Grip Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Grip Quotes from famous authors such as Jaco Pastorius, Ricky Hatton, Melissa George, George Foreman, Eddie Rickenbacker. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I was playing legit snare with a traditional grip, not a matched grip. After I broke my left wrist, I couldn’t hit a snare drum anymore. From the age of 13 to 17, I couldn’t really get a pop on the snare drum. I would hit it, and my wrist would almost shatter.
Jaco Pastorius
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to think: ‘Blimey, Ricky, get a grip.’
Ricky Hatton
I hardly knew anything when I first arrived. I had to learn how to act as I went along. After about a year I got a grip on what acting was all about and it started coming straight from my heart; I wasn’t just saying the words any longer.
Melissa George
I dread handshakes. I’ve got some problems with my hands, and everywhere I go, people want to impress me with their grip. To make it worse, now women are coming up with that firm shake. So I’ll say, ‘Gimme five!’ If a boy wants a handshake, I’ll just give him a hug.
George Foreman
Flying is one of the safest jobs in the Army as long as you don’t drop out. If you do drop out, you are a dead man, and dropping out means, usually, that you have made a mistake or let go of your grip.
Eddie Rickenbacker
I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself.
Alberto Giacometti
I guess the way to keep a grip on reality is just to take breaks in between albums like most normal bands do. Go home and be a person and hang out with your friends. Do separate things and get back to earth and write songs and go out there again.
Dolores O’Riordan
Southeast Asia has a real grip on me. From the very first time I went there, it was a fulfillment of my childhood fantasies of the way travel should be.
Anthony Bourdain
A film with an untidy plot cannot grip the audience and define their emotional response.
Kim Jong Il
Chicago’s been under the grip of the corrupt and broken political machine for as long as everybody’s memory.
Lori Lightfoot
As artists we have an extraordinary and rare privilege to tell the stories of our people, our land, our culture. They grip us, tear us apart, and put us back together. We are our stories.
Mena Massoud
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
Abraham Lincoln
Populism is not a style, it’s a people’s rebellion against the iron grip that big corporations have on our country – including our economy, government, media, and environment.
Jim Hightower
Israel is in the grip of a ghetto mentality. We have a powerful army. We have the atomic bomb. But the psychology of what comes out of Israel has the tone of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Daniel Barenboim
Some bloke came up to me in Tesco a couple of years ago at 11:30 pm and said: ‘Excuse me, would you mind telling my son here that you’re Uncle Vernon?’ I said: ‘Get a grip. It’s 11:30 at night – what’s he doing out of bed? I’m not here to entertain people at this time of night.
Richard Griffiths
The way to lessen the grip of the Tea Party on the electoral process would be to do what a handful have done and have a primary where all voters, members of every party, can vote, and the top two vote-getters then enter a runoff.
Chuck Schumer
I believe when you have your hands on four or five pots at once, you can never have a firm grip on one pot. My one pot is being a boxer.
Anthony Yarde
In my 20s, I was leaving university, getting married, or having a baby. And then, in my 30s, I was just keeping my head above water. When I hit 40, I thought, ‘I have got to get a grip of my life and really point it in the direction I want it to go rather than just swim hard against the current.’
Amber Rudd
Society has to get a grip and put a tax on carbon. Of course, there is much that flows from that, and it is a complex situation. The small details of something such as climate change are political and social, and they are a lot about fairness and how we rebalance towards a fairer society.
Richard Rogers
I like normal stuff people fear – like spiders and heights. I’m frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard to figure out and get a grip on.
Haley Joel Osment
I’m always moving around. It’s hard for offenses to get a grip on what I’m doing or where I’m at.
Tyrann Mathieu
In 1952, I had gone to England on a literary pilgrimage, but what I also saw, even at that distance from the blitz, were bombed-out ruins and an enervated society, while the continent was still, psychologically, in the grip of its recent atrocities.
Cynthia Ozick
When I was younger, I could get that white-knuckle grip of holding on to an idea and not wanting to let it go.
Alycia Debnam-Carey
The anorexic body is held in the grip of will alone; its meaning is far from stable. What it says – ‘Notice me, feed me, mother me’ – is not what it means, for such attentions constitute an agonising test of that will, and also threaten to return the body to the dreaded ‘normality’ it has been such ecstasy to escape.
Rachel Cusk
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.
Henry Rollins
I remember, when I was a kid, watching my mother jam herself into her girdle – a piece of equipment so rigid it could stand up on its own – and I remember her coming home from fancy parties and racing upstairs to extricate herself from its cruel iron grip.
Susan Orlean
If we are going to get a grip on escalating costs, we have to focus more on prevention rather than acute care. Technology can help us do that.
Frans van Houten
When I do a press roll, I use the traditional grip. Sometimes I flip it around; for a louder crack on the two and four, I use the new grip.
John Densmore
I wear Blundstones for hiking. They’re like a work boot with a bit of grip, so you can wear them all day. They’re quite groovy.
Anna Torv
Sometimes nature guards her secrets with the unbreakable grip of physical law. Sometimes the true nature of reality beckons from just beyond the horizon.
Brian Greene
I love when I go on set every day, because the camera people teach me camera terms and grip terms – I learn all these new terms from different people on the set and leave feeling all cool about myself when I go out places.
Ariel Winter
The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
Agatha Christie
By the time I received my doctorate in American studies in 1957, I was in the twisted grip of a disease of our times in which the sufferer experiences an overwhelming urge to join the ‘real world.’ So I started working for newspapers.
Tom Wolfe
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.
Tom Daschle
I tend to wear the moulds in training, but I’ll always wear studs in games, as I feel like I get more grip.
Theo Walcott
I had only ever done films that never had this huge fan base. I acted just to act. And so, coming into ‘The Originals’ and ‘Legacies’ and that fandom for the first time, I didn’t know how to handle it at first, but I have a better grip on it now.
Danielle Rose Russell
We were walking through Petco Park after a signing, and this girl plowed through security and grabbed onto my neck and started pulling. Her grip was so impressively strong that this huge security guard was struggling to get her off of me. I was like, ‘Whoa. That’s kind of crazy.’
Dylan O’Brien
I was at my house, and me, and my brother, and my sister were kind of just playing around. And I was like, ‘I wonder if I can twist this apple and rip it apart?’ So I was playing around, and I did it, and I was like, ‘Wow, that kind of takes a firm grip.’
Sage Northcutt
The style I have in judo is very unique… One big advantage a judo player has is they have very good posture and – like, wrestlers, they show when they’re about to do a take-down… which judo players don’t, and so I kind of incorporate the boxing style with a judo grip and finishing that way.
Ronda Rousey
You learn at a certain point that you have to focus on the business side of music. After getting ripped off a couple of times, you figure out that you need to get a grip on it.
Neal Schon
Even Apple, notorious for keeping a tight grip on its products, allows fierce competitors like Google, Amazon, Spotify, and Microsoft to offer their apps on its phones and tablets.
Walt Mossberg
There’s not a sport or activity in life where you have a really hard grip, you actually do better. Whether it’s baseball or golf or kicking a ball, the looser you are, the further the thing goes… If you’re tight, you’re not necessarily better.
Lloyd Blankfein
Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers.
No-one can say when the unwinding began, when the coil that held America together in its secure and sometime shifting grip first gave way.
George Packer
I wanted to be a painter, really, when I was growing up as a kid. It was one thing that really took a grip on me.
Andy Serkis
England’s dominant schools, universities, professions and enterprises are largely in the ideological and filial grip of the Conservative party. This isn’t always obvious but it is emphatic, especially when they are threatened.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
Donald Trump’s grip on the Republican parties stronger than ever post the Mueller report.
Andrew Neil
I struggled to learn basic skills, get a grip on markets, find my own unique voice, create story lines and come up to speed with the industry. I struggled for ten years before having any success.
Janet Evanovich
To be human and to be adult means constantly to be in the grip of opposing emotions, to have daily to reconcile apparently conflicting tensions. I want this, but need that. I cherish this, but I adore its opposite too.
Stephen Fry
Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
Henry Ford
Strength of will is the test of a young man’s possibilities. Can he will strong enough and hold whatever he undertakes with an iron grip?
Orison Swett Marden
I have one idiosyncrasy that helps my driving accuracy. I grip down on the club. This makes it easier to control the clubface.
Tommy Fleetwood
In tennis, there is the forehand, the backhand, the overhead smash and the drop volley, all with a different grip.
John Updike
Most great plays of the past lose their grip on immediacy; on application to our lives right now.
Mike Nichols
My brother’s a grip. My mom’s a scriptwriter. My dad’s a director. So it’s like, at heart, I’m a below-the-line girl.
Kristen Stewart
Let’s start getting some free trade agreements started as soon as we can. We need to get on with it; we need to get a grip and make progress.
Theresa May
You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.
Ian Mcewan
The past has an undeniable grip on everyone, except, perhaps, amnesiacs.
Tom Drury
‘Dream’ is about having fears and doing your best to embrace them no matter how strenuous the grip is.
Bishop Briggs
Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.
Barbara W. Tuchman
There was a time when a lot of people, including coaches, were keen that I change my bottom-handed grip.
Prithvi Shaw
I’m a storyteller, and I was an actor, so I have a fairly thin grip on reality to begin with.
Taylor Sheridan
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
John Muir
One cannot see any world leader who has got a grip on the financial markets these days. They’re too big, too fast. I think that’s quite scary.
Robert Harris
I’m a big fan of the American Tapes label. But that’s very hard to keep a grip on that because you blink your eyes and they’ve released three records, all of which are limited edition, all sold at one show. So you have to follow in drips and drops on eBay, which I do.
Henry Rollins
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?
Ben Hogan
One of the most unsettling things about ‘Monologue’ is its long silences, in which the man sits alone, staring into the middle distance, without grip of his narrative, lost to the past.
Samantha Harvey
The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go.
George Herman
The driver of a racing car is a component. When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.
Juan Manuel Fangio
There is something insane about a lack of doubt. Doubt – to me, anyway – is what makes you human, and without doubt, even the righteous lose their grip, not only on reality but also on their humanity.
Tilda Swinton
What makes Mr. Trump my choice for president is he will break the grip of the donor class on our government and make it accountable to working families again.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
I’m coming to Washington, D.C., to do the people’s work. And the people’s work has to do with reducing spending and cutting budgets and, and trying to get a grip on the size of government.
Ken Buck
I have a pretty good grip on who I am.
Bill Pullman
Thanks to Twitter, iPads, BlackBerrys, voice-activated in-dash navigation systems, and a hundred other technologies that offer distraction anywhere, anytime, boredom has loosened its grip on us at last – that once-crushing ‘weight’ has become, for the most part, a memory.
Walter Kirn
Politicians pose and grip and grin, and mouth blandishments, and, like the beloved Arab leaders, are careful to say nothing. The prime photo op directive, it seems, is to say absolutely nothing.
Neil Macdonald
Some stuntmen become actors, but Hollywood is a caste-oriented society. Most of the time you just don’t have the opportunity to get out of your field if you’re a grip, an electrician, stuntman, set designer, director or actor.
Hal Needham
I still find it quite easy to find my way into a child’s imagination. We’re all Peter Pan ourselves in some respects. Everybody should keep some grip on childhood, even as a grownup.
Tim Curry
One thing I can’t do, and I hope that there are other people out there that feel the same way, is climb a rope. Oh my gosh, it’s so hard to climb rope! It’s all about grip and arms.
Katy Perry
Under the leaden sway of Alexander III’s government, the silence of the graveyard prevailed. Russian society, equally discouraged by the collapse of all hopes for peaceful reforms and by the apparent ineffectiveness of the revolutionary movement, was in the grip of a mood of depression and resignation.
Rosa Luxemburg
Memories are thoughts that arise. They’re not realities. Only when you believe that they are real, then they have the power over you. But when you realize it’s just another thought arising about the past, then you can have a spacious relationship with that thought. The thought no longer has you in its grip.
Eckhart Tolle
Often, we feel helpless in lots of situations in our lives. The way anger gets a grip on us is it seems to be a way to extricate ourselves from helplessness.
Martha Nussbaum
If we don’t get a grip on government spending, there will be no growth.
George Osborne
To get the feel of how the slider should roll off of your index finger, use this grip and practice at half speed and roughly half the distance to the mound.
Steve Carlton
Facebook needs to maintain its vise-like grip on our attention to become a conduit of not only advertising but also commerce, so that it can take a cut of everything.
Om Malik
Nothing’s ever too fast. Maybe sometimes on the road some people are too fast if they don’t know how to control the car, but in racing, the faster and more power and grip, the better it is.
Heikki Kovalainen
The most common way to crash coming out of a corner is to highside – which is where you accelerate out of the corner, and the rear loses grip, then suddenly finds grip and chucks you off the bike.
Guy Martin
Bare hands grip success better than kid gloves. Be thorough in all things, no matter how small or distasteful! The man who counts his hours and kicks about his salary is a self-elected failure.
Charles M. Schwab
A professional notices any small change to their racket, whether it’s something a bit different to the grip, the strings or the frame.
Tim Henman
I know plenty of Hollywood kids who still struggle with being whole. Their lives are never fully their own – always in the grip of a parent who put celebrity ahead of them.
Shawn Amos
What we need to do is break the financial community’s grip on society.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I learned through the ‘Jack Nicklaus Lesson Tee,’ the cartoon. Back then, it was 1970 or ’69 when it came out. Learned the grip that way and everything in the cartoon… So that’s kind of how it all started for me.
John Daly
Working together with Democrats and Republicans, I passed legislation to help break the grip of addiction. By investing in prevention, treatment, and recovery, empowering law enforcement, and stopping the overprescribing of painkillers, we can turn the tide.
Rob Portman
As the Kindle’s dread grip on digital publishing is challenged by tablet computers and Android smartphones, with their bright screens and high resolution, the need for illustration is growing.
Chris Riddell
The interesting thing about white power and the desperate white knuckling grip on this thing call whiteness, which is a myth in itself, is that black folks… we’re not asking you to invent new laws for us. We’re asking you to include us in the laws that are already on the books.
Jesse Williams
In the grip of a neurological disorder, I am fast losing control of words even as my relationship with the world has been reduced to them.
Tony Judt