Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Despair, in short, seeks its own environment as surely as water finds its own level.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- I accept with joy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is in every human heart Some not completely barren part, Where seeds of truth and love might grow, And flowers of generous virtue flow; To plant, to watch, to water there, This be our duty, be our care.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Husbands are awkward things to deal with; even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. Why thunder lasts longer than that which causes it, and why immediately on its creation the lightning becomes visible to the eye while thunder requires time to travel. How the various circles of water form around the spot which has been struck by a stone and why a bird sustains itself in the air. These questions and other strange phenomena engaged my thought throughout my life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, teats, or the sea.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Murders are exciting and lift people into a heart-beating awe as religion is supposed to do, after seeing one in the street young couples will go back to bed and make love, people will cross themselves and thank God for the gift of their stuporous lives, old folks will talk to each other over cups of hot water with lemon because murders are enlivened sermons to be analyzed and considered and relished, they speak to the timid of the dangers of rebellion, murders are perceived as momentary descents of God and so provide joy and hope and righteous satisfaction to parishioners, who will talk about them for years afterward to anyone who will listen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The biggest waste of water in the country is when you spend half a pint and flush two gallons.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are flood and drought over the eyes and in the mouth, dead water and dead sand contending for the upper hand. The parched eviscerate soil gapes at the vanity of toil, laughs without mirth. This is the death of the earth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By his machines man can dive and remain under water like a shark; can fly like a hawk in the air; can see atoms like a gnat; can see the system of the universe of Uriel, the angel of the sun; can carry whatever loads a ton of coal can lift; can knock down cities with his fist of gunpowder; can recover the history of his race by the medals which the deluge, and every creature, civil or savage or brute, has involuntarily dropped of its existence; and divine the future possibility of the planet and its inhabitants by his perception of laws of nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Compare society to a boat. Her progress through the water will not depend upon the exertion of her crew, but upon the exertion devoted to propelling her. This will be lessened by any expenditure of force in fighting among themselves, or in pulling in different directions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politick. Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes -- and the stars through his soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop it, water it like a plant, let it grow unhindered. Suffering and fear are born from the repression of the death wish.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature --were Man as unerring in his judgments as Nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The dominant and most deep-dyed trait of the journalist is his timorousness. Where the novelist fearlessly plunges into the water of self-exposure, the journalist stands trembling on the shore in his beach robe. The journalist confines himself to the clean, gentlemanly work of exposing the grieves and shames of others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In every revolution there intrude, at the side of its true agents, men of a different stamp; some of them survivors of and devotees to past revolutions, without insight into the present movement, but preserving popular influence by their known honesty and courage, or by the sheer force of tradition; others mere brawlers, who, by dint of repeating year after year the same set of stereotyped declamations against the government of the day, have sneaked into the reputation of revolutionists of the first water They are an unavoidable evil: with time they are shaken off.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In cross examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The democratic youth lives along day by day, gratifying the desire that occurs to him, at one time drinking and listening to the flute, at another downing water and reducing, now practicing gymnastic, and again idling and neglecting everything; and sometimes spending his time as though he were occupied in philosophy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Foul water will quench fire.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A woman is like a teabag -- only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I will venture to affirm, that the three seasons wherein our corn has miscarried did no more contribute to our present misery, than one spoonful of water thrown upon a rat already drowned would contribute to his death; and that the present plentiful harvest, although it should be followed by a dozen ensuing, would no more restore us, than it would the rat aforesaid to put him near the fire, which might indeed warm his fur-coat, but never bring him back to life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Next to reasoning, the greatest handicap to the optimum development of Man lies in the fact that this planet is just barely habitable. Its minimum temperatures are too low, and its maximum temperatures too high. Its day is not long enough, and its night is too long. The disposition of its water and earth is distinctly unfortunate (the existence of the Mediterranean Sea in the place where we find it is perhaps the unhappiest accident in the whole firmament). These factors encourage depression, fear, war, and lack of vitality. They describe a planet, which is by no means perfectly devised for the nurturing or for the perpetuation of a higher intelligence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One measure of how creative you are is how you respond to changes in your circumstances and environment. How flexible are you? Consider how water adapts to its environment: evaporation, condensation, snowflake, melting, flowing, goes around rocks, fills containers, etc.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Like swift water an active mind never stagnates.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The water we drink has to be purified, but look at the trash we feed our minds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you want to launch big ships you have to go where the water is deep.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In full view of his television audience, he preached a new religion -- or a new form of Christianity -- based on faith in financial miracles and in a Heaven here on earth with a water slide and luxury hotels. It was a religion of celebrity and showmanship and fun, which made a mockery of all puritanical standards and all canons of good taste. Its standard was excess, and its doctrines were tolerance and freedom from accountability.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As pure water poured into pure water becomes the very same, so does the Self of the illumined man or woman verily become one with the Godhead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Solve it. Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying dead in the water and doing nothing is a comfortable alternative because it is without risk, but it is an absolutely fatal way to manage a business.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Det. Cruz: Looks like the fishes have been at him.
Det. Kastell: Yeah, he was in the water a while. More [07/24/2005 12:07:00]
Tess Ocean: There's water in the basement, and the pilot light is out. More [07/06/2005 12:07:00]
Dory: Have you seen a clown fish swim by? It looks just like him.
[points at Nemo]
Nemo: But bigger.
Crab: Yeah, I saw him, Bluey, but I'm not telling you where he went, and there's no way you're gonna make me.
[Dory holds Crab out of water for the seagulls to see]
Seagulls: Mine. Mine. Mine.
Crab: Ahh! All right! I'll talk! I'll talk! He went to the fishing grounds!More [08/11/2005 12:08:00]
Tyler Durden: Now, ancient people found their clothes got cleaner if they washed them at a certain spot in the river. You know why?
Tyler Durden: Human sacrifices were once made on the hills above this river. Bodies burnt, water speeded through the wood ashes to create lye.
[holds up a bottle]
Tyler Durden: This is lye - the crucial ingredient. The lye combined with the melted fat of the bodies, till a thick white soapy discharge crept into the river. May I see your hand, please?
[Tyler licks his lips until they're gleaming wet - he takes the Narrator's hand and kisses the back of it]
Narrator: What is this?
Tyler Durden: This...
[pours the lye on the Narrator's hand]
Tyler Durden: ... is chemical burn.More [09/07/2005 12:09:00]
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