Quotations About / On: FOREVER

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), German novelist, short-story writer. The Diaries of Franz Kafka: 1910-1923, entry for October 18, 1921, ed. Max Brod (1948).)
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  • 73.
    Only the desert has a fascination—to ride alone—in the sun in the forever unpossessed country—away from man. That is a great temptation.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. letter, Sept. 29, 1922, written while in the United States. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 4, eds. James T. Boulton, E. Mansfield, and W. Roberts (1987).)
  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    The power we exert over the future behavior of our children is enormous. Even after they have left home, even after we have left the world, there will always be part of us that will remain with them forever.
    (Neil Kurshan (20th century), U.S. rabbi. Raising Your Child to Be a Mensch, ch. 5 (1987).)
  • 76.
    The opposite of love is not hate, as many believe, but rather indifference. Nothing communicates disinterest more clearly than distancing. A child cannot feel valued by parents who are forever absorbed in their own affairs.
    (Dorothy Corkville Briggs (20th century), U.S. parent educator. Your Child's Self-Esteem, ch. 7 (1975).)
  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.
    (Joan Didion (b. 1934), U.S. essayist. "In the Islands," The White Album (1979).)
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  • 79.
    We can't forever be spending our lives paying for political follies that never gave us anything but always took from us, and I am content with the narrowest metes and bounds provided I have peace and quiet for work.
    (Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. letter from Petropolis, Sept. 17, 1941, to his first wife, Friderike. Stefan and Friderike Zweig: Their Correspondence 19121942, p. 332, Hastings House (1954).)
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  • 80.
    The boys dressed themselves, hid their accoutrements, and went off grieving that there were no outlaws any more, and wondering what modern civilization could claim to have done to compensate for their loss. They said they would rather be outlaws a year in Sherwood Forest than President of the United States forever.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, ch. 8 (1876).)
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