As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible.
Pain was something we were expected to endure.
But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife.
He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.
Decision is a sharp knife that cuts or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.
I am like a doctor. I have written a prescription to help the patient. If the patient doesn't want all the pills I've recommended, that's up to him. But I must warn that next time I will have to come as a surgeon with a knife.
We've been slaves to our tools since the first caveman made the first knife to help him get his supper. After that there was no going back, and we built till our machines were ten million times more powerful than ourselves.We gave ourselves cars when we might have learned to run; we made airplanes when we might have grown wings; and then the inevitable. We made a machine our God.
There should be more booing in shops and restaurants and places like that when when the service is bad. If you've had a poor breakfast in a hotel, you should put your knife and fork down and boo.
I try not to get too rattled about things that aren't that important - there's a different outburst for when the kids are reaching for a knife in the kitchen versus the reaction I have when they just won't stop talking. And my wife and I have mellowed out as we've gone along.
Give your kids a bloody knife and fork and let me put some fresh food in front of them they can eat.
I remember many a time, going into someplace like Wrigley Field - where you could cut the humidity with a knife - and playing a doubleheader. I loved to play the game. It didn't matter if it was a doubleheader, or a single game, or a day game after a night game. I wanted to play.
I suggest we bring some normality back to this country and say if you are carrying a knife, there must be zero tolerance. If it was up to me, everyone caught with a knife would get an automatic ten year sentence.
The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction.
I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me.
If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.
The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City.
The scalpel of the law is making us well again.
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.
You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.
Well it looks like the road to heaven
But it feels like the road to hell
When I knew which side my bread was buttered
I took the knife as well
Posing for another picture
Everybody's got to sell
But when you shake your ass
They notice fast
And some mistakes were built to last.
The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without a war. Pretty impressive. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever seen that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not much of a weapon there. Corkscrews. Bottle openers. ‘Come on, buddy, let’s go. You get past me, the guy in the back of me, he’s got a spoon. Back off, I’ve got the toe clippers right here.
I came from a real tough neighborhood.
Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn't a professional, the knife had butter on it.
On the morning the last Lisbon daughter took her turn at suicide- it was Mary this time, and sleeping pills, like Therese- the two paramedics arrived at the house knowing exactly where the knife drawer was, and the gas oven, and the beam in the basement from which it was possible to tie a rope.
I think Google should be like a Swiss Army knife: clean, simple, the tool you want to take everywhere.
No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will cramp his style.
At that level, every goal is like a knife in the ribs.
I haven't got a car or a house. I've got a wife, but I didn't pay for her! I spend all my money on my glorious wife. She's here with a knife at my throat!
People want to tear me down, they were going to knife me anyway.
At night when I used to sleep, I was thinking all the time that shall I put a knife under my pillow.
It's hard when you read an article saying bad things about you.
It is as if someone is sticking a knife on your heart. But I am the harshest critic of my work.
My concern is that we live in an economy in which stabbing someone and waiting for them to complain before we remove the knife has become the normal way of doing business. When did we lose sight of the fact that it's not nice to stab people in the first place?
I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
I really feel like knife skills - not just in the kitchen, but in life - are really critical.
Happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge.
To the eyes you are a flickering light, to the feet, thin ice that cracks; and so may no one touch you who loves you.
The knife of historical relativism... which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion must also bring about healing.
Everybody, sooner or later, will have to go under the knife.
Let's hope they make out as well as I did.
When I was little, my mother taught me how to use a fork and knife.
The trouble is that Mother forget to teach me how to stop using them!