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  • Wild oats will get sown some time, and one of the arts of life is to sow them at the right time.

    Art   Oats   Life Is  
    Richard Le Gallienne (2008). “The Quest of the Golden Girl”, p.244, Wildside Press LLC
  • It is a thorough process, this war with the wilderness - breaking nature, taming the soil. feeding it on oats. The civilized man regards the pine tree as his enemy. He will fell it and let in the light, grub it up and raise wheat or rye there. It is no better than a fungus to him.

    War   Men   Light  
    David R. Foster, Henry David Thoreau (2009). “Thoreau's Country: Journey through a Transformed Landscape”, p.38, Harvard University Press
  • Great oaks grow from little acorns. He has a green thumb. He has green fingers. He's sowing his wild oats. Here Ceres' gifts in waving prospect stand, And nodding tempt the joyful reaper's hand.

  • So, you wouldn't marry me." "Ridiculous question. I'm eighteen!" "Oh, it's an age thing?" He frowned. "You don't mean wild oats, do you? We're not going to have some stupid break so you can experience other---" Zuzana put a hand over his mouth. "Gross. Don't even say it.

    Stupid   Mean   Oats  
  • Strong winds buffet the sea oats and tall dune grasses, tossing sand and seabirds where it will, winding my sister's golden hair into sunlit spirals of silk until it becomes the only good memory I have of her -- the only memory I allowed myself to keep.

    Strong   Memories   Hair  
    Karen White (2008). “The Memory of Water”, p.11, Penguin
  • Self-restraint is feeling your oats without sowing them.

    Oats   Self   Feelings  
  • The love of dirt is among the earliest of passions, as it is the latest.

    Passion   Oats   Dirt  
    Charles Dudley Warner (2006). “My Summer in a Garden: Easyread Comfort Edition”, p.1, ReadHowYouWant.com
  • A Centaur has a man-stomach and a horse-stomach. And of course both want breakfast. So first of all he has porridge and pavenders and kidneys and bacon and omlette and cold ham and toast and marmalade and coffee and beer. And after that he tends to the horse part of himself by grazing for an hour or so and finishing up with a hot mash, some oats, and a bag of sugar. That's why it's such a serious thing to ask a Centaur to stay for the weeekend. A very serious thing indeed.

    Horse   Coffee   Beer  
  • Mr. David Stockman has said that supply-side economics was merely a cover for the trickle-down approach to economic policy — what an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory: If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows.

    Horse   Oats   Sides  
    "Recession Economics". New York Review of Books, Volume 29, Number 1, February 04, 1982.
  • We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.

    Time   Military   Oats  
  • Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure.

    Dirty   Naughty   Pie  
    Charles Dudley Warner (1870). “My Summer in a Garden”, p.15
  • If one intends to make beer from oats, it is prepared with hops.

    Beer   Oats   Hops  
  • If you feed enough oats to the horse, some will pass through to feed the sparrows (referring to "trickle down" economics).

    Horse   Oats   Sparrows  
  • The human diet consists of just nine plants: corn, rice, wheat, potatoes, cassava, sorghum, millet, beans, barley, rye and oats.

    Oats   Corn   Nine  
  • Some kind of pace may be got out of the eeriest jade by the near prospect of oats; but the thoroughbred has the spur in his blood.

    Oats   Blood   Spurs  
  • I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats; If it be man's work, I'll do't.

    Work   Men   Oats  
    William Shakespeare (1812). “The Works of William Shakespeare”, p.99
  • Through eons of living in a land so poor there was little to eat but oats, they had as usual converted necessity into a virtue, and insisted that they liked the stuff.

    Oats   Land   Usual  
    Diana Gabaldon (2015). “The Outlander Series 8-Book Bundle: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart's Blood”, p.796, Dell
  • Out of the thirty thousand types of edible plants thought to exist on Earth, just eleven—corn, rice, wheat, potatoes, cassava, sorghum, millet, beans, barley, rye, and oats—account for 93 percent of all that humans eat, and every one of them was first cultivated by our Neolithic ancestors.

    Oats   Wheat   Potatoes  
    FaceBook post by Bill Bryson from Jul 05, 2016
  • I was sowing wild oats and doing the kind of things that you should do when you don't have kids. Now, I'm just doing less of that, but I earned it, you know. I feel like just spending quiet evenings with my wife and son and sitting in bed in the morning and watching him marvel over the curtains opening or whatever little thing. That all feels really good. And so, I've changed because I'm impressed.

    Morning   Kids   Son  
    Source: www.moviesonline.ca
  • Out of 30,000 edible plants thought to exist on earth, just eleven account for 93% of all that humans eat: oats, corn, rice, wheat, potatoes, yucca (also called tapioca or cassava), sorghum, millet, beans, barley, and rye.

    Oats   Earth   Corn  
    Daniel J. Levitin (2014). “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload”, p.42, Penguin
  • Out of the sea will rise Behemoth and Leviathan, and sail 'round the high-pooped galleys... Dragons will wander about the waste places, and the phoenix will soar from her nest of fire into the air. We shall lay our hands upon the basilisk, and see the jewel in the toad's head. Champing his gilded oats, the Hippogriff will stand in our stalls, and over our heads will float the Blue Bird singing of beautiful and impossible things, of things that are lovely and that never happen, of things that are not and that should be.

  • The oat is the Horatio Alger of cereals, which progressed, if not from rags to riches, at least from weed to health food.

    Weed   Cereal   Oats  
    Waverley Root (1996). “Food”, William S. Konecky Associates
  • Besides that, when elsewhere the harvest of wheat is most abundant, there it comes up less by one-fourth than what you have sowed. There, methinks, it were a proper place for men to sow their wild oats, where they would not spring up.

    Spring   Men   Oats  
    "Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations" by Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, p. 344-45, Trinummus, IV. 4. 128, 1922.
  • I've sown all the oats I want to sow.

    Oats   Want  
  • The gardener's rule applies to youth and age: When young 'sow wild oats'; but when old, grow sage.

    Time   Oats   Age  
    Henry James Byron (1860). “The Pilgrim of Love! A Fairy Romance, in One Act”, p.6
  • Be not ashamed to have had wild days, but not to have sown your wild oats.

    Oats   Ashamed  
  • A kind word is no substitute for a piece of herring or a bag of oats.

    Oats   Pieces   Bags  
  • Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.

    Funny   Failure   Humor  
  • In the rotation of crops there was a recognized season for wild oats; but they were not sown more than once.

    Oats   Rotation   Crops  
    The Age of Innocence ch. 31 (1920)
  • She was feeling her bohemian oats.

    Steve Martin (2001). “Shopgirl”, Wheeler Pub Incorporated
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