Best Quotes About Packing

If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again. -Harry S Truman

Nowadays, they have more trouble packing hair dryers than baseball equipment. -Bob Feller

He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away. -Ben Hecht

It scares you: all the noise, the rattling, the shaking. But the look on everybody's face when you're finished and packing, it's the best smile in the world; and there's nobody hurt, and the well's under control. -Red Adair

I've never had an easy relationship with critics. I hold a lot of homicide in my heart. If this was another time, I'd be packing a piece. -Jim Dine

I've seen it too many times in Hollywood. Talking about a relationship in public can jinx it. And if you have your picture taken together, you might as well start packing your bags. -Gina Gershon

I'm very strict with my packing and have everything in its right place. I never change a rule. I hardly use anything in the hotel room. I wheel my own wardrobe in and that's it. -Charlie Watts

Also, there are seats in the diner that always fall off the table. If you have a scene where you're packing up at the end of the day and putting them on the table, they just slide off. -Dannii Minogue

If I'm going away for longer than a week I take a suitcase and check it in but I'm good at packing light and quick – years of modelling, travelling and living out of a suitcase has trained me well. -Lisa Snowdon

I came very close to quitting my job for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. I seriously considered packing up my office and heading home to Colorado. -Mary Cheney

Of course, we should all be aware of what we're packing in our carry-on luggage – anything that might be considered dangerous could be confiscated at a security checkpoint. -David Neeleman

I can't stand unpacking. -Shannen Doherty

I'm opening a store at the end of the month in the New York meatpacking district. I'm launching a line of bedding this summer, and I am writing a book that will be out next January. -Genevieve Gorder

The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking. -George Ade

Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol – don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California. -Rick Perry

I see myself being married to my girlfriend and backpacking all over the world. If I can go out and do a 15-mile hike and climb a 12,000-ft. peak, I'm good to go. -Matt Long

Don't treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used. And don't try to give me that nerd argument that your heart is a 'Batman' with a limited-edition silver bat-erang and therefore if it stays in its original packing it increases in value. -Amy Poehler

I've always wanted to tackle the casual part of dressing. Knits to me are always just easy. I've fantasized about packing a suitcase of only knits: You just throw them in, roll them in a ball, pull them out and they still look fabulous. -Nanette Lepore

I've commissioned an adaptation of 'The Jungle', by Upton Sinclair, a story of a young immigrant from Lithuania to the meat-packing industry of Chicago in 1904, and the rise of the unions in America. -David Schwimmer

I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel – packing my bags and choosing my outfits – but my favourite part is getting there. -Dominic Monaghan

The rite of passage of learning to build a fire that will burn all night with one match is not an insignificant one in my husband's family, and I grew up camping and backpacking. I love to camp. -Sarah Wayne Callies

I think the men in L.A. are very rugged, good-looking. Men in New York look metro with their manis and pedis and their Bruno Magli loafers, but inside they're very masculine – aside from the Meatpacking District. The problem is the men in New York are five to one: five women to one man. -Patti Stanger

My hobbies are mountain biking, horseback riding and packing, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, camping, cooking, and skiing. -Douglas Preston

In moments when I question if I should be having kids, I think of all those phone calls from my sister-in-law, in which, 3,000 miles away, I hear my nephews screaming for her attention. I tell her I have to go because I am packing to leave for Europe, and her tone flatlines: 'That must be nice.' -Beth Ditto

I travel regularly and have learnt to be very methodical as far as packing is concerned. For example, I always check the weather in advance of where I'm going to ensure that I've packed the right clothes. -Paloma Faith

It's really hard to be on stage and packing your gear when people who just saw you play are in the room, because they all just want to talk to you. -Grimes

I realized early on, maybe better than some of my competitors did, that a textile business can run only if you have scale. I decided to horizontally and vertically integrate, adding everything from spinning, dyeing, weaving, and stitching to processing and packing. -Mian Muhammad Mansha

When I was 18 years old, in a more innocent time, my first backpacking trip through Europe, I sneaked into the Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum after nightfall and spent several hours in there avoiding the guards patrolling. -Guy Gavriel Kay

I have no doubt that President George W. Bush – a man, in my experience, of extremely kind and generous instincts, and back in Austin even a rescuer of stray animals – would be appalled by the conditions of a typical American factory farm or packing plant. -Matthew Scully

Trapped in the bureaucracy nightmare, real families suffer when the big banks and their servicers force foreclosures. The emotional toll on children packing up their rooms and on parents struggling to find a temporary roof is a deep one. -Sheldon Whitehouse

I'd really like to get on a Greyhound bus and go backpacking across America. -David Morrissey

I had a group of Hispanic Americans come into my office in 1976 who worked in a Denver packing plant. They had just been fired by their employer who turned around and hired illegal aliens for a lot less money. That had a big impact on me. -Richard Lamm

People had this idea about becoming rock stars packing stadiums instead of having the goal of becoming what musicians used to be in terms of how they would perform and connect people. -Amanda Palmer

I love the routine. I love getting up in the morning and getting breakfast and packing lunches and doing the school run. Those things are really important to me. Because I think that those small but key moments are crucial for a kid. -Kate Winslet

I'd really like to visit India and South America. I think India will be a great mix of sightseeing and relaxing, and I've got a feeling it will also be good for one's soul and spirit. And I'd love to go backpacking around South America at some point. I did that in Australia when I was younger, and the camaraderie was great fun. -Emilia Fox

I have learnt that I am incapable of packing the right amount of clothing, probably because I start 10 minutes before I'm supposed to leave, and that I truly hate airports. -Marcus Brigstocke

I get ideas about what's essential when packing my suitcase. -Diane von Furstenberg

When I was 23, I went backpacking around Australia for three months. I saved up a few grand, quit my job and flew to Sydney, then went to Melbourne and up the East Coast, which was an incredible experience. I remember running out of money and getting my mum to send me a few hundred quid, which helped me get by. -Olly Murs

To me, the most worrisome part of traveling comes before any of the traveling actually occurs: the suitcase-packing process. It's a challenging and anxiety-filled process – I am caught between wanting my suitcase to be light and worrying I am going to need every single item in my bedroom. -Laura Marano

If I were packing for a deserted island, I would bring sunscreen, a water purifier, something to start a fire with, my sister, and something for protection. -Gracie Gold

Yes; my brother Bobby used to distribute records at King Records. I had a job there, too, packing records up and shipping them off. But I always wanted to play sessions at Stax, so I figured out a way to do it. -Donald Dunn

'Five, Six, Seven, Nate!' opens on my 13-year-old protagonist packing up a duffel bag and bidding his Midwestern town goodbye, heading off to start rehearsals for his New York City debut in 'E.T.: The Musical.' -Tim Federle

Incredibly, oil and gas companies don't have to pay certain environmental costs that amount to small change to them, while an offshore wind project start-up is faced with fees that could mean the difference between building a wind farm and packing up and going home. -Chellie Pingree

I spent thirty-two years in a paper mill in southern Ohio, and before that, I worked in a meatpacking plant and a shoe factory. -Donald Ray Pollock

I live out in the desert, in farm country. I'm around a lot of farmers, guys with packing houses, that sort of thing. Half the time, these guys are in their pajamas or in their slippers. It's their place. -William Devane

When I left school, I went backpacking around the world for two years. -Georgia Salpa

I hate actual newspapers. In my opinion, they are only good for wrapping up presents or cleaning mirrors. Or packing boxes. Or stuffing into knee-high boots to help retain their shape. Or using for fun crafts. Okay, I don't hate actual newspapers, I guess. -Jasika Nicole

Some days I really love being a mom, and some days I don't! It's crazy – I'm tired of packing lunches! -Michelle Monaghan

I, made in England, felt excluded, miffed, resistant to the idea of even visiting India, a position of increasing absurdity as, one by one, backpacking friends returned from the place with the standard anecdotal combo of nirvanic epiphany and toilet horror. -Glen Duncan

When you get back from a trip, make a note of what you didn't wear. This will avoid packing it unnecessarily next time. -Robert Powell

I quit my job. I bought myself a real cheap, like, around-the-world flight ticket, and I went to 16 countries for six months just backpacking, living in cheap hostels, looking for stories with a camera and my ex-girlfriend. -Malik Bendjelloul

My first time to Rome was when I was backpacking with my best friend around Europe for a month at 18 years old, so I remember that excitement of being away from home properly for the first time. -Natalie Dormer

A friend of mine from New York asked me what I want to do, and I responded with, 'I want to make movies.' He responded with, 'Guess what? They're not making movies on Martha's Vineyard.' Literally ten minutes later, I was packing my bags. -Austin Stowell

I've worked everywhere. I worked in a warehouse packing surf supplies, a restaurant washing dishes, in retail, and I was a 'sandwich artist' at Subway. -Margot Robbie

I've been doing long-distance backpacking since 2002 when I hiked the Appalachian Trail. You start to calm down and relax and get into the slower rhythm of nature. -John Mackey

I kind of missed out on those years when a lot of my friends did big backpacking trips around Europe and that sort of thing. So to be able to travel and see parts of the world on the job is kind of a double whammy. -Jai Courtney

I would never go travelling on my own. Some people like to go backpacking alone, but there's no way I would do that, even if you paid me – I just don't see the point. If I discover something beautiful, for me it's very important to be able to share it with someone and not just see it for myself. -Olga Kurylenko

When I was a teenager, I went to Europe on a backpacking trip by myself, and I met a woman who was following Sebadoh. It was the early 1990s, and that was my introduction to indie rock. -Jenny Lewis

There is a lot of stuff I like. I love backpacking. I love going to an island where I can just sit on the beach and read or scuba dive and sail. I do a lot of that. I still go backpacking around Europe in the summers and staying in hostels. I love that. -Sam Altman

Writing, and its theatre of operation, is better than working shifts packing frozen sausages; that's all I need to think about if I'm having difficulties. -Sarah Hall

I have only a few really enviable skills, but packing – condensing just the right amount of stuff into a single bag, whether the trip is for a weekend or, as in this case, seven weeks – is one of them. -Hanya Yanagihara

If anything, I'm constantly trying to figure out how to look chic with the minimal effort required because I'm constantly packing. My off-duty style is always influenced by my mood. -Martha Hunt

I'm used to packing up and leaving, to condensing myself into a digestible version because people don't have much time to get to know me. -Halsey

Husbands and wives fight, and when the wife is packing up, the husband says, 'Don't leave! I'm gonna change!' Marriages stay together because people promise to change. -Jerry Della Femina

I've got my travelling, my packing, my after-show activities all down to a science. I used to not work out on tour; now I take a trainer with me. I do things to make sure that I can give the crowd my all, because that's what I'm all about. -Pusha T

I used to love getting on planes. I loved the packing and going places. Now I don't because I've developed these really bad sinuses. I have to take a prednisone to fly, but it works, and I'm OK. -Judy Blume

I've never really considered packing my suitcase and heading to Hollywood. -Carice van Houten

Human rights, race relations, gender politics, health care, and foreign policy – it's a lot to keep track of, and yet all of these things affect us in our daily lives. Making sense of everything requires meticulous unpacking of feelings, delicate navigation of social norms, and a community of love to help along the way. -Tracee Ellis Ross

My kids, who are grown now and living in L.A., are used to me packing up and taking off to somewhere weird. -John Sandford

I was packing to go to Columbia University, and they told me that weekend that I got the 'Pitch Perfect.' -Ben Platt

I know many actresses who started big but were sent packing, as they couldn't sustain the momentum. I am in this for the long haul. -Samantha Akkineni

There's always a thrill to see a guy's face when you sent 'em packing because you're gonna be the last person they thought about, the whole offseason. -Ray Allen

I spent the summers packing toothpaste at a factory, working where my dad worked, and everyone else had gone on a gap year! -Jo Cox

I have learned a ton about inventory, co-packing, wholesaling, end caps. All these concepts are easy to breeze by in what I do for a living or assume that there is a marketing manager or specialist in one of our companies that handles that. -Chris Sacca

There's the chaos surrounding the practical day-to-day – playdates, doctors' appointments, packing and unpacking, and organizing mealtimes. -Angelina Jolie

I really wished I had done the backpacking-through-Europe thing when I was younger, but I was busy doing musical theater. -Annie Wersching

There's another important reason not to send the Dreamers packing: they are essential to preserving the social insurance programs on which older Americans rely. -Raja Krishnamoorthi

I'm not good at Blackberrys, cell phones, or packing. -Jon Gruden

When I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, I was highly encouraged to move to Boston to train as a hopeful for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. I remember packing up my car, traveling out here to live with other teammates and share an apartment. -Hilary Knight

Usually we have pick-up shots to film after all the main work is done; sometimes we even do them after our wrap party. Just like when you're packing up and moving, it's the little things that end up taking the most time, and there is no romance in the clean up. -Lela Loren

In ultralight backpacking, modified gear pieces come into play, like a tent you hoist with your trekking poles. -Jay Duplass

I found people I really wanted to work for; I made myself available to do whatever I could with the skills I had; I took some risk, packing up and moving to Chicago; and I looked for the opportunities that fit for me. So I think the biggest advice is to find people you love to work for who you're going to learn from. -Ben Rhodes

I am very spoilt and want my travel to be smooth and peaceful. I don't like to rough it out, and I certainly do not fancy the idea of backpacking. -Sushmita Sen

It occurred to me that actors are selfish, and they think that the world revolves around them. For one year, I quit, and I went to an ashram in Bihar and went to Himalayas backpacking. -Jim Sarbh

Living out of a bag, in hotels, packing, unpacking, travelling, the hours of flying, sometimes the credit card doesn't work at the hotel, or the room isn't ready – I'm lucky to have a team around to help me. -Petra Kvitova

I spend a lot of my time packing. It's a routine, and I know what I need, but I still like to make a list beforehand and usually pack in the afternoon, as I prefer to rest the evening before travelling. -Petra Kvitova

I have not reached a considered position on the question of court-packing. Although I don't think we should be laughing at it. -Pete Buttigieg

My parents took a chance and sacrificed their jobs and a big move to California. And they were like, 'Are you sure you want to do this? We're literally packing up this whole house.' And I would always say, 'Yeah.' I'm six years old. And they were like, 'OK, if she wants to do this and this is her passion, then let's do it.' -Marsai Martin

Even with so many artists using auto-tune, there's still a growing group of artists rising up and going in the opposite direction, making music that's real and fresh. And those cats are getting back to the basics without auto-tune. And a lot of those cats are packing out venues without getting played on the radio! -KRS-One

I love St. Ives and Fowey. I have childhood memories of the Headland Hotel, where 'The Witches' was filmed, standing on the Fistral Beach. There's something about packing a bikini and Wellington boots – and I'm away. -Suranne Jones

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