Sunday, September 30, 2007

Possible Senior Quotes

"All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible." William Faulkner

"It's only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames" - Harry Hill

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Berthold Auerbach

"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory." Oscar Wilde

"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door." Albert Camus

"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling." Gilbert K. Chesterton

"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction." Salvador Dali

"Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes." Oscar Wilde

"You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone." John Ciardi

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." --Abraham Lincoln

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

"Flying is easy, just throw yourself at the ground and miss." Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

"If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing." --Sir James Barrie

"The poet doesn't invent. He listens." Jean Cocteau

"Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful."

To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." Robert Frost

"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." Gray, Thomas

"Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind." Thomas B. Macaulay

I'm Not Sure which one I should pick. So assuming anyone ever actually reads, Give me an opinion on the best one.


Jason Lockhart said...

I vote for the one about having huge colored pencils while lying in bed. That was awesome. I also liked the Albert Camus quote, which I think might be a little more apropos.

I like your blog. Keep writing.

Anonymous said...

I liked the one about not suffering by being a poet, adolescence is suffering enough. It gives a very kick butt attitude of saying "I'm outta here, baby!" While having some of your humor and passion for poetry tied in at the same time.