200 match(es) found in quotations


Quotations
William Shakespeare :
Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp?
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Duke Senior, in As You Like It, act 2, sc. 1, l. 1-3. The banished duke moralizing in the forest of Arden.]
Read more quotations about / on: life
Oscar Wilde :
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Basil Hallward, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 1 (1891).]
William Butler Yeats :
Now as at all times I can see in the mind's eye, In their stiff, painted clothes, the pale unsatisfied ones Appear and disappear in the blue depth of the sky
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet. The Magi (l. 1-3). . . The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.]
Read more quotations about / on: blue, sky
William Shakespeare :
How low am I, thou painted maypole? Speak!
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hermia, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 2, l. 296. Angry with the taller Helena.]
William Shakespeare :
'Tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British poet. Macbeth (II, ii). . . The Unabridged William Shakespeare, William George Clark and William Aldis Wright, eds. (1989) Running Press.]
Read more quotations about / on: childhood
Gwendolyn Brooks :
The pink paint on the innocence of fear; Walk in a gingerly manner up the hall.
[Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. The Lovers of the Poor (l. 5-6). . . Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks. (1963) Harper & Row.]
Read more quotations about / on: pink, innocence, fear
Henry David Thoreau :
Nature is a personality so vast and universal that we have never seen one of her features. The walker in the familiar fields which stretch around my native town sometimes finds himself in another land than is described in their owners' deeds, as it were in some faraway field on the confines of the actual Concord, where her jurisdiction ceases, and the idea which the word Concord suggests ceases to be suggested. These farms which I have myself surveyed, these bounds which I have set up, appear dimly still as through a mist; but they have no chemistry to fix them; they fade from the surface of the glass, and the picture which the painter painted stands out dimly from beneath. The world with which we are commonly acquainted leaves no trace, and it will have no anniversary.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 242, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
Read more quotations about / on: anniversary
Robert Frost :
There was an old, old house renewed with paint, And in it a piano loudly playing.
[Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Investment."]
Read more quotations about / on: house
Henry David Thoreau :
Have you ever read Ruskin's books? If not, I would recommend you to try the second and third volumes (not parts) of his "Modern Painters." I am now reading the fourth, and have read most of his other books lately. They are singularly good and encouraging, though not without crudeness and bigotry. The themes in the volumes referred to are Infinity, Beauty, Imagination, Love of Nature, etc.,—all treated in a very living manner. I am rather surprised by them. It is remarkable that these things should be said with reference to painting chiefly, rather than literature. The "Seven Lamps of Architecture," too, is made of good stuff; but, as I remember, there is too much about art in it for me and the Hottentots. We want to know about matters and things in general. Our house is as yet a hut.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, November 16, 1857, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 319, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
Edmund Spenser :
Walked forth to ease my pain Along the shore of silver streaming Thames, Whose rutty bank, the which his river hems, Was painted all with variable flowers,
[Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599), British poet. Prothalamion (l. 10-13). . . The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser. R. E. Neil Dodge, ed. (1936) Houghton Mifflin.]
Read more quotations about / on: silver, river, pain
[Hata Bildir]