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Quotations About / On: ROSE

  • 21.
    A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T.
    (John Carey (b. 1934), British author, critic. repr. in Original Copy, pt. 2, "Keeping Up with the Coopers" (1987). Sunday Times (London, Sept. 20, 1981). Of photographs of society figure Lady Diana Cooper.)
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  • 22.
    Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and organize.
    (Albert Gore, Jr. (b. 1948), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Feb. 2, 1988). As his presidential campaign slogan.)
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  • 23.
    An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 231, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
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  • 24.
    Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 370 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
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  • 25.
    A little nest that's nestled where the roses bloom.
    (George Whiting (1884-1943), U.S. songwriter. "My Blue Heaven," Leo Feist, Inc. (1927). Music composed by Walter Donaldson (1893-1947).)
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  • 26.
    Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. repr. In La Condition Ouvrière (1951). "The Mystery of the Factory," Factory Journal (1934-1935).)
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  • 27.
    It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
    (Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 7 (1936).)
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  • 28.
    The moment Germany rises as a great power, France gains a new importance as a cultural power.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 106, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ, p. 63, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Baltimore, Penguin Books (1968). Twilight of the Idols, "What the Germans Lack," section 4 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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  • 29.
    There is the pleasurable orgasm, like a rising sales graph, and there is the unpleasurable orgasm, slumping ominously like the Dow Jones in 1929.
    (William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. "My Experiences with Wilhelm Reich's Orgone Box," The Adding Machine (1985).)
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  • 30.
    Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
    (Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday), p. 385, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1955).)
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