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Quotations About / On: FOREVER

  • 21.
    Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. The Little Prince, ch. 1 (1943).)
  • 22.
    Who that has heard a strain of music feared then lest he should speak extravagantly any more forever?
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 357, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 23.
    There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Redburn (1849), ch. 40, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 4, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).)
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  • 24.
    The scythe that advances forever and never needs whetting.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Rip Van Winkle's Lilac." "Weeds and Wildings" (posthumous), p. 286, Collected Poems of Herman Melville, ed. Howard P. Vincent (1947). Referring to time.)
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  • 25.
    I would study, I would know, I would admire forever.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Address, July 15, 1838, delivered before the senior class in Divinity College, Cambridge. "The Divinity School Address," repr. in The Portable Emerson, ed. Carl Bode (1946, repr. 1981).)
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  • 26.
    There certainly men would live forever, and laugh at death and the grave.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 90, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 27.
    They were making their way with the resigned expression of those who are condemned to hope forever.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Little Poems in Prose (Paris Spleen), "To Each His Chimera," (1862).)
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  • 28.
    Really to see the sun rise or go down every day, so to relate ourselves to a universal fact, would preserve us sane forever.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, pp. 472-473, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 29.
    And forever goodbye! Forever! Oh, Sir, can you imagine how dreadful this cruel word sounds when one loves?
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Berenice, in Berenice, act 4, sc. 5 (1670). Berenice is being forced to leave Titus forever.)
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  • 30.
    I know. That's what makes us tough. Rich fellows come up and they die. Their kids ain't no good and they die out. But we keepa comin'. We're the people that live. They can't wipe us out. They can't lick us. We'll go on forever, Pa, cause we're the people.
    (Nunnally Johnson (1897-1977), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Ma Joad (Jane Darwell), The Grapes of Wrath, pronouncement at the end of the film, as the Joad family drives on in search of opportunity (1940). Based on the novel by John Steinbeck.)
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