Quotes of Drift

“ Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ O Star-eyed Science! hast thou wandered there, to waft us home the message of despair? ”

- Thomas Campbell

“ But oars alone can ne'er prevail To reach the distant coast; The breath of Heaven must swell the sail, Or all the toil is lost. ”

- William Cowper

“ Advice: the smallest current coin. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Even at the turning o' the tide. - King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 3. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ There is a deep question whether the possible meanings that emerge from an effort to explain the experience of art may not mask the real meanings of a work of art. ”

- Jerome Bruner

“ Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations. ”

- Alfred Adler

“ There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants. ”

- Mao Tse Tung

“ Some people drift along like a cork on a river, feeling that they cannot do anything except drift, moment to moment. This is an attitude of mind. Everyone can be constructive even in tiny ways. ”

- Edward de Bono

“ The older you get, the more you realize you're drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can't blame anybody for it. ”

- Dido Armstrong

“ How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure! Still to ourselves in every place consigned, Our own felicity we make or find. With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, Glides the smooth current of domestic joy. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming… ”

- Gaston Bachelard

“ I used to be Snow White — but I drifted. ”

- Mae West

“ The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist. ”

- William James

“ So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. ”

- Sir Winston Churchill

“ Greatness is not in were we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind, and somtimes agaisnt it - but sail we must. And not drift, nor lie at anchor. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ Over the river and through the wood, To grandfather's house we go; The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh, Through the white and drifted snow. ”

- Lydia Maria Child

“ To drift is to be in hell; to be in heaven is to steer. ”

- George Bernerd Shaw

“ If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Let the past drift away with the water. ”

- Japanese saying

“ Ah, when to the heart of man was it ever less than a treason to go with the drift of things to yield with a grace to reason and bow and accept at the end of a love or a season. ”

- Robert Frost

“ I used to be snow white, but I drifted. ”

- Mae West

“ Keep out of the suction caused by those who drift backwards. ”

- E. K. Piper

“ My friend, why have you drifted so far away? All motion is relative, maybe it is you who have moved away by standing still. ”

- Unknown

“ Regardless of weather, the moon shines the same; it is the drifting clouds that make it seem different on different nights. ”

- Unknown

“ The fifties — they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy. ”

- Elizabeth Hardwick

“ The further through life I drift the more obvious it becomes that I am lacking in thrift. ”

- Ogden Nash

“ The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ The words of my book are nothing, the drift of it everything. ”

- Walt Whitman
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