Many authors write like amateur blacksmiths making their first horseshoe; the clank of the anvil, the stench of the scorched leather apron, the sparks and the cursing are palpable, and this appeals to those who rank "sincerity" very high. Nabokov is more like a master swordsmith making a fine blade; nothing is amiss, nothing is too much, there is no fuss, and the finished product must be handled with great care, or it will cut you badly.
His blade struck the watera full second before any other?until, as the boats began to near the winning post his ownwas dipping inthe water twiceas fast as anyother.
Jeeves coughed one soft, low, gentle cough like a sheep with a blade of grass stuck in its throat.Plum
Among other things he found a sharp hunting knife, on the keen blade of which he immediately proceeded to cut his finger. Undaunted he continued his experiments, finding that he could hack and hew splinters of wood from the table and chairs with this new toy.Edgar Rice Burroughs
As a trader you often walk on the blade. Be careful and don't step off.
Lo and behold! God made this starry wold, The maggot and the mold; lo and behold! He taught the grass contentment blade by blade, The sanctity of sameness in a shade.nathalia crane
Treating the sword blade the same as the staff, Turning the chariot wheel into chaff. Toppling a pillar and nudging a wall, Building a sand pile to counter each fall. Yielding to nothing not even the rose, The dust has its reasons wherever goes.nathalia crane
A need to concentrate on each sound, so that every blade of grass would be as important as a flower.arvo pärt
How long must I agonize before this blade puts me out of my misery? Quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly free me from this torment!
The year of the rose is brief; From the first blade blown to the sheaf, From the thin green leaf to the gold, It has time to be sweet and grow old, To triumph and leave not a leaf.algernon charles swinburne
"Mama tied a blindfold over my eyes. The next thing I felt my flesh was being cut away. I heard the blade sawing back and forth through my skin. The pain between my legs was so intense I wished I would die."
I picked up and balanced them all... and found there the blade that suited me the way Excalibur suited Arthur.
I picked up and balanced them all... and found there the blade that suited me the way Excalibur suited Arthur . I've never seen one quite like it so I don't know what to call it. …:;It balanced in the forte less than two inches from the guard, yet the blade was heavy enough to chop bone. It was the sort of sword that feels as if it were an extension of your body.
There is a go-for-broke tactic, "the target," taught by the best swordmasters, which consists in headlong advance with arm, wrist, and blade in full extension all attack and no attempt to parry. But it works only by perfect timing when you see your opponent slacken up momentarily. Otherwise it is suicide .
"All your dreams are made when you're chained to the mirror and a razor blade."
In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight.rabindranath tagore
Her treading would not bend a blade of grass, Or shake the downy blow-ball from his stalk!Ben Jonson
In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.john steinbeck
blade Runner is a rare science fiction movie so full of material that pages can be written about it without scratching the surface. A review like this can provide little more than an overview. A detailed exploration of the movie, its style, and its mysteries requires dedication that only someone immersed in blade Runner lore can provide.james berardinelli
"Arrh! Stars and Mud, ever conjugate, a Paradox to consider, one…for the Astronomer-Royal, perhaps?" His current scheme being, to assail Maskelyne's Sanity, by now and then posing to him Questions that will not bear too much cogitating upon, most lately, Über Bernouillis Brachistochronsprobleme , 1702 by Baron von Boppdörfer ("Mind like a Spanish blade. Read it at the Risk of your Self-Esteem.") having almost done the Trick.thomas pynchon
Insects were scurrying about in the shade cast by the grass, and the lawn was a huge monotonous forest of thousands of little green blades, all equal, all alike, hiding the world from each other. Anguished, she thought, "I don't want to be just another blade of grass."Simone de Beauvoir