If the truth were a palpable object, it would be a modeling clay.
One can't make pure clay of time's mud. There is no life that can be recaptured wholly; as it was. Which is to say that all biography is ultimately fiction.Bernard Malamud
A field of clay touched by the genius of man becomes a castle.og mandino
If you are playing bad you are going to lose here, on clay, on ice, or on the beach.rafael nadal
The purest treasure mortal times affordIs spotless reputation; that away,Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.william shakespeare
If we are only as the potter's clay Made to be fashioned as the artist wills, And broken into shards if we offend The eye of Him who made us, it is well.
A diary is more or less the work of a man of clay whose hands are clumsy and in whose eyes there is no light.wallace stevens
I hate inconstancy I loathe, detest, Abhor, condemn, abjure the mortal made Of such quicksilver clay that in his breast No permanent foundation can be laid.lord byron
Ay, these look like the workmanship of heaven; This is the porcelain clay of human kind, And therefore cast into these noble moulds.john dryden
All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art .jorge luis borges
Tobacco's but an Indian weed, Grows green at morn, cut down at eve; It shows our decay, we are but clay. Think on this when you smoak Tobacco.
If we could once understand the common clay of earth we should understand everything.
A vase of unbaked clay, when broken, may be remoulded, but not a baked one.
These look like the workmanship of heaven; This is the porcelain clay of human kind, And therefore cast into these noble moulds.
Oh, on that day, that wrathful day, When man to judgment wakes from clay. Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner's stay, Though heaven and earth shall pass away.walter scott
A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pygmy-body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay.john dryden
I reflected how soon in the cup of desire The pearl of the soul may be melted away; How quickly, alas, the pure sparkle of fire We inherit from heaven, may be quenched in the clay.thomas moore
Here lies the remains of James Pady, Brickmaker, in hope that his clay will be remoulded in a workmanlike manner, far superior to his former perishable materials.
Loe here the precious dust is layd; Whose purely-temper'd clay was made So fine that it the guest betray'd. Else the soule grew so fast within, It broke the outward shell of sinne And so was hatch'd a cherubin.
Under this stone, reader, survey Dead Sir John Vanbrugh's house of clay: Lie heavy on him, earth! for he Laid many heavy loads on thee.
You're contending with a genius, D.J. is his name, only American alive who could outtalk Cassius clay, that's lip.norman mailer