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Alfred Noyes Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alfred Noyes.

The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.
- Alfred Noyes

Of the sayings of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels that
can be compared to those in the fourth Gospel,
there are one or two which I venture to think can only
have been recorded on the authority of St.
John.
- Alfred Noyes

St.
Luke again associates St.
John with St.
Peter in the Acts of the Apostles, when,
after the Resurrection, that strange boldness had come upon the disciples.
- Alfred Noyes

At a certain stage in his evolution,
man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things,
which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish,
and enabled him to see, at least in the distance,
the shining towers of the City of God.
- Alfred Noyes

 

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am not the same having seen the moon shine
on the other side of the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side
which he never shows to anybody.
- Mark Twain

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon,
and the stars, and the sun.
- John Lennon

Wine and cheese are ageless companions,
like aspirin and aches, or June and moon,
or good people and noble ventures.
- M. F. K. Fisher

In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon,
it will be an entire nation.
For all of us must work to put him there.
- John F. Kennedy

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Go for the moon.
If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star.
- Willis Reed

Moon rocks are OK when everyone is eating.
- Goodman Ace

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand,
on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
- Edward Lear

But, truly, I have wept too much!
The Dawns are heartbreaking.
Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Ryan finally came to my rescue.
He'd thought working together in Paper Moon would help us bond.
- Tatum O'Neal

Tonight I'm going to shower and then just walk for
about four hours and look at the moon.
- Rafer Johnson

In the '20s they were telling us wed all have our own
private plane and take vacations to the moon.
- Jay Chiat

I've always loved airplanes and flight.
The space program was really important to me as a kid.
I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room.
- Bill Nye

Moon!
Moon!
I am prone before you.
Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
- Amy Lowell

But I don't think we'll go there until we go back to
the moon and develop a technology base for living and
working and transporting ourselves through space.
- Jack Schmitt

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon.
July 1969 AD.
We came in peace for all mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

We constantly learn new lessons up here.
The experiences we gather will enable us to establish
a long-term station on the moon and to go on to Mars.
- John Phillips

I've never felt like I was born with a silver spoon at all,
although I've felt like howling at the moon a lot of times!
- Van Morrison

There are several sorts of religions,
not only in different parts of the island,
but even in every town; some worshipping the sun,
others the moon or one of the planets.
- Thomas More

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.
- Gary Allan

If you strive for the moon, maybe you'll get over the fence.
- James Wood

We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe,
to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for
new journeys to the worlds beyond our own.
- George W. Bush

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
- George Carlin

We could see that he was a charismatic guy who jumps
over the moon and is very competitive,
but nobody could have predicted what he would become to our culture.
- Phil Knight

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
- Carl Sandburg

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to
purchase these things with money.
- Plautus

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago,
had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands.
- Havelock Ellis

I have a fine lot of telescopes.
I have one with which I can see the Mountains in the Moon.
- Ezra Cornell

The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural
and conceptual richness that not only invites,
but demands involvement.
There is a certain grandeur.
- Alan Parsons

If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end
of the moon as we know it.
- Laurie Anderson

The moon is very rugged.
- Alan Bean

For a deeper interest in the Moon than I ever felt before.
- Warren De la Rue

If we can send a man to the moon, then why don't we send a woman?
- Kylie Bax

This is no job for a UN committee.
It needs the same kind of unwavering dedication and
the kinds of people that got us the first nuclear submarine
and the first man on the moon.
- Wilson Greatbatch

The book of Revelation says that we no longer need the sun or the moon,
for Christ is the light of the world.
- Tim LaHaye

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon;
which raises the fear that it may not be long before
we're paying somebody not to.
- Franklin P. Jones

The moon is essentially gray, no color.
It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand
with lots of footprints in it.
- James A. Lovell

Bleaching my hair for Two Moon Junction...
my hair was fried and I looked like an idiot.
- Sherilyn Fenn

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.
- Les Brown

Another thing that I don't like to do is show too much how it goes.
I do it once in a blue moon.
Sometimes there are lessons when I don't pick up a violin at all.
- Itzhak Perlman

I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend
Moon of the Unification Church.
I wanted to understand this event, and the only way
to understand it was to write about it.
- Don DeLillo

There's not a wind but whispers of thy name;
And not a flow'r that grows beneath the moon,
But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale Of thee,
my love.
- Barry Cornwall

The moon looks upon many night flowers;
the night flowers see but one moon.
- Jean Ingelow

What will it profit this country if we...
put our man on the Moon by 1970 and at the same time
you can't walk down Woodward Avenue in this city without fear of some violence?
- Jerome Cavanagh

I promise to be an excellent husband,
but give me a wife who, like the moon,
will not appear every day in my sky.
- Anton Chekhov

Never say no when a client asks for something,
even if it is the moon.
You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time
afterwards to explain that it was not possible.
- Richard M. Nixon

My first two records were more energetic;
Phantom Moon is subtle,
quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected.
- Duncan Sheik

Paper Moon didn't bring me love.
- Tatum O'Neal

It's hard not to be excited when you're going to find
a way to land on the moon.
- Alan Bean

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
- Karl Kraus

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was
not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth.
- Norman Cousins

There is nothing you can see that is not a flower;
there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.
- Matsuo Basho

The moon is at her full, and riding high,
Floods the calm fields with light.
The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep to-night.
- William C. Bryant

I think if Keith Moon was here today and you asked
him to recall most of his early life or most of his life,
he wouldn't be able to recall it.
- Roger Daltrey

I have the LIFE magazine of the men walking on the moon.
- Christa McAuliffe

The Dark Side of the Moon has flash -
the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance.
- Alan Parsons

We knew it was going to be difficult to get to the moon.
We didn't know how difficult.
- Alan Bean

I lost the ball in the moon.
- Hank Sauer

The army is always the same.
The sun and the moon change.
The army knows no seasons.
- Frank S. Nugent


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