Wait

Famous quotes containing the word wait:

    Sickness disgusts us with death, and we wish to get well, which is a way of wishing to live. But weakness and suffering, with manifold bodily woes, soon discourage the invalid from trying to regain ground: he tires of those respites which are but snares, of that faltering strength, those ardors cut short, and that perpetual lying in wait for the next attack.
    Marguerite Yourcenar (1903–1987)

    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)

    Wandering between two worlds, one dead,
    The other powerless to be born,
    With nowhere yet to rest my head,
    Like these, on earth I wait forlorn.
    Their faith, my tears, the world deride—
    I come to shed them at their side.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)