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Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
I say we have not even had the decency to maintain the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us - our roads, our bridges, our wastewater systems, our sewer systems; by the way, those weren't Bolsheviks, those weren't socialists that built those things for us - much less build the infrastructure we need for the 21st century.
The sea is the universal sewer.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.
William S. Burroughs
Life is like a sewer: what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz Carlton.
In some of the great cities of Europe - Paris, Vienna, Prague, and Brussels - tourists bored with life above ground can descend below. All these cities have sewer museums and tours, and all expose their underbelly willingly to the curious. But not London, arguably the home of the most splendid sewer network in Europe.
There are 10,000 local governments in the state of New York. Ten thousand! Town, village, lighting district, water district, sewer district, a special district to count the other districts in case you missed a district.
Joseph Bazalgette created a sewer system which he originally sized for London's needs of the time - he then doubled it to anticipate the future beyond. These are the qualities that I admire.
And my mouth is not a sewer, although some people may think it is.
State and federal studies indicate that thousands of water and sewer systems may be too old to function properly.
So, the point I'm making is, we are not going to cut spending in Washington if we think it's the job of every congressman and senator is to pave local parking lots and build local sewer plants. These parochial interests are getting in the way of the national interests.
One goal of the Clean Water Act of 1972 was to upgrade the nation's sewer systems, many of them built more than a century ago, to handle growing populations and increasing runoff of rainwater and waste.
I've always made my own clothes since I was a little girl. I was a terrible sewer, but I was always cutting and customising.
I am a good sewer. My mother taught me how to sew.
As soon as you sit down to write about something you are pressing your nose deeper into the sewer of facts.
Theo Van Gogh
My first book was called 'Buried Dreams,' about a serial-killer, which was probably about ten years ahead of the serial-killer curve. It was a national bestseller, but it was three years of living in the sewer of this guy's mind.
I often have said that to be a college president, you need a thick skin, a good sense of humor, and nerves like sewer pipes.
The question arises whether all lawyers are the same. This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage.
We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven't invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven't even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us.
We need a national infrastructure bank to rebuild our crumbling highways and water and sewer systems, thereby putting additional people back to work.
Look at the commercial and industrial development that is going on along the 101. A lot of the infrastructure - the sewer lines and drainage that make development possible - was put in during the freeway construction.
John F. Kennedy
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