The moving finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.
The Moving Finger writes; and having writ, Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.omar khayyám
This is a nature-boy movie, a kid's daydream of being an Indian. When Dunbar has become a Sioux named Dances with Wolves, he writes in his journal that he knows for the first time who he really is. Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head.Pauline Kael
Each one writes history according to his convenience.josé rizal
I once said in an interview that every word she writes is a lie, including 'and'and 'the'.Joseph McCarthy
I do not write for money or fame? One writes because one has a burning desire to objectify what it is indispensible to one's happiness to express.
If you tell certain people that you like Kerouac, they assume that’s all you read, like you don’t know anything else about literature. I recognize all the things that people dislike about the way he writes — his tone and the sentimentality of it all. But those books were there for me at a very important point in my life.ben gibbard
The fact that randomness requires a physical rather than a mathematical source is noted by almost everyone who writes on the subject, and yet the oddity of this situation is not much remarked.brian hayes
One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria.v. s. naipaul
I guess I’m just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation’s laws.s. j. perelman
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes, not that you won or lost, but how you played the Game.
Schiller writes in a letter [to Goethe, 17 December 1795] of a ‘poetic mood’. I think I know what he means, I think I am familiar with it myself. It is the mood of receptivity to nature and one in which one’s thoughts seem as vivid as nature itself.ludwig wittgenstein
The man writes with such genuine passion for the books he's discussing. With so many critics you feel they're writing so people will say they're good critics.william empson
Gloria Estefan is going to be here. She writes these books about her dog, Noelle . . . and she also dances and sings well, too.gloria estefan
One man writes a novel. One man writes a symphony. It is essential that one man make a film.Stanley Kubrick
There are people who believe everything is sane and sensible that is done with a solemn face. ... It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus , one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth ... into a liar that I call an achievement.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
He is the first of our writers whose style is cloathed with that perspicuity, in which the English phraseology appears at this day to an English reader…Whether his subject be the life of a hermit or a hero, of saint Austin or Guy earl of Warwick, ludicrous or legendary, religious or romantic, a history or an allegory, he writes with facility.john lydgate
The pessimist writes over the gates of life what the poet has inscribed on the portals of hell ”Abandon hope, ye who enter here.”john lancaster spalding
Human nature, human nature acts as it acts when it is identified when there is an identity but it is not human nature that has anything to do with that it is that anybody is there where they are, it is that that has to do with identity, with government and propaganda with history with individualism and with communism but it has nothing nothing to do with the human mind ... because the human mind writes what there is and what has identity go to do with that ... nothing at all.Gertrude Stein
After all, everybody, that is, everybody who writes is interested in living inside themselves in order to tell what is inside themselves. That is why writers have to have two countries, the one where they belong and the one in which they live really. The second one is romantic, it is separate from themselves, it is not real but it is really there.Gertrude Stein
A falling-down wreck on the edge of town, curtains permanently drawn, that would turn out to have been home to some ancient recluse who'd been surviving on ramen and toenail clippings since time immemorial, though no one realizes it until a property appraiser or an overly ambitious census taker barges in to find the poor soul returning to dust in a La-Z-Boy. People get too old to care for a place, their family writes them off for one reason or another it's sad, but it happens.
If my Lord Chief Justice do commit any person, and set his name to the warrant, he does not use to add to his name "Lord Chief Justice," but he is known to be so, without that addition. The lords do not use to write themselves privy counsellors; they are known to be so, as well as a Judge, who only writes his name and does not use to make the addition of his office.
Whoever writes in blood and aphorisms wants not to be learned but to be learned by heart.
A man of moderate Understanding, thinks he writes divinely: A man of good Understanding, thinks he writes reasonably.
Summer, as my friend Coleridge waggishly writes, has set in with its usual severity.Charles Lamb
Eternity has no gray hairs! The flowers fade, the heart withers, man grows old and dies, the world lies down in the sepulchre of ages, but time writes no wrinkles on the brow of Eternity.
In leaves, more durable than leaves of brass, writes our whole history.Edward Young