Top 30 Straight Line Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Straight Line Quotes from famous people such as Isaac Newton, Trixie Mattel, Diana Gabaldon, Andrew Davies, Erica Jong, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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If a projectile were deprived of the force of gravity, it would not be deflected toward the earth but would go off in a straight line into the heavens and do so with uniform motion, provided that the resistance of the air were removed.
Isaac Newton
Mental health and sobriety is not a straight line, and ‘Drag Race’ is a family, and we support our family members through anything.
Trixie Mattel
I don’t work in a straight line. I don’t write with an outline. I write where I can see things happen, and then things get glued together.
Diana Gabaldon
Look at Jane Austen. Her characters derive in a reasonably straight line from fairy tales.
Andrew Davies
People always think that history proceeds in a straight line. It doesn’t. Social attitudes don’t change in a straight line. There’s always a backlash against progressive ideas.
Erica Jong
That’s life in the league for you, though. I mean – that’s life for you, period. Things don’t always happen in a straight line. There’s usually going to be a zig here, a zag there, that catches you by surprise. And then it’s on you to adapt.
Gordon Hayward
The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run – will not try to escape.
Jack Henry Abbott
English people are famous for never speaking out but only saying what they really feel about you behind your back. Americans believe the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. I like exploring those, er, differences in national snippiness.
Rachel Johnson
People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line.
Dean Kamen
The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.
Antoni Gaudi
There are many crooked lines and one straight line. Which is the line of truth? Why the straight line? Truth is always the shortest distance between two points.
Sun Myung Moon
Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development.
Robert Smithson
Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.
Marilyn vos Savant
Partly because of the way I write – I don’t work with an outline or in a straight line. I work where I can see things happening, and so I get lots and lots of little bits to start with, and I’m doing the research at the same time.
Diana Gabaldon
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
Norman Mailer
What history taught me is that societies are not static and that the straight line of progressive ideals – this thinking we have that a society will just magically become more egalitarian over time – is patently false.
Kameron Hurley
Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.
Alfred Nobel
Concrete you can mold, you can press it into – after all, you haven’t any straight lines in your body. Why should we have straight lines in our architecture? You’d be surprised when you go into a room that has no straight line – how marvelous it is that you can feel the walls talking back to you, as it were.
Philip Johnson
You can graph human evolution, which is mostly a straight line, but we do get better and change over time, and you can graph technological evolution, which is a line that’s going straight up. They are going to intersect each other at some point, and that’s happening now.
Daniel H. Wilson
To be fair, money and politics never work in a directly straight line.
Zephyr Teachout
It’s not a straight line to do anything breaking the law. Because if it is, basically you’re saying if I cop to having PTSD, I can go out and slap somebody around all I want, and when the cops show up, I can claim I am a veteran, and I got PTSD – that’s not how that works.
Marcus Luttrell
I don’t plot the books out ahead of time, I don’t plan them. I don’t begin at the beginning and end at the end. I don’t work with an outline and I don’t work in a straight line.
Diana Gabaldon
Cancer is not a straight line. It’s up and down.
Elizabeth Edwards
I like science and I love gym. Oh, and I like art, but I’m really bad at it. I’m just a terrible drawer. I can’t draw a circle. Even with a ruler, I can’t draw a straight line.
Daniel Radcliffe
If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it’s a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women.
Christopher Hitchens
Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn’t.
Arthur Eddington
I don’t know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they’ve got what it takes, and they just go straight to the top over some number of years. Most people get a little failure.
Sam Donaldson
Maybe I wasn’t just the traditional-type person or whatever. I got to the top, but I got there maybe unconventionally. It wasn’t just a straight line.
Rex Ryan
I’ve learnt that your life is more interesting and fulfilling when you don’t lead it in a straight line and you go off on zigzags. I’ve made it a rule that if life becomes too comfortable and easy, I’ll disrupt it.
Nick Davies
The Lord doesn’t always take you in a straight line. He tests you sometimes.
Tony Dungy