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Quote Left We manage to swallow flesh only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing that we do.  Cruelty... is a fundamental sin, and admits of no arguments or nice distinctions.  If only we do not allow our heart to grow callous, it protests against cruelty, is always clearly heard; and yet we go on perpetrating cruelties easily, merrily, all of us - in fact, anyone who does not join in is dubbed a crank. Quote Right
Quote Left If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution -- then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise. Quote Right
Quote Left Here is an artificial city which has been pumped up under forced draught, inflated like a balloon, stuffed with rural humanity like a goose with corn...endeavoring to eat up this too rapid avalanche of anthropoids, the sunshine metropolis heaves and strains, sweats and becomes pop-eyed, like a young boa constrictor trying to swallow a goat. It has never imparted an urban character to its incoming population for the simple reason that it has never had any character to impart. On the other hand, the place has the manners, culture and general outlook of a huge country village. Quote Right
Quote Left I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator. Quote Right
Quote Left The swallow leaves her nest, The soul my weary breast; Quote Right
Quote Left It's a bitter pill to swallow. It's like a grieving process. First, there's feelings of anger and denial, and eventually, some pilots may reach that point of acceptance that this is a necessary sacrifice. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a period of life when we swallow knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. Quote Right
Quote Left Alas, what wickedness to swallow flesh into our own flesh, to fatten our greedy bodies by cramming in other bodies, to have one living creature fed by the death of another! In the midst of such wealth as earth, the best of mothers, provides, yet nothing satisfies you, but to behave like the Cyclopes, inflicting sorry wounds with cruel teeth! You cannot appease the hungry cravings of your wicked, gluttonous stomachs except by destroying some other life. Quote Right
Quote Left Etymology, n.:
Some early etymological scholars come up with derivations that were hard for the public to believe. The term 'etymology' was formed from the Latin 'etus' ('eaten'), the root 'mal' ('bad'), and 'logy' ('study of'). It meant 'the study of things that are hard to swallow.'
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Quote Left I will hold the candle till it burns up my arm I'll keep takin' punches until their will grows tired I will stare the sun down until my eyes go blind I won't change direction, and I won't change my mind How much difference does it make I'll swallow poison, until I grow immune I will scream my lungs out till it fills this room How much difference How much difference does it make Quote Right
Quote Left We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip little by little at a truth we find bitter. Quote Right
Quote Left So you wish to conquer in the Olympics, my friend? And I too, by the Gods, and fine thing it would be! But first mark the conditions and the consequences, and then set to work. You will have to put yourself under discipline, to eat by rule, to aviod cakes and sweatmeats, to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or no, in cold or heat; to abstain from cold drinks and from wine at your will; in a word, to give yourself over to the trainer as to a physician. Then in the conflict itself you are most likely enough to dislocate your wrist or twist your ankle, to swallow a great deall of dust, or to be severely thrashed, and, after all these things, to be defeated. Quote Right
Quote Left The average age (longevity) of a meat eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it. A single beef-steak would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism. Quote Right
Quote Left There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. Quote Right
Quote Left All legs and hair with a mouth that could swallow the whole stadium and the hot-dog stand. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Every man has his price.' This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice - and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow. To their souls, these are the icing, the tidbit; other kinds of souls have others. Quote Right
Quote Left Come and lay right on my bed, sit and drink some wine I'll try not to make you cry And if you get inside my head, then you'd understand Then you'd understand me Why I've felt so alone, why I kept myself from love And you became my favorite drug So let me take you right now and swallow you down, I need you inside Quote Right
Quote Left It's a tough one to swallow because you feel you had the game in hand and you couldn't get it done. Quote Right
Quote Left Sun up, sun down, the days slip by and the sand lifted by the breeze will swallow my ship; but I will die here, as I am, standing in my little... Quote Right
Quote Left Poof be gone, your breath is really strong! Wait come back, I think I've got a Tic-Tac! Not one, not two, a whole six pack. Not to be mean, you need some Listerine. Not a sip, not a swallow, but the whole damn bottle! Quote Right
Quote Left Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow. Quote Right
Quote Left Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit. Quote Right
Quote Left Chew before you swallow. Quote Right
Quote Left A sense of power is the most intoxicating stimulant a mortal can enjoy ... Quote Right
Quote Left A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest. Quote Right
Quote Left Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening Quote Right
Quote Left Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening. Quote Right
Quote Left One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring. Quote Right
Quote Left Laughter is the jam on the toast of life; it adds flavor, keeps it from becoming too dry, and makes it easier to swallow. Quote Right
Quote Left The only trouble here is they won't let us study enough. They are so afraid we shall break down and you know the reputation of the College is ... Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Swallow

Quote Left "Purple is swallowed regal royal and read, the Jade Green shallow ponds of wading tidal pools silently investigated, inquisitive slender fingers turn over smooth rocks and hard shells, eventually surprises - Asteroidea - in the oceans of a distant Turquoise harbour are found and kept; in the pages of dreams, saltwater mirrors fed and treasure boxes opened and plundered." Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Quote Right
Quote Left What a strange saying swallow your pride. If you swallowed it wouldn't then become apart of you. Quote Right
Quote Left When you swallow a tear new life is born Quote Right
Quote Left "coming back to your ex-boy friend is like swallowing your brought up breakfast" Quote Right
Quote Left Religion is some about establishing friendly relations with a mighty Will, Who tears the ground open from under Lisbon's feet and swallows them whole for It's own divine reasons. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no such thing as laziness but only luck of love to do certain things. Swallowing the shame of being lazy is great effort enough to disqualify one's self as lazy... Quote Right
Quote Left He who knows that his neck is not like that of a snake should not swallow a whole rat Quote Right