Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ryTay! Alas! I am very sorry to say That ninety lives have been taken away On the last Sabbath day of1879, Which will be remember'd for a very long time.William McGonagall: 1890 Poetic Gems,'The Tay Bridge Disaster', stanza1.
Was groÞ ist am Menschen, das ist, dass er eine Bru« cke und kein Zweck ist. Nietzsche What isgreat in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.FriedrichWilhelm Nietzsche: 1883-92 Also sprach Zarathustra ( Thus Spake Zarathustra), prologue, section 4 (translated by R J Hollingdale).
Ever since I was engaged on Principia Mathematica, I have had a certainmethod of whichat first Iwasscarcely conscious, but which has gradually become more explicit in my thinking. The method consists in an attempt to build a bridge between the world of sense and the world of science.Russell, Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl: 1959 My Philosophical Development, ch.16.
The Colonial Secretary [Iain Macleod] has been too clever by half.Ibelievethat heisavery fine bridgeplayer. It isnot considered immoral, or even bad form, to outwit one's opponent at bridge.It almost seems to me as if the Colonial Secretary, when he abandoned the sphere of bridge for the sphere of politics, brought his bridge technique with him.of Salisbury: 1961 Speech, House of Lords. English Conservative statesman and three times Prime Minister (1885-6,1886-92,1895-1902), often serving as his own Foreign Secretary. He remained as head of government during the Boer War (1899-1902), and then retired.
Honoriais one of those robust, dynamic girls with the muscles of awelter-weight and a laugh likea squadronof cavalry charging over a tin bridge.Plum: 1925 Carry On, Jeeves,'The RummyAffair of Old Biffy'.
'In about half a mile you cross the river by an Irish bridge' 'Whatever is that?' 'It'sjust a bridge, but built under thewater instead ofover it.' 'Extremely sensible.'John Innes Mackintosh Stewart: 1969 A FamilyAffair.
Faithis the Pierless Bridge Supporting what We see Unto the Scene that We do not.Emily Elizabeth Dickinson: c.1864 Complete Poems, no.915 (first published1929).
With weeping and with laughter Still is the story told, How well Horatius kept the bridge In the brave days of old.1st Baron: 1842 Lays of Ancient Rome,'Horatius', stanza 70.
'Now who will stand on either hand, And keep the bridge with me?'1st Baron: 1842 Lays of Ancient Rome,'Horatius', stanza 29.
Life is a cycle, and mime is particularly suitable for showing fluidity, transformation, metamorphosis. Words can keep people apart; mime can be a bridge between them.Marcel Marceau: Attributed.
I might as well play bridge with my old maid aunts I haven't got a chance This is a fine romance.Dorothy Fields: 1934 'A Fine Romance', song featured in the film Swing Time (music by Jerome Kern).
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev: 1960 Press conference, NewYork, Oct.
By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard around the world.RalphWaldo Emerson: 1837 'Concord Hymn', opening lines. This poem was sung on 4 Jul1837 at the dedication of the monument commemorating the battle of19 Apr1775.
It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge intime, toprotest againstchange, particularlychangefor the better.John Ernest Steinbeck: 1962 TravelsWith Charley In Search of America, pt.2.
Our Meistersinger, thou set breath in steel; And it was thou who on the boldest heel Stood up and flung the span on even wing Of that great Bridge, our Myth, whereof I sing.(Harold) Hart Crane: 1930 On Whitman and Brooklyn Bridge. The Bridge,'Cape Hatteras'.
I stood inVenice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand: I saw from out the wave her structures rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O'er the far times, when manya subject land Look'd to the winged Lion's marble piles, WhereVenice sate in state, thron'd on her hundred isles!Rochdale: 1812-18 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, canto 4, stanza1.
The music teacher came twice a week to bridge the awful gap between Dorothy and Chopin.George Ade: Fables
A proper home can provide the bridge across that terrible gulf between poverty and a better future.aga khan iv: Princess Zahra quoting His Highness the Aga Khan in her acceptance speech upon receiving the World Habitat Award - Kazan, Russian Federation, October 4, 2006
These values: compassion; solidarity; respect for each other - already exist in all our great religions. We can begin by reaffirming and demonstrating that the problem is not the Koran, nor the Torah nor the Bible. As I have often said, the problem is never the faith. It is the faithful, and how we behave towards each other. It is these great, enduring and universal principles which are also enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We can use these values – and the frameworks and tools we have based on them - to bridge divides and make people feel more secure and confident of the future.kofi annan: World Civilisations: “Bridging the World’s Divides”. Lecture given at the British Museum London.
I'm going to have cute boobs 'til I'm 90, so there's that. I'll have the best boobs in the nursing home. I'll be the envy of all the ladies around the bridge table.During an interview on Good Morning America about her recent mastectomy. (August 19, 2008)
Everybody sees a difficulty in the question of relations between Arabs and Jews. But not everybody sees that there is no solution to this question. No solution! There is a gulf, and nothing can bridge it… We, as a nation, want this country to be ours; the Arabs, as a nation, want this country to be theirs.david ben-gurion: Written statement (June 1919), as quoted in Time magazine (24 July 2006)
That's a lot of hard work gone under the water, under the bridge.phil brown: Jun-2005, DCFC website
Morpheus' gifts used to come to me in bottles, Beam and black Jack Daniel's, straight up with a frosted schooner of Jax on the side, while the rain poor down in the neon glow outside the window of an all-night bar not far from the Huey Long Bridge. In a half hour I could kick open a furnace door and fling into the flames all the snakes and squeaking bats that lived inside me. Except the next morning they would writhe with new life in the ashes and come back home, stinking and hungry.A Morning for Flamingos (1990)
I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen or, who I'm gonna meet, where I'm gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you... to make each day count.james cameron: Jack (Titanic (1997))
Cavendish did not stand aloof from other men in a proud or supercilious spirit, refusing to count them his fellows. He felt himself separated from them by a great gulf, which neither they nor he could bridge over, and across which it was vain to stretch hands or exchange greetings. A sense of isolation from his brethren, made him shrink from their society and avoid their presence, but he did so as one conscious of an infirmity, not boasting of an excellence.henry cavendish: George Wilson, The Life of the Honble Henry Cavendish (1851) p.185-186