Quotations About / On: CREEP

  • 1.
    It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 147 (1973).)
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  • 2.
    ... fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
    (Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. From The House in Paris (1936). As quoted in Elizabeth Bowen, ch. 13, by Victoria Glendinning (1979).)
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  • 3.
    Ambition can creep as well as soar.
    (Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Letters on a Regicide Peace, letter 3 (1797), repr. In Works, vol. 5 (1899).)
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  • 4.
    Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep.
    (Clifton Fadiman (b. 1904), U.S. essayist. New Yorker (April 21, 1934).)
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  • 5.
    Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Fourth Notebook, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
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  • 6.
    Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens ... to stumble upon it.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Ravenna Journal, vol. 8, entry for Jan. 11, 1821, Byron's Letters and Journals, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
  • 7.
    Get outta here. Come on, fuckin' creep. Go to work.
    (Waldo Salt (1914-1987), U.S. screenwriter, and John Schlesinger. Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), Midnight Cowboy, hustler to peace demonstrator (1969). Based On The Novel by Jam.)
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  • 8.
    The youngest of four sons, but not the youngest of the family!—you conceive the sort of negligence that creeps over even the kindest maternities, in such case ...
    (Walter Pater (1839-1894), British writer, educator. Originally published in New Review (June 1892). the narrator, in "Emerald Uthwart," p. 174, repr. In Miscellaneous Studies, Macmillan (1895). Posthumously prepared for the press by Charles L. Shadwell.)
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  • 9.
    There lives a man who arranges the things of today as pleasantly as possible but creeps blindly towards tomorrow.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 685.)
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  • 10.
    Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 3 (1891).)
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