I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine. Every man for himself and God for us all.
His mind is concrete and fastidious,His nose is remarkably big;His visage is more or less hideous,His beard it resembles a wig.Edward Lear
The point of poetry is to be acutely discomforting, to prod and provoke, to poke us in the eye, to punch us in the nose, to knock us off our feet, to take our breath away.paul muldoon
These fellows, knowing the extravagant gullibility of the age, set their wits to work in the imagination of improbable possibilities of odd accidents, as they term them; but to a reflecting intellect (like mine," I added, in parenthesis, putting my forefinger unconsciously to the side of my nose,) "to a contemplative understanding such as I myself possess, it seems evident at once that the marvelous increase of late in these 'odd accidents' is by far the oddest accident of all. For my own part, I intend to believe nothing henceforward that has anything of the 'singular' about it.edgar allan poe
Just where the breath of life his nostrils drew, A charge of snuff the wily virgin threw; The gnomes direct, to every atom just, The pungent grains of titillating dust, Sudden, with starting tears each eye o'erflows, And the high dome re-echoes to his nose.Alexander Pope
How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily! But how hard to make a man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms! Tosparethegrossness ofthenames, and to dothe thing yet moreseverely, isto drawa full face, and tomake the nose and cheeks stand out, and yet not to employ any depth of shadowing.john dryden
There was really no joy in pouring out one's sins while he sat assiduously picking his nose.
Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man's nose begins.zechariah chafee
I think I was once given cocaine but I sneezed so it didn't go up my nose. In fact, it may have been icing sugar.Boris Johnson
They loved that I put a bone through my nose. They loved that I had my penis pushed back inside me.bruce parry
Now in war we are confronted with conditions which are strangeIf we accept them we will never win.Since being realistic, as in mundane combats fisticWe will get a bloody nose and that's a sin.george s. patton
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. (Strauss 1998, p. 713)
Those who in quarrels intepose Must often wipe a bloody nose.john gay
His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.william golding
Certainly, for a newspaper director, to have within arm's reach a Travaglio, about whom every starring actor, supporting cast and extra of Italian political life he is ready upon cold request to provide an inquiry brief refined in the most minute details is a nice comfort. But also a bit unsettling. The day I asked him if in that archive, into which no one is allowed to stick their nose, there were a brief with my name on it, Marco changed the subject.indro montanelli
Now I know how Joan of Arc felt, As the flames rose to her Roman nose And her Walkman started to melt...morrissey
Failure makes success so much sweeter, and allows you to thumb your nose at the crowds.
To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.george orwell
Plain as a nose in a man's face.
Tobacco is a traveler, Come from the Indies hither; It passed sea and land Ere it came to my hand, And 'scaped the wind and weather. Tobacco's a musician. And in a pipe delighteth; It descends in a close, Through the organ of the nose, With a relish that inviteth.
Ho! why dost thou shiver and shake, Gaffer Grey? And why does thy nose look so blue?
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