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Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column,
by Adrienne Clarkson

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column,
or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction
of something much bigger than ourselves.
- Adrienne Clarkson

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented.
This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which,
like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals,
you will have added your conception,
your artful piece of stone.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes
us fearful or suspicious of others.
We can forget that most of the people that we know,
or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly.
- Adrienne Clarkson

 

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into
the kind of statue likes,
and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
- Randolph Bourne

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not
carving the turkey in the kitchen.
- Kin Hubbard

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I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future.
Carving out new ways of looking at things.
- Herbie Hancock

Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.
- Michelangelo

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly
that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The rule in carving holds good as to criticism;
never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
- Charles Buxton

What I think is that Fox has done a very smart job
of carving out their place.
- Tom Brokaw

Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
- Henri Matisse

Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game,
you really do train to play.
It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife.
You can get away with not doing it for a while,
as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness.
- Graeme Le Saux

I realized it wasn't necessary to work in the traditional
methods of carving and casting.
- Martin Puryear

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise,
a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
- Ansel Adams

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

Fling but a stone, the giant dies.
- Matthew Green

Hoods are good parts because they're always flashy and attract attention.
If you've got any ability, you can use that as a stepping stone.
- Richard Widmark

A whole bunch of months passed and I didn't hear anything
and then he emailed and asked if I could do a little
piece on POD and Queens of the Stone Age.
- Chuck Klosterman

The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone.
Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
- Edmund Spenser

The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking.
Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone.
A tear is more unnerving than a break.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
- Dante Alighieri

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I've always seen modeling as a stepping stone.
- Tyra Banks

If you pinch the sea of its liberty,
though it be walls of stone or brass,
it will beat them down.
- John Cotton

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
It is a bugbear to the imagination, and,
though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
- William Hazlitt

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone
was the founder of civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak,
became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
- Thomas Carlyle

The first money I ever earned was for drawing stone tools.
- Mary Leakey

If civilization has risen from the Stone Age,
it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.
- Jacques Barzun

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
- W. Clement Stone

I had a great deal of pressure to move to LA after
Romancing the Stone came out and I'd become very popular.
But people came to me anyway.
- Kathleen Turner

I've become friends with Michael Mann and Oliver Stone;
I've seen those guys work and that was great to see.
- Antoine Fuqua

Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil
is rightwise king born of all England.
- Thomas Malory

I have a little history.
I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan.
Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement.
- Gary Cherone

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society;
as the blazing meteor,
when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Once the fired stone is out of the kiln,
it is still possible to mentally reconstruct it in its original form.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone,
that never mused on sorrow but its own.
- Thomas Campbell

Then hast our the Red Stone perfect with less labour,
expense of time and costs, for the which ever thank God.
- George Ripley

I honored the fallen enemy by placing a stone on his beautiful grave.
- Manfred von Richthofen

Fire is the origin of stone.By working the stone with heat,
I am returning it to its source.
- Andy Goldsworthy

But which is the stone that supports the bridge?
- Kublai Khan

The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
- Elizabeth I

It...
is the best opportunity we've had in the last 25 years
to bring about a settlement in Northern Ireland,
and I think we should leave no stone unturned to achieve that.
- Dick Spring

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it
is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
- Michelangelo

If any have a stone to throw It is not I,
ever or now.
- Elinor Wylie

A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
- Saul Bellow

It is a power stronger than will.
Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible.
Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages,
at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.
- Erica Jong

Just because I look sexy on the cover of Rolling Stone
doesn't mean I'm naughty.
- Britney Spears

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
- W. Clement Stone

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Lucretius

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;
be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Live are a really good band.
I like Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead I love.
Even Oasis.
- Nuno Bettencourt

I rambled all the time.
I was just like that, like a rollin' stone.
- Muddy Waters

All us Youngs could throw.
I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid,
and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock.
- Cy Young

A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't
see it until after we have tripped over it.
- Cullen Hightower


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