„With orient pearl, with ruby red,
With marble white, with sapphire blue,
Her body every way is fed,
Yet soft in touch, and sweet in view:“
— Thomas Lodge English dramatist and writer 1558 - 1625
— Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953
2000s, Parliament Hill Speech, Ottawa, Canada, (2 June 2009)
— Daniel Keyes, buch Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon (1966), Context: Intelligence alone doesn't mean a damned thing. Here in your university, intelligence, education, knowledge, have all become great idols. But I know now there's one thing you've all overlooked: intelligence and education that hasn't been tempered by human affection isn't worth a damn.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
Chanson without Music; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Footprints in the snow have been unfailing provokers of sentiment ever since snow was first a white wonder in this drab-coloured world of ours.“
— Kenneth Grahame, buch The Reluctant Dragon
Dream Days (1898), The Reluctant Dragon
„High above all earthly lower happiness, the blessedness of the eight Beatitudes towers into the heaven itself. They are white with the snows of eternity; they give a space, a meaning, a dignity to all the rest of the earth over which they brood.“
— Arthur Penrhyn Stanley English churchman, Dean of Westminster 1815 - 1881
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 33.
„A million feathers falling down,
a million stars that touch the ground,
so many secrets to be found
amid the falling snow.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
Song lyrics, Amarantine (2005)
„Cold, delicately as the dark snow,
A fox's nose touches twig, leaf;
Two eyes serve a movement, that now
And again now, and now, and now
Sets neat prints into the snow.“
— Ted Hughes, buch The Hawk in the Rain
The Hawk in the Rain (1957), "The Thought-Fox", line 10
„The notion that the natural world obeys its own rules and doesn't give a damn about your expectations comes as a massive shock… it will demand that you adapt to it — and if you don't, you die.“
— Michael Crichton American author, screenwriter, film producer 1942 - 2008
Environmentalism as a Religion (2003), Context: The notion that the natural world obeys its own rules and doesn't give a damn about your expectations comes as a massive shock... it will demand that you adapt to it — and if you don't, you die. It is a harsh, powerful, and unforgiving world, that most urban westerners have never experienced.