Quotations About / On: TOGETHER
Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering picturesin this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, writer. Wind, Sand, and Stars, ch. 3, published in Terre des Hommes (1939).)
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. Wind, Sand, and Stars, ch. 8 (1939).)
I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.
(Franco Zeffirelli (b. 1922), Italian stage and film director. International Herald Tribune (Paris, March 21, 1990).)
Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
(Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1955), Danish philosopher. The Journals of Soren Kierkegaard: A Selection, no. 37, entry for January 1836, ed. and trans. by Alexander Dru (1938).)
There is the churning and the boiling of the sea, and the foam on top of it and that is what man is, churning and foam together.
(Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 156, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
Marks on paper are freefree speechpresspictures all go together I suppose.
(Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), U.S. artist. letter, Jan. 14, 1916, to Anita Pollitzer. Quoted in Laurie Lisle, Portrait of an Artist, ch. 3 (1986).)
It was a good thing to have a couple of thousand people all rigid and frozen together, in the palm of one's hand.
(Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Quoted in Fred Kaplan, Dickens: A Biography, ch. 11 (1988).
Referring to reading in public.)
All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
(Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), British novelist. Nina Blount, in Vile Bodies, ch. 6 (1930).
To her fiancé Adam Fenwick-Symes.)
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
(Adam Smith (1723-1790), Scottish economist. The Wealth of Nations, vol. 1, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1776).)
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
(Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian political philosopher, statesman. The Prince, ch. 17 (written 1513-1514, published 1532), trans. by George Bull (1961).)