Speaks

Famous quotes containing the word speaks:

    The poet alone knows astronomy, chemistry, vegetation, and animation, for he does not stop at these facts, but employs them as signs. He knows why the plain, or meadow of space, was strewn with these flowers we call suns, and moons, and stars; why the great deep is adorned with animals, with men, and gods; for, in every word he speaks he rides on them as the horses of thought.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914)

    Aunt,
    there’s a difference
    in what he says,
    though his words are the same.
    Sometimes
    he speaks them with love,
    and sometimes
    with torment.
    Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)