Quotations About / On: SPRING

  • 21.
    Fresh curls spring from the baldest brow. There is nothing inorganic.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 340, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 22.
    Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Considerations by the Way," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 23.
    Yet there is no spring in Florida, neither in boskage perdu, nor on the nunnery beaches.
    (Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Indian River.")
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  • 24.
    The buds swell imperceptibly, without hurry or confusion, as if the short spring days were an eternity.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, pp. 110-111, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 25.
    It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.
    (Cornelia Otis Skinner (1901-1979), U.S. author, actor. "The Ape in Me," The Ape in Me (1959).)
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  • 26.
    The first sparrow of spring! The year beginning with younger hope than ever!... What at such a time are histories, chronologies, traditions, and all written revelations? The brooks sing carols and glees to the spring.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 342, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 27.
    She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring.
    (Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. "The Mystified Magistrate," (written 1787), first published in Historiettes, Contes et Fabliaux (1926).)
  • 28.
    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).)
  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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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