We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Stiff Quotes from Alok Nath, Carolina Herrera, Rory McIlroy, Dean Karnazes, Alexandra Fuller. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
We celebrities have stiff upper-lips.
When I was living in Los Angeles, I always booked a moisturizing milk-and-honey massage the day before flying to Spain. It was heaven – I never got dry plane skin or felt stiff from sitting in one position.
I used to not really like going to the gym when I was playing tournaments because I’d be sore and stiff. But the more you keep doing it, the less soreness you have. And you actually start to enjoy it.
I went to college, grad school. I got an M.B.A., had a really cush corporate job. But I was just bored stiff. I didn’t fit that mold.
I grew up in southern Africa but was born in England, so my family was afflicted with the stiff upper lip of the British. When coupled with the violence we saw as children, that can be a fatal combination. Fortunately, I have an outlet for trauma in my writing.
Even when I have to write a simple letter I’m scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness.
Americans are so stiff when it comes to nudity. For me, I’ve always walked around the house naked. My husband, in real life, is like, ‘Babe, could you just put some clothes on! Keep the mystery alive!’
Mathematicians are stiff abstract guys. They’ll tell you they don’t need the physical world. But then when I show them my bubbles they’re like little children.
My father made me who I am. He gave me a basketball and told me to play with the ball, sleep with the ball, dream with the ball. Just don’t take it to school. I used it as a pillow, and it never gave me a stiff neck.
The knee was all deformed, bloodied up and leaking with puss. I just couldn’t move it. Stiff. It was like I had a spare leg. All of my quad was skinny. It was like a pole with a pineapple in the middle of it.
Yes, it is long past time we get serious about tackling the nation’s ever-growing deficits. But the average American family drawn into serious debt cannot just threaten to stiff its creditors. It must cut its spending in the future, but also take responsibility for the debt incurred in the past.
We are living in a globalised world and most of us are worried stiff about powerful interest groups steadily pushing India towards obscurantist and fundamentalist beliefs and regressive economic policies.
I became stiff as a safety, and so I had to learn to move like a corner and think like a corner.
I’m a working stiff, baby, just like everybody else.
A stiff apology is a second insult… The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
When you are full of pride on the inside, it makes you stiff, stubborn, and creates strife with others.
My pinkie tends to pop out of place a lot while I’m playing – I just pop it back in. I notice it when I move my hand and it feels stiff. I mean, it’s been happening my whole life. It’s never broken – just pops out of place real easy.
Time, which runs through the world like an endless tinsel thread, seemed to pass through the centre of this room and through the centre of these people and suddenly to pause and petrify, stiff, still and glittering… and the objects in the room drew a little closer together.
A limo is corny. It’s extra long. You feel stiff when you get out.
I’m not one to complain about illness. I suppose I have a bit of a stiff upper lip. I just tend to get on with things.
The purpose of work is to make the worker – whether a working stiff or a CEO – feel good about life.
Having fun is fantastic, and I never want to lose a sense of that – and also, I think, you have to have that to put into your work, or else it’s going to feel stiff.
You walk into a room and there’s already judgment. You know, like football players can’t act or you’re going to come in and be stiff.
You can actually be bored stiff while you’re dying.
Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.
Often you see people on the red carpet with tight up-dos, but that makes me feel stiff.
Cersei in ‘Game of Thrones’ is quite solid and stiff.
The Kennedys tried to avoid using the big U-shaped table, but when they couldn’t, they had several tricks – including keeping the flowers simple – to keep it from appearing overly stiff and formal.
I studied in Britain and spent great moments of my life there as a student living in Belsize Park. I admire the British trait of the stiff upper lip in the face of adversity. My wife studied in Britain, too, and both of us have many friends there.
While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency.
So many times I’ve wanted to crack up, standing there stiff while seven women are crawling round my toes fixing hems and the designer’s having a freak-out because the denim cuffs are crooked. I’m on the verge of hysteria.
If you’re a big celebrity, you get money to be private. I’m just a working stiff. I don’t get bodyguards or alarm systems.
I just hate going to the gym, unless I need to do cardio once in a while. I think gymming makes you stiff and takes your aura away.
And so I was very grateful that I didn’t do the British stiff upper lip, but I went straight to a therapist. And she was wonderful and helpful, and I went for about two years.
I was brought up in a fairly emotionally repressed kind of society in Northeast England where one didn’t express emotions and was expected to keep a stiff upper lip.
I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training.
Are your kids learning the right lessons about 9/11? Ten years after Osama bin Laden’s henchmen murdered thousands of innocents on American soil, too many children have been spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote of truth.
And though hard be the task, ‘Keep a stiff upper lip’.
I used to type, but now, typing or working with a computer, I get a stiff neck. So I prefer writing longhand.
I only make storyboards for action scenes. Once you make a storyboard, you don’t film; it can be a stiff move.
People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.
I’m good in front of the camera in terms of speaking or entertaining or being humorous, but when it comes to dancing, you really got to know your stuff in order to be confident. You can freeze up or get stiff, and it’s just not a good situation.
There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important.
Rand Paul comes off like an academic stiff who wants to give us a lecture on American civics.
We can only create good jobs if we make smarter investments in infrastructure and do more to support small businesses, not stiff them.
I find dates, in general, horrific. We have to sit there and ask these questions and pretend to eat a meal, and it just feels so stiff.
Prince Charles is very relaxed at the table, throwing his salad around willy-nilly. I didn’t find him stiff at all.
I hate when I get stiff, and I really notice that.
I needed a way to have the platter continuously spinning while I’m moving the record back and forth. I went to a fabric store. When I touched this hairy stuff – felt – I found it. I rubbed spray starch on both sides and ironed it until it became a stiff wafer. After that, I was able to stop time.
It’s almost embarrassing, but I do have one trick for taking portraits on commission. I carry one of these little bicycle horns in my pocket, and once in a while, when someone is sour-faced or stiff, I blow my horn. It sort of shatters the barriers. It’s silly, but it works.
Your hips get really stiff when you’re stuck on a bike for several hours each day.
When you do a song new live on stage, it’s kind of a bit weird until it gets worn in, you know, like oiled up a bit. It’s still a little bit stiff until you really thrashed at it for a few weeks.
I like many different things you know so I’m probably going to experiment, and if I didn’t I’d be a little bit strange and boring and stiff and kind of dead, and I’m very not that.
I had two things I could do: I could run over you, and I could put a good stiff arm on you. That was about it.
I have more fun hanging out with my friends who are musicians and rock stars. You know politicians by and large are pretty stiff, pretty rehearsed.
I was putting on a stiff upper lip and trying to fulfill the obligations I thought were demanded of me, taking over my father’s role of taking care of my mother… and having to be the recipient of her confessions and emotions but of a delusional nature.
I do revel slightly in the fact that I am what I am – an English, middle-class, public-school-educated bloke. There is a reputation with that of being slightly stiff, but whoever gets to know me will see some other element – whether it be vulnerable or silly or camp.
My own theory about the phlegmatic qualities and properties of the English is the mountain of pure white sugar hydrocarbons they consume every day bloody day of the year – the stiff upper lip is petrified sugar; that’s Bermuda’s revenge, the with death, the rotting future square in the teeth of it.
Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.
Whenever I met anyone who knew anything, I would bore them stiff until they told me what they knew.
Once a year, I take my whole wine team down to see the Giants, and we meet the players. I’ve never seen anyone pitch like Lincecum that can throw the ball and get through the front leg. He has that stiff front leg.
Earliest musical memory is probably being scared stiff with my family’s band as a youngster on stage playing the conga drums.
I can’t work in an environment where it’s a stiff hierarchy; that’s not my kind of way.
Just as actors are afraid of child audiences because they’re so honest, I would be scared stiff of going before the big folks.
I’m a working stiff. I just happened to be around at the right time, and nobody else wanted the job.
I had polio when I was 13. I started feeling stiff, my joints ached, and over a two-week period I lost my coordination and 20 pounds.
After working from home with the dogs, Ive learned of the hair splinter: when stiff dog hairs pierce the soles of your feet.
The best scheme of Phonetics is a stiff uncertain thing.
In a climate of tight budgets, reduced workforces and stiff competition, internal training can be a great substitute for costly offsite workshops and conferences.
To keep my back from getting stiff, I have a strict regime every morning of stretching and do yoga once a week and Pilates. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2008 was great for my fitness.