Quote of the Week

“The critic leaves at curtain fall
To find, in starting to review it,
He scarcely saw the play at all
For watching his reaction to it.”

“Critic” by E. B. White [1899-1985].

Quotation from Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955. Page 985.

Quote of the Week

“No, the heart that has truly lov’d never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close;
As the sunflower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turn’d when he rose.”

Irish Melodies, Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms, by Thomas Moore [1780-1852].

Quotation from Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955. Page 439.

To read more about Thomas Moore and this poem: Poetry Foundation.

Quote of the Week

“Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.”

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by Thomas Stearns Eliot [1888-1965].

Quote taken from Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955. Page 943.

If you would like to read the full poem: Poetry Foundation.

Quote of the Week

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

Sonnet 18.

William Shakespeare [1564-1616].

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955. Page 204.