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Pierre Loti Quotes and Sayings

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The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining,
illumines a world which surely is no longer ours;
for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands.
- Pierre Loti

I was at that time like a fledgling swallow living
high up in a niche in the eaves,
who from time to time peeps out over the top of its
nest with its little bright eyes.
- Pierre Loti

I do not exactly remember at what period I started
my museum which absorbed so much of my time.
- Pierre Loti

My books were always full of ink blots,
always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures,
which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task.
- Pierre Loti

 

I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire
to become a minister transformed itself into a wish
to lead the more militant life of missionary,
by a slow process or suddenly.
- Pierre Loti

It seems to me that it will be very wearisome to be a man.
- Pierre Loti

The pyramid once passed there was still a short way
to go before we confronted the Sphinx,
in the middle of what our contemporaries have left him of his desert.
- Pierre Loti

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Often, before returning home, I would take a long and
roundabout way and pass by the peaceful ramparts from
where I had glimpses of other provinces,
and a sight of the distant country.
- Pierre Loti

Painting and music were the only things I worked at
industriously and faithfully.
- Pierre Loti

And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.
- Pierre Loti

My sister and my brother, of whom I have not spoken before,
were considerably older than I; it seemed almost as
if we belonged to different generations.
- Pierre Loti

My emotions lose their force when I endeavor to interpret them,
and my words seem very inept.
- Pierre Loti

Through the study of fossils I had already been initiated
into the mysteries of prehistoric creations.
- Pierre Loti

I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare,
and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children;
but just because the happy days were so habitual to
me they made no impression upon my mind,
and I can no longer recall them.
- Pierre Loti

I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions
of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old.
Those about me called it scarlet fever,
and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality.
- Pierre Loti

I still went to church regularly every Sunday;
that is we all went there together.
I reverenced the family pew where we had assembled for so many years;
and apart from that reason I hold it dear because it
is associated in my memory with my mother.
- Pierre Loti

Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time,
exercised a mysterious fascination over me.
I recognized a picture of it immediately,
without hesitation and astonishment,
in an illustrated magazine.
- Pierre Loti

I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one
day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June
grasses that grew high as my head.
But here the secret working of self consciousness is
almost too entangled with the things of the past for me to explain it.
- Pierre Loti

Unlike most other children, - especially unlike those of to-day -
who are eager to become men and women as speedily as possible,
I had a terror of growing up, which became more and
more accentuated as I grew older.
- Pierre Loti

I still held fast to my determination to become a minister;
it still seemed to me that that was my duty.
I had pledged myself, in my prayers I had given my word to God.
How could I therefore break my vow?
- Pierre Loti

It is said that many children who live in the central provinces,
away from the ocean, have a great longing to see it.
I who had never been away from the monotonous country
surrounding us looked forward eagerly to seeing the mountains.
- Pierre Loti

But it is true that sometimes an enveloping darkness
aids one to clearer vision;
as in a panorama building,
for example, where the obscurity about the entrance
prepares one better for the climax,
and gives the scene depicted a more real and vivid appearance.
- Pierre Loti

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

I am not the same having seen the moon shine
on the other side of the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side
which he never shows to anybody.
- Mark Twain

When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon,
and the stars, and the sun.
- John Lennon

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

Wine and cheese are ageless companions,
like aspirin and aches, or June and moon,
or good people and noble ventures.
- M. F. K. Fisher

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was
not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth.
- Norman Cousins

There is more He-3 energy on the Moon than we have
ever had in the form of fossil fuels on Earth.
All we have to do is to go there and get it.
- Wilson Greatbatch

The earth together with its surrounding waters must
in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals,
for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

The moon is very rugged.
- Alan Bean

I remember; I was 15 years old when Neil Armstrong put feet in the moon.
- Umberto Guidoni

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand,
on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
- Edward Lear

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.
- Gary Allan

Paper Moon didn't bring me love.
- Tatum O'Neal

It is clear that the nation that assumes stewardship
of the Moon now will inherit stewardship of the galaxy
in the coming millennium.
I think the USA is ready for that challenge!
- Wilson Greatbatch

You talk about American technocracy and you find men on the moon,
not once, but several times...
and safely home again.
- Gordon Sinclair

The moon is brighter since the barn burned.
- Matsuo Basho

I believe that the only way that the human race is
gonna survive is to start colonizing space and setting up colonies on the moon,
and then space stations.
- Ace Frehley

Neil Armstrong, when he was out there landing on the moon,
I was there first.
- Mark Roberts

If we can send a man to the moon, then why don't we send a woman?
- Kylie Bax

There's not a wind but whispers of thy name;
And not a flow'r that grows beneath the moon,
But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale Of thee,
my love.
- Barry Cornwall

Shoot for the moon - if you miss you'll end up in the stars.
- Artie Shaw

If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt,
they'd immediately go out.
- William Blake

I've never felt like I was born with a silver spoon at all,
although I've felt like howling at the moon a lot of times!
- Van Morrison

This is the first convention of the space age -
where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
- David Brinkley

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.
- Les Brown

The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates
for life in the solar system;
what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork.
- Walter Lang

I promise to be an excellent husband,
but give me a wife who, like the moon,
will not appear every day in my sky.
- Anton Chekhov

Moon rocks are OK when everyone is eating.
- Goodman Ace

For the first time in history, a private company is
organizing a mission to the moon.
This mission will inspire countries of the world,
citizens, our youth.
- Eric Anderson

If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end
of the moon as we know it.
- Laurie Anderson

If you strive for the moon, maybe you'll get over the fence.
- James Wood

My first two records were more energetic;
Phantom Moon is subtle,
quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected.
- Duncan Sheik

Ryan finally came to my rescue.
He'd thought working together in Paper Moon would help us bond.
- Tatum O'Neal

Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that
it is human destiny to expand from Earth,
to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars.
- Barney Oliver

I've written a lot of books which are written from the moon -
the view from nowhere.
- Clifford Geertz

You've got the sun, you've got the moon,
and you've got the Rolling Stones.
- Keith Richards

We got to the moon.
- Rusty Schweickart

I have the LIFE magazine of the men walking on the moon.
- Christa McAuliffe

A member must say that he is a member of the Unification
Church and that he is the follower of Sun Myung Moon.
If he doesn't have the courage to say it,
he is not worthy of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

Kennedy had made a mess in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
He had to do something to look good.
The Apollo program of going to the Moon was quite a goal,.
- Wally Schirra

There is nothing you can see that is not a flower;
there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.
- Matsuo Basho

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon.
July 1969 AD.
We came in peace for all mankind.
- Neil Armstrong


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