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HBL Quotes

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“...Two vast and trunkless legs of stone/ Stand in the desert… Round the decay/ Of that colossal wreck, bound and bare,/ The lone and level sands stretch far away.” “Ozymandius”
“Day after day, day after day,/ We stuck, nor breath nor motion;/ As idle as a painted ship/ Upon a painted ocean.” “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
“And by the incantation of this verse,/ Scatter, as from an unextinquished hearth,/ Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!/ Be through my lips to unawakened earth/ The trumpet of prophecy… If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” “Ode to the West Wind”
“The best laid schemes of mice and men/ Gang aft a-gley,/ An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain/ For promised joy.” To a Mouse”
“Then I felt like some watcher of the skies/ When a new planet swims into his ken;/ Or like a stout Cortez when with eagle eyes/ he stared at the Pacific.” “Chapman’s Homer”
“...when first/ I came among these hills, when like a roe,/ I bounded o’er the mountains… more like a man/ Flying from something he dreads than one/ Who sought the thing he loved” “Tintern Abbey”
“Perhaps the selfsame song that found a path/ Through the sad heart of Ruth, when sick for home,/ She stood in tears amid the alien corn…” “Ode to a Nightingale”
“When old age shall this generation waste,/Thou shalt remain...a friend to man, to whom thou say’st,/Beauty is truth, truth beauty, -- that is all/Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” Ode on a Grecian Urn
“Wild Spirit, which art everywhere./Destroyer and Preserver; hear, o hear!” “Ode to the West Wind”
“Water, water, everywhere/ And all the boards did shrink;/ Water, water, everywhere,/ Nor any drop to drink.” “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
Much have I traveled in the realms of gold,/And many goodly states and kingdoms seen…” “Chapman’s Homer”
“The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,/The furrow followed free;/We were the first that ever burst/Into that silent sea.” “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
“O, mighty poet! Thy works are not as those of other men, simply and merely great works of art; but are also like the phenomena of nature…” “On Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth”
“Infected be the air whereon they ride/ And damned all those that trust them.” Macbeth; Irony, because MACBETH trusted the witches
"The thane of Cawdor lives; why do you dress me/ In borrowed robes?” Macbeth; clothing imagery
“To beguile the time,/look like the time; bear welcome in your eye./ Your hand, our tongue. Look like the innocent/ Flower, but be the serpent under’t.” macbeth; deceptive appearances
“...Sons, kinsmen, thanes,/and those whose places are the nearest know,/ We will establish our estate upon/Our eldest, Malcolm, whom we name hereafter/ The Prince of Cumberland.” Macbeth; anachronism, Prince of Cumberland doesn’t exist
“Be bloody, bold and resolute; laugh to scorn/ The power of man, for none of woman born/ SHall harm Macbeth” Macbeth; equivocation, MACduff is not born of woman
“Thou hast it now; King, Cawdor, Glamis, all,/ As the weird women promised…” Macbeth
“There's no art/ To find the mind's construction in the face./ He was a gentleman on whom I built/ An absolute trust.” Macbeth; irony, MACBETH later kills Duncan
“But gentle heavens,/ Cut short all intermission; front to front/ Bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself;/ Within my sword’s length set him Macbeth; influence of the supernatural
“Whither shall I fly?/ I have done no harm. But I remember now./ I am in this earthly world, where to do harm/ Is often laudable, to do good sometimes/ Accounted a dangerous folly…” Macbeth
"But, tis strange;/ And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,/ The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/ Win us with honest trifles, to betray's/ In deepest consequence." Macbeth
“After all, I am not so violently bent upon my own opinion as to reject any offer proposed by wise men, which shall be found equally innocent, cheap, easy and ineffectual.” “A Modest Proposal”
“What dire offense from amorous causes springs,/What might contests rise from trivial things.” Rape of the Lock
“...He is happiest who confines his wants to natural necessities; and he that goes further in his desires increases his wants in proportion to his acquisitions...” “Alexander Selkirk”
“Far from the maddening crowd’s ignoble strife,/Their sober wishes never learned to stray;/Along the cool sequestered vale of life/They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.” “Elegy Written in a Churchyard”
“Not all that tempts your wandering eyes/And heegold.” dless hearts, is lawful prize;/Nor, all the glisters, gold.” “Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat”
“He mourned heartily, as it was easy to see, but with a kind of masculine giref that could not give itself vent by tears; and calmly defying buriers to let him alone, said he would only see the bodies thrown in and go away…” Journal of the Plague Year
“...was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patron age of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelters of academic bowers, but amidst the inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and sorrow.” “Preface” to the Dictionary
“Here we rest his head upon the lap of the earth,/ A youth to Fortune and Fame unknown;/Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth,/And Melancholy marked him for her own.” “Elegy”
“Everybody endeavoring to remove their goods, and flinging into the river, or bringing them to lighters that lay off; poor people staying with their houses as till the very --- touched them…” The Diary
“Thus the squire will learn to be a good landlord and grow popular among his tenant; the mother will have eight shilling net profit and be fit for work till she produces another child.” “A Modest Proposal”
“...was not please if something better than a plain dinner was prepared for him. I have heard him say on such an occasion, ‘That was a good dinner enough, to be sure: but it was not a dinner to ask a man to.” Life of Samuel Johnson
“This casket India’s gems unlocks;/And all Arabia breathes from yonder box./There tortoise here and the elephant unite,/Transformed to combs, the speckled and the white.” Rape of the Lock
is the case of many a younger brother of a great family, who had rather see their children starve like gentlemen than thrive in a trade or profession that is beneath their dignity. But certainly, however improper he might have been for studies... “Will Wimble”
“Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help?” “Letter to Chesterfield”
“and tell him that I fully know I have no claim upon him-- that I am glad to find he is thriving; that I hope his life may be long and happy--there, go.” MoC
“Now I am not a man to let a cause be lost for want of a word. And before ye are gone forever I’ll speak. Once more, Will ye stay?There it is, full and plain. You can see that it isn’t all selfishness that makes me press’ee…” MoC
“I’d rather have your scorn, your fear, anything than your ignorance; tis that I hate. Your mother and I were man and wife when we were young. What you saw was our second marriage.” MoC
“Twas on a s-m-r aftern-n,/ A wee br-re the sun w-nt d-w,/ When Kitty wi’a brau n-w g-wn/ C-me ow’re the h-lls to Gowrie.” MoC
“You persuade me that my father was not my father-- allow me to live in ignorance to the truth for years… O how can I love as I once did the man who served us like this!” MoC
“Well I had a reason. ‘Twill be out one day. I wish it could have been in my time! But there-- nothing is as you wish it! Henchard hates him!” MoC
“Now what do you think of this: I shall want someone to live in my house, partly as a housekeeper, partly as a companion; would you mind coming to me?” MoC
“I’ll sell her for five guineas to any man that will pay me the money and treat her well…” MoC
“Tis me! A procession- a scandal- an effigy of me, and him!” MoC
“The hearing at someplace- I forgot where- the man of the name of Henchard had been mayor here. I came back, and I called at his house this morning. The old rascal! He said Elizabeth-Jane died years ago.” MoC
“Turned into a savage. Having young ones like an animal...If it hadn’t been for you, I might have gone to the Inspector, I might have gotten away. But with a baby. That would have been too shameful” BNW
No, the real problem is: How is it that I can’t, or rather -- because, after all, I know very well why I can’t,-- what would it be like if I could, if I were free-- not enslaved by my conditioning BNW
“I always illustrate my lectures with a lot of technical examples. This time I thought I’d give them one I’d just written myself. Pure madness, of course, but I couldn’t resist” BNW
“The author’s treatment of the conception of purpose is novel and highly ingenious, but heretical and, so far as the present social order is concerned, dangerous and potentially subversive. Not to be published” BNW
Created by: swimmingninja42