Quotes of Dusty

“ The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon Turns Ashes — or it prospers; and anon; Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty face Lighting a little Hour or two — is gone. ”

- Omar Khayyam

“ A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night and then as its mausoleum. ”

- Kingsley Amis

“ You just have to learn not to care about the dusty mites under the beds. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ Women have no wilderness in them. They are provident instead content in the tight hot cell of their hearts. To eat dusty bread. ”

- Louise Bogan

“ Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this, our life! ”

- George Meredith

“ The mathematician lives long and lives young; the wings of his soul do not early drop off, nor do its pores become clogged with the earthy particles blown from the dusty highways of vulgar life. ”

- James Joseph Sylvester

“ Though dissenters seem to question everything in sight, they are actually bundles of dusty answers and never conceived a new question. What offends us most in the literature of dissent is the lack of hesitation and wonder. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men; they act out their dreams to make them reality. ”

- Thomas Edward Lawrence

“ The first time I heard Dusty Springfield sing, I became smitten with her voice. The times we have worked together over the years have been some of the most memorable of my life. She is a very special lady and my favourite singer of all time. ”

- Anne Murray

“ Librarians, Dusty, possess a vast store of politeness. These are people who get asked regularly the dumbest questions on God's green earth. These people tolerate every kind of crank and eccentric and mouth-breather there is. ”

- Garrison Keillor

“ Each day when you see us black folk upon the dusty land of your farm or upon the hard pavement of your city streets, you usually take it for granted and think you know us, but our history is far stranger than you suspect, and we are not what we seem. ”

- Frances Wright

“ Why does a virtuous man take delight in the landscapes? Because the dim of the dusty world and the locked-in-ness of human habitations are what human nature habitually abhors; while on the contrary, haze, mist, and the haunting spirits of the mountains are what human nature seeks, and yet can rarely find. ”

- Kuo His

“ What is meant by "reality"? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable — now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ The author of genius does keep till his last breath the spontaneity, the ready sensitiveness, of a child, the "innocence of eye" that means so much to the painter, the ability to respond freshly and quickly to new scenes, and to old scenes as though they were new; to see traits and characteristics as though each were new-minted from the hand of God instead of sorting them quickly into dusty categories and pigeon-holing them without wonder or surprise; to feel situations so immediately and keenly that the word "trite" has hardly any meaning for him; and always to see "the correspondences between things" of which Aristotle spoke two thousand years ago. ”

- Dorothea Brande

“ He that travels in theory has no inconveniences; he has shade and sunshine at his disposal, and wherever he alights finds tables of plenty and looks of gaiety. These ideas are indulged till the day of departure arrives, the chaise is called, and the progress of happiness begins… ”

- Samuel Johnson
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