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The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise.
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
I am a survivor and not a victim. Life isn't perfect. When you get a knock, you have to get up, dust yourself down and get on with it.
You either make dust or eat dust.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.
First our pleasures die - and then our hopes, and then our fears - and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Bullies want to abuse you. Instead of allowing that, you can use them as your personal motivators. Power up and let the bully eat your dust.
It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put - without delay, and with tenderness - back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.
Is it sin, which makes the worm a chrysalis, and the chrysalis a butterfly, and the butterfly dust?
You find me at work; excuse the dust on my blouse. I sculpt my marble myself.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
I've got to pick myself up Dust myself off And start all over again.
Titles are important; I have them before I have books that belong to them. I have last chapters in my mind before I see first chapters, too. I usually begin with endings, with a sense of aftermath, of dust settling, of epilogue.
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.
John le Carre
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
Part of recovery is relapse. I dust myself off and move forward again.
As powerful as is our soul's call, so potent are the forces of Resistance arrayed against it. We're not alone if we've been mowed down by Resistance; millions of good men and women have bitten the dust before us.
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.
George C. Wallace
It is true that we are made of dust. And the world is also made of dust. But the dust has motes rising.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
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