Quotations About / On:
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
(Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Last Words," All Trivia (1933).)
A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.
(Whitney Balliet (b. 1926), U.S. author. Dinosaurs in the Morning, introductory note (1962).)
As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.
(Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.51.)
Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Maurice, ch. 42 (1971).
Completed 1914, revised later.)
Truth is the glue that holds our government together.
(Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. inauguration speech (Aug. 9, 1974).)
Commitments, not feelings, hold life together.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Baroness, in "Esmé," The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).)
Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.
(Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Jim Burden, in My Antonia, book V, ch. III (1918; rev. 1926).
The closing words of Jim's narrative; this sums up his sense of what he and Antonia shared.)
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).)