Quotations About / On: BROTHER
The poet as Hamlet and Paglet, two brothers, psychic and neurotic.
(Poets as friends)
She was baptized in water by her brother's rare tears..
baptized in fire by her mother's unshed tears
So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.
(Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. High John de Conquer, American Mercury (1943).)
Working for Warner Brothers is like fucking a porcupine: it's a hundred pricks against one.
(Wilson Mizner (1876-1933), U.S. dramatist, wit. Quoted in Bring on the Empty Horses, "Degrees of Friendlness," David Niven (1975).)
Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics.
(Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. The Carnal Myth, introduction (1968).)
In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of "freedom," like a bastard brother of reform.
(Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. "Vulgarization and Political Decay," The Art of Being Ruled (1926).)
Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
(Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "Womanpower," The Female Eunuch (1970).)
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
(Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Mr. Haredale, in Barnaby Rudge, ch. 79 (1841).)
My own brother a goddamn shit-sucking vampire. You wait 'til Mom finds out, buddy.
(Jeffrey Boam (b. 1949), U.S. screenwriter, and Joel Schumacher. Sam (Corey Haim), The Lost Boys, after his brother reveals he is a vampire (1987).)
That Dali is really Norman Rockwell's twin brother kidnapped by gypsies in babyhood.
(Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Pnin, ch. 4, sect. 5 (1957).)