James Whitcomb Riley Quotes
7 Famous Quotes by James Whitcomb Riley
10/7/1849 - 7/22/1916
Also Known As:
James W. Riley
And the humming-bird that hung
Like a jewel up among
The tilted honeysuckle horns
They mesmerized and swung
In the palpitating air,
Drowsed with odors strange and rare.
And, with whispered laughter, slipped away
And let him hanging there.
Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: The South Wind and the Sun
God bless us every one, prayed Tiny Tim,
Crippled and dwarfed of body yet so tall
Of soul, we tiptoe earth to look on him,
High towering over all.
Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: God Bless Us Every One
Say good-bye er howdy-do--
What's the odds betwixt the two?
Best friends first to go away--
Grasp of hands you'd ruther hold
Than their weight in solid gold,
Slips their grip while greetin' you,--
Say good-bye er howdy-do?
Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: Good-Bye er Howdy-Do
The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley
O, it sets my heart a clickin' like the tickin' of a clock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.
Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: When the Frost is on the Punkin
An' all us other children, when the supper things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun
A-list'nin' to the witch tales 'at Annie tells about
An' the gobble-uns 'at gits you
Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: Little Orphant Annie