100+ Best Stop Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational stop quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Stop Quotes

I’d like to apologize for the first five minutes of the game. After both teams settled down, I thought we made some really good defensive stops, we were able to hold that team to 30 percent in the first half. — David McLaughlin

The Prime Minister is head of team but its not a one woman act. I’ve been called all those things. Intellectual, sharp-tongued, all true. But what New Zealander is like is to know that someone is in charge and in the end the buck stops with the Prime Minister. — Helen Clark

So now my road map has changed and I don’t have a really clear idea of what the next stops are. — Linda Vester

The procedure that’s outlined in our transportation manual is that bus drivers may drop off students, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at the end of the day at the regular bus stops along with other students. They are not required to stay and wait for parents or guardians before dropping off their students. — Charles Herndon

Fiction is supposed to be immersive and supposed to be entertaining and narrative, so structures have to be buried a little bit. If they come foregrounded too much, it stops being fiction and starts being poetry – something more concrete and out of time. — Eleanor Catton

Right now, I’m relying on the fire chiefs to verify their membership. I’m leaving it up to the chiefs to decide who they consider a fireman. Then if they’re calling the person who stops by once every five years to sweep the floor a fireman, we’ll reconsider it next year. — Keith Pitman

We actually focused on getting stops and rebounding. And we definitely did that. There are signs of us peaking, and I think it will come at the right time. — Cappie Pondexter

Felixstowe, the United Kingdom’s largest port, stops work only for Christmas Day and for crane-toppling Force 9 gales. — Rose George

This promises to be a phenomenal year for the park and our Guests. We are literally pulling out all the stops to ensure that every visitor who walks through our gates has the best time imaginable. Every single day we will be focused on bringing our Guests a total entertainment package that they won’t find anywhere else, and in addition to our amazing array of rides and attractions, we’re making a big investment in — and commitment to — improving the Guest experience by providing a better park environment. — Steve Calloway

I believe that the day one stops being spiritual, one ends up being religious. I live by the adage that the only certainty in life is death. We should, therefore, learn to live for the day and be content. — Ashwin Sanghi

It’s your own fear of failure that stops you from doing things. — Anupam Kher

Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience. — Robert South

Most people would be on the beach drinking beer on spring break, but not Caleb. He never stops working. — Dan Hammerschmidt

We need a Federal government that does what the government needs to do and stops doing what the government ought not to be doing. — Grover Norquist

We actually focused on getting stops and on rebounding. And we definitely did that. — Cappie Pondexter

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public. — George Jessel

We started executing offensively and got stops defensively. Basketball is a game of runs. We had to sustain ours a little longer, and we did. — Katie Gearlds

The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart, the day was not bad, the season has not been bad, there is sense and even promise in going on. — Bernard Voto

Sanitising stories, leaching out all of the sense of danger and the darkness out of the stories, actually reduces them and stops them from doing what they’re supposed to do, which is teach us how to manage our lives. — Kate Forsyth

Adapting to our Second Adulthood is not all about the money. It requires thinking about how to find a new locus of identity or how to adjust to a spouse who stops working and who may loll, enjoying coffee and reading the paper online while you’re still commuting. — Gail Sheehy

We want to build on something that will help us in the long run and we want to defensively get more stops and stop fouling. We did that and offensively we were quick and that just opened up the game for us. — Michael Finley

Many of the countries highlighted in this report have absolutely abysmal records of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees. The United States government must do all it can to end the global culture of torture. But real change can only occur if the Bush Administration not only admits that its own policies perpetuate torture and ill treatment, but also cleans house and stops warehousing detainees in countries with shameful human rights records. — William Schulz

We started to get some defense stops and that allowed us to run. — Michael Holton

Coming up in the Bay Area and being African American in a city that has a history of complex issues of violent crime, interaction with the police is always intense. That’s something you have to learn. My mom taught me at a young age that if ever a cop stops you, you put your hands up and freeze – don’t move. — Ryan Coogler

Anything that controls my state of mind I never really want to do because I always want to be under control. That might be part of me being a Virgo. I never want to do something that stops me from being in control of who I am and my actions. — Keke Palmer

She’s a great shooter. Fortunately, we hit some big free throws and had some really big stops on defense at the end. — Jamie Rains

The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off. — William Golding

We’ve got a smart team, our pit stops have been rockin’, we’ve got all the things that we need to do, we just need to qualify better so I’m not playing catch-up. — Brendan Gaughan

I can justify those two things by simply saying, when that stops happening, when we lose our credibility, the show isn’t as good. — Aaron Sorkin

You’re in the gym eight hours a day; you’re not preparing for cameras and running around and doing tour stops and making acting appearances. — McKayla Maroney

Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit. — Sarah Parish

Some of the pictures I must say every now and then I just think are going to be funny. When it gets that much, you might as well just pull out all the stops and make it more of a burlesque. — Martin Mull

How do you catch a knuckleball? You wait until it stops rolling, then go pick it up. — Bob Uecker

The secret is not to make a film that causes something like Virginia Tech to happen. The secret is to make a film that stops it happening. — Abel Ferrara

Until this rain stops and we get a lot of sun, it’s going to take awhile. — Watson Okubo

When I look at these prices, it’s just mind-boggling that our government has done nothing to help people, … Harry Truman said the buck stops on his desk, and I think our president has to realize, that’s where the problems of our country come to rest. — James Ware

We’ve actually had to pull out the stops and have supervisors working the windows and pull in everyone who can give a drive exam and try to accommodate them. — Kevin Malone

On a night that we didn’t shoot it well, that we had to rely on our defense, it was nice to know that we could get some stops down the stretch and spread our lead out. — Brad Barton

She’s just the player that does whatever the team needs. If we’re not scoring, she’ll step up and hit a three. Or if we’re not getting any defensive stops she’ll get a steal. — Paige Moore

If there’s a song that stops meaning anything to me, then I’ll quit playing it. — Conor Oberst

One who makes a resolution and then makes sincere efforts to realize his dreams, nothing stops him from realizing his goal. — Rig Veda

Mothers tell your children ‘Be quick, you must be strong. Life is full of wonder and love is never wrong.’ Remember how they taught you; how much of it was fear. Refuse to hand it down: The legacy stops here. — Melissa Etheridge

Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space. — Leon Foucault

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying. — John Burroughs

As soon as I start reading, drawing comes to me more easily. I find I work in my sketchbooks more. But if I’m working on a new show, my reading completely stops except when I’m on a plane. I take a stack of New Yorkers with me. I feel awful about those stacks of New Yorkers. — Barry McGee

It just seems there’s better things to do in your life than be on television if it’s not interesting, if it’s not challenging, if it’s not fun. You know? When it stops being those things for me, I’ll stop making television. — Anthony Bourdain

I live my life exactly the way I want to. Nothing stops me from going out or being anywhere that I want to be. I am doing whatever I want to do. I do not live my life according to any restrictions whatsoever! — Katrina Kaif

We know what our capabilities are: to have our defense get some stops and try to get started on our offensive game, which wasn’t happening for us. — Tayshaun Prince

There are precedents for what happens when societies allow the divide between rich and poor to get so huge that it stops being funny and starts becoming a sick, blood-boiling joke. If you had a Tardis, you could go back to 1917 and ask the Russian royal family how it was all going. — John Niven

No one is more disappointed than me in the performance we had on Saturday. As a head coach, the buck stops with me, and you are always searching for answers. Offensively we didn’t block and we didn’t sustain, and defensively we didn’t tackle. Every time we did do something well, we took two steps back. — George O’Leary

I had to be reminded that the guitar is infinite. It never stops teaching you, it never stops being difficult; there’s an unlimited amount of things to learn, and you’ll never master it. — Kaki King

when the last senator stops talking – and that’s always hard to predict. — Arlen Specter

Ultimately the buck stops with the president. If people are upset about the economy and want to blame someone, that someone is probably going to be the president, — Richard Yamarone

Very early in my career, I became disappointed with the limitations of make up. There’s only so much you can build up on some people before it stops looking believable and starts looking like a mask. You’re also limited by the face that you’re working with. If you have a big nose, the make up has to have a big nose. — Rick Baker

I never thought I would be the oldest quarterback in the National Football League at one point, not in a million years. I never thought I would play as long as I did, either, seventeen years from start to finish, with stops in Houston, Minnesota, Seattle, and Kansas City. — Warren Moon

I did record a bunch of stuff, but the thing that usually stops me from doing that is that I’m a terrible singer. I made a bunch of instrumental music, and it feels really good, but just as a singer, I’m not good. — Flea

The New England conscience does not stop you from doing what you shouldn’t-it just stops you from enjoying it. — Cleveland Amory

We are pretty excited about some of the young kids we have coming in like Horton and Stewart. Horton is big, he’s fast, he’s got good hands and he has a great deal of grit. You look at that you say maybe a kid like that could play. It won’t be size and it won’t be speed that stops those two kids from playing. We believe we had one of the better drafts in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory. — Rick Dudley

Make Denver make the decision here. In other words, put pressure on Mike Shanahan. What’s he gonna do? Is he gonna run it and maybe waste a down because it might not gain a lot of yards, or does he take the chance and throw it and if it’s incomplete it stops the clock. That’s what the Patriots are hoping for. — Phil Simms

Pop music doesn’t always give a vocal group like ours the opportunity to utilize four-part harmony so this is our chance to pull out the stops vocally. Honestly, its one of the most exciting records we get to make. — Denise Jones

We know we’re not going to beat him with something from the perimeter. He has good pads and contains long shots. We’ve got to get traffic in front of him. If he stops the shot we have to get the puck back. — Joe Baldarotta

I throw a leather biker jacket over everything. It adds an instant downtown cool vibe and stops a look becoming too girlie. Bonus points if you wear it like a cape! — Ashley Madekwe

What’s so seductive about the efficient markets hypothesis is that it applies nine years out of ten. A lot of the time it works. But when it stops working, you blow up. — Niall Ferguson

I say to my children, the reason that marriage – and having children – is so important is that it stops you thinking about yourself. The way to happiness is to give yourself to others and to think of others before you think of yourself. — Terry Wogan

My family get so mad at me when they come over. All I’ll have in is milk and eggs. I mainly keep film in my fridge – it’s better for it; it stops it from going old. I’m bad at eating healthy; I usually just run across the street and get cheeseburgers. — Gia Coppola

Cancer stops you in your tracks. It really makes you think about what’s important. In a second, life can change. Don’t ever forget to say thank you for love and family. What good is your success without them? — Jaclyn Smith

The pit stops were fast and it was a strong, disciplined performance. The drivers did a superb job and I’m pleased with the result. — Christian Horner

Sometimes an opponent stops breathing, and you realise something drastic has happened and they are trying not to let on. Or they go quiet, or they get fidgety. After a while you pick these things up and become more alert to them. — Viswanathan Anand

When we do our pre-game talk, we talk about certain people not liking pressure. But it seems like none of their players likes pressure. We tried to jump on that, totally, because that got our defense going. And we knew that if we kept pounding them and pounding them ? not just stealing the ball but just getting stops ? that would frustrate them. — Lisa Willis

I’m just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I’m having fun, I’ll do it. When it stops being fun, I’ll try something else. Maybe I’ll open up a chain of Popeye’s Chicken. — Gabrielle Union

We started the game with stops and conversions. Our motto is to believe and, once we got the lead, it set the tone for us. We are defensively oriented and we focused tonight to deny N.C. State’s perimeter game. — Louis Orr

There are moments, you reach moments, when all of a sudden time stops and becomes eternal. — Fyodor Dostoevski

Sharif and Hector started to assert themselves. But in that second half we got more aggressive and started making more stops and started scoring. — John Mullin

I truly believe that writing is a continuum – so the different genres and forms are simply stops along the same continuum. Different ideas that need to be expressed sometimes require different forms for the ideas to float better. I don’t write essays as often as I should. — Chris Abani

I have tried Botox, and I don’t like it because it stops you being able to move your facial muscles which, as an actress, are essential. But I do have collagen injections. — Kate O’Mara

We struggled a little bit to get going, and they (L-S) were on fire tonight. Ben and Mike were all over the place, but we couldn’t get enough stops defensively. — Joe Killilea

I find this mortifying to admit, but I have one of those balls that helps my posture. They’re hard to sit on, so it stops me from sitting too long… I also wear a pair of 3M(TM) PELTOR(TM) Optime(TM) II Ear Muffs. They’re the same ones that people wear on the tarmac among the planes – noise blockers. — Claire Cameron

We knew they were capable shooters. It was just a matter of us not getting out and contesting the shots. They made shots and we didn’t get stops when we needed to. — Robert Hite

Christmas is the season I use to clock failure in life. It stops time, as it were, on the year – where you are in it, where you are in your travail unto the grave. — Padgett Powell

We’re constantly making changes to our systems to make things better for our customers, … This is not a problem with the software vendor, this is a problem with the NYSE and the buck stops here. — Richard Grasso

We made a couple of good shots and we stops throughout the third quarter. We got it going there for a while and that was the difference in the game. — Manu Ginobili

We started the game with stops and conversions, and we started the second half with stops and conversions. ? We knew we had to make it tough for them to score. We had to stay in their faces all night. No easy baskets. — Louis Orr

We started to get some stops in the second half, and that was a key for us. We did some things that kind of put us in a hole early, but we showed some maturity to claw our way back in, and we didn’t panic. — Tommy Amaker

One of the things we talk about during timeouts is getting three defensive stops in a row. We finally did it. … We got a couple of them and it gave us the working margin again. It was a good team effort. — Ken Tyler

Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you’re the one who stops yourself. — Damon Wayans

When we have lapses defensively, then we start throwing rocks at the rim. It all goes downhill at once. We don’t get stops and they score and we come down and shoot up rocks. That’s the problem with us. One thing happens to us (defensively) and we turn it over or take a bad shot on the next possession and it all collapses. — Andrew Bogut

When your child stops breathing 60 times a night, you don’t worry about what’s going on next year or even next week. You put aside thoughts about which preschool you’re going to enroll him in and focus on how he’s doing right now. It’s not the Norman Rockwell relationship that you sign on for when becoming a parent. — John C. McGinley

The only way to do this properly is to have the state pass a law, and then have an independent agency or organization of some kind take the data collected by police at traffic stops and analyze it. — Kent Willis

We want to take the black cloak off this field. We believe the art stops once the brush leaves the canvas, we treat this like manufacturing. — Andy Wood

Laziness erodes a person of his enthusiasm and energy. As a result the person loses all opportunities and finally becomes dejected and frustrated. The worst thing is that he stops believing in himself. — Sam Veda

The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children. It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous, to prevent the organization of the workers. — Ella R. Bloor

What we need at the bare minimum is an industry-wide code to stop what amounts to store card mis-selling and we are surprised that the Competition Commission stops well short of calling for this. — Phil Evans

There is no process for regular review of local issuing authorities. If someone just stops performing that duty, we’d have no way of knowing that. — Kevin Chambers

If we don’t defend we don’t have a chance against anyone, and our kids have bought into that. We had some nice stops defensively down the stretch. — Troy Graefe

The covenant stops you from building sports facilities, which I said is not very helpful, — Richard Caborn

Obviously it was a real disappointing loss. We did very poorly offensively in the second quarter and just couldn’t play well as a team. They got ahead of us and we couldn’t get the stops to get into the game. — Rick Adelman

If you want to grow a giant redwood, you need to make sure the seeds are ok, nurture the sapling, and work out what might potentially stop it from growing all the way along. Anything that breaks it at any point stops that growth. — Elon Musk

If I have to travel, I’m going to travel my way and travel in the real world. And I’m going to have conversations every day with people in rest stops and people in gas stations and people in hotels and diners. That nourishes me. — Neil Peart

Getting bogged down in old stories stops the flow of learning by censoring our perceptions, making us functionally deaf and blind to new information. Once the replay button gets pushed, we no longer form new ideas or conclusions – the old ones are so cozy. — Martha Beck

Old reliable, our defensive effort is what sustained us. I thought we made great stops down the stretch. They have two outstanding players and a nice supporting cast, and I thought we did a good job in the fourth quarter, particularly the last four minutes, of making huge defensive stops. — Frank Allocco

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