65 Poke Quotes On Success In Life

These poke quotes will inspire you. Poke, to push something usually thin or sharp into or thrust (something) in a particular direction.

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

Best Poke Quotes

  1. “When you’re really close to someone, they can make fun of you a lot and get away with it. But they sort of poke you in all of the right places.” ~ Ian Somerhalder
  2. “A man who wouldn’t cheat for a poke don’t want one bad enough. –Augustus “Gus” McCrae” ~ Larry McMurtry
  3. “All Presidents start out to run a crusade but after a couple of years they find they are running something less heroic and much more intractable: namely the presidency. The people are well cured by then of election fever, during which they think they are choosing Moses. In the third year, they look on the man as a sinner and a bumble and begin to poke around for rumors of another Messiah.” ~ Alistair Cooke
  4. “There’s something that doesn’t make sense. Let’s go and poke it with a stick.” ~ Steven Moffat

  5. “I check Style.com to look at the collections and love to poke around some of the other fashion blogs to see what’s going on.” ~ Ashley Olsen
  6. “I’m pleased because as a comic I live on the fringes of an extreme society. What could be better than satirizing this insanity. People are on edge, desperate and afraid. Those who aren’t are soulless or living in extreme denial, locked in a magic kingdom of their own making. As a comic I get to poke at people’s bubbles! Of course I’m pleased. I get to be their mouthpiece for their rage and fear! Tremendous fun.” ~ Eddie Pepitone
  7. “Not that managing in the American League is easy, but this is certainly different. I’ll have to have somebody poke me in the rear end when I have a pitcher that’s going to hit.” ~ Joe Torre
  8. “Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself.” ~ Seth Godin

  9. “Please stop waiting for a map. We reward those who draw maps, not those who follow them.” ~ Seth Godin
  10. “She poked him in the center of his chest with two fingers to punctuate her words. “You are an unfeeling”—poke —“traitorous”—poke—“mistrusting”—poke—“rude”—poke —“booby!” Every poke turned him mortal, but Lord Maccon didn’t seem to mind it in the least. Instead he grabbed the hand that poked him and brought it to his lips. “You put it very well, my love.” ~ Gail Carriger
  11. “Today, not starting is far, far worse than being wrong. If you start, you’ve got a shot at evolving and adjusting to turn your wrong into a right. But if you don’t start, you never get a chance.” ~ Seth Godin
  12. “Remember, people who peek through keyholes have to expect an occasional poke in the eye.” ~ Gary K. Wolf

  13. “There is nothing else for people to do. They do not think. They feel no passion, no hatred, no sadness; they feel nothing but fear, and a desire to control. So they watch, and poke, and pry.” ~ Lauren Oliver
  14. “If there is aught of good in the style, it is the result of ceaseless toil in rewriting. Everything comes out wrong with me at first; but when once objectified in a crude shape, I can torture and poke and scrape and pat it till it offends me no more.” ~ William James
  15. “If you like good ol’ fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and poke salad.” ~ Dolly Parton
  16. “Life is a buzzer box. Poke it.” ~ Seth

  17. “When moral superiority combines with billowing ignorance, they fill up a hot-air balloon that’s awfully hard not to poke.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  18. “Poke gave him life. Ender gave it meaning.” ~ Orson Scott Card
  19. “We can never be a nation of snobs so long as we are willing to poke fun at ourselves.” ~ Edgar Wilson Nye
  20. “Good humor pokes fun at the powerful — not the weak.” ~ Mitali Perkins

  21. “The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it. I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” ~ Steve Jobs
  22. “You know, what I like about ‘The Family Tree’ is it’s a kitchen sink movie; you can’t think of anything that it doesn’t either throw into the story for conflict or poke fun at or attack, even, so I like it.” ~ Dermot Mulroney
  23. “My research for ‘Adam’ affected me profoundly, particularly the research into evil’s underbelly. We tend not to think about evil until it pokes its head out of the air about us and then it tends to scare us silly. As well it should.” ~ Ted Dekker
  24. “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man will poke out his eye to fit in.” ~ Caitlín R. Kiernan

  25. “What do we care, if the world is a joke? We’ll give it a big kiss, we’ll give it a poke. Death wears a big hat cause he’s a big bloke.” ~ Elvis Costello
  26. “I like girls who are self-deprecating. I like girls who make fun of themselves. If you can’t poke fun at yourself, what are you? I just want someone with a good soul. That’s about it. The rest I’m really flexible on.” ~ Chris Evans
  27. “A person is born form the deep conditions of the world. A person pokes up from the world and roll along like a wave. Until it’s time to sink down again. Up, down. Person, wave.” ~ Ruth Ozeki
  28. “Though he love not to buy the pig in the poke.” ~ John Heywood

  29. “The point of poetry is to be acutely discomforting, to prod and provoke, to poke us in the eye, to punch us in the nose, to knock us off our feet, to take our breath away.” ~ Paul Muldoon , Poke quotes nose
  30. “To me, that means getting back to the point where our Constitution means that you don’t tap people’s phones and poke into their e-mail and you don’t arrest people and keep them hidden for a year and a half without charging them.” ~ Carol Moseley Braun
  31. “The mathematical question is “Why?” It’s always why. And the only way we know how to answer such questions is to come up, from scratch, with these narrative arguments that explain it. So what I want to do with this book is open up this world of mathematical reality, the creatures that we build there, the questions that we ask there, the ways in which we poke and prod (known as problems), and how we can possibly craft these elegant reason-poems.” ~ Paul Lockhart
  32. “There’s a lot to do when you’re a kid – spiders to catch, girls to poke in the eye – stuff to be getting on with.” ~ Alan Davies

  33. “When you are relaxed about where you are at in life, things tend to flow more fluidly. It is as if you poke three holes in a bucket of water. The same amount of water is going to flow out the holes whether you let it flow or you shake the bucket. The difference is the amount of turmoil on the inside of the bucket!” ~ Jennifer O’Neill
  34. “After my husband died, I felt like one of those spiraled shells washed upon the beach… Poke a straw through the twisting tunnel, around and around, and there is nothing there. No flesh. No life. Whatever lived there is dried up and gone.” ~ Lynn Caine
  35. “I was always the hero with no vices, reciting practically the same lines to the leading lady. The current crop of movie actors are less handicapped than the old ones. They are more human. The leading men of silent films were Adonises and Apollos. Today the hero can even take a poke at the leading lady. In my time a hero who hit the girl just once would have been out.” ~ Ramon Novarro
  36. “I think the State shouldn’t poke its nose into the sexual relations of consenting adults.” ~ Rocco Buttiglione

  37. “When we put the antlers on the model and then draped over it the lace embroidery that we had made, we had to poke them through a £2,000 piece of work. But then it worked because it looks like she’s rammed the piece of lace with her antlers. There’s always spontaneity. You’ve got to allow for that in my shows.” ~ Alexander McQueen
  38. “I’ll do humor about myself, I’ll poke fun and everything, but that’s me and I can do it to me. I think it’s cruel to do it to somebody else.” ~ Delta Burke
  39. “You can’t prove anything about a program written in C or FØRTRAN. It’s really just Peek and Poke with some syntactic sugar.” ~ Bill Joy
  40. “Sometimes you have to poke holes in the darkness until it bleeds light.” ~ Margaret Feinberg

  41. “In bringing the subject of religious oppression to a wider audience, I didn’t just want to kick the Catholic Church but to poke a finger in the throat of theocracy and to let it be known that people shouldn’t tolerate this anymore.” ~ Peter Mullan
  42. “Lorna was quite young when her mother died, and I think she’s blocked out some of the memories. I talked to her a little bit about that, but I wasn’t prepared to go around and poke and hurt her.” ~ Judy Davis
  43. “Most of us don’t have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I’m writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they’re still inside is a good possibility.” ~ Octavia Butler
  44. “I think anything that you can’t poke fun at is a little too precious.” ~ Annie E. Clark

  45. “My aggression out there is my weapon. I think it’s more letting them know that I’m not going to let them get away with something, and I’m not just going to kind of poke it back and be content to stay in rallies.” ~ Andy Roddick
  46. “Semi-Tough pokes fun in rambling fashion, but it is vulgar in intelligent ways and almost always amusing in its perceptions of befuddled people who are perfectly healthy but often convinced they’re not.” ~ Vincent Canby
  47. “I’m not looking for is the audience going to like it [the film during the first screening] or not. I want to hear somebody try to poke a hole in it. I want to hear why they saw the logic was flawed or why that scene was not believable.” ~ Lorenzo di Bonaventura
  48. “I like sporks. They’re like spoons, but you can poke people with them.” ~ Ed Robertson

  49. “I’m prepared to concede that stupidity does not help survival. One must after all understand not to poke a tiger with a stick. But intelligence leads to curiosity, and curiosity has never been a quality that helps one pour his or her genes into the pool. The truth must lie somewhere between. Whatever the reason, it is clearly mediocrity, at best, that lives and breeds.” ~ Jack McDevitt
  50. “We love to see any redness in the vegetation of the temperate zone. It is the color of colors. This plant speaks to our blood….What a perfect maturity it arrives at! It is the emblem of a successful life concluded by a death not premature, which is an ornament to Nature. What if we were to mature as perfectly, root and branch, glowing in the midst of our decay, like the poke!” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  51. “I have an air mattress. It’s great because if someone tries to suffocate me in bed I can just poke a hole in it and use it to stay alive.” ~ Demetri Martin
  52. “I don’t think I’m too mean to celebrities. I poke fun, but I think in the end, they always win.” ~ Shane Dawson

  53. “My idea of government support was, you supply me with hospitals, schools and the environment to do well and that will do me fine. But do not poke your nose in my business.” ~ Alan Sugar
  54. “But it’s clear to me that us slow-poke writers are a dying breed. It’s amazing how thoroughly my young writing students have internalized the new machine rhythm, the rush many of my young writers are in to publish. The majority don’t want to sit on a book for four, five years. The majority don’t want to listen to the silence inside and outside for their artistic imprimatur. The majority want to publish fast, publish now.” ~ Junot Diaz
  55. “I feel I would love to close down for a number of years in some way and just be in the country making pork pies and chutneys and never have to poke my head out of the parapet.” ~ Stephen Fry
  56. “The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.” ~ Al Capp

  57. “It really is great. Especially having people who we make fun every week come on and poke fun at themselves is really cool, I love that. No reality star has been mad at me yet for making fun of them. I’m sure that one day soon though, someone is going to take a swing at me.” ~ Joel McHale
  58. “Someone once said that “The Waste Land” was a scum of poetry floating on a sea of footnotes. That resonated with me, because that’s kind of what I was doing lyrically for a while. I was being very referential in a way. I would drop in these little phrases or ideas that were sort of portholes into a whole bigger realm of thought or whatever, that would work within the song, but that you could also poke through into a bigger discussion.” ~ Ted Leo
  59. “We like to make sure there is a plot at the center of it and that you care about the people but to poke fun of little things, like the toast restaurant in the pilot.” ~ Harry Elfont
  60. “Because you can poke someone’s eye out legally doesn’t mean you should and that it’s right. The Bible teaches us a more perfect justice.” ~ Shane Claiborne
  61. “Smile, it’s better than a poke in the eye.” ~ Douglas Horton

  62. “I suppose authoritarians don’t like being made fun of because authoritarian rulers have a very inflated sense of themselves and don’t like being deflated, which makes it all the more important to continue to deflate them. These are very courageous people around the world who poke fun from inside these societies. So, we now have to broaden the definition of what we mean by “writer” to include bloggers, cartoonists, song writers, visual artists – all these people are, in different ways, quite brave.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  63. “President Reagan was a master communicator. In this particular speech he did a brilliant job moving between the stately role of U.S. President and a national eulogist. The pain of the event was etched on his face. In 4 short minutes, he addressed five different audiences. He spoke to the collective mourners, families of the fallen, NASA employees, school children, and even took a poke at Russia. He communicated comfort and patriotism within a very short timeframe. That’s not easy to do.” ~ Nancy Duarte
  64. “They want a race war. We must be peaceful people. They are gonna poke and poke and poke, and our government is going to stand by and let them do it. We must be – we must take the role of Martin Luther King, because I do not believe that Martin Luther King believed in, “Kill all white babies.”” ~ Glenn Beck
  65. “When my wife and I met, I couldn’t talk to her – and my defense mechanism is sarcasm. I belittle someone with verbal pokes and prods. I did it to her out of complete awe. When friends introduced us, I said ‘Hi’ – and turned my back. Later, I called my mom and best friend and said, ‘I think I just met my wife.'” ~ Mike Vogel

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