He isjoyful with swift movement when a mouse sticks
in his sharp paw. I too am joyful
when I understand a dearly loved difficult problem. Anonymous c.820 'Me and Pangur Ba n', by an unidentified
cat-owning scholar, translated
in Gerard Murphy Early Irish Lyrics (1956), no.1.
We expect the ticking movement of the human timepiece to be
revealed. CliveWilliam Aslet In Country Life,10 Nov, reviewing Jonathan
Dimbleby The Prince of
Wales: A Biography (1994).
You that love England, who have an ear for her music, The slow movement
of clouds in benediction, Clear arias of
light thrilling over her uplands, Over the chords of
summer sustained peacefully. Cecil Day-Lewis The Magnetic Mountain, pt.4, no.32.
At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still
point, there the dance is, But neither arrest
nor movement. T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot Four Quartets,'Burnt Norton', pt.2.
Our movement took a grip on cowardly Marxism, and from it, extracted
the meaning of socialism. It also took from the cowardly,
middle-class parties their nationalism.Throwing
both into the cauldron of our way of life there
emerged, as clear as crystal, the synthesis German National
Socialism. HermannWilhelm Goering Speech, Berlin, 9 Apr.
movement with action. Ernest Millar Hemingway Quoted in A E
Hotchner Papa Hemingway (1966), pt.1, ch.1.
We sing the love of danger.Courage, rashness, and rebellion are the
elements of our poetry. Hitherto literature has
tended to exalt thoughtful immobility, ecstasy, and sleep,
whereas we are for aggressive movement, febrile
insomnia, mortal leaps, and blows with the fist.We
proclaim that the world is richer for a new beautyof speed,
and our praise isfor themanat the wheel. There is no
beauty now save in struggle, no masterpiece can be
anything but aggressive, and hence we glorify war,
militarism and patriotism. Emilio FilippoTomasso Marinetti Manifesto of Futurism. Quoted in Denis Mack Smith
Italy: A Modern History
Notre nature est dans le mouvement; le repos entier est la mort. Our nature consists
in movement; absolute rest is death. Blaise Pascal c.1654^1662 Pense es, no.129 (translated byA Krailsheimer).
Thankstohis bodily formand thankstohismind, [man] is a universal
machine, capable of an infinite diversity of movement. Ferdinand Redtenbacher Resultate fur den Maschinenbau (published1848).
A strange manner of battle, where one side works by constant motion and
ceaseless charges, while the other can but endure
passivelyas it standsfixed tothesod.The Norman arrow and
sword worked on: in the English ranks the only
movement was the dropping of the dead: the living stood
motionless. William of Poitiers 11c. c.1071 Of theBattle of Hastings,14 Oct1066. Gesta Guillelmi
ducis Normannorum et
regis Anglorum (edited by R Foreville,1952).