Quotation Explorer - 'Strangers'

All strangers and beggars are from Zeus, and a gift, though small, is precious. - Homer
Grief. This is what it does to people. It makes them strangers to themselves. - Allen Zadoff
Borders are scratched across the hearts of men, by strangers with a calm, judicial pen, and when the borders bleed we watch with dread the lines of ink along the map turn red. - Marya Mannes
the idea of being invisibly alone in a crowd of strangers is so tempting for a number of introverts...or maybe for loneliness? - Jennifer William
There are so many more important things to worry about than how you're perceived by strangers. - Dennis Lehane
Don't behave like your heart and mind are strangers to you; they are yours, don't depend on others to understand them, you got to understand them. - Amit Kalantri
Oh, how terribly backwards, and yet sadly common, it is to sit scowling at family all the day long and then quickly put on a smile for strangers who drop by. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Talking to strangers is very panic fear, to be fearless and good communicator in long term try talking to strangers with courage like you already know them. - Amit Kalantri
Consumers today have become a cynical mob of buyers who believe the reviews and ratings of complete strangers much more readily than your brand's promises and distinctions. - David Brier
I like strangers, they say the nicest things - Sol Goode
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. - Tennessee Williams
Smile at strangers and you just might change a life. - Steve Maraboli
My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia. - Dame Edna Everage
Halls are full of strangers, even when you recognize the faces. - Jayme K.
Jesus’ command to love our neighbours is a command to love all strangers precisely because we too have been strangers to God and welcomed in. - Kester Brewin
Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. - Shirley MacLaine
Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again. - Rick Polito
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends. - Jean Cocteau
It’s sad when friends become enemies. But what’s even worse is when they become strangers. - Hayley Williams
A wealth you cannot imagineflows through you.Do not consider what strangers say.Be secluded in your secret heart-house,that bowl of silence. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Creative people depend on the generosity and graces of strangers. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers. - Maya Angelou
School is about learning to wait your turn, however long it takes to come, if ever. And how to submit with a show of enthusiasm to the judgment of strangers, even if they are wrong, even if your enthusiasm is phony. - John Taylor Gatto
Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers. - Mary Tyler Moore
But to her, libraries were like hotels: secret villages inhabited by passing strangers from a thousand different worlds brought together just for a few hours. - Simon Sebag Montefiore
Some families are an odd melting pot of strangers with the occasional offering of obligation. - Donna Lynn Hope
I urge you to examine in your own mind the assumptions which must lay behind using the police power to insist that once-sovereign spirits have no choice but to submit to being schooled by strangers. - John Taylor Gatto
We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has. - Amy Carmichael
Have more humility. Remember you don't know the limits of your own abilities. Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life and maybe even please a few strangers. - A.L. Kennedy
I'm made mute by the virtue of decisionAnd I choose most of your life goes on without meOh the fear I've knownThat I might reap the praise of strangers and end up on my ownAll I've sown was a songBut maybe I was wrong - Emily Saliers
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. - Shirley Maclaine
If you are a special intelligent one expect that God or people from "relatives or from strangers or friends,..." to get you down and your reply is must to absorb problems and try to alleviate and diminish from its sad effects - Ramy Mohamed Sabry
Just as big cities can deplete you with their noise and crowds and sheer sensory overload, a hospital can exhaust you, as its changing faces and personalities blur and strangers wake you repeatedly. - Diane Ackerman
It is much easier to break the rules when one s surrounded by strangers. One does not know any of them, so one cannot really care for their opinion. - Monica Fairview
Tough love and brutal truth from strangers are far more valuable than Band-Aids and half-truths from invested friends, who don’t want to see you suffer any more than you have. - Shannon L. Alder
To conquer your biology, stop seeing people sexually and start seeing them as family. In our day, we have really a perverted notion where it's like strangers and potential sexual objects. - Mark Driscoll
When you are being judged by someone that has no idea who you are always remember this: Dogs always bark at strangers and usually there is always some wacko neighbor that wants to try out their new gun on an intruder. - Shannon L. Alder
Ours is the fellowship of strangers who know a secret that we cannot express. We are both of us broken, shattered, hollow and alone. Only for the ones we love do we remain, painted dolls in the playhouse of this life. - Claire North
They say that blood is thicker than water. Maybe that's why we battle our own with more energy and gusto than we would ever expend on strangers. - David Assael
Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind. - Kurt Vonnegut
Beware to entertain strangers, thereby you may entertain an angel unawares...New Testament. - New Testament in English/Arabic
Why would you put your self esteem in the hands of complete strangers? - Helen Banham Carter
A psychic reading is not just about career opportunities, good fortune or meeting tall, dark strangers. It is a sacred portal to manifesting your true destiny. - Anthon St. Maarten
I felt as if I was the only person awake in a city of sleepwalkers. That's an illusion, of course. When you walk through a crowd of strangers it's next door to impossible not to imagine that they're all waxworks, but probably they're thinking just the same about you. - George Orwell
Eventually,we would mean nothing to each other and become strangers again. What I want you to do, either become someone to me or stay nothing at all because when we go strangers to each other, I don't wanna see another me by your side waiting to be nothing.. - Himmilicious
And it was then that I realized that families might be the ones who pick us up time and again but strangers also rescue us-even if they don't know they're doing so. - Martin Pistorius
The rangers of the night stay strangers in the eye of time. - Adhish Mazumder
If you are a special intelligent expect that God or people from "relatives or from strangers or friends,..." to get you down and your reply is must to absorb problems and try to alleviate and diminish from its sad effects - Ramy Mohamed Sabry
I have often depended on the blindness of strangers. - Adrienne E. Gusoff
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
Time and need compels to trust strangers even for a specific time - Tehreem Rahat
Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives. - Marilyn Ferguson
Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers. - Greek Proverb
Strangers were a fairytale full of possibilities not yet corrupted by reality while caregivers were the reality and everything that couldn't be counted upon. - Donna Lynn Hope
It’s one thing when you lose a friend or when your friends become enemies, but it’s the worst when friends become strangers, - Hayley Williams
Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know. - Mitch Albom
Time compels to trust even strangers though for a specific time! - Salsabeel
What gets scary is when your self-worth is tied up in what strangers think of you. - Emma Watson
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. - Serena B. Miller
In every day life, I try to communicate to sacred strangers in the bus, street, trains, neighbourhood, offices, shops, library, schools, university, colleagues…! - Lailah Gifty Akita
I keep thinkingThat poetry is something else:A form of love that exists only in silence,In a secret place between two people,Almost always between two strangers - José Emilio Pacheco
Relationships grounded in mutual love, trust, caring and forgiveness. In all the ups and all the downs of life. Look closely, - who is really your family, and who in truth are just strangers in for the ride? - Dancolin Flamiano
‎Pick ten strangers and stick them in a room, and ask them which of us they feel sorrier for - you or me - and we all know who they'll choose. - Jodi Picoult
Cease seeking a strangers heart to love when your own remains neglected. - Sara Secora
I thought if only we could go onand meet again, shy as strangers. - Lisel Mueller
Outside, among your fellows, among strangers, you must perceive appearances, a hundred things you cannot do; but inside, the terrible freedom! - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love from strangers is better than apathy from relatives. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Smile is the shortest and fastest communication between strangers. - Saru Singhal
It is the writer's job to craft a story so compelling that strangers will pay to hear it. - Seeley James
The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men. - Homer
Strangers will show you the wayBut a true friend will escort you,to your destination.1st November, 2006 - Tushar Mangl
To be allowed, no, invited into the private lives of strangers, and to share their joys and fears, was a chance to exchange the Southern bitter wormwood for a cup of mead with Beowulf or a hot cup of tea and milk with Oliver Twist. - Maya Angelou
Why should I pay strangers to listen to me talk when I can get strangers to pay to listen to me talk? - Ellen Degeneres
Connect and communicate to sacred strangers in daily life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Remind me to write an article on the compulsive reading of news. The theme will be that most neuroses can be traced to the unhealthy habit of wallowing in the troubles of five billion strangers.
Crazy moment!! When you suddenly laughed because you remember something funny and then realised that strangers were lookin at you weirdly (why the hell he's laughin) and immediately you changed your expression to serious. - Khaled Besrour
I meet them in this stadium, strangers at opposing desks until I wave my red flag. - Marina Leigh Hatfield
He was the strangest of strangers in that he was also her oldest friend. - Ann Brashares
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