Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.— Anton Chekhov
Astounding Broken Glass quotations
Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.
Nico's voice was like broken glass. "I- I wasn't in love with Annabeth." "You were jealous of her," Jason said. "That's why you didn't want to be around her. Especially why you don't want to be around... him. It makes total sense.
I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass.
Things break all the time. Glass and dishes and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato chips. You can break a record, a horse, a dollar. You can break the ice. There are coffee breaks and lunch breaks and prison breaks. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Chains can be broken. So can silence, and fever... promises break. Hearts break.
Someone's got to break the glass ceiling, and once it's broken, everybody else comes clamouring up behind.
Broken glass. It's just like glitter, isn't it?
You were just a boy on a bed in a room, like a kaleidoscope is a tube full of bits of broken glass. But the way I saw you was pieces refracting the light, shifting into an infinite universe of flowers and rainbows and insects and planets, magical dividing cells, pictures no one else knew.
I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc. I prefer sticks, trowels, knives and dripping fluid paint or a heavy impasto with sand, broken glass or other foreign matter added.
Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
Women have broken through the glass ceiling, and they're now more and more in the power seats.
Acting is like racing, you need the same concentration.
You have to reach inside you and bring forth a lot of broken glass. That's painful.
Alcohol whipped me. Alcohol and I had many, many marvelous times together. We laughed, we talked, we danced at the party together; then one day I woke up and the band had gone home and I was lying in the broken glass with a shirt full of puke and I said, 'Hey, man, the ball game's up'.
Fortune is like glass - the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
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.
Glass ceilings have been broken, but more have to be broken.
The Germans will crawl bollock-naked over broken glass to get low fares.
Wanted: A dog that neither barks nor bites, eats broken glass and shits diamonds.
I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all.
I think we've broken a lot of barriers and kind of shattered our "glass ceiling" that was there for women. There are so many great fighters and we've proved a lot of people wrong. A lot of the times our fights are the best fights on the card.
If you'd spent your life being called "Gyles Brandreth", you would crawl across broken glass to achieve the bliss, the simplicity, the purity, the joy of simply being called "Bob".
And at the other end of the bar the world is full of the other type of person, who has a broken glass, or a glass that has been carelessly knocked over (usually by one of the people calling for a larger glass) or who had no glass at all, because he was at the back of the crowd and had failed to catch the barman's eye.
"The horror of that moment," the King went on, "I shall never, never forget!" "You will, though," the Queen said, "if you don't make a memorandum of it."
Room Full Of Mirrors, that's more of a mental disarrangement.
This says something about broken glass used to be all in my brain.
Beauty's a doubtful good, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour; And beauty, blemish'd once, for ever's lost, In spite of physic, painting, pain, and cost.
I’m packed with broken glass and memories and it all hurts.
At the tips of the feathers there is air and at their base: blood.
I hold up bones; I wish like broken glass they could court light....still I try to place these pieces back together, to set them firm, to make murdered girls live again.
Mexican homes as a rule are closed off to the world by high blank walls of yellowish masonry, topped with broken glass to discourage escaladores, or climbing burglars. The gardens and fountains and other delights are hidden, as in an Arab city.
Rahul Dravid is a player who would walk on broken glass if his team asks him to
An ancient proverb summed it up when a wizard is tired of looking for broken glass in his dinner, it ran, he is tired of life.
The Iron Rule of prudence for an Istanbulite Woman: If you are as fragile as a tea glass, either find a way to never encounter burning water and hope to marry an ideal husband or get yourself laid and broken as soon as possible. Alternatively, stop being a tea-glass woman!
He was the one she was doing all this for, but sometimes she missed him so much it felt like she swallowed broken glass.
I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc.
We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar Shape without form, shade without colour, Paralysed force, gesture without motion; - The Hollow Men
Sometimes it is like juggling with broken glass because both things are very sensitive and have to be handled with care. I can't let the career be neglected and I can't let my family and children be neglected either.