Quotations About / On:
You must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1958. The narrator, in The Unnamable, p. 179, Grove Press (1970).
These are the last words in The Unnamable.)
Go, go to your business, I say, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
(William Wycherley (1640-1716), British dramatist. repr. In Plays of William Wycherley, ed. W.C. Ward (1888). Sir Jaspar Fidget, in The Country Wife, act 2 (1675).)
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
(John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla] (b. 1920), Polish ecclesiastic, pope. quoted in Observer (London, Dec. 7, 1986).)
His memory is like wares at the auctiongoing, going, and anon it will be gone.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Jack Gentian" (posthumous), p. 371, Billy Budd and Other Prose Pieces, The Works of Herman Melville, vol. 13, ed. Raymond M. Weaver (1924).
Spoken by "a young Croesus" about Jack Gentian.)
Age: I go slower as time goes faster.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
Let us not forget that we can never go farther than we can persuade at least half of the people to go.
(Hugh Gaitskell (1906-1963), British Labour politician. Speech, October 3, 1961, to Labour Party Conference, Brighton.)
It is better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #315, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.
(William Least Heat Moon [William Trogdon] (b. 1939), U.S. author. Blue Highways: A Journey into America, pt. 2, ch. 4 (1983). . . .
If I could not go to heaven but with a [political] party, I would not go there at all.
(Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, March 13, 1789, to Francis Hopkinson. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 14, p. 650, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).)
The one thing sure about politics is that what goes up comes down and what goes down often comes up.
(Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. Quoted in Earl Mazo, Richard Nixon: A Political and Personal Portrait, ch. 17 (1959).)