Pearl Quotes

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Leigh Bardugo
“My mother was an oyster,” he said with a wink. “And I’m the pearl.”
Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

Sarah Beth Durst
“Do you know hot to drive?" he asked.
"Sure," she said. "This one is the gas.”
Sarah Beth Durst, Drink, Slay, Love
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Jack Kerouac
“Somewhere along the line, the pearl would be handed to me.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Holly Cupala
“It's the grit that makes the pearl.”
Holly Cupala, Tell Me a Secret
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Pearl Cleage
“...freedom can be a full-time job if you let it.”
Pearl Cleage, Till You Hear from Me

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

Meredith Ann Pierce
“Oh, Irrylath,Irrylath, we squaundered our two years together.”
Meredith Ann Pierce, The Pearl of the Soul of the World

Cecil Day-Lewis
“poetry is not—except in a very limited sense—a form of self-expression. Who on earth supposes that the pearl expresses the oyster?”
Cecil Day-Lewis, Selected Poetry

“You can make an oyster surrender its pearl,” Clara says. “All you need is persistence and a sharp enough knife.”
John Langan, The Fisherman

Willa Cather
“The air is of silver and pearl, the night is liquid with moonlight.”
Willa Cather, The Collected Works of Willa Cather

Rumi
“Day and night I guarded the pearl of my soul.
Now in this ocean of pearling currents,
I’ve lost track of which was mine.”
Rumi

“If he's amazing, he won't be easy. If he's easy, he won't be amazing. If he's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy.
He was not a trophy nor a medallion. He was a pearl, the biggest and most beautiful pearl she has ever met. He was the love of Jacob to Rachel, Boaz to Ruth. He was not the greatest love of her life, for he taught her how to love Jehovah God in the first place and greater than all the love she has. His love was not something you can name. You even find it difficult to find the right words to describe how she felt about them.”
Glad Munaiseche

Jodi Picoult
“Change isn't always for the worst; the shell that forms around a piece of sand looks to some people like an irritation, and to others, like a pearl.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Barry MacSweeney
“God help us
you full of talk of a city called Edinburgh
and me in silence so very deep we were so very much in love.

And the burns and sikes and streams
though shallow
were deep music to us.
You trout-tickler,
you flower-picker,
climber in willow trees, me laughing below

as best I could laugh, though you never thought it ugly.
Indeed the word you used was the word beautiful,
pinning cowslips behind my ears,

you patting and running fingers through our
beckwashed hair.
Lying by the marigold beds
bare toes entwined, then dancing under branches
before the elms ever died. But our mutual hearts never did.

Bar it is 7 and your raining rage
must cease
under my morning moon.
In my dawn shawl looking dawndown upon you
in your foot-striding fellhighhighupuptopheavyrainbeatingrainrain.
We have always walked together so long.
In the long grass we walked and walked forever so long so very language long
and I could say so once you had the slate in my lap.

My tongue blank - FOREVER, word we wrote on a slate, remember
when you taught me? - only my hands and eyes moving now - two
daughters we could have had -

but I am looking kindly and lovingly on you
'Please do it'
- cool your raging fire lovelorn heart - for me.

And love me - forever.”
Barry MacSweeney, Pearl in the Silver Morning

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Pluck up a spirit, and do not be all the time sighing and murmuring!”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“That little baggage hath witchcraft in her.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Paul Bamikole
“You are not a piece of furniture to be accommodated. You are a priceless pearl to be treasured.”
Paul Bamikole

“The romantic boy told her that her mother was like the oyster of the sea. Not because she carried the most beautiful shell, but because her daughter was a pearl.”
Giovannie de Sadeleer

Ehsan Sehgal
“The best writing is a pearl and beauty of one's search into the sea of knowledge.”
Ehsan Sehgal
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“The truth in every myth is the pearl in every oyster.”
J. Earp

Michael  Greger
“In the References section, I’ve included a website address and a QR code for the full list of the nearly five thousand citations referenced throughout this book.”
Michael Greger, How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss

Maria V. Snyder
“She’s a tough clam to pry open. I’ve a feeling, though, once we do, we’ll find a pearl.”
“Pearls form in oysters.”
“Oysters, clams...” He waved dismissively. “It’s all seafood. You know what I meant.”
Maria V. Snyder, Night Study

Barry MacSweeney
“together we had water and silence and fire and togetherness
the lights of all you didn't say knots my life and all dreams.”
Barry MacSweeney, Pearl in the Silver Morning

Kate Morton
“When she was a girl, Eleanor had completely believed the tale. That Zephyr brought her back from Africa with him, a pearl that he'd swallowed, that had remained hidden deep within his jaw when he was shot, skinned, sold, and shipped, during the decades his pelt was put on proud display at the big house and through his subsequent repair to reduced circumstances at the Lake House. It was there, one day, when the tiger's head was tilted just so, that the pearl rolled out of his lifeless mouth and became lost in the long weave of the library carpet. It was trodden on, bypassed, and all but forgotten, until one dark night, while the household slept, it was found by fairies on a mission of theft. They took the pearl deep into the woods, where it was laid on a bed of leaves, studied and pondered and tentatively stroked, before being stolen by a bird, who mistook it for an egg.
High in the treetops, the pearl began to grow and grow and grow, until the bird became frightened that her own eggs would be crushed and she rolled the argent orb back down the side of the tree, where it landed with a soft thud on a bed of leaf fall. There, in the light of the full moon, surrounded by curious fairy folk, the egg began to hatch and a baby emerged. The fairies gathered nectar to feed her and took turns rocking the babe to sleep, but soon no amount of nectar was enough, and even fairy magic could not keep the child content. A meeting was held and it was decided the woods were no place for a human child and she must be returned to the house, laid on the doorstep in a wrap of woven leaves.
As far as Eleanor was concerned, it explained everything: why she felt such an affinity with the woods, why she'd always been able to glimpse the fairies in the meadows where other people saw only grass, why birds had gathered on the ledge outside the nursery window when she was an infant. It also explained the fierce tiger rage that welled up inside her at times, that made her spit and scream and stomp, so that Nanny Bruen hissed and told her she'd come to no good if she didn't learn to control herself. Mr. Llewellyn, on the other hand, said there were worse things in life than a temper, that it only proved one had an opinion. And a pulse, he added, the alternative to which was dire! He said a girl like Eleanor would do well to keep the coals of her impudence warm, for society would seek to cool them soon enough.”
Kate Morton, The Lake House

Steven Magee
“Pearl Harbor, the 9-11 attacks, and the COVID-19 pandemic are all classic examples of USA government failures.”
Steven Magee

Aspen Matis
“A single black ant sped across the floor beyond our naked toes, and I wondered why I felt so oppositional. His expression of unflappable faith had touched a profound place, the deep wellspring of my purpose—my future dream I cradled like a soft and formative pearl.”
Aspen Matis, Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

“TRUE BEAUTY IS MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF PEARLS WITHIN YOU, NOT AROUND YOUR NECK.”
Suzy Kassem

“As the face of beauty grows dim with age, so gradually the brilliancy of youth fades from the pearl and the complexion of it is changed. And yet it retains a certain loveliness which may be well compared to the exquisite serenity with which the maturer years of some women are adorned.”
Wallis Richard Cattelle, The Pearl

“A person with physical beauty lacking
insight is like a seashell without pearl.”
Spriha Kant

“A gorgeous iridescent pearl forms inside an oyster when it is irritated. If you’re always running away from what irritates you, how will your gorgeous iridescent self form?”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

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