65 Wool Quotes On Success In Life

These wool quotes will inspire you. Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, hide and fur clothing from bison, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging wool quotes, wool sayings, and wool proverbs.

Best Wool Quotes

  1. “I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.” ~ Frederick Douglass
  2. “Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.” ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  4. “I have worked with wool all my life as a designer. There’s so much more to it than knitwear – it’s an amazingly versatile material and can be used in so many different ways from chic to rustic.” ~ Donatella Versace
  5. “Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

  6. “The staple of our Australian colonies, but more particularly of New South Wales, the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production, – is fine wool.” ~ Charles Sturt
  7. “The Fates but only spin the coarser clue; The finest of the wool is left for you.” ~ John Dryden
  8. “President Bush and his administration have tried to pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal.” ~ Ellen Tauscher
  9. “Their educations ended with high school – my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman in a company dealing in printing and stationary, and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper in a firm of wool merchants.” ~ Martin Lewis Perl
  10. “I used to dress up and impersonate our next-door neighbor, Miss Cox. She wore rubber boots, a wool hat, and her nose always dripped.” ~ Tracey Ullman

  11. “Ninety-five percent of our wool is going to China.” ~ Jim Elliot”Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.” ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
  12. “Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.” ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
  13. “For people allergic to wool, one’s heart can only bleed.” ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
  14. “The rigid electron is in my view a monster in relation to Maxwell’s equations, whose innermost harmony is the principle of relativity… the rigid electron is no working hypothesis, but a working hindrance. Approaching Maxwell’s equations with the concept of the rigid electron seems to me the same thing as going to a concert with your ears stopped up with cotton wool. We must admire the courage and the power of the school of the rigid electron which leaps across the widest mathematical hurdles with fabulous hypotheses, with the hope to land safely over there on experimental-physical ground.” ~ Hermann Minkowski
  15. “Consider how wool is turned into an elegantly designed carpet by coming into contact with an intelligent person.” ~ Rumi

  16. “Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat, and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build their houses and firewood to heat their stoves.” ~ Ernest Poole
  17. “Wolf’s wool is the best of wool, / but it cannot be sheared because / the wolf will not comply.” ~ Marianne Moore
  18. “Peel off these dusty wool blankets of apathy and antipathy and cynical desiccation. I want life in all its stupid sticky rawness.” ~ Isaac Marion
  19. “The common man, no matter how sharp and tough, actually enjoys having the wool pulled over his eyes, and makes it easier for the puller.” ~ P. T. Barnum
  20. “Knowledge is hot water on wool. It shrinks time and space.” ~ Mark Z. Danielewski

  21. “My thoughts ran a wool-gathering.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  22. “I know of the leafy paths that the witches take
    Who come with their crowns of pearl and their spindles of wool,
    And their secret smile, out of the depths of the lake.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  23. “It is not about the pasture of the sheep, but about their wool.
    [Lat., Non est de pastu ovium quaestio, sed de lana.]” ~ Pope Pius II
  24. “Never throw anything good away — real wool, pure silk. Put it away and wait for it to come back.” ~ Helen Gurley Brown
  25. “I don’t like juries having the wool pulled over their eyes. I don’t think that’s what the Constitution is about.” ~ Nancy Grace

  26. “Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern; that we—I mean all human beings—are connected with this; that the whole world is a work of art; that we are parts of the work of art. Hamlet or a Beethoven quartet is the truth about this vast mass that we call the world. But there is no Shakespeare, there is no Beethoven; certainly and emphatically there is no God; we are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself.” ~ Virginia Woolf , Cotton wool quotes
  27. “I don’t wear leather, wool, or silk.” ~ Alexandra Paul
  28. “I’d rather not deal with such questions, because anyway it’s like shearing a pig – lots of screams but little wool.” ~ Vladimir Putin
  29. “Sugar is gone; silk has gone; iron is threatened; wool is threatened; cotton will go! How long are you going to stand it? At the present moment these industries…are like sheep in a field.” ~ Joseph Chamberlain , Sheep wool quotes
  30. “the snow … came in thick tufts like new wool – washed before the weaver spins it.” ~ Leslie Marmon Silko

  31. “A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama.” ~ Clint Eastwood
  32. “Why, man of idleness, labor has rocked you in the cradle, and nourished your pampered life; without it, the woven silk and the wool upon your bank would be in the shepherd’s fold. For the meanest thing that ministers to human want, save the air of heaven, man is indebted to toil; and even the air, in God’s wise ordination, is breathed with labor.” ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  33. “I love a good wool suit, and I appreciate the fact that it’s a natural fiber. I know where it comes from, and I know how it’s bred. And it’s built to last. It breathes and it feels good. A lot of my climbing and hiking gear is all wool, because I can wear it for a week straight and it doesn’t smell. And when you get hot and sweaty in a cold temperature, it stays warm. So your body temperature stays at a good warmth rather than freezing your ass off.” ~ Jason Clarke
  34. “I feel that I have had a blow; but it is not, as I thought as a child, simply a blow from an enemy hidden behind the cotton wool of daily life; it is or will become a revelation of some order; it is a token of some real thing behind appearances; and I make it real by putting it into words. It is only by putting it into words that I make it whole; this wholeness means that it has lost its power to hurt me; it gives me, perhaps because by doing so I take away the pain, a great delight to put the severed parts together.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  35. “Read widely of others’ experiences, even if it’d be more comfortable to snuggle back in the comforting cotton-wool of blissful ignorance.” ~ Sylvia Plath

  36. “It is a known fact that the sheep that give us steel wool have no natural enemies.” ~ Gary Larson
  37. “I’m a vegan, but you can be really unhealthy as a vegan, too. Vegan just means that you don’t use animal products, so you don’t wear leather, you don’t wear wool, and you don’t eat animal products. But you can eat french fries and stuff like that all day long.” ~ Emily Deschanel
  38. “I`ve had few dull moments [in my life] and not too many sad and defeated ones. In saying this I am by no means overlooking the rough and rocky years I`ve lived through. But I was not brought up thinking life would be easy. I always expected to work hard for my money and to get nothing I did not earn. And the bad years, it seems to me, were so few that only a dyed-in-the-wool grouch who enjoys feeling sorry for himself would complain.” ~ Buster Keaton
  39. “Since you are now studying geometry and trigonometry, I will give you a problem. A ship sails the ocean. It left Boston with a cargo of wool. It grosses 200 tons. It is bound for Le Havre. The mainmast is broken, the cabin boy is on deck, there are 12 passengers aboard, the wind is blowing East-North-East, the clock points to a quarter past three in the afternoon. It is the month of May. How old is the captain?” ~ Gustave Flaubert
  40. “I don’t do farm animals. Can’t stand hay in your leathers? Or wool in my teeth.” ~ J.R. Ward

  41. “Today, most women are surrounded by ingenious gadgets. They don’t grow the peas or raise the chicken that they serve for dinner; instead they hunt and gather in the grocery store. They go through catalogs or department stores to buy clothes instead of shearing sheep, carding wool, and weaving cloth for skirts and coats and blankets.” ~ Helen Fisher
  42. “The overseer wouldna speak to me of Ian, but he told me other things that would curl your hair, if it wasna already curled up like sheep’s wool.” He glanced at me, and a half-smile lit his face, inspite of his obvious perturbation. “Judging by the state of your hair, Sassenach, I should say that it’s going to rain verra soon now.” ~ Diana Gabaldon
  43. “Probably? So you’re asking me to trust my life to steel wool and peanut butter?” “Poisoned peanut butter.” “Cal, I don’t care if it’s nuclear peanut butter.” ~ Scott Westerfeld
  44. “I really cannot understand the point of what you’re saying. Really,’ said Clotilde, looking at her. ‘What a very extraordinary person you are. What sort of a woman are you? Why are you talking like this? Who are you?’ Miss Marple pulled down the mass of pink wool that encircled her head, a pink wool scarf of the same kind that she had once worn in the West Indies. ‘One of my names,’ she said, ‘is Nemesis.’ ‘Nemesis? And what does that mean?’ ‘I think you know,’ said Miss Marple. ‘You are a very well educated woman. Nemesis is long delayed sometimes, but it comes in the end.” ~ Agatha Christie
  45. “Toys “R” Us. Zack put on a wool cap and sunglasses. “You look like a bank robber,” I observed. “No toy is safe.” ~ Joan Bauer

  46. “Byron says he won’t go there. He give Kenny and Joey a story about “Wool Pooh,” the supposed evil twin of Winnie-the-Pooh. They believe him, but Kenny still wants to go.” ~ Christopher Paul Curtis
  47. “This because it is never really very cold in England. It is drizzly, and the wind will blow; hail happens, and there is a breed of Tuesday in January in which time creeps and no light comes and the air is full of water and nobody really loves anybody, but still a decent jumper and a waxen jacket lined with wool is sufficient for every weather England’s got to give.” ~ Zadie Smith
  48. “Night falls. Or has fallen. Why is it that night falls, instead of rising, like the dawn? Yet if you look east, at sunset, you can see night rising, not falling; darkness lifting into the sky, up from the horizon, like a black sun behind cloud cover. Like smoke from an unseen fire, a line of fire just below the horizon, brushfire or a burning city. Maybe night falls because it’s heavy, a thick curtain pulled up over the eyes. Wool blanket.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  49. “A shade of sorrow passed over Taliesin’s face. ‘There are those,’ he said gently, ‘who must first learn loss, despair, and grief. Of all paths to wisdom, this is the cruelest and longest. Are you one who must follow such a way? This even I cannot know. If you are, take heart nonetheless. Those who reach the end do more than gain wisdom. As rough wool becomes cloth, and crude clay a vessel, so do they change and fashion wisdom for others, and what they give back is greater than what they won.” ~ Lloyd Alexander
  50. “Trouble travels fast / When you’re specially designed for crash testing / Or wearing wool sunglasses in the afternoon.” ~ Jack Johnson

  51. “The real story of the Fleece: there were these two children of Zeus, Cadmus, and Europa, okay? They were about to get offered up as human sacrifices when they prayed to Zeus to save them. So Zeus sent this magical flying ram with golden wool, which picked them up in Greece and carried them all the way to Colchis in Asia Minor. Well, actually it carried Cadmus. Europa fell off and died along the way, but that’s not important.” “It was probably important to her.” ~ Rick Riordan
  52. “So it is always preferable to discuss the matter of veganism in a non-judgemental way. Remember that to most people, eating flesh or dairy and using animal products such as leather, wool, and silk, is as normal as breathing air or drinking water. A person who consumes dairy or uses animal products is not necessarily or usually what a recent and unpopular American president labeled an “evil doer.” ~ Gary L. Francione
  53. “And we wonder what can be that ‘philosophy of education’ which believes that young people can be trained to the duties of citizenship by wrapping their minds in cotton wool.” ~ Henry Steele Commager
  54. “She suffers according to the digits of my hate. I hear the filaments of alabaster. I would lie down with them and lift my madness off like a wig. I would lie outside in a room of wool and let the snow cover me. Paris white or flake white or argentine, all in the washbasin of my mouth, calling “Oh.” I am empty. I am witless. Death is here. There is no other settlement.” ~ Anne Sexton
  55. “One of the many things that surprised me about Wool is how many of its fans don’t consider themselves science fiction readers.” ~ Hugh Howey

  56. “jace’s clothes had been clean,stylish,ordinary. Sebastian had been wearing a long black wool trench coat that had looked expensive. Like an evil Burbeery ad, Simon said when she was done.” ~ Cassandra Clare
  57. “Being the only female in what was basically a boys’ club must have been difficult for her. Miraculously, she didn’t compensate by becoming hard or quarrelsome. She was still a girl, a slight lovely girl who lay in bed and ate chocolates, a girl whose hair smelled like hyacinth and whose scarves fluttered jauntily in the breeze. But strange and marvelous as she was, a wisp of silk in a forest of black wool, she was not the fragile creature one would have her seem.” ~ Donna Tartt
  58. “Slowly he took out the clothes in which, ten years beforem Cosette had left Montfermeil; first the little dress, then the black scarf, then the great heavy child’s shoes Cosette could still almost have worn, so small was her foot, then the vest of very thich fustian, then the knitted petticoat, the the apron with pockets, then the wool stockings…. Then his venerable white head fell on the bed, this old stoical heart broke, his face was swallowed up, so to speak, in Cosette’s clothes, and anybody who had passed along the staircase at that moment would have heard irrepressible sobbing.” ~ Victor Hugo
  59. “Ned was clad in a white linen doublet with the direwolf of Stark on the breast; his black wool cloak was fastened at the collar by his silver hand of office. Black and white and grey, all the shades of truth.” ~ George R. R. Martin
  60. “The dyed-in-the-wool teacher takes everything seriously only with respect to his students–himself included.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  61. “If you were going to make sculptures of them, the swivel poems would be disparate objects all attached with hinges and the prose poems would be small sheep wrapped in extra wool.” ~ Matthea Harvey
  62. “I am more of a rock guy than I am a blues guy. People get the idea that I am a dyed in the wool blues cat, but I rock out when I do my show you know that.” ~ George Thorogood
  63. “Many who have voted for the AfD, or who intend to do so, aren’t doing so because they are dyed-in-the-wool enemies of democracy. Rather, they are desperate.” ~ Martin Schulz
  64. “We are having wool pulled over our eyes if we let ourselves be convinced that scientists, taken as a group, are anything special in the way of brains. They are very ordinary professional men, and all they know is their own trade, just like all other professional men. There are some geniuses among them, just as there are mental giants in any other field of endeavor.” ~ Anthony Standen
  65. “There are two competing philosophies in Wool: one is that people have to live under an iron thumb in order to survive, and the other one is that everyone should live completely freely and happily and everything will sort itself out.” ~ Hugh Howey

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