„I beheld their chief, tall as a glittering rock. His spear is a blasted pine. His shield the rising moon! He sat on the shore, like a cloud of mist on the silent hill!“
— James Macpherson Scottish writer, poet, translator, and politician 1736 - 1796
The Poems of Ossian, Fingal, an ancient Epic Poem
— A.A. Milne, livro Winnie-the-Pooh
Variante: How sweet to be a cloud
Floating in the blue.
Fonte: Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)
— Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995
Ann Curry (September 22, 2004) "Painter Bob Ross remains an iconic figure years after his death", NBC News.
— Alfred Noyes English poet 1880 - 1958
"Seagulls on the Serpentine"
Songs of Shadow-of-a-leaf and other poems (1924)
— John Greenleaf Whittier American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery 1807 - 1892
Snow Bound, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— Brandon Boyd American rock singer, writer and visual artist 1976
Lyrics, Morning View (2001)
— Edward M. Purcell American physicist 1912 - 1997
"Life at Low Reynolds Number" in the American Journal of Physics (January 1977)
— Xuân Diệu Vietnamese poet 1916 - 1985
As quoted in "Shattered Identities and Contested Images: Reflections of Poetry and History in 20th-Century Vietnam" by Neil Jamieson, in Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1992, p. 86, and in Understanding Vietnam by Neil L. Jamieson (University of California Press, 1995), <small>ISBN 978-0520916586</small>, p. 161
„I put down the oars and float endlessly as if to the eternal shore. Blue light of the moon shines on my sail. My boat is gliding to a secure haven. Only silent waves break against it. Deepest silence surrounds me and my soul builds a golden bridge to a star.“
— Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945
Ich lege die Ruder ein und fahre endlos, wie einem ewigen Gestade zu. Mondlicht spielt blau auf meinem Segel. Mein Nachen gleitet in einen sicheren Hafen. Nur leise schlagen die Wellen an meinen Kahn. Die tiefste Stille ist um mich, und meine Seele spannt eine goldene Brücke zu einem Stern.
Michael: a German fate in diary notes (1926)
— Robin Williams American actor and stand-up comedian 1951 - 2014
Performance at the L.A. Improv (1977)
Contexto: I would like to do Shakespeare's only unknown piece, That's the Way I Lick It... It's a bleak night my Lord. Look! The moon like a testicle hangs low in the sky. This bodes not well.... Anon, post-haste, let's get a larger crowd in here. Free Cocaine! There's no luck. Does anyone have drugs to ease my pain? My Kingdom for a Quaalude! … It is the end! I must go, for I cannot come here, and yet, it has been brief, 'tis over, and the lights do turn bright. <!-- You aren't going to help me are you?
„Love is such a magic thing. It can make you feel like your floating in the clouds without a trouble in the world.“
— Lois Gladys Leppard, Mandie and the Courtroom Battle
Fonte: Mandie and the Courtroom Battle
— Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richelieu
Act v, Scene iii.
„He who comes knows only his coming,
He who goes knows only his end.
To be saved from the chasm,
Why cling to the cliff?
Clouds floating low
Never know where the breezes will blow them.“
— Sengai Japanese artist 1750 - 1837
Japanese Death Poems. Compiled by Yoel Hoffmann. ISBN 978-0-8048-3179-6
„By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis,
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, livro The Song of Hiawatha
Pt. III, Hiawatha’s Childhood, st. 8.
The Song of Hiawatha (1855)
„I walk unseen
On the dry smooth-shaven green,
To behold the wandering moon,
Riding near her highest noon,
Like one that had been led astray
Through the heav'n's wide pathless way,
And oft, as if her head she bowed,
Stooping through a fleecy cloud.“
— John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674
Il Penseroso (1631)
— Virginia Woolf, livro The Waves
Fonte: The Waves