Skin Quotes

Quotes tagged as "skin" (showing 1-30 of 175)
Israelmore Ayivor
“Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.”
Israelmore Ayivor

V. Vale
“A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.”
V. Vale, Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment and Ritual

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Cynthia Voigt
“She couldn’t get any farther away inside from her skin. She couldn’t get away.”
Cynthia Voigt, When She Hollers

Vera Nazarian
“The desert and the ocean are realms of desolation on the surface.

The desert is a place of bones, where the innards are turned out, to desiccate into dust.

The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being.

Inside out and outside in. These are worlds of things that implode or explode, and the only catalyst that determines the direction of eco-movement is the balance of water.

Both worlds are deceptive, dangerous. Both, seething with hidden life.

The only veil that stands between perception of what is underneath the desolate surface is your courage.

Dare to breach the surface and sink.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“And like flowers in the fields, that make wonderful views, when we stand side-by-side in our wonderful hues..

We all make a beauty so wonderfully true.
We are special and different, and just the same, too!

So whenever you look at your beautiful skin, from your wiggling toes to your giggling grin...

Think how lucky you are that the skin you live in, so beautifully holds the "You" who's within.”
Michael Tyler, The Skin You Live In

Iain Thomas
“This is my skin. This is not your skin, yet you are still under it.”
Iain Thomas

Victoria Schwab
“He was like one of those pictures full of small errors, the kind you could only pick out by searching the image from every angle, and even then, a few always slipped by. On the surface, Eli seemed perfectly normal, but now and then Victor would catch a crack, a sideways glance, a moment when his roommate's face and his words, his look and his meaning, would not line up. Those fleeting slices fascinated Victor. It was like watching two people, one hiding in the other's skin. And their skin was always too dry, on the verge of cracking and showing the color of the thing beneath.”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

Jess C. Scott
“Be patient. Your skin took a while to deteriorate. Give it some time to reflect a calmer inner state. As one of my friends states on his Facebook profile: "The true Losers in Life, are not those who Try and Fail, but those who Fail to Try.”
Jess C. Scott, Clear: A Guide to Treating Acne Naturally

Ayn Rand
“We are all brothers under the skin - and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.”
Ayn Rand

“[ ] manic sex isn't really intercourse. It's dicourse, just another way to ease the insatiable need for contact and communication. In place of words, I simply spoke with my skin.”
Terri Cheney, Manic: A Memoir

Coco J. Ginger
“I want your hand without the skin. Bone to bone without the molds. Mouth to mouth, without the porn.”
Coco J. Ginger

Erich Maria Remarque
“What comfort there is in the skin of someone you love!”
Erich Maria Remarque, The Night in Lisbon

Jess C. Scott
“When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.”
Jess C. Scott, Clear: A Guide to Treating Acne Naturally

Anaïs Nin
“There is a perfection in everything that cannot be owned.”
Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus

Jaclyn Moriarty
“Her skin is pale as watermelon sucked free of its juices.”
Jaclyn Moriarty, The Ghosts of Ashbury High

“If everybody spent enough time worrying about their own goddamn selves, no one would have to worry about anyone else.”
Don De Grazia, American Skin

J.D. Stroube
“My power grew angry that it was confined to my petite frame and pulled against my taut skin. Growing bolder, it tore through my skin to lay flat against my outer edge. The glowing energy began to solidify against my flesh; it lengthened to mold itself to my frame and contained me in a transparent cocoon. I flexed my fingers against the waxy surface and began to panic. I was cut off from my coven now and could not feel their thoughts. I could see the panic on their faces as I fell onto my side to convulse.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

Jaclyn Moriarty
“I love her bare legs from a distance. When she's standing by a pool. When she's facing the water, thinking. Her legs are white as watermelon rind, veined blue from cold. There's that 'H' shape behind her knees. The H trembles softly with the swimming-water cold.”
Jaclyn Moriarty, The Ghosts of Ashbury High

Bisco Hatori
“Tamaki: A girl should only show skin once she's married, not before!!!”
Bisco Hatori, Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 2

Markus Zusak
“The city was dark except for the building lights that seemed to appear like sores - like bandaids had been ripped off to expose the city's skin.”
Markus Zusak, Underdog

Cherry Adair
“You skin is so soft. Smells like…”

She had to tilt him to get this other arm free and hated knowing how badly she was hurting him as she did so. “Sheer, unadulterated fear?”
Cherry Adair, Hush

Michael Ondaatje
“Commissioner Harris at the far end stared along the mad pathway. This was his first child and it had already become a murderer.”
Michael Ondaatje, In the Skin of a Lion

Arnon Grunberg
“Het vel van de sardines is zo mooi, het is mooier dan het vel van de mens, maar hij moet toegeven dat hij nog nooit heeft gezien hoe menselijk vel eruitziet als je het bakt in een pan.”
arnon grunberg, Tirza

Lisa Bedrick
“I think the skin revolution for women, I will call it, really all started with Mariah Carey. Madonna was pretty risqué too, but she was pretty much always known as a "bad girl." Mariah was a good girl, supposedly Christian, turning very bad, in the late 90's. So then, all the other little girls and teens and women across America thought it would be ok for them to "come out" too essentially, or flaunt whatever they had. Modesty went completely out the window for many women, starting in the late 90's.”
Lisa Bedrick, On Christian Hot Topics

Mary Woronov
“When she sat, she crossed her hands and ankles perfectly. Yes, yes, everything was in the classroom. We chatted, bonded, as Brandy flopped around on the silver concrete floor with the silver hook still in her bloody mouth. Both of us were excited. Celinas tried to climb in her purse, which was filled with dirty broken makeup, the true sign of a queen. I was thrilled she had let me look, even slip my hand into it for a moment. I let her huddle near me, but when she tried to clutch my hand I had to recoil. I hated being touched by anything in the human-skin package.”
Mary Woronov, Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory

Kiran Manral
“The same open face, the same skin that was poised delicately between tawny and olive, the same eyes that could go from melting caramel to piercing copper shards in a split second.”
Kiran Manral, Missing Presumed Dead

Darnell Lamont Walker
“When it’s quiet, I can hear the voices of those who took comfort under my skin when I could not.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

“His own skin can't define him, so he wraps himself with words.”
Louise Philippe Dulay

Yasunari Kawabata
“In the moonlight the fine geishalike skin took on the luster of a seashell.”
Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country

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