Quotations About / On: SPRING

  • 31.
    There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. "The Great Beast," pt. 3, Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962).)
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  • 32.
    Every form of life is in its origin not natural, but divine and human; for it must spring from love, just as there can be no reason without spirit.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 91 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
  • 33.
    You must await your thirst and allow it to become complete: otherwise you will never discover your spring, which can never be anyone else's!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 193, selection 5[1], number 54, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
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  • 34.
    Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
    (J.G. (James Graham) Ballard (b. 1930), British author. originally published in Books and Bookmen (London, Feb. 1971). Fictions of Every Kind, Re/Search (San Francisco) no. 8/9 (1984). Ballard continued: "Even the worst science fiction is better ... than the best conventional fiction. The future is a better key to the present than the past.")
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  • 35.
    The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.
    (Robertson Davies (b. 1913), Canadian novelist, journalist. repr. In The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies (1979). "Shakespeare over the Port," Stratford Papers on Shakespeare (1960).)
  • 36.
    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).)
  • 37.
    It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
    (Agnes Repplier (1858-1950), U.S. author, social critic. To Think of Tea! Ch. 2 (1932).)
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  • 38.
    A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. That disgusts me.
    (Jane Fonda (b. 1937), U.S. screen actor. Quoted in Daily Mail (London, September 13, 1989).)
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  • 39.
    No European spring had shown him the same intermixture of delicate grace and passionate depravity that marked the Maryland May.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 965, Library of America (1983).)
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  • 40.
    Arrogance rides triumphantly through the gates, barely glancing at the old woman about to cut the rope and spring shut the trap.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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