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Quote Left It is worth remembering that every writer begins with a naively physical notion of what art is. A book for him or her is not an expression or a series of expressions, but literally a volume, a prism with six rectangular sides made of thin sheets of papers which should include a cover, an inside cover, an epigraph in italics, a preface, nine or ten parts with some verses at the beginning, a table of contents, an ex libris with an hourglass and a Latin phrase, a brief list of errata, some blank pages, a colophon and a publication notice: objects that are known to constitute the art of writing. Quote Right
Quote Left Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. Wouldn't you say, she asked, that killings like this are influenced by violent movies? No, I said, I wouldn't say that. But what about 'Basketball Diaries'? She asked. Doesn't that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machine gun? The obscure 1995 Leonardo Di Caprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office, and it's unlikely the Columbine killers saw it. The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. Events like this, I said, if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; These two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory. Quote Right
Quote Left May I in my brief bolt across the scene Not be misunderstood in what I mean. Quote Right
Quote Left Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play. Quote Right
Quote Left Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight Red is grey, and yellow white But we decide which is right. And which is an illusion. Pinprick holes in a colourless sky, Let incipient figures of light pass by, The mighty light of ten thousand suns, Challanges infinity and is soon gone. Night time, to some, a brief interlude, To others, the fear of solititude. Brave Helios, wake up your steeds, Bring us the warmth the countryside needs. Quote Right
Quote Left Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people. Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove, has been hallowed by some sad or happy event in days long vanished. Even the rocks, which seem to be dumb and dead as the swelter in the sun along the silent shore, thrill with memories of stirring events connected with the lives of my people, and the very dust upon which you now stand responds more lovingly to their footsteps than yours, because it is rich with the blood of our ancestors, and our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch. Our departed braves, fond mothers, glad, happy hearted maidens, and even the little children who lived here and rejoiced here for a brief season, will love these somber solitudes and at eventide they greet shadowy returning spirits. And when the last Red Man shall have perished, and the memory of my tribe shall have become a myth among the White Men, these shores will swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe, and when your children's children think themselves alone in the field, the store, the shop, upon the highway, or in the silence of the pathless woods, they will not be alone. In all the earth there is no place dedicated to solitude. At night when the streets of your cities and villages are silent and you think them deserted, they will throng with the returning hosts that once filled them and still love this beautiful land. Quote Right
Quote Left If you would be pungent, be brief for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. Quote Right
Quote Left And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. . . . Quote Right
Quote Left If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. Quote Right
Quote Left All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is but a brief moment. The years go by quickly and old age arrives suddenly before we have an inkling. People desire so many things and waste their days in vain. Some yearn for gold, others for power, yet others for glory and a higher station. But wh Quote Right
Quote Left To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired. Quote Right
Quote Left My experiences of men has neither disposed me to think worse of them nor be indisposed to serve them: nor, in spite of failures which I lament, of errors which I now see and acknowledge, or the present aspect of affairs, do I despair of the future. The truth is this: The march of Providence is so slow and our desires so impatient; the work of progress so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope. Quote Right
Quote Left It happens so suddenly. We are going about our own mundane tasks when - a phrase of music, a shaft of sunlight on a snowy roof, a handful of yellow butterflies, or the arc of a bird diving to the earth, pierces us. For one brief moment, we are lifted out of our daily routine into the untold realms of light and beauty. Then the moment is gone. We are back on Earth - but we are not the same. Quote Right
Quote Left Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment. Quote Right
Quote Left Let us fill a cup and drink to that most noble, ridiculous, laughable, sublime figure in our lives...The Young Man Who Was. Let us drink to his dreams, for they were rainbow-colored; to his appetites, for they were strong; to his blunders, for they were huge; to his pains for they were sharp; to his time for it was brief; and to his end, for it was to become one of us. Quote Right
Quote Left Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long. Quote Right
Quote Left The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it. Quote Right
Quote Left It-was a tiny mollusc that caused Walter, grandfather of the greatest biologist of the twentieth century, to forge a brief link with the greatest biologist of the nineteenth: Charles Darwin. . . . . . We know this because later that day he wrote hesitantly to Darwin to report what he had found. Quote Right
Quote Left Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them. Quote Right
Quote Left It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure. Quote Right
Quote Left In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods. Quote Right
Quote Left Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives. Quote Right
Quote Left Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment. Quote Right
Quote Left The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love. Quote Right
Quote Left But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two, whose wage is The long nights of the grave. Quote Right
Quote Left Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives. Quote Right
Quote Left Now nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of his providence. Art is the perfection of nature. Were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos. Nature hath made one world, and art another. In brief, all things are artificial; for nature is the art of God. Quote Right
Quote Left Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. Quote Right
Quote Left Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure from the monotonous scene on which he has been an actor of importance would seem to be the signal for instant confusion. The mine which Time has slowly dug beneath familiar objects is sprung in an instant; and what was rock before, becomes but sand and dust. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Brief

Quote Left “Epigram” means cram, then scram! ("Brief Fling" by Michael R. Burch, Keywords/Tags: write, writing, words, word play) Quote Right
Quote Left Brief autumn breeze ... she always wanted to pluck the reddest roses —Issa, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch This is a haiku Issa wrote after the death of his daughter Sato with the note: “Sato, girl, 35th day, at the grave.” Quote Right
Quote Left The nature of Nature is bitter survival, from Winter’s bleak fury till Spring’s brief revival. The weak implore Fate; bold men ravish, dishevel her ... till both are cut down by mere ticks of the Leveler. ('The Leveler' by Michael R. Burch; keywords/tags: time, nature, winter) Quote Right
Quote Left ur GAUD created hell; it’s called the earth; HE mused u briefly, clods of little worth: "let’s conjure some little monkeys to be BIG RELIGION’s flunkeys!" GAUD belched, went back to sleep, such was ur birth. ('yet another post-part'em christmas blues poem' by michael r. burch) Quote Right
Quote Left It all depends on how we see things that come along our path how we tackle the situations because everyone is having their own point of view. We have to keep it brief and short and it's shouldn't be known to everyone just to our closed ones. Quote Right
Quote Left we are the cavemen of the future black wires insulated with white snow frosted layers a cake of briefest memories lost in an ocean of trivia, one snowflake touches another Quote Right
Quote Left I collected my prison letters today birthday cards, and holidays over 2 years at least I have them all my time in one place at least I know they will be as brief as the family visits are as brief as those prison letters are and in one place as I am Quote Right
Quote Left As mortals destined for the grave; what greater splendor and beauty can the doomed eye behold than that of the creation in which we dwell so briefly. Quote Right
Quote Left To those who endlessly search for "The Meaning Of Life" I say this: Become passionate about all things that you attempt however small or seemingly insignificant...and then, my friends, you too, albeit, perhaps, be ever so brief, will come to know true contentedness. Quote Right
Quote Left Shine with a smile , lift anothers spirit . Do right in your actions , be inspiring with who you are . Walk in grace through times of difficulty , but don't allow yo circumstances to dictate yo state of being , but be edified by these brief moments in life . For one person's mentality , state of being reaches beyond them . Quote Right
Quote Left Be brief with grief. Quote Right