Quotes of Cave

“ The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by long poring on it. ”

- George Berkeley

“ Don't miss the donut by looking through the hole. ”

- Unknown

“ Every few thousand years some shepard inhales smoke from a burning bush and has a vision or eats moldy rye bread in a cave and sees God. ”

- Kerry Thornley

“ You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage. ”

- Morris West

“ When I'm on stage the savage in me is released. It's like going back to being a cave man. It takes me six hours to come down after a show. ”

- Angus Young

“ If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through chinks of his cavern. ”

- Sir William Blake

“ Before the Beatles ever got big, we started out playing rock 'n' roll at The Cavern. I'm going back as a nod to the music that has always — and will ever — thrill me. ”

- Paul McCartney

“ In Xanadu did Kubla KhanA stately pleasure-dome decree:Where Alph, the sacred river, ranThrough caverns measureless to manDown to a sunless sea. ”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“ Souls of poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye known, Happy field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? ”

- John Keats

“ Friends depart, and memory takes them To her caverns, pure and deep. ”

- Thomas Haynes Bayly

“ If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' chinks of his cavern. ”

- Blake

“ The world is like a board with holes in it, and the square men have got into the round holes, and the round into the square. ”

- George Berkeley

“ The first hole was crucial. I was anxious, obviously. I felt anxiety which was understandable. But I got rid of that in the first three holes. ”

- Colin Montgomerie

“ Why don't you show us a statesman who can rise up to the emergency, and cave in the emergency's head. ”

- Charles Farrar Browne

“ The worst enemy you can meet will always be you yourself; you lie waiting for yourself in caves and woods. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide. ”

- Francis Scott Fitzgerald

“ Ads are the cave art of the Twentieth Century. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily, when good is hungry is seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ She had fortunately always her appetite for news. The pure flame of the disinterested burned in her cave of treasures as a lamp in a Byzantine vault. ”

- Henry James

“ At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look; At 45 they are caves in which we hide. ”

- Francis Scott Fitzgerald

“ What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things? ”

- Desiderius Erasmus

“ A garden is a lovesome thing - God wot! Rose plot, Fringed pool, Fern grot - The veriest school Of peace; and yet the fool Contends that God is not. - Not God in gardens! When the sun is cool? Nay, but I have a sign! 'Tis very sure God walks in mine. ”

- Thomas Edward Brown

“ I have… had a disturbing dream in which I break through a cave wall near Nag Hammadi and discover urns full of ancient Coptic scrolls. As I unfurl the first scroll, a subscription card to some Gnostic exercise magazine flutters out. ”

- Colin McEnroe

“ As the architecture of a country always follows the earliest structures, American architecture should be a refinement of the log-house. The Egyptian is so of the cavern and the mound; the Chinese, of the tent; the Gothic, of overarching trees; the Greek, of a cabin. ”

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

“ Rick' is its own piece, but yet it is this curious reflection on the cave wall of 'Rigoletto.' And 'Rigoletto' was an adaptation of a previous play by Victor Hugo. To me it's always a surprise how modern 'Rigoletto' is because of the ambiguities: Rigoletto is a jester, he's compromised, but he's also charismatic and interesting… ”

- Bill Pullman

“ The Paleolithic hunters who painted the unsurpassed animal murals on the ceiling of the cave at Altamira had only rudimentary tools. Art is older than production for use, and play older than work. Man was shaped less by what he had to do than by what he did in playful moments… ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ We can have rounded characters in SF if they are, when push comes to shove, representative when it comes to responding to their situations — thus Lije Baley in Asimov's The Caves of Steel is a representative of his enclosed metropolis, but he learns to rise above it, to understand his agoraphobia and cope with it. ”

- James Gunn

“ Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truly urbane culture. Out of the cave, the tribal teepee, the pueblo, the community fortress, man emerged to build himself a house of his own with a shelter in it for himself and his diversions… ”

- Phyllis McGinley

“ The human mind is indeed a cave swarming with strange forms of life, most of them unconscious and unilluminated. Unless we can understand something as to how the motives that issue from this obscurity are generated, we can hardly hope to foresee or control them. ”

- Charles Horton Cooley

“ The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms conditioned mind. ”

- Lewis Mumford
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