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  • I learn immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendor of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of today. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy the language which the field and the work-yard made.

    Education   Lying   Book  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2010). “Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson”, p.14, Cosimo, Inc.
  • The search for truth can be compared to a cat chasing her tail: frantic in her pursuit, her quarry nevetheless eludes her; despite the fact that all the world can see it's right there, it remains just beyond her reach. It cannot be possessed because, paradoxically, it is already part of her.

    Cat   Humor   Facts  
  • All these soft kinds [of stone] have the advantage that they can be easily worked as soon as they have been taken from the quarries. Under cover, they play their part well; but in open and exposed situations the frost and rime make them crumble, and they go to pieces. On the seacoast, too, the salt eats away and dissolves them, nor can they stand great heat either.

    Taken   Play   Frost  
    "De architectura". Book by Vitruvius. Book II, Chapter VII, Section 2,
  • The undertaking of a careless man succeeds not, though he use the right expedients: a clever hunter, though well placed in ambush, kills not his quarry if he falls asleep.

    Clever   Fall   Men  
  • The fish is not so much your quarry as your partner.

    Lakes   Sea   Fishing  
  • West Africa today is just a quarry of paving stones for Hell, and those stones were cemented in place with

    Stones   Today   West  
    1899 West African Studies.
  • Me, I was still in the pygmy hippo in a skirt, singing lusty songs about Solomon's private life and a giant stone back and forth through the air as I climbed out of the quarry at the edge of the site.

    Song   Air   Singing  
    Jonathan Stroud (2010). “The Ring of Solomon”, p.102, Random House
  • Guido the plumber and Michelangelo obtained their marble from the same quarry, but what each saw in the marble made the difference between a nobleman's sink and a brilliant sculpture.

  • Come, see the north-wind's masonry, Out of an unseen quarry evermore Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer Curves his white bastions with projected roof Round every windward stake, or tree, or door. Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work So fanciful, so savage, naught cares he For number or proportion.

    Nature   Travel   White  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1981). “The Portable Emerson: New Edition”, p.450, Penguin
  • My father is actually a quarry man - he deals in stone. He also at one point had a lot of sheep, he owned a sheep farm, but primarily the family business was in stone.

    Father   Men   Sheep  
    "PJ Harvey’s British Invasion". Interview with Michael Mechanic, www.motherjones.com. February 11, 2011.
  • Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

    Book   Men   House  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1981). “The Portable Emerson: New Edition”, p.221, Penguin
  • The authour who imitates his predecessors only by furnishing himself with thoughts and elegances out of the same general magazine of literature, can with little more propriety be reproached as a plagiary, than the architect can be censured as a mean copier of Angelo or Wren, because he digs his marble out of the same quarry, squares his stones by the same art, and unites them in columns of the same orders.

    Art   Mean   Writing  
    Samuel Johnson (1828). “The Rambler: A Periodical Paper, Published in 1750, 1751, 1752”, p.278
  • It was '86. We were a big enough name and we had enough cache that MTV wanted to play us, so, along with Michael Jackson and Madonna, they played our upside-down, black-and-white, backward, single unedited footage of a rock quarry with orange letters over the top of it and called it art.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • It is quite easy to debase the sport, change its values, dilute its ethics and destroy its traditional associations with quietness, relaxation and the opportunity to think. Angling is not a competitive sport. The fisherman'- s only real competition is with his quarry and his only real challenge is the challenge to himself. Nothing can add to this, but the blight of interhuman competition can certainly detract from it.

  • Perhaps she drives men away. Perhaps, without even being able to help herself, she just puts men into her ill-tempered car and drives them off: to quarries, dumps, small anonymous bodies of water.

    Men   Water   Car  
    Lorrie Moore (2012). “Anagrams”, p.56, Vintage
  • Though collecting quotations could be considered as merely an ironic mimetism -- victimless collecting, as it were... in a world that is well on its way to becoming one vast quarry, the collector becomes someone engaged in a pious work of salvage. The course of modern history having already sapped the traditions and shattered the living wholes in which precious objects once found their place, the collector may now in good conscience go about excavating the choicer, more emblematic fragments.

    On Photography "Melancholy Objects" (1977)
  • Sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

    Death   Dream   Lying  
    William Cullen Bryant, “Thanatopsis”
  • Cameras are like dogs, but dumb, and toward quarry, even more faithful. They point, they render, and defy the photographer who hopes.

    Dog   Dumb   Faithful  
  • The pregnant quarry teem'd with human form.

    Life   Form   Quarry  
    Oliver Goldsmith (1854). “The works of Oliver Goldsmith. 1: Poetical works; Dramas; The vicar of Wakefield”, p.10
  • When I was a kid the highlight of my week would be doing a fossil hunt at the local quarry... that kind of thing.

    Kids   Would Be   Fossils  
    Source: www.indielondon.co.uk
  • It’s paradoxical that the death of your quarry is besides the point and at the same time the whole point. A chase without a kill as its object is like a journey without a destination; a kill without a chase employing all the hunter’s craft is killing, not hunting.

  • Sorry-in-the-Vale, Sorriest River, Crying Pools," said Jared. "Is the quarry called Really Depressed Quarry?

    Sorry   Rivers   Cry  
    Sarah Rees Brennan (2012). “Unspoken”, p.98, Simon and Schuster
  • Newshounds are people with mini-video cameras, people who are continually taking pictures in the street and sending the tapes in to CNN. These Newshounds are a sort of pack of wolves, continually looking for quarry, but quarry in the form of images.

    Cnn   People   Cameras  
    Source: ctheory.net
  • The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale. He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh, there his quarry lies.

    Lying   History   Giants  
    Marc Bloch (1992). “The Historian's Craft”, p.22, Manchester University Press
  • Many hunters and professional soldiers (especially snipers) have remarked how important it is during a stalk to not directly stare or even think hard about your quarry, else he will often sense it. While nobody can adequately explain it, this phenomenon has been noticed by so many people that its truth cannon be questioned

    Gun   Thinking   People  
  • Who are the farmer's servants? ... Geology and Chemistry, the quarry of the air, the water of the brook, the lightning of the cloud, the castings of the worm, the plough of the frost.

    Science   Clouds   Air  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2009). “The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson”, p.675, Modern Library
  • So scented the grim Feature, and upturn'd His nostril wide into the murky air, Sagacious of his quarry from so far.

    Air   Quarry   Grim  
    John Milton, Henry John Todd (1826). “The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors”, p.262
  • But I think the real tension lies in the relationship between what you might call the pursuer and his quarry, whether it's the writer or the spy.

    Real   Lying   Thinking  
  • Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.

    Love   Life   Character  
  • We need to revisit that planning decision because in many cases across our capital [London], greenbelt land doesn't deserve the name. Car parks, quarries and wastelands are being protected and we are saying there isn't enough land to build the houses we need.

    Land   Names   Car  
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