— Yahia Lababidi 1973
Signposts to Elsewhere (2008)
— Yahia Lababidi 1973
„One, two, three like a bird I sing, 'cause you given me the most beautiful set of wings.
I'm so glad you're here today, 'cause tomorrow I might have to go and fly away. Fly away, fly away, fly away, fly away.“
— Tim McGraw American country singer 1967
Song lyrics, Let It Go (2008), Last Dollar (Fly Away)
„Some say that we shall never know, and that to the gods we are like the flies that the boys kill on a summer's day, and some say, to the contrary, that the very sparrows do not lose a feather that has not been brushed away by the finger of God.“
— Thornton Wilder, книга The Bridge of San Luis Rey
„I. But he hears not. Now, my warrior guests,
I drink to the onward passage of his soul
Death. Had my hand turned coward or played me false,
This man that is my hand, and less than I
And less than he bloodguilty, this my death
Had been my husband's: now he has left it me.
How innocent are all but he and I
No time is mine to tell you. Truth shall tell.
I pardon thee, my husband: pardon me. [Dies]“
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Rosamund, Queen of the Lombards (1899), Rosamund, Act 5, Scene 1.
„My heart is with thee, Iove! though now
Thou'rt far away from me :
I envy even my own thoughts,
For they may fly to thee.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The London Literary Gazette, 1821-1822, (19th October 1822) Songs of Absence
„They reckon ill who leave me out;
When me they fly, I am the wings;
I am the doubter and the doubt;
And I the hymn the Brahmin sings.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Brahma
1860s, May-Day and Other Pieces (1867), Brahma, st. 3
„Eat thou and drink; to-morrow thou shalt die.
Surely the earth, that's wise being very old,
Needs not our help. Then loose me, love, and hold
Thy sultry hair up from my face; that I
May pour for thee this golden wine, brim-high,
Till round the glass thy fingers glow like gold.
We'll drown all hours: thy song, while hours are toll'd,
Shall leap, as fountains veil the changing sky.“
— Dante Gabriel Rossetti English poet, illustrator, painter and translator 1828 - 1882
„Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand;
Bread of heaven!
Feed me till I want no more.“
— William Williams Pantycelyn Welsh hymnwriter 1717 - 1791
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 263.
„Thou wilt draw nigh!
Father — it is no dream that Thou art near —
No dream that, in my sin and misery,
I may look up to Thee,—
May hide beneath the shadow of Thy wings,
From all the restlessness of outward things,
And from my own heart's self-accusing fears —
For Thou art nigh.“
— Hetty Bowman 1838 - 1872
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 432.
— Al-Mansur the second Abbasid Caliph 714 - 775
History of the Caliphs, p.275
„Sweet hymns shall be my chant and woven songs,
For Thou art all for which my spirit longs--
To be within the shadow of Thy hand
And all Thy mystery to understand.
The while Thy glory is upon my tongue,
My inmost heart with love of thee is wrung,
So though Thy mighty marvels I proclaim,
'Tis songs of love wherewith I greet Thy name.“
— Yehuda he-Hasid German philosopher 1140 - 1217
Shir Hakovod, trans. from the Hebrew by Israel Zangwill
„Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream,
And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.“
— George Linley British writer 1798 - 1865
Thou art gone, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„And it seemed to me that there were fires
Flying till dawn without number
And I never found out things-those
Strange eyes of his-what colour?
Everything trembling and singing and
Were you my enemy or my friend,
Winter was it or summer?“
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
„Oh could I fly, I'd fly with thee!
We'd make with joyful wing
Our annual visit o'er the globe,
Companions of the spring.“
— John Logan Scottish minister and historian 1748 - 1788
To the Cuckoo, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Let it not be in any man's power to say truly of thee that thou art not simple or that thou art not good; but let him be a liar whoever shall think anything of this kind about thee; and this is altogether in thy power.“
— Marcus Aurelius, книга Meditations
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book X, X, 32