Even more important than the discovery of Columbus, which we are gathered together to celebrate, is the fact that the general government has just discovered women.
(Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849-1918), U.S. socialite. As quoted in The Fair Women, ch. 10, by Jeanne Madeline Weimann (1981).
Palmer, President of the Board of Lady Managers for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, was speaking on October 21, 1892, at the fair's dedication ceremony. Columbus had sailed to America 400 years earlierlanding on October 12, however, not October 21.)
Through excessive exertion they put together some free time, and afterwards have no idea what to do with it except to count the hours until they've passed.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 400, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 47, "The Farce of Many Industrious People," (1879).)
The blue and the gray. Let us march together beneath the star- spangled banner.
(Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, as a former Confederate soldier, speaking at the encampment of the town's Union veterans (1953).
Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.)
The three of you together. Now that's a picture only Charles Addams could draw.
(Ernest Lehman (b.1920), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred Hitchcock. Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), North by Northwest, At an auction, Thornhill confronts Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) and Leonard (Martin Landau)Mall of whom he suspects are trying to have him killed. (1959).)