rest Quotes

36 of the best book quotes about rest
“I must rest here a moment, even if all the orcs ever spawned are after us.”
“And snow- snow is not my enemy, I tell him. Snow is God’s way of telling people to slow down and rest and stay in bed for a day. And besides, snow always solves itself. Mixes with the leaves to form more earth, I tell him.”
“Dewey Dell rises, heaving to her feet. She looks down at the face. It is like a casting of fading bronze upon the pillow, the hands alone still with any semblance of life: a curled, gnarled inertness; a spent yet alert quality from which weariness, exhaustion, travail had not yet departed, as though they doubted even yet the actuality of rest, guarding with horned and penurious alertness the cessation which they know cannot last.”
“God has made us for Himself, and our hearts can never know rest and perfect satisfaction until they find it in Him.”
“Dance and game are frivolous, unimportant down here; for “down here” is not their natural place. Here, they are a moment’s rest from the life we were placed here to live. But in this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”
“We don’t know how to rest anymore. We don’t allow the body to rest, to release the tension, and heal.”
“There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same. I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth, and a long burden. Where shall I find rest?”
“A man must fill his life with meaning, meaning is not automatically given to life. It is hard work to fill one’s life with meaning...A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest. I want to be worthy of rest”
“Then the sooner we’re rid of it, the sooner to rest...”
“Rest in reason; move in passion.”
“After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.”
“Not all the gold, that is beneath the moon, Or ever hath been, of these toil-worn souls Might purchase rest for one.”
“The last thing I need is rest. I need to find something to fill my days. I know what’s going to happen if I don’t.”
“The virtuous rest in virtue; the wise desire virtue.”
“Welcome to your final resting place, I thought to myself dryly and then slammed my lids shut to chase away the terrifying thought.”
“He who has not turned away from evil conduct, whose senses are uncontrolled, who is not tranquil, whose mind is not at rest, he can never attain this Atman even by knowledge.”
″ ‘God,’ said the angel touching his sleeve gently, ‘Get some rest tomorrow...’ ‘I can’t,’ said God, ‘I’m so close to creating something so close to myself.’ ”
“Maybe her gods are kinder than ours, and she will find rest”
“Forget the rest, and be your BEST.”
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”
“Anything that is alive is in a continual state of change and movement. The moment that you rest, thinking that you have attained the level you desire, a part of your mind enters a phase of decay. You lose your hard-earned creativity and others begin to sense it.”
“Peter sat down to rest; he was out of breath and trembling with fright.”
“Together my parents sang what they had written, then let me rest.”
“Even at night, in moonlight, I have no rest... Why did they trouble me? Oh, gods, gods...”
“When he woke up he was refreshed and rested. But before standing up he felt with his hand to make sure his caps were in the right place. All he felt was his own checked cap!”
“What she wished most to be, much more than the rest, Was a cabin she’d seen on her trips through the west. A little log shack half-covered with vines Perched on a slope in a forest of pines.”
″ ‘From now on,’ Katy promised, ‘I shall never complain, I’ll be a happy caboose at the end of a train And put up with the jolts, the train noise, and the rest, All the smoke that rolls by- or at least try my best.’ ”
‘Everybody, I suppose, knows the dreamy, delicious state in which one lies, half asleep, half awake, while consciousness begins to return after a sound night’s rest in a new place which we are glad to be in, following upon a day of unwonted excitement and exertion. There are few pleasanter pieces of life.”
“The object of all schools is not to ram Latin and Greek into boys, but to make them good English boys, good future citizens; and by far the most important part of that work must be done, or not done, out of school hours. To leave it, therefore, in the hands of inferior men, is just giving up the highest and hardest part of the work of education. Were I a private school-master, I should say, Let who will hear the boys their lessons, but let me live with them when they are at play and rest.”
“I am worthy of rest.”
“Verline told him to rest, that she would be back with a jar of water. She left again, and before she returned Rossamund was asleep.”
“Rossamund smiled woozily at the thought. Now he wanted to sleep but his aching face would not let him.”
“Please go away. No up for me. I’m sleeping in today.”
“At last he could lie down, his head pounding, his cheek pounding—throb, throb—sharp, iron-tasting.”

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