Quotations About / On:
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).)
Our "Age of Anxiety" is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's toolswith yesterday's concepts.
(Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications and media theorist, and Quentin Fiore. The Medium Is the Massage, Random House (1967).)
You see what happens today. Women act like men and want to be treated like women.
(Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986), U.S. songwriter, screenwriter. Adam (Oscar Levant), An American In Paris, to Jerry (Gene Kelly), who's having romantic problems (1951).)
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).)
What we're saying today is that you're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem.
(Eldridge Cleaver (b. 1935), U.S. African-American leader, writer. Speech, 1968, San Francisco. Eldridge Cleaver, Post Prison Writings and Speeches, ed. R. Scheer (1969).)
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).)
Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.
(Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications theorist. "Plain Talk," The Mechanical Bride (1951).)