Without A Trace Quotes

Without A Trace Quotes by William Mortensen, Julian Fellowes, T. S. Eliot, Wolfgang Borchert, Chanakya, George Eliot and many others.

If tone is granted to be subjected to control, why not

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
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
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
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
A debt should be paid off till the last penny; An enemy should be destroyed without a trace
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
Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. … Everything science has taught me-and continues to teach me-strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace.
Wernher von Braun
Inaction will cause a man to sink into the slough of despond and vanish without a trace.
Farley Mowat
There’s a terrible delight in watching a rival sink without a trace
Bernard Hinault
For the salvation of his soul the Muslim digs a well. It would be a fine thing if each of us were to leave behind a school, or a well, or something of the sort, so that life would not pass by and retreat into eternity without a trace.
Anton Chekhov
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
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
The sands of time are quicksands … so much can sink into them without a trace.
Margaret Atwood
The greatest justification for travel is not self-improvement but rather performing a vanishing act, disappearing without a trace.
Paul Theroux
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
Thirty, thirty-five, forty, all had come to visit her like admonitory relatives, and all had slipped away without a trace, without a sound, and now, once again, she was waiting.
Evan S. Connell
To set one’s name to a work gives no one a title to be remembered, for who knows how many of the best of men have gone without a trace? The iniquity of oblivion blindly scatters her poppyseed and when wretchedness falls upon us one summer’s day like snow, all we wish for is to be forgotten.
W. G. Sebald