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Quote Left I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. Quote Right
Quote Left How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need; by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath. Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Quote Right
Quote Left Her eyes beginning to water, she went on, So I would like you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice. It doesn't have to be something you see it could be a scent - perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches the autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground. Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the stuff of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted. We must make it important to notice them, for at any time...it can all be taken away. The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester. Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook. Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double-dip ice cream cone. For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Quote Right
Quote Left Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart. Quote Right
Quote Left I went to a party, Mom, I remembered what you said, You told me not you drink and drive, Mom, So i drank sprit instead I felt really proud inside, Mom, The way you said I would. I didn?t drink and drive, Mom, Even though the others said i should I know i did the right thing, Mom I know you are always right. Now the party is finally ending, Mom, As everyone drives out of sight. As i got into my car, Mom, I knew i would get home in one piece Because of the way you raised me, Mom, So responsible and sweet. I started to drive away, Mom, But as I pulled onto the road The other car didn?t see me, Mom, And it hit me like a load. As I lie here on the pavement, Mom, I hear the police say, The other guy was drunk, Mom, And now I?m the one who will pay. I?m laying here dying, Mom, I wish you would get here soon. How come this happened to me, Mom? My life bursted like a ballon. There is blood all around me, Mom, Most of it is mine. I here the paramedics say, Mom, I?ll be dead in a short time. I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear i didn?t drink It was the others, Mom, The others didn?t think He didn?t know where he was going, Mom, He was parably at the same party as I, the only difference is, Mom He drank and I will die. Why do people drink, Mom? It can ruin my whole life. I?m feeling sharp pains now, Mom, Pains just like a knife. The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, I don?t think it?s fair. I?m lying here dying, Mom, While all he can do is stare. Tell my brother not to cry, Mom, Tell daddy to be brave. And when I get to heaven, Mom, Write ?Daddy?s Little Girl? on my grave. Someone should have told him, Mom, Not to drink and drive. If only they have taken the time, Mom I would still be alive. My breath is getting shorter, Mom I?m becoming very scared. Please don?t cry for me, Mom Because when i needed you, you were always there. I have one last question, Mom, before i say good-bye. I didnt ever drink, Mom So why am I do die? This is the end, Mom, I wish I could look you in the eyes, To say these final words, Mom, I love you, and Good-bye. Quote Right
Quote Left The mystic prophets of the absolute cannot save us. Sustained by our history and traditions, we must save ourselves, at whatever risk of heresy or blasphemy. We can find solace in the memorable representation of the human struggle against the absolute in the finest scene in the greatest of American novels. I refer of course to the scene when Huckleberry Finn decides that the '' plain hand of Providence '' requires him to tell Miss Watson where her runaway slave Jim is to be found. Huck writes his letter of betrayal to Miss Watson and feels '' all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now. '' He sits there for a while thinking '' how good it was all this happened so, and how near I come to being lost and going to hell .'' Then Huck begins to think about Jim and the rush of the great river and the talking and the singing and the laughing and friendship. '' Then I happened to look around and see that paper. . . . I took it up, and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling because I'd got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: 'All right, then, I'll go to hell' - and tore it up .'' Quote Right
Quote Left So if I asked you about art you could give me the skinny on every art book ever written...Michelangelo? You know a lot about him I bet. Life's work, criticisms, political aspirations. But you couldn't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. And if I asked you about women I'm sure you could give me a syllabus of your personal favorites, and maybe you've been laid a few times too. But you couldn't tell me how it feels to wake up next to a woman and be truly happy. If I asked you about war you could refer me to a bevy of fictional and non-fictional material, but you've never been in one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap and watched him draw his last breath, looking to you for help. And if I asked you about love I'd get a sonnet, but you've never looked at a woman and been truly vulnerable. Known that someone could kill you with a look. That someone could rescue you from grief. That God had put an angel on Earth just for you. And you wouldn't know how it felt to be her angel. To have the love be there for her forever. Through anything, through cancer. You wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in a hospital room for two months holding her hand and not leaving because the doctors could see in your eyes that the term 'visiting hours' didn't apply to you. And you wouldn't know about real loss, because that only occurs when you lose something you love more than yourself, and you've never dared to love anything that much. I look at you and I don't see an intelligent confident man, I don't see a peer, and I don't see my equal. I see a boy. Nobody could possibly understand you, right Will? Yet you presume to know so much about me because of a painting you saw. You must know everything about me. You're an orphan, right? Do you think I would presume to know the first thing about who you are because I read 'Oliver Twist?' And I don't buy the argument that you don't want to be here, because I think you like all the attention you're getting. Personally, I don't care. There's nothing you can tell me that I can't read somewhere else. Unless we talk about your life. But you won't do that. Maybe you're afraid of what you might say. Quote Right
Quote Left This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Quote Right
Quote Left That spring, briefer than apple-blossom's breath, Summer, so much too beautiful to stay,... Quote Right
Quote Left Your old skin puckering, your lungs' breath Grown baby short as you looked up last... Quote Right
Quote Left Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moment that take your breath away. Quote Right
Quote Left Chastity prays for me, piety sings, Innocence sweetens my last black breath,... Quote Right
Quote Left Cold an old predicament of the breath: Adroit, the shapely prefaces complete, Accept the university of death. Quote Right
Quote Left Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ill a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay Princes and Lords may flourish, or may fade A breath can make them, as a breath has made but a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed can never be supplied. Quote Right
Quote Left Credit is like a looking-glass, which when once sullied by a breath, may be wiped clear again; but if once cracked can never be repaired. Quote Right
Quote Left Swallowing that chocolate you just ate May have been your fatal mistake! Your smooth complexion will get lumps and spots, Your lips will go brown and your teeth will all rot. Your breath will go smelly - it may make you sick, Not to mention your waistline expanding a bit! After eating that chocolate with its lack of nutrition, You will need to visit your local beautician. But no matter how ugly you may turn out to be You will always be sweet and beautiful to me. Quote Right
Quote Left the scythers, Time and Death, Helmed locusts, move upon the tree of breath; Quote Right
Quote Left Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath. Quote Right
Quote Left What is life It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. Quote Right
Quote Left A human being is only breath and shadow. Quote Right
Quote Left Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance. Quote Right
Quote Left Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere -- so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive -- that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. Quote Right
Quote Left Her cabined, ample spirit, It fluttered and failed for breath. Tonight it doth inherit The vasty hall of death. Quote Right
Quote Left When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire... or preserve his freedom. Quote Right
Quote Left Not a breath of wild air; Still as the mosses that glow On the flooring and over the lines Quote Right
Quote Left It ever has been since time began, And ever will be, till time lose breath, That love is a mood - no more - to a man, And love to a woman is life or death. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing would give up life; Even the dirt kept breathing a small breath. Quote Right
Quote Left No life that breathes with human breath Has ever truly longed for death. Quote Right
Quote Left And dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy; They leave a weight upon our waking thoughts, They take a weight from off our waking toils, They do divide our being. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Breath

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Quote Left “Don’t Close Your eyes or deny the past, realize we are One people With Many Stories breathing the same air and living under the same sun, So forget the categories, MAKE IT CLEAR, it not about Black History Month but about Making Human History All year” — Christen Kuikoua Quote Right
Quote Left For the sake of our offspring, we will keep fighting for the Freedom and Justice as long as we can still breathe. Quote Right
Quote Left When the voice of a poem breathes light into the spirit, there is the tremble of a heart beating, echoing sensations of tenderness Quote Right
Quote Left Did heaven ever seem so far? Remember–we are as You were, but all our lives, from birth to death— Gethsemane in every breath. ('A Possible Argument for Mercy' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Let the mind work and create, but let it also breathe as it works. Quote Right
Quote Left Though we are often drawn to compatibility & fellowship . . . can we endure the dragon's breath and still learn ? Quote Right
Quote Left I find that I forget how to breathe quite often Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry is like the immortal rose whose breath is a heavenly aura. Quote Right
Quote Left And to the Universe … for the sake of little things … and heartbeats … and precious breaths … thank you - Gregory Richard Barden, Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:58 PM, Littlejohn Island, Yarmouth, ME Quote Right
Quote Left ~ Bygone breaths we’ve granted deaths - lost to windblown sorrows - are borne upon a breezy dawn that sighs of sweet tomorrows ~ Quote Right
Quote Left What is life? The flash of a firefly. The breath of a winter buffalo. The shadow scooting across the grass that vanishes with sunset. —Blackfoot saying, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, translation, life, nature Quote Right
Quote Left In this ordinary swoon as I pass from life to death, I feel no heat from the cold, pale moon; I feel no sympathy for breath. Who I am and why I came, I do not know; nor does it matter. The end of every man’s the same and every god’s as mad as a hatter. I do not fear the letting go; I only fear the clinging on to hope when there’s no hope, although I lift my face to the blazing sun and feel the greater intensity of the wilder inferno within me. Quote Right
Quote Left Once when her kisses were fire incarnate and left in their imprint bright lipstick, and flame, when her breath rose and fell over smoldering dunes, leaving me listlessly sighing her name ... ('Once' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Death glides in on calico wings, a breath of a moth seeking a companionable light, where it hovers, unsure, sullen, shy or demure, in the margins of night, a soft blur... ('Fascination with Light' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left I have labored sore and suffered death, so now I rest and catch my breath. But I shall come and call right soon heaven and earth and hell to doom. Then all shall know both devil and man just who I was and what I am. ('I Have Labored Sore' loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Confronted by the awesome thought of death, to never suffer, and be free of grief, we wonder: What’s the use of drawing breath? Why seek relief from the bible’s Thief, who ripped off Eve then offered her a leaf? ('Farewell to Faith II' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Give more than you take… live as if it is your last day and love fully, with each breath… and intentionally, with a love that God will assuredly bless Quote Right
Quote Left I love you! You make my breath catch, without ever throwing a pitch! Quote Right
Quote Left Life experiences can rattle, amaze, confound us; life itself has a perennial optimism ... as in weeds and flowers that burst through asphalt and concrete paving. Ponder the soul, breathe; ponder the meaning of breath. Rise!" Quote Right
Quote Left '"I'd rather suffocate than believe I was breathing failure on a daily basis." Quote Right
Quote Left The purpose of life is to breathe, that of education is to earn the mighty bread while that of an individual is to live and let others live. Quote Right
Quote Left The breath of life that woke the dead and calmed the raging sea / still breathes and fills the lungs of faith – it reaches even me. (from the poem "The Darkness of the Deep") Quote Right
Quote Left "I'd rather suffocate than believe I was breathing failure on a daily basis." Quote Right
Quote Left Nature breathes gentle songs through the winds and wings, creating an intimacy with God which sparks the twinkle in both the stars and eyes Quote Right
Quote Left Fill the youth of your life by growing on your belief to blossom on this earth With aspiration in your breath. Quote Right
Quote Left A sturdy tree is not only knocked down by a storm but also by human folly. How many trees have you cut down traversing a dense forest and holding your breath? Quote Right
Quote Left A strong tree is not only knocked down by a storm but also by human folly. How many trees have you cut down to get there holding your breath? Quote Right
Quote Left Be happy in a moment and live in a breath, be STILL- and see with your mind. Quote Right
Quote Left The year of ultimate fear has finally passed and we are breathing easier. What have we learned, not what we have achieved? Have we used our isolation as inspiration if creativity, or wasted it due to relentless depression? Quote Right
Quote Left Some people breathe in emotions, some feed on emotions. Neither this is perfect, nor that is wrong.....just know how to create a balance. The fact is..we breathe as much as we require, we keep only what we require. The fact is.... we may hogg on until we bloat and die. Quote Right
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