Top 72 Rocks Quotes of 2020

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“It’s because I have no sense of shame that I’m always willing to give things a go: I’ve ridden horses naked into the sea, I’ve climbed rocks, all kinds of things.”

― Abbey Lee Kershaw

“I have many of the Rock Lords; Magmar, I’m obsessed with. That’s a sign of how versatile the Rock Lords were, that they could come out with toys that turned into rocks.”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“I write in two very different places: my desk in Palo Alto, California, is piled high with myriad jumbled books and papers whose stratigraphy is a challenge. Summers in Bozeman, Montana, I write in a spare space, surrounded by interesting rocks and fossils instead of books, on an old oak table with nothing but my laptop.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“I do like a little romance… just a sniff, as I call it, of the rocks and valleys. Of course, bread-and-cheese is the real thing. The rocks and valleys are no good at all, if you haven’t got that.”

― Anthony Trollope

“It’s better to negotiate behind closed doors than it is to be out throwing rocks at one another in the public square.”

― Bill Flores

“I don’t want to be the guy who sits on a front porch with a mint julep in his hand and rocks his life away.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Bacteria mineralized the rocks; they deposited the iron. They made the geology we see.”

― Bonnie Bassler

“If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.”

― Carl Perkins

“I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.”

― Carry Nation

“Thankfully I have an ecosystem of in-laws, parents and husband, who are my rocks.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“Christians and non-Christian voters alike have become far too comfortable slinging rocks at the expense of making any real political or social progress.”

― Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

“Well I was out in the garden moving rocks on the day of the Emmys. I was just playing in the dirt.”

― Charles Keating

“There are some geologists involved with prospecting for oil and other hidden resources who can pick up a rock and say, ‘Yes, there’s oil under there.’ A geologist who has been studying those kinds of rocks for 10 or 20 years is able to make that pronouncement.”

― Christopher Alexander

“I grew up playing war. We threw dirt and rocks at each other. We’d lead attacks. We’d break up into squads. It became a neighborhood thing for a while, our neighborhood against the other neighborhood. There was always a war breaking out somewhere.”

― David James Elliott

“You can crash on one set of rocks or the other set of rocks, and they crashed on the other set of rocks, which was probably being too little to be commercially viable.”

― David Talbot

“I swam. We made it, our team, from the rocks of Cuba to the beach of Florida, in squeaky-clean, ethical fashion.”

― Diana Nyad

“I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The interior of Mexico consists of a mass of volcanic rocks, thrust up to a great height above the sea-level.”

― Edward Burnett Tylor

“I identify with someone wanting something to work out, but not being able to get through the rocks to the river.”

― Emile Hirsch

“Our aim is to open access to a wealth of previously unexplored mineral resources on lifeless rocks hurling through space, without damaging natural habitats.”

― Etienne Schneider

“At several such places we landed, but always found the ascent to the interior so covered with large loose rocks that it would have been impossible to have disembarked stores or stock on any.”

― George Grey

“Moon rocks are OK when everyone is eating.”

― Goodman Ace

“The call of love sounds very hollow among these immobile rocks.”

― Gustav Mahler

“’Badlands’ is a very tangible record; a lot of the sounds were actual things: they were pots and pans, and they were rocks, and they were voices,and instruments used in a way to create a landscape of sound.”

― Halsey

“I was ten years old when my first ‘Vogue’ cover sang me its siren call and dashed me against the treacherous rocks of fashion obsession.”

― Hamish Bowles

“I love rocks with the unconditional love that you lavish upon a newborn baby.”

― Hope Jahren

“I’ve been collecting rocks since I was 8 and have over 200 different specimens.”

― Janet Yellen

“I want to be ripped apart by music. I want it to be something that feeds and replenishes, or that totally sucks the life out of you. I want to be dashed against the rocks.”

― Jeff Buckley

“California has a beautiful coastline. It can be a rough coastline. The waves are huge. The rocks are steep. Same thing in Vancouver. It has a beautiful coastline. It’s dramatic.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“One thing that changed when I moved upstate was that I became interested in different materials. I started making the stone benches because I was seeing rocks.”

― Jenny Holzer

“Life has evolved to thrive in environments that are extreme only by our limited human standards: in the boiling battery acid of Yellowstone hot springs, in the cracks of permanent ice sheets, in the cooling waters of nuclear reactors, miles beneath the Earth’s crust, in pure salt crystals, and inside the rocks of the dry valleys of Antarctica.”

― Jill Tarter

“As a natural historian, I don’t believe in the consciousness of rocks or the opinions of rainbows or the convictions of slugs.”

― Jim Crace

“I didn’t go into the NASA program to pick up rocks or to go the moon or anything else. I went in there because I was a military officer, and that was the next notch in my profession.”

― Jim Lovell

“’My Family Recipe Rocks’ is on the Live Well Network, and we go to people’s homes and watch them cook.”

― Joey Fatone

“As with other phases of nature, I have probably loved the rocks more than I have studied them.”

― John Burroughs

“Love melts the rigor which the rocks have bred; a flint will break upon a feather bed.”

― John Cleveland

“There is no pleasing New Englanders, my dear, their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes.”

― John Updike

“I didn’t know if Skynyrd fans were going to throw rocks at me or eggs or what.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“TV’s like whitewater rafting: Without rocks, there wouldn’t be rapids, and it wouldn’t be as much fun.”

― Joss Whedon

“It’s so much easier to throw rocks than it is to govern.”

― Karen Bass

“Michelle Visage rocks.”

― Katie Hopkins

“Kids threw rocks at me, told me I was ugly and left death threats in my locker.”

― Kevyn Aucoin

“I photographed rocks and trees and tide pools and nudes and all that stuff for years and years. Until 20 years ago when I found that I could do it in the studio and never have to travel.”

― Kim Weston

“One of my favorite shots was on these, like, lava rocks – but moss was growing on it, and I was lying on it, and it was really green, and the picture was really pretty.”

― Lucky Blue Smith

“Being a rock star rocks.”

― Machine Gun Kelly

“I could see hunks of metal and rocks sticking out of my legs.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“What’s great about Vasquez Rocks is that they filmed several ‘Star Trek’ episodes there.”

― Mark Pellegrino

“Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.”

― Neil Armstrong

“Some exfoliates have rocks in them and it makes your skin really smooth, and cat litter is a good substitute. I haven’t broke out at all yet!”

― Nicole Polizzi

“The She Rocks Awards does so much for women in music, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

― Orianthi

“Elizabeth Hurley rocks. She really rocks.”

― Patrick Cox

“No one rocks a heavy machine gun like Michelle Rodriguez.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.”

― Petrarch

“I started very early, from five or six years old, to climb. To climb trees, to climb rocks everywhere I could. At some point, of course, I used a rope.”

― Philippe Petit

“Instagram rocks. I love it, and so do the youth I work with and study.”

― Rachel Simmons

“Rock pools, so-named because they have been hammered out of rocks at the ocean’s edge, are one of Sydney’s defining characteristics, along with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, though not as well known.”

― Raymond Bonner

“Unfortunately, we haven’t found many very old rocks on Earth because our planet’s surface is constantly renewed by plate tectonics, coupled with erosion.”

― Robert Duncan

“I collect rocks from all over the world. I have a ring of stones that date to 3500 B.C. It’s like a little Stonehenge.”

― Robert Wilson

“My grandma used to pitch to me. Hit rocks with a broomstick.”

― Robinson Cano

“My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.”

― Rodney Dangerfield

“I was a little troublemaker. Always trying to get in trouble, always mischief, like throwing rocks at cars when I was younger, all that kind of stuff.”

― Ryan Lochte

“I’ve gotten punched in the face before by Cena. His hands are like rocks.”

― Sheamus

“We’re stunned by the diversity of rocks. This stuff looks like it was put into a blender.”

― Steven Squyres

“The rocks, to a great extent, look swept clean. It’s a much cleaner surface than what we had a right to hope for.”

― Steven Squyres

“I have to get inspired by something that touches my soul, or rocks my soul.”

― Steven Tyler

“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”

― Tennessee Williams

“My house is solar powered. I tell Republicans, you can hate the subsidies – I hate the subsidies, too – but you can’t hate solar panels. These are rocks that make electricity, so they are incapable of receiving your hate.”

― Thomas Massie

“Aerosmith’s ‘Rocks’ is on the list of my top favorite albums of all time.”

― Tommy Lee

“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.”

― Vladimir Nabokov

“Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”

― William Congreve

“Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness – a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster – children into strength and athletic proportion.”

― William Cullen Bryant

“Prayer is omnipotent: its breath can melt adamantine rocks – its touch can break the stoutest chains.”

― William Lloyd Garrison
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