quote by Derek Walcott

Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.

— Derek Walcott

Jittery Vase quotations

The dress is a vase which the body follows. My clothes are like modules in which bodies move.


Driving a Porsche in London is like bringing a Ming vase to a football game.

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The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.

A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking;

but even a solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it.

Trust is like a vase.. once it's broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be same again.


You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.

Just as any moron can destroy a priceless Ming vase, so the shallow and ill-educated people who run our schools can undermine and destroy from within a great civilization that took centuries of dedicated effort to create and maintain.

Clay is used to make vases, but it is the emptiness they contain that makes them useful.

I love all things, not only the grand but the infinitely small: thimble, spurs, plates, flower vases.

A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.


Our lives are a mosaic of little things, like putting a rose in a vase on the table.

Friendship is a vase, which, when it is flawed by heat, or violence, or accident, may as well be broken at once; it can never be trusted after.

Trying to change ourselves in order to please others - so that we can feel temporarily whole for having won their approval - is like cutting a flower into pieces so that it will fit into a vase.

I liken an affair to the shattering of a Waterford crystal vase.

You can glue it back together, but it will never be the same again.

An hour is not merely an hour, it is a vase full of scents and sounds and projects and climates.


You can only mend the vase so many times before you have to chuck it away.

The greatest mania of all is passion: and I am a natural slave to passion: the balance between my brain and my soul and my body is as wild and delicate as the skin of a Ming vase.

[I have] a heavenly vase full of autumn leaves today.

They look so beautiful. How much closer to God can one get? And a beautiful blue heron flew over the brook. Nature can make me cry faster than anything.

A vase of flowers or greens will bring even a dull hotel room to life in the most delightful way. The small amount of trouble or expense involved is honestly repaid in real decorative effect. If you find cut flowers too extravagant, stick to the greens. Laurel, rhododendron leaves, huckleberry or pine will all last many days, even weeks.

No flower is happy in a vase, because vase is nothing but an ornate coffin for the flower.


It's not about the way you look It's not about your face It's all about the way you think It's all about your grace You're love is like a power chase You're like an oak tree growing in a flower vase

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.

There are certain pictures I can never take.

We turn on the TV and are smothered with cruelty and suffering and I don't need to add to it. So I just photograph peaceful things. A vase of flowers, a beautiful girl. Sometimes, through a peaceful face, I can bring something important into the world.

If it's red, French, costs too much, and tastes like the water that's left in the vase after the flowers have died and rotted, it's probably Burgundy.

It is necessary that the object that the artist is shaping, whether it be a vase of clay or a fishing boat, be significant of something other than itself. This object must be a sign as well as an object; a meaning must animate it, and make it say more than it is.


He’s very pretty. For a human.” “He’s very broken,” said Magnus. “Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed. Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before.

a generation that cannot endure boredom will be a generation of little men, of men unduly divorced from the slow process of nature, of men in whom every vital impulse slowly withers as though they were cut flowers in a vase.

I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It's passing through you more than you're creating it. You're not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower.

Somebody's sent a funny little valentine to me.

It's a bunch of baby-roses in a vase of filigree, And hovering above them ... is a fairy cupid tangled in a scarf of poetry.

We settled Mama into the wheelchair and loaded her down with both our pocketbooks and a vase of flowers I had picked to present to our host in hopes of softening the effects of any opinions Mama might vent during the evening.


Think beyond the vase! If you have a vase of flowers on a dining table for a quick dinner party, think about scattering flower petals, leaves, or even fruit along the tabletop.

If I want only pure water, what does it matter to me whether it be brought in a vase of gold or of glass? What is it to me whether the will of God be presented to me in tribulation or consolation, since I desire and seek only the Divine will?

Spoons and skimmers you can be undistinguishably together;

but vases and statues require each a pedestal for itself.

It was intended to be a vase, it has turned out a pot.