„There's something moving
Under, under the ice,
Moving under ice,
Trying to get out of the cold water.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Context: There's something moving Under, under the ice, Moving under ice, Through water, Trying to get out of the cold water. "It's me." Something, someone — help them. "It's me."
„A man standing by a spring of clear, sweet water and cursing it. While the fresh water keeps on bubbling up. He can shovel mud into it, or dung, and the stream will carry it away, wash itself clean, remain unstained. (Hays translation)“
— Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Ancient Rome 121 - 180
Suppose that men kill thee, cut thee in pieces, curse thee. What then can these things do to prevent thy mind from remaining pure, wise, sober, just? For instance, if a man should stand by a limpid pure spring, and curse it, the spring never ceases sending up potable water; and if he should cast clay into it or filth, it will speedily disperse them and wash them out, and will not be at all polluted. How then shalt thou possess a perpetual fountain? By forming thyself hourly to freedom conjoined with contentment, simplicity and modesty. VIII, 51
„When we put things off until some future-probably mythical-Laterland, we drag the past into the future. The burden of yesterday's incompletions is a heavy load to carry. Don't carry it.“
— Peter McWilliams American author and civil liberties advocate 1949 - 2000
„Time carries him as the river carries
A leaf in the downstream water.
No matter. The enchanted one insists
And shapes God with delicate geometry.“
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
Context: Time carries him as the river carries A leaf in the downstream water. No matter. The enchanted one insists And shapes God with delicate geometry. Since his illness, since his birth, He goes on constructing God with the word. The mightiest love was granted him Love that does not expect to be loved. "Baruch Spinoza", as translated in Spinoza and Other Heretics: The Marrano of Reason (1989) by Yirmiyahu Yovel
„The times in his studio when he washed his hands and they smoked, for his hands were so warm and the water so cold.“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume Two (1934-1939)
„All you really need this time of year
Is a pair of shades
And ice cold beer.
And a place to sit somewhere near
— Brad Paisley American country music singer 1972
Water, written by Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, and Kelley Lovelace.
— Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995
As quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Times (1993) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 247
„They praised the Mighty Forgiver,
They washed their sins in the river,
Cold water, well it made them wanna shiver.
And that's how rhythm was born.“
— Nat Burton 1901 - 1945
Song That's How Rhythm Was Born
„There are always two parties, the party of the Past and the party of the Future: the Establishment and the Movement.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Context: There are always two parties, the party of the Past and the party of the Future: the Establishment and the Movement. At times the resistance is reanimated, the schism runs under the world and appears in Literature, Philosophy, Church, State and social customs.
„There's something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she's only measured water in it.“
— Erma Bombeck When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and co... 1927 - 1996
„I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because He is God.“
— John Green American author and vlogger 1977
Dr. Hyde explaining a quote by Rabe'a al-Adiwiyah, p. 174
— Mike Scott 1958
Context: He did a forty-two minute cosmic rise in future shocks Star Spangled Banner in the back of CBGB's He stopped every clock in New York state and every heart that heard him and time itself was beaten and confused and fell lamb-like under the spell of his fabulous flashing fingers He played an encore at the Bitter End a heartburst Little Wing even the waiters cried and then we fell outside and in the dusty dawn of Bleeker street a sweet rain fell and Jimi died. "The Return of Jimi Hendrix"