Quotations About / On: FOREVER

  • 51.
    The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Sexus, ch. 9 (1949). Miller emphasized that he was referring to "the great majority, not of the emancipated few who, having thought things through, are privileged to identify themselves with all humanity and thus enjoy that greatest of all luxuries: service.")
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  • 52.
    I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
    (Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish author. Don Quixote, in Don Quixote, pt. 2, ch. 43 (1615).)
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  • 53.
    I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
    (Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, "Paris is Divine," (1925). Lorelei Lee's journal entry, April 27.)
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  • 54.
    But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
    (Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish Protestant political writer. Reflections on the Revolution in France, p. 66, ed. Pocock (1790).)
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  • 55.
    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. O'Brien to Winston Smith, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1949).)
  • 56.
    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).)
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  • 57.
    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).)
  • 58.
    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).)
  • 59.
    America is a country that seems forever to be toddler or teenager, at those two stages of human development characterized by conflict between autonomy and security.
    (Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. (July 29, 1990). Thinking Out Loud, p. 55, Random House (1993).)
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  • 60.
    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).)
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