Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm’d magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.
Go gather by the humming sea Some twisted, echo-harboring shell, And to its lips thy story tell, And they thy comforters will be, rewarding in melodious guile fretful words a little while, Till they shall singing fade in Ruth And dies a pearly brotherhood; For words alone are certain good: Sin, then, for this is also sooth.
I don't want them to forget Ruth; I just want them to remember me.hank aaron
Ruth, incidentally, was only the third or fourth donor I got to choose.Kazuo Ishiguro
So we got fifty percent. Babe Ruth didn't do no better. — Did you mean hittin' it... or throwin' it?walt kelly
When we first began, Ruth told us she had never written a screenplay. That was not a problem since I had never produced a feature film and Jim had never directed one.ismail merchant
Charles: Anything interesting in The Times ? Ruth: Don't be silly, Charles.noël coward
Jorge Luis Borges, Otras inquisiciones (1952); first translated by Ruth L. C. Simms as Other Inquisitions, 1937–1952 (1964)
Babe Ruth (Cardinal Spellman)
With silver drops the mead yet spread for Ruth, In active games of nimbleness and strength, Where we did strain, trained with swarms of youth, Our tender limbs that yet shot up in length. The secret groves, which oft we made resound Of pleasant plaint, and of our ladies' praise; Recording oft what grace each one had found, What hope of speed, what dread of long delays.howard, henry, earl of surrey