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Quotations About / On: RIVER

  • 1.
    Up a lazy river by the old mill run, that lazy, lazy river in the noonday sun.
    (Sidney Arodin, U.S. songwriter. "Lazy River," Peer International Corp. (1931). Music composed by Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981).)
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  • 2.
    All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course, all rivers go down to the ocean and drown. And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.
    (Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 81, Éditions du Seuil.)
  • 3.
    Even the river of denial will eventually run into the sea of reality.
    (Life)
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  • 4.
    It is impossible to step into the same river twice.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, fr. 91 (from Plutarch). Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influential philosophers before Socrates, was known as "the riddler" or "the obscure.")
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  • 5.
    Virtues lose themselves in self-interest, as rivers in the sea.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 172 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 6.
    We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
    (Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer, prime minister. Speech, February 14, 1948.)
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    The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn't about me.
    (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. editor and former First Lady of the United States. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 33 (August 30, 1994). In 1992, on being asked how she dealt with the constant stream of tabloid stories that were written about her. She was the widow of assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).)
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  • 8.
    Then they seen it, the old Missouri River shinin' in the moon and across it the lights of St. Louis.
    (Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Narrator (uncredited), The Big Sky, Jim Deakins (Kirk Douglas) and his companions, Zeb Calloway (Arthur Hunnicut) and Boone Caudell (Dewey Martin), approach the Missouri River (1952). From The Novel by A.P. Gu.)
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  • 9.
    Politicians are the same all over: they promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
    (Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971), Soviet premier. quoted in New York Herald-Tribune (Aug. 22, 1963). Khrushchev is earlier reported to have uttered these words at a press conference, Oct. 1960, Glen Cove, New York.)
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  • 10.
    Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
    (Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 106 (1901).)
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