|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde:
this monstrous tie. You are right. You have no courage; none!
LADY WINDERMERE. Ah, give me time to think. I cannot answer you
now. [Passes her hand nervously over her brow.]
LORD DARLINGTON. It must be now or not at all.
LADY WINDERMERE. [Rising from the sofa.] Then, not at all! [A
LORD DARLINGTON. You break my heart!
LADY WINDERMERE. Mine is already broken. [A pause.]
LORD DARLINGTON. To-morrow I leave England. This is the last time
I shall ever look on you. You will never see me again. For one
moment our lives met - our souls touched. They must never meet or
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
Earl of Mackworth had planned that Myles might be created a
Knight of the Bath with all possible pomp and ceremony; that his
personality might be most favorably impressed upon the King; that
he might be so honorably knighted as to make him the peer of any
who wore spurs in all England; and, finally, that he might
celebrate his new honors by jousting with some knight of high
fame and approved valor. All these desiderata chance had
fulfilled in the visit of the King to Devlen.
As the Earl had said to Myles, he would rather have waited a
little while longer until the lad was riper in years and
experience, but the opportunity was not to be lost. Young as he
Men of Iron
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Princess by Alfred Tennyson:
Here, push them out at gates.'
In wrath she spake.
Then those eight mighty daughters of the plough
Bent their broad faces toward us and addressed
Their motion: twice I sought to plead my cause,
But on my shoulder hung their heavy hands,
The weight of destiny: so from her face
They pushed us, down the steps, and through the court,
And with grim laughter thrust us out at gates.
We crossed the street and gained a petty mound
Beyond it, whence we saw the lights and heard the voices murmuring. While I listened, came