100+ Best Cutting Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational cutting quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Cutting Quotes

There are a lot of complaints by the older generation about the lack of action in this generation. My retort: give these people something to be engaged in. Cutting a check is not engaging. — Ben Rattray

You can talk yourself into a good emotional state. I stop for a second, take a deep breath, and think about something that’s beautiful. A beautiful thought for me is cutting the umbilical cord for my child. I can guarantee you that your emotional state will change. — Montel Williams

In Congress, while the House’s proposed defense budget calls for significant increases, it also cuts 11 billion dollars from veterans spending – including healthcare and disability pay. Be clear: we can’t equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. — Jennifer Granholm

Truth is, I cut my hair for freedom, not for beauty. — Chrisette Michele

I actually grew up hearing this a lot: ‘If you’re an actor, you can only be an actor, and you have to just do that.’ But in order to be a good actor, you have to draw on life experiences. To only concentrate on acting, you’re cutting yourself off. — Todd Louiso

Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment… Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag. — Larry Craig

A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor’s throat without having his neighbor notice it. — Trygve Lie

The American people do not like privatization. They are afraid of the debt the president’s willing to do. And they don’t like benefit cuts. And everyone here should understand all 45 Senate Democrats are united. We are not going to let this happen. — Harry Reid

Absolute 80’s is three hours of mainstream 80’s music. I also do New Wave Nation that is more cutting edge. It is more punk stuff from the 70’s to the 90’s. — Nina Blackwood

I want a woman to feel the cut of the scissors in the clothes. — Giambattista Valli

Here’s the secret to weight loss: It’s all about crowding out, not cutting out. — Kathy Freston

I’m sure people are shocked when they see a guy speeding and cutting them off and having road rage while in a Prius. — Greg Fitzsimmons

I don’t know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job. — Sandra Day O’Connor

It is such a cut throat industry where you get knocked down so much and get rejected so much. If you do not back yourself up, no one else is going to so you really need to learn to get up, shake the sand off your chest and keep going. — Alex O’Loughlin

What we’re discussing privately and publicly, is a budget which is a blueprint for the future which creates jobs, which educates our children, which provides healthcare for all Americans, which takes our deficit down, which gives a tax cut for 95% of the American people. — Nancy Pelosi

For years I had my hair parted down the middle in a ponytail, tucked down around the sides Well, I went and cut the bangs, and I’ve been wearing them ever since. They say it’s my trademark. — Bettie Page

We have seven pillars of development. India has a cutting edge information technology industry. We are setting up a technology park. We would like to see technology penetration iin education. Besides, we would like to see cooperation in industries like fashion, filmmaking, ship-building, education, health and energy. — Kamla Persad-Bissessar

It is the spread of the good things that vindicates the whole reason we live our lives in networks. If I was always violent to you or gave you germs, you would cut the ties to me and the network would disintegrate. In a deep and fundamental way, networks are connected to goodness, and goodness is required for networks to emerge and spread. — Nicholas A. Christakis

Illegal downloading, digital cheating, and cutting and pasting other people’s stuff may be easy, but that doesn’t make those activities right. — G. Hannelius

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. — Elizabeth Bishop

People are so ready to cut you down if you take a risk and leave your comfort zone. — Annabelle Wallis

I hate to say it, but the older you get, you really do have to cut down on the amount you eat. Less food and less portions. — Jackee Harry

The place where I think social media fails is in showing the knowledge, the tradition of stitching the clothing, of cutting the fabric, of the tannery, of the skinning of the jewels – this knowledge needs respect. Online and social media is the future, but we need to learn from the past, too. — Giuseppe Zanotti

One of the things we worry about when we cut the tax on gasoline is that it basically stimulates additional use. — Edward Lazear

Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy. — Howard Schultz

Never underestimate people. They do desire the cut of truth. — Natalie Goldberg

Well, I think as long as people are talking about stimulus, I think the Fed will be thinking about cutting rates because monetary policy is the better way to go because you can turn it on and turn it off. — Franklin Raines

If you cut down a forest, it doesn’t matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees. — Susan George

Keep it simple in the kitchen. If you use quality ingredients, you don’t need anything fancy to make food delicious: just a knife, a cutting board, and some good nonstick cookware, and you’re set. — Curtis Stone

But Portugal has a peaceful feel about it. I sit on the terrace overlooking the vineyard there and I feel cut off from the world. You need that sort of thing. — Cliff Richard

That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did. — Randy West

I’m not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I’ve never been to design school. I can’t sketch. I can’t cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf. — Kate Moss

After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you’re married you have to cut through that. — Dan Castellaneta

A moustache to a man is the same as a fringe is to a woman. When you’ve got it, you want to grow it out; when you’ve grown it out, you want to cut it. — Billy Childish

I’m looking for people who are at the cutting edge of what they do, who think out-of-the-box. Even if their work is something common today, it might have been absolutely new when they started out, so we’d like to hear of their beginnings. — Lakshmi Pratury

Reconciliation is what takes place, of course, at higher levels. President Karzai has been very clear about the red lines for reconciliation, accept the constitution, lay down their weapons, cut their ties with al Qaeda and essentially become productive or at least participating members of society in that regard. — David Petraeus

Certainly as an actor, half of your work is not going to end up on the screen anyway, because in the editorial process, they need to cut to the other actor in the scene. Very often, your best work ends up on the cutting room floor, because it just doesn’t work with the overall narrative drive of the story. — Hart Bochner

I say that I can’t make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I’m cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you’re always in control, you’re like God. — Spalding Gray

I don’t like playing standards. I like to do my own cutting edge work. — Andy Summers

I realized I probably wouldn’t make another film that cuts through commercial and creative things like ‘Godfather’ or ‘Apocalypse.’ — Francis Ford Coppola

As president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, I have seen private equity firms plunder company after company, taking rich fees for themselves and cutting costs until there’s nothing left to cut. Time and again I’ve seen their reckless behavior drive companies to declare bankruptcy. — James P. Hoffa

Politics is tricky; it cuts both ways. Every time you make a choice, it has unintended consequences. — Stone Gossard

Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America. — William Howard Taft

I remember many a time, going into someplace like Wrigley Field – where you could cut the humidity with a knife – and playing a doubleheader. I loved to play the game. It didn’t matter if it was a doubleheader, or a single game, or a day game after a night game. I wanted to play. — Gary Carter

Well, the tyranny of masculinity and the tyranny of patriarchy I think has been much more deadly to men than it has to women. It hasn’t killed our hearts. It’s killed men’s hearts. It’s silenced them; it’s cut them off. — Eve Ensler

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves. — Adrienne Clarkson

Most people know that forests are the lungs of our planet, literally playing a critical role in every breath we take. And that they’re also home to incredible animals like the orangutan and elephant, which will go extinct if we keep cutting down their forests. — Chris Noth

I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn’t work. So when ‘they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services,’ it’s actually a ‘false choice. — Scott Walker

I drive a tiny Toyota iQ. I’m quite frugal and often cut my own hair. — Carol Vorderman

Look, very clearly there are things that need to be done urgently in relation to climate change, and of those the most obvious is to have an enforceable and equitable arrangement delivering deep cuts in emissions into the middle of the century. — Peter Garrett

Poverty is everyone’s problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty — Kathleen Blanco

If you manage to stop the timber industry from cutting this forest, they’ll cut that forest. If you stop oil drilling here, they’ll go drill there. — Woody Harrelson

For just a few dollars a dose, vaccines save lives and help reduce poverty. Unlike medical treatment, they provide a lifetime of protection from deadly and debilitating disease. They are safe and effective. They cut healthcare and treatment costs, reduce the number of hospital visits, and ensure healthier children, families and communities. — Seth Berkley

I don’t believe in cutting out people from the past. It doesn’t give strength; it just gives loneliness. — Carla Bruni

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction — John Owen

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. — Robert H. Schuller

Imagine if, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast residents had to wait on Democrats and Republicans to agree on cuts before receiving clean water or loans to rebuild. Congress negotiations often come slow or not at all. — Cedric Richmond

A tax cut to compensate for a tax increase is not a cut – it’s a con. — Tony Abbott

When you’re a kid, you have this feeling like you’re indestructible. Your mortality doesn’t even occur to you. But as time goes by, you realize, ‘I better cut this out or that out if I want to continue to exist. — David Johansen

Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat, and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build their houses and firewood to heat their stoves. — Ernest Poole

Governing isn’t as easy as you think. Many of you have taken pledges that are contradictory – to balance the budget and cut taxes, for example. You must be honest about the numbers, since our annual deficit now exceeds all discretionary spending combined. — Brian Baird

To campaign against colonialism is like barking up a tree that has already been cut down. — Andrew Cohen

I took four years off after ‘In the Cut’ because I wanted to see who I’d be without work. I even tried being a hermit in the wilderness in New Zealand. I stayed in a warden’s hut two-and-a-half hours off the Routeburn Track through the fjords on the South Island. It was early winter, so there was no electricity or running water. — Jane Campion

An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead. — Nancy Mitford

The more the diamond is cut the brighter it sparkles; and in what seems hard dealing, there God has no end in view but to perfect His people. — Thomas Guthrie

I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels’ tracks behind me in the snow. — Agnetha Faltskog

There is no question that global warming will have a significant impact on already existing problems such as malaria, malnutrition, and water shortages. But this doesn’t mean the best way to solve them is to cut carbon emissions. — Bjorn Lomborg

You don’t cut anywhere, don’t pick down anywhere, don’t double screen, no weak side picking. All these things that should happen in a game of basketball don’t happen anymore. — Oscar Robertson

I enjoy painting, cutting the lawn and working in the garden when I have time. That’s therapy for me. I enjoy working with my hands. — Billy Williams

We need to be careful when we talk about cutting health care costs. They are not going to be reduced – what we really want to do is do is slow the rate of increase. — Dave Obey

I’ve always written. At the age of six or seven, I would get sheets of A4 paper and fold them in half, cut the edges to make a little eight-page booklet, break it up into squares and put in little stick men with little speech bubbles, and I’d have a spy story, a space story and a football story. — Ian Rankin

I’m a soccer mom. I’m T-ball, soccer, karate, homework, keeping them on their schedules. I love being the snack mom, when I get to bring the cut oranges. I have one of those coolers with wheels. I’m at every game, every practice, sitting on my blanket. I love it. — Pamela Anderson

Many Republicans have what I call a ‘tax-cut syndrome’ where they have never seen a tax cut they didn’t really like and didn’t see a tax increase they didn’t hate and do everything they could to block. — Peter George Peterson

In life every effort is marked down at the end as a win or a loss. — Edward Bennett Williams

Girls can wear jeans, cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots, ’cause it’s okay to be a boy, but for a boy to look like a girl is degrading. — Charlotte Gainsbourg

At a time when we’re having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud. — David Cameron

Although prefabrication has a long history – the ancient Romans shipped pre-cut stone columns, pediments, and other architectural elements to their colonies in North Africa, where the numbered parts were reassembled into temples – the idea took on a new impetus with the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution. — Martin Filler

I’m trying to cut down a little on eating, on sodium, keep my blood pressure down, which is tough. Because I love food! I do, but it’s unfair how everything that’s bad for you tastes so good, and all the good stuff, veggies and green things, doesn’t match up. — Ice Cube

I think we were the first picture to cut on Final Cut Pro. So we were the guinea pigs, because we got a deal on the system. But with that comes all sorts of technological problems I couldn’t begin to describe. — Griffin Dunne

Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed? — Robert A. Cook

If there is a gay uniform, the differences are in how each man coordinates the details: the brand and cut of the jeans, the design of belts and boots, the haircut, the number and size of earrings. — Lance Loud

One of the biggest challenges is for women to find an organization thats willing to accept them back after they leave the work force to raise children without taking a cut in compensation and responsibility. — Diane Garnick

As I get older, I use less jewelry – necklace or earrings each morning, not both; my clothes are getting more basic – fewer colours and simpler cuts; and my make-up is stripped back to basics. — Tracy Chevalier

The fact is that the British Museum had a complete specimen of a dodo in their collection up until the 18th century – it was actually mummified, skin and all – but in a fit of space-saving zeal, they actually cut off the head and they cut off the feet and they burned the rest in a bonfire. — Adam Savage

In the rich world, the environmental situation has improved dramatically. In the United States, the most important environmental indicator, particulate air pollution, has been cut by more than half since 1955, rivers and coastal waters have dramatically improved, and forests are increasing. — Bjorn Lomborg

Cutting edge technologies have allowed us to utilize coal’s diverse potentials. Not only are we using coal in cleaner and more environmentally sound methods, but importantly, we can turn coal into gasoline and diesel. — Peter Roskam

The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one, and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb. — Benny Hill

My cut is blunt and futuristic, and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day, I know what I do, and I know what I possess, and I know who I am. I’m a trendsetter. The biggest form of flattery is imitation, so I’m flattered. — Lil Mama

People need to realize bullying has just as much of an impact online because words are so cutting and difficult to deal with. — Bridgit Mendler

A lot of places we go, when they see the organ coming in, they’re expecting rock and roll, but after they hear us play they like it. To me, guitar cuts through-it carries more than organ. But organ has got more guts. — Wes Montgomery

Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation – not cynicism and combat. — Rick Perry

Driving with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake is likely to get you nowhere, but certainly will burn out vital parts of your car. Similarly, cutting taxes on the middle class, but increasing them on the ‘rich’ is likely to result in an economic burnout. — Terry Savage

The Normans came over, lance in hand, burning and trampling down every thing before them, and cutting off the Saxon dynasty and the Saxon nobles at the edge of the sword; but the right of petition remained untouched. — Caleb Cushing

Beckham? His wife can’t sing and his barber can’t cut hair. — Brian Clough

I did a ‘Last Comic Standing’ audition in 2006, where you’re just performing for three people in a comedy club, in a big comedy club, and I remember them cutting me off, asking about my name in the middle of one of my jokes. Yeah, it’s just real weird when you’re doing stand-up in that type of sterile, unnatural setting. — Hannibal Buress

The industrial revolution in the new century is, in essence, a scientific and technological revolution, and breaking through the cutting edge is a shortcut to the building of an economic giant. — Kim Jong-un

If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you’re doing what’s right for your loved one. — Eleanor Clift

My home kitchen is airy, with a gas stove, a stainless-steel island table in the center and granite countertops. It’s very modest but there’s tons of counter space, so you can slap down three or four cutting boards. — Grant Achatz

Organizing ahead of time makes the work more enjoyable. Chefs cut up the onions and have the ingredients lined up ahead of time and have them ready to go. When everything is organized you can clean as you go and it makes everything so much easier and fun. — Anne Burrell

I know I have great inner strength; I always have. I can blank things out, cut people out, and I know that I can go and live in a cave on my own if necessary. — Charlotte Rampling

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