Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever.
A cherub’s face, a reptile all the rest.
Often and often must he have thought, that, to be or not to be forever, was a question, which must be settled; as it is the foundation, and the only foundation upon which we feel that there can rest one thought, one feeling, or one purpose worthy of a human soul.
I work with a group called Compassion & Choices in California. It’s attempting to get death with dignity legalised in California, the idea being that so goes California, so goes the rest of the U.S., at least.
‘Britain’s Royal Families’ became my first published book, in 1989, from The Bodley Head, and the rest of the story is – dare I say it? – history!
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.