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Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master.
– Nicholson Baker
In England, one without a trace of Royalty will master. Twenty months he will rule; twenty months he will bleed the lands, then his end comes quickly.
If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little.
– Martin Farquhar Tupper
The dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
– The Bible
He is great enough that is his own master.
– Joseph Hall
The person who is developing freely and naturally arrives at a spiritual equilibrium in which he is master of his actions, just as one who has acquired physical poise can move freely.
– Maria Montessori
If you can not master your language you must be it’s slave.
– Jenny Weber
I miss video games where the jump-kick was the trickiest combo to master.
– Jay Asher
I have an amp that doesn’t have a master volume. It sounds awesome, but we just can’t get an appropriate decibel level out of it.
– Joe Trohman
Discomfort is very much part of my master plan.
– Jonathan Lethem
Sometimes it’s liberating to confront horrible things in lyrics as a way to master the shadow-self that exists in everyone.
– Jeff Tweedy
We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
I’ve become a master of the apology.
– Letitia Baldrige
When you are editing, the final master is Aristotle and his poetics. You might have a terrific episode, but if people are falling out because there are just too many elements in it, you have to begin to get rid of things.
– Ken Burns
I have a bachelor’s and a master’s in jazz.
– Jon Secada
All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them.
– Muhammad Ali
‘La Notte’ is my favorite of the Antonioni pictures and my favorite work of the master cinematographer Gianni di Venanzo, who also shot ‘8 1/2’ for Fellini.
– Jake Paltrow
May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
– Leonardo da Vinci
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.
– Martin Heidegger
A worker may be the hammer’s master, but the hammer still prevails. A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled, while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.
– Milan Kundera
The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
– Khalil Gibran
In order to make the novel into a polyhistorical illumination of existence, you need to master the technique of ellipsis, the art of condensation. Otherwise, you fall into the trap of endless length.
‘Legend of the Drunken Master’ was my favorite.
– Lucas Till
I feel so entirely in my element with a full orchestra; even if my mortal enemies were marshalled before me, I could lead them, master them, surround them, or repulse them.
– Robert Schumann
I’ve been obsessed with demons since reading ‘The Elfstones of Shannara’ and ‘Master of the Five Magics’ by Lyndon Hardy.
– Peter V. Brett
What Dred Scott’s master might lawfully do with Dred Scott, in the free state of Illinois, every other master may lawfully do with any other one, or 1,000 slaves, in Illinois, or in any other free state.
– Roger B. Taney
He that would govern others, first should be Master of himself.
– Philip Massinger
My God, how can anyone ever be a master of music?
– Paul Hindemith