Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other’s gaze that wins out and decides.
The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought, our stitching and unstitching has been naught.
Any commands which Congress may have for me shall be cheerfully executed by one of their earliest soldiers, whose happiness it is to think that, at a less smiling moment, he had the honor to be adopted by America, and whose blood, exertions, and affections will in her good times, as they have been in her worst, be entirely at her service.
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
Even in my most inflamed moment I never supported a racist mass murderer.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
Americans often have trouble enjoying the present moment.
The facts tell us that no religious Faith releases – or ever has released at any moment in History – a higher degree of warmth, a more intense dynamism of unification than the Christianity of our own day – and the more Catholic it is, the truer my words.