Quoteble Quotes

Quotes, proverbs, mottos

The silence drew off, baring the pebbles and shells and all the tatty wreckage of my life. Then, at the rim of vision, it gathered itself, and in one sweeping tide, rushed me to sleep.

—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter

—George Washington

We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.

—Malcolm X

…and in the eyes of the people there is the failure; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.

The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

Even the land keeps a respectful silence before those men who don’t smile. … They have nothing, they are not even the owners of the dust.

Zapata, a novel by Pedro Ángel Palou

Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.

—One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

If you come close to the truth, there are consequences

—Dorothea Lange

The best thing about the future, is that it comes one day at a time

—Abraham Lincoln