I shall hear in heaven. Aphra ne e Amis Behn Attributed last words. Quoted in Ian Crofton and
Donald Fraser A Dictionary
of Musical Quotations (1985).
Come on and hear, Come on and hear Alexander's Ragtime
Band Irving originally Israel Baline Berlin 'Alexander's Ragtime Band', opening lines, featured
in the 1938 film of the
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) ORDORDORDDeuteronomy 6:4^5.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Bible (NewTestament) St Matthew11:15.
And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear,
let him hear. Bible (NewTestament) St Mark 4:9.
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.
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.
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 The Nigger of the Narcissus, preface.
Do not let me hear Of the wisdom of
old men, but rather of their folly. T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot Four Quartets,'East Coker', pt.2.
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
'Come all to church, good people,' Oh, noisy bells, be
dumb; I hear you, I will
come. A(lfred) E(dward) Housman A Shropshire Lad, no.21.
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 Cortelyou Johnson 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 Of the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.'Noctes
Ambrosianae', no.64, in
Blackwood's Magazine, Nov.
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. Graciliano Ramos Vidas secas (translated as Barren
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 'Regret for the Passing of the Entire Scheme
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 The Catcher in the Rye, ch.1.
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. 722 F(rancis) R(eginald) Scott Of Canada.'Laurentian Shield'.
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 Wilt, ch.18.
But a word stung him like a mosquito For what they hear,
they repeat! Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell Fa c° ade,'Tango-Pasodoble'.
The sovereign'st thing that any man may have Is little to say, and much to hear and
see. John Skelton The Bouge of Court, l. 211.
What music ismore enchanting thanthevoices of young people, when you
can't hear what they say? Logan Pearsall Smith Afterthoughts,'Age and Death'.
Jazz will endure just as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their
brains. John Philip Sousa c.1920 Attributed.
Whatever may be the distribution of uncertainty among economists, the
public only gets to hear from those who have certain
opinions. Herbert Stein Washington Bedtime Stories.