No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
— Plutarch

Some men must follow, and some command, though all are made of clay.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow clay quote

My mom's the one I look up to for everything. I feel like I'm a lump of clay and she's moulding me into a woman.
— Chloe Moretz

Though thou loved her as thyself,As a self of purer clay,Tho' her parting dims the day,Stealing grace from all alive,Heartily know,When half-gods go,The gods arrive.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay.
— clay quotation by Percy Bysshe Shelley