Quotations About / On: TODAY

  • 41.
    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).)
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  • 42.
    Middle-aged and older people today can expect to spend more time caring for their parents than they did caring for their children.
    (Charles D. Schewe (20th century), U.S. professor, marketing. "Playing the Part," American Demographics (1990).)
  • 43.
    Boundless in your charity, but shrewd and cautious as a lender, you delight all those today whom you made beggars the day before.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Also: "Rothschild's Collection for the Poor." "The Magnanimous One," Poems (1829-1830).)
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  • 44.
    Mother died today. Or perhaps it was yesterday, I don't know.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Mersault, in The Outsider, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1944).)
  • 45.
    "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).)
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  • 46.
    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.)
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  • 47.
    I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. letter, Jan. 1, 1797, to James Madison, congressman and later president.)
  • 48.
    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).)
  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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