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The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology.
Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.
Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression.
T. E. Lawrence
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.
I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
Research has shown that a barren environment is much more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals. It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies.
Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled. He only cursed it when it was barren.
Edwin Louis Cole
Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment.
Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
Exploring and colonizing Mars can bring us new scientific understanding of climate change, of how planet-wide processes can make a warm and wet world into a barren landscape. By exploring and understanding Mars, we may gain key insights into the past and future of our own world.
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
Love is a sickness full of woes, All remedies refusing; A plant that with most cutting grows, Most barren with best using.
All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want.
There is no tragedy more woeful than the victory of hate, nor any attainment so hopelessly barren as the sterility of that achievement; for hate is finality, and finality is the greatest evil which can happen in a world of movement.
As one looks across the barren stretches of the pack, it is sometimes difficult to realise what teeming life exists immediately beneath its surface.
Robert Falcon Scott
I think it would be impossible not to be an Internet kid, coming from New Zealand, because culturally it's a little barren.
New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil, a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it, even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions.
Henry Cabot Lodge
As for critics, one mediocre writer is more valuable than ten good critics. They are like haughty, barren spinsters lodged in a maternity ward.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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