98+ Best Pearl Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational pearl quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Pearl Quotes

What tender force, what dignity divine, what virtue consecrating every feature; around that neck what dross are gold and pearl! — Edward Young

Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth. — Bill Vaughan

It has never demonstrated any desire to provide humane treatment to captured Americans. If anything, the murders of Nicholas Berg and Daniel Pearl declare al Qaeda’s intentions to kill even innocent civilian prisoners. — John Yoo

Any conversations we hear about ‘So who are Pearl Jam marketing to?’ are despicable. — Eddie Vedder

Do be true to yourself, whether it’s bad doesn’t matter. The important thing – you have to copy while you’re studying. And culture is – each of us – is like one pearl added to another to make a chain. We each contribute to the other. And that’s all right. But once you’re on your own, do that which comes from within. And I feel this very strongly. — Beatrice Wood

After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor. — Jack Adams

In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle. Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts, Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians. — Jack Irons

How desirable is this simplicity! Who will give it to me? I will quit all else; it is the pearl of great price. — Francois Fenelon

I use Pearl Eliminator Pedals and I swear by them. — Joey Jordison

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls. — Honore de Balzac

I idolised bands like Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins, who wanted to reach as many people as they could. — Nate Ruess

The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens. — Grace Kelly

I hold with the old-fashioned criticism that Browning is not really a poet, that he has all the gifts but the one needful and the pearls without the string; rather one should say raw nuggets and rough diamonds. — Gerard Manley Hopkins

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism. — Michael Bay

And if I’m honest about it, I was obsessed with Nirvana and Pearl Jam. This is like ’92, right in the throes of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam and Nirvana. I think I probably wanted to be Kurt Cobain. — St. Vincent

My father pulled into Pearl Harbor four days after the bombing, and he said, everything was still burning. He said they never told the public how bad it was. It was really bad. — John Lasseter

Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below — John Dryden

cause it’s a hard life, with love in the world. and i’m a hard girl, loving me is like chewing on pearls. — Lady Gaga

At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls. — Aberjhani

There is many a rich stone laid up in the bowels of the earth, many a fair pearl laid up in the bosom of the sea, that never was seen, nor never shall be. — Joseph Hall

Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine — Irwin Edman

A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls. — Grace Kelly

The crisis of our diminishing water resources is just as severe (if less obviously immediate) as any wartime crisis we have ever faced. Our survival is just as much at stake as it was at the time of Pearl Harbor, or the Argonne, or Gettysburg, or Saratoga. — Jim Wright

With melted opals for my milk, Pearl-leaf for my cracker. — Gwendolyn Brooks

You really won’t find natural pearls in the marketplace. — Robert Artelt

You know, lieutenant, you wear your weapon the way other women wear pearls. It’s not a fashion accessory. — Nora Roberts

He who would search for pearls must dive below. — John Dryden

Champagne with its foaming whirls/As white as Cleopatra’s pearls. — Lord Byron

You can rake the muck this way, rake the muck that way– it will always be muck. Have I sinned or have I not sinned? In the time I am brooding over it, I could be stringing pearls for the delight of Heaven — Martin Buber

The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls. [Fr., Apres l’esprit de discernement, ce qu’il y a au monde de plus rare, ce sont les diamants et les perles.] — Jean de la Bruyere

Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! — John Belushi

The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking. In each instance there were warning signs before the attack, and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots. — Diane Watson

Somewhere along the line, the pearl would be handed to me. — Jack Kerouac

People don’t want to be bothered, if they’re not being pressured to change. You have to push people. You have to be the agitator that makes the pearl. — Marlo Thomas

I began both auditioning with Pearl Jam and recording for Eleven. In the fall of 1994, I joined Pearl Jam. — Jack Irons

We, as a nation, cannot wait for the Pearl Harbor of the information age. We must increase our vigilance to tackle this problem before we are hit with a surprise attack. — Fred Thompson

Cancer is a great wake-up call. A call to take the tag off the new lingerie and wear that black lacy slip. To open the box of pearls and put them on. To crack open the bath oil beads before they shrivel up in a bowl on the toilet tank. — Regina Brett

The alarm bells sound regularly: cybergeddon; the next Pearl Harbor; one of the greatest existential threats facing the United States. With increasing frequency, these are the grave terms officials invoke about the menace of cybercrime – and they’re not understating the threat. — Preet Bharara

Montreal, this wonderful town… Pearl of Canada, Pearl of the world. — Mikhail Gorbachev

Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world. — Jean de la Bruyere

A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string. — George Dennison Prentice

I read the newspapers with lively interest. It is seldom that they are absolutely, point-blank wrong. That is the popular belief, but those who are in the know can usually discern an embryo of truth, a little grit of fact, like the core of a pearl, round which have been deposited the delicate layers of ornament. — Evelyn Waugh

Just like at Hirojima, when Pearl Harbor bombed the Germans! — Scott Steiner

Depression can be the sand that makes the pearl. Most of my best work came out of it. — Joni Mitchell

We’re in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country. — Ronald Reagan

Now, see there. Just because I’m wearing my Super-Dike sweatshirt, you think I’m a lesbian. I guess if I were wearing a string of pearls, you’d think I was an oyster. — Florynce Kennedy

See that you buy the field where the Pearl is; sell all, and make a purchase of salvation. Think it not easy: for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory: many are lying dead by the way, slain with security. — Samuel Rutherford

If that a pearl may in a toad’s head dwell, And may be found too in an oyster shell. — John Bunyan

The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor led to many very good things. If you follow the trail, it led to kicking Europeans out of Asia – that saved tens of millions of lives in India alone. — Noam Chomsky

For lips, I’m into mauves, and I like a little shimmer. I have this Dior lip gloss I love right now called Pearl. It’s pink and has shimmer. I don’t like anything overdone. — Brittany Snow

Ethnic stereotypes are misshapen pearls, sometimes with a sandy grain of truth at their center. … but they ignore complexity, change, and individuality. — Anna Quindlen

Like a layer on a pearl, you can’t specifically identify the irritant, the moment of the irritant, but at the end of the day, you know you have a pearl. — Ken Burns

I saw the film Pearl Harbour and it made me wish that the Japanese had bombed Hollywood instead! — Clive James

Pearls are always appropriate. — Jackie Kennedy

Go then, a starveling girl With no perfume or pearls, Only your nudity O my beauty! — Charles Baudelaire

We may take breaks and do other things, but we feel we’ll ultimately have Pearl Jam as a family. — Stone Gossard

Fame is a pearl many dive for and only a few bring up. Even when they do, it is not perfect, and they sigh for more, and lose better things in struggling for them. — Louisa May Alcott

The living carry us inside them like pearls. We survive only so long as they remember us. — Kevin Brockmeier

With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it’s hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that. — Jeff Ament

Sirens wailed; the revolution had come to Harrisonville. Blood was flowing on Pearl Street. — Joe Eszterhas

The potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyber-attack, — Leon Panetta

Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great. — Victor Hugo

He that marries is like the dogs who was married to the Adriatic. He knows not what there is in that which he marries; mayhap treasures and pearls, mayhap monsters and tempests, await him. — Heinrich Heine

Speakers have been showering us with pearls of wisdom for centuries, and if all of their valuable advice were laid end to end, it would still be just as good as new. Very little of it has ever been used. — Benjamin Franklin Fairless

We don’t want people to think they have to put on pearls and furs to see opera. We want people to feel comfortable and have an engaging experience. We want them to be challenged by the material, but not by the economics. Opera is not just for the wealthy. — Lori Zook

But she named the infant Pearl, as being of great price-purchased with all she had-her mother’s only treasure! — Nathaniel Hawthorne

From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor. — Jerry Della Femina

Value them; they are pearls of great price — P. C. Cast

Can you rework your past, the grit that rubs in you, until it is shiny and smooth as a pearl? — Ernst Toller

And we laughed, at the world. They can have their diamonds, And we’ll have our pearls — Jill Sobule

If you want to unleash more creativity in your company, you need to allow for a little contamination. It is the sand in the oyster that creates the pearl. — Fred Wilson

If all the circumstances of acting are made to easy, then there’s no grain of sand to make the pearl. — Peter Sarsgaard

I am not gay, I just like pearls. — Julian Eltinge

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl. — Tahar Ben Jelloun

So far no chemist has ever discovered exchange-value either in a pearl or a diamond. — Karl Marx

Everybody sat around thinking about Panasonic, the Japanese electronics account. Finally I decided, what the hell, I’ll throw a line to loosen them up. The headline is, the headline is: From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor. — Jerry Della Femina

I got pearls for all the girls to wear on their wedding day. — Mary Malone

Everyone had a Japanese maple, although after Pearl Harbor most of these were patriotically poisoned, ringbarked and extirpated. — Barry Humphries

That’s what I love about music…all these banalities suddenly turn into these beautiful, effervescent pearls. — Mark Ruffalo

Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent guests at Pearl Harbor’s officers’ mess and are very polite. They always were. Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945. — William Manchester

Apothegms are in history, the same as pearls in the sand, or gold in the mine. — Desiderius Erasmus

Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world’s only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble. — Steve Forbes

My dad was in a Beatles cover band. My mom wore Candies and belly buttons. The people in our family were very glamorous. They wore pearls like Jackie O. — Azita Ghanizada

A lot of directors don’t want the pressure of a movie the size of Pearl Harbor. But I love it. I thrive on it. — Michael Bay

Vereker’s secret, my dear man – the general intention of his books: the string the pearls were strung on, the buried treasure, the figure in the carpet. — D. James

Every prop, every shot, every pearl that rolled across the floor was exactly how I wanted it to be. — Melissa Joan Hart

I wish I was a woman of about thirty-six dressed in black satin with a string of pearls. — Daphne du Maurier

Pearl Harbor was the defining event in my life. It shaped who I am, and all of my hang-ups and my drives, I think, stem from that. — David Suzuki

The big news, delicious tidbits, pearls of wisdom — nicely packaged, constantly updated… What political junkie could ask for more? — Larry Sabato

It’s just a matter of time before we have a cyber Pearl Harbor. — Jamie Gorelick

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, the United States would enter, in a formal way, what had been up to that date strictly a European conflict. Marcus Garvey’s prophecy about the European scramble to maintain dominance over the whole world was now a reality. — John Henrik Clarke

I think Marquette Park is one of our pearls in an oyster that we need to shine up. — Rudy Clay

Of course, individuals are responsible for individual actions – the pilots who flew over Pearl Harbor and dropped bombs on those ships did a terrible thing as part of an attack on a military base. — Nicholson Baker

I was surprised recently to find a book called Poetry in Persons that’s coming out about visit to poets to a class that Pearl London gave. — Edward Hirsch

It is the hour of pearl—the interval between day and night when time stops and examines itself. — John Steinbeck

For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine. — Samuel Butler

After Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor, the war tide slowly turned against the Axis. — Alexander Dubcek

Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood. — Kenneth Tynan

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