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24 September 2006 @ 11:44 pm
bueatiful words in OTH  
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There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose the ventures. (William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)
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There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose the ventures. (William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)
世事的起伏本来是波浪式的,人们要是能够趁着高潮一往直前,一定可以功成名就;要是不能把握时机,就要终身蹭蹬,一事无成。我们现在正在满潮的海上漂浮,倘不能顺水行舟,我们的事业就会一败涂地。

102
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged)

103
To be nobody but yourself, in a world which is doing its best, day and night, to make you everybody else…means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight…and never stop fighting. (Edward Estlin Cummings)
做你自己,不是任何人,就是你自己。在这个竭尽全力、夜以继日地想把你变得和其它人一样的社会里,这意味着你得打一场对人类而言最艰苦的战役,一场永无休止的战役!

105
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world. (John Steinbeck, East of Eden)

106
As happens sometimes a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment. (John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men)

109
What a frightening thing is the human, a mass of gauges and dials and registers, and we can read only a few and those perhaps not accurately. (John Steinbeck. The Winter of Our Discontent)

111
And the little prince said to the man. Grownups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always explaining things to them. (Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince)
这些大人们,靠他们自己什么也弄不懂,还得老是不断地给他们作解释。这真叫孩子们腻味。

122
Some people believe that ravens guide travelers to their destinations. Others believe that the sight of a solitary raven is considered good luck. While a group of ravens predicts trouble ahead. And a raven right before battle promises victory.

202
Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically to those who hardly think about us in return. (T.H. White, The Once and Future King)

206
There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the Earth and the changing of the seasons, and even in the cycle of human life. But human life itself is almost pure chaos. Everyone takes his stance, asserts his own right and feelings, mistaking the motives of others, and his own. (Katherine Anne Porter,)

207
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

208
It’s the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time. (Tallulah Bankhead)

210
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which my be the true. (Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter)
在相当长的时期内,谁也无法对自己装扮出一副面孔,而对众人又装扮出另一副面孔,其结果必然是连他本人都会弄不清到底哪一副是真实的了。

211
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. (Tennessee Williams, Camino Real)

213
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must----in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures----and that is the basis of all human morality. (John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Corage)
生活之中的勇气,通常不会像千钧一发时的勇气那样充满戏剧性;但他人不失为是一个胜利与悲剧的壮观组合。一个人将个人得失,障碍、危险还有压力抛在脑后,只是做他必须做的,而这便是人类一切道德的基础。

214
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. (Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude)

216
Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burn to its own destruction. (Kahlil Gibran, On Reason and Passion)

217
There will always be something to ruin our lives, it all depends on what or which finds us first. We are always ripe and ready to be taken. (Charles Bukowski, Ruin)

219
Who knows what true happiness is - not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. (Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes)

Time takes it, all whether you want it to or not. Time takes it all. time bears it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometime we lose them there again. (Stephen King, The Green Mile)

220
He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream, and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. (Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

222
There are two tragedies in life: one is to lose your heart’s desire, the other is to gain it. (George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman)

223
We all live in a house of fire, no fire department to call, no way out. Just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it. (Tennessee Williams, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore)

301
There are 6,470,818,671 people living. Some are running scared, some are coming home, some get through the day by lying, other are just now facing the truth, some are evil warring the good, and some are good struggling with the evil. Six billion people in the world, six billion souls, and sometimes all you need is ONE.

302
Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influences of each. (Henry David Thoreau,)

303
All are architects of fate, working in these walls of time? (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Builders)

304
Society is a masked ball, where everyone hides his real character, then reveals it by hiding. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life)

306
OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be,
For my unconquerable soul,
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced or cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments is the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. (William Ernest Henley, Invictus)
黑夜是如此的覆盖着我
黑有如从南至北的深渊
但不管是什么神祗我都要感谢
为我那拒绝屈服的灵魂
环境伸出邪恶之爪把我抓住
但我没有畏缩,也不高声喊叫
在厄运不断扑击之下
我的头染满鲜血,但并不低垂
这个地方充满愤怒和泪水
而在外面,可怖的阴影环伺
不过,即使岁月不停恐吓
亦将发现我毫不畏惧
无论闸门何等狭窄
无论经卷如何写满刑罚
我仍是自己命运的主人
我仍是自己灵魂的掌舵者

308
You can not run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

310
Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. (Ida Scott Taylor)

311
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. (Henry Louis Mencken)

316
Does this darkness have a name? This cruelty, this hatred, how did it find us? Did it steal into our lives, or did we seek it out and embrace it? What happened to us? That we now send our children into the world like we send young men to war... Hoping for their safe return...But knowing that some will be lost along the way. When did we lose our way? Consumed by the shadows, swallowed whole by the darkness. Does this darkness have a name? Is it your name?

318
Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. (John Steinbeck)

319
For there is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope. (George Eliot, Adam Bede)

320
Every once in a while, people step up - they rise above themselves. Sometimes they surprise you, and sometimes they fall short. Life is funny sometimes. It can push pretty hard. But if you look close enough, you find hope - in the words of children, in the bars of a song, and in the eyes of someone you love. And if you're lucky --I mean, if you're the luckiest person on this entire planet --the person you love decides to love you back.

322
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved. (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116)
莫让我向真挚心灵的结合
承认障碍。爱并非爱,
若遇有变节的机会就改变,
或遇强权剥离的时候就屈服:
哦,那不是爱!爱是坚定的烽火,
凝视着狂涛而不动摇;
爱是向导迷航船只的明星,
高度可测,实价无量。
爱不受时光影响,即使红唇粉颊
终会被岁月的镰刀砍伐;
爱不随分分秒秒、日日月月改变,
爱不畏时间磨链,直到末日尽头。
如果有人可证明我所解不实,
我从未写过,而无人曾真爱过。