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Ashes Quotes

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Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

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It's best to have failure happen early in life.
It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
- Anne Baxter

Things need not have happened to be true.
Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will
endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
- Neil Gaiman

My mother was a phoenix who always expected to rise
from the ashes of her latest disaster.
She loved being Judy Garland.
- Lorna Luft

 

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth
lives on for all time to come.
Don't spend your life accumulating material objects
that will only turn to dust and ashes.
- Denis Waitley

Mr. Burns comes out and flips cigar ashes on his shoes,
and makes up about 90 percent of what you hear.
- Bobby Darin

I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland,
for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!
- Elizabeth I

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I speak of the old Japan, because out of the ashes
of the old Japan there has risen a new Japan.
- Shigeru Yoshida

There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top
two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes.
- Ian Botham

No ashes are lighter than those of incense,
and few things burn out sooner.
- Walter Savage Landor

Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me.
When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half
my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island,
the rest on the property.
- Richard Pryor

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes,
and pompous in the grave.
- Thomas Browne

What a couple.
I'm consumed into ashes.
And he's always raking up the ashes and setting them on fire again.
- Agnes Smedley

Glory paid to our ashes comes too late.
- Marcus Valerius Martial

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,
for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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

We will all, someday, experience death,
and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree,
crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth.
- Kim Elizabeth

Real victories are those that protect human life,
not those that result from its destruction or emerge from its ashes.
- King Hussein I

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
- Abigail Van Buren

Glory comes too late, after one as been reduced to ashes.
- Marcus Valerius Martial

My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction
from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation
never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle.
- Lech Walesa

You can flush my ashes down the toilet,
for all I care.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish.
Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.
- H. G. Wells

A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes.
- Dorothy Gilman

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 proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
- Jack London

I wish to be cremated.
One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent,
as written in our contract.
- Groucho Marx

Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely
shaped flames of the fire,
the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.
- Paul de Man

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes,
so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow,
but in the here and now.
Keep moving and forget the post mortems;
and remember,
no one can get the jump on the future.
- Carl Sandburg

Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion,
there was no trace.
They vanished.
The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was
so great that they burned instantly to ashes -
except that there were no ashes.
- Wilfred Burchett

We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people -
a belief that out of the ashes of war,
a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization.
Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq,
we have met our responsibility.
Now, it's time to turn the page.
- Barack Obama

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

I can't tell you what an honor it is,
to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe.
This is something I certainly will treasure forever.
- Jim Valvano

Arthur Ashe had been the first black athlete to play
Johannesburg at the time of apartheid.
- Yannick Noah

Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good.
I read some of his books.
He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much.
I never met him.
- Mike Tyson

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
- Arthur Ashe

I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others,
and love to be around other people, in some essential way,
I am something of a loner.
- Arthur Ashe

I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
- Arthur Ashe

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity
both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
- Arthur Ashe

There is a syndrome in sports called "paralysis by analysis."
- Arthur Ashe

I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.
- Arthur Ashe

You've got to get to the stage in life where going
for it is more important than winning or losing.
- Arthur Ashe

You learn about equality in history and civics,
but you find out life is not really like that.
- Arthur Ashe

When bright young minds can't afford college,
America pays the price.
- Arthur Ashe

Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone.
- Arthur Ashe

Success is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important than the outcome.
- Arthur Ashe

And I'm going to work as hard as I can...
for cancer research and hopefully, maybe,
we'll have some cures and some breakthroughs.
I'd like to think I'm going to fight my brains out
to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient.
I want to give it next year!
- Jim Valvano

Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play,
Democrats go for broke.
- Arthur Ashe

If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things,
then I should have said, "God, why me?" about the good
things that happened in my life.
- Arthur Ashe

If you're paid before you walk on the court,
what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?
- Arthur Ashe

I may not be walking with you all the way,
or even much of the way, as I walk with you now.
- Arthur Ashe

My potential is more than can be expressed within the
bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
- Arthur Ashe

I have tried to keep on with my striving because this
is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
- Arthur Ashe

Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.
- Arthur Ashe

We must believe in the power of education.
We must respect just laws.
We must love ourselves, our old and or young,
our women as well as our men.
- Arthur Ashe

Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.
- Arthur Ashe

A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.
- Arthur Ashe

The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
- Arthur Ashe

Clothes and manners do not make the man;
but when he is made,
they greatly improve his appearance.
- Arthur Ashe

When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave
me so much happiness I can never repay you.
- Arthur Ashe

I keep sailing on in this middle passage.
I am sailing into the wind and the dark.
But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
- Arthur Ashe

I guess I started too early because I just thought
it was something fun to do.
- Arthur Ashe

Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.
- Arthur Ashe

I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches.
You get to a point where your legs don't move and you
can't take a deep breath.
You start to hit the ball about a yard wide,
instead of inches.
- Arthur Ashe

Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
- Leonard Cohen

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

Every silver lining has a cloud.
- Mary Kay Ash

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
- Mary Kay Ash

So many women just don't know how great they really are.
They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
- Mary Kay Ash

People fall forward to success.
- Mary Kay Ash


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