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In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I demo all of my songs on Garage Band, where I pretty much play everything – not very well, but I manage to hammer out a drum beat and a bass idea.
– Jenny Lewis
There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit. I find that perfectly acceptable.
– Benoit Mandelbrot
Not every Hammer film was perfect.
– Christopher Lee
Every time I get mad, I grab my hammer and make a bookshelf or something.
– Anthony Mackie
Don’t force it, get a bigger hammer.
– Arthur Bloch
I did a production of Macbeth in the 1960s in which I had a swordfight in the final scene. But the blade fell off my sword just as I was stabbing the guy. I ended up having to hammer him to death.
– Alan Dale
For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear – when you are the hammer, strike.
– Edwin Markham
When I need to nail that riff to the cross, Marshall will always provide the hammer!
– Dan Hawkins
Where do you get lumpy tiles? Well, of course, you don’t. But I get a lot of toilets, and so you just dispatch a toilet with a hammer, and then you have lumpy tiles.
– Dan Phillips
There’s something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it.
– Gerard Way
I wrote the original Mike Hammer as a comic, Mike Danger.
– Mickey Spillane
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
– Emily Dickinson
Once during a taping there was an actor who kept blowing his lines. It happened again and again. Finally Norman Fell came out-he wasn’t even in that scene. But Norman came out and you know what he did? He killed the guy with a hammer.
– John Ritter
I’m in my usual state up here in the commentary box: high tension, heart beating like a trip hammer, whatever that is.
– Murray Walker
I guess if I had to put it into a single phrase, the moral of the Frank stories is that the hammer never really falls.
– Jim Woodring
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
– John Ashbery
When you find your opponent’s weak spot, hammer it.
– John Heisman
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.
– Milan Kundera
Attempting to write vocal oriented songs to me felt like going through the motions and if you are going to go through the motions you might as well just do any gig that caused you to do repetitive motions like banging a hammer or serving fries.
– Ronnie Montrose
I do think a carpenter needs a good hammer to bang in the nail.
– Oliver Reed