Quotation Explorer - 'Cast'

When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow. - Ursula K. Le Guin
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught. - Kahlil Gibran
Wealth and power and life, all that men build up and guard with such effort, is only worth anything through the joy with which it can all be cast away. - Leo Tolstoy
Architecture is the very mirror of life. You only have to cast your eyes on buildings to feel the presence of the past, the spirit of a place; they are the reflection of society. - I. M. Pei
The castle? The monster? The man of learning? I only just thought of it. Surely you know that just as the momentous events of the past cast their shadows down the ages, so now, when the sun is drawing toward the dark,our own shadows race into the past to trouble mankind's dreams. - Gene Wolfe
Dreams are but interludes that fancy makes... Sometimes forgotten things, long cast behind Rush forward in the brain, and come to mind. - John Dryden
But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove. - José Martí
The sky is but a looking glass into a pool of airless oceans, cast off into a dance of light and energy, leaving only a facet of guidance to navigate. Such an existence lays but within the mind man. - Indiana Lang
Whenever i see someone fighting me for no reason, I'm always highly impressed that God has instigated his anger against me, just as he did to pharoah against the Israelites, so as to cast me away into my promise land of fulfilment. - Michael Bassey Johnson
It was earliest morning, when even small trees cast long shadows and scarlet foxes trot denward through the dew like flecks of fire. - Gene Wolfe
If I had created myself, I would be taller, blond, and more well endowed, financially. I would have cast out spiders and bad-hair days. Therefore, and hence, I believe strongly in a Creator who not only gave me the gift, but the free will to create my own journey through life. - Audrey Conn
Tyranny is the wolf cast by the shadows of sheep. - Stefan Molyneux
When you try to cast doubt on the relationship of two true lovers.You'll find a bond that you'll never discover - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days. - Bible
The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. - Joseph Stalin
Erase those negative tapes playing in your head. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you forget. He can cast your hurt in forgetfulness. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Like go for a walk, say a little prayerTake a deep breath of mountain airPut on my glove and play some catchIt's time that I make time for thatWade the shore and cast a lineLook up a long lost friend of mineSit on the porch and give my girl a kissStart livin', that's the next thing on my list. - Toby Keith
He could, Andi."Andi's heart turned to ice.It wasn't possible.He was dead, cast away into some deep, dark hell where he'd never be able to claw his way back out. - Sasha Alsberg
By viewing images we cast onto outer reality as mirror reflections of inner reality, we come to know ourselves. - Sallie Nichols
Most information doesn’t constitute a story. Think of a telephone directory: lots of information, strong cast, but a bit weak on narrative. What counts in a story is its meaning. And that’s a very different concept from information. - Ian Stewart
Here the whole world (stars, water, air,And field, and forest, as they wereReflected in a single mind)Like cast off clothes was left behindIn ashes, yet with hopes that she,Re-born from holy poverty,In lenten lands, hereafter mayResume them on her Easter Day."(Epitaph for Joy Davidman) - C.S. Lewis
The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards -- and even then I have my doubts.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. - George MacDonald
...One of the reasons so many women say "I'm not a feminist but..." (and then put forward a feminist position), is that in addition to being stereotyped as man-hating Amazons, feminists have also been cast as antifamily and antimotherhood. - Susan J. Douglas
LAST, n. A shoemaker's implement, named by a frowning Providence as opportunity to the maker of puns. Ah, punster, would my lot were cast, Where the cobbler is unknown, So that I might forget his last And hear your own. Gargo Repsky - Ambrose Bierce
The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside. - Homer
Neither cast ye your pearls before swine. - Bible
Clara looked at Maria and tried to understand what she must do so that Maria would be able to see her. But the little French girl cast all around her the bronze of infinite solitude. - Muriel Barbery
Your absence has not taught me to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall. - Doug Fetherling
If wishes were fishes, then we would all cast nets. - Frank Herbert
He sits and he waits,Feeling broken and hollow.Hands held close to his face.Screaming, "Why do I bother?"They'll just tear me down,Rip me apart, cast aside like a sinnerWith no words from the wise - Of Mice & Men
He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. - Leonardo da Vinci
Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A devil on being caught for his evil thought and wrong doings gets the help sought of his buddies asking them to go into public with a mask of a civil to rebuke him first virulently and later on revoke all allegations and aspersions cast on him to give him a clean chit. - Anuj Somany
More than once, the broken moon would cast through the window a silver light and remind me of independent events yielding to their own momentum and interacting under natural laws while my mind would impose happiness, grief, beauty, ruin, justice and chaos. - Leonard Seet
Jace said that the cast of Gilligan's Island could do something anatomically unlikely with themselves. - Cassandra Clare
They say let he who is without sin cast the first stone. And to be without sin requires absolute forgiveness. But when your memories are freshly opened wounds, forgiveness is the most unnatural of human emotions. - Emily Thorne
Anything you want can come true if you cast it in the form of a "golden goal" and apply EFT-Matrix Reimprinting to get clear and activate it "in the matrix". - Caryl Westmore
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist. - Winston S. Churchill
If you notice that devil hinder your work or demons disturb your family etc., then address them and cast them out of your circumstances - Sunday Adelaja
Although not a very old man, I have yet lived a great deal in my life, and I have known sorrow too bitter and joy too keen to allow me to become either cast down or elated for more than a very brief period over any success or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
But God is the God of the waves and the billows, and they are still His when they come over us; and again and again we have proved that the overwhelming thing does not overwhelm. Once more by His interposition deliverance came. We were cast down, but not destroyed. - Amy Carmichael
The garden was full of sorrowSongbirds and unusual winds whistled a rhymeClouds caused to appear and cast down darknessFor this was the first day the sun didn't shine - John E. Wordslinger
The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflected all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected on the dark sea of time. - Greg Weisman
Overwork has long been cast as a choice, and a positive one borne out of love at that. But the truth is that for so many, there is no choice. - Miya Tokumitsu
Behold yon rough and flinty roadWhere youth, now youth no more,Gropes whining, seeking crumbs of loavesHe cast away of yore. - Emma Ghent Curtis
Our dreams are luminous, a cast fire upon the world.Morning arrives and that's it.Sunlight darkens the earth. - Charles Wright
It's my job to play this role that I'm cast in to the very best of my ability, the same as any other actor. You can't possibly be yourself in the public eye. All the little things that make us human don't stand up under the scrutiny of the camera. [on being a public figure] - Adrian Lamo
People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. - James Baldwin
A book is an arrangement of twenty-six phonetic symbols, ten numerals, and about eight punctuation marks, and people can cast their eyes over these and envision the eruption of Mount Vesuvius or the Battle of Waterloo. - Kurt Vonnegut
Cast Your Cares On The Lord And He will Sustain You ~Psalm 55:22 - The Catholic Bible
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. - Mother Teresa
Pretend to give consent to the advice of others, but if you find it suitable,take it. But if out of the right view, despise and cast it away - Michael Bassey Johnson
Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam on those that are without while the inhabitant sits in darkness. - Hannah More
Alas my love you do me wrong, To cast me of discurteously; And I have loved you so long, Delighting in your company. - Anonymous
Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Every great athlete, artist and aspiring being has a great team to help them flourish and succeed - personally and professionally. Even the so-called 'solo star' has a strong supporting cast helping them shine, thrive and take flight. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Two seeds destined to grow in concert, planted together in the field of love.’ She took in a lungful of air and continued. ‘The sky cast wet buckets of dreams and desires, the roots took shape, and the leaves tangled as one. - Christina Lee
When Small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set. - Lin Yutang
A thought can be cast down by speaking out loud words of resistance and words of God. - Sunday Adelaja
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible. - Benjamin Franklin
The people who cast the votes do not decide an election, the people who count the votes do. - Joseph Stalin
The value of most people’s online LIKES is like a BIG ZERO, so whenever it is cast on a person’s post or picture, it makes its worth only NIL. - Anuj Somany
The world is a stage and the play is badly cast. - Oscar Wilde
Love in its essence is unconditional. When conditions, exceptions, and ultimatums are cast into the mix, its purity changes. It is no longer love and should be referred to by a less-desirable name. - Richelle E. Goodrich
it is an ocean of burning oil I am cast adrift upon, no sea’s repose; I pass from waking agonies… to the semiconscious trance of torment in which the smaller, earlier, deeper rings of the brain know only that the nerves scream, the body aches, and there is no one to turn crying to for comfort. - Iain Banks
The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count them decide everything.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. - Ovid
I have taken all my good deeds and all my bad deeds, and cast them in a heap before the Lord, and fled from both, and betaken myself to the Lord Jesus Christ, and in him I have sweet peace! - David Dickson
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea. - Bible
For my soul lies dormant, restless, waiting for that moment when shackles are cast aside and it is free to fly once more. - Virginia Alison
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He that cannot cast off a possession has become the possessed - Hallie Burton
...some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. - W. Somerset Maugham
The ultimate luxury is to reread: to revisit a book to see how time has treated it, how memory has distorted it, or how my own passing years have cast a new light on it. - Michael Upchurch
Act as if you are going to live for ever and cast your plans way ahead. You must feel responsible without time limitations, and the consideration of whether you may or may not be around to see the results should never enter your thoughts. - Hyman George Rickover
THE 52ND is a unique entry in the YA and Paranormal genres. With a diverse cast of characters, thrilling mythology, and a potential series ahead, Dela knocks it out of the park with THE 52ND. - Indie Reader
I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits./ A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong/ For such despite they cast on female wits;/ If what I do prove well, it won't advance,/ They'll say it's stolen, or else, it was by chance. - Anne Bradstreet
Every child deserves to be a boat cast out in a sea of books. - K. Lamb
Small bait cast properly can catch big fish. - Matshona Dhliwayo
What sense is there in pain at all—however we contrive it for ourselves as we cast about for ways to bind up the wound between us and God? - Anne Carson
Plough your fields, cast your seeds, the rains will come when they please. - Radhe Maa
Just like the cast of a great movie and the career of great athletes few success stories are a one man show. Build your team and grow. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Create simple ways to prove the Divine exists in every aspect of your life and then make the choice to cast your gaze only upon those things that make your heart sing loudest. - Molly Friedenfeld
And that is the problem with a society that doesn't read books. The most painful form of censorship does not come from a centralized, repressive government. It is a cast, black cloak of a nation's indifference. - Lourd de Veyra
I write so that my handful of pebbles, cast daily into still waters, will produce a ripple. - Anne Schroeder
Purge me from every sinful blot;My idols all be cast aside: Cleanse me from every evil thought,From all the filth of self and pride.The hatred of the carnal mind Out of my flesh at once remove:Give me a tender heart, resigned, And pure, and full of faith and love. - John Wesley
To speak a dream aloud is to cast a magic spell. - Alice Bag
Before she cut her birthday cake, she cast a wish, then blew the candles out from his eyes. - Anthony Liccione
Conscience does make cowards of us all, and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. - William Shakespeare
This was my first real lesson in politics… If you are cast on a desert island with only a screwdriver, hatchet, and the chisel to make a boat with, why, go and make the best one you can. It would be better if you had a saw, but you haven't, so with men. - Theodore Roosevelt
The sun's rays don't bother me. No they cast down such a wonderful heat. Masking beauty, by a terrible fate. - Sara Quin
You are perfectly cast in your life. I can't imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play. - Lin-Manuel Miranda
How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole - C.G. Jung
Why wait? So precious is this life—this gift—this temporary blindness. Burn and drown and embrace the false dark, then grasp the unthinkable height of resulting joy. For in the end, in the light of truth when the flesh is cast off, there is nothing but this. - Jennifer DeLucy
Cast yourself upon the waters. Trust in your ability to swim. - Marty Rubin
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. - Nelson Mandela
Selfie is like asking others to cast their likes on a own social media picture in liking or loving only and solely me. - Anuj Somany
Despite our battered exterior and in spite of the festering scars and rank filth that overlays it, there is underneath it all the pristine likeness of God Himself. And we would be wise to cast an eye not on the marred exterior, but to be fixed on the glorious interior. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Still, what I want in my lifeis to be willingto be dazzled—to cast aside the weight of factsand maybe evento float a littleabove this difficult world. - Mary Oliver
One must never be eccentric. If one's lot is cast among fools, it is necessary to study folly.
Do not cast away an honest man for a villain's accusation. - William Shakespeare
If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness. - Lao Tzu
Shutting out all external objects, fixing the vision between the eyebrows, making even the inward and outward breaths, the sage who has controlled the senses, mind and understanding, who is intent upon liberation, who has cast away desire, fear and anger, he is ever freed. - The Bhagavad Gita
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