Craig Stone Quotes

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1. “Winter has arrived in North London. Snow has settled. The white snow looks beautiful and covers everything my eyes can see, yet beneath the incomprehensible beauty, the snow freezes greenery which struggles to breathe. Green leaves freeze from existence as children scream go faster to fathers who push them along in upside down bin lids, as they make the most of their schools being closed.”

Tags : Cold London Snow
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

2. “A person dies every second, but there’s also a six year old somewhere, every second, trying to move an apple with his mind.”

Tags : Life Philsophy
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

3. “When we’re young nothing offends us, except adults telling us what should. Then when we become adults, nothing offends us, except we are offended on behalf of our young.”

Tags : Life Offence Philosophy
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

4. “If humans did not manufacture some of their own to appear like better people, people would not aspire to be someone else. They would stop dreaming. And if people didn't dream, they would be awake to discover the wonderful misery of being. There are no singular great people. There is only a small percentage of people manufactured to look significant, for the purpose of creating the feeling of mass insignificance.”

Tags : Class Insignificance Life Politics System
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Deep In The Bin Of Bob

5. “Cambodian dust whipped up in the wind and stuck to my clothes like clay. I put a hand between my face and the sun and blinked Phnom Penn dust from my tired eyes. One idea, drink, beamed light in all directions across my dark consciousness.A slim lady walked toward me with a big smile and a bigger head. Her left hand rested on her waggling hips and her right hand rose above her head, limp-wristed, like she’d just thrown a winning ball toward a basket and was leaving her hand in the shot position. The lady walking toward me was a man. At least that much was clear, but the nature or our relationship was still a fog to me. She wore blue jeans and a white top accentuating her breasts, but her Adam’s apple and cow sized hands revealed more in daylight than she could hide at night.”

Tags : Adventure Cambodia Life Phnom Penn Travelling
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

6. “I stared up in disbelief at the information my eyes fed my brain, and lost myself to the stars.For the first time in my life I had a greater idea of how infinitesimally small our planet really is and, furthermore, how tiny and insignificant I am in the grand scheme of the vast universe.I took a seat on a rock next to Lily and took in the moment to comprehend the vastness of everything else, and the incredible smallness of I.”

Tags : Galaxy Philosophy Stars Universe
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

7. “Stale beer sticks to wobbling tables. The cigarette machine flashes in the corner, mocking smokers who never have any change on them. There’s no natural light in this pub, so it’s dark and gloomy. The pain on the face of the staff tells its own story: overworked, underpaid, exploited and treated as expendable. I feel at home with them. They’re so scared they will be fired from their terrible jobs, every time I order a beer they ask me if I want any peanuts or crisps, in case between drinks I’ve turned into the dreaded mystery shopper. The air is chewy and weighs heavy on the skin. The fruit machines in the corners don’t make a sound, aware this is the last stop saloon for the drunk few who can’t afford to gamble properly. Everyone here is down to their last pint and pound.”

Tags : Alcohol Life London Poverty Pubs
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

8. “At the end of the world the sunset is like a child smashing a pack of crayons into God’s face.”

Tags : Beauty Hawaii Kauai Life Sunset
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

9. “In the end, they will say this of the human race: they had the freedom to go anywhere, but sat in front of the television. They were each responsible for saving the world, but they turned over the channel.”

Tags : Humanity Life Television
Author : Craig Stone
Source : How to Hide from Humans

10. “He wasn't like some of the hippies in England, where the qualification to rebel is planted by the guilt raised from being a spoilt child with a good education. He was a real hippy born from being forced to kill for his army until he was twenty one. He had long hair because the army made him shave his head. The army made him shave every day too. Now he had a beard. His face for a long time was not his own. When this guy said he was all about peace he wasn't talking about peace because his mum never got him the horse he wanted for his eighteenth birthday, he was talking about peace because he’d seen war. He talked about love because he knew hate: hate for those above him, hate for those he had served with, hate for enemies not born his but who became so and, lastly, hate for himself for how his mind had been controlled.”

Tags : Army Jungle Life Soldier Thailand
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

11. “Humans are born with two perfectly good lungs, into the only environment in the universe those lungs have evolved over millions of years to breathe in.”

Tags : Like Smoking
Author : Craig Stone
Source : How to Hide from Humans

12. “All snowmen look to the sky, knowing their death will be delivered by the horizon. Before dawn, their life becomes the darkest. The moment before the sun burns all. The Snowmen go mental. Kill or be killed. I only just escaped the violent puddles, the sticks and stones.The broken carrot noses.”

Tags : Hiding Life Philosophy Sheep
Author : Craig Stone
Source : How to Hide from Humans

13. “She danced like no one was watching, but she knew that I was.”

Tags : Dancing Life Love
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

14. “You are put in school to be trained to become exactly what they want you to be: not them, anything but them. They live on a golden island and have the key to the only bridge. Your parents are not millionaires, so it doesn't matter how intelligent you are, you aren't invited to their party. That’s the great shame. The idiots have the gold, and the poor die to give it to them. So you better start to laugh, because this world is one big joke written by the few, at the expense of the masses. Look around you, that feeling your life isn't going anywhere? That’s the feeling that makes you part of the masses.”

Tags : Class Money Politics Poverty
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Deep In The Bin Of Bob

15. “The builder has ginger curly hair on top of his head, and a thick moustache. He has the look of a McDonald’s manager from 1970 who spends his evenings sitting in the smoky back row of theatres in Soho. He’s tall and muscular with hands the size of shopping baskets and, on the one occasion I did briefly meet him, I stared into his eyes and was shocked by their darkness. His nose is broken in three places and is the size and shape of a chicken nugget. A deep scar runs the length of his cheek hinting at a violent past. Old tattoos fade on his arms. The builder may have killed another human being at some point in his life.”

Tags : Fighter Life Observation People
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

16. “Parents raise children then grow old, and their children forget the things their old parents did for them, because their brains don’t remember before they grew selfish.There are buildings all over the world full of old people sitting around looking out of windows, full of hate for their selfish sons and daughters.And meanwhile, the selfish sons and daughters look out of their windows at their children playing and think how wonderful their unbreakable bond of love is between them and their children.”

Tags : Ageing Children Life Love Old Age Relationships
Author : Craig Stone
Source : How to Hide from Humans

17. “His fingers are too long and when he talks he uses them to point out moments in his sentences. When he does, as the tips of his spindly fingers touch the words his mouth forms, his words turn dark before my eyes and disintegrate like twisted people caught embracing the metallic surface of a detonating atomic bomb, then his breath blows away the ashes making way for fresh words.”

Tags : Friendship Life Love Observation
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

18. “Blobfish, the guy who snapped a hamsters neck, myself, the homeless guy who has never thrown a punch (but has killed a fox) and Dickface, the man obsessed with trees and touching himself in public, follow an arrogant midget into the home of a pale creature I am certain will kill us all, to save the life of an ungrateful bastard parrot called Madness.The temperature drops further.A cold night for heroes.”

Tags : Heroes Homelessness Poverty
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

19. “I don’t want to wake up. I can’t feel the cold of life. I can’t feel fear in my dreams. When awake we are green and red bits glowing under a machine, lights turn off and on, and people of science convince themselves they know what’s going on. Backs are patted, hand are shaken. Test, record, collect. They tell us what we already know. We are all dying, dying slow. When awake, there is a feeling of impending doom, and if you can’t feel it, close your eyes, or open them further. When we’re in a box underground, heaven is finally above us, but it’s not in the sky. Heaven is the planet we lived on, and all of the angels are people. Here, in a dream, it’s just me floating in the back of my mind, among parts we don’t fully understand.”

Tags : Dreams Homelessness Poverty
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

20. “I want to avoid people, because there’s only one thing worse than being homeless, and that’s people who are not, knowing that you are.”

Tags : Homelessness Life
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

21. “Without the sleeping bag I'm just somebody up early in the morning, sitting under a tree. With the sleeping bag I'm nobody up early, sitting under a tree: a slight, but important difference in how I’ll be perceived.”

Tags : Homelessness Life Poverty
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

22. “Some days I am the flower beneath the machine. And the machine rolls slowly on, blocking the sun, without a care for what it tramples beneath.”

Tags : Depression Homelessness Life Poverty Humannature
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

23. “My eyes open after my mind. All eyes always do.”

Tags : Homelessness Life Poverty
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

24. “We used to talk and smile seven days ago when I was wearing a suit. Now I'm dressed in a beard and smell of dog shit I don’t even get eye contact. I ask her how her week is going, and she looks to her friend behind the counter as if to say: I think this creep is hitting on me. Shall we call the police?”

Tags : Homelessness Life Poverty Society
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

25. “Nobody has to do anything wrong to end up living a life that feels like it’s not their own, all they have to do is take a step back, and hope for the best.”

Tags : Homelessness Life Poverty
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

26. “His smile is a stranger resting on a haunted face, only coming out for poisons turning him into a ghost.”

Tags : Homelessness Poverty
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

27. “Sleep doesn't come easy when a broken twig conjures images of a hulking mental patient snapping the arms off children, over by the bin.”

Tags : Homelessness Life Poverty
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

28. “He brings the cigarette butt to his mouth and lights up. He breathes in, and coughs; a rattling helicopter with a broken blade crashing into a herd of trombone playing sheep falling off a cliff into a DIY shop with a discount on spanners.”

Tags : Homelessness Poverty
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

29. “Small quarrels and tensions were expected because of our new environment. Every relationship has them. Each quarrel was soon forgotten and floated away on a wave. And then sometimes, on our silly days, the arguments returned on the wave, but the wave returned taller, a Tsunami, and neither of us knew where to run or what to do.”

Tags : Arguments Fighting Love Relationships
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

30. “Without a passport humans wouldn't know where they’re from, who they are or who their enemy is, and their enemy wouldn't know why they had an enemy, what language they spoke, and where best to avoid.The passport is said to be what makes them free, but if freedom is given, freedom cannot be free.”

Tags : Freedom Life Passports
Author : Craig Stone
Source : How to Hide from Humans

31. “I listened to the crashing thundering of a tiny tear tumbling like a wave down her beautiful face.”

Tags : Heartbreak Love Pain
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

32. “I was just another lost soul screaming through the paper thin hotel walls into the ears of the fucked.”

Tags : Heartbreak Love Relationships San Francisco
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

33. “A watched pot never boils, but if I took my eyes from these negative thoughts for a second they would spill over the edges of my lips, and boil the beautiful moment alive as we lived it.”

Tags : Jealousy Love
Author : Craig Stone
Source : Life Knocks

34. “Friday dusk becomes Friday evening. The park is feverish with life. A young Asian man screams into his mobile phone, not stopping to listen: a young man with his heart in his penis.”

Tags : Life Love Youth
Author : Craig Stone
Source : The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness