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Stranger Quotes

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We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding
everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Values

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

A single event can awaken a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

 

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is stranger than fiction,
but that is because Fiction is obliged
to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
- Mark Twain

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

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Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

Never floss with a stranger.
- Joan Rivers

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver.
The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain.
- Buffalo Bill

Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.
- Stella Benson

Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
- Leo Rosten

You don't need a rope to pinch a stranger's butt.
- Phil McGraw

He whom God has touched will always be a being apart:
he is,
whatever he may do, a stranger among men;
he is marked by a sign.
- Ernest Renan

I'll be honest with you: not a chance in this world.
But you know, stranger things have happened.
- Stacy Keach

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You don't have to sort of enhance reality.
There is nothing stranger than truth.
- Annie Leibovitz

No stranger ever comes up and talks to me.
I'm the invisible woman.
- Siobhan Fahey

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure.
The failure is a stranger in his own house.
- Eric Hoffer

Heinlein never had a best-seller.
Even, I think, with Stranger in a Strange Land,
I don't think it was actually on the New York Times best seller list.
- Jerry Pournelle

Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.
- Andreas Capellanus

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me,
why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
- Walt Whitman

For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation;
it is a specific form of interaction.
- Georg Simmel

What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
- Lord Byron

I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory,
the stronger and stranger it is.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Everybody is just a stranger, but that's the danger in going my own way.
- John Mayer

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion,
which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed
so that a hundred years later,
when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
- William Faulkner

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
- Tecumseh

I not only lived physically away from my native land,
but the values and critical judgments of those closest
to me became stranger and stranger.
- Juan Goytisolo

The channel is known only to the natives;
so that if any stranger should enter into the bay without
one of their pilots he would run great danger of shipwreck.
- Thomas More

I had crossed the line.
I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom.
I was a stranger in a strange land.
- Harriet Tubman

Truth is not only stranger than fiction,
it is more interesting.
- William Randolph

Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction.
This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's
stranger than non-fiction as well.
- Brad Holland

There is nothing more thrilling in this world,
I think, than having a child that is yours,
and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
- Agatha Christie

Most religions live from a narrative that shapes their
relationship with the divine other,
God or the gods, and with the human other,
the stranger.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Never fight fair with a stranger, boy.
You'll never get out of the jungle that way.
- Arthur Miller

For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

When you meet a stranger, look at his shoes.
Keep your money in your shoes.
- Michael Stipe

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative,
a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

Smile at a stranger.
See what happens.
- Patti LuPone

The sicker mother got, the stranger the people surrounding her became.
I called them The Garland Freaks.
- Lorna Luft

Nothing is stranger to man than his own image.
- Karel Capek

You have a wonderful child.
Then, when he's 13, gremlins carry him away and leave
in his place a stranger who gives you not a moment's peace.
- Jill Eikenberry

A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork.
What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand,
is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
- John Berger

The Browning love story? It is an ideal,
all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange.
It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed
those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence.
- Marie Corelli

It certainly is the duty of every true Christian,
to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world;
and as bound to use earthly blessings,
not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness,
but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
- Johann Arndt

It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson...
even at the expense of my conscience and judgement.
such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles.
- Davy Crockett

We couldn't be making as much money,
if we had to deal with stranger behaviour.
And right now, anybody who slows down our economic productivity,
off they go.
We have a place for them, the psychiatric institution.
That's the main thing, they slow things down.
- Chester Brown

The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by
him is above all in this life the moment of drama...
Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick,
strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.
- Haniel Long

There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room.
It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or
a woman standing dreaming at her stove.
It is as if another planet is communicating with you.
- Jean Baudrillard

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city,
it was the companionship and later friendship which
I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most
important thing in my life.
- Ernst Mayr

When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices,
hard and harsh and loud.
The baby was not wrapped in any shroud.
The mother made no sound.
Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

That has always seemed to me one of the stranger aspects of literary fame:
you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories,
and then people clamour for you to make speeches and
tell them what you think about the world.
- J. M. Coetzee

It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them.
For it is these that he really and completely understands.
To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal,
like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself;
the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances
to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Laws are sand, customs are rock.
Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped,
but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.
The penalty may be unfair, unrighteous, illogical, and a cruelty;
no matter, it will be inflicted, just the same.
Certainly, then, there can be but one wise thing
for a visiting stranger to do -
find out what the country's customs are,
and refrain from offending against them.
- Mark Twain

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
- Bern Williams

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

How strange that nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -
marriage does.
- Groucho Marx

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur


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