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Quotations About / On: TODAY

  • 41.
    The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but 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).)
  • 42.
    Let us not be deceived—we 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.)
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  • 43.
    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).)
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  • 44.
    Our "Age of Anxiety" is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools—with yesterday's concepts.
    (Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications and media theorist, and Quentin Fiore. The Medium Is the Massage, Random House (1967).)
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  • 45.
    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).)
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  • 46.
    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).)
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  • 47.
    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).)
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  • 48.
    Today in Germany, everyone is being watched—even the watchers.
    (Abraham Polonsky, U.S. screenwriter, Frank Butler, and Helen Deutsch. Mitchell Leisen. Otto Krosigk (Reinhold Schunzel), Golden Earrings (1947).)
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  • 49.
    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).)
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  • 50.
    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).)
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