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Letter "F" » fray
«I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along. I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too. I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wondering awed about on a splintered wreck I've come to care for, whose gnawed trees breathe a delicate air, whose bloodied and scarred creatures are my dearest companions, and whose beauty bats and shines not in its imperfections but overwhelmingly in spite of them...»
Author: Annie Dillard
, care for
, Everything is Beautiful
, gnaw at
«Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected»
«Opera stars know that biology is destiny. Sometime in their 50s or early 60s, the powerful, flexible and ultimately mysterious instrument that has been the source of their artistry frays, cracks and disappears.»
Author: Michael Walsh
, opera star
«It was not... that she was unaware of the frayed and ragged edges of life. She would merely iron them out with a firm hand and neatly hem them down.»
Author: P. D. James
, hands down
, hand down
, Iron Hand
«Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.»
«And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.»
«And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.»