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.)
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.)
Necessity makes women very weak or very strong, and pent-up rivers are sometimes dangerous. Look to it!
(Mary Worthington, U.S. women's magazine contributor. The Lily, p. 183 ( November 1856).
The first feminist journal in the United States, the magazine was edited by Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818-1894) in Seneca Falls, N.Y., for the majority of its 1849-1858 run.)
A reaction: a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
(Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)