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See this egg: it is with this that all the schools of theology and all the temples of the earth are to be overturned. Denis Diderot, Le Reve de l’Alembert
I can eat fifty eggs. Cool Hand Luke 1967 starring Paul Newman & George Kennedy & Strother Martin & Jo van Fleet & Joy Harmon & Morgan Woodward & Luke Askew & Robert Donner & Clifton James et al, director Stuart Rosenberg, Lucas to men
It’s full of leathery objects like eggs I suppose. Alien ***** 1979 starring Sigourney Weaver & Tim Skerritt & Veronica Cartwright & Harry Dean Stanton & John Hurt & Ian Holm & Yaphet Kotto & Bolaji Badejo & Helen Horton et al, director Ridley Scott, Hurt
So who’s laying these eggs? Aliens 1986 starring Sigourney Weaver & Michael Biehn & Paul Reiser & Lance Henriksen & Carrie Henn & Bill Paxton & William Hope & Jenette Goldstein & Al Matthews & Mark Rolston et al, director Ridley Scott, Ripley
Yes, Captain. Eggs. And they are about to hatch. Star Trek s1e25: The Devil in the Dark, Spock
An egg with a waterproof shell – that was the next great evolutionary breakthrough. David Attenborough, Life on Earth VI: Invasion of the Land, BBC 1979
Since Life began the sea has been full of eggs. (Animals & Eggs) David Attenborough, The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Behaviour I: Arriving, BBC 1990
While some primitive mammals incubated eggs others developed more efficient methods of bringing up their young. David Attenborough: Life on Earth: Mammals (revised series)
The achidna doesn’t give birth to live babies: she lays an egg. David Attenborough, The Life of Mammals I: A Winning Design, BBC 2002
Sooty terns: there is one thing that compels them to come down to earth: the demands of the egg. David Attenborough, The Life of Birds VIII: The Demands of the Egg, BBC 1998
This is the story of an ancient island, an extinct giant, a mystery that I’ve been puzzling over half my life. Fifty years ago I came here to the island of Madagascar ... It was one of the first natural history series I made. David Attenborough and the Giant Egg, BBC 2011
The largest egg ever laid by anything. ibid.
Studies about gigantic birds had been circulating in Europe since the thirteenth century. ibid.
The Elephant Bird: beyond the legends, what do we know of it? ibid.
It is estimated that the Elephant Bird weighed half a ton ... The heaviest bird that ever existed. And of course it was flightless. ibid.
Emperor penguins … The males are left with the eggs … The male Emperors stoically sit out the months of winter darkness. David Attenborough, The Living Planet s1e2: The Frozen World, BBC 1984
The sun rises once more over Antarctica. Now at last the Emperor penguins abandon their huddle. The males are still carrying the precious eggs that they’ve cherished throughout the Antarctic winter. With the returning sun the eggs hatch. David Attenborough, Planet Earth: Pole to Pole, BBC 2006
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Mid-17th century proverb
Don’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs. Early 18th century proverb
It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard. Dorothy Parker
Elephant birds’ eggs are really like normal birds’ eggs. There are only twenty-seven specimens in the world; we are very fortunate to have eleven of them. They are really really rare. Cyril Walker, Natural History Museum London
A single elephant bird egg would have held two and a quarter gallons of yoke, a hundred and fifty times that of a chicken’s. Arthur Clarke’s Mysterious Universe
... And the idea of the trick is this: I go like that, and the tray goes over there, and the eggs – hahaha – are supposed to go into the glasses. And I want to know why it hasn’t worked. Tommy Cooper
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? Job 6:6
In April 2004 it was listed for auction by Sotherby’s in New York. The upper estimate was an astonishing $24 million … Part of a collection of nine imperial Easter eggs amassed over the previous forty years by the Forbes Foundation in New York. But that sale never took place. The World’s Most Beautiful Eggs: The Genius of Carl Faberge, BBC 2013
Fabergé made just fifty of these unique pieces. ibid.
I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast. Queen Elizabeth II
Beckenbauer really has gambled all his eggs. Ron Atkinson
Throughout the ancient world one symbol was more pervasive than any other. Ancient Aliens s9e4: Decoding the Cosmic Eggs, Childress, History 2014
The creation story of the Dogon involves a cosmic egg. ibid.
Go to hospital on an egg. Spitting Image s5e6, salmonella scare, ITV 1998
This is a mosaic egg, a Fabergé egg, one of the most remarkable, one of the most precious objects in the entire royal collection. Andrew Graham-Dixon: Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection IV: Modern Times, BBC 2018
Her: My nightmare. I had it again last night.
Him: That you’re inside a golden egg and you can’t get out and you float all alone through space for ever. The Vanishing aka Spoorloos 1988 starring Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu & Gene Bervoets & Johanna ter Steege & Gwen Eckhaus & Bernadette le Sache & Tania Latarjet & Lucille Glenn et al, director George Sluizer
You’ll often hear them before you see them … That is the very smallest bird in the world: it’s the bee hummingbird that’s only found in Cuba. And what a wonderful little creature it is. I cannot believe how tiny it is: it’s almost insect-like. It’s almost hard to believe it’s a bird. Cuba has been a real cradle of evolution, so many species have evolved here … The smallest bird in the world lays the smallest egg. Natural World: Wild Cuba: A Caribbean Journey, BBC 2020
Wall Street Lays An Egg. Variety 1929
The object remarkably resembles an egg, white, oval and nestled perfectly inside the patient’s stomach. And if it is an egg, what’s going to hatch? The Proof is Out There s2e4, History 2022