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Famous quotes containing the words flight of, flight and/or stairs:

    A curtain of wax dividing them from the bride flight,
    The upflight of the murderess into a heaven that loves her.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    The power of a text is different when it is read from when it is copied out.... Only the copied text thus commands the soul of him who is occupied with it, whereas the mere reader never discovers the new aspects of his inner self that are opened by the text, that road cut through the interior jungle forever closing behind it: because the reader follows the movement of his mind in the free flight of day-dreaming, whereas the copier submits it to command.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    When they sometimes
    Come down the stairs at night and stand perplexed
    Behind the door and headboard of the bed,
    Brushing their chalky skull with chalky fingers,
    With sounds like the dry rattling of a shutter,
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)