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If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
Henry David Thoreau
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
To me, my biggest fear is getting a big head, and that is when I get the hammer. Because it's very easy in this game to believe you're something special.
For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike.
Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up.
A worker may be the hammer's master, but the hammer still prevails. A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled, while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.
I feel like I'm ready for any dangerous situation that might come my way, provided I have a hammer on me.
I do think a carpenter needs a good hammer to bang in the nail.
I'm in my usual state up here in the commentary box: high tension, heart beating like a trip hammer, whatever that is.
The country blacksmith who employs no journeyman is never conscious of any conflict between the capital invested in his anvil, hammer and bellows, and the labor he performs with them, because in fact, there is none.
In my early 20s I was so miserable doing construction, I wanted something that paid money. I liked nice stuff. I liked cars and architecture, and things that cost money. I wanted to not swing a hammer, and make money... and not do stuff that was dirty. I attempted to get into comedy. I started to do stand-up, but I wasn't very good at it.
I'm a sort of nuts-and-bolts guy. I'm into turning wrenches and swinging a hammer and wrenching on cars.
I'll never sell 14 million like Hammer, I just wanna do a good Ice-T show.
The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire is that they are essentially brash, noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge hammer to smash a butterfly.
Before I was married, I didn't consider my failure to manage even basic hand tools a feminist inadequacy. I thought it had more to do with being Jewish. The Jews I knew growing up didn't do 'do-it-yourself.' When my father needed to hammer something he generally used his shoe, and the only real tool he owned was a pair of needle-nose pliers.
I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies.
Laurell K. Hamilton
When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.
Robert De Niro
This whole acting thing was always just for me and was always an absolute shot in the dark. If it didn't pan out, I had my hammer and tool belt, banging nails again tomorrow if I had to.
I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire... that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me. I take my hammer and I squash a figure.
My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James Anthony Froude
When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines.
Every time I get mad, I grab my hammer and make a bookshelf or something.
There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit. I find that perfectly acceptable.
I wrote the original Mike Hammer as a comic, Mike Danger.
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