[It Was Getting Dark By The Time I Went Out, And Nobody Who Knows The Country Will Need To Be Told How Black Is The Darkness Of A November Night Under High Laurel Bushes And Yew-trees. I Walked Into The Heart Of The Shrubberies Two Or Three Times, Not Seeing A Step Before Me, Till I Came Out Upon The Broader Carriage-road, Where The Trees Opened A Little, And There Was A Faint Grey Glimmer Of Sky Visible, Under Which The Great Limes And Elms Stood Darkling Like Ghosts; But It Grew Black Again As I Approached The Corner Where The Ruins Lay. ("The Open Door")]

Author: Margaret Oliphant Quotes

Related Authors

Andrew Grey Quotes

"Its empty." Duane swore harsh enough to make a sailor blush, calling into question not only the suspects parentage, but that somehow ducks were involved."

Ashley Tisdale Quotes

"I text a lot people, because its how I stay connected with all my family and friends when Im on set and traveling."

Ken Adam Quotes

"It takes courage to stay young, to make your enthusiasms work for you. Dont let anyone drag you down."

James Marsters Quotes

"Its all magic to me. Country to punk rock, all of it. Chopin to Kurt Cobain. But it always all comes back to punk for me, because that was the last time, punk rock or grunge rock, was the last time that passion ruled the airwaves."

James KA Smith Quotes

"By calling into question the very ideal of a universal, autonomous reason (which was, in the Enlightenment, the basis for rejecting religious thought) and further demonstrating that all knowledge is grounded in narrative or myth, Lyotard relativizes (secular) philosophys claim to autonomy and so grants the legitimacy of a philosophy that grounds itself in Christian faith. Previously such a distinctly Christian philosophy would have been exiled from the pure arena of philosophy because of its infection with bias and prejudice. Lyotards critique, however, demonstrates that no philosophy - indeed, no knowledge - is untainted by prejudice or faith commitments. In this way the playing field is leveled, and new opportunities to voice a Christian philosophy are created. Thus Lyotards postmodern critique of metanarratives, rather than being a formidable foe of Christian faith and thought, can in fact be enlisted as an ally in the construction of a Christian philosophy."

Emma Smith Quotes

"Strength is not something you have, its something you find."

Betsy Cook Speer Quotes

"I recalled thinking...His freakishly tidy side could be a problem. To say that neatness was not my strong suit would be a crime against, well, the truth."

Ava Ayers Quotes

"There is a pivotal point in every interaction between humans which sets the course in their relationship. Do you hide or do you shine? Which way are you going to go? Hide or shine?"

Lisa Anderson Quotes

"Of all the Wonders in the World, the greatest wonder of all, was sharing it with you."

Johnny Miller Quotes

"Only one golfer in a thousand grips the club lightly enough."

Related Topics

Quotes About Four Year Olds

"The dismaying thing about the classic totalitarian mind is that any given gear, though mutilated, will have at its circumference unbroken sequences of teeth that are immaculately maintained, that are exquisitely machined. Hence the cuckoo clock in Hell—keeping perfect time for eight minutes and thirty-three seconds, jumping ahead fourteen minutes, keeping perfect time for six seconds, jumping ahead two seconds, keeping perfect time for two hours and one second, then jumping ahead a year. The missing teeth, of course, are simple, obvious truths, truths available and comprehensible even to ten-year-olds, in most cases. The willful filing off of gear teeth, the willful doing without certain obvious pieces of information-...That is closest I can come to explaining the legions, the nations of lunatics Ive seen in my time." - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Quotes About Unseelie

"The White Mansion isnt boring, lass. Never boring. Its the grand demesne the Unseelie King built for his concubine. Its a living, breathing love story, testament to the brightest passion that ever burned between our races. You can follow the scenes through if youve time enough and are willing to risk getting lost for a few centuries." - Author: Karen Marie Moning

Quotes About Dogs In Water

"By standard intelligence texts, the dogs have failed at the puzzle. I believe, by contrast that they have succeeded magnificently. They have applied a novel tool to the task. We are that tool. Dogs have learned this--and they see us as fine general-purpose tools, too: useful for protection, acquiring food, providing companionship. We solve the puzzles of closed doors and empty water dishes. In the folk psychology of dogs, we humans are brilliant enough to extract hopelessly tangled leashes from around trees; we can conjure up an endless bounty of foodstuffs and things to chew. How savvy we are in dogs eyes! Its a clever strategy to turn to us after all. The question of the cognitive abilities of dogs is thereby transformed; dogs are terrific at using humans to solve problems, but not as good at solving problems when were not around." - Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Quotes About Happiness Plato

"The part when they are together for a while, the two of them, before things go wrong. The way things ended always obliterated the genuine happiness that had come before and that shouldnt be the case." - Author: Ann Patchett

Quotes About Phantom Limb Pain

"She never got a chance to fall out of love, to do it properly, slowly and thoroughly, and the result was he was like a phantom limb. Gone but still there. And like a true phantom limb, the preponderance of feelings associated with him were painful." - Author: Sarah Dunn

Quotes About Getting Arrested

"Well, I believe she went in to rescue some Raggers from the pits," Cuffs said. "She wasnt all that specific.""She went in to rescue — why would she do that?" Amon gripped the ironwork, studying the streetlords face. Was he lying? And if so, what was the purpose?"Guess shes kind of taken with us," Cuffs said. "You know, the glamor of the gang life and all. Getting beat up every other day, arrested for crimes you didnt commit, long nights in gaol, sleeping in the cold and wet. Its...seductive." He raised an eyebrow." - Author: Cinda Williams Chima

Quotes About Goldberry

"Hey! Come merry dol! derry dol! My darling!Light goes the weather-wind and the feathered starling.Down along under the Hill, shining in the sunlight,Waiting on the doorstep for the cold starlight,There my pretty lady is, River-womans daughter,Slender as the willow-wand, clearer than the water.Old Tom Bombadil water-lilies bringingComes hopping home again. Can you hear him singing?Hey! Come merry dol! derry dol! and merry-o,Goldberry, Goldberry, merry yellow berry-o!Poor old Willow-man, you tuck your roots away!Toms in a hurry now. Evening will follow day.Tomsgoing hom again water lilies-bringing.Hey! Come derry dol! Can you hear me singing?" - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Quotes About Not Letting Love In

"An overwhelming curiosity makes me ask myself what their lives might be like. I want to know what they do, where theyre from, their names, what theyre thinking about at that moment, what they regret, what they hope for, their past loves, their current dreams ... and if they happen to be women (especially the young ones) then the urge becomes intense.How quickly would you want to see her naked, admit it, and naked through to her heart. How you try to learn where she comes from, where shes going, why shes here and not elsewhere!While letting your eyes wander all over her, you imagine love affairs for her, you ascribe her deep feelings. You think of the bedroom she must have, and a thousand things besides ... right down to the battered slippers into which she must slip her feet when she gets out of bed." - Author: Gustave Flaubert

Quotes About The End Of The Day Funny

"Now as you plumb out into the universe and explore it astronomically, it gets very strange. You begin to see things in the depths that at first sight seem utterly remote. How could they have anything to do with us. They are so far off and so unlikely. And in the same way, when you start probing into the inner workings of the human body you come across all kinds of funny little monsters and wiggly things that bear no resemblance to what we recognize as the human image. Look at a spermatozoon under a microscope. That little tadpole! And how can that have any connection with a grown human being. Its so unlike, you see. Its foreign feeling. And you get the creeps, a foreign feeling, about yourself...But what we will always find out in the end when we meet the very strange thing, there will one day be the dawning recognition: Why thats me." - Author: Alan Wilson Watts

Quotes About Alfred Nobel

"Alfred Nobel was much concerned, as are we all, with the tangible benefits we hope for and expect from physiological and medical research, and the Faculty of the Caroline Institute has ever been alert to recognize practical benefits." - Author: Haldan Keffer Hartline