A Quote by Earon on relaxation, rest, lounge chair, beer, wine, drinking, alcohol, wealth, and excess

I can't imagine why anyone would need both a lounge chair AND an alcoholic beverage

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Hippocrates on excess, nature, health, regimen, and change

All excesses are inimical to Nature.  It is safer to proceed a little at a time, especially when changing from one regimen to another.

Hippocrates (c.460 - 400 BC)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sol Luckman on fiction, robot, corporate world, education, excess, mfa, publishing, publishing house, bottom line, plot, language, awakening, reader, beginners luke, writing, and purpose

If we’re to avoid becoming fiction robots in a corporate world, we must stop adding to our educational excesses, eschew the assembly line of MFAs and bottom-line publishing houses, commit ourselves to a way of writing that engages in a valiant struggle to push the limits of plot and language so as to awaken, not anaesthetize, the reader.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 9

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on childhood, poem, and excess

An excess of childhood is the germ of a poem.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 100

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by William Wordsworth on excess, familiarity, happiness, and luxury

Sad fancies do we then affect, In luxury of disrespect To our own prodigal excess Of too familiar happiness.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ode to Lycoris.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on excess, habits, and moderation

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on excess, gold, and heaven

Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King John, Act 4, scene 2.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Blake on excess, wisdom, and path

The path of excess leads to the tower of wisdom.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on excess, success, and access

Success is not access to excess


Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on angels, excess, life, and time

He pass'd the flaming bounds of place and time: The living throne, the sapphire blaze, Where angels tremble while they gaze, He saw; but blasted with excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless night.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. III. 2, Line 4.

Contributed by: Zaady

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