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Quotations About / On: RED

  • 21.
    Belfast ... as uncivilised as ever—savage black mothers in houses of dark red brick, friendly manufacturers too drunk to entertain you when you arrive. It amuses me till I get tired.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Letter, May 3, 1928, to T.E. Lawrence. From private collection.)
  • 22.
    New York state sentence for a Peeping Tom is six months in the workhouse. And they got no windows in the workhouse. You know, in the old days they used to put your eyes out with a red-hot poker.
    (John Michael Hayes (b. 1919), U.S. screenwriter, and Alfred Hitchcock. Stella (Thelma Ritter), Rear Window, to invalid photographer L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart), who is spying on his neighbors across the courtyard of his apartment building (1954). Based on the short story by Cornell Woolrich.)
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  • 23.
    Billboards, billboards, drink this, eat that, use all manner of things, everyone, the best, the cheapest, the purest and most satisfying of all their available counterparts. Red lights flicker on every horizon, airplanes beware; cars flash by, more lights. Workers repair the gas main. Signs, signs, lights, lights, streets, streets.
    (Neal Cassady (1926-1968), U.S. beat hero. "Leaving LA by Train at Night, High ...," The First Third and Other Writings (1971).)
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  • 24.
    In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.
    (Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973), U.S. author. Quoted in Publisher's Weekly (New York, March 24, 1958).)
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  • 25.
    It's red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting in the wrong hands. As soon as I've finished this, I shall recommend they ban it.
    (Tony Hancock (1924-1968), British comedian. Hancock's Half-Hour, BBC broadcast, February 26, 1960. "The Missing Page.")
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  • 26.
    It's red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting in the wrong hands. As soon as I've finished this, I shall recommend they ban it.
    (Tony Hancock (1924-1968), British comedian. episode broadcast Feb. 26, 1960. Hancock's Half-Hour (BBC TV series), "The Missing Page," written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (1956-1963).)
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  • 27.
    What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning, with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine?
    (Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen] (1885-1962), Danish author. Seven Gothic Tales, "The Dreamers," (1934).)
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  • 28.
    [It is possible] that the race of red men ... will, before many generations, be remembered only as a strange, weird, dream-like specter, which has passed once before the eyes of men, but had departed forever.
    (James A. Garfield (1831-1881), U.S. president. To J.D. Cox, August 6, 1870. Garfield, ch. 14, Allen Peskin (1978).)
  • 29.
    To many women marriage is only this. It is merely a physical change impinging on their ordinary nature, leaving their mentality untouched, their self-possession intact. They are not burnt by even the red fire of physical passion—far less by the white fire of love.
    (Mary Webb (1881-1927), British novelist. The Golden Arrow, ch. 18 (1916).)
  • 30.
    Not that the Red Indian will ever possess the broad lands of America. At least I presume not. But his ghost will.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Studies in Classic American Literature, ch. 4 (1924).)
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