Dust Quotes

You are not worth the dust which the rude wind Blows in your face.

William Shakespeare

Defenceless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, Beleaguered by the same Negation and despair, Show an affirming flame.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.

John LeCarre

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Pablo Picasso

The body is dust; the wind speaks through it. Understand, O wise one, who has died. Awareness, conflict and ego have died, but the One who sees does not die.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.

Mario Buatta

As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust..

Charles Chesnutt

The rust will find the sword of fame, The dust will hide the crown; Ay, none shall nail so high his name Time will not tear it down.

John Vance Cheney

Which makes life itself a lie, Flattering dust with eternity.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

That society is badly arranged which forces nearly all women to be servants. Marie, who is as good as I am, will have spent her life in cleaning, in stooping amid dust and hot fumes, over head and ears in the great artificial darkness of the house. I used to find it all natural. Now I think it is all anti-natural.

Henri Barbusse

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

Jack London

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die

Douglas MacArthur

Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.

Art Blakey

Recreational users should be worried. Breathing that dust is not good.

Greg Mello

All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.

Bible

The sweet remembrance of the just shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.

Nahum Tate

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Jack London

Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.

Bhagavad Gita

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it's warm and you won't see the dust on the floor.

Irish Proverb

Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.

Salman Rushdie

Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish.

Minna Thomas Antrim

Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die.

Douglas MacArthur

But some love not the method of your first; Romance they count it, throw't away as dust; If I should meet with such, what should I say; Must I slight them as they slight me, or nay

John Buchan

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