Quotations About / On:
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human faceforever.
(George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. O'Brien to Winston Smith, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1949).)
I want very much to be back in the caul, on my back in the dark forever.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1934. Belacqua, in More Pricks than Kicks, p. 29, Grove Press (1970).)
... the first cathedral you see remains with you forever as the cathedral of the world.
(M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 8 (1897).)
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
(James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822. The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison, p. 437, ed. Marvin Meyers, Indianapolis (1973).)
Death is terrifying, but it would be even more terrifying to find out that you are going to live forever and never die.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 67, "Nauka" (1980).)
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
(Toni Morrison (b. 1931), U.S. fiction writer and essayist. As quoted in Grace Notes, Epigram, section 1, by Rita Dove (1989).)
Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Into the Album of Two Adorable Cousins in Villach," Poems (1819).)
One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
(Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Quoted in Marcel Haedrich, Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, ch. 21 (1971).)
How frightening it is to have reached the height of human accomplishment in art that must forever borrow from life's abundance.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Sappho, in Sappho, act 1, sc. 3 (1819).)
Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?
(Daniel Daly (1874-1937), U.S. gunnery sergeant, U.S. Marines. Spoken at Belleau Wood, June 4, 1918.)