The black arrowed swoop of the moment swung high into the unceilinged future, ten, fifty, sixty years, may be: then, past seeing, up to that warmthless unconsidered mock-time, when nothing shall be left but the memorial that fits all (except, if there be, the most unhappiest) of human kind: I was not, I lived and loved, I am not.
Fortune's a right whore: If she give aught, she deals it in small parcels, That she may take awayall at one swoop. 894john webster
That was indeed to live—At one bold swoop to wrestFrom darkling death the bestThat Death to Life can give!thomas bailey aldrich
Better, the perfect, easy discipline of the swallows dip and swoop, without east or west.gary snyder
And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces. And even if he for ever flies within the gorge, that gorge is in the mountains; so that even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar.Herman Melville