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Lit 12 quotations

Heroes & the Journey

TitleAuthorQuotation
Beowulf unknown That shadow of death hunted in the darkness
Beowulf unknown None of the wise ones regretted his going
Beowulf unknown God must decide who will be given to Death's cold grip.
Beowulf unknown Let me live in greatness / And courage, or here in this hall welcome / My death.
Beowulf unknown my hands alone shall fight for me
Paradise Lost John Milton I may assert Eternal Providence, / And justify the ways of God to men.
Paradise Lost John Milton Mixed with obdurate pride and steadfast hate.
Paradise Lost John Milton What though the field be lost? / All is not lost; the unconquerable will, / And study of revenge, immortal hate, / And courage never to submit or yield
Paradise Lost John Milton for the mind and spirit remain invincible
Paradise Lost John Milton If then his providence / Out of our evil seek to bring forth good, / Our labor must be to pervert that end, / And out of good still to find means of evil
Paradise Lost John Milton What can it then avail, though yet we feel / Strength undiminished, or eternal being / To undergo eternal punishment?
Paradise Lost John Milton A mind not to be changed by place or time.
Paradise Lost John Milton The mind is its own place, and in itself / Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
Paradise Lost John Milton Here we may reign secure, and in my choice / To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell: / Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight unknown The green man stood listening, leaning on his ax / (It was upside down, he rested on the blade)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight unknown An honest man / Need never fear.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight unknown Not many better men have walked / This earth, been worth as much -- like a pearl / To a pea
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight unknown But you failed a little, lost good faith / --Not a beautiful belt, or in lust, / But for love of your life. I can hardly blame you
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight unknown A curse on cowardice and a curse on greed!
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight unknown You stand confessed so clean
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Wedding Guest he beat his breast, / Yet he cannot choose but hear
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge With my crossbow / I shot the Albatross!
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs / Upon the slimy sea.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge Instead of the cross, the Albatross / About my neck was hung.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge Alone, alone, all, all alone, / Alone on a wide, wide sea! / And never a saint took pity on / My soul in agony.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge I looked to heaven, and tried to pray; / But or ever a prayer had gushed, / A wicked whisper came, and made / My heart as dry as dust.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge Oh happy living things! no tongue / Their beauty might declare. / A spring of love gushed from my heart, / And I blessed them unaware
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge The selfsame moment I could pray; / And from my neck so free / The Albatross fell off, and sank / Like lead into the sea.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge He prayeth well, who loveth well / Both man and bird and beast.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge He prayeth best, who loveth best / All things both great and small
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge A sadder and a wiser man, / He rose the morrow morn.
Ulysses Alfred, Lord Tennyson I cannot rest from travel; I will drink / Life to the lees.
Ulysses Alfred, Lord Tennyson For always roaming with a hungry heart / Much have I seen and known
Ulysses Alfred, Lord Tennyson I am a part of all that I have met
Ulysses Alfred, Lord Tennyson And this gray spirit yearning in desire / To follow knowledge like a sinking star, / Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.
Ulysses Alfred, Lord Tennyson 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Ulysses Alfred, Lord Tennyson for my purpose holds / To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths / Of all the western stars, until I die.
Ulysses Alfred, Lord Tennyson One equal temper of heroic hearts, / Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will / To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Beowulf unknown A powerful monster, living down / In the darkness, growled in pain, impatient
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