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Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:53 pm

Post your favourite quotes from any source; scriptural, poetic, literature, religious, television, film, etc.

The only rule, one quote per post!Rules!

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Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:00 pm

Although taken out of context (it comes at the end of a poem) or rather at the end of conext, it is none the less a rather powerful sentiment.

"Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends"- WB Yates, "The Municipal Galley Revisited"

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Post by OmarKhayyam on Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:14 pm

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see'st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the deathbed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.


Shakespeare's #73
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Post by sacrificialgoddess on Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:33 pm

“Some people are afraid of what they might find if
they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into
your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts,
the cleansing can begin.”

-- Tori Amos
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Post by OmarKhayyam on Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:28 pm

I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use!
As tho' to breathe were life! Life piled on life
Were all too little, and of one to me
Little remains; but every hour is saved
From that eternal silence, something more,
A bringer of new things; and vile it were
For some three suns to store and hoard myself,
And this gray spirit yearning in desire
To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.


From Tennyson's Ulysses
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Post by OmarKhayyam on Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:55 pm

Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile
The short and simple annals of the Poor.

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,
And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave,
Awaits alike th' inevitable hour:-
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.


From Gray's Elegy in a Country Church-Yard
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Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:57 pm

Its no secret when three know it, Irish proverb

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Post by OmarKhayyam on Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:57 pm

Aren't you sorry you started this? Cool Wink
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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:00 pm

OmarKhayyam wrote:Aren't you sorry you started this? Cool Wink


- Omar.

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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:02 pm

Not my FAVORITE but..

"As I walked back to the car, I chatted with an Englishman, who
confirmed that, indeed, sheep are dropping into the oceans around
Ireland at a regular rate"
- Margeret Lynn McLean, noting the general lack of fences along cliff edges on Irish farms, "Insights on Ireland"

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Post by OmarKhayyam on Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:19 pm

Speaking of Ireland:

May the road rise to meet your feet.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
May the rain fall soft upon your fields
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
A Gaelic Blessing
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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:19 pm

I have that on a plaque. Very Happy

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Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:56 pm

Oh no, this is just what I wanted. Welcome!

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Post by OmarKhayyam on Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:22 pm

Farewell, farewell ! but this I tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest !
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small ;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.

The Mariner, whose eye is bright,
Whose beard with age is hoar,
Is gone : and now the Wedding-Guest
Turned from the bridegroom's door.

He went like one that hath been stunned,
And is of sense forlorn :
A sadder and a wiser man,
He rose the morrow morn.


From Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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Post by OmarKhayyam on Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:47 pm

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.


From Dover Beach
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Post by HailToTheSquirrel on Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:42 am

"That's a big twinkie."

-Winston Zeddemore, Ghostbusters

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Post by OmarKhayyam on Tue May 19, 2009 2:43 pm

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)



Spring and Fall


to a young child



Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leaves, like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?

Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By & by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you wíll weep & know why.

Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow's springs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What héart héard of, ghóst guéssed:
It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.
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Post by OmarKhayyam on Tue May 19, 2009 3:02 pm

When I first read Hopkins in college I was unimpressed. I thought him unnecessarily obtuse and took the above as an example.

Now, all these decades later I find him much clearer and much deeper. I see falling leaves now and picture a young child at a window watching them. And I think the melancholy we so often feel watching Autumn leaves is indeed the result of an unconscious (perhaps) reflecting on our lives.

Good literature is like this. It improves with age. Christopher Marlow remarked when speaking of someone coming back to Hamlet at a much later age, "It is a better play now. Because you are a better reader."
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