Ashes quotes

  • Ash, I want you. Bad, very very bad. But you deserve better than this
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Deserve Better #Ashes #Want

  • Adjusting to Beau being a caveman over a girl had been almost as hard as seeing him with Ash. Beau didn't do jealous, not until Ashton had become his. Now he was a freaking lunatic.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Girl #Jealous #Ashes

  • Fighting fire with fire only gets you ashes!
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Fighting #Fire #Ashes

  • I guess they have had 16 years when they haven't even been close in an Ashes series but we have found some sections of the crowd to be scathing and harsh. That has not been overly enjoyable. We have seen a pretty ugly side in some supporters.
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Years #Ashes #Crowds

  • I am not one to rely upon the expert procedure. It is the psychology I seek, not the fingerprint or the cigarette ash.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Psychology #Experts #Ashes

  • Lucifer also has died with God, and from his ashes has arisen a spiteful demon who does not even understand the object of his venture.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Venture #Doe #Ashes

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

    #Dust #Ashes #Return

  • For the human soul is virtually indestructible, and its ability to rise from the ashes remains as long as the body draws breath.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Long #Soul #Ashes

  • Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Giving #Ashes #Safe

  • I thought my fire was out, and stirred the ashes…. I burnt my fingers.
    -- Antonio Machado

    #Fire #Ashes #Fingers

  • We'll all be the first to hold up our hands and take it on the chin [can't all be the first Ash!]
    -- Ashley Giles

    #Hands #Ashes #Firsts

  • My pen is alight and my body aflame. Until both burn down to ash, my love and my hate will remain here in the world.
    -- Ba Jin

    #Hate #Ashes #World

  • Death is not rare, alas! nor burials few, And soon the grassy coverlet of God Spreads equal green above their ashes pale.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Death #Ashes #Green

  • I have learned that you're not perfect, and that sometimes the one you love can burn you. But it's just the fool that's looking backwards: a bitter heart turns the love we made to ashes.
    -- Ben Rector

    #Heart #Perfect #Ashes

  • When passion is mutual, there is always the danger of the fire burning to ashes.
    -- Beryl Bainbridge

    #Passion #Fire #Ashes

  • I'm like a phoenix. I rise from the ashes.
    -- Bess Myerson

    #Phoenix #Ashes

  • Every tiny molecule of Ash is in motion with my heat I am such a Lunatic that I am free even in Jail.
    -- Bhagat Singh

    #Jail #Molecules #Ashes

  • The Passion of the Christ opened up on Ash Wednesday, had a Good Friday.
    -- Billy Crystal

    #Friday #Passion #Ashes

  • I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes.
    -- Bob Uecker

    #Flames #Bats #Ashes

  • Mr. Burns comes out and flips cigar ashes on his shoes, and makes up about 90 percent of what you hear.
    -- Bobby Darin

    #Shoes #Ashes #Boots

  • Well, then," he said. "Let's do it." "What?" Vin asked. "Save the world." Elend said. "Stop the ash.
    -- Brandon Sanderson

    #Ashes #World #Said

  • All right," Spook said. He reached to the ground, scooping up a pile of ash. "Let's just rub this into your clothing and on your face...." Breeze froze. "I'll meet you back ath the lair," he finally said.
    -- Brandon Sanderson

    #Faces #Ashes #Your Face

  • You can flush my ashes down the toilet, for all I care.
    -- Carolyn Heilbrun

    #Ashes #Toilets #Care

  • Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus: We hope for better things; it shall rise from the ashes.
    -- Charlie LeDuff


  • To us, the ashes of our ancestors are sacred and their resting place is hallowed ground.
    -- Chief Seattle

    #Ashes #Sacred #Ancestor

  • My life will be sour grapes and ashes without you.
    -- Daisy Ashford

    #Ashes #Absence #Grapes

  • When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 80's.
    -- David Lee Roth

    #Ashes #Sprinkles #Rock N Roll

  • why won't they leave me alone? don't they realize I have a tinder heart and a paper body and that any spark will turn me straight to ash?
    -- David Levithan

    #Heart #Leave Me Alone #Ashes

  • That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.
    -- Denis Waitley

    #Dust #Ashes #Goodness

  • He reached forward then took me in his arms, held me close for a moment, the breath of snow and ashes cold around us. Then he kissed me, released me, and I took a deep breath of cold air, harsh with the scent of burning.
    -- Diana Gabaldon

    #Air #Snow #Ashes

  • How could people, I wondered for the ten thousandth useless time, how could people who had loved so dearly come to such a wilderness; and yet the change in us was irreversible, and neither of us would even search for a way back. It was impossible. The fire was out. Only a few live coals lurked in the ashes, searing unexpectedly at the incautious touch.
    -- Dick Francis

    #Fire #People #Ashes

  • A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes.
    -- Dorothy Gilman

    #Men #Hot #Ashes

  • If I die before my cat, I want a little of my ashes put in his food so I can live inside him.
    -- Drew Barrymore

    #Cat #Ashes #Want

  • I don't think we really measured the enormity of the whole occasion. I'm very, very surprised. We never expected it. When I set out in May we didn't realise how big this was. Only now have we realised the importance of this. [on the 2005 Ashes win
    -- Duncan Fletcher

    #Thinking #Winning #Ashes

  • Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God's story never ends with 'ashes.
    -- Elisabeth Elliot

    #Inspiring #Ashes #Stories

  • We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth.
    -- Elizabeth Kim

    #Falling In Love #Tree #Ashes

  • Time burns but leaves no ashes.
    -- Elsa Triolet


  • True confessions are written with tears only. But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes.
    -- Emile M. Cioran

    #Fire #Tears #Ashes

  • There is nothing more agreeable than having a place where one can throw on the floor as many cigar butts as one pleases without the subconscious fear of a maid who is waiting like a sentinel to place an ashtray where the ashes are going to fall.
    -- Fidel Castro

    #Fall #Waiting #Ashes

  • Who has not been amazed to learn that the function y = ex, like a phoenix rising from its own ashes, is its own derivative?
    -- Francois Le Lionnais

    #Learning #Phoenix #Ashes

  • you must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    #Inspirational #Flames #Ashes

  • I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself.
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    #Flames #Mountain #Ashes

  • I've tried to find a new elegance. It's not easy because people want to be shocked. They want explosive fashion. But explosions don't last, they disappear immediately and leave nothing but ashes.
    -- Giorgio Armani

    #Fashion #People #Ashes

  • I want the freedom to carve and chisel my own face, to staunch the bleeding with ashes, to fashion my own gods out of my entrails...
    -- Gloria E. Anzaldúa

    #Fashion #Ashes #Want

  • I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract.
    -- Groucho Marx

    #Inspiration #Wish #Ashes

  • Tradition is tending the flame, not worshiping the ashes.
    -- Gustav Mahler

    #Flames #Ashes #Tradition

  • Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.
    -- Gustav Mahler

    #Fire #Ashes #Worship

  • Tradition is the spreading of fire and not the veneration of ashes.
    -- Gustav Mahler

    #Fire #Ashes #Tradition

  • Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.
    -- H. G. Wells

    #Fire #Leader #Ashes

  • Gravitational systems are the ashes of prior electrical systems.
    -- Hannes Alfven

    #Ashes #Electrical

  • I think character never changes; the Acorn becomes an Oak, which is very little like an Acorn to be sure, but it never becomes an Ash ...
    -- Hester Lynch Piozzi

    #Character #Thinking #Ashes

  • Thoth, Hermes, the stylus, the palette, the pen, the quill endure, though our books are a floor of smouldering ash under our feet.
    -- Hilda Doolittle

    #Book #Feet #Ashes

  • All people seem to want to talk about is the current Ashes series, and whether England are going to reverse the trend of recent series.
    -- Ian Botham

    #People #Ashes #Trends

  • In a world of smoke and ashes, you are milk and honey
    -- India.Arie

    #Ashes #World #Honey

  • Japan will not abandon the fight for the Philippines even if Tokyo should be reduced to ashes!
    -- Iwane Matsui

    #Fighting #Japan #Ashes

  • I've changed my mind. I've decided that at the end I want to be cremated and my ashes scattered over someone I don't like.
    -- J. Michael Straczynski

    #Mind #Ashes #Want

  • I want to be cremated, and I want my ashes blown in Uri Geller's eyes.
    -- James Randi

    #Eye #Ashes #Want

  • Look: I am nothing. I do not even have ashes to rub into my eyes.
    -- James Wright

    #Eye #Ashes #Looks

  • Do you ever want to go home?' I asked Paul. He brushed an ash from my face. 'It's the century of the displaced person,' he said. 'You can never go home.
    -- Janet Fitch

    #Home #Faces #Ashes

  • All analyses end badly. Each 'termination' leaves the participants with the taste of ashes in their mouths; each is absurd; each is a small, pointless death. Psychoanalysis cannot tolerate happy endings; it casts them off the way the body's immunological system casts off transplanted organs.
    -- Janet Malcolm

    #Ashes #Analysis #Mouths

  • Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
    -- Jawaharlal Nehru

    #Dream #Ashes

  • Take from the altars of the past the fire - not the ashes.
    -- Jean Jaures

    #Past #Fire #Ashes

  • Humans are made from nuclear ash of dead stars
    -- Jenny Downham

    #Stars #Ashes #Nuclear

  • Alas! that my body, clean and whole, never been corrupted, today must be consumed and burnt to ashes!
    -- Joan of Arc

    #Ashes #Body #Today

  • Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    #Passion #Phoenix #Ashes

  • Out of the ashes of the music business, comes the rebirth of the musician business.
    -- John Perry Barlow

    #Art #Musician #Ashes

  • A time will come, when fields will be manured with a solution of glass (silicate of potash), with the ashes of burnt straw, and with the salts of phosphoric acid, prepared in chemical manufactories, exactly as at present medicines are given for fever and goitre.
    -- Justus von Liebig

    #Glasses #Medicine #Ashes

  • Our first single, 'Ticket To Ride', was a kind of half-hit, half flop: in some places it was number one, in others it was ash-tray material.
    -- Karen Carpenter

    #Numbers #Ashes #Half

  • God grows fragrant flowers of hope in the ashes of loss.
    -- Karen Kingsbury

    #Flower #Loss #Ashes

  • Don't celebrate yet, Ms. Lane. Don't believe anything is dead until you've burned it, poked around in its ashes, and then waited a day or two to see if anything rises from them.
    -- Karen Marie Moning

    #Believe #Two #Ashes

  • Umm, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you suppose to be dead? Currently being chased by two Cabals? You're waltzing around Vancouver, eating in restaurants?" (Ash)"Hell no," Corey said. "I never waltz. I do the fox-trot sometimes though.
    -- Kelley Armstrong

    #Two #Vancouver #Ashes

  • Real victories are those that protect human life, not those that result from its destruction or emerge from its ashes.
    -- King Hussein I

    #Real #Victory #Ashes

  • Metallica is like the phoenix rising from the ashes. We set everything on fire, and this is what has risen from it - St. Anger being the fire and Death Magnetic being the phoenix.
    -- Kirk Hammett

    #Fire #Phoenix #Ashes

  • Dear friends of Haiti, we are indeed on the right track. Slowly but surely we are rising from the ashes.
    -- Laurent Lamothe

    #Track #Ashes #Rising

  • For reasons of sentiment, I would like part of my ashes to be mixed up with Mama's, and both her ashes and mine put side by side in the columbarium. We were joined in life and I would like our ashes to be joined after this life.
    -- Lee Kuan Yew

    #Ashes #Mama #Sides

  • Oh, no! my heart can never be Again in lightest hopes the same; The love that lingers there for thee Hath more of ashes than of flame.
    -- Letitia Elizabeth Landon

    #Heart #Flames #Ashes

  • One inch of love is an inch of ashes,
    -- Li Shangyin

    #Love Is #Ashes #Inches

  • I am ashes where once I was fire...
    -- Lord Byron

    #Fire #Ashes

  • My mother was a phoenix who always expected to rise from the ashes of her latest disaster. She loved being Judy Garland
    -- Lorna Luft

    #Mother #Phoenix #Ashes

  • What passes relentlessly through the years is blood, and time; all the bitterness or warmth along the way is almost incidental. Even blood gets forgotten eventually, bleached into myth which are bleached of all colour into ashes of myth.
    -- Luke Davies

    #Blood #Years #Ashes

  • the whole flavor and quality of the American representative government turns to ashes on the tongue, if one regards that government as simply an inferior and rather second-rate sort of corporation.
    -- Margaret Halsey

    #Government #Quality #Ashes

  • Books are not life, only its ashes.
    -- Marguerite Yourcenar

    #Book #Ashes

  • When we get ashes we are not publicly proclaiming our greatness, but God’s. We are not saying, 'look at how great I am,' but 'ask me about how great my God is!'
    -- Mark Hart

    #Greatness #Ashes #Looks

  • I'm a sinner. I don't always love God as strongly as I could or as directly as I should. Ash Wednesday reminds me that it is only through God that I have life; He gave it to me. God forgives. He loves. And He gives this sinner a second chance. Put simply: my God kicks ash.
    -- Mark Hart

    #Second Chance #Giving #Ashes

  • You can't lie down in the ashes of another person's life.
    -- Mattie Stepanek

    #Lying #Ashes #Persons

  • This is hard... Never said it would be easy. Nothing good ever is.' -- Josie & Ash
    -- Maya Banks

    #Ashes #Would Be #Easy

  • Whether we remain the ash or become the phoenix is up to us.
    -- Ming-Dao Deng

    #Phoenix #Ashes

  • I learned another thing, which is that just because someone is eating the ashes of your protagonist doesn't mean you stop telling the story.
    -- Miriam Toews

    #Mean #Ashes #Stories

  • Fiorito has all the right stuff. His splendid memoir about his relationship with his dying father belongs on that small shelf with Philip Roth's Patrimony and Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes.
    -- Mordecai Richler

    #Father #Dying #Ashes

  • Today's empire is tomorrow's ashes
    -- Mumia Abu-Jamal

    #Today #Ashes #Empires

  • It's no good going on living in the ashes of a dead happiness.
    -- Nevil Shute


  • One of life's quiet excitements is to stand somewhat apart from yourself and watch yourself softly becoming the author of something beautiful even if it is only a floating ash.
    -- Norman Maclean

    #Beautiful #Ashes #Becoming

  • I dare to dream greatly; I dare to fail greatly. I dare to tolerate the ashes of my unfulfilled dreams, for I may dream again. I dare not tolerate the ashes of my unfulfilled life, for I may never live again.
    -- Philippos Syrigos

    #Dream #May #Ashes

  • ... being perpetually charmed by his familiar siren, that is, by his geometry, he neglected to eat and drink and took no care of his person; that he was often carried by force to the baths, and when there he would trace geometrical figures in the ashes of the fire, and with his finger draws lines upon his body when it was anointed with oil, being in a state of great ecstasy and divinely possessed by his science.
    -- Plutarch

    #Oil #Fire #Ashes

  • Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes. That's our official slogan.
    -- Ray Bradbury

    #Friday #Monday #Ashes

  • I cry out from the ashes, burned with sin and shame. I ask you Lord to make me whole again.
    -- Rebecca St. James

    #Sadness #Ashes #Sin

  • The ashes of your existence will fertilize the soil for the universe to follow.
    -- Richard Kadrey

    #Soil #Ashes #Existence

  • Those glories come too late That on our ashes wait.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Waiting #Ashes #Too Late

  • Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me. When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property.
    -- Richard Pryor

    #Islands #Comfort #Ashes

  • People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds,
    -- Robert Downey, Jr.

    #Odds #People #Ashes