Quotations About / On: ROSE

  • 71.
    Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
    (Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday), p. 385, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1955).)
  • 72.
    There is the pleasurable orgasm, like a rising sales graph, and there is the unpleasurable orgasm, slumping ominously like the Dow Jones in 1929.
    (William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. "My Experiences with Wilhelm Reich's Orgone Box," The Adding Machine (1985).)
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  • 73.
    The moment Germany rises as a great power, France gains a new importance as a cultural power.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 106, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ, p. 63, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Baltimore, Penguin Books (1968). Twilight of the Idols, "What the Germans Lack," section 4 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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  • 74.
    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).)
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  • 75.
    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).)
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  • 76.
    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).)
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  • 77.
    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).)
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  • 78.
    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.)
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  • 79.
    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).)
  • 80.
    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).)
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