Then the law to him Is like a foul black cobweb to a spider; He makes it his dwelling, and a prison To entangle those shall feed him.john webster
Spider, spider, spin Your register and let me sleep a little, Not now in order to end but to begin The task begun so often.(Frederick) Louis MacNeice
The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.Alexander Pope
What brought the kindred spider to that height, Then steered the white moth thither in the night? What but design of darkness to appall? If design govern in a thing so small.Robert Lee Frost
Much like a subtle spider which doth sitIn middle of her web, which spreadeth wide;If aught do touch the utmost thread of it,She feels it instantly on every side.john davies
St. Orberosia is forgotten by the Penguins , her devotion abandoned, and her sanctuary deserted. On her shrine, bereft of its gold and precious stones, the spider silently weaves her web.Anatole France, in Penguin Island, p.238
Or almost like a spider, who, confin'dIn her web's centre, shakt with every winde,Moves in an instant if the buzzing flieStir but a string of her lawn canapie.guillaume de salluste du bartas
The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to have you in his sight; you are ten thousand times more abominable in his eyes, than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours.jonathan edwards
Laws : We know what they are, and what they are worth ! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty , steel chains for the poor and weak , fishing nets in the hands of government .Pierre Joseph Proudhon, as quoted in The Principles Of Anarchism (1935) by Y. A. Merison
I have often thought I would have been quite happy as a spider.Even a spider has the right to a mate.susan kay
I will not be silent. I've listened to you for too long. To think that I've lost my chance of power through a spider! A spider that I could crush underfoot, without a second thought. A spider!Who: Rex Lupton
You superstitious fools! [Queen Spider: Be silent, Lupton!] I will not be silent! To think that I've lost my chance of power through a spider! A spider that I could crush underfoot without a second thought! A SPIDERWho: Lupton (John Dearth)
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Now remember courage, go to the door,Open it and see whether coiled on the bedOr cringing by the wall, a savage beastMaybe with golden hair, with deep eyesLike a bearded spider on a sunlit floorWill snarl—and man can never be alone.allen tate
To ask an author who hopes to be a serious writer if his work is autobiographical is like asking a spider where he buys his thread. The spider gets his thread right out of his own guts, and that is where the author gets his writing.Robertson Davies
Many have original minds who do not think it they are led away by custom Now it appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own citadel.john keats
He should be thrown alive to the crocodiles! An anaconda should strangle him slowly! A poisonous spider should sting him and paralyze his lungs! The most venomous serpent should bite him and make his brain explode! No panther claws should rip open his throat that would be much too good for him! Huge red ants should piss into his lying eyes and gobble up his balls and his guts! He should catch the plague! Syphilis! Yellow fever! Leprosy! It's no use; the more I wish him the most gruesome deaths, the more he haunts me.klaus kinski
In this uncertain space between birth and death, especially here at the end of the world in Moonlight Bay, we need hope as surely as we need food and water, love and friendship. The trick, however, is to remember that hope is a perilous thing, that it's not a steel and concrete bridge across the void between this moment and a brighter future. Hope is no stronger than tremulous beads of dew strung on a filament of spider web, and it alone can't long support the terrible weight of an anguished mind and a tortured heart.dean r. koontz
I agree with Aristotle as regards all other living beings and à fortiori as regards plants and all the rest of earthly creatures. For I do not believe that it is through Divine Providence that a certain leaf drops, nor do I hold that when a certain spider catches a certain fly, that this is a direct result of a special decree and will of God in that moment; it is not by a particular Divine decree that the spittle of a certain person moved, fell on a certain gnat in a certain place, and killed it; nor is it by the direct will of God that a certain fish catches and swallows a certain worm on the surface of the water. In all these cases the action is... entirely due to chance, as taught by Aristotle.maimonides
A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, and a bee puts to shame many an architect in the construction of her cells. But what distinguishes the worst of architects from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality.karl marx
The heaviest burden: “What, if some day or night, a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life, as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life must return to you, all in the same succession and sequence even this spider and this moonlight between the trees and even this moment and I myself. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned over again and again and you with it, speck of dust!’ Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god, and never have I heard anything more divine!’ If this thought were to gain possession of you, it would change you as you are, or perhaps crush you. The question in each and every thing, “do you want this once more and innumerable times more?” would lie upon your actions as the greatest weight. Or how well disposed would you have to become to yourself and to life to crave nothing more fervently than this ultimate eternal confirmation and seal?.friedrich nietzsche
I stand ready to negotiate, but I want no part of laws: I acknowledge none; I protest against every order with which some authority may feel pleased on the basis of some alleged necessity to over-rule my free will. Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of government .pierre-joseph ("p. j.") proudhon
No more spider, No more leaf, No more me, No more belief.aaron weiss
Orange spider, orange leaf, Confirms my deepest held belief.aaron weiss
The noble Islamic law deals with all issues. One of the most important issues is protecting women's honor indeed, defending families, and protecting societies and generations from the flames of vice, from the removal of the veil, from the volcanoes of debauchery, from the storms of evil , from the armies of harlotry, from the voracity of pleasure, and from bestial libertinism. The most dangerous weapon which the enemy has raised against us with which he tore to pieces our established order, and with which he soiled our spiritual and social purity is the terrible deluge of all manner of vice, which is considered a form of moral terrorism against the values, ideals, and virtues of the Islamic nation. [This war is waged] by means of the licentious satellite channels and the vile spider webs of the Internet , whose gloom fills the sky with darkness and spreads its stench in all directions, and by means of those hidden computer discs, which are the cauldron of sin , consumed by the old, young, and inexperienced.Imam Dr. Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayis, as quoted in "Friday Sermon in Mecca's Al-Haram Mosque by Imam Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayis: Oh Allah, Punish the Occupying Zionists and Their Supporters from among the Corrupt Infidels" at MEMRITV.org (July 2005); also at "Special Dispatch No. 3769" at MEMRI (18 April 2011)
Our souls sit close and silently within, And their own web from their own entrails spin; And when eyes meet far off, our sense is such, That, spider like, we feel the tenderest touch.John Dryden, Mariage à la Mode, Act II, scene 1.
"Will you walk into my parlour?" Said a spider to a fly; "'Tis the prettiest little parlour That ever you did spy."Mary Howitt, The Spider and the Fly.
Or (almost) like a Spider, who, confin'd In her Web's centre, shakt with every winde, Moves in an instant, if the buzzing Flie Stir but a string of her Lawn Canopie.Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, Divine Weekes and Workes, First Week, Sixth Day, line 998.
Much like a subtle spider, which doth sit In middle of her web, which spreadeth wide: If aught do touch the utmost thread of it, She feels it instantly on every side.Sir John Davies, The Immortality of the Soul, Section XVIII, Feeling.
Mercutio. O, then I see Queen Mab hat been with you. She is the fairies’ midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman. Drawn with a team of little atomies, Over men’s noses as they lie asleep: Her wagon spokes made of long spinners’ legs, The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers: Her traces, of the smallest spider web; Her collars, fo the moonshine’s wat’ry beam; Her whip, of cricket’s bone; the lash, of film; Her wagoner, a small gray-coated gnat. Not half so big as a round little worm Pricked from the lazy finger of a maid; Her chariot is an empty hazelnut…William Shakespeare, Monologue in Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene iv: The famous “I dreamt a dream” in “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Figurative Language Study Guide”