They gave us our rice bowl and we don't want it broken.
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.
O love, whose lordly hand Has bridled my desires, And raised my hunger and my thirst To dignity and pride, Let not the strong in me and the constant Eat the bread or drink the wine That tempt my weaker self. Let me rather starve, And let my heart parch with thirst, And let me die and perish, Ere I stretch my hand To a cup you did not fill, Or a bowl you did not bless.khalil gibran
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)
There is no music more for him: His lights are out, his feast is done; His bowl that sparkled to the brim Is drained, is broken, cannot hold.Christina G. Rossetti, Peal of Bells.
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).
Tell me I hate the bowl? Hate is a feeble word; I loathe, abhor my very soul and strong disgust is stirred Whene'er I see or hear or tell of the dark beverage of hell.Attributed to John B. Gough; denied by him.
The metaphor of the melting pot is unfortunate and misleading. A more accurate analogy would be a salad bowl, for, though the salad is an entity, the lettuce can still be distinguished from the chicory, the tomatoes from the cabbage.Carl N. Degler, Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America (1970), rev. ed., chapter 10, section 4, p. 296.
I am fortunate that I've to bowl at him only in the nets.Anil Kumble 
In the early years, especially around the mid 90s, I had this feeling you could play around on his ego and get him out. He believed he could attack bowlers at any time and anyone who could bowl maidens to him stood a good chance. Things are of course different now.Erapalli Anantharao Srinivas Prasanna 
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.
After the Rose bowl, former USC and NFL safety Ronnie Lott said "Vince Young is the greatest quarterback to ever play college football".Vince Young Day in Houston, Texas - Jan. 10, 2006. City of Houston Website. Retrieved on 2006-07-27.
John Ryan - San Jose Mercury News - "when the Rose bowl chooses their "all century team", the quarterback will not be from the Big-10 or Pac-10, it will be Vince Young of Texas."Ryan, John (2006-01-06). "Not just a poser". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved on 2006-01-10.
Mathew Zemek - Fox Sports - "In a once-in-a-lifetime national championship game, Vince Young became a once-in-a-lifetime college football legend...Vince Young is easily the greatest single player in the history of the Rose bowl (a mouthful of a statement in its own right), and likely the owner of the greatest single-game performance in the 137-year history of Division I-A college football.""Instant Analysis - Rose Bowl". Fox Sports. January, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-06-27.