Invisibility Quotes

Quotes tagged as "invisibility" (showing 1-30 of 77)
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

James Patterson
“I want to do it too!" (sitting motionless)
Nudge: "Nope, you stand out like a fart in a church."
Max: (muttering) "Appropriately enough."
Iggy: "What about me?" (stands still)
Max: "No, you're visible."
Iggy: "Am not!"
Max: (throws a pinecone at him) "Could I do that if I wouldn't see you?”
James Patterson, The Final Warning

Virginia Woolf
“All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Marilynne Robinson
“It was a source of both terror and comfort to me then that I often seemed invisible — incompletely and minimally existent, in fact. It seemed to me that I made no impact on the world, and that in exchange I was privileged to watch it unawares.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Rachel Hartman
“My own survival required me to counterbalance interesting with invisible.”
Rachel Hartman, Seraphina

Lloyd Alexander
“I'm trying to make myself invisible."

"That's an odd thing to attempt.”
Lloyd Alexander, The Book of Three

H.G. Wells
“I went over the heads of the things a man reckons desirable. No doubt invisibility made it possible to get them, but it made it impossible to enjoy them when they are got.”
H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man

Kelley York
“I can physically see the effort it takes for him to open his mouth and force out the words. He's spent so much of his life not being seen, not being heard, that he's forgotten how to realize anything he says does hold weight and is important.”
Kelley York, Suicide Watch

Alan Bradley
“…because I was only eleven years old, I was wrapped in the best cloak of invisibility in the world.”
Alan Bradley, A Red Herring Without Mustard

James Patterson
“Nope, you stick out like a fart in a church.”
James Patterson, The Final Warning

Patricia A. McKillip
“Do you become in visible?'
'No. I'm there, if you know how to look. I stand between the place you look at and the place you see. Behind what you expect to see. If you expect to see me, you do. I listen in places where no one expects me to be.”
Patricia A. McKillip, Alphabet of Thorn

Dejan Stojanovic
“There are no clear borders,
Only merging invisible to the sight.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Will Advise
“Silence is the invisibility of talking. I'd take half an argument over half a silence any day. And I'd take peace and quiet over a full-blown argument any other day, unless it's Tuesday.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Will Advise
“The way to be invisible - is to truly be imaginary. But since you cannot imagine yourself, you have to clone your imagination into being an image of yourself. Imagine that.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Toba Beta
“Eyes skip a low-key profile.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Joyce Rachelle
“Invisibility can be good as a superpower. But psychiatry reveals people don't like it very much.”
Joyce Rachelle

“Invisibility--there are things we can't see now, that are there, that are embedded, that it really takes time in order to be able to see. There are many ghosts that are lurking around and lingering through us that takes the technology of another generation or so in order to uncover and show what those stains and strains and perceived flaws really we're building towards”
Lynn Hershman Leeson

Deep in the blue sky,
like pebbles at the bottom of the sea,
lie the stars unseen in daylight
until night comes.
You can't see them, but they are there.
Unseen things are still there.

The withered, seedless dandelions
hidden in the cracks of the roof tile
wait silently for spring,
their strong roots unseen.
You can't see them, but they are there.
Unseen things are still there.”
Misuzu Kaneko, Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko

James Thurber
“It didn't work," said the King. "The cloak of invisibility didn't work."
"Yes, it did," said the Royal Wizard.
"No, it didn't," said the King. "I kept bumping into things, the same as ever."
"The cloak is supposed to make you invisible," said the Royal Wizard. "It is not supposed to keep you from bumping into things."
"All I know is, I kept bumping into things," said the King.”
James Thurber, Many Moons

Toba Beta
“How can you see and sue something invisible?”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Tui T. Sutherland
“Clay snorted. “Special powers like what?” he’d asked.
“You know,” Starflight had answered, irritated. “Telepathy? Precognition? Invisibility? Hello?”
“You don’t have invisibility,” Clay had argued. “I mean, you’re a black dragon. You’re just hard to see in the shadows. That’s not a power. I’d be invisible, too, if I were lying in a mud puddle.”
“Yeah, well,” Starflight had said, “we can appear out of nowhere in the dark of night! Swooping down as if the sky has just fallen on you!” He’d spread his wings majestically.
“Still not a power,” Clay had said. “That’s just you guys being creepy.”
“It is not creepy!” Starflight had cried, his voice rising. “It is magnificent and imposing!”
Tui T. Sutherland, The Dragonet Prophecy

Bella Pollen
“If America is the land of opportunity, a country where perseverance and hard work is rewarded by recognition, then an illegal harbors the opposite ambitions. His greatest reward us anonymity, invisibility. Aided and abetted by market forces and the laws of supply and demand, he hones his skill to stand up but make sure he's never counted.”
Bella Pollen, Midnight Cactus

Andrea Cremer
“I wish there was some personal marker of time, so we didn't have to rely upon days and weeks and months and years. Because each of us has our own unit of measurement, our own relativity. Spaces between loves. Spaces between destinations. Spaces between deaths.
Insightful, p.194”
Andrea Cremer, Invisibility

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Then Bilbo remembered his ring! "Well I'm blessed!" said he. "This invisibility has its drawbacks after all. Otherwise I suppose I might have spent a warm and comfortable night in bed!”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Abby  Norman
“I was not a ghost. I was a little girl with needs and wants and allergies. Still, I hung soundlessly, as weightlessly as I could, in the air. The living can haunt a house, too.”
Abby Norman, Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain

Michaela Haze
“When had I stopped being a person with Paranoid Schizophrenia, and become a Paranoid Schizophrenic; defined by my illness?”
Michaela Haze, The Bleeders

“I wish there was some personal marker of time, so we didn't have to rely upon days and weeks and months and years. Because each of us has our own unit of measurement, our own relativity. Spaces between loves. Spaces between destinations. Spaces between deaths.
Invisibility, p.194”
Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

Trenton Lee Stewart
“The power itself comes from the fact that you can do something and people can’t see you do it and what kind of responsibility do you have when you can do it. What kind of good things can you do or can you do good things from being invisible in this way?”
Trenton Lee Stewart

Lynne Ewing
“She could stay invisible forever. She didn't completely understand her power, but she was beginning to understand who she was. Goddess, she thought, and her molecules formed a smile before she rode the breeze with arc-shaped leaps, like a dolphin, up and down toward home.”
Lynne Ewing, Goddess of the Night

Michio Kaku
“To make Harry Potter invisible, one would have to liquefy him, boil him to create steam, crystallize him, heat him again, and the cool him, all of which would be quite difficult to accomplish, even for a wizard”
Michio Kaku, Physics of the Impossible

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