Quotations About / On: TODAY

  • 41.
    Nobody can resist a ripe idea. The idea today is change.
    (Tansu Ciller (b. 1946), Turkish politician. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 4 (July 3, 1993). Upon being elected the first woman Prime Minister in the history of Turkey. Thirty years earlier, she had married and not only refused to take her husband's name but persuaded him to take hers.)
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  • 42.
    Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art—or almost the only stuff.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. letter, Oct. 9, 1916. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981). See Lawrence on censorship.)
  • 43.
    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.)
  • 44.
    White males are the most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today.
    (Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. Goodbye to All That (January 1970).)
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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.
    (Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, social reformer, and author. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 1, by Ida Husted Harper (1922). From a paper sent to the thirty-third annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association and read aloud on May 30, 1901, by her longtime colleague and closest friend, Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906). At this point, Anthony and Stanton, both in their eighties, were "Honorary Presidents" of the Association. Anthony had opposed Stanton's submitting this paper, urging her instead to send one of her usual rousing arguments on behalf of suffrage. Stanton refused, saying that such statements were passe; creator of a controversial Woman's Bible (1895-1898), she had become very interested in the roles played by theology and the church in suppressing women's rights.)
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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one.
    (H. Ross Perot (b. 1930), U.S. business executive, presidential candidate 1992. quoted in Newsweek (New York, Dec. 1, 1986).)
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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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).)
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