Quotations About / On: FREEDOM
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).)
The name of freedom regained is sweet to hear.
(Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXIV, 21.)
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).)
Our detachments move us toward freedom and death.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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).)
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.....)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)