Quotation Explorer - 'Shells'

We lie under the network of arching shells and live in a suspense of uncertainty. If a shot comes, we can duck, that is all; we neither know nor can determine where it will fall." - All Quiet On The Western Front, Ch. 6 - Erich Maria Remarque
Perhaps we are all shells; but some of us have found the pearls inside, and this makes all the difference! - C. JoyBell C.
It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire. - Robert Louis Stevenson
I have loved like a child collecting shells along the shore line, discarding one shell for another of seemingly more outward beauty with no knowledge of the pearls that were hidden within. - Robert Anthony
Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development. - Dorothy L. Sayers
Language is fossil poetry. As the limestone of the continent consists of infinite masses of the shells of animalcules, so language is made up of images, or tropes, which now, in their secondary use, have long ceased to remind us of their poetic origin. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
All I can say to people who hate their mothers for giving birth to them is "get the fuck out of your scaredy shells and kiss the world". - Jay Woodman
I have a hobby. I have the world’s largest collection of sea shells. I keep it scattered on beaches all over the world. Maybe you’ve seen some of it. - Steven Wright
She did not talk to people as if they were strange hard shells she had to crack open to get inside. She talked as if she were already in the shell. In their very shell. - Marita Bonner
A man who can own pearls does not bother about shells, and those who aspire to virtue do not trouble themselves over honors. - Francis de Sales
The grey of a bitter, starved-looking morning. The town like a mortally wounded creature, torn by shells, gashed open by bombs. Dead streets - streets of death - death in streets and their houses; yet people still able to sleep and still sleeping. - Radclyffe Hall
OYSTER, n. A slimy, gobby shellfish which civilization gives men the hardihood to eat without removing its entrails! The shells are sometimes given to the poor. - Ambrose Bierce
Children are living beings - more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love. - Rabindranath Tagore
The masks. that men have as faces, the outward shells they hold up for others to see while their minds shift in hidden directions." Discard 2 - Lois Charles
The masks. that men have as faces, the outward shells they hold up for others to see while their minds shift in hidden directions" Discard 2 - Lois Charles
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