Quotations About / On: FAREWELL

  • 1.
    Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 2.
    It is no longer possible to escape men. Farewell to the monsters, farewell to the saints. Farewell to pride. All that is left is men.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 10, sc. 4, Gallimard (1951).)
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  • 3.
    Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
    (J.R.R. (John Ronald Revel) Tolkien (1892-1973), British novelist, scholar. The dwarf Gimli, in The Fellowship of the Ring, pt. 1, ch. 3, The Lord of the Rings, bk. 2 of trilogy (1954).)
  • 4.
    Surely one's own—farewell to life is preferable to that demanded by the law.
    (Robert Tusker, and Michael Curtiz. Dr. Xavier (Lionel Atwill), Doctor X, after the suspected murderer's apparent suicide (1932). Based on a play by Howard W. Comstock and Allen C. Miller.)
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  • 5.
    Farewell, my friends. I go to glory.
    (Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), U.S. dancer. Quoted in Isadora Duncan's End, ch. 25, Mary Desti (1929). Duncan was accidentally strangled when her long scarf caught in the wheel of her car; her parting words were spoken in French.)
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  • 6.
    When a man gives himself up to the government of a ruling passion,—or, in other words, when his HOBBY-HORSE grows head- strong,—farewell cool reason and fair discretion.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760), vol. 2, ch. 5, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).)
  • 7.
    It is impossible to say all that we think, even to our truest Friend. We may bid him farewell forever sooner than complain, for our complaint is too well grounded to be uttered.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 300, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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