Quotation Explorer - 'Alarm'

Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm - it was gone.
OBLIVION, n. The state or condition in which the wicked cease from struggling and the dreary are at rest. Fame's eternal dumping ground. Cold storage for high hopes. A place where ambitious authors meet their works without pride and their betters without envy. A dormitory without an alarm clock. - Ambrose Bierce
The most disturbing sound in the world comes from the alarm clock at 5:30am - Munia Khan
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. - Benjamin Franklin
The madness of an autumn prairie cold front coming through...ringing throughout the house was an alarm bell that no one but Alfred and Enid could hear directly. - Jonathan Franzen
Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you're waking up to instant stress. You shouldn't be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it's time to start your day. - Sharon Gold
Before one may scare the plain people one must first have a firm understanding of the bugaboos that most facilely alarm them. One must study the schemes that have served to do it in the past, and one must study very carefully the technic of the chief current professionals. - H.L. Mencken
If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm. - Elizabeth Bowen
As a way of getting in touch with my originsevery night I set the alarm clockfor the time I was born so that waking upbecomes a historical reenactment and the first thing I do - David Berman
The alarm in the morning? Well, I have an old tape of Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a perfectly transcendent version in Shubert's seventh symphony. And I've rigged it up so that at exactly 7:30 every morning it falls from the ceiling onto my face. - Stephen Fry
Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me.No hope, no harm; just another false alarm - Morrissey
Waking up to an alarm clock is getting punched in the face by time. - J.R. Rim
But that initial, comet-blazing-across-the-sky, Big Idea is only the beginning. Each book is composed of a mosaic of thousands of little ideas, ideas that invariably come to me at two in the morning when my alarm is set for seven. - Lauren Willig
To be effective the preacher's message must be alive; it must alarm, arouse, challenge; it must be God's present voice to a particular people. - A.W. Tozer
The fire alarm is not the fire. - Marty Rubin
You know the horrible life of the alarm clock it’s a monster that has always appalled me because of the number of things its eyes project, and the way that good fellow stares at me when I enter a room. - Jacques Vaché
Beauty has its magic and charm. It touches our heart and rings the alarm. - Debasish Mridha
A merry little surge of electricity piped by automatic alarm from the mood organ beside his bed awakened Rick Deckard. - Philip K. Dick
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