What music ismore enchanting thanthevoices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?Logan Pearsall Smith: 1931Afterthoughts,'Age and Death'.
Come on and hear, Come on and hear Alexander's Ragtime BandIrving originally Israel Baline Berlin: 1911 'Alexander's Ragtime Band', opening lines, featured in the 1938 film of the same title.
And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.Bible (NewTestament): St Mark 7:37.
Do not let me hear Of the wisdom of old men, but rather of their folly.T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot: 1940 Four Quartets,'East Coker', pt.2.
And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.Bible (NewTestament): St Mark 4:9.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.Bible (NewTestament): St Matthew11:15.
Jazz will endure just as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.c.1920 Attributed.
Hear,O Israel: the L our God is one L: And thou shalt love the L thy God with all thy soul, and with all thy might.Bible (Old Testament): Deuteronomy 6:4-5.
The oldest griefs of summer seem less sad than drone of mowers on suburban lawns and girls'thin laughter, to the ears that hear the soft rain falling of the failing stars.Edgell Rickword: 1921 'Regret for the Passing of the Entire Scheme ofThings'.
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably wantto know iswhere Iwasborn, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind ofcrap, but Idon't feel likegoing into it.J(erome) D(avid) Salinger: 1951The Catcher in the Rye, ch.1.
'Come all to church, good people,' Oh, noisy bells, be dumb; I hear you, I will come.A(lfred) E(dward) Housman: 1896 A Shropshire Lad, no.21.
I shall hear in heaven.Aphra ne e Amis Behn: 1827 Attributed last words. Quoted in Ian Crofton and Donald Fraser A Dictionary of Musical Quotations (1985).
Sempre que os homens sabidos lhe diziam palavras dif|ceis, ele sa|a logrado. Sobressaltava-se escutando-as. Evidentemente so serviam para encobrir ladroeiras. Mas eram bonitas. Whenever men with book learning used big words in dealing with him, he came out the loser. It startled him just to hear those words.Obviously they were just a cover for robbery. But they sounded nice.1938 Vidas secas (translated as Barren Lives,1965),'Contas'.
The sovereign'st thing that any man may have Is little to say, and much to hear and see.john skelton: 1499 The Bouge of Court, l. 211.
Some of the opera houses in Italy had to be burnt down because people could neither see nor hear. They gave up seeing years ago, but they did enjoy the music.philip johnson: 1960 Informal talk, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 28 Nov. Collected in Writings (1979).
It may be divided into three parts; in one you cannot hear, in another you cannot see, and in the third you can neither see nor hear. I remember once sitting alone in the third divisionand never before or since have I had such a profound feeling of the power of solitude.Christopher pseudonym of JohnWilson North: 1832 Of the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.'Noctes Ambrosianae', no.64, in Blackwood's Magazine, Nov.
My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word to make you hear, to make you feelit is, before all, to make you see.Thatand no more, and it is everything.Korzeniowski: 1897 The Nigger of the Narcissus, preface.
Whatever may be the distribution of uncertainty among economists, the public only gets to hear from those who have certain opinions.Herbert Stein: 1979 Washington Bedtime Stories.
Hidden in wonder and snow, or sudden with summer, This land stares at the sun in a huge silence Endlessly repeating something we cannot hear. Inarticulate, arctic, Not written on by history, emptyas paper, It leans away from the world with songs in its lakes Older than love, and lost in the miles. 722F(rancis) R(eginald) Scott: 1954 Of Canada.'Laurentian Shield'.
O that thou shouldst give dust a tongue To cry to thee, And then not hear it crying!George Herbert: 'Denial', collected in The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (published posthumously,1633).
And he said unto them,Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.Bible (NewTestament): St Mark 4:24.
But a word stung him like a mosquito For what they hear, they repeat!Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell: 1923 Fa c° ade,'Tango-Pasodoble'.
All you had to do was tell people what they wanted to hear and they would believe you no matter how implausible your story might be.Tom (Thomas Ridley) Sharpe: 1976 Wilt, ch.18.
Every book, remember, is dead until a reader activates it by reading. Every time that you read you are walking among the dead, and, if you are listening, you just might hear prophecies. Aeneas did. Odysseus did. Listen to Delany, a prophet.kathy acker: "On Delany the Magician", a foreword to Trouble on Triton (1996) by Samuel R. Delany, and reprinted in Acker's collection Bodies of Work (1996)
I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And by the way, in the the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.That your Sex are Naturally Tyrannical is a Truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute, but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of Master for the more tender and endearing one of Friend. Why, then, not put it out of the power of the vicious and the Lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity? Men of Sense in all Ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex; regard us then as Beings placed by Providence under your protection, and in imitation of the Supreme Being make use of that power only for our happiness.Abigail Adams: Letter to John Adams (31 March 1776), published in Familiar Letters of John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams (1875) edited by Charles Francis Adams, p. 147.