She left the web, she left the loom, She made three paces through the room, She saw the water-lily bloom, She saw the helmet and the plume, She looked down to Camelot. Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror cracked from side to side; 'The curse is come upon me', cried The Lady of Shalott.
The only way to hasten the kingdom is to hasten growth; to hasten work, and that, too, along the very lines in which the "resounding loom of time" is weaving in its various-colored threads.john bascom
From the development of the textile loom two centuries ago to today's Internet, output per hour has increased fifty fold.Alan Greenspan
His service will always loom large in America's history. He is one of the great heroes of modern America.alan shepard
If life is a loom, the pattern you weave is not so easily unraveled.lloyd alexander
“Llonio said life was a net for luck; to Hevydd the Smith life was a forge; and to Dwyvach the Weaver-Woman a loom. They spoke truly, for it is all of these. But you,” Taran said, his eyes meeting the potter’s, “you have shown me life is one thing more. It is clay to be shaped, as raw clay on a potter’s wheel.”lloyd alexander
Economic progress... means the discovery and application of better ways of doing things to satisfy our wants. The piping of water to a household that previously dragged it from a well, the growing of two blades of grass where one grew before, the development of a power loom that enables one man to weave ten times as much as he could before, the use of steam power and electric power instead of horse or human power all these things clearly represent economic progress.kenneth boulding
As to the most prudent logicians might venture to deduce from a skein of wool the probable existence of a sheep; so you, from the raw stuff of perception, may venture to deduce a universe which transcends the reproductive powers of your loom.Evelyn Underhill (1914) Practical Mysticism. Chapter II, The World Of Reality, p. 38
He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.henry ward beecher
He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will see the defect when the weavingof a life-time is unrolled. Neglect of one duty often renders us unfit for another. God "is a rewarder," and one great principle on which He dispenses His rewards is this through our faithfulness in one thing He bestows grace upon us to be faithful in another.Ichabod Spencer, p. 201. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
...the Sanskrit word tantra has appeared since Vedic times, with an enormous diversity of meanings; it has been used to denote everything from a warp or a loom to “the chief potion or essence of a thing” (Mahabharta.13.48.6). Probably derived from the root tan, “to weave or stretch”, tantra is most often used to refer to a particular kind of text which is “woven” of the extended threads of many words. Yet, as Padoux points out, such texts may or may not contain materials that we today think of as “Tantric”.By Hugh B. Urban in p.4 (Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion (2003))
So schaff' ich am sausenden Webstuhl der Zeit. Thus at Time's humming loom I ply.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, I. 1. 156.
Upon the cunning loom of thought We weave our fancies, so and so.thomas bailey aldrich
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