Beowulf Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 39 Quotes About Beowulf

#1. If we really reflect and discriminate, we'll find that all things are created by our perception, that all states exist within the mind. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#2. Just don't take any class where you have to read BEOWULF. - Author: Woody Allen
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#3. - leave me," Japhrimel snarled. "You will not leave me to wander the earth alone - breathe, damn you, breathe! - Author: Lilith Saintcrow
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#4. To be allowed, no, invited into the private lives of strangers, and to share their joys and fears, was a chance to exchange the Southern bitter wormwood for a cup of mead with Beowulf or a hot cup of tea and milk with Oliver Twist. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#5. Everything is true in some sense, false in some sense, and meaningless in another sense. - Author: Camden Benares
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#6. In 'Beowulf,' director Robert Zemeckis uses a technique called 'motion capture' to conjure fantastical things, angles into action and sweeping vistas to stun your eyes and take your breath away. But what he hasn't mastered and what the technique can't do is this: emotion capture. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#7. Stars, spattered out through lifeless night from end to end, like jewels scattered in a dead king's grave, tease, torment my wits toward meaningful patterns that do not exist. - Author: John Gardner
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#8. When I was a kid, I loved Elvis, and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. But I had no connection to Hollywood - and being a movie star was such a far-fetched idea, growing up in Hawaii. - Author: Dwayne Johnson
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#9. Working with Scorsese was an absolute dream, and one of my favourite ever jobs was 'Beowulf' because it was just pure acting. Your imagination explodes as you try to imagine you're fighting a dragon or whatever. - Author: Ray Winstone
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#10. Free Trader Beowulf - you had to be at least forty and a recovering pen-and-paper role-playing-gamer to get the reference, but it was apt. Google it. - Author: Lev Grossman
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#11. Let whoever can win glory before death. - Author: Seamus Heaney
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#12. In my writing, I strive for a lyrical beauty somewhere between Tolkien at his best and Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf - Author: Christopher Paolini
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#13. The Bible is not a book of magic. It's a book of mystery. You can't just quote verses that support your prejudices or guarantee your health, wealth, and happiness and demand that God 'follow through' as promised. God is not limited to the words of Scripture. God is still speaking. - Author: Mel White
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#14. Foreign places yield more to one who is himself worth meeting. - Author: Unknown
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#15. But, look, Washington is a town that creates myths for its own existence and its own amusement, and I was a subject of myth, sort of like Grendel in Beowulf - you know, not seen very often but often talked about. - Author: Karl Rove
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#16. Now is the time to give me roses, not to keep them for my grave to come. Give them to me while my heart beats, give them today while my heart yearns for jubilee. Now is the time. - Author: Mzwakhe Mbuli
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#17. He was yelling at them all to follow. Claire didn't want to; she didn't trust them, any of them. But the boy took her hand, and said, "Trust me, Claire," and she felt something inside her that had been howling in fear ... go quiet. - Author: Rachel Caine
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#18. When the man who knows all about the fruit fly chromosomes finds himself sitting next to an authority on Beowulf, there may be an uneasy silence. - Author: Brand Blanshard
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#19. When you're conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#20. Beowulf's Bane, an exotic glowing fungus that ate the flesh of elves, bore an uncanny resemblance to those of necrotizing fasciitis. - Author: Peter Watts
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#21. We took Beowulf, the epic poem in Old English, and put it right together with John Gardner's contemporary retelling. If you bring it into today, we really feel that it has something very fresh to say now. - Author: Julie Taymor
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#22. By the way, don't 'weep inwardly' and get a sore throat. If you must weep, weep: a good honest howl! I suspect we - and especially, my sex - don't cry enough now-a-days. Aeneas and Hector and Beowulf, Roland and Lancelot blubbered like schoolgirls, so why shouldn't we? - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#23. And a young prince must be prudent like that,
giving freely while his father lives
so that afterwards, in age when fighting starts
steadfast companions will stand by him
and hold the line. - Author: Seamus Heaney
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#24. In one particular chapter in Ulysses, James Joyce imitates every major writing style that's been used by English and American writers over the last 700 years - starting with Beowulf and Chaucer and working his way up through the Renaissance, the Victorian era and on into the 20th century. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#25. To encounter 'Beowulf' is like taking a sledgehammer to a quarry face. You must bang in there. - Author: Seamus Heaney
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#26. In 1996, Republicans used reconciliation to pass major legislation that ended six decades of welfare policy. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#27. Beloved Beowulf, remember how you boasted,
Once, that nothing in the world would ever
Destroy your fame; fight to keep it,
Now, be strong and brave, my noble
King, protecting life and fame
Together. My sword will fight at your side! - Author: Burton Raffel
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#28. Marriage is a triumph of habit over hate. - Author: Oscar Levant
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#29. How come liberals never admit that they're liberal? They've now come up with a new word called 'progressive,' which I thought was an insurance company but apparently it's a label. - Author: Marco Rubio
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#30. For it is now to us itself ancient; and yet its maker was telling of things already old and weighted with regret, and he expended his art in making keen that touch upon the heart which sorrows have that are both poignant and remote. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#31. The artist's job? To be a miracle worker: make the blind see, the dull feel, the dead to live ... - Author: Edward Abbey
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#32. There's life for you. Spend the best years of your life studying penmanship and rhetoric and syntax and Beowulf and George Eliot, and then somebody steals your pencil. - Author: Dorothy Parker
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#33. Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman's right to an abortion, which I always thought was the core of 'Rosemary's Baby,' or the backlash against feminism which I always thought was the core to 'Stepford Wives.' - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#34. His poem is like a play in a room through the windows of which a distant view can be seen over a large part of the English traditions about the world of their original home. (Tolkien on the author of Beowulf) - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#35. It's patterns," he said. "If they think you're a hero, they're wrong. After you die, you don't get to be Beowulf or Perseus or Rama anymore. Whole different set of rules. Chess, not checkers. Go, not chess. You understand? - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#36. Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it. - Author: A. N. Wilson
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#37. It is observed in the course of worldly things, that men's fortunes are oftener made by their tongues than by their virtues; and more men's fortunes overthrown thereby than by vices. - Author: Walter Raleigh
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#38. Anyone with gumption and a sharp mind will take the measure of two things: what's said and what's done. - Author: Seamus Heaney
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#39. I've never known fear; as a youth I fought/ In endless battles. I am old, now,/ But I will fight again, seek fame still,/ If the dragon hiding in his tower dares/ To face me - Author: Burton Raffel
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