Nine times out of 10 when people do a tribute album or tribute songs for somebody, it's what I call 'white boys playing reggae'. They know they can't, we know they can't, so they sing like they can't and play like they can't. They gently make fun of the idiom or sing in a false accent.
Let us say in passing that since (philosophical) remedies are often worse than the malady, our age, in order to be cured of the Plato sickness, has swallowed such doses of a relativist, vaguely skeptical, lightly spiritualist and insipidly moralist medicine, that it is in the process of gently dying, in the small bed of its supposed democratic comfort.alain badiou
Undergraduates owe their happiness chiefly to the consciousness that they are no longer at school. The nonsense which was knocked out of them at school is all put gently back at Oxford or Cambridge.
Skiddaw shews its vast base, and bounding all that part of the vale, rises gently to a height that sinks the neighboring hills; opens a pleasing front, smooth and verdant, smiling over the country like a gentle generous lord, while the fells of Borrowdale frown on it like a hardened tyrant.
How gently, wisely, and justly G MYoung deals with him. That is not the way to write biography.Dean Gooderham Acheson
The ground is like a beautiful woman. If you treat her gently, she'll tell you all her secrets.Peter Vilhelm glob
Think gently of the erring:Ye know not of the powerWith which the dark temptation cameIn some unguarded hour.Ye may not know how earnestlyThey struggled, or how well,Until the hour of weakness came,And sadly thus they fell.julia abigail fletcher carney
You took me weak and unprepared.I had not thought that you who sharedMy days, my nights, my heart, my life,Would slash me with a naked knifeAnd gently tell me not to bleedBut to accept your crazy creed.vita sackville-west
I commend you on all you've done for PETA, wrestling the one-eyed trouser snake with your bare hands, gently cuddling it in your arms, and nurturing it back to health.sarah silverman
Prostrate on earth the bleeding warrior lies,And Isr'el's beauty on the mountains dies.How are the mighty fallen!Hush'd be my sorrow, gently fall my tears,Lest my sad tale should reach the alien's ears:Bid Fame be dumb, and tremble to proclaimIn heathen Gath, or Ascalon, our shameLest proud Philistia, lest our haughty foe,With impious scorn insult our solemn woe.william somervile
"It would scarcely be destruction," he replied gently. "Let us call it iconoclasm, the swallowing of formulas, which has always had its full retinue of idealists. And you do not want a Napoleon . All that is needed is direction, which could be given by men of far lower gifts than a Bonaparte. In a word, you want a Power-House, and then the age of miracles will begin."john buchan
Happy who in his verse can gently steer From grave to light, from pleasant to severe.john dryden
In old days there were angels who came and took men by the hand and led them away from the city of destruction. We see no white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from threatening destruction: a hand is put into theirs, which leads them forth gently towards a calm and bright land, so that they look no more backward; and the hand may be a little child's.george eliot
But I will aggravate my voice so that I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove.william shakespeare
Bends to the grave with unperceived decay, While resignation gently slopes the way And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past.Oliver Goldsmith
'And how exactly like an egg he is!' she said aloud, standing with her hands ready to catch him, for she was every moment expecting him to fall. 'It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, 'to be called an egg very!' 'I said you looked like an egg, Sir,' Alice gently explained. 'And some eggs are very pretty, you know,' she added, hoping to turn her remark into a sort of compliment.Lewis Carroll
Charity gently to hear, kindly to judge.
Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide adown thy stream gently, as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream!
See Time has touched me gently in his race, And left no odious furrows in my face.George Crabbe
Time has laid his hand Upon my heart, gently, not smiting it, But as a harper lays his open palm Upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.
gently running made sweet music with the enameled stones and seemed to give a gentle kiss to every sedge he overtook in his watery pilgrimage.