Speak out, sir, and do not Maister or Campbell memy foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor!Sir Walter Scott: 1817 Rob Roy to Francis Osbaldistone. Rob Roy, ch.34.
O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood. Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand!Sir Walter Scott: 1805 The Lay of the Last Minstrel, canto 6, stanza 2.
There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things: there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?George Henry Borrow: 1851Lavengro, ch.25.
I lingered around them, under the benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers, for the sleepers in that quiet earth.EmilyJane Bronte« : 1847 Wuthering Heights, ch.34, closing words.
[Edward Heath], who sold out Britain's interests to the Common Market and gave our sovereignty away without our consent—with support of Mr Thorpe and the Liberals—is not entitled to wave the Union Jack to get himself out of the mess.tony benn: Speech in Bristol (31 November, 1973).
He has a deep contempt for Britain, the British people and parliamentary democracy. He is trying to climb back to power via the Treaty of Rome, and put Britain under government from Brussels for ever. In 1970 Mr Heath solemnly promised that he would not take Britain into the Common Market without the full-hearted consent of the British people. He broke his pledged word then, and he now says he will not accept a 'No' vote on Thursday. Heath promised more jobs and higher living standards inside the EEC. These promises were all broken, and he now tells us we are so poor we cannot come out; beggars can't be choosers. That is false, too. Heath's leadership has been a total disaster for the British people. The Tory Party threw him out.tony benn: Speech at an anti-EEC rally (3 June, 1975).
There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?george borrow: Ch. 25 (Lavengro (1851))
There's the wind on the heath, brother; if I could only feel that, I would gladly live for ever.george borrow: Ch. 25 (Lavengro (1851))
'I was only going to say that heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy. That will do to explain my secret, as well as the other. I've no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there had not brought Heathcliff so low I shouldn't have thought of it. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him; and that not because he's handsome, Nelly, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same, and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.emily brontë: Catherine Earnshaw (Ch. IX).
One time, however, we were near quarrelling. He said the pleasantest manner of spending a hot July day was lying from morning till evening on a bank of heath in the middle of the moors, with the bees humming dreamily about among the bloom, and the larks singing high up overhead, and the blue sky and bright sun shining steadily and cloudlessly. That was his most perfect idea of heaven's happiness — mine was rocking in a rustling green tree, with a west wind blowing, and bright white clouds flitting rapidly above; and not only larks, but throstles, and blackbirds, and linnets, and cuckoos pouring out music on every side, and the moors seen at a distance, broken into cool dusky dells; but close by great swells of long grass undulating in waves to the breeze; and woods and sounding water, and the whole world awake and wild with joy. He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive, and he said mine would be drunk; I said I should fall asleep in his, and he said he could not breathe in mine.emily brontë: Catherine Linton (Ch. XXIV).
My walk home was lengthened by a diversion in the direction of the kirk. When beneath its walls, I perceived decay had made progress, even in seven months - many a window showed black gaps deprived of glass; and slates jutted off, here and there, beyond the right line of the roof, to be gradually worked off in coming autumn storms.I sought, and soon discovered, the three head-stones on the slope next the moor - the middle one, gray, and half buried in heath - Edgar Linton's only harmonized by the turf and moss, creeping up its foot - Heathcliff's still bare.I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.emily brontë: Mr. Lockwood (Ch. XXXIV). (Closing lines)
Let Winter come! let polar spirits sweepThe darkening world, and tempest-troubled deep!Though boundless snows the withered heath deform,And the dim sun scarce wanders through the storm,Yet shall the smile of social love repay,With mental light, the melancholy day!And, when its short and sullen noon is o'er,The ice-chained waters slumbering on the shore,How bright the fagots in his little hallBlaze on the hearth, and warm the pictured wall!thomas campbell: Part II, line 115–124.
The place became full of a watchful intentness now; for when other things sank blooding to sleep the heath appeared slowly to awake and listen.Thomas Hardy, in The Return of the Native (1878)
We were devastated. We spent the whole day — Amy Gilliam, Nicola Pecorini, the director of photography, and myself — lying flat on the floor. Heath Ledger's dead, and you don't quite get over that. I suppose I'm in an interesting position because while I'm cutting the film I'm basically working with him every day and he's fine; he's in good shape. Ideas are floating around. Then finally we decided, 'OK, let's get three other people to take over the part'. And we were lucky because we have a magic mirror in this movie. Not every movie has a magic mirror. So you can very genuinely say that these other actors are different aspects of the character that Heath plays. And it works. The point was, we've got to keep going. It was a bit like half being there, but apparently on autopilot I can still do a few things.terry gilliam: On Heath Ledger's death in January 2008, as quoted in Terry Gilliam on Heath Ledger’s death and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (14 May 2008)
He hit it in the entire performance [in Batman]. It's so difficult to do that in a huge movie like this and much easier to do in the tiny movies. That's why those are always the people who win Academy Awards. Heath was [amazing]; it's so unusual, and it happens really rarely even for the best actors, that you just hit this stride in a role and you're totally free.maggie gyllenhaal: On The Dark Knight, 2008-07-06, Oneindia
Robin Day: How low does your personal popularity have to go before you consider yourself a liability to the party you lead?Edward Heath: Popularity isn't everything.edward heath: Interview in "Britain Today", BBC 1, 24 June 1969.
Peter Sissons: The single currency, a United States of Europe, was all that in your mind when you took Britain in?Edward Heath: Of course, yes.edward heath: On BBC's Question Time on 1 November, 1990.
With drooping bells of clearest blueThou didst attract my childish view,Almost resemblingThe azure butterflies that flewWhere on the heath thy blossoms grewSo lightly trembling.Reginald Heber: The Harebell reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 353.
There's the wind on the heath, brother; if I could only feel that, I would gladly live for ever.George Borrow, Lavengro, (1851), ch. 25.
Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground long heath, brown furze, anything. The wills above be done, but I would fain die a dry death.Gonzalo, scene i
First Witch: When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Second Witch: When the hurly-burly's done, When the battle's lost and won. Third Witch: That will be ere the set of sun. First Witch: Where's the place? Second Witch: Upon the heath Third Witch:There to meet with Macbeth. First Witch: I come, Graymalkin! Second Witch: Paddock calls. Third Witch: Anon.Scene I
What is that land of hill and daleThat is so beautiful,The land aglow with summer days,Land with the northern lights ablaze,Whose beauty all the seasons share,What is that land so fair?There many thousand lakes are brightWith twinkling stars at nightThere many kanteles resoundAnd all around make hillsides singAnd on the golden heath firs ring:That is the Finnish land.aleksis kivi: The Finnish Land
Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine. ... We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications.heath ledger: Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the chief medical examiner of New York, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, in a brief statement released to the media on February 6, 2008. Sewell Chan and James Barron (contributing) (February 6, 2008). "City Room: Heath Ledger's Death Is Ruled an Accident" (Web). The New York Times (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com (The New York Times Company)). Retrieved on 2008-08-22.
We tested a lot of people and when Heath came along, he had the same manly qualities Mel Gibson had as a young man. They're never really boys; they already have itheath ledger: Roland Emmerich, director of The Patriot, on casting Ledger as Gabriel Martin, as quoted in Us Weekly, July 24, 2000.
Once every 50 years a guy like that comes along. For his age, Heath has an incredible manliness about him. I think he has a strong sense of himself, but it's especially amazing in someone so young, because usually male stars don't develop that kind of thing until their thirties.heath ledger: Brian Helgeland, director of A Knight's Tale, as quoted in Vanity Fair, August 2000.