I am not naturally ... "A bag of wind"; yet ... I mean deliberately and decidedly "to cut" in future all my old ideas on this head.... I don't think modesty "pays." It is a good quality in a family, it is a domestic virtue, it makes a home happy after you have got a home, but it is not potent in getting homes. It is not a money-maker, neither is it lucky in gaining a reputation. I am of the impression that gaseous bodies do better.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
He should be as vigorous as a sugar maple, with sap enough to maintain his own verdure,... and not like a vine, which being cut in... the spring bears no fruit, but bleeds to death in the endeavor to heal its wounds.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in t...he memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent within me.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
You realize the futility of worry. You learn to hate the small and the little. Life is a pie which you cut in large slices, not gr...udgingly, not sparingly. You know your limitations and proceed to eliminate them; your abilities, and proceed to develop them. You are free.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Society is all but rude, To this delicious solitude....
No white nor red was ever seen So amorous as this lovely green. Fond lovers, cruel as their flame, Cut in these trees their mistress' name: Little, alas, they know or heed How far these beauties hers exceed! Fair trees, wheresoe'er your barks I wound, No name shall but your own be found.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travellers, twice or many times older th...an they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as "nymphets."LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »