Miss Adventure Worlds Favorite Gay Hero

Famous quotes containing the words hero, gay, adventure, worlds and/or favorite:

    ... what a strange time it was! Who knew his neighbor? Who was a traitor and who a patriot? The hero of to-day was the suspected of to-morrow.... There were traitors in the most secret council-chambers. Generals, senators, and secretaries looked at each other with suspicious eyes.... It is a great wonder that the city of Washington was not betrayed, burned, destroyed a half-dozen times.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    And I would love you all the Day,
    Every Night would kiss and play,
    If with me you’d fondly stray
    Over the Hills and far away.
    —John Gay (1685–1732)

    And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The soul’s dark cottage, battered and decayed,
    Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made:
    Stronger by weakness, wiser men become
    As they draw near to their eternal home.
    Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view
    That stand upon the threshold of the new.
    Edmund Waller (1606–1687)

    Hats have never at all been one of the vexing problems of my life, but, indifferent as I am, these render me speechless. I should think a well-taught and tasteful American milliner would go mad in England, and eventually hang herself with bolts of green and scarlet ribbon—the favorite colour combination in Liverpool.
    Willa Cather (1876–1947)