Poignantly Famous Quotes & Sayings

43 Poignantly Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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The language of soul ... possesses a pronounced lyrical quality which is frequently incompatible to any music other than that ceaseless and relentlessly driving rhythm that flows from poignantly spent ideas.Claude Brown Poignantly Sayings By Claude Brown: The language of soul ... possesses a pronounced lyrical quality which is frequently incompatible to
Then in October, Indian Summer, the air turned so soft, the sunlight so fragile, and each day's loveliness so poignantly doomed that even self-ignorance and restlessness felt like profound states of being, and he just wandered the empty beaches and misty headlands in a state of serene confusion and awe.David James Duncan Poignantly Sayings By David James Duncan: Then in October, Indian Summer, the air turned so soft, the sunlight so fragile, and
I love, I can only love the one I've left behind, stained with my blood when, ungrateful wretch that I am, I extinguished myself and shot myself through the heart. But never, never have I ceased to love that one, and even on the night I parted from him I loved him perhaps more poignantly than ever. We can truly love only with suffering and through suffering! We know not how to love otherwise. We know no other love. I want suffering in order to love. I want and thirst this very minute to kiss , with tears streaming down my cheeks, this one and only I have left behind. I don't want and won't accept any other.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Poignantly Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: I love, I can only love the one I've left behind, stained with my blood
I began to see that creating a healthy family, in which members develop the ability for mutual respect and caring, is a prerequisite for a more peaceful world. For, it is the family that creates the social fabric of our culture, as Mahatma Gandhi so poignantly illustrated, when he said:
If we are to teach real peace on this world ... we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their own innocence, we won't have to struggle; we won't have to pass fruitless, idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering
Sweeping floors, wiping noses, singing children to sleep ... such is the work of peacemakers. Blessed be the peacemakers.
Shea Darian Poignantly Sayings By Shea Darian: I began to see that creating a healthy family, in which members develop the ability
Skinners guts were in turmoil from the beer and curry at the weekend and a viscous, silent eye-stinging killer of a fart slipped out of him, as poignantly weeping as a lover's last farewell, just as the lift stopped at the next floor to let in two men wearing overalls. Everybody suffered in silence. As the workmen got off at the following level, Skinner seized the opportunity, announcing, - That is minging, looking towards the departing workers. He knew that when it came to farting everybody turned into Old Etonian High Court Judges. Men would always be suspected before women and men in working clothes would always be blamed before men in suits. Those were the rules.

From "The Bedroom Secrets Of The Master Chefs
Irvine Welsh Poignantly Sayings By Irvine Welsh: Skinners guts were in turmoil from the beer and curry at the weekend and a
To her all things are poignantly lacking - but she is incapable of desiring anything.Beryl Markham Poignantly Sayings By Beryl Markham: To her all things are poignantly lacking - but she is incapable of desiring anything.
The smell of lilacs crept poignantly into the room like a remembered spring.Margaret Millar Poignantly Sayings By Margaret Millar: The smell of lilacs crept poignantly into the room like a remembered spring.
There is something poignantly pathetic in the picture of this valiant fighter - this arrogant ja-sager - this foe of men, gods and devils - being nursed and coddled like a little child. His old fierce pride and courage disappeared and he became docile and gentle. "You and I, my sister - we are happy!" he would say, and then his hand would slip out from his coverings and clasp that of the tender and faithful Lisbeth. Once she mentioned Wagner to him. "Den habe ich sehr geliebt!" he said. All his old fighting spirit was gone. He remembered only the glad days and the dreams of his youth.H.L. Mencken Poignantly Sayings By H.L. Mencken: There is something poignantly pathetic in the picture of this valiant fighter - this arrogant
At one time, the state of culture in Czechoslovakia was described, rather poignantly, as a 'Biafra of the spirit' ... I simply do not believe that we have all lain down and died. I see far more than graves and tombstones around me. I see evidence of this in ... expensive books on astronomy printed in a hundred thousand copies (they would hardly find that many readers in the USA) ...Vaclav Havel Poignantly Sayings By Vaclav Havel: At one time, the state of culture in Czechoslovakia was described, rather poignantly, as a
I write - poignantly, in the most heartfelt way - about how I miss her and how I detest my life in this school and she responds with detailed plans for her future life as an archaeologist or philosopher or - new, this - a veterinary surgeon.William Boyd Poignantly Sayings By William Boyd: I write - poignantly, in the most heartfelt way - about how I miss her
I'm standing in the lake, forming a whirlpool with my arms, letting the force of atonement pull me into its center until I cannot any longer hang onto my observations or any sense of myself, like dust and hydrogen clouds getting all excited white creating new stars to light the backyard. How poignantly emptiness cries out to be filled.Henri Cole Poignantly Sayings By Henri Cole: I'm standing in the lake, forming a whirlpool with my arms, letting the force of
Another reason for the increased self-centeredness of an adolescent is her susceptibility to humiliation. This brazen, defiant creature is also something tender, raw, thin-skinned, poignantly vulnerable. Her entire sense of personal worth can be shattered by a frown. An innocuous clarification of facts can be heard as a monumental criticism.Louise J. Kaplan Poignantly Sayings By Louise J. Kaplan: Another reason for the increased self-centeredness of an adolescent is her susceptibility to humiliation. This
The traveller gets out, walks up and down the platform, sees the vast slow flare and steaming of the mighty engine, rushes into the station, and looks into the faces of all the people passing with the same sense of instant familiarity, greeting, and farewell,
that lonely, strange, and poignantly wordless feeling that Americans know so well.
Thomas Wolfe Poignantly Sayings By Thomas Wolfe: The traveller gets out, walks up and down the platform, sees the vast slow flare
I loved him in the way that one loves those who no longer matter: poignantly.Molly O'Neill Poignantly Sayings By Molly O'Neill: I loved him in the way that one loves those who no longer matter: poignantly.
There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves.Samuel Richardson Poignantly Sayings By Samuel Richardson: There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others
The most widely raised type of silkworm, the larva of the 'Bombyx mori', no longer exists anywhere in a natural state. As my encyclopedia poignantly puts it: 'The legs of the larvae have degenerated, and the adults no longer fly'.Jeffrey Eugenides Poignantly Sayings By Jeffrey Eugenides: The most widely raised type of silkworm, the larva of the 'Bombyx mori', no longer
Though they themselves might be as surprised as their parents and teachers to hear it said, adolescents
these poignantly thin- skinned and vulnerable, passionate and impulsive, starkly sexual and monstrously self-absorbed creatures
are, in fact, avid seekers of moral authenticity. They wish above all to achieve some realistic power over the real world in which they live while at the same time remaining true to their values and ideals.
Louise J. Kaplan Poignantly Sayings By Louise J. Kaplan: Though they themselves might be as surprised as their parents and teachers to hear it
My identity as Abba's child is not an abstraction or a tap dance into religiosity. It is the core truth of my existence. Living in the wisdom of accepted tenderness profoundly affects my perception of reality, the way I respond to people and their life situations. How I treat my brothers and sisters from day to day, whether they be Caucasian, African, Asian, or Hispanic; how I react to the sin-scarred wino on the street; how I respond to interruptions from people I dislike; how I deal with ordinary people in their ordinary unbelief on an ordinary day will speak the truth of who I am more poignantly than the pro-life sticker on the bumper of my car. We are not for life simply because we are warding off death. We are sons and daughters of the Most High and maturing in tenderness to the extent that we are for others - all others - to the extent that no human flesh is strange to us, to the extent that we can touch the hand of another in love, to the extent that for us there are no others.Brennan Manning Poignantly Sayings By Brennan Manning: My identity as Abba's child is not an abstraction or a tap dance into religiosity.
The task of the artist is to sense more keenly than others the harmony of the world, the beauty and the outrage of what man has done to it, and poignantly to let people know.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Poignantly Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The task of the artist is to sense more keenly than others the harmony of
The modern sensibility attempts to drain the contents of experience; these Greek poets strive to state the fact so poignantly that it becomes an ever-flowing spring as Sappho says, More real than real, more gold than gold.Kenneth Rexroth Poignantly Sayings By Kenneth Rexroth: The modern sensibility attempts to drain the contents of experience; these Greek poets strive to
When faced with choosing between attributing their pain to "being crazy" and having had abusive parents, clients will choose "crazy" most of the time. Dora, a 38-year-old, was profoundly abused by multiple family perpetrators and has grappled with cutting and eating disordered behaviors for most of her life. She poignantly echoed this dilemma in her therapy:
I hate it when we talk about my family as "dysfunctional" or "abusive." Think about what you are asking me to accept - that my parents didn't love me, care about me, or protect me. If I have to choose between "being abused" or "being sick and crazy," it's less painful to see myself as nuts than to imagine my parents as evil.
Lisa Ferentz Poignantly Sayings By Lisa Ferentz: When faced with choosing between attributing their pain to "being crazy" and having had abusive
Every man that ever lived craved perfect happiness, the detective poignantly reflected. But how can we have it when we know we're going to die? Each joy was clouded by the knowledge it would end. And so nature had implanted in us a desire for something unattainable? No. It couldn't be. It makes no sense. Every other striving implanted by nature had a corresponding object that wasn't a phantom. Why this exception? the detective reasoned. It was nature making hunger when there wasn't any food. We continue. We go on. Thus death proved life.William Peter Blatty Poignantly Sayings By William Peter Blatty: Every man that ever lived craved perfect happiness, the detective poignantly reflected. But how can
No one so poignantly realizes the failures in the social structure as the man at the bottom, who has been most directly in contact with those failures and has suffered most.Jane Addams Poignantly Sayings By Jane Addams: No one so poignantly realizes the failures in the social structure as the man at
Artists are often poignantly careless about making and keeping friends.Eric Maisel Poignantly Sayings By Eric Maisel: Artists are often poignantly careless about making and keeping friends.
rising mass movement attracts and holds a following not by its doctrine and promises but by the refuge it offers from the anxieties, barrenness and meaninglessness of an individual existence. It cures the poignantly frustrated not by conferring on them an absolute truth or by remedying the difficulties and abuses which made their lives miserable, but by freeing them from their ineffectual selves - and it does this by enfolding and absorbing them into a closely knit and exultant corporate whole. ItEric Hoffer Poignantly Sayings By Eric Hoffer: rising mass movement attracts and holds a following not by its doctrine and promises but
A rising mass movement attracts and holds a following not by its doctrine and promises but by the refuge it offers from the anxieties, barrenness and meaningless of an individual existence. It cures the poignantly frustrated not by conferring upon them an absolute truth or by remedying the difficulties and abuses which made their lives miserable, but by freeing them from their ineffectual selves and it does this by enfolding and absorbing them into a closely knit and exultant corporate whole.Eric Hoffer Poignantly Sayings By Eric Hoffer: A rising mass movement attracts and holds a following not by its doctrine and promises
That is the heavenly Father's deepest impulse toward us. You are the apple of His eye. And anyone who messes with you messes with Him. His protective instincts are most poignantly seen at the cross - the place where unconditional love and omnipotent power for the amalgam called amazing grace. That's where the Creator stepped between every fallen sinner and the fallen angel, Satan. That's where the Advocate took His stand against the Accuser of the brethren. The Sinless Son of God took the fall for us.

The cross is God's way of saying, "You are worth dying for.
Mark Batterson Poignantly Sayings By Mark Batterson: That is the heavenly Father's deepest impulse toward us. You are the apple of His
He describes poignantly the prisoners who gave up on life, who had lost all hope for a future and were inevitably the first to die.Viktor E. Frankl Poignantly Sayings By Viktor E. Frankl: He describes poignantly the prisoners who gave up on life, who had lost all hope
It is true that the church must be in many places and with many people, but it is the poor who will reveal to the church - dramatically and poignantly - the nature of its heart and mission.Gary Smith Poignantly Sayings By Gary Smith: It is true that the church must be in many places and with many people,
Tell it, Fanny. About the crowds, streets, buildings, lights, about the whirligig of loneliness, about the humpty-dumpty clutter of longings. And then explain about the summer parks and the white snow and the moon window in the sky. Throw in a poignantly ironical dissertation on life, on its uncharted aimlessness, and speak like Sherwood Anderson about the desire that stir in the heart. Speak like Remy de Gourmont and Dostoevsky and Stevie Crane, like Schopenhauer and Dreiser and Isaiah; speak like all the great questioners whose tongues have wagged and whose hearts have burned with questions. He will listen bewilderedly and, perhaps, only perhaps, understand for a moment the dumb pathos of your eyes.Ben Hecht Poignantly Sayings By Ben Hecht: Tell it, Fanny. About the crowds, streets, buildings, lights, about the whirligig of loneliness, about
This [June's] account poignantly illustrates many of the multi- faceted, complex, and contradictory processes contained in participants' stories.Norma Jean Profitt Poignantly Sayings By Norma Jean Profitt: This [June's] account poignantly illustrates many of the multi- faceted, complex, and contradictory processes contained
You'll feel the sting even more poignantly if you buy into the system's credo that the more you have, and the more you own, the happier you will be. If this is the case, then you'reJoe Barnes Poignantly Sayings By Joe Barnes: You'll feel the sting even more poignantly if you buy into the system's credo that
Literature works from mind to mind and is more progenitive. It is at once more universal and more poignantly particular. If it speaks of bread or wine or stone or tree, it appeals to the whole of these things, to their ideas; yet each hearer will give to them a peculiar personal embodiment in his imagination. Should the story say 'he ate bread', the dramatic producer or painter can only show 'a piece of bread' according to his taste or fancy, but the hearer of the story will think of bread in general and picture it in some form of his own. If a story says 'he climbed a hill and saw a river in the valley below', the illustrator may catch, or nearly catch, his own vision of such a scene; but every hearer of the words will have his own picture, and it will be made out of all the hills and rivers and dales he has ever seen, but especially out of The Hill, The River, The Valley which were for him the first embodiment of the word.J.R.R. Tolkien Poignantly Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: Literature works from mind to mind and is more progenitive. It is at once more
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.Erich Fromm Poignantly Sayings By Erich Fromm: To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived
You're not gonna touch or kiss me for a week are you?" I said, letting him know I knew what he was doing.
He turned to look at me poignantly.
"Absolutely not."
"We'll see about that," I countered.
"You need time to heal-"
"Oh no. I'm going this way and not listening." I pointed toward the commons room. "In my book, you just issued me a challenge, buster. And I accept.
Shelly Crane Poignantly Sayings By Shelly Crane: You're not gonna touch or kiss me for a week are you?" I said, letting
The war made me poignantly aware of the beauty of the world.J.R.R. Tolkien Poignantly Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: The war made me poignantly aware of the beauty of the world.
Three, 300, or 3,000 - these are the number of unknown days, a week, a year, or a decade, each far too precious little and yet, poignantly too much at the same time, to see an irrevocably declined loved one languish and suffer. That fear-ridden, irreversible release lingers in the doorway, but hesitates for reasons we don't understand, leaving us to weep with a mixture of angst and gratitude all at the same time. It is finally ushered all the way in, to comfort and carry our loved one to that Better Place. When the time finally comes, we can be enveloped in a warm cloak of long-awaited acceptance and peace that eases our own pain. It quiets the grief which has moaned inside of us, at least some, every single one of those bittersweet days, weeks... or years.Connie Kerbs Poignantly Sayings By Connie Kerbs: Three, 300, or 3,000 - these are the number of unknown days, a week, a
Ben remembered that in Italy, he and Rachel had slipped down between rows of apple trees on the plain of the Po, deep into the cool and dark of orchards, and there they had kissed with the sadness of newlyweds who know that their kisses are too poignantly tender and that their good fortune is subject, like all things, to the crush of time, which remorselessly obliterates what is most desired and pervades all that is beautiful.David Guterson Poignantly Sayings By David Guterson: Ben remembered that in Italy, he and Rachel had slipped down between rows of apple
When we accept our own wild beauty, it is put into perspective, and we are no longer poignantly aware of it anymore, but neither would we forsake it or disclaim it either. Does a wolf know how beautiful she is when she sleeps? Does a feline know what beautiful shapes she makes when she sits? Is a bird awed by the sound it hears when it snaps open its wings? Learning from them, we just act in our own true way and do not draw back from or hide our natural beauty. Like the creatures, we just are, and it is right.Clarissa Pinkola Estes Poignantly Sayings By Clarissa Pinkola Estes: When we accept our own wild beauty, it is put into perspective, and we are
Ambitious, absorbing, and poignantly moving.Joyce Carol Oates Poignantly Sayings By Joyce Carol Oates: Ambitious, absorbing, and poignantly moving.
The most exuberant expression of the body is in dance. Dance theater is wonderful. The dance becomes fluent sculpture. The body shapes the emptiness poignantly and majestically. TheJohn O'Donohue Poignantly Sayings By John O'Donohue: The most exuberant expression of the body is in dance. Dance theater is wonderful. The
What we encounter in works of art and philosophy are objective versions of our own pains and struggles, evoked and defined in sound, language or image. Artists and philosophers not only show us what we have felt, they present our experiences more poignantly and intelligently than we have been able; they give shape to aspects of our lives that we recognise as our own, yet could never have understood so clearly on our own. They explain our condition to us, and thereby help us to be less lonely with, and confused by it.Alain De Botton Poignantly Sayings By Alain De Botton: What we encounter in works of art and philosophy are objective versions of our own
I think it's an essential fact for any performer or artist to fail as poignantly as they can succeed.Nick Cave Poignantly Sayings By Nick Cave: I think it's an essential fact for any performer or artist to fail as poignantly