Layers Quotes

Quotes tagged as "layers" (showing 1-24 of 24)
Catherynne M. Valente
“She did not know yet how sometimes people keep parts of themselves hidden and secret, sometimes wicked and unkind parts, but often brave or wild or colorful parts, cunning or powerful or even marvelous, beautiful parts, just locked up away at the bottom of their hearts. They do this because they are afraid of the world and of being stared at, or relied upon to do feats of bravery or boldness. And all of those brave and wild and cunning and marvelous and beautiful parts they hid away and left in the dark to grow strange mushrooms—and yes, sometimes those wicked and unkind parts, too—end up in their shadow.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Alexandra Katehakis
“If we’re wrapping ourselves up to conceal any vulnerability, whatever happens to us has to go through all those extra layers. Sometimes love doesn’t even reach where we truly live.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

“Never miss an opportunity to be truly and deeply humiliated! The shame will carve you down to an individual of exquisite layering, and in the process, etch within you the arcs of exceptional narrative.”
Ashim Shanker, Sinew of the Social Species

“To write poetry, like sincere poetry, it is like performing heart surgery on yourself without anesthesia…in public…You are peeling back layers. You are dissecting yourself…You do not know what they [the audience] is going to do when you reach into yourself and rip out your organs to be displayed”
Amir Sulaiman

Shannon L. Alder
“Judgement is always based on experience and sometimes you will battle a person's history first, before commonsense will ever win the war.”
Shannon L. Alder

Amit Ray
“Meditation works in many layers. It works in our genes, in our DNA”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Pamela Erens
“In the spring and summer I watched my plants flower, but it was, perhaps, in winter that I loved them best, when their skeletons were exposed. Then I felt they had more to say to me, were not simply dressing themselves for the crowds. Stripped of their leaves, their identities showed forth stark, essential.”
Pamela Erens, The Understory

Jay Woodman
“... as we travel again between life and death,
Waking and dream, blinking, while layers within layers,
None better, none worse, unravel and knit up before us . . .”
Jay Woodman

Glenn L. Pace
“The memories seem to come in layers. For example, the first memory might be of incest; then they remember robes and candles; next they realize that their father or mother or both were present when they were being abused. Another layer will be the memory of seeing other people hurt and even killed. Then they remember having seen babies killed. Another layer is realizing that they participated in the sacrifices. One of the most painful memories may be that they even sacrificed their own baby. With each layer of memory comes another set of problems with which they must deal.

— Glenn L. Pace; "Ritualistic Child Abuse," memo”
Glenn L. Pace

“We live beneath many layers. Some are for our protection, and some are for our control.”
Russell Eric Dobda

Shannon L. Alder
“But here is the thing about anger: People hold onto it because letting go means dealing with pain. It is a coping strategy that seems to show strength and confidence, but in reality it shows how much you care about someone's actions, which leads to this question: Why is this person's respect so important to you?”
Shannon L. Alder

Munia Khan
“What can we expect from an empty shell
Where many hearts of pearl once beat to dwell
Waves fail to break hard layer's bond of love
Wailing shore sends memoir to the sky above”
Munia Khan

Colum McCann
“She would want, instead, to recall him in the air, between layers of cloud. To give him back that ancient dignity.”
Colum McCann, TransAtlantic
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“Tree trunks are composed of layers of growth. Meaningful expressions are composed of layers of words. Say something meaningful.”
D'Andre Lampkin

“I'm like an onion. You can peel away my layers, but the further you go, the more it'll make you cry.”
Laura Carstairs-Waters

James C. Dobson
“When you strip away all the layers one by one, not much remains to “discover.” You will never find real meaning among your selfish interests, feelings, and aspirations. The answers do not lie within you.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Stacey Ballis
“Herman and I have been doing a lot of talking about the cake the past couple of days, and we think we have a good plan for the three tiers. The bottom tier will be the chocolate tier and incorporate the dacquoise component, since that will all provide a good strong structural base. We are doing an homage to the Frango mint, that classic Chicago chocolate that was originally produced at the Marshall Field's department store downtown. We're going to make a deep rich chocolate cake, which will be soaked in fresh-mint simple syrup. The dacquoise will be cocoa based with ground almonds for structure, and will be sandwiched between two layers of a bittersweet chocolate mint ganache, and the whole tier will be enrobed in a mint buttercream.
The second tier is an homage to Margie's Candies, an iconic local ice cream parlor famous for its massive sundaes, especially their banana splits. It will be one layer of vanilla cake and one of banana cake, smeared with a thin layer of caramelized pineapple jam and filled with fresh strawberry mousse. We'll cover it in chocolate ganache and then in sweet cream buttercream that will have chopped Luxardo cherries in it for the maraschino-cherry-on-top element.
The final layer will be a nod to our own neighborhood, pulling from the traditional flavors that make up classical Jewish baking. The cake will be a walnut cake with hints of cinnamon, and we will do a soaking syrup infused with a little bit of sweet sherry. A thin layer of the thick poppy seed filling we use in our rugelach and hamantaschen, and then a layer of honey-roasted whole apricots and vanilla pastry cream. This will get covered in vanilla buttercream.”
Stacey Ballis, Wedding Girl

“. . . I'm not pretty, not close up anyway. Generally, the closer people get to me the less hot they find me.”
Margo Roth Spiegelman

Aimee Bender
“I bit into the chocolate chip. Slowed myself down.
By then, almost a week in, I could sort through the assault of layers a little more quickly. The chocolate chips were from a factory, so they had that same slight metallic, absent taste to them, and the butter had been pulled from cows in pens, so the richness was not as full. The eggs were tinged with a hint of far away and plastic. All of those parts hummed in the distance, and then the baker, who'd mixed the batter and formed the dough, was angry. A tight anger, in the cookie itself.”
Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Luke  Taylor
“Writers are like onions, layers upon layers upon layers.”
Luke Taylor, The Quiet Kill

Aimee Bender
“The sensor did not seem to be restricted to my mother's food, and there was so much to sort through, a torrent of information, but with George there, sitting in the fading warmth of the filtered afternoon springtime sun spilling through the kitchen windows, making me buttered toast which I ate happily, light and good with his concentration and gentle focus, I could begin to think about the layers. The bread distributor, the bread factory, the wheat, the farmer. The butter, which had a dreary tang to it. When I checked the package, I read that it came from a big farm in Wisconsin. The cream held a thinness, a kind of metallic bumper aftertaste. The milk- weary. All of those parts distant, crowded, like the far-off sound of an airplane, or a car parking, all hovering in the background, foregrounded by the state of the maker of the food.”
Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Oh life is like potatoes and oignons;
In cooking you find many layers to peel
Go deep to really know what's going on.
Nevertheless you still have to cook to feel
Over the mouth their taste smooth the tongue
Not only you appreciate but make it known
So they are more than how they look in the grill.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

“Derrière chaque visage se trouve un masque. Derrière lui se trouve une pelure de l’oignon qu’est le masque. Si vous épluchez les pelures, vous aurez peut-être envie de pleurer.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Pragya Tiwari
“Sometimes, days and months of conversation cannot do what an hour of play can achieve. It might take an hour of play to know a person, real person lurking behind the mask.”
Pragya Tiwari, Outlet from Loneliness