Quotations About / On:
Truth is the glue that holds government together.
(Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Aug. 9, 1974. Public Papers of the Presidents (1974).
On succeeding Richard Nixon as president. Ford had used the words on several previous occasions.)
We stroll amiably together, careful never to peer into one another's shadows.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
The reason why lovers are never bored together is that they are always talking of themselves.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 312 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.
(Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "Summary," The Female Eunuch (1970).)
Books and marriage go ill together.
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French dramatist. Martine, in Les Femmes Savantes, act 5, sc. 3, l. 66 (1672).)
What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Tropic of Capricorn, p. 174 (1938, repr. 1966).)
"It's a wery remarkable circumstance, sir", said Sam, "that poverty and oysters seems to go together."
(Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 22, p. 301 (1837).)
I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.
(Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Quoted in Hesketh Pearson, Dickens, ch. 8 (1949).)
We may eat dinner together, but everyone puts the food in his own mouth.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
Old age and youth cannot live together.
(Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 8 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.).
Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)