Streets Quotes

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Charlotte Eriksson
“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps

Dejan Stojanovic
“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.”
Dejan Stojanovic

T.S. Eliot
“So I find words I never thought to speak

In streets I never thought I should revisit

When I left my body on a distant shore.”
T.S. Eliot

Roman Payne
“I regained my soul through literature after those times I'd lost it to wild-eyed gypsy girls on the European streets.”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Christopher Fowler
“It was true that the city could still throw shadows filled with mystifying figures from its past, whose grip on the present could be felt on certain strange days, when the streets were dark with rain and harmful ideas.”
Christopher Fowler, Ten Second Staircase

Markus Zusak
“I've wandered through the real world, and written myself through the darkness of the streets inside me. I see people walking through the city and wonder where they've been, and what the moments of their lives have done to them. If they're anything like me, their moments have held them up and shot them down.
Sometimes I just survive.
But sometimes I stand on the rooftop of my existence, arms stretched out, begging for more.
That's when the stories show up in me.
They find me all the time.
They're made of underdogs and fighters. They're made of hunger and desire and trying to live decent.
The only trouble is, I don't know which of those stories comes first.
Maybe they all just merge into one.
We'll see, I guess.
I'll let you know when I decide.”
Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

Debatrayee Banerjee
“She was perfectly sane in streets unknown. She loved conversing with people tagged as strangers. She was social, amiable & all that is her. Yet, with known people she felt unknown, she choked words and fought inside. And indeed she tripped insane while traversing those streets known. She stared at others and consumed their happiness through senses cold. And so she waits for Winter's warmth to touch her in streets of distant shore, in her own world of simple happiness.”
Debatrayee Banerjee

Jerry Spinelli
“It was the day of the worms. That first almost-warm, after-the-rainy-night day in April, when you bolt from your house to find yourself in a world of worms. They were as numerous here in the East End as they had been in the West. The sidewalks, the streets. The very places where they didn't belong. Forlorn, marooned on concrete and asphalt, no place to burrow, April's orphans.”
Jerry Spinelli, Maniac Magee

Mehmet Murat ildan
“For a dark street, sunshine is most welcome; for a wounded soul, love is most welcome!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

David Goodis
“A cat came out of an alley, took a look at all the snow, and went back in. Farther on up the street a fat man, aproned and puffing, emerged from a restaurant and whiffed the cold air and gazed yearningly at the sky. As though even the dreams were up there, much too far away.”
David Goodis, Of Tender Sin

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Empty streets are a blessing for you because an empty street whips your thoughts and makes you question your life! He who wants to dive into his own depths, let him wander in the empty streets!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“I am not your dog that you whistle for; I’m not a stray animal you call over, and I am not, I never have been, nor will I ever be, your “baby”!”
Joy Jennings, I'm Not Your "Baby": An Australian woman's tortured life of sexual harassment and assault

Steven Magee
“COVID-19 will pass after you go bankrupt, lose your home and car, and end up on the streets.”
Steven Magee

Don DeLillo
“Once you live in the street, there's nothing but the street.”
Don DeLillo, Mao II

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If your soul is sad or your mind is gloomy, the narrow dark streets of the night seem like medicine to you because the rivers flow into the sea; and we flow into the things whose fate look like our fate!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Jason Medina
“Newly infected people continued swarming the streets at a rapid pace and infecting anyone in their path.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Katherine McIntyre
“Those angels you’ve painted in your mind wouldn’t last for a moment on the streets of London, Mother,” Ellie called out to her. “We’re the devils who stepped in to replace them.”
Katherine McIntyre, Of Coppers and Cracksmen

“Lo, there is much hatred in the streets,
The wise says, “Yes,”
the fool says, “No,”
The ignorant is satisfied.”
Miriam Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

“Soldiers were clattering onto the streets, the flourish of their rifles rap-tap-tapping echoed in the shattered silence, and that sent cold chills that shivered our spines.”
Milan Sime Martinic, Ironway: Watching Over Benjamin Hill -

“There is no phrase in the streets with a stronger pulse than "Survival of the fittest”
Mecha Constantine

L.H. Leonard
“Most of the streets in Buchanwick were paved, but none followed the straight lines most soft-foot towns insisted on toeing.
White Hawk didn’t like straight lines. He said rivers didn’t run straight, so why should streets? He said a meandering street made you wonder what waited around the next bend. And so, the streets of Buchanwick meandered.”
L.H. Leonard, Path of the Spirit Runner

Steven Magee
“Do you see all the people in the streets begging for money? They are there because the social security system is broken.”
Steven Magee

“A single traffic light is able to reach and change the whole world within a few hours,passing on the resulting delays to traffic and people.

Isn’t that strange? Traffic lights change the world.”

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Sometimes the streets are so quiet that you don't want to move and break that silence; and you stand in a corner and listen to the silence in admiration!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“We can no longer use the adjective ‘street’ for a street full of trees! We should call it a real temple, a beautiful sanctuary, a real living being!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“In the tiny shops of quiet streets, there is a huge world: If there is sincerity, sweetness and naturalness in a place, then there is a huge world there!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Sometimes an empty street is more beautiful than when it was full of people! Why? Because the beauty of a painting with ants crawling on it can only be understood when the ants are gone!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A person walking alone in a completely empty street feels a terrifying chill about what a world without people is like!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“You can't find anything in a street where you go to find something! And something seems to be waiting in a corner to find you in a street where you never even thought of finding something!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“In the streets where poverty and misery prevail, there is everything but the street, huge stones, big pits, deep holes and so on!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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