That is the ultimate power, to stare death in the face and be unafraid.
What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?
I Tiresias, old man with wrinkled dugs Perceived the scene, and foretold the rest I too awaited the expected guest. He, the young man carbuncular, arrives, A small house agent's clerk, with one bold stare, One of the low on whom assurance sits As a silk hat on a Bradford millionaire.
The brute curiosity of an angel's stare Turn you like them to stone.
Gorgonised me from head to foot With a stony British stare.Tennyson
I heard of your marriage, Cathy, not long since; and, while waiting in the yard below, I meditated this plan — just to have one glimpse of your face — a stare of surprise, perhaps, and pretended pleasure; afterward settle my score with Hindley; and then prevent the law by doing execution on myself. Your welcome has put these ideas out of my mind.emily brontë
As an embittered cynic, I should be programmed to vomit all over the screen at the mere sight of this, but instead, I find it strangely moving. You see, as I stare into their happy smiling faces filled with naive joie de vivre, I know they're just blissfully unaware of the crushing despair that awaits them as they venture into adulthood. The myriad disappointments, the yawning chasms of pain, the slow gnawing descent into physical decay, the sheer unrelenting horror of it all.charlie brooker
I wore that because it makes me look beautiful. I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, "Wow, I'm really great-looking." ... I think I'm the greatest, anyway.Iggy Pop
To stare into the after-light, the glitter left on the lake's surface,When the sun has fallen behind a wooded island;To follow the drips sliding from a lifted oarHeld up, while the rower breathes, and the small boat drifts quietly shoreward;To know that light falls and fills, often without our knowing.theodore roethke
I recall an incident involving the late George Stigler at a conference in Spain in the 1980s. Hearing that I had written a book on reason and natural law, Stigler started to ridicule reason, going so far as to say that there is as much reason in a monkey's antics as in any human act. At that point I asked him whether he was trying to tell me something about how he wrote his books; he gave me a blank stare and stormed out of the room.frank van dun
The Normal is the good smile in a child's eyes - all right. It is also the dead stare in a million adults.Peter Shaffer
I started to sink like the moon tends to do if you stare at it too long Then you blink and it's goneconor oberst
If you stare into a flame You'll get an eye full of energy If you write your nightscapades You'll get a dawn full of promiseshappy rhodes
One, a poet, went babbling like a fountain Through parks. All were jokes to children. All had the pale unshaven stare of shuttered plants Exposed to a too violent sun.stephen spender
When you say, "I wrote a program that crashed Windows ," people just stare at you blankly and say, "Hey, I got those with the system, for free ."linus torvalds
Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers , and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools , are soon considered heretical and impious , and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods .
When doubts haunt me and disappointments stare me in the face and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad Gita and find a verse to comfort me; I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.
I bumped into him (Craig Mundie of Microsoft) in an elevator. I looked at his badge and said, "Ah, you work for Microsoft." He looked back at me and said, "Oh ya, and what do you do?" And I thought it was some kind of tad dismissive, here is a guy in a suit looking at a scruffy hacker... so I gave him a thousand yard stare and said, "I am your worst nightmare!"eric s. raymond
For several reasons we should not depart from these adjudged cases:;; but chiefly, from the inconvenience of altering and overturnirig settled determinations. It is best, stare decisis. The overturning settled determinations would be of very bad consequence: they ought not to be shaken.
The greater cats with golden eyes stare out between the bars. Deserts are there, and different skies, And night with different stars.