Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
— skin quotation by Paul Engle
A thick skin is a gift from God.
Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
We find our own skin more fascinating than any abstract painting.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Why hate someone for the color of their skin when there are much better reasons to hate them.
The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other.
It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment.
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.
What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them.
I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep.
That's deep enough. What do you want --an adorable pancreas?
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!
Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.
Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.
Health, a light body, freedom from cravings, a glowing skin, sonorous voice, fragrance of body: these signs indicate progress in the practice of meditation.
To possess your soul in patience, with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt off your face and hands, is a job for a boy compared with the pains of a man who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world that drugs or strong waters seem to create and is trying to live now in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off.