Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise.
Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought;
it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.
A child without education, is like a bird without wings.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
Never touch a butterfly's wing with your finger.
It's important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. "The West Wing" isn't meant to be good for you.
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony, and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven toward these things with an irresistible momentum.
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere.
He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes the dusky window.
....Then he felt quite ashamed, and hid his head under his wing; for he did not know what to do, he was so happy, and yet not at all proud. He had been persecuted and despised for his ugliness, and now he heard them say he was the most beautiful of all the birds. Even the elder-tree bent down its bows into the water before him, and the sun shone warm and bright. He would never became vain or conceited, and would always remembered how it felt to be despised and teased, and he was very sorry for all the creatures who are so treated merely because they are different from those around them. Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart,
Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
The bird let loose in Eastern skies,Returning fondly home,Ne'er stoops to earth her wing, nor fliesWhere idle warblers roam;But high she shoots through air and light,Above all low delay,Where nothing earthly bounds her flight,Nor shadow dims her way.
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
I watched him strap on his harness and helmet, climb into the cockpit and, minutes later, a black dot falls off the wing two thousand feet above our field. At almost the same instant, a white streak behind him flowered out into the delicate wavering muslin of a parachute -- a few gossamer yards grasping onto air and suspending below them, with invisible threads, a human life, and man who by stitches, cloth, and cord, had made himself a god of the sky for those immortal moments.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
My angel, - his name is Freedom, Choose him to be your king;
He shall cut pathways east and west.And fend you with his wing.
I confess that altruistic and cynically selfish talk seem to me about equally unreal. With all humility, I think whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living with your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.
Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
There are two gifts we should give our children, one is roots and the other is wings
You want to hear about insanity? I was found running naked through the jungles in Mexico. At the Mexico City airport, I decided I was in the middle of a movie and walked out on the wing on takeoff. My body... my liver... okay, my brain... went.
All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven does so allot it;
That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it.
I have cultivated my hysteria with delight and terror.
Now I suffer continually from vertigo, and today, 23rd of January, 1862, I have received a singular warning, I have felt the wind of the wing of madness pass over me.
Your wings already exist, all you have to do is FLY
News is history shot on the wing. The huntsmen from the Fourth Estate seek to bag only the peacock or the eagle of the swifting day.
A book is like a man - clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly.
For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
So what we - all we really want, I think, from the so-called Democratic wing of the Democratic Party is really to stand up for what we believe in.
I'm not politically motivated. I used to be - passionately. I used to be very Left wing. Then I went very Right wing, and now I rest somewhere in the middle.
I'm not, nor is anybody I know in government part of a nasty right wing clique.
A wingnut is someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum - the professional partisans, the unhinged activists and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They're the people who always try to divide rather than unite us.
We didn't start this war - the right wing did.
We're tired of seeing good-paying jobs shipped overseas. This fight is about the economy, it's about jobs and it's about rebuilding America.
To go from Girl, Interrupted, where I had to cry every day, to a TV show like West Wing where I get to laugh and joke around every day, has been a welcome relief.
I don't feel I was ever a 'famous' child actor.
I was just a working actor who happened to be a kid. I was never really in a hit show until I was a teenager with West Wing playing First Daughter Zoey Bartlet. In a way, that was my saving grace - not being a star on a hit show. It kept me working and kept me grounded.
By the end of an intense four years at UCLA, I had co-authored a new math proof, which the media, in fact, loved. As it turned out, math itself blazed my entry back into the spotlight and consequently into wonderful acting jobs like 'The West Wing' and others. You just never know, do you?
Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.
I have significant concerns about reducing the 188th Fighter Wing's capabilities, and will fight tooth and nail against attempts to reduce its personnel or take away aircraft.
We wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company.
Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour.
I'm a very recent convert to the gay scene.
I went to a party a couple of years ago and met a very nice man who took me under his wing and started taking me out to clubs. It was a revelation.
Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
Don't believe those who claim that only left wing parties really care about employment.
Left wing, chicken wing, it don't make no difference to me.
The blues is something separate from what I do.
They connect at certain spots, but blues is different. I wouldn't put it in with what my career has been. That would be a whole separate wing.
Of course I'm not a racist, but I'm certainly right wing, there's no question about that.
My turn shall also come:
I sense the spreading of a wing.
How can I be kind? How can I find bird-relief in the nest-building of day-to-day? Necessity supplies no velvet wing with which to escape. I am indeed and mortally pierced with the seeds of love.
Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
The wing of the Falcon brings to the king, the wing if the crow brings him to the cemetery.