“Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight, For the greatest tragedy of them all is never to feel the burning light”. Oscar Wilde
“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea”
Put Out More Flags, the title of Evelyn Waugh’s novel (1942), comes from the saying of an anonymous Chinese sage, quoted and translated by Lin Yutang in The Importance of Living (1937).
“. . .of lucky August, best of months. . .”
from Dear Charles my Muse by Philip Larkin. Collected Poems. Faber & Faber.