Steel quotes

  • Stone, steel, dominions pass, Faith too, no wonder; So leave alone the grass That I am under.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Steel #Stones #Dominion

  • Symbol and metaphor are as much a part of the architectural vocabulary as stone and steel.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Vocabulary #Steel #Stones

  • Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Knives #Apples #Steel

  • The tubular steel chair is surely rational from technical and constructive points of view. It is light, suitable for mass production, and so on. But steel and chromium surfaces are not satisfactory from the human point of view.
    -- Alvar Aalto

    #Light #Views #Steel

  • Technology happens, it's not good, it's not bad. Is steel good or bad?
    -- Andy Grove

    #Positive #Technology #Steel

  • We could manage to survive without money changers and stockbrokers. We should find it harder to do without miners, steel workers and those who cultivate the land
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Land #Steel #Should

  • Her life, she realized, had all the charm of a steel trap.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Steel #Charm #Traps

  • I come to the point of using steel, and simply cannot. It's like the marriage proposal of a perfectly eligible man who just isn't loveable. It is wood I love.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Men #Steel #Sculpture

  • I worked at the Steel Company Of Wales when I was 17. My job was to supply tools to the guys working the blast furnaces.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Jobs #Guy #Steel

  • In a way, the sense of quality has improved, the status symbol of the small things is gone, and it is acceptable to use stainless steel, even if the neighbour uses silver.
    -- Arne Jacobsen

    #Quality #Steel #Gone

  • Steel True, Blade Straight *In 1955, Doyle's family sold Windlesham, which was turned into a hotel. The bodies of Conan Doyle and his wife, Jean, were moved to a grave at Minstead Churchyard, Hampshire.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Family #Wife #Steel

  • Back of the beating hammer By which the steel is wrought, Back of the workshop's clamor The seeker may find the thought.
    -- Berton Braley

    #Hammers #Steel #May

  • I Write those words in steel for anything else not set in metal cannot be trusted
    -- Brandon Sanderson

    #Writing #Steel #Metals

  • I'm not a fan of chrome wheels. I sort of like brushed, brushed steel, more European style.
    -- Brooke Burke

    #Style #Fans #Steel

  • I was playing with steel picks on a steel guitar, and there was no amplification needed.
    -- Brownie McGhee

    #Guitar #Steel #Amplification

  • And there is the headlight, shining far down the track, glinting off the steel rails that, like all parallel lines, will meet in infinity, which is after all where this train is going.
    -- Bruce Catton

    #Track #Shining #Steel

  • Steel is not forged in a comfortable place.
    -- Calpernia Addams

    #Steel #Forged

  • Lay me on an anvil, O God. Beat me and hammer me into a steel spike.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Prayer #Hammers #Steel

  • We make our customs lightly; once made, like our sins, they grip us in bands of steel; we become the creatures of our creation.
    -- Charles W. Chesnutt

    #Steel #Band #Sin

  • I'm armed with more than complete steel, - The justice of my quarrel.
    -- Christopher Marlowe

    #Justice #Steel #Quarrels

  • We shouldn't be chasing other movies, but stay true to the tone of Man of Steel.
    -- Christopher Nolan

    #Men #Steel #Tone

  • The big steel wheels creaked a couple times, then started moving.
    -- Christopher Paul Curtis

    #Couple #Moving #Steel

  • No it is not easy to write. It is as hard as breaking rocks. Sparks and splinters fly like shattered steel.
    -- Clarice Lispector

    #Writing #Rocks #Steel

  • Cold steel was not meant to be an after-dinner dessert!
    -- Dan Meyer

    #Were Not Meant To Be #Steel #Dinner

  • For the longest time I was afraid I'd have to keep on working at the factories. There was a steel mill and a pottery; if you didn't go to college, you went to work in those places.
    -- Daniel Johnston

    #College #Steel #Pottery

  • Architecture is not based on concrete and steel, and the elements of the soil. It's based on wonder.
    -- Daniel Libeskind

    #Bad Ass #Steel #Elements

  • Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living.
    -- Douglas Malloch

    #Courage #Steel #Daggers

  • Wits, like drunken men with swords, are apt to draw their steel upon their best acquaintances.
    -- Douglas William Jerrold

    #Men #Steel #Wit

  • Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.
    -- Edgar Rice Burroughs

    #Hate #Heart #Steel

  • Woe to the man that first did teach the cursed steel to bite in his own flesh, and make way to the living spirit!
    -- Edmund Spenser

    #War #Men #Steel

  • The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.
    -- Edward Weston

    #Photography #Cameras #Steel

  • An old earthen pipe like myself is dry and thirsty and so a most voracious drinker of life at its source; I'm no more to be split by the vital stream than if I were stone or steel.
    -- Elinor Wylie

    #Steel #Dry #Splits

  • Tell people the hammered truth, and it will ring like steel against an anvil.
    -- Elizabeth Haydon

    #People #Steel #Anvils

  • Look!" said Foaly, pointing with some urgency into the vast steel-gray gloom, "Someone who cares!
    -- Eoin Colfer

    #Who Cares #Steel #Looks

  • The biggest big business in America is not steel, automobiles, or television. It is the manufacture, refinement and distribution of anxiety.
    -- Eric Sevareid

    #America #Anxiety #Steel

  • I feel the matter of my heart being transformed, metallized, in an optimism of steel.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Heart #Optimism #Steel

  • The trouble with steeling yourself against the harshness of reality is that the same steel that secures your life against being destroyed secures your life also against being opened up and transformed by the holy power that life itself comes from. You can survive on your own. You can grow strong on your own. You can even prevail on your own. But you cannot become human on your own.
    -- Frederick Buechner

    #Strong #Reality #Steel

  • He drew the dagger and laid it on the table between them; a length of dragonbone and Valyrian steel, as sharp as the difference between right and wrong, between true and false, between life and death.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Differences #Life And Death #Steel

  • Fear of failure and fear of the unknown are always defeated by faith. Having faith in yourself, in the process of change, and in the new direction that change sets will reveal your own inner core of steel.
    -- Georgette Mosbacher

    #Faith #Steel #Fear Of Failure

  • We got 16,000 wonderful vehicles. We got all the steel that we make our tanks out of. Of course, we couldn't have done without Western aid.
    -- Georgy Zhukov

    #History #Tanks #Steel

  • We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool, and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
    -- Giacomo Casanova

    #Victory #Dupes #Steel

  • It is not as easy to emigrate with steel mills as it is with the manuscript of a novel.
    -- Golo Mann

    #Steel #Easy #Mills

  • I got to where I couldn't listen to country radio. Country music is supposed to have steel and fiddle. When I hear country music, it should be country.
    -- Gretchen Wilson

    #Country #Heart #Steel

  • Thank you industrialization. Thank you steel mill. Thank you power station. And thank you chemical processing industry that gave us time to read books.
    -- Hans Rosling

    #Book #Steel #Industrialization

  • You have deceived our trust, and made us doff our easy robes of peace, to crush our old limbs in ungentle steel.
    -- Henry Bolingbroke

    #Crush #War #Steel

  • When she comes She pulls you close She breathes in short bursts Her eyes close Her head tilts back Her mouth opens slightly Her thighs turn to steel, and then melt She is perfect And you feel like you are everything.
    -- Henry Rollins

    #Eye #Perfect #Steel

  • It takes nerves of steel to stay neurotic.
    -- Herb Kelleher

    #Steel #Nerves #Neurotic

  • Steel can be tempered and hardened, and so can men. In this world of struggle, which was not designed for softies, a man must be harder than what hits him. Yes, he must be diamond-hard. Then he'll not be "fed up" with his little personal troubles.
    -- Herbert Newton Casson

    #Struggle #Men #Steel

  • Today we should make poems including iron and steel And the poet should know how to lead an attack.
    -- Ho Chi Minh

    #Iron #Steel #Today

  • Steel itself oft lures a man to fight.
    -- Homer

    #Fighting #Men #Steel

  • There are words which cut like steel.
    -- Honore de Balzac

    #Cutting #Steel

  • Every factory must be a school to educate, like Che Guevara said, to produce not only briquettes, steel, and aluminum, but also, above all, the new man and woman, the new society, the socialist society.
    -- Hugo Chavez

    #School #Men #Steel

  • Making steel may be compared to making a chappati. To make a good chappati, even a golden pin will not work unless the dough is good
    -- J. R. D. Tata

    #Steel #May #Golden

  • The first thing to remember: There's no substitute for cold steel. They do not like it up 'em, they DON'T LIKE IT UP 'EM
    -- Jack Jones

    #Steel #Ems #Firsts

  • You lived and died alone, especially in fighters. Fighters. Somehow, despite everything, that word had not become sterile. You slipped into the hollow cockpit and strapped and plugged yourself into the machine. The canopy ground shut and sealed you off. Your oxygen, your very breath, you carried into the chilled vacuum, in a steel bottle.
    -- James Salter

    #Oxygen #Vacuums #Steel

  • Man Of Steel looks great, is well cast, and is, moralistically, completely rotten to the core.
    -- Jamie McKelvie

    #Men #Steel #Looks

  • The German passion for bureaucracy -- for written and signal forms . . . to move about, to work, to exist -- is like a steel pin pinning each French individual to a sheet of paper, the way an entomologist pins each specimen insect . . .
    -- Janet Flanner

    #Moving #Passion #Steel

  • The Anasazi did manage to construct in stone the largest and tallest buildings erected in North America until the Chicago steel girder skyscrapers of the 1880s.
    -- Jared Diamond

    #America #Chicago #Steel

  • Good steel bends, but never breaks. Good steel stays always sharp and ready. Good steel feels no pain, no pity, and above all, no remorse
    -- Joe Abercrombie

    #Pain #Steel #Pity

  • Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for U.S. Steel.
    -- Joe E. Lewis

    #Yankees #Steel

  • If Richard Branson had worn a pair of steel-rimmed glasses, a double-breasted suit and shaved off his beard, I would have taken him seriously. As it was I couldn't . . .
    -- John King, Baron King of Wartnaby

    #Taken #Glasses #Steel

  • The men in the steel industry who sacrificed their all were nor merely aiding their fellows at home but were adding strength to the cause of their comrades in all industry.
    -- John L. Lewis

    #Home #Men #Steel

  • Arm the obdured breast with stubborn patience as with triple steel.
    -- John Milton

    #Patience #Steel #Stubborn

  • The great cry that rises from our manufacturing cities, louder than their furnace blast, is all in very deed for this, that we manufacture everything there except men; we blanch cotton, and strengthen steel, and refine sugar, and shape pottery; but to brighten, to strengthen, to refine, or to form a single living spirit, never enters into our estimate of advantages.
    -- John Ruskin

    #Men #Cities #Steel

  • I am not made of steel. Rage. I...am made... of RAGE!!!!
    -- Joss Whedon

    #Steel #Rage #X Men

  • Metallic trees. That's new. If you see any steel dryads, be sure to tell me so I can run away screaming.
    -- Julie Kagawa

    #Running #Tree #Steel

  • General Motors spends more on health care than steel
    -- Kathleen Sebelius

    #Steel #Care #General Motors

  • once a policy, like a set of steel rails, had been laid down for him by his superiors, his obedience ran along it unswerving.
    -- Kylie Tennant

    #Steel #Obedience #Policy

  • We are not in the business of iron ore. Whatever captive iron ore sources we have, we use it to make steel.
    -- Lakshmi Mittal

    #Iron #Steel #Use

  • I'm not a 'Steel Magnolias' kind of girl. I'm kind of like a guy. My favorite movie is 'Caddyshack.
    -- Leslie Bibb

    #Girl #Guy #Steel

  • Me being a skinny guy, I could crawl into the steel pit.
    -- Luther Allison

    #Guy #Steel #Pits

  • I want to find a language that transforms language itself into steel for the spirit--a language to use against these sparkling insects, these jets.
    -- Mahmoud Darwish

    #Steel #Use #Want

  • The will to be totally rational is the will to be made out of glass and steel: and to use others as if they were glass and steel.
    -- Marge Piercy

    #Glasses #Steel #Use

  • The good Lord made us all out of iron. Then he turns up the heat to forge some of us into steel.
    -- Marie Osmond

    #Iron #Steel #Heat

  • I am as resilient as the steel that was once made here, and I am a fighter, in every sense of the word. We all are.
    -- Mark Millar

    #Mma #Steel #Fighter

  • Books of quotation are not only of importance to the reader for what they contain of matured thought, but also for what they suggest. Our brains receive the spark and become luminous, like inflammable material by the contact of flint and steel.
    -- Maturin Murray Ballou

    #Book #Brain #Steel

  • Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry.
    -- Max Baucus

    #Impact #Government #Steel

  • As architects we are often involved in the concrete-steel-and-glass aspect of it, but cities are social structures, and to be involved in imagining the future of cities and the type of relationships and the types of places that we're making is something that intrigues me very much.
    -- Michael Arad

    #Glasses #Cities #Steel

  • I am imbued with the notion that a Muse is necessarily a dead woman, inaccessible or absent; that a poetic structure - like the canon, which is only a hole surrounded by steel - can be based only on what one does not have; and that ultimately one can write only to fill a void or at the least to situate, in relation to the most lucid part of ourselves, the place where this incommensurable abyss yawns within us.
    -- Michel Leiris

    #Writing #Doe #Steel

  • The complexity of human relationships is never simple to follow; it is like intricate lacework, but lacework made of steel.
    -- Mignon G. Eberhart

    #Simple #Steel #Made

  • Given the choice of Hollywood or poking steel pins in my eyes, I'd prefer steel pins,
    -- Mike Leigh

    #Eye #Choices #Steel

  • They used to tease me at the 'Oprah' show, 'Are you really going to do another white Shaker kitchen, with white subway tile and stainless steel appliances?' And my answer is, 'I can vary it a bit, but I'm never going to err from classic materials.'
    -- Nate Berkus

    #White #Kitchen #Steel

  • If you take suede leather and put it on a piece of steel, and put moisture on it, it actually sticks.
    -- Nik Wallenda

    #Pieces #Sticks #Steel

  • I had a romance novel inside me, but I paid three sailors to beat it out if me with steel pipes.
    -- Patton Oswalt

    #Romance #Three #Steel

  • If you beat metal long enough, it turns to steel.
    -- Penelope Douglas

    #Long #Steel #Enough

  • When certain branches of the economy become obsolete, as in the case of the steel industry, not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship, but certain cultures also disappear.
    -- Peter L. Berger

    #Jobs #Steel #Culture

  • But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob; it takes something a good deal stronger: human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right.
    -- Ray Stannard Baker

    #Stronger #Steel #Bars

  • I not only hope that YouTube channels compete with television shows for viewers and revenue, I hope they develop a bitter rivalry which could only be settled by an elaborate medieval tournament where the two entities fight to the death in a steel cage.
    -- Ray William Johnson

    #Fighting #Two #Steel

  • More men have been defeated by reports than all the steel of all the swords in history.
    -- Raymond E. Feist

    #Men #Steel #Defeated

  • If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
    -- Reinhold Niebuhr

    #Courage #Survival #Steel

  • The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.
    -- Richard M. Nixon

    #Carpe Diem #Fire #Steel

  • I started working for Bethlehem Steel when I was about 16 during the summers.
    -- Richard Serra

    #Summer #Steel #Bethlehem

  • When I moved into making sculpture, I could handle steel the way it had been handled in the technological revolution. I could use it the way bridge builders used it; I could use it the way they used it in industry and building and not the way it had been used in art.
    -- Richard Serra

    #Art #Bridges #Steel

  • ...then we went skinny dippin' and did things that frighten the fish... Character, Shelby Eatonton, from the movie, Steel Magnolias.
    -- Robert Harling

    #Character #Steel #Skinny

  • Programs to demonstrate Darwinian evolution are akin to a pinball machine. The steel ball bounces around differently every time but eventually falls down the little hole behind the flippers.
    -- Robert J. Marks II

    #Fall #Steel #Balls

  • That's all the motorcycle is, a system of concepts worked out in steel.
    -- Robert M. Pirsig

    #Motorcycle #Steel

  • The intrinsic brightness of theSun is fully 5,000 times as great as if the whole surface were formed of the molten steel just issuing from the Bessemer converter.
    -- Robert Stawell Ball

    #Time #Brightness #Steel

  • It is necessary to dig deep within oneself to discover the hidden grain of steel called will.
    -- Ryan Shay

    #Steel #Grain #Dig Deep

  • In pulp fiction it is a rigid convention that the hero's shoulders and the heroine's balcon constantly threaten to burst their bonds, a possibility which keeps the audience in a state of tense expectancy. Unfortunately for the fans, however, recent tests reveal that the wisp of chiffon which stands between the publisher and the postal laws has the tensile strength of drop-forged steel.
    -- S. J. Perelman

    #Hero #Law #Steel

  • Some fell by laudanum, and some by steel, and death in ambush lay in every pill.
    -- Samuel Garth

    #Medicine #Pills #Steel