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Desert Sand Sayings By Gene Wolfe: We talk of strong personalities, and they are strong, until the not-every-day when we see We talk of strong personalities, and they are strong, until the not-every-day when we see them as we might see one woman alone in a desert, and know that all the strength we thought we knew was only courage, only her lone song echoing among the stones; and then at last when we have understood this and made up our minds to hear the song and admire its courage and its sweetness, we wait for the next note and it does not come. The last word, with its pure tone, echoes and fades and is gone, and we realize - only then - that we do not know what it was, that we have been too intent on the melody to hear even one word. We go then to find the singer, thinking she will be standing where we last saw her. There are only bones and sand and a few faded rags. — Gene Wolfe
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Desert Sand Sayings By Cassandra Clare: He was walking through the desert, over burning sands, past bones whitening in the sun. He was walking through the desert, over burning sands, past bones whitening in the sun. He had never been so thirsty. When he swallowed, his mouth felt as if it were coated with sand, his throat lined with knives. — Cassandra Clare
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Desert Sand Sayings By Gamal Abdel Nasser: They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood. — Gamal Abdel Nasser
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Desert Sand Sayings By Jack Kerouac: I'd rather die than be famous,I want to go live in the desertWith long wild I'd rather die than be famous,
I want to go live in the desert
With long wild hair, eating
At my campfire, full of sand — Jack Kerouac
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Desert Sand Sayings By Liu Cixin: One night, Ye was working the night shift. This was the loneliest time. In the One night, Ye was working the night shift. This was the loneliest time. In the deep silence of midnight, the universe revealed itself to its listeners as a vast desolation. What Ye disliked most was seeing the waves that slowly crawled across the display, a visual record of the meaningless noise Red Coast picked up from space. Ye felt this interminable wave was an abstract view of the universe: one end connected to the endless past, the other to the endless future, and in the middle only the ups and downs of random chance - without life, without pattern, the peaks and valleys at different heights like uneven grains of sand, the whole curve like a one-dimensional desert made of all the grains of sand lined up in a row, lonely, desolate, so long that it was intolerable. You could follow it and go forward or backward as long as you liked, but you'd never find the end. — Liu Cixin
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Desert Sand Sayings By Bhai Sahib Singh: When does gold ore become gold? When it is put through a process of fire. When does gold ore become gold? When it is put through a process of fire. So the human being during the training becomes as pure as gold through suffering. It is the burning away of the dross. Suffering has a great redeeming quality. As a drop of water failing on the desert sand is sucked up immediately, so we must become nothing and nowhere ... we must disappear. — Bhai Sahib Singh
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Desert Sand Sayings By Paul Valery: His heart is a desert island ... The whole scope, the whole energy of his His heart is a desert island ... The whole scope, the whole energy of his mind surround and protect him; his depths isolate him and guard him against the truth. He flatters himself that he is entirely alone there ... Patience, dear lady. Perhaps, one day, he will discover some footprint on the sand ... What holy and happy terror, what salutary fright, once he recognizes in that pure sign of grace that his island is mysteriously inhabited! ... — Paul Valery
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Desert Sand Sayings By Kameron Hurley: The sand has rules. Fucked up rules, but rules nonetheless. The sand has rules. Fucked up rules, but rules nonetheless. — Kameron Hurley
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Desert Sand Sayings By Imru Al-Qays: Stop, oh my friends, let us pause to weep over the remembrance of my beloved.Here Stop, oh my friends, let us pause to weep over the remembrance of my beloved.
Here was her abode on the edge of the sandy desert between Dakhool and Howmal.


The traces of her encampment are not wholly obliterated even now.
For when the South wind blows the sand over them the North wind sweeps it away. — Imru Al-Qays
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Desert Sand Sayings By Sebastien De Castell: Happiness is a series of grains of sand spread out in a desert of violence Happiness is a series of grains of sand spread out in a desert of violence and anguish. — Sebastien De Castell
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Desert Sand Sayings By William F. Buckley Jr.: We are, always, reminded of the old saw: What would happen if the Soviet Union We are, always, reminded of the old saw: What would happen if the Soviet Union took over the Sahara Desert? Answer: Nothing for 50 years. After that there would be a shortage of sand. — William F. Buckley Jr.
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Desert Sand Sayings By Dora J. Arod: I had a dream about you. We were in a canoe, and we were paddling I had a dream about you. We were in a canoe, and we were paddling across the desert. You said you were thirsty, and I pointed to the sand that surrounded us and said, "No, I will not urinate in your mouth." At that point I woke up, because I realized I really had to pee - and get a drink of water. — Dora J. Arod
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Desert Sand Sayings By Marge Piercy: Your anger was a climate I inhabited like a desert in a dry frigid weather Your anger was a climate I inhabited like a desert in a dry frigid weather of high thin air and ivory sun, sand dunes the wind lifted into stinging clouds that blinded and choked me where the only ice was in the blood. — Marge Piercy
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Desert Sand Sayings By Craig Childs: But on the voluptuous stone of the Colorado Plateau nothing is ever as it appears. But on the voluptuous stone of the Colorado Plateau nothing is ever as it appears. There is constant potential. The desert is not dried up and empty as if it might blow away like the seeds of brittle grass. It is the bones of the earth brought to daylight, half stuck out of the ground so that winds and flash floods constantly reveal more. Just as it is beneath our flesh, the bones are the sturdiest, most lasting parts. With their hollowed sockets and deliberate lines, they set a foundation upon which the flesh of forests, mountains, and oceans might accumulate. Only here, the flesh is gone, the last of it turned to dune sand. — Craig Childs
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Desert Sand Sayings By John Fante: All that was good in me thrilled in my heart at that moment, all that All that was good in me thrilled in my heart at that moment, all that I hoped for in the profound, obscure meaning of my existence. Here was the endlessly mute placidity of nature, indifferent to the great city; here was the desert beneath these streets, around these streets, waiting for the city to die, to cover it with timeless sand once more. There came over me a terrifying sense of understanding about the meaning and the pathetic destiny of men. The desert was always there, a patient white animal, waiting for men to die, for civilizations to flicker and pass into the darkness. Then men seemed brave to me, and I was proud to be numbered among them. All the evil of the world seemed not evil at all, but inevitable and good and part of that endless struggle to keep the desert down. — John Fante
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Desert Sand Sayings By Elleston Trevor: The wind had flung the sand thirty thousand feet into the sky above the desert The wind had flung the sand thirty thousand feet into the sky above the desert in a blinding cloud from the Niger to the Nile, and somewhere in it was the airplane. — Elleston Trevor
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Desert Sand Sayings By K.J. Bishop: When I came to this city, I would have agreed with anyone who said there When I came to this city, I would have agreed with anyone who said there was little mystery left in the world. But in you, madam, first in your image, then in your living self, I saw the allure of something far away and as secret as the stars. As I reached towards this unknown, I began to feel like a man who has ridden through a vast desert, never knowing anything but the sand around him and the dry road under him, then comes upon the mirage of a garden and a city, and finds that the mirage is real, and that it is bigger than the desert; that the desert was, after all his walking, only a small part of the mirage"
"Then you felt love, which is the state of feeling desire and the fulfillment of desire at the same time," she said. — K.J. Bishop
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Desert Sand Sayings By Milton Friedman: If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years 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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Desert Sand Sayings By Antoine De Saint-Exupery: But silence continued in the layers of the earth, and this density that I could But silence continued in the layers of the earth, and this density that I could feel at my shoulders continued harmonious, sustained, unaltered through eternity. I lay there pondering my situation, lost in the desert, and in danger, naked between sky and sand and stars, withdrawn by too much silence from the poles of my life. — Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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Desert Sand Sayings By Gillian Bronte Adams: Gundhrold's head lowered until his massive beak was only inches away from Amos's nose. "I Gundhrold's head lowered until his massive beak was only inches away from Amos's nose. "I am a son of the desert. This was once my home - the home of all my kind. I know every crag, every slope, every crick and hollow-"
Amos rolled his eyes. "Every blatherin' speck o' sand? — Gillian Bronte Adams
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Desert Sand Sayings By Vikram Mansharamani: If you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd If you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Milton Friedman — Vikram Mansharamani
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Desert Sand Sayings By Andy Spade: My dad, who was creative director in the '60s, always wore black jeans with black My dad, who was creative director in the '60s, always wore black jeans with black desert boots; he thought he was cool. He told me to buy a pair as well. I didn't like black, so I got the sand color, and I've been wearing them since college. — Andy Spade
Desert Sand Sayings By Becky Allen: The future was chaos, war and blood and thirst, ending with everyone's bones bleached white The future was chaos, war and blood and thirst, ending with everyone's bones bleached white in the desert. The sand would bury their buildings and bodies, and eventually it would be impossible to tell that anyone had lived in the desert at all. — Becky Allen
Desert Sand Sayings By Terry Pratchett: ...one of those people who, if you say 'don't look now', would immediately swivel his ...one of those people who, if you say 'don't look now', would immediately swivel his head like an owl on a turntable. These are the same people who, when you point out, say, an unusual crocus just beside them, turn round aimlessly and put their foot down with a sad little squashy noise. If they were lost in a trackless desert you could find them by putting down, somewhere on the sand, something small and fragile like a valuable old mug that had been in your family for generations, and then hurrying back as soon as you heard the crash. — Terry Pratchett
Desert Sand Sayings By Joaquin Lowe: Ahead of me is the open desert, hot and merciless. Behind me is Sand. I Ahead of me is the open desert, hot and merciless. Behind me is Sand. I don't turn back; I don't say goodbye. The Bullet Catcher carves a straight line through the desert, walking towards the distant mountains.
And I follow. — Joaquin Lowe
Desert Sand Sayings By Michael J. Fox: People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand. — Michael J. Fox
Desert Sand Sayings By Barbara Demick: The night sky in North Korea might be the most brilliant in northeast Asia, the The night sky in North Korea might be the most brilliant in northeast Asia, the only airspace spared the coal dust, Gobi Desert sand, and carbon monoxide choking the rest of the continent. — Barbara Demick
Desert Sand Sayings By Alan Dean Foster: It was a peaceful place, as was the case with most small communities situated on It was a peaceful place, as was the case with most small communities situated on desert worlds. Despite the desolation that was apparent at first glance, it boasted its characteristic assortment of indigenous life-forms. Regardless of the absence of much in the way of visible vegetation, the distant isolated hoots and mewlings of nocturnal native animals indicated that life was present even where none could readily be seen. A single wind chime yodeling in the occasional breeze provided a tinkling counterpoint to the yelps of hidden sand-dwellers. — Alan Dean Foster
Desert Sand Sayings By Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant: The luminous light that burns on the Arizona desert, out of long miles of untouched The luminous light that burns on the Arizona desert, out of long miles of untouched sage and sand. . . . Yes, that's where I want to be, on an observation car traveling swiftly into the Southwest. Losing myself in a shimmer of fine dust. — Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant
Desert Sand Sayings By Neil Gaiman: He struggled to find himself, struggled to talk, his head now filled with sand dunes He struggled to find himself, struggled to talk, his head now filled with sand dunes and desert winds. - Who are you? he asked again, gasping for the words. She stared at him with eyes the color of dark amber, then lowered her mouth to his and kissed — Neil Gaiman
Desert Sand Sayings By Kiera Woodhull: Where is my oasis? Too far fromhere for me to crawl with thesedead legs, refusing Where is my oasis? Too far from
here for me to crawl with these
dead legs, refusing to co-operate
Hands and fingers clawing uselessly
through the grains of sand ... — Kiera Woodhull
Desert Sand Sayings By Gabriel Ba: Each day, we feel more distant from each other, more alone, all while being surrounded Each day, we feel more distant from each other, more alone, all while being surrounded by millions. Each day we watch as our city turns into a desert, one in which we are all lost, looking for that oasis we like to call "love". The more we wait, the more everything and everyone looks like a grain of sand escaping between our fingers before vanishing into the wind. How do we find something or someone we can no longer see, but which is right there before us? And how do we hold on to what is most precious in life? — Gabriel Ba
Desert Sand Sayings By Antoine De Saint-Exupery: The stars are beautiful, because of a flower that cannot be seen ... The desert The stars are beautiful, because of a flower that cannot be seen ... The desert is beautiful," the little prince added. And that was true. I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams ... "What makes the desert beautiful," said the little prince, "is that somewhere it hides a well ... " I was astonished by a sudden understanding of that mysterious radiation of the sands. — Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Desert Sand Sayings By Cassandra Clare: Even so long after sunset, the sky in the west was touched with feather-strokes of Even so long after sunset, the sky in the west was touched with feather-strokes of crimson and black. The wind was blowing from the east, which meant that even in the middle of the city you could breathe in desert: sand and grit, cactus and coyotes, the burning scent of sage. — Cassandra Clare
Desert Sand Sayings By Carl Sandburg: And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release - out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know? — Carl Sandburg
Desert Sand Sayings By Roberto Bolano: You have to listen to women. You should never ignore a woman's fears. It was You have to listen to women. You should never ignore a woman's fears. It was something like that, remembered Fate, that his mother or her neighbor, the deceased Miss Holly, used to say when both of them were young and he was a boy. For an instant he imagined a set of scales, like the scales of Blind Justice, except that instead of two platters, there were two bottles, or something like two bottles. The bottle on the left was clear and full of desert sand. There were several holes in it through which the sand escaped. The bottle on the right was full of acid. There were no holes in it, but the acid was eating away at the bottle from the inside. — Roberto Bolano
Desert Sand Sayings By Eddie Izzard: I want to be a taxidermist! I wanna fill animals with sand. I wanna get I want to be a taxidermist! I wanna fill animals with sand. I wanna get more sand into an animal than anybody has ever bloody got in one. I wanna fill a rat with the entire Gobi Desert, so it's really quite tight. — Eddie Izzard
Desert Sand Sayings By Henry N. Beard: Abyssinias"I met a traveler from an antique landWho said: A huge four-footed limestone formSits in Abyssinias
"I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: A huge four-footed limestone form
Sits in the desert, sinking in the sand.
Its whiskered face, though marred by wind and storm,
Still flaunts the dainty ears, the collar band
And feline traits the sculptor well portrayed:
The bearing of a born aristocrat,
The stubborn will no mortal can dissuade.
And on its base, in long-dead alphabets,
These words are set: "Reward for missing cat!
His name is Abyssinias, pet of pets;
I, Ozymandias, will a fortune pay
For his return. he heard me speak of vets
O foolish King! And so he ran away. — Henry N. Beard
Desert Sand Sayings By Jay Asher: If my love were an ocean,there would be no more land.If my love were a If my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
If my love were a star-
late at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I'd be soaring in flight. — Jay Asher
Desert Sand Sayings By Jerry Spinelli: To a person who expects every desert to be barren sand dunes, the Sonoran must To a person who expects every desert to be barren sand dunes, the Sonoran must come as a surprise. Not only are there no dunes, there's no sand. At least not the sort of sand you find at the beach. The ground does have a sandy color to it, or gray, but your feet won't sink in. It's hard, as if it's been tamped. And pebbly. And glinting with
what else
mica. — Jerry Spinelli
Desert Sand Sayings By J.M.K. Walkow: Good night," whispered the creature, grasping sand out of his way, but the players were Good night," whispered the creature, grasping sand out of his way, but the players were in their beds far away from the desert. Only a little crimson and gold blaze gaped and breathed by the bush behind the neck of the dragon. — J.M.K. Walkow
Desert Sand Sayings By Leonard Seet: I would enter the desert alone, to leave in the sand endless footprints only to I would enter the desert alone, to leave in the sand endless footprints only to be obliterated by the wind, to walk the same path each day expecting the same path tomorrow, and perhaps to cease wondering at the bloom and wither of lilies only to linger for death. But no, even in the desert, I would seek a new sanctuary, to contemplate a grain of sand in a sea of dryness ... — Leonard Seet
Desert Sand Sayings By Pierre Loti: And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand. And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand. — Pierre Loti
Desert Sand Sayings By Steven Michael Quezada: The desert is cold early in the morning. Laying down on that sand is like The desert is cold early in the morning. Laying down on that sand is like laying on a block of ice. — Steven Michael Quezada
Desert Sand Sayings By C. Lynn Murphy: The air was cool and soft. The desert looked empty from our great height, enough The air was cool and soft. The desert looked empty from our great height, enough to believe the geographers and travel writers who tell of the terrible desert life, the stillness, harshness, and death. I lay against the cold sand, tiny grains dancing fast and furious across my skin. I saw insects and scorpions, the line of a snake. Mohammed said the dunes moved millimeters a day. They inched across the desert floor toward the ocean. I smiled. The geographers were blind. — C. Lynn Murphy
Desert Sand Sayings By Henry Ward Beecher: There can be no barrenness in full summer. The very sand will yield something. Rocks There can be no barrenness in full summer. The very sand will yield something. Rocks will have mosses, and every rift will have its wind-flower, and every crevice a leaf; while from the fertile soil will be reared a gorgeous troop of growths, that will carry their life in ten thousand forms, but all with praise to God. And so it is when the soul knows its summer. Love redeems its weakness, clothes its barrenness, enriches its poverty, and makes its very desert to bud and blossom as the rose. — Henry Ward Beecher
Desert Sand Sayings By Jim Sturgess: As you wake up to sort of Morocco coming to life, and you drive a As you wake up to sort of Morocco coming to life, and you drive a two hour journey through the desert as the sun is rising over the sand dunes ... I saw landscapes and visual stuff that I'll never forget. It was special. — Jim Sturgess
Desert Sand Sayings By Nadine Gordimer: The desert. No seasons of bloom and decay. Just the endless turn of night and The desert. No seasons of bloom and decay. Just the endless turn of night and day. Out of time: and she is gazing- not over it, taken into it, for it has no measure of space, features that mark distance from here to there. In a film of haze there is no horizon, the pallor of sand, pink-traced, lilac-luminous with its own colour of faint light, has no demarcation from land to air. Sky-haze is indistinguishable from sand-haze. All drifts together, and there is no onlooker; the desert is eternity. — Nadine Gordimer
Desert Sand Sayings By Joseph Fink: The man in the tan jacket was running out to the desert. She could just The man in the tan jacket was running out to the desert. She could just barely see him at the edge of the parking lot's radius of light. His arms were swinging wildly, his suitcase swinging along. His legs were flailing, great puffs of sand kicked up behind him, his head thrown back, sweat running down his face visible even from where she sat. The kind of run that was from something and not toward. Then he left the faint edge of the light and was gone. — Joseph Fink
Desert Sand Sayings By Terry Compton: gravity pull is greater than what is set on Auntie. I was in a group gravity pull is greater than what is set on Auntie. I was in a group riding and packing our kamaals to Wuxi City. The kamaals are our six legged beast of burden. They can pack several hundred pounds and go for long distances with very little water or food. They are much more practical in the desert than mechanical vehicles. The sand — Terry Compton
Desert Sand Sayings By Liu Cixin: What Ye disliked most was seeing the waves that slowly crawled across the display, a What Ye disliked most was seeing the waves that slowly crawled across the display, a visual record of the meaningless noise Red Coast picked up from space. Ye felt this interminable wave was an abstract view of the universe: one end connected to the endless past, the other to the endless future, and in the middle only the ups and downs of random chance - without life, without pattern, the peaks and valleys at different heights like uneven grains of sand, the whole curve like a one-dimensional desert made of all the grains of sand lined up in a row, lonely, desolate, so long that it was intolerable. You could follow it and go forward or backward as long as you liked, but you'd never find the end. On — Liu Cixin
Desert Sand Sayings By Helene Dorion: Most often, we walk without understanding this movement, without hearing its step, but knowing that Most often, we walk without understanding this movement, without hearing its step, but knowing that we must go beyond an emptiness in us, and that only then our walk begins. In these moments, I think of the desert, of you.

Suddenly the beating of a bird's heart; that alone breaks the air. Behind me, steps I know I made but which the ground did not retain. I wanted to learn thirst. Sand is this infinity that passes through us slowly ever since a beginning that we cannot name. Stripped of itself, the world restores its whiteness which, alone now, upholds the memory I am remaking. Detached, I am still trying to see if there is someone.

My flesh melted in the desert. — Helene Dorion
Desert Sand Sayings By Beth Morey: imagine the desertmothers, with hair tangledtighter than their theologyand breasts that flowed milkand mystic wisdom. imagine the desert
mothers, with hair tangled
tighter than their theology
and breasts that flowed milk
and mystic wisdom. they
knew how to draw the singing
sigils in the sand, how to dig
rough and bitten fingers
into desiccated dirt for water
to wet the lips of their young.

women of hips and heft, who
learned how to burn
beneath the wild and searing
sun, who made loud love
against the star-flecked threat
of night, who knew that strength
is not always a matter of muscle.

imagine your ancestresses,
the prophetesses of the arid
lands, before these starched
traditions and pews too hard
to pray from, who bled true
ritual and birthed their own fierce
souls at creation's crowning -- — Beth Morey
Desert Sand Sayings By Rabindranath Tagore: Where the mind is without fearand the head is held high,where knowledge is free.Where the Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high,
where knowledge is free.
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls.
Where words come out from the depth of truth,
where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection.
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it's way
into the dreary desert sand of dead habit.
Where the mind is led forward by thee
into ever widening thought and action.
In to that heaven of freedom, my father,
LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE! — Rabindranath Tagore
Desert Sand Sayings By Rabindranath Tagore: Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action - Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. This — Rabindranath Tagore
Desert Sand Sayings By Jean-Paul Sartre: Neither sad nor gay is the desert - a boundless waste of sand under a Neither sad nor gay is the desert - a boundless waste of sand under a burning waste of sky. — Jean-Paul Sartre
Desert Sand Sayings By Neil Gaiman: I want to see life. I want to hold it in my hands. I want I want to see life. I want to hold it in my hands. I want to leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island. I want to play football with people. I want," he said, and then he paused and thought. "I want everything. — Neil Gaiman
Desert Sand Sayings By Terry Pratchett: But there's still such a lot to be done ... " YES. THERE ALWAYS IS. But there's still such a lot to be done ... " YES. THERE ALWAYS IS. Brutha followed the gaunt figure through the wall where, instead of the privy that occupied the far side in normal space, there was ... ... black sand. The light was brilliant, crystalline, in a black sky filled with stars. "Ah. There really is a desert. Does everyone get this?" said Brutha. WHO KNOWS? "And what is at the end of the desert?" JUDGMENT. Brutha considered this. "Which end?" Death grinned and stepped aside. — Terry Pratchett
Desert Sand Sayings By Joaquin Lowe: I could just like down, right here, and let the sand cover me like a I could just like down, right here, and let the sand cover me like a blanket. But my legs, clumsy as they've become, keep stumbling forward on their own. I'm not frightened and I'm not sorry. Not even a little bit. Nikko and I shared this fate, six years apart. We both walked into the desert, and we will both have died out here, under the wide open sky. At this moment, I feel closer to him than I have in years. Maybe that's what Endd meant when she said that none of us are ever truly alone. — Joaquin Lowe
Desert Sand Sayings By Jean-Marie G. Le Clezio: They were the men and the women of the sand, of the wind, of the They were the men and the women of the sand, of the wind, of the light, of the night. They appeared as in a dream, at the crest of a dune, as if they were born of the cloudless sky. — Jean-Marie G. Le Clezio
Desert Sand Sayings By Charles Haddon Spurgeon: No stars gleam as brightly as those which glisten in the polar sky. No water No stars gleam as brightly as those which glisten in the polar sky. No water tastes so sweet as that which springs amid the desert sand. And no faith is so precious as that which lives and triumphs through adversity. Tested faith brings experience. You would never have believed your own weakness had you not needed to pass through trials. And you would never have known God's strength had His strength not been needed to carry you through. — Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Desert Sand Sayings By Cormac McCarthy: The solitary pilgrim drawn up before it had traveled far to be here and he The solitary pilgrim drawn up before it had traveled far to be here and he knelt in the hot sand and held his numbed hands out while all about in that circle attended companies of lesser auxiliaries routed forth into the inordinate day, small owls that crouched silently and stood from foot to foot and tarantulas and solpugas and vinegarroons and the vicious mygale spiders and beaded lizards with mouths black as a chowdog's, deadly to man, and the little desert basilisks that jet blood from their eyes and the small sandvipers like seemly gods, silent and the same, in Jedda, in Babylon. — Cormac McCarthy
Desert Sand Sayings By Bill Whittle: Any idiot can build bombs. Our Trinity sits not on some desert sand seared into Any idiot can build bombs. Our Trinity sits not on some desert sand seared into glass at an abandoned, sad pillar of stones. It's in our heads and our hearts, it's in our genes, this beautiful, gorgeous marriage of money, freedom and ingenuity. — Bill Whittle
Desert Sand Sayings By Raquel Cepeda: More than anything, this place feels familiar. I bury my hands in the hot sand More than anything, this place feels familiar. I bury my hands in the hot sand and think about the embodiment of memory or, more specifically, our natural ability to carry the past in our bodies and minds. Individually, every grain of sand brushing against my hands represents a story, an experience, and a block for me to build upon for the next generation. I quietly thank this ancestor of mine for surviving the trip so that I could one day return. — Raquel Cepeda
Desert Sand Sayings By Dai Sijie: A name with a gently exotic ring to it, like birdsong, like a grain of A name with a gently exotic ring to it, like birdsong, like a grain of sand in the far-off Gobi Desert or the northern steppes, whipped up by the wind, carried by storms, swirling through the sky, travelling, crossing whole countries without knowing quite how, and ending up in the crook of my ear. — Dai Sijie
Desert Sand Sayings By Jay Asher: (Page 288)If my love were an ocean,there would be no more land.If my love were (Page 288)
If my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
If my love were a star-
late at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I'd be soaring in flight.
-I love poetry so getting to read something as tiny as this was very refreshing. I think I can relate to Hannah because what she is essentially saying is that she loves a lot to the point that if her love were an object in this world.. the entire world would be consumed by it just to show the amount of love she has. It got me confused because I found it kind of selfish of Hannah writing that poem because if she loved everone as deeply as her poems depict.. why would she leave them? — Jay Asher
Desert Sand Sayings By Rebecca West: Indeed, grief is not the clear melancholy the young believe it. It is like a Indeed, grief is not the clear melancholy the young believe it. It is like a siege in a tropical city. The skin dries and the throat parches as though one were living in the heat of the desert; water and wine taste warm in the mouth, and food is of the substance of the sand; one snarls at one's company; thoughts prick one through sleep like mosquitoes. — Rebecca West
Desert Sand Sayings By Ann-Marie MacDonald: A small grazing gesture ignites the need for closer, and breaks the surface of the A small grazing gesture ignites the need for closer, and breaks the surface of the water, never in you enough, gulping air, never contain you enough, on dry land now, never hold you enough, the desert heat, drink you, oasis lover shimmering under a palm, I will burn to ashes here then blow away until that merciful peak is discovered, and once that is discovered, the slow tumble back down the hill, buckets of water spilling in slow motion, streaking the sand along their way until again the gentle sway, the ocean floor, the grazing touch that reignites the sea. — Ann-Marie MacDonald
Desert Sand Sayings By Jean Baudrillard: We will live in this world, which for us has all the disquieting strangeness of We will live in this world, which for us has all the disquieting strangeness of the desert and of the simulacrum, with all the veracity of living phantoms, of wandering and simulating animals that capital, that the death of capital has made of us - because the desert of cities is equal to the desert of sand - the jungle of signs is equal to that of the forests - the vertigo of simulacra is equal to that of nature - only the vertiginous seduction of a dying system remains, in which work buries work, in which value buries value - leaving a virgin, sacred space without pathways, continuous as Bataille wished it, where only the wind lifts the sand, where only the wind watches over the sand. — Jean Baudrillard
Desert Sand Sayings By Amos Bronson Alcott: Man is a living liea bitter jest Upon himselfa conscious grain of sand Lost in Man is a living lie
a bitter jest Upon himself
a conscious grain of sand Lost in a desert of unconsciousness. — Amos Bronson Alcott
Desert Sand Sayings By Joaquin Lowe: The sand doesn't care if you're made of flesh or stone. The sand doesn't care if you're made of flesh or stone. — Joaquin Lowe
Desert Sand Sayings By Al Riske: The desert is full of things you can't hold on to - light and heat The desert is full of things you can't hold on to - light and heat and sand that slips through your fingers like friendships you once had. — Al Riske
Desert Sand Sayings By Cormac McCarthy: It was a lone tree burning on the desert. A heraldic tree that the passing It was a lone tree burning on the desert. A heraldic tree that the passing storm had left afire. The solitary pilgrim drawn up before it had traveled far to be here and he knelt in the hot sand and held his numbed hands out while all about in that circle attended companies of lesser auxiliaries routed forth into the inordinate day, small owls that crouched silently and stood from foot to foot and tarantulas and solpugas and vinegarroons and the vicious mygale spiders and beaded lizards with mouths black as a chowdog's, deadly to man, and the little desert basilisks that jet blood from their eyes and the small sandvipers like seemly gods, silent and the same, in Jeda, in Babylon. A constellation of ignited eyes that edged the ring of light all bound in a precarious truce before this torch whose brightness had set back the stars in their sockets. — Cormac McCarthy
Desert Sand Sayings By Anonymous: Rivulet, seek a better place for your limpid waters to reflect the brightness of the Rivulet, seek a better place for your limpid waters to reflect the brightness of the sun, for the desert will one day dry you up," the god of waters would have said, if perchance one existed. "Crows, there is more food in the forests than among rocks and sand," the god of the birds would have said. "Plants, spread your seeds far from here, because the world is full of humid, fertile ground, and you will grow more beautiful," the god of flowers would have said. — Anonymous
Desert Sand Sayings By Hannah Arendt: If this practice [of totalitarianism] is compared with [ ... ] [the desert] of tyranny, If this practice [of totalitarianism] is compared with [ ... ] [the desert] of tyranny, it seems as if a way had been found to set the desert itself in motion, to let loose a sand storm that could cover all parts of the inhabited earth.
The conditions under which we exist today in the field of politics are indeed threatened by these devastating sand storms. — Hannah Arendt
Desert Sand Sayings By Edward Abbey: Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you
beyond that next turning of the canyon walls. — Edward Abbey
Desert Sand Sayings By Marissa Meyer: Cress?""It's beautiful out there."A hesitation, before, "Could you be more specific?""The sky is gorgeous, intense Cress?"
"It's beautiful out there."
A hesitation, before, "Could you be more specific?"
"The sky is gorgeous, intense blue color." She pressed her fingers to the glass and traced the wavy hills on the horizon.
"Oh, good. You've really narrowed it down for me."
"I'm sorry, it's just ... " She tried to stamp down the rush of emotion. "I think we're in a desert."
"Cactuses and tumbleweeds?"
"No just a lot of sand. It's kind of orangish-gold, with hints of pink, and I can see tiny clouds of it floating above the ground, like ... like smoke."
"Piles up in lots of hills?"
"Yes, exactly! And it's beautiful."
Thorne snorted. "If this is how you feel about a desert, I can't wait until you see your first real tree. Your mind will explode. — Marissa Meyer
Desert Sand Sayings By Steven Erikson: He swam at my feet, Powerful arms in broad strokes Sweeping the sand. So I He swam at my feet,
Powerful arms in broad strokes
Sweeping the sand.
So I asked this man,
What seas do you swim?
And to this he answered,
'I have seen shells and the like
On this desert floor,
So I swim this land's memory
Thus honouring its past,'
Is the journey far, queried I.
'I cannot say,' he replied,
'For I shall drown long before
I am done.'
Sayings of the Fool
Thenys Bule
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Deadhouse Gates — Steven Erikson
Desert Sand Sayings By Henry Martin: Time plays no role in the life of one man - the subtle consciousness of Time plays no role in the life of one man - the subtle consciousness of it floating past me is more than enough. Years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds - what does it matter? Floating by, it rubs against my skin, face, and hair - wearing me down, yet polishing me all the while. Time is like fine grains of sand in a desert storm. At first, you don't pay any attention to it, but the more it hits you in the face, the more aware of it you become, the more annoying it gets until, one day, you find yourself suffocating. The weight of it eventually bends your spine, until you are crawling on your hands and knees, unable to stand straight. Then comes the time to crawl back into the womb, crawl inside and wait for rebirth. — Henry Martin
Desert Sand Sayings By Albert Camus: No breath, no sound, except at times the muffled cracking of stones being reduced to No breath, no sound, except at times the muffled cracking of stones being reduced to sand and cold, came to disturb the solitude that surrounded Janine. After a moment, however, it seemed to her that a king of slow gyration was sweeping the sky above her. In the depths of the dry, cold night thousands of stars were formed unceasingly and their sparkling icicles, no sooner detached, began to slip imperceptibly towards the horizon. Janine could not tear herself away from the contemplation of these shifting fires. She turned with them, and the same stationary progression reunited her little by little with her deepest being, where cold and desire now collided. Before her, the stars were falling one by one, then extinguishing themselves in the stones of the desert, and each time Janine opened a little more to the night. She was breathing deeply, she forgot the cold, the weight of beings, the insane or static life, the long anguish of living and dying. — Albert Camus
Desert Sand Sayings By Joseph Fink: Diane stood near Jackie. She had first gone to the accident site, but there wasn't Diane stood near Jackie. She had first gone to the accident site, but there wasn't much to see. Just some skid barks and an elaborate piece of 3-D chalk art. Then she had a cab take her by a few of Josh's favorite hangouts (the video store, the Desert Flower Bowling Alley and Arcade Fun Complex, the sand wastes outside of town), but he hadn't been at any of them. He was probably (if he was not injured as well, but she couldn't bear to even think of that) at one of his father's several jobs, doing exactly what Diane didn't want him to do. There would be consequences when Josh came home tonight. There would be a reckoning. — Joseph Fink
Desert Sand Sayings By Madeleine L'Engle: And it came to me as I stood on the desert sand, looking at the And it came to me as I stood on the desert sand, looking at the Great Pyramid, that what any civilization says about God tells us more about that civilization than it does about God. — Madeleine L'Engle
Desert Sand Sayings By Haruki Murakami: In the spring of her twenty-second year, Sumire fell in love for the first time In the spring of her twenty-second year, Sumire fell in love for the first time in her life. An intense love, a veritable tornado sweeping across the plains - flattening everything in its path, tossing things up in the air, ripping them to shreds, crushing them to bits. The tornado's intensity doesn't abate for a second as it blasts across the ocean, laying waste to Angkor Wat, incinerating an Indian jungle, tigers and everything, transforming itself into a Persian desert sandstorm, burying an exotic fortress city under a sea of sand. In short, a love of truly monumental proportions. The person she fell in love with happened to be 17 years older than Sumire. And was married. And, I should add, was a woman. This is where it all began, and where it all ended. Almost. — Haruki Murakami
Desert Sand Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: Think of all the duties that were perfectly obvious to Paul or Matthew in that Think of all the duties that were perfectly obvious to Paul or Matthew in that old Arabian desert that are pure nonsense to us now. All that foot washing, for example. Was it really for God's glory or just to keep the sand out of the house? — Barbara Kingsolver
Desert Sand Sayings By Hewitt E. Moore: The actuality of us being cognizant and accepting of the fact we are but a The actuality of us being cognizant and accepting of the fact we are but a speck of sand in a universe sized desert, whose existence is irrelevant to any facet of universal function is a hard pill to swallow. Knowing the world will go on for another billion years after death and you will have no recollection of anything, just as you have no recollection of the billion years before your birth is a mind-boggling intuition, — Hewitt E. Moore
Desert Sand Sayings By Alwyn Hamilton: For a second it looked like a mortal horse. The next it was pure sand. For a second it looked like a mortal horse. The next it was pure sand. Shifting from bright gold to violent red, fire and sun in a windswept desert. — Alwyn Hamilton
Desert Sand Sayings By Paulo Coelho: Long since, the desert wind wiped away our footprints in the sand. But at every Long since, the desert wind wiped away our footprints in the sand. But at every second of my existence, I remember what happened, and you still walk in my dreams and in my reality. Thank you for having crossed my path. — Paulo Coelho
Desert Sand Sayings By Neil Gaiman: Bod said, 'I want to see life. I want to hold it in my hands. Bod said, 'I want to see life. I want to hold it in my hands. I want to leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island. I want to play football with people. I want,' he said, and then he paused and he thought. 'I want everything. — Neil Gaiman
Desert Sand Sayings By Charles Soule: You could drop Tony Stark naked in the middle of the desert and he'd fly You could drop Tony Stark naked in the middle of the desert and he'd fly out in a jet made of sand and cactus needles. It's not his *stuff* that gives him power. It's his *brain*. Try using yours. You'll be amazed the difference it makes. — Charles Soule
Desert Sand Sayings By Ana Claudia Antunes: S:uch is Heaven on Earth, in all landA:s the sun brightens to the moon N:ails S:uch is Heaven on Earth, in all land
A:s the sun brightens to the moon
N:ails the Creation in a palm of a hand,
D:ancing IT makes the desert bloom. — Ana Claudia Antunes
Desert Sand Sayings By Frank Herbert: The waters which we spread upon the desert have become blood. Blood upon our land! The waters which we spread upon the desert have become blood. Blood upon our land! Behold our desert which could
rejoice and blossom; it has lured the stranger and seduced him in our midst.
They come for violence! Their faces are closed up as for the last wind of
Kralizec! They gather the captivity of the sand. They suck up the abundance of
the sand, the treasure hidden in the depths. Behold them as they go forth to
their evil work. It is written: 'And I stood upon the sand, and I saw a beast
rise up out of that sand, and upon the head of that beast was the name of God! — Frank Herbert
Desert Sand Sayings By Douglas Woolf: He awoke on the desert gliding at seventyfive, to see a single great headlight topping He awoke on the desert gliding at seventyfive, to see a single great headlight topping a rise not far off and bearing toward him. Vaguely he remembered being under the eye of the law most of the night, pursued by cops in white cars like their uniforms, so he slowed her to an unreasonable speed and crept on with two restless wheels in the sand. Ahead of him the light veered off to the right, out of disappointment or what, and it appeared to rise quickly into the air. He soon saw why: it was the moon being chased by the sun. — Douglas Woolf
Desert Sand Sayings By Dark Jar Tin Zoo: I love like I'm thirsty. Can I offer you a tall glass of Sahara sand? I love like I'm thirsty. Can I offer you a tall glass of Sahara sand? — Dark Jar Tin Zoo
Desert Sand Sayings By Raquel Cepeda: Individually, every grain of sand brushing against my hands represents a story, an experience, and Individually, every grain of sand brushing against my hands represents a story, an experience, and a block for me to build upon for the next generation. — Raquel Cepeda
Desert Sand Sayings By Ella Leya: Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the immediate outlives the profound, esoteric becomes cliched. And vice versa. — Ella Leya
Desert Sand Sayings By Wilkie Collins: Is there any wilderness of sand in the deserts of Arabia, is there any prospect Is there any wilderness of sand in the deserts of Arabia, is there any prospect of desolation among the ruins of Palestine, which can rival the repelling effect on the eye, and the depressing influence on the mind, of an English country town in the first stage of its existence, and in the transition state of its prosperity? — Wilkie Collins
Desert Sand Sayings By Walt Whitman: There's a man in the world who is never turned down, whatever he chances to There's a man in the world who is never turned down, whatever he chances to stray; he gets the glad hand in the populous town, or out where the farmers makes hay; he's greeted with pleasure on deserts of sand, and deep in the aisles of the woods; wherever he goes there's a welcoming hand-he's the man who delivers the goods. — Walt Whitman
Desert Sand Sayings By Henry Newbolt: The sand of the desert is sodden red, --Red with the wreck of a square The sand of the desert is sodden red, --
Red with the wreck of a square that broke; --
The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel dead,
And the regiment blind with dust and smoke.
The river of death has brimmed his banks,
And England's far, and Honour a name,
But the voice of a schoolboy rallies the ranks:
'Play up! play up! and play the game! — Henry Newbolt
Desert Sand Sayings By Annie Dillard: Oh, it's mysterious lamplit evenings, here in the galaxy, one after the other. It's one Oh, it's mysterious lamplit evenings, here in the galaxy, one after the other. It's one of those nights when I wander from window to window, looking for a sign. But I can't see. Terror and a beauty insoluble are a ribband of blue woven into the fringes of garments of things both great and small. No culture explains, no bivouac offers real haven or rest. But it could be that we are not seeing something. Galileo thought that comets were an optical illusion. This is fertile ground: since we are certain that they're not, we can look at what scientists are saying with fresh hope. What if there are really gleaming castellated cities hung upside-down over the desert sand? What limpid lakes and cool date palms have our caravans passed untried? Until, one by one, by the blindest of leaps, we light on the road to these places, we must stumble in darkness and hunger. — Annie Dillard
Desert Sand Sayings By V.S. Carnes: He watched her for her reaction, or possibly watched her just to watch, his eyes He watched her for her reaction, or possibly watched her just to watch, his eyes hooded by his lashes and his mouth impassive. A faceless man - such as the one she had dreamed of since she was a child - his identity not obscured by mist or flying sand or swirling dust, but by a mask he readily employed whenever he wished. As a shutter closed against a gale. Closed against her, no matter the impact of his words. He seemed to speak them against his will, just as he seemed to care for her against his will. — V.S. Carnes