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48 Popular Lid Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Lid quotes offer the perfect way to stay inspired in your daily life. They are short, sometimes funny, and typically motivational. So, if you feel like you’ve lost direction in life and you need a word of inspiration to help you to renew your sense of purpose and find direction, you should look for the most motivating lid quotes.

This article offers you 48 popular lid quotes that will change your life.

48 Lid Quotes to Change Your Life

Inspirational Lid Quotes


1. “I have trouble keeping a lid on the self-hatred.” – Julian Barratt
2. “I’ll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me.” – Eddie Rickenbacker
3. “They put me in a box, and every time I try to nudge the lid open, they slam it back down. It’s like nothing about me is allowed to change.” – Becky Albertalli
4. “A good marriage can be ruined by poor communications – and by forgetting to put the lid back down.” – Gene Simmons
5. “King Arthur was one of my heroes – I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle’s cane for the sword Excalibur.” – Lloyd Alexander
6. “Do you ever get over loss? Or do you just find a box within yourself, big enough to hold it? Do you just stuff it in there, push it down, and snap the lid on it? Do you just work, every day, to keep the box shut?” – Taylor Jenkins Reid
7. “I just feel like there’s a lid on the basket. Three games and no shots went in, but I just have to keep working.” – Anthony Bennett
8. “The lows were absolutely horrible. It was like falling into a manhole and not being able to lift the lid and climb out.” – Linda Hamilton
9. “Life is too small a container for certain individuals. Some of them, such as Alobar, huff, and puff and try to expand the container. Others, such as Kudra, seek to pry the lid off and hop out.” – Tom Robbins
10. “I feel now as though I’ve been sitting all my life inside a box, and suddenly someone is lifting the lid and I can look up and see the stars.” – Lois Duncan
11. “Someone once told me they didn’t like taking the lid off the kettle because they’d just lose it in the kitchen, so we made a kettle with an attached lid that you slide. It was in response to that that we made one that did something different.” – Michael Graves
12. “It’s fun to play characters with a past, but it’s also fun to play any role that is what I would call a pressure cooker kind of character, where the lid is on, and it’s left to simmer throughout the movie.” – Stellan Skarsgard
13. “Sitting in the study hall he opened the lid of his desk and changed the number pasted up inside from seventy-seven to seventy-six. But the Christmas vacation was very far away: but one time it would come because the earth moved round always.” – Stephen Dedalus
14. “My longing for someone to talk to made Himillsy the lightning bug in my honey jar. I punched holes in the lid so she could breathe.” – Chip Kidd

Funny Lid Quotes


15. “If you don’t have humor, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now.” – Roger Moore
16. “I have to keep my stuff in a big plastic tub with a lid to prevent my cats from getting my yarn and having a party.” – Susan Wilters
17. “I kept a lid on my feelings at school but, when I was 18, dropped out of everything and couldn’t even be bothered to get out of bed.” – Roland Orzabal
18. “Science itself is steadily nailing the lid on atheism’s coffin.” – Lee Strobel
19. “For those, like me, who can’t rely on being given a home smoker this Christmas, you can build your own approximation with just a roll of tin foil and a big wok or pan for which you have a lid.” – Yotam Ottolenghi
20. “If poor people are spending their own money, it is amazing how fast they will figure out how to keep a lid on medical bills.” – Rick Scott
21. “I didn’t like England, I couldn’t take the look of the place or the style of friendship, I need more intimacy from people than is considered okay there, and I felt that my personality and my enthusiasms weren’t understood, I had to put a big lid on myself.” – Jane Campion
22. “He felt like somebody had taken the lid off life and let him see the works.” – Dashiell Hammett
23. “Day to day, I always wear eyeliner on my top lid and mascara. I like to do my own makeup, it depends on the event.” – Felicity Jones
24. “It’s no coincidence that ‘Night at the Museum’ completely blew the lid off my career. I finally got a handle on tone.” – Shawn Levy
25. “The lid, however, wouldn’t shut. The mind held back the whole sky.” – Denis Johnson
26. “Kepler’s blown the lid off everything we know about extra-solar planets.” – Debra Fischer
27. “It’s been said that Bill Gates has come up with something that’ll be released in December that’s gonna put a lid on counterfeiting. If that’s a fact then it’s really interesting to own your own product – with all the potential methods of downloading.” – Merle Haggard
28. “Imagine walking into a grocery there is a jar sitting there with a lid on it saying it’s not carbon. That is ridiculous. It’s an empty jar.” – William McDonough
29. “’Careful!’ warned Friar Lorenzo, trying to close the lid. ‘You know not what infection those lips carry!’” – Anne Fortier
30. “I’ve found that lifting the lid with your foot is the most thorough and least gross path to two minutes of peace of mind.” – Elle Lothlorien
31. “When I have one foot in the grave, I will tell the whole truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me and say, ‘Do what you like now.’” – Leo Tolstoy
32. “I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play.” – Artur Schnabel
33. “I had this instrument that I built in high school. It was a huge, six-foot-long stringed instrument, and I started playing with that amplified and singing through power electronic stuff. I played those shows, and it would blow the lid off of everybody, and everybody would flip out.” – Weyes Blood
34. “Women’s anger is very scary to people, and to no one more than to other women, who think, My goodness, if I let the lid off, where would we be?” – Claire Messud

Wise Lid Quotes


35. “A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hidden.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
36. “You can’t sit on the lid of progress. If you do, you will be blown to pieces.” – Henry J. Kaiser
37. “As lonesome as a kitten in a wash-house copper with the lid on.” – Charles Dickens
38. “Tight lid on it, whatever you do, and remember.” – L.M. Krier
39. “I’m very pleased we got that nuclear agreement. It puts a lid on the nuclear weapons program. We have to enforce it; there have to be consequences attached to it. But that is not our only problem with Iran.” – Hillary Clinton
40. “I lie flat, the damp air above me like a lid. Like earth. I wish it would rain. Better still, a thunderstorm, black clouds, lightning, ear-splitting sound.” – Margaret Atwood
41. “To swipe the immortal lines uttered by Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, a great mystery should take the lid off life and let you look at the works.” – Dashiell Hammett
42. “While some rules are necessary and good for us, living a life based on others’ rules, needs, and expectations can stifle your self-expression and creativity, and keep a lid on your potential.” – Lauren Mackler
43. “When you label somebody and put them in a box, then you put the lid on the box, and you just never look inside again. I think it’s much more interesting for human beings to look at each other’s stories and see each other. Really see each other and then see themselves through other people’s stories. That’s where you start to break down stereotypes.” – Stephanie Beatriz
44. “All political careers end in failure, but few did it as quickly as David Cameron’s. He came to power promising not to ‘bang on about Europe’ and ended up having the continent’s name chiseled into the lid of his political coffin.” – David Hepworth
45. “We will not put a lid on opinions. On the contrary, it is more important than ever that political debates are open and free, even on the most difficult issues. Especially on the most difficult issues. The task is to encourage controversial debates in a form that strengthens democracy.” – Jens Stoltenberg
46. “Keeping a lid on taxes is not just good for the taxpayer. It’s a powerful way to force the government to be more accountable, set priorities, and spend smarter. Let me repeat that: more accountable, set priorities, and spend smarter – that’s what we need to be about.” – Tim Pawlenty
47. “It’s a feeling without a lid, of what you would do, physically, verbally, to protect the one thing that is your greatest love.” – Lena Headey
48. “Sometimes a single item can wrap up, in a nutshell, who a person is. In my grandparent’s home, a clear plastic container was enthroned on top of the mahogany bar for at least a decade. Painted on the lid in pink, yellow and light blue was ‘Have a Nosh With Mort & Ethel’.” – Lisa Lutz

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