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Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 242, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that's honey.
(A.N. (Andrew Norman) Wilson (b. 1950), British author. quoted in Independent on Sunday (London, Sept. 13, 1992).)
A great many quite good plays could be performed with rhythmic howls in the place of dialogue and lose almost nothing by the change.
(Rebecca West (1892-1983), British author. The Strange Necessity, ch. 1 (1928).)
The cannon thunders ... limbs fly in all directions ... one can hear the groans of victims and the howling of those performing the sacrifice ... it's Humanity in search of happiness.
(Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet. "Plans and Notes: For Civil War," appendix to Prose Poems, published in Complete Works, vol. 1, "Shorter Prose Poems," ed. Yves-Gérard le Dantec, rev. by Claude Pichois (1953).)
I have a toothache today. I never seem to be able to rise above a toothache. It makes me want to howl, break things, pull noses, tweak ears, screech.
(John Colton (1886-1946), and Stuart Walker. Lisa Glendon (Valerie Hobson), Werewolf of London, explaining why she's seems depressed (1935).
Original story by Robert Harris; Colton was born in Japan, of British parents, and then moved to Americayou figure out his nationality.)
I warn you, Jedediah, you're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in off the lake and gosh only knows if they ever heard of lobster Newburg.
(Orson Welles (1915-1985), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer, and Herman J. Manckiewicz (1897-1953), U.S. screenwriter. Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), Citizen Kane, to Jed Leland (Joseph Cotten) (1941).)
I remember - were there coyotes?
Howls that laced peyote nights.
Desert air stirred pastel high notes
Cliffs that danced with ghostly lights.
(From the poem 'A Late Note of Appreciation' by Brian Johnston)
At the full moon he howled
In the distance dry twigs crunched
From powerful jaws
As he once again
Circled possessively around my calves
My wolf companion
Hero is a person, who failed to find anyone to hide behind his back.
Soundly unlucky loser is unlucky even in his sleep.
Geniuses are counted by single digit numbers, while mediocrities are countless.
Even one, born in the jacket, may end his life in the rags of a beggar.
Man, who came down to the point, no longer wants to change the world.
While crossing the field of life do not expect to see the note: 'Checked, there are no mines.'
Material wealth multiplies by its accumulation, while spiritual - by its distribution.
From the perspective of a miser, life is a waste of money.
Nobody mows the grass of oblivion.
Envy has a sideways glance and a wry smile.
If you are lost, do not try to find yourself in others.
It is better to fancy self as an unrecognized genius rather than to be considered as a qualified idiot.
All vices of a 'son of a bitch' are stemmed from his fatherlessness.
The smaller the content, the more the plasticity of the form.
The well-known aphorisms come only from the narrow circle of known persons.
The fish rots from the head, while Civilization - in its art.
Life is a spoiled roulette, where the ball, no matter how to spin it, always falls on the zero mark.
Sisyphus also worked tirelessly.
Woe is just badly forgotten happiness.
Last precaution - it is when someone throws himself into the abyss, wearing a stone around his neck.
Odysseus returned home because he had nowhere else to go.
While soul searching do not try to talk heart to heart with a zombie...
The authenticity of gold could be tested on any tooth, while the truth of life - only by the tooth of wisdom.
Baggage of conscience can not be put into the storage chamber before entering the gates of paradise.
The problem with what end, obtuse or acute, it is better to break the egg, is not worthy of this very damn egg.
When someone's soul aches like from a cat scratching, that someone wants to howl like a wolf.
Perfection of the scoundrel is evaluated by the measure of his completeness.
The indigent one never tastes the bitterness of loss.
Usually people do not forget what really would be good to forget - instead, they forget what it would be advisable to remember.
Moral values have a rather low price, but there are always for sale and also they are sold at a large discount.
If fortune turned her back on you, it just means that she wants to change the pose.
Deep thought - it is like the water in the sea: some are drowning in it, while others just float on the surface.
Moony - is a person for whom there is no place under the sun.
The use of poor-quality spiritual food poisons the soul.
Life is a gift that in the future must be sent back.
Anyone, who asks too many questions, will answer for it.
In the Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors, things went awry.
The doctor prescribed the patient eternal rest.
People have mastered the skill of breaking hearts much earlier, before they have learned how to split the atomic nucleus.
In the East, it is a shame to expose the body, and in the West - the soul.
For his intellectual superiority one pays by his loneliness.
'There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous' and there is just one fall from a high stand to low.
One was considered as an insignificant talent - though he was a connoisseur of science of 'small quantities'.
The sum of mediocrities does not add up to being great.
The torch of Truth shines warmth of his inner light, while everything else is capable only of the cold reflection.
Some ask questions to learn more, others - to be recognized.
If the 'Maiden of love' would not melt, she would become the Snow Queen.
Do not halloo with a cuckoo.
The verdict of the destiny is final and is not appealable.
Achilles, do not get up on pointe!
Gray dove 'faded' out of the nest... and became blue.
One can earn credibility just by theft.
Happiness is awaited, while misfortune comes without invitation.
We expect happiness like manna from heaven, while trouble is falling like snow on the head.
Some memories connect us to people from the past as a bridge, while other separates as a wall.
'Lips of infant speaketh the truth, ' but this truth is usually taken as sophomoric...
Modern science recognizes the existence of laws of nature, but it denies the existence of their legislator.
Man lost in a fantasy world, eats fruits of his own imagination.
The last desire of a clown - to make Death laugh.
In Tatar-Mongols language darkness means ten thousand, while in Russia it has no number.
In love, as in politics, elected are praised, but, for some reason, only in politics they talk about re-elected.
There are always less pearls than pigs.
Do not look for a double bottom in flat thoughts.
Integrity - is a burden from which, if one carries it, it is difficult to get rid of.
Sometimes we passionately want to be understood by others, but more often - we dread it.
As Caesar should behave, there are many different opinions, but all agree that Caesar's wife must be above the slightest suspicion.
To the question: 'How to establish paternity at the Immaculate Conception? ' - Science responds with the rhetorical question: 'Only God knows! '.
One can outdo himself only by transgressing over his dead body.
The speed of time is dimensionless and, therefore, is absolutely relative.
To look younger than his age, one just have to fly in a dream with a speed close to the speed of light.
Set aside the concern about the future until tomorrow.
The Force of Destiny does not obey Newton's law.
Those who live life looking back, do not see the future ahead.
As it may sound absurd, the way of life - is the distance, measured in years of experience.
The nature protects human from unnecessary suffering, giving them the opportunity to forget the past, and by not giving them an opportunity to see the future.
Man grows over itself, rising up to the sky on stairs of good deeds.
Carmen seduced Toreador and, since then, for Circe of all kinds - preying on Bullfighters was very enviable.
We all to Esmeraldas sincerely swear in love to the grave but have chosen wives of Flor de Lis' type.
We can not say that slutty was Carmen, but always wind of change blew into her sails.
Not surprisingly, the bitten to death themes are often sore ones.
One may suffer even not being in love, because even sense of humor at times may not be shareable.
Dreams are given to man in order to emphasize the emptiness of real life.
When dreams are more interesting than life - it is a symptom of unhappiness.
Love's blasphemy is above all religions.
The fate of men's is ruled by Rock:
Love as the everything else has a stamp of expiration.
Weeds grow in wastelands of the intellectual impotence verbiage.
Human life is akin to a business trip, it is a trifle, empty trash,
where the length between the arrival and departure are counted in the Heavenly Office as one day only.