Fragile Quotes and Sayings
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Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away.
- Donald Judd
Civilization is hideously fragile and there's not much
between us and the horrors underneath,
just about a coat of varnish.
- Carrie P. Snow
Asia's governments come in two broad varieties:
fragile democracies - and older, fragile authoritarian regimes.
- Paul Samuelson
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On the surface I look fragile and insecure;
you have to know me very well.
- Anne Parillaud
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile;
virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
I don't talk like House, or walk like him.
I certainly don't think like him.
I don't like to think for more than 15 minutes at a stretch actually;
I am a fragile flower.
- Hugh Laurie
I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument.
I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong
I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman,
because we are terribly strong, we know what we want
and we are not fragile enough.
- Shirley Bassey
Friendships are fragile things, and require as much
handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
- Randolph Bourne
It's just so fragile.
The growing sense of 'Oh, God, what am I doing? Am
I any good? Will I ever work again?' All those questions of self doubt,
they do creep in.
- Jacqueline McKenzie
I plead for conservation of human culture,
which is much more fragile than nature herself.
We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
- Arthur Erickson
If the heart stops for more than two minutes,
you have massive brain death.
There are only two minutes between our conscious world and zero.
That's how fragile our consciousness is.
- Robin Gibb
Freedom is fragile and must be protected.
To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure,
is to betray it.
- Germaine Greer
We grow with years more fragile in body,
but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of
a bad conscience almost at once.
- Logan Pearsall Smith
True delicacy is not a fragile thing.
- James Broughton
Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own
human ancestors established.
- Joan D. Vinge
Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason,
sometimes, also more fragile.
- Emma Bonino
I think that most artists are leaning towards fragile idiots.
- Josh Silver
You have no idea how fragile an actor's self-worth is.
- Elia Kazan
I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.
- James Broughton
Peace is a fragile thing.
It takes courage to secure it.
It takes wisdom to maintain it.
- Jenny Shipley
Confidence is a very fragile thing.
- Joe Montana
Up to now we have faced external problems in an isolated fashion.
One of these problems is precisely the drug trade and
what has been the result? A very weak and fragile position.
- Alberto Fujimori
Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.
Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money,
and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle,
and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble.
- Paul Bremer
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic,
but many countries in both Central and South America,
and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies.
- Warren Christopher
I don't like things like little sandals that look fragile.
I like to look strong and commanding.
- Zoe Saldana
While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government,
in the short run, it is among the most fragile.
- Madeleine Albright
I've got over so much.
Mum wouldn't want anything to come into my life that
would make me fragile again.
- Tracey Emin
Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small
and fragile the Earth is.
- Valentina Tereshkova
Fragile egos are put on the line every day.
- Mary Lou Retton
Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside,
we are scared, weak, and fragile.
Men, not women, are the weaker sex.
- Jerry Rubin
We have to remember that no matter how much hardship
we go through in our life,
there is always going to be that fragile place in our heart.
- Angie Martinez
Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors,
woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile
and never directly inherited.
- Margaret Mead
Confidence is such a fragile and precious thing.
- David Duval
I think the secret of my light, quick,
foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet.
- Frank Shorter
The United Nations system is still the best instrument
for making the world less fragile.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria,
who were frightened of life, who were desperate to
reach out to another person.
But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
- Tennessee Williams
I'm not the kind of actress that goes home with the character.
I mean, you're thinking about the work or the next day's scenes,
but not staying in character.
But as a film goes on, you become more and more fragile,
And physically too, actually.
- Natasha Richardson
Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail:
a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave
toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail,
striving and faith the only strength it knows.
- Frances Rodman
You know when you're young you think you will always be.
As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize
how much comfort can come from the past.
Hymns can carry you into the future.
- Andy Griffith
You know, I think that allowing somebody,
one mere person to believe that he or she is like,
the vessel you know, like the font and the essence
and the source of all divine,
creative, unknowable, eternal mystery is just a smidge
too much responsibility to put on one fragile,
It's like asking somebody to swallow the sun.
- Elizabeth Gilbert
A book is the only place in which you can examine a
fragile thought without breaking it,
or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.
It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's
mind can get both provocation and privacy.
- Edward P. Morgan
The United States' gasoline industry,
as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita demonstrated,
is remarkably fragile.
And the process of how oil is pumped from the ground,
turned into gasoline and distributed to consumers is complicated.
- Gary Miller
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship,
dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil,
all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace.
Preserved from annihilation only by the care,
the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people.
Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people.
Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people.
Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people.
Poor people are the most fragile.
- Russel Honore
When we speak the word "life," it must be understood
we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact,
but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
- Antonin Artaud
The clever, albeit fragile, coalition against terrorism
brought together by the U.S.
government might be able to advance the transition
from classical international law to a cosmopolitan order.
- Jurgen Habermas
The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow,
since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices
have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.
- Marcel Proust
The progress in Iraq is still fragile.
And it could still be reversed.
Iraq still faces innumerable challenges,
and they will be evident during what will likely be
a difficult process as the newly elected Council of
Representatives selects the next prime minister,
president, and speaker of the council.
- David Petraeus
He didn't want to tell his son what to do,
but told me to write the president a letter.
I didn't name a country, but there are many countries
we have a fragile relationship with.
- George Herbert Walker
These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are;
at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do.
The same moment that you are seen as the best,
the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched,
you are enormously fragile.
- Ayrton Senna
I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile.
It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've
got somebody in the world.
I'm more fearful than I used to be.
- Robin Gibb
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time,
it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands.
so the librarian protects the books not only against
mankind but also against nature and devotes his life
to this war with the forces of oblivion.
- Umberto Eco
It's the unusual leading man.
Most of the Hollywood leading men are powerful and capable and strong,
He has this vulnerability, he's fragile,
he struggles to find a way to live from day to day
that we can identify with,
that we can understand.
- Mark Rydell
Democracy's a very fragile thing.
You have to take care of democracy.
As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow
it to turn into scare tactics,
it's no longer democracy, is it? It's something else.
It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.
- Sam Shepard
Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual
life is still the mark of an educated man.
- Norman Cousins
We don't know where our first impressions come from
or precisely what they mean,
so we don't always appreciate their fragility.
- Malcolm Gladwell
Americans have discovered the fragility of life,
that ominous fragility that the rest of the world either
already experienced or is experiencing now with terrible intensity.
- Jose Saramago
Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz
Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus
A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy
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