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«And so I began to do my silly women. These characters, these bird-witted ladies whom I have characterized so often . . . derive from my part in The Vinegar Tree. I am neatly typed . . . possibly irrevocably typed, although I sincerely hope not, for I should like better parts, for those are the roles that I was trained in -- the gay but intelligent, well-written, funny but believable roles. . . . But if people will laugh at my work and keep a sound roof over my head, who am I to complain?»
«Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.»
Author: James Russell Lowell
, party politics
, temporary expedient
«But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: / And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.»
«He measured then the gate from the roof of one little chamber to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door against door.»
«And David sat between the two gates: and the watchman went up to the roof over the gate unto the wall, and lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold a man running alone.»
«Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.»
«If I dropped a tear upon your hand, may it wither it up! If I spoke a gentle word in your hearing, may it deafen you! If I touched you with my lips, may the touch be poison to you! A curse upon this roof that gave me shelter! Sorrow and shame upon your head! Ruin upon all belonging to you!»
«Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.»
«Four things drive a man out of his house: too much smoke, a dripping roof, filthy air and a scolding wife»
«How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.»