Quotation Explorer - 'Turned'

Those who stare at the past have their backs turned to the future. - Unknown
I’m turned on by women who are comfortable in their own skin; and I’m turned off by those who are uncomfortable in their own shoes. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The child's existence turned a plain world to riches. Her life raised up like this, the child giving point and purpose to each day, the care of him transforming her, widening and deepening her. - Mary Costello
Dear God, she was getting turned on in the middle of a roadside emergency. This had to stop. - Miranda Liasson
It turned out keeping reality bound by mathematical laws was a useful hack preventing the Devil from existing. - Scott Alexander
I noticed a phenomenon that doesn't often happen toa man: several women turned round as he passed them. - Patrick Modiano
The things you think are the disasters in your life are not the disasters really. Almost anything can be turned around: out of every ditch, a path, if you can only see it. - Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies
Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses. - Charles Kingsley
Resurrection hope turned those who believed it into a counter-empire, an alternative society that knew the worst that tyrants could do and knew that the true God had the answer. - Bible Review
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents. - Marilyn Monroe
Screw you, cowboy! she yelled after him, saying the word exactly as she had before. And that horse you rode in on.And—Whoops!—now everyone in the diner had turned to look at them.Zane turned around to her with amusement on his face. Very original, princess. - Kimberly Lewis
She toyed around with his smiles and emotions, till they actually turned plastic. And then, She changed the toy… - Douglas Self
She turned her can'ts into cans, and her DREAMS into plans! (Stuck on my screen, and always will be). - Adrienne Vaughan
And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness. - Boris Pasternak
If you're not turned on to politics, politics will turn on you. - Ralph Nader
School is a factory where the raw material called student is turned into a product called employee. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Fuck the weather forecasters and their predictions. With magic, he’d just turned their Doppler radar upside down. (Being Familiar With a Witch) - Sapphire Phelan
my stomach turned and burned with the acid of failure - Heidi L. Ames
Obstacles are opportunities turned upside down...or prisons self-imposed. - Chriscinthia Blount
Loneliness is a crowded room,Full of open hearts turned to stone,All together all alone - Bryan Ferry
I encourage anyone who has gone through hardships to look back through their life’s chapters and see what can be turned into a book. For you never know what heartache God, one day, can turn into a redemptive story. - Jolina Petersheim
I think that Gnosticism is about discovering the way that God has turned into you, and then realizing that if you can describe how it is that God turned into you, you can reverse the process. - Stevan L. Davies
How many times have I turned away? How may voices have I chosen to ignore, my own not least of all? How far into darkness, into shadow, must one crawl not to see? And how can the blind walk out?" - , The Marksmith - C.V. Dreesman
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. - William Congreve
I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws. - S.J. Perelman
When you are innocently covered by sorrow, It shall be turned into joy. - Auliq Ice
For many years, I searched for this connection outside of myself but always to no avail. It was only when I turned inward did I find this power. - David W. Earle
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. - Corrie ten Boom
Only a blind man could have lived through these last years without seeing what was bearing down upon us; so I made myself blind as I could manage. I wanted to believe the worst was behind me, and I found an easy way to make it so. I simply turned my back on what was coming. - John Wray
Somewhere, somehow, maybe I can find someone who can make my heart beat again.. For everyday that I pine for your love, and for every single time you reject me, I start to die deep inside.. That throbbing pain has slowly turned into numbing emptiness.. - Laarni Venus Marie
I imagine what would happen if everyone turned their regrets into wishes, went around shouting them. - Nina LaCour
Where do dreams come from?...they slink out of books, they lurk in the stacks of libraries. Out of pages turned they rise like the scent of peonies and infect the brain with their promises. - Marge Piercy
When I was born the doctor took one look at my face, turned me over and said, Look ... twins! - Rodney Dangerfield
Freedom of religion is not enough; we need the extinction of it, because no one has turned to be a religious by their own choice. - M.F. Moonzajer
When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a year.I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety. - Steven Wright
I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God. - Bede Griffiths
I was born scientist but my school turned me into just student - Vijay Dhameliya
He entered the city asked a blind man if he had ever heard the name Enkidu, and the old man shrugged and shook his head, then turned away, as if to say, ‘It is impossible to keep the names of friends whom we have lost - Herbert Mason
Introverts living under the Extroversion Ideal are like women in a man’s world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform - Susan Cain
You can always get truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy or given up hope of the Presidency. - Wendell Phillips
Love has turned to be a sad tragedy of my life even we both are alive - Seema Gupta
Look, moonI turned silver for you. - Sanober Khan
A smile is a light within you being turned on, it can illuminate the path for you and others. - Gillian Duce
He who despises a poor man’s wisdom has turned away great riches. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that's another weakness. - Jack Handy
I loved a woman whose beauty Like the moon moved all the humming heavens to music till the stars with their tiny teeth burst into song and I fell on the ground before her while the sky hardened and she laughed and turned me down softly, I was so young. - Peter Meinke
When one heated exchange (in English) led a commenter to write "Go fuck yourself!" in Lojban, it turned into a lengthy discussion of why he hadn't said what he meant to say, and what the proper Lojban expression for the sentiment might be. - Arika Okrent
To lust for something is desire turned selfish and gone mad. To embrace God’s passion is desire turned selfless and gone mindful. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The definition of a good story is one that remains with you long after you've turned that last page. - T.A. Uner
Prayer, to the patriarchs and prophets, was more than the recital of well-known and well-worn phrases. It was the outpouring of the heart. Beset by perils, persecutions, pain and privations, they naturally turned to God in their need, believing that He was able to redeem them out of their troubles. - Herbert Lockyer
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our future paths are defined by how we turned and walked the road in the past. - Kat Lahr
Schooling is a manufacturing process whereby the raw material called curious boys is turned into products called obedient men. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Any impossibility turned into a possibility is magic. - Amit Kalantri
I like spending time with healthy people whose brains are turned on. - Dave Asprey
There was something appealing in thinking of a character with a secret life that her author knew nothing about. Slipping off while the author's back was turned, to find love in her own way. Showing up just in time to deliver the next bit of dialogue with an innocent face. - Karen Joy Fowler
The Puritans turned work into a virtue, evidently forgetting that God invented it as a punishment. - Tim Kreider
She used to wander through the past as often as it beckoned her, bemoaning the loss of nostalgia. Then, for a while, she turned from it, blissfully free of its noxious clutch, and now it's back, taunting her with what she left behind, knowing she can never recapture what's gone. - Donna Lynn Hope
Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled. - Wu Ting-Fang
People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future. - Chuck Palahniuk
As her lips changed the geometry,Her smile turned to poetry. - Shashiraj Punjabi
Chris has turned out to be a revolutionary leader who started businesses for the first time of its kind that influenced the nation’s young blood and across the world. - csalamone
Prayers and love are learned in the hour when prayer has become impossible and your heart has turned to stone. - Thomas Mann
I feel like I failed," I said. "Don't beat yourself up," Jim said. "She might not have turned out like you planned, but that don't mean she turned out wrong. - Jeannette Walls
Did he know that God loved him from the foundations of the earth? With a power far exceeding the immensity of the cosmos, He turned all His attention to creating that man and declared, "You are My child. I love you. - Nabeel Qureshi
She turned around to look at me with her enchanting gaze that further pierced my heart; a look I would never forget and I would retain till perpetuity and think of it always whenever she came to my mind. And that is not going to be a few times, if my heart is to have its way. - Faraaz Kazi
It turned out that when my younger self thought of taking wing, she wanted only to let her spirit soar. Books are the plane, the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. - Anna Quindlen
When the machine of a human being is turned on, it seems to produce a protagonist, just as a television produces an image. I think this protagonist, this self, often recognizes that it is a fictional construct, but it also recognizes that thinking of itself as such might cause it to disintegrate. - Mohsin Hamid
We grooved together with a rhythm so beautiful that I could feel the moment turned into poetry. - Dominic Riccitello
Down through the years, I turned to the Bible and found in it all that I needed - Ruth Bell Graham
Everybody has that point in their life where you hit a crossroads and you've had a bunch of bad days and there's different ways you can deal with it and the way I dealt with it was I just turned completely to music. - Taylor Swift
A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open. - Gerald Raftery
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
I don't want prizes. I turned down the National Institute of Arts and Letters when I was elected to it in 1976 on the grounds that I already belonged to the Diner's Club. - Gore Vidal
The eyes were damned, the staring, glaring eyes of one who sees but does not see, eyes ever turned inward to the sterile hell of dreams beyond control, dreams unleashed, risen out of the stinking swamps of the unconscious. - Stephen King
All her tormentings of me turned suddenly into sweetnesses, and who could torment like this exquisite fury, wondering in sudden flame why she could give herself to anyone, while I wondered only why she could give herself to me. It may be that I wondered over-much. Perhaps that was why I lost her. - J.M. Barrie
(About the magic bathroom).If knowledge is money, and money is gold, then this is modern day Alchemy. Feces (wasted time) is turned into gold (knowledge). - Peter Rogers
You turned the page, i burned the book. - Anonymous
I used to want you so bad, I'm so through with that because honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had! - Beyoncé Knowles
And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned to a pillar of salt. So it goes. - Kurt Vonnegut
Yesterday is the history chapter in the book of life, isn't it time you turned the page? - Rob Liano
If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart. - Jesse Jackson
You turned your guilt into resentment, because that seems easier to face. You won't move on until you turn it back into guilt, and then into forgiveness for yourself. - Charlie Jane Anders
... the sort of smiles used at weddings, turned on very carefully to half pressure to prevent them wearing out. - R.C. Sherriff
Forever?"Sam's lips smiled, but above his grin, his yellow eyes turned sad, as if he knew it was a lie."Longer. - Maggie Stiefvater
I wonder either their God has turned old, sick or died, because even the religious people no more believe in shit. - M.F. Moonzajer
Remember how it is written of Job, The Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends. While he prayed for himself, he remained a captive; but when he prayed for those unfriendly friends of his, then the Lord smiled upon him, and loosed his captivity - Charles Spurgeon
Next she turned the gun upward and thrust the muzzle into her mouth. Now it was aimed directly at her cerebrum-- the gray labyrinth where consciousness resided. - Haruki Murakami
Does your guilty past catch up so fast with your age? You've been robbing hex nuts, cap nuts, lock nuts and wing nuts. No wonder you have turned into a greedy nut." ~ , If I Could Tell You - Angelica Hopes
The tribe often thinks the visionary has turned his back on them. When, in fact, the visionary has simply turned his face to the future. - Ray A. Davis
Corporations turned the human into a robot a long time ago. - Steven Magee
When every situation which life can offer is turned to the profit of spiritual growth, no situation can really be a bad one. - Paul Brunton
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity. - George Ade
I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. - Frances Willard
People are attracted more towards bad things because being good has been turned into a boring duty. No adrenaline & dopamine rush, no rewards! - Saurabh Sharma
Regrets of the past can be turned into seeds to grow a more positive future or unlearned, doomed to repeat the same. - Tambré Bryant
I turned to the window. A single raindrop fell against it, and seeing my reflection in the glass, I suddenly knew why Finn’s eyes were familiar.They were exactly like mine. - Pamela Nicole
The most reliable predictor of whether students liked a course, it turned out, was their answer to the question ‘‘Did the professor respect you? - Kwame Anthony Appiah
You are not sorry for what you did...you are only sorry for how it turned out for you. - Ken Poirot
As it happened, all three of us turned out to be real writers--a coincidence almost too large to be termed mere coincidence in a society where literally tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of college students aspire to the writer's trade and where bare hundreds actually break through. - Stephen King
She gave life a meaning. She was art, dressed like a painters pallet, bright and unaware of how goddam beautiful she could be turned into; with the right touch, her smile was the brush and her story was the canvas. - Nikki Rowe
Motivation does not mean to keep going 24/7. If you get tired, it's normal. Relax, take some rest, it may be your preventive maintenance time. Even machines are turned off some times for their preventive maintenance. - Nassef D
We dropped our troubles into the lap of the storyteller, and they turned into someone else's. - Naomi Shihab Nye
The thinnest slice would be teeming with memories of a love so strong it turned you inside out and left you gasping, and would be an identical match to a slice stored in the heart of a soul mate. - Jodi Picoult
As universities have turned into businesses, so students have turned into consumers. - Kenan Malik
Snowflakes fall from high.Flurries lift and twirl below.The world has turned white. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. - Louis L'Amour
I never encountered any crisis in life, because I solved my problems before they turned into crisis. - Amit Kalantri
When you think your life has turned to shit, and think nobody loves you for who you are, find something else. It doesn't have to be a human being, or your family, it can be nature, the sky, the birds. Everything loves you, and is cheering you on on your journey, remember that. - Mekiah Johnson
People whose lives were determined for them by a group of politicians whose severing, dissecting and reattaching of their lands has turned their world into a monster that not even its creator can control. - Aysha Taryam
He turned the music up loud. So what if it would deafen him? It made him happy. Like it had so many times before. - Stuart McLean
Prayer for today:Dear Lord, the eternal ecstatic joy within me is often turned into bondage by my labeling mind. Please, give me some meditative wisdom. - Saurabh Sharma
The sky has turned blue for my son. It is never going to be pink. I wish the sky color does not discriminate us. - Jayashan Adhikari
The fledgling and ragtag American army turned its state into a semi-plausible advantage, encouraging enlistees to wear their own "hunting shirts" to build on the reputation of frontier marksmen. - Joseph J. Ellis
I found myself when I least expected you- at the same old rocking chair in the room with the same flavor of tea. The only difference was the tea had turned cold, just as life had. And I found myself with an option. I could abandon this tea anytime and make a fresh one. You see? - Jasleen Kaur GumberKaur Gumber
Like one who, on a lonely road, Doth walk in fear and dread, And, having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread. - Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner. - Mary Shelley
But it isn’t a rough draft either. The one I turned in several months ago was rough. There were some bad plot holes, some logical inconsistencies, pacing problems, and not nearly enough lesbian unicorns. - Patrick Rothfuss
For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy. - Thérèse de Lisieux
I couldn't do no yodelin', so I turned to howlin'. And it's done me just fine. - Howlin' Wolf
My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee. - Phyllis Diller
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
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. - Leonardo da Vinci
When asked about which scientist he'd like to meet, said, "Isaac Newton. No question about it. The smartest person ever to walk the face of this earth. The man was connected to the universe in spooky ways. He discovered the laws of motion, the laws of gravity, the laws of optics. Then he turned 26. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
To be a futurist, in pursuit of improving reality, is not to have your face continually turned upstream, waiting for the future to come. To improve reality is to clearly see where you are, and then wonder how to make that better. - Warren Ellis
Take what you see on TV, mix in a guy who's turned 30 and still doesn't have a job, throw in some Uncle Remus stories and add a few flies in amber and you have America. - Michael Stipe
I sighed immersed in a sleeping sea. A ripple that turned into waves and then storm, stirring and blending our troubled waters - Luca Ferrarini
Humankind has turned the world into a cruel and at times inhospitable place. The thing that makes it all bearable is the potential for loving companionship. - Christopher Earley
...the state of Virginia had turned down twenty-one thousand women for admission to state colleges in 1970 while not turning away a single man... - Meg Waite Clayton
We are not like you. We do not glory in having power over our own kind." Haghuf turned to walk away. Then as an afterthought added over his shoulder, "Or imagining that we do. - Jaq D. Hawkins
Kids don't care about rock and roll as much as they used to, as the other generations have. It's already turned into nothing but a fashion statement and an identity for kids to use as a tool for them to fuck and have a social life. - Kurt Cobain
Purchasing a large and expensive home during a real estate boom turned into the biggest financial mistake that I ever made. - Steven Magee
A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward. - Phillips Brooks
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. - Leonardo da Vinci
Capitalism has turned human beings into commodities. To the owner of a restaurant: the cook and a bag of potatoes are equally important. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and beheld a flying roll. - Zechariah 5:1
And when suddenlythe god stopped her and, with anguish in his cry,uttered the words: ‘He has turned round’ –she comprehended nothing and said softly: ‘Who? - Rainer Maria Rilke
- How about flipping a coin; she made a pretty remark and the two women turned around andlooked at her irritated.- That's right, go ahead, jock about it. You are not the one trying to change her heart, I am, and youknow damn well how painful that can be!Sand of Passion - Georgia Kakalopoulou
once I gave up the hunt for villains, I had little recourse but to take responsibility for my choices ...Needless to say, this is far less satisfying that nailing villains. It also turned out to be more healing in the end. - Barbara Brown Taylor
He looked left and she turned right ment to be together but not that night... - Train
Without asking anybody’s advice I turned myself insane sitting under the same sun and the same clouds. - Suman Pokhrel
MEANDER, n. To proceed sinuously and aimlessly. The word is the ancient name of a river about one hundred and fifty miles south of Troy, which turned and twisted in the effort to get out of hearing when the Greeks and Trojans boasted of their prowess. - Ambrose Bierce
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. - Frances E. Willard
The bride's about to throw her bouquet," Mom told me the day after she turned 96. "Come on, June, get me up there!" (She stole the bouquet and kept it.) - Nora 102 1 2 A Lesson on Aging Well by June Shaw
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. - Walter Scott
Tereza's death hurt me so much, it was as if I had two heads smashing into each other. One was full of mown love, the other of hate. I wanted the love to grow back. It grew like grass and straw, all mixed up together, and turned into an icy affirmation on my brow. That was my damn stupid plant. - Herta Müller
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. - Mark Twain
She liked his unique smell, and it turned on all five of her senses, wanting to see him naked, touch him while naked, hear him as he moaned while he made love, taste his skin, and feel his naked body as she seduced him with the trailing of hungry fingers. - Keira D. Skye
Look," she said, and just that. That was the only time she opened her mouth, because she wanted to say something unnecessary, something that wouldn't be important or memorable, so I wouldn't have to remember her voice.We looked at the veil then, the thing that had turned her this way, and we smiled. - Willa Valentine
It seems The Adversary needs neither their guilt nor their request, but simply their return. In other words, since repentance is the process whereby guilt is turned into gratitude, He doesn’t mind if they skip a step and go directly to gratitude. - Geoffrey Wood
What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life? - Lynette Mather
Humankind has turned to world into a cruel and inhospitable place. The thing that makes it all bearable is the potential for loving companionship. - Christopher Earle
Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all. - Isaac Asimov
Mind is indeed that which takes one to Moksha, and it is also the mind that makes one wander around in the worldly life. One needs to just turn it in the right direction. It had been turned in the wrong direction, and so it needs to be turned in the right direction. - Dada Bhagwan
Was this what she had shattered convention for; broken with her family, her friends? Everything she had ever known; doomed herself to eternal damnation, for the sake of what she had believed would be heaven on earth, and had turned out to be hell, here and now? - Fay Weldon
Compassion and kindness it turned out, was good for your health. - James R Doty
She turned back to the door fishing her key out of her purse. Once the key was in the lock, the door flew open revealing darkness. All she had time for was a squeak before she was abruptly pulled in the house by her shirt. The door slammed shut and locked behind her with a clank of sliding metal. - Nicole Rae
God designed life to be enjoyed by all, but human being turned things around and made it to be endured. - Bamigboye Olurotimi
I followed her into the library. The pale light from our chamber below dissipated in the room, but I could still make out my heart leapt at the sight row after row, shelf above shelf, floor to ceiling, a city of books. Speck turned to me and asked, Now, what shall we read first? - Keith Donohue
There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
After being turned down by numerous publishers, he decided to write for posterity. - George Ade
I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven. - A.W. Tozer
He turned his gaze upon her, and their eyes not only met, the pupils shook hands, exchanged business cards, and sat down for tea together. - John Moore
He turned to me. Call me later?Yes.Promise?I promise, I said.And then he leaned down and kissed me. And this time it wasn’t Romeo kissing Juliet. It was Quinn kissing Delia. And that was even better. - Jennifer Sturman
Life occasionally humbles us by making us turned on by someone whom we turn off. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office. - Quintus Fabius Maximus
If you don’t act now, the day is not far, that this beautiful planet of yours, which you call home, shall be turned into a dry barren wasteland by the blood-sucking fundamentalists. - Abhijit Naskar
He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed. - David Frost
Indeed," Fowler answered. He turned and looked at Tony critically. "I say, old man, but you're not much older than that German kid."Yeah," Tony grinned. "But I'm from Texas and meaner than a junkyard bulldog. Makes a difference, you know. - Robert L. Wise
When God broke his deal with me, I turned to the Devil. In the end, I wasn't happy. I realized that the imagination of a perfect being was more limited than that of the imperfect one. Color me unimpressed by the Actus Purus. - Lionel Suggs
What was I to you?" he asked. She didn't answer but turned and walked away. That's when he knew: Nothing or everything. - Donna Lynn Hope
It doesn't pain seeing who she turned out to be a face now, but knowing so much how she pretended to be who she was not for all these years without a tinge of guilt and shame. - Anuj Somany
See men for miles around give nature what she needs,rivers and rivers and rivers of it. You exhale with perfecthappiness. Nature turned you down in high school. Now you can come in her eye. - Patricia Lockwood
I am ready for whatever's coming. I expect nothing but to be let down or turned away. I am alone. Goddamn. The shit hurts sometimes, but I realize what I am, what I have become. - Henry Rollins
The more she turned right the more I turned wrong. - Mark W. Boyer
...And her tears turned into blood, because what she was losing was thicker than water. - Anonymous
...It is only now that memory works both ways. Which of us dreamed it - those from the country of nights five times as warm and as cold, or those who turned away and woke? - Angele Ellis
FABLEHAVEN: None who enter will leave unchanged. Trespassers will be turned to stone. - Brandon Mull
If a cone had dropped on velvet needles, if a star had lain a silver track across the sky, if the dead had turned in their graves - I swear, I would have heard it, that's how silent it all was. - Martha Grimes
Darkness is just light turned inside out. - Beelzebub
Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm - it was gone.
You have always understood and accepted my most genuine, most intimate impulses and responded to them with surprising accuracy. I wish all people turned into such mirrors for each other. - Igor Eliseev
A big lemoncolored cat watched him from the top of a woodstove. He turned his head to see it better and it elongated itself like hot taffy down the side of the stove and vanished headfirst in the earth without a sound. - Cormac McCarthy
My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges. - Helen Keller
If you spend most of your time turned away from people, you get to know what they're doing without having to see it. - Sophie Kinsella
A book series is never truly over. The story lives on, even when the final page has been turned. - Richard P. Denney
They say time will make all this go away. But it's time that's taken my tomorrow, and turned them into yesterday. - Ben Harper
I have my welcome mat turned around backwards so when people leave they think they’re going to a better place. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
As it turned out, everyone wanted a doughnut. Jace wanted two. - Cassandra Clare
If security were all that mattered, computers would never be turned on, let alone hooked into a network with literally millions of potential intruders - Dan Farmer
With the word "Repent" He was beckoning to us as the Savior, offering us His love and salvation. But behind this word we can also see the grief of God that His children have turned away from Him. - M. Basilea Schlink
Her blond hair hung loose, cascading around her shoulders, and stopping over her breasts. She turned toward him, violet eyes meeting his gaze. For a moment, he lost all coherent thought. - Lia Davis
Modern Society has turned blind; considering patience as cowardliness. - Srinivas Shenoy
The wolf turned to Rachel. She was afraid to run, afraid fleeing would make it chase her. Somewhere in the stored files of her mind, she remembered one should not look directly at a menacing dog, but she couldn’t take her eyes from it. - G.G. Collins
He could, Andi."Andi's heart turned to ice.It wasn't possible.He was dead, cast away into some deep, dark hell where he'd never be able to claw his way back out. - Sasha Alsberg
The slinky and post-it notes are both products that came from mistakes. Don’t forget that mishaps can be turned into triumphs. - Adam Smith
While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned. - Seneca
All of our lives are a living, breathing story, and each heartbeat means a new page has been turned; chapters don't close, they continue. - Jeff Dixon - Storming the Kingdom
If a lion turned every time small dogs barked at it, it would be the laughing stock of the jungle. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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