Thursday, June 28, 2012

Delicious Quotes

I've been studying William Blake's poetry in literature for the past month or so and the unit is finally coming to an end. Blake doesn't do much for me. But one of the poems we read was Auguries of Innocence, and the first four lines are beautiful. 

To see the World in a Grain of Sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour

Wow, just wow. I can't tell you how mind-blowing that was to read. It's pure genius. Apparently these four lines were quoted in the movie Tomb Raider, not that it means much to me, as I've never seen it. 

I have had the four lines stuck inside my head for a couple of days now, and last night I did a midnight writing-spree because I couldn't sleep. I wrote of the things those lines made me think of. I ended up think of Hamlet for some reason and writing about what Ophelia made me think of. And today I sat in a little cafe with a strawberry milkshake a did a little bit of writing while I waited for my drama club to start. It ended up being cancelled. Well, I got some good writing done at least. 

Any delicious quotes to share from the blogosphere? 

- Bonnee.


  1. Yeah, great lines!! haha strawberry milkshake!! yummmmmmmm

    1. They are still blowing my mind :) Strawberry is my favourite milkshake flavour!!!

  2. Hey,

    I'm terribly uncouth, so this is all I have:

    "You'll never take me alive, coppers!!"

    "You actually *posted* that?"

    "What do you mean its Facebook, and not Farcebook?"

    1. I don't mind uncouth one bit :) You should hear me in real life, when I'm not trying to be professional. Thanks for sharing Mark :) Gave me a good morning laugh right there!

  3. Beautiful! William Wordsworth from Ode: Intimations of Immortality does it for me:

    Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
    The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
    Hath had elsewhere its setting,
    And cometh from afar:
    Not in entire forgetfulness,
    And not in utter nakedness,
    But trailing clouds of glory do we come
    From God, who is our home:

    It goes on, but these few verses are my favorite.

    1. That's lovely Peggy, thanks for sharing with us :)

  4. My America-Germany has quotes from famous Germans. One quote applies to your dream being an author and editor.
    Friedrich von Schiller: "Keep true to the dreams of your youth."
    He was a German poet, philoshoper, historian and a playwright (1759-1805).

    1. Awh, thanks Giora! That's so thoughtful of you to share with that in mind :) It's a wonderful quote for anyone to live by!

  5. "No piece of writing is precious enough to ruin a book over."

    -Andrew Cannon

    "And then Wandy cwied, because he didn't have any big friends, or any Barbie toys."

    - Kid History, Episode 1, YouTube. A must see.

    1. Thanks for sharing :D

      "But it wasn't his friends, it was some crazy guy."

      Lol!!! This is funny stuff :)

  6. It's funny how quotes stick with you. I'm not big into poetry, but those are definitely thought provoking lines.

    1. I love poetry, it's just that Blake usually doesn't do it for me, and then he came up with this, and it blew me away. Wew! You know something has been well written when someone who isn't usually a fan enjoys it :)

  7. Beautiful verse ! Have a good day ! Manue


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