Dust quotes

  • White in the moon the long road lies, The moon stands blank above; White in the moon the long road lies That leads me from my love. Still hangs the hedge without a gust, Still, still the shadows stay: My feet upon the moonlit dust Pursue the ceaseless way. The world is round, so travellers tell, And straight through reach the track, Trudge on, trudge on, 'twill all be well, The way will guide one back. But ere the circle homeward hies Far, far must it remove: White in the moon the long road lies That leads me from my love.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Lying #Moon #Dust

  • The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Beer #Dust #Sky

  • In my case dust has become Gold
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Dust #Gold #Cases

  • We are all made from star dust and we will all return to star dust, like a cosmic palindrome.
    -- A.S. King

    #Life #Stars #Dust

  • If at first you don't succeed/You can dust it off and try again/Dust yourself off and try again.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Dust #Trying #Firsts

  • To multitudes of sufferers on beds of pain and languishing, Jesus has been the great physician to-day; in many a weeping circle around precious dust, He has been the Divine comforter, and the tears have almost ceased to flow as this Jesus has touched the bier. Dying lips have whispered His name, and the valley of the shadow has been illumined as with the glory from the celestial shores.
    -- Abbott Eliot Kittredge

    #Jesus #Pain #Dust

  • Much of our ignorance is of ourselves. Our eyes are full of dust. Prejudice blinds us.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Ignorance #Eye #Dust

  • I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I don't have any 60′s or 70′s recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.
    -- Adrian Belew

    #Anniversary #Dust #Years

  • DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals, live recordings, and more.
    -- Adrian Belew

    #Song #Dust #Demos

  • But when the dust has drunk the blood of men, no resurrection comes for one who's dead.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #Blood #Dust

  • What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments, and then crumbled swiftly into dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh!
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Laughter #Dust #Laughing

  • O fools, awake! The rites ye sacred hold Are but a cheat contrived by men of old Who lusted after wealth and gained their lust And died in baseness-and their law is dust.
    -- Al-Maʿarri

    #Men #Dust #Law

  • After more than two decades of trying to destroy the firearms rights of more than 80 million law-abiding American gun owners - and statistically failing to show any impact on violent crime - the Brady 'Campaign Against Illegal Guns' is yet another crusade whose ultimate goal is to trample the Second Amendment into dust.
    -- Alan Gottlieb

    #Gun #Dust #Law

  • Truth is a well-known pathological liar. It invariably turns out to be Fiction wearing a fancy frock. Self-proclaimed Fiction, on the other hand, is entirely honest. You can tell this, because it comes right out and says, "I'm a Liar," right there on the dust jacket.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Liars #Self #Dust

  • ...my boredom might be described as a malady affecting external objects and consisting of a withering process; an almost instantaneous loss of vitality--just as though one saw a flower change in a few seconds from a bud to decay and dust.
    -- Alberto Moravia

    #Flower #Loss #Dust

  • Here halt, I pray you, make a little stay. O wayfarer, to read what I have writ, And know by my fate what thy fate shall be. What thou art now, so shall thou be. The world's delight I followed with a heart Unsatisfied: ashes am I, and dust.
    -- Alcuin

    #Art #Fate #Dust

  • Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you - you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Time #Blow #Dust

  • Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.
    -- Alexander Anderson

    #Dust #Ashes #Return

  • I would certainly never consider myself a Renaissance Man; I'm not fit to look at the dust from the chariot wheels of many of those who have gone before me.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Men #Dust #Renaissance

  • Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust, Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Character #Pride #Dust

  • Tis time, my friend, 'tis time! For rest the heart is aching; Days follow days in flight, and every day is taking Fragments of being, while together you and I Make plans to live. Look, all is dust, and we shall die.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Heart #Dust #Together

  • There yet remains but one concluding tale, And then this chronicle of mine is ended Fulfilled, the duty God ordained to me, A sinner. Not without purpose did the Lord Put me to witness much for many years And educate me in the love of books. One day some indefatigable monk Will find my conscientious, unsigned work; Like me, he will light up his ikon-lamp And, shaking from the scroll the age-old dust, He will transcribe these tales in all their truth.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Book #Light #Dust

  • What is important is the story. Because when we are all dust and teeth and kicked-up bits of skin - when we're dancing with our own skeletons - our words might be all that's left of us.
    -- Alexandra Fuller

    #Writing #Dust #Skeletons

  • Oui, oui, he snapped with an obvious lack of awe. "Ding dong the demon's dead, now can we admire our delightful handiwork someplace where the ceiling is not about to cave in and your oh-so-handsome vampire is not about to become a dust bunny? (Levet)
    -- Alexandra Ivy

    #Dust #Vampire #Ceilings

  • The modern city consists of...dark, narrow streets full of gasoline fumes, coal dust, and toxic gasses, torn by the noise...
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Dark #Dust #Cities

  • I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope thro' darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord of all, And faintly trust the larger hope.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Fall #Dust #Hands

  • And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
    -- Algernon Blackwood

    #Heart #Dust #Long

  • For the crown of our life as it closes Is darkness, the fruit thereof dust; No thorns go as deep as a rose's, And love is more cruel than lust. Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Time #Love Is #Dust

  • You never know if you're a writer. You can't trust it. If you woke up and said, 'I'm a writer,' it would be gone. You wouldn't see anything for miles - even the dust would be running away.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Running #Dust #Would Be

  • There can be no intelligent control of the lead danger in industry unless it is based on the principle of keeping the air clear from dust and fumes.
    -- Alice Hamilton

    #Intelligent #Air #Dust

  • From the first I became convinced that what I must look for was lead dust and lead fumes, that men were poisoned by breathing poisoned air, not by handling their food with unwashed hands.
    -- Alice Hamilton

    #Men #Air #Dust

  • Mrs. Wiggs was a philosopher, and the sum and substance of her philosophy lay in keeping the dust off her rose-colored spectacles.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Philosophy #Reality #Dust

  • It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put - without delay, and with tenderness - back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Children #Believe #Dust

  • At best we are but clay, animated dust; but viewed as sinners, we are monsters indeed. Let it be published in heaven as a miracle that the Lord Jesus should set His heart's love upon people like us.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Jesus #Heart #Dust

  • But then the girl moved, and smiled, and pulled her hand from the grate- a gorgeous green stone clutched tightly in her grasp. It was covered with dust and cobwebs, but it was uncracked and unharmed. And, of course, completely fake.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Girl #Dust #Hands

  • Meditation, especially for people who dont know very much about it and think its this very hippy dippy thing, can really be powerful, terrifying even, as it lifts the rug up on your subconscious and the dust comes flying out.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Powerful #Thinking #Dust

  • How do you lose a word? Does it vanish into your memory, like an old toy in a cupboard, and lie hidden in the cobwebs and dust, waiting to be cleaned out or rediscovered?
    -- Amitav Ghosh

    #Memories #Lying #Dust

  • Science has grown frightfully audacious in these days -- swift-footed, ponderous, careering over her iron ways with unslacking pace. This rampant dragon, on which I am mounted, see how he bends his once stiff neck to his rider, champing his checked bit and pawing the dust, impatient to leap around the globe. Genius is prescient, foresees its own might. Man is striving through these iron-ribbed, steam-sped hippogriffs, to recover his lost ubiquity and omnipotence, and threatens soon to grasp in his ample palm, and fix with flaming eye-ball, the elemental forces!
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Eye #Men #Dust

  • I felt like a rich vagabond who had passed through the world paving my way with gold fairy dust, then realizing too late that the path disintegrated as soon as I passed over it.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Dust #Gold #World

  • My biggest regret is rolling in regret. It is best to pick yourself up , dust yourself off and move on.
    -- Andie MacDowell

    #Regret #Moving #Dust

  • We can't feel anything - all that's left inside us is dust.
    -- Andrei Platonov

    #Dust #Feels

  • Faith is a day-to-day lifestyle and experience of Jesus Christ. That's what we are experiencing at Shalom, when we plant in faith - even in the dust - and trust in him for the miracles of his love.
    -- Angus Buchan

    #Jesus #Dust #Miracle

  • I'll always want him. Until every sun goes dark in every sky, until I am nothing more than long-forgotten cosmic dust, I will want him. And even then I suspect my particles will long for his.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Dark #Dust #Sky

  • They say funerals are not for the dead but for the living. Those rites are what permit you to move on, so if you don't deal with the remains, you can never deal with the memories. That might be true; we may have walked in their dust down on Venice Minor, but it's not the same as a proper good-bye.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Memories #Moving #Dust

  • Wild honey smells of freedom The dust - of sunlight The mouth of a young girl, like a violet But gold - smells of nothing.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Girl #Dust #Smell

  • And when midst fallen London, they survey The stone where Alexander's ashes lay, Shall own with humbled pride the lesson must By Time's slow finger written in the dust.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Time #Pride #Dust

  • O Time the fatal wrack of mortal things, That draws oblivion's curtains over kings; Their sumptuous monuments, men know them not, Their names without a record are forgot, Their parts, their ports, their pomps all laid in th' dust Nor wit nor gold, nor buildings scape time's rust; But he whose name is graved in the white stone Shall last and shine when all of these are gone.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Kings #Men #Dust

  • Dear God, help me. Do not forget me on this tiny cinder lost in a galaxy that is lost–a heart no bigger than a speck of dust beating, beating against death, against meaninglessness, against guilt, against sorrow.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Heart #Dust #Sorrow

  • The day I leave the power, inside my pockets will only be dust.
    -- Antonio de Oliveira Salazar

    #Dust #Pockets

  • The very first as a cardinal rule for a person to build trust is to do must only that what is humanly just as that helps to wipe and wither away those parasitic people stuck to his life as dirt and dust.
    -- Anuj

    #Dust #People #Wipe

  • Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.
    -- Art Blakey

    #Music #Dust #Jazz

  • Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life
    -- Art Blakey

    #Dust #Everyday #Everyday Life

  • Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Lying #Dust #Names

  • ...stories about [the German composer Johannes] Brahms's rudeness and wit amused me in particular. For instance, I loved the one about how a great wine connoisseur invited the composer to dinner. 'This is the Brahms of my cellar,' he said to his guests, producing a dust-covered bottle and pouring some into the master's glass. Brahms looked first at the color of the wine, then sniffed its bouquet, finally took a sip, and put the glass down without saying a word. 'Don't you like it?' asked the host. 'Hmm,' Brahms muttered. 'Better bring your Beethoven!'
    -- Arthur Rubinstein

    #Wine #Dust #Color

  • I was at Yankee Stadium one time at 5 a.m., but that was to buy angel dust
    -- Artie Lange

    #Angel #Yankees #Dust

  • At the time when talk of war, intimidation, and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics.
    -- Asghar Farhadi

    #Country #War #Dust

  • That great dust-heap called 'history'.
    -- Augustine Birrell

    #Dust #History

  • Some men so dislike the dust kicked up by the generation they belong to, that, being unable to pass, they lag behind it.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Men #Dust #Progress

  • Our life is our own to-day, to-morrow you will be dust, a shade, and a tale that is told. Live mindful of death; the hour flies.
    -- Aulus Persius Flaccus

    #Dust #Shade #Life Is

  • One day you wake up and realize the world can be conquered... I'm going to put a mask on and scrawl my name across the face of the world, build cities of gold, come back and stomp this place flat, until even the bricks are just dust. So you can just shut up. All of you. I'm going to move the world.
    -- Austin Grossman

    #Moving #Dust #Cities

  • The night sky in North Korea might be the most brilliant in northeast Asia, the only airspace spared the coal dust, Gobi Desert sand, and carbon monoxide choking the rest of the continent.
    -- Barbara Demick

    #Night #Dust #Korea

  • But the dust! And the clutter! My housewifely and scholarly instincts were equally offended.
    -- Barbara Mertz

    #Dust #Instinct #Scholarly

  • A mass of dust, world's momentary slave, Is man, in state of our old Adam made, Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade.
    -- Barnabe Barnes

    #Men #Dust #World

  • Once upon a time there were three kittens, and their names were Mitten, Tom Kitten, and Moppet. They had dear little fur coats of their own; and they tumbled about the doorstep and played in the dust.
    -- Beatrix Potter

    #Cat #Dust #Names

  • If we are just specks of dust hit by lightning, if we have no spark of God in us, why not just take whatever we can and devil take the hindmost? I mean, we are fools not to do that if there is no right or wrong.
    -- Ben Stein

    #Mean #Dust #Devil

  • Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Inspirational #Writing #Dust

  • If you sound great in the practice room, you're practicing the wrong thing. Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
    -- Berthold Auerbach

    #Dust #Practice #Soul

  • My desire to get here [Parliament] was like miners'coal dust, it was under my fingers and I couldn't scrub it out.
    -- Betty Boothroyd

    #Dust #Desire #Coal

  • It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you.
    -- Bill Bryson

    #Life #Science #Dust

  • He (man) is both dust of earth and breath of God.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Men #Dust #Earth

  • The resurrection blasts apart the finality of death, providing an alternative to the stifling, settling dust of death and opens the way to new life.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Dust #New Life #Alternatives

  • Failure is just part of the process, and it's not just okay; it's better than okay. God doesn't want failure to shut us down. God didn't make it a three-strikes-and-you're-out sort of thing. It's more about how God helps us dust ourselves off so we can swing for the fences again. And all of this without keeping a meticulous record of our screw-ups.
    -- Bob Goff

    #Swings #Dust #Screw Ups

  • It was like a miracle, but before our very eyes, and almost in the drawing of a breath, the whole body crumbled into dust and passed from our sight.
    -- Bram Stoker

    #Eye #Sight #Dust

  • Custom calls me to 't: What custom wills, in all things should we do't, The dust on antique time would lie unswept, And mountainous error be too highly heap't For truth to o'erpeer.
    -- Brand Blanshard

    #Lying #Errors #Dust

  • The advice I continually give to young writers is this, "Learn to paint pictures with words." Not just once upon a time, but ... In the long secret dust of ages, beneath a blue forgotten sky, where trade winds caress the sun bleached shores of unknown realms ... See, as much as there are words in poetry, there is a poetry in words. Use it, stay faithful to the path you have set your heart upon and follow it.
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Writing #Heart #Dust

  • I've got a whole mantel just waiting for those awards to come, a whole big mantel. There's just so much available space. I've got the light fixtures hanging from the ceiling, all ready to shine on them. I dust it off every day.
    -- Bryan Cranston

    #Awards #Light #Dust

  • The individual - stupendous and beautiful paradox - is at once infinitesimal dust and the cause of all things.
    -- C. V. Wedgwood

    #Beautiful #Dust #Causes

  • The selective winnowing of time leaves only a few recognizable individuals behind for the historian to light on. Thus the historian who finds the human being more interesting than what the human being has done must inevitably endow the comparatively few individuals he can identify with too great an importance in relation to their time. Even so, I prefer this overestimate to the opposite method which treats developments as though they were the massive anonymous waves of an unhuman sea or pulverizes the fallible surviving records of human life into the grey dust of statistics.
    -- C. V. Wedgwood

    #Light #Dust #Sea

  • Someone spoke of your death, Heraclitus. It brought me Tears, and I remembered how often together We ran the sun down with talk . . . somewhere You've long been dust, my Halicarnassian friend. But your Nightingales live on. Though the Death world Claws at everything, it will not touch them.
    -- Callimachus

    #Friendship #Dust #Long

  • Honor in the Dust is less about the freedom of the Philippines than the soul of the United States.
    -- Candice Millard

    #Dust #Soul #Honor

  • I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this cosmos in which we float, like a mote of dust in the morning sky.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Morning #Believe #Dust

  • And all poets love dust and mist because all the last answers. Go running back to dust and mist.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Running #Dust #Poetry

  • Our most intimate contact with civilizations long since dust has been through the art which has survived them.
    -- Carlisle Floyd

    #Art #Dust #Civilization

  • Einstein’s 1905 paper came out and suddenly changed people’s thinking about space-time. We’re again in the middle of something like that. When the dust settles, time—whatever it may be—could turn out to be even stranger and more illusory than even Einstein could imagine.
    -- Carlo Rovelli

    #Science #Thinking #Dust

  • I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.
    -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    #Book #Dust #Hands

  • We can be dry as dust, distracted and insensible to God's presence. Still we can pray...and if we make even the smallest gesture of availability he will be there.
    -- Carol Zaleski

    #Prayer #Dust #Availability

  • A poet, to whom no one cruel and imposing listens, / Disdained by senates, whispers to your dust,
    -- Carolyn Kizer

    #Dust #Poet

  • There is something about libraries, old libraries, that makes them seem almost sacred. There's a smell of paper and must and binding stuff. It's like all the books are fighting against decay, against turning into dust, and at the same time fighting for attention.
    -- Carrie Jones

    #Book #Fighting #Dust

  • People aren't evil and people aren't good. They live how they can one day at a time. They come out of dust they go back to dust, dusty feet, no wings, and whose fault is that?
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Dust #Wings #Feet

  • I believe in good and evil," said Jem. "And I believe the soul is eternal. But I don't believe in the fiery pit, the pitchforks, or endless torment. I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness." Tessa looked at will. "What about you? What do you believe? "Pulvis et umbra sumus," said Will, not looking at her as he spoke. "I believe we are dust and shadows. What else is there?
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Believe #Dust #Evil

  • We treat our stone wives with much more care than they treat their warm ones, anyway. I personally dust mine once a week, and I know Khaamil gives them presents when I am not looking. These are yours - they are in your care, and you must be faithful.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Dust #Giving #Wife

  • The hopes of Europe's six million Jews are centered on emigration. I was asked, 'Can you bring six million Jews to Palestine?' I replied, 'No'....From the depths of the tragedy I want to save two million young people...The old ones will pass. They will bear their fate or they will not. They were dust, economic and moral dust in a cruel world...Only the branch of the young shall survive...They have to accept it.
    -- Chaim Weizmann

    #Fate #Dust #Europe

  • I so seldom had to dispose of a human body myself, I was at a loss. Fairies turned into dust, and vampires flaked away. Demons had to be burned. Humans were very troublesome.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Loss #Dust #Vampire

  • Above my cradle loomed the bookcase where/ Latin ashes and the dust of Greece/ mingled with novels, history, and verse/ in one dark Babel. I was folio-high/ when I first heard the voices.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Latin #Dark #Dust

  • There was not one straight floor from the foundation to the roof; the ceilings were so fantastically clouded by smoke and dust, that old women might have told fortunes in them better than in grouts of tea...
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Dust #Tea #Might

  • "My good fellow," retorted Mr. Boffin, "you have my word; and how you can have that, without my honour too, I don't know. I've sorted a lot of dust in my time, but I never knew the two things go into separate heaps."
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Dust #Two #Words Of Wisdom

  • There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write 'damnation' with your fingers.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Writing #Dust #Damnation

  • As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.
    -- Charles W. Chesnutt

    #Real #Men #Dust

  • The ache for anything is a thick dust in the heart.
    -- Charles Wright

    #Heart #Dust #Ache

  • We live, we die, and like the grass and trees, renew ourselves from the soft earth of the grave. Stones crumble and decay, faiths grow old and they are forgotten, but new beliefs are born. The faith of the villages is dust now... but it will grow again... like the trees.
    -- Chief Joseph

    #Native American #Dust #Tree