The trenchant blade, Toledo trusty, For want of fighting was grown rusty, And ate into itself, for lack Of somebody to hew and hack.
The trenchant blade Toledo trusty, For want of fighting was grown rusty, And ate into itself for lack Of somebody to hew and hack.Samuel Butler
I am not particularly distressed by the state of fiction or the role of the writer. The more marginal, perhaps ultimately the more trenchant and observant and finally necessary he'll become.Don DeLillo
Boxing is for men, and is about men, and is men. A celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.joyce carol oates