Poetry Quotes page 10

Hit me baby one more time.
God awful song - Britney Spears
Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watchlights fade from every room
Bedsitter people look back and lament
Another days useless energies spent
Empassioned lovers wrestle as one
Lonely man cries for love and has none
New mother picks up and settles her son
Senior citizens wish they were young
Cold hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is gray and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion
Show me one man who knows his own heart, to him I shall belong.
Jewel Kilcher
We sit outside and argue all night long
About a god we've never seen
But never fails to side with me
Sunday comes and all the papers say
Ma Teresa's joined the mob
And happy with her full time job

Am I alive or thoughts that drift away?
Does summer come for everyone?
Can humans do what prophets say?
If I die before I learn to speak
Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?

Primative Radio Gods, Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in my Hand
Hey, you know
They're all the same
You know you're doing
Better on your own
So don't buy in
Live right now
Yeah, just be yourself
It doesn't matter
If it's good enough
For someone else
Jimmy Eat World
We sailed from the port of indecision,
Young and wild with, oh, so much to learn,
And days turn into years,
As we try to fool our fears,
But, to the port of indecision I return.
Jimmy Buffett
Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie
Dust unto dust
The calm, sweet earth that mothers all who die
As all men must;

Mourn not your captive comrades who must dwell
Too strong to strive
Within each steel-bound coffin of a cell,
Buried alive;

But rather mourn the apathetic throng
The cowed and the meek
Who see the world's great anguish and its wrong
And dare not speak!

Ralph Chaplin, Mourn Not the Dead
A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say, "May new sufferings torment your soul."
Soren Kierkegaard
Go ahead, you can laugh all you want
I got my philosophy
Keeps my feet on the ground
And I trust it like the ground
That's why my philosophy
Keeps me walking when I'm falling down
Ben Fold Five, Philosophy
If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!
Shel Silverstein
"Words Of Profanity"

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but short tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We`ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we`ve added years to life, not life to years.

Love: "The awful daring of a moment's surrender which an age of prudence can never retract."
T.S. Elliot - The Waste Land
You'll learn from them - if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.
JD Salinger, The Cather in the Rye
The love I seek is so deep, so faithful and true, I wonder if I will ever find someone that will love me in the way I desire. It goes deeper than passion, but as simple as politeness. I desire understanding, and an unfaltering trust. Someone that other than my Father, that I can run to when the world is cruel. Someone who will warm my heart with kindness and firmly speak truth to me in love. Someone that will sit and read with me but will also dance in the rain with me. Love is a funny thing. So often "found" and not kept. Why? Well it is because it was never found, for if it was it would be like a treasure, held tightly and never let go, valued above other things.
A. Steele
And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality
And the today the millions cry
We eat and drink when tomorrow they die
Bono, U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
William Shakespeare
This above all: to thine own self be true.
Shakespeare's Hamlet
I walked into an empty church, I had no place else to go
When the sweetest voice I ever heard whispered to my soul
I don't need to be forgiven for loving you so much
It's written in the scriptures, it's written there in blood
I even heard the angels declare it from above -
That there ain't no cure for love.
Leonard Cohen,
Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul! Sweetener of life and solder of society!
Robert Blair

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