In the beginning, said a Persian poet, Allah took a rose, a lily, a dove, a serpent, a little honey, a Dead Sea apple, and a handful of clay. When he looked at the amalgam it was a woman.
A writer and, I believe, generally all persons must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.jorge luis borges
If the truth were a palpable object, it would be a modeling clay.
In time the Rockies may crumble Gibraltar may tumble They're only made of clay, But our love is here to stay.
It’s so satisfying, and when you see it on screen, you feel like God because you’re bringing life to clay.art clokey
There is always in the healthy mind an obscure prompting that religion teaches us rather to dig than to climb; that if we could once understand the common clay of earth we should understand everything. Similarly, we have the sentiment that if we could destroy custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse. This is the great truth which has always lain at the back of baby-worship, and which will support it to the end.
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Growing up, I looked up to real women. I didn't go in for hero worship and I still don't. Everybody has feet of clay.lucy lawless
One can't make pure clay of time's mud. There is no life that can be recaptured wholly; as it was. Which is to say that all biography is ultimately fiction.Bernard Malamud
The purest treasure mortal times affordIs spotless reputation; that away,Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.william shakespeare
If we are only as the potter's clay Made to be fashioned as the artist wills, And broken into shards if we offend The eye of Him who made us, it is well.
A diary is more or less the work of a man of clay whose hands are clumsy and in whose eyes there is no light.wallace stevens
I hate inconstancy I loathe, detest, Abhor, condemn, abjure the mortal made Of such quicksilver clay that in his breast No permanent foundation can be laid.lord byron
Ay, these look like the workmanship of heaven; This is the porcelain clay of human kind, And therefore cast into these noble moulds.john dryden
Tobacco's but an Indian weed, Grows green at morn, cut down at eve; It shows our decay, we are but clay. Think on this when you smoak Tobacco.
If we could once understand the common clay of earth we should understand everything.
A vase of unbaked clay, when broken, may be remoulded, but not a baked one.
Oh, on that day, that wrathful day, When man to judgment wakes from clay. Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner's stay, Though heaven and earth shall pass away.walter scott
A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pygmy-body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay.john dryden
Here lies the remains of James Pady, Brickmaker, in hope that his clay will be remoulded in a workmanlike manner, far superior to his former perishable materials.