Quotes of Chalk

“ Things said for conversation are chalk eggs. Don't say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Instead of boiling up individuals into the species, I would draw a chalk circle round every individuality, and preach to it to keep within that, and preserve and cultivate its identity. ”

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

“ I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. ”

- Truman Capote

“ All of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their fullest extent… And every life must be chalked up at least a partial failure when it does not succeed in reaching its inherent destiny. ”

- Smiley Blanton

“ What harm cause not those huge draughts or pictures which wanton youth with chalk or coals draw in each passage, wall or stairs of our great houses, whence a cruel contempt of our natural store is bred in them? ”

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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