Quotations About / On: WORLD
The world needs an enema.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Hardship makes the world obscure.
(Don Delillo (b. 1926), U.S. author. James Axton, in The Names, ch. 12 (1982).)
The world doesn't make any heroes anymore.
(Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist, and Carol Reed. Major Calloway, in The Third Man (film) (1950).)
The world only remembers the winners.
(Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Admiral Lutjens (Karel Stepanek), Sink the Bismarck! 1960.
Based on a true story. Based on the book by C.S. Forrester.)
Ideas too are a life and a world.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 70, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
Technology makes the world a new place.
(Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, Conclusion (1988).)
The world is made of sugar and dirt.
(Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by David Dollenmayer. Alexanderplatz, Berlin, bk. 9 (1929).)
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Third or Fourth Day of Spring," Black Spring (1936).)
Making the world safe for hypocrisy.
(Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938), U.S. author. Luke, in Look Homeward, Angel, pt. 3, ch. 36 (1929).
Referring to the Norfolk naval base; see Wilson under democracy, on "making the world safe for democracy.")
World history is a court of judgment.
(Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "World History," pt. 3, sect. 3, The Philosophy of Right (1821).
See a similar statement by Friedrich von Schiller under "history.")