Sand Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sand quotes, sand sayings, and sand proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You can't leave footprints in the sands of time while sitting down. Nelson Rockefeller
We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand the world. Robert M. Pirsig
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. Jorge Luis Borges
I was sand, I was snow, written on, rewritten, smoothed over. Margaret Atwood
They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood. Akram Fouad Khater
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
When I opened my eyes I saw nothing but the pool of nocturnal sky, for I was lying on my back with outstretched arms, face to face with that hatchery of stars. Only half awake, still unaware that those depths were sky, having no roof between those depths and me, no branches to screen them, no root to cling to, I was seized with vertigo and felt myself as if flung forth and plunging downward like a diver. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Our doom is, to be sifted in the wind, heaped up, smoothed down like silly sands. We are less permanent than thought. Basil Bunting
The sand in the hourglass runs from one compartment to another, marking the passage of moments with something constant and tangible. Bhavna Karnani Killa
In the fury of the moment I can see the Master's hand In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand. Bob Dylan
Even these stars, which seem so numerous, are as sand, as dust or less than dust in the enormity of the space in which there is nothing. Carl Sagan
The total number of stars in the Universe is larger than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth. Carl Sagan
The divine is everywhere, even in a grain of sand; there I represented it in the reeds. Caspar David Friedrich
The whole of the world could be deduced from the smallest grain of sand, if one studied it closely enough. Christopher Paolini
From a grain of sand in the Pearl comes. Confucius
The passing of armies and the passing of sands in the desert are one. Cormac Mccarthy
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee. David
A handful of sand is an anthology of the universe. David McCord
Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore. Dorothy Bryant
All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Technically speaking, you can build anything out of sand it doesn't mean you do it. Eric Bana
On vacations. We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings. Erma Bombeck
With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand. Federico Garcia Lorca
When you take your stand along the maker's path, you must remain utterly still. You must think like a patch of sand. Hide beneath your cloak and become a little dune in your very essence. Frank Herbert
The sand murmurs that it wants to swallow everything. Gao Xingjian
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand. The angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. George Eliot
All that mankind has ever learned is nothing more than a single grain of sand on a beach that reaches to infinity. H. Jackson Brown
I don't know, there's something about you. Say there's an hourglass, the sand's about to run out. Someone like you can always be counted on to turn the thing over. Haruki Murakami
Time is like a handful of sand the tighter you grasp it, the faster it runs through your fingers. Henry David Thoreau
I always say, if you keep your head in the sand, you don't know where the kick's coming from. Herbie Mann