Quotes of Cauldron

“ Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ There is not one state truly alive if it is not as if a cauldron burns and boils in its representative body, and if there is no clash of convictions in it. ”

- Achmad Sukarno

“ Exaggerated turns of speech conceal mediocre affections: as if the fulness of the soul might not sometimes overflow in the emptiest of metaphors, since no one, ever, can give the exact measurements of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sufferings, and the human word is like a cracked cauldron upon which we beat out melodies fit for making bears dance when we are trying to move the stars to pity. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Dollars! All their cares, hopes, joys, affections, virtues, and associations seemed to be melted down into dollars. Whatever the chance contributions that fell into the slow cauldron of their talk, they made the gruel thick and slab with dollars. Men were weighed by their dollars, measures were gauged by their dollars; life was auctioned, appraised, put up, and knocked down for its dollars… ”

- Charles Dickens
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