No oyster ever profited from its pearl.
Even an oyster has enemies!
Why, then, the world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open.william shakespeare
If you don't love life you can't enjoy an oyster.
Roderick Spode? Big chap with a small moustache and the sort of eye that can open an oyster at sixty paces?Plum
Sorrow, it is said, will make even an oyster feel poetical. I never tried my hand at that sort of writing but on this particular occasion such was my state of feeling, that I began to fancy myself inspired; so I took pen in hand, and as usual I went ahead.davy crockett
There'll be what you might call a moment of inspiration – a way of seeing or feeling or remembering, an instance or a person that's made a large impression. Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth, so it can't have a fictional beginningcarol ann duffy
Even an oyster has enemies!kozma prutkov
"I think oysters are more beautiful than any religion," [Clovis] resumed presently. "They not only forgive our unkindness to them; they justify it, they incite us to go on being perfectly horrid to them. Once they arrive at the supper-table they seem to enter thoroughly into the spirit of the thing. There's nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster."saki
Can any thing in this world be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth can come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster? The thing framed says that nothing framed it; the tongue never made itself to speak, and yet talks against him that did; saying that which is made, is, and that which made it, is not. But this folly is infinite as hell, as much without light or bound as the chaos or the primitive nothing.jeremy taylor
It's so hard to understand why the world is your oyster but your future's a clam.paul weller
The world is your oyster.
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster ’s autobiography.Federico Fellini
It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not an R in their names to eat an oyster.
Secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.charles dickens
I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster; but I'll take my oath on it, till he have made an oyster of me, he shall never make me such a fool.william shakespeare
Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor house, as your pearl in your foul oyster.
Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.
There's nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster.
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