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Exhaust the little moment.
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Exhaust the little moment.
Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I've always thought of myself as a reporter.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve.
And I began playing with words.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

 

Don't let anyone call you a minority if you're black
or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group.
You're not less than anybody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

What I'm fighting for now in my work...
for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks,
poems I could take into a tavern, into the street,
into the halls of a housing project.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people,
you're telling them that they're less than somebody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

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A writer should get as much education as possible,
but just going to school is not enough;
if it were,
all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

We are each other's magnitude and bond.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Look at what's happening in this world.
Every day there's something exciting or disturbing to write about.
With all that's going on, how could I stop?
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I felt that I had to write.
Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing,
enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Poetry is life distilled.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body.
His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes,
vanishes.
He is rich and sweet and right.
He is part of the world, the atmosphere,
the blue sky and the blue water.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

First fight.
Then fiddle.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside.
Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
- Karl Kraus

Although you may spend your life killing,
You will not exhaust all your foes.
But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.
- Nagarjuna

I couldn't disappoint people.
I did not want to fail and exhaust myself,
because I was the kind of runner who trained so little
that I couldn't race again within another 10 days.
- Roger Bannister

It is something actresses need to go through and I
think they look forward to being naked in a movie.
I don't know why, but it is something you need to exhaust from yourself.
- Sophie Marceau

All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
- Thomas Aquinas

I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the
variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of
human genius will never exhaust.
- Igor Stravinsky

Who can exhaust a man? Who knows a man's resources?
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Private passions tire and exhaust themselves,
public ones never.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

My wife and I just prefer Seattle.
It's a beautiful city.
Great setting.
You open your front door in the morning and the air
smells like pine and the sea,
as opposed to bus exhaust.
- Ron Reagan

Only the really plain people know about love -
the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an
impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
- Katharine Hepburn

Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace.
- Samuel Rutherford

The question that will decide our destiny is not whether
we shall expand into space.
It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million
species will not exhaust the ecological niches that
are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.
- Freeman Dyson

The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city,
new cities will continue to be born.
When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart,
the end of cities begins.
- Italo Calvino

Yeah, I think we have to.
If we want our shows to be - if we want the quality of the shows to be good,
and we want the energy to be high, and if we want to
be in good enough physical shape to do them,
and not exhaust ourselves on the road,
and not get stale, we have to pace.
- Jerry Garcia

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust,
human emotions.
The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into
an expression of light relief;
of tragedy,
to wound them and bring the relief of tears.
Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
- Laurence Olivier

If we were driving pure hydrogen automobiles,
that automobile would actually help clean up the air
because the air coming out of the exhaust would be
cleaner than the air going into the engine intake.
- Dennis Weaver

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus


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