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Margaret Mead :
As for the peasant populations of a great part of the world, they aren't so much anxious as hungry. They aren't anxious about whether they will get a salary raise, or which of the three colleges of their choice they will be admitted to, or whether to buy a Ford or Cadillac, or whether the kind of TV set they want is too expensive. They are hungry, cold and, in many parts of the world, they dread that local warfare, bandits, political coups may endanger their homes, their meager livelihoods and their lives. But surely they are not anxious. For anxiety, as we have come to use it to describe our characteristic state of mind, can be contrasted with the active fear of hunger, loss, violence and death. Anxiety is the appropriate emotion when the immediate personal terror—of a volcano, an arrow, the sorcerer's spell, a stab in the back and other calamities, all directed against one's self—disappears.
[Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. "One Vote for This Age of Anxiety," sect. VI, New York Times (May 20, 1956).]
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D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence :
It is all a question of sensitiveness. Brute force and overbearing may make a terrific effect. But in the end, that which lives lives by delicate sensitiveness. If it were a question of brute force, not a single human baby would survive for a fortnight. It is the grass of the field, most frail of all things, that supports all life all the time. But for the green grass, no empire would rise, no man would eat bread: for grain is grass; and Hercules or Napoleon or Henry Ford would alike be denied existence.
[D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Etruscan Places, ch. 2 (1932).]
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Edna Ferber :
America—rather, the United States—seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm-hearted, overfriendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travelers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile. The schnuckle among the nations of the world.
[Edna Ferber (1887-1968), U.S. writer. A Peculiar Treasure, ch. 1 (1939). Compare this quote with Herman Melville's, "We Americans are the peculiar, chosen people—the Israel of our time; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world." (From White-Jacket, 1850).]
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William Shakespeare :
Ford. If money go before, all ways do lie open. Falstaff. Money is a good soldier, sir, and will on.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ford and Falstaff, in The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 2, sc. 2, l. 168-70. Ford, disguised, is exposing Falstaff's corrupt way of thinking.]
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Anne Sexton :
for it is dark, as dark as the leathery dead and I have lost my green Ford, my house in the suburbs, two little kids sucked up like pollen by the bee in me....
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "45 Mercy Street."]
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Anne Sexton :
For she has outlived the dates in the back of Fords, she has outlived the penises of her teens to come here, to the married harbor.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Eighth Psalm."]
Anne Sexton :
one is in a shoe factory cursing the machine, one is at the aquarium tending a seal, one is dull at the wheel of her Ford, one is at the toll gate collecting, one is tying the cord of a calf in Arizona, one is straddling a cello in Russia....
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "In Celebration of My Uterus."]
Anne Sexton :
a gold key, your half of a woolen mill, twenty suits from Dunne's, an English Ford, the love and legal verbiage of another will, boxes of pictures of people I do not know. I touch their cardboard faces. They must go.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "All My Pretty Ones."]
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William Shakespeare :
Now the hungry lion roars, And the wolf behowls the moon; Whilst the heavy ploughman snores, All with weary task fordone. Now the wasted brands do glow, Whilst the screech-owl, screeching loud, Puts the wretch that lies in woe In remembrance of a shroud. Now it is the time of night, That the graves, all gaping wide, Every one lets forth his sprite, In the church-way paths to glide:
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British poet. A Midsummer Night's Dream (V, i). . . The Unabridged William Shakespeare, William George Clark and William Aldis Wright, eds. (1989) Running Press.]
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Anonymous :
In the years of President Ford Decorum and calm were restored. He did nothing hateful For which we were grateful But terribly, terribly bored.
[Anonymous.]
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