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Waken Quotes


"Love alone could waken love." - Pearl S Buck

"Your lullaby would waken a drunken goblin!" - J R R Tolkien

"The man who lies asleep will never waken fame." - Dante Alighieri

"By your own efforts waken yourself, watch yourself. And live joyfully." - Gautama Buddha

"To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully." - Tryon Edwards

"All night, this soft rain from The distant past. No wonder I sometimes Waken as a child." - Ted Kooser

"The law is not thrust upon man; it rests deep within him, to waken when the call comes." - Martin Buber

"Sleep sweetly in the fields of asphodel, and waken, as of old, to stretch thy languid length, and purr thy soft contentment to the skies." - Agnes Repplier

"The only thing a master can teach is how to learn about yourself. There are no secrets. They are only techniques to waken yourself." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"We are told to walk noiselessly through the world, that we may waken neither hatred, nor envy; but, alas! what can we do when they never sleep!" - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"And the wind upon its way whispered the boughs of May, And touched the nodding peony flowers to bid them waken." - Siegfried Sassoon

"We are told to walk noiselessly through the world, that we may waken neither hatred, nor envy; but, alas! what can we do when they never sleep!" - John Petit-Senn

"But better far it is to speak One simple word, which now and then Shall waken their free nature in the weak And friendless sons of men." - James Russell Lowell

"But better far it is to speak One simple word, which now and then Shall waken their free nature in the weak And friendless sons of men." - James Russell Lowell

"It is a common rule with primitive people not to waken a sleeper, because his soul is away and might not have time to get back." - James G Frazer

"I have been Merlin wandering in the woods Of a far country, where the winds waken Unnatural voices, my mind broken By a sudden acquaintance with man's rage." - R. S. Thomas

"Years and years to waken from that sleep in which the others loll; then years and years to scape that awakening..." - Emil Cioran

"Burn, O evening hearth, and waken Pleasant visions, as of old! Though the house by winds be shaken, Safe I keep this room of gold!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I have been Merlin wandering in the woods Of a far country, where the winds waken Unnatural voices , my mind broken By a sudden acquaintance with man's rage." - R. S. Thomas

"Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give; when to this truth you waken then you begin to live." - Bayard Taylor

"Fame is what you have taken, / Character's what you give; / When to this truth you waken, / Then you begin to live." - Bayard Taylor

"I want so much for my lover. At night when our beds are drawn close together I waken and see his dear yellow head on the pillow - sometimes his arm thrown over on my bed - and I kiss his hand, very softly so that it will not waken him." - Dawn Powell

"I ask, that I might waken reverence, And bid the cheek be ready with a blush Modest as morning when she coldly eyes The youthful Phoebus, Which is that god in office, guiding men?" - William Shakespeare

"Divine symbols which have been given to mankind from time to time speak to that forum of truth which is within our hearts, and waken our consciousness to divine ideas entirely beyond words." - Max Heindel

"They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow, washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss." - Gillian Flynn

"Then star nor sun shall waken, Nor any change of light: Nor sound of waters shaken, Nor any sound or sight: Nor wintry leaves nor vernal; Nor days nor things diurnal; Only the sleep eternal In an eternal night." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"Image of beauty, when I gaze on thee, Trembling I waken to a mystery, How through one door we go to life or death By spirit kindled or the sensual breath." - George William Russell

"My cry could only waken him. And what a poor gift: I, confined to my own form, when I used to be a birch, a lizard shedding times and satin skins in many shimmering hues." - Wislawa Szymborska

"Father in heaven, when the thought of thee awakens in our soul, let it not waken as an agitated bird which flutters confusedly about, but as a child waking from sleep with a celestial smile." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white; Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk; Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font: The fire-fly wakens: waken thou with me." - Alfred Tennyson

"The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream, and the traces of his memory fade from time like smoke in air, or ripples on a stream." - Dante Alighieri

"Without culture there can be no growth; without exertion, no acquisition; without friction, no polish; without labor, no knowledge; without action, no progress; and without conflict, no victory. The man who lies down a fool at night, hoping that he will waken wise in the morning, will rise up in the morning as he laid down in the evening." - Frederick Douglass

"Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams The blue Mediterranean, where he lay, Lull'd by the coil of his crystalline streams Beside a pumice isle in Baiae's bay, And saw in sleep old palaces and towers Quivering within the wave's intenser day, All overgrown with azure moss and flowers So sweet, the sense faints picturing them." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"You never felt jealousy, did you, Miss Eyre? Of course not: I need not ask you; because you never felt love. You have both sentiments yet to experience: your soul sleeps; the shock is yet to be given which shall waken it." - Charlotte Bronte

"A globe of dew Filling, in the morning new, Some eyed flower, whose young leaves waken On an unimagined world; Constellated suns unshaken, Orbits measureless are furl'd In that frail and fading sphere, With ten millions gathered there To tremble, gleam and disappear." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Sleep my little baby-oh Sleep until you waken When you wake you'll see the world If I'm not mistaken... Kiss a lover Dance a measure, Find your name And buried treasure... Face your life Its pain, Its pleasure, Leave no path untaken." - Neil Gaiman

"All art speaks in signs and symbols. No one can explain how it happens that the artist can waken to life in us the existence that he has seen and lives through. No artistic speech is the adequate expression of what it represents; its vital force comes from what is unspoken in it." - Albert Schweitzer

"Oh that God would help me waken in you a single passion for a single great reality that would unleash you, and set you free from small dreams, and send you, for the glory of Christ, into all the spheres of secular life and to all the peoples of the earth." - John Piper

"As you go through history, I didn't think it was going to get quite this close. So it's just one of those recurring things... I hope this doesn't come true in our country. Maybe the film will waken people to the situation." - George Lucas

"Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things of the universe into life." - C S Lewis

"Seek for the Sword that was broken In Imladris it dwells; There shall be counsels taken Stronger than Morgul-spells. There shall be shown a token That Doom is near at hand, For Isuldur's Bane shall waken, And the halfling forth shall stand." - J R R Tolkien

"Wild dreams torment me as I lie. And though a god lives in my heart, though all my power waken at his word, though he can move my every inmost part - yet nothing in the outer world is stirred. thus by existence tortured and oppressed I crave for death, I long for rest." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"How beautiful, buoyant, and glad is morning! The first sunshine on the leaves: the first wind, laden with the first breath of the flowers-that deep sigh with which they seem to waken from sleep; the first dew, untouched even by the light foot of the early hare; the first chirping of the rousing birds, as if eager to begin song and flight; all is redolent of the strength given by rest, and the joy of conscious life." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"I've never seen a sincere white man, not when it comes to helping black people. Usually things like this are done by white people to benefit themselves. The white man's primary interest is not to elevate the thinking of black people, or to waken black people, or white people either. The white man is interested in the black man only to the extent that the black man is of use to him. The white man's interest is to make money, to exploit." - Malcolm X

"No doubt the phenomena of cloud-formation are designed primarily to water the earth; to gather together the moisture from the salt sea, and form dark, unwholesome fens; to purify them by the mysterious alchemy of the sky; to carry them onward by sweeping storm or by gentle zephyr, and let them descend gently in the mist, or steadily in the rain, which will waken sleeping seeds, and revive drooping vegetation." - Alfred Rowland

"I want that quiet rapture again. I want to feel the same powerful, nameless urge that I used to feel when I turned to my books. The breath of desire that then arose from the coloured backs of the books, shall fill me again, melt the heavy, dead lump of lead that lies somewhere in me and waken again the impatience of the future, the quick joy in the world of thought, it shall bring back again the lost eagerness of my youth. I sit and wait." - Erich Maria Remarque

"I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. From my wings are shaken the dews that waken The sweet buds every one, When rocked to rest on their mother's breast, As she dances about the sun. I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under, And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder." - Percy Bysshe Shelley