Quotation Explorer - 'Wood'

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I have done without electricity, and tend the fireplace and stove myself. Evenings, I light the old lamps. There is no running water, and I pump the water from the well. I chop the wood and cook the food. These simple acts make man simple; and how difficult it is to be simple! - C.G. Jung
The knots in the wood can't be untied - Marty Rubin
I've never listened to music lying down. Listening's reading if you close your eyes.Music's a wood you walk through. - David Mitchell
Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience. - C.S. Lewis
If I am more alive because love burns and chars me,as a fire, given wood or wind, feels new elation,it's that he who lays me low is my salvation,and invigorates the more, the more he scars me. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
There is a big difference between a tree and a wood! There is a big difference between a thinking society and an unthinking society! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Revolt, my child, revolt is a quick axe cleaving dead wood in the forest by night. The woodsman of the day is the executioner.
I am the wood frame, the bundle of ox hair, and the creative spark... my value unhangable. - Marina Leigh Hatfield
To quench my longing I bent me low By the streams of the spirits of Peace that flow In that magical wood in the land of sleep. - Sarojini Naidu
A tree without roots is just a piece of wood. - Marco Pierre White
Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read. - Francis Bacon
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Falsehoods, rob the good in the hood, of the good wood. The good wood, that the good in the hood are descended from, is their birthright. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. - Dante Alighieri
There is no better way to know us Than as two wolves, come separately to a wood. - Ted Hughes
The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer. Lady Gregory, Finn, Son of Cumhal - Lady Gregory, “Finn, Son of Cumhal”
The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now; with all the usual lot, good, bad, and indifferent - I name no names. It takes all sorts to make a world - Kenneth Grahame
It is not any common earth,Water or wood or air,But Merlin’s Isle of GramaryeThat you and I will fare. - Rudyard Kipling
Follow the grain in your own wood. - Howard Thurman
Over the river and through the wood, To grandfather's house we go; The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh, Through the white and drifted snow. - Lydia M. Child
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
The others in the dorm thought I wanted to be a writer, because I was always alone with a book, but I had no such ambition. , Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
How shall a man judge what to do in such times?''As he ever has judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear...It is a man's part to discern them, as much in th Golden Wood as in his own house. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; - Robert Frost
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth - and the season of spring comes on. So of men one generation springs forth and another ceases. - Homer
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. - Immanuel Kant
I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood. - George Carlin
Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire. Jest not with a rude man, lest thine ancestors be disgraced - Sirach
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn. - Joss Whedon
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
The purpose of that apple tree is to grow a little new wood each year. That is what I plan to do. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wood burns. Roots nourish. Branches shelter. Leaves heal. The words had become her mantra, her way of reigniting her courage when it started to falter. My life depends on a tree, she thought wryly as she cinched her pack. - Teresa Tsalaky
Philosophy does not promise to secure anything external for man, otherwise it would be admitting something that lies beyond its proper subject-matter. For as the material of the carpenter is wood, and that of statuary bronze, so the subject-matter of the art of living is each person's own life. - Epictetus
Because, in an empty bedroom with creaky old wood floors, it is a natural human response to just stand there and shift your weight from foot to foot, and think about sex. - Andrew Smith
BASTINADO, n. The act of walking on wood without exertion. - Ambrose Bierce
In the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, it's often useful to have a nice, solid piece of wood in your hands.
When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity? - Seneca
I don't think wood was discovered in Britain until the 1970's. That's when I discovered it anyway. - Craig Ferguson
I don't mean what other people mean when they speak of a home, because I don't regard a home as a...well, as a place, a building...a house...of wood, bricks, stone. I think of a home as being a thing that two people have between them in which each can...well, nest. - Tennessee Williams
Heap on more wood - the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still. - Sir Walter Scott
We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness insidethat holds whatever we want.We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner spacethat makes it livable.We work with being, but non-being is what we use. - Lao Tzu
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. - William Wordsworth
I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy. - Albert Einstein
These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs. - Anton Chekhov
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Oddly, I found myself calmer than I'd been in a long while. Maybe it was simply because my muscles ached or maybe because I felt that nothing was more compelling than the stack of wood that was waiting in Camelli's garage. - Dee Williams
You cannot get before you give. Wood cannot give you warmth before you start the fires. - Debasish Mridha
People often write me and ask how I keep my wood floors so clean when I live with a child and a dog, and my answer is that I use a technique called Suffering From a Mental Illness. - Heather Armstrong
There are so many kinds of beauty-have you ever looked in a small hidden pool in a wood, Becky? It's full of beauty, but it's not in the least spectacular, only restful and quiet and never-endingly fascinating. - Betty Neels
Instead of finding himself in nerd heaven—where every nerd gets fifty-eight virgins to role-play with—he woke up in Robert Wood Johnson with two broken legs and a separated shoulder, feeling like, well, he'd jumped off the New Brunswick train bridge. - Junot Díaz
My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made. - Andy Goldsworthy
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