„The savage, rocky shores of Christmas Island, 200 miles south of Java, in the Indian Ocean. It's November, the moon is in its third quarter, and the sun is just setting. And in a few hours from now, on this very shore, a thousand million lives will be launched.“

Opening words
The Trials of Life (1990)

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David Attenborough fénykép
David Attenborough1
brit természettudós, dokumentumfilmes 1926

Hasonló idézetek

William H. Seward fénykép

„Pacific Ocean, its shores, its islands, and the vast regions beyond, will become the chief theatre of events in the World's great Hereafter“

—  William H. Seward American lawyer and politician 1801 - 1872

Commerce in the Pacific Ocean (1852)
Kontextus: Who does not see, then, that every year hereafter, European commerce, European politics, European thoughts, and European activity, although actually gaining greater force and European connections, although actually becoming more intimate will nevertheless relatively sink in importance; while the Pacific Ocean, its shores, its islands, and the vast regions beyond, will become the chief theatre of events in the World's great Hereafter? Who does not see that this movement must effect our own complete emancipation from what remains of European influence and prejudice, and in turn develop the American opinion and influence which shall remould constitutions, laws, and customs, in the land that is first greeted by the rising sun?

Rachel Carson fénykép
William Quan Judge fénykép
Harald V of Norway fénykép
T.C. Boyle fénykép
John Archibald Wheeler fénykép
Marco Girolamo Vida fénykép

„While the hoarse ocean beats the sounding shore,
Dashed from the strand, the flying waters roar.“

Tunc longe sale saxa sonant, tunc et freta ventis Incipiunt agitata tumescere: littore fluctus Illidunt rauco.

—  Marco Girolamo Vida Italian bishop 1485 - 1566

Book III, line 388. Compare:
But when loud surges lash the sounding shore,
The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar.
Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, Part II, line 168
De Arte Poetica (1527)

Nikki Giovanni fénykép
Dejan Stojanovic fénykép

„I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

"Citizens of the City of Light," p. 27
The Shape (2000), Sequence: “Happiness of Atoms”

Zora Neale Hurston fénykép

„Love is like the sea. It's a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it's different with every shore.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, könyv Their Eyes Were Watching God

Változat: Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.
Forrás: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Sting fénykép

„Many miles away there's a shadow on the door
Of a cottage on the shore
Of a dark Scottish lake“

—  Sting English musician 1951

"Synchronicity II"
Synchronicity (1983)
Kontextus: Daddy grips the wheel and stares alone into the distance
He knows that something somewhere has to break
He sees the family home now, looming in his headlights
The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs ache
Many miles away there's a shadow on the door
Of a cottage on the shore
Of a dark Scottish lake

Lobão fénykép

„It is better to live ten years at a thousand [miles per hour] than a thousand years at a ten“

—  Lobão Brazilian musician 1957

From the lyrics of his song Vida Louca, Vida (Life, Crazy Life)

Alfred Noyes fénykép

„All the shores when day is done
Fade into the setting sun,
So the story tries to teach
More than can be told in speech.“

—  Alfred Noyes English poet 1880 - 1958

Epilogue
The Flower of Old Japan and Other Poems (1907), The Flower of Old Japan
Kontextus: p>Carol, every violet has
Heaven for a looking-glass!Every little valley lies
Under many-clouded skies;
Every little cottage stands
Girt about with boundless lands;
Every little glimmering pond
Claims the mighty shores beyond;
Shores no seaman ever hailed,
Seas no ship has ever sailed.All the shores when day is done
Fade into the setting sun,
So the story tries to teach
More than can be told in speech.</p

Carl Sagan fénykép

„We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.“

—  Carl Sagan, könyv Cosmos

Forrás: Cosmos (1980), p. 193
Kontextus: We embarked on our journey to the stars with a question first framed in the childhood of our species and in each generation asked anew with undiminished wonder: What are the stars? Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.

Phil Ochs fénykép

„Now they sing out his praises on every distant shore
But so few remember what he was fightin' for“

—  Phil Ochs American protest singer and songwriter 1940 - 1976

"Bound For Glory" http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~trent/ochs/lyrics/bound-for-glory.html from All the News That's Fit to Sing (1964)
Lyrics
Kontextus: Now they sing out his praises on every distant shore
But so few remember what he was fightin' for
Oh why sing the songs and forget about the aim?
He wrote them for a reason, why not sing them for the same?

Adolf Eichmann fénykép
Teal Swan fénykép
André Gide fénykép
Thomas Campbell fénykép

„Angel of life! thy glittering wings explore
Earth's loneliest bounds, and Ocean's wildest shore.“

—  Thomas Campbell British writer 1777 - 1844

Part I, lines 45 - 54
Pleasures of Hope (1799)
Kontextus: p>Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow
Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe:
Won by their sweets, in nature's languid hour,
The way-worn pilgrim seeks thy summer bower;There, as the wild bee murmurs on the wing,
What peaceful dreams thy handmaid spirits bring!
What viewless forms th' Æolian organ play,
And sweep the furrow'd lines of anxious thought away!Angel of life! thy glittering wings explore
Earth's loneliest bounds, and Ocean's wildest shore.</p

Oliver Wendell Holmes fénykép

„Knowledge—it excites prejudices to call it science—is advancing as irresistibly, as majestically, as remorselessly as the ocean moves in upon the shore.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894

The Poet at the Breakfast Table (1872), p. 267 The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. 3 (1892)

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