Top Hourglass Quotes

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1. "The mind, the heart, the womb. Those three are all threaded in a sacred dance. A woman's pelvis is like an hourglass with the capacity to tell time. It both creates and shelters life. When a mother's diet in insufficient, nutrients are pulled from her own teeth and bone. Women are built to be selfless."
Author: Alyson Richman
2. "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table."
Author: Anna Nalick
3. "...the miser is counting his gold pieces, unaware of Death, who holds two clear symbols: an hourglass and a pitchfork.""Why a pitchfork and not a scythe?""Because Death reaps but the Devil harvests"
Author: Arturo Pérez Reverte
4. "I'm living under water. Everything seems slow and far away. I know there's a world up there, a sunlit quick world where time runs like dry sand through an hourglass, but down here, where I am, air and sound and time and feeling are thick and dense."
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
5. "The hourglass runs low..."
Author: Christopher Pike
6. "Life : standing inside an hourglass ,meanwhile you can see the sand coming down slowly and in the end you will be completely buried . ~"
Author: Dagmar D.l.R
7. "Think of your life as an hourglass. You know there are thousands of grains of sand in the top of the hourglass; and they all pass slowly and evenly through the narrow neck in the middle. Nothing you or I could do would make more than one grain of sand pass through this narrow neck without impairing the hourglass. You and I and everyone else are like this hourglass...if we do not take [tasks] one at a time and let them pass...slowly and evenly, then we are bound to break our own...structure."
Author: Dale Carnegie
8. "I have an hourglass shape, and I think it's important to understand your body type and your personality type. Then make whatever is on trend and in fashion work for you."
Author: Fiona Gubelmann
9. "The greatest weight.-- What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: "This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence - even this spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and you with it, speck of dust!"Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus?... Or how well disposed would you have to become to yourself and to life to crave nothing more fervently than this ultimate eternal confirmation and seal?"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
10. "But I was caught in an hourglass of colliding dreams."
Author: Gina Marinello Sweeney
11. "Reality spills through her slim fingers like the sands of an hourglass. Thus time is by no means on her side"
Author: Haruki Murakami
12. "A Letter to Andre Breton, Originally Composed on a Leaf of Lettuce With an Ink-dippedCarrotOn my bed, my green comforterdraped over my knees like a lumpy turtle,I think about the Berlin Wall of years that separates us.In my own life, the years are beginning to stack uplike a Guinness World Record's pile of pancakes,yet I'm still searching for some kind of syrup to believe in.In the shadows of my pink sheet, I see your face, Desnos' face,and two clock faces staring at each other. I see a gaping woundthat ebbs rose petals, while a sweaty armpitholds an orchestra. Beethoven, maybe.A lover sings a capella, with the frothiness of a cappuccino.Starbucks, maybe. There's an hourglass, too, and beneath the sandslie untapped oil reserves. I see Dali's mustache,Magritte's pipe, and bowling shoes, which leaves the question--If you could time travel through a trumpet, would you findtoday and tomorrow too loud?"
Author: Jarod Kintz
13. "As we hypnotically watch the steadily diminishing reserve of sand in life's hourglass, the instincts of a miser surface. Life is now savored, sipped as with a fine 19th Century French wine."
Author: Joe L. Wheeler
14. "Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties."
Author: Jules Renard
15. "Yesterday," she began, speaking to his back, hurrying as though there was some element of himthat was part hourglass."
Author: Kelly Creagh
16. "At this rate I'll soon be completely buried, like a cursed princess trapped in the bottom of an hourglass."
Author: Lenore Appelhans
17. "One of the gravestones in the cemetery near the earliest church has an anchor on it and an hourglass, and the words In Hope.In Hope. Why did they put that above a dead person? Was it the corpse hoping, or those still alive?"
Author: Margaret Atwood
18. "And my eyes! I see through hourglass pupils and therefore I see time-as it affects all things. Even as I look at you now, Tanis," the mage whispered, "I see you dying, slowly, by inches. And so I see every living thing."
Author: Margaret Weis
19. "The changes are coming fast and blind now, and in your skull sits an hourglass with a grain size hole through which numb seconds are sliding."
Author: Mary Karr
20. "Filled with hope, Ico looked into Yorda's eyes. He felt like was looking into an hourglass, trying to pick through the grains of sand for some truth buried there long ago. He hadn't found anything yet, but the warmth of Yorda's hands in his told him that he was getting close."
Author: Miyuki Miyabe
21. "The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it."
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
22. "We have a definite but unknown quantity of experience at our disposal. As soon as the hourglass is turned, the sand will begin to run out and once it starts, it cannot stop until it's all gone."
Author: Pablo Picasso
23. "Maybe happiness was an hourglass already running out, the grains tipping, sifting past each other. Maybe it was a state of mind."
Author: Paula McLain
24. "If I didn't love the hourglass, I wouldn't love myself."
Author: Rachel Roy
25. "Consider the black widow spider. It's a timid little beastie, useful and, for my taste, the prettiest of the arachnids, with its shiny, patent-leather finish and its red hourglass trademark. But the poor thing has the fatal misfortune of possessing enormously too much power for its size. So everybody kills it on sight."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
26. "Death is just the moment that your hourglass runs out of sand. That's it. It happens to everyone eventually. All any of us gets to decide is where the sand falls."
Author: Ryan Winfield
27. "And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not."
Author: Søren Kierkegaard
28. "Though our hourglass runs, one day it shall not, but then our eternity hourglass begins with never ending sands, what mantle do you want to set your hourglass of eternal life upon? This in your choice to make, no one but you can make that decision. So think wisely and live honorable, for your actions will choice the destination of your hourglass."
Author: Tabitha Robin
29. "The sand in the hourglass runs from one compartment to the other, marking the passage of moments with something constant and tangible.If you watch the flowing sand, you might see time itself riding the granules.Contrary to popular opinion, time is not an old white-haired man, but a laughing child.And time sings."
Author: Vera Nazarian
30. "The hours went by quickly, like the proverbial sands slipping down, down, down the center of the hourglass."
Author: Victoria Kahler
31. "A soothing sound enveloped them. Ombric hazarded a guess as to its origin, "It's like the falling sand from a thousand hourglasses."
Author: William Joyce

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