Quotes of ivory

  1. I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward. – Billie Joe Armstrong
  2. James Ivory comes close to the actors for the first rehearsal. He more or less lets you direct yourself and then will only correct you if he finds it incorrect. – Leslie Caron
  3. I always challenge myself. I get out in deep water and I always try to get back. But I get hung up. The audience never knows, but that's when I smile the most, when I show the most ivory – Earl Hines
  4. I was a little concerned that a lot of people thought I wrote Merchant Ivory movies. I also thought if I was ever going to write something strange and difficult, that was the time. – Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory. – Benoit Mandelbrot
  6. My price is five dollars for a miniature on ivory and I have engaged three or four at that price. My price for profiles is one dollar, and everybody is willing to engage me at that price. – Samuel Morse
  7. Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world. – Gerard De Nerval
  8. When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter. – Logan P. Smith

Usage examples for ivory

  1. The gentleman himself was sitting before an enormous bureau, piled up with all sorts of useless papers, arrayed in the strictest order, and numerous ivory paper- knives, which had never been known to cut anything. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  2. The woodwork was ivory – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  3. Or they trade in all sorts of things- ivory and so forth. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  4. And most interesting of all are the small bone and ivory figures of men and women which are also found. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
  5. Clasped in the fingers of her jewelless right hand was a tiny, ivory handled revolver. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  6. With her slender fingers on those black and ivory keys, the big, black box had sobbed and laughed, and even talked ordinarily at her bidding. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  7. The moon sent its ivory path over the wave tops, inviting and promising. – Michelangelo's Shoulder by John Moncure Wetterau
  8. She looked now and again gently on the ivory crucifix in her hand, as she listened; and her lips moved to- to- Him who was delivered to death for her." – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. A guard accompanies me to the office, where my belongings are returned to me: some money friends had sent, my watch, and the piece of ivory the penitentiary turnkey had stolen from me, and which I had insisted on getting back before I left Riverside. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  10. A little piece of ivory which they picked up on the ground. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  11. And her neck beneath her hair is four times as white as ivory – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  12. Mrs. Palmer had begun to knit him a pair of muffetees, and used slowly to twist pink silk round ivory needles. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  13. Cambyses pointed to a small ivory box in which the ominous piece of writing lay, saying: " There it is; read it; but do not hide or alter a single word, for to- morrow I shall have it read over again by one of the merchants from Sinope." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. Tower of Ivory cause the shop over the way to lose trade!" – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  15. If an ivory white or light warp colour should be chosen, the cross- colours must be selected with special reference to the warp tint. – How to make rugs by Candace Wheeler
  16. And carved pieces of jade and ivory and coral and jet. – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
  17. Dickson, 1893. Ivory white. – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley
  18. There were no cattle in Abou Saood's possession, and without cows the ivory could not be moved. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  19. How is your mother this summer, Ivory – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  20. Immediately, however, as he looked at the lowly nest, it became a fine house with walls of gold, and pillars of ivory – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict

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