To have some account of my thoughts, manners, acquaintance and actions, when the hour arrives in which time is more nimble than memory, is the reason which induces me to keep a journal: a journal in which I must confess my every thought, must open my whole heart!
Had she been light, like you, Of such a merry, nimble, stirring spirit, She might ha' been a grandam ere she died; And so may you; for a light heart lives long.william shakespeare
Now the nimble fingers are no more nimble, And the silver thimble lies cold and tarnished black.
What things have we seenDone at the Mermaid! heard words that have beenSo nimble and so full of subtile flameAs if that every one from whence they cameHad meant to put his whole wit in a jest,And resolved to live a fool the restOf his dull life.Francis Beaumont
One restless dawn, unable to suppress the itch of wanderlust, with a heavy door left ajar semi-deliberately, and a new light teasing in Some piece of immobility will finally quit suddenly nimble on wooden limbs as fast as a horse, fleeing the stable.yahia lababidi
His words ... like so many nimble and airy servitors trip about him at command.john milton
Of doues I haue a dainty paire Which, when you please to take the aier, About your head shall gently houer, Your cleere browe from the sunne to couer, And with their nimble wings shall fan you That neither cold nor heate shall tan you, And like umbrellas, with their feathers Sheeld you in all sorts of weathers.Michael Drayton
Hard to hold down, nimble, alighting wherever it likes: the mind. Its taming is good. The mind well-tamed brings ease. (Verse 35)
You have a nimble wit; I think it was made of Atalanta's heels.william shakespeare
His words, * * * like so many nimble and airy servitors, trip about him at command.john milton
To stand against the deep, dread-bolted thunder? In the most terrible and nimble stroke Of quick, cross lightning?william shakespeare
You're the nimble tread/Of the feet of Fred Astaire
Adler struck me as far too nimble at winning arguments to be really convincing.mortimer adler