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Letter "W" » worms
«(It is infinitely better to transplant a heart) than to bury it so it can be devoured by worms»
«Great collections of books are subject to certain accidents besides the damp, the worms, and the rats; one not less common is that of the borrowers, not to say a word of the purloiners»
«It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.»
«Do ye not comprehend that we are worms born to bring forth the angelic butterfly that flieth unto judgment without screen?»
«All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? / Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.»
«And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.»
«GEOLOGY, n. The science of the earth's crust --to which, doubtless, will be added that of its interior whenever a man shall come up garrulous out of a well. The geological formations of the globe already noted are catalogued thus: The Primary, or lower one, consists of rocks, bones or mired mules, gas-pipes, miners' tools, antique statues minus the nose, Spanish doubloons and ancestors. The Secondary is largely made up of red worms and moles. The Tertiary comprises railway tracks, patent pavements, grass, snakes, mouldy boots, beer bottles, tomato cans, intoxicated citizens, garbage, anarchists, snap-dogs and fools.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, beer bottle
, The Globe
, The Mole
, The Mule
, The Nose
«It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.»
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
, a few
, can of worms
, has a
«But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms.»
«If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.»