Quotations About / On: SUNDAY

  • 1.
    Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
    (Joseph Roux (1834-1886), French priest, writer. Meditations of a Parish Priest, pt. 1, no. 76 (1886).)
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  • 2.
    People react to fear, not love—they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.
    (Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994), U.S. Republican politician, president. Quoted in William Safire, Before The Fall, prologue (1975).)
  • 3.
    'Tis a strange thing, Sam, that among us people can't agree the whole week, because they go different ways upon Sundays.
    (George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. letter, Oct. 15, 1700. Love and Business (1701).)
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  • 4.
    The boredom of Sunday afternoon, which drove de Quincey to drink laudanum, also gave birth to surrealism: hours propitious for making bombs.
    (Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 3 (1944, rev. 1951).)
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  • 5.
    The life of the wealthy is one long Sunday.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1994). The Hessian Messenger (1834).)
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  • 6.
    Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. Life and Thought in America, ch. 1 (1972).)
  • 7.
    Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
    (Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British essayist. Spectator (London, July 9, 1711), no. 112.)
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  • 8.
    The Indian said a particularly long prayer this Sunday evening, as if to atone for working in the morning.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 229, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 9.
    Sometimes there's nothing but Sundays for weeks on end. Why can't they move Sunday to the middle of the week so you could put it in the OUT tray on your desk?
    (Russell Hoban (b. 1925), U.S. author. "The Tightly Furled Man," ch. 13, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz (1973). "Forgive us our Sundays," he adds, "as we forgive those who Sunday against us.")
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  • 10.
    Sunday morning may be cheery enough, with its extra cup of coffee and litter of Sunday newspapers, but there is always hanging over it the ominous threat of 3 P.M., when the sun gets around to the back windows and life stops dead in its tracks.
    (Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. The Treasurer's Report and Other Aspects of Community Singing, "The Sunday Menace," Grosset & Dunlap (1930).)
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