Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
They gave us our rice bowl and we don't want it broken.1993 On the need to avoid offending the government that permitted broadcasts by Shanghai's Radio Orient. In the New YorkTimes, 26 Apr.
I'm not swimming in the soup bowl. I'm not getting overcooked in that big stew pot.2004 On why he lives in France rather than in Los Angeles. Quoted in Scotland on Sunday, 2 May. English writer. He ran away from school in 1802, lived with a prostitute in London, became an opium addict at Oxford, lived for a time in the Lake District and moved to Edinburgh in1828.
The fellows were practising long shies and bowling lobs and slow twisters. In the soft grey silence he could hear the bump of the balls: and from here and from there through the quiet air the sound of the cricket bats: pick, pack, pock, puck: like drops of water in a fountain falling softly in the brimming bowl.James Augustine Aloysius Joyce
The cowboys had lived for months under the great bowl of the sky, and yet the Montana skies seemed deeper than the skies of Texas or Nebraska. Their depth and blueness robbed even the sun of its harsh forceit seemed smaller, in the vastness, and the whole sky no longer turned white at noon as it had in the lower plains. Always, somewhere to the north, there was a swath of blueness, with white cloads floating in it like petals in a pond. 5371985 Lonesome Dove, ch.93.
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.Ecclesiastes, XII. 6. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
A storm in a cream bowl.James Butler, First Duke of Ormond, to the Earl of Arlington, Dec. 28, 1678. Ormond MSS. Commission New Series, Volume IV, p. 292
Come landlord fill a flowing bowl until it does run over, Tonight we will all merry be tomorrow we'll get sober.John Fletcher, Bloody Brother, Act II, scene 2.
Landlord fill the flowing bowl Until it doth run over: For to-night we'll merry be To-morrow we'll be sober.Version of Fletcher's song in Three Jolly Postboys. (18th century song).
The Horeszkos denied me the girl! Had the nerve Me, me, Jacek, a bowl of black gruel to serve!Book Ten, Emigration – Jacek
Well quit acting like someone took a shit in your cereal bowl. Reed paid us 50 grand.Who: "Pistol" Pete Deeks
Poor food hard lodging cold weather fatigue nasty clothes nasty cookery.... There comes a bowl of beef soup, full of burnt leaves and dirt!Continental Army surgeon Albigence Waldo, writing in his diary on conditions of the army at Valley Forge (1777).
The Road to the Super bowl runs through Pittsburgh, sooner or later you've got to go to Pittsburgh.Bum Phillips former Houston Oilers head coach.(December 10, 1979) 
The singer-songwriter has always played music that was stylistically rooted in the '30s and the Great Depression and the Dust bowl. But the fact of the matter is that none of us remember the Depression firsthand.Steve Earle in: John Jurgensen What Makes Steve Earle Run, The wall Street Journal, 11 April 2013
Former Texas head coach Darrell Royal - "Amazing," Darrell Royal said quietly. "There's just no other word for it. Amazing.", commenting on the Rose bowl."Amazing, there's just no other word for it". The Daily Texan. 2006-01-04. Retrieved on 2006-07-13.