„Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.“

Emily Dickinson fotka
Emily Dickinson4
americká poetka 1830 - 1886

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„One of the historians of Darranda said: To learn a belief without belief is to sing a song without the tune.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle

Zdroj: Hainish Cycle, The Telling (2000), Ch. 4, §3 (pp. 90–91)
Kontext: One of the historians of Darranda said: To learn a belief without belief is to sing a song without the tune.
A yielding, an obedience, a willingness to accept these notes as the right notes, this pattern as the true pattern, is the essential gesture of performance, translation, and understanding. The gesture need not be permanent, a lasting posture of the mind or heart, yet it is not false. It is more than the suspension of disbelief needed to watch a play, yet less than the conversion. It is a position, a posture in the dance.

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„There are melodies that must have words… and melodies that sing themselves without words.“

—  Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915

Mekubolim, 1906. Alle Verk, vi. 53.
Kontext: There are melodies that must have words... and melodies that sing themselves without words. The latter are of a higher grade. But these, too, depend on a voice and lips,... hence are not yet altogether pure, not yet genuine spirit. Genuine melody sings itself without a voice. It sings inside, within the heart, in man's very entrails!

Nora Roberts fotka

„Love birds don't always sing pretty tunes.“

—  Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950

Zdroj: Tears of the Moon

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„Inside the henhouse from where he will be taken to be killed, the cock sings hymns to liberty because he was given two perches.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, kniha The Book of Disquiet

Ibid., p. 144
The Book of Disquiet
Originál: Dentro da capoeira de onde irá a matar, o galo canta hinos à liberdade porque lhe deram dois poleiros.

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Jonathan King fotka

„A church full of singing, out of tune
Everyone's gone to the moon“

—  Jonathan King English singer, songwriter, impresario, record producer and film director 1944

Song: Everyone's gone to the Moon

Ralph Waldo Emerson fotka

„Circles, like the soul, are neverending and turn round and round without a stop“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

This adage had previously appeared, identically worded, in Coleridge's The Statesman's Manual (1816)
1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), Circles

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„He says the highway dust is over all.
The bird would cease and be as other birds
But that he knows in singing not to sing.
The question that he frames in all but words
Is what to make of a diminished thing.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

The Oven Bird (1916)
Kontext: There is a singer everyone has heard,
Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.
He says the early petal-fall is past
When pear and cherry bloom went down in showers
On sunny days a moment overcast;
And comes that other fall we name the fall.
He says the highway dust is over all.
The bird would cease and be as other birds
But that he knows in singing not to sing.
The question that he frames in all but words
Is what to make of a diminished thing.

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