But always, it has been truly said, the savage is talkative about his mythology and taciturn about his religion.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
We have never even begun to understand a people until we have found something that we do not understand. So long as we find the character easy to read, we are reading into it our own character.
He seemed like a walking blasphemy, a blend of the angel and the ape.
You say you are a poet of law; I saw you are a contradiction in terms. I only wonder there were not comets and earthquakes on the night you appeared in this garden.
It is as if a man were asked, What is the use of a hammer? and answered, To make hammers; and when asked, And of those hammers, what is the use? answered, To make hammers again.
The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore. Heaven may encore the bird who laid an egg.