Quotations About / On: SISTER

  • 11.
    One does not arise from such a book as Sister Carrie with a smirk of satisfaction; one leaves it infinitely touched.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in A Book of Prefaces (1916). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 7, p. 54, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956). In an essay on Theodore Dreiser.)
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  • 12.
    My sister and I, you will recollect, were twins, and you know how subtle are the links which bind two souls which are so closely allied.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Helen Stoner, in "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).)
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  • 13.
    I stopped reading movie magazines in the beauty parlor a couple of years ago because I could not accommodate any more information about something called the Lennon Sisters.
    (Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 2 (1978). Written in 1975. The Lennon Sisters comprised a pleasant, wholesome, bland singing quartet of attractive teenaged sisters. Although they were television personalities, not movie stars, photographs of them and repetitious stories about them were once fan magazine staples.)
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  • 14.
    Listen, sister. I don't dance and I can't take time out now to learn.
    (Frank W. Wead (1895?-1947), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Lt. Rusty Ryan (John Wayne), They Were Expendable, reply to nurse Lt. Sandy Davis (Donna Reed), who invites him to a dance (1945). Based on the book by William L. White.)
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  • 15.
    Best masters for the young writer and speaker are the fault- finding brothers and sisters at home who will not spare him, but will pick and cavil, and tell the odious truth.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 10, ed. Edward Everett Emerson (1909-1914).)
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  • 16.
    It is natural not to care about a sister certainly not when she is four years older and grinds her teeth at night.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 3, Random House (1937).)
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  • 17.
    Surely a gentle sister is the second best gift to a man; and it is first in point of occurrence; for the wife comes after.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Pierre (1852), bk. I, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 7, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1971).)
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  • 18.
    Love is the sister to Truth, but they differ in two ways. You must go to Truth to find her. She will never come looking for you. However, you are never to go looking for her sister Love. Love will find you in your own divine timing, when you are ready for her. So don't look, she will come. She always does.
    (Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun)
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  • 19.
    Younger sisters are almost different beings from elder ones, but thank God it is quite and unaffectedly without repining or envy that I see my elder sister gad about and visit, etc.—when I rest at home.
    (Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 68, journal entry, May 22, 1769, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988). Burney comments on the more active social life of her unmarried elder sister.)
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  • 20.
    Our political emancipation and its derivatives (e.g. academic freedom and freedom of expression) have yet to bear fruit once we start asking a few questions; who am I addressing, what am I addressing and lastly, have my indigent brothers and sisters actually felt my presence when confronted with a very harsh reality?
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