Quotations About / On: WORLD

  • 61.
    All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.
    (Plutarch (46-120), Greek essayist, biographer. "Of Superstition," Morals.)
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  • 62.
    The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil.
    (F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), Welsh philosopher. Appearance and Reality, preface (1893). See Voltaire and Cabell on pessimism.)
  • 63.
    In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.
    (Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986), French novelist, essayist. The Ethics of Ambiguity, ch. 1 (1948).)
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  • 64.
    France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America."
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "What Every Woman Wonders," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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  • 65.
    I can conceive of nothing worse than a man-governed world—except a woman-governed world.
    (Nancy Astor (1879-1964), British politician. "America," ch. 1, My Two Countries (1923).)
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  • 66.
    In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 38 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
  • 67.
    Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world.
    (Clive James (b. 1939), Australian writer, critic. Glued to the Box, introduction (1983).)
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  • 68.
    Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. repr. In The Price of the Ticket (1985). "The New Lost Generation," Esquire (New York, July 1961). On the futility of running from a situation, with particular reference to his own "exile" in Paris.)
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  • 69.
    Not only does the world scarcely know who the Latin American man is, the world has barely cared.
    (Georgie Anne Geyer (b. 1935), U.S. author, columnist. The New Latins, introduction (1970).)
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  • 70.
    We create the world in which we live; if that world becomes unfit for human life, it is because we tire of our responsibility.
    (Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. Enemies of Promise, pt. 2, ch. 16 (1938).)
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