Quotations About / On: SPRING

  • 21.
    So that's why you're green around the gills. Spring comes to the bushveldt, the young bucks start butting their heads together.
    (Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Sean Mercer (John Wayne), Hatari! Commenting on the romantic rivalry between Kurt Mueller (Hardy Kruger) and Chips Maurey (Gerard Blain) (1962). From a Story by Harry Kur.)
  • 22.
    It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.
    (James Russell Lowell (1819-91), U.S. poet, editor. "Elizabethan Dramatists, Omitting Shakespear: John Webster," Lowell's Early Prose Writings (1902).)
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  • 23.
    It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Miles Fairley (George Sanders), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, to Mrs. Muir during a spring shower (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
  • 24.
    It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Miles Fairley (George Sanders), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). To Mrs. Muir during a spring shower. From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
  • 25.
    Ceremony and ritual spring from our heart of hearts: those who govern us know it well, for they would sooner deny us bread than dare alter the observance of tradition.
    (F. Gonzalez-Crussi, Mexican professor of pathology, author. "On Embalming," Notes of an Anatomist (1985).)
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  • 26.
    The wealthy man is not he who has money, but he who has the means to live in the luxurious state of early spring.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, April 29, 1892, to L.A. Avilova. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 58, "Nauka" (1976).)
  • 27.
    Huck waited for no particulars. He sprang away and sped down the hill as fast as his legs could carry him.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, ch. 29 (1876).)
  • 28.
    They may walk with a little less spring in their step, and the ranks are growing thinner, but let us never forget, when they were young, these men saved the world.
    (Bill Clinton (b. 1946), U.S. president. Washington Post, p. A1 (June 7, 1994). In Normandy, on the 50th anniversary of the Allied landings, June 6, 1944.)
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  • 29.
    Art is good when it springs from necessity. This kind of origin is the guarantee of its value; there is no other.
    (Neal Cassady (1926-1968), U.S. beat hero. Quoted in Gerald Nicosia, Memory Babe, ch. 5, sect. 5 (1983).)
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  • 30.
    Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
    (Willa Cather (1876-1947), U.S. author. Article first published in Commonweal (April 17, 1936). On Writing, "Four Letters: Escapism," (1949).)
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