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Christopher Morley :
Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
[Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. Thunder on the Left, ch. 14 (1925).]
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Wilfred Owen :
We only know war lasts, rain soaks, and clouds sag stormy.
[Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), British poet. Exposure (l. 12). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.]
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Walt Whitman :
Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
[Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of the Open Road," sct. 7 (1856).]
Gwendolyn Brooks :
The lariat lynch-wish I deplored./The loveliest lynchee was our Lord.
[Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), African American poet and fiction writer. "The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock," lines 59-60 (1957). The Chicago Defender was an African American newspaper; the "man" referred to is a reporter. Racially-segregated Little Rock, Arkansas was in turmoil over the issue of integration.]
Leigh Hunt :
The laughing queen that caught the world's great hands.
[Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. The Nile (l. 8). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press.]
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John Ashbery :
Yet the landscape, those billboards, age as rapidly as before.
[John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "A Tone Poem."]
William Shakespeare :
What time of day is it, lad?
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 1, sc. 2, l. 1. Addressing Prince Hal as "lad" shows the close relationship between them.]
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Henry David Thoreau :
The Greeks would not have called the ocean atrugetos, or unfruitful, though it does not produce wheat, if they had viewed it by the light of modern science, for naturalists now assert that "the sea, and not the land, is the principal seat of life,"Mthough not of vegetable life.... The dry land itself came through and out of the water in its way to the heavens, for, "in going back through the geological ages, we come to an epoch when, according to all appearances, the dry land did not exist, and when the surface of our globe was entirely covered with water." We looked on the sea, then, once more, not as atrugetos, or unfruitful, but as it has been more truly called, the "laboratory of continents."
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, pp. 127-128, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Robert Browning :
Everyone soon or late comes round by Rome.
[Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 5, l. 296 (1868-1869).]
Gertrude Stein :
Ladies there is no neutral position for us to assume.
[Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1946), originally published with the vocal score as the libretto for the opera by Virgil Thomson, Music Press (1947). The Mother Of Us All, Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949).]
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