“Love (Eros) issued from the egg of Night, which floated on Chaos. By his arrows
and torch he pierced and vivified all things, producing life and joy.”
- Thomas Bulfinch, Age of Fable: Stories of Gods and Heroes, 1913.
"I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
- William Butler Yeats, "Aedh wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" c. 1899
“Green, green, it's green they say, on the farside of the hill
Green, green, I'm going away to where the grass is greener still,”
- Barry McGuire, New Christy Minstrels
"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine..."
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, c. 1594 - 1596
"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique... It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly -- to keep the channel open.”
"If we shadows have offended
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear."
-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, c. 1594-1596
"FAR out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and
as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep... There dwell the Sea King and his subjects."
- Hans Christian Andersen, "The Little Mermaid" 1837