Who wants to be a millionaire? And go to ev'ry swell affair?Cole Porter: 1956 'WhoWants to Be a Millionaire', from the show High Society.
This is the end of the whaleroad and the whale Who spewed Nantucket bones on the thrashed swell And stirred the troubled waters to whirlpools To send the Pequod packing off to hellLowell, RobertTraill Spence,Jr: 1950 'The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket', pt.4. The Pequod was the ship that sailed after Moby Dick in Melville's novel.
I sought out quaint words, and trim invention; My thoughts began to burnish, sprout, and swell, Curling with metaphors a plain intention, Decking the sense, as if it were to sell.George Herbert: 'Jordan (2)', collected in The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (published posthumously,1633).
There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Foul as their soil, and frigid as their snows. The lamps that shone o'er fair women and brave men; A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merryas a marriage bell; But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell!Rochdale: 1812-18 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, canto 3, stanza 21.
An admiral red, whose only notion, (A butterfly poised on a pigtailed ocean) Is of the peruked sea whose swell Breaks on the flowerless rocks of Hell.Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell: 1923 Fa c° ade,'En Famille'.
The tolling bell Measures time not our time, rung by the unhurried Ground swell, a time Older than the time of chronometers.T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot: 1941Four Quartets,'The Dry Salvages', pt.1.
I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail And a few lilies blow And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the green swell is in the havens dumb, And out of the swing of the sea.gerard manley hopkins: 1864 'Heaven-Haven'.
It keeps eternal whisperings around Desolate shoresand with its mighty swell Gluts twice ten thousand Caverns.john keats: 1817 'On the Sea'.
No doubt, the poetry, overjoyed by swallowing the beverage of passionate thoughts, delights the mind. But she does not realize the sorrows and troubles of the poor. Forget depicting the beauty of passions and present your poetry as a necklace of thought gems to swell the soul.manmohan acharya: Stanza-3, Verse-1
If God has bestowed on us any excellent gift, we imagine it to be our own achievement; and we swell and even burst with pride.john calvin: Page 32 (Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life)
But oars alone can ne'er prevailTo reach the distant coast;The breath of Heaven must swell the sail,Or all the toil is lost.william cowper: "Human Frailty", line 21 (1779).
"How can one, who eats the flesh of others to swell his flesh, show compassion?"Tiruvalluvar, Tirukkural: 251
The swell was gently lifting and lowering the boat. My breathing grew slower, falling into step with the creaking of the hull, until I could no longer tell the difference between the faint rhythmic motion of the cabin and the sensation of filling and emptying my lungs. It was like floating in darkness: every inhalation buoyed me up, slightly; every exhalation made me sink back down again.greg egan: Oceanic, ch. 1
Write me at the Hotel Quintana, Pamplona, Spain. Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done somethingernest hemingway: Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald (1 July 1925); published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917–1961 (1981) edited by Carlos Baker
If I behold a statue of some excellent master, I say with my self: "When wilt thou know how to chizzle away the refuse of a piece of Marble, and discover so lovely a figure as lyeth hid therein? When wilt thou mix and spread so many colors upon a Cloth, or Wall, and represent therewith all visible objects, like a Michael Angelo, a Raphaello, or a Tizvano? If I behold what invention men have had in comparting Musical intervals, in establishing Precepts and Rules for the management thereof with admirable delight to the ear, when shall I cease my astonishment? What shall I say of such and so various instruments of that Art? The reading of excellent Poets, with what admiration doth it swell anyone who attentively considereth the invention of concepts and their explanation? What shall we say of Architecture? What of Navigation? But, above all other stupendous inventions, what sublimity of mind was that in him, that imagined to himself to find out a way to communicate his most secret thoughts to any other person, though very far distant from him either in time or place, speaking with those that are in the Indies, speaking to those who are not yet born, nor shall be this thousand, or ten thousand years? And with how much facility? but by the various collection of twenty-four little letters upon a paper?Galileo Galilei, The Systeme of the World: in Four Dialogues (1661) translation of Dialogo sopra i Due Massi Sistemi del Mondo (1632)
The great British Library — an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or “pure English, undefiled” wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.washington irving: "The Art of Book-Making".
The mystic chords of memory , stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land , will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature .Abraham Lincoln, closing of First Inaugural Address (4 March 1861)
For me chemistry represented an indefinite cloud of future potentialities which enveloped my life to come in black volutes torn by fiery flashes, like those which had hidden Mount Sinai. Like Moses, from that cloud I expected my law, the principle of order in me, around me, and in the world. I was fed up with books, which I still continued to gulp down with indiscreet voracity, and searched for a key to the highest truths; there must be a key, and I was certain that, owing to some monstrous conspiracy to my detriment and the world's, I would not get in school. In school they loaded with me with tons of notions that I diligently digested, but which did not warm the blood in my veins. I would watch the buds swell in spring, the mica glint in the granite, my own hands, and I would say to myself: "I will understand this, too, I will understand everything, but not the way they want me to. I will find a shortcut, I will make a lock-pick, I will push open the doors."It was enervating, nauseating, to listen to lectures on the problem of being and knowing, when everything around us was a mystery pressing to be revealed: the old wood of the benches, the sun's sphere beyond the windowpanes and the roofs, the vain flight of the pappus down in the June air. Would all the philosophers and all the armies of the world be able to construct this little fly? No, nor even understand it: this was a shame and an abomination, another road must be found.Primo Levi: "Hydrogen"
When this movie was released in 1965, the U.:;S. war in Vietnam had just begun, and anti war sentiments had not yet began to swell in America.:; Libertarians , of course, had opposed the war from the start, but at this time, the public sentiment in these united states was generally in favour of deployment.:; Thus, the average moviegoer did not draw any connection between this film and the war when it was released.:; A few years later, however, antiwar activists looked back on this libertarian western fondly. The antiwar and propertarian message in this film, however, should be looked upon in a broader context.:; The message, after all, is timeless.:; All wars really do resemble the description given by Mr.:;Anderson.:; Whether it be the War Between the States, the Vietnam War, or our present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan , governments wage them for the perceived benefit of the political class, and they get us to fight for them.:; Let us, therefore, dream of a brighter future, a future where property rights are respected and where governments , insofar as they continue to exist, are so weak and powerless that they cannot compel even one man to fight on their behalf.Alexander S. Peak, "Shenandoah: A Libertarian Western" (11 February 2011)
You may swell every expense, accumulate every assistance you can buy or borrow, traffic and barter with every little pitiful German prince that sells and sends his subjects to the shambles of a foreign prince:;; your efforts are forever vain and impotent. William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham]], in George Bancroft History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ..., Volume 9 , Little, Brown, 1875, p.477Quran, in Receive The Healing Word, Land of Wisdom
By music minds an equal temper know, Nor swell too high, nor sink too low. * * * * * Warriors she fires with animated sounds; Pours balm into the bleeding lover's wounds.Alexander Pope, Ode on St. Cecilia's Day.
Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell.Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto III (1816), Stanza 21.
When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up; When the stars fall, losing their lustre; When the mountains vanish (like a mirage); When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended; When the wild beasts are herded together (in the human habitations); When the oceans boil over with a swell; When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like); When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned For what crime she was killed; When the scrolls are laid open; When the world on High is unveiled; When the Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat; And when the Garden is brought near;- (Then) shall each soul know what it has put forward. So verily I call to witness the planets that recede, Go straight, or hide; And the Night as it dissipates; And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness;- Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger, Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne, With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust. And (O people!) your companion is not one possessed; And without doubt he saw him in the clear horizon. Neither doth he withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen. Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed. When whither go ye? Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds: (With profit) to whoever among you wills to go straight: But ye shall not will except as Allah wills,- the Cherisher of the Worlds.Sura 81:1-29 (The Overthrowing, as translated by Yusuf Ali
But oars alone can ne'er prevailTo reach the distant coast;The breath of Heaven must swell the sail,Or all the toil is lost.William Cowper, Human Frailty, Stanza 6.
Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain at least in a poor country like Russia and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.Leon Trotsky, The History of the Russian Revolution (1930). See edition: Leon Trotsky; Max Eastman (1957). The History of the Russian Revolution. University of Michigan Press, p. 213.