Quotations About / On: SUGAR

  • 1.
    The truth is sweet like sugar and, lovely like positive moral character to the wise.
    (Wisdom)
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  • 2.
    The world is made of sugar and dirt.
    (Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by David Dollenmayer. Alexanderplatz, Berlin, bk. 9 (1929).)
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  • 3.
    Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
    (Richard Sherman, songwriter, Robert Sherman, songwriter, and Clarence Brown. A Spoonful of Sugar (song), in Mary Poppins (film musical) (1964). Julie Andrews played the title role (based on the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers), one of a series of "wholesome" roles which she later attempted to repudiate by wearing the badge, "Mary Poppins is a Junkie.")
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  • 4.
    I am forbidden sugar, fat, and alcohol. So hooray, I guess, for oatmeal, lemon juice, and chicken soup.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 5.
    The haughty and imperious part of a man develops rapidly on one of these lonely sugar plantations, where the owner rarely meets with anyone except his slaves and minions.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. I, p. 254, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (January 30, 1849). Written while visiting a college classmate in Texas.)
  • 6.
    The very dogs were all asleep, and the flies, drunk with moist sugar in the grocer's shop, forgot their wings and briskness, and baked to death in dusty corners of the window.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. The Old Curiosity Shop, ch. 27, p. 209 (1841).)
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  • 7.
    Don't worry about a sugar planter. Give him a horse and he'll ride to his own funeral.
    (Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Mrs. Rand, I Walked with a Zombie, to Betsy, who is afraid that Wesley is too drunk to ride home (1942). Based on an original story by Inez Wallace.)
  • 8.
    You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.
    (Billie Holiday (1915-1959), U.S. blues singer, and William Dufty. Lady Sings the Blues, ch. 11 (1956, rev. 1975).)
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  • 9.
    Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.
    (Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. quoted in Jean Cocteau, Opium, p. 29 (1929, trans. 1932, repr. 1957).)
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  • 10.
    Say to the farmer: There is your crop; here is mine. Mine is a sugar to sweeten sugar with. If you will listen to me, I will sweeten your whole load,—your whole life.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, March 13, 1856, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 278, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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