Trash Quotes

Quotes tagged as "trash" (showing 1-30 of 50)
Vera Nazarian
“A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Shannon L. Alder
“When someone you love makes compassion, kindness, forgiveness, respect and God an option, you can be sure they have made you an option, as well.”
Shannon L. Alder

Chuck Palahniuk
“Crying is right at hand in the smothering dark, closed inside someone else, when you see how everything you can ever accomplish will end up as trash.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Neil Gaiman
“Rubbish!" screamed a fat, elderly woman, in Richard's ear, as he passed her malodorous stall. "Junk!" She continued. "Garbage! Trash! Offal! Debris! Come and get it! Nothing whole or undamaged! Crap, tripe, and useless piles of shit. You know you want it.”
Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

Ray Bradbury
“Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

John Steinbeck
“American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash--all of them--surrounded by piles of wrecked and rusting automobiles, and almost smothered in rubbish. Everything we use comes in boxes, cartons, bins, the so-called packaging we love so much. The mountain of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use.”
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Ally Carter
“If you ever wonder whether or not someone is too good for you, I'd advise going through their trash. Really. No one looks superior after that.”
Ally Carter, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“When God takes out the trash, don't go digging back through it. Trust Him.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

Neal Shusterman
“It's called loitering, which is like littering with human beings as the trash.”
Neal Shusterman, The Schwa Was Here

Edward Conlon
“On Sunday mornings, as the dawn burned into day, swarms of gulls descended on the uncollected trash, hovering and dropping in the cold clear light.”
Edward Conlon, Blue Blood

Vladimir Nabokov
“She is a great gobbler of books, but reads only trash, memorizing nothing and leaving out the longer descriptions.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Despair

Edward Humes
“Americans make more trash than anyone else on the planet, throwing away about 7.1 pounds per person per day, 365 days a year. Across a lifetime that rate means, on average, we are each on track to generate 102 tons of trash. Each of our bodies may occupy only one cemetery plot when we’re done with this world, but a single person’s 102-ton trash legacy will require the equivalent of 1,100 graves. Much of that refuse will outlast any grave marker, pharaoh’s pyramid or modern skyscraper: One of the few relics of our civilization guaranteed to be recognizable twenty thousand years from now is the potato chip bag.”
Edward Humes, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

Jeanette Winterson
“Look at all that rubbish," she said, watching the electric van slowly whirr from bin to bin, little men in gloves removing it all.
"They're taking it away," I said.
"Where to?" she said. "It just gets moved around dearie, that's all.”
Jeanette Winterson, The World and Other Places: Stories

“While this dump was reviled by humans, to Shadow it was a magical place of the most succulent fragrances . . . of rotting meat and fermenting apples. He braved the ravaging moths and the mad hornets to romp among the piles of garbage, intoxicated by the smells of life on earth—of brine in the pick-ling vat, coffee grounds, blackened toast, the flat, moist plug of apple tobacco, decaying books, broken hens’ eggs, sawdust shavings, and the whiff of the cold metal in the mattress springs. His nose trembled in the flutter of his nostrils. The odor of metal was so potent he could taste the steel in his mouth.”
Steven James Taylor, The Dog

“When plastic comes of age it shall clog the arteries of those who invented it.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“When a woman is really in touch with her sensuality, she naturally draws beautiful things, people, and deeply nourishing relationships into her life.”
Lebo Grand, Sensual Lifestyle

J.R. Rim
“The garbage can is for things that have no importance. If it did have some value, it no longer has any.”
J.R. Rim

“Guards punished anyone caught taking bones from the garbage by fastening the bone between his teeth, across his mouth, and then tying like a gag. "And then the poor fellow was made to fall down and crawl around on his hands and knees like a dog, a laughing stock for Federal soldiers, spies, and camp followers," Bean recalled bitterly.”
George Levy, To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65

“Disappointments pile up. Then you have to throw them out with the rest of the trash.”
Marty Rubin

“God's garden has become man's junkyard.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“I love what you did with the pristine landscape. What do you call it?
Rubbish.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Deyth Banger
“I am 18 years old, that's for sure, OFFICIALLY... no need to hide anymore my age or to try to fake it for one reason or another... but still somehow I miss 16,17 being years old. Somehow feeling like trash now... doesn't makes anything better.”
Deyth Banger, Deep Legend

“What a waste!
I just wish that I knew what to do with all this rubbish.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“True sensuality is classy, not trashy.”
Lebo Grand, Sensual Lifestyle

Israelmore Ayivor
“Good people who are always silent for bad people to gain freedom and do their worsts are the most dangerous wastes the world ever has.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

“Pollution will pollinate the world in ways that we haven't even dreamed of.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“All that you should leave in the water when you're sailing, is your wake, and nothing else.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“Eat from a carcass that has been left out, and thou shall feast on maggots, and worms.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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