Neutral Spirits

Famous quotes containing the words neutral and/or spirits:

    The seashore is a sort of neutral ground, a most advantageous point from which to contemplate this world. It is even a trivial place. The waves forever rolling to the land are too far-traveled and untamable to be familiar. Creeping along the endless beach amid the sun-squall and the foam, it occurs to us that we, too, are the product of sea-slime.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We were as twinned lambs that did frisk i’ the sun
    And bleat the one at th’ other. What we changed
    Was innocence for innocence; we knew not
    The doctrine of ill-doing, nor dreamed
    That any did. Had we pursued that life,
    And our weak spirits ne’er been higher reared
    With stronger blood, we should have answered heaven
    Boldly “Not guilty,” the imposition cleared
    Hereditary ours.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)