Quotations About / On: WIND

  • 61.
    I would rather not see such winds subside, which carry your slow ship away, although they leave me, cast down, on an empty shore, often, with clenched hand, calling you cruel.
    (Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.8A. 13-16.)
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  • 62.
    The populace is like the sea, motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 27.)
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  • 63.
    Being a Jew is like walking in the wind or swimming: you are touched at all points and conscious everywhere.
    (Lionel Trilling (1905-1975), U.S. critic. Notebook entry, 1928. Partisan Review 50th Anniversary Edition, ed. William Philips (1985).)
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  • 64.
    Not only does the wind of accidents stir me according to its blowing, but I am also stirred and troubled by the instability of my attitude.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of The Inconsistency Of Our Actions," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 1, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)
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  • 65.
    One cannot serve this Eros without becoming a stranger in society as it is today; one cannot commit oneself to this form of love without incurring a mortal wound.
    (Klaus Mann (1906-1949), German author, son of Thomas Mann. Mann was speaking of his homosexuality. Quoted in Marcel Reich-Ranicki, "Klaus Mann," Thomas Mann and His Family (1987, trans. 1989).)
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  • 66.
    Absence cools moderate passions, and inflames violent ones; just as the wind blows out candles, but kindles fires.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 276 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 67.
    War has always been the great wisdom of all those spirits who have grown too inward, too deep; its healing power lies even in the wound.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 57, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Foreword," (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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  • 68.
    The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
    (Martin Luther (1483-1546), German leader of the Protestant Reformation. Preface to his translation of the Psalms (1534).)
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  • 69.
    A little rain beats down a big wind. Long drinking bouts break open the tun(der).
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Ch. 5, p. 19, Pleiade edition (1995). in the original: "Petit pluye abat grand vend. Longue beuvettes rompent le tonnoire." Pun on "tonnerre.")
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  • 70.
    The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.
    (Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. The Mirror of the Sea, ch. 28 (1906).)
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