Quotations About / On:
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
(Phyllis Diller (b. 1917), U.S. author, actor. Quoted in Jilly Cooper and Tom Hartman, "I Liked You Better Smaller," Violets and Vinegar (1980).)
Everybody who does not live in a prostitute's bed and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Frank Harris, in Bernard Shaw, ch. 17, Garden City Publishing Co. (1931).)
Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher. Culture and Value, journal entry, 1939-1940, eds. G.H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman (1980).)
That ain't snow, Mike. That's angel hair. We done died and gone to heaven.
(Charles Beaumont (1930-1967), U.S. screenwriter, and Edward Bernds. Lt. Turner (Patrick Waltz), Queen of Outer Space, looking at the landscape from their crash site (1958).
From a story by Ben Hecht (1893-1964); real name Charles Nutt.)
There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow- storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Illusions," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
The Great Snow! How cheerful it is to hear of!
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 292, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand, and there you are.
(Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).)
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."
(Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author, poet. repr. In Conversations with Maya Angelou (1989). "Maya Angelou: An Interview," (first published Oct. 1974).)
“In Massachusetts, I have seen snow that falls as heavy as a driving rain and drifts as tall as me. I have seen winds that shred power lines and uproot trees. I think I am prepared.”
( Laura van den Berg, Find Me)
The fate of the poor shepherd, who, blinded and lost in the snow-storm, perishes in a drift within a few feet of his cottage door, is an emblem of the state of man. On the brink of the waters of life and truth, we are miserably dying.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "The Poet," Essays, Second Series (1844).)