Quotations About / On:
It is not necessary that every time he rises he should give his famous imitation of a semi-house-trained polecat.
(Michael Foot (b. 1913), British Labour politician, prime minister. Speech, March 2, 1978, House of Commons. Hansard, col. 668.
Referring to Conservative politician Norman Tebbit.)
Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers.
(Luis Buñuel (1900-1983), Spanish filmmaker. My Last Sigh, ch. 21 (1983).)
It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my "poems" are competing.
(E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (1894-1962), U.S. poet. Is 5, foreword (1926).)
When at length they rose to go to bed, it struck each man as he followed his neighbour upstairs that the one before him walked very crookedly.
(R.S. (Robert Smith) Surtees (1803-1864), British novelist. Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, ch. 35 (1853).)
Eighteen might look at thirty-four through a rising mist of adolescence; but twenty-two would see thirty-eight with discerning clarity.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Tender Is the Night, bk. 2, ch. 19 (1934).)
I recoil, overcome with the glory of my rosy hue and the knowledge that I, a mere cock, have made the sun rise.
(Edmond Rostand (1868-1918), French poet, playwright. Chantecler, in The Chantecler, act 2, sc. 3 (1910).)
He indeed cloys with sweetness; he obscures with splendour; he fatigues with gaiety. We are stifled on beds of roses.
(William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. "Mr. T. MooreMr. Leigh Hunt," The Spirit of the Age (1825).
Of poet Thomas Moore.)
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).)
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).)
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).)