Comets encountering these precincts must be perplexed to decide between the two potentates claiming their allegiance, and perhaps on occasions pay their court to each in turns, throwing out tails, as they do so, in all sorts of anomalous and contradictory directions.
I'm puttin'on my top hat Tyin'up my white tie Brushin'off my tails
With white tails smoking free,Long streaming manes, and arching necks, they showTheir kinship to their sisters of the sea –And forward hurl their thunderbolts of snow.Still out of hardships bred,Spirits of power and beauty and delightHave ever on such frugal pastures fedAnd loved to course with tempests through the night.roy campbell
Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.clarence darrow
Only the scenario writers are exempt. These are tied between the tails of two spirited Caucasian ponies, which are then driven off in opposite directions. This custom is called "a conference".s. j. perelman
The ultimate compound return rate is acutely sensitive to fat tails.william poundstone
The forty-eight hours after the march into the Rhineland were the most nerve-racking in my life. If the French had then marched into the Rhineland, we would have had to withdraw with our tails between our legs, for the military resources at our disposal would have been wholly inadequate for even moderate resistance.paul schmidt
I saw them go: one horse was blind,The tails of both hung down behind,Their shoes were on their feet.james smith
As boys do sparrows, with flinging salt upon their tails.jonathan swift
Dogs wags their tails, not as much to you as to your bread. (Strauss, 1994 p. 710)
Without the heroic, man has no meaning; without the economic, he has no sense. Economic man is most likely to be economic woman a good wife, pulling the coat tails of her heroic husband, checking his extravagances of speech and action with words of caution and good sense. But without the heroic coat tails to pull, life for both of them would be dull and savorless indeed.kenneth boulding
All along the backwater, Through the rushes tall, Ducks are a-dabbling, Up tails all!Kenneth Grahame
The Colonel ran ahead of me, gleeful at his ejection, and I jogged after him, trailing in his wake. I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails.john green
I know every numbskull will babble on about "black man," "maneater," "chance," and "retrospective interpretation," in order to banish something terribly inconvenient that might sully the familiar picture of childhood innocence. Ah, these good, efficient, healthy-minded people, they always remind me of those optimistic tadpoles who bask in a puddle in the sun, in the shallowest of waters, crowding together and amiably wriggling their tails, totally unaware that the next morning the puddle will have dried up and left them stranded.carl jung
I heard them cry the peacocks. Was it a cry against the twilight Or against the leaves themselves Turning in the wind , Turning as the flames Turned in the fire , Turning as the tails of the peacocks Turned in the loud fire, Loud as the hemlocks Full of the cry of the peacocks? Or was it a cry against the hemlocks?wallace stevens
I saw them go; one horse was blind, The tails of both hung down behind, Their shoes were on their feet.
Well, well, the world must turn upon its axis, And all mankind turn with it, heads or tails, And live and die, make love and pay our taxes, And as the veering winds shift, shift our sails.lord byron
In fact , of course, science is an unparalleled playground of the imagination , populated by unlikely characters with wonderful names (messenger RNA, black holes, quarks) and capable of performing the most amazing deeds: sub-atomic whirling dervishes that can be in several places everywhere and nowhere at the same time; molecular hoop-snakes biting their own tails; self-copying spiral staircases bearing coded instructions; miniature keys searching for the locks in which they fit, on floating odysseys in a trillion synaptic gulfs.daniel c. dennett
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