Famous quotes containing the word miles:

    Memory is a net; one finds it full of fish when he takes it from the brook; but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    O for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says, has a bone in his back which you cannot pass your hand through! Our statistics are at fault: the population has been returned too large. How many men are there to a square thousand miles in this country? Hardly one.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    For these are moments only, moments of insight,
    And there are reaches to be attained,
    A last level of anxiety that melts
    In becoming, like miles under the pilgrim’s feet.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)