I've been 15 years in the nut ward, for trying to stop the trees from being cut down, from trying to rearrange the lifestyle of a bunch of people who don't want to change. But they're gonna change because a cold wind is blowing. You're gonna change or else there's going to be no life left on the planet Earth.
The idea, anyway, was to ward off trouble. But now the moronic inferno had caught up with me.Saul Bellow
By a commodity we shall understand any object, substance, action or service, which can afford pleasure or ward off pain.william stanley jevons
I remember once quarreling with Yeats who was walking around the room with a sword in one hand muttering spells to ward off evil spirits, and I noticed that every time he passed a plate of plums he put down his unoccupied hand and took a plum and I said, "Yeats, you cannot evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time."george william russell
"Ah me! what boots us all our boasted power, Our golden treasure, and our purple state. They cannot ward the inevitable hour, Nor stay the fearful violence of fate."
'What's the use of dying in a ward surrounded by a lot of groaning and croaking incurables? Wouldn't it be much better to throw a party with that twenty-seven thousand and take poison and depart for the other world to the sound of violins, surrounded by lovely drunken girls and happy friends?'mikhail bulgakov
Consider an opening musical number set in a maternity ward, where Tommy Pickles and his friends Chuckie Finster and Phil and Lil DeVille are hoping for a look at Tommy's new kid brother, Dilbert. (Dil Pickles get it? For Rugrats fans, this is humor of the highest order.) They wake up the babies, who do a number that seems inspired by Bubsy Berkeley, except that the Berkeley girls never had to supply their own dancing waters, if you get my drift.roger ebert
Die Natur des Menschen bleibt immer dieselbe; im zehntausendsten Jahr der Welt wird er mit Leidenschaften geboren, wie er im zweiten derselben mit Leidenschaften geboren ward, und durchläuft den Gang seiner Thorheiten zu einer späten, unvollkommenen, nutzlosen Weisheit. Wir gehen in einem Labyrinth umher, in welchem unser Leben nur eine Spanne abschneidet; daher es uns fast gleichgültig sein kann, ob der Irrweg Entwurf und Ausgang habe.johann gottfried herder
It has been remarked that when one passes among the patients of the psychiatric ward, he encounters among the several sufferers every aspect of normal personality in morbid exaggeration. … As one passes through the modern centers of enterprise and of higher learning, he is met with similar autonomies of development. … The scientist, the technician, the scholar, who have left the One for the Many are puffed up with vanity over their ability to describe precisely some minute portion of the world. Men so obsessed with fragments can no more be reasoned with than other psychotics.richard weaver
Since what unnumbered year Hast thou kept watch and ward And o’er the buried Land of Fear So grimly held thy guard?
Angels never attack, as infernal spirits do. Angels only ward off and defend.
When less than four years old I was standing with my nurse, Mary ward, watching the shadows on the wall from branches of an elm behind which the moon had risen. I have never forgot those shadows and am often trying to paint them.samuel palmer
ward has no heart, they say, but I deny it:He has a heart, and gets his speeches by it.samuel rogers
Better go about than fall into the ditch. (ward, 1842 p. 11)
When thy friend asks, let there be no to-morrow. (ward, 1842 p. 51)With friends like that, who needs enemies?
He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun. (ward, 1842 p. 54)Two heads are better than one.We should not expect to find old heads on young shoulders. (Strauss, 1994 p. 77)
All is not lost that is in danger. (ward, 1842 p. 11)
Without temptation there is no victory. (ward, 1842 p. 156)
He that waits on another man's trencher, makes many a late dinner.
Tony ward: 
Surely the test of a novel's characters is that you feel a strong interest in them and their affairs the good to be successful, the bad to suffer failure. Well, in John ward, you feel no divided interest, no discriminating interest you want them all to land in hell together, and right away.mark twain