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I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
Waters are distilled out of Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, and Roots.
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.
The Herbs ought to be distilled when they are in their greatest vigor, and so ought the Flowers also.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.
America is the spirit of human exploration distilled.
I collect axioms, paradoxes, maxims, teaching stories, proverbs, and aphorisms of all sorts, because I love to see complex ideas distilled into a few words.
A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
Working with people from all walks of life, from full-time moms to CEOs at large companies, I've distilled many universal truths about success. There's a secret I've learned that works quite well at helping you to achieve what you want: Decide what you want.
The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency - half tiger, half poet.
The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
If I took the 40 years of my dad talking to me about war and battles and taking me to battlefields and distilled it down into one question, it would probably be the idea of the necessary or unnecessary war.
Poetry is life distilled.
Just as the common law derives from ancient precedents - judges' decisions - rather than statutes, baseball's codes are the game's distilled mores. Their unchanged purpose is to show respect for opponents and the game. In baseball, as in the remainder of life, the most important rules are unwritten. But not unenforced.
I was never interested in making cool, distilled, pure objects.
I have a slightly contrarian streak as a writer, and one of the things I was interested in was how distilled could I make a life, and how I could cross what is kind of trivialized as a domestic novel with a novel of ideas, a philosophical novel.
Don't use tap water to make your colloidal silver. Use pure distilled water only. And don't take very large dosages or strong concentrations for long periods of time.
The greatest work of art about New York? The question seems nebulous. The city's magic and majesty are distilled in the photographs of Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand.
Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else, whereas these books are distilled from me.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Throughout my career, I have been confronted with people who have doubted my ability to achieve the dreams and ambitions distilled into my soul by my father.
I wonder what all those Chinese poets sound like in Chinese. I like their distilled quality.
I think I'll always prefer theater to working in front of the camera. It seems a more distilled form of the craft.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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