Everywhere, women are being told to shut up and sit down, or else.
– J. K. Rowling
To apply for a gifted program, children as young as 4 are required to sit through hour-long verbal exams.
– Hanna Rosin
I don’t sit around and study the pages of a script over and over again.
– Genevieve Bujold
My friends tend to be writers. I think writers and painters are really all the same-we just sit in our rooms.
– Howard Hodgkin
I’m a guy that likes to sit in one place.
– Harvey Pekar
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
– Henry David Thoreau
I’m not going to sit for some painting. That’s so 1800s. I’m not doing that.
– Jason Chaffetz
It is quite wrong for party conferences to be used as an excuse for the Commons not to sit. Conferences could be held at weekends.
– John Bercow
I just always wanted to sit in a casting session and see all of the train wrecks that come in.
– Holland Roden
Read as much as you can, and then sit down and write.
– Jon Scieszka
As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan.
– Jan Schakowsky
There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
– Jonathan Swift
As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I’m writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I’ll just sit and roll tape.
– Bernie Worrell
I used to go to the U.S. Open on my birthdays and sit in the nosebleeds.
– Andy Roddick
Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
– Calvin Coolidge
I just sit down at the piano and rattle it off.
– Charlie Haden
I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.
– Alben W. Barkley
I don’t sit around and get depressed about things. It’s not my character.
– Neil Morrissey
I’m off to sit on a cliff.
– Nik Kershaw
I don’t sit down to write a song, per se.
– Creed Bratton
Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.
– Mary Harris Jones
We were lounging around in this beautiful house in LA, and I’m coming from NY, so sometimes when we weren’t working I would just sit on those folding chairs.
– Maggie Gyllenhaal
When I testify, I’ll testify. I don’t need to sit around chewing my fingernails.
– Mark Fuhrman
Trade isn’t about goods. Trade is about information. Goods sit in the warehouse until information moves them.
– C. J. Cherryh
I refuse to sit on my laurels.
– Patricia Cornwell
I don’t card out my screenplays ever. I just have an idea I just sit down and write I don’t edit.
– Nia Vardalos
I don’t want to sit around by the pool luxuriating with a margarita. That’s just not what I want to do.
– Nicolas Cage
The mood of the 80s – Get what you can, can what you get, and sit on the can.
– Patricia Schroeder
One falls to the ground in trying to sit on two stools.
– Francois Rabelais
It was spontaneously composed as I was playing it. And then I added a couple of other overdub textures on top of it after the fact. But it’s one of those things where I wouldn’t be able to sit down and specifically write that. That’s just what came out.
– Dweezil Zappa