Spade Tells

Famous quotes containing the words spade and/or tells:

    It is hard to believe that England is so near as from your letters it appears; and that this identical piece of paper has lately come all the way from there hither, begrimed with the English dust which made you hesitate to use it; from England, which is only historical fairyland to me, to America, which I have put my spade into, and about which there is no doubt.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over—except when they are different.
    Nancy Banks-Smith, British columnist. Quoted in Guardian (London, July 21, 1988)