Pertinent Literary Quotes
`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
He sinks into thy depths with
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
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."
"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 . . .