Steel Lattice Mast

Famous quotes containing the words steel and/or mast:

    For when they meet, the tensile air
    Like fine steel strains under the weight
    Of messages that both hearts bear—
    Pure passion once, now purest hate....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    To coöperate in the highest as well as the lowest sense, means to get our living together. I heard it proposed lately that two young men should travel together over the world, the one without money, earning his means as he went, before the mast and behind the plow, the other carrying a bill of exchange in his pocket. It was easy to see that they could not long be companions or coöperate, since one would not operate at all. They would part at the first interesting crisis in their adventures.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)