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Quote from Alfred Lord Tennyson Ulysess #skyfall

Have already seen the movie but just remembered this was quoted by M to a select committee in the new james Bond Skyfall movie which is out today in the UK.
Rather poignant for me with personal circumstances so thought I would share as I love it :)

Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Alfred,Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) 1833

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8 thoughts on “Quote from Alfred Lord Tennyson Ulysess #skyfall

  1. The lines are very resonant at the moment – see Dr Greg Tate’s piece here: http://blog.oup.com/2012/10/alfred-tennyson-2012-olympics/

    Posted by John Morton | October 26, 2012, 3:43 pm
  2. thanks for sharing – also feels relevant to me in some way

    Posted by James | October 27, 2012, 9:32 pm
  3. really searched for this in the net! thanks for posting

    Posted by tim | November 8, 2012, 3:21 am
  4. THANK YOU for sharing, i just saw the Skyfall and find myself very interested in Tennyson and poetry. I wish you a good day.

    Posted by Agent D | November 11, 2012, 4:19 am
  5. Indeed, thanks for posting. An unusually poignant moment for a Bond film, very striking!

    Posted by dvb | November 26, 2012, 11:07 pm
  6. As we age I think it is necessary that we concentrate on “what abides.” As our losses accumulate (especially if we outlive many whom we loved) it can easily lead to chronic depression if one doesn’t savor every ounce of joy from
    what is left to us. Elaine

    Posted by Elaine Akin | December 8, 2012, 2:43 am

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