I came to a stark realization: chronic surpluses could be almost as destabilizing as chronic deficits.
Writing today is like being stood stark naked in Trafalgar Square and being told to get an erection.Louis de Bernières
Lifeless in appearance, sluggish dazed spring approaches — They enter the new world naked, cold, uncertain of all save that they enter. All about them The cold, familiar wind — Now the grass, tomorrow the stiff curl of wildcarrot leaf One by one objects are defined — It quickens: clarity, outline of leaf But now the stark dignity of entrance — Still, the profound change has come upon them: rooted, they grip down and begin to awaken.william carlos williams
If the British public falls for this, I say that it will be stark, staring bonkers.Hailsham, Quintin (McGarel) Hogg, 2nd Viscount
Dear Madam,You are stark mad, and therefore the fitter for me to love; and that is the reason I think I can never leave to beYour humble servant.Rochester, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of
Truth! stark naked truth, is the word, and I will not so much as take the pains to bestow the strip of a gauze-wrapper on it.john cleland
That holy, humble, meek, modest, retiring Form, sometimes called the Spirit of Prayer, has been dragged from the closet, and so rudely handled by some of her professed friends, that she has not only lost all her wonted loveliness, but is now stalking the street, in some places, stark mad.asahel nettleton
The gray-green stretch of sandy grass,Indefinitely desolate;A sea of lead, a sky of slate;Already autumn in the air, alas!One stark monotony of stone,The long hotel, acutely white,Against the after-sunset lightWithers gray-green, and takes the grass's tone.arthur symons
Death is, in some ways, unacceptable. It’s just an astonishing fact of our being here that we die; but I think worse than that is if we live long enough, we lose everyone we love in this world. I mean people die and disappear, and we’re left with this stark mystery: just the sheer not knowing of what happened to them.sam harris
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.Michel de Montaigne
Political realism is aware of the moral significance of political action. It is also aware of the ineluctable tension between the moral command and the requirements of successful political action. And it is unwilling to gloss over and obliterate that tension and thus to obfuscate both the moral and the political issue by making it appear as though the stark facts of politics were morally more satisfying than they actually are, and the moral law less exacting than it actually is.hans morgenthau
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.Michel de Montaigne
That holy, humble, meek, modest, retiring Form, sometimes called the Spirit of Prayer, has been dragged from the closet, and so rudely handled by some of her professed friends, that she has not only lost all her wonted loveliness, but is now stalking the street, in some places, stark mad.
I believe Mahatma Gandhi was a futurist in the best sense of the word. He foresaw trends and had the confidence to record his predictions and prescriptions in bold and stark terms. He did so, not in a stray article or opinion piece, but over a life time of speeches, writings – and living – beginning with Hind Swaraj, the remarkable he started writing in 1909 and completed in 1910.
A law imposing criminal penalties on protected speech is a stark example of speech suppression.
Satin rays and coloured days stark blue horizons Naked limbs and wheat bins, hazy afternoons Voicing, rejoicing the wine cups do bring Pussywillows, cat-tails, soft winds and rosesgordon lightfoot
Eddard. Don't you want to teach little Ned stark how to ride horses?
On my honor as a Tully, on my honor as a stark, LET HIM GO, or I will cut your wife's throat!
Deprived of meaningful work , men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad .
Who hath desired the Sea?the sight of salt water unbounded The heave and the halt and the hurl and the crash of the comber wind-hounded? The sleek-barrelled swell before storm, grey, foamless, enormous, and growing stark calm on the lap of the Line or the crazy-eyed Hurricane blowing.
We need a new approach to national security - a bold, progressive internationalism that stands in stark contrast to the too often belligerent and myopic unilateralism of the Bush Administration.john kerry