Rhyme Quotes

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Eoin Colfer
“I feel a little dizzy," said Orion. "But also wonderfully elated. I feel that I am on the verge of finding a rhyme for the word orange."

"Oxygen deprivation," said Foaly. "Or maybe it's just him.”
Eoin Colfer, The Atlantis Complex

Rick Riordan
“Seven half-bloods shall answer the call
To storm or fire the world must fall
An oath to keep with a final breath
and foes bear arms to the doors of death”
Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

Dr. Seuss
“I box in yellow Gox box socks.”
Dr. Seuss, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Cassandra Clare
“One for sorrow, two for mirth, three for a wedding, four for a birth, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret that's never been told.
~ Simon”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

Agatha Christie
“One little Indian left all alone, he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.”
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It is not until you rhyme with a person that makes you their perfect match, it is when you are satisfied with each others peculiarities, and find jewels in their loopholes.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Celia Rees
“In the town live witches nine: three in worsted, three in rags, and three in velvet fine...”
Celia Rees, Witch Child
tags: rhyme

Seanan McGuire
“How many miles to Babylon?
Three-score and ten.
Can I get there by candle-light?
Yes, there and back again.
If your heels are nimble and light,
You will get there by candle-light”
Seanan McGuire, An Artificial Night
tags: rhyme

Christopher Healy
“Can you believe the man rhymed 'Rumplestiltskin' with 'crumpled napkins'?”
Christopher Healy, The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Criss Jami
“If I knew what to do
I'd do more than write a song for you”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Criss Jami
“You ask me why I don't speak
Not a word at will
But write so much worth well over a mill'
Well I value words like I value kisses
A sober one, a closer one penetrates the heart
Darling it's how it mends it”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Elizabeth Bristol
“Whenever I speak to a group, I always ask, “God, what is it You want me to say?” 
 
Over and over, and as if for the first time, He says, “Make sure . . .” 
 
I lean in, curious, totally forgetting the last twenty times. “Make sure of what?” 
 
“Make sure you tell them,” He pauses for effect, “that I love them.” ”
Elizabeth Bristol, Mary Me: One Woman’s Incredible Adventure with God

Aldous Huxley
“Pully, hauly, tug with a will; the gods wiggle waggle, but the sky stands still.”
Aldous Huxley, Island
tags: rhyme

Leif Enger
“Before reaching Grassy Butte, though, Dad spied a farmhouse with two pumps in the drive and a red-and-white sign out front saying DALE'S OIL COMPANY. Another sign said CLOSED, but a light was on in the house and Dad pulled in, saying, "I believe we might prevail on Dale. What do you think?"
"Prevail on Dale," I repeated to Swede.
"To make a sale," she added.
"And if we fail, we'll whale on Dale--"
"Till he needs braille!"
"Will you guys desist?" Dad asked.”
Leif Enger, Peace Like a River

Criss Jami
“Oh I know it's cliché but yeah they say that great men make it in-
To places few others who even do take the risk've ever been”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

William Shakespeare
“Discharge my followers; let them hence away,
From Richard's night to Bolingbrooke's fair day.”
William Shakespeare, Richard II

Elizabeth Bristol
“I struggled with anxiety and loneliness, even in a crowded room. I never felt like I was enough. I ate Tums like candy. And I know this sounds all beauty-contestant-answerish, but I just wanted inner peace, a place to come in out of the rain. I needed, well, God, really, but you couldn’t have told me that then, not until the crap hit the fan. You know, those no-one-can- save-you-but-God things? An actual life or death experience. I’m not kidding, I didn’t think I was going to live, but instinctively I cried out and BAM! There God was, not judgmental and mean, but the ultimate friend. He came through in a big way! I’ll be honest with you, I flippin’ drank the Kool-Aid. ”
Elizabeth Bristol, Mary Me: One Woman’s Incredible Adventure with God

“Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day,
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.”
Anonymous

James Moloney
“lines and angles, flat and bland,
raise these volumes and make them stand.”
James Moloney, The Book of Lies

Robert Benchley
“One, two, three / Buckle my shoe.”
Robert Benchley

W.B. Yeats
“And now he is singing a bard's curse upon you, O brother abbot, and upon your father and your mother, and your grandfather and your grandmother, nd upon all your relations.'
Is he cursing in rhyme?'
He is cursing in rhyme, and with two assonances in every line of his curse.'
("The Crucifixion Of The Outcast")”
William Butler Yeats
tags: poet, rhyme

Rosalyn Drexler
“I, Larry Vail, do hereby confess
To murdering Merry in her little dress.
To strangling and raping and making a mess.
To all of these charges the answer is yes.”
Rosalyn Drexler, The Line of Least Existence and Other Plays

“If the heart doesn't find a perfect rhyme with the head, then your passion means nothing.

The OKR framework cultivates the madness, the chemistry contained inside. It gives us an environment for risk, for trust, where falling is not a fireable offense- you know, a safe place to be yourself.

And when you have that sort of structure and environment, and the right people, magic is around the corner.”
John Doerr, Measure What Matters

“Auden is an accomplished rhymer and Shakespeare is not.”
Peter Porter

Criss Jami
“Not too fashionable, still, she was admirable, intellectual; and yet to many, factual, though fairly objectionable, when met through claiming: 'I don't respect you unless you respect truth.”
Criss Jami

Keith Richards
“We also composed using what we called vowel movement - very important for songwriters. The sounds that work. Many times you don't know what the word is, but you know the word has got to contain this vowel, this sound. You can write something that'll look really good on paper, but it doesn't contain the right sound. You start to build the consonants around the vowels. There's a place to go ooh and there's a place to go daah. And if you get it wrong, it sounds like crap. It's not necessarily that it rhymes with anything at the moment, and you've got to look for the rhyming word too, but you know there's a particular vowel involved.”
Keith Richards, Life

Ellen Palestrant
“Sometimes...
without rhyme or reason,
ideas dive
and leap
from the shelves in my dream-room
into my midnight sleep.”
Ellen Palestrant, I Touched a Star in My Dream Last Night

“People nowadays labeled themselves as an artist, do they really know what art is?”
Patrick Cruz

“It's dark out there, the path is not clear, but there's nothin' to fear,
There's a spark glowin' from within that'll never ever disappear.”
Patrick Cruz

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