Years

Famous quotes containing the word years:

    Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive
    performance?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    In former years it was said that at three o’clock in the afternoon all sober persons were rounded up and herded off the grounds, as undesirable. The tradition of insobriety is still carefully preserved.
    —For the State of Vermont, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    A few years before I lived in the woods there was what was called a “winged cat” in one of the farmhouses.... This would have been the right kind of cat for me to keep, if I had kept any; for why should not a poet’s cat be winged as well as his horse?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)