A Quotations Update
The updating process continues, with about half of the Quotations collection now converted to the new format. Among the newly updated areas are Quotations from Poetry, (#12), Malapropisms (#8) and Quotations by Women (#9).
Here’s a smattering.
Sit at the western window. Take the sun
Between your hands like a ball of flaming crystal,
Poise it to let it fall, but hold it still,
And meditate on the beauty of your existence;
The beauty of this, that you exist at all.
Conrad Aiken, Chiarascuro: Rose
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Ancient Mariner, II, Verse 9
Gathering fuel in vacant lots.
T. S. Eliot, Preludes, IV, 15-16
For we have thought the longer thoughts
And gone the shorter way.
And we have danced to devil's tunes
Shivering home to pray;
To serve one master in the night,
Another in the day.
Ernest Hemingway, [Chapter Heading, 1923]
Patience is a plant
That grows not in all gardens.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Michael Angelo, Part ii
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Indeed, unless the billboards fall
I'll never see a tree at all.
Ogden Nash, Song of the Open Road
Learn to live, and live to learn,
Ignorance like a fire doth burn,
Little tasks make large return.
Bayard Taylor, To My Daughter
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...
William Butler Yeats, He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
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An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last chapter missing.
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
--Joan Gussow, 1986
-- Ed Howe
Moral indignation is, in most cases, 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy.
--Vittorio de Sica
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One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I'm having a good time.
Lady Nancy Astor
Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.
It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their finest hour.
It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their finest hour. Oh, to be only half as wonderful as my child thought I was when he was small, and only half as stupid as my teenager now thinks I am.