An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!


William Blake (1757-1827, British poet, painter)


A turkey is more occult and awful than all the angels and archangels. In so far as God has partly revealed to us an angelic world, he has partly told us what an angel means. But God has never told us what a turkey means. And if you go and stare at a live turkey for an hour or two, you will find by the end of it that the enigma has rather increased than diminished.


Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)


O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet my song comes native with the warmth. O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet the Evening listens.


John Keats (1795-1821, British poet)


By coming and going, a bird constructs its nest.


African Proverb (Sayings of African origin)


Birds align with grain, but not with the stick.


Omani Proverb


She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds.


Gore Vidal (1925-, American novelist, critic)


Happier of happy though I be, like them I cannot take possession of the sky, mount with a thoughtless impulse, and wheel there, one of a mighty multitude whose way and motion is a harmony and dance magnificent.


William Wordsworth (1770-1850, British poet)


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