It is no more easy to make a good picture than it is to find a diamond or a pearl. It means trouble and you risk your life for it.
One of the reasons why old people make so many journeys into the past isto satisfy themselves that it isstill there.Ronald George Blythe
We have persuaded ourselves that Englishmen of the present dayare such a nervously excitable race, that the onlychancefor theirdescendants isto keep themothers in a state of coma. The fathers, we think are incurable.(Sarah) Emily Davies
How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily! But how hard to make a man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms! Tosparethegrossness ofthenames, and to dothe thing yet moreseverely, isto drawa full face, and tomake the nose and cheeks stand out, and yet not to employ any depth of shadowing.john dryden
What a misfortune it isto be bornawoman!? Why seek for knowledge, which can prove only that our wretchedness is irremediable? If a ray of light break in upon us, it is but to make darkness more visible; to show usthenew limits, the Gothic structure, theimpenetrable barriers of our prison.Maria Edgeworth
He must teach himself that the basest of all things isto be afraid and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop foranything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomedlove and honour and pityand compassion and sacrifice.
Editor: a person employed bya newspaper, whose business it isto separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. Hubbard
We are living now, not in the delicious intoxication induced by the early successes of science, but in a rather grisly morning-after, when it has become apparent that what triumphant science has donehitherto isto improve the means for achieving unimproved or actually deteriorated ends.
Next tobeing right inthis world, thebest of all things isto be clearly and definitely wrong. If you go buzzing about between right and wrong, vibrating and fluctuating, you come out nowhere; but if you are absolutelyand thoroughlyand persistently wrong you must, some of these days, have the extreme good fortune of knocking yourheadagainstafact, andthat setsyouallstraightagain.
Glaubt es mir!das Geheimnis, um die gr o« Þte Fruchtbarkeit und den gr o« Þten Genuss vom Dasein einzuernten, heiÞt: gef a« hrlich leben! For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment isto live dangerously.
One of the pleasures of middle age isto find out that one right, and that one was much righter than one knew at say17 or 23.
The fate of poetry isto fall in love with the world, in spite of History.
All thebusiness of war, and indeedall thebusiness of life, isto endeavour to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I call 'guessing what was at the other side of the hill'.
O destino não é só dramaturgo, é também o seu próprio contra-regra, isto é, designa a entrada dos personagens em cena, dá-lhes as cartas e outros objetos, e executa dentro os sinais correspondentes ao diálogo, uma trovoada, um carro, um tiro.joaquim maria machado de assis
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!william shakespeare
Calmer than midnight's deepest bushIs the sun-bright Summer nooning,With its cloudy shadows seeking rest,That fall on the hillside swooning.Great Night with its solemn starry eyes,Over Day's gate asks us whither We go,what our password is,To the camp beyond the river. ...ethel lynn beers