Quotation Explorer - 'Stark'

The stark nakedness and simplicity of the conflict with which humanity is oppressed - that of getting angry with and wishing to hurt the very person who is most loved. - John Bowlby
Stark truth, is seldom met with open arms. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
A half-dead thing in a stark dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold. - Robert W. Service
To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact. - Elisabeth Elliot
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, yet he makes gods by the dozens. - Michel de Montaigne
My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen --- no retouching, no shadows, no flattery --- just stark me. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens. - Michel de Montaigne
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. - Norm Papernick
A half-dead thing in a stark, dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold;While high overhead, green, yellow and red, the North Lights swept in bars?-Then you've a hunch was the music meant...hunger and night and the stars. - Robert W. Service
Today humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet. - Fawzi Ibrahim
Fiction may amuse us, but reality instills lessons to be imbibed through experience; to 'live' this stark reality called 'life' as a blessing, whereas some foolishly waste it by following fiction and fictitious characters. - Henrietta Newton Martin
Discerning the difference between a dictator and a leader is quite easy. The former cannot help but see ‘leading’ and ‘serving’ as stark contradictions that by their very nature are utterly incompatible. The latter can’t tell the difference - Craig D. Lounsbrough
But morning casts a harsh light over things, and the stark reality is that some things are easier to walk away from than to lose forever. But that doesn’t mean that this doesn’t hurt. - andyoureturntome
Only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words. - Ann Patchett
The universe seems wondrous to me, with or without God. It has powerful lines and uncompromising ways. Patience and time sit like sages on the planets, strong and impersonal. There is a stark beauty to all of this. - Gordon Atkinson
What I was afraid of was my own grief, the weight of it, the ineluctable corrosive force of it, and the stark awareness I had of being, for the first time in my life, entirely alone, a Crusoe shipwrecked and stranded in the limitless wastes of a boundless and indifferent ocean. - John Banville
When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Edna O'Brien
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. - Victor Hugo
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