Pertinent Literary Quotes

      Titus Andronicus  

         (King Lear)    

`What a piece of work is, man, we cry.'

`So much more beautiful and so much more terrible than we knew!'

Why should he be so, if this beauty and

greatness only tortures itself

and throws itself away?

Everywhere we see power, intelligence, life, and glory, which astound us and seem to call for our worship.

And everywhere we see them perishing, devouring one another and destroying themselves . . . as though they came into being for no end.

            By  William Shakespeare

Two Years Before The Mast

"When for a moment, like a drop

of rain,

He sinks into thy depths with

bubbling groan,

Without a grave, unknelled,

uncoffined, and unknown."

                 By R.H. Dana

Shepard King of Admetus

"Men called him a shiftless youth

in whom no good they saw,

And yet unwitting, in truth,

They made his careless word

their law.

And day by day, more holy grew.

Each spot where he had trod, Till after-poets only knew their

First, born brother was a God."

Ain't No Sunshine - David Garrett

"It is a far, far better thing I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."
A Tale of Two Cities, C. Dickens

Timely missives meant to awaken and arouse the senses, and perhaps bring clarity to that which too often defies clarification . . .