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One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
James Russell Lowell
The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without the thorn.
To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.
But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
The Arab League tells us to go in and take out Qaddafi. We've spent billions of dollars already with respect to the Arab League. Billions of dollars, because they told us to do it. Why aren't they paying for it? They don't like Qaddafi, Qaddafi's been a terrible thorn in their side.
I want to be around a really long time. I want to be a thorn in the side of everything as long as possible.
Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.
Emile M. Cioran
I'm a liability to them - I'm a woman, I'm empowered, I'm an artist. I've had executives who can't come to my shows they're so scared of me. I've been a thorn in many people's sides just by existing.
My life is extremely full and wretchedly busy, and I feel that while my life drains energy from my work, my work in turn drains energy from my life. The result is, I am always playing catch-up spiritually. That is my thorn.
I'll tell you what, I love my daddy. And he's so special. He's meant so much to me, so it's not a thorn in my side to be known as Billy Graham's daughter. It's a privilege.
Anne Graham Lotz
So sweet love seemed that April morn. When first we kissed beside the thorn, So strangely sweet, it was not strange We thought that love could never change.
I never found either this or the Northern Shrike return to such prey for food. I have seen them alight on the same thorn bush afterwards, but never made any use of this kind of food.
I don't think I'm a thorn in the industry, I'm just another part of it.
In my mind the city of Ariel is a thorn in Israel's side and a serious obstacle to peace.
I've been hounded by a reputation of being difficult when really what I'm being is truthful and honest. And I think that's been a thorn in my side.
By the time I was 10 or 12, I had discovered the lure of the romance genre - and the dusty copy of 'The Thorn Birds' on my parents' bookshelf.
There is a whole generation of romance readers and writers who suffer from what I like to think of as 'Thorn Birds' Fever.
If I look at the one thorn that is in my side, of all my life, it is my weight. I fret about it, I'm anxious about it, being an actor on television - it drives me insane. It just seems to be something that plays a central part in waking up in the morning and thinking, 'How am I with myself today?'
In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination.
Having done something like The Thorn Birds gives you enormous longevity. You can keep picking and choosing the roles for a bit longer.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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