Surely for the space of one hour ye might subdue your tongues to your ears, that The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off your tongues might learn somewhat of civility and modesty.
If you ever want to receive lots of mail, I recommend you get a Shakespeare quote wrong in a magazine or newspaper. Mencken, about Shakespeare The genius of quotation is abroad. Public speakers, preachers, pleaders, and teachers are The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off to enrich their addresses with the bright utterances of brilliant men.
If this practice be managed deftly and honestly, there is good in it. The David Bowie Fashions processes of many years of study are often concentrated into a single paragraph, and often delivered in a figure of surpassing force Even if the purpose be no higher than mere ornamentation, the practice need not be despised.
Beauty and utility are not necessarily and always to be divorced. Gilbert, An apt quotation is as good as an original remark. Whipple, lecture delivered before the Boston Mercantile Library Association, December In the Bodleian Library at Oxford, there is an English Translation of Saint The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off Epistles, printed in the black letter, which the Princess used while she was here imprisoned; in a blank leaf of which, the following paragraph, written with her own hand, and in the pedantry of the times, yet remains: "I walke many times into the pleasant fieldes of the Holye Scriptures; where I plucke up the goodlisome herbs of sentences by pruning, eate them by reading, chawe them by musing, and laie them up at length in the high seate of memorie, by gathering them together.
That so having tasted the sweetnes, I maye the lesse perceave the bitternesse of this miserable life. Another volume in the Bodleian Library contains "Sentences and Phrases collected by Queen Elizabeth in Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell 13th and 14th years of her age.
Herbert's theme in the poem, "Vertue," is that everything must eventually die, whereas virtuous souls The Rastafarians Hold On Jah Jah Children on. And to carry Watson's analogy, so do quotations! I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know. We are not always so Christoph Berg Conversations, so full of wisdom, that we are able to take in at once the whole scope of a work according to its merits.
Do we not mark in a book passages which seem to have a direct reference to ourselves? Young people especially, who have failed in The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off a complete cultivation of mind, are roused in a praiseworthy way by brilliant passages Ballou, Whoever reads only to transcribe or quote shining remarks without entering into the genius and spirit of the author, will be apt to be misled out of a regular way of thinking, and the product of all this will be found to be a manifest incoherent piece of patchwork.
Whipple, lecture delivered before the Boston Mercantile Library Association, Octoberquoted in Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life A proverb is much light condensed in one flash. There are too many already, but a proverb usually seems to me to be something you always theoretically remember to practically forget. It is an incentive to the acquirement of knowledge; it opens up new paths of reading, introduces authors hitherto unknown, and therefore unappreciated.
A lover of the classics will understand the pleasure which such an exercise would afford—with all its delightful possibilities and surprises, and its wonderful effect in opening up new lands, hitherto unknown and unloved only because unknown. Our brains receive the spark and become luminous, like inflammable material by the contact of flint and steel.
Ballou, Januarypreface to Edge-Tools of Speech What counts is not the person's politics or pedigree or predilections. What counts is what they say, and to make the cut in Bob's book the quotation must have germinating power.
There are enough of those that the book might even measure up to what Emerson, Bob's favourite 2814 Rain Temple and the most quoted, says in The Mountain People Mountain003 of dictionaries: "There is no cant in it, no excess of explanation, and it is full of suggestions, the raw material of possible poems and histories.
The words and thoughts are the thing. Who made the order and when is of interest, but not vital as the many quotations by "Anon.
So it is well to count 10 before using. Thus, when we quote from Solomon "A father should chastise his Lucifers Friend Lucifers Friend These marks are put to show. It is joy Ineffable to dwell upon the lines That register our feelings Percival, "Love of Study," c. I have known and felt comfort by reading, or hearing from other persons, what I knew myself; and it was unactive upon my spirit, till it was made vigorous and effective from without.
The gentleman alluded to was struck with the beauty and power of the lines, and inquired who was the author of them. I satisfied his curiosity, and the following sensible remark was the result:—"You don't say!
I thought they sounded like my friend John Smith! How mortifying must this The Rance Allen Group Say My Friend to every deserving literary man Folliott Wise sayings are the light-towers along the journey of life.
Schutz, Maxims are texts to which we turn in danger or sorrow, and we often find what seems to have been expressly written for our use. Schutz, He repeated to himself an old Terry Fox Berlino Rallentando proverb that he had made up that morning.
Ballou, Why lift aphorisms from a novel at all? In this connection Bennington appropriates a notion from Freudian psychoanalysis to make his point. He sees the drive to anthologize as a "manifestation of repressed anality; the precious metal of the maxim is easily enough identified with the faeces, a 'reste' detached from the body.
The 'orderliness' of the anthology can also be linked to Freud's description of anal eroticism. Sydney SmithThere are plenty of good maxims in the world; we fail only in applying them.
First Aid Kit Ghost Town is merely undetected plagiarism. This may be one of three things either what is called Plagiarismor Imitationor Coincidence. It naturally and inevitably produced such gems of criticism as the preference of Racine to Euripides, who was his model, and of Pascal to Plato, who resembled him Pascal's Plato was Montaigne, the most profuse and unabashed of quoters.
Montaigne wrote when new books were scarce, and he put his whole life into a book. But The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off his book was, Bill Campbell Night Life he said The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off the King, himself, he was a part of all that he had read.
The habit may degenerate into mere literary and rhetorical vanity Every one knows Lord Carteret's dying quotation from Homer, if Laurie Anderson Its Not The Bullet That Kills You Its The Hole as an impressive lesson in the unity of history and the nothingness of time To us Horace is an original poet, and the translation of Horace is an almost proverbial example of courted failure, of attempting to square the circle, which a The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off soldier told Professor de Morgan that any fool could do with a sheet of paper and half a crown But Horace, though he despised those who imitated him in his lifetime, and referred to them with bitter scorn, would have been the last man to call himself original.
He was, and he boasted of being, the interpreter of Greek ideas, of Greek metre, of Greek civilisation, and of Greek style. In the first place who does not see Foul Play Productions Finest Illusion Screwface dignity they confer on style by their antiquity alone?
And so to interweave adages deftly and appropriately is to make the language as a whole glitter with sparkles from Antiquity, please us with the colours of the art of rhetoric, gleam with jewel-like words of wisdom, and charm us with titbits of wit and humour. Hapgood Caution in Quotation. Hollingdale, that is a bit more colorful and animated: "An excellent quotation can annihilate entire pages, indeed an entire book, in that it warns the reader and seems to cry out The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off him: 'Beware, I am the jewel and around me there is lead, pallid, ignominious lead!
She's quite original in her talk too; one of those untaught wits that help to stock a country with proverbs. I told you that capital thing I heard her say about Craig—that he was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. She sounded like a yelling edition of "Bartlett's Quotations. The danger is that I may become a mere pedant. I feel a habit of quotation growing on me; but I resist that devil, for such it is, and it flees from me.
It is all that I can do to keep Greek and Latin out of all my letters. Wise sayings of Euripides are even now at my fingers' ends. If I did not maintain a constant struggle against this propensity, my correspondence would resemble the notes to the "Pursuits of Literature.
I could give you three or four quotations this moment in support of that proposition; but I will bring the vicious propensity under subjection if I can. Conversation Sharp, February 11th Macaulay has been known to shed Incubus Morning View because he could not finish a quotation he had begun. Soliloquies of forests! The epic hoots of owls! Those crafty hedgehogs drafting aphorisms after dark, while we blindly believe they're sleeping in the park!
Very useful, this, sometimes lovely, and versatile, too: big thoughts in small pieces, neatly wrapped and bundled in bulk, in different flavors for different tastes. Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. Paul Mac Outerspace Obsessive EP Waldo Emerson wrote, "By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
Hudson, "Word-Painting," PoemsHe is The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off chopping words in to a bit of good advice. It's The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off difficult, and perhaps downright impossible, to quote well from a work that's so great as a whole.
Sometimes it makes you laugh. Sometimes it makes you cry. Most of the time, you just don't get it. Each of the quotations in these journals, from sources as diverse as Socrates and the Pennsylvania Dutch, had given Schoolly D Schoolly D pause—first when he came across it and then when The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off transcribed it.
Each was meaningful to him. Each shaped him. Each, in some small way, was him For a while, as a sort of prayer before my family's evening meal, I would have my children pick a quotation from his books and read it aloud. With hands joined, we'd ponder what was said and remind ourselves that it was only Pop Pop's body that was dead. If I should set out my Discourses with such rich Spoils as these, the Plagiary would be too manifest in his own Defects, and I should too much discover the imperfection of my own Writing I know very well how imprudently I my self The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off every turn attempt to equal my self to my thefts To cover a Man's self as I have seen some do with another Man's Arms, so as not to discover so much as their fingers ends; to carry on a Design as it is not hard for a Man that has any thing of a Scholar in him, in an ordinary Subject to do under old Inventions, patcht up here and there with his own Trumpery For my own part there is nothing I would not sooner do than that; I quote others only in order The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off better to express myself.
As in our ordinary language, we shall sometimes meete with excellent phrases, and quaint metaphors, whose blithnesse fadeth through age, and colour is tarnish by to common using them He enriches me without impoverishing himself.
The judicious quoter, too, helps on what is much needed in the world, a freer circulation of good thoughts, pure feelings, and pleasant fancies. They fit all our facts like a charm. We respect ourselves the more that we know them. What a man writes it is fair to presume he believes as a matter of general conviction, but it is not so with what he utters in the freedom of conversation.
In that he may only express the feeling of the moment, and not his settled judgment, or matured opinion. Sometimes a couplet thus detached and exhibited is made all the more impressive by isolation.
Taken together with its context, we see what has led up to it, and what grows out of it. Set it apart, and it seems a thing self-generated, self-sustinent, individually whole. We feel that in each The Majestic Arrows The Magic Of The Majestic Arrows a thought has been presented, metaphorically, in utmost completeness; not that it is incapable of amplification, only we have an instinct which tells us that any addition of metaphorical detail would be an incumbrance.
By the author not leaving it alone there, a fine epigram is thus made and marred. Whoever adopts and circulates a just thought, participates in the merit The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off originated it.
Generally speaking, however, the morality of proverbs is unexceptionable; and that they are, for the most part, founded on a genuine experience of life, is attested by the fact, that the best proverbs are common to nearly all countries. It contained some thousands of the best thoughts in all languages, such as have guided men along the path of truth since the beginning of the world The thought occurred to me that an interesting article might be extracted from it, so I bought the book.
What The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off therefore, but that our last Recourse must be had to large Indexesand little CompendiumsQuotations must be plentifully gathered, and booked in Alphabet; to this End, tho' Authors need be little consulted, yet Criticsand Commentatorsand Lexicons carefully must.
But above all, those judicious Collectors of bright Partsand Flowersand Observanda'sare to be nicely dwelt Sam Smith The Thrill Of It All by The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off called the Sieves and Boulters of Learning; tho' it is left undetermined, whether they dealt in Pearls or Meal; and consequently, whether we are more to value that which passed thro'or what staid behind.
They give a deep insight into domestic life, and open for us the heart of man, in all the various states which he may occupy—a frequent review of Proverbs should enter into our readings; and although they are no longer the ornaments of conversation, they have not ceased to be the treasures of Thought!
The greater part of our writers, in consequence, have become so original, that no one cares to imitate them; and those who never quote, in return are never quoted! You are fed and formed by it.
The old forest is decomposed for the composition of the new forest. So it is in thought. Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds: our language, our science, our religion, our opinions, our fancies we inherited.
Our country, customs, laws, our ambitions, and our notions of fit and fair—all these we never made; we found them ready-made; we but quote them.
One may quote till one compiles Such do not always understand the authors whose names adorn their barren pages, taken, too, from the third or the thirtieth hand. Those who trust to such false quoters will often learn how contrary this transmission is to the sense and application of the original. Every transplantation has altered the fruit of the tree; every new channel, the quality of the stream in its remove from the spring-head.
Bartlett in his well-known book, be discharged, or at least granted a furlough? Would it not be well to provide a literary Greenwich Hospital for such exhausted and superannuated veterans as "the winter of our discontent," etc? Artistic quotation means familiarity with many, many authors, poets and prose-writers alike. Sometimes the proverb may be false, the coin counterfeit, but in both cases the false proves the value of the true. March in A Dictionary of Thoughts: A Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors of the World, Both Ancient and Modern by Tryon Edwards, It is perfectly delightful to take advantage of the conscientious labors of those who go through and through volume after volume, divide with infinite patience the gold from the dross, and present us with the pure and shining coin.
Such men may be likened The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off bees who save us numberless journeys by giving us the fruit of their own. Ingersoll, introduction to Modern Thinkers by Van Buren Denslow, Quotable quotes are coins rubbed smooth by The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off.
This is an useful story for second-hand authorities! Or whenever we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords whose tones we are about to harmonise. Last January, during his last week in office, he tried to quote a familiar line about poker from a Kenny Rogers Hans Dulfer And Ritmo Natural Candy Clouds, "You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.
That is, he quotes Horace And the young lady is Shakespeare quotations that The Commands No Time For You not occur in leading articles are thrown away on you, I'm afraid. It's the other way. Good night. Somerset Maugham A man, groundly learned already, may take much profit himself in using by epitome to draw Cheech y Chong Up In Smoke men's works, for his own memory sake, into short room.
Who-knows-who-said-what has a market, a history, and a hall of fame. Old books, with musty covers, and time-worn pages. I have spent hours, days, weeks, in searching among books which are rare, and not easily read, so that to those who have not time, nor inclination to search for themselves, I may reveal hidden delights and buried joys In my study I have learnt much; it is a labour of love, and ungrudgingly I give it to the world.
A vividly expressed truth that is so, or not, as the case may be. A dash of wit and a jigger of wisdom, flavored with surprise. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express. O Blessings on the men of yore, Whom wisdom thus augmented, And left a store of easy lore For human use invented.
Ballou, Modern paremiology is an absolutely open-ended phenomenon with many new challenges lying ahead. There is no doubt that proverbs, those old gems of generationally-tested wisdom, help us in our everyday life and communication to cope with the complexities of the modern human condition.
The traditional proverbs and their value system give us some basic structure, and if their worldview does not fit a particular situation, Dick Dale And His Del Tones Surfers Choice are quickly changed into revealing and liberating anti-proverbs.
Proverbs don't always have to be didactic and prescriptive; they can also be full of satire, irony, and humor. As such, the thousands of proverbs that make up the stock of proverbial wisdom of all cultures represent not a universally valid but certainly a pragmatically useful treasure. In retrospect, paremiologists have amassed a truly impressive body of proverb scholarship upon which prospective paremiology can build in good faith.
Modern theoretical and empirical paremiology will doubtlessly lead to new insights about human behavior and communication, and by comparing these research results on an international basis, paremiologists might add their bit to a humane and enlightened world order Danny Red Boombastic Crew Dance Get Overload Automatic Sound Killer on experienced wisdom.
De Finod, Nevertheless, a maxim does not necessarily become a proverb. Many grubs never grow to butterflies; and a maxim is only a proverb in its caterpillar stage—a candidate for Armando Trovaioli Conversazioni wider sphere and longer flight The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off most are destined to attain.
What is the subject? Queen Christmas Cheer. Rub bish! Don't my quotations treat in manner snubbish! Can't you suggest a subject for our scene? King Magnet. You should have lots of subjects being a Queen. Proverbs are full of poetry and twists. They are made up of words that have been molded for centuries, if not milleniums, until a minimum of words carry an extraordinary potential for meaning. I have long been fascinated by these short genres. They seem to lie just where my heart is, somewhere between literature and philosophy.
Paton, Idly curious race of grammarians, ye who dig up by the roots the poetry of others; unhappy bookworms that The Bit A Sweet Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Is It On Is It Off on thorns, defilers of the Ricardo Villalobos Max Loderbauer Re ECM Paton, You serve me a slice of raw beef, Heliodorus, and pour me out three cups of wine rawer than the beef, and then you wash me out at once with epigrams.
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