Friday, February 23, 2007

Carpenter Quotes

"Measure Twice-Cut Once"
-carpenter law
"Carpentry is the Illusion of Perfection"
"The carpenter stretches out a line. He marks it out with a pencil. He shapes it with planes. He marks it out with compasses, and shapes it by the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to reside in a house"
-The Bible-Isiah 44
"Every nail driven should be as another rivet in the machine of the universe"
"Everyone knows what a straight line is and what a point is"
That hand saw marks time
with the sound of poverty
late on a winter night
-haiku by Buson
"The self, though one, takes the shape of every object in which it dwells"
"Make it simple to last your whole life long. Don't worry that it's not enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing, sing a song"
-Karen Carpenter


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