I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore.
I would not want to live in a country that would have me as a leader in any sort of political bent.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent. I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for the evil of that day and have a go at it, and that is why I have never failed to have an acute interest in each morning's letters.
A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience.
In fact, the U.S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
I have spent over 60 years bent over a guitar and to know that I wrote 70 compositions that masters have recorded, that makes me feel so good and full, and proud and thankful to the good Lord.
When I was producing on my own, I was doing it in order to - in a very patriarchal entertainment industry, let alone planet - very much hell-bent on trying to prove to myself, if nothing else, that I could do it as a woman.
I don't understand why people in this country are so bent on doing the 'perfect,' when you have something that is good and makes sense from a cost-benefit point of view.
As the tree is bent, so it will grow.
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
We're not broken, just bent, and we can learn to love again.
It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.
I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
Bent metal is worse than bent wood and weight for weight is more flexible.
People of small calibre are always carping. How affected so-and-so is! Don't you think he is silly? He was certainly quite mistaken about this or that. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or their prowess or good breeding.
But how carve way i' the life that lies before, If bent on groaning ever for the past?
To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to press for elections and for democratic reform.
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
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