The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.
Wood may remain ten years in the water, but it will never become a crocodile.
People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
Rotten wood cannot be carved
A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood
The wood will renew the foliage it sheds.
Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned
Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.
Those who do not industrialize become hewers of wood and haulers of water.
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood.
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.
Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
He will never worship well the image on the altar who knew it when it was a trunk of wood in the garden
I can look at the knot in a piece of wood until it frightens me.
Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.
Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot
The block of wood should not dictate to the carver
No Wood without Bark.
Can't see the wood for the trees
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
Burn old wood, read old books, drink old wines, have old friends.