Quotations About / On:
True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.
(Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969), German philosopher, sociologist, music critic. Minima Moralia, pt. 3, sct. 122, "Monograms," (1951), trans. by G.F.N. Jephcott (1978).)
[T]he temple through which alone lies the road to that of Liberty.
(James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to Jefferson, February 24, 1826. Madison Papers, Library of Congress.
Speaking of universities.)
Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
(Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mme. Gaston in a letter to Mme. De l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
(Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. "On Tragedy," letter 18, Letters on England (1732).)
Do you know what it's like to love and be alone?
(Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Peg Born (Lilli Palmer), Body and Soul, to prize-fighter Charley Davis (John Garfield) on one of his infrequent visits (1947).)
I meddled in things that man must leave alone.
(R.C. Sherriff (1896-1975), British screenwriter. James Whale. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains), The Invisible Man, as he lies dying (1933).
Full name Robert Cedric Sherriff.)
Change alone is unchanging.
(Heraclitus (c. 535-c. 475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 1, fragment 23, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976).)
Other nations use "force"; we Britons alone use "Might."
(Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), British novelist. Mr. Baldwin, in Scoop, bk. 2, ch. 5, sct. 1 (1938).)
Alone, I am drunk on my thoughts; in company, I am sober again.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
(Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications theorist. "Magic that Changes Mood," The Mechanical Bride (1951).)