Citaten

De 15 mooiste citaten die we konden vinden:

  “Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.”
Terry Pratchett, The Truth

“When you look through a window you gasp at the beautiful tree in the backyard or the magical sunrise coming over the horizon, No one looks at a window and is taken away by the complexity of the transparency of millions of atoms joined together to form, from our perception of a crystal clear yet structural opening to the exterior, the same is with life, if you spend your whole life being a medium to enable others then you will be nothing but a sheet of glass, overused, underappreciated, and fragile to opportunity”
 Addison Killebrew

  “If you treat glass right, it doesn't crack. If you know the properties, you can make things; the color of dusk and night and love. But you can't control people like that and I really, really wish you could. I want the world to be glass.”

Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

 “A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note," he said, "but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

  “In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

   “Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty.
The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! Who's been pinching my beer?
And at the other end of the bar the world is full of the other type of person, who has a broken glass, or a glass that has been carelessly knocked over (usually by one of the people calling for a larger glass) or who had no glass at all, because he was at the back of the crowd and had failed to catch the barman's eye. ”
Terry Pratchett, The Truth

 “Be transparent like glass, be flexible like water, and be attractive like a magnet.”
Debasish Mridha


 “Broken glass. It's just like glitter, isn't it?”
  Pete Doherty

  “It is proven that the glass in your environment may be able to affect your health.”
Steven Magee, Light Forensics

“The glassmakers had brought a new source of wealth to Venice, but they had also brought the less appealing habit of burning down the neighborhood.”
Steven Johnson

  “Trust is like a glass vase, beautiful except there is no way of putting it back together when it breaks.”
Willi Way

  “A glass of happiness fills whole body. (Un verre de bonheur - Remplit tout le corps)”
Charles de Leusse

  “The Glass Cat is one of the most curious creatures in all Oz. It was made by a famous magician named Dr. Pipt before Ozma had forbidden her subjects to work magic. Dr. Pipt had made the Glass Cat to catch mice, but the Cat refused to catch mice and was considered more curious than useful.
This astonishing cat was made all of glass and was so clear and transparent that you could see through it as easily as through a window. In the top of its head, however, was a mass of delicate pink balls which looked like jewels but were intended for brains. It had a heart made of a blood-red ruby. The eyes were two large emeralds. But, aside from these colors, all the rest of the animal was of clear glass, and it had a spun-glass tail that was really beautiful.”
L. Frank Baum, The Magic of Oz

 “We may shine, we may shatter,
We may be picking up the pieces here on after,
We are fragile, we are human,
And we are shaped by the light we let through us,
We break fast, cause we are glass.
We are glass.”
Thompson Square

Gezegden

Ons favoriete gezegde is "Fortune is made of glass", maar goed, wij zijn dan ook bevooroordeeld. Hieronder zo'n compleet mogelijke lijst internationale gezegden:

  • Great business is good; to sit and sip this glass is better.
  • A woman who looks much in the glass spins but little.
  • He pays for the glasses who breaks them.
  • There never was a looking-glass that told a woman she was ugly.
  • He who has a glass roof must not throw stones at others.
  • He who lives in a glass house should be the last to throw stones.
  • If the eye does not want to see, neither light nor glasses will help.
  • In the looking-glass we see our form, in wine the heart.
  • That is not in the looking-glass which is seen in the looking-glass.
  • Women in state affairs are like monkeys in glass-houses.
  • Credit lost is like a broken looking-glass.
  • He that has a head of glass must not throw stones at another.
  • Lasses and glasses are always in danger.
  • Proverbs bear age, and he who would do well may view himself in them as in a looking glass.
  • The same hammer that breaks the glass forges the steel.
  • Empty the glass if you would judge of the drink.
  • What need has a blind man of a looking glass?
  • A rash man, a skin of good wine, and a glass vessel, do not last long.
  • He who has a glass roof must not throw stones at his neighbour's.
  • Women and glass are always in danger.
  • Fortune is made of glass.
  • He whose house is tiled with glass should not throw stones at his neighbour's.
  • The glass-dealer's horses fell out, and he looked on to see which kicked hardest.
  • If a person shave you with a razor, do not shave him with broken glass.
  • He who has a glass roof on his own house, must not throw stones at others.
  • A plaster house, a horse at grass, a friend in words, are all mere glass.
  • Caution is the parent of delicate beer-glasses.
  • Fortune and glass break soon, alas.
  • Full bottles and glasses make swearers and asses.
  • They who are often at the looking-glass seldom spin.
  • A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.
  • Fame is a magnifying glass.
  • A woman and a glass are always in danger.
  • He who has a glass roof should not throw stones at his neighbour's.
  • He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones.
  • Three glasses of wine end a hundred quarrels.
  • Happiness and glass break easily.
  • Fortune and glass break easily.
  • Sometimes people who live in glass houses throw stones because their windows are painted.
  • More people drown in glasses than in rivers.
  • By the first glass a lamb, the second a lion, and the third a pig.
  • A strange glass is emptied in one draught; your own glass not even in ten.
  • When a stone hits glass, the glass breaks. When glass hits a stone, the glass breaks.
  • A blind man will not thank you for a looking glass.
  • The looking glass is the enemy of ugly women.
  • A hammer will shatter glass yet it can forge steel.
  • Love is like a glass that breaks if handled clumsily.
  • A blind man needs no looking glass.
  • If my belly is of glass, I will fill it with bread and chicken; if it is a closed cellar, I will fill it with cockroaches.
  • Vinegar that is too sour even taints the glass it's kept in.
  • Drink a glass of wine after your soup and you will be stealing a ruble from the doctor.
  • A storm in a glass of water.
  • What good serve candle and glasses, if the owl does not want to see.
  • A friend's eye is a good looking-glass.
  • If a person shaves you with a razor, do not shave him with broken glass.
  • A hammer breaks glass, but also forms steel. Everything cannot be hung on one nail.
  • There's no use asking the cow to pour you a glass of milk.
  • He that has a head of glass must not throw stones at another.
  • One glass can ruin all the beer.
  • With the first glass a man drinks wine, with the second glass the wine drinks the wine, with the third glass the wine drinks the man.
  • Give a Hungarian a glass of water and a Gypsy fiddler and he will become completely drunk.
  • A glass for the vodka, for the beer a mug, and for the table, cheerful company.
  • Women and glass are always in danger.
  • The First glass is for health, the second - for joy, the third - for fun, the fourth - for madness.
  • Glasses and lasses are bruckle ware.
  • Do not shoot a glass arrow into a painted deer.
  • A diamond daughter turns to glass as a wife.
  • Boys seldom make passes at girls wearing glasses.
  • To hit the glass ceiling {not being able to make further career because of (implicit) discrimination}
  • Being glass-eyed {being under influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • Rose-colored / rose tinted glasses {to picture or see things better than they are)
  • The glass is half full {being optimistic} 
  • The glass is half empty {being pessimistic}
  • Having a glass jaw {being knocked out easily}
  • Glass gun {hypodermic needle, drugs}
  • To have a heart of glass {to be emotionally fragile}