One with a strong stomach and a hard head may be able to tolerate much of the unconscious and undeliberate cruelty and torture of the world that is perpetrated in hot blood and stupidity.
Possessed myself of a strong stomach and a hard head, inured to hardship, cruelty, and brutality, nevertheless I found, as I came to manhood, that I unconsciously protected myself from the hurt of the trained-animal turn by getting up and leaving the theatre whenever such turns came on the stage.
The yellow light from the student's lamp fell on his hands and the purple sleeves of his velvet smoking-jacket, but his flushed face and big, hard head
were in the shadow.
An' right there he finishes himself, for his bad thumb, which I've known since he first got it as a kid fightin' in the sandlot at Watts Tract--he smashes that thumb right there, on my hard head
, back into the socket with an out-twist, an' all the old cords that'd never got strong gets theirs again.
Harker did not turn a red hair on his hard head
, but he looked at the other out of the corners of his eyes.
Mr Cameron, who is due to chair a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss the crisis, assured Labour leader Ed Miliband that the further restoration of diplomatic ties with Iran would be done with a "very clear eye and a very hard head
He was tough and brave and what a hard head
! He did well to survive.
Clint Smith will probably want to give me a knock on my noggin for this column, but having a hard head
, I'll proceed anyway.
On his long journey to rejoin them he discovers all the good things about being a musk ox--his horns and hard head
are good for headbutting a hungry wolf, and his soft wool is prized by a gentle human.
Eva's PR played down the incident, joking: "She's got a hard head
"But I don't believe there is any protection against a hard head
. I depend on my cuts man Mick Williams to sort things out."
She's made of grease and metal, with a hard head
that makes the men around her seem frail.
"You need a quick mind, a hard head
, a strong stomach, a warm smile and a cold eye" - Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain's former ambassador to the United States, on the attributes required by a US ambassador in London.
I don't deal with any of those" Broadcaster Clare Balding "You need a quick mind, a hard head
, a strong stomach, a warm smile and a cold eye" Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain's former Ambassador to the United States, on the attributes required by a US Ambassador in London "When you are born with a 10ft long face, you don't get hero roles" Self-deprecating actor Richard E Grant, above, who believes he is perpetually consigned to playing villains
"A good diplomat has a quick mind, a hard head
, a strong stomach, a warm smile and a cold eye" - Sir Christopher Meyer, former British ambassador in Washington.