Labour once spent has no influence on the future value of any article; it is gone and lost for ever. In commerce bygones are forever bygones; and we are always starting clear at each moment, judging the values of things with a view to future utility.william stanley jevons
Magic is not about having a puzzle to solve. It's about creating a moment of awe and astonishment. And that can be a beautiful thingdavid blaine
Some wonder why I have such a feeling of concern over the imposition of the death penalty. I ask those who wonder how would you feel if you defended a man charged with murder, who was as innocent as any hon. member in this House at this very moment, who was convicted; whose appeal was dismissed, who was executed; and six months later the star witness for the Crown admitted that he, himself, had committed the murder and blamed it on the accused? That experience will never be effaced from my memory.john diefenbaker
I had the pleasure of not only performing for him in tribute, but performing in his stead at the Grammy Awards in 1998, singing 'Nessun Dorma.' I had one magnificent and absolute and defining moment when he came to the stage to thank me for my performance. The world has lost one of the greatest voices of all time.Luciano Pavarotti
In societies with fewer opportunities for amusement, it was also easier to tell a mere wish from a real desire. If, in order to hear some music, a man has to wait for six months and then walk twenty miles, it is easy to tell whether the words, "I should like to hear some music," mean what they appear to mean, or merely, "At this moment I should like to forget myself." When all he has to do is press a switch, it is more difficult. He may easily come to believe that wishes can come true.wystan hugh auden
Mass, time , magnetic moment, the unconscious: we have grown up with these symbolic concepts, so that we are startled to be told that man had once to create them for himself. He had indeed, and he has: for mass is not an intuition in the muscle, and time is not bought ready-made at the watchmaker's.jacob bronowski
The moment the first American soldier sets foot on the Japanese mainland, all prisoners of war will be shot.Hideki Tojo
At the same moment a peculiar fragrance was borne upon the breeze, as if a passing fairy had hiccuped, and had previously been to a wine vaults.charles dickens
Each individual work serves as an expression of our most personal state of mind at that particular moment and of the inescapable, imperative need for release by means of an appropriate act of creation: in the rhythm, form, colour and mood of a picture.Lyonel Feininger
...the place [Dogtown, in Gloucester, Massachusetts] is forsaken and majestically lovely as if nature had at last formed one spot where she can live for herself alone....[It] looked like a cross between Easter Island and Stonehenge – essentially druidic in it appearance – it gives the feeling that an ancient race might turn up at any moment and renew an ageless rite there.marsden hartley
Many scholars have felt that the Heronian passage [on a pipe-organ moved by an anemourion-like wheel] can be disregarded because it is not confirmed by other writings. Heron presumably mentioned the anemourion in a moment of distraction, forgetting that it had not been invented yet. We know that he was given to such lapses.lucio russo
At any given moment in your life, you have the choice between love and fear. And that’s a choice you make. You make the choice of how you react to events.jennifer beals
Ghosts of melodious prophesyings rave Round every spot where trod Apollo's foot; Bronze clarions awake, and faintly bruit, Where long ago a giant battle was; And, from the turf, a lullaby doth pass In every place where infant Orpheus slept. Feel we these things? that moment have we stept Into a sort of oneness, and our state Is like a floating spirit's. But there are Richer entanglements, enthralments far More self-destroying, leading, by degrees, To the chief intensity: the crown of these Is made of love and friendship, and sits high Upon the forehead of humanity.john keats
At this moment, God is watching your life and at some point in this trial, He will say enough. You don’t need to falter.james macdonald
Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.john updike
..the ever-present light blends with and vivifies all things. The idea was that 'nothing should be absolutely fixed,.. ..so that the bright gleam which lights the picture, or the diaphanous shadow which veils it, are only seen in passing, in the actual moment during which the viewer looks at the scene, which, composed at it is of reflected and ever-changing lights, palpitates with movement, light and life.Stéphane Mallarmé, quote from his article 'The ever-present light' referring to the new Paris school of oncoming Impressionism; published in Art Montly Review, 30 September 1878 in Denys Riout - as quoted in Les écrivains devant l'impressionisme, Paris, Macula 1989, pp. 88 -104.
See here, how fresh is the air, there is the Ganga, and the Sadhus (holy men) are practising meditation, and holding lofty talks! While the moment you will go to Calcutta, you will be thinking of nasty stuff.swami vivekananda
Il n'y a qu'un journal qui puisse venir de poser au me" me moment dans mille esprits la me" me pense e. Only a newspaper can place at the same time in a thousand minds the same thought.1835-40 De la De mocratie en Ame rique (Democracy in America), vol.2, pt.2, ch.6.
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?marie antoinette
The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.Joseph Campbell, in The Power of Myth (1988), Ch. 2 : The Journey Inward
In that moment it dawned on me that everything has to line up perfectly for something to turn out this awful.abby sunderland
Based on the metaphysical implications of the Dadaist dogma, [Hans Arp|Arp]’s reliefs between 1916 and 1922 are among the most convincing illustrations of that anti- rationalistic era.. ..Arp showed the importance of a smile to combat the sophistic theories of the moment. His poems of the same period stripped the word of its rational connotation to attain the most unexpected meaning through alliteration or plain nonsense.In: 'Appreciations of other artists - Max Ernst by Marcel Duchamp; as quoted in Catalog, Collection of the Societé Anonyme, eds. Michel Sanouillet / Elmer Peterson, London 1975, pp. 143- 159
Create and save customized word lists. Sign up today and start improving your vocabulary!