String Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old string quotes, string sayings, and string proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Someone 'pulls strings' to obtain employment for another within the same department, and the formerly unemployed person succeeds in getting his/her benefactor fired in order to take the benefactor's place. Jamaican Sayings
Friends are like fiddle-strings, they must not be screwed too tight. John Ray's proverb
Hands...which projected like strings upon the finger-board of a violin, and armed with claws like those on the terminations of bats' wings. Theophile Gautier
Felt like marionette, as though something outside her were jerking the strings that forced her to scream and strike. Jean Rhys
We're all drawn by wires by puppets, and the strongest wire pulls us in the direction in which we are meant to go. Ellen Glasgow
Stopped laughing as suddenly as if a string had been broken. Loren D. Estleman
Explicitness makes matters clear; it takes 300 strings to string 600; unless one explains it, no one understands. Yoruba Proverbs
One dog does not string decorative beads all around one's waist. Yoruba Proverb
A person who is like the divining string: unless you throw him down, he will not talk sense. Yoruba Proverb
You reveler do things in moderation; if the string of life is cut, there is no retrying it. Yoruba Proverb
But bacon's not the only thing,/ That's cured by hanging from a string. A.E. Housman
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated. Charles Dickens
Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing / Such notes are warbled to the string / Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek. John Milton
Evolution is nothing but a long string of false steps; and it may happened that a severed head will sing. Miroslav Holub
One Christmas, things were so bad in our house that I asked Santa for a yo-yo and all I got was a piece of string. My father told me it was a yo. Brendan O'Carroll
It could be said of me that in this book I have only made up a bunch of other men's flowers, providing of my own only the string that ties them together. Montaigne
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument. Henry David Thoreau
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's true; once you are a father, there's no turning back. Your heart strings as well as your purse strings are never again the same. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres. Pythagoras
Sitting makes us think of standing / Our current stance keeps on demanding / We wish to fly without the wings / Puppets move before pulling the strings. Munia Khan
We reflect God's character the most when we give freely of ourselves with no strings attached, no secret motives, no hidden agenda. Craig Groeschel
As I stare at it,I can feel little invisible strings,silently tugging me toward it. I have to touch it. I have to wear it. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Sophie Kinsella
If our lives are made up of a string of a thousand moments, at some of those moments we look a lot more spiritually evolved than at others. Anne Lamott
Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string. Pele
When you cut the strings holding us, you must have been wounded. Arvyn Cerézo
Recreate life's strings to weave your own path. Diana Matoso
When you cut the strings holding us. You must have been wounded. Arvyn Cerézo
If a string has one end, it has another. Gautama Buddha
Two touch the string, The harp is dumb. Ralph Waldo Emerson