Quotations About / On: MOON

  • 11.
    Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths: Selected Aphorisms, "Riddles Out of Solutions," ed. Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 6 (1909).)
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  • 12.
    When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore.
    (Jack Brooks (1912-1971), U.S. songwriter. "That's Amore," The Caddy, Paramount Music Corp. (1953). Music composed by Harry Warren (1893-1981).)
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  • 13.
    Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon—we have the stars.
    (Casey Robinson, screenwriter. Irving Rapper. Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis), in Now, Voyager (film) (1950). The movie's title is taken from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.)
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  • 14.
    We are not asking for the moon.
    (Yasir Arafat (b. 1929), Palestinian leader. Quoted in Observer (London, February 7, 1982).)
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  • 15.
    These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gloucester, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 2, l. 103-4. "Late" means recent.)
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  • 16.
    The moon will run all consciences to cover....
    (Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Ditty.")
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  • 17.
    I am a cemetery abhorred by the moon.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Flowers of Evil, "Spleen II," (1857).)
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  • 18.
    Moons are no more bounds to spiritual power than bat-balls.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Circles," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847). Emerson is speaking here about the illusion of permanence and connecting the idea of flux to the non-empirical realm of spirituality. The notion is that spiritual power blooms in the context of change and mutability. If all were permanently stable, Emerson argues, the sacred would not be able to appear in nature. Moons in the solar system and earthly balls dancing off the end of a bat represent the spectrum of possibility in the universe.)
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  • 19.
    Prejudice is a two hundred year old black cat sitting in dark under the same tree at midnight on every new moon day.
    (Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. A columnist and social activist, he is a former civil servant.)
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  • 20.
    There are journeys we need to make on our own, with only the stars and moon to guide us, maybe only after then would we really discover our true potential.
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