Oysters quotes

  • Well, I suppose I've never really had a lifestyle that needs upkeep. I don't get cabs; I'm on the Tube with my Oyster card.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Oysters #Upkeep #Needs

  • People, when they first come to America, whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a new and agreeable feeling: that the whole country is their oyster.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Country #Oysters #America

  • When my father passed, I was still an unsuccessful cook with a drug problem. I was in my mid-thirties, standing behind an oyster bar, cracking clams for a living when he died. So, he never saw me complete a book or achieve anything of note. I would have liked to have shared this with him.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Father #Book #Oysters

  • I've long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Adventure #Oysters

  • Indeed, I cannot think why the whole bed of the ocean is not one solid mass of oysters, so prolific the creatures seem. Ah, I am wandering! Strange how the brain controls the brain! What was I saying, Watson?
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Ocean #Thinking #Oysters

  • Only that I insist upon your dining with us. It will be ready in half an hour. I have oysters and a brace of grouse, with something a little choice in white wines. Watson, you have never yet recognized my merits as a housekeeper. ~ Sherlock Holmes
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Wine #Oysters #White

  • Celebrities used to be found in clusters, like oysters - and with much the same defensive mechanisms.
    -- Barbara Walters

    #Oysters #Used #Found

  • A man may as well open an oyster without a knife, as a lawyer's mouth without a fee.
    -- Barten Holyday

    #Men #Oysters #Law

  • The pearl on my beloved's neck, Afflicted sore the oyster!
    -- Bhartrhari

    #Sacrifice #Oysters #Pearls

  • So, have you heard about the oyster who went to a disco and pulled a mussel?
    -- Billy Connolly

    #Funny #Sexy #Oysters

  • Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana's shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana's economy in total.
    -- Bobby Jindal

    #Oysters #Risk #Louisiana

  • Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth, so it can't have a fictional beginning.
    -- Carol Ann Duffy

    #Oysters #Creative #Trying

  • I realized that with hard work, the world was your oyster. You could do anything you wanted to do.
    -- Chris Evert

    #Determination #Hard Work #Oysters

  • The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls.
    -- Chris Gardner

    #Inspirational #Oysters #World

  • Contentment is not happiness. An oyster may be contented. Happiness is compounded of richer elements.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Oysters #Contentment #Elements

  • Life is too short to not have oysters and champagne sometimes
    -- Christie Brinkley

    #Life Is Too Short #Oysters #Sometimes

  • I am Envy, begotten of a chimney-sweeper and an oyster-wife. I cannot read, and therefore wish all books were burnt; I am lean with seeing others eat - O that there would come a famine through all the world, that all might die, and I live alone; then thou should'st see how fat I would be! But must thou sit and I stand? Come down, with a vengeance!
    -- Christopher Marlowe

    #Book #Oysters #Envy

  • Sorrow, it is said, will make even an oyster feel poetical. I never tried my hand at that sort of writing but on this particular occasion such was my state of feeling, that I began to fancy myself inspired; so I took pen in hand, and as usual I went ahead.
    -- Davy Crockett

    #Writing #Hands #Oysters

  • I am in a very unsettled condition, as the oyster said when they poured melted butter all over his back.
    -- Edward Lear

    #Oysters #Said

  • What will happen to me, as the oyster said when he very inadvertently swallowed the gooseberry bush, nobody can tell.
    -- Edward Lear

    #Oysters #Said

  • Music or the color of the sea are easier to describe than the taste of one of these Armoricaines ...
    -- Eleanor Clark

    #Color #Oysters #Sea

  • Obviously, if you don't love life, you can't enjoy an oyster.
    -- Eleanor Clark

    #Love Life #Oysters #Enjoy

  • She kindly laments that I am not of the party, and to be sure I honour great ladies, and I admire great wits, but I am of the same opinion in regard to assemblies that is held concerning oysters, that they are never good in a month that has not the letter R in it.
    -- Elizabeth Montagu

    #Party #Oysters #Letters

  • Has every oyster a different taste?
    -- Errol Flynn

    #Wisdom #Australia #Oysters

  • All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
    -- Federico Fellini

    #Art #Oysters #Pearls

  • Within the oyster's shell uncouth The purest pearl may hide, Trust me you'll find a heart of truth Within that rough outside.
    -- Frances Sargent Osgood

    #Heart #Oysters #May

  • Me, I'm complicated. But it's a living, I tell myself. Also, every once in a long while this disease manages to produce a fine and beautiful truth--as (they say) some oyster illness makes the wondrously perfect pearl.
    -- Frank Loesser

    #Beautiful #Oysters #Long

  • The midfield are like a chef, trying to prise open a stubborn oyster to get at the fleshy meat inside.
    -- George Hamilton

    #Football #Oysters #Trying

  • Do not enjoy yourself. Enjoy dances and theaters and joy-rides and champagne and oysters; enjoy jazz and cocktails and night-clubs if you can enjoy nothing better; enjoy bigamy and burglary and any crime in the calendar, in preference to the other alternative; but never learn to enjoy yourself.
    -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

    #Night #Oysters #Joy

  • The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this. Irritations set into his shell. He does not like them. But when he cannot get ride of them, he uses the irritation to do the loveliest thing an oyster ever has a chance to do. If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one prescription: make a pearl. It may have to be a pearl of patience, but anyhow, make a pearl. And it takes faith and I love to do it.
    -- Harry Emerson Fosdick

    #Love #Irritation #Oysters

  • Oysters are more beautiful than any religion....Theres nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster.
    -- Hector Hugh Munro

    #Beautiful #Buddhism #Oysters

  • An oyster, that marvel of delicacy, that concentration of sapid excellence, that mouthful bwefore all other mouthfuls, who first had faith to believe it, and courage to execute? The exterior is not persuasive.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Believe #Oysters #Excellence

  • They luxuriated in the feeling of deep and all pervading satisfaction, a feeling of knowing absolutely that all was well with the world and them and that the world was not only their oyster it was also their linguine with clam sauce. Not only were all things possible, but all things were theirs.
    -- Hubert Selby, Jr.

    #Knowing #Oysters #Feelings

  • A typical Christmas is me shucking oysters. I love them and I always get them in at Christmas.
    -- Hugh Bonneville

    #Oysters #Typical

  • The world is your oyster. Yes, but in that oyster is the pearl; and to get to the pearl one has to first discard the shell and the flesh.
    -- Ian Gardner

    #Attachment #Oysters #Firsts

  • Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragic situation. She could take no food except iced oysters and champagne. If people ask me when I began to dance, I reply 'In my mother's womb, probably as a result of the oysters and Champagne.'
    -- Isadora Duncan

    #Mother #Wine #Oysters

  • The pearls weren't really white, they were a warm oyster beige, with little knots in between so if they broke, you only lost one. I wished my life could be like that, knotted up so that even if something broke, the whole thing wouldn't come apart.
    -- Janet Fitch

    #White #Oysters #Pearls

  • New England oysters are better than Chesapeake. But Chesapeake blue crabs are unbeatable.
    -- Jim Himes

    #Blue #Oysters #England

  • I make a wicked clam chowdah, and linguine with clam sauce. Oysters I like to eat raw, and mussels in either a white wine sauce or in beer with paprika.
    -- Jim Himes

    #Wine #Beer #Oysters

  • Give me oysters and beer, for dinner every day of the year, and I'll be fine...
    -- Jimmy Buffett

    #Beer #Oysters #Years

  • For memory, we use our imagination. We take a few strands of real time and carry them with us, then like an oyster we create a pearl around them.
    -- John Banville

    #Memories #Real #Oysters

  • He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
    -- Jonathan Swift

    #Food #Men #Oysters

  • It's a great thing when a man knows how to dance, she said. When a man can dance, the world is his oyster." Adele, Henry's Mother
    -- Joyce Maynard

    #Mother #Men #Oysters

  • [The oyster] accepts algae and detritus in one end - and through this beautiful, glamorous set of stomach organs, out the other end comes cleaner water.
    -- Kate Orff

    #Beautiful #Ocean #Oysters

  • I really like oysters, and I won't eat them alone. They're just a weird thing to eat by yourself.
    -- Katie Aselton

    #Oysters #Weird Things

  • Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood.
    -- Kenneth Tynan

    #Oysters #Hollywood #Pearls

  • Grown-ups didn't seem to realize that for me, as for most other schoolboys, it was easier to keep silent than to speak. I was a natural oyster.
    -- L.P. Hartley

    #Oysters #Realizing #Speak

  • Miles was still mourning the loss of his Romantic Plan. 'There was going to be champagne, and oysters, and you' -- he held out both hands as though shifting a piece of furniture -- 'were going to be sitting there, and I was going to get down on one knee, and...and...
    -- Lauren Willig

    #Loss #Oysters #Hands

  • Oysters open completely when the moon is full; and when the crab sees one it throws a piece of stone or seaweed into it and the oyster cannot close again so that it serves the crab for meat. Such is the fate of him who opens his mouth too much and thereby puts himself at the mercy of the listener.
    -- Leonardo da Vinci

    #Fate #Moon #Oysters

  • A loaf of bread, the Walrus said, Is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides Are very good indeed-- Now if you're ready, Oysters, dear, We can begin to feed!
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Oysters #Needs #Bread

  • O Oysters,' said the Carpenter, You've had a pleasant run! Shall we be trotting home again?' But answer came there none - And this was scarcely odd, because They'd eaten every one.
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Running #Home #Oysters

  • You ought to try eating raw oysters in a restaurant with every eye focused upon you - it makes you feel as if the creatures were whales, your fork a derrick and your mouth Mammouth Cave.
    -- Lillian Russell

    #Eye #Oysters #Whales

  • An oyster leads a dreadful but exciting life.
    -- M. F. K. Fisher

    #Oysters #Exciting

  • My taste includes both snails and oysters.
    -- Marcus Licinius Crassus

    #Oysters #Taste #Snail

  • I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for paradoxes. Petals are bone marrow; pearls come from oysters. The dragon lives in the sky, ocean, marshes, and mountains; and the mountains are also its cranium. Its voice thunders and jingles like copper pans. It breathes fire and water; and sometimes the dragon is one, sometimes many.
    -- Maxine Hong Kingston

    #Ocean #Dragons #Oysters

  • Any good kitchen should be stocked up in oysters, shouldn't they?
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Oysters #Kitchen #Should

  • Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all.
    -- Nicolas Chamfort

    #Men #Oysters #Literature

  • The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork.
    -- Oscar Wilde

    #Oysters #World #Manners

  • When I used to do the Edinburgh Festival, there was a bunch of guys selling fresh oysters and I'd eat ten daily - marvellous.
    -- Paul Merton

    #Oysters #Guy #Festivals

  • The world is your oyster... ...too bad you're allergic to shellfish.
    -- Paul Neilan

    #Oysters #World #Allergic

  • The Japanese are hard to understand, but once you do the world is your oyster.
    -- Paul Smith

    #Luxury #Oysters #World

  • Although oyster mushrooms have been studied extensively and support health in a number of ways, it is also extremely important to always cook oyster mushrooms!
    -- Paul Stamets

    #Oysters #Mushrooms #Numbers

  • Of all mushrooms commonly consumed, oyster mushrooms in the genus Pleurotus stand out as exceptional allies for improving human and environmental health. These mushrooms enjoy a terrific reputation as the easiest to cultivate, richly nutritious and medicinally supportive.
    -- Paul Stamets

    #Oysters #Mushrooms #Environmental

  • We are bound to our bodies like an oyster to its shell.
    -- Plato

    #Oysters #Body #Shells

  • Except from the Americans—but every pearl has its oyster.
    -- Randall Jarrell

    #Oysters #Pearls

  • Right after 'Raymond' I had a world-is-my-oyster attitude, but I found out I don't like oysters. I had this existential emptiness. 'What is my purpose? Who am I?' I had a big identity crisis.
    -- Ray Romano

    #Attitude #Oysters #Identity

  • I am the kind of woman who loves hurricanes. They put me in a party mood. Make me want to eat oysters on the half shell, and act slutty.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Party #Oysters #Half

  • I can't think of anyone I admire who isn't fuelled by self-doubt. It's an essential ingredient. It's the grit in the oyster.
    -- Richard Eyre

    #Thinking #Self #Oysters

  • Sometimes it's just 'Oh my God, I love the taste of fried oysters on French bread with mayonnaise and an order of French fries.' I'm not going to lie to you - I deal with that temptation every single day, many times.
    -- Richard Simmons

    #Lying #Order #Oysters

  • ...like a grain of sand that gets into an oyster's shell. What if the grain doesn't want to become a pearl? Is it ever asked to climb out quietly and take up its old position as a bit of ocean floor?
    -- Robin McKinley

    #Ocean #Oysters #What If

  • We fitted together like the two halves of an oyster-shell. I was Narcissus, embracing the pond in which I was about to drown. However much we had to hide our love, however guarded we had to be about our pleasure, I could not long be miserable about a thing so very sweet. Nor, in my gladness, could I quite believe that anybody would be anything but happy for me if only they knew.
    -- Sarah Waters

    #Sweet #Believe #Oysters

  • There is no irritant as painful as an ace up your sleeve that you can never use; it's the kind of thing that causes oysters to produce pearls.
    -- Sheila Ballantyne

    #Oysters #Pearls #Aces

  • Be as bold as the first man or [woman] to eat an oyster.
    -- Shirley Chisholm

    #Men #Oysters #Firsts

  • It is, after all, the dab of grit that seeps into an oyster's shell that makes the pearl, not pearl-making seminars with other oysters.
    -- Stephen King

    #Oysters #Grit #Pearls

  • Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There's still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.
    -- Sylvia Earle

    #Blue #Oysters #Whales

  • Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
    -- Theodore Roosevelt

    #Attitude #Men #Oysters

  • The world is your oyster when you are successful. That was when I was getting scripts. I was planning for this. I like this business. Parts of it I love, and I didn't want it to just end. The further you get away from your success, the less your phone rings. The next thing you know, it's 20 years later and you're in a mall going, "Remember when Al and I used to do something like this...
    -- Tim Allen

    #Successful #Phones #Oysters

  • So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me 'Can you give me a lift?' I said 'Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it.'
    -- Tim Vine

    #Funny #Oysters #Giving

  • Eating a raw oyster is like french kissing a mermaid.
    -- Tom Robbins

    #Kissing #Oysters #Mermaid

  • Minds are like oysters. They spoil if you pry them open.
    -- Willa Gibbs

    #Oysters #Mind #Open Mind

  • Twere better to be born a stone Of ruder shape, and feeling none, Than with a tenderness like mine And sensibilities so fine! Ah, hapless wretch! condemn'd to dwell Forever in my native shell, Ordained to move when others please, Not for my own content or ease; But toss'd and buffeted about, Now in the water and now out.
    -- William Cowper

    #Moving #Oysters #Water

  • Famous Quotes on: Honesty, Wisdom, Thomas Jefferson Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor house; as your pearl in a foul oyster.
    -- William Shakespeare

    #Honesty #Oysters #House

  • Why, then the world ’s mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.
    -- William Shakespeare

    #Oysters #World

  • I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.
    -- Woody Allen

    #Witty #Food #Oysters

  • I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
    -- Zora Neale Hurston

    #Knives #Oysters #World

  • For me, if there's anything that would represent me and my style of cooking, it would be a seafood platter. Maybe a perfectly shucked oyster with a bit of lemon and cocktail sauce or mignonette sauce.
    -- Chuck Hughes

    #Oysters #Cooking #Style

  • I lived by a bay for a while, and I shucked oysters. Some packing things. You know, just whatever odd job you can find whenever you're moving around. I never really cared much for the franchise kind of work, so I'd try to find things that I considered to be a little more honorable.
    -- Frank Fairfield

    #Jobs #Moving #Oysters

  • Never serve oysters in a month that has no paycheck in it.
    -- P. J. O'Rourke

    #Oysters #Months #Paychecks

  • If you come out of British TV, they're kind of saying, "Here's the keys to the kingdom. You are now going to go off and become a moviemaker. If you do really well, then the world is your oyster.
    -- Peter Webber

    #Keys #Oysters #World

  • James Delaney as an individual is sort of like a grain of sand in an oyster who is irritating all of them. But for me he's a creature of the time, like the industrialists who started the Industrial Revolution who extricated themselves from their class and their background
    -- Steven Knight

    #Oysters #Class #Revolution

  • Wine is a chemical symphony. and The Aesthetic differentiation of Chesapeake Bay oysters and Olympia oysters occurs only after we can really differentiate them. This differentiation cannot occur until we are thoroughly familiar with both. The same is true with wines.
    -- Maynard Amerine

    #Wine #Oysters #Symphony

  • The two super-powers cannot divide the world into their oyster.
    -- Michael Heseltine

    #Oysters #Two #World

  • I think that's okay and that is part of growing up and that is good, to learn that the world isn't always your oyster or isn't everybody's oyster.
    -- Morgan Saylor

    #Growing Up #Thinking #Oysters

  • My role in life is that of the grain of sand to the oyster-it irritates the oyster and out comes a pearl.
    -- Ross Perot

    #Oysters #Pearls #Roles In Life

  • I prefer my oysters fried; that way I know my oysters died.
    -- Roy Blount, Jr.

    #Oysters #Way #Died

  • No oyster in the world tastes as good as a Gulf oyster.
    -- Steve Scalise

    #Oysters #World #Taste

  • I go into town every day on the tube. I've got an Oyster card.
    -- Jason Flemyng

    #Oysters #Cards #Towns