Famous quotes containing the words tips, mental, key, clarity, brain, beating and/or fog:
“A new idea is rarely born like Venus attended by graces
More commonly its modeled of baling wire and acne.
More commonly it wheezes and tips over.”
—Marge Piercy (b. 1936)
“The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little beings mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because its too hard.”
—John Lennon (19401980)
“Yes, I know.
Death sits with his key in my lock.
Not one day is taken for granted.
Even nursery rhymes have put me in hock.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“How to attain sufficient clarity of thought to meet the terrifying issues now facing us, before it is too late, is ... important. Of one thing I feel reasonably sure: we cant stop to discuss whether the table has or hasnt legs when the house is burning down over our heads. Nor do the classics per se seem to furnish the kind of education which fits people to cope with a fast-changing civilization.”
—Mary Barnett Gilson (1877?)
“To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.”
—Arnold Bennett (18671931)
“Draw round beloved and bitter men,
Draw round and raise a shout;
The ghost of Roger Casement
Is beating on the door.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness.”
—Dewitt Bodeen (19081988)