Stone Quotes

Quotes tagged as "stone" (showing 1-30 of 91)
J.K. Rowling
“Swish and flick.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
“Oh, these people's minds work in strange ways, Petunia, they're not like you and me," said Uncle Vernon, trying to knock in a nail with the piece of fruitcake Aunt Petunia had just brought him.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

“They say let he who is without sin cast the first stone. And to be without sin requires absolute forgiveness. But when your memories are freshly opened wounds, forgiveness is the most unnatural of human emotions.”
Emily Thorne

Tamora Pierce
“Lark: "You shouldn't yell at her."
Frostpine: "Of course I should. Gods bless us all, Lark, but our Water dedicates would try the patience of a stone."
— Dedicates Lark and Frostpine when the latter found out that the Water Temple had run out of warded boxes”
Tamora Pierce, Briar's Book

Stanisław Lem
“Is a mountain only a huge stone? Is a planet an enormous mountain?”
Stanisław Lem, Solaris

أحمد أبو دهمان
“أنا الذي كنت أعتقد أنّ أبي مصنوع من حجر”
أحمد أبو دهمان, الحزام

Lauren Oliver
“I’ll tell you another secret, this one for your own good. You may think the past has something to tell you. You may think that you should listen, should strain to make out its whispers, should bend over backward, stoop down low to hear its voice breathed up from the ground, from the dead places. You may think there’s something in it for you, something to understand or make sense of.
But I know the truth: I know from the nights of Coldness. I know the past will drag you backward and down, have you snatching at whispers of wind and the gibberish of trees rubbing together, trying to decipher some code, trying to piece together what was broken. It’s hopeless. The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone.
Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging at your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do—the only thing— is run.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium


If you hold this
Dazzling emerald
Up to the sky,
It will shine a billion
Beautiful miracles
Painted from the tears
Of the Most High.
Plucked from the lush gardens
Of a yellowish-green paradise,
Look inside this hypnotic gem
And a kaleidoscope of
Sights and colors
Will tease and seduce
Your eyes and mind.

Tell me, sir.
Have you ever heard
A peacock sing?
Hold your ear
To this mystical stone
And you will hear
Sacred hymns flowing
To the vibrations
Of the perfumed
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

A.E. Housman
“Stone, steel, dominions pass,
Faith too, no wonder;
So leave alone the grass
That I am under.”
A.E. Housman, More Poems

Patrick W. Carr
“Her mouth set. "I've already lost one man I loved tonight. I will not lose the other." She glared at him. "And curse you, you stone head, for making me say it first.”
Patrick W. Carr, The Hero's Lot

Arthur Golden
“When a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.”
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Munia Khan
“Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls”
Munia Khan

Robert Fanney
“There are very few things that live in both this world and the world of dreams. Most are gods, angels and demons. The Stone you hold was made by Vlad Valkire the son of an angel and a demon. By the divine blood that ran in his veins, Valkire could see the light and hear the song of creation -- if only as glimmerings and whispers.
"Over time, he became aware of the light and the music and as he grew so did his understanding of it. At the age of twenty two, he began his greatest labor -- the making of the Wyrd Stones. In them he captured the light and song of creation and by them some of the powers of gods, angels and demons fell into the hands of elves and men. A sorcerer who knows its secret may -- like a god, angel, or demon -- stand with one foot in this world and another within the world of dreams.
"Your Stone is a gateway into the world of dreams, Luthiel. When you sing, it opens and you are, in part, taken there. Others who hold a Wyrd Stone like yours may know when someone crosses into dream. When you sang, I could hear you quite clearly.”
Robert Fanney

Robinson Jeffers
“Stone-cutters fighting time with marble, you fore defeated
Challengers of oblivion
Eat cynical earnings, knowing rock splits, records fall down,
The square-limbed Roman letters
Scale in the thaws, wear in the rain. The poet as well
Builds his monument mockingly;
For man will be blotted out, the blithe earth die, the brave sun
Die blind and blacken to the heart:
Yet stones have stood for a thousand years, and pained thoughts found
The honey of peace in old poems.”
Robinson Jeffers, Selected Poems

Munia Khan
“A bird, unable to fly, is still a bird; but a human unable to love is an inexpensive stone: like a piece of uric acid stone”
Munia Khan

Devon Monk
“He'd already put a shirt on each leg and had stacked every shoe I owned into a precarious pyramid. The room looked like a small, overly curious tornado had torn it apart.

"You have got to be kidding me," I said. "Maybe I should give you to Shamus.”
Devon Monk, Magic in the Shadows

Orson Scott Card
“Might-have-beens are a bitch.”
Orson Scott Card, The Lost Gate
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Amit Ray
“A seed cannot grow in stone. It requires fertile soil & water. Compassion is the soil where life grows.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

Munia Khan
“...and when we die
we die alone
I cry, I cry alone
Like a piece of stone
I am thrown
into the wavy ocean of life
to atone
Only to atone...”
Munia Khan

Akshay Vasu
“I crawled over the mountain of death, Watching the corpses roll down like the stones. Searching for the light which everyone always spoke of. I fought the wolves and also the death, and knocked the door, which already had a thousand handprints, soaked with blood. The door opened finally and I saw the light, which hit me in the heart and pushed me down the steep. I fell into the never ending pit, watching others crawl up the mountain in the search of light.”
Akshay Vasu

G.K. Chesterton
“The rolling stone rolls echoing from rock to rock; but the rolling stone is dead. The moss is silent because the moss is alive.”
G.K. Chesterton

“He wants us to search for Him as for hidden treasure, leaving no stone unturned.”
Dana Candler, Deep Unto Deep: The Journey of His Embrace

Israelmore Ayivor
“Take the stones that failure throws at you and build legacies the world will always remember you for.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

“Don't hate the black, don't hate the white, if you get bit, just hate the bite.”
Sly Stone

“Collecting stones does not make fruits. (Des pierres -
Cueillir - N'en fait - Des fruits)”
Charles de Leusse

Anthony Doerr
“Word has it . . . the stone is from Japan, it's very ancient, it belonged to a shogun in the eleventh century." - a taxidermist”
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

“I might be fragile like a mirror. You might be the rock.
Hit me all you want.
But still in the end I’ll be the one shining.”
Richa Pandey

Cornelia Funke
“Even the Doughskins had to admit it: in this world, only stone could claim to last.”
Cornelia Funke, Reckless

“Being still is what turns my heart to stone.”
Anthony T. Hincks.

“My legend is written in stone, but my deeds are written in ink.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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