Quotations About / On:
Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin.... Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
(Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. (1846, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). About Catherine of Medici, First published in book form as Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843), It was subsequently included in the Conte et romans philosophiques, in the Etudes philsophique, and finally in the Comédie humaine.
King Charles IX says he quotes Coligny.)
Union ... brothers ... Marx ... capital ... bread and butter ... love. It was all Greek to me.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1967. The narrator, in "The End" (in Stories and Texts for Nothing), p. 66, Grove Press (1968).)
So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.
(Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. High John de Conquer, American Mercury (1943).)
Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics.
(Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. The Carnal Myth, introduction (1968).)
In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of "freedom," like a bastard brother of reform.
(Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. "Vulgarization and Political Decay," The Art of Being Ruled (1926).)
Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
(Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "Womanpower," The Female Eunuch (1970).)
My own brother a goddamn shit-sucking vampire. You wait 'til Mom finds out, buddy.
(Jeffrey Boam (b. 1949), U.S. screenwriter, and Joel Schumacher. Sam (Corey Haim), The Lost Boys, after his brother reveals he is a vampire (1987).)
I'll kill you with my own hands rather than let you put the mark of Cain on my brother!
(Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Leo Morse (Thomas Gomez), Force of Evil, to Bauer, the numbers bookkeeper who snitched to the police (1948).)
There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother's keeper will end up by being his jailkeeper.
(Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 106 (1955).)
One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. Flight to Arras, ch. 23 (1942).)