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«I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along. I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too. I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wondering awed about on a splintered wreck I've come to care for, whose gnawed trees breathe a delicate air, whose bloodied and scarred creatures are my dearest companions, and whose beauty bats and shines not in its imperfections but overwhelmingly in spite of them...»
Author: Annie Dillard (Author) | Keywords: aging, awed, bats, bloodied, breathe, care for, companions, dearest, delicate, eaten, Everything is Beautiful, fits, fray, frayed, fraying, frays, gnaw, gnawed, gnaws, gnaw at, imperfections, nibble, nibbled, nibbling, overwhelmingly, scarred, shines, shining, splinter, splintered, splintering, splinters, survivor, washed, wondering, wreck, wrecking
«I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it. We must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and the soul.»
Author: Henry Rollins (Actor, Author, Poet, Singer) | About: Music | Keywords: fragmented, fragmenting, fragments, ore, ores, page, resuscitated, sought, sought after, splinter, splintered, splintering, splinters
«And Summers and Winters scattered like splinters And four or five years slipped away»
Author: Jimmy Buffet | About: Life, Seasons | Keywords: scattered, slipped, slip away, splinter, splintered, splintering, splinters, summers, winters
«Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.»
Author: Mervyn Peake | Keywords: Broken Glass, Great Wall, landscape, pass through, splinter, splintered, splintering, splinters, thrusting
«Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.»
Author: Neil Gaiman (Children's author, Comics writer, Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter) | About: Love | Keywords: about turn, After life, all, All days, All For Love, All in one, and or, and then, any, anymore, Any Day Now, apart, armor, ask, ask for, ask for it, ask in, be, been, Be Love, build, building up, build in, build up, by heart, by the day, can, canned, Canning, chest, chests, come apart, come to life, come to mind, crying, cry out for, darkness, Day, day in and day out, day in day out, defenses, Did, different, done up, do work, dumb, dumber, dumbest, D Day, eaten up, eats, eat in, eat into, eat on, eat out, Eat This, ever, For, for each one, for each person, For No One, Friends, from, get, gets, Getting There, Get A Life, Get Real, give, given any, give or take, give out, glass, glass in, hate, have, have in mind, Have You, heart, heart and soul, heart at, He Who Gets, horrible, hostage, hostages, hurt, hurts, imagination, inside, insides, into, Into My Heart, in love, in no way, in person, In the, in the mind, ITS, it Ate, I made it, just, just do it, just in, Just me, just now, just then, kiss, leaves, leave out, left most, Left Turn, life, like, love, makes, maybe, means, mean life, mess, messes, messing, mind, minding, no., no, noes, not, nothing, nothings, No 1, No Way Out, of each person, of her own, of one mind, of the same mind, one, one after another, One and one, one day, One on One, One Piece, one to one, on her own, on leave, On This Day, opens, other, other ways, out, outs, out of nothing, out of work, own, pain, paining, person, Person to person, phrase, phrased, phrasing, piece, Piece By Piece, piece of work, real, Real Me, real person, ripping, rip out, rip up, should, simple, simple A, smile, someone, Someone Like You, something, Something Stupid, soul, splinter, splintered, splintering, splinters, stupid, stupider, stupidest, stupid person, suit, suit of armor, taken over, takes, take heart, take leave, take pains, take turns, taking over, that, that means nothing, The, Them, then, these, they, the darkness, The Loved One, The One and Only, The Simple Life, the whole way, This Is Your Life, turned on, turns, vulnerable, wanders, way, whole, wholes, working, workings, working day, work day, work over, work through, work up
«No lance have I, in joust or fight, To splinter in my lady's sight; But, at her feet, how blest were I For any need of hers to die!»
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (Writer) | About: Love | Keywords: blest, joust, splinter, splintered, splinters
«Just when I had made my today secure with safe yesterdays I see tomorrow coming with it's pale glass star called hope It shatters on impact And falls like splinters on cruel rain And I see the red oil of life running from my wrists onto tomorrows hea»
Author: Spike Milligan (Actor, Humorist) | Keywords: Hea, impact, onto, pale, shatters, splinter, splintered, splintering, splinters, tomorrows, wrist, wrists, yesterdays
«EDITOR, n. A person who combines the judicial functions of Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus; a severely virtuous censor, but so charitable withal that he tolerates the virtues of others and the vices of himself; who flings about him the splintering lightning and sturdy thunders of admonition till he resembles a bunch of firecrackers petulantly uttering his mind at the tail of a dog; then straightway murmurs a mild, melodious lay, soft as the cooing of a donkey intoning its prayer to the evening star. Master of mysteries and lord of law, high-pinnacled upon the throne of thought, his face suffused with the dim splendors of the Transfiguration, his legs intertwisted and his tongue a-cheek, the editor spills his will along the paper and cuts it off in lengths to suit. And at intervals from behind the veil of the temple is heard the voice of the foreman demanding three inches of wit and six lines of religious meditation, or bidding him turn off the wisdom and whack up some pathos.O, the Lord of Law on the Throne of Thought, A gilded impostor is he. Of shreds and patches his robes are wrought, His crown is brass, Himself an ass, And his power is fiddle-dee-dee. Prankily, crankily prating of naught, Silly old quilly old Monarch of Thought. Public opinion's camp-follower he, Thundering, blundering, plundering free. Affected, Ungracious, Suspected, Mendacious, Respected contemporaree! --J.H. Bumbleshook»
Author: Ambrose Bierce (Editor, Journalist, Writer) | Keywords: admonition, affected, bidding, blundering, brass, camp, camp follower, charitable, cheek, combines, coo, cooing, Coos, cuts, Dee, dim, Dog Star, donkey, donkeys, editor, evening star, firecracker, flings, follower, foreman, functions, gilded, higher law, impostor, impostors, inches, intervals, intoned, lengths, melodious, mendacious, mild, Minos, monarch, murmurs, mysteries, naught, obolus, old master, Old Masters, patches, pathos, placable, plundering, prate, prating, religious person, resembles, respected, Robes, shred, shreds, spills, splendors, splinter, splintered, splintering, splinters, straightway, sturdy, suffused, suffuses, suffusing, suspected, The Lord of, The temple, throne, thundering, thunders, tolerates, tongue in cheek, transfiguration, ungracious, uttering, veil, whack, whacked, whacking, whacks, withal, wrought
«I know that in many things I am not like others, but I do not know what I really am like. Man cannot compare himself with any other creature; he is not a monkey, not a cow, not a tree. I am a man. But what is it to be that? Like every other being, I am a splinter of the infinite deity, but I cannot contrast myself with any animal, any plant or any stone. Only a mythical being has a range greater than man's. How then can man form any definite opinions about himself?»
Author: Carl Gustav Jung (Founder, Psychologist) | Keywords: contrast, monkey, mythical, mythical being, splinter, splintered, splintering, splinters
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