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Sand Quotes

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Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Related topics: Positive Sad Feeling-Down Live-By

If you may count every drop of water in the ocean and
count every grain of sand in the sea -
multiply it by a thousand and that's how much I love you.
- George of Langkloof

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out;
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

 

I am but a grain of sand on the beach of life.
My footprints in the sands of time soon wash away.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sand...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

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To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters,
you become the skinny kid on the beach,
and people in this business don't mind kicking sand in your face.
- Michael Eisner

After I've sent my revised draft to my agent and editor,
they suggest more improvement sand again,
this revision phase can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months.
- Margaret Haddix

The Sand Pebbles has always been one of my favorite films,
I suppose because its the most difficult film -
from a physical and logistical standpoint -
that I've ever made.
- Robert Wise

Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea,
eventually.
- Jimi Hendrix

He ploughs the waves, sows the sand,
and hopes to gather the wind in a net,
who places his hopes in the heart of a woman.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

Until they put that sand and dirt in my face I will
not sit in church all day.
- Alberta Hunter

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand,
on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
- Edward Lear

On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy
ourselves keeping the sun off our skin,
the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.
- Erma Bombeck

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life,
the clearer we should see through it.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I always say, if you keep your head in the sand,
you don't know where the kick's coming from.
- Herbie Mann

Are you tired of sand being kicked in your face? I
promise you new muscles in days!
- Charles Atlas

One step outside the gate, and we are among the sand-hills
that stretch for miles and miles round Vera Cruz.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand,
we're complicit.
- Shelley Morrison

The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening
in the land and we ran into it,
and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water,
2 miles from the shore, clean sand.
- William Dampier

The sand stones had fragments of charcoal on some surfaces
but found no recognisable fossils.
- George Mercer Dawson

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it,
write it in the sand near the water's edge.
- Napoleon Hill

All love that has not friendship for its base,
is like a mansion built upon the sand.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

He behaved like an ostrich and put his head in the sand,
thereby exposing his thinking parts.
- George Carman

They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the
last drop of their blood.
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings,
which started off the Outer Limits series.
It was sort of the two hour pilot movie.
- Beau Bridges

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand.
I beat people up.
- Muhammad Ali (world champion boxer)

Pier Angeli was in the movie called Sea of Sand that
Guy Green directed where this idea came up.
- Richard Attenborough

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big,
worthwhile things.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out -
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert Service

It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand.
They don't wrap fish in our work.
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen

If you look at the various strategies available for
dealing with a new technology,
sticking your head in the sand is not the most plausible strategy.
- Ralph Merkle

What happens in the music business is that if you step
out of your little spot to do something else,
the sand falls right into where you stood and you're gone,
you're history.
- Nancy Sinatra

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us,
and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us,
and we only know them when they are gone.
- George Eliot

The moon is essentially gray, no color.
It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand
with lots of footprints in it.
- James A. Lovell

There's something incredibly sexy about sand and sweat
and dunes photographed like women's backs.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

On sand, you can never be sure of anything.
An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.
- Eric Cantona

The gap between the committed and the indifferent is
a Sahara whose faint trails,
followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand.
- Nadine Gordimer

Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand.
- Wislawa Szymborska

Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral,
and the cathedral will be more closely packed with
sand than space is with stars.
- James Jeans

When I was a little kid we had a sand box.
It was a quicksand box.
I was an only child...
eventually.
- Steven Wright

Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant.
In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth,
so it can't have a fictional beginning.
- Carol Ann Duffy

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.
- Pierre Loti

Harbour Island in the Bahamas is beautiful,
with turquoise water and pink sand.
- Diane von Furstenberg

In my job you can't just put your head in the sand
and throw partisan bombshells.
You have to get results.
- Amy Klobuchar

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand,
but we must build as if the sand were stone.
- Jorge Luis Borges

We get a lot of people from out of state who come down
and it's not what they expect Florida to be,
the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean.
- David Jones

With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road.
Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose,
silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

Commuting from New York to Hollywood to do this show
gets more interesting every week.
Before I used to think the country was just New York
on one end and Los Angeles on the other,
with sand and mountains in the middle.
- Bill Cullen

Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
- George Sand

And to stick our head in the sand and pretend that
we are somehow safer if we do not know or to pretend
we are somehow safer if we limit our options seems
to me not only foolish but actually dangerous.
- Mac Thornberry

We cannot tear out a single page of our life,
but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
- George Sand

Please don't ask me to do that which I've just said I'm not going to do,
because you're burning up time.
The meter is running through the sand on you,
and I am now filibustering.
- George H. W. Bush

No one makes a revolution by himself;
and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes
without quite knowing how,
because it is everybody who takes them in hand.
- George Sand

The science of politics is the one science that is
deposited by the streams of history,
like the grains of gold in the sand of a river;
and the knowledge of the past,
the record of truths revealed by experience,
is eminently practical, as an instrument of action
and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world;
it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
- George Sand

It is such a cut throat industry where you get knocked
down so much and get rejected so much.
If you do not back yourself up, no one else is going
to so you really need to learn to get up,
shake the sand off your chest and keep going.
- Alex O'Loughlin

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain,
not to shrink to a grain of sand.
Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the
highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential
until it cries for mercy.
- Og Mandino

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
- George Sand

One approaches the journey's end.
But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
- George Sand

Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case.
I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed
and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the
sand in a strong but thoughtful way.
- Tom Brokaw

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
- George Sand

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
- George Sand

To teach a child an instrument without first giving
him preparatory training and without developing singing,
reading and dictating to the highest level along with
the playing is to build upon sand.
- Zoltan Kodaly

Actually I think Art lies in both directions -
the broad strokes,
big picture but on the other hand the minute examination
of the apparently mundane.
Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand,
that kind of thing.
- Peter Hammill

The house built on the sand may oftentimes be built higher,
have more fair parapets and battlements,
windows and ornaments, than that which is built upon the rock;
yet all gifts and privileges equal not one grace.
- John Owen

The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the
menaces of the whole world.
- George Sand

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
- George Sand


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