Quotations About / On:
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.)
They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
(William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Fainall, in The Way of the World, act 1, sc. 1 (1700).)
I see that I must get a few dollars together presently to manure my roots.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, March 8, 1848, to Elliot Cabot, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 156, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
(Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Remark, July 4, 1776, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Quoted in Ben Franklin Laughing, P.M. Zall (1980).
Replying to John Hancock's remark that the revolutionaries should be unanimous in their action.)
To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 1, l. 143-4.
Amazed that Titania makes love to him.)
Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart.
(Yasir Arafat (b. 1929), Palestinian leader. Quoted in Time (New York, November 11, 1974).)
It's like the Beatles coming together againlet's hope they don't go on a world tour.
(Matt Frei, British journalist. Quoted in Listener (London, June 21, 1990).
On German reunification.)
If the desire to kill and the opportunity to kill came always together, who would escape hanging?
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Following the Equator, ch. 46 (1897).)