Quotation Explorer - 'Strangeness'

We sleep in language if language does not come to wake us up with its strangeness. - Robert Kelly
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. - Sir Francis Bacon
There’s plenty of room for strangeness, mystery, originality, wildness, etc. in poems that also invite the reader into the human and alive center about which the poem circles. - Thomas Lux
To live is to travel, on a voyage more epic than the odysseys of myth - not from place to place, but through the poignant strangeness of time. - T.L. Rese
I am very pleased you like my stories. They are studies in prose, put for Romance's sake into fanciful form: meant partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find simplicity in a subtle strangeness. - Oscar Wilde
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. - Edgar Allan Poe
It is when we are confronted with...poignant reminders of mortality that we become most aware of the strangeness and wonder of our brief life on Earth. - Kathleen Basford
Strangeness is a necessary ingredient in beauty. - Charles Baudelaire
My preference is for prose with more silence in it, language that contains more pockets of strangeness. - Anthony Doerr
You see, the strangeness of my case is that now I no longer fear the invisible, I’m terrified by reality. - Jean Lorrain
My work reflects a relationship to the built world that shifts between control and randomness, strangeness and beauty, comfort and fear. - David D. Allee
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