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Quote Left I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers at their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever knows. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest. Quote Right
Quote Left Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind. Quote Right
Quote Left But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money--booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! Quote Right
Quote Left Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. Quote Right
Quote Left He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale. Quote Right
Quote Left He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many foulder in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale. Quote Right
Quote Left Many of the rites of passage, those rituals of growing up found in our society, are in the form of such comic, practical joking affairs--which we ignore in the belief that they possess no deeper significance. Yet it is precisely in their being regarded as unimportant that they take on importance. For in them we ritualize and dramatize attitudes which contradict and often embarrass the sacred values which we proclaim through our solemn ceremonies and rituals of nationhood. Quote Right
Quote Left When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me. Quote Right
Quote Left The following passage is not for the general reader, but for the particular idiot who, because he lost a fortune in some crash, thinks he unde... Quote Right
Quote Left At a turbulent public meeting once I lost my temper and said some harsh and sarcastic things. The proposal I was supporting was promptly defeated. My father who was there, said nothing, but that night, on my pillow I found a marked passage from Aristotle: Anybody can become angry--that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. Quote Right
Quote Left What harm cause not those huge draughts or pictures which wanton youth with chalk or coals draw in each passage, wall or stairs of our great houses, whence a cruel contempt of our natural store is bred in them? Quote Right
Quote Left I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now. Quote Right
Quote Left Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. Quote Right
Quote Left If Nature denies eternity to beings, it follows that their destruction is one of her laws. Now, once we observe that destruction is so useful to her that she absolutely cannot dispense with it from this moment onward the idea of annihilation which we attach to death ceases to be real what we call the end of the living animal is no longer a true finish, but a simple transformation, a transmutation of matter. According to these irrefutable principles, death is hence no more than a change of form, an imperceptible passage from one existence into another. Quote Right
Quote Left I don't care what Aeryn says. You certainly look dead to me. I don't know your customs for these situations, not that I care. So I'll give you the Hynerian Ceremony of Passage. John Crichton, valued friend. Now wait a minute. Valued friend's a bit of a stretch. John Crichton, unwelcome shipmate. May you have safe transport to the hallowed realm. Actually, not our hallowed realm. That's for Hynerians. Go find your own hallowed realm. With the Ceremony of Passage completed, I declare you officially dead, and claim all your possessions for myself. Quote Right
Quote Left A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization. Quote Right
Quote Left The most remarkable aspect of the transition we are living through is not so much the passage from want to affluence as the passage from labor to leisure. Leisure contains the future, it is the new horizon. The prospect then is one of unremitting labor to bequeath to future generations a chance of founding a society of leisure that will overcome the demands and compulsions of productive labor so that time may be devoted to creative activities or simply to pleasure and happiness. Quote Right
Quote Left When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor. Quote Right
Quote Left Few of us go through life without taking part in some kind of rite of passage. Quote Right
Quote Left Play is an essential function of the passage from immaturity to emotional maturity. Any individual without the opportunities for adequate play in early life will go on seeking them in the stuff of adult life. Quote Right
Quote Left Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side. Quote Right
Quote Left God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. Quote Right
Quote Left What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us are wrapped up in parentheses. Quote Right
Quote Left Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out. Quote Right
Quote Left Continued pressure brought passage of a law in 1921 which (exhaustively) declared that 'no atheistic, infidel, sectarian, religious, or denomi... Quote Right
Quote Left Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden. Quote Right
Quote Left Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west. Quote Right
Quote Left A Passage to India. It is my favourite movie. Quote Right
Quote Left Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out. Quote Right
Quote Left Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author? Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Passage

Quote Left all whisky and pills could not stop, memories, unremembered events, inconstant plot holes, the passage of time, inconsiderate. Quote Right
Quote Left A mais importante marca humana é a voz. A voz marca a passagem de uma pessoa pela terra. É a voz para falar por àquelas pessoas que deixaram de ter voz, pelas pessoas oprimidas e para mostrar caminhos que transforme o mundo num lugar em que se viva melhor. Vivamos para que quando no futuro perguntarem onde estávamos quando os sem voz e os vulneráveis em nossa era precisavam de líderes de compaixão e propósito, devemos estar prontas para dizer que aparecemos e que chegamos na hora certa. Quote Right
Quote Left Mudança ou transição. A mudança é externa, a transição é interna. Nunca são as mudanças que afetam uma pessoa ou muitas pessoas. São as transições, as passagens. É bom lembrar: mudança não é o mesmo que transição. A mudança é situacional: o ano novo, a nova empreendedora, as novas funções da equipe, a nova política. AH! Transição é uma passagem, um processo psicológico pelo qual as pessoas passam para chegar a um acordo com a nova situação! Você vai Mudar ou vai passar? Quote Right
Quote Left " poetry is the linguistic passage way to ones soul." Quote Right
Quote Left "Perhaps contentment awaits the narrow passage betwixt bucket list and fuckit list." Quote Right
Quote Left "Of all the friends I befriended in the passage of Time, none brought me more fun and miseries than youthful exuberance!" Quote Right