Pale Quotes

Quotes tagged as "pale" (showing 1-15 of 15)
Raymond Carver
“They talked on into the early morning, the high, pale cast of light in the windows, and they did not think of leaving.”
Raymond Carver, Cathedral

Munia Khan
“You don’t need a sad soul
to feel the beauty of a dead grave
Just stay with the pale moon
when darkness wants the night to be brave”
Munia Khan

Joris-Karl Huysmans
“To love at a distance and without hope; never to possess; to dream chastely of pale charms and impossible kisses extinguished on the waxen brow of death: ah, that is something like it. A delicious straying away from the world, and never the return. As only the unreal is not ignoble and empty, existence must be admitted to be abominable. Yes, imagination is the only good thing which heaven vouchsafes to the skeptic and pessimist, alarmed by the eternal abjectness of life.”
Joris-Karl Huysmans, Là-Bas

Ray Bradbury
“It was one of those things they keep in a jar in the tent of a sideshow on the outskirts of a little, drowsy town. One of those pale things drifting in alcohol plasma, forever dreaming and circling, with its peeled, dead eyes staring out at you and never seeing you. It went with the noiselessness of late night, and only the crickets chirping, the frogs sobbing off in the moist swampland. One of those things in a big jar that makes your stomach jump as it does when you see a preserved arm in a laboratory vat.”
Ray Bradbury, The October Country

“The sky blue strengthens slowly, the dawn light rosy and pale the summer song of our romance begin to unveil...with every heart beat and the waves' breath...the time stood in harmony still. Your morning kiss my hands could feel...by your lips soft, so warm, so very gentle, nice and full of life...”
Oksana Rus

Erin Morgenstern
“Tsukiko sits on the floor in the center of the room, wearing a red kimono. A beating crimson heart in the pale chamber.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Jamie Ivey
“sixty years old and lives for the 3 f's--friends, family, and France.”
Jamie Ivey

Kurt Vonnegut
“She was a tiny girl—a trinket brunette, very pretty, very pale, and hard as nails.”
Kurt Vonnegut

T.R. Neff
“Oh deep winter snow, pale executioner, thou who delights in a slow, torturous death.”
T.R. Neff, The Falconer and The Wolf

Honoré de Balzac
“He looked like some plant bleached by darkness.”
Honoré de Balzac, The Wild Ass's Skin

Munia Khan
“Oceanic farness treasures tomorrow
Mingled tears lost in the sea of sorrow
Our immortal love will lead us a way
When pale days remain cloudy and grey”
Munia Khan

“Now I don't usually call people 'white'. Because pale is the word, isn't it? But this particular man, his hand is white. Not pale, but white.”
Ritika Chhabra, A Dark Love

Sue Perkins
“Frightfully pale and perpetually odd”
Sue Perkins

“Tthe thing is, Dr. Foster…the truth is, I like Marina.” He eyed the doctor. “And I actually don’t like you very much.”

Oh, it was worth it. God, it was worth it. To see the perennially calm face turn pale, only slightly, but still pale; to see him blink away the hurt in his watery, pallid blue eyes.”
Amelia Mangan, Release