Top 155 Scratch Quotes

In this post, you will find great Scratch Quotes from famous people, such as Robert Lanza, Barry Sternlicht, Kevin McCloud, Paul Pierce, Ant Anstead. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

So someday in the near future hopefully rather than hav

So someday in the near future hopefully rather than having a foot or a leg amputated we’ll just give you an injection of the cells and restore the blood flow. We’ve also created entire tubes of red blood cells from scratch in the laboratory. So there are a lot of exciting things in the pipeline.
I wanted to start a hotel company from scratch.
Barry Sternlicht
Building a house from scratch in the middle of a field is a bit like building a prototype car. As with all prototypes, if you’re building a car you usually have the luxury of producing several prototypes before you arrive at the production line version – so the opportunity for changing things is quite rich.
When you’re a young player, and you’re starting to scratch your potential, you don’t know how good you can be.
I’ve been building scratch cars my whole life – my passion is taking something that doesn’t exist, creating a concept on a blank piece of paper and making that concept real.
In 1987, Merrill Lynch asked me to open a Swiss capital markets operation. I was 27. In hindsight, I was lucky enough to start a business from scratch. And I mean from zero – no offices, even, just a space with walls between different areas. We decided to tear down the walls.
I’m a big fan of a great glass of red wine and a delicious bowl of pasta made from scratch.
Zoe McLellan
I would love to take a cooking class from Gandhi. Maybe I could teach him how to cook, and he could teach me his message. I wouldn’t mind learning how to make couscous from scratch from a North African woman, either.
Scratch the surface of what’s socially normal. I suppose in some way all of us have something we display to the public and things we feel too ashamed of or uncomfortable with to reveal to other people.
You don’t have to do everything from scratch. Nobody wants to make puff pastry!
I loved the domesticity of my life as a struggling actor. When I wasn’t going to auditions, I could do things like cook dishes from scratch and take them to parties or be really thoughtful about birthdays and anniversaries.
I would always have turntable elements in my records even if it was just one scratch.
At Spago, we make all of our pasta from scratch with egg yolks, so I’m always looking for new ways to play with egg whites.
My pipe business I created from scratch; my media assets and bank I bought from the secondary market.
Victor Pinchuk
It’s hard to write an Evan Hunter novel because I really am starting from scratch. I’m assuming a new voice each time. The McBain voice is set.
When Armaan sang his first song for Vishal Dadlani, he didn’t know that they were making Daboo Malik’s son sing. He went inside the studio when he was 10-11, sang a scratch and it went on to be part of ‘Bhoothnath.’ He didn’t get the opportunity because he was so and so’s kid.
I want to be a scratch golfer. And when I’m 50, I want to play on the Senior PGA Tour.
That’s the remarkable thing about baseball. The game has a way of having you scratch your head one minute and drive you crazy, and then the next, you’re entertained beyond your wildest hopes. That’s why it’s the best game.
Johnny Bench
I was going to France to do my masters and my Ph.D., but I didn’t know how to say, ‘bonjour.’ You really feel like a baby, starting everything from scratch.
Zeresenay Alemseged
I’ve done so many movies that are bad, with material that’s so shallow, that you instantly scratch the surface, and there’s nothing underneath.
Utopia‘ is a positive and constructive program that gives people the opportunity, if you can start all over again, start from scratch and create laws and make decisions, will you be able to build a society that is better than the one we have; will it be chaos or happiness.
John de Mol, Jr.
I am a muso, and I love doing it. I assumed that would be my career for a long time. I always wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t think that anyone could actually be that full-time, so I always go back to conducting and arranging and playing. If you scratch me, I’m a musician.
OK, boss, I don’t mind shuffling, but I won‘t scratch my head.
A breeding sow spends most of her life in a tiny cage. It’s usually about seven feet long and two feet wide. She cannot turn around. She cannot scratch herself. She must urinate and defecate where she stands. Simply put, I believe she is tortured, day in and day out.
I can go to my premiere at the Chinese Theatre, and everyone will know me, and everyone will cater to me. And then I’ll go to an audition and get rejected left, right and centre. They don’t watch my videos, and they don’t really know who I am. It is like starting from scratch when it comes to traditional Hollywood.
I started doing theatre with Satyadev Dubey at Prithvi and I had to start from scratch. I had fallen in love with the craft of acting by then.
One of the beauties about going solo was being able to start from scratch and say, ‘What do I really want? What kind of band do I really want? What kind of live show do I really want to stage?’ Without any of the baggage of being something with history.
We encourage our people to build their ideas from scratch, and we give them the resources – and, crucially, the candid feedback – that are required to transform the first wisps of a story into a truly compelling film.
I had turned down other head chef jobs. I didn’t want to take over someone else‘s cuisine. I wanted to start from scratch.
Not only was it nearly impossible to hear because of these huge rubber ears we had to wear, but we also had these huge furry hands which were absolutely useless, especially if you had to scratch yourself.
My mom FedExes a red velvet cake she makes from scratch to me every birthday.
Giving the kids a programming environment of any sort,

Giving the kids a programming environment of any sort, whether it’s a tool like Squeak or Scratch or Logo to write programs in a childish way – and I mean that in the most generous sense of the word, that is, playing with and building things – is one of the best ways to learn.
My whole career has been from scratch, so I never took it for granted that people care and support what I do.
I think the things that excite other people don’t even scratch the surface for me. I need much more to feel the adrenaline and the thrill.
When people are nervous, some people move around. Some people scratch their leg.
Beau Mirchoff
Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.
We don’t have a no-dessert rule, but we do have a no-bad-ingredient rule. Everything from scratch.
Elizabeth Chambers
When you wake up, instead of checking emails on your phone, or counting your retweets, pick up a pen and scratch a few sentences into a notebook.
My first course came and I put down my book, and I just happened to put up my hand to scratch my head and discovered that my toupee had been blown by the wind and was folded over backwards on the top of my head!
Everybody’s like, ‘You’re tall. You didn’t play basketball?’ They asked me when I was a freshman in high school, and basketball practice was the same time a lot of stuff happened with choir. And I picked choir, which, normally, people would scratch their heads at, but it worked out okay.
When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.
Samuel Lover
The truth is, I need 10 lifetimes to scratch the surface of the things I’d love to do.
The idea of investing in entrepreneurs who are building things from scratch, where I can participate in their dream, was very, very exciting to me.
The idea of science fiction, mythology, and creating a world is my favourite thing. I do love the reality of dramas and playing that, but being able to start from scratch, to completely build the character and this world, I love that.
Hannah John-Kamen
If you’re writing a screenplay from scratch, it involves a lot of creation.
Philippe Falardeau
Seeing Ed Sheeran make a beat from scratch when I was in college changed my life.
When the generation after me started getting on the cut, a lot of them would call me over to hang out or go jam and scratch and they were always separate from each other.
Eric San
To me, I think we want an organization that’s aligned. We want an organization that has the same vision. But we don’t want an organization that all has the same ideas. We want people that are willing to argue, fight, scratch and claw, but everyone is working together.
Matt Rhule
The problem with politicians getting to know the issues in indigenous townships is that we tend to suffer from what Aboriginal people call the ‘seagull syndrome‘ – we fly in, scratch around and fly out.
I’ve had to work and scratch and claw for every inch of what I’ve gotten as a football player.
With a computer, you make your changes on the screen and then you print out a clean copy. With a typewriter, you can’t get a clean manuscript unless you start again from scratch. It’s an incredibly tedious process.
I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you’re recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song.
If you wanted to watch me work, it would be totally boring. It would look like a Warhol film where nothing happens. I sit for 24 hours, then I scratch myself.
Robert Irwin
For a while we were chasing a book by Graham Greene to do Brighton Rock as a musical. We didn’t get the rights, so we decided to create something from scratch, with Jonathan. By that time we were big fans of his work.
What’s the difference in opening from scratch in Philly or opening from scratch in New York? The old out-of-town tryout circuit – taking the show pre-Broadway to cities like Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, Washington – has sort of been replaced with the amount of workshops we do.
It is true that the gameplay for ‘Orcs&Elves’ was designed around the limitations of mobile phones, and that if we were starting completely from scratch for the DS, we would probably do things a bit differently, but the bottom line is that when we sit a random DS player down with the game, they have a lot of fun.
Scratch the Christian and you find the paganspoiled.
Israel Zangwill
Every step, whether at high school or at college or at the NFL, I had to climb and crawl and scratch to get there.
It’s incredibly hard to program a network from scratch for 24 hours.
Carson Kressley
I make really good chicken soup, sort of from scratch. I don’t make my own stock. I just use a base like a chicken stock, but everything else, all the ingredients, I do on my own.
When I talk about taking bold actions in the world, few things are bolder than creating the ‘Huffington Post’ from scratch and reinventing the newspaper business.
The difference between doing a remix and an original track is that when you do a remix, you obviously already have the original track as a starting point. But with the originals you start from scratch.
I could start a fire from scratch.

I could start a fire from scratch.
When one thing ends, you put it away and start from scratch on the next thing.
I approach every role from scratch.
Scratch an artist and you surprise a child.
James Huneker
My dad was clear that it was important to start the journey from scratch and give auditions. I used to stand in long queues, where a hundred people would stand ahead of me… One thing I knew, that I must be focused on whatever I did. And that helped me to keep striving.
My favorite thing as a performing artist is to get a pile of raw material from a writer who says, ‘Will you help me make this real?’ There’s nothing like starting from scratch.
I don’t think that any person can fix FEMA. I think FEMA needs a total restructuring. I think it needs to be taken from scratch and redone. The regulations are outdated; the rules are outdated.
Ray Nagin
With the solo stuff, it’s like starting over from scratch. It’s rolling up your sleeves and getting down to work.
I want my paintings to look like they were found in a garage. If they get a scratch or a hole in them, it just becomes part of the painting.
I feel middle-class, but my family had to start from scratch. There was no inheritance from a great-aunt. It feels like a slog.
There’s no denying that if I were designing a health care system from scratch, I’d build a Medicare for All system.
I wanted to find raw talent and help build it from scratch. I wanted to build from rags to riches. That’s the way Ear Drummers did it. We took over the music industry from my mom’s basement. That’s why my first album is going to be called ‘Made It Out the Basement.’
There were numerous times where, at the end of a week of working on a song, there was a part of it that we still weren’t feeling, so we’d scrap the whole thing and start from scratch the next week.
Don’t sweat it if you are stuck in the corporate job right now. But begin to plan ahead. I know from much personal experience that it takes 1-3 years to transition from total scratch to making a living from home in any career you want.
If we were to build a health care system from scratch, single-payer would be the way to go. But we have a very complex health care system in America.
The U.S. Army records alone for World War II weigh 17,000 tons, and even the best historians have not done more than just scratch the surface. The story is such that 500 years from now people will be writing and reading about it.
The largest expense in our philanthropy is capital expenditure because we are building these institutions. This institution-building idea stems from my father because he has the experience of building a company from scratch.
We can’t start over and develop a Saturn 5-type vehicle from scratch.
I’m proud we have built a billion-dollar business from scratch here in the US. It has been done very much in a slow, building way. It wasn’t an instant type of thing. America is a huge market where persistence is very important, and I am a builder by nature.
People often want the big dramatic works, not the smaller quieter ones, but I don’t worry about how it fits together anymore; I just have to do it. I feel compelled to make a work: it’s like an itch I have to scratch, and once it’s been scratched, it goes away.
I just got to a point where I was lying to myself constantly, so I had to face up to that. It was a lot of… I don’t want to use the words ‘self sacrifice,’ but that’s what it felt like. It was giving up who I thought I was and starting over from scratch and realizing the man that I am was good enough.
My mom used to make everything. She had a great garden and composted and made everything from scratch – peanut butter, bread, jelly, everything. I don’t know how she did it because all those things take time and love and labour. I only do half the stuff she does – but there’s still time.
Computer programming has been traditionally seen as something that is beyond most people – it’s only for a special group with technical expertise and experience. We have developed ‘Scratch’ as a new type of programming language, which is much more accessible.
I would love to do a project with all of my female friends and create something from scratch and have some female-driven story with the women in my life who are so strong, confident, and beautiful inside and out.
When you’re given a newspaper column, you’re not being paid to sit on a fence and scratch your chin and say ‘On the one hand this’ and ‘On the other hand that.’ You’re getting paid for your opinion.
If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph.
I’m a working class lad. So at 25, and with no-one in our family having any theatrical inclination, when I said, ‘I’m going to scratch all that and become an actor,’ I may as well have said I was going to be a Premiership footballer for the chance I’d have.
Photography was inspired by painting, cinema by theatre and photography, I don’t believe that any new art form was ever created from scratch.
We used to have skunks that would go under our house and scratch their backs. I remember after I had my first baby, I didn’t really have many friends, but I got invited to a dinner with a group of people from town. We all took the same vehicle, and I got in, and someone goes, ‘I smell skunk.’ I had to fight back tears.
I like Mercedes because my wife has been in two big accidents and emerged without a scratch, thanks to the safety of these cars.
There are neural networks that can build whole apps from scratch – so why are we teaching high school kids to code?
My Aunt Sheila was terrifying! She would put a napkin i

My Aunt Sheila was terrifying! She would put a napkin in her mouth and say, ‘You’ve got something on your face, dear. Let me just scratch that off your face. Let me sand your cheek.’
Underneath our nice, friendly facades there is great unease. If I were to scratch below the surface of anyone I would find fear, pain, and anxiety running amok. We all have ways to cover them up. We overeat, over-drink, overwork; we watch too much television.
Joko Beck
When we were kicking around the idea for Netflix in 1997, proving out an idea was expensive and labor-intensive. There was no Squarespace, no cloud. If you wanted a website, you had to build it from scratch. If you wanted an online store, you had to completely design it yourself.
Creating a new country from scratch has given Estonia the license to imagine what a country could be.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
I’m not a great inventor from scratch. What I do is to use, steal, acquire, reproduce or re-cycle music from other musicians.
Michael Nyman
Many times when you’re a tourist you can just stay on the surface and not really experience the place you’re visiting, which will probably leave you disappointed. Everywhere has something interesting; it’s just about being curious enough to find it and scratch where you have to scratch and stay longer and walk further.
Scratch the surface at conservative think tanks and universities that house free-market economists, and it’s not hard to find proponents of a carbon tax.
What makes characters real are details, and if you’re crafting a person from scratch, you’re probably not going to pay as much attention to a question like, ‘Does this person bite their nails?’
I have some really lofty goals that don’t even scratch upon the Olympics.
I have no problem with starting from scratch.
Leif Garrett
Although I’m a scratch Ping-Pong player, there is no possibility of me beating a top professional.
There’s music to dance to and make love to, music to cry to. I’m starting from scratch, coming fresh. But my sound still embodies the same soulful, intricate harmonies.
It’s cool to play the guitar, but to me it’s even cooler to scratch a guitar backward and forward, to manipulate it with a turntable. Guitars can’t do that themselves.
Sometimes, especially when it’s cold, I get dry skin, so I scratch a lot. I scratch my arms incessantly.
I think the idea of creating a character from scratch, one that has not been done in a novel or an existing story, is immensely exciting, terrifying and ultimately rewarding.
South Vietnam had to be built from scratch and, from the very beginning, depended far too much on the Western superpowers. As in the case of a person on public welfare, this dependency, which became greater with each day, was quite difficult to shake.
Nguyen Cao Ky
Everybody has to go through a struggle period, and I was no different. When I came to Mumbai from Delhi, I didn’t know anybody, and all my relationships had to be built up from scratch, including my work relationships.
When you scratch the soul of hip-hop, you find R&B and funk but also reggae.
I eat vegetarian a lot. I buy only fresh ingredients and cook from scratch – that way, when I feel like snacking and look in my fridge, it’s: ‘Oh, baby carrots or chocolate soy pudding. Take your pick.’
The best way to figure out how something works is to try to build it from scratch.
Henry Markram
All you have to know is mathematically how many times to scratch it and when to let it go – when certain things will enhance the record you’re listening to.
I always wanted my kids to like me and think I was funny, so I made up this story about a kid named Jake and his racecar that he had built from scratch, fully loaded with whatever fantastical gadget he or I wanted him to have at the moment. I loved making up the stories off the top of my head.
The sign of a civilised society is how we treat the most vulnerable and our social care system is not up to scratch.
I have Googled so many things related to possible diseases, and it’s always ridiculous. Like, ‘My toe is hurting. Do I have cancer?’ ‘I have a scratch in my eye. Am I going to die soon?’ ‘Is eating a soup going to make me die?’
Apparently, I used to bite, scratch and growl at people when I was young, so my parents named me ‘Tiger.’
Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
I don’t really remember much about Kosovo. I only remember growing up in London, where my parents had to basically start from scratch.
I became more aggressive, more dedicated, more intense – taking it match by match, night by night – to literally crawl and scratch my way back to the top.
It’s always daunting to start from scratch, but it’s exactly what I love about my job.
Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.
Franklin P. Jones
I didn't just sit down and write 'Summer In Kingston' f

I didn’t just sit down and write ‘Summer In Kingston’ from scratch; it came about from a bunch of songs I already had.
What’s the point of being the best in the world if you scratch and claw your way to the top, and you push everybody down instead of lifting everybody else up with you?
Vig used to call me ‘Elf boy‘, and I’d call him ‘filthy human‘. As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me, never got dirty. And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him. And he’d say to me, ‘Oh, go manicure your nails.’
I started from scratch but I have always acted with honesty and integrity.
Acting is an incredibly gratifying, creative experience when you’re doing it. But in the off-season, you want to scratch that itch, and writing has become that to me. It’s a really pure form of creativity. It’s good for my mental health in the same way reading books is good for me. It makes the day brighter.
With computer science, I had to go through that uncomfortable process of my brain establishing a hash table, if you will – the coders will get that – for this new information, because I didn’t have one. So I had to establish a brand-new file system from scratch.
When you have to start over from scratch, you can do it very differently than if you have this big thing that’s kinda been building on top of itself for ages and ages.
Some people are serial entrepreneurs and want to just move on to the next thing. They just want to clean the slate and start from scratch. I feel that sometimes, too, and the way that we do that here is we build things inside Shutterstock: we launch new products all the time.
A brilliant mind having a eureka moment could not create an Intel microprocessor containing a billion transistors any more than one person could dream up a Boeing 787 from scratch.
That’s what I’ve always wanted to do – work with my favorite writers and make something from scratch with them that we can feel like didn’t exist before we came in the room.
Fast and Furious‘ is the only franchise that I’ve directed that I did not create from scratch. So it definitely was an eye-opening experience for me coming to that world. I had to be respectful of the roles that had been established by the filmmakers before me, and I was cool with that.
I’ve been fortunate to come on places where the question isn’t why did I do it? The question to me is always, why didn’t anybody else do it before me? Those are the ones that I scratch my head about.
I only scream and scratch when something’s only ‘really good’ or ‘good’, I want to be great, or let’s go home.
Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.
There are many books that I love dearly, and I’ve seen many televised or film recreations that I just haven‘t thought were up to scratch.
Actually, after ‘All Love Lost‘ I was so drained creatively that I didn’t have any clue where I wanted to go. So I just started from scratch.
I love writing novels, but I’m very fearful about writing something from absolute scratch. I kind of don’t have the time to write something from scratch. I think when my knees completely give out, and I can’t make films anymore, I would try to write novels from scratch.
When I get an artistic itch, I have to scratch it.
If I’m going to have something rich and yummy, I’m not reaching for prepackaged brownies. I’m going to make a pie from scratch.
I’d love to do a book with scratch n’ sniff pages and pieces of string and plastic attached to the pages, you know?
My father built a small business from scratch with years and years of sweat equity and many, many weeks away from home. He employed about 50 people, and by the end of his working years, the business was highly successful. He became a millionaire.
The opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company from scratch today is abysmal.
David Geffen
Any time your child is sick, if it’s a cold or if they get a scratch or whatever it is, it’s hard.
I would never try to make ketchup from scratch. Or Dijon mustard, for that matter. These condiments, and plenty of others, are hard to improve upon and even harder to reproduce in a home kitchen.
With ‘Scratch,’ we want to let kids to be the creators. We want them to create interesting, dynamic things on the computer.
I cut the labels out of my clothes because they scratch. Clothes are just little workhorses, aren’t they?
I have not been able in one lecture even to scratch the surface of the role of maximum principles in analytic economics.
Delegations from all over the world visit Homeboy Industries and scratch their heads as we tell them of our difficulty in placing our people in jobs after their time with us. Americans’ seeming refusal to believe in a person’s ability to redeem himself strikes these folks as foreign indeed.
Horror films have always been quite operatic for me. I always sort of scratch my head at people’s offense to them? If you don’t get them, and you don’t like them, then don’t watch them.
I think everything that I’ve done, I’ve been involved with for longer. Either you develop it from scratch, or you take something, and you develop it, and you work on the script, but I’m not sure how good I’d be at just sort of taking a piece of material and being a director for hire like that.
I start from scratch with each movie; I wipe the slate and I certainly don’t rely on some bag of acting tricks I’ve amassed over the years.