Quotations About / On: CREEP

  • 1.
    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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  • 2.
    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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  • 3.
    ... 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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  • 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.
    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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  • 6.
    Philosophy, having crept clinging to the rocks so far, puts out its feelers many ways in vain.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Thomas Carlyle and His Works" (1847), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 349, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    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).)
  • 9.
    The 1950s to me is darkness, hidden history, perversion behind most doors waiting to creep out. The 1950s to most people is kitsch and Mickey Mouse watches and all this intolerable stuff.
    (James Ellroy (b. 1948), U.S. crime author. Quoted in John Williams, Into The Badlands, ch. 4 (1991).)
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  • 10.
    Old women snore violently. They are like bodies into which bizarre animals have crept at night; the animals are vicious, bawdy, noisy. How they snore! There is no shame to their snoring. Old women turn into old men.
    (Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938), U.S. author. "What Is the Connection Between Men and Women?" Mademoiselle (New York, Feb. 1970).)
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