Tracks Quotes

Quotes tagged as "tracks" (showing 1-15 of 15)
Robyn Davidson
“It seems to me that the good lord in his infinate wisdom gave us three things to make life bearable- hope, jokes, and dogs. But the greatest of these was dogs.”
Robyn Davidson, Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

Stephen King
“A great whispering noise began to rise in the woods on either side of the tracks, as if the forest had just noticed we were there and was commenting on it.”
Stephen King, The Body

Sanober  Khan
“Like a speeding train
I am passing by...
I don’t know
where I’m heading
with whom or why
all I know is that
I will never, ever
pass from here again
all I know is I’m skidding forward
on this track of life.”
Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest

Louise Erdrich
“Power dies, power goes under and gutters out, ungraspable. It is momentary, quick of flight and liable to deceive. As soon as you rely on the possession it is gone. Forget that it ever existed, and it returns. I never made the mistake of thinking that I owned my own strength, that was my secret. And so I never was alone in my failures. I was never to blame entirely when all was lost, when my desperate cures had no effect on the suffering of those I loved. For who can blame a man waiting, the doors open, the windows open, food offered, arms stretched wide? Who can blame him if the visitor does not arrive.”
Louise Erdrich

Virginia Alison
“In this delicate and unpredictable life, the future is unwritten. Do not take someone for granted today, for once tomorrow dawns upon the indigo night the only remaining trace will be tracks in the sand...”
Virginia Alison

Robyn Davidson
“If I do depart this world out here, let it be known that I went out grinning will you, and loving it. LOVING IT.
Steve, are you listening ? I FEEL GREAT. Life’s so joyous, so sad, so ephemeral, so crazy, so meaningless, so goddamn funny. This is paradise, and I wish I could give you some.”
Robyn Davidson

“She was from the wrong side of the tracks no matter how you gerrymandered the town.”
James Lileks, Falling Up the Stairs

Howard Tayler
“Maxim 33:
If you're leaving tracks, you're being followed.

-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
Howard Tayler

Deyth Banger
“Making and thinking about somebody is special... you go in the tracks of saying that you are horrible and not anymore special.”
Deyth Banger

William Faulkner
“...seeing as he sat down on the log the crooked print, the warped indentation in the wet ground which while he looked at it continued to fill with water until it was level full and the water began to overflow and the sides of the print began to dissolve away. Even as he looked up he saw the next one, and, moving, the one beyond it; moving, not hurrying, running, but merely keeping pace with them as they appeared before him as though they were being shaped out of thin air just one constant pace short of where he would lose them forever and be lost forever himself, tireless, eager, without doubt or dread, panting a little above the strong rapid little hammer of his heart, emerging suddenly into a little glade and the wilderness coalesced. It rushed, soundless, and solidified––the tree, the bush, the compass and the watch glinting where a ray of sunlight touched them. Then he saw the bear. It did not emerge, appear: it was just there, immobile, fixed in the green and windless noon's hot dappling, not as big as he had dreamed it but as big as he had expected, bigger, dimensionless against the dappled obscurity, looking at him.”
William Faulkner, Go Down, Moses

Richard L.  Ratliff
“Through the dark night chasing the morning light
That headlight streaming white through the night”
Richard L. Ratliff

“You may not have covered your set tracks but it’s never too late to start.”
Chinonye J. Chidolue

Rawi Hage
“In cities it is useless to look at the stars or to describe them, worship them, or seek direction from them. When lost, one should follow the tracks of the camels.”
Rawi Hage, Carnival

Virginia Alison
“All women are lifelong members of the Secret Service...So, if you must lie, better make sure you cover your tracks because there is no such thing as a 'dumb blonde'...”
Virginia Alison

Shannon Huffman Polson
“Tracks were adumbrations of the energy of life all about us, the recent history book of wilderness.”
Shannon Huffman Polson, North of Hope: A Daughter's Arctic Journey