Quotations About / On: TORN
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
(Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Figure a Poem Makes, Collected Poems (1939).)
It is easy to make a smile into tears. But it is hard to make tears into smile
Tear-timely evidence appearing real. What can be more real, true or immediate than a tear?
(The ear in heart)
There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.
(Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Address, September 13, 1919, at Oakland, California.
Wilson was speaking extemporaneously on his last western tour on behalf of the League of Nations.)
Tears are the scent for human soul.
(to my students)
Wipe my tears with love.
Let the reason behind your tears be the same reason behind your strength.
(Ivan Brooks Sr)
Carry only as much of mortal dust of tears that shadow of your death can trust
(from my poem THE SILK WHITE GLOVE)
My tears and my heart seem to be drunk.
The more tears gulped then the more laughter sipped
(The harder the struggle then the larger the reward)