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Because it may be fine to die in the open, with one's body still young and healthy amidst the triumphant echoes of the bugles; but it is a sadder fate to die of wounds in a hospital ward after long sufferings, and it is more melancholy still to meet one's end in one's bed at home in the midst of fond laments, dim lights and medicine bottles. But nothing is more difficult than to die in some strange, indifferent spot, in the characterless bed of an inn, to die there old and worn and leave no one behind in the world.Dino Buzzati Laments Sayings By Dino Buzzati: Because it may be fine to die in the open, with one's body still young
All the accounts of the burial of Jesus are somber, laced through with the silence of grief, the shock that violence does to one's soul, even experienced vicariously in the body of another who is loved. They are written as though they are dirges, laments hidden in the silences and spaces between the words.Megan McKenna Laments Sayings By Megan McKenna: All the accounts of the burial of Jesus are somber, laced through with the silence
The infernal storm, eternal in its rage, sweeps and drives the spirits with its blast; it whirls them, lashing them with punishment. When they are swept back past their place of judgment then come the shrieks, laments, and anguished cries; there they blaspheme God's almighty power.Dante Alighieri Laments Sayings By Dante Alighieri: The infernal storm, eternal in its rage, sweeps and drives the spirits with its blast;
This myth he'd made out of intricate movements and imagination, out of moonlight and love, out of prayers older than Adam, and gray cliffs and crimson shadows, laments and rivers of martyrs - what had it come to at last? When the waves receded, the shores of Time would spread out there clean, empty, shining with infinite grains of memory and little else.Frank Herbert Laments Sayings By Frank Herbert: This myth he'd made out of intricate movements and imagination, out of moonlight and love,
He whom you see-along the downward arc- was William, and the land that mourns his death, for living Charles and Frederick, now laments; now he has learned how Heaven loves the just ruler, and he would show this outwardly as well, so radiantly visible.Dante Alighieri Laments Sayings By Dante Alighieri: He whom you see-along the downward arc- was William, and the land that mourns his
In all things, the beginning and end are the most engaging. Does the love of man and woman suggest only their embraces? No, the sorrow of lovers parted before they met, laments over promises betrayed, long lonely nights spent sleepless until dawn, pining thoughts for one in some far place, a woman left sighing over past love in her tumbledown abode - it is these, surely, that embody the romance of love.Yoshida Kenko Laments Sayings By Yoshida Kenko: In all things, the beginning and end are the most engaging. Does the love of
Night of Sleepless Love The night above. We two. Full moon. I started to weep, you laughed. Your scorn was a god, my laments moments and doves in a chain. The night below. We two. Crystal of pain. You wept over great distances. My ache was a clutch of agonies over your sickly heart of sand. Dawn married us on the bed, our mouths to the frozen spout of unstaunched blood. The sun came through the shuttered balcony and the coral of life opened its branches over my shrouded heart.Federico Garcia Lorca Laments Sayings By Federico Garcia Lorca: Night of Sleepless Love The night above. We two. Full moon. I started to weep,
And whenever they came back to his lips, these exquisite, funereal laments conjured up, in his mind, a place on the outskirts of a city, a mean and voiceless place where silently, in the distance, lines of men and women, wearied and bowed down by life, were disappearing into the twilight, while he himself, surfeited with bitterness and replete with disgust, felt himself alone, utterly alone, in the midst of a tearful Nature, overwhelmed by an inexpressible melancholy, by a relentless anguish, the mysterious intensity of which precluded all consolation, all pity, all repose.Joris-Karl Huysmans Laments Sayings By Joris-Karl Huysmans: And whenever they came back to his lips, these exquisite, funereal laments conjured up, in
My kids have moved more in their twenties, you know, than my parents have moved in nearly 40-something years of marriage before they died. So there's a part of me that laments what we have lost, and that is a sense of community.Mike Huckabee Laments Sayings By Mike Huckabee: My kids have moved more in their twenties, you know, than my parents have moved
Yiddish, the language which will ever bear witness to the violence and murder inflicted on us, bear the marks of our expulsions from land to land, the language which absorbed the wails of the fathers, the laments of the generations, the poison and bitterness of history, the language whose precious jewels are the undried, uncongealed Jewish tears.I.L. Peretz Laments Sayings By I.L. Peretz: Yiddish, the language which will ever bear witness to the violence and murder inflicted on
The world turns and the world spins, the tide runs in and the tide runs out, and there is nothing in the world more beautiful and more wonderful in all its evolved forms than two souls who look at each other straight on. And there is nothing more woeful and soul-saddening than when they are parted ... everything in the world rejoices in the touch, and everything in the world laments in the losing.Gary D. Schmidt Laments Sayings By Gary D. Schmidt: The world turns and the world spins, the tide runs in and the tide runs
Muslim leaders ordered it cut to pieces to show their contempt for worldly wealth. They destroyed countless treasures, including the entire royal library. In an account of this conquest written by the tenth-century Persian poet Ferdowsi, a general laments: "Curse this world, curse this time, curse this fate / That uncivilized Arabs have come to force me to be Muslim.Stephen Kinzer Laments Sayings By Stephen Kinzer: Muslim leaders ordered it cut to pieces to show their contempt for worldly wealth. They
I'm not interested in Bob Marley telling me to 'lively up' myself. The only music that satisfies me is Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor's voice crying through industrial rhytms. In the August evenings, I lie on my bed with earphones, letting his laments roll through me like unrepentant thunderstorms. I envy the courage that carries his voice into the world. He doesn't berate himself for pain and anger; he howls. And this delights me, even though I feel ashamed when my own rage comes to the surface. My anger doesn't signify courage; it's just more confirmation that I'm bad.Kiera Van Gelder Laments Sayings By Kiera Van Gelder: I'm not interested in Bob Marley telling me to 'lively up' myself. The only music
Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve ... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon.Elizabeth Kim Laments Sayings By Elizabeth Kim: Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve ... And on this fatal
Whoso laments, that we must doff this garb
Of frail mortality, thenceforth to live
Immortally above, he hath not seen
The sweet refreshing, of that heav'nly shower.
Dante Alighieri Laments Sayings By Dante Alighieri: Whoso laments, that we must doff this garbOf frail mortality, thenceforth to liveImmortally above, he
Is language actually getting better, shorter, and easier? Nowadays we often hear exactly the opposite. Teenager slang is awful, students no longer learn Latin, our children - not to mention our president - cannot put together a grammatical sentence. The whimsical poet Ogden Nash was at least half serious in his "Laments for a dying language":

Coin brassy words at will, debase the coinage;
We're in an if-you-cannot-lick-them-join age,
A slovenliness-provides-its-own-excuse age,
Where usage overnight condones misusage.
Farewell, farewell to my beloved language,
Once English, now a vile orangutanguage.
Charles Yang Laments Sayings By Charles Yang: Is language actually getting better, shorter, and easier? Nowadays we often hear exactly the opposite.
Whenever justice to ordinary men, widows, orphans, poor, disadvantaged and the general mass is delayed or denied, that leads to God's frustration. At a time like that, God laments, WHERE IS A MANSunday Adelaja Laments Sayings By Sunday Adelaja: Whenever justice to ordinary men, widows, orphans, poor, disadvantaged and the general mass is delayed
If a man lives to any considerable age, it can not be denied that he laments his imprudences, but I notice he often laments his youth a deal more bitterly and with a more genuine intonation.Robert Louis Stevenson Laments Sayings By Robert Louis Stevenson: If a man lives to any considerable age, it can not be denied that he
This morn I awoke to the laments of fallen angels.David Mitchell Laments Sayings By David Mitchell: This morn I awoke to the laments of fallen angels.
A Dream of Trees

There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
A little way from every troubling town,
A little way from factories, school, laments.
I would have time, I thought, and time to spare,
With only streams and birds for company,
To build out of my life a few wild stanzas.
And then it came to me, that so was death,
A little way away from everywhere.
Mary Oliver Laments Sayings By Mary Oliver: A Dream of TreesThere is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,A quiet house,
It is true that nothing here makes any sense, but this is no great misfortune; I learned from the islanders that sense is not of any particular importance, that its presence may even disrupt the clean lines of certain pictures and cast a cloud over their fine light, while laments on the absurdity of being struck me as self-indulgent and objectionable even before my stay on the island. Once you get a little used to a terrain cleansed of sense, you realize that there is amusement enough to be had here, and that only in its emptiness can the magic crystals of beauty originate. And in this space something is revealed: the silent dignity of people, animals, plants and objects, that is able to stir graciousness, compassion and reverence.Michal Ajvaz Laments Sayings By Michal Ajvaz: It is true that nothing here makes any sense, but this is no great misfortune;
She kindly laments that I am not of the party, and to be sure I honour great ladies, and I admire great wits, but I am of the same opinion in regard to assemblies that is held concerning oysters, that they are never good in a month that has not the letter R in it.Elizabeth Montagu Laments Sayings By Elizabeth Montagu: She kindly laments that I am not of the party, and to be sure I
A man in trouble laments that he did not listen to his teachers, and thus he finds himself in a sad state, utter ruin. A candid admission of a blunder is refreshing and not often heard in human affairs. It is the saint alone who is large-minded enough to think and speak in this way. This is part of his authenticity.
The person who is swift to hear and slow to respond is a stranger to an all-knowing illuminism. He believes that others, too, have some truth, and he is willing to be instructed by them. He is ready for the mind of God.
Thomas Dubay Laments Sayings By Thomas Dubay: A man in trouble laments that he did not listen to his teachers, and thus
All of our laments could not add a single second to her life, not one additional beat of the heart, nor a breath.Audrey Niffenegger Laments Sayings By Audrey Niffenegger: All of our laments could not add a single second to her life, not one
Envy is an ill-natured vice, and is made up of meanness and malice. It wishes the force of goodness to be strained, and the measure of happiness abated. It laments over prosperity, and sickens at the sight of health. It oftentimes wants spirit as well as good nature.Jeremy Collier Laments Sayings By Jeremy Collier: Envy is an ill-natured vice, and is made up of meanness and malice. It wishes
Inferno: Canto XIII
Not yet had Nessus reached the other side,
When we had put ourselves within a wood,
That was not marked by any path whatever.
Not foliage green, but of a dusky colour,
Not branches smooth, but gnarled and intertangled,
Not apple-trees were there, but thorns with poison.
Such tangled thickets have not, nor so dense,
Those savage wild beasts, that in hatred hold
'Twixt Cecina and Corneto the tilled places.
There do the hideous Harpies make their nests,
Who chased the Trojans from the Strophades,
With sad announcement of impending doom;
Broad wings have they, and necks and faces human,
And feet with claws, and their great bellies fledged;
They make laments upon the wondrous trees.
Dante Alighieri Laments Sayings By Dante Alighieri: Inferno: Canto XIIINot yet had Nessus reached the other side,When we had put ourselves within
I lay in bed that night, a first-time drunkard at seven years of age, pondering the punishment I knew would arrive on callused palms. In the forest, as if sensing my plight, wolves howled nocturnal laments. The magnificent lunar lullabies of my lupine brethren wooed me into a deep and cleansing sleep.Mark Rice Laments Sayings By Mark Rice: I lay in bed that night, a first-time drunkard at seven years of age, pondering
Shame is a distinct feeling. I couldn't look at my hands around the coffee cup or hear my own laments without feeling appalled, wanting desperately to fall silent, grow smaller. More than that, I was uncomfortably conscious of my whole body, from the awkward way that the shafts of my hair were thrusting out of my scalp to my feet, which felt dirty as well as cold. Everywhere, I seemed to feel my skin from the inside, as if it now stood away from my flesh, separated by a millimeter of mortified space.Jane Smiley Laments Sayings By Jane Smiley: Shame is a distinct feeling. I couldn't look at my hands around the coffee cup
To pass over grief, they say, the Italian sleeps; the Frenchman sings; the German drinks; the Spaniard laments, and the Englishman goes to plays. What then does the Scot?' To Jerott's mind sprang, unbidden, a picture of the sword Archie Abernethy was trying to clean at this moment below.

'This one,' he said, 'kills.
Dorothy Dunnett Laments Sayings By Dorothy Dunnett: To pass over grief, they say, the Italian sleeps; the Frenchman sings; the German drinks;
Most lyric poetry is about love, whether yearned after, fulfilled, or wistfully regretted; what isn't tends to consist of laments and cris du coeur over this, that, and the other.Michael Dirda Laments Sayings By Michael Dirda: Most lyric poetry is about love, whether yearned after, fulfilled, or wistfully regretted; what isn't
Here will I stand till Caesar pass along,
And as a suitor will I give him this.
My heart laments the virtue cannot live
Out of the teeth of emulation.
If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayest live;
If not, the fates with traitors do contrive.
William Shakespeare Laments Sayings By William Shakespeare: Here will I stand till Caesar pass along,And as a suitor will I give him
Sri Yukteswar used to poke gentle fun at the commonly inadequate conceptions of renunciation."A beggar cannot renounce wealth," Master would say. "If a man laments: 'My business has failed; my wife has left me; I will renounce all and enter a monastery,' to what worldly sacrifice is he referring? He did not renounce wealth and love; they renounced him!"Saints like Gandhi, on the other hand, have made not only tangible material sacrifices, but also the more difficult renunciation of selfish motive and private goal, merging their inmost being in the stream of humanity as a whole.Paramahansa Yogananda Laments Sayings By Paramahansa Yogananda: Sri Yukteswar used to poke gentle fun at the commonly inadequate conceptions of renunciation."A beggar
Dreher laments we now live in a "post-Christian" America, but he's wrong. The Americans who are standing with their loved ones and neighbors are in fact doing exactly what Jesus asked them to do, when he said that we should love each other as we love ourselves. It's possible, however, that we live in a post-accepting-bigotry-cloaking-itself-in-the-raiments-of-Christ America. And, you know. I can live in that America just fine.John Scalzi Laments Sayings By John Scalzi: Dreher laments we now live in a "post-Christian" America, but he's wrong. The Americans who
Young Surrey now lays down his knife and begins to complain. Noblemen, he laments, are not respected as they were in the days when England was great. The present king keeps about himself a collection of men of base degree, and no good will come of it. Cranmer creeps forward in his chair, as if to intervene, but Surrey gives him a glare that says, you're exactly who I mean, archbishop.Hilary Mantel Laments Sayings By Hilary Mantel: Young Surrey now lays down his knife and begins to complain. Noblemen, he laments, are
Plato laments the decline of the oral tradition and the atrophy of memory which writing induces, I at the other end of the Age of the Written Word am impressed by the sturdiness and reliability of words on paper ... The will to record indelibly, to set down stories in permanent words, seems to me akin to the conviction that we are larger than our biologies.Jonathan Franzen Laments Sayings By Jonathan Franzen: Plato laments the decline of the oral tradition and the atrophy of memory which writing
In fact, amid all the musical laments over not having a heart, a brain, or the nerve, did anyone notice that they didn't have a penis among them? I think it would have shown on the Lion and the Tin Man, and when the Scarecrow has his pants destuffed, you don't see a flying monkey waving an errant straw Johnson around anywhere, do
I think I know what song I'd be singing: Oh, I would while away the hours, Wanking in the flowers, my heart all full of song, I'd be gilding all the lilies as I waved about my willie If I only had a schlong.
Christopher Moore Laments Sayings By Christopher Moore: In fact, amid all the musical laments over not having a heart, a brain, or
Stop seeing socialists and anti-Americans as Democrats. When a Michael Moore compares beheaders to our own Minutemen and laments that too many Democrats were in the World Trade Center, he deserves no platform alongside Wesley Clark or a seat next to Jimmy Carter or praise for his pseudo-dramas from high Democrats.Victor Davis Hanson Laments Sayings By Victor Davis Hanson: Stop seeing socialists and anti-Americans as Democrats. When a Michael Moore compares beheaders to our
If you cannot always elicit a straight answer from the unconscious brain, how can you access its knowledge? Sometimes the trick is merely to probe what your gut is telling you. So the next time a friend laments that she cannot decide between two options, tell her the easiest way to solve her problem: flip a coin. She should specify which option belongs to heads and which to tails, and then let the coin fly. The important part is to assess her gut feeling after the coin lands. If she feels a subtle sense of relief at being "told" what to do by the coin, that's the right choice for her. If, instead, she concludes that it's ludicrous for her to make a decision based on a coin toss, that will cue her to choose the other option.David Eagleman Laments Sayings By David Eagleman: If you cannot always elicit a straight answer from the unconscious brain, how can you
Would a writer know how to behave himself with relation td posterity? Let him consider in old books what he finds that he is glad to know, and what omissions he most laments.Jonathan Swift Laments Sayings By Jonathan Swift: Would a writer know how to behave himself with relation td posterity? Let him consider
The despot is not a man. It is the Plan. The correct, realistic, exact plan, the one that will provide your solution once the problem has been posited clearly, in its entirety, in its indispensable harmony. This plan has been drawn up well away from the frenzy in the mayor's office or the town hall, from the cries of the electorate or the laments of society's victims. It has been drawn up by serene and lucid minds. It has taken account of nothing but human truths. It has ignored all current regulations, all existing usages, and channels. It has not considered whether or not it could be carried out with the constitution now in force. It is a biological creation destined for human beings and capable of realization by modern techniques.James C. Scott Laments Sayings By James C. Scott: The despot is not a man. It is the Plan. The correct, realistic, exact plan,
Before I had published anything, I still hung out with people who liked to write. None of us had published, so there was no talk about the business, and there was probably a lot more angsty talk back then. But these days maybe there are some more laments about the culture, but I would say no.Chang-rae Lee Laments Sayings By Chang-rae Lee: Before I had published anything, I still hung out with people who liked to write.
One of Lucy's admirers took to her, apparently."
"Took to her?" echoes William, his own feelings for Sugar causing him to construe the phrase benignly.
"Yes," said Bodley "With her own riding crop."
"Beat her very severely."
"Particularly about the face and mouth."
"I understand all the fight's gone out of her now."
"Well, as you can imagine," he says. "Madam Georgina doesn't have high hopes. Even if she's willing to wait, there will be scars."
Ashwell, eyes downcast, is picking at the lint on his trousers. "Poor girl," he laments.
"Yes," smirks Bodley. "How are the fighty maulen.
Michel Faber Laments Sayings By Michel Faber: One of Lucy's admirers took to her, apparently.""Took to her?" echoes William, his own feelings
Cuba laments and expresses its profound sadness for the loss of so many innocent lives and expresses our absolute rejection of acts of terrorism, wherever they may come from.Felipe Perez Roque Laments Sayings By Felipe Perez Roque: Cuba laments and expresses its profound sadness for the loss of so many innocent lives
The trembling increased, a moan of grief was heard, nothing articulate - as a bird in the night sometimes laments alone.Hans Fallada Laments Sayings By Hans Fallada: The trembling increased, a moan of grief was heard, nothing articulate - as a bird
And when he had put his hand on mine with a cheerful look, wherefrom I took courage, he brought me within to the secret things. Here sighs, laments, and deep wailings were resounding through the starless air; wherefore at first I wept thereat. Strange tongues, horrible utterances, words of woe, accents of anger, voices high and faint, and sounds of hands with them, were making a tumult which whirls always in that air forever dark, like the sand when the whirlwind breathes.Dante Alighieri Laments Sayings By Dante Alighieri: And when he had put his hand on mine with a cheerful look, wherefrom I
What a sad person who laments their small cup, even though always full.Garry Fitchett Laments Sayings By Garry Fitchett: What a sad person who laments their small cup, even though always full.
As Robert Bly laments in Iron John, Some women want a passive man if they want a man at all; the church wants a tamed man - they are called priests; the university wants a domesticated man - they are called tenure-track people; the corporation wants a ... sanitized, hairless, shallow man.John Eldredge Laments Sayings By John Eldredge: As Robert Bly laments in Iron John, Some women want a passive man if they
Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God to-day. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the leafless root there is no less. Its nature is satisfied, and it satisfies nature, in all moments alike. But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments the past, or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time.Ralph Waldo Emerson Laments Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I
My grief lies all within; and these external manner of laments are merely shadows of the unseen grief that swells with silence in the tortur'd soul.William Shakespeare Laments Sayings By William Shakespeare: My grief lies all within; and these external manner of laments are merely shadows of
The shadow of my sorrow. Let's see, 'tis very true. My griefs lie all within and these external manners of laments are mere shadows to the unseen grief which swells with silence in the tortured soul.
There lies the substance.
William Shakespeare Laments Sayings By William Shakespeare: The shadow of my sorrow. Let's see, 'tis very true. My griefs lie all within
One of my great laments is that education today seems to have ... be less about passion and more about process, more about tactic or technique.Neil DeGrasse Tyson Laments Sayings By Neil DeGrasse Tyson: One of my great laments is that education today seems to have ... be less
In a journal entry the famed philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once wrote about some tame geese who, week after week, attended church and heard teachings on God's great gift to geese - wings. With wings, the preaching gander reminded them, they could fly and experience the many blessings known only through the utilization of that gift. But, laments Kierkegaard, week after week they waddled home without flapping their way to the flight they were told was their destiny. In a sobering conclusion Kierkegaard reports that these waddling geese were very well liked by the humans of the land. They grew fat and plump and were then butchered, and eaten. And that, says the philosopher, was the end of that. Lesson? God gives us wingsMatt Friedeman Laments Sayings By Matt Friedeman: In a journal entry the famed philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once wrote about some tame geese
She notices the unyielding ruthlessness of the storm; the crashing waves, the bitter sky kissing the water on the horizon, the keening laments of the sharp, cutting wind, and the relentless liquid deliverance of its somber showers. She'll never forgive the audacity of the storm's neglect.Laura Kreitzer Laments Sayings By Laura Kreitzer: She notices the unyielding ruthlessness of the storm; the crashing waves, the bitter sky kissing
We acquire a sense of worth either by realizing our talents, or by keeping busy, or by identifying ourselves with something apart from us
be it a cause, a leader, a group, possessions and the like. Of the three, the path of self-realization is the most difficult. It is taken only when other avenues to a sense of worth are more or less blocked. Men of talent have to be encouraged and goaded to engage in creative work. Their groans and laments echo through the ages. Action is a highroad to self-confidence and esteem.
Eric Hoffer Laments Sayings By Eric Hoffer: We acquire a sense of worth either by realizing our talents, or by keeping busy,
This Son is a god who walked, a pedestrian god - and in a hot place, at that - with a stride like any human stride, the sandal reaching just above the rocks along the way; and when He splurged on transportation, it was a regular donkey. This Son is a god who died in three hours, with moans, gasps and laments. What kind of a god is that? What is there to inspire in this Son? Love, said Father Martin.Yann Martel Laments Sayings By Yann Martel: This Son is a god who walked, a pedestrian god - and in a hot
One bad habit Teall wishes to cure us of right away is mistreating the hyphen by putting it between an adverb ending in ly and a participle. His example is a headline: "Use of 'Methodist' Is Newly-Defined." Lavishing sympathy on the hyphen, he laments, "Did you ever see a hyphen more completely wasted? A hyphen more unnecessarily and fruitlessly employed?" EvenMary Norris Laments Sayings By Mary Norris: One bad habit Teall wishes to cure us of right away is mistreating the hyphen
My heart laments that virtue cannot live
Out of the teeth of emulation.
William Shakespeare Laments Sayings By William Shakespeare: My heart laments that virtue cannot liveOut of the teeth of emulation.
A loss, but who still mourns the breath of one woman, or laments one wife? Though my heart never can forget, how, for one look, she gave up her life.Anna Akhmatova Laments Sayings By Anna Akhmatova: A loss, but who still mourns the breath of one woman, or laments one wife?
Cries for justice are often the bitter laments of the vengeful.Wayne Gerard Trotman Laments Sayings By Wayne Gerard Trotman: Cries for justice are often the bitter laments of the vengeful.
Laments of an Icarus The paramours of courtesans Are well and satisfied, content. But as for me my limbs are rent Because I clasped the clouds as mine. I owe it to the peerless stars Which flame in the remotest sky That I see only with spent eyes Remembered suns I knew before. In vain I had at heart to find The center and the end of space. Beneath some burning, unknown gaze I feel my very wings unpinned And, burned because I beauty loved, I shall not know the highest bliss, And give my name to the abyss Which waits to claim me as its own.Charles Baudelaire Laments Sayings By Charles Baudelaire: Laments of an Icarus The paramours of courtesans Are well and satisfied, content. But as
When, over lunch in Philadelphia, I ask the distinguished University of Pennsylvania historian, Alan Charles Kors about Cultural Studies, he shakes his head in dismay. "Cultural Studies," he laments, "is now dominant in all departments of literature and is increasingly big in history, sociology, and cultural anthropology, though less so in political science." His own capsule definition of Cultural Studies? "It sees culture as a means of assigning roles, power, obedience, and resources - and examines the way in which culture accomplishes that.Bruce Bawer Laments Sayings By Bruce Bawer: When, over lunch in Philadelphia, I ask the distinguished University of Pennsylvania historian, Alan Charles
In The Moral Animal, Robert Wright laments, "A basic underlying dynamic between men and women is mutual exploitation. They seem, at times, designed to make each other miserable."
Don't believe it. We aren't designed to make each other miserable. This view holds evolution responsible for the mismatch between our evolved predispositions and the post-agricultural socioeconomic world we find ourselves in. The assertion that human beings are naturally monogamous is not just a lie; it's a lie most Western societies insist we keep telling each other.
Cacilda Jetha Laments Sayings By Cacilda Jetha: In The Moral Animal, Robert Wright laments, "A basic underlying dynamic between men and women
These are the seductive voices of the night; the Sirens, too, sang that way. It would be doing them an injustice to think that they wanted to seduce; they knew they had claws and sterile wombs, and they lamented this aloud. They could not help it if their laments sounded so beautiful.Franz Kafka Laments Sayings By Franz Kafka: These are the seductive voices of the night; the Sirens, too, sang that way. It
In an old family album
Ever again you return, Melancholy,
O meekness of the solitary soul.
A golden day glows and expires.
Humbly the patient man surrenders to pain
Ringing with melodious sound and soft madness.
Look! There's the twilight.
Night returns once more and a mortal thing laments
And another suffers in sympathy.
Shuddering under autumn stars
Yearly the head is bowed deeper.
-Georg Trakl (1887-1914)
Georg Trakl Laments Sayings By Georg Trakl: In an old family albumEver again you return, Melancholy,O meekness of the solitary soul.A golden
The night above. We two. Full moon.
I started to weep, you laughed.
Your scorn was a god, my laments
moments and doves in a chain.
The night below. We two. Crystal of pain.
You wept over great distances.
My ache was a clutch of agonies
over your sickly heart of sand.
Dawn married us on the bed,
our mouths to the frozen spout
of unstaunched blood.
The sun came through the shuttered balcony
and the coral of life opened its branches
over my shrouded heart.

- Night of Sleepless Love
Federico Garcia Lorca Laments Sayings By Federico Garcia Lorca: The night above. We two. Full moon.I started to weep, you laughed.Your scorn was a