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Quotes of fragments

  1. We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part. – Allan Bloom
  2. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today. – David Bohm
  3. Some things remain fragments just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse. – Tracy Chapman
  4. Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible. – Jacques Ellul
  5. When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments – Maggie Gallagher
  6. Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity. – Vartan Gregorian
  7. I am a writer of fragments – Guillermo Cabrera Infante
  8. No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments with partial glimpses, never the full fruition. – William Osler
  9. Out of doing all that experimentation with sound I decided I wanted to do it with live musicians. To take repetition, take music fragments and make it live. Musicians would be able to play it and create this kind of abstract fabric of sound. – Terry Riley
  10. Many works of the ancients have become fragments Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  11. Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole. – Derek Walcott

Usage examples for fragments

  1. Some fragments only of this piece remain to us. – The Eleven Comedies by Aristophanes et al
  2. 2. Find large stones split up into two or more fragments – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  3. What we call history is but made up of a few scattered fragments while it is scarcely given to human intelligence to comprehend the great whole. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598 by John Lothrop Motley
  4. To continue our extract from Fragments – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  5. Then the more or less finely broken up fragments are flung into the brook, and, with grim irony, the people are bid to drink. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  6. The fragments lay floating, scattered far and wide, and several men were seen striking out towards the other boats, half- turning their heads, as if in expectation of being pursued. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. The moon, then in its first quarter, seemed to be racing across the sky among the torn fragments of black cloud. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  8. There were found within it a skeleton and some fragments of arms and jewelry, which are now preserved in the Museum at Stockholm. – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. " The remains aren't so miserable," said Norah, who was on her knees gathering up the fragments of the feast. – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  10. He was aware of some women who had come into the next aisle or section, and presently he overheard fragments of their talk. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  11. Too sweet, for the least part in her, To have shed life out by fragments yet, Could the close mouth catch breath and stir, I might see something I forget. – Poems & Ballads (First Series) by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  12. She was idly throwing fragments of wood into the river. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  13. As this, however, was entirely deserted, no one was injured by the shot or flying fragments – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  14. It disappeared, made the circuit of its orbit, and six years later came back, with the fragments nearly ten times as far apart as before, and after a short stay near the earth once more disappeared in the distance, never to be seen again, although the fragments should have returned to perihelion at least half a dozen times since then. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  15. I tore the note in fragments and burned them. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  16. The fragments of a diary that here follow present the details of such a picture. – The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities by Stephen Leacock
  17. John Wilkes flung his pipe on to the table with such force that it shivered into fragments – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  18. The spirit of economy was expressed by our Divine Master in the words 'Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing may be lost. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  19. Only fragments of his speech reached Cara's ears. – The Lighted Match by Charles Neville Buck
  20. He picked up the fragments of the little red box and wondered if anyone could have poisoned his pet. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed