Skeletons Quotes

Quotes tagged as "skeletons" (showing 1-23 of 23)
Marya Hornbacher
“We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.”
Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

“Once we get to know where and why the skeletons of the past are buried, we can start wading across our muddled memories into the open plains of a new horizon. ("Going back to yesterday")”
Erik Pevernagie

“The skeletons of the past must not hold back the dream of a new life, even though fear and regret, guilt and remorse may unsettle us during the effort to give our future a new home. (“Into a new life”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Tyler Perry
“Everybody's got skeletons in the closets. Every once in a while, you've got to open up the closet and the let the skeletons breathe. Half the time, the very thing you think is gonna destroy you or ruin you is the very thing that nobody cares about. My advice to people with skeletons is to dust them off every now and then-- as long as your closet's aint full of them. It's not good to have more than two or three.”
Tyler Perry Author Don't Make a Black Woman Take of her Earrings

Jefferson Smith
“She was every inch the skeletal goddess that had been promised by the bones of her feet.”
Jefferson Smith, Strange Places

Susie Clevenger
“I now know how your anger
came from skeletons
that rattled in your heart
and you couldn't escape them.”
Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

Derek Landy
“He has a name."
"Oh yeah. Skulduggery isn’t it?" Fletcher responded. "That’s an unusual one. Tell me were you born a skeleton or were your folks just disturbingly hopeful?”
Derek Landy, The Faceless Ones

James Henry Breasted
“[...] the success of Egyptian surgery in setting broken bones is very fully demonstrated in the large number of well-joined fractures found in the ancient skeletons.”
James Henry Breasted, The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus, 2 Vols

Stephen Blackmoore
“The thing I hate most about skeletons is you can never tell when they're smiling.”
Stephen Blackmoore, Dead Things

Anthony Liccione
“It is better to have ten skeletons in your closet, than walk with no bones.”
Anthony Liccione

Greg Farshtey
“Go get wood, Nuckal," grumbled the skeleton. "'Pick up those rocks, Nuckal.' 'Stop eating all the donuts, Nuckal.' Orders, orders, orders, that's all I ever hear.”
Greg Farshtey, Zane, Ninja of Ice

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“You must befriend a few skeletons before you'll find your deepest self.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

David  Wong
“Your 'let's remain calm and stay put' speech would be a lot more convincing if you weren't giving it in front of a pile of burning skeletons.”
David Wong, This Book Is Full of Spiders

Joanne Harris
“All schools have their skeletons. St Oswald’s is no exception. Most of the time, we try our best to keep them in the closet. But this time, the only recourse we have is to throw open all the closets, light as many bulbs as we can and catch the vermin as it comes out.”
Joanne Harris, Different Class

G.K. Chesterton
“One would think it would be most unwise in a man to be afraid of a skeleton, since Nature has set curious and quite insuperable obstacles to his running away from it.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Defendant

Terry Pratchett
“Whoever had designed the skeletons of creatures had even less imagination than whoever had done the outsides. At least the outside-designer had tried a few novelties in the spots, wool and stripes department, but the bone-builder had generally just put a skull on a ribcage, shoved a pelvis in further along, stuck on some arms and legs and had the rest of the day off. Some ribcages were longer, some legs were shorter, some hands became wings, but they all seemed to be based on one design, one size stretched or shrunk to fit all. - Ponder Stibbons”
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

Freedom Matthews
“I glared as I stood over him. "We all have skeletons, Henry Davenport." I flipped my wrist to reveal the symbol of the Wited Rose. "Some more than others.”
Freedom Matthews, Inherited

Corinne Duyvis
“There are skeletons in this earth.”
Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone

Emma Winters
“Brave the skeletons, darling.”
Emma Winters, Equal Parts

Kayla Krantz
“If she opened the closet with her skeletons, they might drag her in with them.”
Kayla Krantz, Alive at Sunset

“A search for the truth may unearth skeletons that were better off staying buried.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“It's when you have too many skeletons in your closet that you need to start thinking about moving house.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“Of course I have skeletons in my closet, but it's the cadavers in the freezer, and the ones under my basement floor that I have to keep hidden.”
Anthony T.Hincks