Poignant Time Famous Quotes & Sayings

30 Poignant Time Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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I wasn't thinking of Tom but of myself. And of a self who seemed to be mot 'me' but 'she.' An innocent, moving fecklessly through the days, knowing nothing, whom I saw now with awful wisdom ... I had hesitated to make this journey, had put it off year after year but had known always that eventually it must be undertaken. And, confronted at last with the mirage
with the shining phantom of that other time
I was surprised to find that it was myself that was the poignant presence.
Penelope Lively Poignant Time Sayings By Penelope Lively: I wasn't thinking of Tom but of myself. And of a self who seemed to
My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain ... There was a time when our people covered the land as the waves of a wind-ruffled sea cover its shell-paved floor, but that time long since passed away with the greatness of tribes that are now but a mournful memory.Chief Seattle Poignant Time Sayings By Chief Seattle: My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain ... There
They've never known a time when people drank rain water because it was pure, or could eat snow, or swim in any river or brook. The last time I drove to Washington the traffic was so bad that I could have made better time with a horse.Madeleine L'Engle Poignant Time Sayings By Madeleine L'Engle: They've never known a time when people drank rain water because it was pure, or
This here is your inheritance, says the senior partner. Yes, he says, Ludwig, I know, and stows the plan for the bathing house (5.5m long, 3.8m wide, outer wall construction: wood, roof construction: thatch), stows both the plan and the mosquito in his briefcase. On a German shelf, this mosquito, pressed flat between large quantities of paper, will outlast time and times, and one day it might even be petrified, who knows.Jenny Erpenbeck Poignant Time Sayings By Jenny Erpenbeck: This here is your inheritance, says the senior partner. Yes, he says, Ludwig, I know,
When he finally broke off the kiss and moved his lips to her neck, then her breast again, sucking her nipples back to hard peaks, Catherine broke from her trance.
"No. I really must go. We haven't time to do this again." She pushed against his
restraining hands and wiggled beneath his body. "Let me up now."
He pulled away from her neck and looked up, his eyes as poignant as a spoken plea.
Her heart wrenched and she wished she could spend the rest of the day with him, making love in their secret nest in the loft.
She sighed. "Don't give me puppy dog eyes. I've got to go.
Bonnie Dee Poignant Time Sayings By Bonnie Dee: When he finally broke off the kiss and moved his lips to her neck, then
Nobody here wants to be awful," he said. He hopped a little as he zipped up. "It's just nobody here knows all the rules yet, and that makes a rocky time.Daniel Woodrell Poignant Time Sayings By Daniel Woodrell: Nobody here wants to be awful," he said. He hopped a little as he zipped
The Bird of Time

O Bird of Time on your fruitful bough
What are the songs you sing? ...
Songs of the glory and gladness of life,
Of poignant sorrow and passionate strife,
And the lilting joy of the spring;
Of hope that sows for the years unborn,
And faith that dreams of a tarrying morn,
The fragrant peace of the twilight's breath,
And the mystic silence that men call death.

O Bird of Time, say where did you learn
The changing measures you sing? ...
In blowing forests and breaking tides,
In the happy laughter of new-made brides,
And the nests of the new-born spring;
In the dawn that thrills to a mother's prayer,
And the night that shelters a heart's despair,
In the sigh of pity, the sob of hate,
And the pride of a soul that has conquered fate.
Sarojini Naidu Poignant Time Sayings By Sarojini Naidu: The Bird of TimeO Bird of Time on your fruitful bough What are the songs
His kisses fade to nuzzle along my face and neck, soft and poignant. "Al," he whispers. "You taste so sweet ... like honeysuckle."
"Don't," I murmur, in a daze.
He draws back, eyes heavy and dark. "You want me to stop?"
"No." I've fallen asleep praying for you to look at me like this. To touch me like this. "Don't break my heart."
Moth shadows glide above him in the mirrored ceiling, distracting me from the fierceness of his frown. "I'd cut mine out first."
I believe he would. Stretching to tiptoe, I clasp his ponytail. This time, I kiss him. He responds with a spine-tingling growl, fingers digging into my hips.
A.G. Howard Poignant Time Sayings By A.G. Howard: His kisses fade to nuzzle along my face and neck, soft and poignant. "Al," he
A Farewell For a while I shall still be leaving, Looking back at you as you slip away Into the magic islands of the mind. But for a while now all alive, believing That in a single poignant hour We did say all that we could ever say In a great flowing out of radiant power. It was like seeing and then going blind. After a while we shall be cut in two Between real islands where you live And a far shore where I'll no longer keep The haunting image of your eyes, and you, As pupils widen, widen to deep black And I am able neither to love or grieve Between fulfillment and heartbreak. The time will come when I can go to sleep. But for a while still, centered at last, Contemplate a brief amazing union, Then watch you leave and then let you go. I must not go back to the murderous past Nor force a passage through to some safe landing, But float upon this moment of communion Entranced, astonished by pure understanding - Passionate love dissolved like summer snow.May Sarton Poignant Time Sayings By May Sarton: A Farewell For a while I shall still be leaving, Looking back at you as
With time the unbearable becomes shocking, becomes sad, and finally becomes poignant.Rosanne Cash Poignant Time Sayings By Rosanne Cash: With time the unbearable becomes shocking, becomes sad, and finally becomes poignant.
And yet I feel that the most real home I'll ever have is the space where our roads merged and traveled along together ... for a time.Craig Thompson Poignant Time Sayings By Craig Thompson: And yet I feel that the most real home I'll ever have is the space
Regrets are particularly poignant for the old, those of us who have used up most of the chances we'll ever get and are left to make peace with our failed choices. Most things distance themselves with space and time to eventually slide off the edge of our consciousness, but not regrets. You can shove them aside, disavow them for a lifetime, but they always return. And the longer you deny them, the more they punish you when they can no longer be held at bay.Lionel Fisher Poignant Time Sayings By Lionel Fisher: Regrets are particularly poignant for the old, those of us who have used up most
I had to tell it because it was the only honorable way to fulfill the promise that I had made on the Red Lake Reservation almost twenty years earlier. This, then - The Wolf at Twilight - is the fruit of that promise. It is the part of Dan's life I had left untold. It takes us to places that for too long have been hidden in shadow and reveals truths about what has been taken from Native people and what the rest of us have lost in that taking. But it also reveals what we may all yet become if we heed Sitting Bull's poignant entreaty and put our minds together to see what kind of lives we can create for the children. I hope you find it worthy of your time. If it opens your eyes to another way of understanding, I am grateful. If it simply entertains you, I am pleased. But what matters most is that it touches you. For it is, above all, a story of Native America, and its goal is to lodge deep in your heart.Kent Nerburn Poignant Time Sayings By Kent Nerburn: I had to tell it because it was the only honorable way to fulfill the
Of all the agonies in life, that which is most poignant and harrowing
that which for the time annihilates reason, and leaves our whole organization one lacerated, mangled heart
is the conviction that we have been deceived where we placed all the trust of love.
Bill Vaughan Poignant Time Sayings By Bill Vaughan: Of all the agonies in life, that which is most poignant and harrowingthat which for
The song 'Some Other Time ... ' is full of emotion. In wartime, it had a tremendously poignant feeling.Betty Comden Poignant Time Sayings By Betty Comden: The song 'Some Other Time ... ' is full of emotion. In wartime, it had
Delirium: "What's the name of the word for the precise moment when you realize that you've actually forgotten how it felt to make love to somebody you really liked a long time ago?"
Dream: "There isn't one."
Delirium: "Oh. I thought maybe there was.
Neil Gaiman Poignant Time Sayings By Neil Gaiman: Delirium: "What's the name of the word for the precise moment when you realize that
Inevitable. The characters we've come to know and love are no longer part of our lives. This can leave us with a certain longing. Perhaps we'll open the book again and skim through it, searching out favorite passages to kindle again those powerful emotions. But the passion is never stirred quite as strong the second time around. So it is with life. We rush through the days that we're given, eager to engage in the conflicts and passions, to push through and conquer and see how it all ends. When suddenly the end is in sight, we're surprised. We stall, frantically savoring each moment. The sun shines brighter, the smiles appear more tender and we listen for words of love with an urgency that would be poignant if it wereMary Alice Monroe Poignant Time Sayings By Mary Alice Monroe: Inevitable. The characters we've come to know and love are no longer part of our
He and I had already had our time, and though it was still very close and real to me, as beautiful and poignant as any place on a map, it was, in truth, another time - another country.Paula McLain Poignant Time Sayings By Paula McLain: He and I had already had our time, and though it was still very close
Alexandre Dumas wrote those lines when he had just turned forty-five and had decided it was time to reflect on his life. He never got past chronicling his thirty-first year - which was well before he had published a word as a novelist - yet he spent more than the first two hundred pages on a story that is as fantastic as any of his novels: the life of his father, General Alexandre - Alex - Dumas, a black man from the colonies who narrowly survived the French Revolution and rose to command fifty thousand men. The chapters about General Dumas are drawn from reminiscences of his mother and his father's friends, and from official documents and letters he obtained from his mother and the French Ministry of War. It is a raw and poignant attempt at biography, full of gaps, omissions, and re-creations of scenes and dialogue. But it is sincere. The story of his father ends with this scene of his death, the point at which the novelist begins his own life story.Tom Reiss Poignant Time Sayings By Tom Reiss: Alexandre Dumas wrote those lines when he had just turned forty-five and had decided it
A particularly poignant moment for me today was after being given two quotes which caused me to spend time reflecting on the path that my own life has taken so far, and might take in the future: "Whatever does not make your heart sing was not meant for you in this life" "Whatever you lose time doing, you should be doing in lifeRachel Stainer Poignant Time Sayings By Rachel Stainer: A particularly poignant moment for me today was after being given two quotes which caused
Jerusalem Maiden is a page-turning and thought-provoking novel. Extraordinary sensory detail vividly conjures another time and place; heroine Esther Kaminsky's poignant struggle transcends time and place. The ultimate revelation here: for many women, if not most, 2011 is no different than 1911, but triumph is nonetheless possible.Binnie Kirshenbaum Poignant Time Sayings By Binnie Kirshenbaum: Jerusalem Maiden is a page-turning and thought-provoking novel. Extraordinary sensory detail vividly conjures another time
...the woods, when they give at all, give unstintedly, and hold nothing back from their true worshippers. We must go to them lovingly, humbly, patiently, watchfully, and we shall learn what poignant loveliness lurks in the wild places and silent intervales, lying under starshine and sunset, what cadences of unearthly music are harped on aged pine boughs or crooned in copses of fir, what delicate savours exhale from mosses and ferns in sunny corners or on damp brooklands, what dreams and myths and legends of an older time haunt them. Then the immortal heart of the woods will beat against ours and its subtle life will steal into our veins and make us its own forever, so that no matter where we go or how widely we wander we shall yet be drawn back to the forest to find our most enduring kinship.L.M. Montgomery Poignant Time Sayings By L.M. Montgomery: ...the woods, when they give at all, give unstintedly, and hold nothing back from their
It was a day of winter east wind, and I had now for some time entered into that dreary fellowship with the winds and their changes, so little known, so incomprehensible by the healthy. The north and east owned a terrific influence, making all pain more poignant, all sorrow sadder.Charlotte Bronte Poignant Time Sayings By Charlotte Bronte: It was a day of winter east wind, and I had now for some time
The Louvre! The Louvre has me in its clutches. Every time I'm there rich blessings rain down upon me. I am coming to understand Titian more and more and learning to love him. And then there is Botticelli's sweet Madonna, with red roses behind her, standing against a blue-green sky. And Fiesole with his poignant little biblical stories, so simply told, often so glorious in their colors.Paula Modersohn-Becker Poignant Time Sayings By Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Louvre! The Louvre has me in its clutches. Every time I'm there rich blessings
But he was an only child and an only son, and for a mother in such a position it is not always easy to accept that another woman will eventually enter her son's life and, if all goes according to plan - the plan being that of the other woman - take him away. This common conflict, so understandable and so poignant, is played out time and time again, and almost always with the same painful result: Mother loses. It is so, of course, if Mother is overt in her attempt to put off the almost inevitable; if she is covert, then she stands a chance, admittedly a remote one, of introducing into her son's mind a germ of doubt that the woman he has chosen might not be the right one for him. That takes skill, and boundless patience, but it is a course fraught with dangers for the relationship between mother and future daughter-in-law, let alone for that between mother and son.Alexander McCall Smith Poignant Time Sayings By Alexander McCall Smith: But he was an only child and an only son, and for a mother in
Ogden Nash wrote a line that I have always remembered: "The old men know when an old man dies." With the years, that line has become ever more poignant to me. After all, an old person to one who has known him for a long time is not an "old person" but is much more likely to be thought of as the younger person who inhabits our memory, vigorous and vibrant. When an old person dies who has been a part of your life, it is part of your youth that dies. And though you survive yourself, you must watch death take away the world of your youth, little by little.Isaac Asimov Poignant Time Sayings By Isaac Asimov: Ogden Nash wrote a line that I have always remembered: "The old men know when
To live is to travel, on a voyage more epic than the odysseys of myth - not from place to place, but through the poignant strangeness of time.T.L. Rese Poignant Time Sayings By T.L. Rese: To live is to travel, on a voyage more epic than the odysseys of myth
She knows there are traps everywhere that can make her cry, she knows the way she dies a little every time someone asks her for change and she doesn't give it to them means that she's too soft for this world or perhaps just for this city, she feels so small here.Emily St. John Mandel Poignant Time Sayings By Emily St. John Mandel: She knows there are traps everywhere that can make her cry, she knows the way
The niceties of existence were not a matter of concern, yet everything around was closed down most of the time. If you lived in a middle-class community in Chicago, children and adults came daily to the door saying, 'We are starving, how about a potato?' I speak from poignant memory.Paul Samuelson Poignant Time Sayings By Paul Samuelson: The niceties of existence were not a matter of concern, yet everything around was closed
He stopped. She heard the intake of his breath. "You are my country, Desdemona." Yearning, harsh and poignant and she felt herself swaying toward him. "My Egypt. My hot, harrowing desert and my cool, verdant Nile, infinitely lovely and unfathomable and sustaining."
She gasped.
His gaze fell, shielded by his lashes. An odd, half-mocking smile played about his lips. "You'll never hear old Blake say something like that."
She swallowed, unable to speak, her senses abraded by his stimulating words, her pulse hammering in anticipation? Trepidation?
"Remember my words next time he calls you a bloody English rose.
Connie Brockway Poignant Time Sayings By Connie Brockway: He stopped. She heard the intake of his breath. "You are my country, Desdemona." Yearning,