Quotations About / On:
The younger rises when the old doth fall.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Edmund, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 3, l. 25.
Varying the proverb, "the rising of one man is the falling of another.")
Military glorythe attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.
(Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech, Jan. 12, 1848, to the House of Representatives.
Arguing against the war with Mexico.)
Sad; so sad, those smoky-rose, smoky-mauve evenings of late Autumn, sad enough to pierce the heart.
(Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Black Venus, Chatto & Windus (1985). "Black Venus," p. 9, "Next Editions" (1980).)
In accordance with the law the death sentence was announced to Cincinnatus C. in a whisper. All rose, exchanging smiles.
(Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Invitation to a Beheading, ch. 1 (1959).)
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
(Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. "Counsels and Maxims," Parerga and Paralipomena (1851).)
A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T.
(John Carey (b. 1934), British author, critic. repr. in Original Copy, pt. 2, "Keeping Up with the Coopers" (1987). Sunday Times (London, Sept. 20, 1981).
Of photographs of society figure Lady Diana Cooper.)
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 231, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.
(Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), Italian nationalist leader. The Duties of Man, ch. 1 (1844-1858, trans. 1907).)
Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levis to both sexes. Woodstock rises from his pages.
(William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. "Remembering Jack Kerouac," The Adding Machine (1985).)
It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
(Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 7 (1936).)