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Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
The actions of my government are not bearable. They devastate our natural resources and deprive our people. The politicians speak piously while practicing greed and divisiveness. They care nothing for the nation. I want to do more than withdraw my support. I want to tar and feather them.
Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
I may have a feather duster down my pants.
If you want to know how far gossip travels, do this - take a feather pillow up on a roof, slice it open, and let the feathers fly away on the wind. Then go and find every single feather and re-stuff the pillow.
Birds of a lawless, bigoted feather bully together.
I don't need to have three feather pillows in my trailer. I just don't work that way.
Invest in a feather duster - the possibilities are endless.
The biggest mistake you can make is assuming that creativity will hit you all at once and the muse will carry you to the end of the book on feather wings while 'Foster the People' plays gently in the background. Storytelling is work. Pleasurable work, usually, but it is work.
When I sing, I close my eyes. If I see a feather, everything is fine. Without this image in my mind, the sound is not 'truthful' enough, and I must begin again. I have to.
I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather.
Javier Perez de Cuellar
Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.
A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!
My mother might find a thin gold chain at the back of a drawer, wadded into an impossibly tight knot, and give it to me to untangle. It would have a shiny, sweaty smell, and excite me: Gold chains linked you to the great fairy tales and myths, to Arabia, and India; to the great weight of the world, but lighter than a feather.
You can really get poked in the back and not feel it very much, but just a feather around your lips and you really do feel it.
Everybody wants to be a Bond villain. That is the coolest. To be able to portray a Bond villain, that is the feather in any actor's cap.
I have been wearing black, which was a reaction to the Ginger thing. But now I have hopes and I can be anything. Tomorrow I might be naked with a feather boa, who knows?
You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.
In many ways, I regard Sharon and Arafat as birds of a feather.
When I was a child, I was always nicking my mum's jewellery to wear, and I loved to drape a massive Chinese shawl around me from our fancy-dress box. I was obsessed with a feather and rabbit-fur collar from the age of three and attempted to make one with my friend, whose father was a gamekeeper.
The only interesting thing that can happen in a Swiss bedroom is suffocation by feather mattress.
The feather was a thing, when I was a kid, we used to find feathers around the house, and whenever we found them, my mum used to say it was my nan leaving them around for us to find, so that was quite sweet.
John F. Kennedy
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