Culture is dead, now let us start creating.1968 Graffito by Parisian students on the School of Architecture walls, May.
And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said,We be all dead men.Bible (Old Testament): Exodus12:33.
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.Bible (NewTestament): St Luke15:32.
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.Bible (NewTestament): Romans 6:9.
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.Bible (NewTestament): 1211Corinthians15:20-2.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.Bible (NewTestament): Revelation14:13.
Sagest in the council was he, kindest in the hall: Sure we never won a battle'twas Owen won them all. Had he lived, had he lived, our dear country had been free; But he's dead, but he's dead, and 'tis slaves we'll ever be.thomas osborne davis: 1842 'Lament for the Death of Owen Roe O'Neil'.
Come up and be dead! Come up and be dead!charles dickens: 1864-5 Jenny Wren. Our Mutual Friend, bk.2, ch.5.
The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which ourdull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive formsthis knowledge, this feeling, isatthe centerof true religiousness.In thissense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.Albert Einstein: Quoted in Philipp Frank Einstein: HisLife and Times (1947), ch.12, section 5.
And what the dead had no speech for, when living, They can tell you, being dead: the communication Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot: 1942 Four Quartets,'Little Gidding', pt.1.
The concert is dead.Glenn Gould: Quoted in Richard Kostelanetz Master Minds (1969).
To bring the dead to life Is no great magic. Feware wholly dead: Blow on a dead man's embers And a live flame will start.Robert von Ranke Graves: 1938 'To Bring the Dead to Life'.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.Nancy Freeman Mitford: 1956 Noblesse Oblige.
The dark was talking to the dead; The lamp was dark beside my bed.(Frederick) Louis MacNeice: 1941Plant and Phantom,'Autobiography', l.13-14.
It's better to be dead, or even perfectly well, than to suffer from the wrong affliction. The man who owns up to arthritis in a beri-beri year is as lonely as a woman in a last month's dress.(Frederic) Ogden Nash: 1933 'How'sYour Sacro-iliac?', in the Saturday Evening Post, 14 Oct.
And by his smile, I knew that sullen hall, By his dead smile I knew we stood in Hell.wilfred owen: 1918 'Strange Meeting', collected in Poems (published1920).
Und dasTotsein ist mu« hsam und voller Nachholn, dass man allm a« hlich ein wenig Ewigkeit spu« rt. And being dead is hard work and full of retrieval before one can gradually feel a trace of eternity.Rainer Maria Rilke: 1923 Duinieser Elegien, no.1 (translated by Stephen Mitchell in The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke,1989).
I weep for Adonaishe is dead! O, weep for Adonais! though our tears Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head!Percy Bysshe Shelley: 1821Adonais, stanza1.
For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn: 1979 In the Listener,15 Feb.
Where is the antique glory now become, What whilom wont in women to appear? Where be the brave achievements doen by some? Where be the battles, where the shield and spear, And all the conquests, which them high did rear, That matter made for famous poet's verse, And boastful men so oft abashed to hear? Bene theyall dead, and laid in doleful hearse? Or doen they only sleep, and shall again reverse?Edmund Spenser: 1590 The Faerie Queen, bk.3, canto 4, stanza1.
The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation.Donna Tartt: 1992 The Secret History.
There studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead.Thomson,James pseudonym 'BV',ByssheVanolis: 1746 The Seasons,'Winter', l.431-2.
Come not, when I am dead, To drop thy foolish tears upon my grave, To trample round my fallen head, And vex the unhappy dust thou wouldst not save. There let the wind sweep and the plover cry; But thou, go by. Child, if it were thine error or thy crime I care no longer, being all unblest; Wed whom thou wilt, but I am sick of Time, And I desire to rest. Pass on, weak heart, and leave me where I lie: Go by, go by.Tennyson: 1850 'Come not, when I am dead', complete poem.
O, that it were possible, We might but hold some two days'conference With the dead!john webster: 1623 The Duchess of Malfi, act 4, sc.2.
Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, It's with O'Leary in the grave.W(illiam) B(utler) Yeats: 1913 'September1913', refrain. Collected in Responsibilities (1914).