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Mary Roberts Rinehart :
There were times when I felt that I could bear no more. It was the Emergency Ward which almost broke me. I stood one night beside a man who had been caught in a flywheel, and whose body felt like jelly. I wanted him to die quickly, not to go on breathing. Oh, stop breathing. I can't stand it. Die and stop suffering. I can't stand it. I can't.
[Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958), U.S. novelist. My Story, ch. 12 (1931). On her experience as a nursing student, c. 1900.]
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R.R Palmer :
It is obvious that the French Revolution was a vaster and more profound social upheaval, involving more violent conflict between classes, more radical reorganization of government and society, more far-reaching redefinition of marriage, property, and civil law as well as of organs of public authority, more redistribution of wealth and income, more fears on the part of the rich and more demands from the poor, more sensational repercussions in other countries, more crises of counterrevolution, war, and invasion, and more drastic or emergency measures, as in the Reign of Terror. From very early in the French Revolution the American Revo lution came to seem very moderate. Thomas Jefferson, who was then in France, feared that the French were going to dangerous extremes as early as June 1789.
[R.R. Palmer (b. 1904), U.S. historian, educator. "The Revolution," Comparative Approach to American History, ed. C. Vann Woodward, Basic Books (1968).]
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Emily Dickinson :
"Faith" is a fine invention When Gentlemen can see— But Microscopes are prudent In an Emergency.
[Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. repr. in The Complete Poems, no. 185, Harvard variorum edition (1955). "Faith" Is a Fine Invention (written c. 1860, published 1891).]
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Emily Dickinson :
"Faith" is a fine invention When Gentleman can see— But Microscopes are prudent In an Emergency.
[Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. The Complete Poems, no. 185 (1955).]
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for the State of Massachusetts :
President Lowell of Harvard appealed to students 'to prepare themselves for such services as the Governor may call upon them to render.' Dean Greenough organized an 'emergency committee,' and Coach Fisher was reported by the press as having declared, 'To hell with football if men are needed.'
[For the State of Massachusetts, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Massachusetts: A Guide to Its Places and People (The WPA Guide to Massachusetts), p. 73, in "Labor," Houghton Mifflin (1937). During the 1919 Boston police strike.]
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Jean Baudrillard :
Neither dead nor alive, the hostage is suspended by an incalculable outcome. It is not his destiny that awaits for him, nor his own death, but anonymous chance, which can only seem to him something absolutely arbitrary.... He is in a state of radical emergency, of virtual extermination.
[Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Figures of the Transpolitical," Fatal Strategies (1983, trans. 1990).]
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A Holley :
The world has already learned that woman has other virtues than meekness, patience, humility and endurance. She possesses courage above all fear, and a will that knows no obstacles; and when these are called forth by some great emergency, false modesty is trampled in the dust, and spheres are scattered to the winds.
[A. Holley, U.S. women's magazine contributor. The Lily, p. 38 (May 1852). The first feminist journal in the United States, the magazine was edited by Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818-1894) in Seneca Falls, N.Y., for the majority of its 1849-1858 run.]
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Susan Sontag :
War-making is one of the few activities that people are not supposed to view "realistically"; that is, with an eye to expense and practical outcome. In all-out war, expenditure is all-out, unprudent—war being defined as an emergency in which no sacrifice is excessive.
[Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. AIDS and Its Metaphors, ch. 1 (1989).]
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Alice Foote MacDougall :
... many of the so-called grievances of women are false. No man ever unfairly discriminated against me. If one tried to, I ... was equal to the emergency, and such experience really added a great deal to the zest of life.... women, as a habit, over- estimated their ability, and ... they were too untrained even to appreciate the magnitude of their undertaking.
[Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 3 (1928). A flourishing merchant and the proprietor of five successful New York City coffee houses, MacDougall had opposed woman suffrage.]
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Anna Quindlen :
There is something so settled and stodgy about turning a great romance into next of kin on an emergency room form, and something so soothing and special, too.
[Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 83, Fawcett Columbine (1988). On married love.]
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