Quotations About / On:
You must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1958. The narrator, in The Unnamable, p. 179, Grove Press (1970).
These are the last words in The Unnamable.)
Go, go to your business, I say, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
(William Wycherley (1640-1716), British dramatist. repr. In Plays of William Wycherley, ed. W.C. Ward (1888). Sir Jaspar Fidget, in The Country Wife, act 2 (1675).)
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
(John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla] (b. 1920), Polish ecclesiastic, pope. quoted in Observer (London, Dec. 7, 1986).)
His memory is like wares at the auctiongoing, going, and anon it will be gone.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Jack Gentian" (posthumous), p. 371, Billy Budd and Other Prose Pieces, The Works of Herman Melville, vol. 13, ed. Raymond M. Weaver (1924).
Spoken by "a young Croesus" about Jack Gentian.)
Age: I go slower as time goes faster.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
(Joseph P. (Patrick) Kennedy (1888-1969), U.S. tycoon, diplomat. Quoted in Honey Fitz, p. 291, J.H. Cutler (1962).
The saying has also been ascribed to football coach Knute Rockne (1888-1931).)
Are you going to bark all day, little doggie, or are you going to bite?
(Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), Reservoir Dogs, said to Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) as the two argue in the abandoned warehouse (1992).)
When women go wrong, men go right after them.
(Harvey Thew, screenwriter, John Bright, screenwriter, and Lowell Sherman. Lady Lou (Mae West), in She Done Him Wrong (film) (1933).)
Going home must be like going to render an account.
(Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. Marlow, in Lord Jim, ch. 21 (1900).)
He who goes oftenest round Cape Horn goes the most circumspectly.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. White-Jacket (1850), ch. 24, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 5, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).)