Quotes of Desk

“ If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, just what does an empty desk mean? ”

- Unknown

“ You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps. If the president of a company has a clean desk then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work. ”

- Harold Sydney Geneen

“ If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ A book calls for pen, ink, and a writing desk; today the rule is that pen, ink, and a writing desk call for a book. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, Of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? ”

- Albert Einstein

“ You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk. ”

- Eric Burdon

“ This desk of mine is one at which a man may die, but from which he cannot resign. ”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

“ In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write. ”

- Pearl S. Buck

“ We should try to bring to any power what we have as women. We will destroy it all if we try to imitate that absolutely unfeeling, driving ambition that we have seen coming at us across the desk. ”

- Colleen Dewhurst

“ People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk. ”

- Stephen King

“ A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world. ”

- John LeCarre

“ If your company has a clean-desk policy, the company is nuts and you're nuts to stay there. ”

- Tom Peters

“ All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk. ”

- Ronald Reagan

“ Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk. ”

- Grantland Rice

“ Sometimes I want to clean up my desk and go out and say, respect me, I'm a respectable grown-up, and other times I just want to jump into a paper bag and shake and bake myself to death. ”

- Wendy Wasserstein

“ I've always been a tapper, as in, on tables, school desks, my legs and chest. I've eventually been able to figure out how to move that to the guitar. ”

- Ian Williams

“ People ask my why I do this, and I tell them that I have the heart of a small boy … and I keep it in a jar on my desk. ”

- Stephen King

“ I guess it wouldn't discourage a real mob for very long, but it packs all the authority you can put in a desk drawer. ”

- Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

“ The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference. ”

- Fred Allen

“ Before I go out to take a picture of someone, I just stop at the city desk and say, 'Do you want him gazing out toward the sunset or picking his nose?'. ”

- Calvin Trillin

“ A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world. ”

- John le Carré

“ If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues' initials on 'em, and pass them along. When in doubt, route. ”

- Malcolm Forbes

“ Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk. ”

- Grantland Rice

“ I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk. ”

- Barbara Walters

“ If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route. ”

- Malcolm S. Forbes

“ Imagine being able to sit at your desk and with a few keystrokes on your computer — being able to access almost any information you need from a storehouse of the world's published knowledge. ”

- Dialog Brochure

“ My desk, most loyal friend thank you. You've been with me on every road I've taken. My scar and my protection. ”

- Marina Tsvetaeva

“ People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them that I have the heart of a small boy — and I keep it in a jar on my desk. ”

- Stephen King

“ If I'm not at my desk by 4:00 A.M., I feel like I'm missing my most productive hours. In addition to starting early, I keep an antique hour glass on my desk and every hour break briefly to do pushups, sit-ups, and some quick stretches. I find this helps keep the blood flowing… ”

- Dan Brown

“ I was very strange back then. I could see I had problems. I would sit in a closet a lot of the time and not come out, or I would sit up on top of my desk, or under my desk, or do weird things like get my wisdom teeth out and bleed all over the hallways. ”

- Tim Burton
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