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carry off

«A real writer learns from earlier writers the way a boy learns from an apple orchard-by stealing what he has a taste for and can carry off.»
«Tears are a river that takes you somewhere?Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.»
«Two birds disputed about a kernel, when a third swooped down and carried it off»
«Each of us has the right and the responsibility to asses the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well.»
«CERBERUS, n. The watch-dog of Hades, whose duty it was to guard the entrance --against whom or what does not clearly appear; everybody, sooner or later, had to go there, and nobody wanted to carry off the entrance. Cerberus is known to have had three heads, and some of the poets have credited him with as many as a hundred. Professor Graybill, whose clerky erudition and profound knowledge of Greek give his opinion great weight, has averaged all the estimates, and makes the number twenty-seven --a judgment that would be entirely conclusive is Professor Graybill had known (a) something about dogs, and (b) something about arithmetic.»
«For luck you carried a horse chestnut and a rabbit's foot in your right pocket. The fur had been worn off the rabbit's foot long ago and the bones and the sinews were polished by the wear. The claws scratched in the lining of your pocket and you knew your luck was still there.»
«The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they carry off a few things they can use, soil and confound the rest, and revile all»
«Love can sweep you off your feet and carry you along in a way you've never known before. But the ride always ends, and you end up feeling lonely and bitter. Wait. It's not love I'm describing. I'm thinking of a monorail.»
«I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means -- except by getting off his back.»
«Time carries off all things; wouldst thou exchange - Name, looks, nature, luck? Just give time full range»
Author: Plato (Philosopher) | About: Time | Keywords: carry off, exchange, range