Level Crossing Accident

Famous quotes containing the words level, crossing and/or accident:

    To Time it never seems that he is brave
    To set himself against the peaks of snow
    To lay them level with the running wave,
    Nor is he overjoyed when they lie low,
    But only grave, contemplative and grave.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Bodhidharma sailing the Yangtze on a reed
    Lenin in a sealed train through Germany
    Hsuan Tsang, crossing the Pamirs
    Joseph, Crazy Horse, living the last free
    starving high-country winter of their tribes.
    Surrender into freedom revolt into slavery—
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    Thus he struggled, by every method, to keep his light shining before men. Surely the lighthouse-keeper has a responsible, if an easy, office. When his lamp goes out, he goes out; or, at most, only one such accident is pardoned.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)