Fixed Element Water

Famous quotes containing the words fixed, element and/or water:

    I was not at all shocked with this execution at the time. John died seemingly without much pain. He was effectually hanged, the rope having fixed upon his neck very firmly, and he was allowed to hang near three quarters of an hour; so that any attempt to recover him would have been in vain. I comforted myself in thinking that by giving up the scheme I had avoided much anxiety and uneasiness.
    James Boswell (1740–1795)

    The geometry of landscape and situation seems to create its own systems of time, the sense of a dynamic element which is cinematising the events of the canvas, translating a posture or ceremony into dynamic terms. The greatest movie of the 20th century is the Mona Lisa, just as the greatest novel is Gray’s Anatomy.
    —J.G. (James Graham)

    Our star was brighter perhaps when it had water in it.
    Now there is no question even of that, but only
    Of holding on to the hard earth so as not to get thrown off,
    With an occasional dream, a vision ...
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)