Quotations About / On: BALLAD

  • 1.
    Some men are like ballads, that are in everyone's mouth a little while.
    (Fran├žois, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 212 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 2.
    I love a ballad in print alife, for then we are sure they are true.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Mopsa, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 4, l. 260-1. "Alife" means on my life, dearly; the peasant girl thinks anything in print must be true.)
  • 3.
    I love a ballad but even too well, if it be doleful matter merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed, and sung lamentably.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Clown, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 4, l. 188-90. He likes a mixture of emotions in his ballads; "pleasant" means merry.)
  • 4.
    She growing up in a classic rock ballad background with many house rule where rock ballad growth within her classy and posh style trend within her boy's best friend's in childhood memory
    received roses for no purpose familiar face a forgotten name as she grown up to be the young women she become within her
    (Uptown girl)
  • 5.
    Growing up with a musician background learning rock classic & pop ballad voice it out through your sentimental vocal an artistic mind of visualized of art within you brought out through the inspired artistic side of William Shakespeare player a poet and art work of Vincent van Gogh artistic side never grow old within your inner child.
    (The inner child within you)
  • 6.
    Prove that ever I lose more blood with love than I will get again with drinking, pick out mine eyes with a ballad-maker's pen and hang me up at the door of a brothel-house for the sign of blind Cupid.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Benedick, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 1, sc. 1, l. 250-4. sighing was thought to dry up the blood, and drinking wine to produce new blood; Benedick scorns the very idea of love by associating it with sentimental ballads and the brothel-house. Cupid was often depicted with blindfold eyes, since his arrows were shot at random.)
  • 7.
    God! - where are you the Truth, since here You are not?

    Wieslaw Musialowski (1948-) , Polish poet. 'A Ballad Immortal.'
    (god, truth)
  • 8.
    I had rather be a kitten and cry mew
    Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 3, sc. 1, l. 127-8. Expressing in verse his scorn for it.)
  • 9.
    - There is no mercy for those who steal from the bread box
    The last crumb common - darkness in graves!

    Wieslaw Musialowski (1948-) , Polish poet. 'A Ballad Immortal.'
    (bread, mercy, grave, darkness)
  • 10.
    Upon some scales a holy spider sleeps
    Pointing midnight on the orbit by default

    Wieslaw Musialowski (1948-) , Polish poet. 'Ballad Of A Non-Dead.'
    (scale, spider, midnight, holy)
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