Shelter Quotes

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Christopher Hitchens
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

Lorrie Moore
“One had to build shelters. One had to make pockets and live inside them.”
Lorrie Moore, Like Life

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Erik Pevernagie
“When a storm of harassment disturbs our thinking and brings us down to our knees, the umbrella of our imagination can shield us against destructive aggression. It is offering shelter and is teaching us how to conquer ourselves, train our resilience, and grit our teeth. We better learn to adopt the virtue of endurance, as life consists of both ‘passion’ and ‘patience.’ ("The umbrella")”
Erik Pevernagie

Nancy J. Cavanaugh
“Shade for a man
And shelter for animals,
Planted in your name,
May you be the same for those around you,
Every year the same.”
Nancy J. Cavanaugh, This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

Harlan Coben
“Getting into a fight with a popular senior. Pissing off a school teacher and the local chief of police. Hanging with two major-league losers." She slapped my back. "Welcome to high school.”
Harlan Coben, Shelter

Anthony Liccione
“As day is to a sword, night is to a shield.”
Anthony Liccione

Henry David Thoreau
“Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Mary Balogh
“Families are wonderful institution," he said. "I value mine more than I can possibly say. But each of us has an individual life to live, our own path to tread, our own destiny to forge. You can imagine, if you will, how my family wished to shelter and protect me and do my living for me so that I would never again know fear or pain or abandonment. Eventually I had to step clear of them-or I might have fallen into the temptation of allowing them to do just that.”
Mary Balogh, Simply Love

P.L. Travers
“And what's more, he'll go and live with his friend unless his friend is allowed to come in and live with him...His friend must have a silk cushion just like his and sleep in your room too. Otherwise he will go and sleep in the coal-cellar with his friend”
P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins

“I felt it shelter to speak to you. -Emily Dickinson”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Anthony Liccione
“Please don´t drown into his fears, his concrete fists don´t let him again, break the bridge of your nose with his cruel born hits. Then disappear into that mask of misery.”
Anthony Liccione

Dannika Dark
“I want to be your shelter,” he whispered. “I want to be your shield.”
Dannika Dark, The Vow

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Silence is my defense.
The protector whom I trust.
A sturdy shield,
A loyal safe-keeper,
A sentinel, impassable.

Silence is my refuge.
The shelter in which I hide.
A peaceful home,
A safe sanctuary,
A fortress, impenetrable.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Natasha Trethewey
“This is how the past interrupts our lives, all of it entering the same doorway--like the hole in the trunk of my neighbor's tree: at once a natural shelter, haven for small creatures, but also evidence of injury, an entrance for decay.”
Natasha Trethewey, Monument: Poems New and Selected

Rebecca L.   Brown
“Invisible wounds can take a lifetime to heal, but it only took me forty years. It happened in the simplest of ways yet had the most profound impact. I finally let this silly little secret out, released the shame, and found shelter.”
Rebecca L. Brown, Shelter from Our Secrets, Silence, and Shame: How Our Stories Can Keep Us Stuck or Set Us Free

Heather Gudenkauf
“Homes were supposed to be safe havens, meant to protect. It was supposed to be a shelter from the elements, a fortress to keep out evil, and her home had betrayed Josie in the worst possible way.”
Heather Gudenkauf, The Overnight Guest

Seanan McGuire
“They have hearts. I can feel them beating. So I will build them a home and haven, as none was built for me, and I will care for them as long as I am able.”
Seanan McGuire, Lost in the Moment and Found

“Those who seek shelter in the shadows, are free of criticism and controversy.”
RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 1989

A.D. Aliwat
“It’s terrible, what’s happening out there. The storm rages on, winds ululant, rain spraying every which way.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Guy Gavriel Kay
“Shelter can be hard to find. A place can become our home for reasons we do not understand. We build the memories that turn into what we are, then what we were, as we look back. We live in the light that comes to us.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, A Brightness Long Ago

Mladen Đorđević
“Every man is a shelter for himself in the desert.”
Mladen Đorđević, Miraž

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Many times, ‘shelter from the storm’ is the ‘hope’ of not perishing in the storm for the lack of shelter within it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Marilynne Robinson
“Buildings dream at night, and their dreams have a particular character. Or perhaps at night they awaken. There is nothing cordial or accommodating about buildings, whatever they might let people believe. The stresses of simply standing there, preposterous constructions, Euclidian like nothing in nature, the ground heaving under them, rain seeping in while their joints go slack with rot. They speak disgruntlement, creaks and groans, and less nameable sounds that suggest presence of the kind that is conjured only by emptiness. Grudges, plaints, and threats, an interior conversation, not meant to be heard, that would startle anyone. Jack had never realized before that the city, the parts he knew of it, might despise its human infestation.”
Marilynne Robinson, Jack

Victor Heringer
“(Mas também quem vai querer viver faminto?) (Um prédio de escritórios é capaz de, pelo menos, nos proteger do mau tempo.) (O amor médio parece até aconchegante.) (Acreditar em gentilezas pequeninas.)”
Victor Heringer, O Amor dos Homens Avulsos

Steven Magee
“You are never homeless with a tent and a sleeping bag.”
Steven Magee

Mehmet Murat ildan
“It is nice to find a place of shelter for those who cannot hold on to a place in the void and fall down, but it is much better to build the shelter yourself!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Throwing food away is all too often a roundabout way of throwing food to a poor person.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sarah J. Maas
“I gazed again at that sad, dark house- the place that had been a prison. Elain had said she missed it, and I wondered what she saw when she looked at the cottage. If she beheld not a prison but a shelter- a shelter from a world that had possessed so little good, but she tried to find it anyway, even if it had seemed foolish and useless to me.

She had looked at that cottage with hope; I had looked at it with nothing but hatred. And I knew which one of us had been stronger.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Mitta Xinindlu
“A home is a source of safety and comfort.”
Mitta Xinindlu

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