Here are a few tributes and memories of Senator Kennedy, collected from around the Internet:
"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die!"
--Senator Edward M. Kennedy
"While we may remember 'Camelot' more for what it represented as the Kennedy era rather than the Broadway musical, the line from the title song that JFK supposedly liked -- 'Don't let it be forgot...that once there was a spot' -- also reminds us that while Teddy's 'dream will never die,' it's the hard work that he did every day that should not be forgotten."
--Mustang Bobby, at Shakesville
("Each evening from December to December
Before you drift to sleep upon your cot,
Think back on all the tales that you remember
Ask every person if he's heard the story;
And tell it strong and clear if he has not:
That once there was a fleeting wisp of glory
Don't let it be forgot
That once there was a spot
For one brief shining moment that was known
--from White House Flickr photostream
"In lieu of flowers, pass health care reform."
--HRCDemographic4Obama, DailyKos diarist
"In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American."
--Senator Robert Byrd
"I think today, a part of Ted Kennedy's soul is now in Bo. Teddy made it to the White House after all."
--commenter on RBR
"He's left a great void in our public life and a hole in the hearts of millions of Americans and hundreds of us who were affected by his personal touch throughout our lives. People like me, who came to rely on him. He was kind of like an anchor. And unlike many important people in my 38 years I've had the privilege of knowing, the unique thing about Teddy was it was never about him. It was always about you. It was never about him. It was people I admire, great women and men, at the end of the day gets down to being about them. With Teddy it was never about him."
--Vice President Joe Biden
"Ted Kennedy has gone home now, guided by his faith and by the light of those that he has loved and lost. At last he is with them once more, leaving those of us who grieve his passing with the memories he gave, the good that he did, the dream he kept alive, and a single, enduring image -- the image of a man on a boat, white mane tousled, smiling broadly as he sails into the wind, ready for whatever storms may come, carrying on toward some new and wondrous place just beyond the horizon."
--President Barack Obama
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks;--excerpt from "Ulysses," by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends.
'T is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
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.