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Shell Quotes

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
- Khalil Gibran

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell.
- Cass Canfield

 

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
- Bill Copeland

The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell,
of urban and suburban man.
- Marshall McLuhan

Though the terror of the sea gives to none security,
in the secret of the shell.
Self preserving we may dwell.
- Muhammad Iqbal

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The shell fishing industry represents a major part of Louisiana's economy.
- Bobby Jindal

The word experience is like a shrapnel shell,
and bursts into a thousand meanings.
- George Santayana

Energy companies, such as Chevron and Shell,
and oil producing countries, such as Kuwait and Venezuela,
pump crude oil from their vast land holdings and sell it on the world market.
- Gary Miller

In fact, we started off with two or three different
shells and the shell had life of its own.
- Ken Thompson

First, people don't read novels off screens,
and they don't have a tendency to shell out real money
for books when they don't retain anything physically for their money.
- Jack L. Chalker

We have a thin candy shell, I'm surprised you didn't know that.
- Tre Cool

Conservatism is not about the party,
because the party is merely the shell.
It is the inside - it's the filling that really means something.
- Jonathan Krohn

A man builds a house in England with the expectation
of living in it and leaving it to his children;
we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

So I don't think I'm gonna pull my head into my shell
just because a bunch of people start acting like idiots.
- Todd Rundgren

It's just the absolute bomb.
Ghost in the Shell was really good, it's a little bit more recent.
- James Marsters

Most cynics are really crushed romantics:
they've been hurt,
they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny,
dear part in them that's still alive.
- Jeff Bridges

I became a real Shell Motor Oil expert,
and I did this 25-minute film.
It turned out really well and, as a result,
they offered me more work and lots of commercials to direct.
- Renny Harlin

After 13 years of life on the half shell in Hollywood,
I have made a trip where I wasn't a tourist.
- Edgar Bergen

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
- Zora Neale Hurston

The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell;
The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free
the figures slumbering in the stone.
- Michelangelo

Would you love a man of a broken shell after the passing of a women's soul?
- Brian Perkins

Pretending to be other people helped bring me out of
my shell and shed my inhibitions.
- Michael Musto

I'd get a shell, they weighed about 80 pounds I think,
but when I was 19 or 20 that was nothing.
I'd take a shell and a bag of powder,
I'd put it in the hoist and then I would send it up to the gun.
- Barney Ross

He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all
the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down;
and then,
as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it.
- Herman Melville

When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum,
both of which are perhaps represented in this room,
saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission,
I think we ought to listen.
- James Baker

What is a movie star? It is an illusion.
It was everything I ever wanted to be,
but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made
me famous and got me women.
But it wasn't real.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction.
That was when I broke out of my shell at school,
because I really didn't have any friends or anything
like that and I just kind of was going along,
and then finally I did this zany thing,
and all of a sudden I had tons of friends.
- Jim Carrey

The traces of upheavals become more impressive when
one moves a little higher,
when one gets even closer to the foot of the great mountain ranges.
There are still plenty of shell layers.
We notice them, even thicker and more solid ones.
- George Cuvier

We march and fight, to death or on to victory.
Our might is right, no traitors shall prevail.
Our hearts are steeled against the fiery gates of hell.
No shot or shell, can still our mighty song.
- George Lincoln Rockwell

The capacity of man himself is only revealed when,
under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell,
and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no
less than to this teachers.
- Harvey Cushing

Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press
is the duty to prevent any part of the government from
deceiving the people and sending them off to distant
lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.
- Hugo Black

I definitely have come out of my shell a lot more.
When you question who you are, you can't be proud of who you are.
Now that I'm trying to peel off those layers and really understand who I am,
I don't have anything to be shy about.
- Ricky Williams

I'm a bit surprised that the Raiders turned to Art
Shell to be their new head coach,
not because Shell isn't a good head coach -
he had success before as the Raiders' head coach -
but because he's been away from the game so long and
the game has changed a lot in those years.
- Ron Jaworski

I actually think I'm more of a turtle than Verne is.
Where Verne is up on two legs and moving at full speed
and doesn't pull his head into the shell very often,
I in reality was five or ten minutes later to every recording session.
- Garry Shandling

There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure,
but of futility.
The legislative process has become a cruel shell game
and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze,
inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.
- Elliot Richardson

My very, very first professional job was when I was 19 years old -
I got a job doing an educational industrial film on
Shell Motor Oil's oil products.
I really put my heart into it - I wrote a script for it,
I did a lot of research.
- Renny Harlin

There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor.
They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments,
but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon.
The better classes are tired of the insane howling
of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

When my job was attempting to predict future economic
developments for the Shell oil company,
I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying:
'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying,
even if by chance they are later proved right.'
- Vince Cable

In the end, they pardoned me and packed me off to a
home for the shell-shocked.
Shortly before the end of the war, I was discharged a second time,
once again with the observation that I was subject to recall at any time.
- George Grosz

You should never meet your heroes.
Paul Newman...
I was so excited about meeting him, but he turned up in shell suit bottoms,
slippers, and a jumper.
He was just so worn out and old, he wanted to go home.
- Allan Carr

There comes a time when you have to shut it off,
let it go, and say it's not going to happen.
- Art Shell

You know what black hatred women feel toward me as soon as they see me,
until I return inside my shell, they use every possible weapon.
As soon as a generous man tries to help me out,
a woman is here to hold his arm and prevent him from acting.
- Camille Claudel

The Maria Mayer shell model suggestion in 1949 was
a great triumph and fitted my belief that a nuclear
shell model should represent a proper approach to understanding nuclear structure.
- James Rainwater

In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch
shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority.
Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is,
who should be listened to and when.
- Max de Pree

I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore,
and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother
pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,
whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
- Isaac Newton

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed
which a child brings home glistening from the beach
and which in an hour have lost their luster.
- Cyril Connolly

The sky seemed filled with diving planes and the black
bursts of exploding antiaircraft shells.
- Dorie Miller

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
- Anne Spencer

The town caught fire in several places,
shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail.
- James Longstreet

The corals do not look much worn, but still appear to have been dead.
There are some delicate shells of molluscs from depths beyond 500 fathoms,
where they were certainly living.
- Edward Forbes

The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells,
but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant.
- Karl Kraus

Along the beach I never collected shells from my father's shore.
- Corey Hart

It has long been a fact familiar to geologists,
that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland,
there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine
shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea.
- Charles Lyell

It is absolutely true in war, were other things equal,
that numbers, whether men, shells, bombs,
etc., would be supreme.
Yet it is also absolutely true that other things are
never equal and can never be equal.
- J. F. C. Fuller

From each one of them rose separate columns of smoke,
meeting in a pall overhead, and through the smoke came
stabbing flashes of fire as German shells burst with
thudding shocks of sound.
This was the front line of battle.
- Philip Gibbs

The ships we sank with women and children aboard.
The lifeboats we shelled.
Mmm...
we were good at that.
- Emeric Pressburger

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Nuclear fusion of light elements like hydrogen or helium
would permit approaching the speed of light.
It seems very attractive to refuel your space ships where the fuel is.
- Wilson Greatbatch

Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed,
it is usually divided into three squadrons;
and these,
if numerous, are again separated into divisions.
- William Falconer

I'm not the best audience for that because I'm not
a great science-fiction fan.
I just never got off on space ships and space costumes,
things like that.
- Gary Oldman

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse
while all the others were making ships.
- Charles Simic

A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of
the sea as exploit a highway.
- Joseph Conrad

People can be slave-ships in shoes.
- Zora Neale Hurston

We used two Princess Cruise ships.
The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess.
They were identical ships.
- Gavin MacLeod

Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?
- W. D. Richter


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