Shells

Famous quotes containing the word shells:

    We are going to pull out the plug. We have reached the point where shells do not hurt us any more.
    Michel Aoun (b. 1935)

    The only fruit which even much living yields seems to be often only some trivial success,—the ability to do some slight thing better. We make conquest only of husks and shells for the most part,—at least apparently,—but sometimes these are cinnamon and spices, you know.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It is not easy to make our lives respectable by any course of activity. We must repeatedly withdraw into our shells of thought, like the tortoise, somewhat helplessly; yet there is more than philosophy in that.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)