But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit.
— George Orwell

Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.
James Russell Lowell crystal quote

Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.
— Paul J. Meyer

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
— Robert Browning

I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
— crystal quotation by Mikhail Gorbachev