Quotations About / On:
He had not failed to observe how harmoniously gigantic language and a microscopic topic go together.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. 1881. "A Cat Tale," p. 770, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1852-1890, Library of America (1992).)
I know we're termites. But if all the termites got together, the house would fall down.
(Florynce R. Kennedy (b. 1916), African American lawyer, activist, speaker, and author. From an announcement of an upcoming speech, published in The Flor-Ala (a Florence, Alabama publication) on February 20, 1974, page 8. Color Me Flo, ch. 3 (1976).
Of the various social movements of the time, none of which had generous funding or direct access to power.)
There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
(Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 143 (1973).)
A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
(Stanley Weiser, U.S. screenwriter, and Oliver Stone. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Wall Street (1987).)
Together, hand in hand, with that stick of matches, with our necklace, we shall liberate this country.
(Winnie Mandela (b. 1934), South African political leader. Speech in black townships. Quoted in Guardian (London, April 15, 1986).)
He's yours from now on, together with all his accomplishments, including his yelp, appetite and fleas.
(Griffin Jay, and Reginald LeBorg. Tom Hervey (Robert Lowery), The Mummy's Ghost, presenting his dog, Peanuts, to Amina (1944).)
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
(Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Last Words," All Trivia (1933).)
Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness, than all other holes in this world put together.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1767), vol. 9, ch. 1, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).)
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
(Garrison Keillor (b. 1942), U.S. author. "Exiles," Leaving Home (1987).)
My anger thought you too ignoble for my love, and close examination finds you too magnificent, and only equals are joined together smoothly.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 5, sc. 4 (1819).)