„Up from Earth's Centre through the Seventh Gate
rose, and on the Throne of Saturn sate;
And many a Knot unravel'd by the Road;
But not the Master-knot of Human Fate.“

The Rubaiyat (1120)

Estratto da Wikiquote. Ultimo aggiornamento 03 Giugno 2021. Storia
ʿUmar Khayyām photo
ʿUmar Khayyām19
matematico, astronomo e poeta persiano 1048 - 1131

Citazioni simili

Alexander Pope photo
Barney Frank photo

„Moderate Republicans are reverse Houdinis. They tie themselves up in knots and then tell you they can't do anything because they're tied up in knots.“

—  Barney Frank American politician, former member of the House of Representatives for Massachusetts 1940

Quoted in Dionne, E. J., The Washington Post, (16 November 2004)]

Marianne Moore photo
Ludwig Wittgenstein photo

„Philosophy unravels the knots in our thinking; hence its results must be simple, but its activity is as complicated as the knots that it unravels.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

Origine: 1930s-1951, Philosophical Occasions 1912-1951 (1993), Ch. 9 : Philosophy, p. 183

Plautus photo

„You are seeking a knot in a bulrush.“

—  Plautus, Menaechmi

Menæchmi, Act II, sc. 1, line 22; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). A proverbial expression implying a desire to create doubts and difficulties where there really were none. It occurs in Terence, the "Andria", act v. sc. 4, 38; also in Ennius, "Saturæ", 46.
Menaechmi (The Brothers Menaechmus)

Annie Proulx photo
Francois Rabelais photo

„We saw a knot of others, about a baker's dozen.“

—  Francois Rabelais, libro Gargantua e Pantagruel

Origine: Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–1564), Fifth Book (1564), Chapter 22.

Vitruvius photo
William Gibson photo

„He took a duck in the face at 250 knots.“

—  William Gibson, libro Pattern Recognition

Origine: Pattern Recognition

Hoyt Axton photo

„Strongest of Oak is the gallows
Tighest of knots is the noose“

—  Hoyt Axton American country singer 1938 - 1999

"Strongest of Oak" (1965) · Performance on Bonanza http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OXY6rsAIDk
Contesto: Strongest of Oak is the gallows
Tighest of knots is the noose
Why oh why did I kill that man
Now I'll never get loose

Nikos Kazantzakis photo

„God huddles in a knot in every cell of flesh.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, libro The Saviors of God

The Saviors of God (1923)
Contesto: God huddles in a knot in every cell of flesh.
When I break a fruit open, this is how every seed is revealed to me. When I speak to men, this what I discern in their thick and muddy brains.
God struggles in every thing, his hands flung upward toward the light. What light? Beyond and above every thing!

Thomas Gray photo

„Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne,
And shut the gates of mercy on mankind.“

—  Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771

St. 17
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=elcc (written 1750, publ. 1751)

Sylvia Plath photo
Italo Calvino photo
Taliesin photo

„If you're at the end of your rope… untie the knot in your heart.“

—  Cooper Edens American writer 1945

Origine: If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow/Add One More Star to the Night

Theodore Roosevelt photo

„When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„A man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots, whose flower and fruitage is the world.“

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

History
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Essays, First Series

Michael Ondaatje photo

Argomenti correlati