The psycho-analyst infers the monstrous and abnormal from a trifle; it is often safe to reverse the process. If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.
I sing the hymn of the conquered, who fell in the battle of life, The hymn of the wounded, the beaten who died overwhelmed in the strife; Not the jubilant song of the victors for whom the resounding acclaim Of nations was lifted in chorus whose brows wore the chaplet of fame, But the hymn of the low and the humble, the weary, the broken in heart, Who strove and who failed, acting bravely a silent and desperate part.william wetmore story
When I was a young lawyer, working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously.bella abzug
And now, when I have summed up all my store, Thinking (so I myself deceive) So rich a chaplet thence to weave As never yet the King of Glory wore, Alas! I find the serpent old, That, twining in his speckled breast, About the flowers disguised does fold With wreaths of fame and interest.Andrew Marvell
Let Erin remember the days of Old, Ere her faithless sons betrayed her; When Malachi wore the collar of gold Which he won from her proud invader; When her kings, with standards of green unfurled, Led the Red-Branch Knights to danger; Ere the emerald gem of the western world Was set in the crown of a stranger.thomas moore
It was a wild and breaker-beaten coast, With cliffs above, and a broad sandy shore, Guarded by shoals and rocks as by an host, With here and there a creek, whose aspect wore A better welcome to the tempest-tost; And rarely ceased the haughty billow's roar, Save on the dead long summer days, which make The outstretch'd ocean glitter like a lake.Rochdale
Sometimes I wore a fringe so deep it obscured the way ahead. This hardly mattered. There were always others to look where I was going.Quentin Crisp
The best of menThat e’er wore earth about him was a sufferer;A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit,The first true gentleman that ever breathed.thomas dekker
I had a hat. It was not all a hat,—Part of the brim was gone:Yet still I wore it on.felicia hemans
On his first hand he wore rings of stone,Iron, Amber, Wood and Bone.There were rings unseen on his second hand,One blood in a flowing band,One was air all whisper thin,And the ring of ice had a flaw within.Full faintly shone the ring of flame,And the final ring was without name.patrick rothfuss
It was a hot, bright day, and she wore sunglasses, a tight blouse, and short pants. I was spellbound. Edie livened up the meal considerably by skipping out on dessert to slip out through the French doors to the backyard, where she stripped down to her panties to sunbathe half naked — I remember nothing but a sense of spectacular whiteness against the green lawn — while the grownups sipped coffee from demitasse cups, unaware.edie sedgwick
Many books in my library are now behind and beneath me. They were good in their way once, and so were the clothes I wore when I was ten years old; but I have outgrown them. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.charles haddon spurgeon
One and two and three and four, Tell them what the girlie wore. It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini That she wore for the first time today, An itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini So in the locker she wanted to staypauk vance
Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.anaïs nin
And he wore a kingly crown; And in his grasp a sceptre shone; On his brow this mark I saw 'I AM GOD, AND KING, AND LAW!'Percy Bysshe Shelley
Never morning wore To evening, but some heart did break.
Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
The Quran says nothing about the veil, except for an injunction to veil the bosom, which is obvious. As for the face, Muhammad's wife Khadijeh never wore the veil, nor did the other wives of the Prophet after Khadijeh died. [...] The ulema have twisted the Quran with their hadith, always twisting it toward those in power, until the message Muhammad laid out so clearly, straight from God, has been reversed, and good Muslim women are made like slaves again, or worse.kim stanley robinson
'Twas when young Eustace wore his heart in's breeches.
I was betrothed that day; I wore a troth kiss on my lips I could not give away.
And on his brest a bloodie crosse he bore, The deare remembrance of his dying Lord, For whose sweete sake that glorious badge he wore.Edmund Spenser
Yes, sir, from Constantinople, or from the Brazils; from Turk or christian; from black or white; from the dey of Algiers or the bey of Tunis; from the devil himself, if he wore a crown, we should receive a minister.
Patience! why, it is the soul of peace; of all the virtues it is nearest kin to heaven; it makes men look like gods. The best of men that ever wore earth about Him was a Sufferer, a soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit; the first true gentleman that ever breathed.
I have made my song a coat Covered with embroideries Out of old mythologies From heel to throat; But the fools caught it, wore it in the world's eyes As though they'd wrought it. Song, let them take it, For there's more enterprise In walking naked.
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