Friday, June 22, 2018 Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Laurence Binyon

« All quotes from this author
 

We are living in a time of trouble and bewilderment, in a time when none of us can foresee or foretell the future. But surely it is in times like these, when so much that we cherish is threatened or in jeopardy, that we are impelled all the more to strengthen our inner resources, to turn to the things that have no news value because they will be the same to-morrow that they were to-day and yesterday ó the things that last, the things that the wisest, the most farseeing of our race and kind have been inspired to utter in forms that can inspire ourselves in turn.
--
"Books As Source Of Inner Strength," The Times (1938-09-26), p. 19; lecture on opening a new library at Sutton High School (1938-09-24) during the Munich crisis.

 
Laurence Binyon

» Laurence Binyon - all quotes »



Tags: Laurence Binyon Quotes, Authors starting by B


Similar quotes

 

(on her marriage to Andrew Lloyd Webber) It was such a creative time. Everything was happening very fast. He was writing, I was singing. He was inspired, and I was inspired. I didn't really have time to think about it. I didn't really have time to read things about it, either. I got a sense of things, which made me quite nervous at times. But, no, we were running all the time then, doing things. It was fun, but also a lot of pressure.

 
Sarah Brightman
 

This is how we go on: one day a time, one meal at a time, one pain at a time, one breath at a time. Dentists go on one root canal at a time; boat builders go on one hull at a time. If you write books, you go on one page at a time. We turn from all we know and all we fear. We study catalogues, watch football games, choose Sprint over AT&T. We count the birds in the sky and will not turn from the window when we hear the footsteps behind as something comes up the hall; we say yes, I agree that clouds often look like other things - fish and unicorns and men on horseback - but they are really only clouds. Even when the lightning flashes inside them we say they are only clouds and turn our attention to the next meal, the next pain, the next breath, the next page. This is how we go on.

 
Stephen King
 

In the next 25 years, the human race will have to decide whether or not to preserve the bestiary of Natureís living masterpieces. Ashes and Snow is not meant to tell people to do some things and not to do other things. Itís meant to inspire. I hope itís not a requiem.

 
Gregory Colbert
 

Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold;
New things succeed, as former things grow old.

 
Robert Herrick
 

Turn, turn, my wheel! All things must change
To something new, to something strange;
Nothing that is can pause or stay;
The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
To-morrow be to-day.

 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
© 2009–2013Quotes Privacy Policy | Contact