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The faith that anyone could move from rags to riches - with enough guts and gumption, hard work and nose to the grindstone - was once at the core of the American Dream.
Youth is a lifestyle; it's not a blessing from God. If we treat our bodies as if they are not the most precious things we possess, then obviously we will show wear and tear. We're like a good pair of jeans. If we take care of them, they'll remain classic forever, but if we batter and abuse them they'll look like tattered old rags.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Webs are made mostly of spaces. They break easily. They barely exist. They belong to the category of half-things: mist, smoke, shrouds, ghosts, membranes, retinas or rags; and they quickly fill up with un-things: old legs and wings and heads and hollow abdomens and body bags of wasps.
We had to be down early to get the best stuff for the pros we looked after and then get the rags that we were left ourselves for training. It seems very old school but it grounded me as a person and made me appreciate everything as a footballer, because all we got was a pair of boots.
There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.
The man forget not, though in rags he lies, and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
My life has often been described as 'from rags to riches,' but in fact, the Rosses were never raggedy.
When you go to Africa, and you see children, they're usually barefoot, dirty and in rags, and they'd love to go to school.
There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
We are the rags to riches story, okay, the Robertson's are. Okay? We had very humble beginnings. Everybody's trying to figure out what, what's behind it, and all the Robertsons say, 'Hey, it's divine intervention.' Me personally, okay, God's gonna take 'Duck Dynasty' where he wants it to go, okay, and to the people that he wants it to go to.
It was funny actually because that was still during the time we were dating. He would get all these calls because supposedly before we broke up, we had already broken up in the trades, in the rags or whatever.
My life has been sensationalised into a rags to riches story.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
It's nice to get your glad rags on for awards like the Baftas, but it doesn't happen all the time.
The house I grew up in had large plate-glass windows, which birds frequently crashed into headfirst. My father helped me assemble a bird hospital, consisting of a few shoe boxes, some old rags, and tiny dishes for water and food.
I admit to subscribing to all the celebrity rags. The best part of being an author is if the celebs aren't being ridiculous enough, you can just make it up.
I view anything on this farm as model. I actually painted Union Rags as a yearling.
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