Glass Sayings and Quotes

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


The glass is falling hour by hour,/ the glass will fall for ever./ But if you break the bloody glass / you won't hold up the weather.     

Louis MacNiece

Tis visible silence, still as the hour-glass.     

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee / Calls back the lovely April of her prime.     

William Shakespeare

To drink a glass of sherry when you can get a dry Martini is like taking a stagecoach when you can travel by the Orient Express.     

W. Somerset Maugham

It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in the stained glass window.     

Raymond Chandler

Fortune is like glass - the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.     

Publilius Syrus

Your glass seems like it will always be half full even it falls down and shatters to pieces.     

K. Jared Hosein

People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.     

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The glass ceiling gets more pliable when you turn up the heat.     

Pauline R. Kezer

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.     

Tennessee Williams

An empty glass is perceived by the eyes as nothing, in reality, this nothing is something, because it has air. That something is what we call energy pervading everywhere, for it is the breath of air which brings life into you.     

Gian Kumar

A woman and a glass are never out of danger.     

American Proverb

The more women look in their glass the less they look in their house.     

American Proverb

Handle with care women and glass.     

American Proverb

The glitter of the sea was like a glass in my eyes.     

Steve Erickson

Her long hair was naturally a light brown but the sun had bleached tawny streaks in it, like the stripes of a very old battle flag seen through imperfect glass.     

R.V. Cassill

Kept rattling the ice in her glass, rattling her beads, rattling her bracelet like an impatient pony jingling its harness.     

Flannery O'Connor

A glaring summery heat covered everything like a layer of glass.     

Jean Thompson

Life... flat and stale, like an old glass of beer.     

Andre Dubus

The great glass doors...swished together behind him like an indrawn breath.     

A. Alvarez

Life, like a dome of many-colored glass, stains the white radiance of eternity.     

Percy Bysshe Shelley

When I was little, my grandfather gave me a box of broken glass for Christmas. He gave my brother a box of Bandaids and said, 'You two share.'     

Steven Wright

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.     

Benjamin Franklin

Her words showered down upon us like little glass pellets.     

Saul Bellow

People who choose to live in glass houses shouldn't complain about public affection.     

Sidney S. Prasad

People who choose to live in glass houses shouldn't sing in a high pitch.     

Sidney S. Prasad

'A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note,' he said, 'but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor.'     

Anne Rice

A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.     

Vera Nazarian

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.     

George Bernard Shaw

Don't throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.     

Benjamin Franklin

The bird, the bee, the running child are all the same to the sliding glass door.     

Demetri Martin