Silver Quotes

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Arthur Conan Doyle
“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?'

'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.'

'The dog did nothing in the night-time.'

'That was the curious incident,' remarked Sherlock Holmes.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze

Victoria Aveyard
“Red blood is just so hard to clean up"
"You would know" I snap remembering Shade. "Because no matter how hard you try to hid it I see it all over your hands”
Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

Amy Carmichael
“One day we took the children to see a goldsmith refine gold after the ancient manner of the East. He was sitting beside his little charcoal fire. ("He shall sit as a refiner"; the gold- or silversmith never leaves his crucible once it is on the fire.) In the red glow lay a common curved roof tile; another tile covered it like a lid. This was the crucible. In it was the medicine made of salt, tamarind fruit and burnt brick dust, and imbedded in it was the gold. The medicine does its appointed work on the gold, "then the fire eats it," and the goldsmith lifts the gold out with a pair of tongs, lets it cool, rubs it between his fingers, and if not satisfied puts it back again in fresh medicine. This time he blows the fire hotter than it was before, and each time he puts the gold into the crucible, the heat of the fire is increased; "it could not bear it so hot at first, but it can bear it now; what would have destroyed it then helps it now." "How do you know when the gold is purified?" we asked him, and he answered, "When I can see my face in it [the liquid gold in the crucible] then it is pure.”
Amy Carmichael, Gold Cord

Dannika Dark
“Where did you meet?” he pressed on.
I shrugged and considered a little rephrasing. “I was out for a run.”
“From who?”
I leaned back to take a long, very long, slow sip of that beer.
Knox leaned forward. “I think we’re both bullsh*tting here, you ever play that card game?”
“With my grandma, every Sunday after church.”
Dannika Dark, Sterling

Just above our terror, the stars painted this story in perfect silver calligraphy. And our
“Just above our terror, the stars painted this story
in perfect silver calligraphy. And our souls, too often
abused by ignorance, covered our eyes with mercy.”
Aberjhani, I Made My Boy Out of Poetry

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It is not until you rhyme with a person that makes you their perfect match, it is when you are satisfied with each others peculiarities, and find jewels in their loopholes.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

C.S. Lewis
“Fancy sleeping on air. I wonder if anyone's done it before. I don't suppose they have. Oh, bother—-Scrubb probably has!”
C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle

Janet Fitch
“It was her first book, an indigo cover with a silver moonflower, an art nouveau flower, I traced my finger along the silver line like smoke, whiplash curves. ... I touched the pages her hands touched, I pressed them to my lips, the soft thick old paper, yellow now, fragile as skin. I stuck my nose between the bindings and smelled all the readings she had given, the smell of unfiltered cigarettes and the espresso machine, beaches and incense and whispered words in the night. I could hear her voice rising from the pages. The cover curled outward like sails.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Victoria Aveyard
“There is no greater pain or punishment then memory.”
Victoria Aveyard, Cruel Crown

Jenny Valentine
“I told myself that some families we get without asking, while others we choose.
And I chose those two. I think that’s what you’d call a silver lining.”
Jenny Valentine, Broken Soup

Tamara Rendell
Autumn moon
incautious in the dark river
Winter’s ghost walks
with a covered face
and silver bones wait in all animals
to be bone cloth upon her shoulder
wait for her happiness in that they are silver”
Tamara Rendell, Mystical Tides

C.S. Lewis
“She made beauty all round her. When she trod on mud, the mud was beautiful; when she ran in the rain, the rain was silver. When she picked up a toad - she had the strangest and, I thought, unchanciest love for all manner of brutes - the toad became beautiful.”
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

“Silver’s sweet and gold’s our mother, but once you’re dead they’re worth less than that last shit you take as you lie dying.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Dannika Dark
“Women were gravitating towards him from all directions like a planetary orbit.
(Zoe on meeting Justus)”
Dannika Dark, Sterling

Christine E. Schulze
“You all have a gift. It's free. It's the gift of song.”
Christine E. Schulze, The Silver Stag

Pearl S. Buck
“If I have a handful of silver it is because I work and my wife works, and we do not, as some do, sit idling over a gambling table or gossiping on doorsteps never swept, letting the fields grow to weeds and our children go half-fed!" (Buck, 65)”
Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

Lisa Mantchev
“You must be mistaking me for someone else with silver hair.”
Lisa Mantchev, So Silver Bright

Alexis  Hall
“I half imagined I could taste the silver on his nails, as sharp as glitter in my mouth. Maybe when he touched me, colour would spill from his hands like heat.”
Alexis Hall, Glitterland

Victor LaValle
“Silver mining in the United States didn’t start, like hard-core, until the mid-1850s,” Louis said. “And only really got big when the Comstock Lode was discovered in 1859 in California.”

“It was bad work. Dangerous. Like any mining. But silver also lets out fumes when it’s mined. Even Pliny the Elder wrote about how harmful the fumes were, especially to animals. You know Pliny the Elder?”

“The problem with the silver fumes,” Louis continued, “is that, over time, they gave the miners delusions. Bad enough that they had to stop mining. Their health deteriorated. And a bunch of them even died.” Hard to make fun of something like that, so Pepper didn’t. “Do you know what people would say, in these mining towns, when they saw one of these miners falling apart? Walking through town muttering and swinging at phantoms? They said the Devil in Silver got them. It became shorthand. Like someone might say, ‘What happened to Mike?’ And the answer was always the same. ‘The Devil in Silver got him.’ ” Louis sat straight and crossed his arms and surveyed the table. “Do you understand what I’m trying to tell you?” “You’re saying we’re just making this thing up,” Pepper said quietly. Louis seemed disappointed. He dropped his hands into his lap and folded them there. He looked at his sister and Pepper. He turned his head to take in the other patients gathered with their family members there in the hospital. “I’m saying they were dying,” Louis said. “They definitely weren’t making that up. But it wasn’t a monster that was killing them. It was the mine.”
Victor LaValle, The Devil in Silver

Laura Chouette
“And the silver of your lips
could never match
the gold of your words.”
Laura Chouette

Rehan Khan
“Everyone’s looking for gold. So, I’ll be the one collecting the silver”
Rehan Khan, A Tudor Turk

Rich Shapero
“He was a physical creature, a silver man, suspended in space, skin sheening as Tongue’s singing winds streamed past.”
Rich Shapero, Rin, Tongue and Dorner

Gift Gugu Mona
“Silver and gold belongs to God, but He has given us the privilege to own it; because He is a God of Grace.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes About God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

Gina Marinello-Sweeney
“And, so, in silver fragments of the past, wisps of crowned yesterday fell lightly in the morning dew.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, Peter

Gina Marinello-Sweeney
“Because, without it, the silver will not stand.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, Peter

Gina Marinello-Sweeney
“Sometimes there are moments colored in shades
that glimmer like soft silver light
Like a poem, they bid us on.
Their direction unknown, but clear
Sometimes the color is only dirty gray, ugly,
coarse, unrefined
But it propels us forward,
Because, without it, the silver will not stand.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, Peter

Aspen Matis
“A backlit mist bathed the Cascade foothills in silver as Justin and I pledged our love before a justice of the peace. Standing in the same lush mountains where we’d first met, we exchanged rings, grinning on a stone stage in a fog-flowered forest clearing.”
Aspen Matis, Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

Gift Gugu Mona
“Silver and gold belong to God, but He has given us the privilege to own it; because He is a God of Grace.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes About God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

Rita Teixeira
“The moon is shining brighter tonight, touching the entire village with its soft silver light; the houses are half awake and the sky is half asleep, with its sparkling yellowish stars scattered and spread across it, like a large bright night cloak. Little and fragile plants’ silhouettes are beautifully staining the skyline and dancing to the silent sound of the winter breeze.”
Rita Teixeira, The Beauty of Every Day

Alice Munro
“Its pattern of blue flowers and leaves had gone silvery. Kath fastened her eyes on these, while they tied Kent up in knots and he didn't even realize it.”
Alice Munro, The Love of a Good Woman

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