Materials

Famous quotes containing the word materials:

    Though the hen should sit all day, she could lay only one egg, and, besides, would not have picked up materials for another.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Kicking his mother until she let go of his soul
    Has given his a healthy appetite: clearly, her role
    In the New Order must be
    To supply and deliver his raw materials free;
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    In how few words, for instance, the Greeks would have told the story of Abelard and Heloise, making but a sentence of our classical dictionary.... We moderns, on the other hand, collect only the raw materials of biography and history, “memoirs to serve for a history,” which is but materials to serve for a mythology.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)