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
Starting in a hollowed log of wood — some thousand miles up a river, with an infinitesimal prospect of returning! I ask myself 'Why?' and the only echo is 'damned fool!... the Devil drives'.sir richard francis burton
Sublimity is the echo of a noble mind.Ch. 9, p. 185. (W. H. Fyfe and Donald Russell (1995))
Underneath all the arches of Scripture history, throughout the whole grand temple of the Scriptures, these two voices ever echo, man is ruined, man is redeemed.cyrus david foss
Our homeward step was just as light/As the tap-dancing feet of Astaire/And, like an echo far away,/A nightingale sang in Berkeley Squarefrom Eric Maschwitz's lyrics to A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square with music by Manning Sherwin
Natenczas Wojski chwyci? na ta?mie przypi?ty Swój róg bawoli, d?ugi, c?tkowany, kr?ty Jak w?? boa, obur?cz do ust go przycisn??, Wzd?? policzki jak bani?, w oczach krwi? zab?ysn??, Zasun?? wpó? powieki, wci?gn?? w g??b pó? brzucha I do p?uc wys?a? z niego ca?y zapas ducha... (...) Tu przerwa?, lecz róg trzyma?; wszystkim si? zdawa?o, ?e Wojski wci?? gra jeszcze, a to echo gra?o.Translation:
Tell me now in what hidden way isLady Flora the lovely Roman?Where's Hipparchia, and where is Thais,Neither of them the fairer woman?Where is echo, beheld of no man,Only heard on river and mere—She whose beauty was more than human?—But where are the snows of yester-year?Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Everything seems an echo of something else.Robert Penn Warren
Reputation being essentially contemporaneous, is always at the mercy of the Envious and the Ignorant. But Fame, whose very birth is posthumous, and which is only known to exist by the echo of its footsteps through congenial minds, can neither be increased nor diminished by any degree of wilfulness.Mrs. Jameson, Memoirs and Essays, Washington Allston.
Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last part, but fame relates all, and often more than all.thomas fuller
In the same manner the voice executes its movements in concentric circles; but while in the case of water the circles move horizontally on a plane surface, the voice not only proceeds horizontally, but also ascends vertically by regular stages. Therefore, as in the case of the waves formed in the water, so it is in the case of the voice: the first wave, when there is no obstruction to interrupt it, does not break up the second or the following waves, but they all reach the ears of the lowest and highest spectators without an echo.Chapter IV, Sec. 7 (Book V)
Hark! to the hurried question of despair: "Where is my child?" an echo answers, "Where?"lord byron
The secondary Imagination I consider as an echo of the former, co-existing with the conscious will, yet still as identical with the primary in the kind of its agency, and differing only in degree, and in the mode of its operation. It dissolves, diffuses, dissipates, in order to recreate: or where this process is rendered impossible, yet still at all events it struggles to idealize and to unify. It is essentially vital, even as all objects (as objects) are essentially fixed and dead.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Auf hohlen Köpfen ist gut trommeln. Und je hohler ein Kopf, desto voller das echo.karlheinz deschner
Ellis was one of those people who constantly nag others to echo their own opinions.george orwell
When we read , we are not looking for new ideas, but to see our own thoughts given the seal of confirmation on the printed page. The words that strike us are those that awake an echo in a zone we have already made our own the place where we live and the vibration enables us to find fresh starting points within ourselves.cesare pavese
There is no word or action but has its echo in Eternity. Thought is an Idea in transit, which when once released, never can be lured back, nor the spoken word recalled. Nor ever can the overt act be erased All that thou thinkest, sayest, or doest bears perpetual record of itself, enduring for Eternity.pythagoras
I asked of echo 't other day (Whose words are few and often funny), What to a novice she could say Of courtship, love, and matrimony. Quoth echo, plainly, "Matter-o'-money."john godfrey saxe
We saw a raven very high above us. It called out, and the dome of the sky seemed to echo the sound. It called again and again as it flew onwards, and the mountains gave back the sound, seeming as if from their centre; a musical bell-like answering to the bird's hoarse voice.dorothy wordsworth
I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.richard wright
As a boy,I was extremely shy, certainly as a result of my upbringing. I was an expert blusher,and some of my harsh actions may echo this shyness by way of compensation.günter brus
The voice so sweet, the words so fair, As some soft chime had stroked the air; And, though the sound were parted thence, Still left an echo in the sense.Ben Jonson
Sweetest 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
echo waits with art and care And will the faults of song repair.ralph waldo emerson
Even echo speaks not on these radiant moors.Barry Cornwall, English Songs and Other Small Poems, The Sea in Calm, Part III.
I came to the place of my birth and cried: "The friends of my youth, where are they?" and an echo answered, "Where are they?"From an Arabic manuscript. quoted by Rogers, Pleasures of Memory, Part I.
For ages the world has been waiting and watching; millions, with broken hearts, have hovered around the yawning abyss; but no echo has come back from the engulfing gloom silence, oblivion, covers all. If indeed they survive; if they went away whole and victorious, they give us no signals. We wait for years, but no messages come from the far-away shore to which they have gone.Randolph Sinks Foster, p. 291. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Auf hohlen Köpfen ist gut trommeln. Und je hohler ein Kopf, desto voller das echo.Empty heads make the best drums. And the emptier the head, the fuller the sound.
Gather a shell from the strewn beach And listen at its lips: they sigh The same desire and mystery, The echo of the whole sea's speech.Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The voice so sweet, the words so fair, As some soft chime had stroked the air; And though the sound had parted thence, Still left an echo in the sense.Ben Jonson