Quotations About / On: FREEDOM

  • 51.
    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
    (J.G. (James Graham) Ballard (b. 1930), British author. interview, Oct. 30, 1982, in Re/Search, no. 8/9 (San Francisco, 1984).)
  • 52.
    The name of freedom regained is sweet to hear.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXIV, 21.)
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  • 53.
    Always late: thus I make you the prisoner of my freedom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 54.
    Our detachments move us toward freedom and death.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 55.
    Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
    (Anita Brookner (b. 1938), British novelist, art historian. Blanche Vernon, in The Misalliance, ch. 10 (1986).)
  • 56.
    Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, June 6, 1965, Syracuse University, N.Y.....)
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  • 57.
    Freedom and whores are the most cosmopolitan items under the sun.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act IV (1835).)
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  • 58.
    Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
    (Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. Quoted in Michael Foot, Aneurin Bevan, vol. 1, ch. 3 (1962).)
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  • 59.
    It's almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Originally published in 1922. John Andrews in Three Soldiers, Houghton Mifflin Company (1964).)
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  • 60.
    Freedom is the recognition of necessity.
    (Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German social philosopher. Quoted in The Harvest of a Quiet Eye, Alan L. Mackay (1977).)
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