Tori Amos had a major influence on how I craft words in a song. Until I heard 'Little Earthquakes' all my lyrics used really obvious analogies like rain for tears.
After secretly observing the unstudied grace of her movements, the most celebrated picture-maker of the province burned the implements of his Craft, and began life anew as a trainer of performing elephants.ernest bramah
It is possible that the malice of writers has been overrated (by myself among others). Reading their ruminations on their Craft, one sees why this writer could not possibly like that one, would indeed consider him a menace. Literature is a battleground of conflicting faiths, and nobler passions than envy are involved.wilfrid sheed
The Craft is finding a decent drainpipe to get access to the site as much as it is in the art... Van Gogh used short, stumpy brush strokes to convey his insanity – I use short, thin ledges above mainline train tracks.Banksy
In the Craft the Goddess is not omnipotent. The cosmos is interesting rather than perfect , and everything is not part of some greater plan, nor is all necessarily under control. Understanding this keeps us humble, able to admit that we cannot know or control or define everything.
Between Craft and credulity, the voice of reason is stifled.Edmund Burke
I thought that writing a detective story would be a wonderful apprenticeship because, whatever people tell you, a crime novel is not easy to write well. As I continued with my Craft I became increasingly fascinated by the form and realized that you can use the formula to say something true about men and women and the society in which they live.
That lyf so short, the Craft so long to lerne, Th'assay so hard, so sharp the conquerynge.Geoffrey Chaucer
Artists shouldn't be made famous. You know... they're just ... as important as... um doctors, and priests ... or maybe not as important sometimes, and yet they have this huge aura of almost god-like quality about them, just because their Craft makes a lot of money. And at the same time it is a forced importance — you know, football stars and theatre stars — It is man-made so the press can feed off it.
A case could be made for Mr. Ellis as a covert moralist and closet sentimentalist, the best kind, the kind who leaves you space in which to respond as your predispositions nudge you, whether as a commissar or hand-wringer or, like me, as an admirer of his intelligence and Craft.bret easton ellis
Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy. Celebrity doesn’t have anything to do with art or Craft. It’s about being rich and thinking that you’re better than everybody else.joseph gordon levitt
A is for audition sense, knowing what to prepare for auditions and finding your niche; B is for business sense, submitting through Back Stage, reading Ross Reports, allocating funds every week for materials; C is for common sense, knowing how to weed out scam artists and follow your instincts, not your ego D is for driving sense, performing regularly, taking classes, practicing your Craft; and E is for exit sense, which, he says, means know when to leave an audition; exit your emotions. Look for and enter the next audition fresh and enthusiastic.carson grant
We are all apprentices in a Craft where no one ever becomes a master.ernest hemingway
Whoever has a keen eye for profits, is blind in relation to his Craft.Sophocles
On the whole, however, the conclusions I have drawn from the proofs quoted may, I believe, safely be relied on. Assuredly they will not be disturbed either by the lays of a poet displaying the exaggeration of his Craft, or by the compositions of the chroniclers that are attractive at truth's expense; the subjects they treat of being out of the reach of evidence, and time having robbed most of them of historical value by enthroning them in the region of legend.Thucydides
Telling the complete story of VeggieTales would require much more time than we have before us tonight. Since this is Yale, I decided to Craft a shorter version of the story, using very large words. Remembering though that I was kicked out of Bible College before I’d had a chance to learn many very large words, I concluded that my only remaining option was to tell the story simply, using simple words, and chance the consequences.phil vischer
Colour, as the strange and magnificent expression of the inscrutable spectrum of Eternity, is beautiful and important to me as a painter; I use it to enrich the canvas and to probe more deeply into the object. Colour also decided, to a certain extent, my spiritual outlook, but it is subordinated to life, and above all, to the treatment of form. Too much emphasis on colour at the expense of form and space would make a double manifestation of itself on the canvas, and this would verge on Craft work.max beckmann
The lyf so short, the Craft so longe to lerne. Th’ assay so hard, so sharp the conquerynge, The dredful joye, alwey that slit so yerne; Al this mene I be love.Geoffrey Chaucer
It is my Craft and my science to Watch. It is yours to jeer. Each of us to our specialty.robert silverberg
Programming is not a science. Programming is a Craft.richard m. stallman
So on the tip of his subduing tongue All kind of arguments and question deep, All replication prompt, and reason strong, For his advantage still did wake and sleep; To make the weeper laugh, the laugher weep, He had the dialect and different skill, Catching all passions in his Craft of will.william shakespeare
Industrial design had its origins in the Industrial Revolution, when factory production began to supplant Craft production of housewares, textiles, tools, and other consumer goods.
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan afforded the Supreme Court the opportunity to Craft the most vigorous affirmation of the freedom of the press in the history of American constitutional law.
The word Maya in the Rigveda (RV) generally denotes “occult power” applicable in good sense to gods and in bad sense to demons , and may be be rendered by the English word “ Craft ” having a similar double application. But is used in the sense of “ illusion ” or “show”, thus forestalling later Vedanta philosophy.
There are indeed, in the present corruption of mankind , many incitements to forsake truth : the need of palliating our own faults and the convenience of imposing on the ignorance or credulity of others so frequently occur; so many immediate evils are to be avoided, and so many present gratifications obtained, by Craft and delusion that very few of those who are much entangled in life have spirit and constancy sufficient to support in the steady practice of open veracity.samuel johnson
One would think that a system loaded with such gross and vulgar absurdities as Scripture religion is could never have obtained credit ; yet we have seen what priest Craft and fanaticism can do, and credulity believe.
The Ring cannot be destroyed, Gimli, son of Gloin, by any Craft that we here possess. The Ring was made in the fires of Mount Doom. Only there can it be unmade.