quote by William Wordsworth

Then my heart with pleasure fills And dances with the daffodils.

— William Wordsworth

Most Powerful Pensively quotations

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

For oft, when on my couch I lie in vacant or in pensive mood they flash upon that inward eye which is the bliss of solitude

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals.

Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others are plain, honest and upright, like the broad faced sunflower and the hollyhock.

While pensive poets painful vigils keep, Sleepless themselves, to give their readers sleep.

Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.

I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen.

When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars.

Elysian beauty, melancholy grace, Brought from a pensive though a happy place.

Nor will I then thy modest grace forget, Chaste Snow-drop, venturous harbinger of Spring, And pensive monitor of fleeting years!

Pensive they sit, and roll their languid eyes.

That inward eye/ Which is the bliss of solitude.

November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year," said Margaret, standing at the window one dull afternoon, looking out at the frostbitten garden. "That's the reason I was born in it," observed Jo pensively, quite unconscious of the blot on her nose.

Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste.

The winter wind is loud and wild, Come close to me, my darling child;

Forsake thy books, and mate less play; And, while the night is gathering grey, We'll talk its pensive hours away.

Everyone looked pensive, which is good cover-up for clueless.

?How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively.

You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

Be not forward, but friendly and courteous;

the first to salute, hear and answer; and be not pensive when it is time to converse.

Ultimately, Photography is subversive, not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks.

The misapprehension about me is that I am some loud, rampant maniac.

I am actually very pensive and quiet.

Those sweetly smiling angels with pensive looks, innocent faces, and cash-boxes for hearts.

The fact is, that of all God's gifts to the sight of man, color, is the holiest, the most divine, the most solemn. We speak rashly of gay color and sad color, for color cannot at once be good and gay. All good color is in some degree pensive, the loveliest is melancholy, and the purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.

He loved the soothing hour, when the last tints of light die away;

when the stars, one by one, tremble through æther, and are reflected on the dark mirror of the waters; that hour, which, of all others, inspires the mind with pensive tenderness, and often elevates it to sublime contemplation.

I like the church, I like a cowl, I love a prophet of the soul;

And on my heart monastic aisles Fall like sweet strains or pensive smiles; Yet not for all his faith can see, Would I that cowled churchman be.

Twilight makes us pensive; Aurora is the goddess of activity; despair curses at midnight; hope blesses at noon.

Full little knowest thou that hast not tried, What hell it is in suing long to bide: To loose good dayes, that might be better spent; To waste long nights in pensive discontent; To speed to-day, to be put back to-morrow; To feed on hope, to pine with feare and sorrow.

That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,-- Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man.

Half of me is this wacked-out comedienne who will do anything for a buck and a laugh. Well, at least for a laugh. But the other half is a lot darker, sadder and more pensive. It's the dark side that feeds the outrageousness and allows it to surface. I think that's true for anyone with comic flair.

With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears.

In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.

Just had lunch with the president who seems pensive, slightly deflated, realistic, aggravated and resolute. Didn't eat his pie.

Any place you love is the world to you”, explained the pensive Catherine Wheel, who had been attached to an old deal box in early life, and prided herself on her broken heart; “but love is not fashionable any more, the poets have killed it. They wrote so much about that nobody believed them, and I am not surprised. True love suffers, and is silent. I remember myself once- But it is no matter now. Romance is a thing of the past.

Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space.

It's important to prepare audience for the worst in life.

People come to forget their problems, and it's my job, right before I leave, to go, "Don't forget: You're going through a divorce and there's a recession." It's always good to end on a pensive note.

It is a great disgrace to religion, to imagine that it is an enemy to mirth and cheerfulness, and a severe exacter of pensive looks and solemn faces.

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