Forms

Famous quotes containing the word forms:

    The sun, that brave man,
    Comes through boughs that lie in wait,
    That brave man.
    Green and gloomy eyes
    In dark forms of the grass
    Run away.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Of the three forms of pride, that is to say pride proper, vanity, and conceit, vanity is by far the most harmless, and conceit by far the most dangerous. The meaning of vanity is to think too much of our bodily advantages, whether real or unreal, over others; while the meaning of conceit is to believe we are cleverer, wiser, grander, and more important than we really are.
    John Cowper Powys (1872–1963)

    I may not tell
    of the forms that pass and pass,
    of that constant old, old face
    that leaps from each wave
    to wait underneath the boat
    in the hope that at last she’s lost.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)