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43 Lid Quotes to Glean Wisdom From

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By Oyin Balogun
Jul 20, 2022
04:00 P.M.

Lid quotes are a sure pathway to finding inspiration as you get on with your daily activities. The reasons are simple: they are precise, powerfully inspiring, and sometimes provide a good laugh.

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Indeed, life can be overwhelming, and no matter what phase you are in, there are always challenges. Although you can never beat life to its game, you never get out alive; there are ways to get by moments of indecisiveness— lid quotes to the rescue!

The nuggets of wisdom enshrined in lid quotes can douse feelings of frustrations, shut out distractions, and ignite senses of confidence and an optimistic life view. This can be achieved by reading one lid quote!

This article provides a sensational experience for its readers as 43 lid quotes have been compiled to add that missing sunshine to your day.

Roger Moore's quote: "If you don't have humour, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now."   | Source: Getty Images

Roger Moore's quote: "If you don't have humour, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now." | Source: Getty Images

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CLEVERLY FUNNY LID QUOTES

"I didn't know how serious it is to a female that you lift the lid." Bill Cosby.

"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

"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

"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

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"If you don't have humor, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now."Roger Moore

Leo Tolstoy's quote : "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."  | Image: AmoDays

Leo Tolstoy's quote : "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." | Image: AmoDays

LID QUOTES THAT EVOKE DEEP THOUGHTS

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"I have trouble keeping a lid on the self-hatred." Julian Barratt

"You can't sit on the lid of progress. If you do, you will be blown to pieces." Henry J. Kaiser

"The one thing – apart from assumptions about German – that I have to challenge frequently is people assuming that lexicographers are fierce protectors of the language when, in fact, our job is not to put a lid on it."Susie Dent

"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

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"Science itself is steadily nailing the lid on atheism's coffin."Lee Strobel

Henry J. Kaiser's quote: "You can't sit on the lid of progress. If you do, you will be blown to pieces."  | Image: AmoDays

Henry J. Kaiser's quote: "You can't sit on the lid of progress. If you do, you will be blown to pieces." | Image: AmoDays

"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

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"'Careful!' warned Friar Lorenzo, trying to close the lid. 'You know not what infection those lips carry!'"Anne Fortier

"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

LID QUOTES FOR HERO-LIKE CONFIDENCE

"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

"There is within every human being a deep well of thinking over which a heavy iron lid is kept clamped."Sherwood Anderson

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Rick Scott's quote: "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."  | Image: AmoDays

Rick Scott's quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

"I'll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me."Eddie Rickenbacker

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"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

"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

"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

"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

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Eddie Rickenbacker's quote: "I'll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me."  | Image: AmoDays

Eddie Rickenbacker's quote: "I'll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me." | Image: AmoDays

"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

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"The lid, however, wouldn't shut. The mind held back the whole sky."Denis Johnson

"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

"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

"A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid."J.R.R. Tolkien

Denis Johnson's quote: "The lid, however, wouldn't shut. The mind held back the whole sky."  | Image: AmoDays

Denis Johnson's quote: "The lid, however, wouldn't shut. The mind held back the whole sky." | Image: AmoDays

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"He felt like somebody had taken the lid off life and let him see the works." Dashiell Hammett

"Tight lid on it, whatever you do, and remember." L.M. Krier

"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

"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

"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

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 J. R. R. Tolkien's quotes: "A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid." | Image: AmoDays

J. R. R. Tolkien's quotes: "A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid." | Image: AmoDays

LID QUOTES TO GLEAN WISDOM FROM

"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

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"I looked at the empty suitcase. On the bottom was Karl Marx. On the lid was Brodsky. And between them, my lost, precious, only life."Sergei Dovlatov

"I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play."Artur Schnabel

"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

"We developed our own type of Igudesman and Joo electric violin, let's say, and funny enough, the shape of it was developed by the head technician of Steinway. It's actually an electric violin, which is made from the stick that holds up the piano lid." Aleksey Igudesman

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 | Image: AmoDays

| Image: AmoDays

"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

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"Reached down through the closed wooden lid and struck a key. A minor key, I think."J.R. Rain

FAMILY LIFE / HOLIDAYS LID QUOTES

"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

"In the morning, we sliced all the vegetables and layered everything up in a pot with a glass of Riesling. On the way to church, we dropped it off with the baker, who sealed the lid with a strip of dough and put it in his oven for a couple of hours. We picked it up at 12 o'clock and took it home to eat with mustard and salad." Jean-Georges Vongerichten

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Related: 99 Quotes That Give Insight into Living a Balanced Life

Gene Simmons' quotes: "A good marriage can be ruined by poor communications – and by forgetting to put the lid back down."   | Image: AmoDays

Gene Simmons' quotes: "A good marriage can be ruined by poor communications – and by forgetting to put the lid back down." | Image: AmoDays

"A good marriage can be ruined by poor communications – and by forgetting to put the lid back down."Gene Simmons

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"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

"Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth." Amy Tan.

LID QUOTE ON HOPE

"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

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Related: 107 Introvert Quotes for People Who Harness Their Power from Within

 Amy Tan's quotes: "Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth."   | Image: AmoDays

Amy Tan's quotes: "Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth." | Image: AmoDays

These quotes were derived from notable individuals from all walks of life, and we're certain at least one of these can be applied to whatever phase you're going through in life — the secrets to them encompass reading.

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Although reading is an adventurous episode of the exercise (motivating yourself mentally), when you find the one that sticks to you, writing and, eventually, memorizing it may work the magic. Good luck with these lid quotes; hopefully, you find what you are looking for!

If you feel encouraged by this compilation of quotes, you'll enjoy this one featuring thoughtful quotes to reflect on.

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