Commend me to your honorable wife. Tell her the process of Antonio's end; Say how I loved you, speak me fair in death. And when the tale is told, bid her be judge Whether Bassanio had not once a love.
I do not know if you remember the tale of the girl who saves the ship under mutiny by sitting on the powder barrel with her lighted torch ... and all the time knowing that it is empty? This has seemed to me a charming image of the women of my time. There they were, keeping the world in order ... by sitting on the mystery of life, and knowing themselves that there was no mystery.karen blixen
We may summarize the main line of this complexly meandering tale as a list of ironies - invoking the technical definition of irony as a statement where, for humorous or sarcastic effect, the intended meaning of a word becomes directly opposite to the usual sense...stephen jay gould
The Romans did not see [the tale of Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf] as a charming story; they meant to show that they had imbibed wolfish appetites and ferocity with their mother's milk.terry jones
Arma virumque cano,Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam fato profugus Laviniaque venit Litora. Thisis a tale of arms and of a man.Fated to be an exile, he wasthe first tosail fromtheland of Troyand reach Italy, at its Lavinian shore.
Heart of my heart, we are one with the wind,One with the clouds that are whirled o'er the lea,One in many, O broken and blind,One as the waves are at one with the sea!Ay! when life seems scattered apart,Darkens, ends as a tale that is told,One, we are one, O heart of my heart,One, still one, while the world grows old.Alfred Noyes
Accept these images for what they are — Out of the past a fragile element Of substance into accident. I would speak honestly and of a full heart; I would speak surely for the tale is short, And the soul's remorseless catalogue Assumes its quick and piteous sum.Robert Penn Warren
He left the name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.samuel johnson
You can think of my films as cautionary tales, but you might even think of them as despairing tales, because at least in a cautionary tale, you have this idea that by listening to the story you can assure a better outcome. Whereas I'm not at all convinced that's the case. In fact, if anything, I'm convinced that it's the opposite.errol morris
Jack Vance’s Lyonesse books are the greatest fairy tale of the twentieth century.jack vance
Man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin.washington irving
I heard a Stock-dove sing or say His homely tale, this very day; His voice was buried among trees, Yet to be come at by the breeze: He did not cease; but cooed and cooed; And somewhat pensively he wooed: He sang of love, with quiet blending, Slow to begin, and never ending; Of serious faith, and inward glee; That was the song, the song for me!william wordsworth
Hark! that's the nightingale, Telling the self-same tale Her song told when this ancient earth was young: So echoes answered when her song was sung In the first wooded vale.
My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain.william shakespeare
Out, out, brief candle ! Life 's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing .
Who that has loved knows not the tender tale Which flowers reveal, when lips are coy to tell?Lytton
An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told.
If you discover a word in my book that you don't understand, ask your parents so they can look it up in the dictionary for you.gloria estefan
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