It tasted like one of those herbal concoctions that health-food enthusiasts substitute for tea.
The Lord's Prayer is less than fifty words long, and six of those words are devoted to asking God not to lead us into temptation.
In their propaganda today's dictators rely for the most part on repetition, suppression and rationalization—the repetition of catchwords which they wish to be accepted as true, the suppression of facts which they wish to be ignored, the arousal and rationalization of passions which may be used in ther interests of the Party or the State.
Because a writer can't influence people, in the sense of making them think and feel and act as he does. He can only influence them to be more, or less, like one of their own selves. In other words, he's never understood.
I don't want comfort. I want poetry. I want danger. I want freedom. I want sin.
For Monet, on this occasion, water lilies were the measure of water lilies; and so he painted them.