Quotations About / On: WORLD

  • 51.
    I am a citizen of the world.
    (Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), U.S. bookseller and publisher; relocated to France. As quoted in Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation, ch. 20, by Noel Fitch (1983). An American who settled in Paris at age 30, Beach was best known for her bookstore and lending library, Shakespeare and Company, which became a gathering place for the Parisian literati and arts community, and for being the first book publisher of the great Irish novelist James Joyce.)
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  • 52.
    All th' world loves a good loser.
    (Kin Hubbard (F. [Frank] Mckinney Hubbard) (1868-1930), U.S. humorist, journalist. Abe Martin's Wisecracks, ed. E.V. Lucas (1930).)
  • 53.
    Consistency is the horror of the world.
    (Brenda Ueland (1891-1985), U.S. author and writing teacher. If You Want to Write, 2nd. ed., ch. 17 (1938).)
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  • 54.
    ... people with heavy physical vibrations rule the world.
    (Margaret Anderson (1886-1973), U.S. literary editor and autobiographer. My Thirty Years' War, ch. 6 (1930).)
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  • 55.
    World, you are beautifully drest.
    (William Brighty Rands ("Matthew Browne") (1823-1880), British poet. The Wonderful World (l. 4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.)
  • 56.
    Ten days that shook the world.
    (John Reed (1887-1920), U.S. journalist, author. Ten Days That Shook the World (1919). Reed's pioneering work of reportage was an eye-witness account of the October Revolution as it unfolded in St. Petersburg. His experiences made him a fervent apologist for the Bolsheviks, and, after helping to found the Communist Labor Party in the United States, he returned to the Soviet Union to work in the bureau of propaganda. He was buried in the Kremlin.)
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  • 57.
    Without tolerance, our world turns into hell.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). About Tolerance (1977).)
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  • 58.
    The world needs an enema.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 59.
    Hardship makes the world obscure.
    (Don Delillo (b. 1926), U.S. author. James Axton, in The Names, ch. 12 (1982).)
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  • 60.
    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).)
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