Quotation Explorer - 'Stranger'

If the universe is bigger and stranger than I can imagine, it's best to meet it with an empty bladder. - John Scalzi
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. - Albert Einstein
The truth was stranger than the official fiction. - Dean Koontz
The words we construct, the poems we write and the songs we sing, become the love story of a stranger we have never seen. - M.F. Moonzajer
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. - Franklin P. Jones
Truth is stranger than fiction because lies are much more convincing but the truth always comes out no matter how long it takes. - Sanjo Jendayi
When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the edges of your field or pick the fallen fruit. Leave these for the poor and the stranger. - Leviticus 19:10
Invisible God sends His messenger in the form of a stranger to a kind passenger to guide him to the true path through the mirage of a life's journey. - Anuj Somany
Truth may be stranger than fiction, but fiction is truer. - Frederic Raphael
winter is no stranger to cold hearts. - Sakhile Koaho
Nature is wilder and stranger than any of the fictions our imagination can create. - Marty Rubin
I feel like a stranger in my own world. - Kim Pape
All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. - Leo Tolstoy
Our society encourages women to place a very high value on maternity as an essential part of female identity, both a high moral calling and the deepest source of satisfaction on earth. It's not easy to redefine motherhood as handing your baby over to a stranger. - Katha Pollitt
I think bravery is a lot less formal than it sounds. Bravery is being able to have a conversation with a stranger. It's going back to school even after years of being away. It's being you even when it's easier to be someone else. - Marquita Burke-DeJesus
I suppose that it is not so easy to go home and it takes a bit of time to make a son out of a stranger. - Albert Camus
So many things I had thought forgottenReturn to my mind with stranger pain:Like letters that arrive addressed to someoneWho left the house so many years ago. - Philip Larkin
Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. - Sir Arthur Eddington
If you cannot live with hope and create with intention or be kind to a stranger, bury your head. You are not living at all. - Dawn Garcia
Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Upon first glance I felt a sense of familiarity with you. Like we had been down this road a thousand times before, why I felt this with a complete stranger I am yet to know but I trust further down the road our chance meeting will make perfect sense. - Nikki Rowe
Unexpected and pleasant surprises occur every day...random kindnesses from a stranger; would-be tragic accidents narrowly avoided; sicknesses healed.... We will notice if we look. We will see good sprinkled liberally over every day if we are open. - Steve Goodier
There was, I think, a prevailingimpression common to the provincial mind, that his misfortune wasthe result of the defective moral quality of his being a stranger. - Bret Harte
You'd be surprised how difficult it is to ask alms of a stranger when you've never done it before, what a psychological barrier separates the honest man from the panhandler. ("Dusk To Dawn") - Cornell Woolrich
A stranger is a friend you have not met before. - Quince
To one full of love:a stranger is his brother,a stranger is his sister,a stranger is his mother,a stranger is his father.To one full of self:a stranger is a nuisance,a stranger is an intruder,a stranger is an adversary,a stranger is a stranger. - Matshona Dhliwayo
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then - Henry David Thoreau
The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name. - Maggie Kuhn
Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense. - Mark Twain
Stranger in a strange country. - Sophocles
Until you get to know them in person, anyone you correspond with online remains a stranger. - Michael Miller
If Man is stranger to his own research however, he starts redefining the life to cover up his err,and finally in his run, at his last hour,asks himself "What is this all about?" and lets his hour pass over. - Ajay Chandan
Close People Are That Closer, As They Can Share Everything With A Stranger But Not To The Really Closed Ones. - Jay Patel
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction; for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it. - G.K. Chesterton
A story is the shortest distance between being a stranger and being a friend. - Paul Smith
It was a great mistake, my being born a man, I would have been much more successful as a seagull or a fish. As it is, I will always be a stranger who never feels at home, who does not really want and is not really wanted, who can never belong, who must be a little in love with death! - Eugene O'Neill
What appears strange and complex becomes stranger and more complicated once you begin to investigate it. That's the true nature of the world. - Bilal Tanweer
We spend so long trying to be what other people want,that when we look in the mirror,we see a stranger. - Anthony T. Hincks
I love when truth is stranger than fiction. It authenticates my wild imagination. - Joseph DiFrancesco
I am thankful that to be attuned to the needs of another attunes us to the world, and that if I stay attuned only to my needs I will always be a stranger to the world. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you Have ever Fainted, You Are a stranger in the land of the dead! - Antoni Omeihe
In the cherry blossom's shadethere's no such thingas a stranger. - Kobayashi Issa
The more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is. - Vladimir Nabokov
I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes - Vladimir Nabokov
Remember that when you say ‘I will have none of this exile and this stranger for his face is not like my face and his speech is strange,’ you have denied America with that word. - Stephen Vincent Benét
No magic Rune is stranger than a Book. All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lyingas in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chosen possession of men. - Thomas Carlyle
The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. - John Burdon Sanderson Haldane
But please remember: this is only a work of fiction. The truth, as always, will be far stranger. - Arthur C. Clarke
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache. - G. K. Chesterton
Fun? Katrina, I didn’t request to be set up on a date. I can’t go meet a complete stranger and…. he scanned the email again. …and spend the night with her? - Lia Davis
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Helping a parent makes you their child, helping a sibling makes you a brother or a sister, helping a friend makes you a good friend, but helping a stranger; that is what makes you human - Evy Michaels
Sometimes, on duty, if one trusts a stranger, one’s nerves are on edge. What if I am making a mistake! - Anuradha Bhattacharyya
Each time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family. - Suzy Kassem
Call no man foe, but never love a stranger. - Stella Benson
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? - Walt Whitman
And she called him a stranger. Whose name still echoed in her mind like a war cry. Who had seen each bit of her naked soul and knew how scarred her soul is. Whose reflection still stood, smiling at her every time she stood in front of the mirror. - Akshay Vasu
Life is like Mother Nature - unpredictable. Friends /relatives who promise to help, will avoid you when you need them. Then, you struggle to get through and suddenly, some stranger walks in offering you the help you needed. The hope, the betrayal and the miracle...all are just part of our life... - Sandhya Jane
People who discriminate understand that they are a stranger to others. - Jestoni Revealed
Let us love and respect each other as a friend, not stranger. - Debasish Mridha
No woman in maternity confinement can have stranger and more impatient wishes than I have. - Søren Kierkegaard
And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is. - Paul Auster
Why should I tolerate a perfect stranger at the bedside of my mind? - Vladimir Nabokov
It does seem - well, difficult - to be at the mercy of some gross, unshaven stranger before you can begin to be yourself. - James Baldwin
A friend is a stranger that you have come to know better. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
A smile is the best compliment of love for a friend and for a stranger. - Debasish Mridha
You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew." - Pocahontas - Walt Disney Company
A smile you gift is a smile you earn… Gift a smile to your parents, friends, or even a stranger. - Akansh Malik
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. - Mark Twain
You will forever be a stranger in a world that cannot really understand you... - Dinesh Kumar Biran
Since truth is often stranger than fiction, fiction needs to be pretty weird. - Erik Meyer
Why had it been left for a stranger to reveal him to himself? - Oscar Wilde
Tomorrow, smile at a perfect stranger and mean it. - John O'Callaghan
Perhaps we all have a face behind a face…Good and the bad, happy and sad, sane and insane. We all have an angel and the stranger and we all have the choice! - Nino Varsimashvili
Don't let a stranger that comes to you leave empty handed without food, water, shelter, or word of encouragement. Whether you believe in God or s**t, it's a bad omen when you let a stranger that came to you left empty handed. - Uzoma Nnadi
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. - Mark Twain
You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you. - Euripides
Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction. - Mark Twain
The most spectacular moment of my daily life is connection with a stranger by communication. - Lailah Gifty Akita
All fiction boils down to two plots: Either a stranger comes to town or someone goes on a trip. - Parker Bauer
World is getting stranger and stranger... I think there is interesting perspective in the series "Falling Water". - Deyth Banger
How quickly people can forget you, until they want something from u" and when they are done with you, you are not even a stranger but an invisible person who doesn't even exist. - honeya
Most great works of the imagination were meant to make you feel like a stranger in your own home. The best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. It questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed to immutable. - Azar Nafisi
People are strange when you're a stranger. - Jim Morrison
Be friendly like a flower; smile to a stranger. - Debasish Mridha
People are already disappointed by their acquaintances, they can not handle anymore hate from stranger, so show some instantaneous kindness and forgiveness to them. - Amit Kalantri
Writing is, in the end, that oddest of anomalies: an intimate letter to a stranger. - Pico Iyer
Do not take the advantage of all the little luxuries a house of a stranger may offer you. - Auliq Ice
Truth may be stranger than fiction, goes the old saw, but it is never as strange as lies. - John Hodgman
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction. - George Gordon Byron
This explains why, whenever a person says sie to me, I generally try to kill him, if a stranger. - Mark Twain
Life is always going to be stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be convincing, and life doesn't. - Neil Gaiman
The question of the stranger in a society which estranges everybody from it--while forcing everybody to assimilate their own alienation--takes cover under dubious and sinister masks. - Norman Manea
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. - William Faulkner
Out of the new arrivals in our lives--the odd word stumbled upon in a difficult text, the handsome black stranger who bursts in one night through the cat door, the telephone call out of a friend's silence of years, the sudden greeting from the girl-child---we constantly make of ourselves our selves. - Nancy Mairs
If we deny the thirst of love, we stand to lose the last known address of the stranger whithin us. - Sorin Cerin
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