„This cloud, this cloud —
C'mon and build me an Ark."
And if you're coming, jump,
We're leaving with the Big Sky.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Hounds of Love (1985)
— Nikki Giovanni American writer and academic 1943
„There's something in a flying horse,
There's something in a huge balloon;
But through the clouds I'll never float
Until I have a little Boat,
Shaped like the crescent-moon.“
— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
Peter Bell (1798), Prologue, stanza 1.
„…but the waters of life are for ever flowing onwards, and little trace do they bear of what clouds have darkened or reddened the waves below as they floated by.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Literary Remains, No.6. The Antiquary.— MARY MAC INTYRE.
„Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time.“
— John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury British banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and polymath 1834 - 1913
The Use of Life (1894), ch. IV: Recreation
„Even when the shadows of trial are falling around us, let us "pass through the cloud" with the sustaining motive— "All my wish, O God, is to please and glorify Thee!"“
— John Ross Macduff Scottish religious writer 1818 - 1895
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 283.
„a sky of clouds completely 'out of the blue'… I'm looking, reflecting, and when it suddenly happens: hey, the clouds, and what clouds!“
— Karel Appel Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet 1921 - 2006
in interview with nl:Ischa Meyer, c. 1988 quote c. 1988 - from ('RM'), 157; p. 41
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849), Chapter VI: The Lamp of Memory, section 10.
— Charles Simic, The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems
„Understand that you're now in a superheated atmosphere; there are all kinds of rumors floating around. And one of the players is deliberately feeding us lies.“
— George Friedman American businessman and political scientist 1949
Interview with Matt Bai (2003)
„It's easy to sleep floating around — it's very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don't float into somebody or something!“
— Sally Ride American physicist and astronaut 1951 - 2012
Scholastic interview (1998)
„Society has already told us that poetry is dead. Let's build a funeral pyre out of the desiccated conventions piled around us and watch the ancient, spangle-feathered, unkillable phoenix rise from the ashes.“
— Dana Gioia American writer 1950
Essays, Can Poetry Matter? (1991)