The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
— Andrew Carnegie

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

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

From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
— Victor Hugo

What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of science is not able to make an oyster.
— oysters quotation by Jeremy Taylor