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Shut In quotes by Roxane Gay
#1. I could easily become a shut-in, hiding from the cruelty of the world. Most days it takes all my strength and no small amount of courage to get dressed and leave the house. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Shut In quotes by Matthew Arnold
#2. When Byron's eyes were shut in death, We bow'd our head and held our breath. He taught us little; but our soul Had felt his like a thunder roll ... We watch'd the fount of fiery life Which serv'd for that Titanic life. #Quote by Matthew Arnold
Shut In quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#3. Henry Kissinger should have the door shut in his face by every decent person and should be shamed, ostracized and excluded. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Shut In quotes by Richard Kadrey
#4. I came ready to fight Genghis Khan and I walk in on a shut-in playing the biggest Dungeons and Dragons game in history. #Quote by Richard Kadrey
Shut In quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#5. Each one of us is alone in the world. He is shut in a tower of brass, and can communicate with his fellows only by signs, and the signs have no common value, so that their sense is vague and uncertain. We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them. We are like people living in a country whose language they know so little that, with all manner of beautiful and profound things to say, they are condemned to the banalities of the conversation manual. Their brain is seething with ideas, and they can only tell you that the umbrella of the gardener's aunt is in the house. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Shut In quotes by William Golding
#6. Yet I was wound up. I tick. I exist. I am poised eighteen inches over the black rivets you are reading, I am in your place, I am shut in a bone box and trying to fasten myself on the white paper. The rivets join us together and yet for all the passion we share nothing but our sense of division. #Quote by William Golding
Shut In quotes by Kami Garcia
#7. I'm a freak,you're a freak. Your house makes rooms disappear. My house makes people disappear. Your shut-in uncle is nuts, my shut-in dad is a lunatic, so i don't know what you think makes us different. -Ethan Wate #Quote by Kami Garcia
Shut In quotes by Laura Dave
#8. I looked at Finn, tempted to explain what had just happened, Bobby moving toward him, though I kept my mouth shut, in favor of trusting what I had learned this weekend, in the face of everything falling apart, and maybe coming together in a greater way than I could have hoped for. You couldn't always work so hard to fix it. Even if things didn't always go the way they should, sometimes they went exactly where they needed to" -Georgia #Quote by Laura Dave
Shut In quotes by Marcel Proust
#9. I would revisit them all in the long course of my waking dream: rooms in winter, where on going to bed I would at once bury my head in a nest, built up out of the most diverse materials, the corner of my pillow, the top of my blankets, a piece of a shawl, the edge of my bed, and a copy of an evening paper, all of which things I would contrive, with the infinite patience of birds building their nests, to cement into one whole; rooms where, in a keen frost, I would feel the satisfaction of being shut in from the outer world (like the sea-swallow which builds at the end of a dark tunnel and is kept warm by the surrounding earth), and where, the fire keeping in all night, I would sleep wrapped up. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Shut In quotes by Michael Ende
#10. I wonder, what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet and all kinds of adventures, deeds and battles. And sometimes there are storms at sea, or it takes you to strange cities and countries. All those things are somehow shut in a book. Of course you have to read it to find out. But it's already there, that's the funny thing. I just wish I knew how it could be. #Quote by Michael Ende
Shut In quotes by Marcel Proust
#11. in a keen frost, I would feel the satisfaction of being shut in from the outer world (like the sea-swallow which builds at the end of a dark tunnel and is kept warm by the surrounding earth), and where, the fire keeping in all night, I would sleep wrapped up, as it were, in a great cloak of snug and savoury air, #Quote by Marcel Proust
Shut In quotes by Chris Pratt
#12. The key is just to ignore the pain, because physical comedy only works if you see someone get hurt and they aren't actually hurt. If someone gets hit in the face with a bat, falls down, and gets back up, it's funny. If they stay down and their jaw is wired shut in the next scene, it's really tragic and weird. You have to pretend it doesn't hurt. #Quote by Chris Pratt
Shut In quotes by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
#13. Though I be shut in darkness, and become insentient dust blown idly here and there, I count oblivion a scant price to pay for having once had held against my lip life's brimming cup of hydromel and rue
for having once known woman's holy love and a child's kiss, and for a little space been boon companion to the Day and Night, Fed on the odors of the summer dawn, and folded in the beauty of the stars. Dear Lord, though I be changed to senseless clay, and serve the potter as he turns his wheel, I thank Thee for the gracious gift of tears! #Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Shut In quotes by Suzanne Young
#14. In another life we are happy," I murmur, squeezing my eyes shut. "In another life we grow old together. #Quote by Suzanne Young
Shut In quotes by Meg Rosoff
#15. I guess the difference between Gin and me is that when Gin got shut in the barn she thought Edmond didn't love her anymore but because I could feel Edmond out there somewhere always loving me I didn't have to howl all night. #Quote by Meg Rosoff
Shut In quotes by Brittany Comeaux
#16. The grand castle in Cartigo, the capital city of Cierith, stood high against the full moon and cast a heavy shadow across the city. The forest surrounding the city whispered eerily throughout the night, and the townspeople bolted their doors shut in fear of the soldiers who patrolled the streets looking for an excuse to arrest someone. The man responsible for this tyranny, on the other hand, sat comfortably on his stolen throne and ruled the land with an iron fist. #Quote by Brittany Comeaux
Shut In quotes by Evan Esar
#17. A special skill, like speaking several languages, or keeping your mouth shut in one. #Quote by Evan Esar
Shut In quotes by Lucy Larcom
#18. I regard a love for poetry as one of the most needful and helpful elements in the life-outfit of a human being. It was the greatest of blessings to me, in the long days of toil to which I was shut in much earlier than most young girls are, that the poetry I held in my memory breathed its enchanted atmosphere through me and around me, and touched even dull drudgery with its sunshine. #Quote by Lucy Larcom
Shut In quotes by Ruth Ozeki
#19. Otaku (おた) is also a formal way of saying "you". た means "house", and with the honorific お, it literally means "your honorable house", implying that you are less of a person and more of a place, fixed in space and contained under a roof. Makes sense that the stereotype of the modern otaku is a shut-in, an obsessed loner and social isolate who rarely leaves his house. #Quote by Ruth Ozeki
Shut In quotes by Agatha Christie
#20. Who can tell? It may be that there must always be growth - and that if one does not grow kinder and wiser and greater, then the growth must be the other way, fostering the evil things. Or it may be that the life they all led was too shut in, too folded back upon itself - without breadth or vision. Or it may be that, like a disease of crops, it is contagious, that first one and then another is sickened. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Shut In quotes by Thomas Wolfe
#21. A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the cock, and the soft stone smile of an angel, is touched by that dark miracle of chance which makes new magic in a dusty world.

Each of us is all the sums he has not counted: subtract us into nakedness and night again, and you shall see begin in Crete four thousand years ago the love that ended yesterday in Texas.

The seed of our destruction will blossom in the desert, the alexin of our cure grows by a mountain rock, and our lives are haunted by a Georgia slattern, because a London cutpurse went unhung. Each moment is the fruit of forty thousand years. The minute-winning days, like flies, buzz home to death, and every moment is a window on all time.

This is a moment: #Quote by Thomas Wolfe
Shut In quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#22. I feel like I've been shut in a closet, and he's on the other side, and he doesn't have the key to unlock the door. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Shut In quotes by Rudyard Kipling
#23. Now Rann the Kite brings home the night That Mang the Bat sets free - The herds are shut in byre and hut For loosed till dawn are we. This is the hour of pride and power, Talon and tush and claw. Oh, hear the call! - Good hunting all That keep the Jungle Law! #Quote by Rudyard Kipling
Shut In quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#24. Folds of scarlet drapery shut in my view to the right hand; to the left were the clear panes of glass, protecting, but not separating me from the drear November day. At intervals, while turning over the leaves of my book, I studied the aspect of that winter afternoon. Afar, it offered a pale blank of mist and cloud; near a scene of wet lawn and storm-beat shrub, with ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly before a long and lamentable blast. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Shut In quotes by Graham Greene
#25. It was like having a box of chocolates shut in the bedroom drawer. Until the box was empty it occupied the mind too much. #Quote by Graham Greene
Shut In quotes by Carina Chocano
#26. ...She recalls talking to her 'about how there were no women in The Godfather.' Or rather, that the women only served to reaffirm that it was a man's space, that they were only there to serve drinks and be shut out. In classic Hollywood cinema, a woman walks on-screen; She is there to be looked at. She interrupts the action. Diane Keaton in The Godfather is a foil for Al Pacino: She whines, she interrupts, and at the end, she's put in her place. She makes drinks and gets the door shut in her face. #Quote by Carina Chocano
Shut In quotes by Annie Spence
#27. If you're reading this, chances are you've experienced bouts of antisocial behavior and "read rage" outbursts toward friends and family. Because, although you participate in society as much as necessary to convince your mom and the shrink your mom hired that you're not a shut-in, truth is, you'd rather be reading than doing just about anything. Did you think it was just you? It's not. You've just never met any of the others because we don't want to talk to you either. #Quote by Annie Spence
Shut In quotes by Amy Sedaris
#28. I wouldn't call myself a shut-in. I have the ability to leave my home; I just choose not to. But because I'm such a homebody, it's important to be surrounded by things I love. #Quote by Amy Sedaris
Shut In quotes by Sarah Hackley
#29. Dissociation can enable us to withstand pain and loss under which we would otherwise break. It enables us to survive and pull through. But, a habit of continual dissociation – especially after the trauma has passed – leads to the shut-in feeling I was experiencing. While I imagined I was being strong in the face of pain, in reality, I was merely hiding. #Quote by Sarah Hackley
Shut In quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#30. Noah was so shut in that no evil could reach him. Floods did but lift him heavenward, and winds did but waft him on his way. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Shut In quotes by Laurel Nakadate
#31. I think most interesting people are socially awkward even if they're able to hide it most of the time. If Henry Darger hadn't been a shut-in would we love him so much? Any act that we do in private is amazing and profound because it is private. You don't have to worry about being socially awkward in the privacy of your own home ... well, unless I show up. #Quote by Laurel Nakadate
Shut In quotes by Shuichi Yoshida
#32. Kazuko was worried about him, calling him a hikikomori, a self-imposed shut-in. #Quote by Shuichi Yoshida
Shut In quotes by Elizabeth Bowen
#33. It seemed to her that while people were very happy, individual persons were surely damned. So, she shrank from that specious mystery the individual throws about himself, from Anna's smiles, from Lilian's tomorrows, from the shut-in room, the turned-in heart. #Quote by Elizabeth Bowen
Shut In quotes by Brit Bennett
#34. We were already mothers then, some by heart and some by womb. We rocked grandbabies left in our care and taught the neighborhood kids piano and baked pies for the sick and shut-in. We all mothered somebody. #Quote by Brit Bennett
Shut In quotes by Virginia Woolf
#35. Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Shut In quotes by Edvard Munch
#36. To die is as if one's eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction. #Quote by Edvard Munch
Shut In quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#37. I think it is because I have a habit, when I am bored or disgusted with people of stepping suddenly into my own world and shutting the door. People resent this
I suppose it is only natural to resent a door being shut in your face. They call it slyness when it is only self-defense. #Quote by L.M. Montgomery
Shut In quotes by Mark Nepo
#38. We are all made up of yearning and light, searching for a way out, afraid we will be shut in or cut off or repelled back into the ground from which we are reaching. This is enough to begin: To know, before all the names and histories drape who we are, that we want to be held and left alone, again and again; held and left alone until the dance of it is how we survive and grow, like spring into winter into spring again. As #Quote by Mark Nepo
Shut In quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#39. When you open the door which you shut in order to pray to God, the first person you meet as you go out is your neighbour whom you shall love. Wonderful! #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Shut In quotes by Claude Debussy
#40. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law. I love music passionately. And because l love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it. It is a free art gushing forth, an open-air art boundless as the elements, the wind, the sky, the sea. It must never be shut in and become an academic art. #Quote by Claude Debussy
Shut In quotes by John Townsend Trowbridge
#41. The speckled sky is dim with snow,
The light flakes falter and fall slow;
Athwart the hill-top, rapt and pale,
Silently drops a silvery veil; And all the valley is shut in
By flickering curtains gray and thin. #Quote by John Townsend Trowbridge
Shut In quotes by Tim O'Brien
#42. I drank some chocolate milk and then lay down on the sofa in my "living" room, not really sad, just floating; trying to imagine what it was to be dead. Nothing much came to me. I remember closing my eyes and whispering her name, trying to make her come back. As we stared at each other, neither of us moving, I felt some ... thing go shut in my heart while something else swung open #Quote by Tim O'Brien
Shut In quotes by Thomas Boswell
#43. I think baseball is a great support to people who have emotional voids, gaps, emotional difficulties. That is to say: all of us. Those parts of us that don't function well. Those parts of us that are sad or depressed - not every day. They can really use baseball. It isn't just the child in a wheelchair or the shut-in senior citizen listening to the radio that needs the game. There's part of us, part of everybody who's a baseball fan, who needs the game at that level. #Quote by Thomas Boswell
Shut In quotes by Robert Walser
#44. On a far-wandering walk a thousand useful and usable thoughts occur to me, while shut in at home, I would lamentably wither and dry up. Walking is for me not only healthy, and lovely, it is also of service - not only lovely, but also useful. A walk advances me professionally, and provides me at the same time with amusement and joy; it conforts, delights and refreshes me, is a pleasure for me, but also has the peculiarity that it spurs me on and allures me to further creation, since it offers me as material numerous more or less significant objectivities upon which I can later work industriously at home. Every walk is filled with phenomena valuable to see and feel. #Quote by Robert Walser
Shut In quotes by Edith Wharton
#45. But after a moment a sense of waste and ruin overcame him. There they were, close together and safe and shut in; yet so chained to their separate destinies that they might as well been half the world apart. #Quote by Edith Wharton
Shut In quotes by Faith Baldwin
#46. No matter how shut in we are by weather, by physical handicaps or by such mental conditions as we manufacture for ourselves, we are still free people as long as the mind functions, the imagination is stirred and the desire to reach out, to experience, feel and know, is with us; as long as the heart beats and with it the pulses of love, interest, and empathy for and with other people. #Quote by Faith Baldwin
Shut In quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#47. But the monotonous life led by invalids often makes them like children, inasmuch as thy have neither of them any sense of proportion in events, and seem each to believe that the walls and curtains which shut in their world, and shut out everything else, must of necessity be larger than anything hidden beyond. #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Shut In quotes by Andre Gide
#48. Families, I hate you! Shut-in homes, closed doors, jealous possessors of happiness #Quote by Andre Gide
Shut In quotes by Candy J. Beard
#49. When you feel every door has slammed shut in your face and locked you out...find that open window and crawl through it. #Quote by Candy J. Beard
Shut In quotes by Alexander MacLaren
#50. No wise forward look can ignore the possibility of many sorrows and the certainty of some. Hope has ever something of dread in her eyes. The road will not be always bright and smooth, but will sometimes plunge down into grim cations, where no sunbeams reach. But even that anticipation may be calm. "Thou art with me" is enough. He who guides into the gorge will guide through it. It is not a cul de sac, shut in with precipices, at the far end; but it opens out on shining tablelands, where there is greener pasture. #Quote by Alexander MacLaren
Shut In quotes by John Powell
#51. Loneliness is the prison of the human spirit. When we are lonely, we pace back and forth in small, shut-in worlds. #Quote by John Powell
Shut In quotes by Michael Bedard
#52. Words were few and failing between them as though the silence that sat with them had laid its old lips on theirs and sucked them dry of speech. For where could one begin? With the weather? But here there was no weather. These few sad rooms were the old man's world. His horizons were all walls. #Quote by Michael Bedard
Shut In quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#53. In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round,
for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost,
do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Shut In quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#54. For a man needs only to be turned around once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost ... Not 'til we are lost do we begin to find ourselves. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Shut In quotes by Kresley Cole
#55. Maybe I . . . shouldn't tell him what I thought I'd heard. Not until I knew more. How exactly would I put the revelation anyway? Jack's alive, but apparently he kept that little detail secret. Ah, but Matthew spilled the beans! Buying myself time, I waved Aric on.

I was scarcely listening as he began talking about Paul, of all people. How the EMT had grown worried when I'd been shut in with my grandmother for so long. How I had lost weight and become listless. The man had pleaded with me to get a checkup, even offering to source contraception after Aric and I had started sleeping together.

Wait. I glanced up. "After?"

Aric nodded. "He said you told him you had no need of contraception."

The hell? "I went to him and got a shot prior to us getting together. I told you about it."

"As I told him in turn, but he swears that never happened."

Real? Unreal? Had I . . . imagined my meeting with Paul? I'd already feared gaps in my memory; Gran had told me things that I'd had no recollection of. Was I now inventing memories?

Had I invented Jack's return?

In a soothing voice, Aric said, "I'm not angry, love. Just talk to me." He wasn't the first person to look at me as if I'd gone insane, like I was trouble with the possibility of rubble.

Won't be the last.

No. I refused this. I had heard Jack, and I had gotten that shot. "It did happen, which means Paul's a liar." But why would #Quote by Kresley Cole
Shut In quotes by Gregory David Roberts
#56. When we get older - when the steel door slams shut, in one way or another - we know that real suffering is measured by what's taken away from us. #Quote by Gregory David Roberts
Shut In quotes by Tove Jansson
#57. I remember the dog at home, when I was a girl; the one that killed chickens. They tied a dead hen around his neck and he carried it around with him all day until he just lay there unmoving with his eyes shut in a morass of shame. It was cruel. There's nothing so hideously easy as giving someone a bad conscience. #Quote by Tove Jansson
Shut In quotes by Marcel Proust
#58. I would feel the satisfaction of being shut in from the outer world ... #Quote by Marcel Proust
Shut In quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#59. You understood that proof of your friendship lay in keeping your distance, in accepting what was told you, in turning and walking away when the door was shut in your face instead of trying to force it open again. #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Shut In quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#60. All these relics gave ... Thornfield Hall the aspect of a home of the past: a shrine to memory. I liked the hush, the gloom, the quaintness of these retreats in the day; but I by no means coveted a night's repose on one of those wide and heavy beds: shut in, some of them, with doors of oak; shaded, others, with wrought old-English hangings crusted with thick work, portraying effigies of strange flowers, and stranger birds, and strangest human beings, all which would have looked strange, indeed, by the pallid gleam of moonlight. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Shut In quotes by Meg Howrey
#61. Except she cannot escape this feeling of containment, of hindrance, and this is not a rational feeling, since the tower she has been shut in is only all of Earth. It is not anyone's fault, or responsibility, that the best of her exists in space, that she knows she's at the height of her powers, that if she doesn't go back up, then she has run out of road before she has run out of breath. #Quote by Meg Howrey
Shut In quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#62. A breakfast-room adjoined the drawing-room, I slipped in there. It contained a bookcase: I soon possessed myself of a volume, taking care that it should be one stored with pictures. I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement. Folds of scarlet drapery shut in my view to the right hand; to the left were the clear panes of glass, protecting, but not separating me from the drear November day. At intervals, while turning over the leaves of my book, I studied the aspect of that winter afternoon. Afar, it offered a pale blank of mist and cloud; near a scene of wet lawn and storm-beat shrub, with ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly before a long and lamentable blast. I #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Shut In quotes by Laura J. Burns
#63. Gabriel Squeezed His Eyes Shut. In the distance He Heard shay Screaming His Nam. What Had he done.?
The answer Slammed Into His Mind. He Had Fallen in Love with Her. It had Clouded His Judgment.
He LOVED Her, HEART, SOUL, And BODY. And He Had Sentenced Her To Death. #Quote by Laura J. Burns
Shut In quotes by Donna Tartt
#64. Lights and moods and seasons was to see it a thousand different ways and to keep it shut in the dark - a thing made of light, that only lived in light - was wrong in more ways than I knew how to explain. More than wrong: it was crazy. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Shut In quotes by Tommy Docherty
#65. When one door closes, another slams shut in your face. #Quote by Tommy Docherty
Shut In quotes by Lloyd Alexander
#66. He [the cat] liked to peep into the refrigerator and risk having his head shut in by the closing door. He also climbed to the top of the stove, discontinuing the practice after he singed his tail. #Quote by Lloyd Alexander
Shut In quotes by Kami Garcia
#67. Maybe Macon Ravenwood wasn't the only town shut-in. I didn't think our town was big enough for two Boo Radleys. But #Quote by Kami Garcia
Shut In quotes by Edward Frenkel
#68. I will also talk about my experience of growing up in the former Soviet Union, where mathematics became an outpost of freedom in the face of an oppressive regime. I was denied entrance to Moscow State University because of the discriminatory policies of the Soviet Union. The doors were slammed shut in front of me. I was an outcast. But I didn't give up. I would sneak into the University to attend lectures and seminars. I would read math books on my own, sometimes late at night. And in the end, I was able to hack the system. They didn't let me in through the front door; I flew in through a window. When you are in love, who can stop you? #Quote by Edward Frenkel
Shut In quotes by Rose Wynters
#69. He slammed the door shut in Ian's face, the lock clicking into place. Ian hit it again with his fist before roaring, If I were a pervert, I'd be looking for something a damn bit more attractive than you, jackass. And definitely someone that smelled alive. #Quote by Rose Wynters
Shut In quotes by Sarah J. Maas
#70. He supposed any lick of self-consciousness had been flayed from her under the whips of Endovier. Even though he'd tattooed over the bulk of the scars on her back, their ridges remained. The nightmares, too - when she'd still startle awake and light a candle to drive away the blackness they'd shoved her into, the memory of the lightless pits they'd used for punishment. His Fireheart, shut in the dark. #Quote by Sarah J. Maas
Shut In quotes by Veronica Rossi
#71. The leash snaps loose and trails after the little white dog like a kite streamer; then the knot closes, sealing shut. In seconds, an instant, there's no dog, no leash. No sound in the air.

Then Marcus says, 'The tree just ate the dead dog.'

'Yes,' says Jose. 'So it seems. #Quote by Veronica Rossi
Shut In quotes by Rachel Cinelli
#72. Imagine you are tied to a chair with your hands tightly bound behind you, preventing you from covering your ears. Before you is a giant chalkboard. A woman enters the room. Her fingernails are long, hard, and ready for attack. You follow her with your eyes as she saunters to the chalkboard and raises her hand to make a claw. She looks at you with a blank stare as she digs her fingernails into the chalkboard and drags downward. As the harsh sound hits your ears, you squeeze your eyes shut in an instinctive yet vain effort to shut out the noise, but the absence of sight only magnifies the vile sound. Your ears have become hypersensitive, and you feel an unpleasant chill shoot through your body down to the toes of your feet. Finally, the sound stops as she removes her nails from the board, and a wave of relief passes over you. But the reprieve is short-lived. Again, the nails dig into the board and screech all the way down. The process repeats itself several times, and each time she stops dragging, you think it has ended for good, but soon she starts all over again. You frantically call out to her and ask her why she is doing this. You wonder what you have done to earn this perpetual torture. But she only looks back at your with a blank, almost quizzical stare, and that is when you realize that she is unaware of the pain she is causing. You feel the hopelessness pass over you. You squirm to free yourself from the chair, but it's no use. This is your life now, listening to this t #Quote by Rachel Cinelli
Shut In quotes by James Russell Lowell
#73. Even as the roots, shut in the darksome earth,
Share in the tree top's joyance, and conceive
Of sunshine and wide air and winged things,
By sympathy of nature, so do I #Quote by James Russell Lowell
Shut In quotes by Leigh Byrne
#74. Transferring my anger and pain onto paper turns it into something tangible, something that can be shredded or burned, or at the very least, sealed shut in a box. ~Call Me Tuesday #Quote by Leigh Byrne
Shut In quotes by Donna Tartt
#75. if you didn't take picture from museum, and Sascha didn't steal it back, and I didn't think of claiming reward - well, wouldn't all those dozens of other paintings remain missing too? Forever maybe? Wrapped in brown paper? Still shut in that apartment? No one to look at them? Lonely and lost to the world? Maybe the one had to be lost for the others to be found?" "I think this goes more to the idea of 'relentless irony' than 'divine providence.' " "Yes - but why give it a name? Can't they both be the same thing? #Quote by Donna Tartt
Shut In quotes by Christopher Isherwood
#76. A passenger isn't supposed to concern himself with the running of the ship; that is being taken care of by the crew, anonymous creatures down in the engine-room or up on deck, whom he never meets. But, in this case, I wasn't really a passenger. I was like a lazy or scared or drunken captain lying shut in his cabin when he ought to be on the bridge, giving orders. Sooner or later, I would have to come out and assume command and decide where we were going.
But not yet, I told the crew. You don't need me yet. Can't you see I'm sick? You're doing all right without me. Sure, I'll come, when we get near land. Just let me lie here a little longer. Leave me alone, can't you? Let me sleep. #Quote by Christopher Isherwood
Shut In quotes by Don J. Snyder
#77. That had been the end of Communism. I had a feeling watching the tape that America would be next, but for once I kept my mouth shut. In my silence I felt our common ground: here we were, two men, neither young, neither with money, neither earning a penny or holding down a job or owning a house, both thoroughly confused by the way the world was turning. #Quote by Don J. Snyder
Shut In quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#78. Within the memory of many of my townsmen the road near which my house stands resounded with the laugh and gossip of inhabitants, and the woods which border it were notched and dotted here and there with their little gardens and dwellings, though it was then much more shut in by the forest than now. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Shut In quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#79. Ma'am," he said, reaching for the door. He held it open, his posture as erect and sturdy as a pole.

I eyed the man's uniform, the pins and badges that signified his military rank and position. At that moment I felt opposing forces wash over me, clashing internally like a cold and warm front meeting in the air.

At first I was hit by a burning sense of respect and gratitude. How privileged a person I was to have this soldier unbar the way for me, maintaining a clear path that I might advance unhindered. The symbolism marked by his actions did strike me with remarkable intensity. How many virtual doors would be shut in my face if not for dutiful soldiers like him?

As I went to step forward, my feet nearly faltered as if they felt unworthy. It was I who ought to be holding open the door for this gentleman - this representative of great heroes present and past who did fight and sacrifice and continue to do so to keep doors open, paths free and clear for all of humanity.

I moved through the entrance and thanked him.

"Yes, ma'am," he said.

How strange that I should feel such pride while passing through his open door. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Shut In quotes by Eugen Herrigel
#80. The more one concentrates on breathing, the more the external stimuli fade into the background ... In due course one even grows immune to larger stimuli, and at the same time detachment from them becomes easier and quicker. Care has only to be taken that the body is relaxed whether standing, sitting or lying, and if one then concentrates on breathing one soon feels oneself shut in by impermeable layers of silence. One only knows and feels that one breathes. And, to detach oneself from this feeling and knowing, no fresh decision is required, for the breathing slows down of its own accord, becomes more and more economical in the use of breath, and finally, slipping by degrees into a blurred monotone, escapes one's attention altogether. #Quote by Eugen Herrigel
Shut In quotes by Michio Takeyama
#81. I seemed to be walking on and on forever through a peaceful, languid garden of rice paddies. This was no longer the territory of savages, but of an ancient and high civilization. Here and there farmers were plowing their fields, using water buffaloes. As a buffalo started to move, snowy herons would fly down and perch on its back and horns. But they flew away again in fright whenever a buffalo reached the edge of the field the farmer turned his plow.
Once, as I was walking along, a moist wind began to blow and the sky quickly filled with black clouds. Herons were tossing in the wind like downy feathers. Soon the rain came. Rainfall in Burma is violent. Before I knew it, I was shut in by a thick spray. I could hardly breathe--I felt as if I were swimming.
After a while the rain stopped and the sky cleared. All at once the landscape brightened and a vast rainbow hung across the sky. The mist was gone, as if a curtain had been lifted. And there, under the rainbow, the farmers were singing and plowing again. #Quote by Michio Takeyama
Shut In quotes by Edith Wharton
#82. You mustn't tell your dreams. Miss Testvalley says nothing bores people so much as being told other people's dreams. Nan said nothing, but an iron gate seemed to clang shut in her - the gate that was so often slammed by careless hands. As if anyone could be bored by such dreams as hers! #Quote by Edith Wharton
Shut In quotes by Alice Munro
#83. It seemed to me that winter was the time for love, not spring. In winter the habitable world was so much contracted; out of that little shut-in space we lived in, fantastic hopes might bloom. But spring revealed the ordinary geography of the place; the long, brown roads, the old cracked sidewalks underfoot, all the tree branches broken off in winter storms, that had to be cleared out of the yards. Spring revealed distances, exactly as they were. #Quote by Alice Munro
Shut In quotes by Nicole Krauss
#84. I tried to keep things light. I said: Would you believe, this thing here where your arm bends, this they call an elbow. I said: Two rabbis diverged in a yellow wood. I said: Moshe goes to the doctor. Doctor, he says, etcetera, etcetera. Many things I did not say. Example. I waited so long. Other example. And were you happy? With that nebbish that clod that numbskull schlemiel you call a husband? The truth was I'd given up waiting long ago. The moment had passed, the door between the lives we could have led and the lives we led had shut in our faces. #Quote by Nicole Krauss
Shut In quotes by Zane Grey
#85. Dusk settled down into this neck of the great valley. Coyotes barked out in the open. From the heights pealed down the mournful blood-curdling, yet beautiful, bay of a wolf. The rosy afterglow of sunset lingered a long time. The place was shut in, closed about by brushy steeps, redolent of sage. A tiny stream of swift water sang faintly down over rocks. And before darkness had time to enfold hollow and slope and horizon, the moon slid up to defeat the encroaching night and blanch the hills with silvery light. #Quote by Zane Grey
Shut In quotes by J. Budziszewski
#86. If I had questioned Harris further - "What do you mean when you say sex doesn't have to mean anything? Do people engage in it for no reason at all? Does it just happen, like a gurgle in the stomach, a can rattling down the street, or a screen door blowing shut in the breeze?" - perhaps he would have conceded that sex does have trivial meanings: a little pleasure, a little fun, a little relief from boredom and desire. This wouldn't be much of a concession. Sex would mean something, but only in the way that eating a peanut means something, chewing on an ice cube means something, scratching an itch means something. There would be no more call to rhapsodize about the touch of a man and a woman than to compose sonnets about the communion of a picnicker with his mayonnaise. #Quote by J. Budziszewski
Shut In quotes by John Green
#87. Rule #1; Don't care to much. Rule #2; Shut up! #Quote by John Green
Shut In quotes by Patrick Ness
#88. He loved physical books with the same avidity other people loved horses or wine or prog rock. He'd never really warmed to ebooks because they seemed to reduce a book to a computer file, and computer files were disposable things, things you never really owned. He had no emails from ten years ago but still owned every book he bought that year. Besides, what was more perfect an object than a book? The different rags of paper, smooth or rough under your fingers. The edge of the page pressed into your thumbprint as you turned a new chapter. The way your bookmark - fancy, modest, scrap paper, candy wrapper - moved through the width of it, marking your progress, a little further each time you folded it shut. #Quote by Patrick Ness
Shut In quotes by Diyar Harraz
#89. You can't make them shut up, but you can damn teach them a lesson. - Johan #Quote by Diyar Harraz
Shut In quotes by Dash Mihok
#90. People believe that if you can shut your Tourette's off for a period of time, then you can always shut it off. I try to explain to people that if I spent my whole life trying to control my tics, that's all I would have time for. #Quote by Dash Mihok
Shut In quotes by Maisie Williams
#91. If I started being braggy, my family would be like, 'Shut up, Maisie! Who cares? Get off the sofa.' #Quote by Maisie Williams
Shut In quotes by Sarah Palin
#92. It may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: 'Sit down and shut up,' but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out. #Quote by Sarah Palin
Shut In quotes by Hunter S. Thompson
#93. I keep my mouth shut now. I've turned into a professional coward. #Quote by Hunter S. Thompson
Shut In quotes by Joshua Ryan Butler
#94. Regardless, God's closet door won't seem to stay shut. Our culture is asking questions, from the latest Amazon best seller denouncing the brutality of God, to the most recent New York Times editorial lamenting the inherent violence of religion, to one of many conversations overheard at the local coffee shop on "why I could just never believe." This conversation is on our culture's lips. #Quote by Joshua Ryan Butler
Shut In quotes by Maxine Hong Kingston
#95. To shut the door at the end of the workday, which does not spill over into evening. To throw away books after reading them so theydon't have to be dusted. To go through boxes on New Year's Eve and throw out half of what is inside. Sometimes for extravagance to pick a bunch of flowers for the one table. Other women besides me must have this daydream about a carefree life. #Quote by Maxine Hong Kingston
Shut In quotes by Terry Pratchett
#96. Wullie,' said Rob, patiently, 'ye ken I said I would tell ye when there wuz times you should've kept your big gob shut?'
'Aye, Rob.'
'Weel, that wuz one o' them times. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Shut In quotes by Deborah Moggach
#97. Whining writers are a hideous sight; we should really shut up, because we are lucky if we can cobble together a living from all of this. #Quote by Deborah Moggach
Shut In quotes by Lisa Renee Jones
#98. I'm angry at Chris. I'm hurt. Well, you know what I fear? This is my fear. This moment when, once again, you shut me out
and I'm alone. If you were going to leave me alone, you should have walked away before now, when I still knew how to breathe without you. #Quote by Lisa Renee Jones
Shut In quotes by Anne Lamott
#99. We write to expose the unexposed. Most human beings are dedicated to keeping that one door shut. But the writer's job is to see what's behind it, to see the bleak unspeakable stuff, and to turn the unspeakable into words - not just into any words but if we can, into rhythm and blues. You can't do this without discovering your own true voice, and you can't find your true voice and peer behind the door and report honestly and clearly to us if your parents are reading over your shoulder. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Shut In quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#100. Don't shut your eyes, my darling, there is daylight to come. I promise. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Shut In quotes by Robert Silverberg
#101. Never pass by a chance to shut up. #Quote by Robert Silverberg
Shut In quotes by S.E. Leonard
#102. I'm sorry. I am just your typical suburban mom that watches Sons of Anarchy, and I think I am all bad ass. I will shut up. #Quote by S.E. Leonard
Shut In quotes by Charles Duhigg
#103. Without habit loops, our brains would shut down, overwhelmed by the minutiae of daily life. People whose basal ganglia are damaged by injury or disease often become mentally paralyzed. They have trouble performing basic activities, such as opening a door or deciding what to eat. #Quote by Charles Duhigg
Shut In quotes by John Green
#104. Crying is almost totally avoidable if you follow two simple rules:
1. Don't care too much.
2. Shut up. #Quote by John Green
Shut In quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#105. A Seelie. A fucking prince," Lor said. "He's got a couple hundred more Seelie from a dozen different castes waiting outside. Threatening war. Demanding you shut the place down, stop feeding the Unseelie."
I gasped, "V'lane?"
"You told him to come!" Ryodan accused.
"She knows him?" Lor exploded.
"It's her other boyfriend," Ryodan said.
"Besides Darroc?" one of the other men demanded.
Lor glared at Barrons. "When are you going to wise up and shut that bitch down for good? #Quote by Karen Marie Moning
Shut In quotes by Bill Watterson
#106. My book is called, Shut Up And Stop Whining: How To Do Something With Your Life Besides Think About Yourself. #Quote by Bill Watterson
Shut In quotes by Toni Sorenson
#107. Never tell a depressed person to "Cheer up." Unless you want them to tell you to "Shut up. #Quote by Toni Sorenson
Shut In quotes by David Hewson
#108. And still you'll hesitate to tell him, won't you? Why? Because you're a woman? Is your destiny such a small thing then? To keep your legs open and your mouth shut? #Quote by David Hewson
Shut In quotes by Agatha Christie
#109. How strange that a girl could trouble your inmost soul so long as she kept her mouth shut, and that the moment she spoke the glamour could vanish as though it had never been. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Shut In quotes by Ring Lardner
#110. Are you lost, Daddy?" I asked tenderly. "Shut up," he explained. #Quote by Ring Lardner
Shut In quotes by Orrin Hatch
#111. If they can shut down ABC News and ABC network programming just because they don't agree on something, it makes you wonder #Quote by Orrin Hatch
Shut In quotes by Michael Connelly
#112. You know what I did after I wrote my first novel? I shut up and wrote twenty-three more."
("The Castle") #Quote by Michael Connelly
Shut In quotes by Anna Kavan
#113. The sight of the wall of water outside reassured me, giving me the idea that it made very little difference whether I stayed with her, or set out alone on my journey that had neither visible starting point nor destination. It didn't matter: since, however closely I became involved with another existence, my own world would always remain secret, inaccessible and shut-off; nobody would ever see me, except as a dim, changeable, wavering shadow, through its impenetrable, semi-opaque walls. #Quote by Anna Kavan
Shut In quotes by Seanan McGuire
#114. So I guess you've converted him through the power of your naughtiness and flexibility. What are you going to do with him? "Shut up," I hissed. #Quote by Seanan McGuire
Shut In quotes by Marissa Meyer
#115. Wolf?" Cinder prodded. He sniffed again and his eyes brightened. Then he was gone - hurling himself past the group and tearing open the front door. Cinder jumped to her feet. "Wolf! What are you - " Too late. The door slammed shut behind him. She cursed. This was not the time for her mutant wolf ally to start running around and drawing attention to himself. She #Quote by Marissa Meyer
Shut In quotes by Stephenie Meyer
#116. You want me to be all doom and gloom, or just shut up? #Quote by Stephenie Meyer
Shut In quotes by Sarah Dessen
#117. I just have to be super strong when it comes to my work time. Shut the browser, ignore the email alerts, and just WRITE. #Quote by Sarah Dessen
Shut In quotes by FayJay
#118. Oh, shit," said Arthur, covering his face with his hands for a moment and screwing his eyes shut."You've been co-opted.She's got you spying on me already? My God,she's quick.""Oh, shut up and get over yourself!"exclaimed Merlin, indignantly."Not everything's about you,you know, your Royal Hotness. Highness. I said Highness. #Quote by FayJay
Shut In quotes by Stephen Fry
#119. My real dissatisfaction is with my dissatisfaction. How dare I be so discontent? How dare I? Or being discontent why cannot I shut up about it? #Quote by Stephen Fry
Shut In quotes by Robert J. Braathe
#120. You want to take out an enemy? Ignore the things they write, the things they do, the things they say behind your back. Nothing will shut up rumors and innuendo more than to ignore them and diffuse them with silence. #Quote by Robert J. Braathe
Shut In quotes by Ted Cruz
#121. We shouldn't let anti-science zealotry shut down the ability to produce low-cost, quality food for billions across the globe. #Quote by Ted Cruz
Shut In quotes by Julianna Keyes
#122. How could I not see you? With all these huge muscles ... " I sling a leg across his thighs and slide a hand under his jacket, over his stomach. "And this six pack ... "
"It's an eight-pack," he mutters, eyes sliding shut.
"And this adorable messy hair ... "
"Don't ruin it with the wrong adjectives."
"Fine, no more compliments. Just facts. I love you, Crosbie Lucas."
"I love you too," he replies. #Quote by Julianna Keyes
Shut In quotes by Jerry Seinfeld
#123. Kids don't say, "Wait." They say, "Wait up, hey wait up!" Because when you're little, your life is up. The future is up. Everything you want is up. "Hold up. Shut up! Mum, I'll clean up. Let me stay up!" Parents, of course, are just the opposite. Everything is down. "Just calm down. Slow down. Come down here! Sit down. Put ... that ... down." #Quote by Jerry Seinfeld
Shut In quotes by Helena Hunting
#124. He brings my hand up to his face and uncurls my rigid fingers, pressing them against his cheek again. His eyes flutter shut, and he follows with a shaky breath. When his eyes open they're hot with want. "This feeling – what you do to me – I've never had it before, and I won't want to lose it. #Quote by Helena Hunting
Shut In quotes by David Bowie
#125. My little china girl
you shouldn't mess with me #Quote by David Bowie
Shut In quotes by J.D. Robb
#126. You are embarrassed." She leaned over to kiss him, and while he was distracted, snatched
the disc. "That's cute. Really cute."
"Shut up. Give me that."
"I don't think so." Delighted, she danced back a step and held the disc out of reach. "I bet
this is very hot. Aren't you curious?"
"No." He made a grab, but she was very quick. "Eve, give me the damn thing."
"This is fascinating." She edged back toward the open patio doors. "The sophisticated,seen-it-all Roarke is blushing. #Quote by J.D. Robb
Shut In quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#127. If I had my way I'd shut everything out of your life but happiness and pleasure, Anne, said Gilbert #Quote by L.M. Montgomery

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