Quotations About / On: BROTHER
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).)
It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
(George Washington (1732-1799), U.S. general, president. letter, Jan. 15, 1783.)
Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #40, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
I'll kill you with my own hands rather than let you put the mark of Cain on my brother!
(Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Leo Morse (Thomas Gomez), Force of Evil, to Bauer, the numbers bookkeeper who snitched to the police (1948).)
The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
(Tennessee Williams (1914-1983), U.S. dramatist. Gutman, in Camino Real, block 2.
Birth name Thomas Lanier Williams.)