You could no more make an agreement with them than you could nail currant jelly to a wall - and the failure to nail current jelly to a wall is not due to the nail; it is due to the currant jelly.
The art world is a jungle echoing to the calls of vicious jealousies and ruthless combat between dealers and collectors; but I have been walking in the jungles of business all my life, and fighting tooth and nail for pictures comes as a form of relaxation to me.Armand Hammer
He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail than any of his court, which alone is enough to strike anawe intothe beholders.jonathan swift
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.bernard baruch
If you're too sloppy, then you never get reproducible results, then you never get reproducible results, and then you never can draw any conclusions; but if you are just a little sloppy, then when you see something startling, (...) you nail it down (...). So I called it the "Principle of Limited Sloppiness".max delbrück
He was very awkward, he was swaying back from the punches and that made it very difficult to nail him.ricky hatton
He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court, which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders.jonathan swift
"I was in the streets marching for civil rights while asshole southern sheriffs were swinging nail studded baseball bats at blacks' heads. Two things you can always count on: I will defend my record on race to no one (sic), under any circumstances and, I will call out any racist, any time without regard to who they are . . . and that includes our half white, racist President."mark williams
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt,And every grin so merry draws one out.john wolcot
For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.
The nail that sticks up will be hammered down. (Whatling, 2009)
When rowan leaves are dank and rusting And rowan berries red as blood, When in my palm the hangman's thrusting The final nail with bony thud, When, over the foul flooding river, Upon the wet grey height, I toss Before my land's grim looks, and shiver As I swing here upon the cross, Then, through the blood and weeping, stretches My dying sight to space remote; I see upon the river’s reaches Christ sailing to me in a boat.alexander blok
If we choose a weak and foolish speculation as a primary textbook illustration (falsely assuming that the tale possesses a weight of history and a sanction of evidence), then we are in for trouble - as critics properly nail the particular weakness, and then assume that the whole theory must be in danger if supporters choose such a fatuous case as a primary illustration.stephen jay gould
"Some fool has put the head of this nail on the wrong end." "You idiot, it's for the opposite wall!" To be sure, if the space of physical objects allowed motions of translation only, and not also rotations. That space has such geometry is a fantasy; experience shows otherwise. It is only experience that makes this complaint and the rejoinder a dialogue of madmen.abraham kaplan
You can hit a nail on the head, or cause a machine to do so, and get a fairly predictable result. Hit a dog on the head, and it will either dodge, bite back, or die, but it will never again react in the same way. We can predict only those things we set up to be predictable, not what we encounter in the real world of living and reactive processes.bill mollison
If he descended from heaven today the great warrior who beat the money-traders you would shout your "crucifige!" and nail him to the cross which he himself bore. But he mildly smiles upon your hate: "The truth will prevail, even if the bearer falls; the faith will live, for I give my life ... and stand tall at the cross for all warriors of the world."baldur von schirach
My name is Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters…. …I’m a painter and I nail my pictures… …I’d like to be accepted into the Dada Clubkurt schwitters
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt, nd every grin, so merry, draws one out.
What, is the old king dead? As nail in door.
Hit the nail on the head.
Marriage is like a coffin and each kid is another nail.
When the Hymalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride, he shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside. But the she-bear thus accosted, rends the peasant tooth and nail, for the female of the species is more deadly than the male.rudyard kipling
For want of a nail the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe the horse was lost; For want of a horse the battle was lost; For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost All for the want of a horse-shoe nail.
When most people said "I'm psychic, you see," they meant "I have an overactive but unoriginal imagination/wear black nail varnish/ talk to my budgie"; when Anathema said it, it sounded as though she was admitting to a hereditary disease which she'd much prefer not to have.