beauty

A Quote by e. e. cummings on spring, spontaneity, philosophy, science, religion, beauty, life, death, and lovers

O sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
the
doting

     fingers of
prurient philosophers pinched
and
poked

thee
,has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy

     beauty     .how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy knees
squeezing and

buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
gods
     (but
true

to the incomparable
couch of death thy
rhythmic
lover

     thou answerest

them only with

spring)

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, Pages: 58

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A Quote by e. e. cummings on spring, april, beauty, and forgetfulness

And still the mad magnificent herald Spring
assembles beauty from forgetfulness
with the wild trump of April:witchery
of sound and odour drives the wingless thing
man forth in the bright air...

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, Pages: 4 (Epithalamion)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on learning, maturity, beauty, and growth

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by Jalal al-Din Rumi on soul, strength, beauty, wings, and truth

Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.

Jalal Al-Din Rumi

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A Quote by dani on beauty, camera, pictures, moments, and truth

The most beautiful pictures are rarely caught on camera.

Danielle Marie Crume

Source: http://www.youknowitbyheart.com

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A Quote by Kedar on england, nation, earth, beauty, glory, and greatness

England...the greatest and the most glorious and beautiful land on earth.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on stories, storytelling, women, princesses, witches, stepmothers, mermaids, fairy godmothers, wickedness, and beauty

Tell me the story...
It was a woman.
You always say that.
There's always a woman somewhere, child; a princess, a witch, a stepmother, a mermaid, a fairy godmother, or one as wicked as she is beautiful, or as beautiful as she is good.
Is that the complete list?
Then there is the woman you love.
Who's she?
That's another story.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: Lighthousekeeping, Pages: 73

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A Quote by Tony Hoagland on joy and beauty

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We're all attracted to the perfume
of fermenting joy,
we've all tried to start a fire,
and one day maybe it will blaze up on its own.
In the meantime, she is the one today among us
most able to bear the idea of her own beauty...

Tony Hoagland

Source: Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems, Pages: 28-29 (Grammar)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on ease, happiness, ideals, kindness, beauty, truth, motivation, ethics, and want

I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves - the ethical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty.  The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 9 (The World As I See It)

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on art, thoughtfulness, beauty, window dressing, and quality

A great work of Art demands a great thought or a thought of beauty adequately expressed. - Neither in Art nor Literature more than in Life can an ordinary thought be made interesting because well-dressed.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller

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