Fusarium Head Blight

Famous quotes containing the words head and/or blight:

    [Rutherford B. Hayes] was a patriotic citizen, a lover of the flag and of our free institutions, an industrious and conscientious civil officer, a soldier of dauntless courage, a loyal comrade and friend, a sympathetic and helpful neighbor, and the honored head of a happy Christian home. He has steadily grown in the public esteem, and the impartial historian will not fail to recognize the conscientiousness, the manliness, and the courage that so strongly characterized his whole public career.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    This luxury of the precocious child,
    Time’s precious chronic invalid,—
    would we, darlings, resign it if we could?
    Our blight has been our sinecure:
    mere talent was enough for us—
    glitter in fragments and rough drafts.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)