Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.Muhammad formerly Cassius Clay Ali
Let beeves and home-bred kine partake The sweets of Burn-mill meadow; The swan on still St. Mary's Lake Float double, swan and shadow!william wordsworth
The insect youth are on the wing, Eager to taste the honeyed spring, And Float amid the liquid noon: Some lightly o'er the current skim, Some show their gaily-gilded trim Quick-glancing to the sun.thomas gray
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or Float fishing I canonlycomparetoa stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.Quoted in Hawker Instructions toYoung Sportsmen (1859). The attribution is doubtful, and Swift has also been credited with the remark.
The air moves like a river and carries the clouds with it; just as running water carries all the things that Float upon it.Notebooks. Quoted in Vincent Cronin The Flowering of the Renaissance (1969).
How sweetly did they Float upon the wings Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night At every fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness till it smil'd.john milton
English policy is to Float lazily downstream, occasionally putting out a diplomatic boathook to avoid collisions.Marquess of Salisbury Robert
In the golden lightning Of the sunken sun O'er which clouds are brightening, Thou dost Float and run Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun.Percy Bysshe Shelley
My soul is an enchanted boat, Which, like a sleeping swan, doth Float Upon the silver waves of thy sweet singing.Percy Bysshe Shelley
They're not going to teach science at all. What they do is take the science students down to the lake, tie them in burlap sacks and throw them in. If God thinks they're good science students, they Float.paula poundstone
I try to catch at many a tuneLike petals of light fallen from the moon,Broken and bright on a dark lagoon,But they Float away — for who can holdYouth, or perfume or the moon's gold?sara teasdale
The morning slips away in a Valium haze and catalogues,And numerous cups of coffee,In the afternoon the weekly food is put in bags - as you Float off down the high street.The shop windows reflect, play a nameless host to a closet ghost -A picture of your fantasy, a victim of your misery...paul weller
There's something in a flying horse, There's something in a huge balloon; But through the clouds I'll never Float Until I have a little Boat, Shaped like the crescent-moon.william wordsworth
That there That's not me I go Where I please I walk through walls I Float down the Liffey I'm not here This isn't happeningthom yorke
Still believe that ever round you Spirits Float who watch and wait; Nor forget the twain who found you Sleeping nigh the Golden Gate.Walter Besant and James Rice, Case of Mr. Lucraft and other Tales (Ed. 1877), p. 92.
All busy in the sunlight The flecks did Float and dance , And I was tumbled up with them In formless circumstance.leonard cohen
We all Float down here!Stephen King
Life is also busy transporting and overturning the soils of earth, the stones, and the minerals. The miles-long drifts of sea kelp that Float along our coasts may carry hundreds of tons of volcanic boulders held in their roots. I have followed these streams of life over 300 km, and seen them strand on granite beaches, throwing their boulders up on a 9,000 year old pile of basalt, all the hundreds of tons of which were carried there by kelp.bill mollison
Cease, cease, wayward Mortal! I dare not unveil The shadows that Float o’er Eternity’s vale; Nought waits for the good but a spirit of Love, That will hail their blest advent to regions above. For Love, Mortal, gleams through the gloom of my sway, And the shades which surround me fly fast at its ray.Percy Bysshe Shelley
It is not difficult to grasp and express thoughts that Float on the stream of current opinion: but to think and rightly utter what is permanently true and interesting, what shall appeal to the best minds a thousand years hence, as it appeals to them to-day, this is the work of genius.john lancaster spalding
Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth’s many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more, and Float upward in our heedlessness, singing Gratia Dei sum quod sum .john updike
The larch ... is not only preserved from decay and the worm by the great bitterness of its sap, but also it cannot be kindled with fire nor ignite of itself, unless like stone in a limekiln it is burned with other wood. ...This is because there is a very small proportion of the elements of fire and air in its composition, which is a dense and solid mass of moisture and the earthy, so that it has no open pores through which fire can find its way... Further, its weight will not let it Float in water.vitruvius
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water . When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and Float.alan watts
In the study of ideas , it is necessary to remember that insistence on hard-headed clarity issues from sentimental feeling , as if it were a mist, cloaking the perplexities of fact . Insistence on clarity at all costs is based on sheer superstition as to the mode in which human intelligence functions. Our reasoning grasps at straws for premises and Float on gossamer for deductions.Alfred North Whitehead
I seemed to Float not into clearness, but into a darker obscure, and within a minute there had come to me out of my very pity the appalling alarm of his being perhaps innocent. It was for the instant confounding and bottomless, for if he were innocent, what then on earth was I ?Ch. XXIV (The Turn of the Screw (1898))
The larch ... is not only preserved from decay and the worm by the great bitterness of its sap, but also it cannot be kindled with fire nor ignite of itself, unless like stone in a limekiln it is burned with other wood. ...This is because there is a very small proportion of the elements of fire and air in its composition, which is a dense and solid mass of moisture and the earthy, so that it has no open pores through which fire can find its way... Further, its weight will not let it Float in water.Chapter IX, Sec. 14 (Book II)
Where deep and misty shadows Float In forest's depths is heard thy note. Like a lost spirit, earthbound still, Art thou, mysterious whip-poor-will.Marie Le Baron, The Whip-Poor-Will; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 868.
Rapaciously we gathered flowery spoils From land and water; lilies of each hue, , Golden and white, that Float upon the waves, And court the wind.william wordsworth
My name may have buoyancy enough to Float upon the sea of time.Quoted by Gladstone, Eton Miscellany, Nov. 1827.
Do they Float?Who: George "Georgie" Denborough