The prelude to Tristan and Isolde reminds me of the Italian painting of the martyr whose intestines are slowly being unwound from his body on a reel.
For now, let us simply observe that the assault on human dignity is one of the prime goals of the visitation of fear, a prelude to the domination of the mind and the triumph of power - Wole Soyinka
Humor is a prelude to faith, and laughter is the beginning of prayer. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Conversation is the sexiest foreplay, the perfect prelude to sex, the fiery banter that gets you heated, the stimulation of the mind that transmits to the body. Conversation is a give and take. Just like sex itself. And the best give and takes — the best conversations — lead to the best sex. - Zara Barrie
Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science. - James Clerk Maxwell
Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul... but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October. - Peggy Toney Horton
Anger is the prelude to courage. - Eric Hoffer
The prelude to Tristan and Isolde sounded as if a bomb had fallen into a large music factory and had thrown all the notes into confusion.