Famous quotes containing the word instructions:
“If we consider what happens in conversation, in reveries, in remorse, in times of passion, in surprises, in the instructions of dreams, wherein often we see ourselves in masquerade,the droll disguises only magnifying and enhancing a real element, and forcing it on our distinct notice,we shall catch many hints that will broaden and lighten into knowledge of the secret of nature.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Realizing that his time was nearly spent, he gave full oral instructions about his burial and the manner in which he wished to be remembered.... A few minutes later, feeling very tired, he left the room, remarking, I have no disposition to leave this precious circle. I love to be here surrounded by my family and friends. Then he gave them his blessing and said, I am ready to go and I wish you goodnight.”
—For the State of New Hampshire, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“They had supposed their formula was fixed.
They had obeyed instructions to devise
A type of cold, a type of hooded gaze.
But when the Negroes came they were perplexed.
These Negroes looked like men....”
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)