Top 63 Steel Quotes

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“You’ve got to have steel in you somewhere.”

― Alan Bates

“The future is in green energy; it’s in making steel for energy-efficient cars.”

― Alexei Mordashov

“Since I first picked up the violin, I’ve been very interested in tone and texture: I would have very visceral reactions to the texture of a snare drum or a pedal steel guitar or a violin.”

― Andrew Bird

“At home, I like my kids to drink out of stainless steel tumblers. They are non-breakable and non-toxic.”

― Anna Getty

“I worked at the Steel Company Of Wales when I was 17. My job was to supply tools to the guys working the blast furnaces.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“At the Bangalore air show, we got a contract from Boeing for supplying structural components, and we are already supplying jet engine components to Rolls Royce. Both these are titanium-based, not steel components.”

― Baba Kalyani

“I’m not a fan of chrome wheels. I sort of like brushed, brushed steel, more European style.”

― Brooke Burke

“I was playing with steel picks on a steel guitar, and there was no amplification needed.”

― Brownie McGhee

“Spain’s parties must steel themselves to do the sensible thing and treat the Catalonia issue with the seriousness it deserves.”

― Carles Puigdemont

“Over the years, we have financed projects in core industrial sectors like steel, cement, aluminium and petrochemicals, and in manufacturing sectors like automobiles and textiles.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“There was a guy by the name of Charles Schwab: actually, Charles M. Schwab. I read a lot about him, and I always hoped I was related, but I wasn’t. He was a steel magnate. He worked for J.P. Morgan; then he started Bethlehem Steel. But he had no children, unfortunately, and it turned out I wasn’t a relative.”

― Charles Schwab

“I’m armed with more than complete steel, – The justice of my quarrel.”

― Christopher Marlowe

“I have this kind of mild nice-guy exterior, but inside my heart is like a steel trap.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“I grew up in a steel town, and at the time, when I was a kid, there weren’t any Asian families in the area. So it had its challenges.”

― Daniel Dae Kim

“There will be no shortage of iron-ore, even in 2020, when Indian steel production is projected to rise to 100-million tons a year.”

― Dinsha Patel

“I went to high school in a steel town in Pennsylvania.”

― Frances McDormand

“I think I’m going to do a workout tape called ‘Hand to God to Abs of Steel.’”

― Geneva Carr

“Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, heavy-handedly provoked South American governments on any number of issues, including a rush to endorse the 2002 coup attempt in Venezuela, which only worked to steel resistance and build solidarity.”

― Greg Grandin

“Iron which is brought near a spiral of copper wire, traversed by an electrical current, becomes magnetic, and then attracts other pieces of iron, or a suitably placed steel magnet.”

― Hermann von Helmholtz

“I didn’t come from the elites. I didn’t come from the Northeast or from San Francisco. I came from a southern Ohio steel town, and it’s a town that’s really struggling in a lot of ways, ways that are indicative of the broader struggles of America’s working class.”

― J. D. Vance

“I do a very poor man’s pedal steel on the Stratocaster.”

― Jeff Beck

“I try to make pieces that are durable. One of the reasons that I work in steel is durability.”

― Jeff Koons

“A screenplay adaptation of my ‘Punktown’ novel ‘Health Agent’ has been making the rounds. The screenplay was written by my friend, singer/songwriter Walter Egan of ‘Magnet & Steel’ fame!”

― Jeffrey Thomas

“Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers.”

― Jimmy Griffin

“In India, because of the huge investments materialising in industry and infrastructure projects, the demand for steel has grown much faster than anticipated.”

― Jitin Prasada

“I strongly believe that for the steel prices to be market-driven, without distortions, we need to substantially increase the production capacity.”

― Jitin Prasada

“The men in the steel industry who sacrificed their all were nor merely aiding their fellows at home but were adding strength to the cause of their comrades in all industry.”

― John L. Lewis

“In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization.”

― John L. Lewis

“Trump built Trump Tower using mob concrete, not Bethlehem steel.”

― Joy Reid

“Sally Field taught me to do needlepoint on ‘Steel Magnolias,’ and a standby painter on ‘Pelican Brief’ taught me to knit. I’m pretty good at it now!”

― Julia Roberts

“I wanted to call it ‘Experiment’ because it’s all kinds of different sounds. We have a bunch of instruments on there that are basically going extinct, like the fiddle, the steel guitar, the slide.”

― Kane Brown

“General Motors spends more on health care than steel.”

― Kathleen Sebelius

“We are not in the business of iron ore. Whatever captive iron ore sources we have, we use it to make steel.”

― Lakshmi Mittal

“I’m not a ‘Steel Magnolias’ kind of girl. I’m kind of like a guy. My favorite movie is ‘Caddyshack.’”

― Leslie Bibb

“I would describe my mother as a steel magnolia. She was very intelligent, very persuasive.”

― Linda Johnson Rice

“Each material has its specific characteristics which we must understand if we want to use it. This is no less true of steel and concrete.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Me being a skinny guy, I could crawl into the steel pit.”

― Luther Allison

“It’s nice knowing we’re putting the banjo, the fiddle, the steel, and the mandolin back out front.”

― Maddie Marlow

“I’ve kind of become obsessed with the pedal steel. It’s a beautiful sound, and the mechanics of it are so interesting.”

― Mary Halvorson

“Generations of thinkers have made typewriters their frenemies, and long before there were Gmail inboxes, print correspondence stacked up, some hastily written and impulsive on the steel gadgets.”

― Mary Pilon

“I cannot tell you how many times I have seen the original ‘Steel Magnolias’ with Dolly Parton and Sally Field and Julia Roberts.”

― Matthew Moy

“Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments’ intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry.”

― Max Baucus

“When I was 16 years old, I assembled a 2.3 million electron volt beta particle accelerator. I went to Westinghouse, I got 400 pounds of translator steel, 22 miles of copper wire, and I assembled a 6-kilowatt, 2.3 million electron accelerator in the garage.”

― Michio Kaku

“Given the choice of Hollywood or poking steel pins in my eyes, I’d prefer steel pins.”

― Mike Leigh

“Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.”

― Napoleon Hill

“If you take suede leather and put it on a piece of steel, and put moisture on it, it actually sticks.”

― Nik Wallenda

“Actually, lots of women, when they’re pregnant, feel like steel. They feel incredible.”

― Olivia Colman

“When certain branches of the economy become obsolete, as in the case of the steel industry, not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship, but certain cultures also disappear.”

― Peter L. Berger

“We’ve got tremendous dumping of steel into our country and aluminum into our country – all manner of products being sold in our country at below cost, stealing American jobs or depressing wages.”

― Peter Navarro

“I’d grown up in a working class neighborhood in Baltimore, a place hard hit by the offshoring of numerous heavy industries – steel, textile, shipbuilding.”

― Philipp Meyer

“The movie I’ve seen a million times is ‘Steel Magnolias,’ directed by Herbert Ross, starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts.”

― Queen Latifah

“During the first million years of its existence, mankind survived five apocalypses without succumbing to extinction. It endured the Apocalypse of Steel, the Apocalypse of Hydrogen, the Apocalypse of Serotonin, and both Apocalypses of Water, the second of which occurred despite certain contracts to the contrary.”

― Rachel Swirsky

“The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“I started working for Bethlehem Steel when I was about 16 during the summers.”

― Richard Serra

“Steel is needed everywhere.”

― Rodrigo Duterte

“I used to unwind the wire tags that labeled the crates of vegetables and took the fine brass and steel wires and braided and twisted them together to make bracelets, rings, and figures.”

― Ruth Asawa

“The graceful Georgian streets and squares, a series of steel engravings under a wet sky.”

― Shana Alexander

“Industrial technologies that allowed for increased mechanization in 19th-century armed forces also spurred Frederick Winslow Taylor to develop his ‘Scientific Management’ doctrine in Philadelphia steel mills.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“Iran’s most formidable modern leader, Reza Shah Pahlavi, was obsessed with the idea of building a steel mill, but in 1941, soon after he assembled all the components, Allied armies invaded Iran, and the project had to be abandoned.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Coal is tied to steel jobs, trucking jobs, and manufacturing jobs.”

― Stephen Moore

“I have lived my whole life just outside Youngstown, Ohio. We watched the steel mills close and 50,000 jobs disappear in the late 1970s. We watched businesses move overseas throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.”

― Tim Ryan

“In 1999, we did a thing called the ‘Reinventing The Steel’ tour with Pantera, when I was still with them, and Slayer was part of that, and it was a great tour.”

― Vinnie Paul

“New synthetic substances – steel, concrete, glass – are actively superseding the traditional raw materials of construction.”

― Walter Gropius
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