Without A Trace Quotes

Without A Trace Quotes by Paul Theroux, Pablo Picasso, Leonid Andreyev, T. S. Eliot, Steven Harrison, William Mortensen and many others.

The greatest justification for travel is not self-impro

The greatest justification for travel is not self-improvement but rather performing a vanishing act, disappearing without a trace.
Paul Theroux
What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
Pablo Picasso
Man dies. Come from darkness, into darkness he returns, and is reabsorbed, without a trace left, into the illimitable void of time.
Leonid Andreyev
i will show you fear in a handful of dust.” t.s. eliot we don’t actually fear death, we fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace.
T. S. Eliot
We idealize the transformative life into a life of power, of extraordinary experience, of deep realization. It is none of these things; rather it is a life that is without a trace, a life as it actually is, which is without me.
Steven Harrison
If tone is granted to be subjected to control, why not line also, which has equal emotional significance? And if line, why not shapes and forms? And if shapes and forms, why not allow elision or emphasis of detail? And if all these things are allowed, what becomes of the record of actuality ?… Sunk without a trace!
William Mortensen
A man dies … only a few circles in the water prove that he was ever there. And even they quickly disappear. And when they’re gone, he’s forgotten, without a trace, as if he’d never even existed. And that’s all.
Wolfgang Borchert
But India did not pass me by without a trace: it left tracks which lead me from one infinity to another infinity.
Carl Jung
I was learning the importance of names – having them, making them – but at the same time I sensed the dangers. Recognition was followed by oblivion, a yawning maw whose victims disappeared without a trace.
Josephine Baker
There’s a terrible delight in watching a rival sink without a trace
Bernard Hinault
My happiest hours are those in which I think nothing, want nothing, when I do not even dream, but lose myself in some spurious vegetable torpor, moss growing on the surface of life. Without a trace of bitterness I savour my absurd awareness of being nothing, a mere foretaste of death and extinction.
Fernando Pessoa
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
George Eliot
The sands of time are quicksands … so much can sink into them without a trace.
Margaret Atwood
A debt should be paid off till the last penny; An enemy should be destroyed without a trace
Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies. I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions.
E. O. Wilson
Maggie Smith has a unique sense of comedy, based on a somewhat ironic view of real life, making it both funnier and more sad. But perhaps her greatest ability, or at least the one that most intrigues me, is how she can convey deep and powerful emotion without a trace of sentimentality.
Julian Fellowes
The person who did all of these things has gone away, vanished without a trace in the ecstasy of existence.
Frederick Lenz