I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken - and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.
No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.
Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part.
We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets - we remember only.
I am a writer of fragments.
Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris.
Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come to being.
I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.
It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today.
The sand stones had fragments of charcoal on some surfaces but found no recognisable fossils.
The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography, but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind of insane collage of fragments of memory.
Out of doing all that experimentation with sound I decided I wanted to do it with live musicians. To take repetition, take music fragments and make it live. Musicians would be able to play it and create this kind of abstract fabric of sound.
Why should Ireland be treated as a geographical fragment of England - Ireland is not a geographical fragment, but a nation.
Socialism also brings us up against the hard rock of eugenic fact which, if we neglect it, will dash our most beautiful social construction to fragments.
When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments.
Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of creation. It makes history possible.
The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world.