Ephemeral Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ephemeral" (showing 1-30 of 38)
Jimi Hendrix
“And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually..”
Jimi Hendrix

Karl Lagerfeld
“Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Prince
“But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.”
Prince, 1999 (Piano/Vocal/Guitar)

Vera Nazarian
“Today is an ephemeral ghost...

A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not "exist."

In mundane terms, it marks a "leap" in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up!

But this day holds another secret—it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability...

A day of unlocked potential.

Will you or won't you? Should you or shouldn't you?

Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability!”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Debasish Mridha
“What you see with your eyes are transient and ephemeral,
What you see through your heart is everlasting and eternal.”
Debasish Mridha

“Some ephemeral moments must be given a memory, because the temporality of an instant may radiate a twinkle of eternity.( "Crystallization under an umbrella" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Iain M. Banks
“But then, as she knew too well, the more fondly we imagine something will last forever, the more ephemeral it often proves to be.”
Iain M. Banks, Excession

Roberto Bolaño
“Life is mysterious as well as vulgar.”
Roberto Bolaño

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A beautiful woman should always have at the back of her mind that her ravishing appearance is only an ephemeral quality. When she wakes up in the morning, looks into the mirror, and notices that something is fading away, she knows that the time is ripe for marriage. She should be careful of who she takes into her life because the union is gonna be everlasting.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“The spoken word is ephemeral. The written word, eternal. A symphony, timeless.”
A.E. Samaan

Kamand Kojouri
“If today is not your day,
then be happy
for this day shall never return.
And if today is your day,
then be happy now
for this day shall never return.”
Kamand Kojouri

“The lights became stars,
which became streaks
in the grayspace,
and then networks
of fading
shimmers”
Ashim Shanker

Tennessee Williams
“We have not long to love.
Light does not stay.
The tender things are those
we fold away.
Coarse fabrics are the ones
for common wear.
In silence I have watched you
comb your hair.
Intimate the silence,
dim and warm.
I could but did not, reach
to touch your arm.
I could, but do not, break
that which is still.
(Almost the faintest whisper
would be shrill.)
So moments pass as though
they wished to stay.
We have not long to love.
A night. A day....”
Tennessee Williams, The Collected Poems

Jomny Sun
“Don't fret my dear. If art is translation of the ephemeral into observable form, then always remember that it is the translationn that is the craft. The craft is that which can always be improved. But the ephemeral is that which only you have been able to observe, and that which only you have chosen to translate, and so in a way, the ephemeral is you, and it is already beautiful.”
Jomny Sun, Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

Neetal Parekh
“We are here but for a second, but our impact ripples through time.”
Neetal Parekh

Curt Stager
“We humans may think of ourselves as solid objects, all flesh and bone. But take a close look, and it’s clear our bodies are composed largely of oxygen and hydrogen. We are essentially ephemeral – akin as much to wind water, and fire as to earth.”
Curt Stager, Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe

Kamand Kojouri
“Do not go to my grave.
Mary knows, I am not there.
Look for me in between pages
and on people’s lips.
Do not go to my old school.
Do not go to my old house —
I am not in any of those places.
Look for me in your hearts
and greet me there.”
Kamand Kojouri

Muriel Barbery
“...beauty consists of its own passing, just as we reach for it. It's the ephemeral configuration of things in the moment, when you can see both their beauty and their death.”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Ahmed Mostafa
“I've had so much of you in such little time that I shouldn't be suffering from withdrawal!”
Ahmed Mostafa

Nicole Adelle Flamer
“What is it when your former life becomes your dreams? The things you took for granted are now in that mystical realm where you can only see them with your eyes closed, ephemeral and distant.”
Nicole Adelle Flamer, The Moor's Golden Helmet

Krishna Udayasankar
“No empire lasts forever, no dynasty continues unbroken. Some day, you and I will be mere legends. All that matters is whether we did what we could with the life that was given to us.”
Krishna Udayasankar, Three

Li Shang-yin
“And a moment that ought to have lasted for ever
Has come and gone before I knew.”
Li Shang-yin

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Education will teach you ephemeral things. God will teach you wonders.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

Debasish Mridha
“Fame is like drifting clouds, transient and ephemeral. Memory is forever.”
Debasish Mridha

“Whatever you imagine you must have
lasts but for a moment.
A hundred such worlds and kingdoms,
are worth less than a half a barleycorn.
Yet, for the sake of a single ephemeral hour of delight
you build your foundation on such unstable reality.”
Attar, translated by Sholeh Wolpe

Alice Poon
“Light as feathers, as fleeting as Zephyr, one moment they breathed pink, the next they faded. Cherry blossoms were as much an inspiration for beautiful verse as they were a reminder of life's fickleness, she thought.”
Alice Poon, The Green Phoenix

Jean Cocteau
“Fashion is everything that goes out of fashion.”
Jean Cocteau

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