As one sharpens a knife on a whetstone, the brain can be sharpened on dull objects of thought. Every form of assiduous thinking has its value.
Let the world's sharpness like a clasping knife Shut in upon itself, and do no harm In this close hand of love.
China asked for a sword, and we gave her a dull paring knife.
Surgeons must be very careful When they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions Stirs the culpritLife!
Science does not have a moral dimension. It is like a knife. If you give it to a surgeon or a murderer, each will use it differently.wernher von braun
I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife.Louise Brooks
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
Let every dirty, lousy tramp arm himself with a revolver or a knife, and lay in wait on the steps of the palaces of the rich and stab or shoot the owners as they come out. Let us kill them without mercy, and let it be a war of extermination.
“What are you doing here?” I asked at last. “Probably the same thing you are.” “What’s that?” She looked serious. “Why don’t you tell me?” I went back to my knife. “Sharpening my machete.” “I'm sharpening my mind ,” she said. “There is something to be done that will require an edge on both.”samuel r. delany
All Nine often used to come to me, I mean the Muses: But I ignored them: my girl was in my arms. Now I’ve left my sweetheart: and they’ve left me, And I roll my eyes, seeking a knife or rope. But Heaven is full of gods: You came to aid me: Greetings, Boredom, mother of the Muse.
No, Travaglio kills no one. With a knife. He uses a weapon much more refined and unendictable in court: the archive.indro montanelli
"Now," said Giacomo Paradisi, "here you are, take the knife, it is yours." "I don't want it," said Will. "I don't want anything to do with it." "You haven't got the choice," said the old man. "You are the bearer now." "I thought you said you was," said Lyra. "My time is over," he said. "The knife knows when to leave one hand and settle in another, and I know how to tell..."philip pullman
He was young and black and beautiful big eyed, perfect skin an' he played my guitar like a lightning storm like twirlin' feathers in the wind he could make it sound like the end of the world a fire, the flick of a knife he could squeeze it slow and masterful like the hand that brought the world to lifemike scott
Since Deacon Hollingshead’s arrival in town last July the Dominion had been hard at work, cleansing New York City of moral corruption. “Corruption” is a popular word with the enthusiasts of the Dominion, usually uttered as a prelude to the knife, the docket, or the noose.robert charles wilson
I say, rather than that apostates should flourish here, I will unsheath my bowie knife, and conquer or die. (Great commotion in the congregation, and a simultaneous burst of feeling, assenting to the declaration.) Now, you nasty apostates, clear out, or judgment will be put to the line, and righteousness to the plummet. (Voices, generally, "go it, go it.") If you say it is right, raise your hands. (All hands up.) Let us call upon the Lord to assist us in this, and every good work.Brigham Young
If you are the basket of oranges I am the knife of the sun.
There's one thing for sure; you can't kill sixteen children in less than two minutes with a club, a knife or even a machete.
What? No knife?
Teach! I thought you were eaten! What are you doing with that electric carving knife, that cup of gravy and all the trimmings?
All I ever wanted was for you to be my friend, Tony. You stuck a knife in my back. Now I'm gonna mess you up.
Dealing with the Wikipedians is like walking into a mental hospital: the floors are carpeted, the walls are nicely padded, but you know there’s a pretty good chance at any given moment one of the inmates will pick up a knife.