You could no more make an agreement with them than you could nail currant jelly to a wall - and the failure to nail current jelly to a wall is not due to the nail; it is due to the currant jelly.
I haven't given up on the idea that we're going to nail this individual.David Blunkett
The art world is a jungle echoing to the calls of vicious jealousies and ruthless combat between dealers and collectors; but I have been walking in the jungles of business all my life, and fighting tooth and nail for pictures comes as a form of relaxation to me.Armand Hammer
He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail than any of his court, which alone is enough to strike anawe intothe beholders.jonathan swift
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.bernard baruch
When you don't have a hammer, you don't want anything to look like a nail.
Because of my job, I learned to be confident a little earlier than most. People pick you apart when you're in the public eye - you're wearing the wrong shoes or you have ugly nail polish on or they're wondering if you got your boobs done - so you have to be a strong person right away.heidi klum
I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.abraham maslow
He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court, which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders.jonathan swift
When rowan leaves are dank and rusting And rowan berries red as blood, When in my palm the hangman's thrusting The final nail with bony thud, When, over the foul flooding river, Upon the wet grey height, I toss Before my land's grim looks, and shiver As I swing here upon the cross, Then, through the blood and weeping, stretches My dying sight to space remote; I see upon the river’s reaches Christ sailing to me in a boat.alexander blok
“I can at least comfort myself with the idea that whatever I’ve done I’ve helped to nail a lie, and I’m coming to think that lying is among the worst of all human failings. Next to actual killing. And experience has made us almost equally good at both of them.” “I have killed many people and seen many more killed on my orders,” Jogajong said. “It is what must be paid to buy what we want.” “What we’ve been told we want, by liars more skilled than ourselves.”john brunner
"And the Bastard grant us . . . in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding."lois mcmaster bujold
I fought my company [Sony] tooth and nail when they stopped putting out singles.gloria estefan
If we choose a weak and foolish speculation as a primary textbook illustration (falsely assuming that the tale possesses a weight of history and a sanction of evidence), then we are in for trouble - as critics properly nail the particular weakness, and then assume that the whole theory must be in danger if supporters choose such a fatuous case as a primary illustration.stephen jay gould
"Some fool has put the head of this nail on the wrong end." "You idiot, it's for the opposite wall!" To be sure, if the space of physical objects allowed motions of translation only, and not also rotations. That space has such geometry is a fantasy; experience shows otherwise. It is only experience that makes this complaint and the rejoinder a dialogue of madmen.abraham kaplan
If he descended from heaven today the great warrior who beat the money-traders you would shout your "crucifige!" and nail him to the cross which he himself bore. But he mildly smiles upon your hate: "The truth will prevail, even if the bearer falls; the faith will live, for I give my life ... and stand tall at the cross for all warriors of the world."baldur von schirach
My name is Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters…. …I’m a painter and I nail my pictures… …I’d like to be accepted into the Dada Clubkurt schwitters
Or as one nail by strength drives out another, So the remembrance of my former love Is by a newer object quite forgotten.william shakespeare
For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt, nd every grin, so merry, draws one out.
What, is the old king dead? As nail in door.
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt; And every Grin, so merry, draws one out.john wolcot
Fasten him as a nail in a sure place.
Open your mouth again and I'll nail it shut.
When most people said "I'm psychic, you see," they meant "I have an overactive but unoriginal imagination/wear black nail varnish/ talk to my budgie"; when Anathema said it, it sounded as though she was admitting to a hereditary disease which she'd much prefer not to have.