Quotations About / On: RIVER

  • 21.
    We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
    (Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer, prime minister. Speech, February 14, 1948.)
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  • 22.
    The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn't about me.
    (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. editor and former First Lady of the United States. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 33 (August 30, 1994). In 1992, on being asked how she dealt with the constant stream of tabloid stories that were written about her. She was the widow of assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).)
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  • 23.
    Then they seen it, the old Missouri River shinin' in the moon and across it the lights of St. Louis.
    (Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Narrator (uncredited), The Big Sky, Jim Deakins (Kirk Douglas) and his companions, Zeb Calloway (Arthur Hunnicut) and Boone Caudell (Dewey Martin), approach the Missouri River (1952). From The Novel by A.P. Gu.)
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  • 24.
    We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "No Love and No Thanks," Alms for Oblivion (1964).)
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  • 25.
    Politicians are the same all over: they promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
    (Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971), Soviet premier. quoted in New York Herald-Tribune (Aug. 22, 1963). Khrushchev is earlier reported to have uttered these words at a press conference, Oct. 1960, Glen Cove, New York.)
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  • 26.
    Necessity makes women very weak or very strong, and pent-up rivers are sometimes dangerous. Look to it!
    (Mary Worthington, U.S. women's magazine contributor. The Lily, p. 183 ( November 1856). The first feminist journal in the United States, the magazine was edited by Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818-1894) in Seneca Falls, N.Y., for the majority of its 1849-1858 run.)
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  • 27.
    You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. quoted in Hippocrates, On The Universe, aph. 41.)
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  • 28.
    A reaction: a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
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  • 29.
    I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Les Feuilles d'automne, preface (1831).)
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  • 30.
    Certainly fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swoln, and drowns things weighty and solid.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, statesman. "Of Praise," The Essayes or Counsels (1625).)
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