Shelf Break

Famous quotes containing the words shelf and/or break:

    Give him the darkest inch your shelf allows,
    Hide him in lonely garrets, if you will,—
    But his hard, human pulse is throbbing still
    With the sure strength that fearless truth endows.
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)

    But men labor under a mistake. The better part of the man is soon ploughed into the soil for compost. By a seeming fate, commonly called necessity, they are employed, as it says in an old book, laying up treasures which moth and rust will corrupt and thieves break through and steal. It is a fool’s life, as they will find when they get to the end of it, if not before.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)