Fog quotes

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Life and fog

In our life we try to break through the fog, we hope that there is land somewhere. (Martin Scorsese)

Life is a walk in the fog. Most people don’t know that. They’re fooled by the sunlight into thinking they can see what’s ahead. But it’s the reason they are forever getting lost or falling into ditches or committing matrimony. (Jack McDevitt)

Faith in life is believing that there is a place for you behind the fog. (Katherine Pancol)

One life: five percent rage, two percent pleasure, and all the rest is fog. (Alain Bosquet)

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves that all of life is not black and white. (Jonathan Lockwood Huie)

Strange to go for a walk in the fog! Life is loneliness. No one knows anyone else, everyone is alone. (Hermann Hesse)

His whole life was now summed up in two words: absolute uncertainty within an impenetrable fog. (Victor Hugo)

The scribes can still only read from right to left: they see life as a fog. (Karl Kraus)

Fog features

The fog is the most beautiful form of concealment. (Klaus Ender)

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. (Carl Sandburg)

The fog eventually clears itself. (Marty Rubin)

The fog always ends up returning the landscape it stole. (Sylvain Tesson)

Foggy autumn mornings during longer autumn nights often reaches the dew point temperature and fog forms. (Steven L. Horstmeyer)

In most parts of the world fog has always been a natural phenomenon, clouding the air with tiny water particles when the climatic conditions are right. (Christine L. Corton)

The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes,
Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,
Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains,
Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,
Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
And seeing that it was a soft October night,
Curled once about the house, and fell asleep. (T.S. Eliot)

People and fog

Heaven is for everyone. Men go through the same fog. (Yasmina Reza)

Knowledge would be fatal. It is the uncertainty that excites us. A mist makes things beautiful. (Oscar Wilde)

There is more text written on a face than in a volume of La Pléiade, and when I look at a face, I try to read everything, even the footnotes. I penetrate the faces like one sinks into the fog, until the landscape is illuminated in its smallest details. (Christian Bobin)

In the fog of uncertainty, at least one thing must be certain — your own decision. (Helmuth von Moltke)

One day I found out that personal history was no longer necessary for me and, like drinking, I dropped it… Little by little you must create a fog around yourself; you must erase everything around you until nothing can be taken for granted, until nothing is any longer for sure, or real. (Carlos Castaneda)

It’s true that I am considered a very sociable man, endlessly talkative, always laughing with friends. But the fog, ultimately, also prevents me from seeing the others, which we know, since Sartre, is hell! (Umberto Eco)

Women and fog

All women lead into the fogs. (Marina Tsvetaeva)

She was like the morning fog, mystical yet dangerous. (Ajay Moses)

Ah, Ivy, thought Alexia happily, spreading a verbal fog wherever she goes. (Gail Carriger)

It was November—the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Suddenly she felt strong and happy. She was not afraid of the darkness or the fog and she knew with a singing in her heart that she would never fear them again. No matter what mists might curl around her in the future, she knew her refuge. (Margaret Mitchell)

I think of the black woman, emaciated and consumptive, — Trampling in the mud, and searching, with haggard eyes, — The absent coconut trees of superb Africa, — Behind the immense wall of fog. (Charles Baudelaire)

London and fog

Before Turner there was no fog in London. (Oscar Wilde)

Without the fog, London would not be a beautiful city. It is fog that gives it its magnificent amplitude…its regular and massive blocks become grandiose in that mysterious mantle. (Claude Monet)

Fog and hypocrisy — that is to say, shadow, convention, decency — these were the very things that lent to London its poetry and romance. (Ada Leverson)

It was from England that emerged, like mists, the metaphysical and political ideas which obscured everything. (Joseph Joubert)

London is a city of fog and coal: after eight days, a shirt can no longer be worn there. (Henry Monnier)

The yellow fog came creeping down
The bridges, till the houses’ walls
Seemed changed to shadows, and S. Paul’s
Loomed like a bubble o’er the town. (Oscar Wilde)

Love and fog

Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality. (Charles Bukowski)

The fog of love. Is not dense with close people. (Charles de Leusse)

Sad to see like a loved one sinking into the fog. (Jules Renard)

Love feels like this fog. It slinks in from some hidden place and silently overtakes me. It seems so dense, but when I reach into it, there’s nothing of substance. Then, before too long, it simply vanishes. That’s my perception of love. (Alex Z. Moores)

After a breakup, it takes a couple weeks for the fog to settle, but it’s always a period of self-priority and growth. Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they’re right in front of your face and they’re really difficult, but we must make them. (Brittany Murphy)

Fog obscures my eyes, Things and faces merge, And only a red tulip, A tulip in your buttonhole. (Anna Akhmatova)

Truth and fog

Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it. (Claude Adrien Helvetius)

The truth is a fog, in which one man sees the heavenly host and the other one sees a flying elephant. (Terry Pratchett)

Where truth emerges through the fog, There deception is defeated… (Abulqasem Ferdowsi)

Mystery is the antagonist of truth. It is a fog of human invention, that obscures truth, and represents it in distortion. (Thomas Paine)

When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn’t allow us to perceive the truth, what really is. (Miguel Angel Ruiz)

Fair is foul, and foul is fair.
Hover through the fog and filthy air. (William Shakespeare)

Autumn and fog

Autumn likes to hide its hustle and bustle behind a curtain of fog. (Siegfried Wache)

Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? (Dodie Smith)

That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. (Ray Bradbury)

Sometimes the beautiful thing about autumn is when the morning dawns after a week of rain, wind and fog and the whole space suddenly seems to be soaked in sunlight. (Victor-Lévy Beaulieu)

Asters fall in the gardens,
The slender maple under the window turns yellow,
And the cold fog in the fields
Whitens motionless all day long. (Ivan Bunin)

Quotes about autumn

World and fog

The fog made the world a blank page. (Paul Greveillac)

The fog of illusion, the fog of confusion is hanging all over the world. (Van Morrison)

I enter the world called real as one enters a mist. (Julien Green)

The world is still at rest in the fog, the forest and meadows are still dreaming. (Eduard Mörike)

Reality is what remains when the fog lifts. (Fabrice Colin)

Religion and fog

Religion is a light in the fog. (Edie Brickell)

Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. (Thomas S. Monson)

God’s word is tailor-made for gray-slush days. It sends a beam of light through the fog. It signals safety when we fear we’ll never make it through. (Charles R. Swindoll)

O gods, gods! How sad the earth is in the evening! What mysteries in the mists that float over the marshes! He who wandered in these fogs, he who suffered a lot before dying, he who flew above this earth carrying too heavy a burden, he knows! He knows who is tired. (Mikhail Bulgakov)

Poetry and fog

Do not deprive poetry of fog. Sometimes it will protect you from dryness by becoming rain. (Federico García Lorca)

Moonlight disappears down the hills mountains vanish into fog and I vanish into poetry. (Sanober Khan)

There’s something to walking with autumnal thoughts through the evening fog. One likes to compose poems at a time like that. (Hermann Hesse)

That was our bench the time you said to me
The long new poem—but how different now,
How eerie with the curtain of the fog
Making it strange to all the friendly trees! (Sara Teasdales)

Sun and fog

The fog is the vanity of the sun. (Xavier Forneret)

As the gaze of the sun pierces and dissipates an opaque fog. (Michel de Montaigne)

A person with peace in his soul is like a sun in the house that consumes fog and clouds. (Albert Schweitzer)

And lo, as he looked around uneasily,
The sun ploughed the fog up and drove it asunder
This way and that from the valley under. (Robert Browning)

Quotes about sun

Cloud and fog

To understand the fog, it helps to first understand the cloud. (David Byrd)

The clouds fascinate us as long as they do not descend to us as fog. (Walter Ludin)

Fog is a cloud close to land or water. People cannot see well in fog. (Helen Frost)

I wonder sometimes if fog is just the clouds that could not stand being away from the earth any longer. (Tyler Knott Gregson)

Art and fog

A work of art is a fog sculpted into an image. (Gibran Khalil Gibran)

A basic element of all philosophy and art is fog. (Ernst R. Hauschka)

Composing is like driving down a foggy road. (Benjamin Britten)

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. (E.L. Doctorow)

Thought and fog

Seeing occurs, of course, through stopping thought. Thought is the fog. When thought stops in meditation, at any point, when there’s no thought, we see the other shore. (Frederick Lenz)

The weather varies between heavy fog and pale sunshine; My thoughts follow the exact same process. (Virginia Woolf)

Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form inself on the edge of consciousness. (Raymond Chandler)

Future and fog

The view of the future is often obscured by the fog of the present. (Wolfgang Kownatka)

The future is a fog that is still hanging out over the sea, a boat that floats home or does not. (Anne Sexton)

There are times when the future seems thick as a fog; you sit and wait, hoping the mists will lift and reveal the right path. But this is a time when the future seems a door you can walk right through into a room called tomorrow. (George H.W. Bush)

War and fog

The pictorial battlefield becomes a sea of mud mercifully veiled by the fog of war. (Winston Churchill)

War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty. (Carl von Clausewitz)

Mitchell Sanders was right. For the common soldier, at least, war has the feel-the spiritual texture-of a great ghostly fog, thick and permanent. (Tim O’Brien)

Happiness and fog

Happiness, like Carl Sandburg’s fog, «comes on little cat feet,» often silently, often without our knowing it, too often without our noticing. (Joan D. Chittister)

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. (Henri Matisse)

Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy. (W.H. Auden)

Sea and fog

The fog silences the ocean; it calms the wave and stifles the wind. (Victor Hugo)

There was neither sun nor stars, but day after day only the thick wet fog that clung to the cold surface of the heaving sea. (Stephen Leacock)

Towards midnight, however, a thick fog set in, and we were obliged to anchor till morning. (James Milne)

Mind and fog

The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself. (Johann Georg Hamann)

Worry creates a fog that makes self-awareness almost impossible. (Simon Liberati)

Instead of always asking yourself how to clear up your mental fog, learn to ask: «Can confusion know anything about clarity?» (Guy Finley)

Alcohol and fog

Beer and schnapps — the drinks of peoples who are familiar with fog and rain. (Heinrich Heine)

The fog rises, the leaves fall; Pour the wine, the lovely one! We want to gild, yes gild, the gray day! (Theodore Storm)

The walls were sweating, moistened with the grape harvest. Heady vapors formed a fog around the lamps. (Eugene Fromentin)

Forest and fog

Dozing in the opaque fog that had been raging for two days, the forest was losing its last leaves. (Claude Michelet)

The fog, attaching itself to the trees, condensed into drops which fell slowly on the leaves. (Honoré de Balzac)

This light mist of young leaves, they admired to discover it one fine morning… (Alain)

Quotes about forest

Smog and fog

Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color. (Chuck Jones)

Some days in London you can no longer see the smog because of the fog. (Werner Mitsch)

Everybody knows what California smog is — that’s fog with the vitamins removed. (Bob Hope)

Depression and fog

I’m talking about the kind of depressed that floats in upon you like a fog. You can feel it coming and you can see where it is going to take you but you are powerless, utterly powerless to stop it. (Alan Cumming)

That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key. (Elizabeth Wurtzel)

Mountain and fog

Only the depths are misty, not the mountain. (Jean-Paul)

An absolute
Trees stand
up to their knees in
fog. The fog
slowly flows
uphill. (Denise Levertov)

Attitude to fog

We can stick anything into the fog and make it look like a ghost. (Buddy Wakefield)

Who believe in misty ways.
Everything is lovely,
In a misty morning glaze.
I like misty water,
I like fog and haze. (Raymond Douglas Davies)

Travel and fog

Man is the one who advances in the fog. But when he looks back to judge the people of the past he sees no fog in their path. Man sees the path, he sees the people who are moving forward, he sees their mistakes, but the fog is no longer there. (Milan Kundera)

Like a man traveling in foggy weather, those at some distance before him on the road he sees wrapped up in the fog, as well as those behind him, and also the people in the fields on each side, but near him all appears clear, tho’ in truth he is as much in the fog as any of them. (Benjamin Franklin)

Death and fog

I always had an idea that I should like to die in a real, good, yellow London fog. (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many. (T.S. Eliot)

Mood and fog

There it is, fog, atmospheric moisture still uncertain in destination, not quite weather and not altogether mood, yet partaking of both. (Hal Borland)

The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter. (Blaise Pascal)

Town and fog

Neon signs undulated like brilliant electric snakes in the pearly fog. (Norman Spinrad)

Dormitory town, trash town, Night and fog, artificial lights, In our interiors of infinite solitude, We dream of elsewhere in other latitudes. (Louis Chedid)

Danger and fog

Fog is more dangerous than dark, as it gives the illusion of seeing. (Aleksandra Ninkovic)

Fog is a danger. But relative: at least we see that we see nothing there. (Francis Dannemark)

Silence and fog

The silence continued. It was getting thicker and thicker, like morning fog. (Vercors)

I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog. (Om Malik)

Among the topics of fog quotes, I would highlight London, future, cloud, war, sea, smog.

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