Lines

Famous quotes containing the word lines:

    The opera isn’t over till the fat lady sings.
    —Anonymous.

    A modern proverb along the lines of “don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.” This form of words has no precise origin, though both Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations (16th ed., 1992)

    When the rose reigns, and locks with ointments shine,
    Let rigid Cato read these lines of mine.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

    When first my lines of heavenly joys made mention,
    Such was their luster, they did so excel,
    That I sought out quaint words and trim invention;
    My thoughts began to burnish, sprout, and swell,
    Curling with metaphors a plain intention,
    Decking the sense as if it were to sell.
    George Herbert (1593–1633)