Quotations About / On: WORLD

  • 61.
    We are the world.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act I (1956). On the Roman Empire.)
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  • 62.
    The world is independent of my will.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, Routledge and Kegan Paul (1961). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 6.373.)
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  • 63.
    The world is everything that is the case.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), British (Austrian born) philosopher. Trans. by C.K. Ogden (1922). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, the opening line of the book (1922). Announcing a fact-ontology (by contrast with one based on things).)
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  • 64.
    World history is tragic.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Portrait of a Planet (1971).)
  • 65.
    Woman is the nigger of the world.
    (Yoko Ono (b. 1933), U.S. artist. Interview in Nova (New York, 1968). Quoted in The Lennon Tapes (1981). The words—used by John Lennon as a song title on the album Some Time in New York City (1972)Mrecall those of Zora Neale Hurston: "De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see." (Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 2, 1937).)
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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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).)
  • 68.
    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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  • 69.
    ... 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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  • 70.
    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.)
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