Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se re pondent. Scents, colours, and sounds echo one another. " Charles Baudelaire
Les Fleurs du mal,'Correspondances'.
The echo began in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life.Coming at a moment when she chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to murmur, 'Pathos, piety, couragethey exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.' E(dward) M(organ) Forster
A Passage to India, ch.14.
She taught me what her uncle once taught her: How easily the biggest coal block split If you got the grain and hammer angled right. The sound of that relaxed alluring blow, Its co-opted and obliterated echo, Taught me to hit, taught me to loosen, Taught me between the hammer and the block To face the music. Teach me now to listen, To strike it rich behind the linear black. SeamusJustin Heaney
The Haw Lantern,'Clearances: In Memoriam M.K.H., 1911^1984'.
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don(ald Robert Perry) Marquis
Quoted in E Anthony O Rare Don Marquis (1962), ch.6.
Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen Within thy airy shell By slow meander's margent green, And in the violet-embroidered vale. John Milton
Comus, A Mask, l.230^3.
The whole wide world is a cathedral; I stand inside, the air is calm, And from afar at times there reaches My ear the echo of a psalm. Boris Pasternak
When It Clears Up (translated by Lydia Pasternak Slater).
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Alexander Pope
An Essay on Criticism, l.362^5.
Art is dedicated echo. George SandysSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Quoted inJohn Gassner and SidneyThomas (eds) The Nature of Art (1964).
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