Countries that have soldiers in charge seem, more often than not, to be the ones where democracy is but a flickering candle sitting in an open window with a forecast of rain.
It's a family jokethat when Iwas a tinychild Iturned from the window out of which I was watching a snowstorm, and hopefullyasked,'Momma, do we believe in winter?'
'Whoever has opened the window has opened it too wide,'said Miss Brodie.'Six inches isperfectlyadequate. More is vulgar.'
As it spoke I discerned, obscurely, a child's face looking through the window. Terror made me cruel; and finding it useless to attempt shaking the creature off, I pulled its wrist on to the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro till the blood ran down and soaked the bed-clothes: still it wailed, "Let me in!", and maintained its tenacious grip, almost maddening me with fear.emily brontë
I've done a lot worse than jump off piers, son. Like throw a television out the window.ozzy osbourne
As enviable and unreachable as a face in a train window.wilfrid sheed
“The whole of modern so-called civilised existence is an attempt to deny reality insofar as it exists. When did Don last look at the stars, when did Norman last get soaked in a rainstorm? The stars as far as these people are concerned are the Manhattan-pattern!” He jerked his thumb at a window beyond which the city’s treasure-house of coloured light glimmered gaudily.john brunner
Each window like a pill'ry appears, With heads thrust thro' nail'd by the ears.
Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. I loved light ever, light in eye and brain No tapers mirrored in long palace floors, Nor dedicated depths of silent aisles, But just the common dusty wind-blown day That roofs earth's millions.edith wharton
The basic paradox about sex is that it always seems to be offering more than it can deliver. A glimpse of a girl undressing through a lighted bedroom window induces a vision of ecstatic delight, but in the actual process of persuading the girl into bed, the vision somehow evaporates.colin wilson
Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung With feigning voice verses of feigning love.william shakespeare
Freedom of the press is the mortar that binds together the bricks of democracy - and it is also the open window embedded in those bricks.
The window on the world can be covered by a newspaper.
Song opens a window to the secret places of the soul.
Martinez finished a stained window; inventing a tropical Deco, I can almost smell that he is from South America and has the tropics in his spirit.
"Volunteering is a window into the passions of the soul."patrick dixon
There were no lights, stoves, or window panes.... We slept on army cots with our clothes on. ... The barbed wire fence which surrounded the camp was visible against the background of the snow-covered Sierra mountain range.
A moment after the fairy's entrance the window was blown open by the breathing of the little stars, and Peter dropped in.j. m. barrie