Quotes About Strangers

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Quotes About Strangers

I live on in the sweetness of old days with strangers who build new dwellings on blue hills up to the edge of the sky, I talk softly with the captured trees and comfort them sometimes. How slowly time consumes the core of things, and soundlessly treads fates heavy heel.
— Edith Sodergran —

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.

— Douglas William Jerrold

Beware to entertain strangers, thereby you may entertain an angel unawares ... New Testament.

— New Testament In English/Arabic

Quantin crept closer to the knoll. A pungent smell passed through his nostrils up into his brain. Attracted by the poppies' scarlet smears, he was about to take another step when he felt a hand on his elbow. A man in a poppy-red jacket, his pupils dilated, smiled warningly.
"No strangers allowed. Go away."
"I don't understand ... "
"Understanding is strictly forbidden. Even dreams have the right to dream. Isn't that so? Now go away.

— Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

There are too many of us, he thought. There are billions of us and that's too many. Nobody knows anyone. Strangers come and violate you. Strangers come and cut your heart out. Strangers come and take your blood. Good God, who were those men? I never saw them before in my life!

— Ray Bradbury

It is unpredictable for you to know which of the strangers you are about to meet that becomes your friend. Be polite to every stranger!

— Israelmore Ayivor

If Jiu Jitsu does not make you a better father, son, mother, daughter, wife or husband, you are missing the point. If Jiu Jitsu does not leave you viewing strangers in a kinder light, you are missing the point. If you are not better equipped to deal with the vicissitudes of life due to your training, then you are not really training.

— Chris Matakas

He knew he would always be the sad one: caged in that little round of skull, imprisoned in that beating and most secret heart, his life must always walk down lonely passages.  Lost.  He understood that men were forever strangers to one another, that no one ever comes really to know any one,

— Thomas Wolfe

Funerals often inspired me to consider the lives and the deaths of people who were close to me. And, in the repose of contemplation, my heart grew still. The more distant my connection with the deceased, the more I felt moved to go to the cemetery, accompanied by my own memories, to burn incense and press my palms together in devotion to those memories. So it was that as a youth, my decorous behavior at the funerals of strangers was never feigned; rather, it was a manifestation of the capacity of sadness I had within myself."
-from "The Master of Funerals

— Yasunari Kawabata

Something inside me shuts down and I'm too numb to feel anything. It's like watching complete strangers in another Hunger Games. But I do notice they omit the part where I covered her in flowers.
Right. Because even that smacks of rebellion.

— Suzanne Collins

Blessed are they who feel like pilgrims and strangers in this life, and whose best things are all to come!

— J.C. Ryle

I follow these intimate connections of strangers and, surprise!, end up finding even myself in the work at some point.

— Aleksandra Mir

At night we are all strangers, even to ourselves.

— Alexander McCall Smith

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