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You are dirt just like me. Gunfight at the OK Corral 1957 starring Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas & Dennis Hopper & Rhonda Fleming & Jo van Fleet & John Ireland & Lyle Bettger & Frank Faylen & Earl Holliman & Ted de Corsia & Whit Bissell et al, director John Sturgess, her to him
Ben Long, an English artist who draws on dirt on vans, was short listed for a £10,000 ($19,000) art prize in 2003. Unless the vans are washed, his work can last for two months. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
Glenn Johanson collects dirt from all around the world and proudly displays it in glass vials in his Museum of Dirt in Boston. ibid.
There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse. Quentin Crisp
I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold. Eartha Kitt
Dirt used to be a badge of honour. Dirt used to look like work. But we’ve scrubbed the dirt off the face of work, and consequently we’ve created this suspicion of anything that’s too dirty. Mike Rowe
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. Margaret Atwood
It gives a fellow an awful shiver to hear the first shovelful of dirt and gravel rattle down upon the coffin; but after it is covered, it falls gently and makes no sound. The feeling of rest is perfect. There’s no more nagging, no more pain! William Morris Hunt
Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt. Oscar Wilde
Look at all the dirt! The Royle Family Christmas Special: Joe’s Crackers, Barbara with new Dyson, BBC 2010
Mary’s in the Dyson. ibid. Barbara
For it really was disgusting filth. There was no time to sweep the floor till evening, and we slithered about in a compound of soapy water, lettuce-leaves, torn paper and trampled food. George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
The dirt in the Hotel X, as soon as one penetrated the service quarters, was revolting. Our cafeteria had year-old filth in all the dark corners, and the bread-bin was infested with cockroaches. ibid.
The kitchen grew dirtier and the rats bolder, though we trapped few of them, Looking round that filthy room, with raw meat lying among refuse on the floor, and cold, clotted saucepans sprawling everywhere, and the sink blocked and coated with grease, I used to wonder whether there could be a restaurant in the world as bad as ours. ibid.
It gives one a strange feeling to be wearing such clothes. I had worn bad enough things before, but nothing at all like these; they were not merely dirty and shapeless they had – how to express it? – a gracelessness, a patina of antique filth, quite different from mere shabbiness. They were the sort of clothes you see on a bootlace seller, or a tramp. An hour later, in Lambeth, I saw a hang-dog man, obviously a tramp, coming towards me, and when I looked again it was myself, reflected in a shop window. The dirt was plastering my face already. Dirt is a great respecter of persons; it lets you alone when you are well dressed, but as soon as your collar is gone it flies towards you from all directions. ibid.
Gold’s father is dirt, yet it regards itself as noble. Yiddish proverb
I came from dirt, no lower … what’s lower than dirt? The Office s8e17: Test the Store, NBC 2012
It’d blister your face. It would put your eyes out ... That steady blow of dirt. Pauline Robertson, cited Ken Burns, The Dust Bowl, PBS 2012
I love dust. After fluff it’s my all-time favourite dirt … Red Dwarf s11e2: Samsara, message on screen, Kryten, BBC 2016