Best 169 of Dirt quotes - MyQuotes
Have you noticed that only death arouses our emotions? How we love thee friends who have just passed away, right? How we admire those master who no longer speak, their mouths full of dirt. We them we are not obligated.
I dish the dirt out and I can take it. But why should my mother and children have to take it?
I was raised by my grandmother on a farm, where we were really poor - we had dirt floors - but so did everybody else.
Emmanuelle De Maupassant
She is drawn to the river, and all its hideous, dead-eyed treasures: rot-bloated cats, and cold-meat corpses of unwanted infants, eels plucking at their tender fingers and toes.
Paul never developed a negative attitude. He picked his bloody body up out of the dirt and went back into the city where he had almost been stoned to death, and he said, "Hey, about that sermon I didn't finish preaching - here it is!
Under the pavement the dirt is dreaming of grass.
Mud, rubbish and dirt are man's companions all his life; shouldn't they be precious to him, and isn't one doing man's service to remind him of their beauty?
modern people have seen too many chemicals and are ready to go back to eating dirt.
Where there is dirt there is system. Dirt is the byproduct of a systematic ordering and classification of matter.
Every seed must rise through dirt to enjoy the sunshine.
I'm better than dirt. Well, most kinds of dirt, not that fancy store-bought dirt... I can't compete with that stuff.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
When you've been around a snake long enough, you learn how to crawl in the dirt.
Dirt has been shrewdly termed "misplaced material.
The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.
There's nothing like a shovel full of dirt to encourage literacy.
Mrs Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her clenliness more umcomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. Cleanliness is next to godliness, and some people do the same by their religion.
There is honey in this land sweeter than any I know of, and I have cut cane in places where the dirt itself tasted like sugar, so that's saying a heap.
I wanted to find a cave and hang out there for the rest of my life and be a cave painter and eat dirt.
I came from a dirt farm, now I'm filthy rich.
He with the cleanest clothes isn’t necessarily the cleanest.
It's always the same, Combs walks, Koening singles, Ruth hits one out of the park, Gehrig doubles, Lazzeri triples. Then Dugan goes in the dirt on his can.
People are complaining of having rags and not riches, but I find it a blessing just to have rags, to wipe away the dirt and dust that may come in the course of life.
George Bernard Shaw
My schooling did me a great deal of harm and no good whatever; it was simply dragging a child's soul through the dirt.
Did you know that Puritanism went hand in hand with dirt, that Oliver Cromwell put a 100 per cent tax on soap and that the repeal of the soap tax was one of the most popular acts of Charles II at his Restoration?
What happens is we're all gonna return to dirt, so at the end of the day we're all equal.
Here lies Walter Winchell in the dirt he loved so well.
Recall that whatever lofty things you might accomplish today, you will do them only because you first ate something that grew out of the dirt.
By those who look close to the ground dirt will be seen. I hope I see things from a greater distance.
I am standing here in the shed, and I'm waiting to see if my seeds are going to poke out ofthe dirt. I don't know if it's too early to look for signs of life or if, this time, winter has claimed my family for good.
What a face this girl possessed!—could I not gaze at it every day I would need to recreate it through painting, sculpture, or fatherhood until a second such face is born. Her face, at once innocent and feral, soft and wild! Her mouth voluptuous. Eyes deep as oceans, her eyes as wide as planets. I likened her to the slender Psyché and judged that the perfection of her face ennobled everything unclean around her: the dusty hems of her bunched-up skirt, the worn straps of her nightshirt; the blackened soles of her tiny bare feet, the coal-stained balcony bricks upon which she sat, and that dusty wrought-ironwork that framed her perch. All this and the pungent air!—almost foul, with so many odors. Ô, that and the spicy night! …Pungency, spice, filth and night, dust and light; all things dark did blossom in sight; flower and bloom, the night has its pearl too—the moon! And once a month it will make the face of this tender girl bloom.
He treats me like the dirt under my feet.
Still, the vivid green of the grass-where the grass is actually managing to assert itself through the dirt-seems out of place. This seems like a place where the sun should never shine: a place on the edge, at the limit, a place completely removed from time and happiness and life.
Every flower must grow through dirt
Delay and dirt are the realities of the most rewarding travel.
Rule of religion: purpose breathes even in dirt and stones.
Snow cleaning of the world's largest telescope mirrors was an impressive sight. The optics technicians would climb into a huge telescopic boom lift and spray immense clouds of cold carbon dioxide snow and gas onto the ten meter diameter mirrors high above the floor indoors. It would cause some of the accumulated dirt to magically fall off, leaving it less dirty.
The dirt was OK, but once you hit the grass... Wet grass is slippery
In effective literature, ideas emerge from matter, not the other way around. So I squeeze the dirt for all it's worth and watch the sparks and diamonds fly. Add to this, the lubrication which music can provide, and you've got a workable literary form. Even when we reach the stars, we'll still be gazing down into the gutter.
We have, instead (of soot and dirt), disorganization. We have this proliferation of goods. It's the disease of the time.
I don't keep diaries anymore; They're quite incriminating. I just keep all the dirt road diaries in my head.
When midlist writers are treated like dirt, I would desist were I less stubborn and less committed.
Got some, dirt on my shoulder, could you brush it off for me?
I let him run on, this papier-maché Mephistopheles, and it seemed to me that if I tried I could poke my forefinger through him, and would find nothing inside but a little loose dirt, maybe.
Psychologically, it's better that I think that I'm dirt.
Self-knowledge, which comes from within, gradually change our beliefs and drops those beliefs which are false and stupid. After being cleared off all the dirt acquired by us in the form of second-hand knowledge in our early age, we can directly see the reality, through our own eyes, through our own heart and mind, as our mind gets unconditioned. It is this mind that is rightly compared to God, as such a consciousness is pure, having been cured of all ignorance and darkness and we come close to our true self—Atman or soul.
When you THROW DIRT at people, you're not doing a thing but LOSING GROUND.
Catherine Gilbert Murdock
So what if Brian made me feel like fireworks were going off inside me. He could also make me feel like a big fat clod of heartsick dirt. It was like he could take any emotion I had and make it ten times stronger. Which is great when it's happiness but pretty darn awful if it's anything sad.
The tourist was the great conservative who hated novelty and adored dirt.
When you’re older, you will realise the only thing that matters, the only thing, is that you had courage and honour. Lose those things and you won’t die any quicker, but you’ll be less than the dirt on our boots. You’ll still be dust, but you’ll have wasted your short time in the light.
guileless and without vanity,we were still in love with ourselves then. We felt comfortable in our own skins, enjoyed the news that our senses released to us, admired our dirt, cultivated our scars, and could not comprehend this unworthiness.