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How has the US changed since the 1970's? White people still cannot look themselves in the mirror, and we are still an occupying force.
How has the US changed since 1840? White people still cannot look themselves in the mirror, and we are still an occupying force.
'I thought the mirror was shattered, then I realized, it was the person inside who was broken.'
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different selfin the mirror of some woman's eyes.
(Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Mrs. Morehead, in The Women, act 1 (1936).)
Bring us the mirror, you ignorant thing, and be sure not to sully the image by the transmission of your reflection!
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Cathos to a servant, in Les Précieuses Ridicules, sc. 6 (1659).)
Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, Routledge and Kegan Paul (1961). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 6.13.)
A pale self-portrait looked out of the mirror with the serious eyes of all self-portraits.
(Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. The Gift, ch. 3 (1963).)
An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. The Emperor Augustus, in Cinna, act 2, sc. 1 (1641).)
Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
(Joan Didion (b. 1935), U.S. essayist. "In the Islands," The White Album (1979).)
At bottom, man mirrors himself in things; he considers everything beautiful that reflects his own image: the judgment "beautiful" is the vanity of his species.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 123, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 19 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)