Best Chalk Quotes On Success In Life

These chalk quotes will inspire you. Chalk is a soft white limestone (calcium carbonate) formed from the skeletal remains of sea creatures.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging chalk quotes, chalk sayings, and chalk proverbs.

Famous Chalk Quotes

  1. “What harm cause not those huge draughts or pictures which wanton youth with chalk or coals draw in each passage, wall or stairs of our great houses, whence a cruel contempt of our natural store is bred in them?” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  2. “Want to know the best thing about being a professor? Colored chalk.” ~ Donald Sadoway
  3. “The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  4. “But I listen to live recordings of things that I did back in the ’70s and then how I’ve done things since. And there’s no doubt about it: if I compare the two, it’s like chalk and cheese.” ~ Rick Wakeman

  5. “When we draw on the tablet, the drawing shows up on the computer screen. If we have chosen to tell the computer that the stylist is to behave like a piece of chalk, or a pen, or a wet brush, it will.” ~ Buffy Sainte-Marie
  6. “Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies.” ~ Stanley Baldwin
  7. “All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life’s work.” ~ Helena Rubinstein
  8. “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” ~ Joyce Meyer

  9. “I don’t have anything against God. Far from it. But I don’t understand Him. And I don’t trust a lot of the people that go around claiming that they’re working in His best interests. Faeries and vampires and whatnot — those I can fathom. Even demons. Sometimes, even the Fallen. I can understand why they do what they do. But I don’t understand God. I don’t understand how he could see the way people treat one another, and not chalk up the whole human race as a bad idea” ~ Jim Butcher
  10. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.” ~ Steve Jobs
  11. “Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where your headed” ~ Jodi Picoult
  12. “I was never a good-looking bloke. Not by a long chalk.” ~ Rod Stewart

  13. “When a bad experience happens, you just chalk it up to the great fact that you just got five more jokes in the show.” ~ Jeff Dunham
  14. “There is no past or future. Using tenses to divide time is like making chalk marks on water.” ~ Janet Frame
  15. “The educated horse is a thinking horse, and it seems that he understands every now and then something happens that he must chalk up as a mistake and be done with it.” ~ Dennis Murphy
  16. “Grace means we can put the chalk away and stop keeping score!” ~ Bob Goff

  17. “But I don’t understand God. I don’t understand how he could see the way people treat one another, and not chalk up the whole human race as a bad idea.” ~ Jim Butcher
  18. “I love it when the dark bottle of night spills out, and the Moon writes in chalk about us.” ~ John J. Geddes
  19. “Instead of boiling up individuals into the species, I would draw a chalk circle round every individuality, and preach to it to keep within that, and preserve and cultivate its identity.” ~ Jane Welsh Carlyle
  20. “There is a chalk outline slowly being drawn around common sense and most people can’t identify the victim.” ~ Dennis Miller

  21. “Shall I describe the happiness it gave me to go into the classroom and pick up the chalk? … It seemed to me the supreme, heartbreaking happiness to enter a classroom carrying a register as that bell rang, and start a lesson with the mysterious air of one about to unfold wonders.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  22. “When drawing the sun, try to have on hand-colored paper, chalk, felt-tip markers, crayons, pencils, ballpoint pens. You can draw a sun with any one of them. Also, remember that sunset and dawn are the back and front of the same phenomenon: when we are looking at the sunset, the people over there are looking at the dawn.” ~ Bruno Munari
  23. “The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Burning brush, New books, erasers, Chalk, and such. The bee, his hive, Well-honeyed hum, And Mother cuts Chrysanthemums. Like plates washed clean With suds, the days Are polished with A morning haze.” ~ John Updike
  24. “This has been done elegantly by Minkowski, but chalk is cheaper than grey matter, and we will do it as it comes.” ~ Albert Einstein

  25. “Just as chalk can be removed from a chalkboard, with sincere repentance, the effects of our transgression can be erased through the atonement of Jesus Christ.” ~ Boyd K. Packer
  26. “I don’t think I’m good in bed. My husband never said anything, but after we made love he’d take a piece of chalk and outline my body.” ~ Joan Rivers
  27. “Until film is just as easily accessible as a pen or pencil, then it’s not completely an art form. In painting, you can just pick up a piece of chalk, a stick, or whatever. In sculpture, you can get a rock. Writing you just need a pencil and paper.” ~ Forest Whitaker , Chalk quotes art
  28. “A prettiness mummified by years of chalk dust.” ~ Richard Eder

  29. “I was working in a church in Florida as a youth intern, which means I really didn’t do much other than staple stuff. I’m from Dallas, Texas, and every time my grandmother would call-she would call me any time of the day I’d be home answering the phone. She was like, “What do you do all day?” and sarcastically I would say, “Well, I’m trying to chalk off the next year to spend time finding a band name.” And she said, “Well mercy me, why don’t you get a real job?” I thought, “Wait a minute. That’s the perfect name.” That kind of freed up my year but that’s where the name came from.” ~ Bart Millard
  30. “The magic in that country was so thick and tenacious that it settled over the land like chalk dust and over floors and shelves like slightly sticky plaster dust. (Housecleaners in that country earned unusually good wages.) If you lived in that country, you had to de-scale your kettle of its encrustation of magic at least once a week, because if you didn’t, you might find yourself pouring hissing snakes or pond slime into your teapot instead of water.” ~ Robin McKinley
  31. “Because my parents were American missionaries who sent me to public schools in rural Japan, I had to confront Hiroshima as a child. I was in the fourth grade – the only American in my class – when our teacher wrote the words “America” and “Atomic Bomb” in white chalk on the blackboard. All forty Japanese children turned around to stare at me. My country had done something unforgivable and I had to take responsibility for it, all by myself. I desperately wanted to dig a hole under my desk, to escape my classmates’ mute disbelief and never have to face them again.” ~ Linda Hoaglund
  32. “After we made love he took a piece of chalk and made an outline of my body.” ~ Joan Rivers

  33. “Whenever I get distracted or bored, my eyes wander over to that chalkboard and I read the words. Some of them grow on me, and others annoy me. I attack the latter with an eraser and chalk and keep nudging at them until I like the way they look and sound. Others never make the cut at all and simply get erased. Perhaps one day I will sell these on eBay to RPG players who need names for characters or alien races.” ~ Neal Stephenson
  34. “The government hates rap. That’s why they don’t arrest anybody that kills rappers! Only the good ones are dead, man! Only the good ones: Biggie dead, Tupac dead, Vanilla Ice still alive! They don’t fill out a police report. They don’t even have a chalk line when it’s a dead rapper, they just take a piss around the body.” ~ Chris Rock
  35. “We measure the success of schools not by the kinds of human beings they promote but by whatever increases in reading scores they chalk up. We have allowed quantitative standards, so central to the adult economic system, to become the principal yardstick for our definition of our children’s worth.” ~ Kenneth Keniston
  36. “I hesitate to say because it sounds silly, but the first play I did was The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Brecht.” ~ Justin Kirk

  37. “I liked the idea that if something horrible was happening to one of the characters in the mental hospital, no one would believe them. The staff would just chalk it up to them being crazy. So it gives me a lot to work with.” ~ Michael Rasmussen
  38. “You must elect your work; you shall take what your brains can, and drop all the rest. Only so can that amount of vital force accumulate which can make the step from knowing to doing. No matter how much faculty of idle seeing a man has, the step from knowing to doing is rarely taken. It is a step out of a chalk circle of imbecility into fruitfulness.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  39. “Instead of staying strong and working through when times are really tough, I usually quit this recipe for failure and start a whole new recipe. So if something is too challenging, I tend to chalk it up as not a good fit, and move on to something else.” ~ Derek Sivers
  40. “People in Washington seem as hypnotized by precedence as though they were hens with their beaks on a chalk line.” ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth

  41. “When one is five-and-twenty, one has not chalk-stones at one’s finger-ends that the touch of a handsome girl should be entirely indifferent.” ~ George Eliot
  42. “The rock is gonna fall on us,” he stood and told the class The professor put his chalk down and peered out through his glasses But he went on and said; “I’ve seen it, high up on the hill If it doesn’t fall this year then very soon it will!” ~ Harry Chapin
  43. “I believe you can never change a habit, or create one, with a word or a piece of chalk. You can talk all day, put all sorts of diagrams on the board, but a habit is not going to change. It’s a conditional reflex, created by a repetitive act.” ~ Pete Newell
  44. “I’m happy and content in my life, and I chalk that up to wonderful parents and a wonderful God.” ~ Condoleezza Rice

  45. “Each unto himself has his own world that he looks out upon, and though someone else were to stand on the very selfsame inch of ground your feet were placed upon, guided by chalk marks, he would not see the same things you did.” ~ Cornell Woolrich
  46. “I am not an angry girl, but it seems I’ve got everyone fooled. Every time I say something they find hard to hear, they chalk it up to my anger and not to their own fear. Imagine you’re a girl just trying to finally come clean, knowing full well they prefer you dirty and smiling.” ~ Ani DiFranco
  47. “I am convinced, by repeated observation, that marbles, limestones, chalks, marls, clays, sand, and almost all terrestrial substances, wherever situated, are full of shells and other spoils of the ocean.” ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
  48. “I was white. Chalk had more color than I did. And quite possibly more personality.” ~ Darynda Jones

  49. “Don’t talk the talk, if you can’t walk the walk, Phony niggaz are outlined in chalk” ~ Inspectah Deck
  50. “I have been asked what I mean by my word of honor. I will tell you. Place me behind prison walls – walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground – there is the possibility that in some way or another I may escape; but stand me on the floor and draw a chalk line around me and have me give my word of honor never to cross it. Can I get out of the circle? No. Never! I’d die first!” ~ Karl G. Maeser
  51. “Every time I say something they find hard to hear, they chalk it up to my anger, and never to their own fear.” ~ Ani DiFranco
  52. “My favorite drawings at the Muhammad cartoon festival in Texas were the two chalk outlines out front.” ~ Evan Sayet

  53. “Look at that ugly dead mask here and do not forget it. It is a chalk mask with dead dry poison behind it, like the death angel. It is what I was this fall, and what I never want to be again. The pouting disconsolate mouth, the flat, bored, numb, expressionless eyes: symptoms of the foul decay within.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  54. “James Cain – faugh! Everything he touches smells like a billygoat. He is every kind of writer I detest, a faux naix, a Proust in greasy overalls, a dirty little boy with a piece of chalk and a board fence and nobody looking. Such people are the offal of literature, not because they write about dirty things, but because they do it in a dirty way.” ~ Raymond Chandler
  55. “Me and my friend Ioan Gruffudd are like chalk and cheese when it comes to clothes. He lives for his clothes and has an amazing wardrobe. If we’re going out I’ll turn up at his house and say, ‘I haven’t got anything to wear,’ and he’ll tut and sigh and then lend me something swanky.” ~ Matthew Rhys
  56. “If reality is as equally valuable as fiction, then you should just chalk up the parts of the past you don’t need to your imagination” ~ Ryohgo Narita

  57. “I wish my days could be washed away like the chalk lines of my days.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  58. “Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him.” ~ Stephen King
  59. “Unoka went into an inner room and soon returned with a small wooden disc containing a kola nut, some alligator pepper and a lump of white chalk. “I have kola,” he announced when he sat down, and passed the disc over to his guest. “Thank you. He who brings kola brings life. But I think you ought to break it,” replied Okoye passing back the disc. “No, it is for you, I think,” and they argued like this for a few moments before Unoka accepted the honor of breaking the kola. Okoye, meanwhile, took the lump of chalk, drew some lines on the floor, and then painted his big toe.” ~ Chinua Achebe
  60. “I chalk up the fact that I got diabetes to my body saying, ‘Dude, you have been doing wrong for way too long!'” ~ Randy Jackson

  61. “There are the stars–doing their old, old crisscross journeys in the sky. Scholars haven’t settled the matter yet, but they seem to think there are no living beings out there. Just chalk… or fire. Only this one is straining away, straining away all the time to make something of itself. Strain’s so bad that every sixteen hours everybody lies down and gets a rest.” ~ Thornton Wilder
  62. “Whether or not belive in Fate comes down to one thing: who you blame when something goes wrong. Do you think it’s your fault – that if you’d tried better, worked harder, it wouldn’t have happened? Or do you just chalk it up to circumstance? I know poeple who’ll hear about the people who died, and will say that it was God’s will. I know people who’ll say it was bad luck. And then there’s my personal favorite: They were just in the wrong place at hte wrong time. Then again, you could say the same thing about me, couldn’t you?” ~ Jodi Picoult
  63. “Where is the sound?” someone hastily scribbled on the blackboard, and they all waited anxiously for the reply. Milo caught his breath, picked up the chalk, and explained simply, “It’s on the tip of my tongue.” ~ Norton Juster

  64. “Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends. Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And watch where the chalk-white arrows go To the place where the sidewalk ends.” ~ Shel Silverstein , Sidewalk chalk quotes
  65. “A five-hour flight works out to three days and nights on land, by rail, from sea to shining sea. You can chalk off the hours on the back of the seat ahead. But seventy-some hours will not seem so long to you if you tell yourself first: This is where I am going to be for the rest of my natural life.” ~ Amy Hempel

Chalk is a substance that is made into white or colored sticks and used for writing or drawing.

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