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Basil Bunting Quotes

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To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.
- Basil Bunting

Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.
- Basil Bunting

Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?
- Basil Bunting

Whether you listen to a piece of music,
or a poem, or look at a picture or a jug,
or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not
what it has in common with others of its kind,
but what is singularly its own.
- Basil Bunting

 

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion;
and the confusion is infectious and destructive.
It is confusing and destructive to try and explain
anything in terms of anything else,
poetry in terms of psychology.
- Basil Bunting

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take a long walk alone in the woods -
leave the cellphone and music player at home.
Your whole BEing will appreciate it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciate the Unexpected.
- Anonymous

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Now, if you don't mind, I'd appreciate it if you could lower your wand.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone.
Freedom is like that. It's like air.
When you have it, you don't notice it.
- Boris Yeltsin

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't
recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
- Denis Waitley

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare,
and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
- Anton Chekhov

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that
stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears
of persecution that exist in the present day.
- Gregg Easterbrook

You never really appreciate a thing until you have to give it up.
- John Rhodes Sturdy

I try to stay positive by focusing on how much I'll
appreciate my health if I get better.
- Daniel Johns

A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate
its past cannot understand its present fortunes and
adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away.
We have to appreciate that.
- Sidney Sheldon

If you don't appreciate it, you don't deserve it.
- Terry Josephson

As yet, the Negroes themselves do not fully appreciate these old slave songs.
- James Weldon Johnson

We don't know where our first impressions come from
or precisely what they mean,
so we don't always appreciate their fragility.
- Malcolm Gladwell

No one will ever know what I went through to secure those negatives.
The world can never appreciate it.
It changed the whole course of my life.
- Mathew Brady

Oddly enough, MS has made my life so much better than it was before.
I now appreciate what I have and I am not running around like a rat in a maze.
- Teri Garr

Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing.
I worked so hard to get that title.
I'd appreciate it.
- Barbara Boxer

And the fact that you must make the movie for yourself
because no one else will ever fully appreciate the endeavor,
makes it a more rewarding challenge.
- Richard King

We need to appreciate how precious life is.
- Shelley Fabares

I have no problem with the people who work hard to get success.
But I think people are very jealous about success.
I work very hard and they don't appreciate that.
- Alain Prost

Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue;
but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other,
and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
- Marquis de Sade

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
- Franklin P. Jones

I think we all appreciate it now just how lucky we
are to be in a band like Judas Priest.
- Glenn Tipton

I'm sure once my career's over, when I look back when I'm older,
I can maybe appreciate it a little bit more.
- Mats Sundin

Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out.
But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting,
I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave.
- Ellen Burstyn

Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.
- Bob Nelson

Italian men do appreciate beautiful women.
They're not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.
- Eva Herzigova

I'm a survivor of life.
I try to give the glory to God and appreciate what's happening to me.
- Mike Epps

Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious,
no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.
- Alvin Adams

I believe that everyone can appreciate the right of
a family to grieve the loss of a loved one in peace,
regardless of anyone's position on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Dave Reichert

There's something about death that is comforting.
The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to
appreciate your life now.
- Angelina Jolie

We worked for 11 years to get where we are today,
and I want to take our work seriously so that later
on I'll be able to appreciate the money we've made.
- Maurice Gibb

I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.
- Johnny Winter

I appreciate the boldness of gratitude in the quiet, unspoken depths
and its ability to buoy another by being articulated.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's nice to know that people appreciate and respect you.
- Marcel Carne

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect,
that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite,
but so small you really could not appreciate it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone,
don't keep it a secret.
- Mary Kay Ash

A lot of the players are not involved with any NHL team,
so to play and travel around with the Oldtimers' it's
a kind of gift that the players really appreciate.
- Guy Lafleur

I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make
something and tries to be an artist -
I'm happy to see the work.
- Laurie Anderson

A battle lost or won is easily described,
understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of
a great nation requires reflection,
as well as observation, to appreciate it.
- Frederick Douglass

You've got to appreciate the things that come from
the art of the Negro and from the heart of the man farthest down.
- William Christopher Handy

I appreciate very much being injury-free.
- Steffi Graf

Hybridity keeps me from being rigid about most things.
It has taught me to appreciate the contradictions in
the world and in my life.
I scavenge from the best.
- Jessica Hagedorn

To those of you who are wearing ties,
I think my dad would appreciate it if you took them off.
- Robert Moog

We can appreciate but not really understand the medieval town.
We cannot comprehend its compactness,
the contiguity of all its buildings as a single uninterrupted whole.
- Arthur Erickson

I appreciate Eight is Enough.
It made me recognizable.
- Dick Van Patten

This wealth of experiences, personal and professional,
have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives
that present themselves in every case that I hear.
- Sonia Sotomayor


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