Quotations About / On:
and the hills, whilst cover in snow, are still barren within...
Money is only congealed snow.
(Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. author and humorist. As quoted in The Late Mrs. Dorothy Parker, ch. 25, by Leslie Frewin (1986).
A popular writer who had earned considerable sums of money, Parker spent carelessly and always seemed to be in need.)
The frolic architecture of the snow.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "The Snow-Storm," Poems (1847).)
True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.
(Edward Hoagland (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, essayist. Weekend Guardian (London, Jan. 20-21, 1990).)
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
(Phyllis Diller (b. 1917), U.S. author, actor. Quoted in Jilly Cooper and Tom Hartman, "I Liked You Better Smaller," Violets and Vinegar (1980).)
Everybody who does not live in a prostitute's bed and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Frank Harris, in Bernard Shaw, ch. 17, Garden City Publishing Co. (1931).)
Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher. Culture and Value, journal entry, 1939-1940, eds. G.H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman (1980).)
That ain't snow, Mike. That's angel hair. We done died and gone to heaven.
(Charles Beaumont (1930-1967), U.S. screenwriter, and Edward Bernds. Lt. Turner (Patrick Waltz), Queen of Outer Space, looking at the landscape from their crash site (1958).
From a story by Ben Hecht (1893-1964); real name Charles Nutt.)
There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow- storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Illusions," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
The Great Snow! How cheerful it is to hear of!
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 292, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)