Grip Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Grip Quotes from Robert Harris, Rob Sheffield, Lewis Black, D. H. Lawrence, Ernie Els. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I think a lot of us feel, when we look at the Dow Jones

I think a lot of us feel, when we look at the Dow Jones plunging, alienated – you do feel as if we’re in the grip of some alien force that slipped human control.
Robert Harris
Hometown Aerosmith fans are different from other Aerosmith fans, and that mainly has to do with Joe Perry. It’s tough to overstate his strange grip on the local psyche. Tyler is a star who belongs to the whole world, but Perry, that dude belongs to Boston.
Rob Sheffield
When a country wants television more than they want clean water, they’ve lost their grip.
Lewis Black
The American grips himself, at the very sources of his consciousness, in a grip of care: and then, to so much of the rest of life, is indifferent. Whereas, the European hasn’t got so much care in him, so he cares much more for life and living.
D. H. Lawrence
Grip pressure – not mechanical flaws – is the biggest factor when you’re nervous. You unconsciously grip it tighter, which keeps you from making a smooth swing with a natural release. Keep your grip pressure light, and you’ll be surprised how much your mechanics stabilize.
Ernie Els
Around 2001, I went to rehab in Arizona, and I started to see what was going on and how the past affected me. I started to get a grip on it. But over the next decade, I reverted to the behaviour I used to protect myself when I was young – being mindless, being defeatist and full of bravado.
Jimmy Barnes
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent.
Gore Vidal
Healthy breaks can hit the reset button in your brain, restoring some of the glucose and other metabolic nutrients used up with deep thought. A healthy break is one in which you allow your brain to rest, to loosen its grip on your thoughts.
Daniel Levitin
One thing I can’t do, and I hope that there are other people out there that feel the same way, is climb a rope. Oh my gosh, it’s so hard to climb rope! It’s all about grip and arms.
Katy Perry
The past has an undeniable grip on everyone, except, perhaps, amnesiacs.
Tom Drury
A film with an untidy plot cannot grip the audience and define their emotional response.
Kim Jong Il
Don’t get married until you’re certain that you’re marrying the right girl. How did I know my wife was the one? I’d seen her for a couple of months. I liked her. She was a very creative person and she had a very good grip on politics and business.
Brian Wilson
Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.
Barbara W. Tuchman
Whether you can go back in time is held in the grip of the law of quantum gravity.
Kip Thorne
The greatest propaganda coup of the American Right has been to convince its citizens that we are in the grip of a liberal conspiracy.
Shane Smith
As artists we have an extraordinary and rare privilege to tell the stories of our people, our land, our culture. They grip us, tear us apart, and put us back together. We are our stories.
Mena Massoud
Well, our children do know what this industry is about, but they have a good grip on who they are.
Morgan Brittany
The way it works in my family is as follows: they first loosen their grip at 16 when you are encouraged to get a Saturday job. I was clamouring to start earning and had been doing cleaning jobs around the house for small amounts of money for years.
Sarah Millican
There is something insane about a lack of doubt. Doubt – to me, anyway – is what makes you human, and without doubt, even the righteous lose their grip, not only on reality but also on their humanity.
Tilda Swinton
Our history is an inevitable component of our being. One thing only can release us from the grip of our history. That one thing is forgiveness.
Lewis B. Smedes
A professional notices any small change to their racket, whether it’s something a bit different to the grip, the strings or the frame.
Tim Henman
I’m a storyteller, and I was an actor, so I have a fairly thin grip on reality to begin with.
Taylor Sheridan
A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny. It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such a serious threat to world peace.
Kwame Nkrumah
In ’05, ’06, ’07 and ’08, I wasn’t throwing any changeups at all. Maybe two or three per game. In ’09, I started playing with the grip, started throwing it in the bullpen and playing catch. It came out really good.
Felix Hernandez
There is a kind of woman who is economically powerful, professionally powerful, who threatens a white male grip on power that has a long historic precedent in the country. Independent women living outside of marriage threaten all kinds of things about the way power is supposed to work.
Rebecca Traister
When I was younger, I could get that white-knuckle grip of holding on to an idea and not wanting to let it go.
Alycia Debnam-Carey
I believe love’s grip transcends gender. It transcends everything short of a very few primal needs like hunger, thirst, a need for oxygen.
Lauren Kate
When I do a press roll, I use the traditional grip. Sometimes I flip it around; for a louder crack on the two and four, I use the new grip.
John Densmore
The Toothbrush mustache was first introduced in Germany by Americans, who turned up with it at the end of the 19th century the way Americans would turn up with ducktails in the 1950s. It was a bit of modern efficiency, an answer to the ornate mustaches of Europe – pop effluvia that fell into the grip of a bad, bad man.
Rich Cohen
I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself.
Alberto Giacometti
No-one can say when the unwinding began, when the coil that held America together in its secure and sometime shifting grip first gave way.
George Packer
Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers.
On the practice green, I hit a lot of four-footers with my right hand only. But whatever grip I’m using, you can bet I’m feeling good about it. Otherwise, I’d change. That’s how I avoid slumps.
Louis Oosthuizen
At one of my lowest points, sugar had a painful grip on me. I’d buy/binge and then beat myself up over my behavior.
Kris Carr
I hardly knew anything when I first arrived. I had to learn how to act as I went along. After about a year I got a grip on what acting was all about and it started coming straight from my heart; I wasn’t just saying the words any longer.
Melissa George
In the grip of a neurological disorder, I am fast losing control of words even as my relationship with the world has been reduced to them.
Christopher Hitchens
Before even Court Grip, I just wanted to be a part of a brand that I felt that listened to the athlete and really catered to the athlete, and gave us what we were looking for.
Dwyane Wade
The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
Agatha Christie
Some bloke came up to me in Tesco a couple of years ago at 11:30 pm and said: ‘Excuse me, would you mind telling my son here that you’re Uncle Vernon?’ I said: ‘Get a grip. It’s 11:30 at night – what’s he doing out of bed? I’m not here to entertain people at this time of night.
Richard Griffiths
I love when I go on set every day, because the camera people teach me camera terms and grip terms – I learn all these new terms from different people on the set and leave feeling all cool about myself when I go out places.
Ariel Winter
I wear Blundstones for hiking. They’re like a work boot with a bit of grip, so you can wear them all day. They’re quite groovy.
Anna Torv
My brother’s a grip. My mom’s a scriptwriter. My dad’s a director. So it’s like, at heart, I’m a below-the-line girl.
Kristen Stewart
Israel is in the grip of a ghetto mentality. We have a powerful army. We have the atomic bomb. But the psychology of what comes out of Israel has the tone of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Daniel Barenboim
It is a characteristic of potentates that they don’t succumb to peaceful retirement. Instead, they hold power in their hoary fists as judgment and grip weaken, destroying any successors except family members.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
I always thought that there was going to be life after baseball, and so I designed that in my life I would have other interests after baseball that I would be able to step into. And I didn’t realize the grip that baseball had on me and on my family.
Nolan Ryan
I had some nerve damage that was kind of messing up my grip a little.
Calvin Johnson
In the grip of a neurological disorder, I am fast losing control of words even as my relationship with the world has been reduced to them.
Tony Judt
The style I have in judo is very unique… One big advantage a judo player has is they have very good posture and – like, wrestlers, they show when they’re about to do a take-down… which judo players don’t, and so I kind of incorporate the boxing style with a judo grip and finishing that way.
Ronda Rousey
Push ups actually target your chest, however if you touch your thumb and forefingers together to make a diamond shape with your hands, you are doing a close grip push up, and this is really going to hit your triceps.
Chloe Madeley
I’m always moving around. It’s hard for offenses to get a grip on what I’m doing or where I’m at.
Tyrann Mathieu
I grip very close to the butt of the racket. This allows me to get a lot of wrist action to create more spin and whip.
Sloane Stephens
In tennis, there is the forehand, the backhand, the overhead smash and the drop volley, all with a different grip.
John Updike
In 1952, I had gone to England on a literary pilgrimage, but what I also saw, even at that distance from the blitz, were bombed-out ruins and an enervated society, while the continent was still, psychologically, in the grip of its recent atrocities.
Cynthia Ozick
To get the feel of how the slider should roll off of your index finger, use this grip and practice at half speed and roughly half the distance to the mound.
Steve Carlton
One of the most unsettling things about ‘Monologue’ is its long silences, in which the man sits alone, staring into the middle distance, without grip of his narrative, lost to the past.
Samantha Harvey
I have a specific routine before every match. I like to grip my rackets, because I feel that someone else won’t do it how I like them. But the biggest thing is that I don’t like to stress about my match all morning. Twenty minutes before, I’ll sit down and think about the game plan and warm up. And then I just play.
Madison Keys
What we need to do is break the financial community’s grip on society.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Most great plays of the past lose their grip on immediacy; on application to our lives right now.
Mike Nichols
Some stuntmen become actors, but Hollywood is a caste-oriented society. Most of the time you just don’t have the opportunity to get out of your field if you’re a grip, an electrician, stuntman, set designer, director or actor.
Hal Needham
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.
Tom Daschle
One of the great things about running is that you don’t need fancy clothing or expensive equipment to get started. All you need is a good pair of trainers that are right for you, usually with good grip on the sole and one’s that are comfortable for you to wear.
A. J. Odudu
I would like people to live in the present with eternity in mind. If there is, in fact, going to be rapture one day, in which we leave everything behind, shouldn’t that loosen our grip on our material possessions right now?
Robert Jeffress
The more you try to grip control of your life the more God’s gonna untangle that from you. He’s going to make things go where you have to rely on Him.
Clayton Kershaw
I had only ever done films that never had this huge fan base. I acted just to act. And so, coming into ‘The Originals’ and ‘Legacies’ and that fandom for the first time, I didn’t know how to handle it at first, but I have a better grip on it now.
Danielle Rose Russell
I struggled to learn basic skills, get a grip on markets, find my own unique voice, create story lines and come up to speed with the industry. I struggled for ten years before having any success.
Janet Evanovich
The Yeezy 2 actually were not that bad to play in. They’ve got good grip; the lace locks are good. I love playing in the Yeezy 2, I’m not even going to lie.
P. J. Tucker
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.
Henry Rollins
Thanks to Twitter, iPads, BlackBerrys, voice-activated in-dash navigation systems, and a hundred other technologies that offer distraction anywhere, anytime, boredom has loosened its grip on us at last – that once-crushing ‘weight’ has become, for the most part, a memory.
Walter Kirn
I learned from a young age that my tendency was to really choke the grip during a big moment. I’d tense up in my hands, which would then tighten my forearms, and I’d try to rip one as hard as I could.
Xander Schauffele
What makes Mr. Trump my choice for president is he will break the grip of the donor class on our government and make it accountable to working families again.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
I think Formula One is – there’s a lot of differences from track to track, grip levels, tyre compound, so you always have to press the reset button and work from scratch again.
Lance Stroll
I guess the way to keep a grip on reality is just to take breaks in between albums like most normal bands do. Go home and be a person and hang out with your friends. Do separate things and get back to earth and write songs and go out there again.
Dolores O’Riordan
I still find it quite easy to find my way into a child’s imagination. We’re all Peter Pan ourselves in some respects. Everybody should keep some grip on childhood, even as a grownup.
Tim Curry
I believe when you have your hands on four or five pots at once, you can never have a firm grip on one pot. My one pot is being a boxer.
Anthony Yarde
I learned through the ‘Jack Nicklaus Lesson Tee,’ the cartoon. Back then, it was 1970 or ’69 when it came out. Learned the grip that way and everything in the cartoon… So that’s kind of how it all started for me.
John Daly
One cannot see any world leader who has got a grip on the financial markets these days. They’re too big, too fast. I think that’s quite scary.
Robert Harris
Politicians pose and grip and grin, and mouth blandishments, and, like the beloved Arab leaders, are careful to say nothing. The prime photo op directive, it seems, is to say absolutely nothing.
Neil Macdonald
It is evident that the grip of ‘The Return of the King’ on Mr. Jackson is not unlike the grasp the One Ring exerts over Frodo: it’s tough for him to let go, which is why the picture feels as if it has an excess of endings. But he can be forgiven. Why not allow him one last extra bow?
Elvis Mitchell
I worked hard to reach where I am and I certainly don’t want to lose my grip over either Bengali or Hindi cinema.
Rituparna Sengupta
After graduating, I was shooting as well as working as a key grip, and I often found myself the only female out of the whole crew, except for producers and the occasional AC.
Reed Morano
My preference for clear structures is the result of my desire – perhaps illusory – to keep track of things and maintain my grip on the world.
Andreas Gursky
Our goal in Washington must not be to impose but to expect and assist: Expect the most of educators and students and assist them as they work together to meet those expectations. Rather than tightening our grip, we should set clear, ambitious goals and support innovative local efforts to achieve them.
Michael Bennet
Strength of will is the test of a young man’s possibilities. Can he will strong enough and hold whatever he undertakes with an iron grip?
Orison Swett Marden
The genius of the economic machine is in its ability to convert these indulgences into profitability. It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums, which in turn can be marketed to advertisers.
Todd Gitlin
There’s not a sport or activity in life where you have a really hard grip, you actually do better. Whether it’s baseball or golf or kicking a ball, the looser you are, the further the thing goes… If you’re tight, you’re not necessarily better.
Lloyd Blankfein
The most common way to crash coming out of a corner is to highside – which is where you accelerate out of the corner, and the rear loses grip, then suddenly finds grip and chucks you off the bike.
Guy Martin
The greatest propaganda coup of the American Right has been to convince its citizens that we are in the grip of a liberal conspiracy. As a result, Obama is to the right of Richard Nixon on most issues. And there is we believe, certainly some space to exploit there. And we, VICE, aim to exploit it.
Shane Smith
There was a time when a lot of people, including coaches, were keen that I change my bottom-handed grip.
Prithvi Shaw
I believe I was a codependent out of the womb and have been struggling to free myself from its vice-like grip for many, many years.
Amanda de Cadenet
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
Abraham Lincoln
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?
Ben Hogan
In my 20s, I was leaving university, getting married, or having a baby. And then, in my 30s, I was just keeping my head above water. When I hit 40, I thought, ‘I have got to get a grip of my life and really point it in the direction I want it to go rather than just swim hard against the current.’
Amber Rudd
The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.
Wassily Kandinsky
By the time I received my doctorate in American studies in 1957, I was in the twisted grip of a disease of our times in which the sufferer experiences an overwhelming urge to join the ‘real world.’ So I started working for newspapers.
Tom Wolfe
Let’s start getting some free trade agreements started as soon as we can. We need to get on with it; we need to get a grip and make progress.
Theresa May
To be human and to be adult means constantly to be in the grip of opposing emotions, to have daily to reconcile apparently conflicting tensions. I want this, but need that. I cherish this, but I adore its opposite too.
Stephen Fry
The grip of the NRA is so suffocating in Washington that politicians are too afraid of the gun lobby to pass even the most sensible reforms, like universal background checks.
John Fetterman
Just the ritual of feeling the grip in my fingers and making loose swings is relaxing.
Xander Schauffele
Typically, I have a fairly good grip on the plot of a suspense novel before I set about writing it. I must know beforehand how the mystery ultimately will be solved.
Sandra Brown
The interesting thing about white power and the desperate white knuckling grip on this thing call whiteness, which is a myth in itself, is that black folks… we’re not asking you to invent new laws for us. We’re asking you to include us in the laws that are already on the books.
Jesse Williams
I was at my house, and me, and my brother, and my sister were kind of just playing around. And I was like, ‘I wonder if I can twist this apple and rip it apart?’ So I was playing around, and I did it, and I was like, ‘Wow, that kind of takes a firm grip.’
Sage Northcutt
The way to lessen the grip of the Tea Party on the electoral process would be to do what a handful have done and have a primary where all voters, members of every party, can vote, and the top two vote-getters then enter a runoff.
Chuck Schumer
Bare hands grip success better than kid gloves. Be thorough in all things, no matter how small or distasteful! The man who counts his hours and kicks about his salary is a self-elected failure.
Charles M. Schwab
As the Kindle’s dread grip on digital publishing is challenged by tablet computers and Android smartphones, with their bright screens and high resolution, the need for illustration is growing.
Chris Riddell
I have one idiosyncrasy that helps my driving accuracy. I grip down on the club. This makes it easier to control the clubface.
Tommy Fleetwood
When I joined the Mumfords I made a commitment to them so they’ll always come first. But I’m a bit of a workaholic and Communion helps me get a grip on dealing with my life.
Ben Lovett
Society has to get a grip and put a tax on carbon. Of course, there is much that flows from that, and it is a complex situation. The small details of something such as climate change are political and social, and they are a lot about fairness and how we rebalance towards a fairer society.
Richard Rogers
Flying is one of the safest jobs in the Army as long as you don’t drop out. If you do drop out, you are a dead man, and dropping out means, usually, that you have made a mistake or let go of your grip.
Eddie Rickenbacker
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
John Muir
Usually in TV… A TV director could be anything from a main grip to just a glorified cameraman, and sometimes a director can be the person who is hired last. It’s very much a producer’s medium.
Edgar Wright
I tend to wear the moulds in training, but I’ll always wear studs in games, as I feel like I get more grip.
Theo Walcott
Like it or not, I’ve come to appreciate soccer. Any kid can play, which fits with the inclusive agenda of progressive schools. Although the corollary to ‘any kid can play’ is that every kid must play because there is an iron grip to the warm hug of progressive inclusionism.
P. J. O’Rourke
I dread handshakes. I’ve got some problems with my hands, and everywhere I go, people want to impress me with their grip. To make it worse, now women are coming up with that firm shake.
George Foreman
The driver of a racing car is a component. When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.
Juan Manuel Fangio
I’m coming to Washington, D.C., to do the people’s work. And the people’s work has to do with reducing spending and cutting budgets and, and trying to get a grip on the size of government.
Ken Buck