Echoes Quotes

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L.M. Montgomery
“I'm just tired of everything…even of the echoes. There is nothing in my life but echoes…echoes of lost hopes and dreams and joys. They're beautiful and mocking.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Mircea Eliade
“It was lunar symbolism that enabled man to relate and connect such heterogeneous things as: birth, becoming, death, and ressurection; the waters, plants, woman, fecundity, and immortality; the cosmic darkness, prenatal existence, and life after death, followed by the rebirth of the lunar type ("light coming out of darkness"); weaving, the symbol of the "thread of life," fate, temporality, and death; and yet others. In general most of the ideas of cycle, dualism, polarity, opposition, conflict, but also of reconciliation of contraries, of coincidentia oppositorum, were either discovered or clarified by virtue of lunar symbolism. We may even speak of a metaphysics of the moon, in the sense of a consistent system of "truths" relating to the mode of being peculiar to living creatures, to everything in the cosmos that shares in life, that is, in becoming, growth and waning, death and ressurrection.”
Mircea Eliade, The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

Dejan Stojanovic
“We hear only our own voices, still echoes returning to our emptiness.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Ranata Suzuki
“Perhaps the echoes of people we once loved still linger in the places we frequented with them and that is why we go back… Not so much to remember them as to feel them…”
Ranata Suzuki

“How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, when memory plays an old tune on the heart!”
Eliza Cook

“It's strange. How hollow i feel. Like there might be echoes inside of me. Like I'm one of those chocolate rabbits they used to sell around Easter, the ones that were nothing more than a sweet shell encapsulating a world of nothing. I'm like that. I encapsulate a world of nothing.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Aside from recurrance, revision, and commensurate symbolic reference, echoes also reveal emptiness. Since objects always impede acoustic reflection, only empty places can create echoes of lasting clarity.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

J.R. Rim
“Your true friends echo your own philosophies back at you.”
J.R. Rim

Ray Bradbury
“No sound, once made, is ever truly lost. In electric clouds, all are safely trapped, and with a touch, if we find them, we can recapture those echoes of sad, forgotten wars, long summers, and sweet autumns.”
Ray Bradbury, Now and Forever

Lauren DeStefano
“People die, and everything they've ever said just echoes around and around. There's nothing new. Only the same nonsense from their lives.”
Lauren DeStefano, Perfect Ruin

“When gorillas smell danger, they run around and call out to the rest of the primates in the jungle to warn them something evil is coming. And when one of their own dies, they mourn for days while beating themselves up in sadness for failing to save that gorilla, even if the cause of death was natural. And when one colony is mourning, their chilling echoes migrate to other colonies — and those neighbors, even if they are territorial rivals, will also grieve with them. When faced with a common danger, rivals turn into allies. And when faced with death, the loss of just one gorilla becomes the loss of the entire jungle.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Shannon L. Alder
“When the rush of the weak sweeps over those that strive to be strong, its destruction. The commonplaces of moral judgment become fogged with the lack of perception stained with the sting of longing. The voice of reason is lost in the envious echoes of hearts torn by battle. The song of our children echo the misfortune of their parent's haze---we all started out small and had dreams to become something more than what we were.”
Shannon L. Alder

Paramore
“We are just misguided ghosts
Travelling endlessly
The ones we trusted the most
Pushed us far away

And there's no one road
We should not be the same
But I'm just a ghost
And still they echo me
They echo me in circles”
Paramore

Aspen Matis
“Smiling at an echo of his voice on my mind’s stage, I felt the void of all I hadn’t said.”
Aspen Matis, Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

Emory R. Frie
“Stars are echoes of the past. It's important to look to them for guidance, but as long as people reach for them, they never realize the beauty and potential awaiting just in front of them.”
Emory R. Frie, Enchanted Forest

Anton Chekhov
“Only echoes answer me.”
Anton Chekhov, Swan Song
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“I play a piano of words—its icy tinkle echoes through your halls”
john j geddes

“No earthly act escapes its eternal echoes, echoes more substantial than the acts themselves.”
Geoffrey Wood

“Get away from my house and all its rooms that echo, all the rooms I don't enter anymore.”
Daisy Whitney, When You Were Here

“I am a Cartesian clear and distinct object on this pyramidal peak
of the mountain,
where the echoes trail off
almost forever
the horizon.”
Marieta Maglas- Eschatological Regression

Angela Carter
“Her voice is filled with distant sonorities, like reverberations in a cave: now you are at the place of annihilation, now you are at the place of annihilation. And she is herself a cave full of echoes, she is a system of repetitions, she is a closed circuit.’ Can a bird sing only the song it knows or can it learn a new song?’ She draws her long, sharp fingernail across the bars of the cage in which her pet lark sings, striking a plangent twang like that of the plucked heartstrings of a woman of metal. Her hair falls down like tears.”
Angela Carter

Dada Bhagwan
“No one in this world is in a position to interfere with you. Therefore, do not find fault with the world; the fault is only yours. These are the echoes of interferences that you had caused. Had you not interfered, there would be no echoes that would hit you.”
Dada Bhagwan

“What we do today, echoes forever.”
Islam Reddioui

Barbara Garay
“In time,
everyone fades away,
transfiguring into
echoes that latch
onto our memories
and bleed our hearts dry.”
Barbara Garay, Beneath the Surface: A Book of Poems

Munia Khan
“I’m looking for you
in the bare corridor
where my shadow is the only passerby
harmonizing an unsettling whisper:
echoed through my chiming thoughts

From the poem 'Looking For You”
Munia Khan

James C. Dobson
“The validity of Solomon's message has not changed in the three thousand years since he penned it. It comes down through the corridors of time and echoes today with the authority of God Himself. Solomon tells us that the divine commandments are a "light" that will show us "the way to life." But those who would disregard them, both male and female, will suffer the painful consequences.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: A Young Adult's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Ken Liu
“It is as if the Caru'ee were able to perceive an echo of the past, and unconsciously, as they built upon a palimpsest of books written long ago and long forgotten, chanced to stumble upon an essence of meaning that could not be lost, no matter how much time had passed.”
Ken Liu, Lightspeed Magazine, August 2012

Laurent Binet
“Don’t forget that one interpretation never exhausts the sign, that polysemy is a bottomless well where we can hear an infinite number of echoes: a word’s meaning never runs dry.”
Laurent Binet, The Seventh Function of Language

Ashim Shanker
“There’s an overlapping echo of waves dancing in my brain, and I can hear amidst it also the skittering exodus of a thousand crustaceans over the shifting sands of Riptide.

Are they exploring?

Scavenging?

Migrating possibly.

I cannot see them in this darkness, yet hold in mind briefly the image of their silhouettes against the shimmering sea reflecting the crimson evening sky, and through this immersion it becomes difficult to know what is real...”
Ashim Shanker, trenches parallax leapfrog

Tasha Hoggatt
“Dreams are the echoes of your heart.”
Tasha Hoggatt, What Makes You Great?

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