Quotations About / On:
Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 3 (1944, rev. 1951).)
If Shakespeare were alive today and writing comedy for the movies, he would be the head-liner for the Mack Sennett studios.
(Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Pluck and Luck, "Looking Shakespeare Over," Henry Holt (1925).)
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).)
Oh, how much is today hidden by science! Oh, how much it is expected to hide!
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. "What Do Ascetic Ideals Mean?" essay 3, aph. 23, The Genealogy of Morals (1887).)
You can make children believe whatever you want, and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
(Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. Major Von Keller (Walter Slezak), This Land Is Mine (1943).)
Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
(Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, October 20, 1966, Gainesville, Florida.)
... today we round out the first century of a professed republic,with woman figuratively representing freedomand yet all free, save woman.
(Phoebe W. Couzins (1845-1913), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 3, ch. 27, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1886).
At a convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association held on the centennial of American independence in the First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia.)
All orthodox opinionthat is, today, "revolutionary" opinion either of the pure or the impure varietyis anti-man.
(Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. "The Family and Feminism," ch. 10, The Art of Being Ruled (1926).)
To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
(Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Nov. 29, 1965, White House Conference on International Cooperation.)
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).)