Gutter Quotes

Quotes tagged as "gutter" (showing 1-14 of 14)
Zadie Smith
“That girl,' tutted Alsana as her front door slammed, 'swallowed an encyclopedia and a gutter at the same time.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Israelmore Ayivor
“If someone drives you into the dirty gutter, it's because you have given him your car key. Be careful of who leads you and to where and why... else, you will be taken away before you become aware! Be awake!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Karen Quan
“I wear a necklace of hope with pearly beads. When I met you, it broke, and the beads spilled all over the floor, into the gutters.”
Karen Quan, Write like no one is reading

Shannon L. Alder
“You will never choose love greater than what you believe you deserve and what other insecure people tell your lack of self esteem to have faith in.”
Shannon L. Alder

Casey Renee Kiser
“I want to sleep in the oven
because I just burn in the bed.”
Casey Renee Kiser, Gutter Kisses and a Hug on Garbage Day

Vann Chow
“Some of us are looking at the stars, but all of us are living in the gutter.”
Vann Chow, The White Man and the Pachinko Girl

Israelmore Ayivor
“Pursuing a dream without God’s approval is as dangerous as walking on a rope bridge over a big gutter? Guess the end….!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Rayvon L. Browne
“I came from the gutter and i rose into a flower”
Rayvon L. Browne

Amit Chaudhuri
“The gutters in the lane overflowed with an odd, languid grace. Water filled the lane; rose from ankle-deep to knee-deep. Insects swam in circles. Urchins splashed about haphazardly, while Saraswati returned from market with a shopping-bag in her hands; insects swam away to avoid this clumsy giant. Her wet footprints printing the floor of the house were as rich with possibility as the first footprint Crusoe found on his island.”
Amit Chaudhuri, A Strange And Sublime Address

Tom Conrad
“My mind may be in gutter, Abigail, but at least I’m looking at an angel!”
Tom Conrad

Israelmore Ayivor
“Leaders don't fall in gutters of fear; only negative ideas flow in that canal. There, you will see filthy things like doubts and disbelief.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

“I'm raised from gutter to protect another gutter”

“Ever since she was a young girl, [Patricia Highsmith] had felt an extraordinary empathy for animals, particularly cats. The creatures, she said, 'provide something for writers that humans cannot: companionship that makes no demands or intrusions, that is as restful and ever-changing as a tranquil sea that barely moves'. Her affection for cats was 'a constant as was feline companionship wherever her domestic situation permitted,' says Kingsley. 'As for animals in general, she saw them as individual personalities often better behaved, and endowed with more dignity and honesty than humans. Cruelty to or neglect of any helpless living creature could turn her incandescent with rage.' Janice Robertson remembers how [...] Highsmith was walking through the streets of Soho when she saw a wounded pigeon lying in the gutter. 'Pat decided there and then that this pigeon should be rescued,' says Janice. 'Although I think Roland persuaded her that it was past saving, she really was distraught. She couldn't bear to see animals hurt.' Bruno Sager, Highsmith's carer at the end of her life, recalls the delicacy with which the writer would take hold of a spider which had crawled into the house, making sure to deposit it safely in her garden. 'For her human beings were strange - she thought she would never understand them - and perhaps that is why she liked cats and snails so much,' he says.”
Andrew Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

“A gutter should always be free of obstructions. Much like our bowels in a kind of way.”
Anthony T. Hincks