'I dinna ken muckle about the law,'answered Mrs Howden; 'but I ken, when we had a king, and a chancellor, and parliament-men o'our ain, we could aye peeble them wi'stanes when they werena gude bairnsBut naebody's nails can reach the length o' Lunnon.'
No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.
It was amazing to think that in those miles of human habitations there was not probably half a dozen pounds of nails.Constantinus
Glory Be, whin Business gets above sellin'tinpinny nails Durkheim in a brown paper cornucopy,'tis hard to tell it fr'm murther.Finley Peter Dunne
Still falls the Rain Dark as the world of man, black as our loss Blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails Upon the cross.edith sitwell
If Jesus Christ treated me like you do, I’d drive in the nails myself.Nelson Algren
Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.Denis Diderot
A burning at the stake, an afternoon in the rack, headscrews, a douche with boiling water, nails into hands, induced vomiting, ripped tongues, dead babes, human target practice, possession by devils, rape, transvestism, nude orgies in the nunnery. Put them all together and they spell Committed Art, because these are modern times and I certainly hope none of us is opposed to truth.roger ebert
There's often a lot of stupid ideas like "you all dress as fruits and pretend you're selling underpants" or "we'll put you on a bed of nails and drive a truck over the top and photograph you" for the cover.dave matthews
It is perhaps typical of very creative minds that they hit very large nails not quite on the head.Marshall McLuhan
What grace could all your worldly power bring To One whose crown of thorns has made him King, The Christ who gave His body to the flails, Who humbly bore the lance and piercing nails? Or do you fear the rabble might disgrace The One.
On the Great and Holy Friday we commemorate the holy, saving and awesome sufferings of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ: the spitting, the striking, the scourging, the cursing, the mockery; the crown of thorns, the purple cloak , the rod, the sponge, the vinegar and gall, the nails, the spear; and above all the cross and the death, which He voluntarily endured for us. Also we commemorate the saving confession of the grateful thief who was crucified with Him.
There comes Emerson first, whose rich words, every one, Are like gold nails in temples to hang trophies on.james russell lowell
Stuart: We don't do hammers, or nails, or saws. Out of the Closet, Into the Fire [2.01]