Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
Powerful Spontaneous Tranquility
Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: 'Now, it's complete because it's ended here.'
- from "Collected Sayings of Maud'Dib'' by the Princess Irulan
He had been my almost. My might-have-been.
I was afraid of what I wanted most - His kiss.
Still, I collected kiss stories.
Over the city lies the sweet, rotting odor of yesterday's unrecollected sins.
Interesting" people were her favorite hobby. She collected them: the type who did gay things late at night and smoked cigarettes in mixed company, those would have most scandalized her own mother.
But this is something new!' said Mrs. Munt, who collected new ideas as a squirrel collects nuts, and was especially attracted by those that are portable.
Children are our future. We cannot allow them to run amok.
-pg. 167 The Collected Sayings of the Emperor "The Demon's Daughter
Could the straggling thoughts of individuals be collected, they would frequently form materials for wise and able men to improve into useful matter.
Words. I had always loved them. I collected them, like I had collected pretty stones as a child.
The ferocity of Santiago Nasar's fate, which had collected twenty years of happiness from him not only with his death but also with the dismemberment of his body and its dispersion and extermination.
death fate Death
It was Noel Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate. I collected all his records and writing.
Writing Whose I
I don't necessarily write everything as automatically assuming it will be collected, there's nothing that says Hitman will be collected, though it might be.