Operation Desert

Famous quotes containing the words operation and/or desert:

    You may read any quantity of books, and you may almost as ignorant as you were at starting, if you don’t have, at the back of your minds, the change for words in definite images which can only be acquired through the operation of your observing faculties on the phenomena of nature.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    The air deals blows: surely too hard, too often?
    No: it is bent on bringing summer down.
    Dead leaves desert in thousands, outwards, upwards,
    Numerous as birds; but the birds fly away....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)