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Quotes About Stranger

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Jostein Gaarder
“A joker is a little fool who is different from everyone else. He's not a club, diamond, heart, or spade. He's not an eight or a nine, a king or a jack. He is an outsider. He is placed in the same pack as the other cards, but he doesn't belong there. Therefore, he can be removed without anybody missing him.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Solitaire Mystery

Truman Capote
“You can love somebody without it being like that. You keep them a stranger, a stranger who's a friend.”
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

Jarod Kintz
“If I were an armadillo, and a stranger came up and said I looked familiar, and they wanted to know why I looked so familiar, I'd respond in a raspy voice, "Your brother ran over my brother.”
Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

Jarod Kintz
“His name was Tom Tombstone, and if he had a middle name it was probably Death. But I didn’t call him Tom, or even Mr. Tombstone, because he introduced himself as Robert Winston. And I wondered how this stranger could shake my hand, look me in the eye, smile, and expect me to believe such a bold-faced lie?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

J.D. Stroube
“A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it. A decision that seems miniscule to you, may be monumental to the fate of the world.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged by Damnation

Sarah Dessen
“Like I, of all people, didn't know better than to lead a total stranger to the point where they could hurt me most, knowing how easily they'd be able to find their way back to it.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Jarod Kintz
“I was nervous. Like an ice cube, I just froze up. Then I melted in some strange guy’s drink.”
Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

Albert Camus
“I hadn't understood how days could be both long and short at the same time: long to live through, maybe, but so drawn out that they ended up flowing into one another. They lost their names. Only 'yesterday' and 'tomorrow' still had any meaning for me.”
Albert Camus

Jarod Kintz
“I’m older now than my dad was when he was my age. Wait, that’s not right. That’s not my dad at all, that’s just some stranger hanging around in my memory.
”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Vera Nazarian
“On the late afternoon streets, everyone hurries along, going about their own business.

Who is the person walking in front of you on the rain-drenched sidewalk?

He is covered with an umbrella, and all you can see is a dark coat and the shoes striking the puddles.

And yet this person is the hero of his own life story.

He is the love of someone’s life.

And what he can do may change the world.

Imagine being him for a moment.

And then continue on your own way.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom not disturbed by dividing lines.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Reaching Out

Lang Leav
“A Stranger

There is a love I reminisce,
Like a seed
I've never sown.

Or lips that im yet to kiss,
and eyes
not met my own.

Hands that wrap around my wrists,
and arms
that feel like home.

I wonder how it is I miss,
these things
I've never known.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

G.K. Chesterton
“The simplest truth about man is that he is a very strange being; almost in the sense of being a stranger on the earth. In all sobriety, he has much more of the external appearance of one bringing alien habits from another land than of a mere growth of this one.

He cannot sleep in his own skin; he cannot trust his own instincts. He is at once a creator moving miraculous hands and fingers and a kind of cripple. He is wrapped in artificial bandages called clothes; he is propped on artificial crutches called furniture. His mind has the same doubtful liberties and the same wild limitations. Alone among the animals, he is shaken with the beautiful madness called laughter; as if he had caught sight of some secret in the very shape of the universe hidden from the universe itself. Alone among the animals he feels the need of averting his thought from the root realities of his own bodily being; of hiding them as in the presence of some higher possibility which creates the mystery of shame.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

Albert Camus
“life is a story and god is author.life is absurd.I think so.”
Albert Camus

Zach Helm
“Dr. Jules Hilbert: Hell Harold, you could just eat nothing but pancakes if you wanted.

Harold Crick: What is wrong with you? Hey, I don't want to eat nothing but pancakes, I want to live! I mean, who in their right mind in a choice between pancakes and living chooses pancakes?

Dr. Jules Hilbert: Harold, if you pause to think, you'd realize that that answer is inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led... and, of course, the quality of the pancakes. ”
Zach Helm, Stranger Than Fiction: The Shooting Script

Robert Fulghum
“The Sikh gave him the money. When Menon asked for his address so that he could repay the man, the Sikh said that Menon owed the debt to any stranger who came to him in need, as long as he lived. The help came from a stranger and was to be repaid to a stranger.”
Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

“Her arms groped forward to guide her when her tears blocked her vision in darkness. Then she couldn't run any more. She sank to her knees and began to cry in her terror. She wanted Gary.
She suddenly felt strong arms around her. She bent her head to bury it in Gary's shoulder, trembling in the darkness.
Whimpering like a small animal in a trap, she pushed herself closer to him and said in a choked voice, "I'm so frightened!"
"I know, my love," the voice said. "I'm so sorry you were hurt."
She felt herself being pulled up to him, his grip around her tight. It was a strange feeling in this pitch-black hallway, where not even the light of the moon cast any illumination. The lips she touched were cold and yet they responded to her with an unusual warmth. His hands massaged her back. Something, Melanie thought, was wrong with that. The hands were too smooth, not like a plastered wrist would feel.
"Gary?" she asked, backing away. She didn't trust what she couldn't see.
"My love," the voice whispered, "there is no need to fear now. I shall protect you from those who mean you harm.”
Clare McNally, Ghost House

Alexandra Katehakis
“Caring is open-hearted, keeping us available to transmit love to a stranger through simple eye contact and without condition. This is not the opportunistic sizing-up of sexual cruising; instead, it’s the felt recognition of the divinity and humanity in another individual.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Sorin Cerin
“Search for the stranger inside you, forgotten even by your death.”
Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

“Two classical and archetypal structures. . . . the stranger comes to town and the journey.”
― Sharon Creech ("Leaping Off the Porch," Origins of Story, eds. Barbara Harrison & Gregory Maguire)

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Spiritual love is when you see new faces as the oldest.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Jarod Kintz
“This work is the link between my Dear Natalie piece and my upcoming Agatha work. It bridges that lapse in time and shows how my thinking has changed. It shows me telling a story through the surreal and trying to use thought fragments alone to show a tortured existence. This piece was written after the Dear Natalies and before the Agatha mystery, but it is meant to be read after you’ve already read both.

This book is a bridge between two books, which would make it a bridge between two bridges. That’s strange, but I’ve seen stranger. Like the time I woke up in a fish tank, having morphed into a goldfish during my sleep. I still fear the sound of a flushing toilet, and since then I refuse to let myself fall asleep while wearing flippers.

This book is 3,088 words of pure nonsense, strung together like pearls hurled at bacon. Yum!”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

Toba Beta
“It is no harm to accept an invitation of a stranger,
but better visit an occasion of people we know well.”
Toba Beta

“I had a dream about you. I know, I know, I have never met you, but I’m pretty sure I had a dream about you. I had a dream about someone I didn’t know, so it may as well be you.”
Ashley Kennett, Dreaming is for lovers

“If you Have ever Fainted, You Are a stranger in the land of the dead!”
Antoni Omeihe

T.S. Eliot
“When the Stranger says: “What is the meaning of this city ?
Do you huddle close together because you love each other?”
What will you answer? “We all dwell together
To make money from each other”? or “This is a community”?
Oh my soul, be prepared for the coming of the Stranger.
Be prepared for him who knows how to ask questions.”
T.S. Eliot, The Rock

Sorin Cerin
“You can just be your self’s stranger, never its friend, because you are mortal and it is immortal!”
Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

“ All Ways listen to strangers; They may tell you when a spider is on your shoulder." donnie harold harris”
donnie harold harris

Marcelijus Martinaitis
“Patinka būti vienam vakaro prieblandoje, nepažintam gatvėje, kelionėje, žmonių minioje, prie knygos, darbuojantis su įrankiais, ko nors laukiant ar ką nors stebint.”
Marcelijus Martinaitis, Mes gyvenome. Biografiniai užrašai

Colin Greenland
“The truth is a stranger...Not always welcome by daylight.”
Colin Greenland, The Space Opera Renaissance

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