Disassemble the cells of a sponge (by passing them through a sieve, for instance), then dump them into a solution, and they will find their way back together and build themselves into a sponge again. You can do this to them over and over, and they will doggedly reassemble because, like you and me and every other living thing, they have one overwhelming impulse: to continue to be.
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.
They went to sea in a sieve, they did In a sieve they went to sea.Edward Lear
Oh God! that man should be a thing for immortal souls to sieve through!Herman Melville
They went to sea in a sieve, they did;In a sieve they went to sea;In spite of all their friends could say.Edward Lear
They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Far and few, far and few, Are the lands where the Jumblies live; Their heads are green, and their hands are blue, And they went to sea in a sieve.Edward Lear
They called aloud 'Our sieve ain't big, But we don't care a button! We don't care a fig!'Edward Lear
Far and few, far and few,Are the lands where the Jumblies live;Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,And they went to sea in a sieve.Edward Lear
When my water-proof umbrella proved a sieve, sieve, sieve, When my shiny new umbrella proved a sieve.
While the visible victims may draw the headlines and attract indignant protests from so-called "pro-life" organizations, the invisible victims are people like you and me who will suffer from diseases that are never cured because funds are being poured down a healthcare sieve in order to maintain permanently-unconscious bodies on complex and costly forms of life support.jacob m. appel