Quotation Explorer - 'Closes'

I am, a shadowthat grows longer as the sunmoves, drawn outon a thread of wonder.If I bear burdensthey begin to be rememberedas gifts, goods, a basketof bread that hurtsmy shoulders but closes mein fragrance. I caneat as I go. ("Stepping Westward") - Denise Levertov
Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. - Alexander Graham Bell
I won't compete with anybody. I love to compete with my own body. When God closes a door against me, I should not attempt to bang on it. And if God gives me a key to open a door, I should not misuse that key! - Israelmore Ayivor
Take a chance. Don’t fear change. Life won’t hand you your dreams. Every time a door closes or you let go of something, you will find that there is room for new possibilities to enter. You aren’t saying goodbye. You are saying hello. - Brittany Burgunder
Mystery of love is like digging water: everything closes. (Mystère de l'amour est comme - Creuser l'eau : tout se referme) - Charles de Leusse
If she's in pain now she doesn't show it; she just closes her eyes and surrenders, and that is worse than her screaming for help, somehow. - Veronica Roth
Failure is the closes brother to success - Buhari S.I
Fiction opens a window of imagination that reality closes. - Deborah Brodie
When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell
There’s a small window of opportunity to apologize sometimes after you’ve terribly wronged someone. It closes. Sometimes forever, but it never opens wide enough again for a good breeze. - Darnell Lamont Walker
When one door of opportunity closes, another opens; but often we spend most of our time looking at the lost opportunity that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Ane Krstevska
I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens. - Anne McCaffrey
You have been having our rights so long, that you think, like a slave-holder, that you own us. I know that it is hard for one who has held the reins for so long to give up; it cuts like a knife. It will feel all the better when it closes up again. - Sojourner Truth
He who opens a school door, closes a prison. - Victor Hugo
The idea of perfect closes your mind to new standards. When you drive hard toward one ideal, you miss opportunities and paths, not to mention hurting your confidence. Believe in your potential and then go out and explore it; don't limit it. - John Eliot, Ph.D.
In the dark you hear movement—a squeak, a hiding. The heart opens, closes, opens. - Arkaye Kierulf
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views. - William Congreve
Lover," she whispers, and closes her eyes.It falls upon her.Love is like dying. - Stephen King
If one wants to be loved and return it full score dagger of silence closes the door. - David W. Earle
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. - Helen Keller
I believe that God opens doors but closes them if you don’t act when given the opportunity. - Shellie M. Saunders
In life, if a door closes, all you need to do is move to the window; as long as your whiskers can clear the space you will move through effortlessly. quote by T.G. the "Feline Goddess of Everything and Everyone - R. Rose
I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow. - Arthur Schopenhauer
I don't know what it is about you that closes and opens; only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all the roses. Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands. - E.E. Cummings
It's a civic virtue to be exposed to things that appear to be outside your interest. In a complex world, almost everything affects you that closes the loop on pecuniary self-interest. Customers are always right, but people aren't. - Clive Thompson
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell
When one door of happiness closes another opens; but we often look so long at the closed one that we do not see the one which has opened for us. - Helen Keller
It's okay not to know all the answers. It's better to admit our ignorance than to believe answers that might be wrong. Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what's already there. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight. - Stephen Chbosky
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
A question wells up inside me, a question so big it blocks my throat and makes it hard to breathe. Somehow I swallow it back, finally choosing another. "Are memories such an important thing?""It depends," she replies, and closes her eyes. "In some cases, they're the most important thing there is. - Haruki Murakami
(i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens; only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands - e e cummings
When God closes a door He does not always open a window. Sometimes He wants you to sit in the quiet darkness while He transforms your fear into trust. How long that takes, is often up to you! - William Branks
Knowledge. How curious that a man who closes his hand upon air so often thinks that he has a ruby within his grasp. - Idries Shah
If one door closes and another door opens, chances are your house is haunted. - Tanya Masse
Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it. - Stephen Richards
The God who is human in his divinity is the precise opposite of an essence which in ill-willed fashion closes itself to all human thought and knowledge... As love, rather, God is thinkable, without a distinction capable of made between essence and existence. Love is essentially existing lovingly. - Eberhard Jüngel
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened to us. - Helen Keller
It's rude to stare," said the troll. Its mouth opened with a little crest of foam, and shut again in exactly the same way that water closes over a stone. "Is it? Why?" asked Rincewind. How does he hold himself together, his mind screamed at him. Why doesn't he spill? - Terry Pratchett
Dancy closes her eyes, remembering all the times that have been so much worse than this, all the horror and shame and sorrow to give her strength. The burning parts of her no one and nothing can ever touch, the fire where her soul used to be. - Caitlín R. Kiernan
The needles they poke you with leaves a hole that closes in. But unkind words can make a hole that will never mend. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Every spot his mouth touches closes the empty spaces inside. - Christine Fonseca
When the last female dies, the gateway to the earth closes to man. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
All night I dreamt of bonfires and burn piles and ghosts of men, and spirits behind those birds of flame. I cannot tell anymore when a door opens or closes, I can only hear the frame saying, Walk through. - Ada Limon
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