  45.  Thank you, and keep going.” ~ Shauna Niequist

  46.  Pick up a needle and thread, and stitch together something particular and honest and beautiful, because we need it. I need it.
  47. “Grown-up people seem to be busy by clockwork… They run their unswerving course from object to object, directed by some mysterious inner needle that points all the time to what they must do next. You can only marvel at such misuse of time.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen
  48. “I was in Mongolia, pretty extreme situations. We were sick with dysentery, we were sick with bronchitis. I had been bitten by a dog for the first time in my life and my whole hand was black, and there was no way to even think of getting a rabies shot without driving for five days, and then you wouldn’t have wanted that needle in your skin anyway. And I had my period. Everything was wrong at one time. Like, I couldn’t have been more uncomfortable. And I stayed up – it was too cold to sleep.” ~ Pam Houston
  49. “I’m kinda like a needle in a haystack right now cause I haven’t blown up yet.” ~ SonReal

  50. “My idea of what was going on in politics was driven by activism. I came out when I was 17, and right away I started working in the AIDS activist movement. For me, politics was about getting drugs approved and getting prisoners to access to the same kind of drugs that you could get on the outside. It was about getting needle exchanges approved. That was politics. These were policy problems that were killing people, and we were trying to get them changed.” ~ Rachel Maddow
  51. “Memory is the seamstress and a capricious one at that. Memory runs her needle in and out, up and down, hither and thither. We know not what comes next, or what follows after. Thus, the most ordinary movement in the world, such as sitting down at a table and pulling the inkstand towards one, may agitate a thousand odd, disconnected fragments, now bright, now dim, hanging and bobbing and dipping and flaunting, like the underline of a family of fourteen on a line in a gale of wind.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  52. “[On acupuncture:] The needles are small and won’t hurt at all. In fact, they’ll feel good. Ha, ha! Just kidding. They feel like needles. Because they are.” ~ Jenny Lawson
  53. “I want a sword not a knitting needle -Kalen” ~ David Eddings

  54. “To sew is to pray. Men don’t understand this. They see the whole but they don’t see the stitches. They don’t see the speech of the creator in the work of the needle.” ~ Louise Erdrich
  55. “I watched the needle take another man.” ~ Neil Young
  56. “Most people stop looking when they find the proverbial needle in the haystack. I would continue looking to see if there were other needles.” ~ Albert Einstein
  57. “I have mentally overcome situations most of you would be terrified to ever attempt: heights, fire, needles, spiders, snakes, angry monkeys, being shot, being hit by a car, going blind – you name it, I have been in a situation where I have had to mentally overcome my inherent fears to do my job.” ~ Criss Angel
  58. “All the stream that’s roaring by Came out of a needle’s eye.” ~ William Butler Yeats

  59. “I think we’ve made the collection haystack so big, no one’s ever getting through the haystack to find the needle. What we really need to do is isolate the haystack into a group of suspicious people and spend enormous resources looking at suspicious people, people who we have probable cause.” ~ Rand Paul
  60. “I never used needles, but I was into heroin, cocaine – those are the things I’ll never touch again.” ~ Corey Feldman
  61. “Fans of football and fans of nationhood have a similar zeal. Read the fanzines: their contributors could find a needle-sized diss in a haystack of compliments, and their passions are fundamentalist.” ~ Andrew O’Hagan
  62. “The Father and His angelic hierarchy that made the magnitude and glory there Stood in the circuit of a needle’s eye.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  63. “Nailing him was like trying to thread a needle in a high wind.” ~ Jack Dempsey

  64. “Probably fewer than 2% of handguns and well under 1% of all guns will ever be involved in a violent crime. Thus, the problem of criminal gun violence is concentrated within a very small subset of gun owners, indicating that gun control aimed at the general population faces a serious needle-in-the-haystack problem.” ~ Gary Kleck
  65. “Here I found myself in my early 20s, at the height of my career, up against something I was totally powerless against. I had enemies I had never heard of because of this. I certainly didn’t have needles hanging out of my arms, nor did I smoke anything.” ~ Irene Cara

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