A writer and, I believe, generally all persons must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. 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.
He's the only person I know who's in worse shape than I am.
Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.
We can spit on Bertie Ahern till our mouths run dry, but he didn’t invent the amorality of our public culture. He was never a large enough figure to be able to shape the way Irish society thinks and feels. He was just an artful dodger, a skilled exploiter of the opportunities created by widespread tolerance for ingratiating chancers.bertie ahern
Beauty, thou wild fantastic apeWho dost in every country change thy shape!Abraham Cowley
I had a job to do in the ring, and the businessmen around me had a job to do outside the ring, I did my job by beating up most of the guys they put in front of me and staying in shape, but the people I trusted didn’t do their jobs.joe frazier
I am aware that many regard me as an anti-sports character person, but the truth is that the country’s economy by then was in bad shape. Tanzania being among the highly indebted countries, I had to give sports the least prominence during my first term, while setting priorities in revitalising our economy.benjamin mkapa
There are people. There are stories. The people think they shape the stories, but the reverse is often closer to the truth.alan moore
The iPhone brand is in worse shape than I thought was even possible. And the implications of that are huge. The iPhone is in deep trouble.eric s. raymond
I like the Bible folded between lids of cloth, or calfskin, or morocco, but I like it better when, in the shape of a man, it goes out into the world—a Bible illustrated.thomas de witt talmage
Whom neither shape of danger can dismay, Nor thought of tender happiness betray.william wordsworth
A writer and, I believe, generally all persons must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. 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
You're in bad shape when your emotions force you into acts which you know are foolish.robert a. heinlein
Analysis as an instrument of enlightenment and civilization is good, in so far as it shatters absurd convictions, acts as a solvent upon natural prejudices, and undermines authority; good, in other words, in that it sets free, refines, humanizes, makes slaves ripe for freedom. But it is bad, very bad, in so far as it stands in the way of action, cannot shape the vital forces, maims life at its roots. Analysis can be a very unappetizing affair, as much so as death.thomas mann
What man dare, I dare: Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger, Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble.william shakespeare
We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.
The visions we offer our children shape the future.carl sagan
A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.dylan thomas
Those hollies of themselves a shape As of an arbor took.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We had no shape Because he never took sides; And no sides Because he never allowed them to take shape.
Languages shape the way we think, or don't.
O thou sculptor, painter, poet, Take this lesson to thy heart; That is best which lieth nearest; shape from that thy work of art.