Top Instant Quotes

  • In one terrible instant, that terrible thing happened, the single most tragic experience of my, and just about any, childhood: boredom. – Harrison Scott Key

    In one terrible instant, that terrible thing happened, the single most tragic experience of my, and just about any, childhood: boredom.– Harrison Scott Key

  • This instant which I cannot leave, which locks me in and limits me on every side, this instant I am made of will be no more than a confused dream. – JeanPaul Sartre

    This instant which I cannot leave, which locks me in and limits me on every side, this instant I am made of will be no more than a confused dream.– JeanPaul Sartre

  • Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?– Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  • Has he written to you?”He writes frequently.”Shew me his letters this instant, I order you’; and M. de Renal added six feet to his stature. – Stendhal

    Has he written to you?”He writes frequently.”Shew me his letters this instant, I order you’; and M. de Renal added six feet to his stature.– Stendhal

  • A law of life: at the precise instant when someone tells a truth, that truth is transformed into a story – Enrique de Hriz

    A law of life: at the precise instant when someone tells a truth, that truth is transformed into a story– Enrique de Hriz

  • As human beings, how do we choose to react in that instant when someone walks toward us, smiles, and begins to speak? – Jeff Deck

    As human beings, how do we choose to react in that instant when someone walks toward us, smiles, and begins to speak?– Jeff Deck

  • Following intuition allows decision and action to be made in the same instant. – Maria Erving

    Following intuition allows decision and action to be made in the same instant.– Maria Erving

  • More than ever at that instant did she long for speech – speech that would conceal and protect where dangerous silence might betray. – LM Montgomery

    More than ever at that instant did she long for speech – speech that would conceal and protect where dangerous silence might betray.– LM Montgomery

  • There are some we cannot help but take an instant dislike to. – Rick Yancey

    There are some we cannot help but take an instant dislike to.– Rick Yancey

  • You can know an animal – or a person, for that matter – in an instant, really, though your understanding can go on unfolding for years. – Mark Doty

    You can know an animal – or a person, for that matter – in an instant, really, though your understanding can go on unfolding for years.– Mark Doty