„Newborn Love has short wings. He can scarcely
hold them up, and does not spread them out to fly.“
Act II, scene ii.
Original: (co) Amor nascente hà corte l'ali, à pena
Può sù tenerle, e non le spiega à volo.
„We hear from the saints who experienced prayer power that prayer gives wings to humans lifting them up so they can fly.“
— Matta El Meskeen Egyptian monk 1919 - 2006
Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way
„Perfect as is the wing of a bird, it never could raise the bird up without resting on air. Facts are the air of a scientist. Without them you never can fly. Without them your "theories" are vain efforts.“
— Ivan Pavlov Russian physiologist 1849 - 1936
Bequest of Pavlov to the Academic Youth of His Country. Science, Vol. 83, Issue 2155, pg. 369 (1936)
„Can I love someone… and still think/fly? Love is flying, sown, floating. Thought is solitary flight, beating wings.“
— Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004
Fonte: As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
— Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954
Pies, para qué los quiero
Si tengo alas para volar.
Diary illustration, dated 1953, preceding a foot amputation in August of that year; reproduced on page 415 of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera (1983)
1946 - 1953
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Los que dieron sus alas están tristes, de no verlas volar.
„He has a right to argue for them as eloquently as he can, in season and out of season. He has a right to teach them to his children. But certainly he has no right to be protected against the free criticism of those who do not hold them. . . . They are free to shoot back. But they can't disarm their enemy.“
— H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
"Aftermath" in the Baltimore Evening Sun http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/menck05.htm#SCOPESD (14 September 1925)
Contexto: Once more, alas, I find myself unable to follow the best Liberal thought. What the World's contention amounts to, at bottom, is simply the doctrine that a man engaged in combat with superstition should be very polite to superstition. This, I fear, is nonsense. The way to deal with superstition is not to be polite to it, but to tackle it with all arms, and so rout it, cripple it, and make it forever infamous and ridiculous. Is it, perchance, cherished by persons who should know better? Then their folly should be brought out into the light of day, and exhibited there in all its hideousness until they flee from it, hiding their heads in shame.
True enough, even a superstitious man has certain inalienable rights. He has a right to harbor and indulge his imbecilities as long as he pleases, provided only he does not try to inflict them upon other men by force. He has a right to argue for them as eloquently as he can, in season and out of season. He has a right to teach them to his children. But certainly he has no right to be protected against the free criticism of those who do not hold them.... They are free to shoot back. But they can't disarm their enemy.
The meaning of religious freedom, I fear, is sometimes greatly misapprehended. It is taken to be a sort of immunity, not merely from governmental control but also from public opinion. A dunderhead gets himself a long-tailed coat, rises behind the sacred desk, and emits such bilge as would gag a Hottentot. Is it to pass unchallenged? If so, then what we have is not religious freedom at all, but the most intolerable and outrageous variety of religious despotism. Any fool, once he is admitted to holy orders, becomes infallible. Any half-wit, by the simple device of ascribing his delusions to revelation, takes on an authority that is denied to all the rest of us.... What should be a civilized man's attitude toward such superstitions? It seems to me that the only attitude possible to him is one of contempt. If he admits that they have any intellectual dignity whatever, he admits that he himself has none. If he pretends to a respect for those who believe in them, he pretends falsely, and sinks almost to their level. When he is challenged he must answer honestly, regardless of tender feelings.
„These are the intensities that one cannot live with, that he has to outgrow if he wants to survive. But who can help grieving for them? If the blood vessels could hold them, how much better to keep those early loves with us?“
— Tennessee Williams American playwright 1911 - 1983
Fonte: Collected Stories
„Very small, child, are the flying days of love, and men and women must catch them when they can, if they are to know love at all.“
— Gene Wolfe, livro Starwater Strains
"Empires of Foliage and Flower" (1987), first appeared as a limited edition chapbook from Cheap Street, Reprinted in Gene Wolfe, Starwater Strains (2005)
„A man watches a bird flying, and wishes to fly himself, but he cannot, because he has no wings. Even so the will is present with a man to be pure, and blameless, and without spot, and to have no wickedness in him, but to be always with God; but he has not the power. To fly into the air of God and the liberty of the Holy Ghost may be his wish, but unless wings are given him, he cannot. Let us then beseech God to bestow upon us the wings of a dove, even of the Holy Ghost, that we may fly to Him and be at rest, and that He would separate and make to cease from our souls and bodies, that evil wind, which is the sin that dwelleth in the members of our souls and bodies. None but He can do it.“
— Macarius of Egypt Egyptian Christian monk and hermit 300 - 391
Homily 2. Fifty Spiritual Homilies of Saint Macarius the Egyptian, trans. Arthur J. Mason.
„I think Ramos has sorted their (Tottenham Hotspur) defense out and if he can hold of Berbatov then i can see them threatening the top four next season.“
— Simon Hill Australian television presenter 1967
January 2008, Tottenham Hotspur Subsequently lost Dimitar Berbatov and made their worst start for 53 years in the 2008/09 Premier League season
Quotes from His time at Foxsports
„Them as can do, has to do for them as can't. And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.“
— Terry Pratchett, livro The Wee Free Men
Variante: Them as can do has to do for them as can't. And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.
Fonte: The Wee Free Men
„It is absolutely vital to hold it as lightly as possible - rather as one might pick up a newborn bird.“
— Yehudi Menuhin American violinist and conductor 1916 - 1999
On proper holding of the bow
Fonte: Life class: thoughts, exercises, reflections of an itinerant violinist, p. 100
„Hold fast to dreams
for if dreams die
life is a broken-winged bird
that can not fly.
Hold fast to dreams
for when dreams go
life is a barren field
frozen with snow.“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
Fonte: The Collected Poems
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
"Dreams," from the anthology Golden Slippers: An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers, ed. Arna Bontemps (1941)
„But he who does not let his infirmity be known can scarcely expect to receive a cure. Love is an invisible wound within the body, and, since it has its source in nature, it is a long-lasting ill.“
— Marie de France, Guigemar
Mes ki ne mustre s'enferté
A peine en peot aver santé:
Amur est plaie dedenz cors,
E si ne piert nïent defors.
Ceo est un mal que lunges tient,
Pur ceo que de nature vient.
"Guigemar", line 481; p. 49.
„The tolerant man has decided opinions, but recognises the process by which he reaches them, and keeps before himself the truth that they can only be profitably spread by repeating in the case of others a similar process to that through which he passed himself. He always keeps in view the hope of spreading his own opinions, but he endeavours to do so by producing conviction. He is virtuous, not because he puts his own opinions out of sight, nor because he thinks that other opinions are as good as his own, but because his opinions are so real to him that he would not anyone else hold them with less reality“
— Mandell Creighton English historian and ecclesiastic 1843 - 1901
Persecution and Tolerance, Hulsean Lectures, University of Cambridge (Winter 1893–94)