Quotations About / On: CELEBRATE

  • 1.
    The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa—slightly off balance.
    (Prince Charles (b. 1948), British Prince of Wales. quoted in Observer (London, Jan. 2, 1983).)
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  • 2.
    In the game of love, the losers are more celebrated than the winners.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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    Often in winter the end of the day is like the final metaphor in a poem celebrating death: there is no way out.
    (Agustin Gomez-Arcos (b. 1939), Spanish author. A Bird Burned Alive, ch. 1 (1988).)
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    Wallace Stevens: the Platonist celebrates endless change, but with regret.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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    Revolutions are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous.
    (Pierre Boulez (b. 1925), French composer, conductor. Guardian (London, Jan. 13, 1989). On the bicentenary celebrations of the French Revolution.)
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    I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.
    (Franco Zeffirelli (b. 1922), Italian stage and film director. International Herald Tribune (Paris, March 21, 1990).)
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    The era of long parades past an official podium filled with cold faces is gone. Celebrating is now a right, not a duty.
    (Lothar De Maizière (b. 1940), German lawyer, politician. Speech on May Day, while East German prime minister. Quoted in Independent (London, May 5, 1990).)
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  • 8.
    If I were to be taken hostage, I would not plead for release nor would I want my government to be blackmailed. I think certain government officials, industrialists and celebrated persons should make it clear they are prepared to be sacrificed if taken hostage. If that were done, what gain would there be for terrorists in taking hostages?
    (Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. Quoted in Parade (New York, May 20, 1979).)
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  • 9.
    What we have to do ... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
    (Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), U.S. attorney; First Lady of the United States. As quoted in the New York Times, p. A17 (May 18, 1993). From the First Lady's commencement speech a day earlier at the University of Pennsylvania, which had recently experienced racial conflicts.)
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  • 10.
    The Oscars demonstrate the will of the people to control and judge those they have elected to stand above them (much, perhaps, as in bygone days, an election celebrated the same).
    (David Mamet (b. 1947), U.S. playwright. "Oscars," Writing in Restaurants (1986).)
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