Quotes of Bog

“ What will not luxury taste? Earth, sea, and air, Are daily ransack'd for the bill of fare. Blood stuffed in skins is British Christians' food, And France robs marshes of the croaking brood. ”

- John Gay

“ Some people prefer to keep their foot in a bog so they don't risk falling over. ”

- P.K. Shaw

“ The name of the Slough was Despond. ”

- John Bunyan

“ And shade the violets, That they may bind the moss in leafy nets. ”

- John Keats

“ See the gold sunshine patching,And streaming and streaking acrossThe gray-green oaks; and catching,By its soft brown beard, the moss. ”

- Philip James Bailey

“ Fell luxury! more perilous to youth Than storms or quicksands, poverty of chains. ”

- Hannah More

“ Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it… it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse. ”

- Henry Jacobsen

“ If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush. ”

- Dawn French

“ Language in art remains a highly ambiguous transaction, a quicksand, a trampoline, a frozen pool which might give way under you... at any time. ”

- Harold Pinter

“ See the gold sunshine patching, And streaming and streaking across The gray-green oaks; and catching, By its soft brown beard, the moss. ”

- Philip James Bailey

“ Supermodel Kate Moss has left a U.S. clinic after undergoing a program of therapy. ”

- Kate Moss

“ Citizenship in New York is now worth no more than citizenship in Arkansas, for it is open to any applicant from the marshes of Bessarabia, and, still worse, to any applicant from Arkansas. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ The world is like a board with holes in it, and the square men have got into the round holes, and the round into the square. ”

- George Berkeley

“ Guilt or innocence becomes irrelevant in the criminal trials as we flounder in a morass of artificial rules poorly conceived and often impossible to apply. ”

- Warren E. Burger

“ It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not? ”

- Arthur Miller

“ It's been consumed by politics, controlled by politics and seems only to get more and more just sunk into the quicksand of politics. ”

- Paul Goldberger

“ When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child… eventually. ”

- Steven Wright

“ When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child... eventually. ”

- Stephen Wright

“ Iraq has become a quagmire. It may well go down as the worst blunder in the entire history of American foreign policy. ”

- Edward Kennedy

“ Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper. ”

- John Updike

“ It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling to free myself from the morass. If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of being out of touch with reality. ”

- Richard M. Nixon

“ Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity. ”

- George Steiner

“ There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Deathlessness should be arrived at in a… haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog. ”

- Elwyn Brooks White

“ How dreary - to be - somebody! How public - like a frog - to tell your name - the livelong June - to an admiring bog! ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ It's a damned long, boggy, dirty, dangerous way. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Vanity is the quicksand of reason. ”

- George Sand

“ Luxury: more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains. ”

- Hannah More

“ We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire. ”

- George Soros

“ I worship the quicksand he walks in. ”

- Art Buchwald
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