I'd rather chase a dream than be content to sit behind a desk.
"Aye, aye! It was that accursed white whale that razeed me; made a poor pegging lubber of me for ever and a day!" Then tossing both arms, with measureless imprecations he shouted out: "Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up. And this is what ye have shipped for, men! to chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out."Herman Melville
Let us fix our attention out of ourselves as much as possible; let us chase our imagination to the heavens, or to the utmost limits of the universe; we never really advance a step beyond ourselves, nor can conceive any kind of existence, but those perceptions, which have appeared in that narrow compass.David Hume
A wind sways in the pines, And below Not a breath of wild air; Still as the mosses that glow On the flooring and over the lines Of the roots here and there. The pine tree drops its dead; Theyare quiet, as under the sea. Overhead, overhead Rushes life in a race, As the clouds the clouds chase; And we go, And we drop like the fruits of the tree, Even we, Even so.George Meredith
He changes his opinions as he does his friends, and much on the same account. He has no comfort in fixed principles; as soon as anything is settled in his own mind, he quarrels with it. He has no satisfaction but the chase after truth, runs a question down, worries and kills it, then quits it like a vermin, and starts some new game, to lead him a new dance, and give him a fresh breathing through bog and brake, with the rabble yelping at his heels and the leaders perpetually at fault.william hazlitt
"A linebacker's job is to knock out running backs, to knock out receivers, to chase the football."
Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.vince lombardi
For see, the dapple-grey coursers of the mornBeat up the light with their bright silver hoofs,And chase it through the sky.john marston
He thought at heart like courtly Chesterfield,Who, after a long chase o'er hills, dales, bushes,And what not, though he rode beyond all price,Ask'd next day, "if men ever hunted twice?"lord byron
Proud Nimrod first the bloody chase began,A mighty hunter, and his prey was man.Alexander Pope
My hoarse-sounding hornInvites thee to the chase, the sport of kings.
Men should press forward, in fame's glorious chase; Nobles look backward, and so lose the race.Edward Young
With the catching end the pleasures of the chase.
He thought at heart like courtly Chesterfield, Who, after a long chase o'er hills, dales, bushes, And what not, though he rode beyond all price, Ask'd next day, "if men ever hunted twice?"lord byron
Proud Nimrod first the bloody chase began, A mighty hunter, and his prey was man.Alexander Pope
Love's torments made me seek the chase; Rifle in hand, I roam'd apace. Down from the tree, with hollow scoff, The raven cried: "Head-off! head off!"Heinrich Heine
Go you may call it madness, folly, You shall not chase my gloom away. There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay!samuel rogers
Your sport, my Lord, I cannot take, For I must go and hunt a lake; And while you chase the flying deer, I must fly off to Windermere. Instead of hallooing to a fox, I must catch echoes from the rocks; With curious eye and active scent, I on the Picturesque am bent.
When you told me you used to chase tornados I always thought it was a metaphor!
On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined. No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet to chase the glowing hours with flying feet.lord byron
When Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet.lord byron
chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.clarence darrow
Citizens of a modern society need [...] more than that ordinary "common sense" which was defined by Stuart chase as that which tells you that the world is flat. They need to be systematically aware of the powers and limitations of symbols, especially words, if they are to guard against being driven into complete bewilderment by the complexity of their semantic environment. The first of the principles governing symbols is this: The symbol is NOT the thing symbolized; the word is NOT the thing; the map is NOT the territory it stands for. (editor's link)s. i. hayakawa
Richard chase declares, "No great poet has written so much bad verse as Emily Dickinson." He blames the Victorian cult of little women for the fact that "two thirds of her work" is seriously flawed: "Her coy and oddly childish poems of nature and female friendship are products of a time when one of the careers open to women was perpetual childhood." Dickinson's sentimental feminine poems remain neglected by embarrassed scholars. I would maintain, however, that her poetry is a closed system of sexual reference and that the mawkish poems are designed to dovetail with those of violence and suffering.
Citizens of a modern society need [...] more than that ordinary "common sense" which was defined by Stuart chase as that which tells you that the world is flat.