Dust Quotes

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

William Shakespeare

The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!


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

What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.

Mark Twain

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

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