To every thing there is a season, and a time to
every purpose under the
heaven: Atimeto be born,
and atimeto die; atimetoplant, and a time to pluck up
that which is planted; A time to kill, and
a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build
up; Atimetoweep, and
atimeto laugh; atimetomourn, and a time to dance: A time to cast away
stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to
embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and
a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and
a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to
speak; A time to love, and
a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Bible (Old Testament) Ecclesiastes 3:1^8.
They listened at his heart. Littlelessnothing!and
that ended it. No more to build on
there. And they, since they Were not the one
dead, turned to their affairs. Robert Lee Frost 'Out, Out'.
Birds buildbut not I build; no, but strain, Time's eunuch, and
not breed one work that wakes. Mine,O thou lord of
life, send my roots rain. Gerard Manley Hopkins 'Thou art indeed just, Lord'.
Luftslotter,de er safi nemme at ty o u" nd i, de.Og nemme at bygge ogsafi . Castles
intheairtheyare so easy totake refuge in. And so easy to build, too.
HenrikJohan Ibsen Bygmester Solness (The Master Builder), act 3.
man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it. William Ralph Inge Philosophy of Plotinus, vol.2, lecture 22.
There was silence in the room. Then a voice, stunning as thunder, clear and
common as a trainwhistlethe voice of a ball-park
announcer: 'If you build it, he will come.' W(illiam) P(atrick) Kinsella 'Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa', a short
story later expanded into the
novel Shoeless Joe (1982) and filmed as Field of Dreams (1989).
have decided that we shall make and build and never give way. KuanYew Lee Remark, 27 Dec. Quoted in James Minchin No Man is
an Island (1986),
The detective novel isthe classic example of a specialized form of
art removed from contact with the life it pretends to
build on. Sir V(ictor) S(awdon) Pritchett In the New Statesman,16 Jun.
When we build, let us think that we build for ever. John Ruskin Seven Lamps of Architecture,'The Lamp of Memory',
Themost beautiful house intheworld isthe onethat you build for yourself.
Witold Marian Rybczynski Quoted by
PamelaYoung in Maclean's,19 Jun1989.
But suicides have a special language. Like carpenters
they want to know which tools. They never ask why
build. Anne ne e Harvey Sexton 'WantingTo Die', dated 3 Feb. Collected in Live or