Prayers To Broken Stones

Prayers to Broken Stones is a short story anthology by the American author Dan Simmons. It includes 13 of his earlier works, along with an introduction by Harlan Ellison in which the latter relates how he "discovered" Dan Simmons at the Colorado Mountain College's "Writers' Conference in the Rockies" in 1981. The title is a borrowed line from T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men".

Famous quotes containing the words prayers, broken and/or stones:

    Pleads he in earnest? Look upon his face.
    His eyes do drop no tears, his prayers are in jest.
    His words come from his mouth; ours from our breast.
    He prays but faintly, and would be denied;
    We pray with heart and soul, and all beside.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Back out of all this now too much for us,
    Back in a time made simple by the loss
    Of detail, burned, dissolved, and broken off
    Like graveyard marble sculpture in the weather,
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Red lips are not so red As the stained stones kissed by the English dead.
    Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)