“At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth/ Of thieves and murderers: there I him espied,/ Who straight, `Your suit is granted,' said, and died.”
“Well, that's baseball. Rags to riches one day and riches to rags the next. But I've been in it thirty-six years and I'm used to it.”
“A profusion of pink roses being ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.”
William Carlos Williams
“Now that my ladder's goneI must lie down where all ladders startIn the foul rag and bone shop of the heart.”
William Butler Yeats
“Words are the dress of thoughts; which should no more be presented in rags, tatters, and dirt than your person should”
“I should have been a pair of ragged claws / Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.”
“[Autobiographies] are all the same -- it's always rags-to-riches or I-slept-with-so-and-so. Damned if I'm going to say that.”
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