Quotations About / On:
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).)
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).)
"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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
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).)
I see that I must get a few dollars together presently to manure my roots.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, March 8, 1848, to Elliot Cabot, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 156, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
(Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Remark, July 4, 1776, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Quoted in Ben Franklin Laughing, P.M. Zall (1980).
Replying to John Hancock's remark that the revolutionaries should be unanimous in their action.)
To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 1, l. 143-4.
Amazed that Titania makes love to him.)