She taught me what her uncle once taught her: How easily the biggest coal block split If you got the grain and hammer angled right. The sound of that relaxed alluring blow, Its co-opted and obliterated echo, Taught me to hit, taught me to loosen, Taught me between the hammer and the block To face the music. Teach me now to listen, To strike it rich behind the linear black.SeamusJustin Heaney
My uncle was famous for his balanced point of view. At the time of which I am writing (when he was nearly seventy) it had become so balanced, that the act of balancing seemed rather automatic.One had only to offer him an opinion for him to balance it with a counter- opinion of exactly the same weight, as a grocer puts a pound weight against a pound of sugar.Sir Stephen Harold Spender
I'm aYankee Doodle Dandy AYankee Doodle, do or die; A real live nephew of my uncle Sam's, Born on the fourth of July.George M(ichael) Cohan
Effie M. was a monster. Six foot high and as strong as a farm horse.No sooner had she decided that she wanted UncleTom than she knocked him off his bicycle and told him.Laurie Lee
We're the battling bastards of Bataan; No papa, no mama, no uncle Sam; No aunts, no uncles, no nieces; No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces.... And nobody gives a damn.Sung by soldiers defending the Bataan peninsula, on the northwest of Manila Bay, the last major force holding out against Japanese invaders of the Philippines.[ ]
Look, I learned from your uncle that when the universe turns out to be insane, the wise man embraces insanity.bradley denton
[ Niece: "What is the matter, uncle James?" ] Nothing more than a change of mind, my dear. I always talk better lying down.Who: James Madison
I have a good eye, uncle; I can see a church by day-light.Beatrice, scene i
On a little heap of BarleyDied my aged uncle Arly,And they buried him one night;—Close beside the leafy thicket;—There, his hat and Railway-Ticket;—There, his ever-faithful Cricket;—(But his shoes were far too tight.)Edward Lear
Africa does not have an uncle abroad who will come to bail it out of its political and economic woes. It is important that African countries wake up and pool whatever resources they have and jointly deal elements pulling our continent down a death blow.bernard membe
Daddy, what about uncle Tommy?Who: Sarah
Hi, uncle. What are you doing with my ball?Who: Bobby Thornberry
When uncle JakeBecame a snakeHe never found it out;And so as no one mentions itOne sees him still about.mervyn peake
Well, I... I think that it... that it wasn't enough to just want to see uncle Henry and Auntie Em... and it's that if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard; because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with.[Note: This line is ranked #23 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.]
I think I have a good deal of my uncle Theodore in me, because I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on.eleanor roosevelt
It don't seem hardly right, John, When both my hands was full, To stump me to a fight, John, Your cousin, too, John Bull! Ole uncle S. sez he, "I guessjames russell lowell
He's had a tough life. As is not unusual in Jewish families - if you've ever seen the movie Avalon - I think somebody's cut the turkey on uncle Louis a few years ago... That doesn't change my view of him when I was young and he was a detective.howard safir
What is patriotism but love of the good things we ate in our childhood? I have said elsewhere that the loyalty to uncle Sam is the loyalty to doughnuts and ham and sweet potatoes and the loyalty to the German Vaterland is the loyalty to Pfannkuchen and Christmas Stollen. As for international understanding, I feel that macaroni has done more for our appreciation of Italy than Mussolini... in food, as in death, we feel the essential brotherhood of mankind.lin yutang
"Ay," quoth my uncle Gloucester,"Small herbs have grace, great weeds do grow apace:"And since, methinks, I would not grow so fast,Because sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste.william shakespeare
We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have uncle Sam over a barrel of oil.Gerald Ford, speech to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, West Palm Beach, Florida (January 26, 1974); reported in Congressional Record (February 4, 1974), vol. 120, p. 2044.
Men always talk about the most important things to total strangers . It is because in the total stranger we perceive man himself; the image of God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of the wisdom of a moustache.gilbert keith chesterton
"I, once was retired but he's sort of back Haven't been the same since uncle L sneezed on a track (Heee-shay!) I'm 'bout to throw some D's on the 'Lac Sike...my guest appearances is cheese for the rats Pease porridge hot? Nah nigga, pease porridge black Please pour a batch of Singaporan tea, more than that Y'all gon' need some bigger cups if you fuckin' with me and Naledge Even college was a hustle to him, like me at Claflin We is laughin' at the competition deviously So much accomplished, Wikipedia 's peeved"danny!
We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have uncle Sam over a barrel of oil.jerry ford
Barack Obama’s repudiation of Jeremiah Wright didn’t go over well with many of the Kos Kids. To say the least. Daily Kos: “uncle Tom” Obama.charles foster johnson
Her uncle drove a taxi which he had purchased on the 'never never' system. You pay $80 down and more than you can afford for the rest of your life.Edgar Wallace, novel "More Educated Evans" (1926)
O my prophetic soul! My uncle!william shakespeare
Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle.william shakespeare
I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.Ray Bradbury, in Fahrenheit 451.
"He shall not die, by God," cried my uncle Toby. The Accusing Spirit which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in: and the Recording Angel as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever.Laurence Sterne
A priest is a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children, who are obliged to call him uncle.Supposedly an Italian proverb, quoted by Rupert Hart-Davis in a letter dated July 15, 1956; cited from The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters vols. 1 and 2 (London: Murray, 1985) p. 162.