A Quote by Mary Carolyn Davies on bitterness, darkness, dawn, and dreams

Where weary folk toil, black with smoke, And hear but whistles scream, I went, all fresh from dawn and dew To carry them a dream. I went to bitter lanes and dark, Who once had known the sky, To carry them a dream-and found They had more dreams than I.

Mary Carolyn Davies

Source: The Dream-Bearer

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on dance, dawn, family, musicians, play, poetry, poets, songs, and world

Poem for Liu Ya-tzu Night is long. And slowly comes the crimson sun-moon dawn. Demons and monsters danced about and whirled for hundreds of years and five hundred millions were not a family. Yet in one song the cock whitens the world. Song pours on us from ten thousand corners and musicians from Khotan play. Never before were we poets so moved. October 1950

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on certainty, dawn, ideas, poets, silence, and words

You ask me where I get my ideas. That I cannot tell you with certainty. They come unsummoned, directly, indirectly - I could seize them with my hands - out in the open air, in the woods, while walking, in the silence of the nights, at dawn, excited by moods which are translated by the poet into words, by me into tones that sound and roar and storm about me till I have set them down in notes.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on dawn, mountains, and reflection

The highest intellects, like the tops of mountains, are the first to catch and to reflect the dawn.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: Historical Essays in the Edinburgh Review

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A Quote by Karla Jameson on darkness, dawn, silence, and words

There are no words that can be spoken to shatter the darkness. What is left is silence, and the dawn must creep at its own pace as we wait. There are no words for how we feel. The silence of the night is the only thing that captures it, and dawn the only thing to set it free. So we wait. . . .

Karla Jameson (1979 -)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on dawn, day, desires, heart, and love

Love has no other desire but to fulfull itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on cities, clarity, darkness, dawn, death, and war

Gandalf did not move. And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard in the City, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, recking nothing of wizardry or war, welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn. And as if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns. In dark Mindolluin's sides they dimly echoed. Great horns of the North wildly blowing. Rohan had come at last!

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: Lord of the Rings

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on dawn, day, and fate

The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, the important day, big with the fate Of Cato and of Rome.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by John Muir on dawn, earth, and eternity

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and glowing, on sea and continues and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Milton on dawn


Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, If better thou belong not to the dawn.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book v. Line 166.

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