65 Refer Quotes On Success In Life

These refer quotes will inspire you. Refer, mention or allude to.

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

Best Refer Quotes

  1. “Horses are very keen on body language, and what I refer to as “presence”, and expression. They know quite a bit about you before you ever get to ‘em. They can read things about you clear across an arena.” ~ Buck Brannaman
  2. “There’s more of gravey than grave about you, whatever you are!” – Scrooge, referring to Marley’s ghost which he believes is a hallucination from food poisoning” ~ Charles Dickens
  3. “Isn’t it strange how someone can be both human and divine at the same time? I am referring, of course, to myself.” ~ Thom Yorke
  4. “When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he’s referring to.” ~ Angela Davis

  5. “Referring to professor Muller’s Berkely Earth Surface Temperature Project, “The Best project’s treatment of science and of the public has been shoddy. That so many so-called reporters in the mainstream media should have been so uncritical and accepting of what was clearly misrepresentation is shocking. Once again they have been found to be supporters and advocates for a particular point of view when they should have been critical commentators and journalists. Climate science is important. It deserves better.” ~ David Robert Whitehouse
  6. “Music, not being made up of objects nor referring to objects, is intangible and ineffable; it can only be as it were inhaled by the spirit: the rest is silence.” ~ Jacques Barzun
  7. “My boat is nearing the calm harbour from which it is never more to be driven out. Glory, glory unto Mother! (Referring to the Divine Mother of the Universe.) I have no wish, no ambition now. Blessed be Mother! I am the servant of Ramakrishna. I am merely a machine. I know nothing else. Nor do I want to know.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  8. “Homemade’ sounds much better when not referring to tattoos.” ~ Dov Davidoff

  9. “For over five years this man [Winston Churchill] has been chasing around Europe like a madman in search of something he could set on fire. Unfortunately he again and again finds hirelings who open the gates of their country to this international incendiary.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  10. “Far too often, we fathers avoid the subject because it’s so awkward. The subject I am referring to is: buying gifts for women. This is an area where many men do not have a clue. Exhibit A was my father, who was a very thoughtful man, but who once gave my mother, on their anniversary, the following token of his love, his commitment, and-yes-his passion for her: an electric blanket.” ~ Dave Barry
  11. “Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all. When people suggest you follow your “passion” or your “bliss,” I propose that they are, in fact, referring to the same singular concept: excitement. This brings us full circle. The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?”” ~ Tim Ferriss
  12. “Each of them is a book through which other books dream. (referring to Nodier’s SMARRA and TRILBY)” ~ John Clute

  13. “You called me a natural con artist and asked me what other secrets I was hiding. I didn’t answer because I already knew, in some deep, primal way, what furtive truth you were referring to: That I was destined to fall in love with you.” ~ Megan McCafferty
  14. “I look at him. “It’s odious,” he says. “Detention?” I ask, confused. “Huh?” We have no idea what the other is talking about. “What’s odious?” I ask. “O.D.S,” he says, pointing to his discman and obviously referring to some dropkick band. Like I really care.” ~ Melina Marchetta
  15. “She reached out and touched the king’s face, cupping his cheek in her hand. “Just a nightmare,” he said, his voice still rough. The queen’s voice was cool. “How embarrassing,” she said, looking at his maimed arm. The king looked up then, and followed her gaze. If it was embarrassing to wake like a child screaming from a nightmare, how much more embarrassing to be the reason your husband woke screaming. A quick smile visited the king’s face. “Ouch,” he said, referring to more than the pain in his side. “Ouch,” he said again as the queen gathered him into her arms.” ~ Megan Whalen Turner
  16. “But women do not say ‘We’, except at some congress of feminists or similar formal demonstration; men say ‘women’, and women use the same word in referring to themselves.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir

  17. “Do you have a Wish?’ he asked, referring to this organization, The Genie Foundation, which is in the business of granting sick kids one wish. ‘No’ I said. ‘I used my Wish pre-Miracle.’ ‘What’d you do?’ I sighed loudly. ‘I was thirteen,’ I said. ‘Not Disney,’ he said. I said nothing. ‘You did not go to Disney World.’ I said nothing. ‘HAZEL GRACE!’ he shouted. ‘You did not use your one dying Wish to go to Disney World with your parents.’ ‘Also Epcot Center,’ I mumbled. ‘Oh, my God,’ Augustus said. ‘I can’t believe I had a crush on a girl with such cliché wishes.” ~ John Green
  18. “After searching for a space, I parked behind the tattoo parlor in front of a sign that said NO PARKING. Since it didn’t specify to whom it was referring, I figured it couldn’t possibly be talking to me.” ~ Darynda Jones
  19. “Anyone can love peace, but Jesus didn’t say, “Blessed are the peace-lovers.” He says �peacemakers.� He is referring to a life vocation, not a hobby on the sidelines of life.” ~ Jim Wallis
  20. “Your weapons-master appears to have an actual, beating heart,” she said to Raphael. “Who knew?” “Jessamy.” “I concede that point.” Elena referring to Galen” ~ Nalini Singh

  21. “In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.” ~ Andrew Coyle Bradley
  22. “I don’t believe in categories of any kind, and when you speak of problems between blacks and whites in the U.S.A. you are referring to categories again.” ~ Duke Ellington
  23. “By referring to previous struggles and using them as reasons for not getting on with your life today, you’re assigning responsibility to the past for why you can’t be successful or happy in the present.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  24. “When I said there was only one Judy Dench, I was, of course, referring to myself.” ~ Carl Barat

  25. “[The Library of Congress] is a multimedia encyclopedia. These are the tentacles of a nation.
    [Referring to the diverse holdings of the library, including motion pictures, photographs, recordings, posters and other historic objects which collectively far outnumber the books]” ~ Daniel J. Boorstin
  26. “At the end of every day, having a clientele that speaks well of you, that’s the largest source of business. I don’t care what kind of business you’re in. Clients referring us to their friends or relatives is so much more powerful than any advertising we could ever do.” ~ Charles R. Schwab
  27. “When I’m ninety-five and it’s ‘This is Your Life’ time, they’ll still be referring to me as ‘ex-Beatle’…it does have it’s advantages. It’s still the best way to get a good table at a resturant.” ~ Ringo Starr
  28. “I find it disturbing that the media keeps referring to my marriage, since I got divorced in 1979. But the media never wants to let me forget.” ~ Bianca Jagger

  29. “Fascist is not just an epithet. Fascist is a proper noun that means a specific thing. It`s a real thing. It`s not always referring to ancient history.” ~ Rachel Maddow
  30. “The most significant moment will be when we stop referring to the hiring of qualified women (and racial, ethnic and religious minorities) as significant. In other words, when qualified people are hired without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, religious or other differentiating characteristics, that will be the most significant, indeed momentous, event of all.” ~ Amy Trask
  31. “In order to form a habit of conversing with GOD continually, and referring all we do to Him, we must at first apply to Him with some diligence: but that after a little care we should find His love inwardly excite us to it without any difficulty.” ~ Brother Lawrence
  32. “Sainthood lies in the habit of referring the smallest actions to God.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  33. “The Buddha never intended to make desire itself the problem. When he said craving causes suffering, he was referring not to our natural inclination as living beings to have wants and needs, but to our habit of clinging to experience that must, by nature, pass away.” ~ Tara Brach
  34. “Saltwater heals, healing referring to its various forms; tears, cleanses and heals the soul; sweat, cleanses through labor; the ocean, heals in all its forms.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  35. “Trials are not arbitrary. When I speak about them, I am referring to the mindful suffering.Man has come to his present development thanks to his hardships and trials.These are what prepare man for the Coming of Love.” ~ Peter Deunov
  36. “I was constantly around all those religious images and to me, angels exist. I feel we were definitely guided and helped and I’m always referring to them in my work.” ~ Melissa Etheridge

  37. “I had an ASU student looking for it in my shop last week, and he defined the Bacchants for me as ‘those drunk chicks who killed that one dude because he wouldn’t have sex with them.’ His professors must be so proud. I asked him if he knew what maenads were, and instead of correctly answering that it was just another name for Bacchants, he bizarrely thought I was referring to my own testicles – as in, “‘Ere now, mate, don’t swing that bat around me nads.'” The conversation deteriorated quickly after that.” ~ Kevin Hearne
  38. “Once, in a spasm of sappiness, you asked Q-Jo if she thought your dreams would ever come true. ‘You aren’t talking about dreams,’ she corrected you, ‘you’re referring to your pathetic bourgeoisie ambitions. Dreams don’t come true. Dreams are true.” ~ Tom Robbins
  39. “In a 91-part series of sob stories from the laid off and the disgruntled, The NY Times is in the midst of bemoaning ‘the downsizing of America’ – better known as ‘the whining of America.’ The cause of all the heartache, in the esteemed newspaper of record’s view, appears to be heartless corporate chieftains – as well as capitalism itself. Americans are moving forward, despite shackles. The shackles I am referring to are not NAFTA, not corporations. They are, instead, the barriers imposed by our own government.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  40. “From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.” ~ William Ames

  41. “Unfortunately, the United States and a few other governments have used the war on terrorism as a way of violating human rights. I am referring to the case of the Guantánamo Bay prisoners. This violation of the rights of prisoners has been so unbelievable that the United Nations has reminded the United States repeatedly that the treatment of prisoners should take place according to the preestablished conventions of the United Nations.” ~ Shirin Ebadi
  42. “When the Constitution declares that ‘all men are created equal,’ it is not referring to intelligence, good looks, good humor, height, weight, or income. It is talking about certain rights, ‘inalienable’, in that they cannot be taken away.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  43. “I think that I can count on the fingers of one hand the times you’ve actually said the word ‘women’ and not replaced it with an epithet referring to female genitalia.” “Hey, he’s not that bad,” Warren said. “Sometimes he calls them cows or whores.” ~ Patricia Briggs
  44. “”That’s sad,” said Montag, quietly, “because all we put into it is hunting and finding and killing. What a shame if that’s all it can ever know.”” ~ Ray Bradbury

  45. “Advice, then, young yeoman: When referring to the king’s middle daughter, state that she is fair, speculate that she is pious, but unless you’d like to spend your watch looking for the box where your head is kept, resist the urge to wax ignorant on her naughty bits.” -Pocket I don’t know what that means, sir.” -Yeoman Speak not of Regan’s shaggacity, son” […] -Pocket” ~ Christopher Moore
  46. “Her parents wanted her to find her own way in life. That’s what they’d said countless times in the past. Of course, they’d been referring to school subjects and college applications and job prospects. Presumably, at no stage did they factor living skeletons and magic underworlds into their considerations. If they had, their advice would probably have been very different.” ~ Derek Landy
  47. “You left me.” Not realizing until I’ve said my final good-bye and closed the door behind me, that he’s not referring to the past. He’s prophesying our future.” ~ Alyson Noel
  48. “Not all nine-fingered girls have hatchets, she said in Tradertalk. Some of us just tried to have a conversation with a snapping turtle. (Sandry to Daja, referring to her conversation with Tris.)” ~ Tamora Pierce

  49. “You’re fun to look at,” decided Galinda. Boq’s face fell. “Fun?” he said. I’d give a lot to achieve fun,” Elphaba said. “The best I usually hope for is stirring, and when people say that they’re usually referring to digestion-” ~ Gregory Maguire
  50. “Stop comparing or boast at your victories. He was referring to enormous vitality and strength of God of Jesus seeking union with us. The living acts of a Christian become somehow the acts of Christ.” ~ Brennan Manning
  51. “One is seduced and battered in turn. The result is presumably wisdom. Wisdom! We are clinging to life like lizards. Why is it so difficult to assemble those things that really matter in life and to dwell among them only? I am referring to certain landscapes, persons, beasts, books, rooms, meteorological conditions, fruits. In fact, I insist on it. A letter is like a poem, it leaps into life and shows very clearly the marks, perhaps I should say thumbprints, of an unwilling or unready composer.” ~ James Salter
  52. “By the way, I’ve decided to start referring to myself exclusively as ‘Daddy.’ Everytime Daddy would otherwise say ‘I’ or ‘Me,’ Daddy is now going to say ‘Daddy.” ~ John Green

  53. “‘Moderate Republican’ is simply how the blabocracy flatters Republicans who vote with the Democrats. If it weren’t so conspicuous, the ‘New York Times’ would start referring to ‘nice Republicans’ and ‘mean Republicans'” ~ Ann Coulter
  54. “Well, I knew that goat would be a little gold mine,” I say. Yes, of course I was referring to that, not the lasting joy you gave your sister you love so much you took her place in the reaping,” says Peeta drily.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  55. “In referring to her earlier statement that he had was not her type because he was “a dollar short when it came to maturity and a day late when it came to peace.” I may have been wrong about that,” she conceded. “You are a complicated man, but happily complicated. You have found a way to be at home with the world’s confusion, a way to embrace the chaos rather than struggle to reduce it or become its victim. It’s all part of the game to you, and you are delighted to play. In that regard, you may have reached a more elevated plateau of harmony than…ummph.” ~ Tom Robbins
  56. “When referring to an individual, including yourself, never use the word ‘just’.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

  57. “When we speak the word ‘life,’ it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.” ~ Antonin Artaud
  58. “Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I’m referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man.” ~ David Bowie
  59. “I don’t think the Tea Party people are racist, except maybe a tiny portion of them. But there has been a deliberate effort – again, referring to Fox Broadcasting – to inject the race issue into it. They have actually called Obama a racist on television.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  60. “Bill Gates wants people to think he’s Edison, when he’s really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn’t right… wealth isn’t the same thing as intelligence.” ~ Larry Ellison

  61. “The term ‘genre’ eventually becomes pejorative because you’re referring to something that’s so codified and ritualised that it ceases to have the power and meaning it had when it first started.” ~ Christopher Nolan
  62. “Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word ‘modernity’ if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  63. “People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.” ~ Raoul Vaneigem
  64. “He’s not safe, but he’s good (referring to Aslan, the Lion, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)” ~ C. S. Lewis

  65. “If you feed enough oats to the horse, some will pass through to feed the sparrows (referring to “trickle down” economics).” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

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