Quotation Explorer - 'Fleeting'

People can be in general pretty well trusted, of course--with the clock of their freedom ticking as loud as it seems to do here--to keep an eye on the fleeting hour. - Henry James
What I have written is but a fleeting intimation of the outside of what one man sees and may tell about the path he walks. No one shares the secret of a life; no one enters into the heart of the mystery. - Howard Thurman
Our fragile, perishable bodies are not who we are. We are the sum of fleeting moments that belong to us for eternity. It is our choice and responsibility to create moments of beauty and grace, instead of despair and suffering. - Dorit Brauer
I have read of the great wars of ages past, and men slaughtered by the tens of thousands. And we give but fleeting consideration to their deaths, for it is our nature to banish such thoughts. - Seth Grahame-Smith
You can change your life or not change it. It really doesn’t matter in the end.Life as humans live it is too fleeting, too incidental, too minisculefor the universe to keep forever.So just do good to others; be good, allbecause it makes you happy,happy beyond fame, power, andeternity. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Once we’ve savored the goodness of a hundred years until the final drop, only the fleeting memories of intoxication is left behind. Between you and me is it too much to ask for a bottle to begin with? - Xue Yun
Pain whispersthrough silent wordsentombed in scarsshyly palpablein fleeting glimpsesbriefly allowed - Lady Bug
One clear moment, one of trance One missed step, one perfect dance One missed shot, one and only chance Life is all...but one fleeting glance. - Sanober Khan
Mind is obsessed with fleeting illusions, while Spirit is constant and free. - Reza Mohamed
The agony of man is always longer than the fleeting moments of bliss. The trick is to reverse those two. - Ben Midland
Happiness is as fragile and fleeting as a bubble soap. Water down the last dregs of happiness and turn them into bubbles to fill the void. It may nothing more than an illusion, but it was still better than the emptiness. - Kanae Minato
In the still of the night, when you are serenely falling asleep and an epiphany suddenly hits you. Roll your ass off that bed and start typing because that fleeting moment will never pass by you again...You can sleep when your dead!!! - Racheal Lachman
Authors always carry a means for scribbling and an excuse for pausing, often inopportunely, to record those fleeting sparks of creative fancy that might otherwise vanish like a wisp in the wind if ignored. Writing is a jealous and needy lover. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Time isn't just a fleeting thing. It never moves forward without engraving it's mark upon the heart.
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
What brings a real and lasting joy is our relationships with God, and our love for His other children He has put in our lives. It's people; friends and family that fulfil us. All else, fame, popularity, beauty, is so fleeting. - Lindsey Stirling
Quotes are echos of voices transporting wisdom, humor, and love. Returning again to the human condition, fleeting once more as a dove. - Ryan Lilly
Death is the night sky, the background against which the fleeting fireworks of life are displayed, an empty stage upon which the drama of life is played. - James Rozoff
Happiness comes in many forms in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It’s okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be. - Lucas Scott
You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive. - Merce Cunningham
What happiness to sit in intimate conversation with someone of like mind, warmed by candid discussion of the amusing and fleeting ways of this world ... but such a friend is hard to find, and instead you sit there doing your best to fit in with whatever the other is saying, feeling deeply alone. - Kenkō Hōshi (Yoshida Kenkō)
There are no words in that fleeting moment between hope and the knowledge. There is no way to express how a heart can burst and break at the same time, how the sun can cut through the darkness but will case shadows everywhere. - Marieke Nijkamp
I have been happy, though in a dream.I have been happy-and I love the theme:Dreams! in their vivid colouring of lifeAs in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife - Edgar Allan Poe
Fame and glory are fleeting, especially in the music business. That's why completing my degree and graduating from college were priorities.
It was a curious day, slashed abruptly with fleeting, familiar impressions. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Happy Endings are an illusion. Real life is filled with brief moments of fleeting happiness, but ultimately every life is a tragedy that ends in death and grief. - Oliver Gaspirtz
We flatter those we scarcely know,We please the fleeting guest;And deal full many a thoughtless blow,To those who love us best. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. - Napoleon Bonaparte
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession. - Sallust
Moments are fleeting. Memories are permanent. Love is forever. - Lynda Cheldelin Fell
On the horizon, he saw the full moon. God dropped it there, he was sure, as a reminder of our small place in the world. A reminder that what is beautiful is fleeting. - Ben Sherwood
No man ever truly possesses a woman, anyhow," said Gidas moodily. "He has her body for a time if he's lucky, but only the most fleeting glimpse into her soul." Gidas was a poet, or wanted to be. - Guy Gavriel Kay
There's a war on. We don't know how anything's going to end. We just have to grasp each fleeting moment of joy as it whizzes by. - Rosamunde Pilcher
A picture is a fleeting moment of life preserved on a canvas. - Debasish Mridha
She had a weird, fleeting thought that she wanted to eat her sister, like a sorceress in a storybook gobble her down into her belly, keep her safe. - Leslie Parry
The more you try, so desperately, to prove a point to get someone's approval, the more fleeting that approval might be, causing a chain of depreciation of self-esteem. Sometimes, all you need do is truly love yourself and get only the approval and acceptance of the inner self. - Ufuoma Apoki
How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.
Backstory is like a flavour you can’t quite pick, lurking in the layers of a curry. You know it’s there and it enhances the flavour, but it’s intangible and fleeting. Use it sparingly! - Sandy Vaile
Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change. - Shonda Rhimes
A life out of balance is a person that doesn’t believe happiness can be achieved now, or in the future. It is as fleeting as the wind. - Shannon L. Alder
Life is so fleeting. I am so busy enjoying it that I have no time to get angry. - Debasish Mridha
Love without truth and honor is licentious in nature. Love without commitment is promiscuous and fleeting. Love without virtue and understanding is savage and selfish. Love without respect is short-lived. Love without these conditions is without God. - David W. Stevens
The future will never bend to the fleeting hopes of the man."From "Lucifer's Ladder: God of the Fallen, Book One - W.D. Frank
Don't seek love externally, it's fleeting. Go beyond the ego and awaken thelove that already exists within; it will encompass everyone andeverything in your life; it will permeate your very being. - Danielle Pierre
Writers and artists know that ethereal moment, when just one, fleeting something--a chill, an echo, the click of a lamp, a question—-ignites the flame of an entire work that blazes suddenly into consciousness. - Nadine C. Keels
Do you believe that our stories were written from before that we are but actors performing on the stage called life with neither rehearsals nor retakes, the dialogues of our own and a fleeting audience or are you someone who pens down his own story? - Chirag Tulsiani
A fleeting second on someone's news feed,No dearth of meanings for those who read,Not my stories but 'tis what I think,I say I don't write poems, I just write dreams. - Sanhita Baruah
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