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Glass

Definition: A hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda and lime and cooling rapidly.
Number of Quotes: 58

When that glass broke and Stone Cold was making an entrance, and that roof blew off that building, that sends you higher than life or anything that I know of. It's an adrenaline rush you can't explain.
Stone Cold Steve Austin

After a long silence, Dodge cleared his throat. I think I speak for all of us when I say, 'Huh?
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

And even, if circumstances required, a contingency plan for his contingency plan's contingency plan.
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

For now. But if I ever decide you're useless, you are a dead man. To be killed by you is to be desired more than a life excluded from your service. Bravo. Her Imperial Viciousness laughed with genuine feeling. Bravo!
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

Only the previous day, Arch had found him in a spirit-dance corral, blistering the creatures to the point of death, such was his need to touch and destroy.
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

Well now, the scholar went on, I'm just an old fuddy-duddy who could use a tan, so you needn't grant my opinion any authority, but I consider the queendom lucky that a handful of Milliners and their children lived incognito among the population during Redd's tyranny.
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

Glass is, in general, the enemy of secrets. It is also the enemy of possession.
Experience and Poverty
Walter Benjamin

Claire stretched out against the wall and kissed it. Glad to see you, too, she whispered, and pressed her cheek against the smooth surface. It almost felt like it hugged her back. Dude, it's a house, Shane said from behind her. Hug somebody who cares.
Lord of Misrule
Rachel Caine

Sometimes you think you've found love, when it's really just one of those objects that are shiny in a certain light--a trophy, say, or a ring, or a diamond, even. Glass shards, maybe. You've got to be careful, you do. The shine can blind you. The edges can cut you in way you never imagined. It is up to you to allow that or not.
The Secret Life of Prince Charming
Deb Caletti

She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll

LIII.
What is the holiness of conversation? It is to master death.

Glass, Irony, and God
Anne Carson

Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it Chops
because that was the name of his dog

And that's what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and a gold star
And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
and read it to his aunts
That was the year Father Tracy
took all the kids to the zoo

And he let them sing on the bus
And his little sister was born
with tiny toenails and no hair
And his mother and father kissed a lot
And the girl around the corner sent him a
Valentine signed with a row of X's

and he had to ask his father what the X's meant
And his father always tucked him in bed at night
And was always there to do it

Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it Autumn

because that was the name of the season
And that's what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and asked him to write more clearly
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because of its new paint

And the kids told him
that Father Tracy smoked cigars
And left butts on the pews
And sometimes they would burn holes
That was the year his sister got glasses
with thick lenses and black frames
And the girl around the corner laughed

when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
And the kids told him why
his mother and father kissed a lot
And his father never tucked him in bed at night
And his father got mad
when he cried for him to do it.

Once on a paper torn from his notebook
he wrote a poem
And he called it Innocence: A Question
because that was the question about his girl
And that's what it was all about
And his professor gave him an A

and a strange steady look
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because he never showed her
That was the year that Father Tracy died
And he forgot how the end
of the Apostle's Creed went

And he caught his sister
making out on the back porch
And his mother and father never kissed
or even talked
And the girl around the corner
wore too much makeup
That made him cough when he kissed her

but he kissed her anyway
because that was the thing to do
And at three a.m. he tucked himself into bed
his father snoring soundly

That's why on the back of a brown paper bag
he tried another poem
And he called it Absolutely Nothing Because that's what it was really all about
And he gave himself an A
and a slash on each damned wrist
And he hung it on the bathroom door
because this time he didn't think

he could reach the kitchen.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Anton Chekhov

And I'm suppose to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married...? His voice tightened. And meanwhile, I'll die a little bit more every day, watching.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

And now I'm looking at you, he said, and you're asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before - bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle and Alec, but it took years to do it - but, Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

I am a man he told her, and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

I was thinking about the first time I ever saw you, he said, and how after that I couldn't forget you. I wanted to, but I couldn't stop myself. I forced Hodge to let me be the one who came to find you and bring you back to the Institue. And even back then, in that stupid coffee shop, when I saw you sitting on that couch with Simon, even then that felt wrong to me-- I should have been the one sitting with you. The one who made you laugh like that. I couldn't get rid of that feeling. That it should have been me. And the more I knew you, the more I felt it--it had never been like that for me before. I'd always wanted a girl and then gotten to know her and not wanted her anymore, but with you the feeling just got stronger and stronger until that night when you showed up at Renwick's and I knew.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

Is this the part where you say if I hurt her, you'll kill me?
No Simon said, If you hurt Clary she's quite capable of killing you herself. Possibly with a variety of weapons.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

Malachi scowled. I don't remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane.
They didn't, Magnus said. Your wards are down.
Really? the Consul's voice dripped sarcasm. I hadn't noticed.
Magnus looked concerned. That's terrible. Someone should have told you. He glanced at Luke. Tell him the wards are down.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

Not everything is about you, Clary said furiously.
Possibly, Jace said, but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

There is no pretending, Jace said with absolute clarity. I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

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.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

You said you were going for a walk!? What kind of walk takes six hours?
A long one?
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

Paradigms are like glasses. When you have incomplete paradigms about yourself or life in general, it's like wearing glasses with the wrong prescription. That lens affects how you see everything else.
Sean Covey

If you treat glass right, it doesn't crack. If you know the properties, you can make things; the color of dusk and night and love. But you can't control people like that and I really, really wish you could. I want the world to be glass.
Graffiti Moon
Cath Crowley

Broken glass. It's just like glitter, isn't it?
Pete Doherty

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.
Brian Dyson

I am a waning bird encased in a glass sphere; I cannot see my prison, and my cries no one can hear.
An Owl on the Moon: A Journal from the Edge of Darkness
Craig Froman

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like maybe we should be just friends turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
The Kindly Ones
Neil Gaiman

Oh, if only it were possible to find understanding, Joseph exclaimed. If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of world history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn't there any truth? Is there no real and valid doctrine?

The master had never heard him speak so fervently. He walked on in silence for a little, then said: There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. Be prepared for conflicts, Joseph Knecht - I can see that they already have begun.
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse

Stages

As every flower fades and as all youth
Departs, so life at every stage,
So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
Blooms in its day and may not last forever.
Since life may summon us at every age
Be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavor,
Be ready bravely and without remorse
To find new light that old ties cannot give.
In all beginnings dwells a magic force
For guarding us and helping us to live.

Serenely let us move to distant places
And let no sentiments of home detain us.
The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us
But lifts us stage by stage to wider spaces.
If we accept a home of our own making,
Familiar habit makes for indolence.
We must prepare for parting and leave-taking
Or else remain the slaves of permanence.

Even the hour of our death may send
Us speeding on to fresh and newer spaces,
And life may summon us to newer races.
So be it, heart: bid farewell without end.

The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse

Every high has an equal, measurable low.
Ellen Hopkins

Your glass seems like it will always be half full even it falls down and shatters to pieces.
Together We Are Spiders
K. Jared Hosein

One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo

I wear glasses and suits, so I guess I am an indie artist.
Stevie Jackson

Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.
Killosophy
Criss Jami

Every glass thermometer has subtle variations in the size and shape of the bulb at the bottom and the capillary tube inside, as well as variations in the width of gradations on the side. The compounded effect of these uncertainties is that each thermometer reads temperature slightly differently.
Sam Kean

My love, you are driving the entire world mad. The nightingales are committing suicide one by one out of jealousy of your voice. The roses took one glance at your beauty and folded themselves from shame. The trees now only whisper your name and the sky hasn't stopped crying since you looked up. Have pity on us, my love. We have already broken all the mirrors and glass out of fear that you will forget us and fall in love with yourself once you see what we all cannot stop seeing.
Kamand Kojouri

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.
Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas

No. I can survive well enough on my own-if given the proper reading material.
Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass readers tend to be passionate, talented, clever, and welcoming - in fact, I'm consistently moved by just how welcoming TOG readers are to new fans.
Sarah J. Maas

To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. To the stars who listen-and the dreams that are answered.
A Court of Mist and Fury
Sarah J. Maas

You could rattle the stars, she whispered. You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That's what scares you most.
Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas

I hate wearin' sunglasses, to be honest with you. You don't need sunglasses in Ireland.
Tristan MacManus

I drink a glass of water and half a lemon as soon as I wake up. I heard that it's supposed to balance your body's pH. Not sure if that's true, but to be honest, it really helps with bloating.
Sonoya Mizuno

A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.
The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Vera Nazarian

In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart.
Vera Nazarian

A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note, he said, but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor.
Anne Rice

No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
The Wise Man's Fear
Patrick Rothfuss

Between us, love the buses at the door the long glass street two years, my death to yours my death upon your lips my face becoming glass strong challenged time making me win immortal our street our river a deadly glass to hold. Now they are feeding me into a steel mill furnace O love the stream of glass a stream of living fire.
The Book of the Dead
Muriel Rukeyser

John Keats / John Keats / John / Please put your scarf on.
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction
J. D. Salinger

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own even if she never wants
to or needs to...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her
dreams wants to see her in an hour...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
a youth she's content to leave behind....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black
lace bra...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who
lets her cry...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone
else in her family...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a
recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a feeling of control over her destiny...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to fall in love without losing herself..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
HOW TO QUIT A JOB,
BREAK UP WITH A LOVER,
AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't
take it personally...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table...
or a charming inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

Pamela Redmond Satran

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is the quintessential dysfunctional family.
Sara Shepard

Who am I? I'm just a writer. I write things down. I walk through your dreams and invent the future. Sure, I sink the boat of love, but that comes later. And yes, I swallow glass, but that comes later.
Richard Siken

I had glasses and was kind of weird. A lot of actors are pretty weird people.
Jennifer Sky

Ever think of introducing yourself? Y.T. says.
Nah, he says, people always forget names. You can just think of me as that one guy, y'know?

Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson

My glasses are from Cutler & Gross. They're not prescription: I just love wearing them. I used to wear Ray-Ban a lot and then I realised that a lot of the things I've started going for are a little bit more refined. I liked the fact that I was supporting a British brand, somebody I could have a relationship with and people that I could talk to.
Tinie Tempah

When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.
The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams

I love Shattered Glass. It's one of my favorite movies. I think it's just brilliant.
Steve Zahn

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