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Quotations About / On: SILVER

  • 1.
    Puccini—Silver macaroni, exquisitely tangled
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (May 1912). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 26, p. 141, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
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  • 2.
    Every cloud must have a silver lining.
    (George A. Norton (1880-1923), U.S. songwriter. "My Melancholy Baby," Morris Music Co. (1912). Music composed by Ernie Burnett (1884-1959).)
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  • 3.
    Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
    (Richard M. Nixon (b. 1913), U.S. Republican politician, president. Quoted in Sunday Times (London, November 13, 1988). Referring to the defeat of Michael Dukakis by George Bush in the 1988 presidential election.)
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  • 4.
    Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.
    (Ann Richards (b. 1933), U.S. Democrat, Texas governor. Quoted in Independent (London, July 20, 1988).)
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  • 5.
    When I was a kid I used to tell myself the moon was a silver gong and if I could climb high enough to beat on it with both hands all my wishes would come true.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Originally performed as The Moon Is A Gong in 1925 by the Harvard Dramatic Club. Tom in The Garbage Man, pt. 2, sc. 1, Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934).)
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  • 6.
    One of the weaknesses in the cooperative is that it has never been sufficiently leavened by the imagination. This is a quick-silver faculty, and likely to be a cause of worry to any collective settlement.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "Our Vanishing Cooperative Colonies," Alms for Oblivion (1964).)
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  • 7.
    Gold and silver are but merchandise, as well as cloth or linen; and that nation that buys the least, and sells the most, must always have the most money.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, "Miscellaneous Pieces," Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. IV, p. 332, London (1774).)
  • 8.
    They was givin' me ten thousand watts a day, you know, and I'm hot to trot. Next woman takes me on gonna light up like a pinball machine and pay off in silver dollars.
    (Laurence Hauben, U.S. screenwriter, Bo Goldman, and Milos Forman. Randall McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, after being given electroshock (1975).)
  • 9.
    All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
    (Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Andor Harsanyi, in The Song of the Lark, part II, ch. VI (1915).)
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  • 10.
    How strange a thing this is! The Priest telleth me that the Soul is worth all the gold in the world, and the merchants say that it is not worth a clipped piece of silver.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. The young fisherman, in "The Fisherman and his Soul," A House of Pomegranates (1891).)
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