Quotation Explorer - 'Oil'

To give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. - Bible
Unless government appropriately regulates oil developments and holds oil executives accountable, the public will not trust them to drill, baby, drill. And we must! - Sarah Palin
Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil! - Golda Meir
Cold air clawed at my face, ripping tears from my eyes. I buried my face deep into Daniel's back and breathed in a mixture of familiar scents - almonds, oil paint, earth, and a hint of varnish. I didn't even question why I was on that bike. I just knew I was suppose to be. - Bree Despain
It seemed hardly feasible that anyone could tune an oil barrel, and even less credible that the barrel could make music like nothing else in the world. She thought those sounds were magic. - Stieg Larsson
We economists don't know much, but we do know how to create a shortage. If you want to create a shortage of tomatoes, for example, just pass a law that retailers can't sell tomatoes for more than two cents per pound. Instantly you'll have a tomato shortage. It's the same with oil or gas. - Milton Friedman
To the people who are upset about their hard-earned tax money going to things they don’t like: welcome to the f*cking club. Reimburse me for the Iraq war and oil subsidies, and diaphragms are on me! - Jon Stewart
We are living in times that demand more and more of our brains and muscles, of our nerves and physical energy. Only those who are strong and know how to keep it so, can stand the wear and tear. It pays to stop once in a while to look over our machinery and oil the parts that need it. - Adrian Peter Schmidt
Remind me to thank God I don’t have a sister.Caine eyed him critically. He was a filthy heap of blood and soot and sand stuck to the gun oil on his face. Yeah, without much enthusiasm. I’ll thank Him for ya. - V.S. Carnes
We are like oil and water, but all my other relationships are like oil and vinegar! Delicious!
They grab you by the breasts, they pluck your derriere, they stuff you in a pot, they saute you with sperm, they grab you by the beak, they stick you in a house, they fatten you up on conjugal oil, they shut you up in your cage. And now, lay. - Hélène Cixous
It is very rare for a child of God to find gold and crude oil on the floor to fetch. He/she must dig and dig deeply well!!! - Israelmore Ayivor
To talk of a modern work of art enduring is sillier than talking of the eternal values of Standard Oil. - Raoul Vaneigem
The Stone Age came to an end not for a lack of stone, and the oil age will end, but not for a lack of oil.
As things are now going, the peace we will make, the peace we seem to be making, will be a peace of oil, a peace of gold, a peace of shipping, a peace, in brief... without moral purpose or human interest. - Archibald MacLeish
The vitamin, mineral, metal and oil content of the human body drastically alters its reactivity to radiation exposures. - Steven Magee
A story isn't a charcoal sketch, where every stroke lies on the surface to be seen. It's an oil painting, filled with layers that the author must uncover so carefully to show its beauty. - Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship. - Colette
it is an ocean of burning oil I am cast adrift upon, no sea’s repose; I pass from waking agonies… to the semiconscious trance of torment in which the smaller, earlier, deeper rings of the brain know only that the nerves scream, the body aches, and there is no one to turn crying to for comfort. - Iain Banks
Once you have hundreds of millions of dollars, it’s hard to know where to put it all. Art is transportable, unregulated, glamorous, arcane, beautiful, difficult. It is easier to store than oil, more esoteric than diamonds, more durable than political influence. - Nick Paumgarten
The sacred jar of oil shall never run out. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting. - Peter Shaffer
The flame of testimony burns brightly when fed with the oil of grace. - H.A. Ironside
all his prayers of the past had been simple concrete requests: God, give me a bicycle, a knife with seven blades, a box of oil paints. Only how, how, could you say something so indefinite, so meaningless as this: God, let me be loved. - Truman Capote
I see where we are starting to pay some attention to our neigbors to the south. We could never understand why Mexico wasn't just crazy about us; for we have always had their good will, and oil and minerals, at heart. - Will Rogers
The jar of oil is sacred anointing - Lailah Gifty Akita
I want all my drems to come true,But for that I have to keep patience and burn the midnight oil. - Rahul Rawat
Very soon nations will understand that in reality Water is the most expensive natural resource for their survivals. Not Middle East oil neither African gold. - M.F. Moonzajer
There is no night porter wandering about in King's. The authorities pay you the compliment, ugly gate-crasher, of treating you as a grown-up. And since we are not grown-up you and I, we will perform our midnight frolics as the inmates burn the midnight oil. - Whipplesnaith
Oil prices have fallen lately. We include this news for the benefit of gas stations, which otherwise wouldn't learn of it for six months. - Bill Tammeus
Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do. - Lord Chesterfield
RITE, n. A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out of it. - Ambrose Bierce
This is why we said 'ain't'and 'he don't'.We wanted words to fitour cold linoleum,our oil lamps, ourouthouse. We knewbetter but it was wrongto use a languagethat named ghosts,nothing you could touch. - Vern Rustsala
I understand why King Solomon asked for wisdom from God. For wisdom is like oil to a lamp, what would be the essence of having a lamp without oil in darkness?. - Gugu Mona
We are in a mutually dependent society, called civilization, and government is the oil that keeps it running and the lifeblood that carries oxygen to the various parts of the civic body. - Jack Lessenberry
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water."~ ~ - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water. - Miguel de Cervantes
Let me not live, after my flame lacks oil, to be the snuff of younger spirits. - William Shakespeare
The meetings and marches and vigils are cool, but if the enemy isn't present, you're just talking slick to a can of oil. - Darnell Lamont Walker
For example, it is only by work we extract gold from the soil. It takes work to discover the oil that is already deposited in the ground. It is work that turns a hill of coal into karats of diamond. - Sunday Adelaja
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