104+ Best Stone Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Stone is the hard, solid substance found in the ground that is often used for building, or a piece of this. Profoundly inspirational stone quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Stone Quotes

Temptation, if it is not to conquer, must not fall like a bomb against another bomb of instantaneous moral explosions, but against the strong walls of an impregnable fortress strongly built up, stone by stone, beginning at that distant day when the foundations were first laid. — Maria Montessori

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

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. — Sigmund Freud

The music I was really listening to in 1968 was James Brown, the great guitar player Jimi Hendrix, and a new group… Sly and the Family Stone, led by Sly Stewart from San Francisco. — Miles Davis

Nothing is written in stone, as a career is an unpredictable journey. — Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Primarily, I am a prose writer with axes to grind, and the theatre is a good place to do the grinding in. I prefer comedy to ‘serious’ drama because I believe one can get the ax sharper on the comedic stone. — Gore Vidal

The past is a stepping stone, not a millstone. — Robert Plant

Man is alone everywhere. But the solitude of the Mexican, under the great stone night of the high plateau that is still inhabited by insatiable gods, is very different from that of the North American, who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens and moral precepts. — Octavio Paz

I’ll say that I don’t think you can throw a stone and not come in contact with someone who knows someone or has problems with substance abuse. — Octavia Spencer

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. — Henry Rollins

As much as I hate his movies, Oliver Stone has an aspiration I admire, and that is that he wants his art to be part of what makes and changes public policy and cultural practice. — Tony Kushner

Leave no stone unturned. — Euripides

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick. — Muhammad Ali

A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out. — Saul Bellow

Stone Age. Bronze Age. Iron Age. We define entire epics of humanity by the technology they use. — Reed Hastings

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions. — William Hazlitt

Because of my song ‘Sam Stone,’ a lot of people thought I was interested in writing protest songs. Writing protest songs always struck me as patting yourself on the back. — John Prine

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. — Albert Camus

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Bollywood is not a stepping stone to the West. I am extremely picky and in no hurry to sign a Hollywood film. I am only greedy for great roles; language and country is no barrier. And yes, I’ll always be a Hindi film star first. — Priyanka Chopra

We should bomb Vietnam back into the stone age. — Curtis LeMay

Labor is the fabled magician’s wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune. — James Weldon Johnson

You can have a wrestling idea, but you need to have these momentum-shifting moves. We had the Hulkamania movement, then it shifted to the beer-drinking, Stone Cold era, we reinvented the business with growing the black beard and becoming the bad guy, what’s that next level. — Hulk Hogan

I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world. — Robert Frost

Here in Georgia, we continue to grapple with our own vestiges of hate. The image carved into Stone Mountain, like Confederate monuments across this state, stand as constant reminders of racism, intolerance, and division. — Stacey Abrams

In June 2010, after more than 38 years in uniform, in the midst of commanding a 46-nation coalition in a complex war in Afghanistan, my world changed suddenly – and profoundly. An article in ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine depicting me, and people I admired, in a manner that felt as unfamiliar as it was unfair, ignited a firestorm. — Stanley A. McChrystal

Before there were any sort of ‘recordings’ there was performance. If we are devolved back to the Stone Age tomorrow, there will be performance. — Todd Rundgren

My career plan at this point is ‘Ice Age 5′ through ’10,’ and even ’12,’ and ‘Spider Man’ – you know, basically I’d be Emma Stone’s dad for the rest of my career. I really don’t have any problem doing that. — Denis Leary

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? — William Butler Yeats

The real sustains the same relation to the ideal that a stone does to a statue – or that paint does to a painting. Realism degrades and impoverishes. — Robert Green Ingersoll

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. — Michelangelo

I have a show on MTV called ‘Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.’ I think that’s a secret to a vast majority of America. — Bo Burnham

The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives. — Pericles

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. — Johnny Cash

Stone’s Rules exist because sometimes the truth is too painful, and the lies will land you in prison. — Roger Stone

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time. — Henry David Thoreau

Any ’90s baby, The Rock or Stone Cold Steve Austin had to be your favorite wrestler. — DaBaby

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. — Bertrand Russell

The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it, because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles, wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. — Chuck Palahniuk

I’d rather support the issues I truly believe in than give my vote to parties that court votes at the time of the election. I like to think that my vote strengthens the green foundation stone. — Annie Lennox

And were an epitaph to be my story I’d have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world. — Robert Frost

I’m going to die one day. I know it’s coming for me, too. I’ll be a mountain, I’ll be a stone on the beach. I’ll be nourishment. — Mary Oliver

Shortly after college, I was working in New York City at ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine. — Lisa Lampanelli

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone. — Charles Darwin

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral. — John Burroughs

What do you think Jesus would twitter, ‘Let he who is without sin cast the first stone’ or ‘Has anyone seen Judas? He was here a minute ago.’ — Chris Cornell

Nobody makes movies like Oliver Stone. — Shia LaBeouf

Under every stone lurks a politician. — Aristophanes

‘Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age’ was quite a favourite headline for some wobbly liberals. The slogan does all the work. But an instant’s thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed out of the Stone Age. — Christopher Hitchens

Nothing is written in stone. So don’t prepare yourself for a long and lucrative career. You might die tomorrow. Your gold holdings might become dust. Just make the music you want to make now and enjoy it. — Yoko Ono

Emma Stone, I think, always looks beautiful. — Blake Lively

Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Bob Dylan did the first really long record – Like A Rolling Stone – I think it was four minutes. — Pete Townshend

I don’t feel that no big stone should be put over my head, saying he did this, he did that. Unless there’s something that I really did do. I believe I’m just ordinary. And I’d like for people to think of me that way, as just a guy that tried. Wanted to be loved by other people because he loved people. — B. B. King

When I’m wearing too-high heels and swaying my hips, I do that Sharon Stone kind of thing – she has the sexiest walk, a New York cool thing that throws you back. — Queen Latifah

The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor’s hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone. — Michelangelo

Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, and Silverchair are taking the simplest elements of Soundgarden, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam and melding them into one homogenous thing. — Chris Cornell

Decades ago, Gerhard Richter found a painterly philosopher’s stone. Like Jackson Pollock before him, he discovered something that had been in painting all along, always overlooked or discounted. — Jerry Saltz

I think I’m teaching my teammates that they can still be successful while having fun and enjoying the moment rather than being a stone cold brick. — Simone Biles

Just because I look sexy on the cover of Rolling Stone doesn’t mean I’m naughty. — Britney Spears

Who do you think made the first stone spears? The Asperger guy. If you were to get rid of all the autism genetics, there would be no more Silicon Valley. — Temple Grandin

Freud was a hero. He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors. He carried with him his theory as a Medusa’s head which turned these terrors to stone. — R. D. Laing

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. — Pericles

My dad was never married. He was kind of a rolling stone. But he was never disrespectful. At the same time, even though he had women in his life when I was a kid, there wasn’t any consistency. — Kevin Hart

Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone. — Jesus Christ

It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice. — Jose Rizal

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is always known. Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Become dust – and they will throw thee in the air; Become stone – and they will throw thee on glass. — Muhammad Iqbal

It’s funny I’m talking to ‘Rolling Stone’ right now, because back then, it was like, ‘Punk rock? Put it back. It’s just a flash in the pan.’ — Glenn Danzig

To tell you the truth, I believe everything – tigers, trees, stones – are sentient in one way or another. You’d never catch me idly kicking a stone, for example. — Mary Oliver

If you can take the hot lead enema, then you can cast the first stone. — Lenny Bruce

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. — Ansel Adams

The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone. — Victor Hugo

The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower. — Elizabeth I

Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone. — Benjamin Franklin

I never wanted to be a model. My modelling career was nothing but a stepping stone to my acting career and that’s all I ever saw it as. A pointless rock in the river that has to be stepped on in order to get to the meaningful oasis of acting. — Halle Berry

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. — Henry Ward Beecher

Success isn’t supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There’s no guarantee you’re going to succeed. There’s nothing set in stone. — Kevin Hart

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone. — Oscar Wilde

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now. — P. T. Barnum

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set. — Francis Bacon

I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute. — Blaise Pascal

Your entire life only happens in this moment. The present moment is life itself. Yet, people live as if the opposite were true and treat the present moment as a stepping stone to the next moment – a means to an end. — Eckhart Tolle

My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they’ve got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we’re going to bomb them into the stone age. — Curtis LeMay

Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on. — Robert Frost

I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on. — David Bowie

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish. — Oliver Herford

In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it’s a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside. — Tadao Ando

I wept not, so to stone within I grew. — Dante Alighieri

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest. — Pope Paul VI

It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone. — Erica Jong

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man. — John Burroughs

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole. — Ramakrishna

‘Sam Stone’ is a song about futility. — John Prine

Know everything about the companies and people you are going to be negotiating with. Insist on getting the names of everyone participating in the negotiations. Leave no stone unturned; find out as much as you can. — Kevin O’Leary

The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable. — Horace

Under the Timber and Stone Act of 1878, which might well have been called the ‘Dust and Ashes Act,’ any citizen of the United States could take up one hundred and sixty acres of timber land and, by paying two dollars and a half an acre for it, obtain title. — John Muir

I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life – but there was no one to tell me. — George Washington Carver

Think of the imagination as a giant stone from which we carve out new ideas. As we chip away, our new ideas become more polished and refined. But if you start by editing your imagination, you start with a tiny stone. — Brian Chesky

Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was the darkest! I mean, he could’ve been a movie villain, he was so intense! He also had the hardest finishing move of all time, the DDT. — Killer Mike

Churches need to be intentional about reaching the next generation by creating templates for young people to see that there is a stepping stone for leadership in this church. — Tony Evans

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