Quotations About / On: TOGETHER

  • 41.
    A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
    (Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).)
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  • 42.
    We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
    (Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. Characters, "Of the Heart," aph. 33 (1688).)
  • 43.
    To be together again, after so long, who love the sunny wind, the windy sun, in the sun, in the wind, that is perhaps something, perhaps something.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Sam, in Watt, p. 163, Grove Press (1959).)
  • 44.
    Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in The Abbé Birotteau, appeared in the Comédie humaine as Le Curé de Tours (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971), also appeared in Scènes la Vie Privée (1832) as Les Célibataires; later appeared in Vie de Province.)
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  • 45.
    We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "No Love and No Thanks," Alms for Oblivion (1964).)
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  • 46.
    Even more important than the discovery of Columbus, which we are gathered together to celebrate, is the fact that the general government has just discovered women.
    (Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849-1918), U.S. socialite. As quoted in The Fair Women, ch. 10, by Jeanne Madeline Weimann (1981). Palmer, President of the Board of Lady Managers for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, was speaking on October 21, 1892, at the fair's dedication ceremony. Columbus had sailed to America 400 years earlier—landing on October 12, however, not October 21.)
  • 47.
    Through excessive exertion they put together some free time, and afterwards have no idea what to do with it except to count the hours until they've passed.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 400, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 47, "The Farce of Many Industrious People," (1879).)
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  • 48.
    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).)
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  • 49.
    It's like the Beatles coming together again—let's hope they don't go on a world tour.
    (Matt Frei, British journalist. Quoted in Listener (London, June 21, 1990). On German reunification.)
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  • 50.
    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).)
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