quote by Edna Lewis

The smell of coffee cooking was a reason for growing up, because children were never allowed to have it and nothing haunted the nostrils all the way out to the barn as did the aroma of boiling coffee.

— Edna Lewis

Restlessness Barn quotations

Was the earth made to preserve a few covetous, proud men to live at ease, and for them to bag and barn up the treasures of the Earth from others, that these may beg or starve in a fruitful land; or was it made to preserve all her children?


I have a free couple of hours," I told him, walking toward my car, which was parked on the next block. "There's a very private, very secluded barn in Lookout Hill Park behind the carousel. I could be there in fifteen minutes." I heard the smile in his voice. "You want me bad.

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Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.

I compare myself to a good barn. You can have a good barn, and if you paint it, it looks a little better. But if you take the paint off, it's still a good barn.

My decorating and renovation skills are nil - indeed, I once used a shower curtain from Pottery Barn as 'window dressing.


Through the ample open door of the peaceful country barn, A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding; And haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away.

I quite like antiques. I like things that are old and the history they bring with them. I would rather fly to Morocco on an $800 ticket and buy a chair for $300 than spend $1,100 on one at Pottery Barn.

It’s what you sow that multiplies, not what you keep in the barn.

I like a man who likes to see a fine barn as well as a good tragedy.

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.


I am always humbled by the infite ingenuity of the Lord, who can make a red barn cast a blue shadow.

It will not always be summer: build barns.

Don't close the barn door after the horse runs away.

I like to have a person's knowledge comprehend more than one class of topics, one row of shelves. I like a person who likes to see a fine barn as well as a good tragedy.

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal;

the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.


A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal;

the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.

This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.

Early summer days are a jubilee time for birds.

In the fields, around the house, in the barn, in the woods, in the swamp - everywhere love and songs and nests and eggs.

A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm.

No one is born a Communist... in the Soviet Union farmers keep on looking in the barn for their horses even after they have given them to the collective.


Do not let any sweet-talking woman beguile your good sense with the fascinations of her shape. It's your barn she's after.

I'd rather do manual labor than sit behind a desk.

And as my grandparents got older, I'd fly out there and help out around the farm. We'd tear barns down; we'd build barns. I'd rather be outside rolling hay or driving the tractors.

It's no use closing the barn door after the horse is gone.

A sudden light transfigures a trivial thing, a weather-vane, a windmill, a winnowing flail, the dust in the barn door; a moment - and the thing has vanished, because it was pure effect; but it leaves a relish behind it, a longing that the accident may happen again.

I need an endorphin boost.” “And making out in an abandoned barn with me will give you one?” “No, it will probably put me in an endorphin coma, and I’m more than happy to test the theory.


I'm a doctor of cowshit, pigshit, and chickenshit.

....when you doctors figure out what you want, you'll find me out in the barn shoveling my thesis.

Garages, barns and attics are always older than the buildings to which they are attached.

If someone as blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will?

My father, a ruined dandy from the South, had been reduced to keeping a small harness-repair shop and, when that failed, he became ostensibly a house-and-barn painter. However, he did not call himself a house-painter. The idea was not flashy enough for him. He called himself a "sign-writer.

Cosmic upheaval is not so moving as a little child pondering the death of a sparrow in the corner of a barn.


When I speak of home, I speak of the place where in default of a better--those I love are gathered together; and if that place where a gypsy's tent, or a barn, I should call it by the same good name notwithstanding.

Do not put your work off till to-morrow and the day after;

for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work: industry makes work go well, but a man who puts off work is always at hand-grips with ruin.

Why should you renounce your right to traverse the star-lit deserts of truth, of the premature comforts of an acre, house, and barn? Truth also has its roof, and bed, and board.

having considerable mind, changing it became almost as ponderous an operation as moving a barn, although not nearly so stable.