Written

Famous quotes containing the word written:

    There comes Poe, with his raven, like Barnaby Rudge,
    Three-fifths of him genius, and two-fifths sheer fudge.
    Who talks like a book of iambs and pentameters,
    In a way to make people of common sense damn metres,
    Who has written some things quite the best of their kind,
    But the heart somehow seems all squeezed out by the mind.
    James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)

    Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    I have written a wicked book, and feel spotless as the lamb. Ineffable socialities are in me. I would sit down and dine with you and all the gods in old Rome’s Pantheon. It is a strange feeling—no hopefulness is in it, no despair. Content—that is it; and irresponsibility; but without licentious inclination.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)