Shaft may refer to:
Famous quotes containing the word shaft:
“Why should not our whole life and its scenery be actually thus fair and distinct? All our lives want a suitable background. They should at least, like the life of the anchorite, be as impressive to behold as objects in a desert, a broken shaft or crumbling mound against a limitless horizon.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Its hard to tell you how I managed it.
When I saw the shaft had me by the coat,
I didnt try too long to pull away,
Or fumble for my knife to cut away,
I just embraced the shaft and rode it out....”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Lord, crack their teeth! Lord, crush these lions jaws!
So let them sink as water in the sand;
When deadly bow their aiming fury draws,
Shiver the shaft ere past the shooters hand.
So make them melt as the dishoused snail”
—Bible: Hebrew Psalm LVIII (Paraphrased by the Countess of Pembroke)