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Most singers have their idols. I remember Elvis Presley when I was a kid. When I was about sixteen, I always said I wanted to do 'Love Me Tender.'


Percy Sledge

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Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
God is an hypothesis, and, as such, stands in need of proof: the onus probandi rests on the theist.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
... a wild dissolving bliss Over my frame he breathed, approaching near, And bent his eyes of kindli...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Far clouds of feathery gold, Shaded with deepest purple, gleam Like islands on a dark blue sea...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
The good want power, but to weep barren tears. The powerful goodness want: worse need for them. The ...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know the...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to belie...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep! He hath awaken from the dream of life!
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like Heaven is bent, An early but end...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mist...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Style is what happens when you put fashion in the wrong hands. Fashion is what happens when you put ...
PFANO PERCY RATHOGWA
Thou hast a voice, great Mountain, to repeal. Large codes of fraud and woe; not understood by all, b...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
It is more comfortable for me, in the long run, to be rude than polite.
PERCY WYNHAM LEWIS
Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep -- he hath awakened from the dream of life -- 'Tis ...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
The gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avo...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no pr...
PERCY WYNHAM LEWIS
There is no real wealth but the labor of man.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than un...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something af...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of eternity.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
What I spent, is gone; what I kept, I lost; but what I gave away will be mine forever.
ETHEL PERCY ANDRUS
War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet.
PERCY WYNHAM LEWIS
A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
And the wand-like lily which lifted up, As a Maenad, its moonlight-coloured cup, Till the fier...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Hail to thee blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert, That from Heaven, or near it, Pourest ...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
We look before and after,
And pine for what is not;
Our sincerest laughter
With some ...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the i...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to belie...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Heaven's ebon vault, Studded with stars unutterably bright, Through which the moon's unclouded...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
There is a snake in thy smile, my dear, And bitter poison within thy tear.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
How many a rustic Milton has passed by, Stifling the speechless longings of his heart, In unre...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
For there are deeds Which have no form, sufferings which have no tongue.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the cor...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
If you pursue happiness you never find it.
C.P. (CHARLES PERCY) SNOW
The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if ...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
A dream has power to poison sleep.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
The seed ye sow, another reaps; The wealth ye find, another keeps; The robes ye weave, another...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
They cast their nets in Galilee, just off the hills of brown; Such happy, simple fisherfolk, before ...
WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY
The breath of accusation kills an innocent name, and leaves for lame acquittal the poor life, which ...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Not only are there meaningless questions, but many of the problems with which the human intellect ha...
PERCY WILLIAMS BRIDGMAN
The human contribution is the essential ingredient.
ETHEL PERCY ANDRUS
What I spent, is gone; what I kept, I lost;/ but what I gave away will be mine forever.
ETHEL PERCY ANDRUS
First our pleasures die - and then our hopes, and then our fears - and when these are dead, the debt...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
The Republican Party just isn't held in high repute in the black community. Under Bill Brock we ...
CHARLES H. PERCY
Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
We rest; a dream has power to poison sleep.
We rise; one wand'ring thought pollutes the day. PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
I think I can do more inside the Republican Party to keep it in the center of the road. That's w...
CHARLES H. PERCY