Men, forever tempted to lift the veil of the futurewith the aid of computers or horoscopes or the intestines of sacrificial animalshave a worse record to show in these "sciences" than in almost any scientific endeavor.
(Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), U.S. philosopher and political theorist; born in Germany. The Life of the Mind, vol. 2: Willing, ch. 14 (1978).)
You, Aubrey, are my most complete man. You're a brave, compassionate, kind and content, man. That's your secretcontentment. I'm 24 and I've never known it. I'm forever in pursuit and I don't even know what it is I'm chasing.
(Colin Welland (b. 1934), British screenwriter. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), Chariots of Fire (1981).)
I have never heard of a tradition among Jews that encourages us to support each others' differences. Quite the contrary. What I've always been taught is that Jews forever see each other as bitter enemies whose differences are irreconcilable.
(Irena Klepfisz (b. 1941), Jewish-American lesbian author; born in Poland. "Jewish Progressives and the Jewish Community," 1988. Dreams of an Insomniac, part 5 (1990).)
There is one expanding horror in American life. It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away.
(Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. "My Hope for America," pt. 1, Cannibals and Christians (1966).)
It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetnesscalling their denial knowledge.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Middlemarch, bk. 4, ch. 42 (1871).)
She will forever be your Miss America and she sort of becomes the embodiment of your dreams. But you also realize that it's only her and not you. You feel a part of ityet so far away at the same time.
(Michele Passarelli (b. c. 1954), Miss Rhode Island, 1972. As quoted in Miss America, ch. 16, by Ann-Marie Bivans (1991).
On Laurel Lea Schaefer, who won the 1972 Miss America title.)