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In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.


Pliny the Elder


#another #authors #comparing #discovered #former

There was a place in the Hills, on the first ridge in the Game Reserve, that I myself at the time when I thought that I was to live and die in Africa, had pointed out to Denys as my future burial-place. In the evening, while we sat and looked at the hills from my house, he remarked that then he would like to be buried there himself as well. Since then, sometimes when we drove out in the hills, Denys had said: "Let us drive as far as our graves.


Isak Dinesen


#graves #africa

The last to fall were the buildings, distant and solemn, the gravestones for an entire world.


Dan Wells


#building #gravestone #apocalypse

But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.


Lascelles Abercrombie


#beauty #difficulty #gravest #important #making

In the islands of the Aegean Sea, every island is full of graves.


James Theodore Bent


#full #graves #island #islands #sea

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.


Karl Kraus


#dog #graves #irony #moon #sentimental

Go now, verses, on your light feet, you have not trodden hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests, the one corpse stacked on top of the other. Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know.


Hugo Claus


#earth #feet #go #graves #guests

It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough.


Quentin Crisp


#demands #enough #exhausted #explained #flop

But how nice it would be to know that some good Yankee woman - And there must be SOME good Yankee women. I don’t care what people say, they can’t all be bad! How nice it would be to know that they pulled weeds off our men’s graves and brought flowers to them, even if they were enemies. If Charlie were dead in the North it would comfort me to know that someone - And I don’t care what you ladies think of me,” her voice broke again, “I will withdraw from both clubs and I’ll — I’ll pull up every weed off every Yankee’s grave I can find and I’ll plant flowers, too — and — I just dare anyone to stop me!” Melanie from Gone With The Wind


Margaret Mitchell


#gone-with-the-wind #goodness #graves #humanity #men

I was thinking, "So, I’m Emperor, am I? What nonsense! But at least I'll be able to make people read my books now.


Robert Graves


#claudius #emperor #robert-graves #roman #roman






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