Dizzy Gillespie

1922 - 1941

A Quote by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. on god, grace, mind, and silence

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high, untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Dizzy Gillespie (1922 - 1941)

Source: High Flight

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. on dance, earth, god, grace, laughter, mind, and silence

High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high, untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God

Dizzy Gillespie (1922 - 1941)

Source: High Flight

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. on dance, earth, laughter, and silence

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Dizzy Gillespie (1922 - 1941)

Source: High Flight

Contributed by: Zaady

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