“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hello darkness, my old friend,
Ive come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence.
~Simon and Garfunkle
“The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach."
No, forgive me.
If you no longer live,
if you, beloved, my love,
if you have died,
all the leaves will fall on my breast,
it will rain on my soul night and day,
the snow will burn my heart,
I shall walk with frost and fire and death and snow,
my feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping,
but I shall stay alive
~Pablo Neruda (English Translation)
Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains of the moon.
J R R Tolkien
The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down and half-finished loves.
- Ralph W. Sockman
"Life sucks and then you die. Yeah, I should be so lucky."
(Woo Twilight! :P )
"To be or not to be,
that is the question.
to sleep perchance to dream...
Aye, there's the rub..."
Shakesphere, Hamlet.....he he he, not to bad considering that's from memory :P
One Shakespeare quote deserves another.
Dream (or sleep for that matter).
Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me that, when I waked,
I cried to dream again.
and double Shakespere quotes deserves a stupid one:
"May the Flees of a thousand Camels infest your armpits."
From Camel to Camel
My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel." — attributed to Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai
“Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly"
'Angels brought me here...'
"Here lies Dobby, a free elf"
- Harry Potter 7
LOL, first thing that popped into my mind! :P
Bored and lonely. Regret having sent Aragorn away. So what if he wanted me to dress up in a curly wig and hop around on my knees during intimate moments? Am sure other humans have equally odd hangups. Wish I could be interested in Elf men, but ever since debacle with Glorfindel back in Second Age when he accused me of copying his hairstyle, have given up on my own kind.
Cassandra Claire - The Very Secret Diary of Arwen Undomiel
Wine is a very sophisticated drink. You're sitting there drinking it, then someone says "I know, I KNOW! I know... lets go... potholing! In Croatia"
And you think "Brilliant. I know a guy who can give us a lift. Me."
Dylan Moran - Monster Tour.
You can judge your wine by the quality of the vine
The colour or bouquet and all that junk
But it all comes back to the falling over factor
And the fact that it makes you drunk.
Cloudstreet - The Wine Song
I love that quote, Elaria. Good old Dylan Thomas.
“The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out who is drunk and who is just stupid”
- Richard Braunstein
Who can see the wind?
Neither you nor I
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing by.
Christina Rossetti (I think)
"Foul words is but foul wind, and foul wind is but foul breath, and foul breath is noisome, therefore I will depart unkissed."
Beatrice, Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing
"Words without thought never to heaven go"
- Claudius, Shakespeare's Hamlet
(I love Much Ado About Nothing - and I love Branagh's Benedick and Thompson's Beatrice. On a side note did you know that sometime in mid-17th century a playwright took the Benedick and Beatrice arch and put it into a production of Measure for Measure (one of my fav. Shakespeare plays) which I think would have just been awesome)
"Love seeketh not Itself to please,
"Nor for itself hath any care,
"But for another gives its ease,
"And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair."
So sung a little Clod of Clay
Trodden with the cattle's feet,
But a Pebble of the book
Warbled out these metres meet:
"Love seeketh only Self to please,
"To bind another to Its delight,
"Joys in another's loss of ease,
"And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite."
William Blake - 'The Clod and the Pebble' from Songs of Experience
It's been way too long since I quoted Blake here. He uses 'Hell' so much more often than 'Heaven' it actually took me a few minutes to find this. I love it, though.
I'm a Much Ado fan as well. The Beatrice/Benedic repartee is brilliant, so charged.
is a perfect creature
equal to itself
mindful of its limits
with a pebbly meaning
with a scent that does not remind one of anything
does not frighten anything away does not arouse desire
its ardour and coldness
are just and full of dignity
I feel a heavy remorse
when I hold it in my hand
and its noble body
is permeated by false warmth
--Pebbles cannot be tamed
to the end they will look at us
with a calm and very clear eye
Learning is not attained by chance,
it must be sought for with ardour
and attended with diligence.
To Arcanas latest post..
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below,
Words without thought never to heaven go
an another of my faves:
The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain of heaven
(I love the word droppeth!!