Firebugs dragging their gasoline bottles Are approaching the Academy of Arts, with a grin. And so, instead of embracing them, Let us demand the freedom of the elbow To knock the bottles out of their filthy hands. Even the most blockheaded bureaucrat, Provided he loves peace, Is a greater lover of the arts Than any so-called art-lover Who loves the arts of war.
Individuals of the earlier species had suffered from an almost insurmountable spiritual isolation from one another. Not even lovers, and scarcely even the geniuses with special insight into personality, ever had anything like accurate vision of one another. [T]he most precious gift that a lover could bring to the beloved was not virginity but sexual experience. The union, it was felt, was the more pregnant the more each party could contribute from previous sexual and spiritual intimacy with others.Olaf Stapledon
If you be a lover of instruction, you will be well instructed.isocrates
I will go back to the great sweet mother, Mother and lover of men, the sea. I will go down to her, I and no other, Close with her, kiss her and mix her with me.algernon charles swinburne
The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds. For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May.thomas malory
I wrote what I did because as a woman, as a mother I was oppressed and broken-hearted, with the sorrows and injustice I saw, because as a Christian I felt the dishonor to Christianity — because as a lover of my country I trembled at the coming day of wrath.It is no merit in the sorrowful that they weep, or to the oppressed and smothering that they gasp and struggle, not to me, that I must speak for the oppressed — who cannot speak for themselves.harriet beecher stowe
Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving it doesn't matter, Ours is not a caravan of despair . Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times, Come, come again, come.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of living, it doesn't matter Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come even if you have broken your vow a thousand times, Come, yet again, come, come.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
Over this damp grave I speak the words of my love; I, with no rights in this matter, Neither father nor lover.will rogers
A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.Helen Rowland
Jesu, lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly, While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high; Hide me,O my Saviour, hide, Till the storm of life is past; Safe into the haven guide, O receive my soul at last.Charles Wesley
Therefore am I still A lover of the meadows and the woods, And mountains; and of all that we behold From this green earth; of all the mighty world Of eye, and ear,both what they half create And what perceive.william wordsworth
No martyr ever went the way of duty, and felt the shadow of death upon it. The shadow of death is darkest in the valley, which men walk in easily, and is never felt at all on a steep place, like Calvary. Truth is everlasting, and so is every lover of it; and so he feels himself almost always.william mountford
What we ask of him is, that he should find out for us more than we can find out for ourselves.... He must have the passion of a lover.arthur symons
I am a genre lover – everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.Quentin Tarantino
I was a peaceful sedentary man, a lover of a quiet life, with no appetite for perils and commotions. But I was beginning to realise that I was very obstinate.john buchan
Take courage, lover! Could you endure such pain At any hand but hers?robert graves
A lover who promises eternal fidelity is more likely to be believed if he believes his promise himself; he is no more likely to keep the promise.john n. gray
And in this unity into which I was taken and where I was enlightened,File:Kamas3.jpgWe were one without distinction...just as a beloved may receive her lover in the full pleasure of seeing and hearing, with the one becoming one with the otherI understood this Being and knew it more clearly than, by speech, reason, or sight, one can know anything that is knowable on earth
And lilies white, prepared to touch The whitest thought, nor soil it much, Of dreamer turned to lover.
And the wind, full of wantonness, wooes like a lover The young aspen-trees till they tremble all over.thomas moore
'Tis true no lover has that pow'r T' enforce a desperate amour, As he that has two strings t' his bow, And burns for love and money too.
How happy the lover, how easy his chain, how pleasing his pain. How sweet to discover, he sighs not in vain.john dryden