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Dirt quotes by Josh Hatcher
#1. What we need to do is treat some of our thoughts like door to door salesmen. If someone comes to your door and asks if he can come inside and throw some dirt on your floor to demonstrate his vaccuum cleaner - you would probably tell him "No thanks! See you later!" And yet - if a friend stopped by with a meatloaf and wanted to visit - we'd say "Come on in!" We need to stop being PASSIVE about what thoughts can take residence in our head. #Quote by Josh Hatcher
Dirt quotes by Jaimal Yogis
#2. I guess even the prettiest things eventually end up stinking. Everything does. We all will die and rot and decay and be reborn as dirt or flowers or worms, or polar bears who will drown because their ice is all melting, or presidents of war-torn countries, or whales swimming around acidifying seas. And then we will rot and decay again. And so it goes. #Quote by Jaimal Yogis
Dirt quotes by Amy Leach
#3. [God's] words do not rain down like rocks on those he speaks to; they mount up with wings or leap through brambles or swim blackly in ponds. They sleep hainging from trees, stomachs full of hunted insects, or grow tall and imperious and leafy in the forest. Many, if not most, of his words hope never to be heard - rooting blindly throught their dirt-homes or proliferating on the tops of mountains, they are dismayed when they are discovered, and rush away. His words are not repetitive: the only thing his words have in common with each other is that they are strange and they are themselves - they move on their own, through gutters and caves and swamps and the sky, and some of his words, when they get tired of hearing his name over and over, and wish to hear him speak, escape out the back door, like ferrets, like me. #Quote by Amy Leach
Dirt quotes by Jo Brand
#4. I cannot abide anyone treating another human being like a piece of dirt, whatever the context. #Quote by Jo Brand
Dirt quotes by Greg Jackson
#5. Every day is one day closer to the dirt, so you got to go hard. #Quote by Greg Jackson
Dirt quotes by M.A. George
#6. The cleanest civilization I've ever seen ... and the number one thing you pack for a wedding is a jar of dirt? #Quote by M.A. George
Dirt quotes by Carl Panzram
#7. Today I am dirty , but tomorrow I'll be just dirt. #Quote by Carl Panzram
Dirt quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#8. Wipe the pap of your mother's breast off thy lips and give me a hatful of that dirt,' the man with his chin on the ground said. 'No one of us will see the sun go down this night. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Dirt quotes by Helene Wecker
#9. Snakes, he learned, dreamed in smells and vibrations, their tongues darting out to sample the air, their long bodies pressed close to the dirt. #Quote by Helene Wecker
Dirt quotes by Gary    Anderson
#10. Not all was as it seemed, he realized in the simple rendering of a child's comprehension. Not all was good and honorable in this world. And for young Robrecht, there was something thrilling in this simple fact. For him, it was as if on that morning long ago the colors of the sky and earth - the dirt road, the brick and plaster buildings, the gleaming sea - had suddenly become not just brighter and more vibrant but also richer - the deeper shades of a complex and multifarious world. #Quote by Gary Anderson
Dirt quotes by Shoshana Zuboff
#11. Labor came to humanity with the fall from grace and was at best a penitential sacrifice enabling purity through humiliation. Laborwas toil, distress, trouble, fatigue
an exertion both painful and compulsory. Labor was our animal condition, struggling to survive in dirt and darkness. #Quote by Shoshana Zuboff
Dirt quotes by Julie Johnson
#12. There's this thrill I get, when I go on an adventure. Climb a peak, explore a city, set down wheels on a dirt runway in a place I've never been before. I've spent my whole life chasing that feeling." He pauses. "You're the first person I've ever met who makes me feel that rush while I'm standing still. #Quote by Julie Johnson
Dirt quotes by Grover Cleveland
#13. Grover Cleveland declined to participate in character attacks on Blaine . When presented with papers which purported to be extremely damaging to Blaine, he grabbed them, tore them up, flung the shreds into the fire, and decreed, The other side can have a monopoly of all the dirt in this campaign. #Quote by Grover Cleveland
Dirt quotes by Henry Adams
#14. The tourist was the great conservative who hated novelty and adored dirt. #Quote by Henry Adams
Dirt quotes by Rachel Hawkins
#15. Cross."
His head popped up a few shelves over. "What?"
"Check out the magic crap."
He shot me a look. "Oh, is that what we're supposed to be doing? Because I've just been drawing hearts and our initials in the dirt."
Sophie + Archer #Quote by Rachel Hawkins
Dirt quotes by Mike Cosper
#16. All human creativity is an echo of God's creativity. When God makes man, he forms him in the dirt, breathes life into him, and sends him out in the world. We've been playing in the dirt ever since. Just as God took something he'd made, shaped it, breathed life and meaning into it, and transformed it into something new, so we set about our own business, taking creation, shaping it, and giving it new meaning and purpose. Clay becomes sculpture. Trees become houses. Sounds are arranged in time to become music. Oils, pigments, and canvas are arranged to become paintings. Various metals, glass, and petroleum products become iPhones. The same is true of stories. There is nothing new under the sun, and our stories - no matter how fresh and new they might feel - are all a way of "playing in the dirt," wrestling with creation, reimagining it, working with it, and making it new. Our stories have a way of fitting into the bigger story of redemption that overshadows all of life and all of history. Because that bigger story is the dirt box in which all the other stories play. #Quote by Mike Cosper
Dirt quotes by Hank Green
#17. Your cruelties and mistakes may look damning to you, but that is not what I see. Every human conversation is more elegant and complex than the entire solar system that contains it. You have no idea how marvelous you are, but I am not only here to protect what you are now, I am here to protect what you will become. I can't tell you what that might be because I don't know. That unknown is a diamond in a universe of dirt. Uncertainty. Unpredictability. It is when you turn your emotions into art. It is BTS and the Sistine Chapel and Rumi's poetry and Ross Geller on the stairs yelling, 'Pivot.' Every creation great and small, they are our diamonds. And what you may be in two hundred years, we can guess with fair accuracy. What you are in two thousand . . . Oh, my friends . . . my best friends, you cannot know. #Quote by Hank Green
Dirt quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#18. Absence of that knowledge has rendered us a nation of wary label-readers, oddly uneasy in our obligate relationship with the things we eat ... Our words for unhealthy contamination
"soiled" or "dirty"
suggest that if we really knew the number-one ingredient of a garden, we'd all head straight into therapy. I used to take my children's friends out to the garden to warm them up to the idea of eating vegetables, but this strategy sometimes backfired: they'd back away slowly saying, "Oh man, those things touched dirt!" Adults do the same by pretending it all comes from the clean, well-lighted grocery store. We're like petulant teenagers rejecting our mother. We know we came out of her, but ee-ew. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Dirt quotes by Rick Yancey
#19. I'm one, too," he said.
"What?"
He spit a wad of blood and mucus into the dirt. "A virgin."
What a shock.
"What makes you think I'm a virgin?" I asked.
"You wouldn't have hit me if you weren't. #Quote by Rick Yancey
Dirt quotes by George Orwell
#20. For the rest, she grew used to the life that she was leading - used to the enormous sleepless nights, the cold, the dirt, the boredom, and the horrible communism of the Square. After a day or two she had ceased to feel even a flicker of surprise at her situation. She had come, like everyone about her, to accept this monstrous existence almost as though it were normal. The dazed, witless feeling that she had known on the way to the hopfields had come back upon her more strongly than before. It is the common effect of sleeplessness and still more of exposure. To live continuously in the open air, never going under a roof for more than an hour or two, blurs your perceptions like a strong light glaring in your eyes or a noise drumming in your ears. You act and plan and suffer, and yet all the while it is as though everything were a little out of focus, a little unreal. The world, inner and outer, grows dimmer till it reaches almost the vagueness of a dream. #Quote by George Orwell
Dirt quotes by Robert Hilburn
#21. At times, Singer Johnny Cash rubbed dirt from the earth under his fingernails in order to avoid any arrogance which might stem from his fame, by reminding himself of his roots and origins. #Quote by Robert Hilburn
Dirt quotes by Eithne Tabor
#22. Stars
Witness to vows unspoken-
Dream's bauble
Shattered-
(Not that it mattered)
One moment's gladness-
Madness?
Even the blind
Find
Stars in the dirt- #Quote by Eithne Tabor
Dirt quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#23. Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Dirt quotes by Kristen Callihan
#24. Dirt!" she shouted, no longer able to contain her ire. "Of all the gifts I could have received, I am left with dirt. #Quote by Kristen Callihan
Dirt quotes by Cassandra Clare
#25. You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me."
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen.
"But I don't want anything else in the world. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Dirt quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#26. The ocean's dirt does not affect the lily's beauty. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Dirt quotes by Sue Grafton
#27. There's only so much room at the top of the heap. The rest of us are fill dirt. #Quote by Sue Grafton
Dirt quotes by Sarah J. Maas
#28. Well, I care what you think of me. I care enough that I stayed at this disgusting party for you. And I care enough that I'd attend a thousand more like it so I can spend a few hours with you when you aren't looking at me like I'm not worth the dirt beneath your shoes. #Quote by Sarah J. Maas
Dirt quotes by Chris DiBona
#29. Calling EMACS an editor is like calling the Earth a hunk of dirt. #Quote by Chris DiBona
Dirt quotes by Oliver Evans
#30. People did not even then like to eat dirt, if they could see it. #Quote by Oliver Evans
Dirt quotes by Benjamin Alire Saenz
#31. His shoes on the front porch before he came inside. "The Japanese do that," he said. "They don't bring the dirt of the world into another person's house. #Quote by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Dirt quotes by Mara Dabrishus
#32. No matter what, my chest always tightens up before a race. A rush of adrenaline spikes all the way down my spine, and it's like I'm right there. Right on top of Kali, squeezed in that metal stall, looking out at the dirt with my heart in my throat. The starter opens the gates, and the bell rings. #Quote by Mara Dabrishus
Dirt quotes by Henry Miller
#33. I am living at the Villa Borghese. There is not a crumb of dirt anywhere, nor a chair misplaced. We are all alone here and we are dead. #Quote by Henry Miller
Dirt quotes by Michael Griffo
#34. He rubbed at the dirt furiously, making the circle disappear, and begged God to do the same thing to him. Just open up the ground and swallow him whole. Because if he couldn't go on living in His image, then he didn't want to go on living at all. But the ground didn't open and he wasn't swallowed up by the dirt, maybe because even unnatural things were created in God's image. #Quote by Michael Griffo
Dirt quotes by Peter Grey
#35. There is no sentimentality here. We need dirt under our nails and smoke stiffening our hair. We need salt drying on our chests, and bramble snagged calves. We must dedicate ourselves to forty days in the wilderness rather than our five minutes of fame. Magic must become more savage if it is to have any meaning in the world, any power. Myths are not to be draped about poetry, they come from the very substance of the earth, this is the mask we must wear. Be fierce from this understanding taking root. #Quote by Peter Grey
Dirt quotes by Susan Lacke
#36. We're not born running up mountains. Most of us don't even figure out we're capable of such a feat until later in life. Along the way, we make a lot of mistakes. Some of us even hit rock bottom. And then we pick ourselves up, dust off the dirt, and start climbing - sometimes literally. Running is a transformative experience in mind, body and spirit for so many. It helps us face inner demons and shush the naysayers - especially when those naysayers are ourselves. #Quote by Susan Lacke
Dirt quotes by Charles Simonyi
#37. Programming today is the opposite of diamond mining. In diamond mining you dig up a lot of dirt to find a small bit of value. With programming you start with the value, the real intention, and bury it in a bunch of dirt. #Quote by Charles Simonyi
Dirt quotes by Anton Chekhov
#38. They are all very serious people with stern expressions on their faces. They discuss nothing but important matters and like to philosophize a great deal, while at the same time everyone can see that the workers are detestably fed, sleep without suitable bedding, thirty to forty in a room with bedbugs everywhere, the stench, the dampness, and the moral corruption ... Obviously all our fine talk has gone on simply to hoodwink ourselves and other people as well. Show me the day nurseries that they're talking about so much about. And where are the libraries? Why, they just write about nurseries and libraries in novels, while in fact not a single one even exists. What does exist is nothing but dirt, vulgarity, and a barbarian way of life ... I dislike these terribly serious faces, they frighten me, and I'm afraid of serious conversations, too. We'd be better off if we all would just shut up for a while! #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Dirt quotes by Paula Altenburg
#39. Creed must have responded in kind, because with a gasp, she broke off the kiss. Time crawled to a standstill, then shifted to a sprint. Nieve shoved the gun lodged between them into his ribs. His hand still covered hers, and with the well-trained instincts of an assassin, he jerked the gun to the side so that the bullet she fired embedded into the ground, kicking up dirt, and not in his heart. #Quote by Paula Altenburg
Dirt quotes by Katie McGarry
#40. Baseball isn't just a game. It's the smell of popcorn drifting in the air, the sight of bugs buzzing near the stadium lights,the roughness of the dirt beneath your cleats. It's the anticipation building in your chest as the anthem plays, the adrenaline rush when your bat cracks against the ball, and the surge of blood when the umpire shouts strike after you pitch. It's a team full of guys backing your every move, a bleacher full of people cheering you on. It's ... life #Quote by Katie McGarry
Dirt quotes by Holly Black
#41. She came out of sleep like a thunderclap - waking from dreams so deep and dark that she couldn't remember anything but dirt and hands pulling her down into graves with cities inside them. #Quote by Holly Black
Dirt quotes by Laurie Halse Anderson
#42. Yesterday's dirt and mistakes have moved through me. I am shiny and pink inside, clean. Empty is good. Empty is strong. #Quote by Laurie Halse Anderson
Dirt quotes by William Klein
#43. The New York book was a visual diary and it was also kind of personal newspaper. I wanted it to look like the news. I didn't relate to European photography. It was too poetic and anecdotal for me ... the kinetic quality of new york, the kids, dirt, madness - I tried to find a photographic style that would come close to it. So I would be grainy and contrasted and black. Id crop, blur, play with the negatives. I didn't see clean technique being right for New York. I could imagine my pictures lying in the gutter like the New York Daily News. #Quote by William Klein
Dirt quotes by Jeanine Cummins
#44. This place, our little cloud forest, even though we missed our papi, it was the most beautiful place you've ever seen. We didn't really know that then, because it was the only place we'd ever seen, except in picture in books and magazines, but now that's I've seen other place, I know. I know how beautiful it was. And we loved it anyway even before we knew. Because the trees had these enormous dark green leaves, as a big as a bed, and they would sway in the wind. And when it rain you could hear the big, fat raindrops splatting onto those giant leaves, and you could only see the sky in bright blue patches if you were walking a long way off to a friend's house or to church or something, when you passed through a clearing and all those leaves would back away and open up and the hot sunshine would beat down all yellow and gold and sticky. And there were waterfalls everywhere with big rock pools where you could take a bath and the water was always warm and it smelled like sunlight. And at night there was the sound of the tree frogs and the music of the rushing water from the falls and all the songs of the night birds, and Mami would make the most delicious chilate, and Abuela would sing to us in the old language, and Soledad and I would gather herbs and dry them and bundle them for Papi to sell in the market when he had a day off, and that's how we passed our days.'

Luca can see it. He's there, far away in the misty cloud forest, in a hut with a packed dirt floor and a c #Quote by Jeanine Cummins
Dirt quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#45. Sura 2:223 says that 'your wife is as your farm to you, so treat her as you would your farm.' The ulema have quoted this as if it meant you could treat women like the dirt under your feet, but these clerics, who stand as unneeded intercessors between us and God, are never farmers, and farmers read the Quran right, and see their wives are their food, their drink, their work, the bed they lie on at night, the very ground under their feet! Yes, of course you treat your wife as the ground under your feet! #Quote by Kim Stanley Robinson
Dirt quotes by Marjorie Hudson
#46. The farmhouse sat on a rise at the end of a long dirt road, in a clearing surrounded by fruit trees and ninety acres of pines. It was painted white, and peeling, and some former hippie tenant had painted a mandala on the wall just inside the door with fine-point Magic Marker. I painted over it, but it bled through, again and again. I finally left it there, a pale and pastel version of itself, hanging ghostlike in the hall. #Quote by Marjorie Hudson
Dirt quotes by Matt Skiba
#47. I used to race at the YMCA in Crystal Lake, Illinois, they used to have a dirt track there, and there was also a track near Rockford, Illinois, that I would go to. #Quote by Matt Skiba
Dirt quotes by Joss Stirling
#48. Angel!
I whirled round. 'No! Don't you Angel me, Marcus Cohen! You've treated me like dirt-suspicious ever sinds we met. Testing me is the final straw. You've never thought about how your behaviour affects me-not once. You never understood that all I wanted was to be allowed to love you. #Quote by Joss Stirling
Dirt quotes by Bill Bellamy
#49. Oh my god, Jenny McCarthy is the coolest chick. She's the kind of girl you can play volleyball with and she's diggin' it out in the dirt. She's the girl that's playing softball - not worrying about breaking a nail. She's out there breaking nails and diving at second. And then, she's going to out-drink you at the bar. #Quote by Bill Bellamy
Dirt quotes by Heiko Julien
#50. i need you to french me into the fucking dirt. need you to actually care about me and ineed you to know that i just get tired sometimes. need to think that you are a betterperson than i am and never say it. need you here with me, on our literal death mattress,lying perfectly still in the middle of every single consecutive and increasingly sober night


thats all i need, because i know no one ever really says what they really mean and iknow that there exists a world beneath this one where all the things that get left unsaidbecome all the things you really want. its my moms basement, but i cant go back #Quote by Heiko Julien
Dirt quotes by Seneca The Younger
#51. Study rather to fill your mind than your coffers; knowing that gold and silver were originally mingled with dirt, until avarice or ambition parted them. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Dirt quotes by Jase Robertson
#52. Missy and I became best friends, and soon after our first year together I decided to propose to her. It was a bit of a silly proposal. It was shortly before Christmas Day 1988, and I bought her a potted plant for her present. I know, I know, but let me finish. The plan was to put her engagement ring in the dirt (which I did) and make her dig to find it (which I forced her to do). I was then going to give a speech saying, "Sometimes in life you have to get your hands dirty and work hard to achieve something that grows to be wonderful." I got the idea from Matthew 13, where Jesus gave the Parable of the Sower. I don't know if it was the digging through the dirt to find the ring or my speech, but she looked dazed and confused. So I sort of popped the question: "You're going to marry me, aren't you?" She eventually said yes (whew!), and I thought everything was great. #Quote by Jase Robertson
Dirt quotes by J. Edward Vance
#53. What is the meaning of life?" asked man.
"Seek and ye shall find," said God. "That was my method."
The man replied, "How might I do that?"
"Take a setting," instructed God. "Add some dirt and water, mold it into something likeable. Let there be light to break up the darkness. Plant some trees and fruit. Don't forget to put in a few animals. Then create a few wild things that are as curious in thought as you, and let them figure the damned thing out. #Quote by J. Edward Vance
Dirt quotes by F. Sionil Jose
#54. How many funerals had he attended, how many open graves had he seen, watched the coffins eased down, or sometimes just a frayed mat in which the corpse was bundled, the feet sticking out, the soles white and sometimes still specked with dirt if he was a farmer and could not afford slippers, least of all shoes.
-Istak #Quote by F. Sionil Jose
Dirt quotes by D. A. Carson
#55. Imagination is a God-given gift; but if it is fed dirt by the eye, it will be dirty. All sin, not least sexual sin, begins with the imagination. Therefore what feeds the imagination is of maximum importance in the pursuit of kingdom righteousness. #Quote by D. A. Carson
Dirt quotes by Ray Kingfisher
#56. seconds that these people could have been enemy agents trying to gain my confidence and find out what I knew about the Allied forces, but that only went to demonstrate my state of mind at the time. And this woman had obviously been working on the land. The sweat-packed hair on her temples and the dirt on her hands and grey flannel work suit spoke #Quote by Ray Kingfisher
Dirt quotes by Valentine Xavier
#57. My honey child, them housing projects
Cannot contain her multitudes
A sunbeam, hard upon her
Just a fly strugglin' through her braid loops

Watch me prove to 'em I'm more than nothin'
But a ragamuffin with homesick eyes
Yes, when it gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me

My love, she is a drummer
Than industrial steel, her backbone tougher
The eloping night and the honey moon that trails
Just dirt 'neath her finger nails

I'll be down on them crossroads
'Til daybreak winks a bright eye
And if it gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me

She's heard all the right things
And they did not persuade her
She has no use for your words
What she wants is your labor

'Cause when gringos speak of minorities
They tend to keep their voices low
Ah, but when that gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me #Quote by Valentine Xavier
Dirt quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#58. It had been eight years. The pain of loss was still there. It never went away. It just got buried in time, like a rock slowly being covered over by dirt. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Dirt quotes by Luccini Shurod
#59. In your travels, do not draw your attention to those stones in the dirt that cause your feet to ache. But rather draw your attention to the loveliness of all that does surround you. Marvel at the blades of grass that seem to turn silk under the loom of golden leaves that share with you the sun's warmth and ponder the impression of that morning fog whose kiss good morning gently asks Mother Nature to arise so that her spirit can bask in the beauty of her own imagination as she gazes into the distance, not in fear, but in awe of that beauty which will cause the imagination to create all endless possibilities that the spirit knows to already exist. Remember that your spirit is not a device that heeds to walls and streets that tell you where to go. Your spirit is your attention drawn to that beauty in the distance that only you can look to. Your spirit is connected to your environment by the imagination and the travel that you possess. Walk with your spirit in front of you and you will become part of that beauty in the distance that causes you to marvel with gladness. You will always be beautiful because this is who you are. #Quote by Luccini Shurod
Dirt quotes by Kiera Cass
#60. Our caste was just three away from the bottom. We were artists. And artists and classical musicians were only three steps up from dirt. Literally. Our money was stretched as tight as a high wire, and our income was highly dependent on the changing seasons. #Quote by Kiera Cass
Dirt quotes by Inger Christensen
#61. Give the dirt a little room. #Quote by Inger Christensen
Dirt quotes by Nora Gallagher
#62. What I want from the church, or any faith community, I see now, is a look between human beings that says we are knitted together, standing in a circle, holding each other up, waiting for the next ax to fall, rather than persons following a crowned Jesus, believing in an oppressive creed and tinny, false hope. That "religion" is about wanting the thing to last forever and make the pain go away. The reality is, instead, more about Jesus kneeling in the dust making a paste of spit and dirt. The reality is much more raw. #Quote by Nora Gallagher
Dirt quotes by Kim Edwards
#63. dirt, but the machine began to make #Quote by Kim Edwards
Dirt quotes by Anita Diamant
#64. Doorway. In Palestine, at least, no one would burst into tears at the sight of her. Sitting cross-legged on the ground, Tedi traced her name into the dirt and remembered Mr. Loederman's wife, Lena, an old-fashioned woman who wore crocheted collars. They had had a grown son, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson. All dead, she realized. She should have hugged him back. The accordion raced up a scale. Young voices #Quote by Anita Diamant
Dirt quotes by Bill Viola
#65. Vision connects you. But it also separates you. In my work, and my life, I feel a desire to merge. Not in terms of losing my own identity ... but there's a feeling that life is interconnected, that there's life in stones and rocks and trees and dirt, like there is in us. #Quote by Bill Viola
Dirt quotes by Wallace Stevens
#66. This mangled, smutted semi-world hacked out
Of dirt ... It is not possible for the moon
To blot this with its dove-winged blendings. #Quote by Wallace Stevens
Dirt quotes by Michelle West
#67. My Ona Elena once told me something important," Adam said, hesitant now that the force of Levec's anger had deserted him. "Happiness is like a seed." Before Levec could speak, Adam lifted a hand. "She said that anger and hatred and love are like seeds as well. All the things we feel that endure, are."
"And we are?"
"Dirt," Adam replied.
"I might agree with that statement, but I'm certain you intend to go elsewhere with it."
"We are earth. But we are like different types of earth, in different climates. Not all seeds that fall from a tree take root. Not all things that take root survive. We cannot be given happiness. Only the seed of it. We might not recognize the seed," he added. "Because we can't see the tree it might become. We are surrounded by trees, and the seeds in our hands looks nothing like them.
"For some, the earth is damp and fertile, and all seeds take root. But for others, the earth is hard, and water scarce. Elena believed that no man--or woman--starts life as a desert. But without trees, any many or woman can become one." - Adam #Quote by Michelle West
Dirt quotes by James Cameron
#68. I always do makeup touch-ups myself, especially for blood, wounds, and dirt. It saves so much time. #Quote by James Cameron
Dirt quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#69. The disgust with dirt can be so great that it keeps us from cleaning ourselves
from "justifying" ourselves. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Dirt quotes by Katie Williams
#70. What they don't understand is that it condition is a symptom of me. That I am a stone buried deep in the ground, something that will never grow, no matter how good the dirt. #Quote by Katie Williams
Dirt quotes by J.S.B. Morse
#71. There is more mental health cure found in a pile of dirt than in all the behavioral therapy and drugs in modern medical science. #Quote by J.S.B. Morse
Dirt quotes by Tupac Shakur
#72. Can't sleep 'cause all the dirt make my heart hurt #Quote by Tupac Shakur
Dirt quotes by Paul Harding
#73. But it's a curse, a condemnation, like an act of provocation, to have been aroused from not being, to have been conjured up from a clot of dirt and hay and lit on fire and sent stumbling among the rocks and bones of this ruthless earth to weep and worry and wreak havoc and ponder little more than the impending return to oblivion, to invent hopes that are as elaborate as they are fraudulent and poorly constructed, and that burn off the moment they are dedicated, if not before, and are at best only true as we invent them for ourselves or tell them to others, around a fire, in a hovel, while we all freeze or starve or plot or contemplate treachery or betrayal or murder or despair of love, or make daughters and elaborately rejoice in them so that when they are cut down even more despair can be wrung from our hearts, which prove only to have been made for the purpose of being broken. And worse still, because broken hearts continue beating. #Quote by Paul Harding
Dirt quotes by Tyler Perry
#74. Keep your dreams ALIVE. No matter how hard it gets, no matter how many people talk about you; they're going to throw dirt on you but that's alright, when they put you in that box (after your dead), they're going to put dirt on you some more, so that's okay - GO, don't be afraid, have NO FEAR. #Quote by Tyler Perry
Dirt quotes by Chauncey L. Canfield
#75. I would like to have enough capital so that I would not have to slave from sunrise till dark as I did on dad's farm. I don't know as the work was any harder than what we do here, but there is a difference. There all we got was just about a bare living, at the best a few hundred dollars put away for a year's work, but here one don't know what the next stroke of the pick, or the next rocker full of dirt, may bring forth - an ounce or twenty ounces it may be. That is the excitement and fascination that makes one endure the hardships, working up to one's knees in cold water, breaking one's back in gouging and crevicing, the chance that the next panful will indicate the finding of a big deposit. #Quote by Chauncey L. Canfield
Dirt quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#76. Throwing dirt on a seed only increases its value. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Dirt quotes by Diane Ladd
#77. Have a little faith, kick a little dirt. #Quote by Diane Ladd
Dirt quotes by Jaeda DeWalt
#78. I want to be intoxicated by the darkened ether of midnight, running through my fingers as sparkling stardust. I crave the taste of the ocean's salty tears, as her temperamental tides crash and break against the rocks. I yearn for the sweet scent of sun on my skin and the earthy musk of dirt giving way under my bare feet. I want to lay naked in golden fields, as i gaze up at an endless sky, dreaming my dreams, as Mother Nature's love washes over me like spiritual sunshine. #Quote by Jaeda DeWalt
Dirt quotes by China Mieville
#79. They live beyond the quick ghetto. In hovels. In the shantytown.' He smiled. 'And every night, after the sun's descended, they can crawl safely out from their shacks and shuffle into the town. Stick-figures in rags, leaning against the walls. Exhausted and starving, hands outstretched. Begging.' His voice was soft and vicious. 'Begging for the quick to take pity on them. And every so often one of us will acquiesce, and out of pity and contempt, embarrassed by our soft philanthropy, we'll stand in the eaves of a building and offer up our wrists. And you and your kind will open them, all frantic with hunger and fawning with gratitude, and take a few eager swigs, till we decide you've had enough and take back our hands while you weep and beg for more, and maybe spew because you've gone without a hit so long your stomach can't handle what it craves, and we leave you lying in the dirt, blissed by your little fix. #Quote by China Mieville
Dirt quotes by Jennifer Niven
#80. As she rattles on, about Violet, about Gemma Sterling, about the Bartlett Dirt, I don't say anything else. I suddenly don't want Bren or Charlie to talk about Violet, because I want to keep her to myself, like the Christmas I was eight - back when Christmases were still good - and got my first guitar, which I named No Trespassing, as in no one could touch it but me. #Quote by Jennifer Niven
Dirt quotes by Toni Morrison
#81. Only now, he thought, now that I know I have a father, do I feel his absence: the place where he should have been and was not. Before, I thought everybody was one-armed, like me. Now I feel the surgery. The crunch of bone when it is sundered, the sliced flesh and the tubes of blood cut through, shocking the bloodrun and disturbing the nerves. They dangle and writhe. Singing pain. Waking me with the sound of itself, thrumming when I sleep so deeply it strangles my dreams away. There is nothing for it but to go away from where he is not to where he used to be and might be still. Let the dangle and the writhe see what it is missing; let the pain sing to the dirt where he stepped in the place where he used to be and might be still. I am not going to be healed, or to find the arm that was removed from me. I am going to freshen the pain, point it, so we both know what it is for. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Dirt quotes by Peter Singer
#82. Robots already perform many functions, from making cars to defusing bombs - or, more menacingly, firing missiles. Children and adults play with toy robots, while vacuum-cleaning robots are sucking up dirt in a growing number of homes and - as evidenced by YouTube videos - entertaining cats. #Quote by Peter Singer
Dirt quotes by Toni Morrison
#83. 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. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Dirt quotes by Marge Piercy
#84. When midlist writers are treated like dirt, I would desist were I less stubborn and less committed. #Quote by Marge Piercy
Dirt quotes by Peter Godwin
#85. As we get ready to leave, Georgina announces that she wants to keep the kitten. But of course she can't. We walk up and down looking for its mother, calling for its siblings. But the nearby kraals are deserted, of both people and animals. And eventually we have to leave it at the gate of an empty kraal, the closest one to where it found us, hoping that this might be its home. As we start to drive away, the kitten totters down the dirt road after us, a furry ball of khaki with irregular black spots, and Georgina bursts into tears.

'Over the kitten? Really?' I ask, gesturing around the ruins of the torture base and the mass graves. 'With all of this?'

'No,' she sniffs. 'It's not just the kitten. It's everyone here. They've all been abandoned. No one gives a **** about what happened to them. They're completely alone. #Quote by Peter Godwin
Dirt quotes by K. Webster
#86. I'll love you until I'm ashes in the dirt beneath the Earth. Then, I'll love you even more. #Quote by K. Webster
Dirt quotes by Breaking Benjamin
#87. I have nothing left to give,
I have found the perfect end,
you were made to make it hurt,
dissapear into the dirt #Quote by Breaking Benjamin
Dirt quotes by John Green
#88. We shove the dirt over the book, tamping down the disturbed soil. The grass will grow back soon enough. It will be for us the beautiful uncut hair of graves. #Quote by John Green
Dirt quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#89. Have you ever played Monopoly? It's a board game designed to teach kids capitalism. And what happens in the end? The winner has all the money, and everyone else has nothing. Woohoo! So much fun! That's literally how America works. That's why there are a few super rich people who own almost everything, and tens of millions of dirt poor people who have nothing. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Dirt quotes by Debasish Mridha
#90. No dirt can touch me, like an ocean, everything that comes to me becomes clean. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Dirt quotes by Dawn Tripp
#91. He'd dust the dirt off with his fingers, wash it in his mouth so it came lean off his tongue like a language. #Quote by Dawn Tripp
Dirt quotes by James Cagney
#92. You dirty rat... #Quote by James Cagney
Dirt quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#93. Asteroids are craggy chunks of rock. Comets are balls of dirt, ice, and frozen gases. And meteors are, quite simply, whatever falls through and burns up in Earth's atmosphere from outer space. Asteroids #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Dirt quotes by P.C. Cast
#94. Oklahoma holds ancient power within its red dirt, #Quote by P.C. Cast
Dirt quotes by L.M. Browning
#95. The cure for our modern maladies is dirt under the fingernails and the feel of thick grass between the toes. The cure for our listlessness is to be out within the invigorating wind. The cure for our uselessness is to take back up our stewardship; for it is not that there has been no work to be done, we simply have not been attending to it. #Quote by L.M. Browning
Dirt quotes by J. Lynn
#96. You can stay here with me. My parents wouldn't care. We can pretend we're sixteen and having quiet, dirt sex so no one hears us. #Quote by J. Lynn
Dirt quotes by Diana Gabaldon
#97. For a moment, half blinded by dirt, I couldn't see Jamie at all. Then I spotted him. He was under the bear, one arm locked around its neck, his head tucked into the joint of the shoulder just under the drooling jaws. #Quote by Diana Gabaldon
Dirt quotes by Jack London
#98. When you reach out your vaunted strong hands for our palaces and purpled ease, we will show you what strength is. In roar of shell and shrapnel and in whine of machine-guns will our answer be couched.* We will grind you revolutionists down under our heel, and we shall walk upon your faces. The world is ours, we are its lords, and ours it shall remain. As for the host of labor, it has been in the dirt since history began, and I read history aright. And in the dirt it shall remain so long as I and mine and those that come after us have the power. There is the word. It is the king of words - Power. Not God, not Mammon, but Power. #Quote by Jack London
Dirt quotes by Laura Lippman
#99. The human mind was set up to categorize, generalize. It makes life so much simpler. I want to tell you that I never, ever think in stereotypes, but the more precise truth is that when I catch a stupid thought skittering across the surface of my brain, I send little villagers after it with torches. I check myself constantly, like a mother looking for deer ticks at the end of a camping trip. "What's that? Is it a speck of dirt or something hateful, something dangerous?" You don't want these stupid suckers to take root. #Quote by Laura Lippman
Dirt quotes by Sarah Dessen
#100. I can see that everyone else is doing exactly what they wanted with the rest of their lives. They're all at the gate, pawing the dirt and ready to run, and I've already got a lame leg and am this close to being taken around back of the stable to be put out of my misery. #Quote by Sarah Dessen
Dirt quotes by Lee Child
#101. They didn't want to take the crew-cab back to town, because they didn't want to sit where those guys had sat, so they rode the backhoe, as before, Westwood driving, Reacher and Chang face to face above his head, but this time on the dirt road. Which was slow, but more comfortable. They parked in the dealer's lot. The salesman came out. The backhoe was examined. It was a little stained by crushed wheat, and a little scratched on the sides. There was a little dirt caked on. And the front bucket had a dimple, where the bullet had struck. Not new anymore. Not exactly. Reacher gave the guy five grand from their leftover money. Easy come, easy go. Then #Quote by Lee Child
Dirt quotes by Holly Black
#102. Get down here before you're recognized."
"Playing hide-and-seek under the table? Crouching in the dirt? Typical of your kind, but far beneath my dignity."
He laughs unsteadily, like he expects I am going to laugh, too. I don't. I ball up my fist and punch him in the stomach, right where I know it will hurt. He staggers to his knees. The goblet drops to the dirt, making a hollow clanking sound. "Ow!" he shouts, and lets me tug him under the table. #Quote by Holly Black
Dirt quotes by G. Willow Wilson
#103. I have had much experience with the unclean and uncivilized in the recent past. Shall I tell you what I discovered? I am not the state of my feet. I am not the dirt on my hands or the hygiene of my private parts. If I were these things, I would not have been at liberty to pray at any time since my arrest. But I did pray, because I am not these things. In the end, I am not even myself. I am a string of bones speaking the word God. #Quote by G. Willow Wilson
Dirt quotes by Catherynne M. Valente
#104. You wanted Death? This is it. Dirt and decay, nothing more. Death translates us all into earth." He frowned at me, his cheeks puffing slightly. "Are you disappointed? Did you want a man in black robes? I'm sure I've a set somewhere. A dour, thin face with bony hands? I've more bones in this house than you could ever count. You've been moping over half the world looking for Death as though that word meant anything but cold bodies and mushrooms growing out of young girls' eye-sockets. What an exceptionally stupid child!" Suddenly he moved very fast, like a turtle after a spider - such unexpected movement from a thing so languid and round. He clapped my throat in his hand, squeezing until I could not breathe…I whistled and wheezed, beating at his chest, and my vision blurred, thick as blood. "You want Death?" he hissed. "I am Death. I will break your neck and cover you with my jar of dirt. When you kill, you become Death, and so Death wears a thousand faces, a thousand robes, a thousand gazes." He loosened his grip. "But you can be Death, too. You can wear that face and that gaze. Would you like to be Death? Would you like to live in this house and learn his trade? #Quote by Catherynne M. Valente
Dirt quotes by Tiffanie DeBartolo
#105. It's easy to plant a seed and sprinkle it with water, but once the sun scorches the ground, and the earth soaks up all the moisture, you're left with nothing but a thirsty little flower trying desperately to make it out of the dirt. #Quote by Tiffanie DeBartolo
Dirt quotes by Luke F.D. Marsden
#106. Travelling the dusty highways in the early evenings, just as the light began to fade, I would look out along the perpendicular dirt tracks that joined the road at intervals. They undulated away gently into the distance; slow streams of people in twos and threes and fours walked them, through the haze, talking easily, making their way back from wherever lay beyond. I longed to take every one of these turnings, to step out along every track in the morning, to return at dusk, to see what lay over each of these horizons and to share in the stories of those that returned from them. My trajectory, and that of each one of us, was that of a meteor, shedding millions of tiny sparks of possibility with every passing second, each with the capacity to ignite a flash of experience, but nearly all of which quickly burned up and vanished as it was left behind. The fire that moved forward was the flame of our lives. #Quote by Luke F.D. Marsden
Dirt quotes by Laini Taylor
#107. By contrast, the grime of her journey, the outré inappropriateness of the state of her, it felt like armor.
I earned this dirt.
Respect. The dirt. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Dirt quotes by Frederick Lenz
#108. Meditation is like taking a shower. You are going to wash all the dirt off that you have picked up since your last shower and be clean. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Dirt quotes by Agatha Christie
#109. After all, perhaps dirt isn't really so unhealthy as one is brought up to believe. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Dirt quotes by Tom Robbins
#110. Although the surface of our planet is two-thirds water, we call it the Earth. We say we are earthlings, not waterlings. Our blood is closer to seawater than our bones to soil, but that's no matter. The sea is the cradle we all rocked out of, but it's to dust that we go. From the time that water invented us, we began to seek out dirt. The further we separate ourselves from the dirt, the further we separate ourselves from ourselves. Alienation is a disease of the unsoiled. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Dirt quotes by Elizabeth Strout
#111. I grew up on a dirt road in Maine, and pretty much everybody on that dirt road was related to me, and they were old. And so grumpy. #Quote by Elizabeth Strout
Dirt quotes by Edward W. Robertson
#112. The dinosaurs had all died, too, along with their dinosaur dreams. A world capable of such genocidal indifference didn't deserve its own existence. Walt wanted to watch it wither, to crumble into shit and dirt, fertilizer for a future that would one day crumble itself. #Quote by Edward W. Robertson
Dirt quotes by Cinda Williams Chima
#113. You know, Micah, that first night, when I saw you on Bridge Street, I wanted to kill you. I wanted to cut your throat and watch your blood soak into the dirt. I wanted to wrap a strangle cord around your neck and throttle you while you kicked and messed yourself."
"I'm shaking in my boots," Micah said, looking Han dead in the eyes.
Han stood and took a step toward him. "I'm what's hiding in the side street when you walk home from The Four Horses," he said. "I'm the shadow in Greystone Alley when you go out to take a piss. I'm the foot pad in the corridor when you visit the girlie at Grievous Hall."
Micah's eyes narrowed, his self-assurance wilting a bit. Han could tell he was going back over a hundred suspicious sights and sounds. "You've been following me?"
"I can come and go from your room, any time I want," Han said. "I can tell you what you say when you talk in your sleep. I know what your down low girlie whispers in your ear." He laughed...
Michah licked his lips. "Perhaps you take some kind of perverse pleasure in stalking me... #Quote by Cinda Williams Chima
Dirt quotes by Philip Roth
#114. Am I mistaken to think that even back then, in the vivid present, the fullness of life stirred our emotions to an extraordinary extent? Has anywhere since so engrossed you in its ocean of details? The detail, the immensity of the detail, the force of the detail,
the weight of the detailthe rich endlessness of detail surrounding you in your young life like the six feet of dirt that'll be packed on your grave when you're dead #Quote by Philip Roth
Dirt quotes by Michael Grant
#115. The warrior who had gone out from the lake to save his people by slaying the evil one was now just a boy sitting in the dirt with his fingers in a mane of blond hair.
He stared at nothing. Expected nothing. Planned nothing.
Just sat. #Quote by Michael Grant
Dirt quotes by Tanner Berryhill
#116. My dad knew that if I wanted to make a career out of it, I needed to go to NASCAR rather than dirt racing. Personally, I like dirt racing a little bit more. It's a little more fun. #Quote by Tanner Berryhill
Dirt quotes by Daniel Woodrell
#117. I got my face close up to the man still standing. I let him understand that there was oodles of danger in me; my head wobbled loose, three ticks off center. This scary face is all them such as me has to show this other world, the world in charge of our world, that musters any authority, gets any reluctant respect at all. If us lower elements didn't show our teeth plenty and act fast to bite, we'd just be soft, loamy dirt anybody could walk on, anytime, and you know they would, too, since even with a show of teeth there's a grassless path worn clear across our brains and backs. #Quote by Daniel Woodrell
Dirt quotes by Valenciya Lyons
#118. Tammy dips her pickles in mustard and red dirt and everyone knows why," she whispered as if someone might overhear. #Quote by Valenciya Lyons
Dirt quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#119. Where the past is venerated the clean and those who clean things up should be kept out. Piety is never happy without a little dust, dirt, and rubbish. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Dirt quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#120. Images barraged him. Connections darted electric. Veins. Roots. Forked lightning. Tributaries. Branches. Vines snaked around trees, herds of animals, drops of water running together.

I don't understand.

Fingers twined together. Shoulder leaned on shoulder. Fist bumping fist. Hand dragging Adam up from the dirt.

Cabeswater rifled madly through Adam's own memories and flashed them through his mind. It hurled images of Gansey, Ronan, Noah, and Blue so fast that Adam couldn't keep up with all of them.

Then the grid of lightning blasted across the world, an illuminated grid of energy.

Adam still did not understand, and then he did.

There was more than one Cabeswater. Or more of whatever it was. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Dirt quotes by Terence McKenna
#121. When we really understand time travel we may find out it's as common as dirt and has been going on all around us is all kinds of physical processes. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Dirt quotes by Chris  Stevenson
#122. He's ugly enough to make a freight train take a dirt road. #Quote by Chris Stevenson
Dirt quotes by A.W. Tozer
#123. The philosopher Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." If a common philosopher could think that, how much more we Christians ought to listen to the Holy Spirit when He says, "Examine yourself." An unexamined Christian lies like an unattended garden. Let your garden go unattended for a few months, and you will not have roses and tomatoes but weeds. An unexamined Christian life is like an unkempt house. Lock your house up as tight as you will and leave it long enough, and when you come back you will not believe the dirt that got in from somewhere. An unexamined Christian is like an untaught child. A child that is not taught will be a little savage. It takes examination, teaching, instruction, discipline, caring, tending, weeding and cultivating to keep the life right. #Quote by A.W. Tozer
Dirt quotes by Constantin Stanislavski
#124. Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing - all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art - at the door. #Quote by Constantin Stanislavski
Dirt quotes by Donald Miller
#125. I am early in my story, but I believe I will stretch out into eternity, and in heaven I will reflect upon these early days, these days when it seemed God was down a dirt road, walking toward me. Years ago He was a swinging speck in the distance; now He is close enough I can hear His singing. Soon I will see the lines on His face. #Quote by Donald Miller
Dirt quotes by Andrew Davies
#126. The writer in movies is about as low as you can get and you really are a hired hand. You are paid a lot of money to be treated like dirt. #Quote by Andrew Davies
Dirt quotes by Trista Mateer
#127. Girl like a garden you never volunteered to tend. Dirt all tracked into your front hall. #Quote by Trista Mateer
Dirt quotes by Markus Zusak
#128. Walter Kugler was on the ground, his blond hair peppered with dirt. #Quote by Markus Zusak
Dirt quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#129. I'm a dirt road out in the country kind of person, but I remember thinking, I could live in Chicago. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Dirt quotes by Bruce Springsteen
#130. The way I see it, we ate the apple and Adam, Eve, the rebel Jesus in all his glory and Satan are all part of God's plan to make men and women out of us, to give us the precious gifts of earth, dirt, sweat, blood, sex, sin, goodness, freedom, captivity, love, fear, life and death...our humanity and a world of our own. #Quote by Bruce Springsteen
Dirt quotes by Daniella Monet
#131. Growing up, I absolutely loved skateboarding and dirt bike riding with my brother and the neighborhood kids. #Quote by Daniella Monet
Dirt quotes by Nesta Jojoe Erskine
#132. We all clean a lot of things as we go through life. We clean our clothes and wear them over our unclean hearts. We wash our hands and leave our souls untouched. We pour water on our heads and as it drips down to our feet, it cleans the dirt off our skin. But we leave our thoughts and words out of this cleanliness. #Quote by Nesta Jojoe Erskine
Dirt quotes by Sarah Parcak
#133. Once archaeologists have shown possible 'new' ancient features, they can import the data into their iPads and take it to the field to do survey or excavation work. Technology doesn't mean we aren't digging in the dirt anymore - it's just that we know better where to dig. #Quote by Sarah Parcak
Dirt quotes by Sayantan Sen
#134. One day, you would see,
You have dropped your attire,
The dirt you are carrying on your shoulder
And your entire self! #Quote by Sayantan Sen
Dirt quotes by John Hagee
#135. 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!" #Quote by John Hagee
Dirt quotes by Leonard Cohen
#136. He never described himself as a poet or his work as poetry. The fact that the lines do not come to the edge of the page is no guarantee. Poetry is a verdict, not an occupation. He hated to argue about the techniques of verse. The poem is a dirty, bloody, burning thing that has to be grabbed first with bare hands. Once the fire celebrated Light, the dirt Humility, the blood Sacrifice. Now the poets are professional fire-eaters, freelancing at any carnival. The fire goes down easily and honours no one in particular. #Quote by Leonard Cohen
Dirt quotes by Jessica Brody
#137. Have you ever noticed how many worlds there are out there? Infinite. An infinite number of worlds. And they all function separately from each other. Like unrelated specks of dirt floating in the air. Sometimes two specks will collide, momentarily affecting each other, but most of the time they just keep on floating, completely unaware that any other specks exist. #Quote by Jessica Brody
Dirt quotes by Hannah Kent
#138. Now comes the darkening sky and a cold wind that passes right through you, as though you are not there, it passes through you as though it does not care whether you are alive or dead, for you will be gone and the wind will still be there, licking the grass flat upon the ground, not caring whether the soil is at a freeze or thaw, for it will freeze and thaw again, and soon your bones, now hot with blood and thick-juicy with marrow, will be dry and brittle and flake and freeze and thaw with the weight of the dirt upon you, and the last moisture of your body will be drawn up to the surface by the grass, and the wind will come and knock it down and push you back against the rocks, or it will scrape you up under its nails and take you out to sea in a wild screaming of snow. #Quote by Hannah Kent
Dirt quotes by Christina Stead
#139. All the June Saturday afternoon Sam Pollit's children were on the lookout for him as they skated round the dirt sidewalks and seamed old asphalt of R Street and Reservoir Road that bounded the deep-grassed acres of Tohoga House, their home. #Quote by Christina Stead
Dirt quotes by Ayn Rand
#140. The fields are black and ploughed, and they lie like a great fan before us, with their furrows gathered in some hand beyond the sky, spreading forth from that hand, opening wide apart as they come toward us, like black pleats that sparkle with thin, green spangles. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Dirt quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#141. To be laughed at is no great hardship to me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. Caricatures, lampoons, and slanders are my glory. But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow. Spit on me, but, oh, repent! Laugh at me, but, oh, believe in my Master! Make my body as the dirt of the streets, but damn not your own souls! #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Dirt quotes by Sylvia Plath
#142. I said to myself: Doreen is dissolving, Lenny Shepherd is dissolving, Frankie is dissolving, New York is dissolving, they are all dissolving away and none of them matter any more. I don't know them, I have never known them and I am very pure. All that liquor and those sticky kisses I saw and the dirt that settled on my skin on the way back is turning into something pure. #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Dirt quotes by Jackson Pearce
#143. Oh god. Screwtape, I hate you." I cry and laugh in the same breath as I trudge toward them. My clothes are covered in dirt as I trudge toward them. My clothes are covered in dirt and my hair is matted, but I don't care. I peer through the basket bars at Screwtape, who looks at me as though I've betrayed his trust. I rise and meet Silas's gaze. "Thank you, Silas," I say, though the words are quieter than I mean. Something buzzes within me, stirs around in my chest enticingly.
"Of course," he murmurs. His eyes are heavy on mine, his gaze pulling me in. He licks his lips nervously and runs a hand through his hair. Screwtape howls out as the rain increases, droplets clinging to Silas's lashes and running over his lips. Why am I noticing his lips? I brush my hair behind my ears as the heavy rain drowns out the sounds of the city on the other side of the fence.
"Rosie," he says, or maybe he just mouths the word. He takes hold of my fingertips, and this time I move my hand and interlace my fingers with his. Silas inhales, as if he's going to say something else, like he wants to say something else, but instead he pulls me to him, closing the distance between us until his chest brushes mine with every breath. His body is warm, and the feeling of being against him and feeling heat from his skin makes me light-headed.
"I'm sorry," he mumbled, but doesn't break away from me.
"Why?"
"Because there's something I have to do," he says, voice velvety soft. Silas unwin #Quote by Jackson Pearce
Dirt quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#144. If we had reverence for our life, our life would take at once religious form. But as it is, in our filthy irreverence, it remains a disgusting slough, where each one of us goes so thoroughly disguised in dirt that we are all alike and indistinguishab #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Dirt quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky
#145. Never mind a little dirt, if the goal is splendid! #Quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dirt quotes by Luke Bryan
#146. I don't keep diaries anymore; They're quite incriminating. I just keep all the dirt road diaries in my head. #Quote by Luke Bryan
Dirt quotes by Doris Lessing
#147. I've got a man might do. No good for me, doesn't care for a flutter, and doesn't like Art either. But he has Proust in his overcoat pocket. Come to think of it, I suppose he reads it for the dirt, so no good for you, cancel what I said. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Dirt quotes by Betty Smith
#148. It was so simple that a flash of astonishment that felt like pain shot through her head. Education! That was it! It was education that made the difference! Education would pull them ut of the grame and dirt. #Quote by Betty Smith
Dirt quotes by Kevin Brooks
#149. You reach a certain age when reality grabs you by the scruff of the neck and shouts in your face:"Hey, look, this is what life is." And you have to open your eyes and look at it, listen to it, smell it: people who don't like you, things you don't want to do, things that hurt, things that scare you, questions without answers, feelings you don't understand, feelings you don't want but have no control over.
Reality.
When you gradually come to realise that all that stuff in books, films, television, magazines, newspapers, comics - it's all rubbish. It's got nothing to do with anything. It's all made up. It doesn't happen like that. It's not real. It means nothing. Reality is what you see when you look out of the window of a bus: dour faces, sad and temporary lives, millions of cars, metal, bricks, glass, rain, cruel laughter, ugliness, dirt, bad teeth, crippled pigeons, little kids in pushchairs who've already forgotten how to smile ... #Quote by Kevin Brooks
Dirt quotes by Jean Dubuffet
#150. 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? #Quote by Jean Dubuffet
Dirt quotes by Anna Campbell
#151. Her hair was a tangle. Her filthy clothes would make any self-respecting debutante shriek in horror. Dirt streaked her piquant face. And still he thought she was utterly irresistible. He was in a bad way indeed. Several #Quote by Anna Campbell
Dirt quotes by Maya Angelou
#152. I have forgiven myself; I'll make a change. Once that forgiveness has taken place you can console yourself with the knowledge that a diamond is the result of extreme pressure. Less pressure is crystal, less than that is coal, less than that is fossilized leaves or plain dirt. Pressure can change you into something quite precious, quite wonderful, quote beautiful and extremely hard. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Dirt quotes by Justin Cole
#153. I don't want to be one of those players that is just a first, second or third down player. I want to be a four-down player, able to play in the ground and dirt with the linemen, but also able to play in space. #Quote by Justin Cole
Dirt quotes by R.J. Prescott
#154. Right now, I'm dirt poor, but one day, I'm not gonna be. I will fight to make something better of myself, to be someone better. Someone you can be proud of. If you need time, then I'll give you time. If you need friendship, then I'll give you friendship. But you're mine, and when the time is right, when you're ready, I'm coming for you. #Quote by R.J. Prescott
Dirt quotes by Rabih Alameddine
#155. my two primary sleep aids, Behemoth and a YouTube recording of a vacuum cleaner, the Hoover WindTunnel. I don't know why I find the sound comforting, Doc, when I was a child in Cairo, my afternoon naps coincided with the rhythmic beating of carpets outside the bedroom, I was used to sleeping to that sound, but no one beat carpets anymore, a shame, though lo and behold, I found that not only did a vacuum cleaner remove dirt more effectively, it summoned Hypnos just as well as a beating, and there were twelve-hour-long recordings of all kinds of household machines online, welcome to America, now go to sleep. Maybe #Quote by Rabih Alameddine
Dirt quotes by Richard O'Connor
#156. If you are treated like dirt long enough, you begin to fell like dirt #Quote by Richard O'Connor
Dirt quotes by Kait Ballenger
#157. Like something straight out of a B-grade horror film, a single arm shot up from the dirt, reaching and grabbing as it clawed its way forth from its earthen prison. Ash and Trent watched the monster struggle in silence for at least ten minutes, occasionally exchanging glances. Finally, after all the writhing, the zombie emerged. It stumbled out of its grave covered in dirt and gave an annoyed-sounding groan. #Quote by Kait Ballenger
Dirt quotes by Jennifer A. Nielsen
#158. Your pants are filthy, as if you rolled in the dirt before coming here. I would expect nothing less from the boy I remember #Quote by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Dirt quotes by John Heywood
#159. The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt. #Quote by John Heywood
Dirt quotes by Jesmyn Ward
#160. Can't nothing bother me when I got my hands in the dirt, he said. Like I'm talking to God with my fingers. #Quote by Jesmyn Ward
Dirt quotes by Eartha Kitt
#161. I always believe in living in the country, because that's where what I eat is what I can put back in the dirt. #Quote by Eartha Kitt
Dirt quotes by Cheyanne Young
#162. I hate studying and I hate partying. But I'm okay with motocross. And muscles.
Motocross and Muscles. Now that should be a Lifetime movie. #Quote by Cheyanne Young
Dirt quotes by Wallace Stegner
#163. [Y]ou were too alert to the figurative possibilities of words not to see the phrase [angle of repose] as descriptive of human as well as detrital rest. As you said, it was too good for mere dirt; you tried to apply it to your own wandering and uneasy life ... I wonder if you ever reached it. #Quote by Wallace Stegner
Dirt quotes by John Steinbeck
#164. Lee put his arm around the broad shoulders to comfort him. "You're growing up. Maybe that's it," he said softly. "Sometimes I think the world tests us most sharply then, and we turn inward and watch ourselves with horror. But that's not the worst. We think everybody is seeing into us. The dirt is very dirty and purity is shining white. Aron, it will be over. That's not much relief to you because you don't believe it, but it's the best I can do for you. Try to believe that things are neither so good nor so bad as they seem to you now. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Dirt quotes by Fortesa Latifi
#165. when she was 7, a boy pushed her on the playground
she fell headfirst into the dirt and came up with a mouthful of gravel and lines of blood chasing each other down her legs
when she told her teacher what happened, she laughed and said 'boys will be boys honey don't let it bother you
he probably just thinks you're cute'
but the thing is,
when you tell a little girl who has rocks in her teeth and scabs on her knees that hurt and attention are the same
you teach her that boys show their affection through aggression
and she grows into a young woman who constantly mistakes the two
because no one ever taught her the difference
'boys will be boys'
turns into
'that's how he shows his love'
and bruises start to feel like the imprint of lips
she goes to school with a busted mouth in high school and says she was hit with a basketball instead of his fist
the one adult she tells scolds her
'you know he loses his temper easily
why the hell did you have to provoke him?'
so she shrinks
folds into herself, flinches every time a man raises his voice
by the time she's 16 she's learned her job well
be quiet, be soft, be easy
don't give him a reason
but for all her efforts, he still finds one
'boys will be boys' rings in her head
'boys will be boys
he doesn't mean it
he can't help it'
she's 7 years old on the playground again
with a mouth full of rocks and b #Quote by Fortesa Latifi
Dirt quotes by Suzy Kassem
#166. Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Dirt quotes by John D. McCann
#167. You can carry safety glasses to protect your eyes, but I carry a small pair of swimming goggles (I prefer tinted glasses). Swimming goggles are better at sealing your eyes from dirt and debris. #Quote by John D. McCann
Dirt quotes by Emilio Estevez
#168. Literally, if someone says I am grounded, everyday I am at home, I actually have my hands in the ground and dirt under my fingernails. I don't have a staff to do it all for me. I still plant a seed and I'm amazed it grows. #Quote by Emilio Estevez
Dirt quotes by K.Z. Snow
#169. As soon as I saw that doll all splotched with mud, I saw myself, saw how soiled I was. Or thought I was. From that minute on, I felt liked I'd slipped through a hole in God's pocket. Just took a dive right into the dirt and was lost forever."
Greg kissed Faron's hair. "You never hit the dirt. You just slid from one pocket to another. That's what I did too - I took a journey I was meant to take. I know that now."
Absorbing this, Faron slanted a puzzled look at Greg. "Which pocket do you suppose I landed in?"
"This one. The one we're in together. The one I believe we'll stay in."
Faron felt a thrill of optimism in his heart. "I never thought of it that way."
"I never did either. Until today." Greg once again settled onto Faron's chest. His cheek moved noticeable into a smile. "God isn't small, honey. God has a lot of freakin' pockets. And we just found the one we belong in. #Quote by K.Z. Snow
Dirt quotes by Arthur Herman
#170. The archetypal dwelling of the American frontier, the log cabin, was in fact a Scots development, if not invention. The word itself, cabine, meant any sort of rude enclosure or hut, made of stone and dirt in Scotland, or sod and mud in Ireland. #Quote by Arthur Herman
Dirt quotes by Lauren Groff
#171. I will never be old, Rachel promised herself. I will never be sad. I'd scarf a cyanide capsule first, kill myself like that friend of Lotto's everyone is crying about. Life isn't worth living unless you are young and surrounded by other young people in a beautiful cold garden perfumed by dirt and flowers and fallen leaves, gleaming in the string of lights, listening to the quiet city on the last fine night of the year. Under the dying #Quote by Lauren Groff
Dirt quotes by Danielle Rohr
#172. Coppers and purples, and reds and golds, browns and blacks streaked across the earth violently, and sweeping up and over, a kaleidoscope of dirt and rock that challenges even the most jaded of hearts to not fall under her spell. #Quote by Danielle Rohr
Dirt quotes by Joyce Meyer
#173. There are a lot of 'chicken Christians.' Chickens are generally afraid of life, and they seldom fly or reach their potential in life. And when a storm comes, all they seem to do is flap around the chicken yard, stirring up dirt and running to the chicken house. #Quote by Joyce Meyer
Dirt quotes by Robertson Davies
#174. 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? #Quote by Robertson Davies
Dirt quotes by Nick McDonell
#175. You will not be remembered if you die now. You will be buried and mourned by a few, and what more can you ask for. But you feel so tremendously alone, because you fear that your blood is not strong or good and your friends are few and embattled too. But so what. That is the answer. So what so what so what so what so what so what so what. The world will spiral out from underneath you, and you will find nothing to hold on to because you are either too smart or too dumb to find God, and because what the fuck will Camus ever do for you? Just ideas. You are not an artist, you will not leave something behind. Maybe you are angry only because the way out is through love and you are horny and lonely. And she's dead, of course. Maybe this is the way it is for everybody, only you are weaker, or less lucky, or have seen something they all have not. You have seen that before you lies a great stretch of road, and it is windswept or blasted by the hot sun or covered in snow, or it is dirt or concrete or shrouded in darkness or bright and clear so you have to squint, but no matter what, it is utterly empty. #Quote by Nick McDonell
Dirt quotes by Cath Crowley
#176. I don't believe him for a second, but I'm not telling Daisy that Dylan lied because I know what it's like to want a girl that much. To get dragged in the dirt behind her hoping you won't lose your grip. #Quote by Cath Crowley
Dirt quotes by Anthony Liccione
#177. 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. #Quote by Anthony Liccione
Dirt quotes by Shams-i Tabrizi
#178. The real dirt is not outside, but inside, in our hearts.
We can wash all stains with water. The only one we can't remove is the grudge and the bad intentions sticking to our hearts. #Quote by Shams-i Tabrizi
Dirt quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#179. I can't tell you how many times in my life I have been told that I have "control issues". Historically, this statement has brought me annoyance - the kind of irritation that can only be described as a self-protective reaction to having my behaviours labelled for exactly what they were. Needless to say, these accusations would make me defensive. I'd pull my armour tighter and get out my weapons - anything to protect myself from the truth.

I realized, one day, that there were only a few things I could control, and a whole lot of things that I couldn't. I realized that trying to control everything around me was a recipe for failure, because it simply wasn't possible.

I wish I could tell you that I "let go" then - that it was a lovely, beautiful spiritual moment, and now I'm all better. But that isn't true. Because, for me, seeking to control things which can't be controlled isn't a random tick or flaw. It's a stage of communication in the language of my own mind. If I don't listen to the first whispers that tell me I've repressed some emotion or neglected to process some event - then, stage two starts. Every piece of dirt on the floor, every chewing noise, every unexpected obstacle... they all become intolerable.

So, I have two choices when this happens. I can allow my desire to control the outside world to turn into trying to control it. Or, I can allow myself to hear what is being said to me - to interpret this strange language that I speak to #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Dirt quotes by Steven LaVey
#180. ...Layers of dirt heaped upon layers of old dirt- under a mountain I can't breathe or think or react, except to erupt... #Quote by Steven LaVey
Dirt quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#181. He was an Atlantean ... older than dirt and dirt's great-grandfather. #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dirt quotes by Rickie Fowler
#182. On a dirt bike, when you're sizing up a jump, you can't have any second thoughts. You have to fully commit. If you don't, a lot of things can go wrong. #Quote by Rickie Fowler
Dirt quotes by Phyllis Diller
#183. I like to serve chocolate cake, because it doesn't show the dirt. #Quote by Phyllis Diller
Dirt quotes by Markham Shaw Pyle
#184. East Texas is red dirt – not red, in sober truth, but the orange of rust, which it basically is, ferrous oxide – and magnolias and azaleas and dogwoods, old fields long since cottoned-out, far from the Mississippi River bottomlands that were 'rich as six feet up a bull's ass': a land of hogs and hominy, and a tangled, grim past of slavery and segregation. It could as easily be the country as far eastwards of the Mississippi as it is west: it would fit all too readily into the area between Brandon and Meridian, Mississippi, hard by the Bienville National Forest. #Quote by Markham Shaw Pyle
Dirt quotes by Samuel Goldwyn
#185. He treats me like the dirt under my feet. #Quote by Samuel Goldwyn
Dirt quotes by Mary Downing Hahn
#186. There." Hannah got to her feet and surveyed the cleared space. Picking up a stick, she drew a lopsided circle in the dirt. She scratched a cross in the middle and laid thirteen target marbles on it--one in the center and three on each crossbar. Miggles she called them.
Outside the circle, she drew two lines about a foot apart, took ten steps back, and drew another one. "Now," she said. "We'll lag to see who goes first."
I stared at Hannah, my face burning with embarrassment. "I don't remember how to do that," I mumbled.
She ran her fingers through her hair and took a deep breath. #Quote by Mary Downing Hahn
Dirt quotes by Jacqueline Winspear
#187. Where there's muck, there's brass. That was it. ... A simple line, an aphorism, that seemed to suggest the selling of manure. But it had a meaning that went so much deeper, alluding to the fact that where you find filth - where you find dirt; where you find the detritus of life - you'll also discover someone making a profit. Much money can be made from the most dirty jobs. Muck and money go together. That was another one. And it occurred to her that in her lifetime she had seen nothing more filthy than war itself. #Quote by Jacqueline Winspear
Dirt quotes by Joe Haldeman
#188. Politicians cover their mistakes with money; cooks cover their mistakes with mayonnaise; doctors cover theirs with dirt. #Quote by Joe Haldeman
Dirt quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#189. He felt his hunger no longer as a pain but as a tide. He felt it rising in himself through time and darkness, rising through the centuries, and he knew that it rose in a line of men whose lives were chosen to sustain it, who would wander in the world, strangers from that violent country where the silence is never broken except to shout the truth. He felt it building from the blood of Abel to his own, rising and spreading in the night, a red-gold tree of fire ascended as if it would consume the darkness in one tremendous burst of flame. The boy's breath went out to meet it. He knew that this was the fire that had encircled Daniel, that had raised Elijah from the earth, that had spoken to Moses and would in the instant speak to him. He threw himself to the ground and with his face against the dirt of the grave, he heard the command. GO WARN THE CHILDREN OF GOD OF THE TERRIBLE SPEED OF MERCY. The words were as silent as seed opening one at a time in his blood. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Dirt quotes by Philip Dormer Stanhope
#190. Words are the dress of thoughts; which should no more be presented in rags, tatters, and dirt than your person should. #Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope
Dirt quotes by Sue Monk Kidd
#191. This is the autumn of wonders, yet every day, every single day, I go back to that burned afternoon in August when T. Ray left. I go back to that one moment when I stood in the driveway with small rocks and clumps of dirt around my feet and looked back at the porch. And there they were. All these mothers. I have more mothers than any eight girls off the street. They are the moons shining over me. #Quote by Sue Monk Kidd
Dirt quotes by C.L. Bevill
#192. The woman ran down the dirt track as if fleeing demons from Hell. #Quote by C.L. Bevill
Dirt quotes by Melanie Martinez
#193. My condolences
I'll shed a tear with your family
I'll open a bottle up, pour a little bit out in your memory
I'll be at the wake dressed in all black
I'll call out your name, but you won't call back
I'll hand a flower to your mother when I say goodbye
Cause baby you're dead to me
I need to kill you
That's the only way to get you out of my head
Oh I need to kill you
To silence all the sweet little things you said
I really want to kill you
Wipe you off the face of my earth
And bury your bracelet
Bury your bracelet
Six feet under the dirt #Quote by Melanie Martinez
Dirt quotes by John Of The Cross
#194. The soul that journey's to God, but doesn't shake off it's cares and quiet it's appetities, is like someone who drags a cart of dirt uphill. #Quote by John Of The Cross
Dirt quotes by Karl Marlantes
#195. Victory in combat is like sex with a prostitute. For a moment you forget everything in the sudden physical rush, but then you have to pay your money to the woman showing you the door. You see the dirt on the walls and your sorry image in the mirror. #Quote by Karl Marlantes
Dirt quotes by Mary Douglas
#196. Where there is dirt there is system. Dirt is the byproduct of a systematic ordering and classification of matter. #Quote by Mary Douglas
Dirt quotes by Stephanie Perkins
#197. The grapes are smaller than I'm used to, and the skin is slightly textured. Is that dirt? I dip my napkin in water and dab at the tiny purple globes. It helps, but they're still sort of rough. Hmm. St. Clair and Meredith stop talking. I glance up to find them staring at me in matching bemusement.
"What?"
"Nothing," he says. "Continue your grape bath. #Quote by Stephanie Perkins
Dirt quotes by Kimberly Derting
#198. What did you think when I first told you about the animals I found?"
He seemed confused. It obviously wasn't what he'd expected. "Violet, I was seven years old. I thought it was badass. I think I was probably even jealous."
She made a face at him. "Didn't you think it was creepy? Or that I was weird?"
"Yeah," he agreed enthusiastically. "That's why I was so jealous. I wanted to be the one finding dead bodies. You were like an animal detective or something. You were only weird 'cause you were a girl." He grinned. "But I learned to overlook that since you always took me on such cool adventures."
Violet released a breath, smiling. She knew he was telling the truth, which only made it funnier to hear him saying the words out loud. Of course, what little boy didn't want to go scavenging through the woods and digging in the dirt?
She tried again. "Did you ever tell anyone? Does your mom know?"
He lifted her hand to his mouth and rubbed her knuckles across his lower lip, his gaze locked with hers. "No," he promised. "I swore I wouldn't, not even her. I think she knows something, or at least she thinks you have the worst luck ever, since you found all those dead girls." He lowered his voice. "She was really worried about you after the shooting last year. You're like a daughter to her." He leaned close. "Of course, that makes it kind of creepy when I do things like this."
He kissed her. It was intimate. Not soft or sweet this time, it was deep and pa #Quote by Kimberly Derting
Dirt quotes by Zarina Bibi
#199. A Sufi will say – Everything is beautiful, even the dirt that clings beneath my feet. #Quote by Zarina Bibi
Dirt quotes by Alan Beck
#200. Between the innocence of boyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature called a boy ... A boy is truth with dirt on its face, beauty with a cut on its finger, wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the hope of the future with a frog in its pocket. #Quote by Alan Beck

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