You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will,But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.
Dashiell Hammett took murder out of theVenetian vase and dropped it into the alley.Raymond Chandler
Some poems have form as a tree has form and some as water poured into a vase.
To watch him fumbling with our rich and delicate English language is like seeing a Se' vres vase in the hands of a chimpanzee.
"Man axalotl here below but I ask very little. Some fragments of Pamphylides, a Choctaw blood-mask, the prose of Scaliger the Elder, a painting by Fuseli, an occasional visit to the all-in wrestling, or to my meretrix; a cook who can produce a passable 'poulet à la Khmer,' a Pong vase. Simple tastes, you will agree, and it is my simple habit to indulge them!"cyril connolly
But it is not for the perfect vase or the polished gem to choose their owners.mary renault
Driving a Porsche in London is like bringing a Ming vase to a football game.douglas adams
When that amusing "Pauli effect" of the overturned vase occurred, on the occasion of the founding of the Jung Institute, I had the immediate and vivid impression that I should " pour out water inside " ( to use the symbolic language that I have acquired from you). Then when the connection between psychology and physics took up a relatively large part of your talk, it became even more clear to me what I was to do. The outcome of all this is the enclosed essay.wolfgang pauli
Long, long be my heart with such memories fill'd! Like the vase, in which roses have once been distill'd You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.thomas moore
A vase of unbaked clay, when broken, may be remoulded, but not a baked one.