Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
Reduce the layers of management. They put distance between the top of an organization and the customers.
Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
This world is run by people who know how to do things. They know how things work. They are equipped. Up there, there's a layer of people who run everything. But we - we're just peasants. We don't understand what's going on, and we can't do anything.
Race is a layer of being, but not a culmination.
From a scientific perspective there is some indication that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or, less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age - but there is no suggestion that either the created order or mankind would be destroyed in the process.
So I'm going to go on and work on preserving the ozone layer, encouraging everyone to recycle.
It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
If you want a higher power, go to the goddamn sun. Just go to the sun - and stop destroying the ozone layer.
Like a layer on a pearl, you can't specifically identify the irritant, the moment of the irritant, but at the end of the day, you know you have a pearl.
Layer by layer art strips life bare.
When cutting staff at the Pentagon, don't eliminate the thin layer that assures civilian control.
We do not have a functioning market in the true sense of the word in health care. That's a layer of transparency that's sorely needed in America.
The appearance of the bones of quadrupeds, especially those of complete bodies in the strata, tells us either that the layer itself which carries them was in earlier times dry land or that dry land was at least formed in the immediate area.
Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening, when they take off their protective layer, when no one is watching.
The removal of an electron from the surface of an atom - that is, the ionization of the atom - means a fundamental structural change in its surface layer.
For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment.
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise.
You're better off being a brick layer if you're going to play guitar than a sheet metal worker.