Quotations About / On:
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 should meet each morning, as from foreign countries, and spending the day together, should depart at night, as into foreign countries.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Manners," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
(John Webster (1580-1625), British dramatist. Ferdinand, in The Duchess of Malfi, act 5, sc. 2.)
I want to re-echo my hope that we may all work together for a great peace as distinguished from a mean peace.
(Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. At the Palazzo in Milan, Italy (January 5, 1919).)
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
(John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. The Two Paths, lecture 2 (1859).)
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.)
Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
(Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Vintage (1992). Expletives Deleted, review of Robert Coover, A Night at the Movies, The Guardian (1987).)
It was strange: two personalities coming together can create a third, with each being different, yet together making up one they are surprised at separately.
(Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. An Adultery, pt. 1, ch. 14, New York, Simon & Schuster (1987).)
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage lastmore than passion or even sex!
(Simone Signoret (b. 1921), French film actor. Daily Mail (London, July 4, 1978).)