When the affections so kindly break loose, Joy, is another name for Religion.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 20, "The prodigal son" (1766), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).
Sterne's comment on the welcomed return of the prodigal.)
Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler, German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. first complete publication as Deutschland und die Deutschen in "Die Neue Rundschau," Stockholm, Heft 1, Oct. 1945. Germany and the German, p. 64, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, Library of Congress (1963).
Thomas Mann delivered this address in the Library of Congress, May 29, 1945.)
But, John, if "The Pirates of the Caribbeans" breaks down the pirates don't eat the tourists.
(David Koepp (b. 1963), U.S. screenwriter, and Steven Spielberg. Dr. Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Jurassic Park, after the problems at Jurassic Park have been compared to early problems at Disneyland (1993).)