Fixed Element Metal

Famous quotes containing the words fixed, element and/or metal:

    Montesquieu well knew, and justly admired, the happy constitution of this country [Great Britain], where fixed and known laws equally restrain monarchy from tyranny and liberty from licentiousness.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Truly, though our element is time,
    We are not suited to the long perspectives
    Open at each instant of our lives.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilisation.
    Anthony Burgess (b. 1917)