Quotations About / On: TOGETHER

  • 51.
    We stroll amiably together, careful never to peer into one another's shadows.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 52.
    The reason why lovers are never bored together is that they are always talking of themselves.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 312 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 53.
    The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.
    (Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "Summary," The Female Eunuch (1970).)
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  • 54.
    Books and marriage go ill together.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French dramatist. Martine, in Les Femmes Savantes, act 5, sc. 3, l. 66 (1672).)
  • 55.
    What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Tropic of Capricorn, p. 174 (1938, repr. 1966).)
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  • 56.
    "It's a wery remarkable circumstance, sir", said Sam, "that poverty and oysters seems to go together."
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 22, p. 301 (1837).)
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  • 57.
    I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Quoted in Hesketh Pearson, Dickens, ch. 8 (1949).)
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  • 58.
    We may eat dinner together, but everyone puts the food in his own mouth.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 59.
    Old age and youth cannot live together.
    (Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 8 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
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  • 60.
    They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
    (William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Fainall, in The Way of the World, act 1, sc. 1 (1700).)
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