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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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17 years experience in IT & Communications, Been an Advisor to Government on Digital Matters and most recently worked at Telefonica O2 UK as Head of Digital Sales for Enterprise. Board Advisor to couple of Digital Startups in London's Silicon Roundabout


10 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
    • Very good! I think about this myself all the time. I wish more people would remember this. This means a lot when you loose a lot of loved ones right.

      Posted by Kathy | May 12, 2013, 5:54 am
  7. Hello.I really just wanted to say thank you for this post,even after all this time. Until I saw and heard it,Napoleon Hill’s words always found home in my heart and in the process tamed it.’Remember that all those who succeed in life pass through many difficulties and heartbreaking struggles before they ‘arrive’,the turning point in the lives of those who succeed comes at a moment of a crisis,through which they are introduced to their ‘other’ self’.I cried inside as I read your post.Kindly advise if you have or know of reading that lifts the heart(@Sikelela-sk)

    Posted by Sikelela | May 15, 2013, 11:15 pm

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