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    分类:英语散文 时间:2017-06-09 本文已影响

    篇一:中英对照美文“Life as Chopsticks”《 筷子人生》

    Life as Chopsticks 筷子人生

    Chopsticks. Right now, millions of people are digging into their food with two sticks that have stood the test of time as a utensil for humans, even when countless thousands of other tools, gadgets and products haven’t. But what’s so special about them?

    What can we learn from mere chopsticks?

    Personally, I have used them all my life, but it was only recently I realized the depth of influence they had in many people’s way of life. They teach us the importance of:

    Simplicity. They can come in all kinds of colours and sizes but essentially they are just two long sticks. There’s hardly anything more simple than two bits of wood being pushed together. With new technology being released everyday and adverts bombarding us with the need to be able to do more with less, multi-tasking and multiple-use devices, it is sort of refreshing to still have something which has just one use—simply to eat. Chopsticks are a living example that simplicity simply works, and we don’t need to keep developing, improving and fixing things all the time.

    Versatility. Chopsticks can be used for picking up all kinds of food: meat, veg, rice, even the bones from fish. Because by nature, their simplicity means that they are adaptable. Instead of aiming for a niche in an attempt to find a “gap in the market”, or to fill a hole that probably doesn’t need filling, they cater to a wide range purposes. Imagine being like chopsticks in this way, able to appeal to many people because you are useful, without worrying about being “more innovative” or “better” in anyway. They just do what they are made to do; they just are.

    Aim. If you’ve ever tried using them, you know that you can’t get what you want by just haphazardly stabbing at the plate. To be able to get what you want, you have to aim for it. There’s no way you can pick up everything in one go. Know what you want, and just do it. Sometimes, a little bit of focus makes the difference between failure and success.

    Practice. Using chopsticks doesn’t come naturally. You have to learn to use them and practice it. But how will you learn? Should you just read about it? Most would agree that there’s no better way to practice than to look at the delicious food in front of you and tell yourself that you can’t have any until you can use the chopsticks to get it. In real life, you can read as much as you like about all the things you want to do, but it will just amount to dreams and theory if you don’t try actually doing it. Don’t just watch others eating, put yourself out there and give the cho

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    psticks a go.

    Slowing Down. A common health tip is to try to eat with chopsticks when you can. Why? Because it slows you down and allows your stomach to tell your brain you’re full before you overeat. Eating with chopsticks is a slower process, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes we need to slow down and take things one step at a time, break it down at each stage so that we have time to think, to realize that we’re actually full and that we don’t have to keep charging full speed through life.

    Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy each morsel of life as it comes.

    筷子。现今,当数不尽的工具、器具和产品都已被时间淘汰,只有筷子经受住了时间的考验,成千上万的人用它们来夹取食物。那么它们到底有什么特别之处呢?

    从这简简单单的筷子中,我们能学到什么?

    对于我个人而言,我一生都在使用筷子,但直到最近,我才认识到它们深深地影响了许多人的生活方式。它们教会了我们许多重要的事:

    简简单单。虽然筷子颜色各异,长短不同,但实质上,它们就是两根长棍。没有比两根靠在一起就能使用的木棍更简单的东西了。在科技日新月异的今天,铺天盖地的广告告诉我们应该使用那些事半功倍的多功能设备,筷子却仍旧保持着其单一的用途——就只是用来吃饭,这还真是与众不同啊。而筷子这个活生生的实例说明:简单的东西照样能派上大用场,我们并不需要一直改善更新,发展再发展。

    运用广泛。筷子能用来夹取各种各样的食物,诸如肉、蔬菜、米饭等,还能用来挑鱼骨头,因为它们简单的本质意味着能屈能伸、适应性强。它们能满足各种广泛的要求,而非只瞄准于弥补某些市场缺口或者填补那些可能没必要填补的空白。想想筷子的哲学——用途广泛且不用担心被革新或被改善,所以深受人们喜爱。筷子只是做它本应做的,筷子就是筷子。

    目标明确。如果你曾经试过用筷子吃饭,就会知道在餐盘上乱戳是夹不到你想要的东西的,必须得瞄准目标下筷。你不可能一下夹到所有东西,而应认清你要什么,然后努力得到它。成功或失败有时就在于那一点点的准确性。

    熟能生巧。没人生来就会使用筷子。你必须要学着使用并不断练习。但是怎样学习呢?仅仅只是看使用说明吗?大部分人都同意最好的练习方法就是看着摆在眼前的美味食物,告诉自己不用筷子夹就不能吃。在现实生活中,你能(从书中)阅读到任何你想要做的事情,但是如果你不去试着实践,它们就仅仅只是梦想和理论。不要只看着别人吃,自己也去拿双筷子试试看。

    放慢节奏。有一个众所周知的健康技巧是:尽可能使用筷子吃饭。为什么呢?因为它能让你放慢节奏,让肚子在吃撑前告诉大脑:你饱了。虽然用筷子吃饭是个较慢的过程,但这不见得是件坏事。有时我们需要放慢节奏,一步一步来,每个阶段停顿一下,以使我们有时间思考,认识到自己实际上已经饱了。我们没有必要总是保持高速冲刺的生活。

    有时候,按部就班地享受生活的一点一滴是很幸福的。

    Vocabulary:

    utensil [ju:'tens?l] n. 器皿,用具

    gadget ['ɡ?d?it] n. 小玩意儿;小器具

    simplicity [sim'plisiti] n. 朴素;简易;天真

    versatility [,v?s?'t?l?t?] n. 多用途,多功能

    niche [ni:?, nit?] n. [商业] 有利可图的市场(或形势等)

    cater ['keit?] vt. 投合,迎合;满足需要

    innovative ['in?uveitiv] adj. 革新的,新颖的 haphazardly [,h?p'h?z?dli] adv. 随意地,偶然地 stab [st?b] v. 刺,戳

    in one go 一口气

    amount to (在意义、效果、价值等方面)等同;接近 morsel ['m?:sel] n.一口,(食物的)少量

    篇二:散文段落欣赏

    1、站在时光廷伸的岸上,侧目而视来时的路;岁月之河,涛声依旧。唯有自己的心语,如潺潺有声的溪水,婉转而悠扬,伴着我度过无数无眠的无尽之夜。在这有风有情的雨夜里,我想用清纯的文字煮一壶墨香,坐在窗帘的边缘点燃生命的歌喉。

    2、每一天的早晨我们还是需要坚强,即使在睁眼的刹那,心底一百个不情愿的挣扎着起床,可是我们还是得用飞一般的速度解决洗脸刷牙,过着打仗般节奏的生活状态。在连续没有休息的时候,拖着疲惫的身躯,眼皮在打架,慵懒的精神在无声的抗议,我只是一具行走的躯壳。而一旦,获得充足的休息,让身体和心灵得到阳光和雨露的滋养,年轻的心又迅速的恢复弹性,一扫消极的情绪,再次投入到风风火火的生活中。

    篇三:有关艺术的英文名言警句

    art is the object of feeling, and the subject of nature. (s.k.langer, american philosopher and educator)

    艺术是情感的客观表现。也是本性的主观反映。(美国哲学家、教育家 兰格 s k)

    art is the right hand of nature. the latter only gave us being, but the former made us men. (friedrich schiller, german poet)

    艺术是自然的右手。自然只让我们存在,而艺术创造我们的人类。(德国诗人 席勒 f)

    art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travel. (theocore dreser, american novelist)

    好画犹如佳肴,只可意会,不可言传。(法国画家 弗拉曼克 m)

    good painting is like good cooking; it ca n be tasted, but not explained. (maurice de vlaminck, french painter)

    简单地说,伟大的文学就是包涵极其丰富意义的语言。(美国诗人 庞德 e)

    great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree (ezra poud, american poet)

    幽默被人正确地解释为以诚挚表达感受,寓深思于嬉笑。(美国诗人 庞德 e)

    humor has been well defined as thinking in fun while feeling in earnest. (mark twain, american novelist)

    我写作只是为了增加自身的美。(美国作家 杰克·伦敦)

    i write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. (jack london, american writer)

    音乐要用心灵去听,用头脑去感觉。(法国作家 雨果 v)

    in music one must think with the heart and feel with the brains. victor hugo, french writer jazz tickles your muscles, symphonies stretch your soul. (paulwhiteman, american conductor)

    爵士乐使你的肌肉发痒,交响乐能舒展你的灵魂。(美国指挥家 怀特曼 p)

    iterature is a kind of intellectual light which, like the light of the sun, may sometimes enable us to see what we do not like. (samuse johnson, british writer and critic)

    文学是一种理智之光,它和阳光一样,有时能使我们看到我们不喜欢的东西。(英国作家、批评家 约翰逊 s)

    love and scandale the best sweeteners of tea. (heyfielding, british writer) 风流韵事与丑闻是品茶聊天时的最佳话题。(英国作家 菲尔丁 h)

    music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak. (william congreve. british dramatist)

    音乐有着抚慰粗野的胸怀、软化顽石或使千年老树弯腰的魅力。(英国剧作家 康格里夫 w) music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. (john erskine, american educator)

    音乐是唯一不能用及表达卑鄙的或讽刺的事物的语言。(美国教育家 厄斯金 j)

    painting is silent poetry, and poetry is a apeaking picture. (simonides, ancient greek writer)

    画是无言之诗,诗是有声之画。(古希腊作家 西蒙尼特斯)

    rules and modesty destroy genius and art. (william hazlitt, british essayist) 规则与谦逊会毁掉天才和艺术。(英国散文家 哈兹里特 w)

    satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face

    their own. (jonathan swift, british writer)

    讽刺是一面镜子,观看者通常从中看到每一个人的面容却看不到自己。(英国作家 斯威夫特 j)

    some people pretend to despise the things they cannot have. (aesop, ancient greek fable writer)

    吃不到葡萄的人说葡萄酸。(古希腊寓言作家 伊索)

    speech is a mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he. (ephraem syrus, american writer)

    语言是心灵的镜子;一个人只要说话,他说的话就是他的心灵的镜子。(美国作家 塞拉斯 e)

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