Always thought that life was just a drag Now this daisy's got a brand new bag Hey world take a good look at me. Though I'm flying high as a kite, What turns me on is the sight of life , The grooviest trip of all Best kick I've ever had, So tell me what's so bad about feeling good?
Jerry Keller and Dave Blume, in the song sung during the awakening of Greenwich Villagers, in What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
I, who have not cried since my childhood , I cry now like a child because of all that I shall never have. I cry over lost beauty and grandeur. I love everything that I should have embraced.
I wasted time , and now doth time waste me; For now hath time made me his numbering clock: My thoughts are minutes; and with sighs they jar Their watches on unto mine eyes, the outward watch, Whereto my finger, like a dial's point, Is pointing still, in cleansing them from tears.
A new composite orchestra, binder of years and climes, ten-fold renewer, As of the far-back days the poets tell, the Paradiso, The straying thence, the separation long, but now the wandering done, The journey done, the journeyman come home, And man and art with Nature fused again.
I predict that Anonymous and entities like it will become far more significant over the next few years than is expected by most of our similarly irrelevant pundits and this will, no doubt, turn out to be just as much of an understatement as anything else that has been written on the subject. … This is the future , whether one approves or not, and the failure on the part of governments and media alike to understand , and contend with the rapid change now afoot, ought to remind everyone concerned why it is that this movement is necessary in the first place.
I have searched, I have indistinctly seen, I have doubted . Now, I hope .
"You are a true and mortal wizard now , as you always wished. Does it make you happy ?" "Yes," he replied with a quiet laugh . "I'm not poor Haggard, to lose my heart 's desire in the having of it."
There are some places which, seen for the first time, yet seem to strike a chord of recollection. "I have been here before," we think to ourselves, "and this is one of my true homes ." It is no mystery for those philosophers who hold that all which we shall see, with all which we have seen and are seeing, exists already in an eternal now; that all those places are home to us which in the pattern of our life are twisting, in past, present and future, tendrils of remembrance round our heart-strings.
If you really want to love humanity , then you have to love humanity as it is now.
dreamtree,truthtree tree of jubilee:with aeons of (trivial merely)existence,all when may not measure a now of your treasure
the cunning the craven … they live for until though the sun in his heaven says Now
The whole time of my life may be divided into an infinity of parts, each of which is in no way dependent on any other; and, accordingly, because I was in existence a short time ago, it does not follow that I must now exist, unless in this moment some cause create me anew as it were, that is, conserve me.
Come writers and critics, Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide, The chance won't come again And don't speak too soon, For the wheel's still in spin And there's no tellin' who That it's namin' For the loser now Will be later to win... For the times they are a-changin'.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good , therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.
Truly, if at one time it was difficult to become a Christian, I believe now it becomes more difficult year by year, because it has now become so easy to become one; there is a bit of competition only in becoming a speculative thinker. … The thesis that God has existed in human form, was born, grew up; is certainly the paradox in the strictest sense, the absolute paradox.
Just as in the great moment of resignation one does not mediate but chooses, now the task is to gain proficiency in repeating the impassioned choice and, existing, to express it in existence.
Oh, Mercy now I understand : The secret behind your actions , the thread that binds all these seemingly random events. … There's no great or small! No question of size or importance! Each act of compassion however minor it may appear to our blind eyes affects all Creation; shakes it to its roots!
A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand, and a race of men, perhaps as numerous as all Europe contains, are to receive their portion of freedom from the event of a few months.
THESE are the times that try men's souls . The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country ; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
God contemplates Himself and all things in an Eternal Now that has neither beginning nor end .
She says she believes in miracles now , and that you should too. … She thinks I'm an angel . Come to take her home …
This is the real secret of life to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work , realize it is play.
Liberty and Union , now and forever , one and inseparable.
Dazzling and tremendous how quick the sun -rise would kill me, If I could not now and always send sun-rise out of me.
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation , a peculiar people ; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light ; which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God : which had not obtained mercy , but now have obtained mercy.