If the truth were a palpable object, it would be a modeling clay.
And where may hide what came and loved our clay? as the Poet asked finely.a. s. byatt
False history gets made all day, any day,the truth of the new is never on the newsFalse history gets written every day...The lesbian archaeologist watches herselfsifting her own life out from the shards she's piecing,asking the clay all questions but her own.adrienne rich
There is always in the healthy mind an obscure prompting that religion teaches us rather to dig than to climb; that if we could once understand the common clay of earth we should understand everything. Similarly, we have the sentiment that if we could destroy custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse. This is the great truth which has always lain at the back of baby-worship, and which will support it to the endgilbert keith chesterton
Thou spring'st a leak already in thy crown, A flaw is in thy ill-bak'd vessel found; 'Tis hollow, and returns a jarring sound, Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command, Unwrought, and easy to the potter's hand: Now take the mould; now bend thy mind to feel The first sharp motions of the forming wheel.john dryden
Turn, turn, my wheel! Turn round and round Without a pause, without a sound: So spins the flying world away! This clay, well mixed with marl and sand, Follows the motion of my hand; For some must follow, and some command, Though all are made of clay!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?
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
Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou?
Who are they who speak evil of the clay? The very stars are made of clay like mine!
Nobody grasped you by the shoulder while there was still time. Now the clay of which you were shaped has dried and hardened, and naught in you will ever awaken the sleeping musician, the poet, the astronomer that possibly inhabited you in the beginning.
Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hence, water ought by no means to be conducted in lead pipes, if we want to have it wholesome. That the taste is better when it comes from clay pipes may be proved by everyday life, for though our tables are loaded with silver vessels, yet everybody uses earthenware for the sake of purity of taste.
And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud. And the jinn We created before from scorching fire.
clay is a good enough fighter, but it's unfortunate that he's a Black Muslim. A champion should represent all sects, not one.
clay is so young and has been misled by the wrong people... He might as well have joined the Ku Klux Klan.
clay is embedded in our subconscious. It has been there for at least 50,000 years.
Every individual, from the common mechanic, that works in wood or clay, to the prime minister that regulates with the dash of his pen the agriculture, the breeding of cattle, the mining, or the commerce of a nation, will perform his business the better, the better he understands the nature of things,and the more his understanding is enlightened.jean-baptiste say
'...Conversation should be like juggling; up go the balls and the plates, up and over, in and out, good solid objects that glitter in the footlights and fall with a bang if you miss them. But when dear Sebastian speaks it is like a little sphere of soapsud drifting off the end of an old clay pipe, anywhere, full of rainbow light for a second and then - phut! vanished, with nothing left at all, nothing.'evelyn waugh