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Quotes About Dust

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Rick Riordan
“Poison!" Grover yelped. "Don't let those things touch you or..."
"Or we'll die?" I guessed.
"Well...after you shrivel slowly to dust, yes."
"Let's avoid the swords," I decided.”
Rick Riordan

Horace
“Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.)”
Horace, The Odes of Horace: Bilingual Edition

Mahatma Gandhi
“The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.”
Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Ray Bradbury
“For if we're destroyed, the knowledge is dead...We're nothing more than dust jackets for books...so many pages to a person...”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Vera Nazarian
“The desert and the ocean are realms of desolation on the surface.

The desert is a place of bones, where the innards are turned out, to desiccate into dust.

The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being.

Inside out and outside in. These are worlds of things that implode or explode, and the only catalyst that determines the direction of eco-movement is the balance of water.

Both worlds are deceptive, dangerous. Both, seething with hidden life.

The only veil that stands between perception of what is underneath the desolate surface is your courage.

Dare to breach the surface and sink.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Elle Jasper
“My Gullah grandfather is bringing a bag of dust to a vampire war. I feel better.”
Elle Jasper, Afterlight

Alistair Begg
“At best we are but clay, animated dust; but viewed as sinners, we are monsters indeed. Let it be published in heaven as a miracle that the Lord Jesus should set His heart's love upon people like us.”
Alistair Begg

Dejan Stojanovic
“All dust is the same dust.
Temporarily separated
To go peacefully
And enjoy the eternal nap.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Kamila Shamsie
“I didn’t tell him that I grew up in an ugly city that taught me how to look between dust and rubbish and potholes to find a splinter of glass that looked like unmelting ice, beautiful in its defiance of the sun.”
Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

T.S. Eliot
“There is shadow under this red rock // (Come in under the shadow of this red rock) // And I will show you something different from either // Your shadow at morning striding behind you // Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you // I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

Anthony Liccione
“I kiss her ghost, and sleep with the dust on her photograph, next to my bedside.”
Anthony Liccione

Diane Zahler
“My dear, my dearest dust; I come, I come.”
Diane Zahler, The Thirteenth Princess

Dejan Stojanovic
“Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. Is that all?”
Dejan Stojanovic

Anthony Liccione
“We are all dust passing through the air, the difference is, some are flying high in the sky, while others are flying low. But eventually, we all settle on the same ground.”
Anthony Liccione

“I died last night. Seventy years too young.”
Colin Thompson

Peter Ackroyd
“Is Dust immortal then, I ask'd him, so that we may see it blowing through the Centuries? But as Walter gave no Answer I jested with him further to break his Melancholy humour: What is Dust, Master Pyne?
And he reflected a little: It is particles of Matter, no doubt.
Then we are all Dust indeed, are we not?
And in a feigned Voice he murmered, For Dust thou art and shalt to Dust return. Then he made a Sour face, but only yo laugh the more.”
Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor

Patricia A. McKillip
“...that once were urgent and necessary for an orderly world and now were buried away, gathering dust and of no use to anyone.”
Patricia A. McKillip, Alphabet of Thorn

Jarod Kintz
“His shelf. Good. Noodle dust. Decaying brain collecting dust. Must insert it back in skull—what was I thinking?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Jarod Kintz
“If I collected dust, I wouldn’t mind if I got dust on it. My collection would grow and accumulate naturally. Probably my love would blend in with it as well, since I haven’t used it in so long.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“When the dust is settled, I’ll be there, wearing a maid’s outfit.”
Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

Munia Khan
“When you become a raindrop in your mind
Thunder is the closest friend you may find
Wind lashed trees, dark clouds, lightning or the dust
Everything you will bear once you adjust”
Munia Khan

Debasish Mridha
“A little dust does not make an ocean dirty. By blaming you change the society by making a lot of dust. By taking systematic actions and by focusing on beauty- for sure we can change our society and clean up the dust.”
Debasish Mridha

Jarod Kintz
“Sure, I have nice shoes. They’re in my closet, collecting a patina of dust. My shoes were made for dancing, and that’s why they’re dusty, because my feet, unfortunately, were not made for dancing. My feet were made for making wine, and that’s why my walk is intoxicating.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

“Mist of the lust-for-life obnubilates the mirror, romance is reflected on.”
Junaid e Mustafa

Jarod Kintz
“I collect things that collect dust. Like dust jackets. Despite no fingerprints in the dust on these books, most of the dust jackets say things like, “This book is impossible to put down!” Well, apparently it’s also impossible to pick up.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

“I smell freedom, it smells like slow heavy rain drops hitting the warm, thick detached red dust of a busy unpaved road.”
Fort Free

“You can't eliminate the dust, only move it somewhere else.”
Marty Rubin

Maria V. Snyder
“...weariness seemed to settle on him like a coating of dust.”
Maria V. Snyder, Magic Study

Scott Hastie
“I am sad, like the hot dust on the streets
And the music of fresh fallen leaves
Caught in a sliding summer breeze.”
Scott Hastie

“When the sun shines, there seems to be much more dust in the air.
Dirt can only be seen and properly removed by flooding it with white light”
Erik Tanghe

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