Fog quotes

  • Fog and hypocrisy - that is to say, shadow, convention, decency - these were the very things that lent to London its poetry and romance.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Fog #Hypocrisy #Romance

  • Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog where noone notices the contrast of white on white.
    -- Adam Duritz

    #White #Fog #Doors

  • I'd been depressed before, of course. But I'm talking about really depressed. Not just feeling a bit down or sad, a depression that has something to do with biorhythms. I'm talking about the kind of depressed that floats in upon you like a fog. You can feel it coming and you can see where it is going to take you but you are powerless, utterly powerless to stop it. I know now.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Depression #Fog #Talking

  • It's fear. Fear is like a giant fog. It sits on your brain and blocks everything. Real feeling, true happiness, real joy, they can't get through that fog. But you lift it and buddy you're in for the ride of your life.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Block #Real #Fog

  • The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long. It separates us from reality like a fog.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Reality #Fog #Long

  • I can't find my car keys in the morning. Trying to get out of my house is a nightmare. "Where's my wallet? Where are my keys? I have to go find a missing person."
    -- Anthony LaPaglia

    #Morning #Keys #Fog

  • It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
    -- Antoine Rivarol

    #Fog #Enchantment #Add

  • Am dining at Goldini's Restaurant, Gloucester Road, Kensington. Please come at once and join me there. Bring with you a jemmy, a dark lantern, a chisel, and a revolver. S. H." It was a nice equipment for a respectable citizen to carry through the dim, fog-draped streets.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Nice #Dark #Fog

  • I cannot live without brainwork. What else is there to live for? Stand at the window here. Was ever such a dreary, dismal, unprofitable world? See how the yellow fog swirls down the street and drifts across the duncoloured houses. What could be more hopelessly prosaic and material?
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Fog #Yellow #House

  • In England, it's now Sir Ben. Mister has just disappeared. It's not even on my passport anymore. They've taken Mister away from me.
    -- Ben Kingsley

    #Taken #Fog #England

  • Maggie Nelson cuts through our culture's prefabricated structures of thought and feeling with an intelligence whose ferocity is ultimately in the service of love. No piety is safe, no orthodoxy, no easy irony. The scare quotes burn off like fog.
    -- Ben Lerner

    #Cutting #Fog #Feelings

  • The scare quotes burn off like fog.
    -- Ben Lerner

    #Fog #Scare

  • Sleepwalking down the hall like a firefly in the fog.
    -- Ben Weaver

    #Firefly #Fog #Chaos

  • Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
    -- Benjamin Britten

    #Fog #Color #House

  • It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
    -- Bertolt Brecht

    #Fog #Clerks #Bankers

  • Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me.
    -- Black Elk

    #Thinking #Fog #Glowing

  • Your words surround you like fog and make you hard to see.
    -- Blackbeard

    #Fog #Surround

  • The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Weather #Fog #Matter

  • One of the things I keep reminding players is that when you're lost in a fog, you must stick together. Then you don't get lost. If there's a secret about Liverpool, that's it.
    -- Bob Paisley

    #Player #Fog #Secret

  • I haven't got any special religion this morning. My God is the God of Walkers. If you walk hard enough, you probably don't need any other god.
    -- Bruce Chatwin

    #Morning #Journey #Fog

  • Virtue - even attempted virtue - brings light; indulgence brings fog.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Christian #Light #Fog

  • We usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough.
    -- Cab Calloway

    #Morning #Fog #Four

  • The great uncertainty of all data in war is because all action, to a certain extent, planned in a mere twilight - like the effect of a fog - gives things exaggerated dimensions and unnatural appearance.
    -- Carl von Clausewitz

    #War #Twilight #Fog

  • All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.
    -- Carl von Clausewitz

    #Twilight #Fog #Action

  • Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Reality #Love Is #Fog

  • The fact was, Ford kept stumbling around. I didn't want him in the White House. I wanted Carter in, and I had a forum of 20 million people watching.
    -- Chevy Chase

    #Fog #White #People

  • Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color.
    -- Chuck Jones

    #Confused #Fog #Color

  • Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color. Fog is about the color of the insides of an old split wet summer cottage mattress; smog is the color and consistency of a wet potato chip soaked in a motorman’s glove.
    -- Chuck Jones

    #Summer #Confused #Fog

  • I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You've got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it.
    -- Chuck Norris

    #Motivational #Thinking #Fog

  • Truth is a torch which gleams in the fog but does not dispel it.
    -- Claude Adrien Helvetius

    #Truth #Fog #Torches

  • Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.
    -- Claude Adrien Helvetius

    #Truth #Fog #Torches

  • Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.
    -- Corrie Ten Boom

    #Faith #Fog

  • In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Morning #Fog #Years

  • You must also realize that the stuff of excellence-truth, real scientific truth-can be elusive... It is too often covered by the heavy fog of fear and hidden by the darkness of your detractors.
    -- Daniel Goldin

    #Real #Fog #Darkness

  • If Charles Lindbergh, flying with no instruments other than a bologna sandwich, managed to cross the Atlantic and land safely on a runway completely covered with French people, why are today's airplanes, which are equipped with radar and computers and individualized liquor bottles, unable to cope with fog?
    -- Dave Barry

    #Humorous #Airplane #Fog

  • So I should be aware of the dangers of self-consciousness, but at the same time, I’ll be plowing through the fog of all these echoes, plowing through mixed metaphors, noise, and will try to show the core, which is still there, as a core, and is valid, despite the fog. The core is the core is the core. There is always the core, that can’t be articulated. Only caricatured.
    -- Dave Eggers

    #Self #Echoes #Fog

  • Belgarath and Garion effortlessly hurdled over the driftwood and loped off into the fog. "It's going to be a wet day," Garion noted soundlessly as he ran alongside the great silver wolf. "Your fur won't melt." "I know, but my paws get cold when they're wet." "I'll have Durnik make you some little booties." "That would be absolutely ridiculous, Grandfather," Garion said indignantly.
    -- David Eddings

    #Fog #Grandfather #Would Be

  • Three or four times only in my youth did I glimpse the Joyous Isles, before they were lost to fogs, depressions, cold fronts, ill winds, and contrary tides... I mistook them for adulthood. Assuming they were a fixed feature in my life's voyage, I neglected to record their latitude, their longitude, their approach. Young ruddy fool. What wouldn't I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.
    -- David Mitchell

    #Clouds #Fog #Wind

  • I don't think I'm going to do any good work this morning.
    -- David O. Selznick

    #Morning #Thinking #Fog

  • The purpose of meditation is to stop thinking for a time, wait for the fog of thought to thin, and glimpse the spirit within.
    -- Deepak Chopra

    #Thinking #Fog #Meditation

  • The last cobwebs of fog in the black firtrees are flakes of white ash in the world's hearth.
    -- Denise Levertov

    #Fog #White #Black

  • An absolute patience. Trees stand up to their knees in fog. The fog slowly flows uphill. White cobwebs, the grass leaning where deer have looked for apples. The woods from brook to where the top of the hill looks over the fog, send up not one bird. So absolute, it is no other than happiness itself, a breathing too quiet to hear.
    -- Denise Levertov

    #White #Apples #Fog

  • Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness.
    -- DeWitt Bodeen

    #Lying #Fog #Doe

  • I've had some wonderful times at the White House. I've been with Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and Bush.
    -- Dom DeLuise

    #Fog #White #House

  • An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.
    -- Donald Cram

    #Fog #Ideas #Negative

  • Now it's like a fog has lifted. I sense Leetu just as clearly as I can see the moon.' Your eyes are closed, and the moon as a haze around it.
    -- Donita K. Paul

    #Eye #Moon #Fog

  • I acted three times with Fred MacMurray, three times with Martin and Lewis, four times with Rock Hudson. Three times with Glenn Ford.
    -- Dorothy Malone

    #Rocks #Fog #Three

  • If God drives a car, He'd drive a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham sedan with a claret-colored vinyl roof, with oxblood leather upholstery and an opera window.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Fog #Car #Opera

  • I paint the fog - I think of its fresh moistness - its stillness - its mystery.
    -- Douglas Lockwood

    #Thinking #Fog #Mystery

  • . . . We love fog because it shifts old anomalies into the elements surrounding them. It gives relief from a way of seeing
    -- Eavan Boland

    #Fog #Giving #Relief

  • Religion is a light in the fog.
    -- Edie Brickell

    #Religious #Light #Fog

  • Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
    -- Edvard Grieg

    #Eye #Fog #Way

  • The creative force in man recognizes and records these rhythms with the medium most suitable to him, the object, or the moment, feeling the cause, the life within the outer form. Recording unfelt facts, acquired by rule, results in sterile inventory. To see the Thing Itself is essential: the quintessence revealed direct without the fog of impressionism - the casual noting of the superficial phase, a transitory mood.
    -- Edward Weston

    #Creativity #Men #Fog

  • I don't remember anything anybody said in any Jack Ford picture. Nothing happens except action.
    -- Elia Kazan

    #Fog #Action #Remember

  • Prayer is a relationship; half the job is mine. If I want transformation, but can't even be bothered to articulate what, exactly, I'm aiming for, how will it ever occur? Half the benefit of prayer is in the asking itself, in the offering of a clearly posed and well-considered intention. If you don't have this, all your pleas and desires are boneless, floppy, inert; they swirl at your feet in a cold fog and never lift.
    -- Elizabeth Gilbert

    #Jobs #Prayer #Fog

  • I must go in, the fog is rising.
    -- Emily Dickinson

    #Halloween #Fog #Rising

  • The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.
    -- Ernest Hemingway

    #Lying #Blow #Fog

  • The mere fact that [Tommy Atkins] saw himself as a hero, and not as the rough he was, enlisted, more probably, through hunger, and disciplined by fear, tended to make him behave like a hero, as he did on the Ridge of Delhi and in the fog at Inkermann.
    -- Esme Cecil Wingfield-Stratford

    #Military #Hero #Fog

  • I had always loved John Ford's pictures. And I came to love him, too, but I was frightened to death working for him. He used the shock treatment while directing me.
    -- Ethel Waters

    #Fog #Used #Treatment

  • Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives. Yet from this fog his affection emerged--the best contacts are when one knows the obstacles and still wants to preserve a relation.
    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

    #Fog #Space #People

  • Sometimes the valley below is like a bowl filled up with fog. I can see hard green figs on two trees and pears on a tree just below me. A fine crop coming in. May summer last a hundred years.
    -- Frances Mayes

    #Summer #Two #Fog

  • It is not easy to convey, unless one has experienced it, the dramatic feeling of sudden enlightenment that floods the mind when the right idea finally clicks into place. One immediately sees how many previously puzzling facts are neatly explained by the new hypothesis. One could kick oneself for not having the idea earlier, it now seems so obvious. Yet before, everything was in a fog.
    -- Francis Crick

    #Fog #Ideas #Feelings

  • Exploratory research is really like working in a fog. You don't know where you're going. You're just groping. Then people learn about it afterwards and think how straightforward it was.
    -- Francis Crick

    #Thinking #Fog #People

  • I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
    -- Francis Ford Coppola

    #Movie #Thinking #Fog

  • Ah, Ivy, thought Alexia happily, spreading a verbal fog wherever she goes.
    -- Gail Carriger

    #Fog #Ivy

  • The mystery surrounding Garbo was as thick as a London fog.
    -- Greta Garbo

    #Fog #London #Mystery

  • June marked the end of spring on California's central coast and the beginning of five months of dormancy that often erupted in fire. Mustard's yellow robes had long since turned red, then brown. Fog and sun mixed to create haze. The land had rusted. The mountains, once blue-hued with young oaks and blooming ceanosis, were tan and gray. I walked across the fallen blossoms of five yucca plants: only the bare poles of their stems remained to mark where their lights had shone the way.
    -- Gretel Ehrlich

    #Nature #Spring #Fog

  • I have seen mad people, and I have known some who were quite intelligent, lucid, even clear-sighted in every concern of life, except on one point. They could speak clearly, readily, profoundly on everything; till their thoughts were caught in the breakers of their delusions and went to pieces there, were dispersed and swamped in that furious and terrible sea of fogs and squalls which is called MADNESS.
    -- Guy de Maupassant

    #Intelligent #Fog #Sea

  • The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.
    -- H. G. Wells

    #Fog #Gathering #Valleys

  • There it is, fog, atmospheric moisture still uncertain in destination, not quite weather and not altogether mood, yet partaking of both.
    -- Hal Borland

    #Fog #Weather #Moisture

  • Just as a flood-lighted temple is more beautiful in a severe storm or in a heavy fog, so the gospel of Jesus Christ is more glorious in times of inward storm and of personal sorrow and tormenting conflict.
    -- Harold B. Lee

    #Beautiful #Jesus #Fog

  • Never till this day Did life disturb the dense eternity Of joyless quiet; never skylark's song, Or storm-bird's prescient scream, or eaglet's cry, Made vital the gross fog. The very light Is but an alien that can find no welcome
    -- Hartley Coleridge

    #Song #Light #Fog

  • If you're going to while away the years, it's far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe #‎ running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life,
    -- Haruki Murakami

    #Running #Believe #Fog

  • Love wants to rise, not to be held down by anything base... He who loves flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back. Derive happiness from yourself, from a good day's work, from the clearing that it makes in the fog that surrounds us.
    -- Henri Matisse

    #Running #Good Day #Fog

  • It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Men #Clothes #Fog

  • It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Inspiring #Time #Fog

  • Thou warden of the western gate, above Manhattan Bay, The fogs of doubt that hid thy face are driven clean away: Thine eyes at last look far and clear, thou liftest high thy hand To spread the light of liberty world-wide for every land.
    -- Henry Van Dyke

    #Eye #Light #Fog

  • And so, through all the thick mists of the dim doubts in my mind, divine intuitions now and then shoot, enkindling my fog with a heavenly ray. And for this I thank God; for all have doubts; many deny; but doubts or denials, few along with them, have intuitions. Doubts of all things earthly, and intuitions of some things heavenly; this combination makes neither believer nor infidel, but makes a man who regards them both with equal eye.
    -- Herman Melville

    #Eye #Men #Fog

  • At the core, our motives are always self-serving, Kate. Altruism is a fog created by sly minds seeking to benefit from the energy and skill of others. Nothing more.
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Skills #Fog #Self

  • We eat and sleep and shuffle through the fog, walking a marathon with no finish line, no medals, no cheering.
    -- Isaac Marion

    #Cheer #Sleep #Fog

  • Who in the world has not yearned for a loved one, has never said, If only he or she could come back just once, just one more time...? Despite the fact that it can never happen, never ever. Surely this is the saddest thing about our mortal world, and its sadness will go on shrouding human life like a blanket of fog until its final extinction.
    -- Ismail Kadaré

    #Sadness #Fog #Extinction

  • You never realized how thick your fog was until it lifted.
    -- J.R. Ward


  • As on many mornings in Marin, there is this sly strip of fog - water in it's most mystical incarnation - slithering over, around, and through the hills, making everything look ancient and unsolved.
    -- Jaimal Yogis

    #Morning #Fog #Water

  • I was amazed at how easy it was for the Clinton Administration to basically cover what they did at Waco in the fog of lies and avoid any responsibility for it.
    -- James Bovard

    #Lying #Responsibility #Fog

  • It took Einstein ten years of groping through the fog to get the theory of special relativity, and he was a bright guy.
    -- James C. Collins

    #Perseverance #Fog #Years

  • Sciences usually advances by a succession of small steps, through a fog in which even the most keen-sighted explorer can seldom see more than a few paces ahead. Occasionally the fog lifts, an eminence is gained, and a wider stretch of territory can be surveyed-sometimes with startling results. A whole science may then seem to undergo a kaleidoscopic rearrangement, fragments of knowledge sometimes being found to fit together in a hitherto unsuspected manner. Sometimes the shock of readjustment may spread to other sciences; sometimes it may divert the whole current of human thought.
    -- James Jeans

    #Knowledge #Fog #Together

  • The red Sahara in an angry glow, / With amber fogs, across its hollows trailed / Long strings of camels, gloomy-eyed and slow ...
    -- Jean Ingelow

    #Fog #Long #Camels

  • I would rather dwell in the dim fog of superstition than in air rarefied to nothing by the air-pump of unbelief-in which the panting breast expires, vainly and convulsively gasping for breath.
    -- Jean Paul

    #Fog #Air #Infidelity

  • On the last day of our five-day work week, we did two performances and we had an audience. It was similar to theatre; we went from beginning to end, and it was very pleasing.
    -- Jean Stapleton

    #Fog #Two #Theatre

  • It was a lesson most people learned much earlier; that even friendship could have an undisclosed shelf life. That loyalty and affection, so consuming and powerful, could dissipate like fog.
    -- Jennifer Haigh

    #Loyalty #Powerful #Fog

  • Speed focuses the mind. It cuts through the fog of drab everyday living and keeps us on our toes. Speed works. Speed saves lives. Speed is good. And we should have more of it, not less.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Cutting #Fog #Everyday

  • First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time.
    -- Jimmy Carl Black

    #Fog #Decision #Boss

  • Sometimes in life, a fog sets in and you don't know which way is the right direction. Every voice may tell you it's not going to happen, but God has placed a promise in your heart. Refuse to listen to those voices. Keep believing.
    -- Joel Osteen

    #Believe #Heart #Fog

  • The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.
    -- Johann Georg Hamann

    #Fog #Looks #Reason

  • For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
    -- John Amery

    #Country #Fog #Years

  • How many people came and stayed a certain time, Uttered light or dark speech that became part of you Like light behind windblown fog and sand Filtered and influenced by it, until no part Remains that is surely you.
    -- John Ashbery

    #Dark #Light #Fog

  • If there is anybody I detest, it is weak-minded sentimentalists-all those melancholy people who, out of an excess of sympathy for others, miss the thrill of their own essence and drift through life without identity, like a human fog, feeling sorry for everyone.
    -- John Cheever

    #Sorry #Fog #Essence

  • Ah, Los Angeles! Dust and fog of your lonely streets, I am no longer lonely. Just you wait, all of you ghosts of this room, just you wait, because it will happen, as sure as there's a God in heaven.
    -- John Fante

    #Lonely #Fog #Dust

  • It's too much to expect in an academic setting that we should all agree, but it is not too much to expect discipline and unvarying civility.
    -- John Howard

    #Reality #Fog #Discipline

  • Henry Ford was right. A prosperous economy requires that workers be able to buy the products that they produce. This is as true in a global economy as a national one.
    -- John J. Sweeney

    #Fog #Able #Economy