Ihadthoughttoevokethesoulof Italy but all Ifind before me is its corpse.
I met Curzon in Downing Street, and received the sort of greeting a corpse would give an undertaker.
To sum up: your father, whom you love, dies, you are his heir, you come back to find that hardly was the corpse cold before his younger brother popped on to histhrone and into his sheets, thereby offending both legal and natural practice. Now why exactlyare you behaving in this extraordinary manner.SirTom originally Tom Straussler Stoppard
No one is so much alone in the universe as a denier of God. With an orphaned heart, which has lost the greatest of fathers, he stands mourning by the immeasurable corpse of nature, no longer moved and sustained by the Spirit of the universe.jean paul
Since it is probable that any book flying a bullet in its title is going to produce a corpse sooner or later - here it is.s. j. simon
God's beloved Son, leaving the echoes of His cries upon the mountains and the traces of His weary feet upon the streets, shedding His tears over the tombs and His blood upon Golgotha, associating His life with our homes, and His corpse with our sepulchres, shows us how we, too, may be sons in the humblest vale of life, and sure of sympathy in heaven amid the deepest wrongs and sorrows of earth.edward thomson
I slept with Faith, and found a corpse in my arms on awaking; I drank and danced all night with Doubt, and found her a virgin in the morning.aleister crowley
Here’s a strange fact: murder a man, and you feel responsible for his life ’’possessive’’, even. You know more about him than his father and mother; they knew his fetus, but you know his corpse. Only you can complete the story of his life, only you know why his body has to be pushed into the fire before its time, and why his toes curl up and fight for another hour on earth.aravind adiga
If a symbolic language dies, it tortures us like a nightmare, like a thousand piece orchestra grating on our nerves and tearing our mind to pieces…. It is a corpse with no symbolic power or strength.asger jorn
"O father! I see a gleaming light. Oh say, what may it be?" But the father answered never a word, A frozen corpse was he.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What is man but a little soul holding up a corpse?malcolm lowry
The babe is at peace within the womb, the corpse is at rest within the tomb. We begin in what we end.Percy Bysshe Shelley
He kissed her cold corpse a thousand times o'er, And called her his jewel though she was no more: And he drank all the pison like a lovyer so brave, And Villikins and Dinah lie buried in one grave.
He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of the Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet. The fabled birth of Minerva, from the brain of Jove, was hardly more sudden or more perfect than the financial system of the United States, as it burst forth from the conceptions of Alexander Hamilton.
Without madness what is man more than the healthy beast, corpse adjourned that procreates?
The classical "Sleeping Beauty" tales embody a necrophilic fantasy , in which a corpse is restored to life . Shakespeare 's "Romeo and Juliet" conveys a similar fantasy.
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.winston churchill
When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in bad condition in the particular moment , but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is "So it goes."
Prophecy is judged false, bind him to the corpse of his wife , and hang him one cubit above the earth, for he is unclean, an anathema unto the Gods....
A corpse or a Ghost … I'd sooner be one or t'other, square and fair, than a Ghost in a corpse, which is my feelins at present.