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1. "The early morning sunlight warms a patch of linoleum, and she lets her feet bathe in it while the kettle heats on the stove."
Author: Alexis M. Smith
2. "Hi, pot. It's me, kettle," Sophia snapped back."Hi kettle, you have about thirty seconds before this pot kicks your ass."
Author: Alice Clayton
3. "Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth."
Author: Amy Tan
4. "Welcome Morning"There is joyin all:in the hair I brush each morning,in the Cannon towel, newly washed,that I rub my body with each morning,in the chapel of eggs I cookeach morning,in the outcry from the kettlethat heats my coffeeeach morning,in the spoon and the chairthat cry "hello there, Anne"each morning,in the godhead of the tablethat I set my silver, plate, cup uponeach morning.All this is God,right here in my pea-green houseeach morningand I mean,though often forget,to give thanks,to faint down by the kitchen tablein a prayer of rejoicingas the holy birds at the kitchen windowpeck into their marriage of seeds.So while I think of it,let me paint a thank-you on my palmfor this God, this laughter of the morning,lest it go unspoken.The Joy that isn't shared, I've heard,dies young."
Author: Anne Sexton
5. "While there are many varieties of grills, each with their own virtues to be sure, I prefer the standard Weber kettle grill. Don't be fooled into thinking that you need any fancy gadgets in order to take advantage of cooking over a live fire. Just a good set of tongs and you're set."
Author: Barton Seaver
6. "The household I grew up in... was rather like an Ovaltine advert. There was a huge fire, a kettle on the fire, the oven with the bread being baked every day, and there was the radio; it was very magical to hear all these wonderful programmes."
Author: Brian Blessed
7. "He fell ass over tea Kettle"
Author: C.E. Murphy
8. "Cobbles and kettledrums! ...I hope this madness isn't going to end in a moonlit climb and broken necks."
Author: C.S. Lewis
9. "Besides, the kettle was aggravating and obstinate. It wouldn't allow itself to be adjusted on the top bar; it wouldn't hear of accommodating itself kindly to the knobs of coal; it would lean forward with a drunken air and dribble, a very Idiot of a kettle, on the hearth. It was quarrelsome, and hissed and spluttered morosely at the fire. To sum up all, the lid, resisting Mrs. Peerybingle's fingers, first of all turned topsy-turvey, and then with an ingenious pertinacity deserving of a better cause, dived sideways in - down to the very bottom of the kettle. And the hull of the Royal George has never made half the monstrous resistance to coming out of the water, which the lid of that kettle employed against Mrs. Peerybingle, before she got it up again. It looked sullen and pig-headed enough, even then: carrying its handle with an air of defiance, and cocking its spout pertly and mockingly at Mrs. Peerybingle as if it said, "I won't boil. Nothing shall induce me!"
Author: Charles Dickens
10. "Flaubert was right when he said that our use of language is like a cracked kettle on which we bang out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we need to move the very stars to pity."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
11. "November comesAnd November goes,With the last red berriesAnd the first white snows.With night coming early,And dawn coming late,And ice in the bucketAnd frost by the gate.The fires burnAnd the kettles sing,And earth sinks to restUntil next spring."
Author: Clyde Watson
12. "The order never varies. Two slices of bread-and-butter each, and China tea. What a hide-bound couple we must seem, clinging to custom because we did so in England. Here, on this clean balcony, white and impersonal with centuries of sun, I think of half-past-four at Manderley, and the table drawn before the library fire. The door flung open, punctual to the minute, and the performance, never-varying, of the laying of the tea, the silver tray, the kettle, the snowy cloth."
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
13. "She had a horror he would die at night.And sometimes when the light began to fadeShe could not keep from noticing how whiteThe birches looked — and then she would be afraid,Even with a lamp, to go about the houseAnd lock the windows; and as night wore onToward morning, if a dog howled, or a mouseSqueaked in the floor, long after it was goneHer flesh would sit awry on her. By dayShe would forget somewhat, and it would seemA silly thing to go with just this dreamAnd get a neighbor to come at night and stay.But it would strike her sometimes, making tea:_She had kept that kettle boiling all night long, for company._"
Author: Edna St. Vincent Millay
14. "But the roaring of the fire,And the warmth of fur,And the boiling of the kettleWere beautiful to her!"
Author: Edna St. Vincent Millay
15. "A Christian's heart for God should be like a teakettle on a flaming stove burner—hot to touch, visibly steaming, and audible."
Author: Elizabeth George
16. "The slight pull was all it took to completely unbalance his precarious load and dump the manure - all atop her boots. "Bloody hell! Look what ye done!" the boy cried...If ye hadn't come along and pulled me o'er it ne'er would have happened.But now ye'd best clean it up afore Devington or Jeffries comes along." "Me?" she replied incredulously. "I'm not the clumsy oaf who dumped it. It's not my mess to clean." "Well, I ain't about to be the last to finish my chores. Devington will have me turning over the reeking dung pit instead of breaking me fast wi' the other chaps." "That's nothing compared to my boots, you ham-fisted lout!" "Tweren't me what pulled the wheelbarrow arse over tea kettle, ye wantwit! Go bugger yer mother and lick yer boots clean!" "I'll box your ears, you brazen-faced little jackanapes!..."
Author: Emery Lee
17. "Must one first batter their ears, that they may learn to hear with their eyes? Must one clatter like kettledrums and penitential preachers? Or do they only believe the stammerer?"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
18. "...as if the fullness of the soul did not sometimes overflow in the emptiest metaphors, since no one can ever give the exact measure of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sorrows; and since human speech is like a cracked tin kettle, on which we hammer out tunes to make bears dance when we long to move the stars."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
19. "Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
20. "I like to jump some rope and swing kettle bells to get my blood pumping. It makes my voice sound better, and it clears my head."
Author: Harry Connick Jr.
21. "Gary nips my finger and starts clawing his way up my shoulder, hissing like an angry kettle. It's just not natural for something so cute and fluffy to be so nasty.I look at Nick in distress. "Why is he spitting at me?""Maybe he thinks he's a llama."
Author: Holly Smale
22. "Professor Kettleburn, our Care of Magical Creatures teacher, retired at the end of last year in order to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs."
Author: J.K. Rowling
23. "Cup of tea?' Lupin said, looking around for his kettle. 'I was just thinking of making one.''All right,' said Harry, awkwardly.Lupin tapped the kettle with his wand and a blast of steam issued suddenly from the spout.'Sit down,' said Lupin, taking the lid off a dusty tin. 'I've only got teabags, I'm afraid-but I daresay you've had enough of tea leaves?'Harry looked at him. Lupin's eyes were twinkling.'How did you know that?' Harry asked.'Professor McGonagall told me,' said Lupin, passing Harry a chipped mug of tea. 'You're not worried, are you?"
Author: J.K. Rowling
24. "I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire, with the kettle just beginning to sing!"
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
25. "Little CinderGirl, they can't understand you.You rise from the as-heap in a blazeand only then do they recognize you as their one true love.While you pray beneath your mother's tree you carrve a phoenix into your palmwth aa hazel twig and coal;every night she devours more of you.You used to believe in angels.Now you believe in the makeover;if you can't get the grime off your faceand your foot into a size six heelwho will ever bother to notice you?The kettle and the broom sear in your grasp,snap into fragments. The turtledoves sing,"There's blood within the shoe."You deserve the palace, you think, as you signalthe pigeons to attack, approve the barrel filled with red-hot nails.Its great hearth beckons, and the prince's flagrises crimson in the angry sun.He will love you for the heat you generate,for the flames you ignite around you,though he encase your tiny feet in glassto keep them from scorching the ground."
Author: Jeannine Hall Gailey
26. "These ears aren't to be trusted.The keening in the night, didn't you hear?Once I believed all the stories didn't have endings,but I realized the endings were invented, like zero,had yet to be imagined.The months come around again, and we are in the same place;full moons, cherries in bloom,the same deer, the same frogs, the same helpless scratching at the dirt. You leave poems I can't read behind on the sheets, I try to teach you songs made of twigs and frost.you may be imprisoned in an underwater palace;I'll come riding to the rescue in disguise. Leave the magic tricks to me and to the teakettle.I've inhaled the spells of willow trees,spat them out as blankets of white crane feathers.Sleep easy, from behind the closet doorI'll invent our fortunes, spin them from my own skin.(from, The Fox-Wife's Invitation)"
Author: Jeannine Hall Gailey
27. "Oh, that's the pot calling the kettle black.Amusement flowed through the connection as Seth said, Or it's the pot calling the pot a pot."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
28. "What about a teakettle? What if the spout opened and closed when the steam came out, so it would become a mouth, and it could whistle pretty melodies, or do Shakespeare, or just crack up with me? I could invent a teakettle that reads in Dad's voice, so I could fall asleep, or maybe a set of kettles that sings the chorus of "Yellow Submarine," which is a song by the Beatles, who I love, because entomology is one of my raisons d'etre, which is a French expression that I know."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
29. "What about the teakettle? What if the spout opened and closed when the steam came out, so it would become a mouth, and it could whistle pretty melodies, or do Shakespeare, or just crack up with me."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
30. "Why am I so drawn to you?" He muttered, almost to himself. "Why is it so hard to let go? I thought... at first... it was Ariella, that you remind me of so much. But it's not." Though he didn't smile, his eyes lightened a shade. "You're far more stubborn than she ever was." I sniffed. "That's like the pot calling the kettle black," I whispered, and a faint, tiny grin finally crossed his face, before his expression clouded and he lowered his head, touching his forehead to mine. "What do you want of me, Meghan?" he asked, a low thread of anguish flickering below the surface. Tears blurred my vision, all the fear and heartache of the past few days rising to the surface. "Just you," I whispered. "I just want you."-Ash and Meghan"
Author: Julie Kagawa
31. "Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is herd in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things."
Author: Kakuzō Okakura
32. "Worry is a mean-faced dwarf who beats on your heart like a kettledrum."
Author: Kevin Brockmeier
33. "It's not going to make a very good story, in the annals of my time as sister queen." She quoted dryly, "‘Then her consort jumped up and knocked the foreign queen unconscious with a kettle."
Author: Martha Wells
34. "It is the way in which the Dark returns, Harrier. I will explain, if you like." "Oh, no," Harrier said. "I'd much rather not know a thing about what we're facing. Let me get dressed first." A few minutes later Harrier came back, dressed for the day. He made another cup of hot cordial for Tiercel, refilled the kettle and started the water brewing for tea, and set some dried fruit to soak for griddle-cakes. "Okay. Now. Ruin my day," he invited."
Author: Mercedes Lackey
35. "I do love a hotel room: adore it. What's not to love about everything you need in one room? Would you have a kettle on a tea tray with biscuits in a packet in your bedroom at home? No, you very likely wouldn't. And – please excuse me, MDRC, I'm getting a little giddy here – the kettle. The little tiny kettle on a little tiny stand! Admittedly it's hard to fill as it never quite fits under the basin taps, but that's all just part of the fun."
Author: Miranda Hart
36. "Oh, hey, kettle, I'm pot and wow, you're black." - Owen"
Author: Olivia Cunning
37. "I read you guys your bedtime story, go to bed!" my sister shouted as she put water into the kettle."But Mom," a small voice whined. I smirked, ready for what my sister was about to bestow."But nothing, you two bet—-"I interrupted, unable to control myself. "Get back into bed before the monster tries to bite your ankles!"
Author: Ottilie Weber
38. "Rubens! All bosom and bum, big cumulus clouds of pink flesh, eh? You can feel the heart beating like a kettledrum in a ton of that stuff. Every woman a bed; throw yourself on them, sink from sight."
Author: Ray Bradbury
39. "I saw them. It was impossible to snitch a sample."He grunted, lowering himself into his chair. "I didn't ask you to.""Who said you did, but you expected me to. There are three of them in a glass case and the guard has his feet glued.""What color are they?""They're not black.""Black flowers are never black. What color are they?""Well." I considered. "Say you take a piece of coal. Not anthracite. Cannel coal.""That's black.""Wait a minute. Spread on it a thin coating of open kettle molasses. That's it.""Pfui. You haven't the faintest notion what it would look like. Neither have I.""I'll go buy a piece of coal and we'll try it."
Author: Rex Stout
40. "Look who's calling the cauldron black.""Kettle. It's a kettle. Get your metaphors right.""That wasn't a metaphor. It was a, you know..." He stared off into space, blinking. "One of those things that's symbolic of another thing. But isn't the same thing. Just like it.""You mean a metaphor?""No! It's like a story...like...a proverb! That's it.""I'm pretty sure that wasn't a proverb. Maybe it was an analogy.""I don't think so."
Author: Richelle Mead
41. "Do you love him?"Adam looked back at her and she squeezed his arm. With a small smile she turned to her brother. "Yes."Braden shrugged and reached casually over to the kettle to turn it on. "About bloody time. You two were giving me a headache."
Author: Samantha Young
42. "I know we could be made-for-TV soul mates who fall ass-over-teakettle in crazy, amazing love."
Author: Sarah Tregay
43. "She thinks I'm a drug dealer. (Chris)‘The most "illegal" thing the boy had ever done was to walk past a Salvation Army Santa Claus, once, without dropping money into the kettle.' (Wulf)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "A man who wishes to make his way in life could do no better than go through the world with a boiling tea-kettle in his hand."
Author: Sydney Smith
45. "Yes Headwoman Azaze. But I never lie to Rosethorn. She, um, discourages it.""Evvy and I have an understanding." She grabbed the teakettle and poured hot water into the mug. "She tells me the truth, and I don't hang her in the first well we come to. It's a solution that works tolerably well for both of us."
Author: Tamora Pierce
46. "This has been fun, but I have a date. Don't give yourself a paper cut, Kettle." He turned to leave, and I groaned with frustration. "It's a Kindle, you idiot. There is no paper."
Author: Teresa Mummert
47. "Kettle, you're not embracing my awesome. Embrace the awesome." "So are you going to tell me how you knew?" I pulled back to look at him, and his gaze flicked to mine. "Well, I'd always had a feeling of awesome, even as a young boy." "My God. You're infuriating." "Kettle, I'm touched, but you don't need to call me ‘God."
Author: Teresa Mummert
48. "Quite deliberately my friend drops a kettle on the floor. I tap-dance in front of closed doors. One by one the household emerges, looking as though they'd like to kill us both; but it's Christmas, so they can't."
Author: Truman Capote
49. "Must a kettle boil?"
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "You see I still have confidence in you sir, or should I say the artist who dwells within you, the artist who disdains such mundane details as selecting a fresh shirt in the morning, who steps forth into the workday world the rest of us inhabit indifferent to the glances he draws because his shoes fail to match, why? Because his mind has been elsewhere, his inner ear tuned to the sonorous tones of horn and kettledrum, tones it is his sacred duty to let us hear with him."
Author: William Gaddis

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With drooping heads and tremulous tails, they mashed their way through the thick mud, floundering and stumbling between whiles, as if they were falling to pieces at the larger joints. As often as the driver rested them and brought them to a stand, with a wary "Wo-ho! so-ho- then!" the near leader violently shook his head and everything upon it—like an unusually emphatic horse, denying that the coach could be got up the hill. Whenever the leader made this rattle, the passenger started, as a nervous passenger might, and was disturbed in mind."
Author: Charles Dickens

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