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Letter "A" » atlas
«What is it that makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse?»
Author: Thomas Wolfe
, Roman candle
, sit up
, The Rocket
«In the morning, we carry the world like Atlas; At noon, we stoop and bend beneath it; And at night, it crushes us flat to the ground»
«A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razor strap. A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat.»
Author: Mark Twain
, big cat
, old fashioned
, The Finest
, Thick and Thin
«Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.»
«Within these breakwaters English is spoken; without / Is the immense, improbable atlas.»