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  • Empty the pond to get the fish.

    Ponds   Empty   Fishes  
    Robert Bresson (2016). “Notes on the Cinematograph”, p.44, New York Review of Books
  • Each portion of matter may be conceived of as a garden full of plants, and as a pond full of fishes. But each branch of the plant, each member of the animal, each drop of its humors, is also such a garden or such a pond.

    Animal   Garden   Ponds  
  • Every sentence he manages to utter scatters its component parts like pond water from a verb chasing its own tail.

    Water   Ponds   Verbs  
  • When you speak to a man or a woman about money, they will use water visualizations. For men, it typically is a river. Money comes in; money goes out. The level rises; the level sinks. For women, when you talk about money, to her... it's a pond. It's a set amount. She husbands it, and it typically goes in one direction... which is down.

    "Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest and the Gender Investing Gap". Interview With Denver Frederick, www.denver-frederick.com. August 18, 2016.
  • I hear voices. A shout. A laugh. Clay's laugh. I strained to see through the night. Fog had rolled in from Lake Ontario, but I could hear him laughing. The concrete turned to grass. The fog wasn't from the lake, but from a pond. Our pond. I was at Stonehaven, bounding through the back acres. Clay was running ahead of me.

    Running   Night   Lakes  
    Kelley Armstrong (2012). “Werewolves: Book One: Bitten, Stolen and Beginnings”, p.506, Vintage Canada
  • Listen -- strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

    "Fictional character: Dennis". "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", 1975.
  • The air that people breathe in many Chinese cities has become dangerously polluted. Their food supply is subject to constant contamination scandals. Now it appears that not merely stagnant ponds but the water people draw from deep underground is already tainted.

    Air   Cities   People  
  • The IRS wants you to use this form because it gets to keep most of your money. So unless you have pond silt for brains, you want the long form.

    Humorous   Long   Brain  
  • Solitary reading will enable a man to stuff himself with information, but without conversation his mind will become like a pond without an outlet-a mass of unhealthy stag-nature. It is not enough to harvest knowledge by study; the wind of talk must winnow it and blow away the chaff. Then will the clear, bright grains of wisdom be garnered, for our own use or that of others.

  • Yes, there was music after all. The sound of the swamp rose up to him. The sound of frogs and crickets, of birds and 'gators, of life in every puddle and pond and knothole and leaf. I Travel By Night

    Night   Rose   Bird  
  • Death is a fisherman, the world we see His fish-pond is, and we the fishes be; His net some general sickness; howe'er he Is not so kind as other fishers be; For if they take one of the smaller fry, They throw him in again, he shall not die: But death is sure to kill all he can get, And all is fish with him that comes to net.

    Death   World   Ponds  
    Benjamin Franklin, “Death Is A Fisherman”
  • Mornings at Blackwater" For years, every morning, I drank from Blackwater Pond. It was flavored with oak leaves and also, no doubt, the feet of ducks. And always it assuaged me from the dry bowl of the very far past. What I want to say is that the past is the past, and the present is what your life is, and you are capable of choosing what that will be, darling citizen. So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing, and put your lips to the world. And live your life.

    Morning   Past   Years  
    Mary Oliver (2008). “Red Bird: Poems”, p.57, Beacon Press
  • There's nothing wrong with being happy somewhere, even if it's the little pond you grew up in, as long as you are in fact comfortable vs. bored.

    Long   Bored   Ponds  
    "Carolyn Hax Live: Ignorant of fry equity". The Washington Post Live Chat, live.washingtonpost.com. January 8, 2016.
  • If we're going to change the game it has to start at eight, nine and 10 years old. When we were that age we'd go to the pond or backyard rink and throw a puck on the ice and play five on five, or seven on seven. You get this creativity and this imagination that comes from within, just having fun on the pond. Now kids are so focused on team play, and the coaches are so focused on positioning. You can't change it at the NHL level.

    Fun   Team   Creativity  
    "Wayne Gretzky on the love of his life". Interview with Jonathon Gatehouse, www.macleans.ca. October 6, 2016.
  • She should think about her own soul, what she was going to do with this funky tattered pond dank item. Dark and stained, a ruined thing.

    Dark   Thinking   Soul  
  • Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by someone I do not know. I admire lolling on a lawn by a water-lilied pond to eat white currants and see goldfish: and go to the fair in the evening if I'm good. There is not hope for that -one is sure to get into some mess before evening.

    Book   Wine   Doors  
  • The only sin is limitation. As soon as you once come up with a man's limitations, it is all over with him. Has he talents? has heenterprise? has he knowledge? It boots not. Infinitely alluring and attractive was he to you yesterday, a great hope, a sea to swim in; now, you have found his shores, found it a pond, and you care not if you never see it again.

    Friends   Men   Sea  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1983). “Essays and Lectures”, p.406, Library of America
  • To grow old is to lose everything. Aging, everybody knows it. Even when we are young, we glimpse it sometimes, and nod our heads when a grandfather dies. Then we row for years on the midsummer pond, ignorant and content.

    Donald Hall (2015). “The Selected Poems of Donald Hall”, p.133, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • When an artist, or whomever, moves from their scene to the bigger pond, it starts getting crazy, because all of a sudden people don't respect you, and you have to start being a lot more aggressive than you would normally be.

    Crazy   Moving   Artist  
    "Tavi Gevinson". Interview with Grimes, www.interviewmagazine.com. September 11, 2014.
  • Gorgeous, amazing things come into our lives when we are paying attention: mangoes, grandnieces, Bach, ponds. This happens more often when we have as little expectation as possible. If you say, "Well, that's pretty much what I thought I'd see," you are in trouble. At that point you have to ask yourself why you are even here. [...] Astonishing material and revelation appear in our lives all the time. Let it be. Unto us, so much is given. We just have to be open for business.

  • I started reading contemporary fiction in college or right after college. It wasn't as if I was steeped in experimental minimalism when I was twelve or something. I was reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • I will allow only my Lord to possess my sacred lotus pond, and every night you can make blossom in me flowers of fire.

    Flower   Night   Fire  
  • If you are looking for a whale you cannot search for a whale in a pond. You must go to deep waters.

  • I am no more lonely than the loon in the pond that laughs so loud, or than Walden Pond itself. What company has that lonely lake,I pray?

    Lonely   Lakes   Laughing  
    Henry David Thoreau (2009). “Walden”, p.89, Cosimo, Inc.
  • Ten years from now I plan to be sitting here, looking out over my land. I hope I'll be writing books, but if not, I'll be on my pond fishing with my kids. I feel like the luckiest guy I know.

    Book   Writing   Kids  
  • I prefer being a small fish in a big pond.

    Ponds   Bigs   Fishes  
    "Esquire Presents Me in My Place with Stacy Keibler", www.esquire.com. March 2, 2011.
  • I had not lived there a week before my feet wore a path from my door to the pond-side; and though it is five or six years since I trod it, it is still quite distinct. It is true, I fear that others may have fallen into it, and so helped to keep it open. The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity!

    Men   Doors   Years  
    Henry David Thoreau (2010). “Walden”, p.300, Bibliolis Books
  • wisdom is like a bottomless pond. You throw stones in and they sink into darkness and dissolve. Her eyes looking back do not reflect anything. I think this to myself even though I love my daughter. She and I have shared the same body. There is a part of her mind that is a part of mine. But when she was born she sprang from me like a slippery fish, and has been swimming away ever since. All her life, I have watched her as though from another shore.

    Daughter   Eye   Swimming  
  • What I want to bring out is how a pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. And each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that.

    Ponds   Deeds   Want  
    "Women on War : Essential Voices for the Nuclear Age" by Daniela Gioseffi, (p. 103), 1988.
  • The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end.

    Book   Water Lily   Tree  
    Anna Sewell (2012). “Black Beauty”, p.9, Courier Corporation
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