Quotations About / On: TODAY

  • 21.
    Today's literature: prescriptions written by patients.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 22.
    The ancients, sir, are the ancients, and we are the people of today.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Angélique, in The Imaginary Invalid (Le Malade Imaginaire), act 2, sc. 6 (1673). Angélique responds to a citation of ancient authority.)
  • 23.
    In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
    (Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man, "A Biologist's Thoughts," ch. 10 (1962). Pensées d'un Biologiste (1939).)
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  • 24.
    Has Michael Finn been in here today?
    (Mahatma Kane Jeeves, U.S. screenwriter, and Eddie Eddie. Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields), The Bank Dick, remark to a bartender (Shemp Howard) to get an extra-strong drink—known as a "Mickey Finn"Mfor unsuspecting bank examiner Mr. Snoop (Franklin J. Pangborn) (1940).)
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  • 25.
    The trouble with the young people today is that it is they who are young.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 26.
    The meaning of today will not be clear until tomorrow.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 27.
    Under the Big Top, only two days count—today and tomorrow.
    (Fredric M. Frank (1911-1977), U.S. screenwriter, Barre Lyndon (1896-1972), British, and Theodore St. John (1907-1956), U.S. screenwiter. Narrator (Cecil B. De—ille), The Greatest Show On Earth (1952).)
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  • 28.
    Little Marthe did it again today.
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Invitation to a Beheading, ch. 2 (1959).)
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  • 29.
    Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos.
    (Joyce Grenfell (1910-1979), British actor, writer. "English Lit." Stately as a Galleon (1978).)
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  • 30.
    Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence.
    (Tony Benn (b. 1925), British Labour politician. speech, Jan. 31, 1963.)
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