Surface Quotes

Quotes tagged as "surface" (showing 1-30 of 49)
Wendelin Van Draanen
“It's easy to look back and see it, and it's easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don't look beneath the surface until it's too late.”
Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

“I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life's illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

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

Khaled Hosseini
“She thought of Aziza's stutter, and of what Aziza had said earlier about fractures and powerful collisions deep down and how sometimes all we see on the surface is a slight tremor.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Marcus Aurelius
“Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Ashly Lorenzana
“You never know what lurks just beneath the surface of my fragile sanity.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Toba Beta
“I can be an arrogant people If I have to,
or when the situation demands me to act so.
It is one way for me to make arrogance useful.
So if I know not people well, I don't judge them.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“i am not what i seem
look past my surface and
you might scream”
Anastasia wild

John Fowles
“People won't admit it, they're too busy grabbing to see that the lights have fused. They can't see the darkness and the spider-face beyond and the great web of it all. That there's always this if you scratch at the surface of happiness and goodness.
The black and the black and the black.”
John Fowles, The Collector

W. Somerset Maugham
“The man I am writing about is not famous. It may be that he never will be. It may be that when his life at last comes to an end he will leave no more trace of his sojourn on earth than a stone thrown into a river leaves on the surface of the water.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge

“They say that wisdom is a dying flower, and I disagree. In a world covered in mud, the lotus still continues to grow. Even after mankind washes itself away from the surface of the earth, knowledge will still remain. Look no further than the bosom of Nature. It offers all the solutions needed to cure and unite humanity. Wise men only exist as interpreters and transmitters of Truth. Their time on earth is limited, but Nature's existence is eternal. Open books shall always exist for those with an opened eye and pure heart; for Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Katherine McIntyre
“Because one look into his eyes, and she was drowning in what existed there and didn’t want to surface.”
Katherine McIntyre, Scrying for Summer

“Beautiful is he who recognizes what is truly beautiful,
Even if the surface is ugly.
Truthful is he who says what is true,
Even if the truth is ugly.
Ugly is he who measures beauty by its exterior,
Without first weighing the interior.
And ugly is the man who judges harshly what he sees looking out,
Without first judging what he sees in the mirror.





Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

J.R. Rim
“When asking for advice, search not for what is on the surface, Dig deeper, questioning what does this person believe in?”
J.R. Rim

Vijaya Gowrisankar
“Every hurt buried deep
in the mind
has an uncanny ability
to surface and make
its presence felt
when I am feeling low,
hugging me
like a long lost friend”
Vijaya Gowrisankar

Criss Jami
“From attraction and affection
Cover of perfection
Failure beyond texture to a painful lesson
Everything that was from the start wasn't from the heart”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Akshay Vasu
“I don't want to swim on the surface anymore and I never want to pretend again that I know you completely. Let me dive deep inside you, take me in and allow me to look into your secrets, make me feel every breath I take and crave for it more. Carry me to your darker side where you are afraid to allow anyone. Pull me deep inside and make me one of your secrets.”
Akshay Vasu

Christophe Galfard
“Everyone should be very grateful radioactivity exists at all. It can kill you, yes, but without it you wouldn't have been born in the first place. On Earth, deep under your feet, our planet happens to contain many atoms that do decay, all the time. Less so now than in the past, but still, Earth's mantle is radioactive. When atoms decay there, the particles they emit bump into their neighbours and generate heat, the very heat that contributes to keeping our planet warm. Without radioactivity, there would be no seismic or volcanic activity. The surface of the Earth would have been dead cold billions of yeras ago. Life as we know it would probably not exist at all.”
Christophe Galfard, The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond

Mehmet Murat ildan
“What lies behind the innocent looks? What lies behind the kind words? What lies behind the gentle smiles? Do not remain on the surface of the things; go behind them so that you can compare the seen with the unseen, the surface with the depth to find out whether they are the same or not!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Richard L.  Ratliff
“Alcohol is good at disinfecting things
It can clean a surface or erase memories”
Richard L. Ratliff

David Eddings
“Andar si godeva il silenzio che si stendeva sul mare quando stava per arrivare un nuovo giorno. In quei momenti la superficie gli appariva straordinariamente bella e gli sembrava che il mare trattenesse il respiro, aspettando il sole.”
David Eddings, Crystal Gorge

Akshay Vasu
“I don't want to swim on the surface anymore and I never want to pretend again that I know you completely. Let me dive deep inside you, take me in and allow me to look into your
secrets, make me feel every breath I take and crave for it more . Carry me to your darker side where you are afraid to allow
anyone. Pull me deep inside and make me one of your secrets.”
Akshay Vasu

“[Patricia Highsmith] had experienced at first hand many of Ripley's characteristics - splintered identity, insecurity, inferiority, obsession with an object of adoration, and the violence that springs from repression. Like her young anti-hero, she knew that in order to survive, it was necessary to prop oneself up with a psychological fantasy of one's own making. 'Happiness, for me, is a matter of imagination,' she wrote in her notebook while writing The Talented Mr. Ripley. 'Existence is a matter of unconscious elimination of negative and pessimistic thinking. I mean, to survive at all. And this applies to everyone. We are all suicides under the skin, and under the surface of our lives.”
Andrew Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

Abhishek Ratna
“A lot happens just beneath the surface.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Sayantan Sen
“You will send me to the asylum for the truth,
I know, I know!

But before,
Look within your skin,
Hey, can you see me there?”
Sayantan Sen, Oneness - A collection of poetry

“Rain always invites life to surface after a downpour.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Life is so diverse that we have only just scratched the surface.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Hedy Lamarr
“A man does not try to find out what is inside.
He does not try to scratch the surface.
If he did he might find something much more beautiful than the shape of a nose or the color of an eye.”
Hedy Lamarr

Mehmet Murat ildan
“To discover the depth, leave the surface and to discover the surface, leave the depth! You shall meet wisdom only when you know both the surface and the depth!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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