„Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it's dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.“
„We have travelled far from the standpoint which identifies the real with the concrete. Even the older philosophy found it necessary to admit exceptions; for example, time must be admitted to be real, although no one could attribute to it a concrete nature.“
— Arthur Stanley Eddington British astrophysicist 1882 - 1944
Science and the Unseen World (1929), III, p.33
„I prefer concrete things and I don't like to learn more about abstract stuff than I absolutely have to.“
— Mark Kac Polish-American mathematician 1914 - 1984
Enigmas Of Chance (1985), Chapter 5, Cornell, p. 112
„Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature. The air — moist, sultry, secretive, and far from fresh — felt as if it were being exhaled into one's face. Sometimes it even sounded like heavy breathing.“
— Tom Robbins, livro Jitterbug Perfume
Jitterbug Perfume (1984)
„…as I grew up, we spent a lot of time learning things about the world that most youngsters in cities don’t learn these days.“
— Clair Cameron Patterson American chemist and geochemist 1922 - 1995
„One white rose… or is it pink, to-day?'
They pause and smile, not caring what they say,
If only they may talk.
The crowd flows past them like dividing waters.
Dreaming they stand, dreaming they walk.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)
„There's a bower of roses by Bendemeer's stream,
And the nightingale sings round it all the day long;
In the time of my childhood 'twas like a sweet dream,
To sit in the roses and hear the bird's song.“
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
Lalla Rookh http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00generallinks/lallarookh/index.html (1817), Part I-III: The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, Part II.
„You have to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself.“
— Hyman George Rickover United States admiral 1900 - 1986
Misattributed, Variations of this quote have been attributed to a number of people, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Samuel Levenson, and Lao Tzu; there is no solid support for any such attribution.
„She was married for seven years
to a concrete castle king.
She said she wanted to learn to play the guitar
and to hear her children sing.
So I'd show up about once a week
in my faded tight-legged jeans
with a backlog full of hobo stories
and dilapidated dreams.“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Song lyrics, Verities & Balderdash (1974), I Wanna Learn a Love Song
„Look in; and learn the wrong, and right,
From your own soul's unwritten laws.
And when you question, or demur,
Let Love be your Interpreter.“
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919
Poetry quotes, New Thought Pastels (1913), Context: Look to the Great Eternal Cause And not to any man, for light. Look in; and learn the wrong, and right, From your own soul's unwritten laws. And when you question, or demur, Let Love be your Interpreter. Assistance
„One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.“
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955
„When Scythrop grew up, he was sent, as usual, to a public school, where a little learning was painfully beaten into him, and from thence to the university, where it was carefully taken out of him.“
— Thomas Love Peacock, livro Nightmare Abbey
Nightmare Abbey, chapter I (1818).
— Marianne Moore American poet and writer 1887 - 1972
Prose, Review of Letters of Ezra Pound 1950