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One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
James Russell Lowell
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
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.
The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
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.
Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.
Emile M. Cioran
I don't think I'm a thorn in the industry, I'm just another part of it.
I want to be around a really long time. I want to be a thorn in the side of everything as long as possible.
In my mind the city of Ariel is a thorn in Israel's side and a serious obstacle to peace.
To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without the thorn.
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.
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.
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.
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