Heat Engines

Famous quotes containing the words heat and/or engines:

    And oh, I knew, I knew,
    And said out loud, I couldn’t bide the smother
    And heat so close in; but the thought of all
    The woods and town on fire by me, and all
    The town turned out to fight for me that held me.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    America is like one of those old-fashioned six-cylinder truck engines that can be missing two sparkplugs and have a broken flywheel and have a crankshaft that’s 5000 millimeters off fitting properly, and two bad ball-bearings, and still runs. We’re in that kind of situation. We can have substantial parts of the population committing suicide, and still run and look fairly good.
    Thomas McGuane (b. 1939)