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The U.S. appointed its first poet laureate in 1985.
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  • The U.S. appointed its first poet laureate in 1985.
  • The nation’s pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag
  • While talking of another Brooklyn laureate, Walt Whitman, I found it easy not to pay perfect attention to what Leslie was saying.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A disproportionate number of the nation’s high achievers, the NRC study noted, such as Nobel laureates, are immigrants.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey

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  • Not Coleridge first threw that spell; but God’s great, unflattering laureate, Nature.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Her job was to host visitors who came to the labs, whether Nobel laureates or Girl Scout troops.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • His fieldworkers actually tested two elementary students who went on to be Nobel laureates, William Shockley and Luis Alvarez, and rejected them both.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • As the great arctic explorer and Nobel laureate Fridtjof Nansen points out, "these remarkable voyages were …. undertaken chiefly from the wish to find lonely places, where these anchorites might dwell in peace, undisturbed by the turmoil and temptations of the world."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I couldn’t have imagined it then, but that phone call would mark the beginning of a decade long adventure through scientific laboratories, hospitals, and mental institutions, with a cast of characters that would include Nobel laureates, grocery store clerks, convicted felons, and a professional con artist.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Forgive me, and entreat Fortune, as well as thou canst, to deliver us out of this miserable strait we are both in; and I promise to put a crown of laurel on thy head, and make thee look like a poet laureate, and give thee double feeds.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote

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  • The next poet laureate of England—I figure—prays God to teach us to sit still.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • With a group of California scientists who dubbed themselves the "Traitorous Eight," after defecting from the laboratory of infamously tempestuous Nobel laureate William Shockley, he had invented a type of integrated circuit that paved the way for the silicon chip.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I used my speech in Norway not only to thank the Nobel committee and sketch out a vision of a future South Africa that was just and equitable, but to pay tribute to my fellow laureate, Mr. F. W. de Klerk.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • …had merely wanted it told, written and even printed, she would not have needed to call in anybody—a woman who even in his (Quentin’s) father’s youth had already established (even if not affirmed) herself as the town’s and the county’s poetess laureate by issuing to the stern and meagre subscription list of the county newspaper poems, ode eulogy and epitaph, out of some bitter and implacable reserve of undefeat; and these from a woman whose family’s martial background as both town and…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • There were diplomats dancing with movie stars, and Nobel laureates telling chummy stories to shipping tycoons, and the demimonde of Broadway and the gossip industry hobnobbing with foreign correspondents.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She then moved on to work for Doubleday for the remainder of her nearly two decades in publishing, editing the books of people as diverse as Michael Jackson, Carly Simon, and Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz, a Nobel laureate.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • In 1822 and again in 1838 Robert Southey, then poet laureate, led two belated attacks upon it, as a barbarous Americanism, but [Pg049] its obvious usefulness preserved it, and it remains in good usage on both sides of the Atlantic today—one of the earliest of the English borrowings from America.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • For his regular column in Scientific American, he’d interviewed Nobel laureates, explained the theories of Stephen Hawking and Einstein in lay terms, and had once been credited with sparking the groundswell of public opinion that led the FDA to remove a dangerous antidepressant from the market.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • When, in fact, there was nothing to that fawning poet laureate and flunky of the Julians, that oh-so-urbane inkslinger and rhetorical show-off without a spark of creativity, whose soul, if he had one, was secondhand at best, who was not a poet at all, but a Frenchman togged out in a full Augustan wig of flowing curls.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • These were heard alongside an astonishing array of famous names, including ex-presidents Hoover and Truman, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, popular actors such as Dick Powell and Barbara Stanwyck, sports figures such as baseball Hall of Famers Bobby Doerr and Jackie Robinson, literary giants such as Thomas Mann and Carl Sandburg, and a slew of Nobel laureates, including Albert Einstein.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Loren Blake, Vamp Poet Laureate.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Among them towers the Poet Laureate, to whom perhaps Higgins may owe his Miltonic sympathies, though here again I must disclaim all portraiture.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • She was also the winner, between 1938 and 1958, of nine Poet of the Year awards, culminating finally in the much-coveted State Poet Laureateship.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Francis Petrarc’, the laureate poet,<2> Highte* this clerk, whose rhetoric so sweet *was called Illumin’d all Itale of poetry, As Linian <3> did of philosophy, Or law, or other art particulere: But death, that will not suffer us dwell here But as it were a twinkling of an eye, Them both hath slain, and alle we shall die.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • I’m Loren Blake, Vampyre Poet Laureate?’
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • …had been solemnized, while those of Berengaria of Navarre to King Richard the First were hardly more than a distant memory; Diocletian, Charles the Fifth, and Victor Amadeus of Sardinia, had all abdicated their thrones; Henry James Pye, Poet Laureate of England, was with his fathers; Cassiodorus, Quintilian, Juvenal, Lucretius, Martial, and Albert the Bear of Brandenburg had answered the last great roll-call; the battles of Antietam, Smolensko, Drumclog, Inkerman, Marengo, Cawnpore,…
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • She looked at the two rows of English people who were sitting at the table; at the row of white bottles of water and red bottles of wine that ran between the English people; at the portraits of the late Queen and the late Poet Laureate that hung behind the English people, heavily framed; at the notice of the English church (Rev.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • You’re the first male Poet Laureate they’ve named in two hundred years.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Are you telling me Loren Blake, Vampyre Poet Laureate and hottest f-ing male on two feet, helped you off with your jacket like an old-time gentleman?
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • I vaguely recognized her name as one of the Vamp Poet Laureates from the early 1800s (there was a cool picture of her in our dorm).
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • He’s the first male Poet Laureate in two hundred years.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • That was the word she chose, and since it was straight out of the nineteenth century, her mother approved, relishing the blank stares she received when she told her lady guests what position her daughter had acquired with the State Poet Laureate.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • If I pushed aside the fact that it was incredibly romantic that the Vamp Poet Laureate was writing me poetry and read the poem without being totally blown away by how sexy it was I realized something as disturbing as the haiku being here in the first place.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • As I worked my way around the circle offering the wine to each fledgling, I recited a Full Moon Ritual prayer I’d found in the old Mystical Rites of the Crystal Moon by Fiona, the Vampyre Poet Laureate of the early 1800s.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Along the same lines, here are the colleges of the last twenty-five American Nobel laureates in Chemistry: City College of New York City College of New York Stanford University University of Dayton, Ohio Rollins College, Florida MIT Grinnell College MIT McGill University Georgia Institute of Technology Ohio Wesleyan University Rice University Hope College Brigham Young University University of Toronto University of Nebraska Dartmouth College Harvard University Berea College Augsburg…
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • *end To Rome again repaired Julius, With his triumphe laureate full high; But on a time Brutus and Cassius, That ever had of his estate envy, Full privily have made conspiracy Against this Julius in subtle wise And cast* the place in which he shoulde die, *arranged With bodekins,* as I shall you devise.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • [85] Today, extinct, it is mourned by English purists, and the Poet Laureate denounces the clergy of the Established Church for saying "the /sawed/ of the /Laud/" instead of "the sword of the Lord.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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