A Quote by Conrad Aiken on love, angelic, and cricket

One cricket said to another --
come, let us be ridiculous, and say love!
love love love love love
let us be absurd, woman, and say hate!
hate hate hate hate hate
and then let us be angelic
       and say nothing.

Conrad Aiken (1889 - 1973)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on cricket, death, fear, and water

You know only A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief And the dry stone no sound of water. Only There is shadow under this red rock, (Come in under the shadow of this red rock) And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Burial of the Dead

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on army, cricket, and death

It has been said of the unseen army of the dead, on their everlasting march, that when they are passing a rural cricket ground, the Englishmen fall out of the ranks for a moment to lean over a gate and smile.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Matsuo Bashō on cricket and death

O cricket from your cherry cry No one would ever guess How quickly you must die.

Matsuo Bashō

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A Quote by John Milton on cricket


Far from all resort of mirth Save the cricket on the hearth.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 81.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on cricket, eternity, ideas, inventions, people, and spirituality

The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by David McCord on cricket, life, and machines

The cricket's gone, we only hear machines In erg and atom they exact their pay. And life is largely lived on silver screens.

David McCord (1897 - 1997)

Source: Ballade of Time and Space, 1935

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on cricket, death, personality, personality, and survival

To expect a personality to survive the disintegration of the brain is like expecting a cricket club to survive when all of its members are dead.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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