Abyss

Famous quotes containing the word abyss:

    The world,—this shadow of the soul, or other me, lies wide around. Its attractions are the keys which unlock my thoughts and make me acquainted with myself. I run eagerly into this resounding tumult. I grasp the hands of those next to me, and take my place in the ring to suffer and to work, taught by an instinct, that so shall the dumb abyss be vocal with speech.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The connection between our knowledge and the abyss of being is still real, and the explication must be not less magnificent.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Daddy?
    That’s another kind of prison.
    It’s not the prince at all,
    but my father
    drunkenly bent over my bed,
    circling the abyss like a shark....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)