If I can't have love, if I can't find peace, / Give me a bitter glory.
Only virtue has powerful arguments against pessimism.
I don't feel that catharsis in a play necessarily takes place during the course of a play. Often it should take place afterward.
Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralysing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.
The cost of redemption cannot be overstated. The wonders of grace cannot be overemphasized. Christ took the hell He didn't deserve so we could have the heaven we don't deserve.
Sleep on your writing; take a walk over it; scrutinize it of a morning; review it of an afternoon; digest it after a meal; let it sleep in your drawer a twelvemonth; never venture a whisper about it to your friend, if he be an author especially.
Amos Bronson Alcott
As Rose stood by him watching the ease with which he quickly brought order out of chaos, she privately resolved to hunt up her old arithmetic and perfect herself in the four first rules, with a good tug at fractions, before she read any more fairy tales.
Louisa May Alcott
A little common sense, goodwill, and a tiny dose of unselfishness could make this goodly earth into an earthly paradise.
When knowledge becomes formulated into a science, then it does take on a life of it's own, often alien to the human spirit that conceived it.
Between the reputation of the author living and the reputation of the same author dead there is ever a wide discrepancy.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Do no sinful action, speak no angry word; ye belong to Jesus, children of the Lord.
Cecil Frances Alexander
Do you not believe that animals know grief and fear and pain? The world of men is not an easy one for them.
If you really want a woman to love you, then you have to dance. And if you don't want to dance, then you're going to have to work extra hard to make a woman love you forever, and you will always run the risk that she will leave you at any second for a man who knows how to tango.
That blood which thou hast spill'd, should join you closely in an eternal bond.
In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease:
Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace
Whose inhabitants have the eternal release.
William R. Alger
The only way I could finish a book and get a plot was just to keep making it longer until something happens.
There is no mystery about the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. They were not written by Shakespeare at all. They were all written by a total stranger, about whom all we know is that he was called Shakespeare.
Come from your knees to the sermon, and come from the sermon to your knees
A complete and accurately defined list of projects, kept
current and reviewed on at least a weekly basis,
is a master key to stress-free productivity.
The within is ceaselessly becoming the without. From the state of a man's heart doth proceed the conditions of his life; his thoughts blossom into deeds, and his deeds bear the fruitage of character and destiny.
Quote of the day
Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist.
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon