Como te dec|a al principio, nadie hace nada y, naturalmente, soy yo,es elPresidente delaRep u blica elque lo tiene que hacer todo, aunque salga como el cohetero. Con decir que si no fuera por m | no existir|a la fortuna, ya que hasta de diosa ciega tengo que hacer en la loter|a. But, as I told you, nobody ever does a thing, and so naturally it is I, the President of the Republic, who has to do everything, and take all the blame as well.You might almost say that if it weren't for me Fortune wouldn't exist, as I have even to take the part of the blind goddess in the lottery.1946 El sen or presidente ( The President,1963), pt.3, ch.37.
Casta Diva. Chaste goddess.Felice Romani: 1831 Norma's aria. Norma, act1 (music by Bellini, published 1832).
Although Marycannot be a model for the New Woman, a goddess is better than no goddess at all, for the sombre-suited masculine world of the Protestant religion is altogether too much like a gentlemen's club to which the ladies are only admitted on special days.1976 Alone of All Her Sex: the Myth and Cult of theVirgin Mary, epilogue.
When the guns begin to rattle And the men to die Does the Goddess of the Battle Smile or sigh?George Granville Barker: 1962 'Battle Hymn of the New Republic'.
But hail thou Goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue.john milton: c.1631 Il Penseroso, l.11-16.
If the clan did not exact punishment for an offense against the great goddess, her wrath was loosed on all the land and not just on the offender. As the elders said, if one finger brought oil it soiled all the others.chinua achebe: Chapter 13 (p. 118)
Wide open and unguarded stand our gates,Named of the four winds, North, South, East and West;Portals that lead to an enchanted land…Here, it is written, Toil shall have its wageAnd Honor honor, and the humblest manStand level with the highest in the law.Of such a land have men in dungeons dreamedAnd with the vision brightening in their eyesGone smiling to the fagot and the sword.O Liberty, white Goddess! is it wellTo leave the gates unguarded? On thy breastFold Sorrow’s children, soothe the hurts of Fate,Lift the down-trodden, but with hand of steelStay those who to thy sacred portals comeTo waste the gifts of Freedom.thomas bailey aldrich: Unguarded Gates; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
According to our belief, Japan was founded by the Sun Goddess Amaterasu Omikami, who is revered by the entire nation for her all-pervading virtue, and from whom our Imperial House is descended.sadao araki: Quoted in "Contemporary Japan" - Page 422 - by Nihon Gaiji Kyokai - 1932
Cease, gentle Maid, cease, cease to grieve,Thy Goddess does thy Pray'rs receive,And Providence will Thee relieve.Those, who on Providence depend,And patiently its Will attend,Shall be rewarded in the End,By Ways and Means least thought upon,That Mortals may be forc'd to ownTheir Help comes from the Gods alone.jane barker: Book I
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?Ludwig van Beethoven: Letter to Bettina von Arnim (11 August 1810)
The Goddess Fortune is the devils servant ready to Kiss any ones Arse.william blake: Inscription on Illustrations to Dante "No. 16: HELL Canto 7"
Most of authors seek fame, but I seek for justice — a holier impulse than ever entered into the ambitious struggles of the votaries of that fickle, flirting goddess.davy crockett: Preface (1 February 1834)
Religion's all. Descending from the skies To wretched man, the goddess in her left Holds out this world, and, in her right, the next.Edward Young, Night Thoughts (1742-45), Night IV, line 550.
All gods are one God, and all goddesses are one Goddess, and there is one Initiator.dion fortune: Dion Fortune, Sea Priestess
So much fantasy relies on the author's having read Fraser's The Golden Bough or Robert Graves' The White Goddess and nothing else. The White Goddess is a crank book, a crank book of genius of course, but all the same... Mind you, I found Waking the Moon cited in an article in a pagan magazine as an authority for the idea that there was a patriarchal brotherhood, the Benandanti, that have been running things since antiquity, with no mention of the fact that it is a novel, and a fantasy at that. People want to believe something, and so they swallow anything.elizabeth hand: "Intense Ornate" interview with Amazon.co.uk (1999)
Though both are bound in the spiral dance, I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess.donna haraway: "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century," in Simians, Cyborgs and Women : The Reinvention of Nature (1991), pp.149-181.
But, when the goddess' work is done,The woman's still remains.bret harte: East and West Poems, Part I, The Goddess.
... an off-screen persona of Globally Conscious Earth Mother and an aggressive on-screen embodiment of Kali, Goddess of Destruction.angelina jolie: Ann Hornaday, "Action figure: Angelina Jolie is out to prove she's an actress worth her 'Salt'", page 2, WashingtonPost.com, July 22, 2010
Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, ’t were all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch’d, But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence, But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use.Duke Vincentio, scene i
Caissa, the goddess of chess, had punished me for my conservative play, for betraying my nature.garry kasparov: Part III, Chapter 15, Crisis Point, p. 188
Some people did take the domestic goddess title literally rather than ironically. It was about the pleasures of feeling like one rather than actually being one.nigella lawson: Regarding her second book, How to be a Domestic Goddess.
The Trickster represents the quality of randomness and chance in the universe , without which there could be no freedom . In the Craft the Goddess is not omnipotent. The cosmos is interesting rather than perfect , and everything is not part of some greater plan, nor is all necessarily under control. Understanding this keeps us humble , able to admit that we cannot know or control or define everything.Starhawk, in The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess (1979), p. 231
Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side. Thy ev’ry action let the goddess guide. A crown, a mansion, and a throne tat shine, With gold unfading, Washington! be thine.Boston slave poet Phyllis Wheatley.
For me Greece is Maria Farantouri. This is how I imagined Goddess Hera to be: strong, pure and vigilant. I have never encountered any other artist able to give me such a strong sense of the divine.françois mitterrand: L’Abeille et l’architecte [The Bee and the Architect] (1980)
Don't worry, Marcello! I will be fine. I have given myself to the Goddess! If it is Her wish, I am prepared to die....But, wretched sinner, if that is not Her wish, nothing you can do will ever harm me! The Goddess will protect us all from whatever evil you can muster!Who: Abbot Francisco