"She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies."
'She Walks In Beauty' Lord Byron
"Paint me an angel, with wings, and a trumpet, to trumpet my name over the world."
"It's cheap magic, but it's all God left us with."
"If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.”
"He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything."
"You were also Sheherazade to yourself..."
Stephen King - 'Misery'
"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair."
"Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest human battle ever and to never stop fighting."
e. e. cummings
"I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you're on it."
"We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars."
"The monsters and the Doctor; seems you can not have one without the other. But you and I both know, don't we, Rose, that the Doctor is worth the monsters."
Madame Du Pompadour (Doctor Who - Girl In The Fireplace)
"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
Edgar Allan Poe
"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."
"I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots."
"Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week."
George Bernard Shaw
"Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare."
George Bernard Shaw
"How have you left the ancient love
That bards of old enjoyed in you!
The languid strings do scarcely move!
The sound is forced, the notes are few!"
'To the Muses, st. 4' William Blake
"Man is free at the instant he wants to be."
"Almost everything is imitation. The idea of The Persian Letters was taken from The Turkish Spy. Boiardo imitated Pulci, Ariosto imitated Boiardo. The most original writers borrowed from one another."
Lettre XII: sur M. Pope et quelques autres poètes fameux, Lettres philosophiques (1733) Voltaire