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Quotations About / On: MOON

  • 1.
    We are not asking for the moon.
    (Yasir Arafat (b. 1929), Palestinian leader. Quoted in Observer (London, February 7, 1982).)
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  • 2.
    The moon will run all consciences to cover....
    (Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Ditty.")
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  • 3.
    I am a cemetery abhorred by the moon.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Flowers of Evil, "Spleen II," (1857).)
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  • 4.
    when there is full Moon, mere men run out with binoculars and cameras. while poets run out with pen and paper
    (poetic vision)
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  • 5.
    Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!
    (Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 44, by Ida Husted Harper (1898). In a November 16, 1895, speech in Cleveland to the national convention of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, which strongly supported woman suffrage. Anthony considered it very difficult—perhaps futile—for that or any women's organization to effect changes in the law.)
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  • 6.
    I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 23, 1895, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 6, p. 40, "Nauka" (1976).)
  • 7.
    ... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring.
    (Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 7 (1976).)
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  • 8.
    Seen from the moon we are all the same size.
    (Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 155," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).)
  • 9.
    I'm not a man, I'm not a beast, I'm about as shapeless as the man in the moon!
    (Sonya Levien (1895-1960), Russian screenwriter. William Dieterle. Quasimodo (Charles Laughton), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, to Esmeralda, after he has rescued her (1939). Adaptation by Bruno Frank (1887-1946).)
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  • 10.
    Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths: Selected Aphorisms, "Riddles Out of Solutions," ed. Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 6 (1909).)
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