favorite quotes

Secretariat's statue at Belmont Park
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Do you give the horse its might?
Do you clothe its neck with mane?
Do you make it leap like the locust?
Its majestic snorting is terrible.
It paws violently, exults mightily;
it goes out to meet the weapons.
It laughs at fear, and is not dismayed;
it does not turn back from the sword.
Upon it rattle the quiver,
the flashing spear, and the javelin.
With fierceness and rage it swallows the ground;
it cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet.
When the trumpet sounds, it says “Aha!”
From a distance it smells the battle,
the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

-Job 39:19



3 thoughts on “favorite quotes”

  1. Awesome.
    When looking up the context of these verses, I loved how there are multiple chapters devoted to God telling Job, “Who the hell are you to be messing with my plans?! Do you do, or know, even half the shit I do? Sit down.”

    Regardless of one’s religious standing, it’s nice to be reminded that we don’t own this place.

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