Quotes from Famous Poets , Authors and MysticsQuotes from Famous Poets , Authors and Mystics Kathy #questionnaire #poetry
“Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.”
“Love all , trust a few, do wrong to none.”
To live is rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
“All great and precious things are lonely”.
“In my mother’s house, there is still God”.
A Raisin in the Sun
” I have always depended on the kindness of strangers”.
“My life, as I know it, is ending” Stefan Zweig
“Very deep is the well of the past, should we not call it bottomless?” Thomas Mann
“Was she beautiful, or was she not beautiful?” George Eliott
“Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen.” Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Shadow of the Wind
“La vie est une fleur dont
L’amour est le miel”.
“We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me.”
“A man.is only as good as what he loves.”
“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.” — Author Anne Lamott
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity”.
Edgar Allen Poe
“Don’t make yourself miserable
with what is to come or not to come”.
“Think not that your word and yours alone must be right.”
“Some doors only open from the inside”.
“Like sea birds, we are born from the sea of the soul”.
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it”.
“Tender is the Night”
“At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet”.
“Life is like riding a bicycle . To keep your balance, you must keep.moving”.
An Officer and a Gentleman
By David Day Stewart
“Let be be finale of seem/The only Emperor is the Emperor of Ice Cream”. Wallace Stevens
“Nothing is but what is not”. Shakespeare
“Death is the mother of beauty”. Stevens again
“And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
“When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance”.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“Death to all modifiers…
he declared one day, and out of every letter that passed through his hands went every adverb and every adjective.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22
Probably the funniest thing I have ever read in a classical book.
“Mrs Robinson , this is the sickest, most perverted thing that ever happened to me.”
Based on the book,The Graduate
by Charles Webb
“Here’s to you Mrs Robinson”
“It was a bright , cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen”.
“The sun shone,having no alternative, on the nothing new”.
“You better not never tell nobody but God”.
“If Youth knew, if Age could”.
“From understanding comes love”.
We are the stuff dreams are made on/And our little life is rounded with a sleep
“Nothing is more real than nothing”
“To err is human ; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope
” But to see her was to love her”
“Let satire be my song”
Meaning and Wisdom of Creation
“The wisdom of My creating you is to see My vision in the mirror of your spirit and My love in your heart.”
I love Gerard Manly Hopkins , a poet with a different style. try the Windover,