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"Leave my loneliness unbroken" - Edgar Allan Poe

"Broken china lasts longer than unbroken." - Jules Renard

"True concentration is an unbroken thread of awareness." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Life is an unbroken succession of false situations." - Thornton Wilder

"Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth" - Sogyal Rinpoche

"The white sails still fly seaward, seaward flying Unbroken wings." - T S Eliot

"India has an unbroken tradition of nonviolence from times immemorial." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"'Unbroken' was published as a help to society." - Louis Zamperini

"The Cuban people have an amazingly strong and unbroken spirit." - Wim Wenders

"The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"This world is a vast unbroken totality, a deep solidarity joins its contrary powers." - Sri Aurobindo

"The living world is not a single array... connected by unbroken series of intergrades." - Theodosius Dobzhansky

"unbroken happiness is a bore: it should have ups and downs." - Moliere

"Spend unbroken chunks of time with the most important people in your life." - Brian Tracy

"Because we will die, but at least we will die unbroken." - Rick Yancey

"Of such affection and unbroken faith As temper life's worst bitterness." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Whatever may be the changes produced by man, the eternal round of the seasons is unbroken." - James F Cooper

"Every person who has ever lived has lived an unbroken succession of unique occasions." - Thornton Wilder

"That's Joe Biden right there - unbowed, unbroken and unable to stop talking." - John Mccain

"In every human being there is a special heaven, whole and unbroken." - Paracelsus

"Spur not an unbroken horse; put not your plowshare too deep into new land." - Walter Scott

"Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom." - Steve Buyer

"Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity." - Mother Teresa

"My good now flows to me in a steady, unbroken, ever-increasing stream of success, happiness and abundance." - Florence Scovel Shinn

"It is through an unbroken chain of witnesses that we come to see the face of Jesus." - Pope Francis

"You know There are moments when silence, prolonged and unbroken, More expressive may be than all words ever spoken." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"I ask God most often that we would be an unbroken line of Christians until Christ shall return." - Philip Yancey

"The human person is the sum total of a 15 billion year chain of unbroken evolution now thinking about itself" - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Hold fast to whatever fragments of love that exist, for sometimes a mosaic is more beautiful than an unbroken pattern." - Dawn Powell

"You show the world as a complete, unbroken chain, an eternal chain, linked together by cause and effect." - Hermann Hesse

"Our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes and I see many of them in the audience here today." - Barack Obama

"All we are is eyes looking for the unbroken or the edges where the broken bits might fit each other." - Ali Smith

"Be careful of your moods and feelings, for there is an unbroken connection between your feelings and your visible world." - Neville Goddard

"The belfries of all Christendom now roll along the unbroken song of peace on earth, goodwill to men!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The history of liberal thought since Locke and Smith has been one almost unbroken decline in philosophic substance." - Allan Bloom

"I have been practicing, with scientific precision, nonviolence and its possibilities for an unbroken period of over fifty years." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It's wonderful to play around with fantasy, because there are an amazing number of as-yet-unbroken rules out there." - Lev Grossman

"As the brain changes are continuous, so do all these consciousnesses melt into each other like dissolving views. Properly they are but one protracted consciousness, one unbroken stream." - William James

"The planetary-etheric body is whole, unbroken and continuous; of this etheric body, those of the healer and patient are intrinsic parts..." - Alice Bailey

"This is what our love is-a sacred pattern of unbroken unity sewn flawlessly invisible inside all other images, thoughts, smells, and sounds." - Aberjhani

"I can transform my entire life. The universe is an unbroken, continuous fabric within which I can create and intend my destiny." - Deepak Chopra

"Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded, and intelligent." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our Government but civilization itself. That bond, though strained, is unbroken at home and abroad." - Gerald Ford

"From cloud to cloud the rending lightnings rage; Till, in the furious elemental war Dissolv'd, the whole precipitated mass Unbroken floods and solid torrents pour." - James Thomson

"Happy and thrice happy are they who enjoy an uninterrupted union, and whose love, unbroken by any complaints, shall not dissolve until the last day." - Horace

"Now and forever, I'll remember all the promises still unbroken and think about all the words between us that never needed to be spoken." - Carole King

"Every individual alive today, even the very highest, is to be derived in an unbroken line from the first and lowest forms." - August Weismann

"A revolution requires of its leaders a record of unbroken infallibility; if they do not possess it, they are expected to invent it." - Murray Kempton

"In what pagan nation was Moloch ever propitiated by such an unbroken and swift-moving procession of victims as are offered to this Moloch of Christendom, intemperance." - Horace Mann

"Unbroken companionship helps us hear His instruction so then we can see His direction. We must not seek direction before obeying His instruction." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Many merry Christmases, many happy New Years. Unbroken friendships, great accumulations of cheerful recollections and affections on earth, and heaven for us all." - Charles Dickens

"is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic liquors have been used by the strongest, wisest, handsomest, and in every way best races of all times." - George Saintsbury

"Can the circle be unbroken Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye There's a better home a-waiting In the sky, Lord, in the sky." - P. Carter

"As the brain-changes are continuous, so do all these consciousnesses melt into each other like dissolving views. Properly they are but one protracted consciousness, one unbroken stream." - William James

"Will, therefore, is the unbroken determination to exercise free choice as well as self-restraint, in spite of the unavoidable experience of shame and doubt in infancy." - Erik Erikson

"It is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic liquors have been used by the strongest, wisest, handsomest, and in every way best races of all times." - George Saintsbury

"We must remind Americans that the promise of opportunity remains unbroken - that every person in this great nation can succeed through hard work, courage and personal responsibility." - Brian Sandoval

"When I was growing up in Iraq, there was an unbroken belief in progress and a great sense of optimism. It was a moment of nation building." - Zaha Hadid

"Unbroken Evolution under uniform conditions pleased every one - except curates and bishops; it was the very best substitute for religion; a safe, conservative practical, thoroughly Common-Law deity." - Henry Adams

"Darwin abolished special creations, contributed the Origin of Species and hitched all life together in one unbroken procession of Siamese Twins, the whole evolved by natural and orderly processes from one microscopic parent germ." - Mark Twain

"America is not like a blanket- one piece of unbroken cloth. America is more like a quilt- many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread." - Jesse Jackson

"Every creature alive on the earth today represents an unbroken line of life that stretches back to the first primitive organism to appear on this planet; and that is about three billion years." - George Wald

"It has been my unbroken policy not to see newspaper writers or give interviews to anyone. At the word interview spoken or written my ears go up and my chin out." - Grace Coolidge

"The passion to condense from book to book Unbroken wisdom in a single look, Though we know well that when this fix the head, The mind's immortal, but the man is dead." - Yvor Winters

"The life of a character should be an unbroken line of events and emotions, but a play only gives us a few moments on that line - we must create the rest to portray a convincing life." - Constantin Stanislavski

"Animism characterizes tribes very low in the scale of humanity, and thence ascends, deeply modified in its transmission, but from first to last preserving an unbroken continuity, into the midst of high modern culture." - Edward Burnett Tylor

"If you hold this feeling of 'I' long enough and strongly enough, the false 'I' will vanish leaving only the unbroken awareness of the real, immanent 'I', consciousness itself" - Ramana Maharshi

"Classical music is an unbroken, living tradition that goes back over 1,000 years, and every one of those years has had something unique and powerful to say to us about what it's like to be alive." - Michael Tilson Thomas

"His way had therefore come full circle, or rather had taken the form of an ellipse or a spiral, following as ever no straight unbroken line, for the rectilinear belongs only to Geometry and not to Nature and Life." - Hermann Hesse

"Rhianon, he said, hold my hand, Rhianon. She did not hear him, but stood over his bed and fixed him with an unbroken sorrow. Hold my hand, he said, and then: why are your putting the sheet over my face?" - Dylan Thomas

"I do think there's something when you have an unbroken day, and it feels like you and your attention can just be together like birds again and you can actually think and dream a little." - Karen Russell

"Happy and thrice happy are those who enjoy an uninterrupted union, and whose love, unbroken by any sour complaints, shall not dissolve until the last day of their existence." - Horace

"You know There are moments when silence, prolonged and unbroken, More expressive may be than all words ever spoken. It is when the heart has an instinct of what In the heart of another is passing." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"I pant beyond expression for two days of absolute and unbroken leisure. If it were not for my love of beautiful nature and poetry, my heart would have died within me long ago." - Francis Jeffrey

"You know There are moments when silence, prolong'd and unbroken, More expressive may be than all words ever spoken, It is when the heart has an instinct of what In the heart of another is passing." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"The ocean's surfy, slow, deep, mellow voice, full of mystery and awe, moaning over the dead it holds in its bosom, or lulling them to unbroken slumbers in the chambers of its vasty depths." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"They amuse themselves by playing an irrelevant ecclesiastical game called "Let's Pretend." Let's pretend that we possess the objective truth of God in our inerrant Scriptures or in our infallible pronouncements or in our unbroken apostolic traditions." - John Shelby Spong

"Unceasing prayer is the unbroken union of the soul with God, so that life from God flows into our life; and from our life, purity and holiness flow back to God." - Ellen G White

"We distinguish integrity as a phenomenon of the objective state or condition of an object, system, person, group, or organizational entity, and define integrity as: a state or condition of being whole, complete, unbroken, unimpaired, sound, perfect condition." - Werner Erhard

"There is an unbroken continuum from the wisdom of the body to the wisdom of the mind, from the wisdom of the individual to the wisdom of the race." - Rene Dubos

"A basic cause of murmuring is that too many of us seem to expect that life will flow ever smoothly, featuring an unbroken chain of green lights with empty parking places just in front of our destinations!." - Neal A Maxwell

"Una's face was an unbroken block of calculation, saving where, upon her upper lip, a little down of hair fluttered. Yet it gave one an uncanny feeling. It made one think of a tassel on a hammer." - Djuna Barnes

"Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us." - Abraham Lincoln

"If you hold this feeling of "I" long enough and strongly enough, the false "I" will vanish leaving only the unbroken awareness of the real, immanent "I", consciousness itself" - Ramana Maharshi

"It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"We plan our lives in long, unbroken stretches that intersect our dreams the way highways connect the city dots on a road map. But in the end we learn that life is lived in the side roads, alleys, and detours." - Richard Paul Evans

"Here too dwells simple truth; plain innocence; Unsullied beauty; sound unbroken youth, Patient of labour, with a little pleas'd; Health ever blooming; unambitious toil, Calm contemplation; and poetic ease." - James Thomson

"In Chicago 3,000 people have been shot since January 1st. We're not going to let that happen. Our inner cities are almost at an all-time low, run by the Democrats for sometimes more than a hundred years, chain unbroken." - Donald Trump

"Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice in unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands, and we will use it to light up the world." - Donald Trump

"God's poet is silence! His song is unspoken And yet so profound, and so loud, and so far, That it thrills you and fills you in measures unbroken? The unceasing song of the first morning star...." - Joaquin Miller

"How many voices have escaped you until now, the venting furnace, the floorboards underfoot, the steady accusations of the clock numbering the minutes no one will mark. The terrible clarity this moment brings, the useless insight, the unbroken dark." - Dana Gioia

"The extraordinary patience of things! This beautiful place defaced with a crop of suburban houses - How beautiful when we first beheld it, Unbroken field of poppy and lupin walled with clean cliffs; No intrusion but two or three horses pasturing..." - Robinson Jeffers

"Men who have seen life and death... as an unbroken continuum, the swinging pendulum, have been able to move as freely into death as they walked through life. Socrates went to the grave almost perplexed by his companions' tears." - Voltaire

"The notion of a separate organism is clearly an abstraction, as is also its boundary. Underlying all this is unbroken wholeness even though our civilization has developed in such a way as to strongly emphasize the separation into parts." - David Bohm

"America was still a land of wonder. The ancient spell still hung unbroken over the wild, vast world of mystery beyond the sea,-a land of romance, adventure, and gold." - Francis Parkman

"How many voices have escaped you until now, the venting furnace, the floorboards underfoot, the steady accusations of the clock numbering the minutes no one will mark. The terrible clarity this moment brings, the useless insight, the unbroken dark." - Dana Gioia

"The fields stretch out in long unbroken rows. We walk aware of what is far and close. Here distance is familiar as a friend. The feud we kept with space comes to an end." - Theodore Roethke

"You see, every creature alive on the earth today represents an unbroken line of life that stretches back to the first primitive organism to appear on this planet; and that is about three billion years." - George Wald

"I want to keep pushing my boundaries. One of the biggest things I learned from 'Unbroken' is that you can go a lot further than you think you can. We often underestimate our actual capabilities." - Finn Wittrock

"The word unto the prophet spoken Was writ on tablets yet unbroken: The word by seers or sibyls told, In groves of oak or fanes of gold, Still floats upon the morning wind, Still whispers to the willing mind." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"HELPED are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, or farm, for to them will be shown the unbroken web of life and the meaning of infinity." - Alice Walker

"God's poet is silence! His song is unspoken, And yet so profound, so loud, and so far, It fills you, it thrills you with measures unbroken, And as soft, and as fair, and as far as a star." - Joaquin Miller

"I can think of no other writer who so thoroughly embodies the Jamesian spirit as Alison Lurie. Like him she can excavate all the possibilities of a theme. Like his, her books seem long, unbroken threads, seamless progressions of effects." - Edmund White

"The family who prays will never be parted. Their circle in Heaven unbroken shall stand. God will say enter my good faithful servant. The family who prays never shall part." - Charlie Louvin

"My mother and sister must be very happy to be home with God, and I am sure their love and prayers are always with me. When I go home to God, for death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity." - Mother Teresa

"They, and we, are the legacies of an unbroken chain of proud men and women who served their country with honor, who waged war so that we might know peace, who braved hardship so that we might know opportunity, who paid the ultimate price so that we might know freedom." - Barack Obama

"I've never seen novels as built things. I have a tendency to see them as found things so that I always feel a little bit like an archaeologist who's working to get some fragile fossil out of the ground. And the more you get out unbroken, the better you succeed." - Stephen King

"We have to get to the Self beyond its physical and mental instrumentalities to realize we are not fragile mortal beings; there is an unbroken link between ourselves and the Beloved Mother of the Universe, the Divine Consciousness flowing through and permeating Infinity." - Daya Mata

"At its most successful, my 'touch' looks into the heart of nature; most days I don't even get close. These things are all part of a transient process that I cannot understand unless my touch is also transient - only in this way can the cycle remain unbroken and the process be complete." - Andy Goldsworthy

"Now that I know that each star has its path, each bird is finally feathered and grown in the unbroken shell, each tree in the seed, each song in the life laid down - is the night sky any less strange; should my glance less follow the flight; should the pen shake less in my hand." - Judith Wright

"If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that registered earthquakes ten thousand miles away." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"God will never plant the seed of his life upon the soil of a hard, unbroken spirit. He will only plant that seed where the conviction of his spirit has brought brokenness, where the soil has been watered with the tears of repentance as well as the tears of joy." - Alan Redpath

"There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan. There is so much history of this racist violence that simply to bring one person to justice is not going to disturb the whole racist edifice." - Angela Davis

"The miracles of Jesus are signs of the right order of things. Jesus was not so much turning things upside down as turning them rightside up or, at least, giving his followers glimpses of the rightside up. The miracles of healing, deliverance, provision, and resurrection all reveal that God, through Jesus, is making all things new, that he is restoring what once was unbroken." - Matt Chandler

"The seeds of today's runaway government were planted when it was decided that government should help those who can't help themselves. From that modest, compassionate beginning to today's out-of-control mega-state, there's a straight, unbroken line. Once the door was open, once it was settled that the government should help some people at the expense of others, there was no stopping it." - Harry Browne

"The past,' he thought, 'is linked with the present by an unbroken chain of events flowing one out of another.' And it seemed to him that he had just seen both ends of that chain; that when he touched one end the other quivered." - Anton Chekhov

"...the Lake of Shining Waters was blue - blue - blue; not the changeful blue of spring, nor the pale azure of summer, but a clear, steadfast, serene blue, as if the water were past all modes and tenses of emotion and had settled down to a tranquillity unbroken by fickle dreams." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Losing too is still ours; and even forgetting still has a shape in the kingdom of transformation. When something's let go of, it circles; and though we are rarely the center of the circle, it draws around us its unbroken, marvelous curve." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before; But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token, And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore?" This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!" - Merely this, and nothing more" - Edgar Allan Poe

"I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States." - Abraham Lincoln

"No State, upon it own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union. Resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally nothing. I therefore consider that the Union is unbroken. There needs to be no bloodshed or violence; and there shall be none, unless forced upon the national authority." - Abraham Lincoln

"The snow drifted down and down, all in ghostly silence, and lay thick and unbroken on the ground. It was a place of whites and blacks and greys. White towers and white snow and white statues, black shadows and black trees, the dark grey sky above. A pure world, Sansa thought. I do not belong here. Yet she stepped out all the same." - George R R Martin

"I don't suppose anybody ever deliberately listens to a watch or a clock. You don't have to. You can be oblivious to the sound for a long while, then in a second of ticking it can create in the mind unbroken the long diminishing parade of time you didn't hear." - William Faulkner

"The dancer, or dancers, must transform the stage for the audience as well as for themselves into an autonomous, complete, virtual realm, and all motions into a play of visible forces in unbroken, virtual time...Both space and time, as perceptible factors, disappear almost entirely in the dance illusion." - Susanne Katherina Langer

"Tis Noon;- a calm, unbroken sleep Is on the blue waves of the deep; A soft haze, like a fairy dream, Is floating over wood and stream; And many a broad magnolia flower, Within its shadowy woodland bower, Is gleaming like a lovely star." - George Dennison Prentice

"A power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England." - Daniel Webster

"All the more recent work on alkaptonuria has... strengthened the belief that the homogentisic acid excreted is derived from tyrosin, but why alkaptonuric individuals pass the benzene ring of their tyrosin unbroken and how and where the peculiar chemical change from tyrosin to homogentisic acid is brought about, remain unsolved problems." - Archibald Garrod

"Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. In the old days when we were a strong and happy people, all our power came to us from the sacred hoop of the nation, and so long as the hoop was unbroken the people flourished." - Black Elk

"Astley comes to my side. 'Are you well?' 'No,' I tell him, voice hoarse. 'I am not well. I am broken inside. I am broken almost all-the-way deep, and I don't know...I don't know if I can ever be unbroken, let alone well again'" - Carrie Jones

"Compared to men writers of like distinction and years of life, few women writers have had lives of unbroken productivity, or leave behind a 'body of work.' Early beginnings, then silence; or clogged late ones (foreground silences); long periods between books (hidden silences); characterize most of us." - Tillie Olsen

"Integrity means being whole, unbroken, undivided. It describes a person who has united the different parts of his or her personality, so there is no longer a split in the soul ... For the person of integrity, life may not be easy but it is simple: Figure out what is right and do it. All other considerations come in second." - Harold S. Kushner

"Anyone who refuses to marry is shrinking his farmwork, wasting the seed, and leaving idle the appropiate tools created by God; he sins against the purpose of creation and wisdom visible in the evidence of natural structure. The man who refuses to marry has severed a chain of being, a previously unbroken chain linking his own existence to that of Adam." - Al-Ghazali

"When a type design is good it is not because each individual letter of the alphabet is perfect in form, but because there is a feeling of harmony and unbroken rhythm that runs through the whole design, each letter kin to every other and to all." - Frederic Goudy

"The reason it is difficult is that we have been conditioned to laugh at conspiracy theories, and few people will risk public ridicule by advocating them. On the other hand, to endorse the accidental view is absurd. Almost all of history is an unbroken trail of one conspiracy after another. Conspiracies are the norm, not the exception." - G. Edward Griffin

"She stands and moves within the invisible pentacle of her own virginity. She is an unbroken egg: she is a sealed vessel; she has inside her a magic space the entrance to which is shut tight with a plug of membrane; she is a closed system; she does not know how to shiver." - Angela Carter

"If the giving of the Law, while it was yet unbroken, was attended with such a display of awe-inspiring power, what will that day be when the Lord shall, with flaming fire, take vengeance on those who have willfully broken that Law?" - Charles Spurgeon

"For years, the Democrats have controlled the inner cities; some up to 100 years; some over 100 years; unbroken. I say to the African American community and to the Hispanic community: What the hell do you have to lose? I will fix it. We will make them good. We'll make them safe. We'll bring back jobs. We'll create good, good schools and education." - Donald Trump

"Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door! Quoth the Raven, Nevermore." - Edgar Allan Poe

"I have wept a million tears: Pure and proud one, where are thine, What the gain though all thy years In unbroken beauty shine? All your beauty cannot win Truth we learn in pain and sighs: You can never enter in To the circle of the wise." - George William Russell

"If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"There are so many things that are incompatible with a single life. No one can learn fully in one life the lessons of unbroken health and of bodily sickness, of riches and of poverty, of study and action, of comradeship and isolation, of defiance and of obedience, of virtue and of vice." - J. M. E. McTaggart

"One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness." - David Bohm

"A lot of the stuff that's happening now, I can trace back to 'Death of a Salesman.' Francine Maisler, the casting director, saw 'Death of a Salesman' and called me in for 'Unbroken.' The casting director of 'Normal Heart' had seen 'Salesman' too. I look back on it now, and it's like one thing led to another; it was a chain reaction." - Finn Wittrock

"The body and mind are continually changing, and are, in fact, only names of series of changeful phenomena, like rivers whose waters are in a constant state of flux, yet presenting the appearance of unbroken streams. Every particle in this body is continually changing; no one has the same body for many minutes together, and yet we think of it as the same body." - Swami Vivekananda

"The embrace of present and past time, in which English antiquarianism becomes a form of alchemy, engenders a strange timelessness. It is as if the little bird which flew through the Anglo-Saxon banqueting hall, in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, gained the outer air and became the lark ascending in Vaughan Williams's orchestral setting. The unbroken chain is that of English music itself." - Peter Ackroyd

"All Thy works with joy surround Thee, God of glory, Lord of Love; Stars and angels sing around Thee, Center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, Flowery meadow, flashing sea, Chanting bird and flowing fountain, Call us to rejoice in Thee." - Henry Van Dyke

"If humans are to fully attain their destinies, so far as earthly development permits this; if they are to become truly whole, unbroken units, they must feel and know themselves to be one, not only with God and humanity, but also with nature." - Friedrich Frobel

"If we taught music the way we try to teach engineering, in an unbroken four year course, we could end up with all theory and no music. When we study music, we start to practice from the beginning, and we practice for the entire time..." - Charles Kettering

"Every living thing is, from the cosmic perspective, incredibly lucky simply to be alive. Most, 90 percent and more, of all the organisms that have ever lived have died without viable offspring, but not a single one of your ancestors, going back to the dawn of life on Earth, suffered that normal misfortune. You spring from an unbroken line of winners..." - Daniel Dennett



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