This is my twenty ninth entry for Paula’s Thursday Inspiration. This week’s theme is sharp. I hope everyone will enjoy this post of mine. Here’s a link to Paula’s blog https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2020/03/26/thursday-inspiration-49/

Sharp means that something can cut easily. Sharp may also refer to:

  • Sharp (photography), if a picture is sharp it is well in focus.
  • Sharp hearing, if someone has “Sharp hearing” it means they can hear extremely well.
  • Sharp (music), a sharp is a note that has been made higher by a semitone
  • Sharp (tuning), means that a note that is not in tune: The pitch is too high.
  • Sharp Corporation, a Japanese electronics manufacturer
Sharp or SHARP may refer to:


Short for

  • Self Help Addiction Recovery Program, a charitable organisation founded in 1991 by Barbara Bach and Pattie Boyd
  • Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention, a US Army program dealing with sexual harassment
  • Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice, an anti-racist Trojan skinhead organization formed to combat White power skinheads
  • Stationary High Altitude Relay Platform, a 1980s beamed-power aircraft
  • Super High Altitude Research Project, a 1990s project to develop a high-velocity gun

Organisations and companies

  • I. P. Sharp Associates, a former Canadian computer services company
  • Sharp Airlines, Australian airline
  • Sharp Entertainment, US TV program producer
  • Sharp HealthCare, a hospital system in San Diego, California
  • Sharp Solar, a manufacturer of photovoltaic cells and films
  • Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Music

  • Sharp (Angela Winbush album)
  • Sharp (band), English band featuring ex-Jam members
  • Sharp (Etnica album), 2004
  • Sharp (music), a musical notation sign ()
  • Sharp (South Korean band), pop music group
  • The Sharp, Australian pop/rock band

Places and geographical features

Antarctica

  • Sharp Glacier, Antarctica
  • Sharp Peak, Livingston Island, hill in Antarctica
  • Sharp Valley, valley in Antarctica
  • Mount Sharp (Antarctica), mountain in Antarctica

Other places

  • Sharp, Missouri, United States
  • Sharp County, Arkansas, United States
  • Sharp Glacier (Greenland)
  • Sharp Island, island of Hong Kong
  • Sharp Island (Ontario), island in Georgian Bay, Canada
  • Sharp Peak, hill in Hong Kong
  • Sharp (crater), a crater on the moon
  • Aeolis Mons, a small mountain in Gale on Mars, originally known to NASA as Sharp Mountain

Publications

  • Sharp (magazine), Canadian magazine
  • Sharp Daily, a free newspaper published in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Other uses

  • Sharp (automobile)
  • Sharp (flour), a flour made from hard wheat
  • SHARP (helmet ratings), a British motorcycle helmet safety rating scheme
  • Sharp (science), also called a hypodermic needle
  • Sharp (set theory)
  • Sharp (surname)
  • Sharp (TV series)
  • Sharp Scale, measure of paper opacity
  • Sharp, a type of sewing needle
  • Sharp, a swindler at games of chance and skill, e.g. card sharp

Some Sharp Haikus

1.) Have you heard the jazz

song “Sharp Gaze” released in 2018

by singer Sukh Sandhu?

2.) Did you ever watch

the 2013 film Defying the

Nazis: The Sharps’ War?

3.) The tv series

Sharp Objects on HBO is just

so interesting.

4.) The Sharpe Series by

Bernard Cornwall is an amazing

book series to read.

5.) Did you ever read

the Western Sharp the Bugle

Calls by Steve Frazee ?

6.) Ganguly’s portrayal

of Draupadi was fit for a

queen — sharp but calm.

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“The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego,  so  to  speak. As  I  mentioned before,  it  is  sharp,  cutting  edge  and  sleek  which are  characteristics  I  try  to  apply  when  I’m  out there  on  the  basketball  court.”

~ Kobe Bryant

There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled foreign policy based on values. This polarized view – you are either a realist or devoted to norms and values – may be just fine in academic debate, but it is a disaster for American foreign policy. American values are universal.”

~ Condoleezza Rice

“All  through  Latin  America,  there’s  sharp condemnation  of  the  criminal  atrocities  of September  11.  But  it’s  qualified  by  the  observation that  although   these   are   horrible  atrocities,   they  are   not   unfamiliar.”

~ Noam Chomsky

“Sometimes, wearing a scarf and a polo coat and no makeup and with a certain attitude of walking, I go shopping or just look at people living. But then, you know, there will be a few teenagers who are kind of sharp, and they’ll say, ‘Hey, just a minute. You know who I think that is?’ And they’ll start tailing me. And I don’t mind.”

~ Marilyn Monroe

“It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person. So violence isn’t merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

“I have been into bodies and fitness, so I am very critical about how a body should look in terms of flaunting it. I would never fall down and roll and do a cleavage shot – I have seen those in Bollywood films, and those are things I cannot tolerate. I wouldn’t do that. That’s not me – I’d rather look sharp and sexy and stylish just doing a walk.”

~ Bipasha Basu

“Though blessed with many able administrators, the British found India just too large & diverse to handle. Many of their decisions stoked Hindu-Muslim tensions, imposing sharp new religious-political identities on Indians.”

~ Pankaj Mishra

“In BR Chopra’s Mahabharat, Roopa Ganguly’s portrayal of Draupadi was fit for a queen — sharp but calm, betrayed but stately. Anita Hassanandani’s portrayal of Draupadi in KHMK on the other hand, shrieks and screams, reducing this climactic moment to a hysterical farce, compelling me to use the mute button throughout her monologue.”

~ Anonymous Critic

The political health of Britain has deteriorated very sharply. The Conservative Party must do something about it. I am the man to do it.”

~ Kenneth Clarke

“According to Nietzche,” said a sharp new voice, making them all jump, “philosophy is the biography of the philosopher.”

~ J.K. Rowling

“Prime ministers come and go, but so long as he or she lives, the sovereign remains, receiving and reading all state papers and meeting once a week with the prime minister to advise, enquire, and comment – sometimes sharply, as was the case with Queen Elizabeth II and Mrs. Thatcher – on affairs of state.”

~ Michael Korda

“From infancy, I had been accustomed to hear pro and con discussions of slavery and the American Civil War. Although the British government finally decided not to recognise the Confederacy, public opinion in England was sharply divided on the questions both of slavery and of secession.”

~ Emmeline Pankhurst