Sentencje w bazie Gavagai:
I turned to speak to God About the world's despair; But to make bad matters worse I found God wasn't there
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.
Poezją jest to, co się gubi w przekładzie. Dwie drogi prowadziły przez las. Ja wybrałem tą mniej uczęszczaną.
Accounting: Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent.
Dyplomata to człowiek, który zawsze pamięta urodziny kobiety, ale nigdy nie pamięta jej wieku.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
A poet begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
More than once I should have lost my soul to radicalism if it had been the originality it was mistaken for by its young converts.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
The style is the man. Rather say the style is the way the man takes himself. If it is with outer seriousness, it must be with inner humour. If it is with outer humour, it must be with inner seriousness.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
There is nothing I'm afraid of like scared people.
What is required is sight and insight -- then you might add one more: excite.
Anything more than the truth would be too much.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Nie jestem nauczycielem, jestem budzicielem.
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
For me the initial delight is in the surpise of remembering something I didn't know I knew. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing...is discovering.
Wiersz zaczyna się od guli w gardle.
A poem begins with a lump in the throat.
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found out it was ourselves.
Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working when you get up in the morning, and doesn't stop until you get to the office.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favour.
The only way round is through.
Two such as you with such a master speed Cannot be parted nor be swept away From one another once you are agreed That life is only life forevermore Together wing to wing and oar to oar.(from The Master Speed, inscribed on the gravestone of Frost and his wife, Elinor)
I never dared be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old.
We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Liberał to człowiek, który w czasie dyskusji nie może przyłączyć się do swego własnego poglądu.