Quotation Explorer - 'Stone'

You better start swimming, or you'll sink like a stone. Because the Time's they are a-changing. - Bob Dylan
I believe i am hard as a stone, but even a stone breaks if you smash it real hard..... - Andy Flynn
The mind is the chisel, matter is the stone and life is the sculpture. Make sure you use your chisel wisely - Carsten Ostergaard Pedersen
Every failure is an experience builder and a stepping stone towards success. - Debasish Mridha
In ocean of tears, the heart of stone sinks. (Dans l'océan de larmes, - Le coeur de pierre donc coule.) - Charles de Leusse
My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made. - Andy Goldsworthy
And what of the dead? They lie without shoesin the stone boats. They are more like stonethan the sea would be if it stopped. They refuseto be blessed, throat, eye and knucklebone. - Anne Sexton
Today is tomorrow’s stepping stone, but for the wise it is a ladder. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Unless you Believe in yourself, everybody see you as an ordinary stone, not Diamond. - Mohith Agadi
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
For, like the wind, the sun, or the flowing river, like a soaring man-of-war or a beetle under a stone, like a spider at a web or a crab scuttling sideways across a shore, Nimrod was free. - Andrea Levy
Nothing is built on stone; All is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. - Jorge Luis Borges
I remember sitting and meditating beside a slow flowing river in India, and I got the feeling that this river could teach me all the secrets of the mystery of life. If we learn to surrender to a stone, a flower, to a man, to a woman, or a river, it becomes a door to the Whole. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character.
CAABA, n. A large stone presented by the archangel Gabriel to the patriarch Abraham, and preserved at Mecca. The patriarch had perhaps asked the archangel for bread. - Ambrose Bierce
If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot. - Korean Proverb
The physical reinvention of the world is endless, relentless, fascinating, exhaustive; nothing that seems solid is. If you could stand at just a little distance in time, how fluid and shape-shifting physical reality would be, everything hurrying into some other form, even concrete, even stone. - Mark Doty
Tragedy often gives birth to courage, it offers man a platform to change what will be."Eli Storm, Emanuel Stone And The Phoenix Shadow - Isaac Solomon
Constant dripping hollows out a stone. - Titus Lucretius Carus
Failure is a stepping stone for Success.....and Success may become a stepping stone for Excess!! - Ankala V Subbarao
Where desire writhed there stands a stone; the change was sudden and complete.
It is often pleasant to stone a martyr, no matter how much we admire him. - John Barth
Gut check. Is your current fear a stumbling block or a stepping stone? - Richie Norton
the sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas-bhagat singh in court during his trial, india's struggle for freedom - Bhagat Singh
It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great deal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice. - José P. Rizal
Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again. - Beatrix Potter
Unless we do something and do it quickly, we may be going back to an economic stone age. - Kenneth Eade
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. - Benjamin Franklin
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud
Stone me, what a life! - Tony Hancock
I should probably get a stone. A stone would be good. A stone would save me, would salvage all the damage we had already done, all the things we had given up or lost. - Dave Eggers
FABLEHAVEN: None who enter will leave unchanged. Trespassers will be turned to stone. - Brandon Mull
The stone that was rolled before Christ's tomb might appropriately be called the philosopher's stone because its removal gave not only the pharisees but, now for 1800 years, the philosophers so much to think about. - Søren Kierkegaard
GORGON, n. The Gorgon was a maiden bold Who turned to stone the Greeks of old That looked upon her awful brow. We dig them out of ruins now, And swear that workmanship so bad Proves all the ancient sculptors mad. - Ambrose Bierce
An ant lifts a stone because it believes in itself, not its obstacle. - Matshona Dhliwayo
You were only meant to be a stepping stone on my journey across the sea. - Sara Secora
Someone smashed a flutterfler and without even thinking she touched her Stone and used Wyrd to piece its broken body back together. She filled its empty vessels with dreams and it became the stuff it used for blood. It brushed her cheek with its wings, then flew off -- dancing in the hot air. - Robert Fanney
The dusty tombs of long-dead exorcist priests lay in the alcoves below, surmounted by stone effigies, the features eroded by the passing of time and the reverent caresses of their grateful parishioners, a reminder, she knew all too well, of the brevity of life. - Sarah Ash
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
...Every word an author writes causes ripples, like tossing a stone into a pond. And you don't know where they'll go, or who they'll touch, or when they might come back to you. I think everything you do is kind of like that, too. - Ellen Hopkins
Nothing is what one thinks it is. Cloth is stone and circus is an art. There are no certainties. - Walter Moers
Unlike the rest of nature, our mission in life is not etched in stone. We can choose our destiny, and we do, either by design or default, by taking control of our lives’ or relinquishing it to others. - Glenn A. Maltais
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children; and here was one who was worshipping a stone! - William Makepeace Thackeray
A rolling stone gathers no moss. - Publilius Syrus
Like the ripples from a stone tossed into the pond from the water’s edge, the effects of our choices extend infinitely outward. Even the smallest of acts reverberates in the ears of unwritten histories. - Justin Young
The falling drops at last will wear the stone. - Lucretius
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. - Ursula K. LeGuin
The idea is there, locked inside, and all you have to do is remove the excess stone.
What is my strength, that I should hope? Is my strength the strength of stone? Or is my flesh of brass? Is not my help in me. - Compton Gage
Try as a meditation, to be with a stone, a flower or a tree, and you will find that they have consciousness. If you become friend with a tree, you will find that the tree will welcome you as a friend. The tree will be happy to see you. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Leave no stone unturned. - Euripides
Every known thing used to be unknownAnd every rock could become a stone Someday nature will have to atone When soul sees dead flesh leaving the bone - Munia Khan
A pine tree standeth lonelyIn the North on an upland bare;It standeth whitely shroudedWith snow, and sleepeth there.It dreameth of a Palm treeWhich far in the East alone,In the mournful silence standethOn its ridge of burning stone. - Heinrich Heine
SARCOPHAGUS, n. Among the Greeks a coffin which being made of a certain kind of carnivorous stone, had the peculiar property of devouring the body placed in it. The sarcophagus known to modern obsequiographers is commonly a product of the carpenter's art. - Ambrose Bierce
Trust compared to a valuable stone that has been shattered, cannot be restored to its original form. - Ellen J. Barrier
Empathy is the stepping stone to respect - Vusi JCK Maseko
Beauty of your love-filled smile created a mark on the stone wall of my heart, I can erase it never. - Debasish Mridha
Looking at the fire on the stone. - Daae ALF
Hands burn for a stone, a bomb, to shiver down the glass. Nothing's changed. - Tatamkhulu Afrika
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If there comes among you a prophet saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light. - David Litwack
Trust, is the stone thrown into the sea, sinking deep in all its murkiness, unable to see what it once lived and believed to be a promise. - Anthony Liccione
Every failure was a stepping stone towards a greater success. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. - Mother Teresa
MEDICINE, n. A stone flung down the Bowery to kill a dog in Broadway. - Ambrose Bierce
If I should go before the rest of youBreak not a flower nor inscribe a stone, Nor when I'm gone speak in a Sunday voice But be the usual selves that I have known. Weep if you must, Parting is hell, But life goes on, So sing as well. - Joyce Grenfell
A heart of stone is a sculpture? (Un cœur de pierre - Est une sculpture ?) - Charles de Leusse
I heaved into being, came out of the stone, the bricks, and other elements, and took form. (Dark City Lights) - Jerrold Mundis
PRISON, n. A place of punishments and rewards. The poet assures us that -- "Stone walls do not a prison make," but a combination of the stone wall, the political parasite and the moral instructor is no garden of sweets. - Ambrose Bierce
That eye which sees anything good in the creature is a blind eye; that eye which fancies it can discern anything in man, or anything in anything he can do to win the Divine favor, is as yet stone blind to the Truth of God, and needs to be lanced and cut, and the cataract of pride removed from it! - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The foundational stone for any business, enterprise or project has to be wisdom. - Sunday Adelaja
Idols aren't just stone statues. No, idols are the thoughts, desires, longings, and expectations that we worship in the place of the true God. Idols cause us to ignore the true God in search of what we think we need. - Elyse Fitzpatrick
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. - Ovid
I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Newt Gingrich and having a chat with the fellow on a staircase, ex–Sex Pistols vocalist John Lydon once told Rolling Stone. I found him completely dishonest and totally likable, because he doesn’t care. - Chuck Klosterman
What we learn in childhood is carved in stone. What we learn as adults is carved in ice. - David Kherdian
It is said with truth that every building is constructed stone by stone, and the same may be said of knowledge, extracted and compiled by many learned men, each of whom builds upon the works of those who proceeded him. - George R.R. Martin
Time has transfigured them intoUntruth. The stone fidelityThey hardly meant has come to beTheir final blazon, and to proveOur almost-instinct almost true:What will survive of us is love. - Philip Larkin
In every colour there's the light.In every stone sleeps a crystal.Remember the Shaman, when he used to say:Man is the dream of the dolphin - Enigma
No one can attain to truth by himself. Only by laying stone on stone with the cooperation of all, by the millions of generations from our forefather Adam to our own times, is that temple reared which is to be a worthy dwelling place of the Great God. - Leo Tolstoy
The same sun that rises over castles and welcomes the daySpills over buildings into the streets where orphans playAnd only You can see the good in broken thingsYou took my heart of stone, and You made it homeAnd set this prisoner free - Bethany Dillon
I don't mean what other people mean when they speak of a home, because I don't regard a home as a...well, as a place, a building...a house...of wood, bricks, stone. I think of a home as being a thing that two people have between them in which each can...well, nest. - Tennessee Williams
Be like a water who creates his own path don't be like a stone who stops everyone's path - Awais Aman
You will become who you are after you have been lost and recovered time and time again– you will turn up without pieces that needed to be shredded and with new discoveries that will give you a stepping stone to move forward on. - Brianna Wiest
Neither the stone that made you stumble is your enemy, nor the stone that helped you cross the river is your friend! Universe just lives its own life! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Most people want to be circled by safety, not by the unexpected. The unexpected can take you out. But the unexpected can also take you over and change your life. Put a heart in your body where a stone used to be. - Ron Hall
The sacred tree, the sacred stone are not adored as stone or tree they are worshipped precisely because they are hierophanies, because they show something that is no longer stone or tree but sacred, the ganz andere or 'wholly other. - Mircea Eliade
To long a sacrifice can make a stone of a heart - W.B. Yeats
Trusting the resolve in my heart is but a stepping stone to the future I now see clearly. - S.K. Logsdon
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says:"Leave no stone unturned. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun. We are not afraid of the darkness. We trust that the moon shall guide us. We are determining the future at this very moment. We know that the heart is the philosopher's stone. Our music is our alchemy. - Saul Williams
Prayers and love are learned in the hour when prayer has become impossible and your heart has turned to stone. - Thomas Mann
I've recovered my tenderness by long looking;I'm a Socrates of small fury.The waves bends with the fish. I'm taughtAs water teaches stone. Believe me, extremest oriole,I can hear light on a dry day.The world is where we fling it; I'm leaving where I am. - Theodore Roethke
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest. - Émile Zola
God is all that exists. Every stone, flower, tree, animal and human being are on a spiritual journey to recognize their true self, their divine essence. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Even water carves monuments of stone, so do our thoughts shape our character. - Hugh B. Brown
Please leave the stone on the seat, it is to keep out the mink. - S. K. Tremayne
I am your stone of necessity calling up spirits from rain puddles—your Magus of words - John Geddes
The Stone Age came to an end not for a lack of stone, and the oil age will end, but not for a lack of oil.
There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over... Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone. - J. R. R. Tolkien
The law is not so much carved in stone as it is written in water, flowing in and out with the tide. - Jeff Melvoin
God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole. - Ramakrishna
Freydolf worried that the stone might have been [stolen], but he finally found it safe and sound in one of the many drawers that were better for losing things than organizing them. - C. J. Milbrandt
Success is not the final destination but the stepping stone for the next. - Debasish Mridha
Under every stone lurks a politician. - Aristophanes
The mountain of despair has dwindled, and the stone of hope has size and shape, and can be fondled by the eyes and by the hand. But freedom has always been an elusive tease, and in the very act of grabbing for it one can become shackled. - Alice Walker
The power of habits is the stepping stone on the stairs of life. - Debasish Mridha
On with you, horse-taming Trojans! Never give Greeks best in your will to fight! They are not made of stone or iron. Their flesh can't keep out penetrating spears when they are hit. - Homer
True beauty is a rayThat springs from the sacred depths of the soul,and illuminates the body, just as lifesprings from the kernel of a stone andgives colour and scent to a flower. - Jalaluddin Rumi
The softest grass can break any stone in her quest to find the sun. Rise again, woman, RISE AGAIN! - Autumn Morning Star
Could be I've finally gone crazy, but men crazier than me have done greater things than I've ever dreamed, so we'll see where it takes me." ~ Tom Parker, Imagination Stone - Drew Bankston
How you can argue with those who whip, stone and murder people because they wanted to live their life? - M.F. Moonzajer
And Death it calls as the stone crow breaks. Streaks of blood malform its face.Death becomes its withered eyes and the shadows whisper, Lies. Excerpt from "Lies - Angela B. Chrysler
They say let he who is without sin cast the first stone. And to be without sin requires absolute forgiveness. But when your memories are freshly opened wounds, forgiveness is the most unnatural of human emotions. - Emily Thorne
Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things. - Pablo Picasso
Women are soft, loving, and kind. Do not mistake softness and kindness as weakness. Water is soft, but stone cannot break the water. However, water can break the stone. - Debasish Mridha
Human nature is water, not stone. - Marty Rubin
It was much more than bricks and stone - It was an idea. - Patricia C. McKissack
Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone, it's where you go when're you're alone, its were you go to rest your bones. It's not just where you lay your head, it's not just where you make your bead. As long as we're together does it matter where we go? - Gabrielle Aplin
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. - Johnny Cash
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing. - Oscar Wilde
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, -- a mere heart of stone. - Charles Darwin
What is the end of our revolution? The tranquil enjoyment of liberty and equality; the reign of that eternal justice, the laws of which are graven, not on marble or stone, but in the hearts of men, even in the heart of the slave who has forgotten them, and in that of the tyrant who disowns them. - Maximilien Robespierre
Take an eye for an eye, turn your heart into stone, this all I have lived for, this all I have known. - Les Miserables
Failures are stepping stone of success, but it becomes stepping stone when we accept it with whole heart... - Amit Aarav
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a mystery book and magic. I like this book - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago. - Christina Rossetti
Forgiving ourselves and learning from our inevitable mistakes transforms failure from a stumbling block into a stepping stone. - L.R. Knost
A heart consumed by bitterness turns to stone. - Rona V Flynn
A song she heardOf cold that gathersLike winter's tongueAmong the shadowsIt rose like blacknessIn the skyThat on volcano'sVomit riseA Stone of ruinFrom burn to chillLike black moonriseHer voice fell still... - Robert Fanney
Ah! Beautiful Paris! Where smiles bloom on stone. - Debasish Mridha
The day she was born,her grandfather made her a ring of silver and a polished stone, because he loved her already. - Aliki
An unsolved problem bothers one's mind, just as a small stone in the shoe,until an idea for solving the problem comes to mind. - Eraldo Banovac
When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone. - Autumn Morning Star
Anger is an agro-chemical that makes self-destruction to grow faster. Like a stone thrown upward, all angry people eventually fall down into the dirty ditch of sorrowful self-harm and a pathetic loss of real-self. - Israelmore Ayivor
Never be afraid of darkness, it is only temporary. Have hope, have the courage, be cautious, walk and continue your journey. Life is not always a fairy tale but like a rolling stone we need to go up and down until it stop. - Glazl Bugaoan
The past is a tricky thing. Sometimes it's etched in stone. And other times, it's rendered in soft memories. But if you meddle too long in deep, dark things... Who knows what monsters you'll awaken? - Emily Thorne
One stone is enough to break a glass, One sentence is enough to break a heart,One smile is enough to fall in love,& one God is enough to live a fulfilling life.. - KulsumAbdullah
Have you failed today? If not, you might not be trying hard enough. Failure is a part of growth, a stepping stone towards success. In its own right it is a small victory and should be celebrated as such. So I ask you again, have you failed today? - Shane E. Bryan
If power is the only important thing, then Frodo loses against Sauron. Hell, if power’s the only important thing then Gandalf loses against Sauron. If magic is the deciding factor of a fight, then four plucky kids from England get their asses turned to stone by the White Which. - Patrick Rothfuss
The stone has no uncertainties, no urge to communicate, and is eternally the same for thousands of years, while I am only a passing phenomenon which bursts into all kinds of emotions, like a flame that flares up quickly and then goes out. - C.G. Jung
ALONE, adj. In bad company. In contact, lo! the flint and steel, By spark and flame, the thought reveal That he the metal, she the stone, Had cherished secretly alone. Booley Fito - Ambrose Bierce
As when, O lady mine,With chiselled touchThe stone unhewn and coldBecomes a living mould,The more the marble wastes,The more the statue grows. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
The record must be hurled like a stone under history's wheel in order to stop it. - Gustawa Jarecka
I think I have something that belongs to you'. I held out my open hand, the stone resting in my palm. I expected her to take it. Instead she took the whole hand, and held it. - Catherine Ryan Hyde
Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. - Anthony Trollope
If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. - Roopleen
Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread: remade all the time, made new. - Og Mandino
The number of your antagonists are far more greater than that of your companions, so you have to keep a stone of awareness to mark the boundary line. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Do you belong to the religion that whip, stone and murder people; because they wanted to enjoy their life. - M.F. Moonzajer
I tossed a stone into the Sea To see what it would do for me And the ripples went out And became ocean waves To return to the Sea inside of me - Mark A.Y. Nunez
I cannot forgive you. That day, if you had not refused, I would have given you a present. I would have carved my love in stone. - Conchitina Cruz
regrets are stepping stone towards improvement - Hrishikesh J C
Thus let me live, unseen, unknown; thus unlamented let me die; steal from the world, and not a stone tell where I lie. - Alexander Pope
At the age of my play this country gave me a stone on my head. - Tanmaya Guru
When you etch your moral code in stone, you have no room for editing. You leave open the possibility that, as our ethical views evolve, your code becomes less relevant. You could find yourself with four of ten divine moral laws describing how to treat God and zero that prohibit rape or slavery. - David G. McAfee
Had I known but yesterday what I know today,I’d have taken out your two gray eyesAnd put in eyes of clay;And had I known but yesterday you’d be no more my ownI’d have taken out your heart of fleshAnd put in one of stone - Tam Lin Neville
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