Quotation Explorer - 'Stones'

She knew the way of things. She knew ifyou weren't always stepping lightly as a bird the wholeworld came apart to crush you. Like a house of cards.Like a bottle against stones. Like a wrist pinned hardbeneath a hand with the hot breath smell of want andwine. . . . - Patrick Rothfuss
People who walk across dark bridges, past saints,with dim, small lights.Clouds which move across gray skiespast churcheswith towers darkened in the dusk.One who leans against granite railinggazing into the evening waters,His hands resting on old stones. - Franz Kafka
Dancing to the sounds of trees and stones and slow minutes ticking in our hearts and bones. - Jay Woodman
For Orpheus' lute was strung with poets' sinews, Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones, Make tigers tame, and huge leviathans Forsake unsounded deeps to dance on sands. - William Shakespeare
Tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
As children we are taught, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me!" As adults we teach those same words to our own children while simultaneously we sue one another for defamation or verbal assault. Ah, the naked leading the blind. - Bryan Oftedahl
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts... - Robert Fulghum
But stones, too, can lie. - Amy Hennig
Sand in reality is nothing else than very small stones. - Axel Fredrik Cronstedt
The greater the fruit a tree bears, the greater the number of stones thrown at it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We [-women and men-] are all equal in our creaturehood, whatever our sex, color, age, background, or abilities. But we are all different in the functions we were created to perform, as different as water from stones, and engineering from imaginative fiction. - Mary McDermott Shideler
Stones and sticks are thrown only at fruit-bearing trees. - Sumi
Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now. - Henry David Thoreau
When attachment does not occur when someone gives flowers and no abhorrence occurs when someone throws stones; that is considered equanimity. - Dada Bhagwan
Words fly like stones into clouds and accelerate.... - Jay Woodman
Recreate your life, always, always. Remove the stones, plant rose bushes and make sweets." Begin again. - Cora Coralina
On the path to greatness, life teaches you to walk with stones in your shoes. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Words. I had always loved them. I collected them, like I had collected pretty stones as a child. - Kate Forsyth
You shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house and if you got a glass jaw, you should watch yo mouth: cause I'll break yo face. - 50 Cent
You'll never reach your destination if you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks. - Windston Churchill
Mistakes and failures are simply stepping stones on your journey to success. - Lorri Faye
Sticks and stones may break my bones but your words were always the hardest. - Dominic Riccitello
Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can break hearts. - Tim Minchin
I love pop culture -- the Rolling Stones, the Doors, David Lynch, things like that. That's why I said I don't like elitism. - Haruki Murakami
Pretty Stones - Virginia Woolf
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me', said some idiot who,1. Didn't realize HOW much words hurt2. Wasn't so smart - Oreo Queen
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. - Zig Ziglar
I wished I hadn’t majored in women filling their pockets with stones and sticking their heads into ovens. Maybe tomorrow the pinhole would widen and I would want to be a marine biologist. - Kat Clark
A human being too, is many things. Whatever makes up the air,the earth, the herbs, the stones is also part of our bodies. We must learn to be different, to feel and taste the manifold things that are us. - Lame Deer
He who says, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," has not been hit by a dictionary.
When a rock transforms into a diamond, lesser stones will not speak of its beauty, but speak of its unpolishedness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If you are busy focusing on the falling bricks, you will never realize that they are truly stepping stones you need to cross over to the next phase of your life. - Kemi Sogunle
On the road to success, even little stones may cause you fall down! If you are not serious and careful, forget about reaching your target! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Obstacles are the stepping stones to success. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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
If they spit on you,collect their spittle to water your plants.If they throw stones at you,pick them up to adorn your garden.If they call you the enemy, a liar and a narcissist. Plant those very flowers: anemone, lily, and narcissus. Use their crap to fertilise your mind. - Kamand Kojouri
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones. - Sachin Tendulkar
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words will always kill me. - Denice Envall
Mannequins can't dress themselves. Stones go wherever you throw them. - Marty Rubin
Maturity/experience: the beguiling texture of stones subjected to years of furious seas. - Alain de Botton
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. - Bernard of Clairvaux
Quoyle experienced moments in all colors, uttered brilliancies, paid attention to the rich sound of waves counting stones, he laughed and wept, noticed sunsets, heard music in rain, said I do. - Annie Proulx
Prejudice is a disease. And when they come for you, or refuse your worth, I will be ready for their stones. I belong to you. - Lady Gaga
Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts... - Robert Fulghum
Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.
I'd rather have names to hurt me, than my bones broken with sticks and stones. - Anthony Liccione
Sticks and stones can break your bones, yet words will never hurt you…unless you believe them. - Charles F. Glassman
Sticks and stones can break your bones, yet words can never hurt you…unless you believe them. - Charles F. Glassman
Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great. - John L. Motley
Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest. - Bion
We throw stones though we live in glass houses,We talk shit like its a cross to bare.You're only relevant 'til you get older.Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer - Alex Gaskarth
Sense howEven the smooth stones acheWith stories of their ownIn the shuddering light of day. - Scott Hastie
Recreate your life, always, always. Remove the stones, plant rose bushes and make sweets. Begin again. - Cora Coralina
They throw their stones at you not expecting that you would catch them with a smile. But a wise soul knows that what life throws at you today, is only preparing you for a stronger tomorrow. After all, you can't build a castle without first laying down its foundations... - Seja Majeed
Make their hate your stepping stones towards achieving something greater. This will be the best revenge you can give by proving to people that they are wrong about you, and that you are better than they could ever imagine. - Auliq Ice
Contradictions, in any communication, are the first stepping stones of mistrust - Paul Babicki
The stones were sharp,The wind came at my back;Walking along the highway, Mincing like a cat. - Theodore Roethke
Some people die and you realize that the only mark they left on earth are the tomb stones under which they lie. The impacts you make on earth should be something worthy to improve lives. - Israelmore Ayivor
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstein
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - Anonymous
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
With strength you need two stones to kill two birds; with faith you only need one. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Strength of character comes from being hit by stray verbal stones, while protecting discarded ciphers in the snow. - Shannon L. Alder
On the Rolling Stones - You will walk out of the Amphitheatre after watching the Stones perform and suddenly the Chicago stockyards smell clean and good by comparison. - Tom Fitzpatrick
As children we are taught, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me!" As adults we teach those same words to our own children while simultaneously we sue one another for defamation. Ah, the naked leading the blind. - Bryan Oftedahl
Don’t carry your mistakes around with you, place them on the floor and use them as stepping stones to where you want to go. - Karon Waddell
We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them. - William Arthur Ward
Let a short Act of Parliament be passed, placing all street musicians outside the protection of the law, so that any citizen may assail them with stones, sticks, knives, pistols, or bombs without incurring any penalties. - George Bernard Shaw
One of the Secrets in Life is to Make Stepping Stones out of Stumbling Blocks. - Jack Penn
Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt. Lies. Words hurt. The words we remember. Well, the hurt feeling the words caused stays with us forever. - Jill Telford
Sometimes when Anna is talking to Louise she sees words coming out of her mouth like fistfuls of stones. But she doesn't intend to spew stones; it's simply the only way Anna knows how to takl to her mother. - Jessica Anya Blau
Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you…unless you believe them. - Charles F. Glassman
The crazy game of pilling stones was also in you and your friends’ marvelous innovation. And how really hard you would hit the phony big guy who you hated like anything. - ChildHood
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - Confucius
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science. - Henri Poincare
When stumbling blocks can become stepping stones, then these stones that the builders reject can equally become chief corner stones! - Israelmore Ayivor
It is only when we see the worst that Man can offer, that we begin to see the best that Man still holds. If they are blinded by greed, then it’s time to pick up our virtual stones so we can start knocking sense into ‘em... - Faith Brashear
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will break my soul. - Kathryn Lopez
You were chasing stones forever, forgetting the diamond within you - Skye Elf
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
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