From 'The New Colossus', inscribed at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, New York harbour,1883.
I don't know what it is about fecundity that so appals. I suppose it is the teeming evidence that birth and growth, which we value, are ubiquitous and blind, that life itself is so astonishingly cheap, that nature is as careless as it is bountiful, and that with extravagance goes a crushing waste that will one day include our own cheap lives.Annie Dillard
When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain, Before high-piled books, in charactery, Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain.john keats
Chaste to her husband, frank to all beside, A teeming mistress, but a barren bride.Alexander Pope
An excellent little book highly informative, full of challenging and stimulating ideas, and teeming with shrewd clinical insights.arnold m. ludwig
This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, This earth of Majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise; This fortress built by Nature for herself, Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall, Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands; This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings, Fear'd by their breed, and famous by their birth.
What I see is teeming cohesion, contained dispersal…. For him, to sculpt is to take the fat off space.jean-paul sartre