Quotations About / On:
It's [motherhood] the biggest on-the-job- training program in existence today.
(Erma Bombeck (20th century), U.S. humorist and author. Motherhood, the Second Oldest Profession, introduction (1983).)
"Revolution" today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
(Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. "Revolution and Progress," ch. 5, The Art of Being Ruled (1926).)
It makes worries like what you wear today seem stupid.
(Rebecca Neel (b. c. 1981), U.S. schoolgirl. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 44 (February 12, 1995).
The eighth-grader said this after visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.)
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterdaybut never jam today.
(Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician. The White Queen, in Through the Looking-Glass, "Wool and Water," (1872).)
Let us not be deceivedwe are today in the midst of a cold war.
(Bernard Baruch (1870-1965), U.S. financier. Speech, April 16, 1947, South Carolina Legislature, Columbia. Quoted in New York Times (April 17, 1947).
A year later Baruch told the Senate War Investigating Committee, "We are in the midst of a cold war which is getting warmer." Baruch claimed the expression had been suggested to him by his speechwriter (and former editor of the New York World), Herbert Bayard Swope.)
Today, music heralds ... the establishment of a society of repetition in which nothing will happen anymore.
(Jacques Attali (b. 1943), Algerian-born French economist, writer. Noise: The Political Economy of Music, ch. 1 (1977).)
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.
(Martin Tupper (1810-1889), British author, poet, inventor. Proverbial Philosophy, "Of Reading," First Series (1838).)
Today in Germany, everyone is being watchedeven the watchers.
(Abraham Polonsky, U.S. screenwriter, Frank Butler, and Helen Deutsch. Mitchell Leisen. Otto Krosigk (Reinhold Schunzel), Golden Earrings (1947).)
Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Historic Murder," pt. 5, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).)
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
(Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. quoted in Observer (London, Oct. 3, 1971).)