Quotations About / On: CUT

  • 41.
    Spirit is the life that itself cuts into life: with its own torment it increases its own knowledge. Did you already know that?
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 134, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Second Part, "On the Famous Wise Men," (1883).)
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  • 42.
    The beauty of the world ... has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. A Room of One's Own, ch. 1 (1929).)
  • 43.
    A man may appear learned, without talking Sentences; as in his ordinary Gesture he discovers he can Dance, tho' he does not cut Capers.
    (Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. Mr. Spectator, in The Spectator, No. 4 (1711). By "sentences" Steele means aphorisms.)
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  • 44.
    Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.
    (J.B.S. (John Burdon Sanderson) Haldane (1892-1964), British scientist. "Science and Politics," Possible Worlds (1927).)
  • 45.
    Arrogance rides triumphantly through the gates, barely glancing at the old woman about to cut the rope and spring shut the trap.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 46.
    What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, journal entry, October/November 1850 (1906).)
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  • 47.
    What have I to do with plows? I cut another furrow than you see.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 54, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 48.
    It does not matter what the whip is; it is none the less a whip, because you have cut thongs for it out of your own souls.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. address, 1865, Royal Military Academy, repr. in The Works of John Ruskin, vol. 18, eds. E.T. Cook and Alexander Weddesburn (1905). lecture 3, sct. 119, Crown of Wild Olives (1865).)
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  • 49.
    A ship is a bit of terra firma cut off from the main; it is a state in itself; and the captain is its king.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. White-Jacket (1850), ch. 6, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 5, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).)
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  • 50.
    Milton, Madam, was a genius that could cut a Colossus from a rock; but he could not carve heads upon cherry-stones.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, June 13, 1784 (1791). Said to author Hannah More when she wondered how a poet capable of writing Paradise Lost had written such poor sonnets.)
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