98+ Best Sand Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational sand quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Sand Quotes

A handful of sand is an anthology of the universe. — David McCord

Incredibly, almost every hotel I ever played in Vegas was blown up shortly afterward: The Dunes, The Sands, The Landmark, The Aladdin, The Frontier, The Hacienda, The Stardust – all were imploded. — Elayne Boosler

If you’re soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don’t mind kicking sand in your face. — Michael Eisner

Last year we got ahead of ourselves and didn’t control our emotions. We are focusing on the game and not what we are playing for. We are focusing on playing Sand Rock. — Scott Kinsaul

I don’t believe we can bury our heads in the sand and expect these issues to go away by themselves. — Scott Bias

We used to say that the motivations for tourists were sea, sun and sand … the three new S’s are safety, security and sanitation. — Walter Jamieson

It is a challenging place to start the year because the circuit is probably the hardest for brakes of the whole season. The circuit is surrounded by sand and it can also get very hot, which can pose problems with the cooling of a new car. So reliability will be key, especially with this year’s switch to (2,4-litre) V8 engines. — Mike Gascoyne

When those kinds of weather and road conditions confront us, we have to tell people, we cannot do every single road. All we can really do is sand and peel and scar our priority routes. — Scott Schnell

From a good lie in the middle of a fairway bunker, I’ll make the same swing as I do from an average fairway lie. I’ll dig my feet in slightly and keep my lower body stable so I won’t slip, but I don’t change my club selection or setup. It’s only when the ball is sitting down in the sand that I’ll make some modifications. — Ernie Els

There is an extensive sand plain extending as far as the eye can see in the vicinity of the drop location. The slope is very shallow and essentially appears flat when you’re down there. While the bottom is sand, showing ripples from long shore currents, it is by no means devoid of life. On the contrary, it appeared to be a very productive sand community undoubtedly with lots of mollusks and crustaceans. — Bill Walsh

So it’s sand in the hour glass now. And the closer it gets, the better it is for us. — Michael Hitchcock

It certainly takes money, and it’s not like sand is everywhere. You have to be able to find a source of suitable quality material, and you have to make sure that what you’re doing’s not going to have significant ecological impacts. — Charles Jones

I would rather have my son picked up and put in jail than go to his funeral, … If you know someone is using, find a police officer you trust and talk to them. Don’t stick your head in the sand because it will get worse. — James Prince

I have a very ostrich mentality. I feel like I have my head in the sand so no one can see me. — Lupita Nyong’o

I don’t know what the answer to that is – but I’m not just sitting like an ostrich with my head in the sand and saying, oh, well, that’s just the way it is, and there’s nothing we can do about it. I’m raising the question – and trying to engage people in trying to at least talk about to try to figure out if there’s something that we can do. — Wendell Coleman

The divine is everywhere, even in a grain of sand; there I represented it in the reeds. — Caspar David Friedrich

You’d have your head in the sand if you didn’t recognize that there are students who come here from countries that sponsor terrorism. — Eric Fehrnstrom

He, who does not believe that God wants this bit of sand to lie in this particular place, does not believe at all — Hasidic Proverb

We want our community to maintain its quality, … Manufactured homes devalue property. We wanted to draw a line in the sand that said ‘just don’t go there.’ — Dick Miller

I always race to win, but last year it was like a motocross track and there was so much sand out there. I’ve got really bad memories of last year and you could say I have a score to settle with the circuit, — Valentino Rossi

Recently someone said to me, ‘We don’t have a drug problem in Ward 5,’ … I thought I’d jump out of my skin when I heard that. We can’t bury our heads in the sand down here. There have been drug busts at the hotels in Ward 5 just like everywhere else. — David Walters

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

It is such a cut throat industry where you get knocked down so much and get rejected so much. If you do not back yourself up, no one else is going to so you really need to learn to get up, shake the sand off your chest and keep going. — Alex O’Loughlin

Machines this small tend to stick to everything they touch, the way sand sticks to your feet after a day at the beach, … So we built these microrobots without any wheels or hinged joints, which must slide smoothly on their bearings. Instead, these robots move by bending their bodies like caterpillars. At very small scales, this machine is surprisingly fast. — National Institute

I would like to bury all the hating eyes under the sand somewhere…. — Anne Sexton

Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand. — Wislawa Szymborska

I was on a beach in Hawaii for a video shoot once, and it was incredibly beautiful. It had very fine black sand with a silver sparkle running through it. — Louise Nurding

I have loved you woman as surely as I have named you rust and sand and nylon. — Charles Bukowski

We’re drawing up a plan that will fix it. But for now, we’re staying on top of it with sand and salt. — Chris Cooper

We’re prepared. We’ve got three sanders (dump trucks that spread sand to provide traction on icy roads), our trucks are loaded down, ready to go, fueled up. — O. Henry

I want to be a simple bride when I get married. I want a beach wedding where I am running around on the sand in a white dress. — Sonakshi Sinha

We’re saving on the emergency fund and on sand and salt costs. We had our only overtime in the early part of October with that big snow and some frost in December, but we’ve been sanding very little. — Alan Walters

The passing of armies and the passing of sands in the desert are one. — Cormac McCarthy

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

The magic of property turns sand to gold. — Arthur Young

Last year I was hitting a driver, 3-wood and still hitting a full sand wedge in. — Ryuji Imada

I grew up in the west of Ireland, and Galway was our local seaside resort. We’d go for one day of the year during the summer, and I have enduring memories of the sand and the sea. — Philip Treacy

Some players like to change clubs around the green to hit high or low shots. I play all of my short-game shots with my 54-degree sand wedge and change my ball position to hit it higher or lower. I think it’s easier to learn one club than four. — Ernie Els

The wretched Artist himself is alternatively the lowest worm that ever crawled when no fire is in him; or the loftiest God that ever sand when the fire is going. — Caitlin Thomas

I am a fourth-generation descendant of the Sand Creek Massacre. My great-grandmother and great-grandfather were here during the attack, and they survived it. It’s a special place for us, and I am happy that legislation to make this an historic site has passed. — Steve Brady

Mary, go and call the cattle home, And call the cattle home, And call the cattle home, Across the sands o’ Dee! — Charles Kingsley

New Orleans lives by the water and fights it, a sand castle set on a sponge nine feet below sea level, where people made music from heartache, named their drinks for hurricanes and joked that one day you’d be able to tour the city by gondola. — Nancy Gibbs

We’re attempting to contract for materials, such as rock, super sand bags, cranes, and also for modes of transportation like barges and helicopters, to close the gap and stop the flow of water. — Walter Baumy

She was in the sand numerous times and her sand game, like I said, was extremely good. — Dan Anderson

We do this just like a child does, packing sand into a bucket. We just do it on a larger scale. — Mark Mason

I have known beaches, but I have no particular fondness for them. I don’t like sand in my crevices. I don’t like sand at all. I don’t enjoy all that sunshine and heat without the benefit of climate control. — Roxane Gay

It is not possible for me to explain just how wonderful it is to see this house that George Exxon Bush and the moral majority built on the sand come toppling down. — Bobby Miller

I did have a little sand flying, but I looked up and saw the first bounce, … I thought that could be close. Then you can tell by the crowd; you can hear them kind of gasp. So I saw it go in. I just didn’t know what to do, didn’t know what to think. I looked at my caddie and he said, ‘Hey, good shot.’ I’ve been four feet off the ground ever since. — Lucas Glover

would throw sand into the gears of human progress. — Gregory Mankiw

I can’t see any good reason for them to be in the restaurant business. It’s an anchor pulling through the sand at the bottom of the ocean. — Tom Pirko

There’s something incredibly sexy about sand and sweat and dunes photographed like women’s backs. — Kristin Scott Thomas

Our doom is, to be sifted by the wind, heaped up, smoothed down like silly sands. We are less permanent than thought. — Basil Bunting

I am not a great French woman. George Sand, Marguerite Duras and Simone de Beauvoir are great French women. — Juliette Binoche

Our wrestler of the week is Jeff Sand because of his efforts to make our team tougher by making a lower weight class and coming out strong after doing so. — Chad Vollmecke

I was signed to MGM. I was in Vegas for sixteen weeks at the Sands Hotel. — Solomon Burke

Enclosed by a sand berm four miles around and 160 feet high, the Baghdad Nuclear Research Facility entombs what remains of reactors bombed by Israel in 1981 and the United States in 1991. It has stored industrial and medical wastes, along with spent reactor fuel. — Barton Gellman

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. — Og Mandino

Microsoft has conceded that the server will have some Linux competition, but they’ve drawn a line in the sand at the desktop. — Michael Robertson

I sat down in the sand, breathless with shame and failure. God, I thought, some defender of the weak. Some freedom fighter: Joan of Arc in sunscreen. — Anne Lamott

Building a godly life on the sand of scriptural illiteracy is impossible. — Edwin Louis Cole

It doesn’t do us any good to hide our head in the sand with regard to what is hazardous. The manufacturers of these devices need to take responsibility for phasing out the use of toxic materials and for taking back their devices. — Mark Murray

I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony. — Peter O’Toole

When I was a kid, I played sports a lot. My mom and dad were divorced, but I hung out in the neighborhood a lot, and it was all about sports. I would be out all day on the sand lot or on the hockey rink. My dad would take me to baseball games, but he worked so hard, and he would always fall asleep. — Alex Gibney

You change or you hide your head in the sand. — Tony Gilroy

The explosive growth in the size and quantity of databases is a well-known phenomenon in virtually every vertical industry. Making intelligent use of this data is now seen as a major part of companies’ efforts to improve their operational efficiency; to better serve customers and partners; to develop, market and sell better products; and to stay on top of their regulatory and compliance requirements. SAND Technology’s SAND/DNA reveals a unique and creative way to solve the problems endemic to data warehouse archiving. — Joshua Greenbaum

Basically, there are no standards for bacteria and sand samples, so the question: what does it mean? — Dr. Fukino

And to stick our head in the sand and pretend that we are somehow safer if we do not know or to pretend we are somehow safer if we limit our options seems to me not only foolish but actually dangerous. — Mac Thornberry

Our religion keeps reminding us that we aren’t just will and thoughts. We’re also sand and wind and thunder. Rain. The seasons. All those things. You learn to respect everything because you are everything. If you respect yourself, you respect all things. — Heat Moon

You’ll get northerners moving down here saying What’s a hurricane? All they’ll see is the sand and the sea and they won’t know. You have to live it to believe it. — Bob Wright

Huge volumes of sand have been wiped off the beach. The beach has had a dramatic vertical elevation change. It wiped the beach flat. — Joe Nolin

We are proud to be the only bank servicing the Sand Island community and are pleased to provide an expanded facility to all of the customers in the area. — Don Horner

God is everywhere, in the smallest grain of sand. — Caspar David Friedrich

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. — Jorge Luis Borges

Major League Baseball can’t put its head in the sand and do a sound-bite press conference and say everything’s going to be fine. Everything’s not fine. — Gary Wadler

We get a lot of people from out of state who come down and it’s not what they expect Florida to be, the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean. — David Jones

While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction. — James Branch Cabell

Well, then we’re happy. Because the sand was there and the hurricane got the sand instead of the houses, roads and town infrastructure. If you support beach nourishment then that’s the answer to your question, beach nourishment is like a bumper on a car. — Bob Muller

We are just having a lot of poles down and wires down. We haven’t had a lot of flooding. We have had a couple of requests for sand bags. — Bonnie Curtis

We Americans think, in every country in transition, there’s a Thomas Jefferson hiding behind some rock or a James Madison beyond one sand dune. — Joe Biden

We are not giving up by any means. He might be hanging out in the sand dunes. — Eddie Martinez

Estate taxes make every one of us nervous. If there’s an owner who isn’t, he has his head in the sand. — Dan Rooney

We’re not sure of the amount of sand resources off our coast (that can be exploited), … and that’s a critical issue. This isn’t just a beach-replenishment project. This would be a complete restoration of these barrier islands, a matter of substantially increasing their three-dimensional geometry so they can really do something to retard surge and erosion. — F. Stone

My father had owned a ranch when he was younger, in Montana, and he remembered riding his horse across the prairie and seeing some large bones sticking out of the ground. He was enough of a geologist, being a sand and gravel man, to have a pretty good notion that they were dinosaur bones. — Jack Horner

When I was a child growing up in Maine, one of my favorite things to do was to look for sand dollars on the seashores of Maine, because my parents told me it would bring me luck. But you know, these shells, they’re hard to find. They’re covered in sand. They’re difficult to see. — Sarah Parcak

Most women have learned a great deal about how to set goals for our First Adulthood and how to roll with the punches when we hit a rough passage. But we’re less prepared for our Second Adulthood as we approach life after retirement, where there are no fixed entrances or exits, and lots of sand into which it is easy to bury our heads. — Gail Sheehy

We lost sand in both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma. — Gary McAlpin

Stains, musty smell, sand or silt under the mats, rust around bolts. Look around the engine compartment to see if there’s corrosion, iron parts will be rusty looking, copper parts will be green, and aluminum wiring turns whitish in salt water. — Karl Newman

I have always wanted to become a saint. Unfortunately, when I have compared myself with the saints, I have always found that there is the same difference between the saints and me as there is between a mountain whose summit is lost in the clouds and a humble grain of sand trodden underfoot by passers-by. — Therese of Lisieux

In my job you can’t just put your head in the sand and throw partisan bombshells. You have to get results. — Amy Klobuchar

On the second nine I had three birdies, including one good one on the ninth from 10 feet after being in the sand trap. But I dropped three shots, one each on third, fourth and eighth. That was a bit of disappointment. — Shiv Kapur

His positions on important issues are hollow and shift like the sand on the beach. … He is everyone’s friend and no one’s ally. — Dan Lewis

One of my first memories of my dad during that shoot was him coming home from the Coliseum set after filming the chariot race, and I assumed he was a professional chariot racer at that point, … He’d bring me home sand from the massive arena. — Charlton Heston

If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand, we’re complicit. — Shelley Morrison

We came out of the weekend storms pretty well. We had some road closures, but our crews handled it well and now our major concern is getting sand and salt on the icy roads. — Scott Magruder

I was playing with this guy one time, and he was shooting a hundred and fifty, probably. We got to the last hole, and it took him about seven to get to a bunker on the green. Then he picked a leaf up right by his ball, in the bunker, which is a two-stroke penalty. Then he was leaning on his sand wedge in the bunker, grounding his club, so there’s another two-stroke penalty, so he was 11. And then he hit that one about a foot in front of him in 12, and then he got that on to about 8 feet and made the putt. So he makes his putt, and I say, ‘Joe, great putt. Is that a 4?’ And he goes, ‘Oh, no. Six.’ It was really like a 14 or something. — Jay Haas

The Americans must leave, the Americans will leave and the terrible tragedy is the Americans can’t leave because that is the equation that will turn sand into blood. — Robert Fisk

The whole of the world could be deduced from the smallest grain of sand, if one studied it closely enough. — Christopher Paolini

He was real quiet the first part of the work. He got a lot of sand in his face. He grabbed the bit a little at the 4 1/2, but then he went nice and easy. I wanted to keep him relaxed. We don’t need fast works now. We want to be fast on Saturday the sixth. — Alex Solis

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