"A burst of passion is a fine rousing thing upon occasion, Helen, and a flood of tears is marvellously affecting, but, when indulged too often, they are both deuced plaguy things for spoiling one's beauty and tiring out one's friends."
Helen, did Homer never see Thy beauties, yet could write of thee?Ben Jonson
Helen, whose beauty summoned Greece to arms, And drewa thousand ships toTenedos.Christopher Marlowe
She [Helen] brought to Ilium her dowry, destruction.Aeschylus
Ethel and Bernard returned from their Honymoon with a son and hair a nice fat baby called Ignatius Bernard. They soon had six more children four boys and three girls and some of them were twins which was very exciting. The Earl only got two rarther sickly girls called Helen and Marie because the last one looked slightly french.daisy ashford
If Helen of Troy could have been seen eating peppermints out of a paper bag, it is highly probable that her admirers would have been an entirely different class.It is the thing you are found doing while the horde looks on that you shall be loved for — or ignored.Djuna Barnes
'I should be proud to do it, Helen! - most happy - delighted beyond expression! - and if that be all the obstacle to our union, it is demolished, and you must - you shall be mine!”anne brontë
'But what is this?' he murmured. 'Why, Esther, you're crying now!''Oh, it's nothing - it's only too much happiness - and the wish,' sobbed she, 'that our dear Helen were as happy as ourselves.'anne brontë
He wrote Helen that "a part of adolescence is feeling that there's no one else around you who's enough like yourself to understand you."john irving
Be kind, Helen, I am so tired of thinking;There are so many difficult corridors of thought,With equal iron banisters leading back again:So many stone stairs, Helen, up which I soughtTo rediscover the windy sky, and stand, blinking,In the lost sunlight: as bright as pain,Helen. I would give almost anything nowEven for pain.t. h. (terence hanbury) white
No history of the world can be complete which does not mention Mary Helen Keller... whose overcoming of her blindness and deafness were arguably victories more important than those of Alexander the Great, because they have implications still for every living person.theodore zeldin
No, you don't want the American people to hear what the facts are, Helen , and I'm going to tell them the facts.scott mcclellan
Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, wayworn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.edgar allan poe
I hope you are looking forward to the tsunami of industrial effluent which is coming your way in the first quarter of the new year. You will not be able to avoid it, unless you are Helen Keller. One way or another, Wills and Kate are going to get you.Rod Liddle, "From here until the royal wedding, it’s sewage all the way". The Spectator, 1 January 2011.
Helen! Helen! I'm afraid! [ Helen: No, Marc! ] And I'm glad I'm afraid!Who: Marc Lewis
Helen, get in the cellar!Who: Harry Cooper
You know, I think I forgot to ask. [Helen: You... ] Isn't that silly of me?Who: Joyce
Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss. Her lips suck forth my soul; see, where it flies!Christopher Marlowe
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