Quotation Explorer - 'Dust'

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Fiction is about everything human and we are made out of dust, and if you scorn getting yourself dusty, then you shouldn't try to write fiction. It's not a grand enough job for you. - Flannery O'Connor
Pull yourself out of the dirt, dust yourself off, and get back on the horse and ride towards the sunset. - Michael Dean Russell Jr.
You are a dust with beautiful spirit. - Lailah Gifty Akita
People are complaining of having rags and not riches, but I find it a blessing just to have rags, to wipe away the dirt and dust that may come in the course of life. - Anthony Liccione
Oh! let me love forever. Let me die in love. Life is valueless dust if love touched you never. - Debasish Mridha
I'm full of dust and guitars... - Syd Barrett
They ate my humanity but no humanity in beginning humans Earth dust atomsClever microorganisms defy godsBut defy nothingPhantom of truth Beneath reality's facade - A.R. LaBaere
But, oh, when gloomy doubts prevail,I fear to call thee mine;The springs of comfort seem to fail,And all my hopes decline.Yet, gracious God, where shall I flee?Thou art my only trust;And still my soul would cleave to thee,Though prostrate in the dust. - Anne Steele
Damnnnnn. No need to be serious all the time, for we are only dust and to dust we shall return. Just enjoy life to the fullest. Take responsibility for your actions whether good or bad. Just keep moving forward, take a break if necessary but don't ever damn stop, you fool. - I am Night Owl
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso
Time...a maniac scattering dust. - Alfred Tennyson
His enemies shall lick the dust. - Bible
#Ola MusingsHer brow's penciled bowEyes tinged with kohl wowA mere passing shadow of hersCauses dust dry bloom wow!By nCr - NarayanChandraRauf
Human nature, essentially changeable, unstable as the dust, can endure no restraint; if it binds itself it soon begins to tear madly at its bonds, until it renders everything asunder, the wall, and the bonds and its very self. - Kafka, Franz
He stood in rain and the storm, watching a demon with his face standing and laughing at him on a chariot run by drunk horses. The storm threw dust into his eyes, while the demon unleashed the horses one after the other at him. - Akshay Vasu
If you fall, rise up, shake off the dust and try again. - Gladys Bejani
Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other.
She had the blood of the sun running through her veins and the dust of stars at her fingertips. Her every breath birthed new cosmos and her thoughts were the super moon of the darkest night. Every word was a supernova and every step an inescapable singularity. Her touch though...it was soft. - Hubert Martin
As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust. - Charles W. Chesnutt
The years thunder by.The dreams of youth grow dimwhere they liecaked in dust on the shelves of patience.Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.Where, then lies the answer?In choice.Which shall it be:Bankruptcy of Purseor Bankruptcy of Life? - Sterling Hayden
The pressures of life and influence of society have caused many to become something and someone they are not. Remove the layers. Dig through the dust and debris. Find the genuine jewel - YOU. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
A little dust does not make an ocean dirty. By blaming you change the society by making a lot of dust. By taking systematic actions and by focusing on beauty- for sure we can change our society and clean up the dust. - Debasish Mridha
Curiosity is the fire of desires that burns the dust to reveal the diamond. - Debasish Mridha
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. - Rabindranath Tagore
If we could only live on good food like that, he said to her somewhat loudly, we wouldn't have the country full of rotten teeth and rotten guts. Living in a bogswamp, eating cheap food and the streets paved with dust, horsedung and consumptives' spits. - James Joyce
When it's all over and the dust from our Ancestors bodies and our own settle from the four winds only then will we see that we were here! - Stanley Victor Paskavich
You are the Arabian stallion that neighs on the crossroad of my heart ache covering me with the dust of my own ardor. - Malak El Halabi
... Corellian curses being a synergistic blend of vulgarity, obscenity, and outright blasphemy that were the only things really worth saying when one was in the middle of being blown to monatomic dust. - Matthew Woodring Stover
Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper. - Albert Einstein
Whenever you take a step forward you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground. - Indira Gandhi
Our bodies are made of supernova dust, the epitome of ultimate destruction and shatter. And though we are whole, beings with bodies and souls, with cosmos in our eyes and black heart holes, we love as fiercely as the force of creation. - Hubert Martin
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. - Ernest Hemingway
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance. - Bible
Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter. - John Muir
She blows kisses to the one who danced through her dreams and leaves a trail of moon dust on her heart... - Virginia Alison
Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,Guiltie of dust and sin. - George Herbert
What is the sweetness of flowers compared to the savour of dust and confinement? - Peter Ackroyd
So we must daily keep things wound: that is, we must pray when prayer seems dry as dust; we must write when we are physically tired, when our hearts are heavy, when our bodies are in pain. - Madeleine L'Engle
Man is a phase of nature, and only as he is related to nature does he matter, does he have any account whatever above the dust. - Frank Lloyd Wright
You haven't rewarded evil unto them who were at peace with you; nor you have delivered them that without cause is your enemy. But they want to tread down your soul upon the earth, and lay your honour in the dust. - Compton Gage
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. - Elinor Glyn
and angle of vision, dust, gravity, solitude, and the part of the law which is the world's waitingand the part of the law which is my waiting,and the part which is my impatience—now; now?—though there are, there really arethings in the world, you must believe me. - Jorie Graham
I am the dust and dirt from which this earth grows. - Sima Mittal
Part of the journey in life is slipping and falling along the way; in these times true friends are the ones who pick you up and dust you off. - Ken Poirot
Luck is the way the dust settles when God passes by. - Christopher Presz
...in that rich earth a richer dust concealed.(I'm flogging a dead horse w/ this one but this is the 1st time I've even seen this quotes feature! I just wanted to post something.) - Rupert Brooke
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. - Bible
In a second-hand bookshop head to the back, find the old books with dust undisturbed and worn off covers for these clothe true treasures. - Rachel Hall
I’ve been lucky enough to cross paths with these angels who seem to brush the dust off my wings so effortlessly. These wonderful people I don’t and will never know. I want to be one of them. I want to be many of them. Radiating, resonating, finding lost souls and then exhaling magic. - Hillary Wen
When you go through a bad relationship and finally dust yourself off, there's a vulnerability that goes along with that. - Redzel Romulo
Oh! let me love for ever. Let me die in love. Life is valueless dust if love touched you never. Oh! Let me love forever. Let me dream in love. Without power of love, life is a waterless river. Oh! Let me love forever.Love is the joy and charm.Without beauty of love, life is a lifeless flower. - Debasish Mridha
I have you fast in my fortress,And will not let you depart,But put you down into the dungeon,In the round-tower of my heart,And there will I keep you forever,Yes, forever and a day,Till the walls shall crumble to ruin,And moulder in the dust away! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In the midst of life we are in death. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. - Book of Common Prayer
Shatter your pride in dust to vanish into the joy of longing and love. - Debasish Mridha
The better you become as each day goes by, the more you heap dust upon you past until you completely bury it. No matter how obnoxious it was - Constance Chuks Friday
For in this world of ours where everything withers, everything perishes, there is a thing that decays, that crumbles into dust even more completely, leaving behind still fewer traces of itself, than beauty: namely grief. - Marcel Proust
Asthmatic spewer of filth gasps, but clean air does not sufficeTo fuel fires fueled by thoughts got rottenLest we all be forgotten thingsThat sit like dust upon the mantel of her mind - Neil Leckman
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
I am sad, like the hot dust on the streetsAnd the music of fresh fallen leavesCaught in a sliding summer breeze. - Scott Hastie
I would like to explode, flow, crumble into dust, and my disintegration would be my masterpiece. - Emil Cioran
What kind of people?"The dead kind. The still-walking-around kind. The reeking, stinking, rotting-from-the-inside-out kind. Toothy and grinning, nasty with the dark and the dust of abandoned strip mines. But none of that was the whole truth. They were more than that. - page 135 - Brenna Yovanoff
To write what you think is to think what you write. Leave those of hollow to their dust. They are but sorry things. - D.A. Botta
A half-open window.Morning-fresh air carriescurious sunlight into a bedroom.Flecks of dust shimmer yellow-gold.Four feet, entwined under white sheets.Joni's Blue, on the player.Delicate curtains slow-danceto Sunday's tune.Laughter.Talk of: what for breakfast?Anything. Anything at all. - Nick Miller
Sooner or later everything will turn to dust - except love - Rasheed Ogunlaru
It is fairy dust and wanderlust that guide our hands to create what our hearts desire. - Gayle Wray
If the breath of life is taken, man turn to dust. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I feel proud that I have been counted worthy to have blood shed by a traitor, and to suffer torture at the hands of those who have undertaken to trail our Flag in the dust. Signed, Yours as Ever, Franklin M. Haven. - Franklin Marion Havens
I am done looking for love where it doesn’t exist. I am done coughing up dust in attempts to drink from dry wells. - Maggie Young
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. - Benjamin Franklin
There's no end. There's no endto this world, everlasting.We crumble to dust in its arms. - Patrick Phillips
Sashimi is velvet dust, verging on silk, or a bit of both, and the extraordinary alchemy of its gossamer essence allows it to preserve a milky density unknown even by clouds.... my cheeks recalled the effects of its profound caress. - Muriel Barbery
Why must some of us deliberate between brands of toothpaste while others deliberate between damp dirt and bone dust to quiet the fire of an empty stomach lining? - Barbara Kingsolver
Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lustLike diamonds we are cut with our own dust - John Webster
Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday living. - Pablo Picasso
Many of the stars in the universe are thousands of times bigger than the earth. God focuses on the earth, a little speck of dust in the galaxy, and even loves each of us intensely as if each of us are the only person who exists. - Paul Silway
At least the tears on my desk wipe away the dust that's covered this place - Andrew Boddie
We are made of spirit, mind, soul, and a little pixie dust. - Debasish Mridha
Those who were known as sultans and emperors are gone to dust. Their palaces are now known as ruins. This is ultimate power and commands of nature. - Aditya Ajmera
Silent as a flower, her face fell in dismay, aware that the ghost of lust ate and left, sensing that there was a different scent of perfume consuming the room, and that she had numbered and counted the he loves me, he loves me not of each petal, where the lifeless dust had settle. - Anthony Liccione
Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows,Help us to seeThat without the dust the rainbowWould not be. - Langston Hughes
And she saw beauty even in the tiny sparkles of dust suspended in the air, high above. - Rocio Sanchez
A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold,And pavement stars—as starts to thee appearSoon in the galaxy, that milky wayWhich mightly as a circling zone thou seestPowder'd wiht stars. - John Milton
Art washes away the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso
When you become a raindrop in your mind Thunder is the closest friend you may find Wind lashed trees, dark clouds, lightning or the dust Everything you will bear once you adjust - Munia Khan
Subconsciously, we all want to be nebula... In the end, we’re all connected. We’re all going to become one cloud of light whether you like it or not. We’re all made of the same star dust. - Jason Daniel Chaplin
During their lifetimes, every man and woman will stumble across a great opportunity. Sadly, most of them will simply pick themselves up, dust themselves down and carry on as if nothing ever happened. - Winston S. Churchill
The greatest thing about dreams is they don’t expire. They can lay dormant for years and when you pull them out and dust them off, they shine like new. - Casi McLean
Golden lads and girls all must, as chimney-sweepers come to dust. - William Shakespeare
When the sun shines, there seems to be much more dust in the air.Dirt can only be seen and properly removed by flooding it with white light - Erik Tanghe
For a long time, it was one of these things where—I was really much younger than now—my whole "brand" both to the investors and to our board members was this crazy Russian boy-genius who comes out and sprinkles magic dust on technology and things just work. - Max Levchin
Keep playing games. Make time to play games with your friends and family, because it's surprisingly heartbreaking to wipe a thin layer of dust off a game you love, before you put it back on the shelf because the real world is calling you. - Wil Wheaton
It's important to read a book, but also to hold the book, to smell the book... it's perfume, it's incense, it's the dust of Egypt... - Ray Bradbury
The long rays of sun stretched across the street and touched the twisted mabati tin roofs of the shops, creating a soft light that dulled the dust and rust, making them look almost beautiful. - Stanley Gazemba (Bahati Books)
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso
Maybe if I could slip into Sylvia's mind, sort out the spices in her rack, alphabetize them and dust them off. Maybe then I'd understand how it's the little things that pull you under. - Kelli Russell Agodon
For four centuries now, the American people have resigned themselves to natural disasters and acts of God: floods, prairie fires, blizzards, tornados, hurricanes, dust bowls, epidemics, academics, lawyers, and politicians. - Markham Shaw Pyle
We are all dust passing through the air, the difference is, some are flying high in the sky, while others are flying low. But eventually, we all settle on the same ground. - Anthony Liccione
I have graven it within the hills, and my vengeance upon the dust within the rock. - Edgar Allan Poe
When someone beats a rug,the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it. - Jalaluddin Rumi
My heart in the East But the rest of me far in the West— How can I savor this life, even taste what I eat? How, in the bonds of the Moor, Zion chained to the Cross, Can I do what I’ve vowed to and must? Gladly I’d leave All the best of grand Spain For one glimpse of the ruined Shrine’s dust. - Yehuda HaLevi
... walk in the footprints of his ancestors. This land is a museum of man's ancient history. The American has gone to the moon and found dust, he's going farther away to look for other planets, very good. But know thyself first. That is what I would tell my American friend. - tsegaye gebre medhin
We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. - Jalaluddin Rumi
I like two types of dust: pixie dust and dust from old, first edition books. - Nicholaa Spencer
We are of dust from the stars. - Vannary Rang
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten. - Neil Gaiman
Humans will never be in charge of this world, as long as dust and weeds do as they please. - Nancy B. Brewer
I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown. - Homer
Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend, before we too into the dust descend.
Why is it that when you wipe up dust its called dusting but when you wipe up a spill its not called spilling? Just something to think about. - Ellen DeGeneres
Do the most difficult thing if that is what will pay you. Dust the Rust if you Must. Success never comes with ease. - Israelmore Ayivor
An old, tired man. That is what I am. What became of the old fire, drive, ambition? There were dreams once upon a time, dreams now all but forgotten. On sad days I dust them off and fondle them nostalgically, with a patronising wonder at the naivete of the youth who dreamed them. - Glen Cook
Dust is the parent of a star! - Munia Khan
The way a crowShook down on meThe dust of snowFrom a hemlock treeHas given my heartA change of moodAnd saved some partOf a day I had rued. - Robert Frost
Be careful not to laugh at the Phoenix when she goes up in flames, or you'll be left in the dust when she grows her new wings and flies swiftly away. - Cristen Rodgers
The world can't get worse than this. Only more persons will become aware of the dust that works as rust in the most people's mind as the time passes and internet usage proliferates. - Anuj Somany
Sweep my dreams not beneath my feet. Be somewhere that my steps won't meet. Breaking the broom isn't a must. Don't mistake unmoved dreams for dust - Isaiah J. Lawrence
In my hands I held gold dust and tarnished rust, but looking further in, I saw the few diamonds I've come to know as soul mates in my life. They sparkled a little brighter and I'd notice the lack of weight if they were gone. They would leave not as a loss, but as a hole in my palm. - Hubert Martin
I kiss her ghost, and sleep with the dust on her photograph, next to my bedside. - Anthony Liccione
At best we are but clay, animated dust; but viewed as sinners, we are monsters indeed. Let it be published in heaven as a miracle that the Lord Jesus should set His heart's love upon people like us. - Alistair Begg
Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. Is that all? - Dejan Stojanovic
Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree? - Christopher Paolini
I am a speck of dust in an ocean of time, floating with the waves of change, vanishing with the infinite. I have no time to complain, condemn, or criticize because I am so busy loving, enjoying, appreciating, and being kind. - Debasish Mridha
When religion becomes so involved in a future good "over yonder" that it forgets the present evils over here it is as dry as dust religion and needs to be condemned. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Poison!" Grover yelped. "Don't let those things touch you or...""Or we'll die?" I guessed."Well...after you shrivel slowly to dust, yes.""Let's avoid the swords," I decided. - Rick Riordan
Two types of dust I require to wipe my sin - Munia Khan
Every time I hold your hand in the night and look at that star, I remember the fact that it is millions of light years away from us, we are looking at its past and it doesn't exist anymore and I always end up feeling, what if we both are made up of the dust of the same star we are staring at. - Akshay Vasu
You may kill a fire. And everything you know falls to dust and ash. Yet the remarkable treasure in this seemingly hopeless pile, is hidden deep within. The burning embers incarnate the perpetual desire to go from spark to flame. - Akilnathan Logeswaran
If the point is sharp, and the arrow is swift, it can pierce through the dust no matter how thick. - Bob Dylan
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
ERUDITION, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull. So wide his erudition's mighty span, He knew Creation's origin and plan And only came by accident to grief -- He thought, poor man, 'twas right to be a thief. Romach Pute - Ambrose Bierce
For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. - Bible
Any church that operates in prayerless and powerless Christianity spend their days and years conducting dust to dust rites in the burial grounds. - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
And so Discovery drove on toward Saturn, as often as not pulsating with the cool music of the harpsichord, the frozen thoughts of a brain that had been dust for twice a hundred years. - Arthur C. Clarke
A child who was born with a silver spoon is likely to not appreciate all he is provided with.And it is likely that a child who grew up from the dust to look down on others once the floods gate of success opens up for him.It is NOT where you come FROM that matters,But where you are GOING. - Nomthandazo Tsembeni
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