Plies quotes

  • On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble;His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves;The wind it plies the saplings double, And thick on Severn snow the leaves.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Wind #Snow #Plies

  • Wine it is the milk of Venus, And the poet's horse accounted: Ply it and you all are mounted.
    -- Ben Jonson

    #Horse #Wine #Plies

  • Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully?
    -- E. T. A. Hoffmann

    #Real #Simplicity #Plies

  • The aim of poetry and the poet is finally to be of service, to ply the effort of the individual into the larger work of the community as a whole.
    -- Seamus Heaney

    #Effort #Community #Plies

  • I suddenly feel a vague pity for all those writers who have to ply their trade from sleepy American suburbs, writing divorce scenes symbolized by the very slow washing of dishes.
    -- Teju Cole

    #Writing #Divorce #Plies

  • Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed, and to use your God-given abilities for the enrichment of some less fortunate fellow traveler. Today you can make your life . . . significant and worthwhile. The present is yours to do with it as you will.

  • Don't complain about not getting a chance and then be unprepared when you finally do.

  • How pleasant it is to be ignorant! Not to know exactly who Mozart was, to ignore his origin, his influence, the details of his technique! To just let him lead one by the hand.

  • Crank up the Beach Boys, Baby.

  • There is a fine line between assertiveness and being relaxed.

  • One cannot let the events of one's past murder one's future.

  • [On collectors of quotations:] How far our literature may in future suffer from these blighting swarms, will best be conceived by a glance at what they have already withered and blasted of the favourite productions of our most popular poets ...

  • IN MY NERVOUSNESS FOR THIS SPEECH AND MY MOMENTS OF DOUBT, I'VE TOLD MYSELF FIRMLY, 'IF NOT ME, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?'

  • Media organizations are global. They may be based in the U.S., but they're essentially global.

  • We have art in order not to die of life.