„When the bird of the heart begins to sing, too often will reason stop up her ears.“

Hans Christian Andersen photo
Hans Christian Andersen6
scrittore e poeta danese, celebre soprattutto per le sue... 1805 - 1875
Pubblicità

Citazioni simili

Terry Pratchett photo
Pubblicità
Letitia Elizabeth Landon photo
Khalil Gibran photo
Victor Hugo photo

„My heart is like the willow
That bends, but never breaks.
It sighs when summer jilts her,
It sings when April wakes.“

—  Yip Harburg American song lyricist 1896 - 1981
Context: My heart is like the willow That bends, but never breaks. It sighs when summer jilts her, It sings when April wakes. So you, who come a-smiling With summer in your eyes, Think not that your beguiling Will take me by surprise. My heart's prepared for aching The moment you take wing. But not, my friend, for breaking While there's another spring. "Irreverent Heart"

Ed Harcourt photo
Pubblicità
Rabindranath Tagore photo
Jacques Brel photo

„Adieu, Francoise, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky.“

—  Jacques Brel Belgian singer-songwriter 1929 - 1978
Context: p> Adieu, Francoise, my trusted wife; Without you I'd have had a lonely life. You cheated lots of times but then, I forgave you in the end Though your lover was my friend.Adieu, Francoise, it's hard to die When all the birds are singing in the sky. Now that spring is in the air With your lovers ev'rywhere, Just be careful; I'll be there.</p Seasons in the Sun" (1961), as translated by Rod McKuen from Brel's song "Le Moribond" ·  McKuen performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY__eaedtOA ·  Beach Boys performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzjIra9pheU <p>Goodbye, Michelle, my little one; You gave me love and helped me find the sun, And every time that I was down You would always come around And get my feet back on the ground.</p><p>Goodbye, Michelle, it's hard to die When all the birds are singing in the sky; Now that the spring is in the air, With the flowers everywhere, I wish that we could both be there!</p> As adapted in the Terry Jacks version (1974)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe photo
Pubblicità
 Kuvempu photo

„When I hear Kannada, my heart leaps up and I am all ears.“

—  Kuvempu Kannada novelist, poet, playwright, critic, and thinker 1904 - 1994
Quoted in

Christina Rossetti photo
Germaine Greer photo

„The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.“

—  Germaine Greer Australian feminist author 1939
Context: Compulsory motherhood is not ennobling, although the friends of the foetus are at pains to point out that most women denied abortions end up loving their issue just the same. Whether they love them just the same as they would have if they had wanted them is of course unverifiable; most women are not so perverse and unjust as to punish their children for the crimes of society (their fathers), but the oppression of their circumstances is real notwithstanding. For the oppressors themselves to take credit for the women's magnanimity is sickeningly smug. The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement. "Abortion ii" (21 May 1972), p. 115

Avanti