Quotations About / On: WIND

  • 61.
    A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
    (Jean Genet (1910-1986), French playwright, novelist. Prisoner of Love, pt. 1 (1986, trans. 1989). Said of the rise and fall of the Black Panthers.)
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  • 62.
    When the wind carries a cry which is meaningful to human ears, it is simpler to believe the wind shares with us some part of the emotion of Being than that the mysteries of a hurricane's rising murmur reduce to no more than the random collision of insensate molecules.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Narrator, "Advertisement for Myself on the Way Out," Advertisements for Myself, p. 520, Putnam's (1959).)
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  • 63.
    It is the nature of Spirit Wind when talking with wind chimes
    ..that He doesn't strike on the hour..and seldom at the exact time
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 64.
    America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. "Advertisement for 'Games and Ends'," pt. 5, Advertisements for Myself (1959).)
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  • 65.
    "Learn what is true, in order to do what is right," is the summing up of the whole duty of man, for all who are unable to satisfy their mental hunger with the east wind of authority.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #16, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
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  • 66.
    There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
    (George Borrow (1803-1881), British author. Jasper, in Lavengro, ch. 25 (1851).)
  • 67.
    A monarchy is like a man-of-war—bad shots between wind and water hurt it exceedingly; there is a danger of capsizing. But democracy is a raft. You cannot easily overturn it. It is a wet place, but it is a pretty safe one.
    (Flavius Josephus Cook (1838-1901), lecturer. Labor (1879).)
  • 68.
    Lust is a mysterious wound in the side of humanity; or rather, at the very source of its life! To confound this lust in man with that desire which unites the sexes is like confusing a tumor with the very organ which it devours, a tumor whose very deformity horribly reproduces the shape.
    (Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 4 (1936).)
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  • 69.
    Listening to someone talk isn't at all like listening to their words played over on a machine. What you hear when you have a face before you is never what you hear when you have before you a winding tape.
    (Oriana Fallaci (b. 1930), Italian author. The Egotists, foreword (1963).)
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  • 70.
    A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.
    (John Cheever (1912-1982), U.S. author. "The Sixties," 1966 entry, John Cheever: The Journals, ed. Robert Gottlieb (1991).)
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